Roger Franks's Blog Posts

Returning To The Land

An emerging trend can be seen in Frederick County and far beyond -- a growing interest in people buying farms and farmland to restore the land to organic crop and livestock production.A grassroots

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Helping Our Hidden Neighbors During COVID19

During this unprecedented time of experiencing planet earth on lockdown, new opportunities arise to be of service to our neighbors.One creative way is to use the attached flyer to fill out with your

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A Stylish Outdoor Museum In Middletown

Drive down alternate Route 40 from Braddock Heights and you enter an eye-catching museum on East Main Street.Many of the houses you encounter are loosely termed “Victorian” in honor of Queen

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Fresh Space For A New Chapter

One of the most challenging times for older adults is transitioning from being "empty nesters" in larger family homes to accepting a smaller living space.What makes this such a challenge for

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How To Avoid First Year Homeowner Mistakes

Great expectations and sober reflections often dance together in the minds of those buying their first home.  New spaces with crafted ambience, the joy of getting further established in life,

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Two Houses One Family

In the Worman’s Mill community just north of the city of Frederick stands the ruins of a house built by Jacob Steiner (1713-1748) about 1746.  He was a German settler, and he built the

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Two Houses One Family In Frederick

start In the Worman’s Mill community just north of the city of Frederick stands the ruins of a house built by Jacob Steiner (1713-1748) about 1746.  He was a German settler, and he

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Your Water And You

Every year the city of Frederick MD publishes “The Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.”  It’s obvious to all of us how important this is to our health.It is encouraging to know“

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House Styles And You

How well do you know house styles?  Can you tell the difference between a Cape Cod and a Colonial?  A Bungalow and a Shed?  A Federal and a Georgian?  How about a Queen Anne

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A Concise Crazy History Of Frederick County Home Buying

Did you know that average home sales today are about the same as in 2004? What is the reason behind it?  Remember the stock market crash of 2008, caused by the subprime mortgage crisis?

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Why You Need A Buyer Agent

What is the value of having a buyer’s agent?*Experience.  It’s easy in our Google world to think that information alone is enough to navigate the waves of a complex process.  Would

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