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Top 5 Home Improvements That Really Pay Off

Whether you’re dying to update your home, or you’re just trying to look at it from a buyer’s perspective, it really pays off to know which home improvements will deliver the best return on investment. [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Buying and Selling, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Renovations|Comments Off on Top 5 Home Improvements That Really Pay Off

What is a Zestimate and How Can You Increase it?

If you’re a homeowner, by now you’ve probably heard the term “zestimate,” But, for many people the word is still an enigma. So, what is it and why does it matter exactly? According to Zillow, [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Livability, Renovations|Comments Off on What is a Zestimate and How Can You Increase it?

Steps to Take Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

Maybe your kitchen is outdated. Maybe there’s just not enough room for everyone. Or maybe you just want a change. Sound familiar? Kitchen renovations are perhaps the most popular project for homeowners, but also one [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Kitchens, Livability, Renovations|Comments Off on Steps to Take Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

5 Cold Weather Prep Tips to Get Your House Winter Ready

Washington D.C. winters are typically long and harsh, and the elements can really take a toll on your home. The better your home is prepared, the more comfortable, protected, and energy efficient it will be [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Custom Homes, Home Maintenance|Comments Off on 5 Cold Weather Prep Tips to Get Your House Winter Ready

The Importance of Customer Service from Home Builders

Building a home is not for the faint at heart. There are tons of difficult decisions to be made, and the stress can be unbearable. However, an experienced custom home builder with excellent customer service will ease your worries and turn a stressful situation into an exhilarating experience. […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on The Importance of Customer Service from Home Builders

Are Higher Initial Costs Worth it for a Custom Home?

Let’s face it: money is generally the driving factor when purchasing a home. People will often seek the lowest price per square foot, or the lowest sale price, in hopes of economizing. Unfortunately, this is likely not going to get you the best value; it will just get you the cheapest home. No doubt about it, there is some cheap housing out there right now, but “cheap” is probably not the best way to go. […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Custom Homes, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Are Higher Initial Costs Worth it for a Custom Home?

5 Most Valuable Home Improvement Projects

It’s rare for homeowners to consider their homes “complete”. There’s always something more to be done to improve living spaces; there’s always home improvements lurking in the back of people’s minds. However, it’s important to [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Custom Homes, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance|Comments Off on 5 Most Valuable Home Improvement Projects

Beware of Snow and Ice Damage to Your Home

The threat of ice damming on your home is undeniably high with the recent massive amount of snowfall in Maryland. The accumulation of snow on your roof may make a beautiful winter scene, but it’s actually more harmful than it appears. Ice dams in gutters and on rooftops obstruct the melting snow from flowing freely. This can cause water to back up behind the dam and potentially lead to exterior and interior home damage. […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Beware of Snow and Ice Damage to Your Home