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  • If Your House Is Destroyed, Are You Still Obligated to Pay the Mortgage?

    If disaster strikes, you can avoid complete calamity by remembering two important steps. Click through to find out more about what steps you should take if your house is destroyed.

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  • Get Property Valuation Ranges -- and More -- Instantly!

    Do you want to know about how much your property is worth? Or the value range of a property you're thinking of buying? Click through for an online program that will give you the results for any address instantly -- and a lot more!

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  • Our Super Online Program: The Full Story on Any Address, Any Neighborhood

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, a smart new program that provides the key demographics for any neighborhood. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • With New Online Program, Property Valuation Ranges Are Just the Beginning

    Maybe you want to know about that property you're thinking of buying. Or you just want to know the valuation range for your own property. Click through to access an online program that will give you value ranges, and more, for any property you're interested in.

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  • All New Deep Data For Your Neighborhood

    Get the real story on your neighborhood--or any neighborhood--and see data about everything from schools to household income. Click through to start your exploration.

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  • Got a Situation: A Raw Land Purchase Podcast

    If you are planning to build a new home, selecting your home site is important to the completed home and the design of the structure. Click through to listen to would-be buyers discussing the joys and challenges of a land purchase.

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  • Featured Listing 23965 New Mountain Rd, Aldie VA 20105

    Spectacular and charming country estate located at 23965 New Mountain Road near the charming village of Aldie.  This special and unique property with a private and bucolic setting will immediately capture your heat and engage your soul.  A true sanctuary both inside and out, this custom home and grounds offer an extraordinary lifestyle of uncommon tranquility.  This charming design offers loads of character, while exuding a stately and refined presence. Click PHOTO to watch the video tour.

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  • Insider's Guide to the Latest Home Loan Opportunities

    Mortgage lending is a continually changing industry. It's important to stay abreast of updates to the mortgage game, especially if you're looking for home financing options. Click through for an insider's guide to the latest home loan opportunities.

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  • Garage Door Security Tips to Prevent Break-Ins

    Learn more about the three basic types of garages and the security measures to help you protect your home and family. Click through for some easy-to-implement tips.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Shopping for a Home Mortgage

    For most of us, shopping for a new home also means shopping for a home mortgage. And it can be just as confusing! Click through for 6 tips to help you find the best home loan.

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  • Together We Can Make A Difference For Kids In Need July 23 - August 10

    Join the Brennan Real Estate Team and Donate Backpacks and School Supplies to Support Students in Prince William County through SPARK, the Education Foundation for PWCS. Click Article Title or Photo for more details.

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  • Get the Trend: Mid-Century Modern

    Mid-century modern is all the rage in home design right now. Click through for easy ways to get the trend in your own home.

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  • ARE YOU READY TO SPEND A FREE WEEK AT THE BEACH IN 2018?

    Looking to spend a week at the beach this year?? How about a FREE week at the beach! For every qualified referral, we receive from you that goes to the settlement, you will be entered into a drawing for a week at our beach house in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina! The contest STARTS NOW and ends August 1st, 2018 and the available beach dates for your stay are from September 22 – November 17, 2018. Click PHOTO for more property details.

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  • Local Entertainment And Events Calendar

    You’ll always know where the fun’s going on with our interactive local events calendar featuring social sharing, images, videos and ticket links. Click through to see what's happening or to add your own local events.

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  • Learn About Your Local Neighborhood -- Or One You're Considering

    Get all the details with Neighborhood360, an essential online program that provides a wide range of demographics for any address and any neighborhood that you want. Click through if you want to know all about your own neighborhood, or one you're thinking of moving into.

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  • 3514 Delashmutt Dr, Haymarket VA 20169 - $689,900

    Welcome Home to 3514 Delashmutt Drive in the Evergreen Country Club Community!  Golf course frontage and mountain view are yours to enjoy!  This hidden oasis features a sprawling floor plan with a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, gleaming hardwood floors, and views from every window!  Perfect for anyone, but especially you!  Let us know if we can arrange a showing!

    Click Article Title or Photo to view property details.

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  • 4 Reasons to Keep Baking Soda Around the House

    The miracle product in your own home is also one of the oldest. It's useful all around the house. Click through to find out why you should take baking soda out of the fridge and see all the tricks it can perform.

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  • Don't Break the Bank: How to DIY Your Home Bar

    Be the most popular homeowners on the block with a suave bar. You can get fancy without all the financing. Click through to learn the details of setting up a great space for your entertaining, without going broke.

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  • 6 Home Improvements That Do NOT Add Resale Value

    If you’re gearing up to get ready to sell your home, you can cross off your list certain home improvement projects that just won’t give you any return on investment. Click through for six home improvements that don’t add resale value.

