Archive for September, 2016

What is Title Insurance?

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Title Insurance

There are many steps to the home-buying process, and one of the most important is obtaining title insurance!

As you go through the process of buying a home, you are concerned about tons of different things including securing your mortgage, getting necessary repairs made, and whether or not your children will be able to get rid of any of their toys before it’s time to pack them up. Title insurance can feel like another thing to add to the list, but it plays a crucial role in protecting you during the home buying process. What exactly is title insurance and how can it protect you? (more…)

Selling Your Home in the Fall

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Fall is the perfect time to sell your home – read on for tips on staging your home this season!

Fall is almost always a perfect time to sell your home. It is a time of perfect normalcy, where the kids are back in school and there are no holidays for almost 3 months. The exploding of fall colors outside make for picturesque beauty that enhances the appeal of any home. Here are some ways you can attract fall home buyers this season. (more…)

What to Expect with Your First Commercial Lease

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
commercial lease

Entrepreneurs need to keep a few things in mind when they’re looking for their first commercial lease.

When a business owner signs their first commercial lease, they are taking a big step on their entrepreneurial journey. Commercial leases are similar to residential ones, but they are usually more complex with different variables. Getting the lease right the first time can save you and your fledgling business a lot of headaches down the road. Here are some tips to help you when negotiating your first commercial lease. (more…)

Three Helpful Steps to Saving for a Home

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

If you’re unsure how to save for your dream home, these tips will help you get started!

While many people dream of owning a home someday, the prospect of saving the sums of money needed to realize that dream is daunting. It’s true – saving for a home might be one of the hardest things anyone has to do, particularly if you’re not as skilled with money management as you might like to be. If you’re not sure how to save for a home, these three steps may be a good starting point to making your dream of home ownership a reality. (more…)

Why You Should Live in A Home Before Renovating

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Before picking up your sledgehammer, check out why you should live in the home before starting renovations.

While many people opt for a move-in ready home, there are a select few who see the “diamond in the rough” and are ready to take on a fixer-upper for the right price. Many people who take on a project home decide to renovate right away, sometimes even starting on the day of their closing. But if possible, many real estate agents recommend living in the home before deciding on renovations, expansions, and remodeling. While this does not speak to adding lights and plumbing repairs that make the house livable, it may be a good idea to wait a while before knocking out the wall between the dining room and living room. Let’s take a moment to discuss why you should live in a house before renovating.

Living in the Home Could Change Your Mind

While you may have grand visions of an open floor plan, a master suite complete with a sitting room, and an office complete with built-in shelving. But after living in the house, you may feel differently about living there. It is difficult to know exactly how you’ll use the house until you really get a feel for the home. It should be your day-to-day experience that should inform you of the improvements you’ll make for your new home.

Take a Break and Relax

The process of buying a home is stressful. You have spent the last two to six months looking for and eventually buying a home. So why would you want to jump right into renovations? Take some time to depress from all of the stress of buying the home before concentrating on the stress of actually buying the home.

You Need a Solid Plan

Before just jumping into renovations, you should take the time to seriously plan out what you are going to renovate and how you are going to live through renovations. Take some time to plan out where the contractor is going to start and end the renovations. Work with a well-qualified contractor you like and who shares you visions for the home. Spending more time with your contractor will ensure the plans do not go astray as you renovate your new house into your beautiful home.

Renovating a house is tough but it can be worse when you are under a lot of stress. Take some time to relax and plan out your renovations before diving in after closing. For more information on finding your dream home or your fixer-upper, call Clagett Enterprises today.

Renovating Your New Home and Clagett Enterprises

If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your family or property management company for your portfolio of properties, you can rely on Clagett Enterprises. Clagett Enterprises is a full-service real estate company with almost 30 years of experience in the Frederick and Western Maryland area. For assistant selling your home and getting the best possible price, contact us online or give us a call at 301-665-6009. To meet our team and see some of our beautiful homes, follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+.