Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal this Holiday Season!

Whether you are selling your home or not this holiday season, curb appeal is often celebrated this time of year with festive décor. Here are a few ways to boost your home’s curb appeal during the holidays. Looking for a timeless, classic look? Dress up your home this holiday season with nature’s beauty using fresh garland, greens, and poinsettias. Wrap fresh garland around columns, railings, lamp posts, and doorway frames. Place poinsettias or miniature trees on either side of your front door, walkway, or steps. Place lanterns along your walkway or porch. Want to make your house shine this holiday season? Light up your house this season. String lights on trees and bushes in your yard. Hang

I need to sell my home during the holidays. Is this possible?

Many homeowners think the winter holiday season is one of the toughest times to sell a home. Well that’s not always the case. There are many reasons it might be a good time for you and your home. Do you need to sell now? If so, get your holiday spirit ready and think about these things. Serious buyers are out there looking for homes and we eliminate the recreational buyers. Less listings on the market means less competition for you! After the holidays we see listings increase and by March the market is in full swing in most areas. Homes can show great when decorated elegantly for the holidays. Deck the halls, but don’t go overboard. Buyers tend to have a little more time around the holidays

MD Closing Costs FAQ

What are closing costs? Closing costs are costs paid at closing or settlement by both a buyer and seller. Fees vary per property, county, settlement company and lender. What is the difference between a down payment and closing costs? Both are an assurance to the lender of a buyer’s commitment to this investment. Typically, down payments range from 3.0%-25% of the purchase price. In addition to this payment, a buyer also needs funds to put towards closing costs, which tend to be approximately 3.0-3.5% of the purchase price. How much are closing costs? Typically, for a buyer, closing costs are approximately 3.0-3.5% of the purchase price. Typically, for a seller, closing costs are approximatel

Brighten Your Home Sale!

Thinking of selling? No one wants to spend money on a home they are getting ready to sell, but what if there were a few, affordable fixes that could help your house sell faster? These simple home improvements will be sure to enhance your house, attract potential buyers, and get you the maximum return on your money. Here are a few home improvements that should increase your home’s value: LIGHTING: Lighting is essential when getting your home ready for the market and is often overlooked. No one wants to enter a dark and dingy house. Consider replacing light bulbs, taking down curtains, and cleaning windows. Adding table lamps and floor lamps will brighten up any room, especially in areas that

Be Our Guest

The holiday season is upon us! Family and friends will be coming into town and you may just find yourself with a few overnight guests this season. In preparation for these guests, here are a few helpful tips on how to create a welcoming guest space: Some suggest staying in your guest room for an evening to anticipate the needs of your guests. Did you need an extra blanket or pillow? Is there a clock? Magazine or book? How about an extra phone charger? These simple touches will make any guest feel right at home. Want to go the extra mile? Try pampering them with some fresh flowers. Turn down the bed and place a piece of chocolate on the pillow. Leave extra hangers in the closet and empty some







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