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Posted on 06/26/2022
Mortgage points: What they are and how they can help
Mortgage points can be a confusing topic, especially if you’re not familiar with them. And while they are hefty in value, the information surrounding them is often overwhelming. So, let’s start with the most basic point: What, exactly, are mortgage points, and why do I need to know about them? Here’s a quick and simple guide to understanding...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
4 Colorful Outdoor Plants to Grow Indoors
If you've dreamt of having a lush and colorful garden but don't have the space or climate to support it, consider keeping houseplants instead. There are many varieties of outdoor plants you can grow inside your home as houseplants if you need or prefer. Here are some of the top garden favorites to grow indoors, no matter where...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
3 Benefits to a Large Down Payment
When buying a home, the down payment will make up the bulk of your upfront expenses. While most mortgage lenders offer you flexibility in the amount of your down payment, it's difficult to decide how much money to spend right away. While a higher upfront cost, a higher-than-minimum down payment has some significant advantages. Here are the main...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
DIY outdoor patio furniture ideas on a budget
If you’re in need of outdoor patio furniture ideas that won’t break the bank and look great in an outdoor living room, there are plenty of stylish options to consider. Whether you upcycle items you already own or create them from scratch with your DIY skills, you can decorate your outdoor space on a budget in a variety...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
DOVER, DE Real Estate Market Update 5/29/2022
Click here to view DOVER, DE blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Fix-and-Flip Homes
Is it possible to flip houses for profit with no experience? Luckily, this is one area of real estate investment that is viable even for beginners. Here is a simple beginner's guide to house flipping to get you started: Step 1: Find a Cash Source Flipping a house requires more cash up front than with a traditional home...
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Posted on 05/27/2022
Video Tour - 42 Taber Court, Frederica, DE 19946
Quiet wooded setting for this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath contemporary home needs someone to keep it company! Located on a cul de sac in the well-established development of River View Estates, you will enjoy the spacious living that is offered. Inviting front porch to welcome you into the foyer with hardwood flooring. Formal living and dining room on either side of the foyer. From the dining room, walk into the kitchen with bar, oak cabinets, double sink and breakfast nook that overlooks the nature filled backyard. Family room with wood burning brick fireplace. Both family room and breakfast nook open out onto the 3-season sunroom. Step out onto the...
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Posted on 05/27/2022
42 Taber Court, Frederica, DE 19946 is now new to the market!
Quiet wooded setting for this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath contemporary home needs someone to keep it company! Located on a cul de sac in the well-established development of River View Estates, you will enjoy the spacious living that is offered. Inviting front porch to welcome you into the foyer with hardwood flooring. Formal living and dining room on either side of the foyer. From the dining room, walk into the kitchen with bar, oak cabinets, double sink and breakfast nook that overlooks the nature filled backyard. Family room with wood burning brick fireplace. Both family room and breakfast nook open out onto the 3-season sunroom. Step out onto the...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
The best 90s home decor to add nostalgia to your space
The fashion world has seen a resurgence in trends from the 1990s, and interior designers have noticed the same with 90s home decor. While it might be easy to recall decorating trends from other decades, some aspects of the 90s can be more difficult to grasp. Luckily, this guide will help inspire you - either with design ideas...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
The basics of style: A quick contemporary decor style guide for your home
Homeowners are often searching for a way to keep their home updated without the overwhelming amounts of clutter that seem to come with upgrading designs or styles. That’s where contemporary decor comes into play. The contemporary style is regularly confused with modern design, but there are a few key differences between the two. The most significant difference lies...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Favorite weird features found in old houses
While trends and necessities change, some so-called weird features of old houses can still delight the modern homeowner. What some might consider useless and old-fashioned might be the perfect opportunity for timeless style and vintage charm. But which of these unusual features are the most-loved? From strange to whimsical, here are some of the best outdated and odd...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Ideas for a DIY Fire Pit
Having a backyard fire pit gives you a great place to sit around with family and friends on summer nights or cooler nights. Although fire pits are sold in many stores, building your own gives you more control over how it looks. You can design your own fire pit, construct it yourself, and set it up to use...
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