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Posted on 02/01/2021
514 Allendale Street, Baltimore, MD 21229 is now new to the market!
WELCOME HOME to this updated beauty! Greeting you at the door is an open floor plan (perfect for entertaining your guests) and beautiful hardwood flooring the flows throughout the house! The kitchen has granite countertops with a beautiful backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The basement features beautiful premium flooring throughout, the 4th bedroom or Office, a family room, a full bath and laundry area (with a washer and dryer in place). The upper level bathroom features a gorgeous ceramic designed shower that compliments the beautiful ceramic flooring. The rear yard is fenced a perfect area for your barbecues and for the kids...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
What Does It Really Cost to Buy a House?
The cost of buying a house extends beyond a seller's initial asking price. In fact, there are many "hidden" costs that buyers need to consider as they decide whether to purchase a house, such as: 1. Closing Costs There are various closing costs that a buyer may encounter before he or she finalizes a house purchase, including survey, appraisal...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Do You Need a New Roof?
Photo by David McBee from Pexels For most homeowners, the last thing they’re worried about is the physical roof over their heads. That is until their roof starts leaking after a storm. Once the water is pouring down and you’re forced to bring out buckets, you’re likely to curse yourself for not thinking about roof maintenance sooner. So,...
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Posted on 01/23/2021
514 Allendale Street, Baltimore, MD 21229 is now new to the market!
WELCOME HOME to this updated beauty! Greeting you at the door is an open floor plan (perfect for entertaining your guests) and beautiful hardwood flooring the flows throughout the house! The kitchen has granite countertops with a beautiful backsplash and stainless steel appliances. The basement features beautiful premium flooring throughout, the 4th bedroom or Office, a family room, a full bath and laundry area (with a washer and dryer in place). The upper level bathroom features a gorgeous ceramic designed shower that compliments the beautiful ceramic flooring. The rear yard is fenced a perfect area for your barbecues and for the kids...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Tips on Reducing the Cost of Moving
Photo by Nina Garman via Pixabay Moving into a new home can be a very exciting experience. From getting to know new people to starting a new job, it can all be a very enjoyable transition. However, there are some aspects of moving that many people don’t really enjoy. And the biggest factor of all is the money...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
4 Common Home Seller Mistakes
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay If you're like many Americans, your home is your biggest asset. And if you're thinking of selling your home to use the profits for a new home, sending the kids off to college or simply adding it to a retirement fund, there are a few things you may want to avoid to...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Best Home Types and Options for Aging in Place
Photo by CDC on Unsplash Anyone purchasing a home should buy not just for today, but for the future as well; this forward-thinking approach may be more important to seniors than to any other group. The home you buy today should delight you and suit your needs; it should also be adaptable and comfortable to live in as...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Best Practices for Waterproofing Your Home
Photo by Martinelle via Pixabay One of the things that people may not think about when buying a house is waterproofing the crawlspace or basement. However, this is one of the biggest home maintenance items to address. You may not think of it because waterproofing is usually done when the house is built. However, it is important to...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Should You Check Your Credit Score Before You Buy A Home?
It’s a good financial practice to check your credit report and score periodically. You want to be sure that no one has stolen your identity and that all the information on the report is correct. It may sound simple to check your credit, but there are so many sources that you can get it from and so many options...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
How to Add Insulation to Your Home
Image by Lutz Peter from Pixabay Insulation keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer by reducing either heat coming in or escaping from your home. You might think that adequately insulating a home would be part of the home-building process. But since many new homebuyers don't consider insulation when buying, many home builders only...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
What is Owner Financing?
Photo by SHOP SLO® on Unsplash Selling a home requires a lot of decision-making. One of those decisions concerns financing, and there are numerous options available to both sellers and buyers. Real estate negotiations can be confusing, but there are some unconventional ways to finance a deal, and owner financing, for some buyers and sellers, can be the...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Tips on Re-Grouting and Polishing Your Kitchen and Bathroom Tile
Photo by Brett Hondow via Pixabay You love your tiles. But they don't seem to do your bathroom justice anymore. Ask yourself, is it the tiles themselves, or what's in between that makes you cringe? Is the grout cracked, faded, yellowish or gray? Breathe new life into a dirty-looking bathroom tile floor, kitchen backsplash or tile shower by...
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