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Posted on 05/15/2022
Pros & Cons of Investing in Sweat Equity
If you’re thinking about buying a fixer-upper or are interested in flipping homes, it’s important to understand sweat equity. This concept has to do with the time and effort you put into improving a property. Because it’s not based on dollar amounts, it's difficult to calculate. However, there are major pros and cons to investing your time as...
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Posted on 05/13/2022
1001 Tuscarora Drive SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 is now new to the market!
Five bedroom home on a large corner lot in Leesburg Estates, a lovely neighborhood with varied architecture, established tall trees and NO HOA! (No cookie-cutter feeling here!) Super-easy access to downtown as well as quick access to the Rt 7 Bypass and the Dulles Greenway. Fenced back yard with large elevated deck and ground-level slate patio. Kitchen appliances 2020. New roof in 2018. Hardwood floors throughout main level. Driveway parking and plenty of space to add a garage if you want. A 2-minute drive into Leesburg's historic district, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, and more. Go straight up King Street to access the...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
How to Grow a Banana Plant as a Houseplant
If you want a large, tropical houseplant that will survive in any climate, consider a banana plant. There are dozens of varieties of banana plant, including some smaller varieties perfect for indoor pots. Here are the basics of caring for a banana plant indoors: Light Requirements Most types of banana plant want at least 6 hours of full...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Protecting Your Pets: 3 Disaster Preparedness Tips
Emergencies come in all forms, but the best thing you can do is prepare for them. This also includes preparing for the safety of your pets in case of a disaster. There are some simple steps you can take to gain peace of mind and the best possible outcome if you encounter a natural disaster. Here are some...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Home Improvement: How to Choose Your Next Project
While avid travelers often have a bucket list of all the places they want to visit throughout their lifetime, devoted homeowners often have a continuous list of projects that they want to complete. When it comes time to tackle a new project, it's often difficult to decide which one comes next. Here are a few pointers that can...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
The Basics of Custom Tiny Home Design
The appeals of tiny homes are many, including the ability to custom design a home in an affordable way. However, even with a small house, it's difficult to know where to begin. If you're designing a custom tiny home, here are some key tips to consider: Window Placement When planning where to place your windows, think about the...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Routine maintenance tasks for your home
From your plumbing and HVAC system to home safety devices, there are several items in your home that can break down or malfunction. Doing some maintenance tasks each month can help reduce the risk of needing repairs or having to replace equipment. Plan on performing the following maintenance tasks in your home monthly: Replace HVAC filters Your HVAC...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Fireplace design trends to try
A fireplace is a highly sought-after home feature, and many homeowners want to make the most of theirs with great fireplace design. For those looking to design fireplaces for their sitting area or areas after they’ve been installed or have recently bought a home with a new brick fireplace, the possibilities are endless. Here is a quick guide...
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Posted on 04/01/2022
Video Tour - 43071 Shadow Terrace, Leesburg, VA 20176
Beautiful brick front 2 car garage townhome in wonderful Potomac Station. Three finished levels with 3 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Open floorplan. Wonderful warm kitchen with stainless appliances, huge granite center island, pantry, eating area & sitting area with gas fireplace, opens to deck with views of the treetops. Hardwood floors throughout the main level. Primary bedroom with tray ceiling, walk-in closets, & view of trees. Primary bath has separate soaking tub, large walk-in shower, private toilet, double sinks. Laundry on same level as bedrooms. Fenced back yard feels nice & private. Backs to a tree-save area & is...
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Posted on 04/01/2022
43071 Shadow Terrace, Leesburg, VA 20176 is now new to the market!
Beautiful brick front 2 car garage townhome in wonderful Potomac Station. Three finished levels with 3 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Open floorplan. Wonderful warm kitchen with stainless appliances, huge granite center island, pantry, eating area & sitting area with gas fireplace, opens to deck with views of the treetops. Hardwood floors throughout the main level. Primary bedroom with tray ceiling, walk-in closets, & view of trees. Primary bath has separate soaking tub, large walk-in shower, private toilet, double sinks. Laundry on same level as bedrooms. Fenced back yard feels nice & private. Backs to a tree-save area & is...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Sweat Equity in Real Estate
Sweat equity is a term used in real estate and in the business world. For real estate, sweat equity refers to the amount of effort a homeowner or investor puts into improving a property. For those interested in flipping homes, this concept is crucial to determining the home's value. Here is some more info about sweat equity to...
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