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3 Hot New Dining Spots in Pentagon City

Jessica Richardson Local Lifestyle

If, like most people in the DC area, you’ve been vacationing for the past two months – you may have missed it, but this summer Pentagon City became just a little more happening. The grand opening of a remarkable new Whole Foods and popular restaurants Matchbox and Shake Shake are definitely cause for celebration. Let’s start with the Whole Foods on South …

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Make Your Kitchen Feel Like a Model Home

Jessica Richardson Remodeling

There is nothing like walking into a model home. Designers pull out all the stops to dazzle homebuyers from the moment they cross the threshold.  With the today’s discerning homebuyer demanding bigger and better kitchens with high-end finishes, we’re seeing model homes turn out some truly magazine worthy kitchens. According to Pulte Home’s design team, here are the top kitchen design trends …

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Things You Shouldn’t Do When Buying a Home

Jessica Richardson Real Estate Trends

The last thing in the world you would ever want is to spend a bunch of time searching for a home, finding that perfect place and then not being approved for your mortgage. There are also many common mistakes homebuyers make that could make the process much more painful than it has to be. Buying a home can be a …

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These Home Improvements Will Pay Off in 2016

Jessica Richardson Real Estate Trends , Remodeling

When thinking about selling their home, people often tally up the price they originally paid for the house along with all of the money they’ve ever put into improving it and hope to get it all back when they sell.  While most home improvements won’t add up to 100% of the return, it’s a always a good idea to know which improvements add …

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Should I Rent or Buy a Home?

Jessica Richardson Real Estate Trends

Choosing whether to rent or own a home is not an easy decision. It requires you to carefully examine the factors and costs associated with each option. Which is better? That depends. Your unique economic situation, lifestyle and goals play the largest part in deciding what is better for you. It’s important to go into your calculations with open eyes. …

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Curb Appeal Definitely Matters

Jessica Richardson Real Estate Trends

We spend a lot of time decorating the interiors of our homes but its important not to neglect the exterior. I can’t tell you how many times a buyer won’t want to look at a property because the exterior lacks curb appeal.  Often the exterior potential is harder for people to envision. Sometimes it really does take a lot of …

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Update or Sell “As Is”

Jessica Richardson Real Estate Trends

When you are selling your home it is almost always a good idea to make the updates. The level of updating depends on your neighborhood and what is most common but generally speaking, the less buyers have to do to a home, the better. That said, there are some home buyers out there who are looking for a fixer-upper, but …