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Remembering These Simple Mailbox Rules Could Save You a Headache
Posted on 03/29/2020
Remembering These Simple Mailbox Rules Could Save You a Headache
Photo by Lee via Pixabay Putting a new mailbox up? Be sure to follow the official guidance from the U.S. Postal Service.® Here are a few rules, tips, and suggestions to make your mail carrier's day a little smoother. Putting Up a New Mailbox USPS-approved mailboxes have Postmaster General (PMG) approval labels. Have your post office approve your...
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Keep Dry When Moving in the Rain
Posted on 03/22/2020
Keep Dry When Moving in the Rain
Image by Matheus Bertelli from Pexels Often, you cannot choose the timing of your move. If the rainy season happens to be in full swing, moisture could become an added challenge to your relocation strategy. Even a drizzle could cause damage to your property but you can avoid issues if you are prepared. Below are tips on how...
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House Staging Secrets that Sell
Posted on 03/15/2020
House Staging Secrets that Sell
Photo by 영훈 박 via Pixabay The saying goes that you only get one chance to make a first impression and that applies not only to our personal and professional lives but also to real estate. Humans are sensory by nature, and those senses are linked to emotions that often determine our decisions. When you have the opportunity...
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Is Being a Rental Property Owner Worth the Hassle?
Posted on 03/08/2020
Is Being a Rental Property Owner Worth the Hassle?
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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How to Create Outdoor Living Space
Posted on 03/01/2020
How to Create Outdoor Living Space
Photo by Sonnie Hiles on Unsplash You can extend your living area by activating your outdoor spaces. Whether your yard is large or small, you can create a spot to entertain, read, or just relax with these tips: Seating Most outdoor spaces can accommodate some type of seating option. If you’re working with a smaller porch space, try...
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Video Tour  - 21155 Brookside Lane, Sterling, VA 20165
Posted on 02/28/2020
Video Tour - 21155 Brookside Lane, Sterling, VA 20165
OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 5:00-7:00PM, SATURDAY 12:00-3:00 AND SUNDAY 1:00-4:00PM. RARE HOME IN STERLING WITH BREATHTAKING WATER AND WOODED VIEWS. YOUR OWN "FALLING WATER" IN STERLING! UPDATED HOME WITH OVER 3000 SQUARE FEET, GOURMET KITCHEN, HARDWOOD FLOORS AND SPACIOUS PRIVATE DECK WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF SUGARLAND RUN STREAM AND MOTORIZED AWNING. THREE LARGE BEDROOMS AND LOFT AREA PERFECT FOR OFFICE. LOWER LEVEL HAS LEGAL BEDROOM, FULL BATHROOM, A WALK OUT PATIO TO MORE AMAZING VIEWS AND ADDITIONAL STORAGE AREA THAT COULD BE ANOTHER MADE INTO ANOTHER BEDROOM OR KITCHENETTE FOR IN-LAWS OR GUESTS. MATURE LANDSCAPING, IRRIGATION SYSTEM. ADDITIONAL...
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21155 Brookside Lane, Sterling, VA 20165 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/28/2020
21155 Brookside Lane, Sterling, VA 20165 is now new to the market!
OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 5:00-7:00PM, SATURDAY 12:00-3:00 AND SUNDAY 1:00-4:00PM. RARE HOME IN STERLING WITH BREATHTAKING WATER AND WOODED VIEWS. YOUR OWN "FALLING WATER" IN STERLING! UPDATED HOME WITH OVER 3000 SQUARE FEET, GOURMET KITCHEN, HARDWOOD FLOORS AND SPACIOUS PRIVATE DECK WITH AMAZING VIEWS OF SUGARLAND RUN STREAM AND MOTORIZED AWNING. THREE LARGE BEDROOMS AND LOFT AREA PERFECT FOR OFFICE. LOWER LEVEL HAS LEGAL BEDROOM, FULL BATHROOM, A WALK OUT PATIO TO MORE AMAZING VIEWS AND ADDITIONAL STORAGE AREA THAT COULD BE ANOTHER MADE INTO ANOTHER BEDROOM OR KITCHENETTE FOR IN-LAWS OR GUESTS. MATURE LANDSCAPING, IRRIGATION SYSTEM. ADDITIONAL...
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Creating a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Posted on 02/23/2020
Creating a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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