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How To Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Posted on 01/19/2020
How To Improve Your HVAC's Energy Efficiency
Photo by Skitterphoto via Pexels Keeping your home comfortable when the weather gets cooler can have a significant impact on your energy bills. In fact, your HVAC system is one of the biggest sources of energy usage in your home. You could end up spending more than you planned to on heating, especially if the weather turns colder...
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Should You Buy New Construction Or An Existing Home?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Should You Buy New Construction Or An Existing Home?
Once you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you want. Should you buy a new construction home, or look for an existing one? Builders may refer to existing homes as “used.” This term makes them sound much less appealing. Truthfully, there are many advantages to both new and existing houses. Benefits...
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1301 S Cleveland Street S #354, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/08/2020
1301 S Cleveland Street S #354, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Recently updated 1BR + DEN, end unit townhouse in Arlington Village. You have your own front and rear doors. Lots of sunny windows with custom shutters in LR and mini blinds on other windows. Refinished hardwood floors & fresh paint. Newer kitchen appliances include GAS stove, large refrigerator, dishwasher & new built-in microwave. The eat-in kitchen has lots of cabinets and work space plus plenty of room for a table. Energy efficient Bosch washer & dryer. Updated bath has new vanity, mirrored medicine cabinet and storage shelves. Large bedroom has three sunny windows, lighted ceiling fan and ten foot closet with mirrored doors. A...
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How to Approach a Mortgage Application
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Approach a Mortgage Application
Filling out a mortgage application may prove to be a long, exhausting process. Fortunately, we're here to help you streamline the mortgage application process so you can move one step closer to acquiring your dream house. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the mortgage application process with confidence. 1. Be Thorough A mortgage...
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Advice: Listen to Your Agent when Staging Your Home
Posted on 12/29/2019
Advice: Listen to Your Agent when Staging Your Home
Photo by John Wollwerth via Shutterstock No matter how well-intentioned, when it’s time to sell your home taking the advice of friends and family while disregarding the advice of your agent is a recipe for slowing down your home’s sale. Your professional agent knows the current market and what buyers look for. In fact, they may even have...
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3 Disadvantages of Booming Housing Markets After Big Business Success
Posted on 12/22/2019
3 Disadvantages of Booming Housing Markets After Big Business Success
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
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What Is the Cost of Selling a Home?
Posted on 12/15/2019
What Is the Cost of Selling a Home?
Believe it or not, home sellers may encounter many expenses after they list their residences. These costs include: 1. Home Cleaning and Maintenance Costs Before you start showing your residence to prospective buyers, it often is beneficial to clean your house. As such, you may need to purchase assorted cleaning supplies. Or, you can always hire a professional home...
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The Psychology of Home Decor
Posted on 12/08/2019
The Psychology of Home Decor
Anyone who’s ever been in an outdated house or hotel room can tell you that the way we decorate can have an effect on our mood. Certain colors, lack of lighting, and cluttered rooms are all things that, whether we realize it or not, can have a negative effect on our mood and productivity. These concepts aren’t recent realizations....
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Living Coral: 2019's Accent Color
Posted on 12/01/2019
Living Coral: 2019's Accent Color
Photo by Fauzan My via Pixabay Each year, color experts at Pantone select a single shade to become its color of the year. This color impacts everything from fashion design to home interiors and consumer goods; chances are many of the products you'll see on store shelves will be influenced by this color. For 2019, Pantone chose Living...
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