All Posts in Category: Home Living, Staging, Organizing, Budgeting, & Decorating to MAXIMIZE HOME VALUE

How to Stage Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar: Design to Live or Design to Sell

Home “staging” (as people call it) isn’t necessarily about buying, renting, or placing fancy model home style furniture in your home so that it sells. In fact, for most of my client Sellers home listings, it is as simple as a good cleaning, a few photos or belongings removed, and redesign of existing furniture.  Sometimes,…

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Secrets for Cleaning Tile, Wood and Vinyl Floors (& they really work!)

I found these fantastic tips about a year ago and have been using these techniques on my floors and sharing the amazing results with my clients so they, too, can benefit! Check it out and try it for yourself… CLEAN HARDWOOD FLOORS Use boiling water and two teabags to clean hardwood floors. The tannic acid…

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The 10 Most Common Decorating Mistakes…and Solutions

HGTV has enlisted some of today’s hottest interior designers to count down the most popular 25 decorating mistakes found in American home design and here are MY choices of the top 10 that I most commonly see when touring homes in Southern Maryland (in addition to sinks overflowing with silk floral decor or used tires…

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Don’t Miss These Home Tax Deductions

From mortgage interest to property tax deductions, here are the tax tips you need to get a jump on your returns! Owning a home can pay off at tax time. Take advantage of these homeownership-related tax deductions and strategies to lower your tax bill: Mortgage Interest Deduction One of the neatest deductions itemizing homeowners can…

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