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Virginia Homes for Sale Near D.C.

September 26, 2017

If you’re searching for new home in Virginia that offers a quick commute to Washington, D.C., we have you covered! Following are four notable neighborhoods near the nation’s capital to consider.   Interested in a townhome? Madison Crescent Directly off Route 15, Madison Crescent brings urban sophistication to the peaceful suburb of Gainesville, VA. The charming townhome community boasts a central fountain, park, playground and abundant green space, and shops and restaurants are conveniently located within walking distance. New townhomes at Madison Crescent feature up…

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Buying a Home

Are New Homes a Good Value?

August 23, 2017
The Helena

Trying to decide whether to buy a new home or a resale? In addition to obvious benefits, such as being able to choose your floor plan and homesite and personalize your living space with fixtures and finishes, purchasing a new home can also be a sound financial move. Following are four reasons why it might pay to choose a brand-new build over of a resale home: Less maintenance. New homes mean brand-new appliances and systems—all of which typically include warranties. When you buy new you…

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3 Great Markets for First-time Buyers

July 18, 2017

Ready to buy your first home? Congratulations on this exciting milestone! When choosing a new home, it’s important to consider a number of factors, including the floor plan, features, amenities, price point and—you guessed it—location. If you need a little help with the latter, consider these three great markets for first-time buyers.   Jacksonville, Florida Mild temperatures, sandy white beaches, a thriving economy and entry-level home prices make Jacksonville a great choice for brand-new homeowners. This hot housing market beckons first-time buyers who are looking…

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Financing & Insuring

What Does Home Insurance Cover?

July 13, 2017

Insurance is a crucial part of being a homeowner. In fact, most mortgage lenders require that buyers carry a homeowner’s insurance policy. While policies may vary, there are certain items and events that are typically covered in many policies. Typically covered: Dwelling Coverage Dwelling coverage includes the actual structure of the home. This means walls, flooring, doors, etc. Other Structures This protects structures not physically attached to your home such as an unattached garage or shed. Personal Liability Homeowner’s insurance covers the physical home, but…

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Packing & Moving

Get Moving With Our Packing Playlist!

July 11, 2017

Packing up and moving all your belongings is an exciting process—so exciting, in fact, that we thought it worthy of a playlist! After all, when you’re on your fifth roll of packing tape or playing three-dimensional Tetris® with furniture in the back of the moving truck, you might enjoy some uplifting tunes to remind you why your new house is worth every ounce of effort. The Spotify® playlist is intended for entertainment purposes only. Neither Spotify® nor any of the artists featured on this playlist…

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