Maggie Dawson's Blog

Posted on 09/20/2020
Guidance for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Buying your first home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. Below are some tips to help first-time homebuyers navigate this process successfully. 1. Get pre-approved before you start shopping. Nothing is more upsetting than finding the home of your dreams, only to...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Long Distance Moving Tips
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Financial Planning: What is the Estate Tax?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay If you anticipate that you will inherit an estate at some point or if you plan to leave your estate to an heir, it is important to plan for the potential tax implications of that transfer. The federal estate tax is one aspect to consider. Depending on the value of the estate,...
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Posted on 09/05/2020
19136 Willow Spring Drive, Germantown, MD 20874 now has a new price of $300,000!
This gem in Germantown is located close to commuter routes, schools, and shopping, and only about 5 minutes to 270. Two bedroom, 4 bathroom, yes 4!! Two full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms, with an all so important 1/2 bath on the main level, and one in the basement. This home boasts new carpet, fresh paint, new wood closet doors, new ceiling fans, new light fixtures, new blinds in all the windows, new owners bathroom, new granite in the kitchen, new microwave with improved placement, new single bowl sink, even new door knobs. There is nothing left for you to do, just move in!! The front door opens to your living room, the kitchen...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
How to Create a Cubby Bookshelf the Easy Way
Photo by SuperJHS via Pixabay In the modern home, nothing combines practicality and style like a cubby bookshelf. Children can keep books or toys organized. They set the perfect backdrop for a display of photos, figurines, delicate dishes or other collectibles. And if you size them right, just add some baskets to turn some of your shelves into...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Protecting Your Windows During Hurricane Watches
Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result...
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Posted on 08/21/2020
Video Tour - 19136 Willow Spring Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
WE ARE READY FOR YOU!!! Two bedroom, 4 bathroom, yes 4!! Two full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms, with an all so important 1/2 bath on the main level, and one in the basement. The front door opens to your living room, the kitchen and dining are in the back of the house. The kitchen is configured galley style with a peninsula, and a press closet pantry, beautiful granite countertops, and a large single bowl sink! The dining area has the doorway to your private courtyard. Enjoy dinning al 'fresco, or a relaxing evening cocktail. Add a fire pit in the fall and cozy up for s'mores. Upstairs is the owners suite, with an oversize...
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Posted on 08/21/2020
19136 Willow Spring Drive, Germantown, MD 20874 is now new to the market!
WE ARE READY FOR YOU!!! Two bedroom, 4 bathroom, yes 4!! Two full bathrooms, and 2 half bathrooms, with an all so important 1/2 bath on the main level, and one in the basement. The front door opens to your living room, the kitchen and dining are in the back of the house. The kitchen is configured galley style with a peninsula, and a press closet pantry, beautiful granite countertops, and a large single bowl sink! The dining area has the doorway to your private courtyard. Enjoy dinning al 'fresco, or a relaxing evening cocktail. Add a fire pit in the fall and cozy up for s'mores. Upstairs is the owners suite, with an oversize...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Putting Your Home on the Market Soon? Here's How to Appeal to Millennial Buyers
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you've recently made the decision to put your home on the market in the near future, you're probably already aware that the Millennial generation has a reputation for being a bit different from their counterparts of the past. For instance, you may have heard that this generation is putting off home ownership...
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