Kelly Roth's Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
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 06/13/2021
How to Get Your Pet Used to Their New Home
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels As true creatures of habit, dogs and cats are not particularly fond of moving to a new home. There’s no good way to explain it to them either, leaving them feeling a bit shaken up until everyone gets settled in. Thankfully, you can ease their distress and help them feel cozy in...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Inspection or No Inspection - What You Need to Know
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay As you move forward with your home purchase, your real estate agent may recommend that you have your home inspected. Sometimes the inspection is required by the lender or insurance company, but sometimes it’s an optional step. Buyers who have the option sometimes consider skipping the inspection to save a little cash....
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Strategies to Minimize Storm Damage to Your Landscape
Photo by Yves via Pixabay High winds and heavy rainfall have the potential to cause serious harm to your lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees. Fortunately, strategies exist designed to minimize the damage. If a storm has been forecast for your area, here's what you need to do before it hits. Mow Your Lawn Mow your lawn if at...
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Posted on 05/27/2021
ASHBURN, VA Real Estate Market Update 5/27/2021
Click here to view ASHBURN, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
What Details Increase Your Home Insurance Costs?
Image by designer491 from Shutterstock If you purchase a new home, you will need to purchase homeowner’s insurance. If you’ve never owned a home before, you may not realize all the factors that go into the cost of insurance. When looking for a home, it’s easy to get caught up in the house’s structural design, the marble countertops,...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Adjusting Your Smart Thermometer for Maximum Energy Savings
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Your smart thermostat is designed to save you money without your having to think about it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don't have any say over how it works and how much money you save. We'll look at tips you can use to keep your energy bills as low as...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
The Perks of Buying a Large Home
Image by ErikaWittlieb from Pixabay For most people, buying a house is the biggest investment they will make. Unless you are paying cash, the transaction could become complicated. Not that many people can pay cash for a house – and for those that can, it often makes more sense to borrow than to use up cash reserves, especially...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Add Water to Your Favorite Yard Games for Hot Weather Fun
Image by yen lai from Pixabay Sometimes the summer heat can make it hard to enjoy playing outside. If you don’t have your own pool you might rather stay indoors where the temperature is cooler. However, there are lots of fun ways to play outside and still keep cool. Many of the most popular backyard games and activities...
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