Blog 2017-08-10T01:32:58+00:00

Remodeling the Empty Nest

August 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Remodeling the Empty Nest

There is no doubt that being the owner of an empty nest is a bittersweet experience. However, it is also a fantastic opportunity to cross some things off your bucket list. Here are some of [...]

Preparing Your Investment Property for Fall

August 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Preparing Your Investment Property for Fall

Smart investors know that understanding risks is the key to maximizing any investment. When it comes to investment properties, the weather is one of the most volatile risk factors. It has the potential to inflict [...]

Creating the Perfect Study Space for Your Child

August 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Creating the Perfect Study Space for Your Child

A good education is the most reliable springboard for success in life. While school itself is important, the home to which a child returns every day is just as crucial. Give your child the best [...]

What Investors Need to Know About the Millennial Housing Market

August 10th, 2018|Comments Off on What Investors Need to Know About the Millennial Housing Market

There is some debate about the definition of a “millennial”. Semantics aside, the most essential point for a homeowner or investor to understand is that they comprise the largest single renter demographic. Estimated to number [...]

Things to Do to Beat the Heat This Summer

July 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Things to Do to Beat the Heat This Summer

With summer at its peak, here are some suggestions to beat the heat in Montgomery County this summer. Enjoy the Water There are many fun water activities in and around Montgomery County. Here are some [...]

Top Virginia Wineries Worth a Visit (and Taste!)

July 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Top Virginia Wineries Worth a Visit (and Taste!)

If you are wondering what to do with your long summer evenings, weekend, or even your vacation time this year, then take a look at these Top Virginia Wineries! Not only is a trip to [...]

Avoid the Nightmare of Evicting Tenants

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Avoid the Nightmare of Evicting Tenants

Whether you are a new or experience landlord, you will understand the difficulties of dealing with a difficult tenant. Troublesome tenants can cause problems with neighbors, not pay their utilities, withhold rent, and cause damage [...]

Considerations for First-Time Landlords

July 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Considerations for First-Time Landlords

Becoming a first-time landlord may be a daunting prospect. When you purchase an investment property, there are so many things to consider. Having worked in the property management business for nearly 40 years, we understand [...]

Bringing Communities Together: Public Art in Montgomery County

June 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Bringing Communities Together: Public Art in Montgomery County

There has been a lot of publicity recently about how public art has the ability to help revive communities and promote unity. In Montgomery County, we have embraced this opportunity and, in this article, share [...]

Best of Maryland: Summer Food Festivals

June 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Best of Maryland: Summer Food Festivals

With the summer months almost upon us, we thought we would outline some of the upcoming Summer Food Festivals in Maryland. From Annapolis to Westminster, we are covering all areas in this definitive guide. The [...]

Give Your Rental’s Outdoor Space a Makeover

June 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Give Your Rental’s Outdoor Space a Makeover

In this post, we are offering advice for tenants who want to spruce up their outdoor space. These tips will help you make your outdoor space feel more personal without you needing to spend too [...]

Take a Day Trip In the DMV

June 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Take a Day Trip In the DMV

With summer nearly upon us, you might be looking for some ideas for days out in the DMV. In this post, we share some ideas of things you can do in the area. A great [...]

Your Guide to the Best Farmers Markets in Montgomery County

May 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Your Guide to the Best Farmers Markets in Montgomery County

In this post, we give you the rundown on some of the greatest farmers markets you can go to in Montgomery County and tell you what you can find, where and when they are held, [...]

A Peaceful Home is a Happy Home

May 15th, 2018|Comments Off on A Peaceful Home is a Happy Home

Your home should be your sanctuary - a place you can go to after a hard day at work to relax and unwind. In this post, we share six tips on how to help make [...]

Seven Ways You Can Prepare Your Home for Summer

May 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Seven Ways You Can Prepare Your Home for Summer

Finally, we are starting to see the weather warming up and can hopefully look forward to putting those winter-woes behind us. In this post, we are sharing some ideas and tips to help you get [...]

Six Simple Ways to Add Value to Your Rental Property

May 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Six Simple Ways to Add Value to Your Rental Property

The ultimate objective for anyone who buys an investment property is to make money. While you’re waiting for the property market to swing upwards, we wanted to help you realize a few quick and easy [...]

Mother’s Day Traditions and Celebrations throughout Montgomery County

April 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Mother’s Day Traditions and Celebrations throughout Montgomery County

­Mother’s Day Traditions and Celebrations throughout Montgomery County Celebrations of mothers and motherhood have been held for centuries. In fact, the ancient Greeks and Romans held festivals in honor of the mother goddess. The clearest [...]

Spring Gardening Ideas for Tenants

March 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Spring Gardening Ideas for Tenants

As a tenant, it is highly likely you won’t be able to landscape the garden on your property. However, there are still so many ways you can add little personal touches to your property to [...]

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The Importance of Marketing a Rental to Millennials and Generation Xers

March 10th, 2018|Comments Off on The Importance of Marketing a Rental to Millennials and Generation Xers

The rental market is thriving these days and, according to recent data, it is closely tied to younger and more diverse generations. In the past year, millennials and generation Xers accounted for more than 70 [...]

Simple Ways to Stage a Home for a Photo Shoot

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Simple Ways to Stage a Home for a Photo Shoot

Remember the days when driving through neighborhoods in search of the perfect home was commonplace? Curb appeal used to be enough to draw in potential buyers, but times have changed. Today, 80 percent of home [...]

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The Importance of Technology and Communication for Property Management

February 15th, 2018|Comments Off on The Importance of Technology and Communication for Property Management

The tech-savvy generations that currently make up a majority of today’s rental market, expect immediate responses to their questions and issues; therefore, it is not surprising that poor communication is one of the top reasons [...]

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Improve Your Rental Property’s First Impression with a Landscape Makeover

February 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Improve Your Rental Property’s First Impression with a Landscape Makeover

Your rental property is in a prime location and has the features and amenities you are certain will attract potential renters in droves, and then – silence. Often, landlords spend too much time on the [...]

Factors Baby Boomers Need to Consider When Downsizing

February 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Factors Baby Boomers Need to Consider When Downsizing

The furnace is broken yet again, it’s time to replace the roof, and on top of it all the yard needs maintaining. These pain points are all too familiar and become especially daunting and costly [...]

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Five Rental Market Trends to Consider in 2018

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Five Rental Market Trends to Consider in 2018

There are many trends that shape the housing and rental markets and many differing opinions and data on how these trends will affect the markets in 2018. Paying attention to new developments and trends that [...]

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How to Qualify Prospective Renters

January 11th, 2018|Comments Off on How to Qualify Prospective Renters

Most landlords end up doing the bare minimum when it comes to qualifying potential renters. There are many times when that one phone call to verify employment goes undone – the results – unpaid rent, [...]