Home Security – 8 Best Choices

Home Security – 8 Best Choices

Now that you’re settled in your home, you want to make sure you keep your family and your belongings safe. That’s where home security comes in. Thanks to all the latest tech (and some classic methods), there are so many options for securing your home. Many of them can even connect to your smartphone for additional convenience. Here are my favorite home security picks. Continue reading

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Smart Homes: The Latest Connections and How They Save You Time and Energy

Smart Homes: The Latest Connections and How They Save You Time and Energy

There’s an app for just about everything today, including apps to run every aspect of your smart home. If something in your home has electricity running through it, chances are you can upgrade it to a smart device. Smart devices help you easily control your home appliances and systems with the push of a few buttons. They will also save you money by making the most efficient use of your energy and cutting down on your utility bills. Continue reading

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Hiking Day Trips

Hiking Day Trips

The greatest part of living in the Gainesville, Haymarket and Bristow area is being so close to picturesque mountain hikes. We are no more than an hour or two away from some amazing hiking trails where you can unplug, relax, commune with nature and catch sight of Virginia’s native wildlife and plants. Here are some of our favorite hiking day trips. Continue reading

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How to Recycle in Prince William County

How to Recycle in Prince William County

We may be in the habit of throwing items in the recycling bin, but with changing demands for recycled materials come changing rules. Everything we throw into the recycling bin may not actually be recycled. Prince William County has changed their rules for what can be recycled at their centers. If your recycling pickup service uses their facilities or if you directly drop them off at the collection centers, here is what you need to know. Continue reading

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Online Estate Sales Versus Traditional Estate Sales

Online Estate Sales Versus Traditional Estate Sales

If you need to clear out many of your belongings due to downsizing your home, a divorce, moving to another country or if you’re clearing out the belongings of a loved one who has passed away, you need to hold an estate sale. An estate sale is different than a garage sale, where fewer items are cleared out for very low prices. You can hold a traditional estate sale or an online estate sale to liquidate many items at once. Learn more about what’s involved with each kind of sale to decide which is right for you. Continue reading

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A Unique Closing Cost Fee for Northern Virginia – What it Means and How it Helps

A Unique Closing Cost Fee for Northern Virginia – What it Means and How it Helps

If you’ve spent any time driving — or parked on the highway — in the Northern Virginia area, you know there is a massive need for transportation improvements. To improve congestion in the area, legislators need to raise funds. One way they do this is by the Regional Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Capital Fee. Formerly known as the Congestion Relief Tax, this fee helps provide the funds to improve our roads. Continue reading

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Beautiful, Natural Settings to Keep Cool in the Summer

Beautiful, Natural Settings to Keep Cool in the Summer

Don’t let the Virginia humidity and heat get you down. Taking a dip in the pool is one way to cool off, but we have plenty of places in and around Prince William County where you can stay cool without changing into your bathing suit. Here are some places you can go to cool off this summer while you enjoy nature! Continue reading

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