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Posted on 08/01/2021
Why a New Construction Home Can Best Suit Your Lifestyle
Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels A few short decades ago, the home was merely a space where people resided. They would gather at the end of a long day of work or school, have an evening meal and go to bed. Most daily activities took place away from the home, so therefore, houses did not need...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/28/2021
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Building Your Dream Home: Tips for Age-in-Place New Construction
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels New construction is typically a long-term investment, so it’s important to think ahead. You’ll want to make sure your new home will still offer a suitable place to live as you get older. Aging-in-place features can help ensure that your home remains a safe and comfortable environment well into the future. You...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
5 Tips for Decorating a Small Porch
Photo by Julian Hochgesang on Unsplash If you have a small front porch you might feel as though you don’t have enough room to work with. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to decorate a front porch even with very little space. You might not have room for a big porch...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Flowers that Bloom in Fall
Photo by SGuillory via Shutterstock The approaching winter may have you thinking that your garden simply can’t compete with the reds and oranges of fall leaves, but you have some great choices for fall blooming flowers. Whether you’re in a colder or more moderate climate, you can brighten up your property this fall with these top fall perennials....
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Posted on 07/04/2021
4 Signs Your Pet is Stressed About Moving – and What to Do About It
Photo by Alexas_Fotos via Pixabay Since your pets cannot verbally tell you when they’re feeling stressed, it’s important to watch their body language for stress signals. Every pet is different in how they show their inner feelings, but once you know their signals, you can help calm them down fast. If you’re not sure where to start with...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 6/27/2021
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Benefits of Building An ADU
Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are structures built on the same property as an existing home. These typically have a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and other common living spaces. These units can either be attached to the existing home or built as their own standalone dwelling. ADUs are a great alternative housing solution. Keep...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
How Overpricing Could Hinder a Sale
Photo by Billion Photos via Shutterstock When homeowners start thinking about selling, the first thing they want to know is, “How much can I sell my house for?” Your real estate agent's task is determining the fair market value with a range of prices from low to high. The spread between the two values typical is not large...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Green Design Ideas for New Construction
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels A newly built green home offers a great way to use less energy overall and enjoy a healthier living environment. When you’re having new construction built, there are several ways to incorporate green design into your home. Keep the following ideas in mind to help ensure that you have a new home...
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