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Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by John Murdock -- CityScapeMetroGroup

How to Keep Moving Quotes From Spiraling Out of Control

Long before you start packing, the monumental task of moving to a new home all starts with your going online or picking up the phone to get some moving quotes. These estimates give you a ballpark figure of how much you’ll pay to safely transport all of your prized possessions, but like all estimates, they can be off base. Waaayyyy off base.
To help you keep a lid on your moving costs, we called on moving experts to share how you can get the most accurate estimates, so you don’t have to worry about last-minute surprises on your bill.

Types of moving quotes

When it comes to moving, there are binding and non-binding estimates. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, movers who provide a binding estimate can’t require consumers to pay any more than the estimated amount at delivery. However, getting a binding estimate upfront may incur an initial fee, and full payment will be due immediately upon delivery.
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Thursday, February 9, 2017   /   by John Murdock -- CityScapeMetroGroup

Tips on How to Get Ready to Sell Your Home in 2017!

People vow to do all kinds of things—hit the gym, get more sleep, quit Froot Loops—and if you plan to sell your home this year, making a few promises matter here most of all. After all, selling your home for top dollar takes work and the right mindset to strike a deal.
To help make that happen, we put together a list of good habits all home sellers should start now so that you’re fully prepared once opportunity knocks.

Vow No. 1: Get realistic about how much your home is worthIt’s natural to think your home is priceless, or hope it’s worth at least more than when you bought it. As such, many sellers make the epic mistake of placing a pie-in-the-sky price on their home with the hopes that some buyer somewhere will bite. But the reality is, overpriced homes tend to languish on the market.
In addition to setting their asking price too high, sellers are often stubborn about lowering it. Or7 ...

Monday, January 16, 2017   /   by Brittini Martinez

Franconia Commons in Alexandria Virginia

One of Northern Virginia's hidden gems, Franconia Commons is a spaciously planned, tree-lined community of 323 townhomes in Northern Virginia that stands out from newer, cramped developments.
Franconia Commons is located in the Southern Fairfax County area of Alexandria / Kingstowne, just south of the Capital Beltway circling Washington, DC. The community has easy access to Interstates I-95, I-395, I-495, the Fairfax County Parkway, the Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street Metrorail stations, and the Virginia Railway Express. The community is only minutes away from Fort Belvoir. Public transportation is available within the community with bus service provided by the Fairfax Connector during the weekday rush hours.
Local amenities include police and fire departments, Metro rail system, medical emergency center, shopping centers and a movie theater all within 2 miles.
Franconia Commons is an ideal location for professionals working in DC as well as families with small children. I ...
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