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Posted on 12/04/2022
Supplemental tax bill 101
If your property has increased or decreased in assessed value since your last tax payment, you might receive a supplemental tax bill. These are separate tax bills you need to pay in addition to your regular annual bill. If you're interested in learning more about how supplemental tax bills work, here is a short guide to the basics:...
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Posted on 11/28/2022
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 11/28/2022
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 11/27/2022
Placing furniture in your home: Best practices
The choices you make in placing furniture in your home are key to the overall success of your design. Sometimes, arranging furniture can be an intimidating task, especially when working with a large, empty space. However, by following a few simple strategies, you can create aesthetically pleasing and comfortable designs in any room. Find your focal point A...
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Posted on 11/20/2022
What's covered under additional living expenses insurance?
Every homeowners insurance policy includes additional living expenses coverage. If you’re temporarily displaced from your home because of damage, this coverage can help you pay for the additional everyday expenses until you’re able to move back in. But what exactly does additional living expense (ALE) coverage include? Here is a basic guide to help you learn more about...
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Posted on 11/13/2022
Comparing home insurance inspections & standard home inspections
What’s the difference between a home insurance inspection and a standard home inspection? While homeowners might be familiar with the idea of home inspections in general, it’s crucial to know how an insurance inspection can differ. Here is a basic guide comparing home insurance inspections and standard inspections: Who requires it? Home insurance inspections are required and carried...
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Posted on 11/06/2022
Flood Safety Basics
Floods are among the most common natural disasters homeowners contend with. Since flooding can be caused by many things--hurricanes, heavy rain, thawing snow and more--your home may be at risk no matter where you live. Luckily, there are plenty of simple measures you can take to prepare for a possible flood and stay safe during one. Here are...
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Posted on 10/30/2022
Get Your Kids Involved with These Home Improvement Projects
When raising children, the home is the epicenter. This is the place where you gather as a family, laugh and cry together while making memories that will last a lifetime. It's also a place to have fun, grow and learn. Home improvement projects that involve the entire household are great ways to do just that. Here are a...
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Posted on 10/29/2022
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 10/29/2022
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 10/23/2022
Renovations: How to Budget for Outdoor Landscaping
Transforming your landscaping not only beautifies your home, but it may also increase the value of your property. Your landscaping plays a significant role in your overall curb appeal, which is what interested buyers rely on when developing a first impression of your home. Here are some costs that you should consider as you create your budget: Hiring...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
What is capital gain on real estate?
Among the myriad costs associated with selling a home,...
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Posted on 10/16/2022
Caring for a garden: 5 Things every gardener should know
Caring for a garden is an ongoing process, but it doesn’t have to feel like a chore. The more you know about how to care for your flowers, vegetables and other plants, the easier it is to maintain a happy and healthy garden. To help you get started or to refresh the basics, here is a list of...
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Posted on 10/09/2022
Understanding the basics of coastal outdoor decor
If you want to bring the beach home, regardless of where you live, consider creating a coastal outdoor living space. By using the basic elements of coastal design style, you can transform your porch, patio or backyard into the perfect coastal retreat for your household. To help you incorporate coastal design into your outdoor living space, here is...
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