Buying a Home

How to Buy a House: Tips From Our Folks in the Field

February 20, 2012

What advice would you give house hunters? That’s the question we put to our team, from Design Consultants and Construction Superintendents to Sales Associates and Loan Officers, nationwide. We wanted insights from the people who work with house hunters every day, and they didn’t disappoint. Our first local homebuyer tip is from one of our stellar Sales Associates, Carol Davies: “When you take the time to explore and experience your potential community firsthand before you buy a home, you may find some things that surprise…

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Best Places to Live: Loudoun County, VA

January 30, 2012

Beneath the sunlit vineyards and antebellum charm of Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County beats the heart of a thriving tech industry. Named one of Money Magazine‘s 25 places “Where the Jobs Are” and Forbes‘ “10 Best Places to Get Ahead,” this area has experienced 75.3% job growth in the last decade and boasts one of the highest median household incomes in the U.S.   It’s no wonder. Loudoun County and its neighbor, Fairfax County, are home to the Dulles Technology Corridor, a 25-mile stretch along Virginia…

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Healthy Eating Tip: Stock a Healthy Kitchen

January 23, 2012

Whether you’re trying to trim a few inches from your waistline or a few dollars from your dining-out budget, stocking your kitchen with healthy foods could be your shortcut to success. Try using a pantry full of nutritious snacks and easy ingredients to combat the temptation of takeout and ready-made meals. Looking for a little kitchen inspiration? Let’s face it; the more you love your kitchen, the more likely you are to use it. If you’re struggling with outdated appliances, cramped counters or limited storage,…

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Searching Denver Area Schools

January 16, 2012
Kids in school

Whether you’re relocating to the Mile High City or are just shopping for a new home in the area, be sure to do the research on Denver school districts. Even a few miles can make a difference in the quality of education offered. South of the Denver Metro area, the reputation of Cherry Creek schools and Douglas County schools are drawing more families to the south suburban area. Even homebuyers without children are considering purchasing homes in these districts, as school performance could impact the…

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4 Reasons to Go Solar

January 9, 2012

  Solar energy has been around for decades, so why is it suddenly a hot topic for homeowners? Like many market trends, the answer can be found in your wallet. Recent breakthroughs in solar cell design and manufacturing have taken solar panels out of the realm of environmental enthusiasts and made them not just an affordable option, but a smart energy-saving choice for the future. Why? See our top four reasons below. To learn how solar panels work, view this video by the U.S. Department…

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