Life at Home

Make Everyday Life Better With the Perfect Sink

June 6, 2019

This insightful blog was written by Elkay®, an American owned and operated company that manufactures innovative plumbing products. Elkay is excited to celebrate 100 years in business in 2020. Choosing a sink for kitchen, laundry or bar installations can be overwhelming with the array of choices in today’s marketplace. This blog provides an overview of different sink materials with a focus on how the style, functionality and material durability of the sink should stand up to whatever life dishes out. Quartz From traditional to modern…

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Buying a Home

5 Things to Do Before You Contract on a New Home

June 4, 2019

We recommend having a checklist of things to research and do in the days and weeks leading up to your home purchase. A few simple steps can help you feel prepared, well-informed and ready to sign that contract with confidence. 1.   Scope out neighborhoods If you’re moving within the same area of town, researching the neighborhood may not be a necessity. But if you’re relocating between states or even across town, this is a must! When you purchase a home, you’re also buying into the…

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Local Stories

Hagerstown: An Attractive Option for Washington & Frederick County Homebuyers

May 30, 2019

With rent prices in Washington and Frederick Counties topping $1,200 a month, cost of living can certainly be a concern for residents. However, nearby Hagerstown offers an attractive alternative to high-priced renting, showcasing exceptional communities and a range of exciting attractions. Hagerstown is in close proximity to Ft. Detrick and the new Proctor & Gamble Mega-distribution center, and is only about 40 minutes from Frederick. This beautiful town makes it easy to fill your time with the things you love—the list below is just the…

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Financing & Insuring

Choosing a Mortgage Lender

May 29, 2019

Aside from finding a good real estate agent, choosing a mortgage lender is a key step before actively hitting the market in search of a new home—unless you’re paying all cash, that is. Equipped with a mortgage loan preapproval, you’ll have a much better chance of a streamlined experience when you contract on a home. Let’s look at a few considerations when deciding which lender finances your next home purchase. Rate comparison Interest rates from different lenders can fluctuate slightly up or down from the…

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