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Posted on 10/17/2021
Washington, DC Real Estate Market Update 10/17/2021
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Why You Should Consider Adding a Screen House to Your Deck
The conventional wisdom related to building in a backyard deck or patio revolves around improved quality of life and return on investment. A new deck delivers years of peaceful enjoyment and an approximate 75 percent resale value return. That's largely because this type of home improvement increases the usable square footage and transforms the property into an indoor-outdoor...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
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 10/03/2021
Keep Your Smart Home Secure With These Easy Tips
Image by Biljana Jovanovic from Pixabay Smart homes might be convenient, but there are always trade-offs to technology. Cybercriminals already have a wide reach and the increased popularity of smart technology can leave your home open to possible threats. However, there are plenty of easy things you can do to bolster your home security while still enjoying the...
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Posted on 10/01/2021
WASHINGTON, DC Real Estate Market Update 10/1/2021
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Posted on 09/26/2021
What are the Benefits of Pre-Approval for a Mortgage ?
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay A mortgage pre-approval can be a valuable tool for understanding how much you can afford to spend on purchasing a home. It can also make you seem much more attractive to sellers and help to identify any potential problems that may make it difficult to get a loan. In fact, many lenders claim...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
3 Benefits of Hiring a Home Staging Professional
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels While there are many parts of staging you can do yourself, there are some important benefits to hiring a professional. A professional home stager can help you prepare your home for the market and can use their expertise to sell your home quicker and for a higher price. Here are the three...
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Posted on 09/16/2021
Washington, DC Real Estate Market Update 9/16/2021
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Patios, Porches and More: Your Guide to Identifying Outdoor Living Spaces
Image by Mark Thomas from Pixabay There are many terms in the design world that we use interchangeably. Those without specific knowledge of these terms might not know how they differentiate, but boosting your home vocabulary can be helpful with buying, selling or improving your home. One common example is the terms we use for private outdoor living...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Healthy Plants, Healthy Home: A Guide to Cleaning Your Plants
Few homeowners enjoy the idea of adding another thing to the list of chores. When cleaning and maintaining entire indoor and outdoor spaces, the thought of cleaning your houseplants seems tedious and unnecessary. However, regular cleaning of plant foliage is crucial to keeping them healthy and at their best. Why Clean Your Plants? The reasons for cleaning your...
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