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Goodness Gracious, What's the Difference?!

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (2518)

Contemporary this, Modern that...These are style terms that are used interchangeably every day, especially in real estate. But the difference between the two can be a real pickler, a head scratcher, down-right baffling, I say. So, what IS the difference and which one is more common in the current real estate market and design field? Let's explore!!


"Modern" or more accurately, "Mid-Century Modern" refers to a style that was developed roughly between 1933...

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My Little White Lie

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (451)

I have a dark secret..or maybe it's a light secret...more accurately a white secret...shhh

Have you ever tried to decorate a white painted room? You think throwing boldly colored art at it and adding some shiny things will make it come alive, but the more you add, the worse it gets!!...even adding patterned pillows and blankets and the trendiest textiles don't help and it just looks cheap and unplanned - it's a total design disaster and what do you have to show for it? Sever...

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7 Steps to Selling a Home

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (12536)

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Step 1: Reason for Selling

It is often more emotional to sell a home than to buy a home, and the reason for selling your home may be a determining factor in the urgency of the sale. The urgency may also have an effect on the price of the property.

It is important to take the following factors that can influence the sale of your home into consideration:

> Reason for selling

> Price

> Location

> Con...

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8 Steps to Buying a Home

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (22467)

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Step 1: Decide to Buy

The decision to purchase your first home is one of the biggest and best choices you could ever make. After all, a home is the largest - and most emotional - investment most people will face in their lifetime. So, how do you know if it's the right time for you to buy?

There is never a wrong time to buy the right home. The key is finding the right buy and taking the time to carefully evaluate your finances.

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My Favorite Listings in the 22308 Zip Code

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (421)

My fondness for the 22308 zip code may stem from my happy memories as a young au pair in the area - I suppose the picturesque drive along the water on the GW Parkway and being minutes from Old Town Alexandria or the lush woody pockets and country-living feel, doesn't hurt either. Aside from the area's rich historical factor, my biggest fascination with 22308 has been watching the explosion of remodels and new construction within the various neighborhoods over the past decade - the result is a...

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