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Why Is Ivy Growing on Old Brick a Concern?

Jun 27, 2019 9:48:58 AM Christina Wilson

Do you have ivy growing on the walls of your brick home? It can certainly look beautiful, particularly during the warm months when the ivy blooms. It adds a thick green texture to the wall and..

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Old or Historic? Why Should it Matter to Homeowners?

Jun 6, 2019 10:06:12 AM 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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What You Should Know About Painting Your Old Brick House

May 10, 2019 3:39:41 PM Christina Wilson

Are you thinking about painting the exterior of your historic brick home? If a home’s brick exterior needs a makeover, painting it can give the property a fresh look, boosting curb appeal and..

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Do You Know Why Your Historic Home is Made of Brick?

May 2, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Washington DC’s neighborhoods are renowned for their historic brick houses. The classic beauty found in the design of  these 18th, 19th, and early 20th century residences is legendary. They also..

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Is It Okay for Your Old Brick to be Covered in Ivy?

Apr 11, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Do you have ivy growing on the walls of your brick home? It can certainly look beautiful, particularly during the warm months when the ivy blooms. It adds a thick green texture to the wall and..

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What Should I Know About Restoring My Old Home

Mar 21, 2019 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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What's the Best Quality for Old Brick Restoration

Feb 14, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

The desire to own a piece of history - with the unique workmanship and features of an older homes - motivates many owners. Historical neighborhoods tend to be stable, with well-landscaped streets..

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Are Your Old Windows Drafty in the Winter?

Jan 17, 2019 2:32:35 PM Christina Wilson

As the most visible elements of old homes, windows define the character and curb appeal of the buildings. Moreover, they offer clues to the history and architectural integrity of the house...

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What Are the Benefits of Historic Designation

Jan 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM 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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What Stories Can You Find in the History of Your Old House?

Dec 13, 2018 3:42:18 PM Christina Wilson

Washington DC is a city known for its rich history. Even if you’re not going to get your house designated as ‘officially’ historic, it might be fun to know about its history. Maybe your home had a..

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