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Posted on 09/05/2021
Add Color to Your Front Door With These 5 Tips
Photo by cassidy muir from Pexels Painting your front door is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a fresh look. New paint can refresh the entire facade and a vibrant color will further boost your curb appeal and add a personal touch to your home exterior. Colorful front doors have proven to be...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Looking for Tenants? Consider Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Help
If you have rental property you’re struggling to fill, a real estate agent can help. Finding the right tenants can be stressful, time-consuming and complicated, especially if you manage several properties. A real estate agent will take over most of the hard work and use their expertise to find the best possible fit for your property. Here are...
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Posted on 08/28/2021
Potomac, MD Real Estate Market Update 8/28/2021
Click here to view Potomac, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Why Select a Conforming Loan?
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
5 DIY Ideas to Create Rustic Farmhouse Charm
Rustic farmhouse style celebrates all things natural and comfortable. While relatively uncomplicated, the style does shine through decorative accessories and larger pieces. Here we’ll go over some ideas for DIY projects you can do to enhance or add the rustic farmhouse style to your interior spaces. Dress Up an Old Ladder Ladders are a popular trend in interior...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
How to Make Your Vintage Home More Efficient
Photo by Jessica Bryant from Pexels If you've recently purchased a home that was built long ago, prepare to make a few upgrades in the name of comfort. From upgrading windows and doors to replacing worn-out appliances, these are the improvements that easily pay for themselves over time. Best of all - they'll boost the way your vintage...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Are Your Green Home Improvements Welcomed in Your Neighborhood ?
Photo by Maria Godfrida via Pixabay For a homeowner who wants to make green improvements and renovations to their personal property, the Conditions, Covenants & Restrictions, or CC&Rs, of the local homeowner association can pose problems that cost time, money and freedom of choice. This is especially true for homeowners who wish to make structural or aesthetic changes...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
Potomac, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/28/2021
Click here to view Potomac, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Consider These Eco-Friendly Additions for Your New Construction
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Blueprint Basics
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you're building your own home, chances are you'll come across the blueprints at some point early in the process. This can be frustrating for many homeowners as they might not have an architect's background. However, you don't need to be an architect to understand the basics. We'll look at the various...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
A Simple Guide to Smart Home Cybersecurity
Image by Biljana Jovanovic from Pixabay Smart homes might be convenient, but there are always trade-offs to technology. Cybercriminals already have a wide reach and the increased popularity of smart technology can leave your home open to possible threats. However, there are plenty of easy things you can do to bolster your home security while still enjoying the...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Planting Near a Basement or Crawlspace: How to Avoid Damage
Image by Jean-Pierre Pellissier from Pixabay It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawlspace area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or...
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