Lisa DeFreitas' Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
Vintage Features for the Modern Home
Photo by Alex Qian from Pexels Whether you’re remodeling your home or building one from scratch there are a few vintage features you may want to incorporate. No matter the style of your home—modern, traditional, country chic—these additions can fit seamlessly in your house. Work with your architect to see how you can add these details to your...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
New Construction: What Questions Should You Be Asking?
Image by Роман Распутин from Pixabay When you’re going to be purchasing new construction, it’s important to understand as much as possible about this process. Being unfamiliar with certain aspects of new construction could lead to you spending more money than you planned or not getting the exact house you want. When you’re going to be meeting with...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Recognizing Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern Design Styles
"art deco metal wall panel" by Dean Hochman licensed under CC BY 2.0 Mid-century modern and art deco are popular design styles that are sometimes mistaken for the same thing. While the two styles share some similarities, there are some key differences both in concept and execution. Both styles feature differing materials, colors and patterns in both architecture...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Getting Started: How to Overcome the Hassle of Rental Properties
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay It’s only a hassle if you’re not in control. There are a lot of ways to do investment property wrong, but here are the ways to do it right so that it’s an asset, not a nuisance. Be picky about the property. While you don’t need to purchase anything high-end, always choose something...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Ultimate Guide to Creating a Carnivorous Plant Terrarium at Home
Sure, terrariums are vast and fascinating. But if you’re looking to kick it up a notch, try starting one for carnivorous plants. The easiest way to keep them happy is by building a terrarium all their own. Within that space, they can enjoy the perfect amount of light, humidity and tasty insects. Here’s what to do. Select Your...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Using Vertical Space to Maximize Storage
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay One of the most untapped storage resources in your home is your vertical space. This valuable real estate can allow you to store items off the floor, reducing clutter and making your items more easily accessible for use. Looking for ways to maximize the storage space in...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
5 Common Types of Eco-Friendly Homes
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Any home that is designed with sustainability in mind can be considered an eco home, but there are still certain architectural styles and models that have been trending within this sector of the real estate industry. These are five of the most common types of eco-friendly homes: Prefab Homes Commonly referred to as...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Finding Care of Your Pets During an Open House
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Posted on 04/29/2021
8127 Honey Bee Way, Manassas, VA 20111 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to this gorgeous three level townhome in this popular Signal Hill Community in Manassas. Featuring 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, five-burner gas stove, under-cabinet lighting, oversized center island with granite countertops. Separate formal dining room. Main & lower level feature recessed lighting. Hardwood floors and carpeting throughout, Open floor plan. Large living room has dual sliding glass doors which open to a large trex deck partially covered & screened. Primary bedroom features walk-in closet, a full bath with double vanity & walk-in shower. Additional...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Why You Should Create an Estate Plan When You Own a Home
Photo by Aymane Jdidi via Pixabay Most people do not think of creating an estate plan before they are in their 40s or even their 50s. However, if you own a home, regardless of the cost of the home and regardless of your age, you should create an estate plan. Even if you are in your 20s, your...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
What are Build-to-Rent Properties?
Image by Виктория Бородинова from Pixabay Build-to-rent is a major term right now for investors. The industry has seen a serious leap in interest in just the past year, making nearly everyone in the real estate space sit up and take notice. We'll look at the special nature of these properties and which attributes make a property more...
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