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Monthly Archives: July 2015

    Congratulations on your new home purchase! Now what?!

    By Rhoda Wheeler | July 21, 2015

    Congratulations on your new home purchase!  Now what?   You’ve unpacked the last box and are now settling in. Here a few tips to make your life as a new homeowner more secure:   Keep Saving.   With homeownership comes unexpected expenses, like replacing the roof or getting a new water heater.  Even with new... Read More

    Arlington, VA has been chosen “America’s Most Walkable Suburb”

    By Rhoda Wheeler | July 21, 2015

    Arlington, Virginia has been chosen as “America’s Most Walkable Suburb” by Prevention Magazine.  It’s no surprise that Arlington has been selected “walk friendly” as it has great public transit as well as extensive sidewalks and trails throughout the community. Arlington’s quality of life is consistently voted high by its residents, and part of this is attributable to... Read More

    Making the most of your home improvement dollars – roof, windows, siding

    By Rhoda Wheeler | July 13, 2015

    According to Remodeling Magazine (, you are less likely to recoup investment in a major kitchen or bath renovation than you are on basic home maintenance such as new siding.  Siding replacement recouped 92.8 percent of its cost, according to the magazine.  Replacing roofs and windows also offer a high return on investment, returning 80... Read More

    The “Do’s” of Home Buying

    By Rhoda Wheeler | July 12, 2015

      Buying a home may the most expensive purchase you make.  Before you visit an open house and fall in love with your ‘dream house,’ consider these guidelines:  DO –   1. Get the right Real Estate Agent. In the age of on-line technology, many people think they can manage the purchase of their home... Read More

    Paint Color Trends for Your Home

    By Rhoda Wheeler | July 8, 2015

                The folks at House Beautiful interviewed home designers for their take on the ‘hottest’ trends in home interior colors for Summer 2015.  Whether you are preparing your home to sell, moving into a new home, or just sprucing up, consider these terrific colors to brighten your spaces. Use these trending colors on walls, accent... Read More