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Posted on 10/10/2021
Remember These 3 Things When Preparing for Moving Day
If you’re planning to move your home, there are a lot of things you can do to make the process easier. With proper planning, organization and knowledge, you can take some of the stress out of this complex life event. There are plenty of guides and tips available for helping you move, but it’s common for details to...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How to Convert a 1031 Property Into a Personal Residence
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 1031 exchanges are special transactions in which one investment is effectively “swapped” for another. In real estate, this means selling one investment property for another of “like-kind.” This can be an effective and lucrative strategy because it can allow you to defer certain taxes as long as you abide by specific rules...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Why You Should Consider Growing Catnip in Your Garden
When you hear the word catnip, you probably think of the herb used in cat toys. Also called catmint, the catnip plant has many uses and helpful properties beyond exciting felines. Here are some reasons you might consider growing catnip in your garden: An Attractive Companion Plant One great way that growing catnip can benefit you and your...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
How to Pack Your Kitchen for a Move
The kitchen is one of the most important parts of your home and also one of the hardest to pack for a move. The wide range of sizes, shapes and delicacy of items in your kitchen makes packing tricky and time-consuming. Luckily, there are some strategies you can use to make the process more efficient and also help...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Painting: How to Choose the Perfect Paint Color
You have a lot of freedom in painting the rooms inside your home, but that doesn't make it easy to pick a color. Whether you are the type of person who lives peacefully among neutral tones or you have a vibrant personality that requires bold colors, you will want to use these tips to help you choose the...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Small Kitchen Design Hacks You Need to Try
If you’re looking for ways to make a small kitchen seem bigger, it’s as simple as making strategic decoration decisions. Knowing how best to use the space and avoid clutter in a small room of any kind is a challenge. For a kitchen it can be especially difficult because of high traffic, the number of appliances and more....
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Easiest Ways to Control Pests
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 08/24/2021
21071 Roaming Shores Terrace, Ashburn, VA 20147 is now new to the market!
Beautiful, fresh, clean and ready immediately for your clients! RENOVATED 1 YR AGO TH features NEW CARPET, NEW LAMINATE HARDWOOD, NEWLY remodeled UL BATHROOM, NEW LL BATHROOM, FRESH PAINT throughout entire home, GRANITE countertops, SS appliances including NEW GAS STOVE, NEW DISHWASHER, UPDATED LIGHTING and NEW BLINDS. Large DECK with bench seating and HUGE PATIO underneath backing to LAKE and TREES/WOODED AREA. Community has the BEST amenities including SPORTS PAVILION with indoor pool, tennis, gym, multiple outdoor pools, walking trails, tot lots and lots more (all included in rent). Plenty of shopping, restaurants, schools, libraries,...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
4 Signs Your Pet is Stressed About Moving – and What to Do About It
Photo by Alexas_Fotos via Pixabay Since your pets cannot verbally tell you when they’re feeling stressed, it’s important to watch their body language for stress signals. Every pet is different in how they show their inner feelings, but once you know their signals, you can help calm them down fast. If you’re not sure where to start with...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
How to Choose an Interior Design Contractor
Changing your home or getting your new home set up can go much more smoothly when you hire interior design contractors. These contractors can help you decide on designing different areas of your home to achieve the style you want. When you’re hiring interior design contractors, it’s important to keep the following tips in mind. These tips help...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
The 5 Best Trees to Grow Indoors
Just like with smaller plants, there are indoor trees for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Adding larger plants can make a statement in your interior design and provide other benefits like filtering the air and providing fresh oxygen. If you’re thinking about getting an indoor tree for your home, here are some suggestions to help your search....
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