Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Home remodeling is expected to remain robust this year with homeowners’ expenditures remaining at above 7%, and this trend will continue next year, according to JCHS. Chris Herbert, Managing Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University says, “Strengthening employment conditions and rising home values are encouraging homeowners to make greater investments in their homes...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Try to compare a house that is well-lit due to natural light than a house that is being illuminated by LED or light bulbs, which house do you think is more cost-effective? Natural lighting is one of the most neglected factors that home buyers are practicing. Mostly, home buyers are just merely looking after the proximity to the basic needs such as school, groceries, public transport, hospital ...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • If you ask people what their favorite area of the house is, they will most likely pick the kitchen, and for good reason: It’s where people cook, and more often than not, eat their food. For all intents and purposes, the kitchen is the heart of any home, no matter its size or even look. However, if your kitchen is also the favorite haunt of anyone who drops by your house, wouldn’t you want to m...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • In what will likely be the biggest investment you make in your life, buying a home needs the attention and assistance a professional real estate agent can provide. But not just any real estate agent, it's important to find the "right" one. You want to make sure you're hiring an agent who has the local experience, dedication, and drive to ensure you're provided the tools and skills to walk away ...

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Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • In order to keep your home looking amazing and maintained, there are many chores that you will have on your to-do list. However, homeowners can rest assure that not ALL chores need to be done every month or multiple times per year. Here are ten chores around the home that you really only need to do annually, minus special circumstances, in order to keep your home in great shape! 

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • D.C. is home to an array of beautiful, historic homes that pay homage to its rich culture. Withquirky features and historical significance, there are plenty of reasons to consider investing inone. On one hand, it’s easy to fall in love with these homes and make them your own. They alsocome with a rich history, potential tax benefits, and intricate details like ornate fireplaces andantique fixtu...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Curb appeal is a key aspect of the home sale process, and every sensible homeowner will have a cleanup before putting their house on the market. However, a full remodel and maintenance program can bring dividends, with the National Association of Landscape Gardeners reporting that curb appeal remodels bring a 33% return on investment. Consider as well the difficulty of selling your house in the...

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Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • The neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. are bursting with character. From family-friendly suburbs to hyperactive urban communities, each section has its own uniquelook and feel. While the area is changing rapidly, most of the homes retain their historiclook and feel. Below is a run-down of five of the city’s most popular neighborhoods –sorted by color and style.

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Fireplaces are very popular – but are they practical? Fewer than 1% of US homes have a chimney, and most people only want to make home improvements that will add value to their home, so adding a fireplace can feel like a risky choice. Well, the results are in…. and a fireplace is a great addition to your home! A fireplace can add value to your property, as well as providing an extra source of ...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Are you considering buying a newly built home in the DC metropolitan area? The idea of working with builders to move into a new construction home is definitely appealing. However, buying new construction without representation from an agent is basically blindly signing away your money for a new home. Having an agent by your side throughout the process reduces the risk and adds a professional ey...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • The District Wharf opened last year after more than ten years in development. Perched on the banks of the Potomac River, the first phase of this massive shopping center contains more than twenty restaurants, sixteen stores, and several aquatic recreational areas. Phase II of the wharf will bring even more retail options and is scheduled to commence later this year.  (Photo credit: www.wharfdc....

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Did you know that a buyer decides to buy a property within the first 10 seconds of viewing it? Believe it or not, statistics indicates it’s true in most cases. Therefore, it’s important to make your home as appealing as possible to any potential buyer. According to a 2017 housing market report, more than half of America’s homes are now worth more than they were before the recession, so homeowners ...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • When it comes to selling your home, a small but smart and strategic investment can go a long way. The National Association of Realtors and the Appraisal Institute have announced that small renovations add substantial value, can increase a home’s sales price, and should be considered a better option than most major remodeling projects. That position was influenced by a national review that compa...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Selling your home fast is not as difficult as it seems. Today’s lower market interest rates plus a better economy mean that more people can perhaps afford to buy a new home. Depending on the location and the type of house you have, selling does not have to be a painstaking process. There are easy things that you can do to prepare homes and make them stand out from the competition avoiding a lon...

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Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • If you’re looking to move one thing is certain: your dog is coming with you. A big move can create a lot of uncertainty in your family’s life, but no matter what, Fido will be a part of it. And just as moving is an incredibly stressful and often overwhelming life event for humans, it can be downright traumatic for your canine pal. That’s because most dogs value consistency, and moving throws th...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Each year, Michelin ranks the best restaurants in some of the world’s biggest cities. 2017 marks the second year in a row that Michelin has created a restaurant guide for Washington DC, and things are only getting better. The 2018 rankings were just released, and DC ended up with a total of 14 Michelin-starred restaurants. While there are no 3-star restaurants on the list, two new made it 1-sta...

Glass House Real Estate Inc.
Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • An important part of the home buying process is the earnest money deposit. This action tells the seller that you are a committed buyer and it helps fund your down payment. Sellers rarely will accept offers without deposits. In simple terms you are telling the seller that you are acting in good faith and the deposit reflects that.  If everything goes as planned and the seller accepts your offer...

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Glass House Real Estate Inc.
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  • Although the Internet has opened us up to a wide range of property listings and housing opportunities, it has also made it easier for scammers to find their next victim. With open sites such as Craigslist, fake agents can easily falsify information and attack us where it hurts the most. In today’s market, finding a place to call home can be a stressful journey, so don’t make it any harder on yo...

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