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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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Posted on 10/09/2021
17701 Kilmarnock Terrace #1-E, Germantown, MD 20874 is now new to the market!
Immaculate, magnificent, upgraded, majestic, roomy 2 bedroom condo, with 2 full baths. Panoramic view of the evening sunset from all rooms. Upgrades, upgrades, upgrades, in the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. Matching appliances, marble counter tops, gourmet kitchen. Spacious dining area. Like new washer and dryer. Not to mention a great location for transportation, shopping and recreation. For the fortunate buyer there could be some...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Make Your Own Living Art With Moss Graffiti
Moss graffiti, also called green graffiti or eco-graffiti, has become a popular trend both with artists and environmentally conscious individuals. Many graffiti artists are choosing to create living art instead of using spray paint and other materials with VOCs and other substances that can harm the local environment. While you might see moss graffiti in urban public spaces,...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 9/27/2021
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Try These Trending DIY Rustic Decor Projects
When you opt for a rustic decor theme throughout your house, you have the ability to create a living space that feels welcoming, comfortable, earthy and inviting. The rustic theme has increased in popularity in recent years and style experts predict that this interior design scheme will remain relevant for years to come. These rustic DIY decor projects...
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Posted on 09/22/2021
9715 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20723 is now new to the market!
Beautiful, well kept Split Foyer with 3 roomy bedrooms and 3 full baths, entertainment back yard, with deck and patios. Comes with a large two car garage with extra storage. Super location, central to all DMV employment and transportation centers as well as shopping and recreation. Gorgeous hardwood floors in the living room and dining area, like new carpet. Exceptionally large family room with fireplace, wall to wall draperies and walk out to nature. Very functional kitchen with some new appliances and a breakfast bar. Fenced back yard. All of this and more......plus a seller paid home warranty!!! Come and see for...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
The Best Way to Pack Your Dishes
If you want to pack your kitchen as efficiently as possible during your move, all you need are the right strategies and materials. Packing dishes is a particular part of the process you can make simpler by following some expert guidelines. Here are some tips for the best way to pack your dishes. Use the Right Materials Choosing...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Moving & Short-Term Storage: Expert Tips
Moving to a new home is a complex and sometimes stressful logistical process. There are many details to consider and just as many ways to streamline and simplify the experience. One of the best ways to make your move easier is by using short-term storage. If you’ve never used temporary storage before or if you’re thinking about using...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
How to Use a Bi-Weekly Mortgage to Your Advantage
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Why You Should Consider Smart Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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Posted on 08/28/2021
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 8/28/2021
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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