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Posted on 01/17/2022
Fairfax, VA Real Estate Market Update 1/17/2022
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Indoor Gardening: Fun and Easy Ways to Get Your Kids Into Planting
Many garden projects let kids embrace their creative side and give them a mini plant sciences lesson as a bonus. So how would you get your little ones invested in gardening while growing their curiosities? All you need is a small workspace in your home and a few supplies to enjoy these indoor gardening activities together. Germinate Seeds...
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Posted on 01/14/2022
What You Should Know Before You FSBO
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay If you’re considering selling your home by yourself, you will need to keep track of every detail of the process. Some details like price, time management and logistics are at the forefront of decision making, while other elements of the process are harder to remember. There are some important and often-overlooked things...
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Posted on 01/12/2022
3 Things to consider about your door and energy efficiency
When climate-controlled air escapes or gaps allow non-climate-controlled air inside, heating and cooling system are forced to work overtime. Although frugal people often calculate the cost benefits of replacement windows to reduce energy loss, entry and secondary doors also have a significant effect. A poorly insulated door with even small gaps around the casing can create ongoing drafts....
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Posted on 01/10/2022
Moss Graffiti: How to Make Your Own Living Art
Moss graffiti, also called green graffiti or eco-graffiti, has become a popular trend both with artists and environmentally conscious individuals. Many graffiti artists are choosing to create living art instead of using spray paint and other materials with VOCs and other substances that can harm the local environment. While you might see moss graffiti in urban public spaces,...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Budget-Friendly DIY Seed Starter Ideas
Sprouting seeds indoors is an excellent way to get a jump-start on your gardening projects. Whether you’re planning on growing vegetables outside or simply wish to grow your own houseplants from seeds, it’s a rewarding and incredibly low-maintenance process. There are many choices of seed-start-and-grow kits available on the market, but you can just as easily create your...
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Posted on 01/07/2022
Understanding assessed value: How does it compare?
Finding the value of your home requires knowing the assessed value, appraised value and market value of the property. While these terms all determine how much your home is worth, each is used in different ways. Here is a quick guide to assessed, appraised and market value to help: Assessed value Assessed value is based on a calculation...
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Posted on 01/07/2022
RESTON, VA Real Estate Market Update 1/7/2022
Click here to view RESTON, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/03/2022
Growing Geraniums: Essential Care Tips
Geraniums are a staple among many gardeners for their ease of care and wide array of colors. A versatile plant, geraniums can grow in hanging baskets, containers and soil in a range of climates. If you're thinking of adding geraniums to your garden, here are some essential care tips to help: Location Geraniums can grow in almost all...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
5 Things You Need In Your Walk-In Closet
Walk-in closets are an incredibly popular feature and often featured on homebuyers’ wishlists. If your home does not have a walk-in closet already, there are some clever ways to build one with some remodeling. Whether you have a walk-in closet already or are thinking about adding one, there are some key features you should be sure to include....
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Posted on 12/31/2021
VA Loans & Conventional Loans: Which Is Best for First-Time Homebuyers?
You have many choices for financing your first home purchase. If you're a U.S. veteran, it might seem like an easy decision to opt for a VA loan over a conventional loan. However, understanding the major differences between the two options will help you get the best financing for your needs. Here are the basic things first-time homebuyers...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
How to Protect Your Garden From Frost
Cold weather can be bad news for vegetable gardens, especially if unexpected. While many plants are hardy and frost-resistant, most tender vegetables cannot survive sudden freezing temperatures. Luckily, there are some measures you can take to protect your garden from an unexpected frost. Here are some tips to remember: Water During the Day Adjust your watering schedule to...
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