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Posted on 09/28/2022
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 9/28/2022
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Posted on 09/28/2022
Want to Buy a Home? Do These 4 Things First
Buying a house is a complicated financial and logistical process. The right preparation can make a huge difference in making the process go as smoothly as possible. Here is a list of the most important things to do before buying a home to help you prepare: Check Your Financials There are a few financials you should check on...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
8561 Mazzello Place, Springfield, VA 22153 is now new to the market!
Welcome Home to this spacious 4BR/3.5BA, Open floor plan, brick front Colonial home with beautiful wood flooring throughout the home. Located in Springfield, enjoy your own peaceful, cul-de-sac as one of 8 lots. Visitor parking across from your home. Minutes to Fairfax County Parkway, Fort Belvoir, Interstates 95, 395 and 495. You will want to come and see this home with a nice back yard and patio. Replace above oven microwave in Aug. 2022. Replaced AC system August 4, 2020. Approximately 3,000 square feet of above ground living space before adding in the finished walk-up basement space with a full...
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Posted on 09/21/2022
Updating and Maintaining Your Home's Door Hardware Could Be a Game-Changer
Sometimes the little things add up to major differences, and that idea holds true when updating door hardware. It’s not uncommon for relatively inexpensive doorknobs, locking systems and hinges to lose their luster prematurely. Repetitive use and age result in those once shiny finishes looking dull and worn out. Unattractive door hardware elements are like tiny blemishes in...
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Posted on 09/14/2022
DIY Best Practices: Expert Tips to Help With Any Project
Whether you are dabbling into your first DIY home decor project or you are an experienced crafter, you may find that you make a few mistakes or hit a few roadblocks along the way. Fortunately, there are many seasoned experts out there who can give you advice and guidance as you work through any project. These DIY tips...
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Posted on 09/07/2022
A First-Time Homebuyer's Guide to VA Loans
If you've served in the U.S. military, a VA loan might be an excellent way to finance your first home. If you're interested in using this benefit, it's important to know the steps involved. Here is a basic guide to buying your first home with a VA loan: Get Your Certificate of Eligibility A certificate of eligibility from...
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Posted on 08/31/2022
The basic elements of farmhouse decor
Both nostalgic and rugged, farmhouse decor is popular largely due to being approachable and comfy. Farmhouse style has several branches including French country farmhouse, industrial farmhouse and modern farmhouse decor. However, all these interior design styles share some of the same basic elements. Here is a simple guide to the basic elements of farmhouse decor: Neutral color palette...
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Posted on 08/29/2022
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 8/29/2022
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Posted on 08/24/2022
Why Homebuyers Should Consider Buying a HUD Home
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) properties present unique opportunities for homebuyers. By purchasing a previously foreclosed home, you might save money on the sale and mortgage. But is a HUD home the right choice for you? Here are some of the key benefits to buying a HUD home: Low Price HUD wants to recoup the cost of the...
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Posted on 08/17/2022
3749 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 is now new to the market!
Welcome Home! Step right in to this bright and airy, completely updated and renovated home. Most of what you see is new. We did all the work so you don't have to. Lower level bedroom has many uses such as an office, family room, work out room or whatever you desire. Be the first owner to move in and enjoy the ALL BRAND NEW and UPDATED: kitchen appliances, entirely renovated bathrooms, central air conditioning system, water heater, furnace, kitchen counter island, windows, ceiling lights, wood flooring, roof, gutters, washer and dryer, custom built outdoor storage shed, new fencing and so much more. You will not be disappointed. Great...
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Posted on 08/17/2022
Pentas & More: Attract Pollinators Without Putting Your Pets at Risk
When planning an outdoor garden, many want to prioritize plants that attract and support local pollinators. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds can add an enjoyable presence to your yard and help your plants and local ecosystem thrive. However, it's also important to protect and support your own animal friends. While many popular flowers and plants are toxic to dogs...
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Posted on 08/10/2022
The 4 types of light & why you need to use them
When most of us come across the phrase “lighting,” we automatically go to standard lighting fixtures seen in hardware stores or swanky floor lamps featured in chic living room showcases. Those lighting styles are so well-designed, we may even consider using those designs in our homes after inspiration hits. But don’t reach for the first set of light...
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