Leona Russell's Blog

Posted on 01/17/2021
Services to Set Up Before You Move Into Your New Residence
If you recently bought a house, congratulations! Now, you just need to pack up your belongings, finalize your home purchase and relocate to your new address. You also may want to set up the following services prior to completing your move: 1. Electric What good is a new house that lacks electricity? Fortunately, if you contact the electric company...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
What to Look for in a New Home
No matter what your age, buying a new home symbolizes the beginning of a new chapter in your life. It's an exciting event, whether you're a first-time home buyer or a retiree looking to downsize. When you stumble upon a house in your price range that has the features and characteristics you've been searching for, it can be a...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Handling Household Emergencies
Photo by Jan Mallander via Pixabay When you’re a new homeowner in a new community, you don’t always know how to handle unforeseen emergencies. Before that day arrives, take the time to learn your community so that a minor issue doesn’t become a major catastrophe. Handling Household Emergencies Whether it’s a burst pipe or a broken window, household...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Common Homebuying Concerns, and How to Resolve Them
If you plan to buy a home in the immediate future, there are several concerns that you should address before you embark on your house search. In fact, some of the most common homebuying concerns include: 1. Lack of Home Financing You know you want to purchase a house, but obtaining financing sometimes is difficult. Fortunately, if you meet...
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Posted on 12/23/2020
BURKE, VA Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view BURKE, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Navigate the Property Buying Journey Like a Pro
The homebuying journey may seem long, complicated and time-consuming at first. Fortunately, there are lots of things a property buyer can do to streamline the process of finding his or her dream residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help a homebuyer navigate the property buying journey like a pro. 1. Narrow Your Home Search If...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Improving the Look of Old Tile With New Grout
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay That bathroom tile once looked terrific, so newly laid contrast between tile and grout. You were so proud to show it off to all your guests. But over time, grout becomes dull, stained and chipped. Tiles fade and look dated. When they do, it's time to refreshen or replace tile and grout....
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Posted on 12/11/2020
6903 Compton Valley Court, Centreville, VA 20121 now has a new price of $2,225!
Beautiful light filled 3 lvl, 5BR/3.5BA TH in desirable Compton Valley Estates off VA 28 near Rt 29/ I-66. Large TH boasts separate LR/DR, deck/patio, 2 add'l BRs in b'ment & beautiful laminate floors throughout. Lawn care included. No pets or smokers. Good credit only. Only 2 incomes used to qualify. No co-signers. All adults on app & lease. Rental Application - ...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Veggie Pesto Pizza w/ Homemade Cauliflower Crust
Photo by Louis Hansel @shotsoflouis on Unsplash A dish just about everyone can agree on anytime is pizza, and this tasty recipe for veggie pesto pizza with a homemade cauliflower crust is a healthy alternative to delivery or frozen options. While it takes about an hour to prepare and cook, those extra few minutes of prep are well...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
6 Essential Tools for Every Homeowner
Photo by Davie Bicker via Pixabay There are plenty of maintenance concerns to think about when owning a home. Once you’ve completed your purchase and settled in comfortably, it’s important to remember that there will be no landlord to come around and fix those leaky faucets. You’ll need to either fix them yourself or pay to have a...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Balancing Price, Curb Appeal, and Presentation
There is a science to selling your home at the best price and within the shortest period of time, but it's not always an exact science! Although you can't control market conditions, seasonal fluctuations, or the condition of your neighbors' property, you are still in the driver's seat when it comes to pricing, curb appeal, and the interior condition...
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