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Do You Need an Interior Designer?
Posted on 02/23/2020
Do You Need an Interior Designer?
Photo by Koson via Shutterstock When you move into a new home, it is common to have the urge to redecorate completely. To find just the right pieces and perfect the design style you desire you may want to hire a professional. Employing an interior decorator to help you with your new home décor might be a great...
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Reasons to Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget
Posted on 02/16/2020
Reasons to Tailor Your Home Search to Your Budget
For those who want to simplify the homebuying process, crafting a budget is ideal. Because if you tailor your house search to your finances, you can eliminate the risk of spending beyond your means to acquire your dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you budget for the homebuying journey. 1. Analyze Your Financial...
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How to Secure a Mortgage when You're Self-Employed
Posted on 02/09/2020
How to Secure a Mortgage when You're Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Should You Use a House Buying Checklist?
Posted on 02/02/2020
Should You Use a House Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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1200 Upshur Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/01/2020
1200 Upshur Street NE, Washington, DC 20017 is now new to the market!
Welcome to 1200 Upshur St NE, situated on a remarkably large 4,000+ sq/ft, north-facing, quintessential peaceful Brookland corner lot. This luxurious home features 5 spacious bedrooms with master en-suite and 3 1/2 baths. Open concept on entry level with white oak 5in plank hardwood floors throughout. Electric ventless fireplace in living area with plenty of natural sunlight from all angles. Superb gourmet kitchen with huge quartz island and custom cabinetry. Bosch appliances and enormous pantry equipped for a real chef. Mezzanine level offers au pair en-suites with two walkout level exits. There is plenty of green space, rear deck and a...
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DIY: Using Concrete Pavers in Your Yard
Posted on 01/26/2020
DIY: Using Concrete Pavers in Your Yard
Image by Bronisław Dróżka from Pixabay For anyone who is intimidated by the idea of working with garden pavers, for those who may think they are tools only for professionals experienced in masonry, be assured that you too can beautify your garden and yard with these smooth finishing touches. Perfect for taming and refining wild, overgrown areas, concrete...
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How Big Business Impacts Rural America
Posted on 01/19/2020
How Big Business Impacts Rural America
Photo by Vit Ducken via Pixabay There has been a lot of concern about the state of rural America and how it's being affected by large businesses. Big box stores like are said to destroy local businesses, causing an economic drought in small towns. But despite the statistics, there's a bigger picture to consider. We'll look at how...
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How is a Land Contract Different than an Mortgage?
Posted on 01/12/2020
How is a Land Contract Different than an Mortgage?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Save Your Recyclables: How to Use Old Recycling as Storage Savers
Posted on 01/05/2020
Save Your Recyclables: How to Use Old Recycling as Storage Savers
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay Depending on where you live, recycling may not be an easy task. Some communities don't even have a local center. And beyond that, reusing something has less of an environmental impact than recycling. So when you can reuse, you absolutely should. But it's not always easy to see treasure when "trash" stands before...
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