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Posted on 09/14/2020
USDA Loans FAQs
The US government has been helping Americans achieve their goal of homeownership for decades. Through programs offered by the Federal Housing Authority, the USDA, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, millions of Americans have been able to afford a home who would have otherwise struggled. The focus of today’s post is one such service: loans offered through the USDA...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Winning a Bidding War
Image by Amy Hirschi from Unsplash Situations arise where prospective buyers find themselves in a bidding war with another buyer over the house they desire. Circumstances like this occur in a seller’s market where the demand for property is higher than the market can provide. It’s not uncommon to see multiple buyers vying over the same property in...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Organizing for a Home Sale
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 08/23/2020
Is a Home Inspection Really Necessary?
Photo by La Miko from Pexels In a seller's market, buyers often wonder how they can edge out other interested parties and make their offer more appealing. There is often the tendency to forgo some protections that homebuyers have on their side in an effort to make things easier for the seller. One of these might be the...
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Posted on 08/21/2020
Video Tour - 184 Kendrick Place #36L, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Stylish and stunning 2-level loft-style condo situated in the desirable Kentlands community. This unit features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a loft area that can be easily converted into a closed space for optional 3rd bedroom. Main level has an open floor concept with gleaming oak hardwood floors and 2-story cathedral ceilings that create an added sense of space, and effectively emphasize the home aesthetic tone and style. Large living room with wood-burning two-sided fireplace and recessed lighting flows into a dining area with a wall of windows. The gourmet kitchen has a contemporary flair with designer cabinetry, granite countertops,...
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Posted on 08/21/2020
184 Kendrick Place #36L, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 is now new to the market!
Stylish and stunning 2-level loft-style condo situated in the desirable Kentlands community. This unit features 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a loft area that can be easily converted into a closed space for optional 3rd bedroom. Main level has an open floor concept with gleaming oak hardwood floors and 2-story cathedral ceilings that create an added sense of space, and effectively emphasize the home aesthetic tone and style. Large living room with wood-burning two-sided fireplace and recessed lighting flows into a dining area with a wall of windows. The gourmet kitchen has a contemporary flair with designer cabinetry, granite countertops,...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Do You Have to Join the HOA?
Photo by RawPixel.com via Shutterstock When it comes to homeowner’s associations, you need to know what type yours is before you determine whether to “join” it. There are two types of associations, covenant-based and voluntary. When homeowners ask about requirements to join a homeowner’s association, they may believe it is optional, but if our association is covenant-based, you...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
Plant Allergies and How to Manage Them
If you have asthma or any allergies, the kind of flowers, plants, or trees that you plant in your garden must be considered seriously. You need to find out a plant that is allergy friendly, that doesn't allow broad exposure of pollen. Plants release pollen into the air during different seasons, which can trigger your allergies. The best...
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Posted on 08/03/2020
6001 Arlington Boulevard #411, Falls Church, VA 22044 now has a new price of $1,950!
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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