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What to Know About Getting A Second Mortgage
Posted on 07/14/2019
What to Know About Getting A Second Mortgage
A second mortgage is a loan that enables you to take funds against the value of your property's equity above your primary mortgage. An asset like a home has every tendency to gain value over time. Second mortgages are an excellent means of using your property for other projects without selling it outright. What is a second mortgage?...
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Emergency Prep and Recovery
Posted on 07/07/2019
Emergency Prep and Recovery
Hopefully, you've made plans in case of emergency and prepared your family by discussing your arrangements and creating an emergency kit. However, surviving the crisis is only part of the battle. The recovery takes a lot longer and requires even more early planning. You can prevent a lot of damage to your home by designing it or updating...
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How do you Know When Your Home is Overpriced?
Posted on 06/30/2019
How do you Know When Your Home is Overpriced?
In the real estate market, the value of your home depends on several other factors, other than the price you paid for it. For one, the price buyers are willing to pay for it at any particular time may depend on prevailing economic conditions, mortgage rates, the season of the year and a host of other things affect...
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Making an Amazing Chocolate Cake
Posted on 06/23/2019
Making an Amazing Chocolate Cake
Making a chocolate cake from scratch is always fun. While it isn’t difficult, a lot of people prefer to pick up a box from the local bakery. If you, however, love to bake and make your sweet desserts, then you should learn some of the secrets to making the perfect, moist and creamy chocolate cakes right there in...
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15999 Arden Court, Woodbridge, VA 22191 is now new to the market!
Posted on 06/21/2019
15999 Arden Court, Woodbridge, VA 22191 is now new to the market!
Beautiful split level home within a cul-de-sac. Excellent Location! This home features hard wood floors, stainless steal appliances, a renovated kitchen, garage, upgraded Anderson windows & doors, 2017 water heater and a 2019 New Roof! Depending on the weather - A NEW DECK is being built to replace the current deck. Conveniently located minutes from Rte 1, I-95, the VRE, Potomac Town Center(with restaurants, shopping, the Apple store, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, etc), Potomac Mills and the Northern VA Community College-Woodbridge campus. Bright and spacious with windows that provide natural lighting throughout the home. Stop on by...
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Your Rights In Buying And Selling Real Estate
Posted on 06/16/2019
Your Rights In Buying And Selling Real Estate
All you need to know when you are buying or selling a home and what your rights are if you are not satisfied with the outcome.The stress that comes with making a mistake in the buying and selling process of a home is overwhelming most times. It is vital you take enough time to research homes if you...
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Key Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Posted on 06/09/2019
Key Home Selling Costs You Need to Know About
Selling a home usually requires various investments along the way. In fact, some of the most common house selling costs include: 1. Lawn Care Maintaining a neat, tidy lawn is crucial, particularly for a seller who wants to stir up significant interest in his or her residence. As such, it generally is a good idea to account for lawn...
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What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About Cleaning
Posted on 06/02/2019
What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You About Cleaning
We all love a clean house. And your mother always seemed to make cleaning seem effortless. That magical sparkle and crisp, fresh scent evoked all that made her talent special. But now you have a home of your own and want to make your own magic. Here are the items you need to keep in your cleaning arsenal...
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1531 12TH Street S, Arlington, VA 22204 now has a new price of $795,000!
Posted on 05/30/2019
1531 12TH Street S, Arlington, VA 22204 now has a new price of $795,000!
Price Adjustment!!! Beautiful Home, Great Location, Wonderful Neighborhood! Welcome home to this spacious, all brick colonial home! Over 3300 total square feet of living space. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout the house that are simply stunning! Plenty of space to entertain family and friends. Potential 4th bedroom in basement. Separate, exterior, rear entrance to basement. New/remodeled, updated kitchen. ALL NEW:stainless steel appliances, gas stovetop, double wall oven, upstairs carpet, LG washer/dryer, furnace and air conditioning unit. Master bedroom with walk-in closet. NO HOA. Minutes to Interstate 95/395, Crystal City, Reagan...
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Hidden Enemies in Your Home
Posted on 05/26/2019
Hidden Enemies in Your Home
Could your home be making you sick? Could those allergies be inside rather than outside? Yes, and yes. Of course, you’ve already sussed out the obvious places: the mold in the bathroom, years of dirt in the carpet, even the drapes and blinds. But what about the air ducts? You know, the very thing that carries the conditioned...
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7 Cleaning Jobs You Can Carry Out Around Your Home with Baking Soda
Posted on 05/19/2019
7 Cleaning Jobs You Can Carry Out Around Your Home with Baking Soda
You probably have a lot of baking soda lying around your kitchen, waiting for the next time you want to bake. But did you realize that baking soda can be very useful for carrying out multipurpose cleaning tasks around the house? Find out more below. Sprinkle baking soda into your sweaty sneakers to get rid of that terrible...
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