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Posted on 01/16/2022
Prevent Leaks & Frozen Pipes With These Winter Maintenance Tips
Your home's plumbing is extremely susceptible to winter temperatures. However, there are some steps you can take to prevent damage and protect your pipes from freezing even in the harshest winter weather. Here are some basic tips for winterizing your plumbing at home: Know How to Turn Off Your Water Main One of the most important aspects of...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Should You Plant a Container Victory Garden?
For those who wish to plant a victory garden, container planting might be the best option. Many vegetables and other edible plants grow successfully in containers and may give you the flexibility you need. However, there are some disadvantages to consider, especially when deciding between container gardening or planting directly into the ground. Here we’ll go over some...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Pets: Why You Should Make Your Home Look Pet-Free Before a Showing
Image by Andreas Thurmayr from Pixabay When you set up an open house, it’s important to do all you can to let the prospective buyers envision themselves in that space. They need to be able to see it as their own and imagine all the possibilities it holds. But if signs of your pets are around every corner,...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 12/29/2021
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Saving Up to Buy a Home: Best Practices for First-Time Homebuyers
Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay Everyone talks about preparing financially to purchase and own a home. However, it’s not always exactly clear how to prepare. Rather than get overwhelmed by details, there are some basic things you can start with in order to get your finances ready for home ownership. Here we will go over...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
Plant Care Hacks Every Gardener Should Try
Even the most seasoned gardeners and houseplant lovers learn new things. While we might thoroughly understand the basics of plant care, every plant is different. It can get overwhelming trying to keep track of each plant’s specific needs, but luckily there are some tricks for making your life easier in caring for them. Here are some of the...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Two Ways to Make Caring for Houseplants Easier
Even for experienced gardeners, keeping multiple houseplants happy and thriving can be overwhelming. With all the watering, fertilizing, checking for pests and adequate sunlight, it might seem like you’re spending all of your time on the minute tasks. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make your plant care easier. Here are three simple hacks for taking better...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Property: How to Choose the Right Fence
Property owners install fences for a wide range of reasons, including privacy, aesthetic enhancement and designating a secure space for loved one to enjoy. Choosing the right fence to achieve the desired effect requires some due diligence, however . By understanding a few basics about fencing materials and how they play into your goals, homeowners can choose their...
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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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