Monthly Archives: March 2015

Are You Properly Insured?

As I sit here preaching the merits of being properly insured, I am as guilty as most in neglecting to create an up-to-date inventory of my home possessions.  On many occasions, I had thought to myself “Wouldn’t it be a … Continue reading

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2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival

I remember my very first trip to Washington DC.  I was about 10 years old and my sister and I came down from New York with my aunt and uncle for a little road trip.  It was the first time … Continue reading

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Are You Installing That Smoke Detector Correctly?

Many homeowners take that little smoke detector for granted. It’s there keeping us safe and unless your batteries are low, you’ll probably forget it’s even there. Thankfully, most of us will never hear that annoying, beeping sound that is intended … Continue reading

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Are Northern Virginia Luxury Homes Seeing Upward Trend in Foreclosures?

According to results from the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems, Inc (r), of homes that sold for over $1,000,000,  58 sold transactions were recorded in the MRIS (r) (homes listed through the MLS provider for the Greater DC area) between January … Continue reading

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Can You Afford to Buy a Home in Your Area?

Check out this map and see if you are earning what you need to buy a home in your area.    

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Having Problems with Your Neighbors? Read Some Hilarious Text Messages

Love thy neighbor.  That’s the moral of the story.  I have had the distinct pleasure of living most of my adult life surrounded by kind, thoughtful and considerate neighbors.  For the last 20 years, I’ve been blessed to live in … Continue reading

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High Tech Dog House with a $30,000 Price Tag

I love dogs!  I absolutely love them.  I have a preference for big dogs but in the end, they all show unconditional love and are truly man’s best friend. I cannot imagine my life without them. According to the statistics … Continue reading

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Even Small Spaces Can Have Gardens

With so many homeowners living in urban areas, space becomes a very rare commodity.  But it’s also true that even the smallest spaces can accommodate a little garden for herbs, spices, and flowers.  Spring is right around the corner so … Continue reading

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