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Posted on 06/30/2021
Washington, DC Real Estate Market Update 6/30/2021
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Should You Finance with a Mortgage Lender? Pros & Cons
Photo by Helloquence on Unsplash When financing a home purchase, one of the most basic decisions to make is where to get your mortgage from. The basic options are whether you should go to a mortgage lender or not. Financing with a mortgage lender has both pros and cons. Pro: Many Loan Options If you go to a...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Understanding Blueprints & Basic Contracting Terms
When dealing with blueprints and contractor jargon, it can feel like you're trying to read another language. Rather than suffer misunderstandings and end up with a newly renovated space that doesn't meet your needs, it's important to close the communication gap. Here are some tips for understanding blueprints and contracting terms so you can get the best results....
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Posted on 06/15/2021
WASHINGTON, DC Real Estate Market Update 6/15/2021
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Day Trip to Ft. Lauderdale
Photo by SGD via Pixabay If you’re thinking of relocating to Fort Lauderdale, you may be planning a one-day visit to see the city for yourself. Maybe a move isn’t on the horizon, but your travels are bringing you to this popular city, either because of a cruise or because you’re flying in on your way to another...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Prawny via Pixabay Circa 1965, having beautiful wood paneling was the envy of the neighborhood. It was like bringing the outdoors in. But 50-60 years later, it usually just makes a room seem dark and dated unless you live in a log cabin. In most cases, you can remove the paneling and paint the drywall underneath....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Washington, DC Real Estate Market Update 5/30/2021
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Posted on 05/30/2021
The Basics of AC Routers: A Quick Primer
If you're looking for a new router, chances are that you're wanting to get back online as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to navigate the sheer quantity of numbers, letters and specs printed on the side of each box. The choices can seem overwhelming. The AC standard in routers has become more the rule than...
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Posted on 05/26/2021
8126 S Channel Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770 now has a new price of $474,900!
Back On The Market, Buyer did not perform! 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...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
House-Flipping: Can You Get a Loan?
Image by Kevin Schneider from Pixabay Some people just have an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to roll up their sleeves and get things done. But more than a few people feel restrained from maximizing their business potential because they don’t seem to have enough cash on hand. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need deep...
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Posted on 05/18/2021
1614 Wesbourne Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 is now new to the market!
Move in ready town home that is only 5 years old in Upper Marlboro. This home has all of the modern day features that any occupant would love. This 2 car garage, 3bedroom 2.5 baths with a lower level den/family, is just the right amount of space for a growing family or a single person. Stainless steel appliances, modern kitchen with a huge island, quartz countertops and hardwood flooring throughout the entire main. The oversized owners suite features two walk in closets, luxury owners bathroom with soaking tub, large shower and double vanities. All located in a prime location, just off of the beltway exit. Less than 5 mins from stores...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Creating a Simple Welcome Wreath to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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