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Posted on 08/02/2020
How Big Corporations Impact Residential Real Estate
Photo by Juhasz Imre from Pexels Major corporations can change nearly everything about their surrounding areas and their effect on residential real estate can be truly substantial. The concentration of wealth in areas like Silicon Valley and Seattle has influenced even the most basic properties, causing otherwise unremarkable homes to be worth over a million dollars based on...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Property Insurance vs. Homeowners Insurance
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay Often used interchangeably, the terms “property insurance” and “homeowners’ insurance” sometimes confuse new homebuyers. Homeowners’ insurance is a specialized form of property insurance. By “property” the insurance industry means anything that you own. Under that category come homeowners’ insurance and even renters’ insurance. These products cover single-family houses, condominiums and a renter’s...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How To Make Flat-Pack Furniture Seem Built In
Photo by Melinda Nagy via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings. What...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Why You Shouldn't Skip Home Inpsections
Life of Pix via Pexels If your lender does not demand it, skipping the home inspection might be fairly tempting as you move toward closing on the house of your dreams. Although moving full steam ahead might provide what you need in the moment, that decision could end up causing problems in the future. So, even though it...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
How to Prepare a Wall for Painting After Removing Wood Paneling
Photo by Gerd Altmann via PixabayForty years ago every house had some paneling. Some more than others. Paneling can bring the look of natural wood and the great outdoors into a home. But unless your home is a cabin in the woods, chances are that's not what you're going for. Just like many home trends, paneling has fallen...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
11 Mcpherson Circle, Sterling, VA 20165 is now new to the market!
Charming Countryside house with four bedrooms and three living spaces! A living room on the main level, a big bonus room upstairs, and a game room and office in the basement - plus plenty of storage - are just some of the things that make this home so special. Create fabulous meals in the updated eat-in kitchen, enjoy a summer evening on the screened in porch, or snuggle by the fireplace in the living room next winter! A fenced yard, great neighborhood amenities, and a location close to shopping and commuter routes just add to the appeal. Pets on a case-by-case basis, and professionally managed. Available mid-August. Welcome...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
From FHA to USDA - Choosing Your Mortgage
Photo by Alexander Stein via PixabayWhen it comes to a mortgage, most of us think of the same standard product; the 15 or 30 year conventional mortgage offered by banks and lenders. This is not the only mortgage option you have, though. Depending on your personal history and circumstances you may qualify for an attractive mortgage with lower...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
6 Essential Tools for Every Homeowner
Photo by Davie Bicker via Pixabay There are plenty of maintenance concerns to think about when owning a home. Once you’ve completed your purchase and settled in comfortably, it’s important to remember that there will be no landlord to come around and fix those leaky faucets. You’ll need to either fix them yourself or pay to have a...
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