Maggie Dawson's Blog

Posted on 05/31/2020
Refresh Your Wooden Floors
Image by Twin Design from Shutterstock Starting an extensive renovation or replacement of hardwood flooring can be costly. Thankfully, there are other ways to bring your floors back to life if they are not deeply damaged. If you want to give your floors a facelift, try out these tips. Give It A Good Clean Sometimes, all a dull...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Renting Vs. Buying - Which is Right for You?
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Selling a Water Damaged Home
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock After a significant storm or catastrophic event, you may determine that moving to a different climate is right for your household. The question becomes, do you repair all the damage to your home before you sell it, or do you offer it “as is” so that the buyer takes on that...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Looking for a Mortgage
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 05/07/2020
Video Tour - 4321 Pennbrooke Court, West River, MD 20778
THE POOL IS always OPEN when you own it! No covid closings here.! Welcome to your new home! Enjoy quiet country living in this beautiful custom-built home. With 2 acres of land and your own pool, it's like having your own private, and safe oasis! The home boasts over-sized windows for lots of natural light, while the mature trees provide privacy. The beautifully updated kitchen, hardwood floors, new carpet, and fresh paint, make this a truly move in ready home! The gorgeous multiple level deck and recently refinished pool provide the perfect setting for entertaining or just relaxing. The pool is long enough for laps, (20x50), deep...
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Posted on 05/07/2020
4321 Pennbrooke Court, West River, MD 20778 is now new to the market!
THE POOL IS always OPEN when you own it! No covid closings here.! Welcome to your new home! Enjoy quiet country living in this beautiful custom-built home. With 2 acres of land and your own pool, it's like having your own private, and safe oasis! The home boasts over-sized windows for lots of natural light, while the mature trees provide privacy. The beautifully updated kitchen, hardwood floors, new carpet, and fresh paint, make this a truly move in ready home! The gorgeous multiple level deck and recently refinished pool provide the perfect setting for entertaining or just relaxing. The pool is long enough for laps, (20x50), deep...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: Optimize Your Time and Resources
In some instances, a home seller has limited time and resources to list his or her house and promote it to prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seller to make the most of his or her time and resources throughout the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a house...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
How to Approach a Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Free Ways to Learn to Code from Home
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay No matter where your career may take you, having the ability to code is valuable. Companies in all industries need websites and blogs to keep up with their marketing goals. If you have coding capabilities, it can help you bring something more to the table. Thankfully, coding is something you can easily learn...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Adding to Resale Value to Your Home
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock When you're motivated to get the most from your sale, it pays to add property value through preparation. Get started today with some of these tips: Have your local real estate agent evaluate your home. As a professional, they know what sells and what doesn't in your area. They will assist you in...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
5 Types of Real Estate Zoning & How They Impact the Buying Decision
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay A neighborhood is a neighborhood. And a business district is a business district, right? Unfortunately, it's not so cut and dry. There are actually nine major zoning types in most areas. And these can impact things like home use, home value, and property taxes. Zoning can change over time. Let's explore the five...
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