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    10 skills that are hard to learn but pay off forever

    By Lily Silva | September 10, 2015

    The best things in life may be free, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take time, sweat, and perseverance to acquire. That’s especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills. In an effort to ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: What are the hardest and most... Read More

    Here Are The 10 Smartest Cities In Virginia To Live In

    By Lily Silva | September 9, 2015

    Recently, we took at look at the cities and towns in Virginia with some of the top k-10 schools. Today, we are going to take a look forward. Where do all of these people with great educations end up? Earlier this month, NerdWallet, an online personal finance information service, published a study onthe most educated... Read More

    Town Fair at Town Center

    By Lily Silva | September 9, 2015

    The Town Fair at Town Center features local handmade art, jewelry, goods and fair trade merchandise.  On the third Friday of each month, April through September, residents and visitors alike, can stroll around the Fountain Plaza of Town Center as we showcase more than 30 merchants’ handmade and fair trade goods. This month’s Town Fair... Read More

    Five ways to Prepare your Home for the School Year

    By Lily Silva | September 8, 2015

    It’s back to school for many school districts in the Hampton Roads  area today. Here are a few easy DIY hacks to help you transition into the school year.   1. Add some organization to the mudroom or entrance hallway in your home. Putting in shelving, cubbies and hooks can help keep everything organized from shoes to coats to... Read More

    Top Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

    By Lily Silva | September 8, 2015

    The challenge of buying a home for the first time can seem so daunting that it’s tempting to either just go with the first house that falls in your price range or continue to rent. To help you demystify the process and get the most out of the purchase, we’ll examine what you’ll need to... Read More

    City Of Norfolk And The Cordish Companies Announce Waterside Live!

    By Lily Silva | September 8, 2015

    The City of Norfolk and The Cordish Companies are excited to announce the groundbreaking of Waterside Live!. The event  will be a milestone for Norfolk as it marks the beginning of a new era for Waterside. Representatives from the City of Norfolk as well as The Cordish Companies will be in attendance at the site... Read More

    World’s Top 10 Serial Entrepreneurs

    By Lily Silva | September 3, 2015

    Entrepreneurs come up with new ideas and start businesses based on them. They forgo the security of a salaried job in order to run their own endeavor, assuming all the risk in hopes of great rewards (for more, see: Are You an Entrepreneur?). A serial entrepreneur takes on this challenge repeatedly. Once a particular business... Read More

    The Unique Advantages Of VA Mortgages

    By Lily Silva | September 3, 2015

        There was a time when Veterans Administration (VA) loans were so time-consuming to obtain that lenders did not want to process them and home sellers were likely to reject offers from buyers planning to finance with VA loans. Thanks to changes in the system, it has become much easier to take advantage of... Read More

    Why Millennials Are Moving Home Design Trends

    By Lily Silva | September 2, 2015

    Who Are the Millennials? Before we explain how millennials are redefining design, we better first explain who exactly these millennials are. Millennials are often referred to as Generation Y, following Generation X. Most think this demographic ranges in birth years that span from 1980 to the early 2000’s. Imagine for a moment what this generation... Read More

    2 Common Mortgage Deal Delays

    By Lily Silva | September 2, 2015

    A last-minute problem with financing can quickly delay a closing on a home sale. Here are two of the most common financing problems that can surface: Failure to disclose key financial information. One of the biggest reasons for a financial issue is the failure of the buyer to disclose key financial information, The New York... Read More