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May 08, 2015

Curb Appeal

14 Tips For Having Your Home Look It's Best This Summer

Summer is nearly upon us. Are you’re thinking about moving? Is now the time to sell? 50% of homes sold nationally and 1/3 of homes in Frederick County are sold during the summer months. (REALTORS®)

Summer has some advantages; nice weather, nice gardens, and families don’t have to worry about moving during the school year. However, houses typically sit on the market longer in the summer because families are busy with activities/vacations and/or have already moved/are planning to move in the fall.

Planning to sell your home this summer? Follow these helpful tips:

Take advantage of all summer has to offer and make sure your house has curb appeal.

  • Mow your grass regularly and keep it green and free of weeds.
  • Plant flowers and shrubs to accent your home and show off its potential.
  • Use container gardens & hanging baskets to highlight walkways, porches & decks.
  • Spread a thick layer of fresh mulch in your beds and keep them weed free.

Sounds overwhelming? Consider hiring a lawn service. This might qualify as a tax deduction if it is a moving expense??

Take a good look at the outside of your home because potential buyers will! If it needs fixing, painting or cleaning, do it.

  • Power-wash everything, the house, the roof, the shutters, the deck & porch, the sidewalks & driveway and even your mailbox.
  • Paint your front door and all wood trim everywhere
  • Stain the deck and sand any rough areas, maybe get new caps for the hand rails.
  • How does your exterior lighting look? Freshen it up with spray paint, it will appear brand new.
  • Does the driveway need a new blacktop coating?
  • Do you have a pool? Have it open and make sure it sparkles!

If you have a deck or porch, stage it as an outdoor living area. Most people love the idea of relaxing outdoors at the end of the day with a cold drink in their hand. Can buyers picture themselves in your backyard?

When you’re done outside, take these same principles inside. De-clutter, clean everything, and paint where needed - think HGTV and get the inside ready with the freshness of summer.

  • Invest in some new light and airy curtains and up to-date throw pillows
  • Place fresh flowers in colored glass vases around the house
  • Even a center piece of fresh fruit on the kitchen table can give a welcoming aura.
  • Ditch the old vanilla air freshener for the fresh summer scent of Lilacs or Jasmin instead

No matter when you sell your home try and make it as appealing to the masses. Keep it simple yet inviting and you’re sure to find a buyer who will love your home as you do!

Mar 06, 2015

Art Brew @ Cafe Nola

COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE AND DESSERT! + HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY HOUR! (SUNDAY, JULY 27 from 4PM-7PM. Located at 4 East Patrick Street.) Please show your support

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May 28, 2014


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Feb 13, 2014

Downtown Cooking School Classes Feb 22- 23

Get Tickets Here! Tickets are on sale now for Downtown Cooking School, a series of fun, hands-on cooking classes put on by your favorite downtown chefs

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Feb 11, 2014

Random Acts of Kindness

At Frederick Gorilla, we believe in giving back. We especially want to give back to you, the members of the Frederick community, to the point where you might even say we’re bananas for kindness! So keep an eye out for our ninja gorilla helpers, who will be spreading kindness in local businesses, public service buildings, and on the streets during Random Acts of Kindness Week, February 10 – 16, 2014.

Sponsored by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, this week is dedicated to stepping out of your daily routine and going out of your way to be kind to other people. The goal is to go beyond daily kindness and inspire people to pass it on.

Do you love this as much as we do? We challenge you to perform one act of kindness each day throughout the week, whether at home, at work, or in the community! One small act of kindness could completely turn around someone’s day and is sure to brighten yours as well.

Take pictures, make a video, or just tell us your good deeds on social media using the hashtag #gorillagivesback.

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Feb 11, 2014

Frederick Restaurant Week!

Frederick Restaurant Week is a 7-day promotion that features the unique and fine dining options available in Downtown Frederick and the surrounding area. Participating restaurants will offer diners price-fixed meals at mouth-watering prices the week of March 3-9, 2014.

Featuring over a dozen restaurants, Frederick Restaurant Week is the perfect time to visit a favorite restaurant or try something new. Chefs will prepare delicious 2-course and 3-course special menus. During Frederick Restaurant Week, lunches are offered at $15.14 for a 2-course meal and $20.14 for a 3-course meal. Dinners are offered at $20.14 for a 2-course meal and $30.14 for a 3-course meal. All costs are exclusive of tax, beverages and gratuity.

During Frederick Restaurant Week, no tickets or special passes are needed. However, reservations are strongly recommended. Contact the individual restaurant to make your reservations. Restaurant contact information can be found on the Menu page of the website.

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Feb 26, 2013

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