Lisa DeFreitas' Blog

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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Posted on 04/11/2021
Do You Need to Revamp Your Home Selling Plan?
If you want to achieve the best-possible results during the house selling journey, you need to be flexible. Because if your initial home selling strategy fails to deliver the desired results, you need to be ready to make adjustments. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you revamp your home selling strategy. 1. Analyze the Local...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Wood Countertops for Your Kitchen
Image by Photographee.eu from Shutterstock Having a beautiful home is wonderful, but having a beautiful home with an elegant and functional kitchen is fantastic. Updated kitchen décor and finishes are an on-trend way to create a warm gathering place for friends and family. A real wood countertop is a top option for perfecting the natural kitchen décor motif....
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Posted on 03/28/2021
How to Turn a Quick Profit on an Investment Property
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
PMI - What It Is and Why It's Important
Photo by Gino Crescoli via Pixabay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) may be a common term in home buying, but not every home buyer understands exactly what it will mean for their finances. This short guide will give you the basics, so there are fewer surprises down the line. What Is PMI? PMI is a type of insurance that...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
What Should be on Your Home Buying Checklist?
Regardless of when or where you search for a house, a home buying checklist is essential. With this checklist in hand, you can quickly and effortlessly discover a residence that suits you perfectly. Now, let's take a look at three factors to incorporate into your home buying checklist. 1. Your Home Buying Timeline Account for how much time is...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Preventative Steps to Take Before Breaking in Your New Kitchen
Photo by CongerDesign via Pixabay You recently purchased a home, and as a new homeowner, you’re itching to get moved into your new kitchen so you can get settled and start entertaining. Wait! Before you get caught up organizing your pots and pans, do a little preventative care. If you want a kitchen you can entertain in hassle-free,...
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