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Moving to a new home can be a difficult transition for everyone in the family, including the furry, four-legged members. Dogs and cats develop a strong bond with their environment so when they are relocated from their territory it can cause them stress. Here are some tips to ease your pets' trans...
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Non-Farm Payrolls report for December exceeded Wall Street's expectations by 5,000 net new jobs, showing 155,000 positions created in December. The December tally raised the economy's 12-month total to 1.84 million net new jobs created nationwide.  Jobs added ...
Northern Virginia Homeowners - The U.S. housing market recovery is underway.  New home sales are at a multi-year high, housing starts are at pre-recession levels, and home builders plan for a strong 2013. Since late-2011, falling mortgage rates have boosted buyer purchasing power.  Now, today, in...
Northern Virginia Homeowners - The home resale market put forth another strong data set last week.  Home sales prices are higher nationwide and sales volume has moved to a 2-year high. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 4.82 million "existing homes" sold on a seasonally-adjusted,...
Virginia Space Makers is helping Northern Virginia area residents simplify their life. We have known the good folks at this company ever since Doric Caron and his team did a super job installing organizing systems in our own home. Ever since then, we give his name to our real estate clients and o...
Northern Virginia residents should you lease a new car, or should you buy one? Like most financial questions, the answer depends on your situation.  For some people, leasing a car presents distinct economic advantages.  For others, buying a car is the way to go.     There's plenty of online mater...
How well do you conserve water? The government's EPA estimates that the average family of four uses 146,000 gallons of water per year, at a cost of $700.  With just a few small changes, however, that cost could drop by as much as 28%.  Northern Virginia homeowners you'll save on more than just yo...
With mortgage rates down to all-time lows, you can buy a lot more home for your money.  Home affordability is at an all-time high. According to Freddie Mac mortgage rate survey several weeks ago, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage has dropped to 3.62% nationwide. This is down from 4.08% in M...
During summer months, a lush, green lawn can transform into a brown one within weeks.  And heat, while oftentimes a catalyst, is not always the culprit. As a homeowner in Northern Virginia, you can take precautions to minimize the likelihood of a brown lawn. First, let's look at the reasons why a...
The typical U.S. household "loses" up to 30% of its annual heating and cooling bill to energy inefficiencies, according to ENERGY STAR®. The good news Northern Virginia homeowners is that there are dozens of ways to help your home perform better. As the calendar turns to July, and as temperatures...

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