Blue Angels Air Shows May 20 and 22, 2015 Annapolis, MD. The Blue Angels Air Shows demonstrate choreographed flight skills of the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron. Viva Vienna May 23-25, 2015 Vienna, Virginia celebrates with a community festival including food, crafts, music, carnival rides and a Memorial Day tribute.
A reverse mortgage is a loan for senior homeowners that uses the home’s equity as collateral. The loan generally does not have to be repaid until the last surviving homeowner permanently moves out of the property or passes away. At that time, the estate has approximately 6 months to repay… read more →
There are several ways to pay for your home improvement project. Which one is right for you? That depends on a range of factors, including project cost, your household budget, how much you’ve saved, and how soon you plan to start work. This checklist of pros and cons can help… read more →
Choosing a home in an unfamiliar neighborhood can be nerve-racking, but it’s almost inevitable when moving to a new city—or even across town. There’s a lot at stake: The wrong decision can cost you money and peace of mind. Here are some tips to guide you in your search.
When you’re considering buying a house, there are two sides to the story: the seller’s asking price and the actual value of the property. This is where an appraiser steps in.
To transform your garden into an Edenic land of bounty, think of swapping your pretty-but-useless ornamental plants for edible ones. Instead of ornamental hedges around the sides, use apple or citrus trees. You can train them to grow against a wall by tying them to a frame—this is called espalier.… read more →
When it comes time to move from the old place to the new one, everyone could use a few handy moving tricks … even MacGyver. Sometimes, there are things about moving that we don’t consider until it’s too late: duct tape, bubble wrap, etc. We’ve got your back, so you’re ready… read more →
Mount Vernon Wine Festival & Sunset Tour May 15-17, 2015 An elegant evening of wine, live entertainment, reenactments, and tours of the rarely open cellar vaults of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate. Advance tickets are required. Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival May 16-17, 2015 Reston Town Center, Reston, VA. See… read more →
They already have the high-powered blender, the 800-thread-count sheets, and the stemless wineglasses. And while they could always register for even more kitchen gadgetry and overstuffed throw pillows, some modern couples have their eyes on a different kind of wedding gift. What many of them want more than anything else… read more →
It turns out, finding a pet-friendly rental is a hassle for just about everyone these days—no matter who you are. Pet resumes might be the next big trend in renting. And even if a potential landlord doesn’t ask for one for your canine, you might want to have one ready. Four-Legged Networking… read more →