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Market Shifting

For a few consecutive months, we have seen that the buyers’ demand have been gradually increased more than home for sales in Norther VA. The result was lower inventories. If it remains the same, we should say goodby to the buyer market which has been for about a decade. What …

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The Power of a Deck

The addition of any amount of usable square footage to a property increases its value. Customized decks are a hot trend in home upgrades. A great-looking deck may entice more people to come see your home. Building or updating an existing deck isn’t simply a great investment, it provides unique …

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The 203k Mortgage

Consumers often find ample value in distressed homes – properties that are under a foreclosure order or up for short sale. In many cases, “distressed” speaks more to the condition of the home than their recent financial histories. They may have been empty for extended periods and subject to vandalism …

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The Wrong Reasons To Price Your Home

Some sellers believe it’s smart to price their homes high, but flipping the logic on them could help you see the fallacy of pricing a home for any reason other than what a qualified buyer in the current market will buy, based on current market comparable homes. Buyers want to …

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Finance For New Kitchen, or Renovating

Are you dreaming of a new kitchen, or, thinking about renovating the bathroom? One of the first things you’ll want to consider is how you’ll pay for that remodel. While it is true that a portion of the costs of many remodeling projects can be recouped when you sell, you’ll …

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The Hygge Lifestyle

Denmark and Norway are the happiest countries in the world. They offer stunning natural beauty, legendary winter sports and small populations. It’s no coincidence that both countries have the same word for a happy lifestyle: – hygge. Hygge, pronounced “hoo-ga,” is a term that has no English equivalent but is best translated as …

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Before You Paint Brick Exterior

The Brick Industry Association touts brick for its strength, energy efficiency and low maintenance, but sometimes brick can just be dated or downright ugly. A fresh new color on your home’s exterior brick can go a long way toward updating your home. Whether you choose to do the work yourself or hire a …

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As Your Realtor®

Your most important decision when selling your home is the selection of the person you choose to represent you. My job is to support you in selling your home with the best possible terms, and to aid you through the entire process. I will explain the process of selling a …

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Should You Sell or Remodel Your Home?

Anything that gets as much use as your home shows wear and tear after a few years. Colors and decorative styles look tired and outdated, or you may need more room due to an addition in the family. So do you sell or remodel and stay? I can show you homes for …

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Home Improvement Advices

Kitchen Design Trends Kitchen design doesn’t change as quickly as other fashions, so when trends evolve, it’s time to pay attention, especially if you’re considering remodeling your kitchen. Here are five trends to consider: Color. White kitchens are clean, pristine, and modern but they don’t have to be monotone. Colors that …

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