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Posted on 05/14/2021
WASHINGTON, DC Real Estate Market Update 5/14/2021
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Posted on 05/09/2021
How to: Rustic Chic
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Home Security Tips that Help Prevent Burglaries
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
Washington, DC Real Estate Market Update 4/28/2021
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Insulated Concrete Form vs. Poured Concrete: What's the Difference?
;Image by Michael L. Hiraeth from Pixabay Whether you choose a crawlspace, basement or a slab, you want the strongest structure possible, especially in areas where nature might wreak havoc on your house. Here we will go over the details of two different types of foundations: poured concrete and insulated form concrete. Poured Concrete Foundations Poured concrete foundations...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Title Insurance: Do I Need It?
Photo by Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay When you purchase a home, your lender charges you for a title insurance policy. You are also given the option to buy your own title insurance policy. Depending on your agreement with the seller, the seller might purchase the buyer’s title insurance policy. Before a seller can sell his or her property,...
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Posted on 04/16/2021
8126 S Channel Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770 is now new to the market!
Like new 3-level Townhome located in one of the most sought after communities in the Greenbelt area within close proximity to the Greenbelt Metro Station, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland College Park, multiple restaurants, supermarkets, a short commute from Washington DC and just minutes from major interstates I-95, 495, and BWI Parkway. This home features modern touches such as hardwood floors throughout; there is no carpet in the entire house. Other features contemporary such as a spacious kitchen with an island, upgraded espresso cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a built-in butler’s...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
WASHINGTON, DC Real Estate Market Update 4/12/2021
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Posted on 04/11/2021
How Should I Start Investing
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
5 Things You Need To Know Before Flipping Houses for Profit
Photo by Stux via Pixabay Although popular reality television shows make house flipping seem like a relatively low-risk endeavor, nothing could be further from the truth. It would be more accurate to call the business of house flipping “high risk, high reward.” The risk factors involve losing substantial sums of money when a fix-and-flip runs over budget or...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Closing: 4 Expenses To Consider
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
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