21722 Indian Summer, Sterling, VA

Spacious 3 bed/2.5 bath townhome style condo in desirable Cascades community! Main level features hardwood flooring throughout, granite counters in kitchen, balcony allows for natural lighting throughout living area. Top floor has a private bedroom suite with luxury soaking tub and large closets. Convenient location, close to shopping (Costco, Home Depot, Walmart, etc). Pets considered case by case

 

Offered for $2250/month

 

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200 Ash Hollow, Winchester, VA

Three bedroom, one and a half bath townhome for rent in Winchester, VA! Brand new carpeting and freshly painted throughout, ready for someone new to move in. Full size washer and dryer in home 

Excellent commuter location, minutes to Rt 7. Easy access to shopping, restaurants and Old Town. 

Offered for $1200/month. No smoking and no pets please **RENTED**

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2020 Decor Trends We Can’t Wait to Kick to the Curb

The pandemic has radically changed the way we live and work. It’s also had a significant impact on our home decor—and not necessarily for the better.

After spending months inside, you’re probably beyond sick of looking at some of the COVID-related adjustments you’ve made. With the new year rolling in, and the coronavirus, hopefully, on its way out, chances are you’re looking forward to taking back your home and your health before too long.

The following are some trends that started in 2020 that we’re betting you’d probably prefer to never see again, let alone in 2021!

Toilet Paper Towers

 

Toilet paper was more prized than shiplap was in its heyday! While you may have considered yourself very fortunate to have a towering supply, those toilet paper pyramids just bring back bad memories. We’re happy to see this trend of stacking and displaying TP go down the drain!

Mask Racks

 

Nothing says 2020 quite like the mask rack. Sure, you don’t want to leave home without face coverings, but they certainly don’t add much to your entryway’s aesthetic. Like underwear on a clothesline, this is something we’d prefer to not have to look at again any time soon!

Wall Art Reminders

 

Words as wall art has been a trend that’s been on the way out for a while now. But when it has a pandemic spin, it’s definitely time for it to go—and not return!

 

Joke-y Doormats

 

COVID-related doormats make you feel anything but welcome! If you’re trying to keep visitors at bay, this probably does the trick. Still, if you’re hoping 2021 is the year you expand your social circle, you’ll want to ditch these un-welcome mats.

 

Handwipe Displays…Everywhere

 

Who needs a centerpiece when you’ve got…handwipe displays? Sure, it’s convenient to have multiples stationed around the house but we’re definitely ready to let these slip into the background again.

Homeschool Classrooms

 

If you had to quickly convert to virtual learning, you know how fast your school supplies can take over the house. Not only is it hard to be both teacher and parent, but the sprawl of online learning takes its toll. Here’s hoping 2021 sees kids returning to the schoolhouse and your home returning to order.

Shared Office Spaces

 

Working from home meant setting up shop just about anywhere you could. But whether you have kids, pets, or both, it was often a struggle to keep your “office” tidy this year. If you’ll be working remotely for the foreseeable future, try to carve out a designated, quiet space in 2021.

Hand Sanitizers—Indoors & Out

 

Hand sanitizers took the place of aromatherapy candles in 2020. But seeing them everywhere felt like another reminder of the germs surrounding us. Sure, we want our hands clean, but having these bottles all over the place doesn’t enhance your home’s Feng Shui.

If we’re being honest, we probably won’t be getting rid of these decor trends as soon as we ring in 2021, but we can at least hope that these are all a distant memory by the end of it!

Working Remotely Impacts Real Estate in 2020 and Continues Into 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work—and, in light of the pandemic, many companies have shifted to remote operations, giving their employees the ability to work from home.

But how are these changes impacting the real estate market?

recent survey from Homes.com explored how the pandemic and the shift to remote work has changed the market—and, more specifically, how it’s influencing people’s decision to relocate.

Some of the survey’s key findings include:

  • One in three people who moved in the past 12 months had no plans to move prior to COVID—and one in four who moved in 2020, or plan to move in 2021, said a change in their job was the reason behind their decision;
  • 20 percent of respondents cited the ability to work remotely as the reason for their move in 2020; and
  • 45 percent said they would move in 2021 if given the chance to work remotely indefinitely;

The Takeaway:

So, what does this mean for you? COVID has changed the way many companies operate, and more people than ever are able to work from home. This shift to remote work is causing many people to reevaluate their living situation and relocate. So, if you’ve gotten the green light to work remotely—and are thinking it may be time to pick up and move to an area that feels like a better long-term fit? Now is a great time to make a move.