June 1, 2016

Does the front of your home look appealing? Use these tips to help spruce up the appearance of your home while increasing your home's value:


*  Maintain your landscaping. Mow and water the lawn regularly to keep it green. Trim trees and prune shrubs.


* Give your weath...

May 15, 2016

An eco-friendly home can be healthier to live in, save money and ease your impact on the environment.

Here are some tips for your home:


*  When building or remodeling your home, consider adding lots of insulation to minimize heating and cooling usage. Choose household a...

May 1, 2016

When you receive your orders, and after the panic subsides, getting yourself and your family organized for the relocation process is top priority. If you are moving to or from the Virginia/DC area, the first key is finding an experienced Realtor® who personally knows t...

April 15, 2016

Credit report errors can affect your ability to get credit and increase the interest rates you pay. Here are some information and tips: 


* More than 80% of consumers' credit reports contain inaccuracies. Credit report errors can cause you a better credit score. Ma...

April 1, 2016


If you are considering making your home a little smarter this year, a recent survey on the state of U.S. smart-home technology found that consumers value smart technology features!


Top findings include:

  • Nearly half (46%) of consumers believe it is important that th...

March 15, 2016

Home improvement doesn’t have to be out of your budget and some dollars can stretch more than others can. If it’s time to do some updating in your home but not sure what you can do on your budget, Houselogic has a great article on 8 Affordable Home Improvement Pro...

March 1, 2016


What will a home inspector be looking at and how you can prepare for a home inspection? The below listing may be helpful in preparing for a home inspection. Many of these items can be done with little or no cost and many are regular maintenance items for a home.





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February 15, 2016

With the upcoming blizzard and frigid temperatures in Northern Virginia, the question begs – “what do I do if my home’s power goes out?” 


When your home loses power during the winter:



  • Call your power company to let them know you don’t have power...

February 1, 2016

If you’re preparing to sell your home this spring, now isn’t the time to hide that clutter in the back of your closets. As potential buyers are viewing your home, they are going to want to know how much storage your home offers and they will be checking out those close...

January 15, 2016

Why Make an Extra Mortgage Payment? 
Many of us pay more than the minimum required on our credit card bills every month, saving us money by cutting our interest payments. But what about paying down a home loan? Is that even a possibility? 

The answer is almost always...

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