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Bathroom remodeling ideas that add style and space

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Now, more than ever, homeowners are adding to the value and comfort of their homes by renovating bathrooms into private retreats with luxurious touches that rival those of an upscale spa or resort. Ron and Susan Bishop of Adams Township, Pa., recently completed an extensive remodel of the master bathroom in their 20-year-old home. The remake covered nearly every square inch of the space, including the installation of new cabinets, tile, floor coverings and lighting. The couple says one of the...

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How canned foods help you cook like the pros

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale For starters, they have most of their ingredients measured and ready ahead of time, "magically" shaving time off their meal-prep demonstrations. What trips up many home cooks is timing. They get started on a recipe and one of the ingredients gets overly browned or over-cooked while waiting for the next ingredient to be ready to go into the dish. Relying more on canned foods, which come pre-cleaned, chopped and cooked, and easily portioned, can help you quickly assemble delicious and nutritious...

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How to make working at home work

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale When deciding to set up an office at home, one challenge many workers face is determining what computer to use - or purchase. Apple and Windows-based PCs are the two staples, and everyone has a preference on which system they prefer. Sometimes it's the user interface of one over the other that's preferred, and in other cases, how chosen programs perform on each platform determines what type of computer workers purchase. And often, workers just want to seamlessly blend in...

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Five things before purchasing a house

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale One of the main purchases you are going to make is buying a house. You have to think through all of your options before making the decision. Here are some of the things you need to know before you buy a house: 1) It is essential that you have good credit. You will most likely obtain a loan to buy a house. Thus, you should ensure that your credit is good for a smooth sailing application. It would be better to...

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6 simple steps for you to follow for a clean and organized garage

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Your garage's main function is usually to safeguard and store your car, truck or motorcycles. That can't take place if your garage has turned into a glorified storage unit, stuffed to the rafters with boxes, toys, tools, bikes, strollers and everything else you either don't have room for or just don't want in the house. Below are 6 easy to follow steps that will help you clean and organize your garage and seize control once again. Step 1 - get everything out...

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Give your home a quick refresh with these budget-friendly tips

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Whether you are buying, selling or simply remodeling, you are looking to invest in updates that will increase the value and appeal of your home. It's natural to want it all, but before you over-personalize or break the bank, there are many simple, budget-friendly changes that can increase the value of your home without the risk. Cassandra LaValle, interior designer and editor of the acclaimed lifestyle and design site, Coco+Kelley, offers these tried and true tips for upping your...

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Are your food and cooking choices accelerating the aging process?

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale AGEs develop in the body or are ingested through certain foods, including browned, sugary and processed foods. When people consume too many of these foods, higher than normal levels of AGEs build up in their tissues. This accumulation accelerates the aging process from the inside out. Slowing the progression of AGEs is vital to living a long, healthy life. In an effort to educate the public about AGEs, the A.G.E. Foundation, a global not-for-profit organization, is unveiling the findings of its...

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Personalizing lung cancer care through biomarker testing

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Over the last decade, the scientific community has gained a greater understanding of genetic mutations, or abnormalities, associated with the development and progression of cancer; these mutations are also known as biomarkers. The presence or absence of a biomarker can help physicians determine the most appropriate treatment approach for each individual patient based on their specific type of cancer. In some cancers, like breast cancer, testing for biomarkers is already an established best practice. However, for other cancers, the regular use of...

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​Tips to make your next DIY home improvement as green as possible

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - If you're thinking about making your next DIY home improvement project "green," but aren't sure how to achieve a balance of eco-friendly and affordability, there's good news. It's now easier than ever, especially when you do the work yourself with rented equipment and choose salvaged building materials for your project. As you plan your next home improvement, here are some tips to help you ensure it's as green and cost-effective as possible: * Rent rather than buy. While you probably...

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The safety net that helps Americans with disabilities stay afloat

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Like thousands of American workers who find themselves sidelined by illness or injury, Miller could no longer work. As in many jobs, if you don't work, you don't earn. Miller soon found himself in dire straits, both financially and in terms of his health. He had never accepted any kind of public assistance, but now he desperately needed help just to pay basic living expenses. Miller knew nothing about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the federal program that provides financial support...

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