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Posted on 09/25/2022
Before you remodel: Contractor selection tips
If you’re planning a major home remodel, contractor selection should be at the top of your to-do list. Home remodeling contractors are specialists in working with your existing home to help you achieve your goals. They can also help you navigate logistics like obtaining all the necessary permits and selecting building materials. But how do you choose the...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Considering Your Finances: Is Home Ownership the Best Choice?
Whether you’re planning on buying investment property or a new home, there are financial factors to consider. Knowing the details of your financial situation will help you make the best decision and help avoid unnecessary stress. If you’re trying to decide between renting and buying, here are some of the main financial things to go over: Savings Most...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Rustic home decor: The basics
If you want to redesign a space with a rugged yet comfortable aesthetic, consider adding rustic home decor. The term “rustic” can apply to many interior design styles, but all have the same basic elements in common. Here is a basic guide to the pinnacle of comfortable yet classic home decor: rustic design. What are the key features...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Moss Wall Gardens: DIY Guide
If you want to add some no-maintenance greenery to your home decor, a moss wall garden might be the perfect choice. Unlike garden walls made up of many small plants, moss walls not always alive. This makes them much easier to maintain while still giving you a lush and beautiful art piece to bring nature indoors. Here is...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Ellicott City, MD Real Estate Market Update 8/29/2022
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Posted on 08/28/2022
How to Know Whether It's Better to Rent or Buy a Home
How do you know if it’s better to buy or rent a home? With so much to consider, this big life decision may seem overwhelming. However, as long as you focus on some key questions, you can make the best choice. Here are the questions to ask yourself if you’re trying to decide between renting and buying: What’s...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Pet-Friendly Alternatives to Sago Palm
Palms are an excellent way to bring the tropics home. With many varieties to choose from, it's important to know which will work best for your household and everyone in it. Unlike the highly toxic sago palm, there are plenty of palm plants perfectly safe for pets and humans. Here are some suggestions to inspire you: Parlor Palm...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Mortgage basics: A brief 30-year mortgage guide
Most homebuyers, even those just starting their first-time homeowner journey, have learned a thing or two about 30-year mortgages. For example, some 30-year mortgages will let you pay the mortgage down earlier than 30-years, while others may fix a prepayment penalty to that plan to make up the loss in revenue from the interest rate. But what about...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
How to Find the Best Curtains for Your Living Room
The right window treatments can add personality and depth to any room. No matter the size or amount of windows in a space, curtains are a key part of your interior design and personal style. If you’re wanting to refresh the look of your living room with new curtains, here are some great ideas to inspire you: Matching...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
A beginner's guide to DIYs with wood
If you’re getting started with crafting projects, DIY projects with wood are an excellent place to start. Many woodworking projects only need basic tools and inexpensive materials, like scrap or reclaimed wood, to make unique decorative pieces and more. Here are some tips and ideas for your next DIY woodworking project to help you get inspired: Before you...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
Ellicott City, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/29/2022
Click here to view Ellicott City, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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