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Posted on 05/23/2022
A basic guide to video cables: Types & functions
Setting up your own home theater requires basic knowledge of video cables. Types of cables for video, audio and a combination of both are necessary to a functional home theater system. However, the amount of different cables can seem confusing. How do you know which video cables you need? Luckily, there are only four basic types of cables...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Refresh Your Home Office With These DIY Decor Ideas
The home office has become one of the most important rooms in any house. Whether you have always been a remote worker or you are new to the idea of working from home, you are going to want to carve out a space that allows you to feel both productive and relaxed. As you set up your home...
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Posted on 05/20/2022
Mortgage Options for Luxury Properties
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Posted on 05/18/2022
Average closing costs for buyer: Common costs to expect
Budgeting for buying a home can seem daunting, but one of the best ways to make it easier is to figure out the average closing costs for buyer hopefuls. There are various service charges bundled together to make up closing costs, and some can vary significantly based on location and specific property. Here are some of the most...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Dog-friendly landscaping ideas to consider
If you have a dog at home, dog-friendly backyard landscaping ideas might be just what you need to inspire your backyard upgrade. Are you concerned about your pet’s safety around plants? Do you want to protect the condition of your garden? Or, do you just want to make your dog feel more comfortable playing in the yard? Regardless...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
RESTON, VA Real Estate Market Update 5/16/2022
Click here to view RESTON, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Try These 3 Budget-Friendly Living Room Decoration Ideas
Sometimes all you need to refresh your home is a change to the living room. Unfortunately, new furniture isn’t cheap, and it’s easy to feel you can’t make a major change without breaking your budget. However, there are some ways you can completely revamp and decorate your living room inexpensively. Here are the best budget-friendly living room decor...
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Posted on 05/13/2022
Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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Posted on 05/11/2022
Funding for the unconventional: Loans for manufactured, modular & mobile homes
When purchasing a home, it’s crucial to secure funding before entering into the transaction portion of the buying process. Typically, many homeowners go for a conventional loan, which is standard for most home types. But what about unconventional homes, such as a modular home, mobile home or even manufactured home? Can you get this type of home with...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
Home refi: Refinance costs to consider
Refinancing your home can have major benefits: a lower monthly payment, cash use of home equity for a variety of purposes, generate more appetizing mortgage terms, etc. However, there are a few things to remember when entering into a mortgage refinance, like refinance cost. Here are a couple of cost options to remember when you’re ready to refinance...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
3 Rustic Style Coffee Tables You Can DIY
The humble coffee table is the perfect furniture piece to bring some rustic charm to your living room or porch. If you’re looking to enhance your rustic design style while also stretching your DIY skills, there are many coffee table plans that can help you. Here we’ve put together some ideas for making your own rustic coffee tables,...
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Posted on 05/06/2022
5 Ways to kill weeds naturally
A common concern for organic gardeners is finding ways to kill weeds naturally. If you’re trying to avoid synthetic weed killers and keep your garden as healthy as possible, there are many natural alternatives. From common household items to clever gardening practices, this guide can help you find the best way to manage the weeds without hurting your...
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