Allan Wulff, MBA. Ph.D.'s Blog

Posted on 03/13/2022
DIY Storage: How to make a pegboard shelf
Wooden pegboard shelving units are a simple and cost-effective DIY storage solution. Extremely versatile and durable, pegboard shelving is perfect for anything from tool storage to jewelry organization and is one of the easier DIY storage ideas. If you’re interested in making a custom pegboard shelving unit, here is a guide to help: DIY Pegboard tools & materials...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
DIY Guide: Making Your Own Cement Planter
If you’re looking for a DIY project to make something you can use both indoors and outdoors, try making a cement planter. The process for creating your own is simple and only needs a few basic tools and materials. With your finished planter you can enjoy the benefits of container planting either in the yard or inside the...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
RESTON, VA Real Estate Market Update 2/27/2022
Click here to view RESTON, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
Supplemental tax bill 101
If your property has increased or decreased in assessed value since your last tax payment, you might receive a supplemental tax bill. These are separate tax bills you need to pay in addition to your regular annual bill. If you're interested in learning more about how supplemental tax bills work, here is a short guide to the basics:...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
Rental-Friendly Room Divider Ideas
Living in a rental property can limit your interior design options. Depending on the terms of your lease, it might prohibit you from renovation of any kind—even putting holes in the wall. For many, this can prove frustrating when wanting to divide up a space. Luckily, we’ve put together some simple and temporary room divider ideas that are...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
Avoiding Epipremnum Aureum: Pet-Safe Trailing Plants for Your Houseplant Collection
For some pet owners, hanging plants in baskets is not always enough to keep animals safe from eating them. Trailing plants such as epipremnum aureum and philodendron are beautiful and easy to care for, but toxic to cats and dogs if their vines hang down to nibbling height. Luckily, there are options for non-toxic trailing plants you can...
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Posted on 02/06/2022
HVAC Repairs for the Professionals
Your HVAC system can break down or develop damage for various reasons. While some HVAC repairs are simple and can be done on your own, others should be left to the professionals. Knowing when to have professional HVAC repairs done is an important part of ensuring your HVAC system can heat or cool your home reliably. Here are...
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Posted on 01/30/2022
How Building and Maintaining a Late Summer Garden Keep Fresh Vegetables Coming
There’s a common misconception that vegetable gardening follows a cycle of planting during spring and harvesting before autumn frosts descend. While a wide range of vegetables, herbs and other edibles require following this pattern, exceptions persist. It may come as something of a surprise, but late-summer and even early fall gardens can yield a harvest before winter arrives....
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Posted on 01/28/2022
RESTON, VA Real Estate Market Update 1/28/2022
Click here to view RESTON, VA blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/23/2022
3 Ways to Flip Houses On a Budget
Like any real estate transaction, flipping a home involves a lot of separate costs. While flipping a house can have an excellent return on investment, it can also cost quite a bit to get the process started. However, there are ways to flip houses with very little upfront cash. Here are the best ways to flip on a...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
Tips for Decorating Your First Home
Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. While it may have been overwhelming to search for available properties and submit an offer on the one that fit all of your criteria, the real work begins after you sign the papers and get the keys. Now that you are a homeowner, it's time to decorate the space and...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Architectural: DIY Details for Your Home
Architectural details can add character and charm to your home. While these details might seem complex because of their decorative nature, they’re fairly easy to build and install. Adding a few of these details can instantly spruce up any room in your home. If you’re searching for ideas for architectural details to enhance your home, consider the following....
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