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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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Posted on 06/14/2020
Selling Savvy to Today’s Smart Buyers
Image by wavebreakmedia from Shutterstock If you've owned your house for a long time and are putting it on the market, take time to consider how the buying and selling process has changed. Today’s buyers are both smart and cautious. They have access to more information than was possible a decade ago. Research shows that buyers begin shopping...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Upcycle an Antique Dresser or Cabinet into a One-of-a-Kind Bathroom Vanity
Photo by Zbysiu Rodak on Unsplash Antiques can bring a unique feel and vibe to almost any decor. But what happens when your antique piece doesn't exactly work in the room it was designed for? If that is the case, it may be time to upcycle it for use in a different room. Below you will find out...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Why Is a Home's Curb Appeal Important?
Believe it or not, curb appeal can make or break the home selling journey. If a house has a pristine front lawn, flawless siding and clutter-free walkways, it may make a positive first impression on potential buyers. And once buyers walk through this home, they may be ready to submit an offer to purchase the residence right away. As...
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