Archive for January, 2017

Ways You Can Spot Real Estate Scams

Friday, January 27th, 2017
real estate scam

How to spot a real estate scam before it’s too late!

Real estate is known for all it’s prominent success stories. Sadly, real estate is also riddled with miscreants. There have been many write-ups about scams aiming to target the property investors of the world. But there are also scams that have been targeting landlords, investors, and property managers. Here are a few ways you can be able to spot the scams and avoid losing your hard-earned money in the process. (more…)

Tips For Making Your Rental Property Feel Like Home

Friday, January 20th, 2017
rental property

Make your rental property feel more like home.

When renting an apartment it can be easy to get stuck in a design rut. You may find that you have many constraints and rules to follow based on your property management’s policies. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t decorate your rental so that it feels more like a calm sanctuary for you to come back to after a long day at work.
Add Storage
Let’s be real, customizable storage is simply not something that your property management or landlord would allow. When you don’t own the place and are a renter, it can be difficult to find all the space needed to store all your things. This is where storage comes in handy. Adding your own inexpensive storage solutions, such as a bookcase or some simple shelving, you can create an abundance of storage without tearing down any walls.
Change Up The Hardware
Most apartment rentals have the very basic hardware available. Oftentimes, this never fits in with the style you want to incorporate to make the space feel like your own. By simply switching out various cabinet pulls and bathroom hardware, you can create a space that is less common and more uniquely your very own. Always remember to keep the hardware that you choose to remove so that when it comes time to move out you can put the original hardware back, taking your unique hardware with you to your next place.
Get Rid Of Vertical Blinds
As the ultimate decorating sin, vertical blinds are found in most rental properties. To avoid your space from looking like a boring hospital room, try to either take down the blinds or place curtains over top to cover them up. As mentioned, don’t forget to keep the original blinds if you do choose to take them off so that you can easily put them up before you move out.
Trust the Professionals at Clagett Enterprises for Your Real Estate Needs
If you’re looking for the perfect realtor for your property or to assist during your purchase of any home, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

Benefits Of Renting An Eco-Friendly Apartment

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The go green trend has been on the rise, from health to clothing, making it’s way into the construction of apartment buildings. Now, more than ever before, management companies and developers are looking to build green apartments for residents to enjoy all the benefits that come with an eco-friendly living environment. As residents are growing more and more concerned about their carbon-footprint, the demand for eco-friendly apartments has risen drastically, and for good reason. (more…)

The Effect Of Rising Interest Rates on Commercial Real Estate

Friday, January 6th, 2017
commercial real estate

What you need to know about rising interest rates and their effect on real estate.

Over the past year there has been talk about the federal interest rate rising for the first time since 2006. Interest rates have different effects on the market, and there are advantages and disadvantages to their rise. (more…)