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Posted on 11/28/2021
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 11/28/2021
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Pre-Approval: What it is & How to Achieve it
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay A mortgage pre-approval can be a valuable tool for understanding how much you can afford to spend on purchasing a home. It can also make you seem much more attractive to sellers and help to identify any potential problems that may make it difficult to get a loan. In fact, many lenders claim...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Bathroom Renovation Tips: 3 Things to Remember
If you’re planning a bathroom renovation, you likely already have certain design elements in mind. Many bathroom renovations can solve a problem like lack of space, old fixtures or outdated decor. Some renovations can simply beautify the space to give it a fresh face and feel. No matter the reason or inspiration for your project, there are some...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
You Don't Have to Live With Lousy Drawer Slides
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay Kitchen and bathroom drawer slides are built to take a beating. You've undoubtedly had an item stuck and had to force the drawer open. Somehow it still worked after that. Children pull down on them, trying to climb up onto the cabinet. Mindless adults or teens slam them shut from time to time....
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Design Tips for Unfinished Basements
If your home has an unfinished basement, it may seem like the space is useless until you take the steps to finish it. However, unfinished doesn’t have to mean useless. There are some simple and inexpensive ways you can make an unfinished basement work for you with no remodeling. Here are some inspiring ideas to try in your...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Designer Tips for Decorating With Red
Red is a trending color in interior design and for good reason. It’s a color that evokes passion and energy and can be a perfect addition to your home’s color palette. However, red can also be intimidating to use. While many rooms using red walls, furniture or otherwise feel perfectly comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, it’s also easy to...
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Posted on 10/28/2021
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 10/28/2021
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
How to Invest in Your Own Home
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Investing in real estate doesn’t require buying new property. If you already own a home, improving it is one of the best long-term investments you can make. You can increase your home’s value and make life more comfortable for yourself at the same time. Here are some of the best ways to invest...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Common Succulent Problems & How to Fix Them
Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels Succulents are some of the most popular houseplants because they are easy to care for. However, there are some very common problems that you might encounter when keeping succulents despite their low-maintenance demands. Each variety has slightly different needs, but here we will go over some of the most common issues and...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Blueprint Basics
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you're building your own home, chances are you'll come across the blueprints at some point early in the process. This can be frustrating for many homeowners as they might not have an architect's background. However, you don't need to be an architect to understand the basics. We'll look at the various...
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