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Posted on 11/29/2020
New Construction or An Older Home: Which Is Best to Buy?
Image by MITCH WRIGHT from Pixabay If you thought we'd answer "It all depends" you're absolutely right. So, lets take a look at the upsides and challenges of old and new homes. Buying an Older Home or Condo If you fall in love with an older home or condo, your real estate professional will guide you through the...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Gather Around the Fire: How to Create a Fire Pit for Outdoor Gatherings
Photo by jamie410 via Pixabay A fire pit can elevate your yard into a truly enchanting entertainment area, liven up your space and even help enhance your curb appeal. While some home projects are not ideal for the DIY approach, you can make a striking firepit on your own in about a weekend. You'll need to gather some...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Hiring a Real Estate Attorney
Photo by Succo via PixabayWhen you need a real estate attorney, be sure to do your research. Don’t just hire an attorney because your friend or a relative sings the attorney’s praises. The referred attorney may be great in the practice area they helped your friend or relative in, but they may not have the experience needed for...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Building Your Indoor Herb Garden — Here's What You Need to Know
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
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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Posted on 10/31/2020
3403 Oakham Mount Drive, Triangle, VA 22172 is now new to the market!
Well appointed 5 bd/3.5 ba bathing in natural light from every angle, located in the center of a cul-de-sac and backing to woods. Gleaming hardwood floors; gourmet kitchen Cozy fireplace in the family room. Expansive master bedroom; ensuite luxury master bath with soaking tub set by the window and separate shower; Walkout basement, brick patio and so much more... Less than 3 miles from Quantico, commuter lot, and I-95. Centrally located off route 1, with easy access to DC, Potomac Mills Malls, Wegmans, restaurants and theaters. The community is loaded with amenities and is close to the water. A must see.... Due to COVID-19 Seller...
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Posted on 10/29/2020
7137 Cold Spring Place, Alexandria, VA 22306 is now new to the market!
Great Location! Affordable and well appointed 3 bd 2.5 baths townhouse in the heart of Alexandria. Hard wood laminate throughout, new patio door, updated kitchen with granite counters brand new stainless steel appliances, freshly painted. This town home is located close to everything. I 95, US route 1, Fort Belvoir, community Villages of Mount Vernon, Springfield Mall, Pentagon Mall, Historic Huntley Park and Washington DC. Due to COVID 19 and CDC guidelines, please wear face mask and hand sanitizer before entering the...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
3 Simple Pasta Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less
Image by Дарья Яковлева from Pixabay Being short on time is no reason to not enjoy a healthy meal at home. These three quick and easy pasta dishes whip up in a mere 30 minutes or less, giving you plenty of time to even to the dishes before you could be in and out of a drive thru...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Will Your House Selling Plan Work?
Selling a home may prove to be an uphill climb. Fortunately, if you craft a home selling strategy, you can eliminate guesswork throughout the property selling cycle. A home selling plan is a must-have, and perhaps it is easy to understand why. This strategy enables you to prepare for potential hurdles you may encounter as you promote your residence...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Ways to Maximize Your Space
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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