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2015 

8 Expensive Home Repairs and How to Avoid Them         The most popular rule of thumb to save for home maintenance is 1% of the total cost of your house, annually.  That means if your home is worth $350,000, you’ll likely spend on average $3,500 a year on upkeep.  Obviously certain years you’ll s...
12/31/2015
Good Investment, Bad Investment             Some people want to buy a house that is already perfect for them, meets all their needs and they don’t have to do anything at all to improve it besides paint a wall or two.  But for most people, the best quality in a home is potential.  They’d like to m...
12/30/2015
What Does "Home" Mean to You?  What does the word "home" mean to you?  Is it a place to relax after a long day at work, a place to spend quality time with your family, a place where you feel safe and comfortable? What if you never had the opportunity to understand the true meaning of home?  What...
12/30/2015
Home Restoration: Church Hill Virginia   Check out our latest project in conjunction with Cobblestone Development Group. We've also included some "before" pictures of the property. Tour of the property coming soon...   Make sure to visit my site www.RhondaHowlett.com and also check out www.Cobble...
12/29/2015
Wishing you a bright and prosperous New Year!Top 10 New Year's resolutions: 1. Lose weight 2. Getting organized 3. Spend less, save more 4. Enjoy life to the fullest 5. Staying fit and healthy 6. Learn something exciting 7. Quit smoking 8. Help others in their dreams 9. Fall in love 10. Spend mo...
12/29/2015
Pre-Inspection Home Dissection        When I first became a real estate agent, I would write offers left and right— hungry to get my clients the house they wanted.  But with experience I learned how to work smarter, not harder.  The first year I was an agent I would say that I wrote offers on abo...
12/28/2015
Common Home Inspection Misconceptions      1.  Thinking that passing code means inspected— Contractors may know of all your local codes, but just because new construction on your home, an addition or otherwise, passes code doesn’t mean you should make assumptions on its quality.  In one example, ...
12/28/2015
Gifts of Hope - Give back this holiday season!        This season our team is happy to be involved in the Gifts of Hope Program.  This program, supported by Good Samaritan Ministries, helps father's bring gifts to their family for the holidays.  Once participants submit their requests, listing fa...
12/23/2015
Client Appreciation Party '15 Every year I like to put on a party around the holidays to show my appreciation to my clients. These parties are so much fun and I love seeing my clients enjoy them selves while eatting some good food and talking with one another. We gave away some great prizes, than...
12/23/2015
Helping Virginia Veterans Find Better Housing  It's a handful of people that get to be part of the Virginia Leadership Academy. I'm honored and proud to say that I am one of them. Our mission this year has been connecting Virginia Veterans with housing services that meet their needs. It's the thi...
12/22/2015
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