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Marsala


Posted By on Jan 30, 2015

The announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, is always an exciting time for designers of all stripes.  Pantone determines the shade that most represents the current cultural mood, and creative thinkers from graphic design to fashion have fun forecasting the choice, then analyzing it once it is made. This year’s color is Marsala, a brown-red.  Personally, I was quite surprised by the choice, as I had not noticed this...

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Easy ways to create a relaxing home


Posted By on Aug 14, 2012

By: Denise Smith Northern Virginians live at a hectic pace. Our lives are stressful and after a demanding day of work and gridlocked traffic, most of us want to come home to a relaxing environment where we can rest and decompress. Creating a space that welcomes relaxation doesn’t need to be difficult; just a few simple steps can make a big difference. The quickest and easiest way to create a more relaxing space is to clean up...

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The front porch has become a symbol of what is good about America. It’s as much a part of who we are as apple pie and Chevrolet. And rightly so—no other place can represent the perfect balance of public discussion and private reflection like the front porch. Outdoor living areas ranked third in upgrades wanted most in homes, according to an April 2012 survey from Better Homes and Gardens, and the home improvement industry is...

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Want a Fixer-Upper?


Posted By on Mar 13, 2012

Courtesy of Hud.gov FHA has a loan that allows you to buy a home, fix it up, and include all the costs in one loan. Or, if you own a home that you want to re-model or repair, you can refinance what you owe and add the cost of repairs – all in one loan. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) – which is part of HUD – insures the loan, so your lender can offer you a better deal. Low down payments Low closing costs Easy credit...

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