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Holiday Gifts Are Not the Only Hot Things Right Now
Posted Thu, Dec 12th 2019 11:37 am
Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer...

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12436 Quaker Rd: Say Hello to Your New Home Sweet Home!
Posted Thu, Dec 12th 2019 9:58 am
12436 Quaker Road Dinwiddie, VA MLS# 1934426 - Single Family Welcome to your new Home Sweet Home! Brand new, never been lived in, open floor plan rancher situated on 1.5 acres offering lots...

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A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership
Posted Tue, Dec 10th 2019 3:05 pm
Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. He...

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The Biggest Changes Coming in 2020 Real Estate—and What Buyers and Sellers Need to Do
Posted Thu, Dec 5th 2019 8:21 am
Ten years ago, many homeowners were desperately hoping to hang on to their homes. Others were doing everything they could just to scare up potential buyers. Meanwhile, said buyers were struggling t...

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I Don't Have Money for Updates; Should I Offer a Discount When Selling My Home?
Posted Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 10:26 am
When your home is on the market, it needs to stand out from the crowd. And certain features like beautifully appointed open kitchens or impeccable hardwood floors are great at drawing eyeballs for ...

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8 Mistakes Everyone Makes Trimming Their Christmas Tree That Will Drive You Insane
Posted Fri, Nov 29th 2019 11:21 am
Dragging out boxes of Christmas ornaments and untangling the lights shouldn't make you sigh heavily. If it does, it's time to reevaluate your tree trimming process. Remember, 'tis the season to be ...

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Warm Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted Wed, Nov 27th 2019 10:38 am

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New-Home Sales Fell in October, but the Housing Market’s Trajectory Remains Positive
Posted Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:34 pm
The numbers: Sales of newly-constructed homes in the U.S. decreased 0.7% on a monthly basis in October to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 733,000, the government reported Tuesday. However, th...

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How to Clean Up After Thanksgiving in Half the Time
Posted Thu, Nov 21st 2019 1:15 pm
All those hours spent prepping and cooking in the kitchen in the days leading up to Thanksgiving yield a mouthwatering holiday feast of roast turkey with stuffing, mountains of mashed potatoes, cra...

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Renovation Damage?
Posted Tue, Nov 19th 2019 11:41 am
Part of the thrill of a renovation is dreaming up a brand-new look for your home. The best part of the process is, of course, walking through the finished rooms and settling into your new space. B...

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8 Thanksgiving Home Decorations That Are Anything but Cliche
Posted Thu, Nov 14th 2019 8:46 am
No surprise here: Thanksgiving decor can veer into tacky territory just as quickly as any other holiday furnishings. But if you just can't get down with the blow-up turkeys, Pilgrim hat motifs, and...

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The Only 10 Kitchen Essentials You Truly Need: Do You Have Them All?
Posted Tue, Nov 12th 2019 9:05 am
Whether you love to cook or prefer to squeak by on Lean Cuisine meals, every kitchen needs certain tools to function properly. And despite what purveyors of the spiralizer or banana hammock might t...

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24531 Plantation Dr: Stately 4 Bedroom River Run Home!
Posted Mon, Nov 11th 2019 4:26 pm
24531 Plantation Dinwiddie, VA MLS# 1936349 - Single Family Honey, I’m home!  That’s what you will be saying when you walk through the front door and feel the warmth this loving home offers...

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Happy Veteran's Day!
Posted Mon, Nov 11th 2019 11:57 am

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Mortgage Rates Fall After Increasing for Three Straight Weeks
Posted Thu, Nov 7th 2019 2:10 pm
Mortgage rates dropped in the past week after rising in six of the last nine weeks, including most of the month of October. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.69% during the week ending No...

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3505 Spring Meadow Place: Beautiful Colonial Situated on Just Over an Acre
Posted Wed, Nov 6th 2019 10:09 am
3505 Spring Meadow Prince George, VA MLS# 1935813 - Single Family This stately 2-story colonial, located in the Fountain Ridge subdivision, with its horseshoe shaped drive sits on an acre o...

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Planning on Buying a Home? Be Sure You Know Your Options.
Posted Tue, Nov 5th 2019 12:05 pm
When you’re ready to buy, you’ll need to determine if you prefer the charm of an existing home or the look and feel of a newer build. With limited existing home inventory available today, especiall...

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The Times They Are a-Changin'
Posted Fri, Nov 1st 2019 4:14 pm
Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend - don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 3rd

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It's Lit! 6 Tips for Maintaining a Wood-Burning Fireplace
Posted Fri, Nov 1st 2019 11:58 am
Brrr! With temperatures tumbling, there’s nothing better than nestling in some cozy blankets in front of a wood-burning fireplace. The sound of crackling wood and the heat radiating on your tootsie...

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Happy Halloween!
Posted Thu, Oct 31st 2019 10:09 am

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