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Can You Negotiate for Lower HOA Fees?
Posted on 04/05/2020
Can You Negotiate for Lower HOA Fees?
Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay When purchasing a home, there are many issues to keep in mind. These often include items such as the interest rate on the mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowner's insurance. If you've purchased a home governed by a Homeowner's Association and have not lived within a similar community before you may find...
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How Much Time Do You Need to Create a Property Listing?
Posted on 03/29/2020
How Much Time Do You Need to Create a Property Listing?
There is no surefire formula to craft the perfect home listing. Instead, a seller must allocate the necessary time and resources to ensure a listing hits the mark with buyers. If a seller fails to do so, this individual may struggle to stir up interest in his or her home. Perhaps worst of all, this seller's home may linger...
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How to Replace Your Toilet in 3 Simple Steps
Posted on 03/22/2020
How to Replace Your Toilet in 3 Simple Steps
Photo by Edgardo Lagmay on Unsplash Nothing dates a bathroom like an old toilet. Not only have toilets advanced significantly in the past 10-15 years. Older toilets often develop hard water stains and porcelain scratches that show their age. Fortunately, replacing a toilet is one of the most straightforward home improvement projects you can do. And it's relatively...
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Falls Church, VA Real Estate Market Update
Posted on 03/20/2020
Falls Church, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Falls Church, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Seven Things to Do Before Listing a Home for Sale
Posted on 03/15/2020
Seven Things to Do Before Listing a Home for Sale
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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Hardy Indoor Plants For The Black Thumb Gardener
Posted on 03/08/2020
Hardy Indoor Plants For The Black Thumb Gardener
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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How to Refinish Your Bathroom Cabinets for an Updated Look
Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Refinish Your Bathroom Cabinets for an Updated Look
Image by Dorothea Lucia Pietrek from Pixabay Does your bathroom look vintage but not in a cool or trendy sort of way? If so, and you don’t have the resources or time to give your bathroom a complete remodel, you can make some minor changes to your bathroom to freshen it up. For instance, you can plan a...
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Natural Lighting: Skylights and Light Tubes
Posted on 02/23/2020
Natural Lighting: Skylights and Light Tubes
Image by PlusONE from Shutterstock The presence of natural light inside of your living space can have a tremendous impact on how you feel in your home. If you're interested in introducing more daylight into your space consider installing a skylight or light tube. What are skylights? A traditional skylight is a window set into the roof of...
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3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
Posted on 02/16/2020
3 Reasons to Hire a Home Inspector
If you intend to buy a house, you may want to employ a home inspector. In fact, there are many reasons why a buyer may hire a house inspector, such as: 1. You want to identify any underlying home problems. Although you may have walked through a house a few times before you submitted an offer to purchase, a...
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Slaying the Home Improvement Myths
Posted on 02/09/2020
Slaying the Home Improvement Myths
Photo by Rades via Shutterstock Not everything you’ve heard over the years about home improvements actually “improves” your return on investment. In fact, there are some myths that continue to crop up that surprise homeowners when they price their homes to sell them on the market. Learning the difference between a change you make for your family to...
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How to Reduce Allergies in the Home
Posted on 02/02/2020
How to Reduce Allergies in the Home
Photo by Roman Koval from Pexels It’s common to experience seasonal allergies with the passing of the months, but did you know that indoor allergens can aggravate your allergies and asthma symptoms as well? Many people choose to stay inside when the pollen and mold levels are high. However, they could be doing more harm than good if...
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