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Two 5-Star Reviews in Two Days – Is Yours Next?

I received these two five-star Zillow reviews from recent clients of mine in just two days. “Dan knows the area extremely well and definitely takes a comprehensive approach to making sure you choose the right home– especially from a quality builder. He always thinks ahead and is ready tackle anything that come up on your […]

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When a LACK of Pictures Speaks a Thousand Words…

There is a good reason why we only took a picture of the outside. This “as-is” property is ripe for a total remodel. It’s the type of property that everyone is looking for and doesn’t know how to find. It’s priced right so you can do your version of a HGTV makeover and flip it […]

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Newly Listed: From Good to Great, Front to Back

After buying four years ago, my seller decided to make his good house into a great house. He started with pouring an extra-wide cement driveway, redoing the front railings and adding a full glass storm door. On the inside they added laminate and ceramic tile floors, new light fixtures and a complete kitchen makeover. The […]

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The Three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We didn’t start with a plan other than we wanted something different. It started years ago, in a far off land known as Iowa, when my grandmother sent me a $20 check as a Christmas present. What to do with the gift was quickly decided upon entering an antique store. Immediately in front of me […]

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A Rental, Just 3 Minutes from Reston Town Center!

A sunny end unit that has been freshened (2016) with paint, main level wood laminate & carpeted upper level. New brushed nickel lights, ceiling fan, bath fixtures and door handles. New full-size washer and dryer. Master bedroom has access to full-width balcony, walk in closet and generous bath with dual sink vanity. Located next to […]

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Downsizing, But Still Need Space?

At a certain point in your life you just don’t need the “big place” but you still may need or want some space beyond bedrooms, bathrooms and living room/dining room/kitchen. It would still be nice to have an office space (or two), a den or hobby room and maybe even a family room. If this […]

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Everyone Loves a Bright and Fresh Rental!

Check out what a fresh coat of paint and some special touches can do to a great townhouse. This 4 level townhouse features a master bedroom loft that’s perfect as a sitting room and/or office space. The lower level is a walkout to a fenced rear yard. It also features a large rec room along […]

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From ‘Good’ to ‘Much Better!’

What a difference the view from 50 feet in the air can make. While it’s a good looking house, the property is more then just the house alone. In this case it’s a house with an incredible view. Acres of beautiful, well-groomed grass that the owner doesn’t have to mow. A great view without any […]

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Remodeling Costs in Northern Virginia

“ … responsible remodeling professionals should never make the mistake of removing a wall without first determining what is inside the wall.” Bob, the owner of Northwood Construction, is talking about the home improvement shows where a sledgehammer is slammed into a wall and everyone stands in amazement as plumbing or ductwork is revealed. This […]

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When Less Is Really More

We have all heard the statement that “less is more.” When it comes time to take pictures to market your house for sale, it couldn’t be more true. The whole idea is to present each room in the best possible light. With this in mind, stand at the threshold of each room and look in. […]

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