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Posted on 09/19/2021
The Pros and Cons of Terracotta Pots
For plant containers, it doesn’t get more classic than a terracotta pot. This orange-brown clay has been a favorite among plant lovers for ages because of its durability, accessibility and aesthetic. However, because of their widespread popularity and availability some may consider a terracotta pot to be a boring or “basic” choice. While tastes differ from one plant...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Quick Tips for Better Home Office Design
Working from home is the new norm and the home office won’t be ignored. From setting up efficient areas to store your working documents and tools to opening the space so you don’t feel cramped during a tight deadline, here are a few home office design ideas to keep your mind and body limber. Keep Furniture Simple Many...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Your Guide to the Painted Rock Trend
Photo by Jadson Thomas from Pexels Have you been walking through a local park or along the street downtown and stumbled upon a brightly colored painted rock? These painted rocks have been appearing in the most unlikely of places over the last several years and it doesn't seem like the trend is dying down anytime soon. Sometimes referred...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
6 Pivotal Questions to Ask Your Home Builder
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you're looking to build a custom home, you likely already know how many questions come with the territory. From the size of the home to the appliances to the amenities, the sheer number of details can be a little overwhelming. Yet this is why homeowners choose to buy new construction builds —...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Insulated Concrete Form Foundations vs. Poured Concrete Foundations
;Image by Michael L. Hiraeth from Pixabay Whether you choose a crawlspace, basement or a slab, you want the strongest structure possible, especially in areas where nature might wreak havoc on your house. Here we will go over the details of two different types of foundations: poured concrete and insulated form concrete. Poured Concrete Foundations Poured concrete foundations...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Can You Live in a Property Obtained Through 1031 Exchange?
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 1031 exchanges are special transactions in which one investment is effectively “swapped” for another. In real estate, this means selling one investment property for another of “like-kind.” This can be an effective and lucrative strategy because it can allow you to defer certain taxes as long as you abide by specific rules...
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Posted on 08/11/2021
Tysons, VA Real Estate Market Update 8/11/2021
Click here to view Tysons, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
What is a Zombie Property?
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Zombie properties are homes that have been visibly abandoned but actual ownership has not. The term became popular in the housing industry during the 2007-08 housing crisis when people being unable to make their mortgage payments reached a catastrophic point. According to ATTOM Data Solutions, a firm that tracks different types of...
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Posted on 08/05/2021
4141 N Henderson Road #803, Arlington, VA 22203 now has a new price of $415,500!
PRICE JUST SLASHED BY $10,000! An unbelievable price for this rarely available 1,167 square foot Ballston condo. MOVE-IN READY= Over $60,000 in upgrades. Plenty of room for a home office & wired for FIOS. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED in condo fees except Internet and cable. Enjoy dining and gardening on your spacious balcony offering splendid views of the Washington Monument. Living room and bedroom have floor-to-ceiling windows. Freshly painted with brand new wide-plank floors, upscale Kitchen-Aid and Bosch stainless steel kitchen appliances and Kohler fixtures. Lots of storage with 3 Walk-in closets and additional bedroom...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Communal Living Options
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels Multi-generational homes have grown in popularity as the benefits of communal living become more recognized and celebrated. If you are searching for a home to share with both your children and parents, there are many options open to you. Single-family home with apartment: Some single-family homes have been built or renovated to include...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Why You Should Consider Home Automation
From your coffee maker to thermostat to security system, the possibilities for home automation are endless. Most homeowners who use automation technology have adopted it bit by bit. For instance, they might purchase a single smart speaker instead of outfitting their whole home in every gadget on the market. However you measure it, the practice is very much...
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