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    Is this housing market 2008 all over again?

    By Kristen Benfield | February 10, 2022

    Everyone has heard about the housing market in 2008, and the damage that was done to the economy because of the bubble. But do you know why the bubble popped? A housing bubble is when the price of an asset (home) is rising faster than the fundamentals can justify and is often driven by overly... Read More

    Don’t fall for the gimmicks!

    By Jon Bourque | October 27, 2020

    When it comes to real estate marketing, there are many things that we as agents and brokerages do to attract customers. Some approaches are a little more straight forward than others. Its time you know the truth behind those fantastic “deals” you hear about on the radio and television. “If we can’t sell it, we... Read More

    Short Sales

    By Denise Anderson | October 19, 2017

      Short Sale Options As a homeowner, one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make is the choice to sell your home.   While listing your home for sale is already an involved process, having to sell your home due to a financial, personal or any other long-term hardship can be stressful... Read More

    How to Prepare for a Hurricane

    By Denise Anderson | September 2, 2016

    As Hurricane Hermine is set to make landfall with Hampton Roads on Saturday morning, here are some tips to keep in mind for before, during and after the storm hits! Before the Hurricane Check your flood insurance policy with your insurance company! Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, shoes, blankets, cash,... Read More

    Best Beaches in Hampton Roads

    By Denise Anderson | July 11, 2016

    Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to hit the surf and sand!  If you are thinking of heading to the beach for the day, these are some of the best beaches to check out across Hampton Roads.   Oceanfront – Virginia Beach Having everything from t-shirt shops, to bars, restaurants and more, this is... Read More

    Fourth of July in Hampton Roads

    By Denise Anderson | July 1, 2016

    Happy July 4th !!! No matter where you live in Hampton Roads, there is a fun-filled Fourth of July celebration for you to attend! Featuring patriotic parades, live music, great food, games and fireworks, these events are some of the best for you to check out with your family and friends this Independence Day weekend!   Chesapeake July... Read More

    What is a FHA 203K Remodeling Loan?

    By Denise Anderson | March 9, 2016

    The Loan & Renovation Mortgage Process What is an FHA 203K Loan? The FHA 203K remodeling loan program allows buyers to both purchase and renovate a home, packaging it into a single mortgage loan.  This loan is designed for borrowers who are buying a home that needs repairs, modernization, or costly improvements, or for those who are refinancing their... Read More

    Staging Your Home for a Quick Sale

    By Denise Anderson | March 2, 2016

    The Importance of Staging When Your Home is For Sale If you are ready to put your home on the market, you will have an advantage over other sellers if you stage your home.  Although this task is optional, when you are dealing with a major financial transaction such as selling your home, why risk settling for... Read More

    Do You Need Flood Insurance?

    By Denise Anderson | February 24, 2016

    Why You Should Consider Flood Insurance Did you know that flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S.? For those who live in Hampton Roads, the threat of flooding is a reality.  Due to the fact that is has a low-lying geographic location on the Atlantic coast and has numerous other waterways throughout, much of... Read More

    Hampton Roads Real Estate Market Update

    By Denise Anderson | February 16, 2016

    The real estate market in Hampton Roads showed signs of less momentum in January 2016 than most recent months, but figures have remained on an upward trend. In comparing January 2015 and 2016, residential sales increased by double digits, while there was only a slight increase in settled sales. In contrast, the number of active... Read More