August 2015

Found 6 blog entries for August 2015.

The Corporate Relocation Moving Guide

Our careers can take us down unexpected paths. Sometimes that can include relocating to a new city. And while changing cities can be very exciting, the transition from your old life into your new one can be quite an undertaking. Finding a new home, overseeing the safe transport of your belongings, enrolling kids in a new school and acclimating to a new work environment can be a lot for anyone. But it certainly doesn’t have to be difficult. With some careful planning, relocating can be made less complicated. 

Here are some guidelines to help make the relocation to a new city easier:

Find out everything your company offers to relocating employees.

Many companies have resources available for employees that need to relocate for their job.

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7 Quick Ways to Maintain the Value of Your House

Buying a home is a fantastic investment. It begins to build equity the moment you make your first payment. However, a home’s value is only the amount a buyer is willing to pay for it. You never know what may happen in life to necessitate selling your home, which is why it is important to maintain your home to the proper degree to ensure it is always an attractive option for a buyer and a fruitful return on your investment.

Here are 7 quick and easy ways to maintain your home’s value: 

1. Keep up with landscaping

The first thing neighbors, guests and potential buyers see is the exterior. This is why curb appeal is something to always maintain when you own a home. Simply keeping the yard cut and your trees and bushes trimmed goes a long

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Top 10 Tips on How to Select your Second Home Successfully

Once you’ve reached a level of financial comfort, you may want to expand your real estate portfolio and venture into the market for a second home.  Homes are an outstanding investment, especially in the current market where home prices are climbing and interest rates remain low. Whether you plan to use your second home as your vacation get-away or as a rented property for an extra source of income, here are some tips to help you choose your property successfully.

1. Use a local real estate agent

Rather than buying on a whim or relying on a quick visit to determine if an area is right for you, consult a local real estate agent. Nobody will know the nuances of your desired area better and their expertise will ensure your current and future

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When bathrooms are customized the way you want, they can be a true oasis and the perfect place to relax after a long day. Many bathrooms offer spa-like qualities like a soaking tub and peaceful atmosphere. Take a look at these amazing bathrooms— let them be your inspiration to create a spa-like space of your dreams in your current or next home!

1. Cooksville, MD

This bathroom has an intriguing cut-out that leads to a wonderful soaking tub and dual shower! 

2. Cooksville, MD

It's hard to believe that this masterpiece is a shower! It's a beautiful to look at and even better to enjoy once you get in. 

3. Ocean City, MD

This bathroom will allow you to enjoy the Ocean City Scenery! This designer soaking tub is perfect for taking a

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Lifestyles of the Luxurious: Where the Celebs Live

From Robin Leach’s ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ to MTVs ‘Cribs’ to HGTV’s ‘Celebrities at Home,’ we’ve always been fascinated with the homes where our icons of music and screen live their private lives. You can’t have a discussion about celebrity homes without beginning in L.A. We all like to live near our work and celebrities are no different.

L.A. is a sprawling metropolis. In fact, the cities of Boston, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland can all fit inside its city limits. L.A. also has the 2nd highest population density in the U.S. This makes L.A. extremely crowded, which is why most celebrities can be found bunched together in neighborhoods that offer a little more property and privacy, although that doesn’t seem to stop the wily paparazzi

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Owning a Home Can Help You Retire Comfortably – and Maybe Even Early

Retirement seems so far away when we are young. It’s easy to completely forget about it when life is moving fast and our only worries seem to be what is right in front of us. But eventually that day will come, and those who prepare early will still be living the good life when night clubs become golf clubs. One way to get an early jump on comfortable living after retirement is by owning your own home – and buying it early.

It Can Build Equity

When you make monthly payments on your new home, some of that money goes towards paying down the debt owed. With each payment, the equity rises because the amount owed against the amount the home was worth has decreased – essentially, you’re making money. With the housing market currently on the rise,

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