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Posted on 07/25/2021
Consider Hiring a Contractor for These Backyard Upgrades
Real estate professionals point to curb appeal as a critical factor in attracting offers and increasing resale value. While a well-manicured lawn and flowering gardens are wonderful assets, homeowners may also want to consider investing in backyard improvements. Too often, homeowners spend weekends laboring in their front yards and hire contractors to remodel the interior of the home....
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Joyful Homeownership
Photo by Andy Dean Photography via Shutterstock The phrase “the joys of homeownership” is a staple in most households. But sometimes, you think you hear a snicker behind the smile. Now that you’re finally ready to become an owner, you might be wondering if that term is truthful or sarcastic. The answer is “Both.” How can it be...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Home Building: Planning for Future Upgrades
Image by Viktoriya from Shutterstock If you have the opportunity to design and build your own home, you have the freedom to compile the features you desire and join them together into the perfect house. As you work together with a builder or architect, you may find that some details need to be cut from your plan to...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
First-Time Home Seller Guide
Photo by Pexels via Pixabay If you do not know the process for selling a home it can raise your stress level some. It can also be a very unpleasant experience. During the process, you will have to endure a lot of opinions and suggestions that can either help you or end up hurting your efforts when the...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
New Neighborhood? Try These 5 Quick Tips for Feeling Out Your New Surroundings
Photo by David McBee from Pexels When you’re considering where to build a new house, much of your focus will go into researching specific lots of land you might build on. While extensive due diligence into specific lots is certainly necessary and appropriate, don’t forget to consider the broader neighborhood the lots are in. Here are five tips...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Tips on How to Handle Your Pets During a Showing
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
934 War Admiral Street, Great Falls, VA 22066 is now new to the market!
Lovely home just minutes from the Great Falls Village Center. Sited on a half acre lot backing to parkland and trees with beautiful views of Turner Farm. Renovated kitchen and baths. Hardwood floors throughout main level. Large family room on lower level with wood burning fireplace. Huge deck overlooking large rear yard. Storage shed and patio under deck. Two car garage. Langley HS Pyramid. Convenient to Reston, Tysons, Dulles Airport and more. Rent includes HOA dues, lawn mowing, and trash...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Eco-Friendly Upgrades for Your New Home
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels Home automation is not only convenient for you, but it’s also one of the most eco-friendly things you can do. Putting things in your home on autopilot can help you stop wasting energy on heating or cooling the home when you’re not actually in it or forgetting to turn off lights when...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Multi-Generational Living: A Real Estate Trend Worth Examining
Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels Housing design has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, with open concepts and flexible living arrangements quickly taking over. Such designs reflect, in part, the increased prevalence of multi-generational families, in which family members of all ages live together. Why Today's Residents Love Multi-Generational Arrangements During the Great Recession, the...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Best Home Types and Options for Aging in Place
Photo by CDC on Unsplash Anyone purchasing a home should buy not just for today, but for the future as well; this forward-thinking approach may be more important to seniors than to any other group. The home you buy today should delight you and suit your needs; it should also be adaptable and comfortable to live in as...
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