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Posted on 11/29/2020
Landscape Lighting for Luxury Homes
Photo by Muffin from Pexels When you have a luxury home with impressive architectural features and landscaping, don’t let nighttime prevent you from showing it off. Landscape lighting provides a convenient way to draw attention to certain features of your home and yard when it’s dark out. This type of lighting can improve your home’s curb appeal while...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Home Security Tips that Help Prevent Burglaries
A struggle that everyone faces is keeping priorities straight. As careers advance, families grow, and financial responsibilities increase, some priorities fall by the wayside. One example of how that can happen is with home security. When you have your mind on twenty other things that need to be taken care of this week, it's easy to forget about consistently...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Options for an Inherited Property
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay One of the basic things that people prepare for in their end of life planning is their property. A family home, for example, is often passed down to the couple's children or next of kin. Often, though, the people who inherit the property don't think about what they'll do with the home...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Do You Have to Join the HOA?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
How Selling Your Home Impacts 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 10/25/2020
Should You Rent Your Next Home?
Image by Andrian Valeanu from Pixabay Whether you’re renting or buying, transitioning into a new home can be a big step. From the moving costs to the costs associated with deposits, first and last months’ rent, and more, the whole process can be stressful and expensive. But before these worries pop into your mind, you may also be...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Mortgage Qualifications: FICO Score
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: Optimize Your Time and Resources
In some instances, a home seller has limited time and resources to list his or her house and promote it to prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seller to make the most of his or her time and resources throughout the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a house...
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Posted on 10/06/2020
15 E Cherry Hill Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136 is now new to the market!
REMARKABLE REDBRICK RANCHER! PERFECTLY PRICED! Cozy, Clean Eat-In Kitchen! Large, Lovely Living Room! Roomy Bedrooms! Relaxing, Lower Level Recreation Room! Level, Open Rear Yard! Move-In Condition! Offered for Sale As-Is. Seller Not Aware of Any Repairs Required. However, Buyer Inspections Welcome! Interior and Exterior Photos to be Included Prior to Active...
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