Nancy Jean-Louis' Blog

Posted on 08/02/2020
How Often Should You Check Your Credit Scores?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Federal law allows you to get your credit report free once per year. To do so, go to annualcreditreport.com and request your report. You need to do this at least once a year so that you can correct any errors or missing information. Differences Between Credit Report & Credit Score You typically have...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Credit Scores & Your Monthly Payment
Photo by Lukas from Pexels Before you even start looking for a home, you should know what your credit score is. You can pull your own credit score from the three major bureaus without having points deducted from your credit score. You should know your score since it will affect how high your mortgage payments will be, and...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
What’s the Best Curb Appeal ROI
Photo by Breadmaker via Shutterstock You may be thinking that your best investments are inside the home: a snazzy new kitchen, a spa-like bathroom or new wood floors, but you can actually get a high return on investment (ROI) if you focus on your home's curb appeal. The first impression potential buyers have of your home is the...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Essentials for Hosting Guests in Your Home
Image by 영훈 박 from Pixabay One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If it’s your first time living in a house that’s big enough for more than just you, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Indoor Water Features
Water features aren’t just limited to the outdoors, anymore. You can bring the calming serenity of a soft stream into your home to give a more relaxing atmosphere. They can also be used as room dividers, conversation pieces, or as a simple decoration. Wall Fountains One of the most common ideas for indoor water features is the wall...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Plants to Brighten Your Porch Flowerpots
Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay To dress up your front porch, all you need are two tall flowerpots filled with gorgeous plants. Choosing an ideal combination of flowers, grasses and other plants is the key to creating the right aesthetic. To help you find the best mix, use this guide on the top six plants for front...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Decor Ideas that Conserve Energy
Photo by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash Saving money with your décor can mean more than just finding a good deal on new couches. If you invest in decorative options that increase the efficiency of your home, you extend your savings. Proper insulation goes a long way but still, much of the energy loss in homes happens through the...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Minor Remodeling Projects for Your Kitchen
Image by Cristina Mantovani from Pixabay Whether you’re moving into a new home or getting yours ready for the market, remodeling your kitchen can help boost your home’s value. You don’t have to invest in major remodeling projects to spruce up your kitchen. The following minor remodeling options are cost-effective ones that can give your kitchen a brand...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
How Big Business Can Impact Neighborhoods
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Several years ago in an upscale comedy club located in a relatively downscale Los Angeles neighborhood, the owner gave an impassioned speech about how gentrification was affecting the Hispanic culture that once thrived there. The overlying, tear-filled message was that nothing could be done to preserve the integrity of her home and...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Unique Ways to Disguise your AC
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 05/30/2020
7313 Mallory Lane, Alexandria, VA 22315 is now new to the market!
An unbelievable retreat of peace & luxury in the heart of Kingstowne in Alexandria, a spacious and completely updated 3/2.2 garage-townhouse. Warm cherry hardwood floors, crown moldings, chair rails, case molding and custom paint complete a breathtakingly elegant setting in the main level~s formal living and dining rooms. The inviting warmth of the hardwood flooring extends into a spacious eating gourmet kitchen finished with white cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a fabulous deck backing to a private wall of woods. Skylights, vaulted ceiling, and a spacious loft with fireplace tower over the expansive...
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