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Posted on 09/13/2020
Five Tips for First-Time Homebuyers
Photo by ConvertKit on Unsplash Up to 9.2 million Americans will purchase their first home in 2020. Homeownership is a wonderful and sometimes overwhelming experience. It's exciting to have a place that you can personalize and call your own. However, owning a home can quickly become a burden if you don't plan carefully. Keep in mind these five...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
What You Should Know About Paying Your Mortgage Off Early
Image by Nattanan Kanchanaprat from Pixabay Owning a home can be an amazing experience. But interest from your mortgage accumulates over time, leaving you to seemingly pay an arm and a leg to finance your home. But while you may think that paying off your mortgage early is a great idea, that isn’t always the case. You May...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
Video Tour - 8412 Tysons Trace Court, Vienna, VA 22182
Good fortune has smiled upon you! In a market with next to no inventory appears a gem. Here's an executive home in a tree-lined neighborhood with an ideal location. Located 0.8 mile from the Greensboro Metrorail station and less than a 5-minute drive from the Beltway, Dulles Toll Road, Rte 7, and so many restaurants you may want to give up cooking! All this in a community that is friendly and welcoming. Meanwhile, back at the house: You will be impressed the moment you enter the two-story foyer with soaring two-story ceilings. The open floor plan has a feeling of bright spaciousness emphasized by the 10-foot ceilings throughout the living...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
Video Tour - 2007 Key Boulevard #12592, Arlington, VA 22201
What an opportunity to buy in historic Colonial Village! Quite possibly the best value in all of Arlington! This is a home you will love if you want to walk to everything, enjoy the timeless design of slate roofs and brick construction, crave the personality only Colonial Village can provide. Bonus: you won't be required to ride an elevator to your home. This freshly painted home is ideally located on a courtyard with a rare view of trees and grass. If you are looking for a home in Arlington, a convenient location in the middle of it all is the focus of your search. Pull up the checklist on your phone: Courthouse Metro stop - 5 minute walk;...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
2007 Key Boulevard #12592, Arlington, VA 22201 is now new to the market!
What an opportunity to buy in historic Colonial Village! Quite possibly the best value in all of Arlington! This is a home you will love if you want to walk to everything, enjoy the timeless design of slate roofs and brick construction, crave the personality only Colonial Village can provide. Bonus: you won't be required to ride an elevator to your home. This freshly painted home is ideally located on a courtyard with a rare view of trees and grass. If you are looking for a home in Arlington, a convenient location in the middle of it all is the focus of your search. Pull up the checklist on your phone: Courthouse Metro stop - 5 minute walk;...
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Posted on 09/04/2020
8412 Tysons Trace Court, Vienna, VA 22182 is now new to the market!
Good fortune has smiled upon you! In a market with next to no inventory appears a gem. Here's an executive home in a tree-lined neighborhood with an ideal location. Located 0.8 mile from the Greensboro Metrorail station and less than a 5-minute drive from the Beltway, Dulles Toll Road, Rte 7, and so many restaurants you may want to give up cooking! All this in a community that is friendly and welcoming. Meanwhile, back at the house: You will be impressed the moment you enter the two-story foyer with soaring two-story ceilings. The open floor plan has a feeling of bright spaciousness emphasized by the 10-foot ceilings throughout the living...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
DIY: Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay A fire pit adds a cozy and fun element to any backyard. Think of the roasting of marshmallows or just enjoying a toasty fire on a chilly fall night. Building a fire pit is a relatively straightforward DIY project. To get started, you’ll need the right materials, tools, location and confirmation you will...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Kitchen Trends for Outdoor Spaces
Image by toddpharistx from Pixabay If you’ve been thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your luxury home, it is a good time to start planning. Outdoor kitchens offer a great place to prepare and enjoy meals outdoors when the weather is pleasant. You’ll find that there are many options and features available to build out the perfect...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
The Upside of Clutter
Photo by Zhanzat Mamytova via Pexels Many of today's fashionable life coaches tell us that cluttered environments mess with our sense of peace and calm, our focus, and our productivity. Plenty of gurus and television hosts urge us to declutter our desks and homes. And overall, they're right. Research does support the concept that a having a tidy...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
How to Accent Your Luxury Home with Landscape Lighting
Photo by Muffin from Pexels When you have a luxury home with impressive architectural features and landscaping, don’t let nighttime prevent you from showing it off. Landscape lighting provides a convenient way to draw attention to certain features of your home and yard when it’s dark out. This type of lighting can improve your home’s curb appeal while...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
5 Mortgage Options to Consider
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay One of the most important factors of the home buying experience is the mortgage loan you undertake. With at least eight different types, there are five that are the most common. The following types of mortgage loans are the ones held by most homeowners in the United States. 1. Conventional Mortgage A conventional...
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