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Rustic Chic: Tips to Remember
Posted on 04/06/2020
Rustic Chic: Tips to Remember
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Are You Ready to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Posted on 04/05/2020
Are You Ready to Address Homebuying Hurdles?
Purchasing a home may prove to be a long, arduous process, particularly for individuals who fail to prepare for potential house buying hurdles. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to put yourself in position to enjoy a successful homebuying journey, such as: 1. Establish Realistic Expectations Much in the same way that Rome was not built...
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Thinking About Converting That Spare Room into a Home Office? Here's Where to Start
Posted on 04/03/2020
Thinking About Converting That Spare Room into a Home Office? Here's Where to Start
The number of American employees who work from home, at least part of the time, is increasing year after year. Some 38% of Americans say they’re currently able to work from home at least one day a week, and that number is set to continue increasing. Working from home can pose a few problems, however. Notably, trying to find...
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Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli
Posted on 04/01/2020
Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay In Italy, it's long been a cherished tradition to harvest beans, place the pods over the ground under the autumn sun, then store the sun-dried beans for wintertime. On brisk days, beans would be cooked up with a medley of vegetables and pasta. When the cook tossed dry pasta tossed into the...
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How to Choose Lighting for Your Closet
Posted on 03/30/2020
How to Choose Lighting for Your Closet
Image by B. Forenius from Shutterstock There are some overlooked places in your home that need proper lighting. A good example is a closet. Whether a closet is small or large, proper lighting is essential for safety and good illumination. When building a new space or upgrading an existing one, these tips will help you choose the ideal...
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The Importance of Good Quality Real Estate Photos
Posted on 03/29/2020
The Importance of Good Quality Real Estate Photos
There's a misconception many home sellers have that may be causing them to miss out on opportunities to have their house sell more quickly. Perhaps you're among them. If you believe your home does not need to be staged, neatly organized, and thoroughly cleaned well in advance of the first scheduled showing, then you're overlooking one crucial step in...
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Posted on 03/27/2020
Photo by Sophy Chen from Pexels Like many Japanese words, om-rice is a portmaneau -- a new word created from combining two other words. In this case, it comes from “omelette” and “rice”, and the popular dish consists of fried rice with ketchup wrapped in an egg omelette. Made from basic ingredients like rice, ketchup, and hot dogs...
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Why a Corner Lot is Beneficial
Posted on 03/25/2020
Why a Corner Lot is Beneficial
Photo by Kaboompics.com via Pexels Since they see a lot more traffic than their inset counterparts, homes on the corner lot receive a lot of flak. As a result of these rumors, homebuyers might feel their hopes fall as they encounter the otherwise perfect house situated on these open properties. Much to their relief, however, many find that...
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5 Home Upgrades Under $100 to Increase Purchase Value
Posted on 03/23/2020
5 Home Upgrades Under $100 to Increase Purchase Value
Home improvements are a great way to add value to your home if you’re hoping to sell in the near future. The problem is, however, that many home improvements are costly and time-consuming. And, if you don’t plan carefully, they could even cost more than the amount of value you add to the home. The good news is that...
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Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Posted on 03/22/2020
Questions to Consider Before You Invest in Home Improvements
Before you sell your home, you may want to invest in property upgrades. That way, you can enhance your residence both inside and out and boost your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many questions to consider prior to investing in home improvements. These questions include: 1. Which home improvements should I prioritize?...
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Home Trends for 2020
Posted on 03/20/2020
Home Trends for 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay With the new decade comes new trends in real estate. Strong economic growth and more millennials making moves will likely keep the market strong. However, it pays to take note of all trends affecting buyers, sellers, investors, and renters. Here are a few real estate trends and predictions for 2020. Most Buyers...
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RESTON, VA Real Estate Market Update
Posted on 03/20/2020
RESTON, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view RESTON, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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