Mike Flannagan's Blog

Posted on 05/16/2021
What’s the Best Home Improvement for ROI
Photo by Sue Smith via Shutterstock Choosing what to upgrade or fix in, on or around your home can be a complicated process. Changes fall into two categories – things that increase or decrease value (or sale price) and things that increase or decrease salability (or how willing people are to pay full price for it). Before you...
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Posted on 05/14/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update 5/14/2021
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Posted on 05/09/2021
What You Need to Know About Z-Wave Automation Security
Image by Kiều Trường from Pixabay Z-wave automation is a new method you can use to connect multiple devices. The next logical question might be whether this is a safe thing to do. After all, hacking into one device could potentially be enough to hack into every device, since they're all on the same network. The good news...
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Posted on 05/06/2021
6122 Franklin Park Road, Mclean, VA 22101 now has a new price of $5,139,990!
Incredible price Improvement! *** New Construction! Move in Ready! Introducing, The Benjamin @ Franklin Park, in McLean VA. This exquisite luxury Estate home is sure to wow you on every level. This exciting model boast well over 10,479 finished living sq ft on 3 levels and 1,300 finished outdoor living space under roof trust.. Dual (2) Masters Suites with nearly identical options for either main level living or upper level preferences. 7 bedrooms total, 6 full baths, 2 power rooms, 2 Laundry rooms, office, mudroom, 4 car garage (2 separate 2 car garages). 3 HVAC (Carrier Infinity systems. with total 7 ZONES) Natural Gas heat, whole house...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Investments: Where to Start?
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Posted on 04/28/2021
ASHBURN, VA Real Estate Market Update 4/28/2021
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Posted on 04/25/2021
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 04/18/2021
10124 Squires Trail, Great Falls, VA 22066 now has a new price of $2,999,999!
PRICED MORE THAN $500,000.00 BELOW REPLACEMENT VALUE! ITS SERIOUSLY FOR SALE! REPRESENTS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE. PLUS **SELLER PAYS $25,000 IN CLOSING COST!** 4 sides Stone & Brick. Property had a complete renovation. Inside and out. Stunning New Kitchen, with Miele appliance package (48' fridge, 48' cooktop, Double wall oven coffee machine.) two kitchen sinks w/ 2 dishwashers. Two islands. With quartz counter tops. Double door entry to double staircase. Lovely two-story foyer. All new LED lighting throughout. The upper level bedrooms have Brazilian Cherry Hardwood completely refinished throughout. Exquisite trim throughout the home....
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Posted on 04/18/2021
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 04/14/2021
6122 Franklin Park Road, Mclean, VA 22101 now has a new price of $5,389,990!
***($500,000 IN PRICE IMPROVEMENT!)*** New Construction! Move in Ready! Introducing, The Benjamin @ Franklin Park, in McLean VA. This exquisite luxury Estate home is sure to wow you on every level. This exciting model boast well over 10,479 finished living sq ft on 3 levels and 1,300 finished outdoor living space under roof trust.. Dual (2) Masters Suites with nearly identical options for either main level living or upper level preferences. 7 bedrooms total, 6 full baths, 2 power rooms, 2 Laundry rooms, office, mudroom, 4 car garage (2 separate 2 car garages). 3 HVAC (Carrier Infinity systems. with total 7 ZONES) Natural Gas heat, whole...
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Posted on 04/12/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update 4/12/2021
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Pre-Approval: What it is & How to Achieve it
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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