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Posted on 07/07/2020
Voice-Controlled Smart Devices Your Home Needs
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 07/05/2020
6001 Arlington Boulevard #411, Falls Church, VA 22044 is now new to the market!
All utilities are included in rent price. Very cozy and move-in ready 2 BR/2Full BATH condo in prime Falls Church location. Newer wood floors in the living and dining areas, freshly painted throughout, new carpet in bedrooms, updated full bathrooms with ceramic tile floors. Plenty of closing space and walk-in closet in master bedroom. Unit is filled with sunlight, has balcony with nice view. For your comfort and convenience community offers: tennis courts, outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, party room, 24-hr security, play ground. Convenient location: metro stop in front of the building, minutes to Amazon HQ2, Crystal city, walking...
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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
The Market: Is it Ready for My Investment?
Photo by Edar via Pixabay You’ve been considering an investment in real estate but are you really ready? Putting your money into something you haven’t done your homework on could be detrimental. You may even have all the tools, but are still straddling the fence. How will you know it’s time? Here are a few signs that indicate...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Why Buy in a Community with an HOA?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Homeowners associations are common features of new residential subdivisions, condominiums and townhouse developments, planned communities, and vacation resorts throughout the United States and abroad. Typically established by the builder or developer, such associations are most often responsible for maintenance of common facilities. They also frequently oversee the operation of community centers, pools, golf...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
5 Plants That Help to De-Stress Your Home
Photo by Tristan Gevaux on Unsplash Houseplants are the ideal choice for functional decorations. The presence of plants in your spaces may brighten up your home, de-stress it, and purify the air. Houseplants can create a relaxed and restful ambiance. Below are some of the best houseplants to purify the air in your home and de-stress. 1. The...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
How Conventional Home Sales are Different from Luxury Transactions
Photo by AVANTECTURE on Unsplash Buying a luxury home is about more than just finding the right mortgage. Whether you are buying or selling, you should know that there are some key differences in the way that high end luxury homes are sold. Discovering the differences in the way that the luxury home market operates can ensure that...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
11512 Karen Drive, Potomac, MD 20854 now has a new price of $828,000!
Stunning 4-bedroom 3.5 bath, TOTALLY renovated and remodeled house sitting on a beautiful, secluded 0.56 acre lot in the sought after Lake Normandy Estates in the heart of Potomac. Warm and inviting with every interior space modernized, it boasts an open floor plan, a spacious interior, gorgeous remodeled kitchen, spectacular new bathrooms with skylights, and a private office with a separate entrance. Everything is brand new from windows, floors, bathrooms and kitchen to doors, lighting fixtures, window treatments, outlets and handles. Enter through a huge living room with a brand-new stylish kitchen: high grade cabinets with elegant...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Homebuying Pitfalls To Avoid
Image by Chanh Nguyen from Pixabay Buying a home ranks among the largest purchases everyday people make in their entire lifetimes. If you have gone through the process at least once, you probably gained some valuable life lessons. Whether it’s time to purchase a larger home for a growing family or downsize to a more manageable living space,...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Closet Lighting Tips
Image by B. Forenius from Shutterstock There are some overlooked places in your home that need proper lighting. A good example is a closet. Whether a closet is small or large, proper lighting is essential for safety and good illumination. When building a new space or upgrading an existing one, these tips will help you choose the ideal...
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