Martine Micozzi's Blog

Posted on 11/22/2020
Minimize Your Output and Still Have a Beautiful Garden
Photo by Manfred Richter via PixabayIf you're like many homeowners who are busy with work and family obligations, you love the thought of your outdoor living space serving as a personal sanctuary during the occasional moments when you manage to get some downtime. However, it may also be true that the time you spend in your yard and...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
What is a FICO Score?
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
Expedite the Property Buying Journey
A seamless home search may be a dream come true for property buyers. Yet for those who want to accelerate the homebuying journey, problems sometimes may arise that make it tough to streamline a home search. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to speed up a home search and find your dream house without delay. Now, let's...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
New Construction Homes: Pros & Cons
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay It’s not unusual for homebuyers to enter the market with some preconceived notions about the differences between an existing home and new construction. These may be formed by talking to friends and loved ones about their successes and challenges. Others come from media sources, including the seemingly endless stream of reality home shows....
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Posted on 10/25/2020
How to Fix or Replace a Window Screen
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
8045 Newell Street #524, Silver Spring, MD 20910 is now new to the market!
PENTHOUSE condo with 2 DEEDED GARAGE PARKING SPACES conveniently located blocks from the Silver Spring Metro Station and MARC Commuter Rail Station. Adjacent to Acorn Park and near coffee shops and restaurants. Freshly painted, and MOVE-In READY home features an Open Floor Plan with floor-to-ceiling windows and 18-foot outdoor balcony. Beautiful kitchen equipped with gas range/built-in microwave, granite countertops, new refrigerator, new dishwasher, and new faucet. Owner's Bedroom with walk-in closet, en suite bathroom with double vanities and glass/tile shower. Washer and Dryer, furnace, air-conditioning system, water heater, and...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Photo by Javani LLC via Shutterstock Before you ever place your home on the market, start working on curb appeal. What’s curb appeal? It’s the first thing that makes people want to take a second look when they drive by. If they’re house shopping or just dreaming for the future, a home with curb appeal will bring them...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Design a Functional Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Posted on 10/10/2020
4141 N Henderson Road #322, Arlington, VA 22203 now has a new price of $375,900!
$10,000 PRICE REDUCTION! Enjoy the best of Ballston in this fully updated and move-in ready condo that is close to everything! This stylish and spacious unit has been freshly painted and has gorgeous hardwood floors. The renovated kitchen features white cabinets and stainless steel appliances. BRAND NEW gas range and refrigerator. Bosch dishwasher, built-in overhead microwave, separate pantry and ample counter space. Open floor plan living/dining with floor-to-ceiling double-pane sliding glass door and windows replaced in 2019. Enjoy outdoor dining on your spacious 22-foot long balcony. The bedroom features beautiful bamboo...
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