Why You Should Plant Native Plants

Why You Should Plant Native Plants

Spring is almost here, a time when thoughts turn to gardening. This year, consider planting native plants. In a time when our ecosystems are threatened by constant road-widening projects and a shortage of pollinators, like bees, you will not only be helping the environment, but you will add beauty to your home. Continue reading

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Customary Closing Costs for a Buyer on a Real Estate Transaction

Customary Closing Costs for a Buyer on a Real Estate Transaction

If you’ve been through the process of buying or selling a house or you’ve refinanced your current home, you’ve had to pay closing costs. In the state of Virginia, title companies are used for closings. During your transaction with them and settling on the house, you most likely got a document from them that looked like this, listing out everything that you’d be paying for at closing. Maybe you didn’t quite understand it, or maybe you’re a first-time homebuyer and need to know what all you’ll be paying for at closing. Here’s a breakdown of many of the costs for buyers. Continue reading

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Prince William County's 2019 Real Estate Market Review and 2020 Forecast

Prince William County’s 2019 Real Estate Market Review and 2020 Forecast

In 2019, the real estate market saw low interest rates for home buyers, but also low inventory, especially for those looking for start-up homes. 2020 is shaping up to be very similar. Here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we’re headed in Prince William. Continue reading

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What to Do in Prince William for Valentine’s Day

What to Do in Prince William for Valentine’s Day

You don’t have to be a couple to celebrate Valentine’s Day, so don’t hide at home if you’re single. Have a night out with friends, or take the kids out with you. There’s something for everyone in Prince William this Valentine’s Day. If you’re not sure what to do or where to go, I’ve got some ideas for you. Continue reading

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Weekend Getaways

Weekend Getaways

Summer is still several months away and you may be experiencing the winter blues, but just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to stay home. Why not take a short trip out of town to boost your spirits? There are plenty of places close by that will offer respite from the routine for a weekend — or longer if you wish. Continue reading

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New Year’s Revitalization for Your Home

New Year’s Revitalization for Your Home

It’s a new year, and you’ve probably made some personal New Year’s resolutions, like losing weight or getting organized, but what about for your home? Like you, your home could benefit from a fresh start to the year. Here are some ideas and tips for breathing new life into your living space. Continue reading

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Adopting a Pet in Prince William

Adopting a Pet in Prince William

You’re settled into your new home and you’re ready to add another member to your family. However, there are many places to look to find your new family member. Whether you’re looking for a dog, a cat, a rabbit or a gerbil, consider adopting from a shelter instead of buying from a breeder or a pet store. A great place is The Prince William County Animal Shelter, which houses many homeless animals in need of loving homes. Continue reading

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Holiday Stress Busters to Help You Enjoy the Season to Its Fullest

Holiday Stress Busters to Help You Enjoy the Season to Its Fullest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again! But let’s be honest, it can also be the most stressful time of the year. If your goal is to make the holidays merry and bright for everyone you love, take a little time this season to give yourself some care, too. Here are a few ideas to bring peace, happiness and a little sparkle to your holiday season. Continue reading

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Best Apple-Picking Spots Near Northern Virginia

Best Apple-Picking Spots Near Northern Virginia

Finally, the heat wave is over, and we are ready for crisp weather and all things fall. We are fortunate in the Northern Virginia area to have many great local places to pick apples. Enjoy the fall colors on a quick day trip to any of these local apple orchards. Here are some of our favorites. Continue reading

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