Mike Flannagan's Blog

Posted on 05/31/2020
Tips on Choosing Home Security: DIY or Conventional
Photo by Pixaline via PixabayThe right home security system can make a profound difference for your peace of mind and make your home an unappealing target -- but do you have to go with a conventional (and expensive) alarm service? In the past, homeowners had few choices, but now, if you own a home and like to DIY...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Getting the Most Out of Your Home's Green Upgrades
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Numerous Advantages to Adding an Outdoor Kitchen
Photo by toddpharistx via Pixabay Today's home buyers are looking for ways to maximize their space and their enjoyment of that space. While having friends and family over to enjoy a meal out on the patio or a backyard BBQ has long been a favorite way of spending time with loved ones, it's frequently left the hosts separated...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
How to Invest in Real Estate
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When thinking about investments, the first rule is to diversify. This allows you to invest in a few different things that may vary in risk or pay off. One option for diversifying investments comes in the form of real estate. For many people, purchasing a home is one of the most expensive...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Adding Some Extra Warmth to Your Luxury Bathroom
Photo by banksy07 via Pixabay Adding some extra warmth to your bathrooms boosts your home value while also ensuring that you’ll have a well-heated and comfortable environment for bathing and showering during winter. With these heating options, you can warm up your bathrooms as needed without having to turn up your thermostat, causing your furnace to run more...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Avoid These Common Mortgage Mistakes
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
How to Expedite the Homebuying 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 04/12/2020
Do You Need to Create a Relocation Budget?
A relocation budget is a must-have for those who recently bought or sold a house. If you have a relocation budget at your disposal, you should have no trouble getting ready for moving day. Ultimately, there are several factors that you need to consider to craft an effective relocation budget. These factors include: 1. Packing Supplies Moving boxes, packing...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Top Green Features Buyers Want in a Home
Photo by Sumanley xulx via Pixabay Homeowners looking to get top dollar for their house often invest in improvements to make their home more appealing to prospective buyers. Sure, they can slap up a coat of paint and make other minor cosmetic improvements, but these won’t necessarily increase their home’s value. In a survey conducted by the National...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Top Benefits of Living on a Corner Lot
Photo by Kaboompics.com via Pexels Since they see a lot more traffic than their inset counterparts, homes on the corner lot receive a lot of flak. As a result of these rumors, homebuyers might feel their hopes fall as they encounter the otherwise perfect house situated on these open properties. Much to their relief, however, many find that...
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Posted on 03/22/2020
Interior Design Trends for 2020
Photo by Emre Can from Pexels The start of the new year means it’s time to focus on the latest interior design trends for luxury homes. Being familiar with these trends can help you determine what changes to make to your home if you’re planning to spruce it up. The following are some of the interior design trends...
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Posted on 03/20/2020
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Ashburn, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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