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Fall in Hampton Roads is arguably the best season. The humidity starts to drop a bit and there are so many fun things to do outside in the perfect 78-degree temps. Us locals really get to enjoy our less crowded beaches, and there are still just as many festivals as there were in the summer. It’s a win-win all around!

The season is also perfect to prep your home for the colder months ahead. Though it will be hard to break yourself away from the pumpkin patch, spend a weekend taking care of your home now versus later - it will be well worth your time and energy, and potentially save you from headaches next season. Here are 6 ways to jump-start the process:

  1. Clean your gutters. Whether you’re using a kid’s plastic shovel or a $25 scoop from

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Close your eyes and imagine a life so full and so rich, that you didn’t mind turning away business that simply wasn’t a good fit for you. David Knox of David Knox Productions, Inc. really gave our agents something to think about during September’s business meeting at the Waterside Marriott, and offered dozens of actionable takeaways to keep everyone inspired long after he left.

The bulk of David’s presentation focused on leads: how to get them, how to fight through any fear, and how much of a difference it all truly makes in the end. He said, “If you’re in the business of real estate, you have to have thick skin. The only other industries with this much rejection are politics and show business.” With that quote in mind, he stressed the importance

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The Real Estate Group is proud to be the "Hampton Roads Original" serving the entire region including Northeast North Carolina.  Check out our Newest Listings and you may just find the perfect home for you and your family.  If you would like to see any of these homes, please contact us via the website or get in touch with one of our professional and helpful associates. They will be happy to arrange showings for you.

 
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With a vigorous real estate sales market, far fewer properties are in foreclosure than during the “real estate bust” of ten years ago.  However, there are always situations that can render homeowners unable to service their mortgage debt.  When the property is occupied by tenants, there are practical and legal considerations regarding the impact of a foreclosure.

On May 24, 2018 the “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act” (PTFA) of 2009 was revived as part of a larger piece of legislation (the Dodd-Frank Amendments) after expiring in 2014.  The Act is designed to provide a buffer for tenants who live in property, pay rent as promised, and through no fault of their own become impacted by the landlord’s inability to service the mortgage. 

Prior to

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Looking for the hottest rental listings in Hampton Roads? Look no further. Below you can browse our curated selection of rental listings to find the one that meets your specific needs!

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In search of Professsional Property Management Services? Visit  TREG's Property Management Services, to research, educate, and inquire. We look forward to speaking with you !

 

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In a perfect world, every homebuyer would get exactly the home they want, in the price range wanted, and it would even be eco-friendly. Sometimes, concessions have to be made. Luckily, being eco-friendly doesn’t have to be one of those concessions.

April will be New Homes Month, and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has shown how new homes increasingly offer the energy-efficient features homebuyers seek. Surveys indicate that efficiency is among the most-wanted features of homebuyers and that builders are responding to this demand.

There is an impact on the environment for every little small thing that we do in our daily life. If we shift towards eco-friendly products, we can contribute to saving our environment. Switching to

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Real estate sales and single family rental markets tend to counterbalance each other.  When the sales market is “soft”, rental homes will usually be in higher demand and market times are shorter as a result.  Conversely, when the sales market is performing well, as it is at the moment, rental properties move more slowly.  Therefore landlords and property managers have to find ways to stimulate interest and be aggressive in their strategy to secure tenants quickly.  In a market like Hampton Roads, where average rent is $1400+ for a quality rental, buying becomes a viable alternative for well qualified prospects.

RENT REDUCTIONS - The low hanging fruit in any effort to get a tenant quickly is aggressive pricing.  Tenants are shopping to get the best

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Because you’re having a new home built for your family, you might think you don’t need to worry about having an inspection done when construction is finished. But now that your house is complete, it’s time for the final walkthrough with your builder.

This walkthrough isn’t meant to “nit-pick” your builder’s work. Instead, it’s a way to make sure your new home meets your expectations, specifications and passes all state safety and legal requirements, before you take possession of it. If it’s not, you can still raise an issue. If you use your final walkthrough to thoroughly inspect your future home, you might avoid costly repairs or extra work on your part further down the road.

Wendy Herndon, of Bradenton Patch, shared a list of the items you’ll want

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The transition from homeowner to landlord can be an arduous one.  Renting a home you purchased for yourself and your family to strangers often becomes an emotional roller coaster.  To compound matters, the process is frequently coupled with the need to secure replacement housing, as in the case of a military move.  Handing off the rental process to a professional to lessen the stress is one reason people hire a property manager.  Whether you do the same or go it alone, there are some fundamental things to understand when you become a landlord which may require a change in mindset.

  1. Do it right - Make sure your property is in good condition.  Perform any needed maintenance and ensure you’re putting your best foot forward with prospective tenants. 
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Dear Annie Agent,

My husband and I have been married for a few years and working hard to save for a home of our own. We’re at a place where we are starting to feel like we are ready to buy. How do you know when you are truly ready to buy and that it is the “right” time to do it? 

Signed,

Possible House Hunter

Dear Possible,

The truth is, you’re ready now. The process of buying a home isn’t always a neat, straight line of not owning to owning. There are steps you should take, and there is information you need to have, but you have already started the process by deciding that you want to own and setting some financial goals.

Your next step is going to be finding professional guides to help you navigate the purchasing process. You

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