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How Big Business Impacts Rural America
Posted on 01/19/2020
How Big Business Impacts Rural America
Photo by Vit Ducken via Pixabay There has been a lot of concern about the state of rural America and how it's being affected by large businesses. Big box stores like are said to destroy local businesses, causing an economic drought in small towns. But despite the statistics, there's a bigger picture to consider. We'll look at how...
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How is a Land Contract Different than an Mortgage?
Posted on 01/12/2020
How is a Land Contract Different than an Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Save Your Recyclables: How to Use Old Recycling as Storage Savers
Posted on 01/05/2020
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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Tips to Build an Outdoor Kitchen Over Several Seasons
Posted on 12/29/2019
Tips to Build an Outdoor Kitchen Over Several Seasons
Photo by Allison Gillett via Pixabay You can create a stunning outdoor kitchen using basic components and pulling things together over time. Entertaining outdoors has become so popular that supplies and materials for cooking are easy to come by in a variety of price points. Follow the steps below to make the most of the process. Foolproof Steps...
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10127 Dorsey Ln, Lanham, MD 20706 now has a new price of $339,999!
Posted on 12/27/2019
10127 Dorsey Ln, Lanham, MD 20706 now has a new price of $339,999!
New Development***Built in 2019***Rare Opportunity***This Matisse Condo in Glen Dale has so much to offer. Open Floor plan on main level with chef's kitchen. Five burner stove with ample counter space and 42in cabinets complimented by a spacious pantry. Off the kitchen is an attached one car garage with storage space available. Powder room on main level as well. Upstairs provides three extremely spacious bedrooms with master walk-in closet paired with a huge en-suite plus his/ her counter space. Washer and dryer on bedroom level for your convenience. Tankless water heater, generous storage space and deck off bedroom. All of this comes with...
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Common-Interest Housing - Condos and Townhomes
Posted on 12/22/2019
Common-Interest Housing - Condos and Townhomes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Common-interest housing includes individually owned spaces and common areas shared by all owners. The common areas can include clubhouses, landscaping, parking lots or pools. Multistory buildings share lobbies, stairwells, and elevators. Any community that shares property including single-family free-standing homes in developments, falls into the common-interest category. The two most familiar types of...
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Home Features That Attract Buyers
Posted on 12/15/2019
Home Features That Attract Buyers
Photo by alvinmatt via Pixabay What homeowner doesn’t want to maximize overall home value when the time comes to sell? In order to sell your house faster and for more money, it's important to have a firm understanding of the specific housing features that matter the most to prospective buyers. Well-Established Property Value Boosters If you’ve ever considered...
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How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
Posted on 12/08/2019
How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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