Larry Quaynor's Blog

Posted on 04/11/2021
ADUs: What They Are, Why You Need One and How to Make Use of Them
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, have seen an enormous rise in popularity over the last few years. Increasing demand for dedicated work spaces in the home has been a major factor, as have rising housing costs and environmental consciousness. While ADU used to be a term mostly used by professional architects,...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Why You Should Keep Plants Away From Basements and Crawlspaces
Image by Jean-Pierre Pellissier from Pixabay It's tempting to plant shrubs and other plants against your house to hide the basement or crawlspace area. However, you could be asking for trouble. Before you buy or plant anything new for spring, find out why it's not such a good idea to have plants too close to your basement or...
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Posted on 04/02/2021
5207 Ballycastle Circle, Alexandria, VA 22315 now has a new price of $530,000!
Spacious 3 level bumpout townhome in North Kingstowne. Gas fireplace in family room off of an eat in kitchen with island. Trees at the back of the house give you privacy when you're on the large deck. Fully finished lower level with den and rec room. Easy access to transportation and shopping. Third party authorization required. Property sold as is but in good condition...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Embracing the Power of the Smart Hub
Photo by John Tekeridis from Pexels Home automation technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. And you can now control almost every system in your house through an app on your smartphone, tablet or computer. But if you want to control all those systems in one place using voice commands, then you need a smart...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
SPRINGFIELD, VA Real Estate Market Update 3/26/2021
Click here to view SPRINGFIELD, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
5 Elegant Touches to add to Your New Home (without breaking the budget)
Photo by dillan teagle from Pexels When building and decorating a new home, there are many things you can do to make the space look more elegant and refined. If your home building and decorating budget is tighter, there are some things you can do to elevate the look of your home without spending a large amount of...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
How to Secure a Mortgage when You're Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Adding Solar Panels to Your Home: The Basics
Image by Jukka Niittymaa from Pixabay When it comes to renewable resources, there is nothing quite as powerful as the sun. Solar energy is the one resource that we have on our planet that will never run out, and people are discovering that there are many innovative ways to harness the sun's energy in order to power our...
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