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Is Your Offer to Purchase Competitive?
Posted on 09/15/2019
Is Your Offer to Purchase Competitive?
As a homebuyer, it is important to do everything you can to find your dream residence. Once you discover your ideal house, you should be ready to submit a competitive offer to purchase this home. Ultimately, there are several factors to consider as you try to put together a competitive offer to purchase your dream house. These factors include:...
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Upgrade or Sell As-Is?
Posted on 09/08/2019
Upgrade or Sell As-Is?
If spending money to make money on your property seems counter-intuitive, you might attempt to sell your home “as-is” and keep your money for the new place. After all, most of those homes featured on renovation reality shows are in worse condition than yours; and those buyers intended to gut the place for a complete makeover anyway. Just...
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Focusing on That Fabulous French Look
Posted on 09/01/2019
Focusing on That Fabulous French Look
From Sabrina to Amélie the French vintage-inspired interiors evoke sensual elegance and comfortable hominess at the same time. Figuring out how to pull it all off, though, takes more than purchasing the right furniture set. That je ne sais quoi (literally “I don’t know what”) that is so French isn’t so much mastered as it is effortlessly felt....
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Do You Need a Slipper Chair?
Posted on 08/25/2019
Do You Need a Slipper Chair?
Once meant only for elegant Victorian boudoirs, the slipper chair has come to its own as a design element for side chairs, cozy reading areas, even as a more stylish desk chair. So just what is a slipper chair? Historic versus modern In 18th-century European homes, the wide, low, armless chairs graced the rooms of ladies wearing heavy...
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Cutting it Close: Know Your Closing Costs
Posted on 08/18/2019
Cutting it Close: Know Your Closing Costs
When buying a home, nothing could be worse than getting down to the hour of closing only to discover you don't have enough money in your account for all those insane fees you didn't know about. These fees are due to the lender and other third parties such as the title company at the close of the deal...
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Reasons to Invest in Eco-Friendly Properties
Posted on 08/11/2019
Reasons to Invest in Eco-Friendly Properties
Eco-friendly properties are becoming increasingly popular. There are lots of people who are willing to invest in eco-friendly houses. Eco-friendly homes are a great option if you are purchasing a new home or you want to move into another piece of property. Green properties have advantages that are far more than traditional homes. If you are unaware about...
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Reasons Why Owning Is Better Than Renting
Posted on 08/04/2019
Reasons Why Owning Is Better Than Renting
Many people shy away from this topic; they think it’s something way out of their league. Deciding to buy a home requires a lot of planning and saving, it’s not a decision made over the night. Remaining a tenant is not bad especially if you can’t afford to buy a house just yet. However, deciding to stay a...
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Talk is Not Cheap
Posted on 07/28/2019
Talk is Not Cheap
The road to a healthy self-image is not always a forward moving journey. At times you may have to take a step or two backward to gain perspective on an area of struggle. To take even one thought and replace it with one that helps you carry forward, is a victory. Life is hard enough out there without...
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Balancing Your Debt to Credit Ratio
Posted on 07/21/2019
Balancing Your Debt to Credit Ratio
It's easy to get stuck without a mortgage approval or with a smaller home loan than you want, just because you don't understand how your credit score works. Most of the things you've done to prepare: budgeting your income, balancing your bank accounts and saving up for a down payment, aren't reflected in your FICO credit score. It...
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Should You Craft a Home Buying Checklist?
Posted on 07/14/2019
Should You Craft a Home Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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11375 Seneca Knoll Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066 now has a new price of $1,199,000!
Posted on 07/09/2019
11375 Seneca Knoll Drive, Great Falls, VA 22066 now has a new price of $1,199,000!
NEW PRICE!!Gracious Colonial on 2 acre lot with over 4,700 finished living space. Three sides brick. Sun Room addition with walls of window opens to large deck. Complete Kitchen remodel. Updated Bathrooms. Family Room off kitchen with gas fireplace. Main level den/5th bedroom with private bath. Finished walk-out Lower level recreation room with wood burning fireplace opens to patio and fenced area. Exercise room. Half bath. Huge unfinished storage area. Private backyard with beautiful...
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