Bob Hummer's Blog

Posted on 09/28/2021
4 Crucial Things Every Home Renovation Contract Must Include
Professionals bring the commercial-grade tools and years of experience to deliver the quality upgrades people desire. Although you and your contractor may work in different industries, written agreements help clarify the duties and expectations. One of the pitfalls of enlisting a contractor comes from miscommunication. This can lead to disagreements about the scope, details, and costs. By including...
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Posted on 09/21/2021
How Much Money Can Home Automation Save Me?
There are a lot of numbers thrown around when it comes to the marketing of home automation devices. It can be a bit confusing to sort through all of the claimed savings percentages. How much money you save will ultimately depend on a variety of factors, some of which you can control, and others that are out of...
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Posted on 09/14/2021
Supporting Local Business Can Help Improve the Real Estate Market
Photo by Vit Ducken via Pixabay There has been a lot of concern about the state of rural America and how it's being affected by large businesses. Big box stores like are said to destroy local businesses, causing an economic drought in small towns. But despite the statistics, there's a bigger picture to consider. We'll look at how...
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Posted on 09/07/2021
How to Build Your Own Vertical Herb Garden
There are few things more satisfying than cooking with your own fresh herbs. However, growing your own herbs is not always convenient in small spaces. With a vertical herb garden, you can fit a dozen or more different plants without taking up a ton of patio space. Plus, you can build the garden yourself. Here we’ll go over...
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Posted on 09/04/2021
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 9/4/2021
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Posted on 08/31/2021
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home
You did it—you decided you want to build a new home. While you may be ecstatic about this new adventure, there are some things to keep in mind. To save the most money and prevent any complications with this big decision, avoid these 7 common mistakes: HVAC Although it may sound like a surprise, your HVAC system is...
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Posted on 08/24/2021
Breath New Life Into an Ailing Fence
Photo by Atner Yegorov via Pixabay Do you have an old fence that has good bones but nonetheless is detracting from the overall aesthetic of your outdoor living space? If so, consider giving the fence a facelift rather than tearing it down and replacing it with a brand-new version. You don't have to be a professional fence contractor...
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Posted on 08/17/2021
Beginners Guide to Creating a Mini Hydroponics System
A mini hydroponics system serves as a fun way to grow all your favorite fruits and vegetables all throughout the year. The plants get their nutrients from flowing water instead of soil, letting you skip the dirt in favor of something a little fancier. You can then control every aspect of their nutrient intake and grow a ton...
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Posted on 08/10/2021
Why You Should Consider Smart Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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Posted on 08/05/2021
Woodbridge, VA Real Estate Market Update 8/5/2021
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Posted on 08/03/2021
Turning Your Entertainment Center Into an Automated Wonderland
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels The vast majority of homeowners have put some time and effort into setting up their entertainment centers. Whether it's movies, TV or video games, we all have our priorities. No matter what enjoy, automation can be a great way to get more from every experience at home. Of course, this means that...
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Posted on 07/27/2021
Making Flat-Pack Furniture Seem Built In
Photo by Melinda Nagy via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting, and your dream-book is full of magazine cutouts and interior design sketches. But many entry-level or starter homes do not come with the built-in shelving of your designer-inspired visions. What do you do on a budget? Use your imagination, a little ingenuity and flat-pack furnishings. What...
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