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Posted on 07/18/2021
Benefits of Building An ADU
Photo by Elle Hughes from Pexels Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are structures built on the same property as an existing home. These typically have a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen and other common living spaces. These units can either be attached to the existing home or built as their own standalone dwelling. ADUs are a great alternative housing solution. Keep...
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Posted on 07/16/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update 7/16/2021
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Posted on 07/11/2021
What to Look for in Your Southern Home Search
Photo by Pattie Steib via Shutterstock All home buyers create a list of features they desire in a property and come armed with the list when their agent shows them a new listing. When you’re shopping for a home in the South, there are a few key features you should include on the list along with the whirlpool...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Understanding Blueprints & Basic Contracting Terms
When dealing with blueprints and contractor jargon, it can feel like you're trying to read another language. Rather than suffer misunderstandings and end up with a newly renovated space that doesn't meet your needs, it's important to close the communication gap. Here are some tips for understanding blueprints and contracting terms so you can get the best results....
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Posted on 06/30/2021
ASHBURN, VA Real Estate Market Update 6/30/2021
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Tips for Selling Luxury Homes
Image by Chris Goodwin from Pexels Your luxury home is a major investment, so it’s important to make sure that you’re approaching the selling process the right way. Selling a luxury home comes with certain challenges that you’re less likely to encounter with a non-luxury home. Luxury homes aren’t as numerous overall, so you’ll have to work harder...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
5 Home Renovation Contract Clauses That Can Resolve Miscommunications
Homeowners and contractors sometimes grow frustrated because of miscommunications. Even with what appears to be a well-crafted remodeling agreement, people interpret things differently. That's why it’s essential to include mutually agreeable dispute resolution clauses in your contract. How to Minimize Potential Disputes Understanding how the project rolls out often proves enlightening. It's not uncommon for a construction company...
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Posted on 06/15/2021
Ashburn, VA Real Estate Market Update 6/15/2021
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Should You Pay Your Mortgage Twice a Month?
Photo by cottonbro from Pexels We all know how hard the beginning of the month can be; it seems like there are a million bills due all at the same time, and one of those bills is usually the most expensive among them all—your mortgage. After you budget for all of your expenses, that gigantic payment can really...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Tips for Choosing an Outdoor Heater
Image by Alessandro Lonati from Shutterstock The benefits of having an outdoor heater cannot be over-emphasized as it significantly impacts the amount of time you spend enjoying your outdoor space during colder weather. There are critical factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor heater. The Location of The Outdoor Heater To determine which type of outdoor heating...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
ASHBURN, VA Real Estate Market Update 5/30/2021
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