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Posted on 03/05/2021
5083 Donovan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304 now has a new price of $625,000!
Price Improvement!!! Here's your opportunity to live in wonderful Cameron Station. Enjoy all of the conviences of a great location and community with amenities. Community pool. exercise facility, sports activities, walking paths and a free shuttle to the metro. Short walk to Ben Brenman park w/ ball fields, pond, paved bike/walk paths, pond and nature. Super easy access to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and major highways. Top notch Alexandria schools. This end unit offers a lovely open main level with hardwood, loads of natural light, kitchen with gas cooking, 2 sided gas fireplace, family room off of kitchen, slider to deck for...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
7 Steps to Creating a Custom Towel Rack from Old Picture Frames
Photo by Lauren Fleischmann on Unsplash Whether you need to hang bath towels in the bathroom or hand towels in the kitchen, a towel rack is an awesome thing to have around. And it is even better if made custom to suit your tastes and elevate the look of your home. For even more brownie points, you can...
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Posted on 02/27/2021
5083 Donovan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304 is now new to the market!
Here's your opportunity to live in wonderful Cameron Station. Enjoy all of the conviences of a great location and community with amenities. Community pool. exercise facility, sports activities, walking paths and a free shuttle to the metro. Short walk to Ben Brenman park w/ ball fields, pond, paved bike/walk paths, pond and nature. Super easy access to shopping, restaurants, entertainment and major highways. Top notch Alexandria schools. This end unit offers a lovely open main level with hardwood, loads of natural light, kitchen with gas cooking, 2 sided gas fireplace, family room off of kitchen, slider to deck for grilling and a powder...
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Posted on 02/23/2021
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view SPRINGFIELD, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Curb Appeal for your Front Entryway
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Rustic Chic: Tips to Remember
Photo by Photographee.eu via Shutterstock Rustic décor style has been around and around some more. Today homeowners and designers alike still love this style, but it has evolved to meet some of their more modern design preferences. What is rustic décor? It’s a design style that focuses on natural fibers and textures with a heavy emphasis on wood....
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Posted on 02/07/2021
Landscaping for Energy Efficiency
Image by Tom from Shutterstock Energy efficiency isn’t just for the inside of your home. What you plant outside can affect the bottom line inside. Choosing the right trees, grasses, and shrubs can help. Location, location, location Well placed trees can help to reduce your heating and cooling bills. Trees can keep your home cooler in the summer...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
DIY: Adirondack Chair
Image by Susan Lowry Hare from Pixabay Adirondack chairs are popular on decks and for outdoor living, though they also look great in a rustic living room or cabin! Rather than being straight-backed and uncomfortable, their design make them a joy to sit in. However, a finished Adirondack chair can up to $700 dollars, whereas materials will run...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
What are the Advantages of Condo Living?
Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Owning a condo can provide you with the best of both worlds. While you own your unit, ownership of the common areas, land and building are shared. The other members of the condo association share costs with you. Either a property management company or the board of directors is responsible for making...
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Posted on 01/23/2021
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view SPRINGFIELD, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Why Select a Conforming Loan?
Image by InspiredImages from Pixabay When you plan on getting a mortgage, you have some choices. There are conventional, FHA, VA and other options. One term you'll likely hear is a conforming or a non-conforming loan. If you aren't sure what that means, you could end up confused about the kind of loan you're actually getting for your...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
How to Navigate the Homebuying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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