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Posted on 08/01/2021
3 Trends in Home Security Automation You Should Know
The right security system can go a long way to both deter criminals from breaking in or stop them in their tracks if they do. We'll look at trends in home security automation that you should know. 1. Home Security Is Becoming More Uniform There are plenty of workaround solutions for hiccups these days, but the trend is...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
7427 Maury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244 is now new to the market!
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP greets you at the door of this lovely home! From the well cared for hardwood floors upon entry, the kitchen featuring granite countertop and stainless steel appliances to the recently stained deck ready for your Barbecues or just evening dinner outside! The Master Bedroom features an en suite and a walk-in closet. The Family Room in the Basement is all ready for your decorations and features an Gas Fireplace and a Front Loading Washer & Dryer in the utility room. There is already a rough in for ready for your 4th bathroom! Some other features include an electronic Schlage lock on the front door, a Ring Door Bell, a...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
1512 Upshire Road, Baltimore, MD 21218 is now new to the market!
"ALEXA WRITE AN OFFER ON THIS HOUSE IMMEDIATELY" is what you're going to say after touring this beautifully appointed SMART home (all compatible w/Alexa via the Echo Show 3 GIFTED by the seller)! Technology greets you at the door with the Ring Door Camera (front and rear) and the electronic key pad. Head over to your NEST thermostat and adjust the temperature, or better yet set it to learn your desired temperature settings and watch it adjust as soon as you walk in the door! Take notice of the gorgeous hardwood floors throughout as you make your way to the fabulous kitchen adorned with granite counter tops, along with a SMART...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Rental-Friendly Room Divider Ideas
Living in a rental property can limit your interior design options. Depending on the terms of your lease, it might prohibit you from renovation of any kind—even putting holes in the wall. For many, this can prove frustrating when wanting to divide up a space. Luckily, we’ve put together some simple and temporary room divider ideas that are...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Young or Retired, Many Potential Home Sellers Stay Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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Posted on 07/11/2021
What Delays Can I Expect in My New Construction Project?
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels A construction crew has to deal with a lot of issues when they're on the job. No matter how careful the preparation is, it's impossible to expect that everything will go exactly as planned. That being said, there are plenty of "professionals" in the market who may try to take advantage of...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Reasons to Live on a Corner Lot
Photo by Kaboompics.com via Pexels Since they see a lot more traffic than their inset counterparts, homes on the corner lot receive a lot of flak. As a result of these rumors, homebuyers might feel their hopes fall as they encounter the otherwise perfect house situated on these open properties. Much to their relief, however, many find that...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Maryland's Disclosure Laws
Image by succo from Pixabay As with every state, Maryland has disclosure laws that you must abide by when you sell your home. When you are ready to list your home, you naturally make it look as good as possible. You might even do some upgrades or some extra landscaping. However, if you don’t repair certain defects, you...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Add Color to Your Front Door With These 5 Tips
Photo by cassidy muir from Pexels Painting your front door is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your home a fresh look. New paint can refresh the entire facade and a vibrant color will further boost your curb appeal and add a personal touch to your home exterior. Colorful front doors have proven to be...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Real Estate and 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 06/06/2021
Top Home Designs for 2021
Photo by Charlotte May from Pexels If building a home is in your plans for 2021, you have many design options. Sometimes the options can feel overwhelming. To create a trendy, modern home, take some time to look at current design trends. These are the features builders are embracing in 2021 that are worth considering for your home....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Entertaining: How to Make the Most of Your Guest List at Home
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels 2020 threw a wrench in our get-togethers, cocktail parties, extended-family game nights and plans of every category. But designing a new home in times of pandemic, be they post or during, shouldn’t mean opting out of the features you’ll need to entertain a crowd once COVID-19 is over. Making a few thoughtful...
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