A Montpelier Cape Cod Makeover

A total renovation and makeover for this home required planning a care, including  refinishing hardwoods on the main level and installing new carpet on the upper level and main level bedrooms.  All new windows were supplied and installed, including the large...

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Top-to-Bottom Renovation of Classic Colonial

When we put this house on the market everything was new: from the 30-year architectural roof to the windows and siding, kitchen and baths, made this home move-in ready.  Post renovation this home featured refinished hardwoods on the main and upper levels, a...

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Saving More For A Downpayment

For many first-time buyers, saving for a down payment is a critical step on the road to becoming homeowners.  While people who have previously owned a home often use the proceeds from the sale of their homes to finance the purchase of a new one, they also...

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9 Tips For Developing Better Habits

More than half of adults make New Year's resolutions each year.  Unfortunately, many give up after a few weeks because they haven't turned their goals into habits.  Whether you want to lose weight, save for a home (click here to view our...

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Remodeling: Cost vs. Value

Gains in the new-home market are helping lift the value of remodeling projects even as costs rise. From Remodeling magazine, January 2016 Bigger and more expensive projects, rising new-home prices, curb appeal, and energy efficiency all...

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Become A Homeowner With These Saving Habits

Changes you make now can help pave the way for becoming a homeowner... You're at that stage, thinking about your future and buying a home.  You might be paying off school loans, establishing your career path, or starting a...

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Get A 116.9% Return on Your Home Improvement Project

This year's biggest surprise and best return on investment isn't visible from the curbside. From Remodeling magazine, January 2016 As the new-home market makes strides, so too does the remodeling industry. This year’s Remodeling magazine Cost vs....

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2016 Housing Outlook

What’s Ahead for The Housing Market in 2016? It's that time of year again, where experts of every field make predictions for the year.  No different from other industries, the real estate market has a voice in the prediction arena.  Many are...

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Housing & The Economy

Buying a home not only impacts the homeowner’s financial situation, it also impacts the local and national economies.  Since 2016 is an election year, there’s no doubt the economy and housing’s role within it will be a hot topic in the news....

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Happy 2016: Year of the Smart Home?

Happy New Year!  We've now entered a new era in the "Internet of Things", where smart home products and "wearbles" (like the Apple Watch) are widely available through all the major retail channels with brands from companies like Nest, Wink, and...

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A Safe Holiday For Your Pets

We understand that pets are a part of our families, so we want to help you make sure they stay safe this holiday season.  Our December Report (below) outlines seven tips to keep your dogs and cats safe during the festivities of the holiday season.  You and...

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How Does the Interest Rate Increase Affect You?

  ...Or better yet, your mortgage and the housing market?   Top analysts with MarketWatch, Realtor.com, and the Wall Street Journal have a few insights about the news from the Federal Reserve of a .25% interest rate increase.  For...

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Holiday Cheer: 10 Ways to Save & More

Don’t throw your budget out the window this holiday season!  There are many ways to save money while spreading holiday cheer to your loved ones and friends.  We've included lots of ideas for those who want to save money during the holidays in...

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4 Ways to Express Gratitude Today

Improve your happiness and well-being by expressing gratitude! "The expression of gratitude is a kind of meta-strategy for achieving happiness.  Gratitude is many things to many people.  It is wonder; it is appreciation; it is looking at the...

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Benefits of Gratitude

Want to be happier?  Make gratitude a habit!  In celebration of Thanksgiving, we're providing a number of ways you can do that, even with a busy schedule and lot of commitments.  Express gratitude every day and reap the benefits...Our November...

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Improve Your Home Search With Free Apps

  Many buyers, especially younger ones, are relying more on their smartphones and tablets during their home searches. We're featuring four free apps to download to help our buyers find and put their personal stamp on the right home for...

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Upcoming Projects

Our Body of Work:  Innovative, Classic Design and Construction We strive to infuse creativity in every aspect of our work to provide the best and most inspired solutions for our clients.  Our experience in building homes, construction management, consulting...

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What Does That Light Mean?

Top Diagnostic Tools For Your Car Technology is supposed to make life easier, but computers often leave people raging at their machinery. What’s worse is the ever-increasing amount of cars on the road — road rage is an ever-present problem and...

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New Govt. Regulations for HVAC Efficiency

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is  increasing energy efficiency standards throughout the country as part of its mission to “ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges...

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Learn Something New With An App

Boost your cognitive skills with the help of fun, interactive games!  The September  Report features several brain-boosting apps to help you improve your focus, memory and much more.  Some of the best educational apps have been created to serve...

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New Construction 47th Street

Our goal is to provide high quality, attractive, classic looking homes that will last generations.  This recent project illustrates how we were able to do that, while maintaining the architectural integrity of the neighborhood.  Our vision is to provide a...

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Modernizing Kent Road

One of our latest sales and successes is Kent Road, meticulously planned and executed, this total home makeover transformed a dingy, long-time empty property to a look that was light and airy, yet polished and modern.  New kitchen cabinetry gained more...

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Never Stop Learning – Keep Your Mind In Shape

  What’s the secret to nurturing a healthy and active mind as you age?   Never  stop  learning!   Learning  isn’t  just  for  the  classroom;  technology  allows  you  to  learn  about  a  variety  of subjects  from  the  comfort  of...

