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Posted on 07/07/2020
Home Serenity: How to Create Your Own Outdoor Getaway
Photo by Tod Franklin via Pixabay What makes you happy? Do you love to sit and read? Or are you more of a hang-out-with-friends kind of homeowner? Regardless of what moves you, there's a way to create space for it in your own backyard. Even better -- you can increase your home's resale value in the process. Use...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Living in an HOA Managed Community
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay As more and more planned communities are being constructed along Florida's East Coast from Jacksonville to Miami, the number of Homeowners' Associations (HOAs) are growing exponentially. HOAs are a group of owners charged with creating and enforcing guidelines for the community, working in the common interests of the owners, and manage and maintain...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Should you Turn off your Electricity When you Vacation to Save on Utilities?
Photo by Clint Patterson via Unsplash It sounds like a great idea -- turn off your electricity entirely when you go on vacation and you'll dramatically slash your electric bills. While this works in theory, there are some considerations that make shutting everything down problematic for homeowners. Learning more about your options allows you to conserve energy wisely,...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Settling into Your New City: Tips to Make the Move Easier
Photo by Alexas Fotos via PixabayMoving to a new city is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Getting the lay of the land, especially if you don't have contacts in the city, is intimidating. From figuring out your transportation options to learning where the most affordable grocery store is, you have many things to tackle...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Key Reasons to Negotiate with a Home Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Capitalize on a Buyer's Market
A buyer's market typically is a dream come true for those who want to find a high-quality and affordable house. In fact, there are many things you can do to capitalize on a buyer's market to ensure you can purchase a house that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. Now, let's take a look at three...
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Posted on 05/29/2020
Video Tour - 7124 Falcon Street, Annandale, VA 22003
This fantastic well-maintained brick rambler is located inside the Beltway, and priced right for a quick sale! This single level gem features an excellent main level open concept living area, an updated kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Separate Laundry Room with full washer and dryer. The family room can be a 4th bedroom, an office, a hobby room, exercise room, you name it! It is nicely updated! This home shows the pride of homeownership, and it is decorated for living and with love as opposed to just a quick fix. The manicured lawn and the fenced-in backyard are fantastic! Quiet, peaceful setting...
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Posted on 05/28/2020
7124 Falcon Street, Annandale, VA 22003 is now new to the market!
This fantastic well-maintained brick rambler is located inside the Beltway, and priced right for a quick sale! This single level gem features an excellent main level open concept living area, an updated kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Separate Laundry Room with full washer and dryer. The family room can be a 4th bedroom, an office, a hobby room, exercise room, you name it! It~s nicely updated! This home shows the pride of homeownership, and it is decorated for living and with love as opposed to just a quick fix. The manicured lawn and the fenced-in backyard are fantastic! Quiet, peaceful setting ready...
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