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Posted on 04/11/2021
HOAs: Are They Voluntary?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Posted on 04/08/2021
900 N Stafford Street #1410, Arlington, VA 22203 is now new to the market!
FULLY FURNISHED & COMPLETELY RENOVATED 1BR high-end unit in Alta Vista*The Ultimate Convenience & urban living*Just 27 steps to the Ballston Metro* Great for new homeowner or investors who wishes to rent i Enjoy the easy living, hassle free for a tenant with all the LUXURY options you'd hope for in your home *Gorgeous kitchen with Silestone quartz countertops, tasteful mosaic tile backsplash with undercabinet lighting, light creamy cabinetry & high-end Stainless Steel appliances including Miele dishwasher. Tiled floor leads to open, light & bright living room * Bedroom with built-ins, puck reading lights & closet &...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Choose the Right Fireplace for Your Space
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock A fireplace is a cozy addition for a home that can add aesthetic value as well as warmth to your space. Whether you’re building new, retrofitting, or shopping for the perfect home there are options for most situations. You’ll find many design options as you start to shop but the initial consideration should...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How to Buy Your First Home
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update 3/26/2021
Click here to view Ashburn, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Create a Simple Welcome Wreath
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Whether you're looking at selling your home or just want to make it a little more appealing, one easy option to consider is creating a welcome wreath to keep on your front door. This creates a pleasant focal point for your home's entrance, and takes a minimum of investment to make it...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Checklist for Buying a Luxury Penthouse
Photo by Steven Buissinne via Pixabay Buying a luxury penthouse isn’t just about finding one perfect thing about it. Several other factors come into play when deciding where you might live for many years. If everything isn’t just right, you may end up with buyer’s remorse. Buying a penthouse is different from buying a house in that you...
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Posted on 03/12/2021
7721 Tremayne Place #113, Mclean, VA 22102 is now new to the market!
This first floor 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo is move in ready and features a spacious floor plan. Gorgeous private & quiet 1st floor condo with expansive room sizes and loaded with updates – All new! Just renovated! COMPLETELY REMODELED! EVERYTHING IS NEW! NEW FLOORING! NEW PAINT! NEW CARPET! NEW KITCHEN! NEW BATHROOMS! NEW APPLIANCES! NEW LIGHT FIXTURES! CUSTOM DESIGN! NO OTHER UNIT LIKE THIS ONE! WALK TO SILVER LINE METRO! GARAGE SPACE CONVEYS! Garage parking and extra storage as well! Everything is at your fingertips! Updated appliances, new counter tops, new vanities, new lighting, beautiful new floors & more! Just blocks to the...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
What To Do with Pets When You Show Your Home
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Benefits of an Inflatable Hot Tub
If you have been looking for a way to revamp your home, an inflatable hot tub might be the spark you need. With an inflatable hot tub in your back yard, your loved ones will get the opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy the health benefits of the bubbly water without putting a damper on your...
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Posted on 02/23/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Ashburn, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Old Garden Shed? How to Refresh It for Outdoor Fun
Photo by Sue Rickhuss via Pixabay Do you have an old garden shed in your yard that's outlived its original purpose? Perhaps your gardening tools and supplies have moved on to a new shed or been relocated to a convenient spot in the corner of your garage. If so, you may be considering tearing down your old shed....
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