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Millennials Want to Own Homes

January 25th, 2019

Millennials want to own homes. Seventy-two percent of Millennials surveyed prioritize buying a home over marriage and having children. The reasons given in the CNBC survey were that those surveyed would like to have stability or feel they are established if they own a home. The only priority over homeownership is planning for retirement. Those [...]

Millennials and Homebuying Questions

February 22nd, 2018

Millennials and homebuying questions - these go hand in hand. Of course, most homebuyers have a lot of questions, but this generation has a unique position where they are between those who had to put 20% down in order to buy a house, and those who do not believe they will ever have the money [...]

Seven Small Home Issues That Can Be a Big Deal to Buyers

February 12th, 2018

Seven small home issues that can be a big deal to home buyers comes from a realtor.com article about the topic. Many of us have little flaws in our houses that we have gotten used to and don't even really think about anymore. But what we can live with and don't care much about could [...]

A Home Inspection Report is not a Required Repair List

January 25th, 2018

A home inspection report is not a required repair list comes from an opinion post by Barry Stone in The Oaklahoman. People write into Barry and ask for advice, and his answer to this one really spoke to me, so I wanted to share. The person writing into Barry says that they had a home [...]

Millennial Mortgage Problem in Baltimore and Other Cities

November 6th, 2017

Millennials are not buying homes often in many areas, and there is good reason. Millennials don't always have the money for a downpayment to buy a home! An article in USA Today discusses the student debt and lack of savings that can create this issue. A company by the name of Apartment List figured out [...]

Fall Home Maintenance

September 29th, 2017

Fall Home Maintenance is important to get your Baltimore house ready for Winter. Maintenance can keep your home in good shape throughout the year. Thank you to Home Advisor for this beginning of a list, plus additional tips I've found and expound upon! Now, to do:   Inspect your roof and have any needed repairs [...]

Tricks to Renovate and Create Space in Your Home

February 9th, 2017

Tricks to renovate and create space in your home comes from a Today Show post about "space saving tricks" - but they really are about how to renovate your home and use the space you already have. Here are the tricks from the Today Show post - with my take on each one. Turn Open [...]

Baltimore Named a “Cool” City for Millennials in 2015

February 4th, 2015

Baltimore was named a "cool" city for Millennials in 2015 in the Christian Science Monitor. Though many outside of Baltimore may not understand and realize the greatness that the city holds, this article helps to show what appeals so much to so many! As the article notes, there is a vibrant Downtown Baltimore scene, gorgeous architecture, [...]

Maryland Lead Law for Landlords as of January 1, 2015

December 26th, 2014

The Maryland Lead Law is changing for landlords as of January 1, 2015, so if you own property that you intend to rent, you need to be aware of the new changes in the law. The Maryland Lead Based Paint Law as it stood for rentals made it mandatory for houses built before 1950 to [...]

Five Home Improvement Projects You May Want to Avoid

October 29th, 2013

There are five home improvement projects you may want to avoid, because they may end up costing you money when you try to sell your home. If you plan to stay in your home for a long time, and want to make changes for your lifestyle, then these may be worthwhile to you, and this [...]