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Posted on 01/16/2022
Best Ways to Wear Out Your Pets Before Showing Your Home
Image by Katrin B. from Pixabay As you get ready to show your home, you likely already set up a place for your pets to go during that time. But did you remember to set aside some time to wear out all their excess energy before they go? If not, then this is a good time to figure...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Tornado Safety Basics
A tornado can be a catastrophic weather event, no matter the size and severity of the storm. If you live in a region where tornadoes are common, you can keep yourself safe by following specific guidelines. Here are the basics for staying safe during a tornado: Take Time to Prepare Preparing an emergency kit with essential items will...
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Posted on 01/04/2022
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 1/4/2022
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Craft Your Own Miniature Plant Stand With This DIY Guide
Adding height variation to your plant collection can enhance the entire look of the collection. Even if you have your potted plants on a shelf, table or other surface off of the floor, some plants definitely benefit from sitting up higher. There are plenty of tabletop plant stands available on the market but they’re also easy to build...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Create Your Own Plastic Bottle Planters
People who want to live a sustainable lifestyle at home often begin by minimizing the amount of plastic that they purchase and use. For the plastic products in the home, there are many ways to recycle or even upcycle it to prevent it from going into a landfill. One creative way to reuse old plastic materials is to...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
WOODBRIDGE, VA Real Estate Market Update 12/19/2021
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Posted on 12/19/2021
What is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)?
A real estate investment trust (REIT) can be an attractive way to invest in real estate. It allows anyone to invest in real estate assets arranged in a portfolio. What is a REIT? A REIT is a company that operates, finances and/or owns real estate that produces income. It provides its investors with the opportunity to own real...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Which Houseplants Bloom Best?
Houseplants are not only beautiful, they freshen the air inside your home and give your mood a boost, as well. There are all kinds of houseplants, but if you’re someone who prefers blooms to greenery, these plants are easy to grow and maintain. Plus, they’ll add a happy splash of color to any room in your home. 1....
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Regular Home Maintenance Can Reduce Costly Repairs
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay As a homeowner, it is important to complete preventative home maintenance on a regular schedule. Home maintenance is necessary because it ensures potential problems are identified before they become costly repairs. Not every issue will be caught ahead of time, here are a few common examples of home maintenance issues that could...
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Posted on 12/03/2021
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 12/3/2021
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Posted on 11/28/2021
4 Ideas for a More Inviting Front Porch
Photo by Ralph (Ravi) Kayden on Unsplash Curb appeal doesn’t have to be all about selling your home. Improving the exterior with landscaping and decor is a way to add your personal touch. While homes with front porches have the added advantage of providing an extension of the home’s entrance, a porch alone is not always welcoming. There...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Ways to Pick Patterns for Your Living Space
Textiles are one of the most important aspects of interior design—a true decorating fundamental that interior designers use to pull a room together. These things are often overlooked in favor of stylish trim, on-trend paint shades and well-chosen furniture, which are all necessary parts of the design equation. But without the right fabrics and wallpapers to unite the...
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