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Posted on 08/14/2022
Bedroom plants: 3 Options to consider
Bedroom plants have many benefits. In addition to making your space brighter and more lively, they can also help your mood and purify the air. If you're looking for houseplant ideas for your bedroom, here are some options to consider: Snake plant Snake plants are at the top of NASA's list of air-purifying houseplants. What makes them even...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Does home insurance cover water damage? Here are the facts
A common question homeowners have about their insurance is, “does home insurance cover water damage?” Among the myriad natural perils your home can face over the course of its life, water damage is one of the most varied. With all the different causes of water damage, it’s important to know which types require an additional insurance policy. To...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Loss of use coverage: Why it maters
Loss of use coverage, or “coverage D,” is an important part of a standard homeowners insurance policy. While other parts of your policy can help you pay to repair damages to your home, loss of use coverage is there to help you while repairs are being made. Depending on how long you have to wait before you can...
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Posted on 07/29/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/29/2022
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Ideas for Dividing Up an Open Floor Plan Layout
The secret to decorating an open floor plan is to create smaller spaces within a large space. While this sounds like something only a contractor could help you with, there are plenty of construction-free ways you can define areas of an open layout. Here are some ideas for breaking up a large open floor plan space into more...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Working With a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
Selling your home without a real estate agent might seem like the easier choice. However, there are still huge advantages to working with a professional to navigate the market. Here are some basic things to know about working with a real estate agent to sell your home: You Will Get More Exposure One excellent advantage of working with...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Outbuilding Ideas: How to Create a Personal Oasis
American culture continues to evolve in ways that position couples and families at home. Remote learning and home-schooling place children squarely in the living space longer than those who commute to traditional institutions. Growing work-from-home opportunities allow professionals to reduce drive times and, sometimes, take a little tax deduction for home offices. What all of these scenarios have...
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Posted on 06/28/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 6/28/2022
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Posted on 06/26/2022
A beginner's guide to rustic home decor
Rustic home decor can be rugged or cozy and everything in between. While the term “rustic” applies to many interior design styles, there are specific characteristics they have in common. Here are some examples of the basic elements that define rustic home decor: Heavy Rustic decor is heavy and uses thick, bold lines. Heavy furniture made from solid...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
3 Things You Should Know About Insurance for Home Renovations
If you own a home, then you have a home insurance policy. This policy is there to provide you with coverage in the event of something unexpected — such as significant damage from a storm or stolen property. If your home is damaged, you may be able to put some of your insurance claim toward upgrades and renovations,...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Eclectic decorating explained: How to use the eclectic style at home
Eclectic decorating is based upon mixing elements from other design styles into a cohesive aesthetic. This style combines pieces with different, colors, materials, styles and origins into a unique and comfortable space. If you're interested in finding ways to add the eclectic style into your home, here are some basic tips and ideas to inspire you: Mixed patterns...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Loans: The basics calculating your home equity loan
Sometimes, loans can be difficult to calculate. Home equity loan figures are no different, but they don’t have to be. All you need is a little understanding of the basics and a reliable equity calculator. Having a trustworthy loan officer available is also a highly valuable resource. Here’s a quick guide to calculating your home equity loan: What...
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