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Questions first-time buyers should ask their lender

Posted by MaliVai Washington // February 8, 2019

FAIRFAX, Va. – Feb 5, 2019 – Mortgage rates are still historically low, and homebuyers need to know the right questions to ask lenders. “It’s still a good time to buy a house. Asking lenders the right questions can help consumers understand the process and take advantage of the low rates and stable prices,” says […]


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Home sellers tend to be ‘noseblind’?

Posted by MaliVai Washington // February 8, 2019

CHICAGO – Feb. 7, 2019 – Homeowners can become “noseblind” to their home’s own smell, and that can be problematic when putting the home up for sale because smell can have a big influence on buyers’ perceptions of the home. Plus no one wants a smelly house. “Noseblindness” happens when a nose detects an odor […]


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How to Turn off the Power at Your Home’s Breaker Box or Fuse Box

Posted by MaliVai Washington // February 1, 2019

By Bob Formisano   01of 05 Controlling Power at Your Home’s Electrical Service. All homes have an electrical service panel, commonly known as a breaker box or fuse box. The panel receives the incoming power from the electrical utility and distributes the power to the various circuits of the house. Turning off the power at the electrical […]


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The Hidden Costs of Buying & Maintaining A Swimming Pool

Posted by MaliVai Washington // January 25, 2019

By Jacob Hurwithon Jan 14, 2016 A bright swimming pool on a sunny summer afternoon is always filled with smiles, laughs and all around fun. Swimming pools are great for the family and increasing your home’s value, but they also come with many maintenance items that will lighten your pockets. Before installing a new outdoor swimming […]


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How to Write Effective Real Estate Ads [+ Description Examples]

Posted by MaliVai Washington // January 18, 2019

Posted by Tony Mariotti on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:03 AM  Comment A property description is the written portion of a real estate listing that describes the details of a home for sale or lease. Descriptions account for roughly one-third of a listing and are accompanied by property information (i.e. the number of bedrooms) and photographs. The […]


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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Flooring Contractor

Posted by MaliVai Washington // January 11, 2019

Photo by Adrian Bruno You’ve finally decided that it’s time to revamp your home’s floors. You have a pretty good idea of what type of surface you want to go with. Some basic thoughts on color scheme. And maybe even a general budget that you are looking to spend for the job. But now comes […]


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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Smoke Alarms

Posted by MaliVai Washington // December 31, 2018

When it comes to fire safety in your home, fire extinguishers are valuable, but smoke detectors are essential. If you want the security of knowing your family is safe, you’ll need the peace of mind and protection a smoke alarm offers in the event of a fire. Here are 10 interesting and important facts about smoke alarms […]


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Hiring a Contractor vs. DIY: Cost – Benefits

Posted by MaliVai Washington // December 21, 2018

BY ANDREA DAVIS, HOMEADVISOR.COM  Updated Sep 15, 2015 When you get the itch to change something about your home, the first question to ask yourself is whether it’s more cost-effective to do it yourself or hire a professional. The answer rests largely on two factors. The type and complexity of the project Your level of skill […]


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Cleaning Bathroom Tile and Removing Stains from Grout

Posted by MaliVai Washington // December 12, 2018

How can this be? I have dirty tile and mold and mildew stains on my grout. This slow moving process of grime accumulation snuck up on me- it’s not really my fault! Dirty tile and grout stains can creep up on everyone, one day the tile is clean and the next day the grime seemingly […]


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How To Choose The Right Residential Mailbox

Posted by MaliVai Washington // December 7, 2018

Residential Mailboxes – Add Curb Appeal With A Quality Residential Mailbox This site will help you find the perfect residential mailbox for your house or yard! There are many more residential mailboxes available online than you will find at your local hardware store. However, sometimes the choices can be confusing… so we have scoured the […]


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