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Posted on 05/22/2022
Weekend projects to boost energy-efficiency at home
While many home improvements have a lengthy process, there are plenty of upgrades you can accomplish as weekend projects. One way to spend a weekend improving your home is to add upgrades and changes that will help lower your utility costs. Here are some ideas for weekend projects to make your home more efficient and cost-effective: Install a...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Advantages and Disadvantages to Carpeted Stairs
If you are building a new home or renovating your current one, choice of floor covering is a major decision. Going with carpet, wood, laminate or other options in your living spaces makes a significant impact on both the looks and functionality of a space. For homes with multiple levels, stairs are a part of this equation. While...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Residential projects requiring a build permit: What you need to know
Before you make any major changes to your property, investigate what type of build permit you need. Even if you’re just remodeling your home, construction permits are required for most projects. Here is a basic guide to the types of major home remodeling projects requiring a permit: Demolition If you’re demolishing any outdoor or indoor structure, you’ll need...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Plumbing: When to Call a Professional for Repairs
It may be simple enough to unclog your toilet with a plunger or do other simple plumbing repairs. However, a plumber should handle more serious plumbing issues. Without prompt plumbing repairs, in some cases, your home could end up with major water damage. But when should you have professional plumbers make repairs? If you have any of the...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Build Your Own End Table With These DIY Ideas
If you’re looking to get into DIY furniture, end tables are the perfect place to start. End tables are small, versatile and useful in any space. You can even use them as accent pieces to make a bold style statement as well as provide excellent functionality. Here we’ve put together some ideas for DIY end table projects to...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Top 3 Materials for Tiny House Siding
When designing a custom tiny home, you will need to select your building materials. One key decision is what to use for siding. There are different options for siding and cladding suitable for tiny homes. Here are some of the best options when choosing materials for the exterior of your tiny home: Real Wood Siding Wood siding made...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a Forever Home
For many prospective homebuyers, the thought of waiting for a forever home instead of a starter home can be tempting. After all, there are plenty of advantages to patience and careful saving until you can afford or find the house that’s perfect for you and your future plans. However, there are downsides to consider. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 04/06/2022
24 Courthouse Square #411, Rockville, MD 20850 is now new to the market!
Immaculate 1 bedroom with 1 bath home in the heart of Rockville, Md. Fantastic location, walking distance for all your needs. 3 blocks or less to Metro, theaters, restaurants, library, bars, shopping. All appliances are sparkling brand new, the property has been freshly painted, new vinyl flooring thru out, stunning new Quartz countertops in the kitchen. Opportunity exists with your owned parking spot in the enclosed garage(no fee). Beautiful sunny south west exposure of the setting sun from your cheerful sunroom. You have access to the gym whenever you have the desire to work...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
AC Routers: What They Are & Why You Need One
If you're looking for a new router, chances are that you're wanting to get back online as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to navigate the sheer quantity of numbers, letters and specs printed on the side of each box. The choices can seem overwhelming. The AC standard in routers has become more the rule than...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2022
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