Kathy Maupin's Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
How to Prepare if You're Purchasing Rental Property
Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels Rental properties are becoming extremely common in the world we live in today. Many people are realizing the huge profits they can make from rental properties, and the need for these rentals isn’t going away any time soon. If you’ve ever wanted to be a landlord and rake in some cash on...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Get the Best Value When Hiring Home Contractors
If you've ever experienced the frustration of paying more than necessary for home repairs, remodeling, or upgrades, you're not alone! Most of us have done it at one time or another, and it's not a pleasant feeling! The good news is that if you make up your mind to do a little research, ask questions, request a free quote,...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How to Incorporate Smart Technology into Your Home
Image by Dan LeFebvre from Unsplash Smart home tech makes it easy to find information in an instant, turn on or off the television without getting up and even see who just rang your doorbell, but it can also help you be more energy efficient. Saving energy does more than just cut your electric bills, it allows you...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Gardening: Serene Places for Garden Arbors and Trellises
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
DOVER, DE Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view DOVER, DE blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
It Pays to Pay Your Mortgage Twice a Month
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We all know how hard the beginning of the month can be; it seems like there are a million bills due all at the same time, and one of those bills is usually the most expensive among them all—your mortgage. After you budget for all of your expenses, that gigantic payment can really...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
What Is the Cost of Purchasing a Home?
Before you embark on a search for your dream house, it helps to know what to expect during the homebuying journey. If you understand the true cost of purchasing a home, you can map out your property buying strategy accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three factors that may impact how much you spend to acquire your ideal...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Mailbox Rules to Remember
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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Posted on 12/02/2020
95 Preston Lane, Clayton, DE 19938 is now new to the market!
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 story townhome for rent in Clayton, on Wheatleys Pond. Home features a full eat in kitchen, fireplace in living room, loft area above main bedroom and full unfinished basement with walkout. Minutes to downtown Smyrna and routes 13 and 1. SPECIAL CLAUSES 1) NO SMOKING 2) Renters Insurance Required 3) Tenant responsible for all utilities 4) Tenant responsible for lawn maintenance & snow removal 5) Pets allowed on case by case basis with deposit- approval by owners. 6) Tenants must make 3 times the monthly...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Reasons to Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget
For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey. 1. Analyze Your Financial...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
HOA Pros and Cons in a Nutshell
Photo by Bryan Clayton via Pixabay If you buy a townhouse or condo, you’ll find that you’re more than likely a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you, along with everyone else in your community, own the exterior of the buildings and the common areas. If your roof fails,...
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