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Posted on 09/15/2020
1501 S Edgewood Street #568, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Largest 1 BR model with a beautiful woods view. Freshly painted & hardwood floors refinished & newer heat pump. Updated kitchen has gas cooking, black granite counters, new back splash & lots of white cabinets. Energy efficient Bosch washer & dryer. Living room has sparkling parquet floor, 2 windows and a roomy coat closet. Dining room has chandelier and access to deck for great entertaining flow. Big bedroom has 2 closets, 2 windows and built-in lighted shelving/storage & lighted ceiling fan. Updated ceramic tile bath has newer fixtures, granite top vanity and mirrored medicine cabinet. Deck in quiet courtyard perfect...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Is Your Homebuying Proposal Good Enough?
If you plan to submit an offer to purchase a home, there is no need to leave anything to chance. And in most instances, it is a good idea to put your best foot forward with your offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a seller and moving one step...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
How to Choose the Right Property to Flip
Photo by Jonny Lindner via Pixabay Making a flip profitable starts with one straightforward requirement: find a great deal. These tips are straightforward but crucial if you want to nail your first flip or your tenth. 1. Spread the Word that You're In The Market By this point you should have a rock star team nailed down--a few...
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Posted on 09/05/2020
1506 22ND Street S, Arlington, VA 22202 now has a new price of $3,500!
Vacant and easy to show. Large family house on lovely lot with fence backyard. Hardwood floors and unique updates. Big kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floor & back-splash, lots of cabinets, good counter space & room for table under a bay window. Open floor plan great for entertaining! Big living room has high ceiling w/exposed beam, ceiling fan & stone fireplace. Dining room has chandelier & access to back patio through sliding glass doors. MBR suite has shower bath, ceiling fan, hardwood floors, 3 windows and large walk-in closet. Two more upstairs BRs with ceiling fans & hardwood floors. Light...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
1415 S Barton Street #258, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Brick 1BR, 2 level Townhouse in peaceful Arlington Village facing woods & stream. Updated kitchen has gas cooking, dishwasher & lots of storage. Separate DR w/pass-thru to kitchen. Big bedroom has 2 closets, 2 windows, lighted ceiling fan & built-in bookcases + trunk. Pretty updated ceramic tile bath. LR has built-in book shelves. Hardwood floors, crown & chair moldings, unique paint job. Nice patio out back. You can garden here or let condo do all. Extra storage available. There is an energy efficient washer & dryer in the home, plus a community laundry room across the courtyard. Reserved parking with two assigned...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
Flat-Pack Furniture: How to Make It Work for You
Photo by Melinda Nagy via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings. What...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Five Fundamental Reasons Tenants Should Have Renters' Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Myths to Watch for During Home Improvement
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Are You Prepared to Address House Buying 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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Posted on 08/08/2020
1506 22ND Street S, Arlington, VA 22202 now has a new price of $3,800!
Just reduced for Sept 1st occupancy. Large family house on lovely lot with fence backyard. Hardwood floors and unique updates. Big kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile floor & back-splash, lots of cabinets, good counter space & room for table under a bay window. Open floor plan great for entertaining! Big living room has high ceiling w/exposed beam, ceiling fan & stone fireplace. Dining room has chandelier & access to back patio through sliding glass doors. MBR suite has shower bath, ceiling fan, hardwood floors, 3 windows and large walk-in closet. Two more upstairs BRs with ceiling fans & hardwood...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Moving to an HOA Community
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Are you considering buying a home with a Home Owner's Association (HOA)? Living in an HOA community can be very rewarding. But if you're accustomed to living without one, it can bring some challenges. Know in advance what to expect with HOA living. Checking out the biggest pros and cons HOA homeowners...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
What to Expect During the Property Buying Journey
The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complex, particularly for an individual who fails to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to get ready to pursue your dream house, such as: 1. Make a Homebuying Budget A homebuying budget will give you a good idea about how much money you...
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