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Posted on 06/21/2020
How to Secure a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
Video Tour - 3933 Loch Ness Court, Frederick, MD 21704
WOW!! URBANA single family home less than $500,000.00!!! Don't miss this opportunity to own a single family home for the price of a townhouse! Nestled in the Highlands of Urbana, this adorable neo-classical home with a deep front porch and a white picket fence, is waiting for you. About 2500 sq ft above grade, an attached two car garage, open family, kitchen, and dining area, three large secondary bedrooms, cathedral ceilings in the owners suite, along with formal living and dining areas, this is a perfect sized home!! The basement is open and ready for your finishing touches. BONUS: NEW water heater, the HVAC system, refrigerator,...
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Posted on 06/20/2020
3933 Loch Ness Court, Frederick, MD 21704 is now new to the market!
WOW!! URBANA single family home less than $500,000.00!!! Don't miss this opportunity to own a single family home for the price of a townhouse! Nestled in the Highlands of Urbana, this adorable neo-classical home with a deep front porch and a white picket fence, is waiting for you. About 2500 sq ft above grade, an attached two car garage, open family, kitchen, and dining area, three large secondary bedrooms, cathedral ceilings in the owners suite, along with formal living and dining areas, this is a perfect sized home!! The basement is open and ready for your finishing touches. BONUS: NEW water heater, the HVAC system, refrigerator,...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
4321 Pennbrooke Court, West River, MD 20778 now has a new price of $665,000!
. THE POOL IS always OPEN when you own it! 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 enough for a diving...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
DIY: Refreshing Old Furniture
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Do Easements Affect My Property Value?
Image by Zach Schorr from Pixabay Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might discover there is an easement attached to your property. If so, you’re probably wondering how this affects your property values. What is an Easement? In a nutshell, an easement is for one person to have explicit permission to have use of another person’s...
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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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