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Grow beautiful landscapes with less water

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale During the summer, an estimated 30 to 70 percent of household water use takes place outdoors, depending on your local climate. Up to half of the water used to irrigate yards and gardens is unnecessarily lost due to evaporation, wind drift, watering non-plant areas due to poorly aligned sprinklers and simply overwatering. With some easy steps, you can reduce your water bill, foster attractive spaces for you and others to enjoy and help protect water supplies for future generations. Do something...

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Can’t read it, don’t feed it: Why wild bird-lovers should choose top-of-the-crop natural feed

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Have you ever wondered what's in one of your favorite packaged foods, grabbed the box from your pantry, read the ingredients list ... and realized you still didn't know what you were eating? The ingredients in some processed foods can read like a chemist's shopping list. Now imagine if your backyard birds could read. What would they say about the ingredients in the food you feed them? A growing number of Americans are choosing natural foods for their pets;...

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Navigating a lung cancer diagnosis

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Until recently, the "one-size-fits-all" approach was the standard way to treat lung cancer patients. However, there are several different types of the disease, and the treatment approach for some patients may be determined by the underlying genetic makeup of his or her tumor. "By working with my doctor and asking questions, we were able to create a treatment plan that corresponded to my needs as an individual patient, not as a disease," says Jill Feldman, a 43-year-old lung cancer patient. Feldman...

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Fighting the growing problem of childhood hunger in America

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale When thinking about childhood hunger, many people envision poverty-stricken regions on another continent, far from home. However, millions of children right here in the United States don't know where their next meal will come from. It's called food insecurity, and it's a big problem in communities across the country. Nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children and teens younger than 18, live with food insecurity, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). High poverty rates, significant unemployment...

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Avoid extensive repairs by winterizing your home this fall

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale "While staying warm is top of mind for many homeowners this upcoming winter, it is important to note that in order to stay warm and dry, homes must first be functioning properly," says Bill Jacques, American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) president. "A home inspection can help homeowners prioritize maintenance projects as the seasons change and weather becomes more severe." ASHI recommends fall as the ideal time to begin home inspector consultations and any necessary home repairs. Maintenance costs are generally...

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Adding or replacing deck railings a great do-it-yourself project

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Adding a good railing system to a deck can add a variety of positive aspects for homeowners. The style, color and placement of a railing system can make an outdoor living space look sophisticated and stylish.  Whether a railing is designed for personal pleasure, to meet a building code before selling or renting, to increase the value of a home, or an old outdated railing needs to be replaced, the do-it-yourself method can be the best route for your stress level...

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The career paths that lead to everyday acts of heroism

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale "People may not realize how broad the opportunities are in public service fields," says Connie Bosse, vice president of Kaplan University's College of Public Service. "From law enforcement and emergency responders to teachers and child advocates and behavioral therapists who help children with developmental disabilities, thousands of career options offer people the chance to make a living and help others in a meaningful way." Numerous studies on job satisfaction show that workers in a broad range of fields say job satisfaction...

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Moving? Tips to make the most of your DIY move

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - New jobs, first jobs, relationships and looking for a change in weather - these are just a few reasons people have for moving. Most families move during the warmer months, and many choose to move to warmer locations. "Atlanta is still the top location to move to, and six other warm weather destinations help round out the top 10 moving destination list," says Don Mikes, senior vice president of truck rental for Penske. "We're seeing patterns in our consumer...

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Revive your bathroom quickly, easily and affordably

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Remodeling projects have increased in popularity over the past few years as homeowners have decided to improve on what they have, rather than take a risk in the real estate market. Whether you're hoping to sell your home or create a more enjoyable living space, tackle home improvement projects that make a big impact and add value. One of the top return-on-investment remodeling projects is updating a bathroom. Bathroom updates even outweigh kitchen projects in terms of getting back what you...

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Make warm-weather chores a breeze with these tips

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Warm weather brings everyone outdoors - grilling on the deck, playing on the lawn and savoring beautiful gardens. To create these beautiful outdoor spaces, the experts at Lowe's offer four easy, affordable projects you can do yourself. Follow these tips to make sure your outdoor spaces are in tip-top shape by summer's end. Maintain a lovely lawn Most lawns will grow well with about 1 inch of water a week. Water in the early morning, so the sun will help...

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