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Posted on 10/02/2022
Understanding Home Prices: Key Factors to Consider
Housing prices are constantly changing, which can make both buying and selling a home more complicated. While it’s difficult to predict future changes, it’s important to understand the key factors that affect the housing market and home prices. Here are the five major things that affect housing prices: Economic Change The overall health of the economy is a...
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Posted on 09/28/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 9/28/2022
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
Choosing the best house pet for your lifestyle
There are many factors to consider when trying to...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
5 Ways to prepare for home remodeling
Home remodeling can be a stressful and complicated experience. Many homeowners want to remodel to increase property value, boost square footage and enhance the quality of their living space, but are hesitant due to anxiety over logistics and possible mistakes. However, with the right preparation, you can save time and ease the pressure of even the largest home...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Your guide to applying for a house: Mortgage applications & more
Do you know all the steps involved in applying for a house?...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
How to Sell Your Home in a Seller's Market
It's easier to sell your home in a seller's market, but that doesn't mean the home will sell itself. Selling your home requires strategy and planning, and in a seller's market there are specific things you can do to get the best offers. Here are some tips for selling in a seller's market: Clean & Stage A hot...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
GERMANTOWN, MD Real Estate Market Update 8/29/2022
Click here to view GERMANTOWN, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Custom Homes: How to Read Your Custom Line Plans
When you look at the plans for your custom home, you might not understand what you’re seeing at first. These plans contain many symbols that can be hard to interpret without architectural knowledge. One of the most common types of symbols that appear on house plans are lines. You might notice several kinds of lines on your house...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
The Major Benefits & Drawbacks to VA Loans
If you're a veteran, a VA loan might seem like the perfect option for financing a home. However, there are some important differences between VA and conventional loans which could affect your decision. Here are some of the major pros and cons of VA loans to help you make the best financial choice: VA Loan Pros No Down...
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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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