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Posted on 05/22/2022
Virtual Party: How to Set Up for a Long-Distance Gathering
Hosting a virtual party doesn’t have to be complicated. As with in-person parties, you’ll still need to set a few basics, but they aren’t much different from throwing an in-person get-together. Here are 3 ways to make sure your next virtual bash goes off without a hitch. Find the Best Time All functions need a time, no matter...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Understanding Sweat Equity
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Decorate Your Walls With These DIY Art Ideas
Wall art helps to fill the space on any wall regardless of its size or shape. While it's easy to head to a big box store that sells home decor and other household items in order to find wall art to hang, it's far more interesting to create your wall art yourself. These are DIY wall art ideas...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Older homes: Common hazards and how to address them
Older homes might have high-quality, solid structures and seem to be in good condition. However, there are possible hidden hazards lurking in your older house. Knowing what these hazards are can help you make sure your older home provides a safe place for you and your household. These are a few of the more common kinds of hazards...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
New Home: Pros and Cons of Modular and Stick-Built Houses
When you’re looking into having a home built, should you go with a modular home or a stick-built home? Both types of homes have their advantages, but it’s also important to consider their potential drawbacks. To make the right decision for you, weigh the pros and cons of stick-built and modular homes. Keep the following information in mind...
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Posted on 04/22/2022
9907 Wentworth Place, Ijamsville, MD 21754 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to 9907 Wentworth Place. Located in the highly regarded community of Holly Hills, this premier home is situated on a cul-de-sac street and steps away from the park, tot lot and the 4th Green. Step inside the two story foyer with its elegant curved staircase! A study/office is to your left with beautiful crown molding, French doors and large windows and to your right a spacious living room and formal dining room with crown molding and stunning wainscoting. Gleaming hardwood floors lead you to the light, bright, gourmet kitchen. A chef’s dream with Dacor stainless steel appliances including a 6 burner cooktop, microwave/convection...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
The Pros & Cons of Higher Down Payments: What Homebuyers Should Consider
Buying a home requires extensive financial planning. While the widely accepted standard for down payments has been 20% of the purchase price for decades, many are wondering if that’s still required. In reality, there are ways to qualify for a mortgage with less than 20% down payment—even some options without a down payment at all. However, there are...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Bird Bath Real Estate: How to Find the Perfect Location
Whether you buy one or make it yourself, bird baths make an excellent addition to any yard or garden. While the decorative aspect of a bird bath is important, it’s also important to consider the ease of use. Whether birds visit and use your bird bath will depend on several factors concerning its location. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
3 Rustic Style DIY Projects to Try
Rustic interior design style emphasizes homemade and reclaimed items. For the DIY-inclined, the style is perfect for enabling creativity and encouraging construction of unique pieces. However, handmade does not necessarily mean difficult or complicated. Here we’ve put together some ideas for rustic style furnishings you can DIY: Pallet Headboard When it comes to rustic DIY projects, reclaimed wood...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2022
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to make a rope basket for simple DIY living room decor
If you're interested in ways to create unique and budget-friendly DIY living room decor, consider upcycling a plastic laundry basket. With some simple materials, you can turn a plain round basket into a rustic woven rope basket for storing blankets and other items in your living room. Here is a short guide to creating your own DIY rope...
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