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Posted on 06/13/2021
Home Improvements to Boost Your Home's Appeal
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Those considering the sale of their home will often consider the return on investment (ROI) of any such improvement. You don't, after all, want to spend $20,000 on a major improvement that will likely only see a $5,000 payback after the sale. But improvements also have other benefits. For one, they can...
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Posted on 06/11/2021
1493 Rack Point Drive, Finksburg, MD 21048 is now new to the market!
Come now to your private Oasis in the country - Enjoy the Landscaping - Gazebo - Pond - Deck - Patio & Sunsets - Situated on 1.3+ Acres of flat land providing plenty of room to Entertain. Everywhere you sit outside you have gorgeous views of the countryside on a peaceful no thru street. Main level living at its best features a Living/Dining Entertainment Room with Gas Fireplace, Kitchen/Breakfast Room with tons of storage, Laundry Mud Room w/wash tub and access to Powder Room and an Oversized Garage providing additional storage, propane heat, pull down attic stairs and a House Generator. There are 3 generous sized Bedrooms. The...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Prepare for the Closing Process
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Four DIY Walkways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
WESTMINSTER, MD Real Estate Market Update 5/27/2021
Click here to view WESTMINSTER, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Best Ways to Build Low-Stress Accessible Homes
Image by Lorenzo Cafaro from Pixabay The need for accessible new construction homes may never be higher than it is right now. U.S. soldiers have returned home with disabilities, and the number of aging Americans with growing physical limitations is expected to increase dramatically. The first wave of Baby Boomers reached retirement age in 2011, and more than...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Make Your Porch More Inviting With These 4 Tips
Photo by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden on Unsplash Curb appeal doesn’t have to be all about selling your home. Improving the exterior with landscaping and decor is a way to add your personal touch. While homes with front porches have the added advantage of providing an extension of the home’s entrance, a porch alone is not always welcoming. There...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Buying and Selling: Buy or Sell First?
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay You’ve decided to sell your home to upgrade or even downsize, but you don’t know whether you should start looking and buy first or wait to sell first. The best-case scenario is to do both, but that takes a lot of planning. If you are sure your credit is good enough to...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
How to Buy the Right Home Remotely
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay It may be tempting, when buying a home remotely, to jump at the first great deal that fits your checklist. But, number of beds and baths aren't everything. Location matters, too. So does the school district if you have school-age children. Don't be afraid to delve deeply into a property that you're thinking...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
WESTMINSTER, MD Real Estate Market Update 4/26/2021
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Posted on 04/25/2021
How to Use Points to Your Benefit
Photo by Precondo via Pixabay Some mortgage companies offer loans with points. In a nutshell, paying points means paying down the interest rate. One point is equal to 1 percent of the mortgage amount. On a $200,000 mortgage, one point is $2,000. The percentage the interest rate lowers depends on the mortgage company and the market. For example,...
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