Maggie Dawson's Blog

Posted on 04/11/2021
Loan Options for Luxury Home Buyers
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
5 Ways to Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Image by Pexels from Pixabay You’re getting ready to put your house on the market and scurrying to make everything look perfect for potential buyers. While it’s important to focus on readying your home’s interior for viewing, remember not to neglect your exterior. According to some estimates, 81% of real estate agents believe curb appeal is one of...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update 3/26/2021
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your House
If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house. Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
What to Consider When You Evaluate Different Offers for Your Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Whether it is a seller's market or you just have an appealing home, you could end up with multiple offers -- how can you decide which offer is best? Your agent is an excellent source of information and can help widdle through unqualified buyers, but if you still have to choose between multiple...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Tips for Saving Energy in Your Kitchen
Image by Milly Eaton from Pexels Cooking or baking, refrigerating food and running the dishwasher all contribute to the amount of energy your home uses overall. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, refrigerators use the highest amount of energy in household kitchens. While large appliances require more energy, lighting and other sources of energy, such as water...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Condo Living: Pros and Cons
Image by Wayne Feickert from Pixabay Whether you are buying a condo as a starter home, downsizing or if you just don’t like taking care of a yard, a condo might be the perfect situation for you. However, even with the plus of not having to maintain a yard, condos do have other pros and cons. Low Maintenance...
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Posted on 02/27/2021
Video Tour - 3628 Petersville Road, Knoxville, MD 21758
Adorable all brick Cape Cod/Gothic style home with detached 2 car garage and huge workshop/studio with electricity and a wood stove, on a .37 acre lot in Rosemont. This home has a large bedroom and full bath on main level!! That is such a desirable feature, yet this home has beautiful touches too. Starting with the arched portico leading to the stunning arched wood front door with stain glass inserts, such a lovely way to welcome your guest to your home. Inside the arched theme is continued with charming arches above the sink windows and between the rooms. Craftsmanship abounds with hardwood floors gracing both living levels, an...
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Posted on 02/27/2021
3628 Petersville Road, Knoxville, MD 21758 is now new to the market!
Adorable all brick Cape Cod/Gothic style home with detached 2 car garage and huge workshop/studio with electricity and a wood stove, on a .37 acre lot in Rosemont. This home has a large bedroom and full bath on main level!! That is such a desirable feature, yet this home has beautiful touches too. Starting with the arched portico leading to the stunning arched wood front door with stain glass inserts, such a lovely way to welcome your guest to your home. Inside the arched theme is continued with charming arches above the sink windows and between the rooms. Craftsmanship abounds with hardwood floors gracing both living levels, an...
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Posted on 02/23/2021
FREDERICK, MD Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view FREDERICK, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Planning Your Flip: Choosing the Right Property
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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