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Moving to a new home can be a difficult transition for everyone in the family, including the furry, four-legged members. Dogs and cats develop a strong bond with their environment so when they are relocated from their territory it can cause them stress. Here are some tips to ease your pets' trans...
01/22/2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Non-Farm Payrolls report for December exceeded Wall Street's expectations by 5,000 net new jobs, showing 155,000 positions created in December. The December tally raised the economy's 12-month total to 1.84 million net new jobs created nationwide.  Jobs added ...
01/14/2013
Northern Virginia Homeowners - The U.S. housing market recovery is underway.  New home sales are at a multi-year high, housing starts are at pre-recession levels, and home builders plan for a strong 2013. Since late-2011, falling mortgage rates have boosted buyer purchasing power.  Now, today, in...
10/22/2012
Northern Virginia Homeowners - The home resale market put forth another strong data set last week.  Home sales prices are higher nationwide and sales volume has moved to a 2-year high. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, 4.82 million "existing homes" sold on a seasonally-adjusted,...
09/27/2012
Virginia Space Makers is helping Northern Virginia area residents simplify their life. We have known the good folks at this company ever since Doric Caron and his team did a super job installing organizing systems in our own home. Ever since then, we give his name to our real estate clients and o...
09/08/2012
Northern Virginia residents should you lease a new car, or should you buy one? Like most financial questions, the answer depends on your situation.  For some people, leasing a car presents distinct economic advantages.  For others, buying a car is the way to go.     There's plenty of online mater...
08/24/2012
How well do you conserve water? The government's EPA estimates that the average family of four uses 146,000 gallons of water per year, at a cost of $700.  With just a few small changes, however, that cost could drop by as much as 28%.  Northern Virginia homeowners you'll save on more than just yo...
08/24/2012
With mortgage rates down to all-time lows, you can buy a lot more home for your money.  Home affordability is at an all-time high. According to Freddie Mac mortgage rate survey several weeks ago, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage has dropped to 3.62% nationwide. This is down from 4.08% in M...
07/26/2012
During summer months, a lush, green lawn can transform into a brown one within weeks.  And heat, while oftentimes a catalyst, is not always the culprit. As a homeowner in Northern Virginia, you can take precautions to minimize the likelihood of a brown lawn. First, let's look at the reasons why a...
07/26/2012
The typical U.S. household "loses" up to 30% of its annual heating and cooling bill to energy inefficiencies, according to ENERGY STAR®. The good news Northern Virginia homeowners is that there are dozens of ways to help your home perform better. As the calendar turns to July, and as temperatures...
07/13/2012
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