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Posted on 01/26/2020
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your Home
Posted on 01/19/2020
Host a Yard Sale Before You List Your Home
If you intend to sell your home, you may want to host a yard sale. Thanks to a yard sale, you can eliminate clutter from your residence. Furthermore, a yard sale enables you to connect with your local community and inform community members about your plans to list your house. Ultimately, there are many ways to ensure a yard...
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Targeting your Home Search - Location or Size?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Targeting your Home Search - Location or Size?
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When it comes to selecting a home, every situation is a little different. Do you purchase a house because of its size or is the location more important? Both factors play a crucial role in determining your choice, but the unique details in your life can help you decide which is more...
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6252 Occoquan Forest Drive, Manassas, VA 20112 now has a new price of $2,980!
Posted on 01/11/2020
6252 Occoquan Forest Drive, Manassas, VA 20112 now has a new price of $2,980!
Vacation at home in this lovely "California Contemporary" located in Occoquan Forest--a unique waterfront community with walking paths to the river, rec area & boat ramp. Dramatic vaulted ceiling in dining and living room, sunny kitchen w/breakfast nook, stepdown to the family room. Romantic lofted MBR/sitting area & full BA. Bsmt w/3BR, den. Huge deck & fenced yard. Circular driveway. Nature lovers will fall in love with this...
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6252 Occoquan Forest Drive, Manassas, VA 20112 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/09/2020
6252 Occoquan Forest Drive, Manassas, VA 20112 is now new to the market!
Contemporary house located in one of the most desirable communities, surrounded by nature, 35 acres of community trails and water access to the Occoquan Reservoir. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occoquan_Reservoir...
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Tips for House Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
Posted on 01/05/2020
Tips for House Sellers: Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage
For home sellers, getting the best price for your residence likely will require you to upgrade your house's curb appeal. If you dedicate time and resources to bolster your home's curb appeal, you may be better equipped than ever before to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you improve...
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Home Selling Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Selling Tips: How to Monitor the Housing Market
For those who plan to list a house in the foreseeable future, it often is beneficial to track the real estate market. By doing so, a home seller can identify real estate market patterns and trends and quickly address any potential property selling hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you analyze housing market data...
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Helping Your Pets Adjust to Your New Home
Posted on 12/22/2019
Helping Your Pets Adjust to Your New Home
Image by Roberto Nickson from Unsplash When you move to a new home, your pets will need some time to get used to their new surroundings. Some pets adjust easily, while others might be more stressed about being in a different environment. Whether you have easygoing or anxious pets, you can help them adjust to your new home...
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Tips for Buyers: Set Yourself Up for Success
Posted on 12/15/2019
Tips for Buyers: Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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 Green Improvements Homeowners Should Make
Posted on 12/08/2019
Green Improvements Homeowners Should Make
Photo by rawpixel via Pixabay Did you know buyers are willing to pay nearly 3.5 percent more for a home that features green or high-performance features? And while that may not sound like a lot, it factors out to be a whopping $8,750 for every $250,000. The key to getting the most for your green upgrades, however, lies...
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Get Ready to List Your Residence
Posted on 12/01/2019
Get Ready to List Your Residence
Listing a home may prove to be challenging, particularly for a first-time house seller. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to list your home. 1. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal How your home looks to prospective buyers...
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