Suzanne Ward's Blog

Posted on 05/22/2022
What determines the average cost of home insurance?
A budget for your home expenses will need to include the average cost of home insurance. The amount you’ll pay for homeowners insurance is based on a combination of factors concerning the insurance type, home characteristics and your personal insurance history. To help you get a better understanding of what goes into the average cost of home insurance,...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Home Gaming: Create Your Perfect Retro Arcade at Home
If you have fond memories of playing video games at a local arcade, you can recreate that experience in your home. While it might sound complicated, creating a retro arcade in your home can be a simple project. Gather the Games You Want Think about the games you want to include in your retro arcade. If you still...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Home living while working from home: Tips to work from home without increasing clutter
We’ve all gone over most of the regular work from home tips, such as taking breaks, setting the correct work hours, maintaining a morning routine, etc. But occasionally, we’re left wondering how to keep a work-life balance while staying on top of home life, home maintenance, video call schedules and keeping the mess to a minimum. Here are...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Pets at Home: How to Make Your Pet Safe
Pets can fill your home with joy and provide you with unconditional love and companionship. However, they can also end up getting into trouble or being mischievous at times, which is why it's important to make your home as safe as possible. You can turn your home into a more pet-friendly place with the following tips. Keep Hazardous...
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Posted on 04/29/2022
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 4/29/2022
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Distractions: How to keep your work-from-home life productive
When you work from home, productive streaks can be interrupted by a slew of distractions. Remote workers have been facing the conundrum of permanently diminishing those distractions while staying on top of their workload. Don’t fret. There are efficient and productive ways to stay on top of your remote work while putting those distractions to good use or...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
3 Tips for Better Home Office Design
Working from home is the new norm and the home office won’t be ignored. From setting up efficient areas to store your working documents and tools to opening the space so you don’t feel cramped during a tight deadline, here are a few home office design ideas to keep your mind and body limber. Keep Furniture Simple Many...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
How to Keep an Old House Cool on Hot Days
Vintage homes are full of charm and character. Unfortunately, if they haven’t had extensive updates, old houses might have poor insulation and other structural issues. While these things may not hinder your ability to live happily in an old house, they can lead to higher utility bills. If you live in an old house without air conditioning, hot...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Should You Carpet Your Stairs? Here's What to Consider
If you are building a new home or renovating your current one, choice of floor covering is a major decision. Going with carpet, wood, laminate or other options in your living spaces makes a significant impact on both the looks and functionality of a space. For homes with multiple levels, stairs are a part of this equation. While...
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Posted on 03/30/2022
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 3/30/2022
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Best practices for placing furniture in your home
The choices you make in placing furniture in your home are key to the overall success of your design. Sometimes, arranging furniture can be an intimidating task, especially when working with a large, empty space. However, by following a few simple strategies, you can create aesthetically pleasing and comfortable designs in any room. Find your focal point A...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
New construction home buying process: Knowing your options
The new construction home buying process differs significantly from the buying process for an existing home. However, one thing that remains the same in each case is that no two homes are exactly alike. While it’s common for newer developments to have “cookie cutter” homes with similar layouts, many builders have options for customization. Here is a basic...
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