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Historic Homes in Arlington Virginia

The Harry W. Gray House is a historic home located in Arlington, Virginia. It was built in 1881, and is two-story, three bay, "L"-shaped brick free-standing rowhouse dwelling in the Italianate style. It has a standing seam metal shed roof and full-width one-story...

Repairs Worth Making Before You Sell

1. Paint Paint is one of the cheapest, easiest ways to update the look of your home before you list it. And you don’t need to be a professional painter to make this work for you, either. Watch a few videos online, pick your colors and go to town! Lighter and neutral...

Key staging tips to make buyers fall in love

Overall Recommendations for Staging a Home   Declutter! Consider it pre-packing for your move. Box up books, clothes, and personal items and place them (neatly!) in the garage or — better yet — a rented storage unit. (I have a great person to recommend if you need...

Home Buying Do’s and Don’ts

Take in these 8 tips for house hunting success. Do research the neighborhood. Look at the house, but also look at the neighborhood. Location is the most important thing, so it's critical to look at more than bricks and mortar. How can you choose the right community?...

Selling Do’s and Don’ts

Don't do major renovations before selling. Huge construction projects aren't likely to bring you a big return when you sell. Small changes that play up your home's assets are more likely to increase your sale price. Do provide easy access for showings. Selling your...

7 Steps to Avoid If You Are a First Time Buyer

Choosing a Dangerous Loan 1. Talk to a few mortgage brokers or a loan officer to receive information on various types of loan products – there are mortgage loans for practically every person and situation. However, if you don’t educate yourself on the various...

Basics in Getting a Loan

1. FIND THE RIGHT HOME FOR YOU There are many factors to consider, before purchasing a home. How big is your family? What neighborhoods are you willing to consider? Are schools a factor? Is a single-family home a requirement or is a condo an option? Based on your...

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