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Posted on 11/29/2021
Is a Walk-In Closet Right for You? What to Consider
Walk-in closets continue to be a popular trend for home upgrades and renovations. They can be an excellent addition to your lifestyle and a significant selling point for potential homebuyers. However, when determining whether adding a walk-in closet is the best idea, there are many things to consider. Here are the key advantages and disadvantages of walk-in closets...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Home Maintenance: When to Work With a Professional
Ensuring that your home is well-maintained is critical and gives you the best chance at a solid resale price in the future. There are many maintenance tasks that can easily be handled on your own and, for those who consider themselves handy around the house, there are quite a few tasks that can be done yourself. But even...
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Posted on 11/26/2021
Falls Church, VA Real Estate Market Update 11/26/2021
Click here to view Falls Church, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 11/24/2021
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Holiday Gatherings Safe & Healthy
For those with family and friends at close distance, holiday gatherings are much simpler. Without the need to travel, you can save time, money and avoid the risk of exposure to contagious germs and illnesses. However, even keeping a small, local gathering can be safer with some simple logistics. Here are some ideas for how to plan and...
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Posted on 11/22/2021
How to Improve Your Home's Value With These Plumbing Projects
It's easy to forget about your plumbing as you are planning your home improvement and maintenance schedule. With pipes tucked away behind your walls and generally functioning as they should be, they are often overlooked. However, it's important to consider home improvement projects that will protect and enhance your plumbing, as this will ensure that everything is always...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Moving? Make Sure You Have These Essential Tools
Working with the right tools can make all the difference. This can be said for any project, but when you’re moving your home, equipping yourself with a few key items will make the process more efficient. Here are the essential tools to ease some of the labor on moving day: Furniture Dolly A furniture dolly is an excellent...
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Posted on 11/19/2021
3 Ways Victory Gardens Can Benefit You
Victory gardens have been a tradition ever since the first World War. Growing your own vegetables, fruits and other edible crops at home can have major benefits, no matter the size and complexity of your garden. Here are some of the top reasons victory gardens are still beneficial in a modern world: Know Exactly What’s In Your Food...
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Posted on 11/17/2021
New Build Loans: The Difference Between Construction and Traditional Mortgage
Image by pasja1000 from Pixabay Most homeowners have a mortgage against their house, and homebuyers who purchase existing homes usually secure a traditional mortgage before closing. When building a new house, however, you’re likely to need a construction loan before getting a home mortgage. Here’s a breakdown of each, including how they’re used in the new home building...
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Posted on 11/16/2021
Fairfax, VA Real Estate Market Update 11/16/2021
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Posted on 11/15/2021
How to Maximize Your Space in a Galley Kitchen
Image by Rebecca Matthews from Pixabay Homeowners may have mixed emotions about galley kitchens until they fully grasp their potential. People who have galley kitchen designs see the value in space efficiency. These intimate designs position many utensils, spices, and appliances within arm's length. Rarely do galley kitchen owners have to take more than a few steps while...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
What Is a Passive Solar Home?
Photo by Skylar Kang from Pexels If you're purchasing a new construction, consider the benefits of a passive solar home. Unlike simple solar panels that attach to your roof, architects design passive solar homes from the ground up, taking into consideration such elements as building site, position and materials. True passive solar homes collect heat throughout the day...
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Posted on 11/10/2021
The Previous Owner: Should You Worry?
Photo by JayMantri via Pixabay When you buy a new-to-you home, foremost on your mind is changing everything to make it yours. You paint the inside and even remodel the kitchen. A priority is removing the old carpet and installing new flooring. Lower on the list are changes to the exterior, but they are on the list. If...
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