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Northern Virginia area home buyers interested in the trends in real estate home prices may know that Standard & Poors released its March 2012 Case-Shiller Index last week.  The index is meant to measure changes in home prices from month-to-month, and from year-to-year, in select U.S. cities. Acco...
Northern Virginia homeowners - do you clean your refrigerator regularly, or only after you've run out of space?  If your answer is the latter, your refrigerator may be harboring dangerous bacteria that can make you, your family, and your house guests ill. Refrigerators should be cleaned monthly, ...
 Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and, in Chantilly as well as many parts of the country, weekend weather was indistinguishable from what one might expect in August. Temperatures climbed into the 90s throughout the Southwest, South Central, Midwest and Southeast and even crossed ...
If you're a Chantilly homeowners actively preparing to list your home for sale Chantilly, resist the temptation to make major home improvements.  Nationwide, home improvement projects recoup just 58 cents on the dollar, says Remodeling Magazine. Rather, for a better return on your time and money,...
Northern Virginia homeowners, looking for places to visit this summer?  America is stuffed with world-class "big cities";  New York,  San Francisco and Chicago make for three great examples.  But beyond the biggest cities, there are some wonderful small towns to visit, too. highli...
How long has it been since you last changed your home's air filters, Northern Virginia homeowners?   Home air filters trap and remove dust and particles from the air you breathe; leaving "clean air" to circulate your home. Clean air in your home is important because it promotes better health. One...
As compared to gloomy days, do "sunny days" put you in a good mood?  If you're like many people in the Northern Virginia area , the answer is "yes".   In a study of more than 1,200 people, researchers found that daily weather factors such as temperature, precipitation and length of day can alter ...
Chantilly homeowners know that home appliances can be a big investment.  Here is something you may have never considered. Your dishwasher is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. It's warm, it's dark, and there is a bevy of decaying, organic material in the form of both food particles and soap. ...
Consumers are doing lots of home improvement projects with about $110 billion in total volume this quarter. Overall, these projects are not creating a lot of added home equity value.  You may still have great reasons to do a project, but it does not hurt to look at these stats before doing so. Re...
The Kathy O'Neal Team appreciates other businesses that have a strong customer focus and are serious about quality. That's why we wanted to share a good word about a terrific restaurant we recently visited in Purcellville. Haute Dogs and Fries is taking a beloved American food icon and lifting it...

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