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All About Green Homes: Saving you Money While Saving the Earth

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By Marcia Goodman When it comes to real estate value, having a green home is not only good for the environment, it can be good for your wallet. But we’re not talking about painting your house — we’re talking about helping the planet! More and more buyers are looking for sustainable building features that improve energy efficiency and decrease environmental …

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Straight Outta Facebook: Pick Your Favorite #PWLiving Pet Pic

Dolly and Sallie Rescue Pups for Pick a Pet Pic Contest

UPDATE: Voting has now ended, and we have a winner….Moxie! Moxie’s family will receive one hour of free cleaning by Molly Maid WFC. Congratulations to Moxie and to all the cute pets who made an appearance on our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more on this pet pic event and other #PWLiving Facebook fun. We’ve got lots of  ideas circulating, …

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The L&L Design Team Wins Three National Awards

Interior designer Maria Loveless, the owner of The L&L Design Team, a Decorating Den Interiors franchise, was recently recognized by Decorating Den with three awards at the company’s national conference. Decorating Den Interiors is North America’s largest interior design and home furnishings franchise company. The L&L Design Team earned Decorating Den’s Director’s Award and Inaugural Award as well as an …

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Simple Ways to Spruce Up the Look of Your Home’s Exterior

By Dave Funk If you’re anything like me, you enjoy finding small ways of doing things that achieve big results. When it comes to the outside of your home, subtle differences can go a long way. Let me share with you a few simple ideas that we have used to help people spruce up the look of their homes: Paint the shutters. For the …

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Back to College with IKEA

Provided by IKEA It may seem odd to think of “Back to College” in May, graduation season. But IKEA is ready with new products for the next school year, which will be here before you know it! A new school year means new opportunities for college students to show off their style. IKEA is making it easier than ever to …

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House Doctors of Manassas Earns 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor Award

House Doctors of Manassas has been named a recipient of the 2018 Best of HomeAdvisor Award. This award honors top-notch professionals who provide extraordinary quality, service and value in the home improvement and maintenance industries. “We’ve won a Best of HomeAdvisor Award every year since we opened in 2015. We are proud of these awards because providing each and every …

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Make Your Home Sparkle Before You List

Provided by Marcia Goodman, Realtor When you list your home, your goal is to have it on the market for as little time as possible and to get the highest sales price you can. The best way to do this is to have it in tip-top shape before you list and before every showing. But just where do you begin? …

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Stage Your Home Before You Sell: Six Reasons Why You Should

By Marcia Goodman Perhaps you’ve only experienced home staging on The Home and Garden Channel, but it’s becoming more and more mainstream in the real estate field. Staging involves considering the layout of your furniture and décor and strategically arranging it in the most optimal manner. Staging sprinkles a little bit of magic into your home, and who doesn’t want a little magic on their side …

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Don’t Get Scammed on Home Repairs!

Provided by Prince William County Police Home repairs and landscaping services scams are always something to be concerned about, especially since consumers are working on home improvement projects. Follow the safety tips below to reduce your chances of becoming a victim. BE ON ALERT IF, AND WHEN… Unsolicited door-to-door salespeople offer to do home repair work for substantially less than market price. A …

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Dumfries’s Potomac Shores Recreational Complex Gains National Attention

Provided by Olde Red General Contracting Luxury homes and river views are certainly selling points at Potomac Shores, a transit-oriented, town center style development in Dumfries.  But it is the community’s 13,000 square-foot recreational complex that is making headlines. Most recently, the project was featured in Builder magazine and “Heavy Timber Structures: Creating Comfort in Public Spaces,” a book highlighting …

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