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Posted on 06/07/2020
Voice-Controlled Devices You May Want to Consider
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Garden DIY: Creating a Beautiful Potting Bench
Photo by Andy via Pixabay A potting bench can provide you with a place to work on your garden, from starting seeds to grafting and transplanting. Ideally, your bench should be at a comfortable height for you to work at, be sturdy enough to support plants and tools and enhance the look of your yard. You have several...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Garden Storage: Build a Hose Container
Image by Victoria Farr from Pixabay With a little thought, creativity and some inexpensive odds and ends you can add charming accents to your home. Weekend projects provide a fun way to spend a few hours and being able to look at your finished project with satisfaction is even better if it serves a useful purpose beautifying your...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Top Reasons to Work with a REALTOR® When Looking to Buy a Home
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Once you decide you’re in the market for a new home, one of the first decisions you’ll make is whether you should hire a real estate agent to shop for a house or go out your own. While buying a new home without a professional representative is possible, there is no disadvantage...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Want a Beautiful Yard But Don't Like Yard Work? Here's How to Make It Happen?
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 05/03/2020
Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2020
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay So what will 2020 bring to the real estate market? While market trends can, and do, change on a whim, some activity seems to be easier to predict. If you’re entering the market this year as a buyer or seller, having a better understanding of these trends will help you make informed...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
How to Repair a Drawer's Corner Joint
Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash They just don't make furniture like they used to. But even well-made drawers can break from time to time. And when they do, the best thing you can do is fix the drawer joint quickly rather than tugging on a loose panel, causing warping damage. Here's the simplest way to get that drawer...
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Posted on 04/24/2020
40903 Spectacular Bid Place, Leesburg, VA 20176 now has a new price of $1,150,000!
Stunning Renaissance 5 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath Estate Home with Breathtaking Views of open park space, Pond and Lush Wooded Area in Sought After Beacon Hill! A dramatic 2 story foyer welcomes you home, and the gourmet kitchen with butlers pantry en route to the dining room creates a perfect space for entertaining. Fabulous views await you from the 2 story family room abounding in natural light and home to a stately floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Walk out the triple sliding glass doors to the new multi level deck with screened in porch, and stunning sunsets. Enjoy working from home in your private office, or spend some time relaxing in the...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Staging 101 - What It Is, and How to Do It
Photo by ProgrammingIBC via Pixabay One of the most important things you can do before you list your home for sale is to stage it. Home staging refers to arranging the home’s furnishings and decor so it looks as good as possible. In other words, you use the decor and furnishings to make the home look like a...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
How to Avoid a Home Selling Dilemma
A home seller may face a variety of dilemmas as he or she tries to get the best price for a residence. However, a seller who prepares for potential problems may be better equipped than others to enjoy a fast, profitable property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready for potential...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
How Many Property Showings Should You Schedule?
A home showing is a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. In certain instances, buyers will set up dozens of showings to review a wide range of residences. Meanwhile, a buyer sometimes finds the perfect residence during his or her first home showing. Ultimately, there is no set number of showings that you will need to attend before you...
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