Cary Garcia's Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Understanding Closing Costs for Buyers
In a home sale, both the buyer and the seller have to pay what are called closing costs. These final expenses include an entire list of taxes, fees and other miscellaneous costs. While sellers usually pay some of the closing costs, buyers still need to prepare for their share of the bill. Here we’ll go over what the...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Ways Smart Irrigation Systems Can Green Up Your Lawn and Your Wallet
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels If you like to keep your lawn green and healthy year-round, then an irrigation system is key. But you don’t want any old irrigation setup, you need a smart system to enjoy green grass without a huge investment. Thankfully, many new home builders are putting weather smart irrigation systems in before they...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid
When it’s time to sell your home, it’s important to make sure it’s done right. Certain selling mistakes could lead to less money for your home than you wanted or other problems that make this process more complicated than it needs to be. Before you put your home on the market, keep these common home selling mistakes in...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
What Does Flow Mean For Your Home's Design?
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Your home's design has a significant impact on your lifestyle and overall enjoyment of the space. One major element of design that directly affects your comfort and daily life is the home's flow. What is Flow? A home's flow refers to the paths within the home that guide someone to specific areas. For...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Consider Adding Blue Into Your Home Color Scheme
The color blue has exploded in popularity among homeowners and exterior designers. Many are choosing to repaint their homes in a wide variety of blue paint colors from pastel to darker dramatic hues. However, there are ways you can join in on the blue paint excitement without repainting your entire house. Here we’ll go over some simple ways...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Low-Light Plants You Should Keep in Your Bedroom
Image by Zandria Ross from Pixabay There are many benefits of keeping houseplants in your bedroom. Improved sleep, cleaner air and aesthetic appeal are just a few reasons many swear by bedroom greenery. However, if your bedroom doesn’t get a lot of sunlight during the day, you might feel like this option won’t work for you. Luckily there...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
How to Preparing Your Home for Sale
Photo by Im3rd Media on Unsplash Selling your home can be a very exciting experience. From house-hunting to packing up your stuff, it can all be a very fun and rewarding process. However, there are some steps that must be taken to ensure you sell your house for the right price. You must understand what your house is...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Finance Your New Construction Home
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
These 3 Shrubs Will Look Beautiful in Front of Your House
The right plants can make a vast difference in your home’s curb appeal. While there are countless landscaping possibilities, one major aspect of the front yard and first impression of the home is what’s right outside. What are the best plants to have right in front of your house? Here we’ll go over some of the top options...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Tips for a Successful Virtual Home Tour
Photo by Tumis via Pixabay Virtual meetings and video conferencing have become the norm as we adapt to social distancing guidelines and staying well. And while these times will eventually pass, and we will return to a time of normalcy, we're all going to need to continue to adapt and get creative in the meantime. In the real...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Add a Living Wall to Boost Your Mood and Brighten Your Living Space
Photo by Dayvison de Oliveira Silva from Pexels If you're still in the construction phase of your new dream home, or if you'd like to improve your existing home with a small project that gives you back more than just a monetary return, consider adding space for a living wall. A living wall not only gives you something...
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Posted on 05/15/2021
3372 5TH Street S, Arlington, VA 22204 is now new to the market!
Welcome to 3372 5th Street South, a stunning and fully renovated townhome in the popular Arlington Heights neighborhood. The gorgeous, light filled home is nestled in a small quaint community that has the charm, warmth and modern elegance you would expect in a fine home. As you enter into the foyer, the beautiful Italian porcelain tile floor greets you, which leads to the spacious lower level family room. The family room has new luxury vinyl- plank flooring that walks out to a flagstone tile patio and garden. The family room can easily be converted as a third bedroom and has the rough-in for a third full bath. As you make your way up the...
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