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Posted on 05/24/2020
Selling Your Vacation Home? 5 Marketing Suggestions to Help
Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay Selling a vacation home is a lot like selling any other property, but for a few key differences. One, most vacation homes are far from the people who want to purchase them. Two, most vacation homes are far away from their owners, as well. This distance between owners, sellers, and...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Tips for Buyers: Plan for a Property Showing
A home showing is a key part of the property buying journey. As such, it helps to plan ahead for a house showing as much as possible. Because if you enter a home showing with a plan in place, you can use this event to help you determine whether a residence is right for you. Now, let's take a...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Avoid Tunnel Vision When Searching For a New Home
When buying a house, especially your first home, it's all too easy to make impulsive decisions and fail to "see the forest for the trees." Although it's impossible to ignore your emotional reactions to a house for sale, it's vital to look at the big picture and make sure there are no red flags being ignored or glossed over....
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Posted on 05/03/2020
How to Prepare for Listing a Home
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Home Safety Tips for Your Pets
Image by Irina from Unsplash Whether you have young pets or older ones, there are certain household hazards to be aware of. Puppies and kittens can get into trouble while exploring different parts of your home out of curiosity. Adult dogs and cats can also end up getting hurt or sick from common household dangers for pets. Keep...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
How to Upcycle Home Items into Beautiful Crafts
Image by tatu234 from Pixabay Upcycling is a great way to use old or discarded objects to create new and useful items. The following are several basic things you probably have at home or in the garage. With a little creativity, they can be turned into beautiful crafts. Coffee Bean Holder Find a small bowl, glass vase or...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Put Off
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Even if you love your home and never plan to leave it, there may come a point when you need to put it on the market. The home maintenance tasks you tackle today have a direct impact on your home’s value tomorrow. If you want to protect the value of your home,...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Customize Your Room with an Accent Wall
Image by Pixabay from Pexels An accent wall is a great way to add interest to your home’s interior. Accent walls allow you to personalize your space. They can also highlight or complement unique furniture and accessories around your home. Introduce Color: When planning for an accent wall, choose a color palette that works well with the other...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Gardening: Serene Places for Garden Arbors and Trellises
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Choosing the Right Buyer's Agent
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels When you view a home for the first time and speak to the agent hosting an open house or showing the home, you're talking to someone working for the seller -- not for you. Anything you share could be passed on to the seller -- and used to leverage a better offer...
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Posted on 03/20/2020
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 03/15/2020
Tips for Avoiding Home Buyer's Remorse
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a new home is "buyer's remorse!" With that in mind, it pays to look at all angles when house shopping. Although emotions and first impressions are going to play a big role in your home-buying decisions, a thoughtful analysis of the pros and cons of every home that appeals to...
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