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Southern Home Shopping
Posted on 02/16/2020
Southern Home Shopping
Photo by Pattie Steib via Shutterstock All home buyers create a list of features they desire in a property and come armed with the list when their agent shows them a new listing. When you’re shopping for a home in the South, there are a few key features you should include on the list along with the whirlpool...
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How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
Posted on 02/09/2020
How Corporations Can Affect Residential Real Estate Patterns
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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Organization for Your Garden Shed
Posted on 02/02/2020
Organization for Your Garden Shed
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay If you're like many busy gardeners, your garden shed isn't as organized as it could be. Perhaps you've been telling yourself for quite some time that you're going to get around to giving it an organizational makeover but run short on inspiration whenever you try to brainstorm a game plan....
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Video Tour  - 8228 Catbird Circle #201, Lorton, VA 22079
Posted on 01/27/2020
Video Tour - 8228 Catbird Circle #201, Lorton, VA 22079
NEVER been RENTED! Feels LIKE HOME! Beautiful Sun-Filled second level condo features 2 Bedroom and Two full baths, spacious deck, gas fireplace, the Owner~s Suite has a Walk-In closet and full bath. Full-sized washer and dryer. Rent includes water and sewer, and the community swimming pool. Close to public transportation, VRE, I-95, Ft. Belvoir, NGA, TSA, shops, restaurants, and the Coming Soon Liberty...
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8228 Catbird Circle #201, Lorton, VA 22079 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/27/2020
8228 Catbird Circle #201, Lorton, VA 22079 is now new to the market!
NEVER been RENTED! Feels LIKE HOME! Beautiful Sun-Filled second level condo features 2 Bedroom and Two full baths, spacious deck, gas fireplace, the Owner~s Suite has a Walk-In closet and full bath. Full-sized washer and dryer. Rent includes water and sewer, and the community swimming pool. Close to public transportation, VRE, I-95, Ft. Belvoir, NGA, TSA, shops, restaurants, and the Coming Soon Liberty...
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Master the Homebuying Journey
Posted on 01/26/2020
Master the Homebuying Journey
Believe it or not, even a first-time homebuyer can become a property buying expert. If you plan ahead for the homebuying journey, you can quickly and easily navigate the path from homebuyer to homeowner. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the homebuying journey. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria If you know you want to...
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How Should You Approach the Home Selling Journey?
Posted on 01/19/2020
How Should You Approach the Home Selling Journey?
The home selling journey sometimes can be long and complicated. Lucky for you, we're here to address home selling challenges and ensure you can seamlessly list your house and maximize your home sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you approach the home selling journey with confidence. 1. Learn About Your Home's Strengths and...
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Know Why You're Buying
Posted on 01/12/2020
Know Why You're Buying
Photo by StockEU via Shutterstock Purchasing a home for the first time is often a daunting task. There are many things to know and a plethora of conflicting advice. If you’re new to real estate and the home-buying process, keeping these tips in mind can help make the path to homeownership smoother. Pick the Right Person Choosing a...
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Is the Market Ready for Me to Invest?
Posted on 01/05/2020
Is the Market Ready for Me to Invest?
Photo by Edar via Pixabay You’ve been considering an investment in real estate but are you really ready? Putting your money into something you haven’t done your homework on could be detrimental. You may even have all the tools, but are still straddling the fence. How will you know it’s time? Here are a few signs that indicate...
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House Hacking: The Most Beginner-Friendly Way to Dip Your Toe in Real Estate?
Posted on 12/29/2019
House Hacking: The Most Beginner-Friendly Way to Dip Your Toe in Real Estate?
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay For some, house hacking is the key to getting started in real estate; for others, it's just a smart way to build cash flow into an otherwise uncooperative rental market. Wondering how to get your foot in the door? Here's what you need to know. What is House Hacking? The term "house hacking"...
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