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Ten Best Practices to Hire a Competent and Reliable Contractor

Ten Best Practices to Hire a Competent and Reliable Contractor If you own a home, sooner or later you will need to hire a contractor to fix something broken in your house, an urgent repair, updating, or for those general home upkeep jobs that you are not able to find the time for.  However, hiring…

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Tenant Rights and Responsibilities in Virginia

What does it mean to sign a lease for a home or apartment in Virginia? The relationship between tenants and landlords is regulated by the “Virginia Residential Landlord and tenant Act” of 1974 (http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacodepopularnames/virginia-residential-landlord-and-tenant-act/), in some federal laws, and in many local statutes and regulations. On signing a lease, you must be aware that you…

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The Charm of Bleached Wood: Informal Interiors for Cozy People

Bleached wood is a material that evokes the happy memories of a child in his grandparents’ country house, or a long sandy beach where some few white wooden cottages peek out beyond the dunes- the only companions of the albatross and the silence. Especially white bleached wood has the unique power to create bright, informal…

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Avoiding Foreclosure

Sometimes as a homeowner, you may come across difficulties in making your mortgage payments. Foreclosure is usually a distressing family financial experience. Doing nothing is the worst you could do when you fall behind your mortgage payments since your lender could ensue with a foreclosure even if you refuse to appear be a participant in…

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How Much is my House Worth?

This is one of the first and most natural questions that come up to your mind when it is the time to sell or purchase, no matter whether you are a buyer or a seller. However, a house value estimate is not as an easy science as it can appear at first sight; it is…

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Why we do what we do- trending now!

Isn’t it interesting how much things can change and evolve? For home design trends, to the latest fads, to website maintenance and blogging, for running a business, marketing, everything digital, and so much more! For us, we must pay close attention to smart durable and reliable home design trends that people LOVE and family needs…

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Quartz vs. granite

What do you think of when you think of quartz?  I think of some of the cool rocks we’d find on those long summer days outside exploring.  I think of mines- chipping and blasting rocks.  I also think of counter tops! Do you automatically think of granite? Quartz used to have a bit of a…

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Tips for Maximizing Space

Most of us have problems with not enough storage or trying to make space feel larger. Here are some helpful and easy ways to maximize any size space. 1. Spring Cleaning Even if it is not spring take time to go through a clear the clutter. If you haven’t worn or used it in a…

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