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Reduce Your “Moving to a New Home” Stress

Moving to a new home is an exciting process. But one that can bring unexpected challenges and headaches.  If you’re moving to a new home this year, you’re not alone....

Home Shoppers Beware These 3 Hidden Home Expenses

Home shopping is about livability – not hidden home expenses. But if you’re focused entirely on the wall color, the view and how many bedrooms, you could be missing some...

Upgrade Your Garage Organization Before Winter Starts

Perhaps you’ve already winterized your home, but did you remember your garage organization? Getting ready for cold and snow means a checklist of precautions so that you’ll be prepared. And,...

Find Your Maryland Schools Star Report Rating

Have you heard about the Maryland Schools Star Report yet? Maryland has debuted a new school accountability system that gives parents, students and teachers a way to easily tell how...

7 Simple Tips and Tasks to Winterize Your Home

Have you had a chance to winterize your home yet? If your schedule is bonkers like ours, you might be behind in your home maintenance. That’s ok, because we have...

Columbia MD is Wallet Hub’s Safest Cities in America!

Wallet hub has recently declared our very own Columbia, MD as the safest city in the country to live in. We live here, and already know what a great place...

6 “Must Do” Home Closing Checklist Items

Do you have your Home Closing Checklist? It’s a rundown of everything home buyers need to do in that crucial 11th hour before they get their hands on those keys....

Design Boutique Domain Opens in Catonsville

Main Street Catonsville will soon have a new home decor and original art retail store named Domain to add to its historic downtown. The storefront will be located in between...

4 Easy Ways to Live Better this Spring

The Spring is a great time for new beginnings and new habits. In fact, it’s a better time to make lifestyle changes than the winter is. We all want to...

Are You Registered to Vote in the 2018 Primary Election?

Are you registered to Vote in the 2018 Primary Election? Are you absolutely sure? After all, there are lots of reasons you might not be. The biggest reason I often...

Stop Renting: 5 Things You Need to Know

Renting can be an economical option for some. Unfortunately, many people would be better served by owning a home. Homeownership is a personal financial decision that just isn’t evaluated. The...

Here Are The Best Home Colors for 2018

Choosing home colors is as much of an art as it is a science. Trends change and evolve. Home features that appealed to buyers in the 80’s or 90’s don’t...

The Best Time to Sell Your Home In Central Maryland

Real estate is about location, location, location. As a corollary,  it’s also about timing, timing, and timing. Whereas location matters in real estate outcomes, the fact remains that a seller...

6 Secrets to a Great Spring Lawn

Springtime means gardens and flowers. For many homeowners that means getting their lawn in shape too. Just a few easy spring lawn steps taken now, means the faster you can start...

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...