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  • Property Estimates Plus a Lot of Extras with Online Program

    Have you stopped and wondered about how much you could get for your property? Or maybe you want a range for a vacation home you're thinking of buying? Click through for a program that gives you value ranges for any property, plus a whole lot more.

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  • How to Secure the Best Loan for You

    For most of us, shopping for a new home also means shopping for a home mortgage. Click through for 6 tips that will help you discover the best loan for your specific needs.

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  • 4 Times an Umbrella Insurance Policy Could Save You

    Don't get caught in the rain without an umbrella, and don't get caught being the responsible party in an accident without an umbrella insurance policy! Click here to read why an umbrella policy is essential.

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  • 3 Tax Implications That Arise When You Sell Your Home

    Did you know that when you sell a home, depending on a number of factors, you could wind up getting either a nice tax windfall or stuck with a huge tax bill? Click through to learn the 3 tax implications of selling your home.

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  • 6 Simple Life Changes That Will Help You Save for a Home

    The hefty down payment is what typically impedes many people from buying a home. However, there are some quick changes you can implement that will allow you to reach your goals. Click through for six simple life changes that will help you save for a home.

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  • How Long Do Most Appliances and Home Systems Last?

    When you make a big purchase, such as a new HVAC system, you expect it to last for a good many years. Unfortunately, all appliances and home systems eventually fail. Click through for some insights into what those life spans might be.

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  • Mini Sessions are Here!

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    Introducing Mini Sessions in the Park!

    Mention "THE BRENNAN TEAM"  & receive a free 5 X 7 portrait!

    Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Saturday, November 11, 2017
    Click PHOTO to read more.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Wondering If a Fixer-Upper Is a Good Investment

    Perhaps you've noticed the influx of fixer-uppers on the market. Are they piquing your interest? Click through for information on what you need to know before you make an investment in one of these homes.

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  • How to Hire a Home Contractor: Tips and Best Practices

    Looking for the best contractor for your home construction or renovation? Click through for tips and best practices when hiring a home contractor.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Is It Time to Put Your Home on the Market?

    Wondering if it's time to sell your home? Click through for these seven telltale signs it's time to put your home on the market. 

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  • 8 Ways to Add Style to Your Home for Under $50

    It’s not easy to keep up with all the home improvement trends -- it’s time-consuming and expensive. Click through for eight ways to add style to your home for under $50.

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  • How to Choose the Right Type of Barbecue Grill

    Want to have fun cooking outdoors? Click through to learn what your barbecue options are in terms of performance, cost, energy efficiency and overall convenience. You can find great deals on new grills this time of year!

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  • Happy Holidays!

    As the Holiday season approaches, Chris and I are reminded of those who have helped us along our journey of life and of our real estate profession for the past 31 years! We don’t get enough of an opportunity to personally say “thank you” even though we are thankful every day.  So from our family to yours, we wish you a very Happy Holiday, and may the joy of the holidays extend to you and your family throughout the coming year!

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  • What Your Homeowner's Insurance Likely Won't Cover

    Your homeowner's insurance has limitations, and it pays to know what they are before you run into a problem. Click through to learn about four things your homeowner's insurance likely won't cover.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Looking for Ways to Secure a Good Mortgage

    Buying a home can be one of the largest investments you make throughout your life, so it's important to choose a mortgage carefully. Click through for the basics in picking a mortgage.

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  • Creative Lighting Options That Will Brighten Any Room

    Creative lighting not only adds to the overall aesthetic of your home, it also has a positive impact on your health. Click through to learn how to make lighting work for your home.

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  • 11617 Deer Forest Rd, Reston VA 20194, USA

    This gorgeous Reston North Hills beauty checks off all the boxes with 4/5 spacious bedrooms, 3 full & 1 half baths on 3 immaculate finished levels to include a finished, walkout lower level. Highlights of this home include an updated kitchen, remodeled baths, & gleaming hardwood floors. All of this situated on a peacefully, private lot surrounded by trees and large deck. Also included is a new laundry room w/ cabinets, bay windows, new hot water heater, new driveway, fresh paint, neutral decor, huge rear deck...A++. Click PHOTO to watch the video.

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  • How to Create a Fabulous and Functional Laundry Room

    Your laundry room may be the most ordinary room in the house, but that doesn't mean you can't spruce it up. Click through to learn how to add some pizzazz to your laundry room and possibly increase your home's value in the process.

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  • Tips for Creating a Minimalist Home Gym

    Shred your muscles, not your wallet. A minimalist home gym can help you do just that. Not only will you keep in shape, but also you won't overwhelm your house with expensive equipment. Click through for some tips on creating a simple, but useful, gym.

