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    Home Maintenance Checklist for Fall

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 23, 2017

        We shared these great tips last year, and think it’s worth a re-post — Fall is just around the corner, after all! Fall is a good time to take care of big home repair projects before shorter days (and in many areas, ice and snow) make outdoor work too difficult. And if you do live in... Read More

    Basics of Home Care for Home Owners – 5 Tips you can Use Now

    By Rhoda Wheeler | July 7, 2017

    It’s exciting to be a home owner – and quite an accomplishment.  Here, tips for keeping your investment sound with basic care tips all homeowners need to know. #1 Water and Vinegar are your best cleaning buddies If you think of bleach as the ultimate cleaner, think again – Bleach can: • Eat through the... Read More

    Making Your Kitchen Great Again – tips for Home Sellers and Buyers

    By Rhoda Wheeler | April 11, 2017

    Kitchen Upgrades for Home Sellers and Buyers For home sellers, there are some not too costly updates to kitchens that can add real value to your home and decrease listing time.  For home buyers, when you are looking at kitchens of potential homes, consider that you can make these fixes after purchase to update the... Read More

    Spring into the Home Market

    By Rhoda Wheeler | March 29, 2017

    It’s that time of year!  It looks as though Spring is finally here and that means the housing market is about to blossom! The busiest season for home sales begins in May, so it’s time to prepare if you want to buy or sell a home.  Here are a few great tips: Springing into Action... Read More

    Home Security Tips

    By Rhoda Wheeler | November 3, 2016

      Burglaries occur with alarming frequency in the United States at a rate of one every 18 seconds. That totals up to more than 1.7 million burglaries a year resulting in the loss of nearly $4 billion worth of property.  Consumers often think of burglars as the character Catwoman, scaling homes of the very rich... Read More

    How to Keep Your Family Safe from Residential Locksmith Scams

    By Rhoda Wheeler | October 25, 2016

      How much should you pay your locksmith? When you are locked out of your home, it can be tempting to opt for the quickest and most inexpensive option you can find in order to get inside. The anxiety caused from being locked out is understandable, but throwing caution to the wind for a quick... Read More

    “Hardest Working City in the United States” – Arlington, Virginia

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 29, 2016

    Arlington County is the hardest-working “city” in the United States, at least according to a new set of rankings. The financial website SmartAsset has Arlington ranked No. 1 on its list of the “hardest-working cities in America.” The website ranked 113 U.S. cities by labor market data on the average number of hours worked in a week and the average number of... Read More

    Tips for the First-Time Home Seller

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 26, 2016

    You often see lots of tips for first-time home buyers; in fact, we’ve had quite a few blog posts on that topic here.  For the first-time home seller, it can be hard to recall what you were looking for as a buyer, and the emotional attachment to your home and all you’ve put into it... Read More

    Arlington County, VA named “Third Healthiest City” in America

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 10, 2016

    ARLNow online magazine reports that Arlington, VA has been named among the nation’s healthiest places to live. Arlington County, VA has been awarded the title of  “third healthiest city in America” by  The rankings site previously called Arlington the No. 2 “Best City for Millennials,” “Best City to Live in America” and the No. 7 Suburb to Live in... Read More

    Making sure your Home is Ready to Show

    By Rhoda Wheeler | July 18, 2016

    Tips for Home Sellers in today’s blog — last few steps before your home goes on the market You’ve done all you can to make sure your home will sell at the right price in the shortest amount of time: you have a great Realtor, have a reasonable asking price, and made any major repairs.... Read More