Fairfax County Real Estate Category

For career success in today’s tough economy learn the G.L.O.W. method

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Good is just not good enough for many employers today. As companies look to do more with less, hiring managers are drawn to those job candidates who stand out from the crowd and clearly illustrate the value they bring to an organization.    If current employment trends didn't make landing your dream job tough enough, a gap between the skills hiring managers value in a candidate and how job seekers describe their own skills presents additional challenges.   According to the annual Job...

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Four simple tips to help you land a great job

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Whether you're just graduating and entering the job market for the first time or you're changing careers, job searching is never easy. And if you're among the more than 1.5 million college grads looking for work this year, you will need to work smarter to stand above the crowd and land that dream job or internship. In today's high-tech society, many potential employers are turning to social media to learn more about you. "Before you even walk through the...

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Give grass a fresh start this spring

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale The drought and heat of summer, combined with uncharacteristic winter temperatures in many regions, may have taken a toll on the lawn, but getting it back on the road to recovery is easy. Moderate temperatures and increased precipitation in spring are perfect for repairing, seeding and feeding grass. Well-nourished grass withstands harsh conditions better, and provides a lush, durable place to play while squeezing out unwanted weeds by blocking access to sunlight. Follow these tips to take your grass from...

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Motivational Quote of the day by Richard Bach

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. -Richard Bach

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Don’t play cat-and-mouse with rodents: Tips to keep your home pest-free

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Though catching mice has been a popular theme in games and cartoons for decades, preventing rodent invasions is not child's play. Even the most fastidious homeowners can fall victim to a pest invader at some point. Research by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) reveals that invasive rodents have broken into 29 percent of U.S. homes, bringing with them a slew of health and property hazards. The two rodent species most commonly found in homes are the house mouse and...

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What Gen Z knows – and should learn about saving for college

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Many members of Gen Z (people born during the 1990s) are either already facing, or are on the verge of facing, their own college funding challenges. Head Research, on behalf of TD Ameritrade, Inc., surveyed 1,000 people, ages 14 to 23, regarding saving for college. Survey results and methodology are available online at www.amtd.com/newsroom/investorIndex.cfm. "Many parents of Gen Z kids are still paying back loans for their own college education," says Carrie Braxdale, managing director of investor services for TD Ameritrade,...

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Taking the intimidation out of DIY bathroom renovation

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - When it comes to home improvement, Americans have embraced doing it themselves - in a big way. Among homeowners who plan to make improvements, 64 percent say they will do it themselves, according to American Express' Consumer Spending and Saving Report. Yet one area of home improvement continues to give even adventurous and confident DIYers pause - bathroom renovation. "Many people who don't think twice about installing flooring or cabinetry or even tiling on their own, still feel they...

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Laminates – Textures, colors, and choices for all your interior needs

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Laminates let you create your own world of imagination. You choose from a sea of textures, colors, and choices. Laminates are affordable as well. So, if you are the one who is considering a home make-over, choosing laminates for this job is the best option you have. Plastic laminate products are durable as well as affordable. Whatever your aesthetic preference or budget, plastic laminate products can easily make your home come alive like never before. Give it a try and...

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Five basic steps to making a house your home

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Owning a home remains a key element of the American Dream. In fact, a recent survey by TD Bank revealed that 84 percent of young renters (ages 18 to 34) intend to buy a home in the future. While it is exciting, home buying can be overwhelming and complicated if you don't have a general knowledge of the process.    Equipping yourself with the right tools will allow you to navigate the complexities of the home-buying process. Here are five helpful steps...

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Six tips to liven up your laundry room

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - With the average American family doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, it's no wonder that the laundry room has become one of the most popular remodeling projects in the house. Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms. But according to Decorator Jenny Komenda, who blogs at The Little Green Notebook, with just a few inexpensive changes, you can brighten your clothes and...

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