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Posted on 07/07/2020
Get a Leg Up on the Homebuying Competition
If you are in hot pursuit of your dream home, it is important to do everything you can to gain a leg up on the competition. That way, you can acquire your ideal residence as quickly as possible. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you gain a competitive advantage over your homebuying rivals. 1. Keep...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Selling or Renting an Inherited House: 3 Facts You Should Know
Photo by Dave Frisch from Pexels If you've inherited a house you'd rather not live in, here are some things to consider—before you accept it. Before we get to the selling or renting part, calculate the cost of: Repairs and renovations. Any debt that would pass to you with the home. Annual property taxes. Yes, you may decline...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Use Bench Footing to Gain Living Space
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Grow Beautiful Roses in Southern Gardens
Photo by Silvia via Pixabay Most people associate roses with English cottage gardens and northern cities such as Portland, Oregon, which has proudly carried the nickname "The City of Roses" for over a century. It's common garden lore that roses can't successfully be grown in areas that don't receive a few months of cold temperatures, but some varieties...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
When Should You Buy a Residence?
The right time to purchase a home varies from person to person. Meanwhile, buying a house is one of the biggest decisions an individual may make in his or her lifetime. As such, it is important to weigh your options closely to determine if now if the right time to buy a house. There are several things you can...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Tips to Remember When Staging Your Home to Sell
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Key Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend an Open House
An open house enables a buyer to check out a residence in-person and determine if this home matches or exceeds his or her expectations. However, a buyer who fails to plan ahead for an open house may struggle to make the most of this opportunity. Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you attend an open...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
5 Houseplants to De-Stress Your Home and Purify the Air        
Photo by Tristan Gevaux on Unsplash Houseplants are the ideal choice for functional decorations. The presence of plants in your spaces may brighten up your home, de-stress it, and purify the air. Houseplants can create a relaxed and restful ambiance. Below are some of the best houseplants to purify the air in your home and de-stress. 1. The...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How Credit can Impact Your Mortgage Payments
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
11807 Goodloe Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906 now has a new price of $289,000!
This substantial price decrease causes a SHORT SALE. We are getting approval from the bank, so we WON'T ACCEPT CONTRACTS FOR 2 WEEKS. So register in showingtime to go see it...when we are ready to accept contracts, we'll contact you thru SHOWINGTIME INVESTORS AND THOSE WILLING TO DO THEIR OWN WORK; check 11808 and 11503 Goodloe. PROBABLY BEST IF YOU MAKE AN OFFER THAT IS HIGHEST AND BEST RIGHT AWAY. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ESCALATION CLAUSES ...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Real Estate Investments: REITs & REMF
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay For anyone interested in investment diversification, real estate is one of the preferred holdings in addition to stock and bonds. However, many investors possess neither the cash nor the knowledge and interest to actually buy, sell, rent or manage real property. Such investment involves more than cash; it also requires in-depth market...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Small Towns to Consider Moving To
Photo by Christian Heitz via Pexels Sometimes, small town life is just what you crave. If you’re considering a move and want a community with that feel, there are several in the East Coast that deliver it beautifully. From New York to Pennsylvania, here are some of the top small towns that you need to see for yourself....
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