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Monthly Archives: December 2020

    Low or No Down Payment On A House: What You Need to Know

    By Lori Mang | December 31, 2020

    Low or no money down mortgage loans are like Bigfoot; everyone talks about them, but nobody seems to know where to find one. It’s true—low or no down payment home loans can be elusive. Hunting one down you qualify for is complicated and time-consuming. Some have complex rules or are for first-time homebuyers only. And... Read More

    How to be Sure Your Home For Sale Contract is Accepted

    By Lori Mang | December 29, 2020

    You’ve decided it’s time to make a move and buy a home. It’s exhilarating looking at houses; picturing you and your family living, playing, entertaining, and relaxing as you go through each room. But once you find a house that fits your needs, it’s time to get serious and get that offer in before someone... Read More

    Are Home Solar Panels Worth It?

    By Lori Mang | December 25, 2020

    Our guest blogger is Jonathan Byrum from Solaris.  It seems like you need to live in a sunny and hot climate to see significant savings with solar power, but you might be surprised to learn that isn’t necessarily always the case. Solar energy is a wise investment in many regions, including Washington DC. Comparing areas... Read More

    How to Winterize Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

    By Lori Mang | December 22, 2020

    Brrrrrr…’s cold out there, baby!  If it feels cold to you, it feels cold to your house too. What if we told you that a few simple steps to winterize your home could save your home, help save the environment, and best of all, save you money? No matter what neighborhood you live in, learning... Read More

    4 Awesome Diet, Keto and Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipes

    By Lori Mang | December 19, 2020

    The mouth waters thinking about all the good food mom (or dad) will be cooking this holiday season.  There’ll be turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, savory vegetables, cranberry sauce, and fresh-baked rolls. But the best part? Pumpkin pie for dessert! Holiday meals just aren’t complete without the taste and smell of pumpkin pie.... Read More

    Exterior Paint Color Schemes for Selling a Home in Washington D.C.

    By Lori Mang | December 17, 2020

    The neighborhoods of the Washington, D.C. area are bursting with character. Each section holds its own in terms of look and feels, from family-friendly suburbs to hyperactive urban communities. And while the area is changing rapidly, so are the homes of its residents opting to renovate the city’s older houses.  Buyers looking for these homes... Read More

    11 Tips on How To Save Energy in Your Home

    By Lori Mang | December 15, 2020

    Our guest blogger today is Alana Prentice from Full Spectrum Energy.  Do you want to save the earth and preserve the cash in your wallet at the same time?  Of course! In this era, we live immersed in innovation and information making it easier than ever to make informed choices as a homeowner. You can... Read More

    Neighborhood Profile: LeDroit Park

    By Lori Mang | December 10, 2020

    Ensconced southeast of Howard University and steps from Shaw, LeDroit Park is one of the most architecturally rich and historically interesting areas of DC. The enviable location and growing commercial options and amenities make this one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the District to live, work, and play. LeDroit Park History LeDroit Park was... Read More

    Smart Home of the Future: Is it for You?

    By Lori Mang | December 8, 2020

    There’s a massive shift going on in the way we live, communicate, and think. And it’s all due to technological advancements. By now, you’re probably starting to ask yourself, is a smart home of the future for me? Will you be left behind if you don’t upgrade your home? The answer is probably. The good... Read More

    Winter Activities in DC: Here’s What to Do When It Gets Cold

    By Lori Mang | December 3, 2020

    Anyone whose been in DC for any length of time has heard the saying, “If you don’t like DC weather, wait five minutes, and it’ll change.” While our weather can be unpredictable, the wonderful thing is that we have four distinct seasons to appreciate. Our winter season gets into full swing by December and starts... Read More