Elaine Peace's Blog

Posted on 03/07/2021
Ideas for Crafting with Upcycled Materials
Image by tatu234 from Pixabay Upcycling is a great way to use old or discarded objects to create new and useful items. The following are several basic things you probably have at home or in the garage. With a little creativity, they can be turned into beautiful crafts. Coffee Bean Holder Find a small bowl, glass vase or...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Pros and Cons of FSBO
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay For Sale by Owner (FSBO) can be an extremely tempting prospect for home sellers. If you don't have to pay the real estate commission, you can put more of the money from the house sale directly into your pocket. But it takes more of a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude to successfully complete a home...
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Posted on 02/24/2021
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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Posted on 02/21/2021
4 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Selling Their Property
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay If you're like many Americans, your home is your biggest asset. And if you're thinking of selling your home to use the profits for a new home, sending the kids off to college or simply adding it to a retirement fund, there are a few things you may want to avoid to...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Conclude a Successful House Selling Journey
The home selling journey may seem endless at times. Fortunately, once you accept a buyer's offer to purchase your home, the finish line of this journey may be in sight. There are many things that a house seller can do to streamline the process of reaching a home closing date, and these include: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Although accepting...
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Posted on 02/08/2021
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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Posted on 02/07/2021
How to Freshen and Replace Your Tile and Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Picking the Right Financing for Your Home
Photo by Vlada Karpovich from Pexels While your credit score will play a role what your mortgage interest rate will be, there are also various types of loans that can increase or lower your monthly mortgage payment. In general, there are two specific loan types, adjustable rate loans, known as an ARM and fixed rate. However, within these...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Why There's No Need to Wait to Pursue Your Dream Residence
If you've always dreamed of owning a house, there is no need to wait to enter the real estate market. In fact, there are many reasons to kick off a house search today, and these include: 1. You can upgrade from your current residence. If you live with family members or friends or rent an apartment, buying a home...
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Posted on 01/23/2021
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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Posted on 01/17/2021
Can Easements Affect Property Values?
Image by Zach Schorr from Pixabay Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you might discover there is an easement attached to your property. If so, you’re probably wondering how this affects your property values. What is an Easement? In a nutshell, an easement is for one person to have explicit permission to have use of another person’s...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
What to Ask About When Buying a Fixer-Upper
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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