Tag Archives: Belinda Jacobson-Loehle

In the Hot Summer, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

In the Hot Summer, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

It’s summer, and in Northern Virginia, that means it’s H-O-T outside. The good news is there’s no shortage of ice cream places in Gainesville/Haymarket/Bristow to go to cool off! Here are some of my favorites. Continue reading

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Summer House Maintenance Projects

Summer House Maintenance Projects

Summer is here, and the weather is warm, so naturally, thoughts turn to home improvement projects. These projects will not only add beauty and value to your home, but they will also help prevent problems, save you money and keep your home in tip-top shape. Read on for a checklist of summer maintenance projects both outside and inside your home.  Continue reading

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Summer Landscaping: Beautify Your Yard

Summer Landscaping: Beautify Your Yard

Summer is here! If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to think about what landscaping you will need to make your yard and home your personal oasis. There are so many flowers, trees and shrubs to choose from that are native to Northern Virginia  — you may run out of space for all the ones you like! Read on for some landscaping ideas to beautify your home. Continue reading

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The Home Inspection: What Should You Expect?

The Home Inspection: What Should You Expect?

Once a buyer has made an offer on a home they want to purchase, they will typically do a home inspection to identify any potential health, safety or mechanical issues with the home before closing. If you are the seller, you might opt to do a pre-market inspection to deal with any problems before putting your home on the market.  Continue reading

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Spring and Summer Events in and Around Prince William

Spring and Summer Events in and Around Prince William

It seems like we are finally coming out of this pandemic, and as things are opening up more and more, there are plenty of fun events to put on your calendar this spring and summer. There’s something for everyone from water parks to concerts. Read on to find out about all the exciting things you can do in the weeks and months to come. Continue reading

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Earnest Money Deposit, or “Good Faith Deposit”

Earnest Money Deposit, or “Good Faith Deposit”

In today’s tight real estate market, if you’re looking to purchase a home, you will most likely have to make  an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD), also known as a “good faith deposit.” You are not required by law to make a good faith deposit, especially if you are using no-money down Virginia financing, but if you want to show the seller that you are really serious about buying, it’s highly recommended.  Continue reading

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My Personal Recommendations to Help Support Local Businesses

I have always felt that it is important to support local small businesses, and it’s especially important right now. Small businesses have been hit hard over the last year due to the pandemic. Many of them are struggling. You can help by patronizing locally owned restaurants, nail shops, wineries and other businesses that call this area home. Read on for my personal recommendations. Continue reading

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Adding Native Plants to Enhance Curb Appeal

Adding Native Plants to Enhance Curb Appeal

When it comes time to selling a house, it’s important to remember that the outside is just as looked at as the inside is. Just like the old saying about first impressions, curb appeal is a top priority on your home-staging list. A great way to do this is by using native plants. In Northern Virginia, they are great for curb appeal because they are adapted to the soil and climate, require minimal care and don’t need chemicals to thrive. Native plants are more rugged than non-native plants, as they are resistant to drought, insects and disease. They also provide nectar to valuable wildlife such as birds and pollinators. It’s important that we plant native plants to try to improve the ecological integrity of our area.   Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning Projects That Will Help You Sell Your Home

Spring Cleaning Projects That Will Help You Sell Your Home

It’s officially spring! While the warmer weather may be welcome, the idea of spring cleaning may not. However, the right spring cleaning projects can actually add value to your home, and that’s definitely welcome news if you’re planning on listing your home in the near future. Continue reading

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