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Home Staging: Light up Your Home’s Value!

It’s not hyperbole to say that it pays to present your home in the best light – and lighting. When selling a home, it can make a big impact on...

How Stage Your Home to Sell

How do you stage your home – with warmth – so it looks as though humans live there? After all, you’re selling a lifestyle. We want buyers to see themselves...

Infographic: Maryland 2018 Smoke Alarm Law

Maryland homeowners and landlords are rushing to make sure that they meet the requirements of the new Smoke Alarm Law. The Maryland Smoke Alarm Law — passed in 2013 —...

Homebuying 101: What is a HOA?

What is an HOA, and how does it affect your home buying decision? After all, you’ll weigh a laundry list of factors before buying a home… Location, price, size, and style are...

New Boutique Catonsville Grocery Store in the Works

Residents in 21228 could be host to a new boutique Catonsville grocery store by the end of the year. That’s the news from property owners Patrick Baldwin and Dan Zakai....

4 First-Time Homebuyer Mortgage Mistakes

Buying a home can be daunting, even for experienced homeowners. It’s understandable that a first-time homebuyer might not know everything about the process. A good Realtor can steer you away...

Why Homebuyers Need Restrictive Covenants

Are you looking to buy a home in a community run by a homeowners association – or HOA?  If so, then you’ll have to abide by its restrictive covenants. So what are restrictive...

Home Pricing Myth #1: You Always Make Money

There are many home pricing myths that seem to continue year after year – despite our best efforts to dispel them. You can hear these myths repeated by seemingly some...

Our Flood Insurance Program is Under Water

The National Flood Insurance Program is teetering on the brink of its own disaster. If it fails, watch out. The impact upon homeowners in affected areas – including much of...

7 Steps To Do Before House Hunting

The Spring home market is almost here. Are you planning on buying a home this year? Then you need to check off these 7 steps before house hunting. After all,...

How to Price your Home to Sell This Spring

Looking to sell this spring? One of the biggest challenges you’ll face is how to price your home. After all, putting a price tag on a home you’re trying to...

How to Break Your Lease – When You Want to Buy

If you rent and are considering buying a new home, you may wonder how to break your lease. Unless you can time you home purchase perfectly. (So that you can take...

These 7 Home Hassles Can Sink Your Sale

The smallest items can often have the biggest impact on the sale of a property. What a seller thinks are minor items could be major issues for a buyer. These...

Why You MUST Get a Home Inspection

The Spring Home market is going to be hot. There are probably buyers who will be tempted to remove that home inspection contingency to make their offer win. Don’t do...

6 Questions to Answer Before House Hunting

House Hunting can be challenging. It is even tougher if you haven’t started from a few basic questions. If you’re looking for a home just based off your wish list,...

5 Home Decor No-No’s That Scare Buyers Away

Everyone has their own tastes when it comes to decorating their home. But just because you love it, doesn’t mean everyone else does. Unfortunately, many buyers can’t look past ugly...

Preparing to Sell Your Home – This Spring!

Are you looking to sell your home this spring? You’d better get cracking now if you want your home to stand out from the competition. Selling isn’t just slapping an ad...

Top 7 Home Remodeling Projects for 2018

The home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. And the home itself? Perfect isn’t the word you’d use. Maybe this is a...

2018 Will Be A Great Year To Sell You Home

One thing is clear: It’s a great time to be a seller. If you plan to sell in 2018—and you want to unload your home quickly and for maximum money—your...

Top 11 Millennial House Hunting Mistakes

Congratulations, you’re finally ready to buy your first home. But finding a home is about more than popping into a few open houses and picking the one you like best. We want...

Homebuying 101: 10 Open House Red Flags

While most home buyers spend their time at an open house passively observing the layout of the rooms and the name brands on the kitchen appliances, smart buyers know the...

5 Simple Tips to Sell Your Home (Faster) this Winter

No on wants to be selling your home in winter, but the Home market doesn’t shut down. It might seem that everyone is hibernating, but home shoppers are still out...

5 Homeowner ‘Hacks’ for January

The holidays are done. The new year has rung in, and the gym routines are hopefully entrenched. But while you might not get all of your resolutions accomplished this year,...

5 Ways to Cut Your Moving Costs

Moving day is always exciting. It’s new beginnings and unfortunately, can mean new unexpected costs when things do go smoothly. Here are some tips and ideas to plan your move...

When Buying a Home Don’t Forget Setting Up Utilities

Seasonal freezing weather makes us appreciate our heat and utilities more than usual. The importance is magnified when you consider that without heat, you’re opening yourself to burst pipes and...

How to Winterize Your Home Move

While the real estate market slows in winter, it doesn’t ever really stop. If you’re shopping for a home right now you need to consider some of the issues that...

4 Ways to Pay off Your Mortgage Fast

A mortgage loan is the single largest debt many will ever owe. Imagine the freedom if you didn’t have one. We brought some expert insight into how you can pay your...

Cost of Average U.S. Home on the Rise

Our national housing market is strong. The U.S. Census Bureau today released its October 2017 new residential sales report, which boasted an average home sales price of $400,200 — the highest since...

Down Payment Dilemma Growing for First-Time Buyers

The struggle to afford a home often centers upon the down payment, which can range from 3.5% to 5%. On a modest $250,000 home that can run from $8,750 to...

Infographics: Five ‘Easy-ish’ Steps To Get A Mortgage

The home-buying process can seem tough, finding your dream home… But it’s only half the battle. Getting the loan – a mortgage – to purchase your home can be just...