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Posted on 06/13/2021
Preparing Your Home for Sale
Photo by Im3rd Media on Unsplash Selling your home can be a very exciting experience. From house-hunting to packing up your stuff, it can all be a very fun and rewarding process. However, there are some steps that must be taken to ensure you sell your house for the right price. You must understand what your house is...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Improving an Older Home's Efficiency
Photo by SpeedKingz via Shutterstock Living green is the goal of many young homebuyers. Once in their new home, they want to take steps toward improving their home’s efficiency. The first step to improving your home’s energy efficiency is to choose the right house. Solar panels and LED light fixtures aside, the most efficient form of housing is...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
What Mistakes You Should Avoid When Building a New Home
You did it—you decided you want to build a new home. While you may be ecstatic about this new adventure, there are some things to keep in mind. To save the most money and prevent any complications with this big decision, avoid these 7 common mistakes: HVAC Although it may sound like a surprise, your HVAC system is...
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Posted on 05/24/2021
2704 13TH Street S #1, Arlington, VA 22204 now has a new price of $1,950!
Spacious 2 bedroom in small apartment building with only 2 units in single family neighborhood close to shops, many restaurants and good public transportation. Windows on all four sides let in lots of sunshine. Beautiful hardwood floors, gracious crown moldings and fresh paint. Central A/C and gas heat with NEST thermostat, plus ceiling fans in bedrooms & kitchen. Fabulous SUN ROOM for enjoying an outdoor space without mosquitoes! Spacious, updated kitchen with window over sink has GAS cooking, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator and washer & dryer. Lots of wooden cabinets and granite counter tops make this a...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
How to Approach Buying a Foreclosed Home
Photo by Alex D'Alessio on Unsplash Purchasing a foreclosure property is a great opportunity to own a home at an extremely affordable price. While many people successfully buy foreclosed homes and are happy with their decision, before making this large financial commitment, it’s a good idea to understand what you might be walking into—before you buy. Homeowner Left...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Tips for Home Sellers
When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep these common home selling mistakes in...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Why You Should Get a Home Inspection
Image by Shahid Abdullah from Pixabay A home inspection is a service that’s usually paid for by the buyer in a real estate transaction, and you have the option to forgo this when you’re purchasing a house. In almost every situation, however, real estate agents recommend getting a home inspection. Here’s why an inspection is so important. What...
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Posted on 05/07/2021
2704 13TH Street S #1, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Spacious 2 bedroom in small apartment building with only 2 units in single family neighborhood close to shops, many restaurants and good public transportation. Windows on all four sides let in lots of sunshine. Beautiful hardwood floors, gracious crown moldings and fresh paint. Central A/C and gas heat with NEST thermostat, plus ceiling fans in bedrooms & kitchen. Fabulous SUN ROOM for enjoying an outdoor space without mosquitoes! Spacious, updated kitchen with window over sink has GAS cooking, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, refrigerator and washer & dryer. Lots of wooden cabinets and granite counter tops make this a...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
How to Make Universal Design Work For You
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Universal design refers to building a home that can accommodate people of varying ages, physical ability and lifestyle. If you are building a home that you intend to live in for many years, building it with universal design in mind can help it meet your needs and the needs of your family...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Add a Living Wall to Boost Your Mood and Brighten Your Living Space
Photo by Dayvison de Oliveira Silva from Pexels If you're still in the construction phase of your new dream home, or if you'd like to improve your existing home with a small project that gives you back more than just a monetary return, consider adding space for a living wall. A living wall not only gives you something...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Tips for Buyers: Score a Great Deal on a Home
Believe it or not, you don't need to be a homebuying expert to score a great deal on your dream residence. In fact, there are many things you can do to find and acquire a house that won't force you to break your budget, and these include: 1. Shop Around When it comes to conducting a home search, it...
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