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Posted on 05/24/2020
Is It a Good Time to Invest in Amelia Island?
Image by pwemedia from Pixabay Summer is the in-season on Amelia Island in Northeast Florida. But this popular vacation spot is enjoyable year-round, thanks to weather that ranges from mild to spectacular. A close-knit coastal community that's as charming as it is scenic holds the key to Amelia Island's reputation as a top-notch vacation spot. If you're thinking...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Selling a Water Damaged Home
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Where Should You Search for Your Dream Residence?
If you want to enjoy a successful homebuying experience, it may be beneficial to hone your house search to residences in a select group of cities and towns. That way, you can speed up the process of finding and buying your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you narrow your house search. 1....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Linguine With Sweet Onions & Cauliflower
Image by Selling of my photos with StockAgencies is not permitted from Pixabay Cauliflower just keeps winning popularity contests, landing roles in everything from gnocchi to pizza crusts to rice replacements. Why have we fallen in love with cauliflower? Because it's a satisfying, delicious and healthy option! Cauliflower, like Brussels sprouts, kale and bok choy, is a member...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
What You Should Know About HOA Laws
Photo by LinkedIn Sales Navigator from Pexels Homeowners Associations (HOAs) were originally created to give everyone a larger say in their community. The rules and regulations are there to provide structure, preserve property values, and increase a sense of unity within the neighborhood boundaries. But not all HOAs function in the same way, and some can lead homeowners...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Bring a Wooden Floor Back to Life
Image by Twin Design from Shutterstock Starting an extensive renovation or replacement of hardwood flooring can be costly. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring your floors back to life if they are not deeply damaged. If you want to give your floors a facelift, try out these tips. Give It A Good Clean Sometimes, all a dull...
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Posted on 04/17/2020
19 S Ann Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 is now new to the market!
Welcome to this gorgeous, renovated North Fells Point home. It is conveniently located near Patterson Park, Hopkins Medical Center, and Kennedy Krieger Institute with excellent access to public transportation. This chic 3-story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home presents today's discerning buyer a quality, top-of-the-line renovation. Large eat-in kitchen, with separate dining area, and spacious living room. Private master suite with sitting room/den, en suite bath. Two Spacious new decks (2nd and 3rd floors), and a private patio. This fenced-in, urban oasis is a must...
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Posted on 04/15/2020
707 Forston Street, Takoma Park, MD 20912 is now new to the market!
Lovely, sunny, updated single family home on tree-lined street. 3/4 bedrooms along with a 3-walls-windowed sun room with outside access; large basement family/bed room; 2 full baths and laundry room. Large living room; formal dining room; eat-in kitchen with lots of built-ins; hardwood, ceramic and vinyl flooring throughout; rear deck facing large fenced yard with mature landscaping and extra under-deck storage. Shown by appointment...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Open House: Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid
Photo by Mark McCammon via Pexels Anyone who has ever gone out on a job interview or a date knows how important a good first impression is. First impressions can color the entire way we approach a person and environment. When it comes to your home, you want to create a positive setting that draws people in on...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Weekend Project: Build a Swing
Image by Lars_Nissen_Photoart from Pixabay A porch swing lends wistful ambiance to your home. Below are a few options on how to construct your own porch swing from 3 wood pallets, which local stores may be able to give you free of charge. Upcycling materials keeps useful scraps out of landfills and saves money. In addition, your weekend...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Key Components of a Real Estate Contract
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Which Home Improvement Tasks Should You Tackle before Sale?
Photo by Rudy and Peter Skitterians via PixabayWhen you’re prepping your home to sell, your “to do” list can get quite long, quite quickly. Which projects do you really need to tackle before listing, and which are best left undone? Talking to your real estate agent is a good first step, but this guide will also give you...
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