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Posted on 08/09/2020
How to Pack for the Quick Move
Photo by DenisProduction.com via Shutterstock Ever had to move in a hurry? The job offer is great, but the training starts in a week … three states away. Time to pack up the house—quick! Here are some tips to make the process of relocating all your possessions easier and faster. Buy Your Boxes If possible, buy your moving...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Should You Purchase a Smart Home Device?
There is no shortage of smart home devices available to property owners nationwide. From light bulbs to thermostats, there are lots of devices that you can pick up to transform an ordinary residence into a smart house. Ultimately, there are plenty of reasons to invest in smart home devices. These reasons include: 1. Smart home devices offer unmatched convenience....
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Repair DIY: How to Fix Your Windows & Door Screens
Photo by Chris Thornton from Pexels Thanks to screens, we can enjoy being outdoors without all the dirt and insects. Open windows let the breeze in without letting in anything else, and we can picnic on our screened-in porches without the bug spray. Screens can generally take a lot of wear and tear, but when subjected to winds,...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
Putting Your Home on the Market Soon? Here's How to Appeal to Millennial Buyers
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you've recently made the decision to put your home on the market in the near future, you're probably already aware that the Millennial generation has a reputation for being a bit different from their counterparts of the past. For instance, you may have heard that this generation is putting off home ownership...
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Posted on 07/18/2020
1737 P Street NW #101, Washington, DC 20036 is now new to the market!
When location is key, this 1 bedroom condo unit is what you are looking for. DuPont Circle is the heart of DC. With 3 Starbucks, 3 CVS and a police station within 4 blocks of home and the Metro just a 3-minute walk from the front door, as well as dozens of restaurants within walking distance of 10 minutes or less. Just 9 blocks from The Whitehouse, and with a Zillow walk score of 99, you'll want to walk everywhere you go. Within 2 miles of home, you~ll find over 80 of some of the world's most renowned museums and monuments. Including the 17 different venues that make up the Smithsonian group, the Black History Museum, the Bible Museum, the...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Today's Water Features Come in Many Options
Photo by Nikki Ovadia via Pixabay If fountains are the only elements that come to mind when someone mentions adding water features to your outdoor entertainment area, you're in for a treat. Today's water features come in so many more options: Man-made ponds, water walls, rain curtains, scuppers and jets are only several choices you have when it...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
4 Shocking Ways to Reduce Electricity Use
Image by Marie-Flore Pirmez from Unsplash Going green sounds like a big, lofty goal. For many, it brings thoughts of installing solar panels or upgrading entire HVAC systems to be more eco-friendly. While these are helpful tasks, there are many little things you can do right now to “go green” at home. If you want to make a...
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Posted on 07/04/2020
423 18TH Street NE #7, Washington, DC 20002 is now new to the market!
When style and sophistication come together in a contemporary condo in the sought after Kingman Park area of DC, you know you have found a winner. This amazing duplex up 2 story condo is located in a boutique 12 unit secured access building, just a few blocks from H Street extension and the street car stop and travel only 5 blocks south to Stadium Armory. This show stopping duplex looks like its straight out of a design magazine with modern features such as hardwood floors throughout the main, renovated modernized kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless appliances and check out that massive island with the waterfall sides. The main...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Home-Flipping in 2020: Three Areas to Invest In
Image by Mark Ort from Pixabay While house-flipping in general is slowing down, and profits are slowly decreasing, there are still a few places left worth flipping. Here, real estate investors can score big returns by buying foreclosed or distressed properties, renovating and then selling them. If you're an investor who's looking to dive in, these five U.S....
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Reasons to Consider an Inflatable Hot Tub
If you have been looking for a way to revamp your home, an inflatable hot tub might be the spark you need. With an inflatable hot tub in your back yard, your loved ones will get the opportunity to spend quality time together and enjoy the health benefits of the bubbly water without putting a damper on your...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Is Your Listing Appealing to Pet Owners?
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Does it seem like the world has really gone to the dogs lately? If you've answered yes, you're right. It has gone to the dogs -- and to the cats. According to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, approximately 68 percent of American households have a pet. Millennials are especially...
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