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Posted on 04/19/2020
Tips for Buyers: Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Tips for Introducing an Accent Wall
Image by Pixabay from Pexels An accent wall is a great way to add interest to your home’s interior. Accent walls allow you to personalize your space. They can also highlight or complement unique furniture and accessories around your home. Introduce Color: When planning for an accent wall, choose a color palette that works well with the other...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Why Should You Shop Around for a Smart House Device?
There are many state-of-the-art smart home devices at your disposal. At the same time, there is no shortage of vendors that sell smart home devices in cities and towns nationwide. Ultimately, it is a good idea to shop around for a smart home device. If you evaluate a variety of smart home device vendors, you can boost the likelihood...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Tips for Replacing the Mechanism in Your Toilet Tank
Photo by House Method on Unsplash Some home maintenance projects definitely require a professional. But given just how fast homeownership costs can add up, it's nice to know that other home projects are DIY for the average person. Replacing your toilet fill valve and the flapper is one such project. The toilet is one of the few items...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Non-Negotiables and Homebuying Deal-Breakers
Photo by Edar via Pixabay Before you sign on the bottom line, know which items are negotiable and which negate the deal entirely. Clearly defining these in advance can save you significant headaches when the buying bug takes over. Your agent will remind you of your non-negotiables and keep you on the right track. Here are some big-ticket...
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Posted on 03/20/2020
WOODBRIDGE, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view WOODBRIDGE, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/15/2020
Maintain Your Focus During the Home Selling Journey
As a home seller, it sometimes can be tough to balance short- and long-term goals. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline your house selling efforts and ensure you can maintain your focus as you proceed along the property selling journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay on course after you...
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Posted on 03/08/2020
What to Do When Submitting an Offer
Photo by RawPixel via Pixabay You and your agent invested hours, days, weeks and even months searching for the right house. Time spent visiting open houses. But now all your efforts pay off. You’ve found the one. It’s the right size, the right neighborhood and within the budget parameters. This is the home of your dreams. It’s time...
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Posted on 03/06/2020
11561 Wordsworth Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192 is now new to the market!
Welcome to one of River Falls most desirable lots at the corner of Windermere View Place and Wordsworth Ct! You'll fall in love with this meticulously maintained 6 bedrooms 5 1/2 baths home sitting on 1.17 acres of perfectly manicured lawn, an additional 3 acres HOA of open land frames this beauty and increases your privacy. Recently remodeled kitchen features quartz countertops, black stainless steel appliances and refinished hardwood floor which extends to most of the main level. Entertain on this level's formal living and dining rooms, enjoy a quiet moment in the study with its fabulous built-ins, or catch a game in the family room on the...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Approach a House Search
When you are ready to buy a house, it pays to plan ahead to conduct a successful house search. That way, you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the real estate market and make your homeownership dream come true in no time at all. Ultimately, you don't need to be a real estate expert to navigate the housing market like...
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Posted on 02/23/2020
Zoning Notes for Homebuyers
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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Posted on 02/16/2020
How Much Time Should You Spend Searching for a House?
Generally, the length of the homebuying journey depends on the individual. In some instances, a buyer will purchase the first house that he or she views in-person. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer several weeks or months to find a house that matches his or her expectations. There is no need to rush the homebuying journey....
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