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Posted on 05/31/2020
Improving the Look of Old Tile With New Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Real Estate Investing 101: Asset-Backed Security
Image by Gino Crescoli from Pixabay The common understanding of an asset-based debt is a loan meant to be repaid with interest, over time, and backed by a physical asset such as a building or a car. The asset serves as collateral that can be claimed by the lender in case of borrower default. An Asset-Based Security (ABS),...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Create a New Focal Point in Your Yard by Adding a Fire Pit
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Creating an Appealing Outdoor Living Space
Image by Marzenna Gaines from Pixabay With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the great outdoors. By making a few improvements, you can create your own restful, outdoor oasis even as you add value to your home. Research has found that homeowners often gain the most value by improving backyards and investing in...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Exploring 55+ Communities: Pros, Cons, & Home Values
Image by 47shadesofgray from Pixabay Thinking of buying your next home in a 55+ community? You'll likely want to know the pros and cons, and whether the restriction makes your property hard to sell or bequeath in your will. Here are the key points to know. The Upside: Worry-Free Maintenance These communities are designed for low-maintenance ownership. Over-55...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Alternative Funding: Crowdfunding for Down-Payments
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay In an age where collaboration is on the rise, it’s not surprising that some are looking to find an alternative source of funding for their home or business purchase. Crowdfunding has been a successful way to fund various projects and business propositions, but it seems that some have found a way to make...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Property Inspections: Here's What Buyers Need to Know
A home inspection is one of the final stages of the property buying journey. If an inspection goes according to plan, a buyer may be able to seamlessly close on his or her dream residence. On the other hand, if problems are discovered during a house inspection, these issues may slow down or stop a home sale. For property...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Buying with Less than 20% Down
Photo by Gustavo Frazao via Shutterstock Whether you’ve been saving up for a while or you’re just getting started, getting into a home might be easier than you think. If you’re looking to buy a home, but you just aren’t sure about tying all your savings into a house, check out the various loan options with low down...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Multigenerational Properties Are in High Demand
Image by giselaatje from Pixabay Multigenerational properties have seen a demand spike recently, giving sellers a reason to sit up and take notice. As family dynamics shift and the economy rises and falls, property owners need to pay attention to who's buying what. We'll look at what constitutes a multigenerational property and which ones are seeing the most...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Enjoy a Seamless House Selling Journey
Selling a house may prove to be a long, complex and stressful process. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to increase your chances of enjoying a seamless house selling experience, such as: 1. Craft an Engaging Home Listing A home listing allows you to make a positive first impression on prospective buyers. Thus, you should spend...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Should You Choose Carpeting, Hardwood or Tile?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels The short answer to our question of the day is... We all know what we like when we see it. New flooring can greatly increase your home's beauty in the eye of the beholder, yet it's impossible to know what kind of flooring will attract your home's next buyer. That said, here are...
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Posted on 03/20/2020
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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