Six Little-Known Home Maintenance Items You Should Do

October 26th, 2022

Six little-known home maintenance items you should do are small things - but their maintenance can lengthen the life of these appliances, etc in your home. Thank you to a post on for the list! Clean your Refrigerator Drip Pan. Did you even know that your fridge has a drip pan? (I didn't. You [...]

Buying a Flipped House? Some Questions to Ask!

January 27th, 2020

Buying a flipped house? Here are some questions to ask! This post comes from an article on that discusses questions on flipped houses. What is a flipped house? A house that has been flipped is one that someone bought, did either a lot or a little work, and then is "flipping" it by selling [...]

Cigarette Smoke Smell Can Reduce Resale Value of Homes

February 5th, 2019

Cigarette smoke smell can reduce the resale value of homes comes from a post by, the website of the National Association of Realtors about this topic. The article states that cigarette smoke can reduce the resale value of a home by up to 29 percent! There are a number of ways to attempt [...]

Baltimore is a Top 10 City with Fast Homeownership Growth

June 5th, 2018

Baltimore was named a Top 10 City with fastest homeownership growth. The article was researched and put together by Baltimore comes in at #4 on the list. The article discusses how Baltimore is close to Washington, DC, and how that helps homeownership in Baltimore. With Baltimore having a reasonable cost of homeownership, it can [...]

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 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 [...]

Potential Pitfalls During a Home Renovation

September 8th, 2017

Potential pitfalls during a home renovation comes from a article about seven terrifying things that can happen during renovations. If you are going to get involved in home renovations, you need to be aware that sometimes things just don't go as planned. Many times, these issues are not foreseeable, but it doesn't hurt to [...]

How Much Time Does It Take To Close on a House After Contract?

November 7th, 2016

How much time does it take to close on a house after contract? The truth of the matter is that it varies. According to a report and article by, the average time from contract to close is about 50 days. Keep in mind, that means that about half of contracts may take longer - that is [...]

Nine Signs of an Outdated Home According to

August 2nd, 2016

Nine signs of an outdated home according to comes from an article the site posted that was a little more grim (hopelessly outdated was in their title,) that I wanted to touch on and address. The intent of the article seems to be to poke fun at the things we may love about our homes, but [...]

10 Tips To Get Your Home Ready For Photos

January 29th, 2016

10 Tips to get your home ready for photos comes from a post from the National Association of Realtors(R). That post was specific to "staging" your home for photos by Justin Riordan of Spade and Archer Design Agency. See his article here. Justin has some great points. He is coming from the point of view [...]

What Is The Best Day To List My House?

October 24th, 2011

What is the best day to list my house? A few years ago, prior to the internet being a terrific place to find information about a house, I would have said Tuesday night or Wednesday. Why? In the past, Broker's Opens, generally held on Wednesday afternoons in central Baltimore County, were the "first showings" for [...]

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