Maggie Dawson's Blog

Posted on 10/24/2021
Tips to Blend Your Traditional Furniture With Eclectic Design Accents
There's something about mixing two styles together that can add a lot of spice to a room. Unexpected touches and accents add the personality that people remember. Yet there's a danger to this approach because it's relatively easy to go overboard. Finding the right balance will have everything to do with the impression you create. Eclectic and Traditional...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Understanding Seller Concessions: Benefits & Disadvantages
Image by Sephelonor from Pixabay Buying a home is a complicated transaction with many expenses. Part of the transaction involves closing costs, which vary in amount depending on the situation. One way to reduce the closing costs for the buyer is to ask for a seller concession so that the seller pays a portion of the closing costs...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
Lighting: How Smart Lights Can Give Your Home Ambience a Boost
Smart lighting is available in many shades, colors, shapes and fixture sizes, which makes it easier to blend them into your day-to-day. With this technology, you can control multiple lights in a single room with bluetooth-enabled bulbs and experiment with various combinations. What Is Ambient Lighting? Ambient lighting refers to the first layer of light in the room,...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Sustainable Building Materials for Eco-Friendly DIY Projects
When you’re planning some DIY projects, use these opportunities to make your home a more environmentally friendly place. You don’t have to go to the trouble of installing solar panels or taking on other major eco-friendly upgrades. Even if your next DIY project is building a small desk or shelves, choosing sustainable building materials automatically makes your home...
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Posted on 10/02/2021
227 Owensville Road, West River, MD 20778 now has a new price of $790,000!
"The country does what the city cannot. It quietens the mind and brings simplicity into one’s life. Donna Goddard " Such a lovely quote, Welcome to the next phase of your life! This home is on 2.78 acres in beautiful southern Anne Arundel County. TWO Buildings on site. The FIRST is a 3 bedroom, 2 full 2 half bath, 2car garage all-brick, ranch style custom-built home. The SECOND Home is a two-story 1165 sq. ft. building with 2 bedrooms, 1&1/2 baths and attached one car garage with additional storage area. Perfect for a home office, or a guest house, or a studio. CONTRACTORS TAKE NOTE: NO HOA and Lots of parking with enough...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 9/27/2021
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
How to Make a Self-Watering Planter
If you’ve ever gone on vacation and worried about your houseplants not getting watered, a self-watering planter is a smart option. Unfortunately, many of these planters available to buy are expensive and hard to find. Luckily there are ways to make your own while recycling old items at the same time. Here are some tips for making your...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Is a Flat Roof the Best Choice for Your Home?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Flat roofs are common on large industrial or commercial buildings. Thanks largely to modern design movements, flat roofs are a popular choice for residential buildings as well. There are several other advantages as well besides the aesthetic appeal. However, a flat roof might not be the right choice for every home design. Here...
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Posted on 09/15/2021
4951 Macdonough Place, Frederick, MD 21703 is now new to the market!
LUCKY YOU, This rare find, End-Unit Townhouse is almost new at 2. This Beautiful Cambridge with 4th floor loft has it all! (See floor plans in the documents) Bedroom and full bath on the entry level. Upgraded design package included: Upgraded stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite countertops, gas cooking, and beautiful glass tile in the kitchen, and upgraded tile in the bathrooms. Washer and dryer on the bedroom level, ring doorbell, smart thermostat, everything to make your life easy. This 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 2200 sq ft home with a 2 car garage, is located in Westview South . Steps away from shopping, dining, and...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Must-Have Craft Supplies for Beginners
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you are just beginning your own crafting adventure, then you will want to stock your craft closet with a few basic supplies. When you have the right tools and instruments at your disposal, you can easily take on any craft project that inspires you. These are the craft supplies that any beginner...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Financing Options for Land Purchases
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay You’ve decided it’s time to build the dream house you’ve always wanted. An exciting time! Prior to hiring builders to construct your home, it’s critical to understand the financials involved before you start the planning process. Securing funding for land is different than obtaining a traditional home mortgage. For starters,...
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