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Posted on 06/13/2021
Assessing Your Equity as a Home Seller
Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay The equity in your home plays a major role in how much profit you'll make off the sale, but it's not always simple to determine just how much of the home you own (even if you haven't refinanced). Here are a few tips to understand equity and how you can use it to...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Curb Appeal: Which Home Remodeling Projects Are Worth The Time and Money?
Your home’s curb appeal refers to how attractive it looks from the street. Curb appeal can have a big impact on how quickly a home sells and how much it’s worth. When your home looks its best, this can add value to your property so that you’re able to expect a higher amount from buyers. Whether you’re going...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Pre- Approval is a More Involved Process Than Pre-Qualification
Photo by Tayeb Mezahdia via Pixabay When you start looking for your dream home, you need to know how much mortgage you will qualify for. Your real estate agent might ask you to get a pre-qualification letter. However, just because you are pre-qualified doesn’t mean that you will get the loan. You need a pre-approval for that, and...
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Posted on 05/29/2021
759 Ramsay Street, Baltimore, MD 21230 is now new to the market!
Great location for your next rehab project! This quiet, quaint section of Ramsay St is on the boarder between Pigtown & Barre Circle. New Roof 2020. New HVAC Nov 2019. Current owner has begun many projects. Bamboo flooring in living room into the breakfast room just finish out the trim work. Teak wood tiles accent living room entry wall and bathroom. Upper level is a blank slate with the drywall and wiring removed. Incredible opportunity for huge owner's suite and walk in closet or make it a two bedroom. Deck off kitchen with vinyl fenced yard. Basement currently storage and laundry. Make it living space and add incredible...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
PERRY HALL, MD Real Estate Market Update 5/27/2021
Click here to view PERRY HALL, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Make Your Home a Welcoming Oasis in One Day
Photo by Sonja_paetow via Pixabay Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
What Is Step-Up Basis?
Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Suppose you’ve inherited your parents’ longtime home. Suppose they paid $100,000 for it, and it’s now worth $300,000. Had they sold it while it was in their possession, they would have avoided paying capital gains tax due to the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. Now that it’s yours, has that tax avoidance...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Buyers: Preapproval vs Prequalified Letter
Photo by Lukas from Pexels If you're ready to get serious about your home buying journey, one of the first steps is seeing various lenders. As you become more familiar with the process, you'll likely hear the terms preapproval and prequalified mentioned again and again. We'll look at how each letter works and what you should know before...
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Posted on 05/07/2021
1706 Summit Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21237 now has a new price of $280,000!
Charming, updated 4 bedroom 2 full bath brick Cape Cod with finished basement and private driveway. The main level boasts rich dark oak hardwood flooring in every room. You will feel at home as you cross the threshold into the living/dining room and imagine cooking in the chefs kitchen! Plenty of storage with many cabinets and gorgeous granite counters. Stainless steel appliances and 5 burner gas stove. Two main level bedrooms and updated full bath. The largest main level bedroom is 14x14 is currently used as a full time work at home separate space. Upstairs the primary bedroom is 14x15 with high ceilings and huge walk in closet. ...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
DIY: Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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