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  • JUST LISTED - ALEXANDRIA, VA - $689,900

    This gorgeous home is new on the market and waiting for you!  It has been totally renovated with numerous upgrades, be sure to check out the photos!  The location is fantastic, just ouside of Old Town and steps to the GW Parkway!  You can also walk to the library, recreation center and shopping center nearby!  Minutes to Metro, DC, 495 and more!  Call for a private showing, it won’t last long! Click PHOTO to read property details.

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  • Budget-Friendly Curb Appeal Upgrades

    The great thing about curb appeal is that not only does it make your home easier to sell, it also gives you a more comfortable and beautiful home to enjoy right now. Click through to learn how to increase your curb appeal without spending a fortune.

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  • Get the Inside Scoop on Any Home, Any Neighborhood

    With this program, a full report for any neighborhood is at your fingertips -- a full demographic profile that helps you get a wide-range picture of any village or town. In all, 150 million records are available! Click through to get the complete story for your own address and neighborhood, or one you're interested in.

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  • Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women on Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Second Saturday deals with the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained professionals, workshop participants gain greater understanding of the confusing and challenging divorce process. Marilyn will present on real estate issues facing those contemplating divorce, and will be joined on the panel by a family law attorney, a financial planner and a mental health professional.

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  • Is This Your Situation: What Questions Should I Ask a Listing Agent Before Hiring One?

    If you’ve ever sold a home without an agent, there’s a good reason why you are hiring a listing agent now -- you want to make some money on the deal this time! Click through for 4 questions you must ask a listing agent before making a hiring decision.

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  • 3 Creative Ways to Hide Power Outlets in Your Home

    While outlets are a necessity for any modern family, they are not one of the most attractive parts of your home. Click through for 3 easy ways to help your outlets blend in with the rest of your home rather than standing out from the background.

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  • Learn All About the Top 4 Mortgage Questions

    Get prepared for buying a house by preparing to get qualified for a mortgage first. Click through to learn what mortgage bankers want to know, and how you can position yourself to provide the answers.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Concerned About High Closing Costs

    There are some easy steps that you can take as a homebuyer to reduce your closing costs, whether it's your first house or your fourth. Click through to make the process easier on yourself and your checkbook.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Buying Your First House?

    Owning your own home has been part of the American Dream for years. Click through for some advice on how to make that dream come true.

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  • Got a Situation: A Home Mortgage Podcast

    For most of us, shopping for a new home also means shopping for a home mortgage. And it can be just as confusing! Click through to listen to an eager new homeowner converse with a companion about mortgage options.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Curious About the Advantages of Investing in Real Estate?

    Many investors are looking for ways to diversify their investment portfolios, or are considering buying a place for an adult child. Click through to learn the many advantages of investing in real estate.

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  • 5 Important Things to Know When Buying Inside an HOA

    A homeowners association or HOA can provide many amenities to its members that make their lives much easier, but there may also be some drawbacks. Click here to know what the deal is when moving into an HOA community.

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  • 7 Statistics About Credit Reports That May Scare You

    Your credit score affects your purchasing power, interest rates and more. Still, most of us don’t pay much attention to what our reports contain until a problem arises. Click through for some credit score essentials.

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  • What to Do After a Hurricane

    Did you just get through hurricane? Do you know someone who did? Now comes the time to rebuild and repair homes, businesses and communities. Click through for a helping hand to get you -- or your friends and family -- through the coming weeks.

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  • 7 Buying and Selling Secrets Before You Relocate

    Believe it or not, there are specific things you can do to make the buying and selling process a smoother one. Click through to learn 7 secrets about buying and selling a home before you relocate.

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  • Is Going Green at Home Saving You Green in Your Wallet?

    Just because you're making a commitment to becoming more eco-friendly doesn't mean you're saving money. Click through for more on transforming your home without falling for gimmicks.
     

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  • How to Easily Transform Your Outdoor Space Into an Entertainment Paradise

    Do you want to transform your yard into a place that's actually relaxing and perfect for entertaining? Click through to explore the ways you can revamp your outdoor living space to enjoy it all year long. 

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  • 4 Home Delivery Subscriptions That Make Life Easier

    Delivery subscriptions are all the rage, but which ones really make your life easier? Click through to learn how to take advantage of some helpful services.

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  • JUST LISTED - ASHBURN VILLAGE - $389,900

    LAKEFRONT - This townhome features 3 finished levels, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and fabulous lake views!  This special home features numerous upgrades and is fabulously located within Ashburn Village - walk to schools, shopping and more!  For more information please contact Marilyn at (703) 927-1319! Click PHOTO for property details.

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  • 6 Ways to Transform Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Spending a Fortune

    Cabinets are typically the feature that can make a kitchen look dated. Without the right cabinets, your kitchen can feel drab and tired, but installing new ones is a big financial commitment. Click through for six ways to transform your kitchen cabinets without spending a fortune.

