Renaissance Development Blog


Tips for Survival: The Challenge of Renovating an Old House

Jul 4, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

You've just purchased an old DC brick house, and have lots of ideas about what you want to do with it. You can look beyond the neglect to see restored plaster walls, reproduction wall paper 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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What Property Managers Need to Know About Old Brick

Apr 25, 2019 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Among the historic brick homes in DC's neighborhoods are some vintage brick apartment buildings. Property managers of these old structures seek cost-effective ways to carry out needed repairs..

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Is DIY the Best Approach to Your Old Home Renovation?

Apr 18, 2019 5:08:41 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 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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Do I Need a Renovation Plan For My Old House?

Mar 14, 2019 11:58:11 AM Christina Wilson

Do you own an old house - maybe it's historic - that could use an upgrade? Owners frequently struggle with the decision of what to do first. Old brick row houses in historic neighborhoods present..

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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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Lime Mortar is the Perfect Partner For Old Brick

Nov 8, 2018 6:02:49 PM Christina Wilson

For owners of many historic homes in Washington DC, brick mortar repair is necessary to maintain the integrity and value of the old structures. This type of brick restoration involves the craft of..

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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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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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