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Posted on 07/07/2020
Tips on Preparing Your Real Estate Investments During a Recession
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Property owners got clobbered in the Great Recession of 2008, but that was the exception rather than the rule. Real estate typically weathers hard times well compared to other investments. Still, there’s always the possibility you could get squeezed if property values drop or if your personal or business income takes a...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
HOAs vs Non-HOA Communities
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Homeowners associations (HOAs) exist to maintain the cleanliness and appeal of a community. Whether a home belongs to a HOA is a major consideration for home buyers. Some see it as a benefit, others a deal breaker. Here's what to consider before going with or without a HOA. Privacy If privacy is...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Cross-Country Moving Tips
Photo by Peter Fazekas from Pexels Whether you are relocating to follow a dream, start a new job or simply have an adventure, cross-country moving requires careful planning and consideration. Moving across the country comes with a unique set of challenges, so it is important to prepare well in advance. Below are some tips to help you simplify...
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Posted on 06/15/2020
12 Fendall Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 now has a new price of $2,795!
Rare find: luxuriously renovated three story end-unit town home in Alexandria for rent.Just minutes from Old Town, National Airport, Crystal City, The Wharf and downtown DC by car or public transportation. Harris Teeter, Giant and Aldi grocery stores, Cava, Sushi Grill, Baja Fresh and Panera by car or on foot.One car garage with ample storage space, 240v EV charger outlet and automatic garage door opener with remotes and outside keypad. Tiled entry level with garage access, coat closet/storage space ,half bath, laundry room and den/gym/home office with window to xeriscape backyard. Driveway provides off-street parking for a second car. Main...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Do You Need a Homebuying Strategy?
If you want to enjoy a seamless homebuying experience, it generally is a good idea to establish a property buying plan. That way, you can take a step-by-step approach to make your homeownership dream come true. As you prepare a homebuying strategy, there are several factors to consider. These factors include: 1. Your Dream Home Definition There is no...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Preparing your Home to Sell
Image by LightField Studios from Shutterstock When you've owned your house a long time, getting it ready to sell may seem like a daunting task. If relocation is on the horizon for you, get an early start and organize your spaces. Ideas to help you get organized right away! Resist the temptation to add items to your home...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Remodeling with a Large Budget
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Advantages of Choosing a Ranch Style Home
Architecturally speaking, many home buyers have very definite ideas about their preferred house style. Whether it stems from a sense of practicality or positive childhood memories, few house hunters are "on the fence" when it comes to the number of stories their ideal house should have. Perhaps you're one of those people who grew up in a two-story house...
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Posted on 05/20/2020
12 Fendall Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 is now new to the market!
You'll fall in love at first sight. I've been almost completely redone within the past 10 years with most more recently. Electric car? Garage is wired with a 240 volt outlet. Solar panels have been added in 2020 and very substantially reduce the electricity expense. I'm a 3 level townhouse with 2 master bedroom suites, each with its own remodeled full bath and silent ceiling fan. Plus a 1/2 bath on each of the two additional levels. The remodeled eat-in Kitchen is spacious while the Living room features a wood burning fireplace and sliding glass doors to a full deck with stairs to the fenced rear yard. The flooring of the two upper levels...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Have You Set a Competitive Price for Your Residence?
If you want to enjoy a successful home selling experience, it generally is helpful to establish a competitive initial asking price for your residence. With an aggressive price, you can stir up lots of interest in your home. As a result, you can increase the likelihood of a fast home sale. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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