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How to Set Goals for Real Estate Investing
Posted on 04/05/2020
How to Set Goals for Real Estate Investing
Photo by F. Muhammad via Pixabay Whether you're about to sign on your first rental property or already possess a portfolio full of properties that are cash-flowing like crazy, you need this. Time to reframe your mindset, step above the minutiae, and get a panoramic view of the path you're choosing. Why Set Goals? It's easy to get...
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Save Your Recyclables: How to Use Old Recycling as Storage Savers
Posted on 03/29/2020
Save Your Recyclables: How to Use Old Recycling as Storage Savers
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Depending on where you live, recycling may not be an easy task. Some communities don't even have a local center. And beyond that, reusing something has less of an environmental impact than recycling. So when you can reuse, you absolutely should. But it's not always easy to see treasure when "trash" stands before...
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Will a Rural Loan Work for You?
Posted on 03/22/2020
Will a Rural Loan Work for You?
Photo by Pete Linforth via Pixabay Vacant land is a hot commodity – especially for builders. If you’re searching for a home, you may find one in an area that’s growing in population but still offers great lots. Interestingly enough, these areas that look like thriving cities could be zoned in an area deemed “rural.” If so, you...
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Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate Market Update
Posted on 03/20/2020
Gaithersburg, MD Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Gaithersburg, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Signs Your Roof is in Need of Repair
Posted on 03/15/2020
Signs Your Roof is in Need of Repair
Photo by Joel Dunn via Pixabay Your roof is an important part of your home, and for something of its size, it is surprisingly delicate. Even minor problems can have a lasting impact on the integrity of your home. Learning how to spot some of the most common problems allows you to seek out help when you need...
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The Costs and Types of Title Insurance
Posted on 03/08/2020
The Costs and Types of Title Insurance
Photo by Mona Tootoonchinia via Pixabay When you purchase a home, your lender charges you for a title insurance policy. You are also given the option to buy your own title insurance policy. Depending on your agreement with the seller, the seller might purchase the buyer’s title insurance policy. Before a seller can sell his or her property,...
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Do These Things Now to Make It Easier to Sell Your Home
Posted on 03/01/2020
Do These Things Now to Make It Easier to Sell Your Home
Selling your home may seem like a relatively simple process. You hire an agent, let them take pictures and show the house to prospective buyers, accept an offer, and then close… right? In reality, there’s a lot that goes into the selling process; especially if you want to have a smooth home sale. Matters are further complicated by hr...
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Tips on Creating a Functional Space Out of an Old Garden Shed
Posted on 02/23/2020
Tips on Creating a Functional Space Out of an Old Garden Shed
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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Remember to Make Home Security a Priority
Posted on 02/16/2020
Remember to Make Home Security a Priority
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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Organize Your Garden Shed with Upcycling
Posted on 02/09/2020
Organize Your Garden Shed with Upcycling
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan....
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DIY: Replace Old Caulking
Posted on 02/02/2020
DIY: Replace Old Caulking
Image by bidvine from Pixabay If you have a bath or shower that required caulking, chances are that caulk has seen better days. It's soft, so abrasive cleaners wear away at it. This may cause gaps or ragged holes that trap residue. And even if it's all in one piece, mildew and grime will likely stain it over...
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Tips for Selecting the Right Buyer's Agent
Posted on 01/26/2020
Tips for Selecting the Right Buyer's Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels When you view a home for the first time and speak to the agent hosting an open house or showing the home, you're talking to someone working for the seller -- not for you. Anything you share could be passed on to the seller -- and used to leverage a better offer...
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