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By Ryan Tollefsen For some, the thought of designing and building their dream home can serve as motivation for a good portion of their lives. Others may be willing to take it a step further by not only building their dream home, but selecting the perfect building site for it to sit on. A large lot on a cul-de-sac may be ideal for some; others may desire a beach or...

By Katie Kuchta Homes with great curb appeal typically have a well-maintained yard. Taking the time and energy to create a beautiful garden is one of the best ways to bring the best offer. Related: Tips for Reviving Your Lawn After Winter Draw potential buyers through the door by creating an enticing landscape. Consider these seven ways to make your landscape pop...

Purchasing a home often comes with a hefty price tag, but a surprising new report from Zillow shows that it costs a pretty penny to sell a home as well. In 2019, the average U.S. home seller spent $20,851 to sell their property, according to Zillow and Thumbtack's 2019 Hidden Costs of Selling analysis. This number includes the obvious closing costs, as well as improvements...

In the following interview, Toby Lim, CEO of Treasury Homes with Keller Williams Realty in Vienna, Va., discusses the firm’s growth, and how leads have played a role. Region Served: Arlington, Fairfax, McLean and Tysons, Va., Northern Bethesda and Silver Spring, Md., as well as all of Washington, D.C.
Years in Real Estate: 4
Number of Offices: 1

By Bill Gassett Do real estate agents make mistakes when pricing a home? Of course. This is why it's so important to go with an experienced agent and one you can trust at the same time. Related: Growing and Slowing: What to Expect for Home Prices, and Where Sometimes an agent will make a pricing mistake for no fault of their own. You'd be surprised by how many sellers...

By Meghan Belnap A cozy cabin can be a great way to spend a quiet vacation getting closer to nature. However, having one built can put people in a situation where they risk damaging the very nature they came out to enjoy. Related: How to Make Your Home Attractive to Environmentally-Conscious Buyers   Thankfully, it doesn't have to be one or the other. Here...

By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy House-hunting is exciting, but it can be an exhausting process. Choosing where to live should be driven by factors like location, neighborhood and curb appeal. The last thing you should worry about is cell phone reception. If your dream home turns out to be in a cell phone dead zone, you can either switch carriers or boost the performance...

By Meghan Belnap Selling a home often means getting a home inspection; in fact, only 5 percent of home purchases go through without a thorough check. This is typically paid for by the buyer, but if you're the one selling, you're going to want to ensure that the home inspection goes well. Related: Home Inspections: Items That Aren't Deal Breakers If your home doesn't...

Spring has arrived! As the home-buying season heats up and you look to list your home, there's one thing you need to seriously consider: staging your home. According to the recent National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2019 Profile of Home Staging, 83 percent of buyers' agents agree that staging your home makes it easier for homebuyers to see themselves living...

By Kurtis Forster If you're on the hunt for a new home, you need to be doing your homework. Research before buying a new home is absolutely crucial to ensure you're making the right choice. After all, you want to love your new place years into the future. Thus, you want to find a place that'll fit all your needs and won’t leave you wanting more. Related: How...