Coakley Realty Blog

Winterize Your Home

Posted on: 28 January, 2013

When you own a home, you know there are just some forces of nature that can't be tamed—severe winter weather can wreak havoc on an unprepared property, which is why it's so important to winterize your home and get it...

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Ten Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Posted on: 18 December, 2012

When you're trying to sell your home, one of the most important factors in the mind of potential buyers is the curb appeal. This is your home's first chance to make a good impression on anyone who visits and is...

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Giving Back to the Community on Thanksgiving and Every Day

Posted on: 21 November, 2012

At Coakley Realty, we understand how important the communities in our area are—not only because we help people buy and sell homes in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, but because we’re residents of those same communities, too. That’s why...

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A Guide to Moving with Children

Posted on: 12 November, 2012

If your family is planning a move, then you know one of the most important things you need to figure out is how to make the move easier for your kids. Moving with children adds an extra element of difficulty...

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Halloween Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home for Trick-or-Treaters

Posted on: 25 October, 2012

Is your home ready for little ghosts and ghouls? Princesses and pop stars? Cowboys, pirates, ladybugs, and more? Halloween is a night like no other because not only are there children running door-to-door, but there is also an increased number...

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What to Look for in a Tenant

Posted on: 15 September, 2012

If you’re planning on renting your home or investment property, one of the most important things you’ll do is find a reliable tenant. That’s why it’s so important to find qualified, responsible people to rent your property, but how do...

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Understanding Real Estate Terminology and Abbreviations, Part 2

Posted on: 23 August, 2012

The real estate terminology and abbreviations used by agents and in local listings can be hard to understand—especially when you're busy searching for the perfect new home! Find out what all those terms and abbreviations mean so you can stop...

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Understanding Real Estate Terms and Lingo, Part 1

Posted on: 24 July, 2012

If you're not familiar with the world of real estate, the terminology may seem like another language—but it's not too late to learn! Find out what your real estate agent means when they say things like "FDR" because they definitely...

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