Carlos Aranguren's Blog

Posted on 09/19/2021
The Benefits of a Stone Home
Image by djedj from Pixabay If you’re looking to build a home and want an exterior that is both trendy and timeless, consider natural stone. Stone is one of the oldest building materials in human history and it is still being used in new construction today. There are many varieties of natural stone you can use for siding...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
3 Tips for Green Living in Manufactured Log Homes
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Manufactured log homes still retain the pioneer charm of homes built throughout history, but have some important modern features. While older log homes lacked natural light and powerful insulation, those that are available today boast lots of windows and modern insulation. They're spacious and cozy and often feature wide, roomy porches that welcome...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Home Buying Journey: Start with Your Loan
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay If you’re in the market to purchase a home, it can be a confusing process. Interest rates, types of loans and what may apply to you can all sound like a foreign language. It’s always best to have some background knowledge before going to see a mortgage broker to make sure you’re...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Many Potential Home Sellers Stay Put
Image by Mudassar Iqbal from Pixabay Construction of affordable starter homes is failing to keep pace with the number of first-time house hunters. At the same time, more homeowners are resisting the siren song of selling to these potential buyers in order to move up or downsize. It's a trend called "rising tenure length." Owners are staying put....
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Posted on 08/28/2021
GAITHERSBURG, MD Real Estate Market Update 8/28/2021
Click here to view GAITHERSBURG, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
What Types of Natural Stone Can I Use For My Home?
Image by Artur Pawlak from Pixabay When you think “natural stone home” you might have a particular look in mind. It might make you think of storybook cottages or even ancient castles. While stone has been a building material of choice for thousands of years, there’s no reason it has to look vintage. In fact, there are many...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
How to Use Mirrors in Your Garden Decor
Garden mirrors might seem like a new trend, but they’ve been popular among outdoor designers and gardeners for decades. With the wide variety of mirrors and mirrored surfaces available to add to your garden decor, you can incorporate this fun idea into your outdoor space. Here are the basics about garden mirrors and some ideas to inspire you....
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Genuine Vintage Tins Make Great Flower Containers
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Should You Build a New Addition Onto Your Home?
Image by ClassicallyPrinted from Pixabay Whether your family has grown or your personal lifestyle has changed, you may have found yourself faced with the decision of building an addition on your existing home or purchasing a new one. There are both benefits and disadvantages to both options so it's important to take time to consider your own circumstances...
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Posted on 07/28/2021
GAITHERSBURG, MD Real Estate Market Update 7/28/2021
Click here to view GAITHERSBURG, MD blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
7 Creative DIY Living Room Decor Projects
The living room is one of the most flexible rooms in the home. As you seek to complete your living room design, consider DIY living room decor projects. These are 7 creative DIY living room decor ideas that could be incorporated into any home: Faux Fireplace Not every room is equipped with a natural fireplace, but that doesn’t...
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