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Posted on 09/15/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update 9/15/2021
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Posted on 09/12/2021
5 Best Plants for Low-Light Bedrooms
Image by Zandria Ross from Pixabay There are many benefits of keeping houseplants in your bedroom. Improved sleep, cleaner air and aesthetic appeal are just a few reasons many swear by bedroom greenery. However, if your bedroom doesn’t get a lot of sunlight during the day, you might feel like this option won’t work for you. Luckily there...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
4 Tips for Keeping an Old House Cool & Comfortable in Hot Weather
Vintage homes are full of charm and character. Unfortunately, if they haven’t had extensive updates, old houses might have poor insulation and other structural issues. While these things may not hinder your ability to live happily in an old house, they can lead to higher utility bills. If you live in an old house without air conditioning, hot...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
ASHBURN, VA Real Estate Market Update 8/31/2021
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Extending Your Living Space
Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash You can extend your living area by activating your outdoor spaces. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a spot to entertain, read, or just relax with these tips: Seating Most outdoor spaces can accommodate some type of seating option. If you’re working with a smaller porch space, try...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
Best Type of Flooring for Pets
Photo by Zen Chung from Pexels When you have pets and are building a new home, you might want to take that into consideration when you choose the type of flooring for your home. All pets leave pet hair, scratches, dander and have accidents in the house. Some flooring types are hard to clean, and others scratch easily....
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update 8/15/2021
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Posted on 08/15/2021
3 Bedside Table Ideas Using Wooden Crates
In the DIY world, certain materials and objects prove their usefulness time and time again. For DIY furnishings, one of those objects is a wooden crate. These crates used to transport produce and other cargo every day and are an excellent source of reclaimed wood and DIY inspiration. If you’re looking for a wooden crate DIY project to...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Container Plant Arrangement: Try These Combination Ideas
Mixed planters are an excellent way to add color and visual interest to your porch, patio or even indoors. Choosing and arranging which plants to add together in a container is a creative endeavor all on its own and the reward is always stunning and unique. However, if you don’t have any specific ideas for a container garden...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
Outdoor DIY: Entertaining With a Pergola
Photo by marcdenning via Pixabay Adding square footage of living space to your home is always a sound investment. Not only does it give you and your family more space to play, but it adds resale value, too -- even if the square footage you add is outdoors. A well-designed and constructed pergola does both. It provides shade...
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Posted on 07/31/2021
ASHBURN, VA Real Estate Market Update 7/31/2021
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Five Reasons Renters Need Insurance
Image by edar from Pixabay There are many reasons people choose to rent. There are fewer responsibilities, it doesn't take saving up a large down payment, maintenance is likely taken care of and there are no real estate taxes and no homeowners' insurance to pay. That doesn't mean, however, you shouldn't carry insurance. If you rent a home,...
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