Sharron Cochran's Blog

Posted on 01/06/2020
How To Improve Your Credit Score
One of the most critical aspects of your financial state, when you’re buying a home, is that of your credit score. Credit scores take your entire economic history into account. That means every missed payment, every account opened, and that three-digit number represents every debt you owe. Once you obtain your credit score and assess your finances, if...
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Posted on 12/14/2019
Outdated Home Decor
Thinking it is time to update your home? Here are some ideas on where to start....
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Posted on 12/06/2019
EASY OUTDOOR HOLIDAY DECOR
Every year I buy cut winterberry holly branches from Plantmasters at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market. I just stick them in the soil in a planter and they last 2 months or more! I enjoy looking at these from my breakfast table every morning....
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Posted on 11/29/2019
The Importance of Title Insurance on Your Home
This article from the Washington Post offers a cautionary tale: if this homeowner had purchased title insurance when she bought her home (a one-time premium), she could have simply called her title insurer when she discovered her home had been fraudulently sold, saving her the time, stress and expense of dealing with the situation herself. You can think...
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Posted on 11/25/2019
Congratulations!
It was a pleasure helping Adwoa and Benedict buy their first home in DC!...
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Posted on 11/17/2019
Is Your Real Estate Agent a Great Marketer?
If you're selling a home, hiring a real estate agent who acts as a comprehensive marketer is essential – and perhaps it is easy to understand why. For home sellers, an ineffective marketer may struggle to promote your residence to the widest range of homebuyers. This may cause you to miss out on opportunities to highlight your house to...
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Posted on 11/03/2019
The Importance of Home Staging
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay Home staging used to be a novelty you watched on the HGTV network. At the end of the program, the hosts would show up with a truckload of furnishings and a bunch of landscaping plants, and presto — a home would be transformed before your eyes. Today, home staging is a thriving bicoastal...
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Posted on 11/01/2019
5331 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20816 now has a new price of $4,600!
Updated 4BR/4FB English-style colonial with a magnificent rear garden for entertaining, and conveniently located with an easy commute to downtown DC. Set up high off Mass Ave with a 1-car garage and extra parking spaces in front and a private walkway to Worthington Drive to the rear. Entrance level is the lowest level and includes a welcoming foyer, large family room, bonus room, full bath. Up to the bright main level with large living room, dining room, updated kitchen, bedroom and full bath. The upper level has the master bedroom with en suite bath, 2 additional nice size bedrooms and a hall bath. But the outdoors offers the real treat:...
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Posted on 10/26/2019
Paint Colors that Can Sell Your Home Faster Than You Think
What do you think is the best paint color to sell your house? It often seems that the best color is white since it evokes a clean canvas for the buyer. But you may find that if you warm up the interior of the house just a bit, it may assist prospective buyers in feeling more at home....
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