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Fall into great tabletop decorating ideas

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Saying goodbye to summer doesn't have to be a sentimental ending when you consider it's also a beginning - the kick off to autumn and the holiday season. The promise of fall is in the air. It's a great time to dress up your home for fall entertaining; whether that means friends gathered around the television rooting for your favorite team or the ultimate traditional Thanksgiving feast. "Decorating trends for this fall are really fun and functional," says visual...

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Three green trends for home remodeling

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale For some homeowners, remodeling projects are regular occurrences to keep their homes looking fresh. Sometimes, that means smaller changes like a new coat of paint or changing a light fixture. Other times, more substantial changes are needed. Determining those changes can be a challenge, but looking at the potential return on investment is a great way to prioritize. Bathroom remodeling offers a 68.7 percent return on investment, according to a National Association of Realtors survey. One way to add value to...

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What happens to a business when the power goes out?

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Losing power leads to instant anxiety: when will it return? Aside from the absence of everyday luxuries like turning on the TV or connecting to the Internet, you may worry about the food in the fridge spoiling, and wonder when you'll be able to take a hot shower. While these types of events present real problems for the average homeowner, business owners worry about when the cash register will start ringing again. Storm Sandy devastated the east coast with...

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Expert Q&A: Wear and tear or osteoarthritis of the knee?

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Jeffrey E. Rosen, M.D., a leading osteoarthritis expert and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at New York Hospital Queens, shares expert insights and advice that all osteoarthritis of the knee sufferers should know, including ways to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and common disease misconceptions. What is osteoarthritis? Often referred to as "wear and tear," osteoarthritis is a chronic disease in which the cartilage, or cushioning tissue between the surfaces of joints, wears away. When cartilage surrounding the joint...

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New job skills can increase your chances of being hired

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Tammy Newsom, Director of Career Services at Brown Mackie College - Birmingham, guides graduates through the process of searching for employment every day. "Employers can be picky. There's a large pool of applicants to choose from," she says. "Candidates must be sure to offer a well-rounded skill set, not just technical knowledge." Newsom reveals several must-have attributes employment candidates should possess. One skill that cannot be overlooked is computer competency. If you don't know how a right click can help, or...

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Buying a home: Prepare by getting your finances in order

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale For those considering buying a home, the current real estate market presents some unique opportunities. One of the side effects of the economic roller coaster ride of the past few years is that home prices have gone down and more homes have gone on the market. For buyers, that means more choices and better deals.  However, those same tumultuous years also can also teach buyers a lesson: Make smart buying decisions and be wise with your finances.   Impulsive buying is never...

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Ideas for small bathroom remodeling

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Basic Design While you plan to re-work the bathroom space, the first thing you need to consider is its design. While working on bathroom remodeling ideas for small bathrooms, try not to change the existing layout and plumbing. You can either add or reduce the elements, but avoid shifting the major elements. If you have a bathtub then you can consider adding a shower enclosure. With the required shower fixtures and a classic shower curtain, you can enjoy the soothing shower...

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How to save money while giving back

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (ARA) - With the juggling of work, kids, school and a seemingly never-ending list of to-do's, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks involved with living our lives and forget about the world immediately outside our own.    But for many in the rest of the world, addressing life's most basic necessities - like food, shelter and water - is a struggle of its own. Nearly 1 billion people around the world lack access to safe drinking water,...

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Family fun that is quick and delicious, easy and nutritious

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Making your own version of your favorite take-out meals at home means you can control the amount of sodium and fat your family is consuming without compromising on flavor. If you stock your freezer with whole-wheat pita and your pantry with healthy pasta sauce, you will always have the base for a perfect Pitazza at a moment's notice. Healthy cooking tip: To add protein to your Pitazza without the extra sodium, roast a whole chicken. Remove the meat and store in...

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Cheating tips for your lawns

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale The perfect  home has a perfect green lawn. This perfect green lawn is like a living carpet: it has a uniform texture of grass with no daisies, dandelions or worm casts, it is perfectly smooth and flat (perfect for croquet or lawn bowls), and it is a consistent shade of pure emerald green. It is always clipped to an exact height of about an inch or so long. And when it is mown, a subtle damask-like pattern of stripes running...

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