5 Home Improvements That Add Value

by Andrew Schreiber 28. May 2013
As a homeowner you need to realize that there are some home improvements that will boost your home’s value and some improvements that are probably not worth it. One general rule of thumb is that luxury-type renovations and renovations that conform to your specific lifestyle might not always improve value. Things like a pool, in-home studio, or extravagant landscaping do not always add value to your home. The majority of buyers find the following items to be more appealing: Kitchen Remodel ... [More]

The Ultimate Question: Buy or Lease?

by Wade Barnes 25. February 2013
So you’ve decided on a new car! You’ve picked the make, model, color and options but the tough question is still looming. Should I buy or lease? Like many financial decisions, the answer is highly dependent on individual situations, but to help narrow the scope of your decision, it is best to consider the benefits of leasing to see if this option is best for your situation.  Benefits of Leasing Perhaps the greatest benefit of leasing is the fact that you can get into a new car... [More]

How to Stay Cool when Temperatures are Hot

by Wade Barnes 16. July 2012
Summer is officially upon us, and with it comes the heat and humidity we know all too well here in Baltimore.  Staying cool when the temperatures are hot can be a costly proposition, but there are a few tips we’d like to share so you don’t have to break the bank.   The basics...  º Blow hot air: By having a fan simply move the air around the house, you’ll actually feel cooler.  Running ceiling fans counter-clockwise, especially in elevated le... [More]


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