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Posted on 09/28/2022
Potomac, MD Real Estate Market Update 9/28/2022
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Posted on 09/25/2022
A basic guide to aquaponics with fish
If you’re interested in sustainability, aquatic life and gardening, you might consider aquaponics with fish. Aquaponics combines methods from hydroponic gardening and aquaculture to create a symbiotic environment in your home fish tank. To learn more about aquaponics, here is a basic guide to help: How it works Aquaponic systems are used to cultivate fish and plants in...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Homeowners insurance requirements for veterans: Key info to know
While VA loans come with numerous benefits, they share many of the same requirements as conventional loans. For veterans seeking a VA loan to purchase a home, it's often required to purchase a homeowners insurance policy. Here is the basic info about homeowners insurance requirements: Is homeowners insurance required for a VA loan? Just like most conventional mortgages,...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Home Safety Basics: Fire Prevention
Keeping your home safe doesn't have to be complicated. By practicing good habits and establishing best practices with everyone in your household, you can prepare for--and prevent--major issues. Fire safety is a particular concern that can be accomplished by remembering a few simple tips. Here are the basics of household fire safety: Maintain & Test Your Smoke Detectors...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Ad valorem tax, millage rates & more: Key terms to know
Ad valorem is a Latin term meaning "according to value." In tax language, ad valorem means a flexible value dependent on the specific asset. Ad valorem is just one of many important terms related to property taxes you should know. Here are a few more examples of important property tax terms: Assessed value Assessed value refers to the...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Potomac, MD Real Estate Market Update 8/29/2022
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Vanities: DIY Bathroom Vanity Ideas That Will Boost Your Home's Appeal
Whether you want to replace your current bathroom vanity or add one to a bathroom that doesn’t have one, DIY bathroom vanities are a great option. Making your own bathroom vanities means you can design them any way you want. Your DIY bathroom vanities can blend in with the surrounding bathroom design or stand out and serve as...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Contractors: Ways to Choose the Right Interior Design Contractor
Changing your home or getting your new home set up can go much more smoothly when you hire interior design contractors. These contractors can help you decide on designing different areas of your home to achieve the style you want. When you’re hiring interior design contractors, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind. These tips help...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Mortgage prepayment penalty: What you need to know
Mortgage lenders make money primarily through interest...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
3 Things Homeowners Need To Know Before Building A Fence
Installing a fence for privacy or purely aesthetic reasons improves the peaceful enjoyment of a property. Privacy-seeking property owners often erect six-foot stockade-style fences in their backyards. The classic white picket fence positioned in front yards sets the table for perennial gardens, flowering shrubs and provides eye-catching curb appeal. However, there are a few items many homeowners accidentally...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Dark room ideas: 3 Ways to bring light into any room
Light can bring depth, ambience and comfort to any room. Brighter rooms can lend to a plethora of innovative design ideas and tend to liven the mood among house members. However, many homeowners worry that they’ll need to add windows, light fixtures or other intrusive methods of light to their dark rooms to get an ounce of extra...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
Potomac, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/29/2022
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