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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Financing & Insuring

Deciding on a Conventional vs. FHA Home Loan

May 21, 2018

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and conventional (or conforming) home loans have long been the most common mortgage options on the market. But which one is right for you? First, it’s important to clear up a major misconception that an FHA home loan is only for first-time homebuyers. While that’s a myth, it is true is that FHA loans have historically been more attractive to first-time homebuyers due to lower down payment requirements and interest rates. But as you’ll see, the differences between FHA and conventional…

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Local Stories

Home at First Sight

May 17, 2018

Earline Phillips was eager to transition from a townhome to a ranch-style home and knew that she had found her new community as soon as she stepped inside the model homes at Seasons at Traditions in Aurora, Colorado. With a thoughtfully designed kitchen that flows into a spacious great room and two private bedrooms, the Amethyst floor plan was just the right fit. Earline planned to create a home that she would want to stay in forever, and she enjoyed working with her Home Gallery™…

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Packing & Moving

Packing Tips for a Quick Move

May 14, 2018
Packing up a kitchen

Moving Day is fast approaching and you haven’t packed a single thing. Not to worry! Whether you just contracted on a quick move-in home or you’ve simply put off boxing your belongings until the very last minute, we’ve got you covered. Following are some tried-and-true packing pointers to help ensure your upcoming move is speedy, seamless and, above all else, stress-free: Sort your belongings beforehand. Take some time ahead of time to divide your possessions into three categories: keep, donate and toss. Though it may…

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