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5 Ways to Use Pinterest to Make Your Life Easier

Streamline your life with the help of social media!  Pinterest is a popular, image-based social media site that allows you to create boards dedicated to your interests and hobbies.  It can also be used to plan meals, workouts, home renovations,...

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Radon Testing: Do You Need It?

Whether you live in a newly constructed home or you just bought a home built some years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends periodic radon testing.  This usually happens during a sale or purchase of a home, but you...

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The Homeowner’s To Do List

Thinking about listing your house?  When you’re selling your home, you have a million tasks to consider.  There are a few things that every seller does before they put their home on the market.  Below are six areas to tackle before you put the...

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Get More Space: Sell Extra Household Items

If you’re like most people, you probably have items in the attic, basement, garage and closets that you don’t need, use and maybe even forgot that you had.  Garage sales allow you to make space in your home while making money.   You can promote...

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The Virtual Tour: Showcasing Your Home

According to the National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 92% of home buyers use the Internet as a source of information when house hunting.  Reaching those buyers is the key to achieving increased interest in the...

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Summer Safety for You and Your Family

Summer is the time for fun outside with family and friends. However, it’s also when many accidents occur around the home. Keep your family, friends and neighbors safe with these tips.  Children’s drowning deaths and injuries are highest between...

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Get Rid of Pests…Simply

Pest infestations not only cause damage, they can also take a chunk out of a  homeowner’s wallet. Here are a few ways to prevent critters from calling your house “home.” Homeowners who sought professional pest control did so to get rid of ants,...

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Top 3 Trends in Landscaping

Summertime is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. In addition to providing hours of enjoyment, your landscaping may also add up to 14% to the resale value of your home.*   Whether you’re thinking of updating your landscape before you list...

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Keep Your Property in Top Shape

Your home is often the largest investment you will make in you lifetime, so it’s important to make sure that it stays in great condition.  A well-maintained home is not only more livable, it may also fetch more money at resale when the time...

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Home Maintenance Made Easy

A home is the largest investment that most people will make in their lives.  Use this helpful checklist to make sure that it stays in tip-top shape by staying on top of its maintenance.   Home Maintenance Checklist Spring: ___ Clear...

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7723 Curtis

 New Construction Coming Fall 2016 This fabulous home-to-be offers wonderful interior and exterior living space with all of the high end finishes that you would expect in historic Chevy Chase.  An inviting, open floor plan of 6,500 sq. ft. +,...

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Sell Stuff Online

While garage sales are an ideal way to get rid of the stuff you don’t want anymore, the Internet may be the best place to sell valuable items that you want to get rid of for top dollar. Here are a few sites to help you get started.

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Re-Making McCahill Drive

Most of us would have had more than a second thought about investing in a property like McCahill Drive, after touring its grounds.  While this project would have proved daunting to most, the team of Roberts Real Estate and Roberts Construction saw past the dim...

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Makover of Granville Drive

In the saught-after Silver Spring neighborhood of Indian Spring, just inside the Beltway, an older home was on the market.  After the owner had aged in place, converting the original living room into a bed room for convenience and care, the house needed to be...

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Renovating Kerr Road

Roberts Real Estate teamed with Roberts Construction while consulting about this property.  They concluded that this was an opportunity give new life to a house that had "good bones"; there was a lot of potential in remaking this into a modern, family friendly...

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Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Even if you’re not considering putting your home on the market soon, it never hurts to enhance and improve your property. Make your home the envy of the neighborhood with these simple tips. The Lawn and Landscaping Mow your lawn twice a week, pull weeds...

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The State of America’s Housing Market (continued)

The average rent on vacant properties is 28% higher than the average mortgage payment. The estimated median monthly mortgage principal and interest payment of a first-time homebuyer was $794. The estimated median monthly mortgage principal and...

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Thinking About Selling or Buying a Home?

Here are some essential tips for sellers and aspiring home buyers. Make sure you also lean into your trusted real estate professional for additional insight and guidance. Smart Strategies for Sellers Putting a home up for sale can be stressful,...

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How to Get the Home You Want

1. Get Ready Talk to your mortgage professional about your financial situation and credit history to determine your loan options. It’s important to know how much house you can afford based on your down payment and income. A strong letter of...

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The State of America’s Housing Market (Part 1)

More than 80% of Americans view housing as critical to the nation’s economic recovery, and nearly 70% feel that a presidential candidate’s position on housing will be an important consideration in the voting booth. Whether you’re thinking of...

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View Your Home from a Buyer’s Perspective

If you want to sell your home, it helps to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Walk across the street, take a good look at your home, and ask yourself the following questions: 1. What’s your first impression of your home? 2. What are your home’s...

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8 Important Questions to Ask Your Agent

Finding the Right Fit: Intelligent Questions Direct You To The Right Agent Qualifications are important. However, finding a solid, professional agent means getting beyond the resume, and into what makes an agent effective. Use the following...

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The 7 Roles of a Buyer Real Estate Agent

A Buyer’s Real Estate Agent: Educates you about your market. Analyzes your wants and needs. Guides you to homes that fit your criteria. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals. Negotiates on your behalf. Checks and double-checks...

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