Meg Burke's Blog

Posted on 02/28/2021
4 Ways to Clean Out Bad Smells
Have you ever walked into a room and wondered, "What is that smell?” Perhaps it's the kitchen trash, or maybe a clogged drain or the moldy-smelling washing machine. No matter what might be giving off that foul odor, there are tricks that you can use to bring a halt to it. Here are simple tricks to seek and...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Seeds of Plenty: Luxury Landscaping for the Upscale Homeowner
Photo by Linda Knicely on Unsplash Luxury homes have been gaining popularity for at least the last two years, says Washington Post. And while no one has set exact parameters for what is and isn't considered luxury, many real estate agents use the term to describe homes priced in the million-dollar range or higher. These are the residences...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Beautiful Railings Play a Major Role in Your Home's Curb Appeal
Photo by kalcommodore via Pixabay Beautiful railings, including the railing that surrounds your deck, plays a major role in your home's curb appeal. Even when it's not visible from the street, a strong, sturdy deck and the railing that surrounds it can still raise your home's resale value. That's extra living space, after all. Even if it is...
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Posted on 02/13/2021
Video Tour - 10382 Aragon Court, Manassas, VA 20110
Well-maintained, move-in ready wonderful home on a cul de sac in Monterosa! Bright, open floor plan. Great “flow!” Large office on main level could easily be used as a bedroom. Full bath on main. Kitchen has island (with brand new cooktop), Corian counters, cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, mud room/laundry. Open, level lot. Brand new deck. Huge owners’ suite with attached 4th bedroom (Nursery? Sitting room?) Spacious lower level with full bath, bonus room, & large storage room. Pool table conveys. Freshly painted neutral colors...
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Posted on 02/13/2021
10382 Aragon Court, Manassas, VA 20110 is now new to the market!
Well-maintained, move-in ready wonderful home on a cul de sac in Monterosa! Bright, open floor plan. Great “flow!” Large office on main level could easily be used as a bedroom. Full bath on main. Kitchen has island (with brand new cooktop), Corian counters, cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, mud room/laundry. Open, level lot. Brand new deck. Huge owners’ suite with attached 4th bedroom (Nursery? Sitting room?) Spacious lower level with full bath, bonus room, & large storage room. Pool table conveys. Freshly painted neutral colors...
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Posted on 02/07/2021
How to Design an Indoor Pool
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels When you have an indoor pool, you don’t have to wait for the weather to cooperate in order to go swimming. Indoor pools offer a convenient way to swim for exercise or relaxation whenever you want. These pools can also add even more luxury to your home with the right features and design....
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Host a Yard Sale Before You Buy a Residence
If you plan to buy a house, you may want to host a yard sale sooner rather than later. That way, you can sell items you no longer need and won't have to worry about moving these items once you find a new residence. Ultimately, there are many reasons why it may be beneficial to host a yard sale...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
How-To: Giving Your Old Fence a Face-Lift
Photo by Atner Yegorov via Pixabay Do you have an old fence that has good bones but nonetheless is detracting from the overall aesthetic of your outdoor living space? If so, consider giving the fence a facelift rather than tearing it down and replacing it with a brand-new version. You don't have to be a professional fence contractor...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
How to Decide if an HOA Right for You
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Tips For Staying on Track With Home Improvements
One of the most satisfying aspects of being a new homeowner is the process of "making it your own." That could include everything from painting walls and hanging pictures to replacing window treatments and assembling shelves. (Then, of course, there's the unpacking, furniture arranging, organizing, and room cleaning!) For some people, one of the biggest challenges in getting unpacked,...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
Types of Mortgages for Home Buyers
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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