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Posted on 05/09/2021
Is an HOA Beneficial?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock An HOA — or Homeowners' Association — is an organization in your subdivision or community that creates and enforces regulations and rules for the properties and residents. If a property is part of an HOA's jurisdiction, buying it automatically makes you a member. Therefore, you are required to pay HOA dues that cover...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Southern Homes: What to Look For
Photo by Pattie Steib via Shutterstock All home buyers create a list of features they desire in a property and come armed with the list when their agent shows them a new listing. When you’re shopping for a home in the South, there are a few key features you should include on the list along with the whirlpool...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Unique Flooring Options From Around the World
Are you looking for some new and unique flooring options for your home? Check out this list of artistic, eye-catching and unique flooring options from around the globe. Roman Tile Floor The most luxurious homes during the Golden Age of Rome boasted floors that were a fantastic work of art. Tiny colored tiles were created with meticulous care...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Adding to Resale Value to Your Home
Image by Breadmaker from Shutterstock When you're motivated to get the most from your sale, it pays to add property value through preparation. Get started today with some of these tips: Have your local real estate agent evaluate your home. As a professional, they know what sells and what doesn't in your area. They will assist you in...
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Posted on 04/14/2021
4141 N Henderson Road #827, Arlington, VA 22203 is now new to the market!
Tired of living in cramped quarters? You'll love this spacious 926 square foot Ballston condo where comfort and convenience combine. Enjoy outdoor dining and city views from your 20-foot balcony. Open Floor Plan Living/Dining Room with Floor-to-Ceiling Windows. Fully updated kitchen with white cabinets and lots of counter space and storage. 2 Huge walk-in closets and separate linen closet. Harris Teeter Grocery is right next door. Ballston Metro, True Food, Taco Bamba, and mall shopping all located within blocks. Rent includes heat; air-conditioning; gas, electricity, water and sewer; Community Pool; Front Desk Reception, and...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Detecting and Correcting Water Leaks
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Is your house leaky? According to the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency), household water leaks account for up to a trillion gallons of water wasted each year. According to their calculations, the average home leaks about ten thousand gallons annually or more than 90 gallons every single day. So how do you tell...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
How to Approach a Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How Much Should You Spend on a Smart House Device?
There is no set amount that a homeowner should spend on a smart house device. In fact, depending on the smart gadgets you purchase, you may wind up spending only a few dollars, or hundreds, on these devices. But if you understand how to shop for smart home gadgets, you may be better equipped than other property owners to...
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