Tips for Protecting Your Yard This Winter

As many extend the amount of time they’re spending at home, they’re extending the use of their outdoor living space as well, despite a drop in temperatures. Getting outside, and breathing in fresh air, even when it's chilly, is good for our mental and physical well-being. That’s why features like … [Read more...]

5 Budget-Friendly Home Upgrades You Can Complete in a Weekend

Just because you have a budget and short span of free time on the weekends doesn’t mean you can’t make some impactful changes in your home. Even the smallest changes can make a difference. Here are five home upgrades that you can not only complete in less than a few days, but also for less than … [Read more...]

CONTINUING REPORT: How Pandemic is Affecting Local Businesses

Ashley Leigh, founder of Linton Hall Realtors®, has been involved in real estate for 24 years. He has seen good and not-so-good times, sellers’ and buyers’ markets.  COVID-19 has presented a unique situation, but nothing his team cannot handle. “Fortunately for local homeowners, COVID has … [Read more...]

How New Curtains Could Lower Your Utility Bills

High utility bills are a problem for many homeowners. If you are paying more than you would like for heating and air conditioning, you may be able to save money simply by installing new curtains.      Thermal Curtains Could Lower Your Heating Bills If your house has drafts, … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Help Yourself to a Better Night’s Sleep

Physicians agree that getting a good night’s sleep is the first and most important step to increased well-being and productivity. Further, studies have shown that getting fewer than seven or eight hours of sleep each night can increase the risk of developing heart disease and/or type 2 … [Read more...]

Why Winter is an Ideal Time to Sell in Northern Virginia

More homes hit the market in spring than in any other season in Northern Virginia. Many buyers are out shopping for a new home in the spring and summer, wanting to get settled into their new house prior to the start of the school year. However, you could get a better outcome from your sale if you … [Read more...]

Most Cost Effective Projects to Boost Your Home’s Value and Sell Faster

Earlier this year I wrote an article regarding home improvements.  Since then, I have had overwhelming requests to provide more information on this topic. This is a broad topic so I chose the question that was most asked, "I am planning on selling my home this year. What are the best home … [Read more...]

Home Plumbing Tips to Prevent Water Problems

It’s easy to ignore your plumbing when taking care of other household responsibilities. Here are some easy tips every homeowner should know to help make sure your plumbing continues to work reliably throughout the coming months:     Water Heaters First, make sure the temperature … [Read more...]

Common Practices That Can Damage Your Home Appliance

We all rely on appliances to make home life convenient and comfortable, but many of us make mistakes that cause appliances to break down or wear out faster than they should. These are some of the most common blunders:       Washing Machine If you have a mountain of laundry, … [Read more...]

Creative Ways to Use That Spare Bedroom

If you’re lucky enough to have a spare bedroom, you may want to think of it less as a rarely used landing spot for guests or a place to store extra ‘stuff,’ and more as a blank canvas - a pleasant spot you can use for rest, relaxation, hobbies or exercise, or even as a money-making … [Read more...]

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