Michele Hagan's Blog

Posted on 11/29/2020
Quick Tips for Paying off Your Mortgage
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
VA-Guaranteed Loan Works
Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels Before you can get a VA loan or a VA-backed loan through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, you'll first apply for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE). You must have served a certain number of days, depending on when you served, and you must have an honorable discharge if you are a veteran....
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Key Differences and Terms: Property Insurance vs Homeowners' Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Small Kitchen Remodeling Projects
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay Whether you’re moving into a new home or getting yours ready for the market, remodeling your kitchen can help boost your home’s value. You don’t have to invest in major remodeling projects to spruce up your kitchen. The following minor remodeling options are cost-effective ones that can give your kitchen a brand...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Home Shopping With Technology
Photo by Bruce Mars via Pexels House shopping when you live far from your new community is not easy, but technology makes it much simpler to tackle this big task. While nothing beats in-person visits, if you live across the country, or even in an international destination, you may not have that option. Here’s a look at how...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Should You Establish House Selling Goals?
If you want to streamline the home selling journey, it usually is a good idea to develop goals. That way, you can identify any potential home selling challenges and address them before you list your residence. Ultimately, there are many problems that may arise during the home selling journey, and these include: 1. Poor Curb Appeal How your home...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
8107 Quiet Cove Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060 is now new to the market!
This beautiful stone front home located in a 55+ community, has everything you need from a first floor bedroom, a large sunroom, a bright breakfast room, study with built in bookcase, loft for your hobbies, wrap around deck, paver patio, 3 car garage, walk out finished basement with in-law apartment, the list goes on and on. Enjoy the tranquility of nature right in your back yard with a neighbor only on one side and living on a dead end...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
What’s the Best Home Improvement for ROI
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Simple No-Knead Bread Recipe
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Bread can be fun to make, but kneading is hard work. If you're in a hurry or just don't feel up to the task of kneading your bread, this no-knead recipe is perfect for you. This is also an excellent bread to make if you've never made bread before, because it's simple and...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
How to Make Your Kitchen More Appealing to Buyers
Putting your house on the market is a lot like preparing to host a holiday party; you want to make the best possible impression on people without having to spend a small fortune in the process! Assuming your home is not drastically outdated or in disrepair, there are a lot of simple things you can do to make it...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Video Tour - 170 Linda Lane, Millersville, MD 21108
Amazing property at an amazing price. Come put your personal touches on this well maintained rancher with over an acre of cleared land, in a quiet little nock at the end of Linda Lane. Lots of space for your RV and work truck plus no HOA! Finished basement could be used as in-law suite, with a full bathroom, bedroom, possible kitchen space, hobby room, workshop, cedar closet and more. My favorite spot is the large family room off the kitchen with its rich wood walls, lots of windows and the wood burning stove with a backdrop of stone. Major updates have been done already roof/siding (2013), AC (2020), SS dishwasher (2019), water treatment...
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