Life at Home

How to Throw a Housewarming Party

June 13, 2018

Buying a new home is an important milestone—and a cause for celebration! Check out these quick tips for hosting an unforgettable housewarming party. Make a guest list. Do you want to limit your guests to close friends and family, or invite all your new neighbors? Whether you host an intimate gathering or welcome friends of friends with open arms, establishing a guest list can help you stay organized and stress-free. Send invitations. These set the tone for any event, including your housewarming party. Opt to…

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Life at Home

Last-minute Father’s Day Gifts

June 11, 2018
Father and daughter

Father’s Day is June 17! If you’re searching for a last-minute gift, we have you covered! From high-tech water bottles to personalized books and kitchenware, we’ve rounded up an assortment of thoughtful gifts for fathers, grandfathers and other important men in your life. For the sports fan From personalized clothing to monogrammed golf balls and branded lawn chairs, there is an abundance of appealing sports team regalia for dad. An NFL parking sign and cufflinks are other fan favorites. Many cities also offer certificates for…

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Buying a Home

How to Buy a Home Off a Floor Plan

June 4, 2018

Purchasing a new home offers many opportunities over buying resale, including the chance to select a floor plan with features and structural options that complement your lifestyle. The result? A home with a floor plan that’s better personalized to meet your individual needs. However, since new homes offer so many possibilities, there may not be a home already built to your specifications when you go under contract. Don’t let this stop you from getting the home you really want. Follow these tips for successful floor…

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Local Stories

What to Look for in a Townhome in the Baltimore Area

May 31, 2018
Kingsley

When you’re searching for a Baltimore townhome, it can be hard to figure out which features to prioritize. We put together a cheat sheet of design details that make a townhome stand out from the crowd, so you can feel confident about finding just the right fit. Location, location, location It’s a real estate mantra for a reason—even the most amazing home won’t offset the hassle of an hour-long commute or a school-district desert. Prioritize communities with easy access to what matters most to you,…

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Buying a Home

Quiz! Where Are You on the Path to Homeownership?

May 29, 2018
Happy couple planning house

Are you ready to become a homeowner? Take this quick quiz to find out where you are on your homebuying journey. Simply tally your A’s, B’s and C’s, and check out your result below!   I have wanted to buy a home for:   Over a year At least a year A few months     I plan to stay in my current/desired area for:   At least five years Three to five years Less than three years/I’m not really sure     The following…

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