Renaissance Development Blog


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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How to Mount a Flag on Your Old Brick Home

May 24, 2018 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

In the historic neighborhoods of Washington, DC and Alexandria VA homeowners mount flagpoles to their brick homes. Whether displaying the "Stars and Stripes" to celebrate holidays like Memorial..

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Historic Designation. Is It Worth It? That is the Question!

May 17, 2018 1:41:44 PM Christina Wilson

Does your old home have a history? Many of the old brick houses and neighborhoods in the Washington DC area have stories to tell. One way to get the official recognition of your home’s connection..

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