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2009 

You have probably heard about lead-based paint, but you may not know that lead, not to mention other toxic metals, are in other everyday products.  Also, what about the surfaces we come in contact with...more than enough unpleasant chemicals there too. Hand washing, even with a disinfectant, does...
03/31/2009
Here is a "heads-up" for home buyers and home owners considering refinancing. Are rising oil prices your sign that mortgage interest rates are headed up? There are a number of factors at play that have pushed crude oil past the $50 mark for the first time in 4 months, and these forces may also ca...
03/28/2009
Did you grow up with a Spring Cleaning ritual?  It has become part of American culture, and now that Spring has officially started, we are in that Spring Cleaning season as well. No doubt it is a time of serious house cleaning for some, and for others maybe a light touch up. Whatever it is for yo...
03/27/2009
If your home search includes town homes in the Chantilly area, you may want to be aware of The Greens at South Riding Station. It is a Toll Brothers community in the South Riding area.  I visited a few weeks ago and wanted to do a short post on it. On my visit, I looked at attractive 3 bedroom, 3...
03/23/2009
It has certainly happened before.  Dropping mortgage rates then quick recovery of those rates. This past Wednesday, the Fed's giant mortgage market commitment contributed to pushing conforming mortgage rates to some of the lowest levels we've seen since World War II. But whether these rates will ...
03/20/2009
If your home search includes the area in the western region of Fairfax County, and maybe into Loudoun County, you may want to know about Kirkpatrick Farms. If you are driving west on Route 50 in Fairfax County, when you cross Route 28 you still have a few miles before you are in Loudoun County.  ...
03/19/2009
Routine replacement of the air filters in your home's central heating/air conditioning system is one very easy way to save on energy costs.  But there are two other benefits as well.  It will help keep the physical unit itself in better condition, and the air you breathe cleaner. But as this 1-mi...
03/18/2009
A heartfelt Happy St. Patrick's Day to any and all who may be reading our blog today!    Whether or not you happen to be of Irish ancestry....if you love good humor, words and the thought behind them, and can marvel at the glory of life and creation, you are part Irish. I am entirely biased when ...
03/17/2009
One of the things you no doubt remember from your high school or college economics class is the Law of Supply and Demand.  If has such common sense power.  You can see it operating all over the place. And it has sure been referenced in the current housing market.  Who will attempt to explain the ...
03/16/2009
If you see yourself as not very skilled when it comes to "handyman" projects, you may think there is not much you can do to add real value to your home. But hang on....you may be under-estimating your own resourcefulness, or over-estimating the challenge in doing relatively easy improvement  proj...
03/12/2009
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