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Should You Overspend to Acquire Your Dream Residence?
Posted on 12/08/2019
Should You Overspend to Acquire Your Dream Residence?
Once you discover your dream house, you probably want to do everything possible to acquire this residence. However, it is important to remain calm, cool and collected as you navigate the homebuying journey. Because if you act too hastily, you risk overspending to purchase your ideal residence. Let's face it – the temptation to submit an offer to purchase...
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Should You Schedule a House Showing?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Should You Schedule a House Showing?
Deciding whether to set up a home showing sometimes can be a tough decision. Yet a home showing can make a world of difference for a buyer as he or she searches for the ideal residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons to schedule a home showing, and these include: 1. You can look beyond a home listing. A home...
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Is a Timeshare Right for You?
Posted on 11/24/2019
Is a Timeshare Right for You?
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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What Is a BPO?
Posted on 11/17/2019
What Is a BPO?
BPO stands for ‘broker price opinion.' It is associated with short sales and foreclosures. BPO involves a process that is almost the same as real estate appraisal but not as complicated. Banks and companies usually hire the services of a real estate broker to prepare an opinion of value for a particular real estate. The representative of the...
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602 Fillmore Street, Herndon, VA 20170 is now new to the market!
Posted on 11/16/2019
602 Fillmore Street, Herndon, VA 20170 is now new to the market!
MUST SEE! Rare 3 level home in Herndon area with finished basement and 1 car garage ready to make your own! Hardwood floors on main level and top floor. Beautiful gas fireplace in living room. Large heated sunroom on main level opens up to spacious back yard. Upstairs with four corner bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with vintage tile. Basement features large rec room and huge utility room. Built in bookcases in living room and basement. Great location conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Herndon. Minutes from Route 267, Reston Town Center, future Herndon metro...
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Should You Forgo a Property Inspection?
Posted on 11/10/2019
Should You Forgo a Property Inspection?
If a seller approves your offer to purchase his or her house, conducting a home inspection likely will be the next step of the property buying cycle. Although you may have the option to forgo a house inspection, you should not avoid this evaluation. Because if you forgo a home inspection, you may wind up purchasing a house that...
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Tips for Higher-end Home Renovation
Posted on 11/03/2019
Tips for Higher-end Home Renovation
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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What You Need To Know About Your First Week In Your New Home
Posted on 10/27/2019
What You Need To Know About Your First Week In Your New Home
Your first week in your new home is an exciting time. It’s also a very busy one. There is just so much to do to get everything in order and settled in! Some things are more important to get done this first week than others. On the other hand, there are tasks you’ll be glad you completed your first...
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What Mortgage Lenders Will Ask About Your Income
Posted on 10/20/2019
What Mortgage Lenders Will Ask About Your Income
The process of applying for a mortgage is tedious and time-consuming; it requires you to answer personal questions about your finances. To ascertain your credibility for a mortgage, lenders structured the application process in such a way that allows them to get as much information about borrowers either directly or indirectly. Before you decide to apply for a...
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Green Living - Save Life, Save Earth!
Posted on 10/13/2019
Green Living - Save Life, Save Earth!
Living green is sustainable living. It’s a lifestyle in which individuals endeavor to reduce the number of natural resources used and the amount of waste created to benefit the earth. It aims to promote a lifestyle that is eco-friendly through various means such as energy consumption, transportation alternatives, and waste management. To go-green, individuals usually must change their...
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How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Posted on 10/06/2019
How Much Money Do You Need to Sell a Residence?
Ultimately, the amount of money an individual requires during the home selling journey varies. If you intend to sell a house, it often is a good idea to plan ahead for any expenses you may encounter along the way. Because if you fail to account for potential house selling costs, you may struggle to seamlessly navigate the property selling...
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Using Color to Improve Your Home Sale
Posted on 09/29/2019
Using Color to Improve Your Home Sale
Are you considering starting or finishing some home improvement projects at the moment? That is wonderful; it is always a good idea to make some upgrades to increase your home's value. However, be sure you are on the right track in regards to your improvements so you can get the most out of your investment. It is not...
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