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Posted on 09/13/2020
Use VR to Sell Your Luxury Home
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Virtual reality (VR) may not be in every household in the country, but it's becoming more mainstream by the day. And contrary to popular belief, it's not just video game experts who want to get their hands on the latest technology. See how VR can inspire better offers from motivated buyers, leading to...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Design a Functional Potting Bench
Photo by Neslihan Gunaydin on Unsplash If you're like most homeowners who enjoy cultivating an attractive yard and garden space and perhaps even providing some tasty treats for the family table, you probably appreciate tools and amenities designed to make your gardening chores easier and more enjoyable. Many home gardeners make do with whatever available surfaces that happen...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
4 Easy DIY Ways to Update Your Bathroom
Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash Tired of looking at a dated bathroom day after day but dread updating it knowing the average remodeled bathroom will set you back thousands of dollars? Even if you don’t have the budget for a complete makeover, there are several DIY ways you can update your bathroom. 1. Paint Tub & Tile...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
Establish Priorities When Searching for Your Next Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
Enhance your Garden with a Rain Chain
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Posted on 08/09/2020
How to Defend Against Termites
Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels Termites are one of the worst possible nightmares you can face as a homeowner. These common insects can cause major structural damage right under your nose and eventually lead to thousands of dollars in repairs. Because they live in underground nests and inside the foundation of the home, it can be difficult...
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Posted on 08/06/2020
Video Tour - 223 Lauck Drive, Winchester, VA 22603
A very large detached 2 (30 x 32 with 10 ft ceilings) car garage with electric and small loft (9x9) for storage. Great for a the handyman or someone who works on cars or just storage of cars. The home is priced for a quick sale before September 1st. The home has a 1 car garage attached. A full basement studded out for a bedroom with full window, a full bath, rec room and storage room. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The master bath has been undated. Large living room and large eat-in kitchen. Large deck. Architectural Roof was replaced 10 years, Nice large lot. The Furnace and Central Air are being sold as is. Home...
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Posted on 08/05/2020
223 Lauck Drive, Winchester, VA 22603 is now new to the market!
A very large detached 2 (35x15) car garage with electric and small loft (9x9) for storage. Great for a the handyman or someone who works on cars or just storage of cars. The home is priced for a quick sale before September 1st. The home has a 1 car garage attached. A full basement studded out for a bedroom with full window, a full bath, rec room and storage room. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The master bath has been undated. Large living room and large eat-in kitchen. Large deck. Architectural Roof was replaced 10 years, Nice large lot. The Furnace and Central Air are being sold as is. Home does have baseboard...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
How to Prepare if You're Purchasing Rental Property
Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels Rental properties are becoming extremely common in the world we live in today. Many people are realizing the huge profits they can make from rental properties, and the need for these rentals isn’t going away any time soon. If you’ve ever wanted to be a landlord and rake in some cash on...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Tips for Making Your Local Move Easier
Photo by Erda Estremera on Unsplash Does anyone look forward to moving? Sure, it's exciting to relocate to a new home, a new city and/or a new neighborhood, but the physical act of getting your belongings from one place to another can often be time-consuming and stressful. The good news is there are steps you can take to...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
How to Improve Your Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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