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Add Value to Your Home with These 9 DIY Improvements

Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home. The best part ...

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

  Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new l...

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20 Ways to Save Money & Stretch Your Household Budget

These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard o...

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#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease....

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What’s with ceiling fans? Do they really save energy?

Air conditioning uses more household energy than anything else at 36 cents an hour on average, which is about 25% of your home energy usage. Running a ceiling fan costs about a penny per hour. Ceiling fans don't cool rooms but they cool your ...

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Why Do Basements Flood?

The most common causes are: excessive rain, failed waterproofing, the slope of your yard, sewer backups, or sump pump failure. Paying attention to these things can avoid a flood. What should you do if your basement floods? Remove and d...

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5 Ways to Make Your Windows Safer

Making your home safer is always a good idea. Here are some ways to keep intruders away: 1. Put dowels inside the window tracks, making it difficult to slide the window open. 2. Put protective, shatter-proof film over your glass, or inves...

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Winterproofing your home

October 2019 It’s never too early in the season to think about winterproofing your home. Begin to safeguard your house now using some of these tips and save money in the long run. Shut off your outside water supply to prevent pipes f...

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks

Where to watch 4th of July fireworks.

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Did you know that Arlington is still collecting glass recyclables?

Arlington County is asking residents to stop placing glass in their blue recycling bins. The County concluded that it is no longer economically or environmentally sustainable to continue to collect glass recyclables via single-stream recyclin...

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