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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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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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A home office, including hanging pictures, a computer on a desk and an office chair

Creating the Perfect Home Office

In the age of COVID, many people are working from home. That means a functional and personalized home office is the second most important space in your home after the kitchen. Every decision you make about your home office, from the equipment, to the storage, to the décor, impacts your efficiency and creativity. Read on for some tips on how to maximize the potential of your home office space. Continue reading

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Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

Though spring is the most popular time to sell a home, there are quite a few benefits to selling in the winter. There’s typically less inventory, so there will be less competition for buyers. A baby boom tends to happen around September, meaning new parents will be looking for a larger home during the winter months. These buyers and those who are relocating due to a job change tend to be more serious buyers. If you find yourself needing to sell your home during the cold months, here are some tips to do so successfully. Continue reading

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Home Staging Updates for 2021 and Beyond

If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, you’ll want to pay attention to current home staging trends. The way you present your home will determine whether it sells for the highest and best or not, so you want to make sure it’s attractive to potential buyers. Read on for tips and dos and don’ts for staging your home. Continue reading

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Celebrating the Holidays Virtually

Celebrating the Holidays Virtually

With COVID cases still on the rise, the holidays may look a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t connect with your family and friends in meaningful ways. If you do plan to have in-person gatherings, the CDC has put out some guidelines on what safety measures to take. If you decide to forgo the in-person gathering, there are plenty of great ideas for virtual holiday parties. Continue reading

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