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Posted on 12/05/2021
Here's Why You Should Consider a Bigger Down Payment When Buying a Home
Many financial experts suggest paying a 20% down payment when buying a home. While for some prospective homebuyers this may be a simple task, others might wonder if the suggested 20% of the home purchase price—or higher—are necessary. Here are some reasons it benefits you to make a larger down payment when buying a house: Score Better Mortgage...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
GAMBRILLS, MD Real Estate Market Update 11/28/2021
Click here to view GAMBRILLS, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
How to Decorate a Small Bedroom: 3 Ideas to Try
Sometimes decorating a small space can feel just as daunting as decorating a large one. For those with small bedrooms, it can be especially difficult to find a balance between decoration and maximizing available space. Luckily, there are some ways you can make a small bedroom feel bigger while adding style at the same time. Here are some...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Get the Most Out of Your Walk-In Closet With These Key Features
Walk-in closets are an incredibly popular feature and often featured on homebuyers’ wishlists. If your home does not have a walk-in closet already, there are some clever ways to build one with some remodeling. Whether you have a walk-in closet already or are thinking about adding one, there are some key features you should be sure to include....
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Posted on 11/20/2021
864 Burns Street Se, Washington, DC 20019 now has a new price of $524,900!
Basically two houses in one! Occupy four (4) bedrooms with two (2) full baths and two full kitchens, family room, and/or office/classroom; or… “invite” the family, friends and others to occupy the separate entrance two (2) bedroom unit on the lower level while you live on the upper level; or… Invest and rent out two units…. The choice is yours! Thoroughly remodeled: carpets, flooring, fixtures and appliances. Both levels also have their own washer/dryers. The huge back yard has a large flagstone patio, other separate areas for seating and playing; and direct access to off-street parking for up to three (3) cars! Very close to parks,...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
The Benefits of Building With Adobe
Image by Cassie Lozuk from Pixabay Adobe is one of the oldest building materials still currently in use. While it might seem like something you’ll only encounter in historical landmarks, adobe has come back into popularity for new construction, particularly in the American Southwest and other areas with similar climates. It’s also become popular with homeowners and builders...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Adjusting Your Smart Thermometer for Maximum Energy Savings
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Your smart thermostat is designed to save you money without your having to think about it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don't have any say over how it works and how much money you save. We'll look at tips you can use to keep your energy bills as low as...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
4 Ideas for a More Inviting Front Porch
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 10/28/2021
864 Burns Street Se, Washington, DC 20019 now has a new price of $549,900!
Basically two houses in one! Occupy four (4) bedrooms with two (2) full baths and two full kitchens, family room, and/or office/classroom; or… “invite” the family, friends and others to occupy the separate entrance two (2) bedroom unit on the lower level while you live on the upper level; or… Invest and rent out two units…. The choice is yours! Thoroughly remodeled: carpets, flooring, fixtures and appliances. Both levels also have their own washer/dryers. The huge back yard has a large flagstone patio, other separate areas for seating and playing; and direct access to off-street parking for up to three (3) cars! Very close to parks,...
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Posted on 10/28/2021
GAMBRILLS, MD Real Estate Market Update 10/28/2021
Click here to view GAMBRILLS, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Budget-Friendly Wood Working Craft Ideas to Try
Wood crafting can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. With some basic tools and a little know-how you can make dozens of unique decorative and functional furnishings for your home on a budget. If you’re looking for wood craft ideas that won’t cost a fortune, we’ve put together some tips to help. Blanket Ladder Ladders have...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
3 Things to Know About Moving With Plants
If you love your plants and want to take them with you when you move, there are some ways to make the journey safer and easier. You can even take samples from an outdoor garden to plant in your new yard. However, there are some important things to consider when moving with plants. Here’s what you should know:...
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