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Will Your Maryland Remodel Pay Off?

Maryland Real Estate Staging Tips

Will Your Maryland Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design trends shift over time, many will eventually choose to remodel. Some homeowners make updates to their property before listing it to…

What’s Your Maryland Home Actually Worth?

Real Estate Tips

What’s Your Maryland Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you…

Top 5 Maryland Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Maryland Real Estate Staging Tips

Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate increased buyer interest and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features…

Maryland House Care Calendar: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

Real Estate Tips

HOUSE CARE CALENDAR:  A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put your personal safety—and one of your largest financial investments—at serious risk. In no time at…

Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters

Southern MD Real Estate Buyer Tips

Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters More than 77 percent of people own a smartphone.1 The average person checks their smartphone 46 times a day, with people under the age of 24 checking it an average of 74 times a day.1 We check it while we’re waiting in line and during our leisure time,…

Should you Buy a NEW or EXISTING Maryland Home

New vs Resale Maryland Buyer Tips

Should You Buy a New or Existing Home? Maybe your dream home has the intricate details that you usually find only in older construction – wainscoting and crown molding in the interior, the front porch with a swing, an older tree shading the back yard, and the white picket fence. Or maybe your dream home…

How to Avoid the Top 8 Maryland Home Inspection Mistakes

How to Avoid the Top 8 MD Home Inspection Mistakes

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll probably be anxious to move in. However, before you make a significant financial commitment, it’s best to know exactly what you’re buying….

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Southern MD Home

Maryland Real Estate Seller Tips

How to Amp Up The Resale Value of Your Home Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more…

Top 10 Myths that Trip Up Maryland First Time Home Buyers

New vs Resale Maryland Buyer Tips

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment. With so much information…

Take Advantage of Your Maryland Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Maryland Scene

Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their…