Fairfax County Real Estate Category

Smart, stylish renovations for any age

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Most Americans over 50 want to stay in their home as they age, but few are making the renovations they need to ensure easy and comfortable living for years to come. In fact, 80 percent of people older than 50 say they would prefer to remain in their home indefinitely, according to an AARP survey. The Hartford and MIT Age Labs found that while 96 percent of baby boomers are aware of the changes they could make to their...

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Financial tips for new graduates

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale If you are a new graduate, a college degree is just the first step in the new direction your life will be taking. A new career, potentially a new community to live in and a bit of cash in your pocket to spend - there are a lot of changes happening.   College graduates carry an average of $25,250 in student loan debt, according to The Project on Student Debt, by The Institute for College Access and Success. Compiled with this debt...

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Summer health: stop frequent heartburn

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Summer is here, which means it's time to pack your bags for vacation, dust off your beach umbrella and fire up the grill. Unfortunately many people will not only feel the summer heat outside with friends, but also inside their chest. Summer is prime time for heartburn.    Barbecue season is the time of the year when people experience frequent heartburn symptoms the most, according to a recent survey by Wakefield Research for P&G, which brings you Prilosec OTC(R). The survey revealed...

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Easy exterior projects that add lasting beauty to your home

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Homeowners want to improve their home's exterior while saving time, labor and money. You can enhance your lifestyle by choosing options that extend product performance and add beauty and enjoyment to outdoor living. The easy patio fix that's eco-friendly Adding pavers to any outdoor area can transform cracked slabs or troubled grass areas into virtually instantaneous living space. But most do-it-yourselfers shy away from working with heavy concrete or brick. Andy Vander Woude of AZEK VAST Pavers says you can install a...

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Extend your living space outdoors into your backyard

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - The backyard is more than just a lawn to mow or a place for the pooch to run around. Many homeowners are turning their backyards into an extension of their homes, bringing the indoors outside for additional living space. Upgrading or building a deck is the first way to incorporate an outdoor living space into the backyard. Some homeowners build an outdoor cooking space with their grill in mind, while others prefer a relaxing, living-room environment with comfortable seating...

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When mixing medication and food can be deadly

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Many commonly prescribed drugs have potentially fatal side-effects when mixed with other medications, over-the-counter drugs, supplements and even foods. This is true for the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, which can be deadly when mixed with grapefruit juice. These medications include atorvastatin, simvastatin, lovastatin and fluvastatin. "Most people don't know that something as common as drinking grapefruit juice when taking statins can increase the risk of muscle pain and have serious adverse side effects that can be life-threatening," says...

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Motivational Quote of the day by Jimmy Dean

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. -Jimmy Dean

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Quick tips for getting the most out of your smartphone camera

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Smartphone cameras are quickly replacing basic digital cameras for snapping photos on the go, and for good reason. Capturing a memorable moment is easy with your cellphone at your side, but if you aren't sure what you're doing, you may end up with fuzzy, dark or distorted pictures. To help you get the most out of your smartphone's camera capabilities, Stephen Sneeden, Xperia product marketing manager at Sony Mobile Communications, offers some expert tips: Tip No. 1: Get to know your...

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Bathroom lighting for practicality & ambience

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Decorating any room can be very time consuming and demanding, as you want to get everything just right if you are to enjoy the finished project and achieve the look you want. The bathroom, although generally one of the smallest rooms in the house, is just as important as any other and should be allocated as much thought and time. Lighting can be highly effective and instantly transform a room giving it that wow factor so many people want to achieve....

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Replacing ceiling lights is easy and affordable

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Changing your ceiling lights is a great way to improve the look and feel of your space and you have more options than ever before in terms of selection and price. Most projects will only take a little bit of your time, even if you're a DIY novice, and they really do make a big impact on the level of comfort people will experience in your home. Changing out an old ceiling light to a new one is easy and only...

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