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Posted on 08/09/2020
Ways to Make Your New Home Smarter
Image by REDPIXEL.PL from Shutterstock With each passing day, more advancement in technology hits the market. Innovations are springing up to simplify life in all areas of the home. Technology has always made home life easier for people from washing machines to take care of your laundry to dishwashers to clean your dishes. Now, new inventions have reached...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: Learn About the Local Housing Market
If you plan to sell your home soon, you should learn about the local housing sector. By doing so, you can gain the insights you need to promote your residence to the right groups of buyers and optimize your home sale earnings. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze the local housing market before...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Security Options for Your Luxury Home
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When it comes to protecting your high-value home in your absence, few things beat an actual living, breathing caretaker who lives on the grounds. And you'll score bonus points for hiring someone who's trained in fighting fires or apprehending invaders. Your second line of defense should be a local monitoring service that...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your Home
If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house. Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
How to Use Native Stones for a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
DIY Ways to Bring Better Water Efficiency to Your Bathroom
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Water efficiency is good for both the environment and your wallet. Changing habits, such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves about 3,000 gallons a year. This is great, but if you want to take it a step further to conserve water, here are four DIY ways to bring better...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
New Construction: How to Design Your New Home
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Posted on 06/26/2020
218 Bridgewater Drive, Stephens City, VA 22655 is now new to the market!
Stunning 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Richmond American Amherst model in Old Dominion Greens. Inviting stone front porch leads to a welcoming foyer with gleaming hardwood floors flanked by the formal living and dining rooms accented with beautiful tray ceilings and exquisite molding. Spacious open gourmet kitchen with oversized island, Breakfast area with vaulted ceiling, and large family room off of the kitchen with stately stone fireplace and private office with french doors. Luxurious master suite with 3 sided fireplace, Wet Bar/ Coffee Bar, and lavish master bath with soaking tub and 3 generous secondary bedrooms. Fully finished walk-up basement...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
When Should You Sell Your Residence?
There is no right or wrong time to sell a home. However, it is important to remember that selling a home is a life-changing decision. And as such, the decision to sell a home should not be taken lightly. If you are unsure about whether now is the right time to add your house to the real estate market,...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Zoning Notes for Homebuyers
Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash Zoning laws have been in place in the United States for many years. They serve communities in a number of ways. As a home buyer, it is important to know and understand the zoning laws that cover any property you consider purchasing. Structures Generally, residential zonings laws indicate what kind of structures...
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