Most homeowners who have formal living and dining rooms rarely use them; Thanksgiving and Christmas are but two days of the year. Similarly, millions of square feet in great rooms, breakfast nooks, laundry rooms and hallways and even “spare” bedrooms go underused – space wasted most or all of the… read more →
If you’ve considered or experienced a short sale, one of the biggest concerns you may have is how it will impact your ability to purchase another property in the future. Here are five key variables on how a short sale can impact your next home purchase. Duration of Delinquency Plays… read more →
Outdoor spaces can increase our enjoyment of our homes. When the weather is nice, it’s like having an extra room — or wing — of the house. Make the most of yours, no matter its size. Even a small backyard can be great for gardening, entertaining, and play. The trick… read more →
Murphy’s Law for travelers: If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong while you’re on vacation — which is arguably the worst time a household calamity can strike. Coming home from your honeymoon, African safari or Mediterranean cruise can be gloomy. But returning from a memorable journey and learning… read more →
You wanted a home with a pool but got a porch instead. A big backyard? No, you went with brick backyard just a bit bigger than your grill. What seemed to be a quiet neighborhood during the Sunday afternoon open house turned out to be because the neighbors were sleeping… read more →
If you’ve recently come into some money, you may be tempted to pay off your mortgage early so you can finally be done with monthly payments and own your home outright. But while plenty of people choose this route for the security of owning their homes free and clear, it… read more →
Northern Virginia parks offer endless opportunities to enjoy recreational activities. We put together a list of parks with an abundance of amenities that you and the entire family will be sure to enjoy! Pack a picnic, go boating, explore nature trails, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. Clemyjontri… read more →
Parents, relatives, babysitters, and friends, please review these pool safety tips with the little ones. We recommend having them explain back to you what each rule means to ensure that they truly understand them. Have a safe and fun summer!