Renaissance Development Blog


Love That Old House? How to Avoid Expensive Surprises

Aug 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Of course, you love that classic historic house. You can picture how it will complement the other restored homes in the neighborhood. Before you allow that image to lull you into a decision,..

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Is Restoration The Best Plan for Your Historic Home?

Aug 2, 2018 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Ownership of an old brick home in one of DC’s historic neighborhoods comes with a unique set of responsibilities and decisions. Unlike owners of newer and more modern homes, you face the challenge..

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Is Smart Home Technology Right for Your Historic House?

Jul 27, 2018 2:34:45 PM Christina Wilson

You are the proud owner of a beautiful old house located in a neighborhood of historic homes. You and your neighbors value the quality and aesthetics of your homes and are careful to preserve..

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Do You See a "Money-Pit Trap" In Your Old Home Renovation?

Jul 19, 2018 5:11:49 PM Christina Wilson

 You love old houses and have always wanted to find the right one and settle into a long-term restoration project. If affordability is a definite factor, you may be looking for a bargain. The..

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It's Beautiful, But There Are More Benefits of Brick

Jul 12, 2018 5:55:25 PM Christina Wilson

Those stately brick homes that characterize the historic neighborhoods of DC are hard to ignore. They have a very unique charm to them that adds to the desirability of the community. Not only are..

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Should You DIY Your Old Home Renovation?

Jun 28, 2018 2:13:46 PM Christina Wilson

Every historic home comes with a to-do list of repairs and upgrades. A common challenge to home owners is how to decide which, if any, of the tasks are appropriate for DIY. Even the most handy..

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What You Should Know About Tuckpointing Old Brick

Jun 21, 2018 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Your old brick home is located in one of the historic neighborhoods in Washington DC. As a homeowner you are committed to preserving the unique architectural and design features of your dwelling..

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Do You See Bubbling on Your Interior Plaster Walls?

Jun 14, 2018 2:00:46 PM Christina Wilson

The stately historic brick homes in most DC neighborhoods were constructed with relatively soft, porous bricks and limestone mortar. Many of the interiors were covered with lime plaster...

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How to Select Replacement Windows for Your Old Home

Jun 7, 2018 3:05:42 PM Christina Wilson

When you buy an old or historic home in the Washington DC area, you probably have a plan to upgrade and renovate.  One of the decisions you'll face is whether or not to replace the original or..

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Old or Historic? Why Should it Matter to Homeowners?

May 31, 2018 12:48:43 PM Christina Wilson

When you purchase on an old brick house in the Washington DC area, you have taken a step into history. Many neighborhoods, particularly those located in Historic Districts, are known for their..

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