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Posted on 11/29/2020
Good Faith Deposits
Photo by Clker-Free-Vector-Images via Pixabay When you purchase real estate, you must put down a good faith deposit. Several factors determine how much you will need to put down, but it could be as little as $100. In order to have a valid contract, the contract must have “consideration,” or something of value exchanged for the contract. The...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
5 Creative Ways to Hide your AC You Won't Believe
Image by triosolution1 from Pixabay When it comes to hiding an AC, it's vital to maintain proper airflow. But you don't have to block airflow to remove an air conditioner from your line of sight. Check out these five creative ways to hide your AC. A Hanging Garden To make this project easy, pre-made lattice works just fine...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Buyer Tips: Open House Etiquette
Image by Agover from Pixabay Where do you start when you first consider purchasing a home? Buyers who are new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a house or where they want to live. While the dream homes found online, in magazines, and on your favorite television show are great resources...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
DIY: Replace the Mechanism in Your Toilet Tank
Photo by House Method on Unsplash Some home maintenance projects definitely require a professional. But given just how fast homeownership costs can add up, it's nice to know that other home projects are DIY for the average person. Replacing your toilet fill valve and the flapper is one such project. The toilet is one of the few items...
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Posted on 11/07/2020
4944 Schuyler Drive, Annandale, VA 22003 is now new to the market!
Beautifully maintained, spacious and ready for you. A 5 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, 3 level, end unit townhouse in Annandale. 4 bedrooms and two full baths on the upper level with another bedroom and full bath in the lower . Yes, a complete in-law suite with a kitchen and clothes washer and dryer .Parking is no problem. A superb location just minutes to the 236 entrance to the beltway with excellent shopping and restaurents...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Establish Priorities When Searching for Your Next Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Is Owner Financing Right for You?
Photo by SHOP SLO® on Unsplash Selling a home requires a lot of decision-making. One of those decisions concerns financing, and there are numerous options available to both sellers and buyers. Real estate negotiations can be confusing, but there are some unconventional ways to finance a deal, and owner financing, for some buyers and sellers, can be the...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Multi-Generational Homes: A Real Estate Trend
Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels Housing design has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, with open concepts and flexible living arrangements quickly taking over. Such designs reflect, in part, the increased prevalence of multi-generational families, in which family members of all ages live together. Why Today's Residents Love Multi-Generational Arrangements During the Great Recession, the...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Home Equity Explained
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Is Now a Good Time to Purchase a Second House?
Although you might already own a house, now may prove to be a good time to pursue a second residence. For example, if you have always wanted to own a home in the mountains, you can purchase a second residence to make your dream come true. On the other hand, if you want to own a vacation residence on...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
2020 Trends: Home Improvement
Image by DarthZuzanka from Pixabay Those who have lived in the same home for an extended period of time may be thinking about renovating their house. This is a chance to update the space to fit more contemporary styles while also increasing the value of the home itself. With this goal in mind, here are a few home...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
The Fast Move!
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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