Want to remodel your Hagerstown kitchen?

According to a survey by the National Association of House Buyers, kitchen remodels are the most common type of remodeling, followed by the bathroom, the entire house, and room additions. So you’re definitely not alone in wanting to remodel the kitchen. But how much is it going to cost? And just as importantly, how much … Continued

Have you considered improving your Hagerstown home’s air quality?

It’s probably not something you spend a lot of time thinking about, but today’s buyers are actually pretty diligent about NOT buying homes with poor indoor air quality. One study by UL Environment of 1,000 consumers found that 70% of Americans are actively looking for “greener products” for their homes. Buyers are more concerned than … Continued

Wishing your Hagerstown home was more modern or updated?

There are a lot of cool things that can be done with homes today (kitchen islands, efficient power systems and appliances, smart devices for controlling temperature, etc.) to increase value AND make living spaces more comfortable. But here’s a question… Is it best for a homeowner to remodel their current home or move? Well, the … Continued

Has the value of your Hagerstown property taken a dive?

We’ve seen it happen before. Someone buys a property and its worth steadily increases… until it doesn’t. For one reason or another — often, a reason that’s outside of the owner’s control — the property’s value tanks. And to help homeowners protect themselves, here are a few different factors that can hurt the value of … Continued

Are you dealing with pet problems in Hagerstown?

Most of the time, pets are the BEST! They are good listeners, never judge, love everyone unconditionally and become part of the family. With pet health insurance, pet bakeries, and their toys & food delivered to our front door, we love them and spoil them rotten.  It’s the way it should be. But every once … Continued

Are you moving an elderly parent into your Hagerstown house?

The different stages of life are many – young adult, newly marrieds, growing families, middle age…and it’s astonishing how quickly the years fly by. Author Gretchen Rubin said, “The days are long, but the years are short.” So true! Before we know it, we find ourselves at the phase of life where we are contributing … Continued

Is your Hagerstown HOA not doing its job?

Often buyers specifically look for houses that are part of a Homeowners’ Association so that their investment is protected, and their property values aren’t negatively impacted by the choices of their neighbors.   But sometimes an HOA isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, or their budget just doesn’t allow for everything that needs to … Continued

Are you trying to sell a Hagerstown house with water damage?

Unfortunately, water damage is a common problem among homeowners. Many times, you might not even notice it until it’s too late. Then you might even have to deal with mold, structural damage, and other long-term problems. And any house inspection is going to easily find that water damage. So what should you do? Here are … Continued

How much does it cost to sell your Hagerstown home?

Obviously, you want to make as much money as possible. No seller wants their potential profit to drown in repairs, upgrades, staging, closing costs, and agent commissions. Unfortunately, it happens quickly. Before you know it, everyone and their dog is making money off the sale of your home. So how much is it REALLY to … Continued

Selling your Hagerstown home soon?

Here’s what to expect (according to cold, hard data)… Overall, It Takes Between 65 and 93 Days To Sell — According to Zillow, the average house spends 2-3 months on the market, from listing to closing. It Takes 1-2 Months To Get an Acceptable Offer — The average house seller accepts an offer on their … Continued

Want to add another room to your Hagerstown house?

Well, you’re not the only one! According to HomeAdvisor, a homeowner spends about $20,703 – $71,423 in order to build an addition to their home. But… how much would a room addition cost YOU? At Simpatico Properties , we’ve been managing real estate in Hagerstown for years now, and we’ve learned a thing or two … Continued

Designing the interior of your Hagerstown home?

As you already know, making good home-design decisions is important not just so that YOU can enjoy a beautiful home… but so that your home is easy to sell when the time comes. Unfortunately, the expectations of home buyers are changing all the time. So what are the current trends? And more importantly, what interior … Continued

Trying to get rid of pests in your Hagerstown home?

Here are some of the most common pests that homeowners deal with… – Termites – Mice – Cockroaches – Wasps – Mosquitoes – Rats – Flies – Bedbugs – Ants – Spiders Unfortunately, each of those pests can cause damage to your property over time and even create health risks for anyone living there. But … Continued

Dealing with a damaged slab foundation in Hagerstown?

Well, a home is only as strong as its foundation. So, it’s important to fix these problems as quickly as possible. Typically, cracks in a slab foundation are the result of freezing water that has expanded in pipes beneath the cement. This can cause leaks and, in worst cases, damage to internal materials like doors, … Continued

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