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  • Listing: 3204 Mountain Rd. Haymarket, VA

    LAUREL HILL, a one-of-a-kind, 25-acre country estate nestled at the base of Bull Run Mountain in Haymarket, VA. Turning through the stone entrance of this majestic property, you will follow a meandering driveway along a swiftly running creek with several small waterfalls. You will come upon this charming home nestled on a rise in the middle of the surrounding wooded and private acres.

    Click the Photo to watch a video.

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  • 6 Financial Steps to Living the Sweet Life

    Have you ever thought about retiring in your 50s or maybe even your 40s? Click through to see how this can be possible for your future.

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  • 4 Old-school Kitchen Design Trends That Need Updating

    Looking for home improvement ideas that will make your home sell more quickly? There are a few kitchen features that almost all new homeowners cannot wait to get rid of. Click through for a list of 4 outdated design trends that need the boot.

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  • Special Video Report: Insulating Your Entranceways

    Tired of high heating and air conditioning bills? Then it may be time to take a look at your doorways and the drafts that go through them. Click through for a video that shows you how to easily insulate your front door.

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  • 4 Money-Savings Tricks When Remodeling Your Bathroom

    Looking to remodel your bathroom but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg? Click through for 4 bathroom remodeling ideas that may be exactly what you’re looking for. 

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  • Don't Forget - It's Football Season and we have FREE REDSKIN TICKETS!

    It’s that time of year! The 2017 Washington Redskins Football Season is about to kick off with the start of a new season, and We Have Tickets! We will be raffling off 2 tickets each, to the game on August 19 with the Green Bay Packers at Fed Ex Field, game time 7:30 PM, and on August 27 with the Cincinnati Bengals at Fed Ex Field game time 4:30. Click Contact Us at the top of the newsletter to enter and put in the subject as "Redskins Tickets"! Good luck.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Ready to Purchase Your Next Home?

    If you've decided it's time to move to a bigger home or a home in a more coveted area, your next challenge will be how to finance it. Click through for 4 smart strategies for purchasing your next home.

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  • 3 Insurance Tips You Need to Know Before Listing Your Place on Airbnb

    Homeowners and apartment renters around the world are making money by turning their unoccupied rooms into bed and breakfasts for travelers and vacationers. However, are you protected with the right insurance? Click through for 3 things you need to know before listing your space on Airbnb.

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  • The Brennan Team Thanks You for Your Support in 2017! Happy New Year!

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  • 3 Things We Can Learn From Celebrity Home Design

    You don't need to lead a celebrity lifestyle to have a celebrity-style home. Click through for 3 aspects of celebrity mansions that you can implement in your own home.

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  • 8 Organizing Tips to Make Your Mudroom Into a Stylish Foyer

    The entryway or mudroom is usually the toughest room to organize. It gets the most foot traffic and lots of clutter from shoes, coats, stacks of mail and more. However, there are ways to make your entryway flow nicely into the rest of your home. Click through for eight organizing tips to make your mudroom into a stylish foyer.

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  • 4 Tips for Upgrading Your Kitchen on a Budget

    If you're looking to upgrade your kitchen but don't want to spend thousands of dollars on a project, we have some affordable kitchen upgrades that can help you get the most bang for your buck. Click through for 4 inexpensive kitchen upgrades you have to try.

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  • 4 Ways to Put Garage Space to Good Use

    If you have extra garage space that you're not using, consider remodeling and turning it into a more useful space. Click through for 4 ways to put your garage space to good use.

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  • Is This Your Situation: Want to Stage Your Home for a Quick Sale

    When selling your home, it's important to make a good first impression in order to garner the interest of potential buyers and get your home sold quickly. Click through to learn how to set the stage for a quick home sale.

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  • "Purcellville Ridge" 210 Elder Terrace Purcellville, VA 20132 $385,000

    Beautiful, end unit townhome!  3 finished levels, 3 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half baths!  Main Level features separate living and dining areas with gleaming hardwood floors, and bright and sunny kitchen with granite countertops, opening to the spacious family room with walls of windows.  The walk-out lower level leads to the fenced in rear yard and has room for an additional 4th bedroom with full bath.  Walk to high school next door, walk to shops, and walk to restaurants. Click PHOTO for tour.

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  • Homes for Heroes

    What is this program about? Homes for Heroes provides real savings for the people who work every day to make our communities safer, cleaner and better places to live.  Homes for Heroes is a network of real estate professionals, mortgage bankers and title companies prepared to give real savings to their communities’ Heroes when they buy or sell a home.  This program is our way to say thank you. Click PHOTO for more details.

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  • 5 Lawn Care Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Yard

    A lush, green lawn is every homeowner's desire, but you might be unknowingly contributing to the failing health of your lawn. Click through to avoid these 5 lawn care mistakes and boost your lawn's health and longevity.

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