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Architecture in Downtown Frederick

April 1, 2015 / / Architecture, Blog, Frederick, Historic, Homes, walking tour

Take a Walking Tour of the Historic District From Francis Scott Key to the Civil War, Frederick County is rich with history!  This history has influenced our area in many ways, including architecture.  The historic district of Frederick includes 80 blocks, with many examples of interesting and beautiful buildings and homes. To walk the city and visit […]

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Are You Ready to Purchase a Home?

March 20, 2015 / / Advice, Blog, buyers, For Sale, Homes, Mortgages, Things To Do

Ready to make the plunge and purchase? With ever changing mortgage regulations it is important to be informed about all of the factors involved when purchasing a home.  Here are 5 things to keep in mind while shopping for a mortgage. You can and should get preapproved for a mortgage before you go looking for […]

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Solar Panel Pitfalls

February 3, 2015 / / Advice, Blog, Homes

Pitfalls of Solar! There are signs that owning solar energy solutions for your home like solar panels do bring some return when selling your home.                              However, there are two pitfalls to consider: 1.  You will not get a very high ROI […]

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Mortgage Rates Drop

January 14, 2015 / / Blog, buyers, For Sale, Homes, mortgage rates, Mortgages

Great news for home buyers! U.S. mortgage rates have dropped to the lowest level in more than a year and a half as falling oil prices and concerns about the strength of the euro drove investors to the safety of the U.S. government bonds that guide borrowing costs. The average rate for a 15-year rate […]

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Tips For Decorating Your Home this Holiday Season

December 11, 2014 / / Advice, Blog, DIY, Frederick, Home Decor, Homes, Things To Do, Uncategorized

The holiday season is upon us, a time of year when we all dress up our homes to celebrate the season.  Here are some useful tips when decorating your home with lights! Reduce Holiday Lighting Energy Waste: Watch your usage:  Leaving holiday nights on overnight wastes energy and increases electricity costs. Lower your bill this […]

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Selling your Home? Consider Purchasing a Home Warranty

November 19, 2014 / / Advice, Blog, For Sale, Homes

Are you selling your home?  A great way to interest buyers in your property – and potentially sell faster – is to consider purchasing a home warranty! What are the benefits of a Home Warranty to the Seller? Coverage while your home is on the market – If a failure occurs while your home is on the market, […]

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Prepare Your Home For Winter

November 10, 2014 / / Advice, Blog, DIY, Homes, Things To Do

With winter coming soon, now is the time to prepare you home for colder weather! Here are TEN useful tips for getting your home ready for the winter season. Check for Drips Remove garden hoses from outdoor faucets. Leaving hoses attached can cause water to back up in the faucets and in the pipes just inside your exterior […]

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DIY – Decorating for Fall

October 13, 2014 / / Blog, DIY, For Sale, Home Decor, Things To Do

Autumn is here!  Decorating for fall can warm up your home just as the temperatures outside begin to drop.  The warm hues of yellow, orange and red really bring in an element of coziness.  Be creating with your fall decorating!  You can even find some items to use in your own backyard. Here are a few […]

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Fall in Frederick County Maryland

September 30, 2014 / / Blog, Events, Frederick, Things To Do

Fall is the perfect time of year to live in or visit Frederick County Maryland!  Frederick is less than one hour from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and nearby Gettysburg, Antietam, and Harpers Ferry.  There is so much to see and do here!  Enjoy autumn’s cooling temperatures by  visiting the Catoctin Mountains to watch the fall foliage turn to vibrant shades […]

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August Home-Maintenance Checklist

July 30, 2014 / / Advice, Homes, Things To Do

Some housecleaning chores need to be done monthly, others seasonally, and still others just once a year. Problem is, we often don’t get around to them, or else we add them to our spring cleaning list, which quickly becomes so large and time-intensive, we don’t get around to that, either. The solution? Create a monthly […]

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