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 You've been searching for the perfect Northern Virginia home for quite a while, and finally, you've found it!  You get all of your finances in order and place an offer on the house. However, you're not the only one that loves the home, because there are multiple offers — and one of them is cash....
There are many reasons Northern Virginia homeowners take out reverse mortgages.  However, this option is usually considered by cash-strapped seniors who own their homes and are looking to ease the burden of their golden years.   The beauty of reverse mortgages is that you'll receive money as long...
Not only does the Labor Day weekend signal a little time off work, but it also indicates a close to the summer season, which means it's time to get ready for colder weather Northern Virginia residents. So get in the spirit of the end of summer and start planning for the Fall and Winter seasons by...
August means it's time to get your children ready for school in Northern Virginia once more.  Picking out backpacks, going clothes shopping and finding all the right school supplies can be hectic enough. However, when you've moved and your children have to start all over in a new district, there'...
If you are looking at Gainesville area homes for sale, we invite you to come by our Open House on Sunday August 18 from 1 to 4 PM. This distinctive property just went on the market and it has so many attractive features.  For starters, it sits on a beautiful lot of nearly 2 acres.  The expansive ...
The old real estate cliche' about "location, location, location" is true, as the area of the city where your home is located will have an impact on its future value as well as your lifestyle.   So what factors should you consider when you are choosing which Northern Virginia neighborhoods to hous...
Summer always brings with it a hard choice: Do you turn down the thermostat to stay cool and resign yourself to high power bills?  Or, do you sweat it out to save some dough? If you've been struggling with this dilemma, don't fret Northern Virginia residents. With a programmable thermostat, you c...
The summer heat is starting to take its toll on you and your thirsty lawn.  Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars every summer striving to grow healthy grass and keep it green. If you're sick of trying to maintain a manicured lawn, then you can go green another way.  Install artificial turf. The G...
Many Northern Virginia home owners dream of having a home theater - an entire room of the home dedicated to enjoying television and film.  These rooms are usually equipped with a large flat screen television or projector, comfortable seats, mood lighting and perhaps even a bar or a snack fridge. ...
According to mortgage experts, it is a good idea to gather up all of the needed documents in advance before launching your Northern Virginia house hunt, as this will make the application process a lot easier.   The housing burst has resulted in much harder lending standards, which means that it c...

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