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Category Archives: Home Owner Tips

The staging area most people forget about – outside!

When you’re ready to sell a home, staging is always a good idea. But there’s one space often forgotten – outside! Outdoor living and entertaining areas are high on home buyers’ lists, so we’ve rounded up a few tips for

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Essential home maintenance tasks to prepare for winter

posted by: Mike in: Home Owner Tips

With Fall around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your home ready for winter – and for potential buyers. Performing a simple round of seasonal maintenance chores now can save you time, money, and stress when the cold

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How home technology can help sell your house

When it comes to making your home for sale more attractive you already know that curb appeal and staging are great for boosting your home’s appeal. But if you’re looking for something that will really make your house for sale

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How decluttering makes selling a home easier—and less expensive

Decluttering is good for the soul, they say, but did you know it can also increase the attractiveness and value of your home when it’s time to sell? If you’re planning to move soon, decluttering is a great way to

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Emergency and disaster preparation tips for Virginia homeowners

posted by: Mike in: Home Owner Tips

Hurricanes, fire, flood, earthquake, and even the occasional polar vortex. If you aren’t ready for a natural disaster, take a look at the events of the last two years as great motivation for emergency preparation. Emergencies can happen quickly and

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How to give outdated built-ins new life

While 80’s-era big hair and Miami Vice fashions have come and gone, one thing from that decade still lives on in many homes – oversize built-ins. Once valued as an element of luxury and superior design, these combination bookshelves and

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10 design trends that make a home look dated

When trying to sell a home, the power of first impressions cannot be overlooked. Prospective buyers can make snap judgements based on what they see, often making up their mind before they see the full property. One thing that can

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How to transform your home using home staging secrets

Home stagers have a talent for making real estate look its best when it’s on the market. If you’ve ever walked through an open house and wished your own home could be spruced up like they did, here’s the secret.

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5 home inspection surprises to watch for

posted by: Mike in: Home Owner Tips

For people who are selling their homes, the home inspection process can often unveil some costly issues. As a licensed Realtor with more than 30 years of experience helping my clients buy and sell homes in the Arlington, Virginia area,

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Creating modern homework spaces that kids will thrive in

In this digital age, finding the right place for kids to do their homework has definitely changed. While kitchen tables are still a popular choice, with the need for easy access to computers and smart devices for even the youngest

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