Top Rental Trends in 2021

December 31st, 2021|Comments Off on Top Rental Trends in 2021

The real estate market for landlords and renters alike has bucked traditional trends since the coronavirus hit our shores. Another year has gone by and, instead of normalcy, we are still being regaled by [...]

Holiday Decorating in a Rental Home

November 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Holiday Decorating in a Rental Home

Decorating for the holidays is a special way to start off the season and ring in the festivities. Coming together with family and friends to celebrate can help foster the spirit of the holidays, [...]

Landlord Changes Due to Covid

October 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Landlord Changes Due to Covid

The housing market has generally been an accurate indicator of the health of the economy. However, the Covid pandemic has caused a great disturbance. As a result, rental market trends are no longer as [...]

How to Write a Winning Rental Application

September 16th, 2021|Comments Off on How to Write a Winning Rental Application

In today’s tight rental housing market, odds are that there will be intense competition for the property you want to rent. Realtors and landlords seldom take a first-come, first-served approach anymore. Instead, they carefully [...]

Living In: Germantown

August 20th, 2021|Comments Off on Living In: Germantown

Germantown, Maryland, is the largest community in Montgomery County; with a population of over 90,000, it is the third most populous place in the state. While not an incorporated city, the region provides a [...]

Living In: Silver Spring

July 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Living In: Silver Spring

Located along the northern border of Washington, D.C. is the vibrant community of Silver Spring, Maryland. The city is situated in the southern region of Montgomery County. Combining a lively downtown district with quieter [...]

Living In: Gaithersburg

June 4th, 2021|Comments Off on Living In: Gaithersburg

One of the largest cities in Maryland, Gaithersburg sits in the center of Montgomery County. Residents enjoy being only 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., providing easy access to all it has to offer. [...]

Living In: Bethesda

May 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Living In: Bethesda

Located seven miles from Washington, D.C., Bethesda is a vibrant urban community in Montgomery County. Offering a mix of lively metropolitan life and neighborhood charm, it’s no wonder the city is such a sought-out [...]

Living In: Potomac

April 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Living In: Potomac

Located northwest of Washington, D.C. is one of the highest-rated neighborhoods in Maryland: the suburban community of Potomac. While many neighborhoods outside of the Beltway feature a combination of homes and commercial venues, Potomac [...]

Living In: Rockville

March 15th, 2021|Comments Off on Living In: Rockville

Situated in the heart of Montgomery County, Rockville is considered one of the best small cities in America in which to live and work. With a population nearing 68,000, it ranks as Maryland’s third-largest [...]

Questions to Ask Before Downsizing

February 19th, 2021|Comments Off on Questions to Ask Before Downsizing

So, you never imagined that your home could be too big… but it has started to feel that way. You are not alone. Americans of all ages and from all walks of life consider [...]

Promoting Positive Landlord-Tenant Relations

January 28th, 2021|Comments Off on Promoting Positive Landlord-Tenant Relations

All relationships, whether personal or professional, are based on mutual trust and respect. Both landlords and tenants benefit from cordial rapport based on those tenets. For the former, it brings consistency and predictability, factors [...]

Keep Your Pets Safe this Winter

December 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Keep Your Pets Safe this Winter

As you begin to bundle up in anticipation of winter, remember that your furry and feathery friends can feel the chill, too. The risks aren’t just from the dropping mercury, though; the winter world [...]

Preparing for the Holiday Season

November 15th, 2020|Comments Off on Preparing for the Holiday Season

Autumn is in full force, and with the stunning fall foliage, pumpkin patches, and apple picking also comes frost in the air that means winter is around the corner. Soon enough, we will be [...]

Add Curb Appeal to Your Rental Property

October 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Add Curb Appeal to Your Rental Property

We all know the importance of first impressions. This is especially true if you are a landlord looking to attract new tenants. Prospective tenants are more likely to want to see the inside of [...]

Autumn Cleaning

September 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Autumn Cleaning

Many of us are spending more time at home due to lockdowns, which makes for bigger messes and spills, dirt and grime, and - ultimately - more germs and bacteria. Since the chill of [...]

How to Enjoy Your Home

August 31st, 2020|Comments Off on How to Enjoy Your Home

With so many of us spending more time at home, perhaps the saying “take the time to smell the flowers” is good advice. So is taking the time to really live in your home. [...]

Find Inspiration in the Latest Home Design Trends

July 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Find Inspiration in the Latest Home Design Trends

A home’s décor tells tales of the people who live within it. As we continue to spend inordinate amounts of time indoors, decor is just as much a reflection of the things for which [...]

How to Find a Walkable Neighborhood

May 27th, 2020|Comments Off on How to Find a Walkable Neighborhood

Wide-open spaces, the gentle breeze, real human interaction – most of us have begun to truly appreciate their worth in 2020. Swapping screen time for street time can also improve your overall health and [...]

Creating the Perfect Home Office in a Small Space

April 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Creating the Perfect Home Office in a Small Space

2020 has taken it upon itself to become the year of work from home (WFH). Change and discomfort go hand in hand, though, and most of us have struggled to sync our work routines [...]

Tips to Find Your Ideal Rental Home

March 25th, 2020|Comments Off on Tips to Find Your Ideal Rental Home

Home is where the heart is, regardless of whether you own or rent. Unfortunately, too many renters make the mistake of committing themselves to a property that proves to be inconvenient, unnecessarily expensive, or [...]

Dealing with Difficult Tenants

February 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Dealing with Difficult Tenants

Even with thorough tenant screenings and contract agreements, if you are a landlord you can still wind up with problem tenants. At some point in your career you may need to evict a tenant, [...]

Creating A Smart Home

January 31st, 2020|Comments Off on Creating A Smart Home

Smart technology in the home has come a long way in a short amount of time. Many renters are already accustomed to using smart tech in daily life; virtual personal assistants such as Amazon [...]

A New Home for a New Year

December 15th, 2019|Comments Off on A New Home for a New Year

Moving can be an exciting time, but finding the best rental can be a challenging task.  With the right preparation, you can take significant steps towards finding your new home.  Here are some things [...]