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Why Select a Conforming Loan?
Posted on 04/05/2020
Why Select a Conforming Loan?
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
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Video Tour  - 1400 S Edgewood Street #528, Arlington, VA 22204
Posted on 04/03/2020
Video Tour - 1400 S Edgewood Street #528, Arlington, VA 22204
Unique 1,000 sq. ft. brick TH in Arlington Village available June 1st. Oak slat hardwood flooring on both levels! Open kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, oak cabinets to ceiling (some with open fronts & over counter lighting), GAS cooking, microwave, dishwasher, two refrigerators and freezer plus granite counter tops and recessed lighting. Energy efficient washer & dryer. Full dining room open to kitchen, large MBR with ceiling fan & French door entry. Good size 2nd BR has built-in shelving. Updated ceramic tile bath. LR has beautiful built-in shelving and storage. Private deck in courtyard. Off-street parking in rear and more parking...
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1400 S Edgewood Street #528, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Posted on 04/03/2020
1400 S Edgewood Street #528, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Unique 1,000 sq. ft. brick TH in Arlington Village available June 1st. Oak slat hardwood flooring on both levels! Open kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, oak cabinets to ceiling (some with open fronts & over counter lighting), GAS cooking, microwave, dishwasher, two refrigerators and freezer plus granite counter tops and recessed lighting. Energy efficient washer & dryer. Full dining room open to kitchen, large MBR with ceiling fan & French door entry. Good size 2nd BR has built-in shelving. Updated ceramic tile bath. LR has beautiful built-in shelving and storage. Private deck in courtyard. Off-street parking in rear and more parking...
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Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Residence?
Posted on 03/29/2020
Are Buyers Reluctant to View Your Residence?
If you list your home and fail to stir up interest in it, there is no reason to panic. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to ensure your house consistently garners homebuyers' attention. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you showcase your home to dozens of prospective buyers. 1. Bolster Your House's Curb...
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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring an Interior Decorator
Posted on 03/22/2020
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring an Interior Decorator
Photo by Koson via Shutterstock When you move into a new home, it is common to have the urge to redecorate completely. To find just the right pieces and perfect the design style you desire you may want to hire a professional. Employing an interior decorator to help you with your new home décor might be a great...
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Make Your Outdoor Getaway Space Welcoming
Posted on 03/15/2020
Make Your Outdoor Getaway Space Welcoming
Photo by Tod Franklin via Pixabay What makes you happy? Do you love to sit and read? Or are you more of a hang-out-with-friends kind of homeowner? Regardless of what moves you, there's a way to create space for it in your own backyard. Even better -- you can increase your home's resale value in the process. Use...
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When to Sell Your Home as an Investment Property
Posted on 03/08/2020
When to Sell Your Home as an Investment Property
Photo by fran hogan on Unsplash If you’re a homeowner considering selling your home as an investment property, timing is important. From a financial perspective, just as you probably bought strategically, you want to sell strategically too. The trick is knowing when the right time arrives. Here are four common metrics people use to determine when it's time...
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HOAs: Are They Voluntary?
Posted on 03/01/2020
HOAs: Are They Voluntary?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Should You Set Up a Second Home Showing?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Should You Set Up a Second Home Showing?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a buyer, as it enables him or her to walk through a residence and find out what a house is all about. At the same time, a single home showing may be insufficient. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you may want to schedule a follow-up house showing, and these include:...
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Video Tour  - 1415 S Barton Street #249, Arlington, VA 22204
Posted on 02/16/2020
Video Tour - 1415 S Barton Street #249, Arlington, VA 22204
Brick 3BR 1.5 bath END Townhouse in Arlington Village with woods view. Newer HVAC, windows & washer & Dryer. Kitchen features GAS cooking, dishwasher, large refrigerator & counter microwave. Large LR has 3 windows with blinds and curtains, hardwood floors. Separate DR with ceiling fan and access to deck for great entertaining flow. MBR with woods view has 4 windows, lighted ceiling fan and half bath. Both other bedrooms are good sized. Deck for outside relaxing or BBQ's. Steps from unassigned reserved parking, ART bus stop & community pool. Water, sewer, trash, recycling, extra storage & all outside maintenance included with rent. Short...
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1415 S Barton Street #249, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/16/2020
1415 S Barton Street #249, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Brick 3BR 1.5 bath END Townhouse in Arlington Village with woods view. Newer HVAC, windows & washer & Dryer. Kitchen features GAS cooking, dishwasher, large refrigerator & counter microwave. Large LR has 3 windows with blinds and curtains, hardwood floors. Separate DR with ceiling fan and access to deck for great entertaining flow. MBR with woods view has 4 windows, lighted ceiling fan and half bath. Both other bedrooms are good sized. Deck for outside relaxing or BBQ's. Steps from unassigned reserved parking, ART bus stop & community pool. Water, sewer, trash, recycling, extra storage & all outside maintenance included with rent. Short...
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