Debra Brickwedde's Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Surprise Showing! What to Do
Photo by Sussi Hj via Shutterstock Your home is on the market, but you still live there. Now your agent called to see if a potential buyer can look at it in an hour. What do you do? You Don’t Need to Panic Instead of holding your head in despair, grab some tools, and clean the most visible...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Home Maintenance: When to Work With a Professional
Ensuring that your home is well-maintained is critical and gives you the best chance at a solid resale price in the future. There are many maintenance tasks that can easily be handled on your own and, for those who consider themselves handy around the house, there are quite a few tasks that can be done yourself. But even...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Best Home Upgrades for ROI
When you’re making upgrades to your home, aim for changes that have a higher return on investment (ROI). ROI refers to the amount of money you can expect to recoup when you sell your home. Changes that have a higher ROI mean you can expect to recoup a higher amount compared to what you paid for these upgrades....
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Posted on 07/04/2021
Which Home Boosters Bump Up Your Curb Appeal?
Your home’s curb appeal refers to how attractive it looks from the street. Curb appeal can have a big impact on how quickly a home sells and how much it’s worth. When your home looks its best, this can add value to your property so that you’re able to expect a higher amount from buyers. Whether you’re going...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
FALLS CHURCH, VA Real Estate Market Update 6/27/2021
Click here to view FALLS CHURCH, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
How to Create a Greener Home in 6 Easy Steps
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to...
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Posted on 06/25/2021
6403 Melstone Court, Clifton, VA 20124 is now new to the market!
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 26 - 1PM-3PM. Stunning, immaculate, and picture perfect. This home will wow you from start to finish with It’s beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main and upper level, the renovated gourmet Kitchen with custom white cabinetry, center island with bar seating, granite counters, beautiful tile back splash, high end stainless steel appliances, table space, walkout to deck, and extra large walk in pantry. Main level also boasts formal Living Room, formal Dining Room, sun-filled 2 story Family Room with impressive floor to ceiling wood burning stone fireplace, light-filled Office with lots of space and walkout to...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
4 Expenses New Homeowners Don't Think About Before Closing
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Purchasing a new home is an exciting and life-changing event. While you likely know that you'll need to be able to afford to pay your mortgage each month, there might be other expenses that you aren't as familiar with. 1. Maintenance Costs It makes sense that you'd need to include money to...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
What to Look for in a New Home Construction Builder
Photo by Andrew Wilus from Pexels When you're looking for a home builder, you might be tempted to base your decision largely on bids. While price is important, there are a few more factors to take into consideration. Number of Homes Built A new home builder should have plenty of projects in their credit, though they don't necessarily...
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