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Memorable Moments: Ask This Old House
Posted on 09/13/2019
Memorable Moments: Ask This Old House
Roger Cook helps a homeowner pick the right hydrangea for her...
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Setting up an Entryway Table
Posted on 09/06/2019
Setting up an Entryway Table
The first thing you see when you come home is your entryway. No one wants to go back to a cluttered house, and organizing your entry is the first step. The challenge though is that because it is the first place you land, it becomes where everything else falls too. It’s the catch-all for the mail and magazines,...
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3 Homebuying Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 08/30/2019
3 Homebuying Costs You Need to Know About
If you plan to purchase a house in the foreseeable future, it generally is a good idea to plan ahead for all of your potential homebuying costs. That way, you can secure the funds you need to purchase your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three costs that every homebuyer needs to consider during the property buying...
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Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Posted on 08/23/2019
Preparing Your Home For a Successful Showing
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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224 Compass Road, Baltimore, MD 21221 is now new to the market!
Posted on 08/19/2019
224 Compass Road, Baltimore, MD 21221 is now new to the market!
Over 1800 finished square feet! Master suite, lower level addition and heat pump in 2006, outstanding top of the line marble master bath renovation in 2017. Roof and siding in 2002. Hardwood flooring, multiple ceiling fans, one year old pellet stove in the lower level Family Room. Granite and stainless kitchen, 16 x 12 rear deck. Huge LL Game Room with pool table included, Family Room, Bedroom and Full bath....walk out level to yard. Wonderful floor plan for entertaining or day to day living. Very spacious and well maintained. Two car garage, fenced private rear yard. Garage features a sliding glass door to the rear yard for parties...
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Tips for Changing Homes with Ease
Posted on 08/16/2019
Tips for Changing Homes with Ease
Moving to your new home can either be a fun experience or a very stressful time, depending upon how you choose to manage it. Deliberately preparing yourself for the entire process is one definite way of making sure that the moving experience is a fun one for you. Follow these simple ideas to change your home with ease....
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How to Find a Dentist in Your New City
Posted on 08/11/2019
How to Find a Dentist in Your New City
Moving brings a load of changes in your life. There's the picking and packing and planning. Then you have the actual move with the unpacking and organizing and decision-making—where to put this, how to store that. If you have children, there's finding the new school and getting them enrolled. You have to learn a new job, a new...
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Side Chores to Pick Up
Posted on 08/04/2019
Side Chores to Pick Up
The side hustle chores, you know the ones that you do while you are doing something else. For example, you are vacuuming and picking the kids room at the same time. While the gas pump is filling your tank, you are cleaning out the car. Multi-tasking is a necessity with the way our lives run these days. You...
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High-End Mattress Options for Your Comfort
Posted on 07/28/2019
High-End Mattress Options for Your Comfort
Choosing a mattress is not a difficult task, but there might be few challenges when it comes to finding the best mattress for you. People opt for high-quality mattresses for several reasons. They are more comfortable than regular beds, and this makes them suitable for persons with posture issues. Higher-end mattresses are also made of high-quality materials to...
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How To Spot A Great Foreclosure Deal
Posted on 07/21/2019
How To Spot A Great Foreclosure Deal
If you want to take advantage of the market and to get a good deal on a foreclosure, apart from having sufficient cash, there are some few things you need to know before you complete the transaction. Before you get started, you should understand what foreclosure means. Succinctly, a foreclosure is a bank-owned property, often known as real...
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Using Natural Light in Your House
Posted on 07/14/2019
Using Natural Light in Your House
Most buyers consider things like size and appearance when looking for a befitting home to buy. Apart from the size of the home, the school district and the neighborhood are other relevant factors to consider when looking for the right house to buy. Are you aware of the fact that natural light has a fantastic role to play...
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What is Common Interest Housing?
Posted on 07/07/2019
What is Common Interest Housing?
Called “common-interest housing” condos, co-ops, flats, townhomes, and apartments have different meanings to different buyers and even have different colloquial meanings than the official real estate industry meanings. Below you'll find a breakdown of the differences between these housing types along with the advantages and disadvantages of each. What is “Common Interest Housing”? Before going too deep, it...
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