Ann Hayward's Blog

Posted on 06/13/2021
Property Flipping: How to Flip Land for a Profit
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Reality TV shows highlight the high-risk, high-reward world of house flippers. These made-for-television dramas follow seemingly everyday people through challenges such as finding mold behind walls. In the end, they either ramp up their investment and turn a profit or lose it all. The prospect of losing often deters would-be flippers from rolling...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
It Pays to Pay Your Mortgage Twice a Month
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We all know how hard the beginning of the month can be; it seems like there are a million bills due all at the same time, and one of those bills is usually the most expensive among them all—your mortgage. After you budget for all of your expenses, that gigantic payment can really...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Match Your Property Type to Your Lifestyle
Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay Everyone's ideal home is different. Age, family size, budget and location all factor into the home buying process. Here's a brief look at the types of properties that attract different people. Apartments Apartments are usually a stepping stone for young professionals as they save up for a home. They are also convenient...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
GAMBRILLS, MD Real Estate Market Update 5/27/2021
Click here to view GAMBRILLS, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Common-Interest Housing - Condos and Townhomes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
All About Allotments and Community Gardens
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels Despite the more recent interest in sustainable lifestyles, the practice and concept of urban agriculture has been around for centuries. Two of the most common forms of urban agriculture are allotments and community gardens. The term allotment is a term originating in Britain that refers to a piece of land cultivated by...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Kick Back in Style: Creating an Umbrella Table for Your Deck
Photo by Jazella via Pixabay An umbrella table provides you with more than just a comfortable place to sit; it adds color and texture to your space, too. You'll need to have an idea of where the table will go, what size umbrella it needs to support and how many people it will need to seat comfortably. You...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
5 Tips for Designing a Dining Room
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Your dining room might serve as your main eating area, or you might just use it on special occasions, such as holiday gatherings. Whether you get a lot or just a little use out of your dining room, it’s important to make sure this space looks its best. If you’re thinking of ways...
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Posted on 04/26/2021
GAMBRILLS, MD Real Estate Market Update 4/26/2021
Click here to view GAMBRILLS, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Home Features for Aging in Place
Photo by CDC on Unsplash Anyone purchasing a home should buy not just for today, but for the future as well; this forward-thinking approach may be more important to seniors than to any other group. The home you buy today should delight you and suit your needs; it should also be adaptable and comfortable to live in as...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF - Which One Fits Your Needs
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
How to Find Affordable Eco Home Solutions
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels While reducing energy costs is often a top priority of those who invest in green home solutions, these sustainable updates and upgrades have also earned a reputation of being costly to implement. In fact, eco homes have become somewhat of a luxury trend due to the rising cost of building with sustainable...
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