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Mold has been around for a long time. How long? About 1.5 billion years. It may seem strange it’s recently become such an important issue in rental housing.

Mention mold to any conscientious property manager, and you’ll have their undivided attention.  With modern construction techniques rendering newer homes virtually airtight, any contamination of the indoor environment can have health consequences for the occupants.

Mold is a fungus and there are thousands of species.  While most strains of mold are relatively benign, some can be toxic. It is always best to err on the side of caution when there is evidence of mold in a rental property.

What is mold and why is it a problem?

Mold spores are everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. There are

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We’ve highlighted points in a previous post about choosing the neighborhood that’s right for your new home. Today, we’re going to talk about some community features to consider as well, before ground is even broken on your new home.

Sally Forster Jones of U.S. News Real Estate, said, “It’s helpful to begin your search with at least a general sense of your values, needs and priorities. Are you looking for something urban, suburban or more off the beaten path? Do you value privacy and quiet over being in the center of all the action, or vice versa?”

It may be worthwhile to make an actual list of this information because it’ll be necessary to share with your real estate agent. In getting started, Jones advised, “Take time to explore each

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When it comes to buying a home, your skills with a calculator need to be on point. You don’t want any unexpected expenses tacked onto the cost of your new home. One aspect of home buying to understand ahead of time is closing costs, which can be thousands of dollars.

Closing costs are fees paid at the closing of a real estate transaction. “Closing costs are incurred by either the buyer or seller,”Zillow explained. “Closing costs vary widely based on where you live, the property you buy, and the type of loan you choose.”

For a more extensive list of fees to expect at the closing of your new home, be sure to check Zillow’s list.

This fee is charged by those involved with the sale: your lender for processing the loan, the title company for

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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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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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Katie Lance, a nationally renowned speaker, gave her #GetSocialSmart presentation to the TREG agents yesterday at The Westin in Virginia Beach, at the monthly business meeting. Her topic was helping agents to hone their social media marketing skills, but her advice is valuable to anyone looking to refine their brand and further their social media reach.

“I love this industry [real estate]. It’s a people business. But as much as I love social media, it will never replace this, the face-to-face interaction,” Lance said.

One phrase she mentioned a few times was to take the online, offline. Her comparison to this was wishing Happy Birthday on a Facebook page. There might be 50 people who do that, but only 1 or 2 people might take the time to send a

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Looking for the latest luxury home listings in Virginia Beach? Look no further. Here are the latest luxury listings in the Virginia Beach real estate market. There are some amazing homes here. 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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One of the most important aspects of purchasing a newly constructed home is choosing the neighborhood. If you’re looking to up-size from your current home to a larger home, Suffolk is a place you should consider. You'll enjoy the small town, country charm, paired with big city amenities and activities, and you'll understand why, "It's a good time to be in Suffolk!"

If you’re still in the market and are learning about communities in Hampton Roads, check out our post about East Beach in Norfolk.

If you’re wondering what makes Suffolk special, it’s a great place for military retirees to start their second career, because it’s home to major tech industry players including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation

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The start of each New Year is when a lot of people make resolutions to change their lives. Sometimes, their resolutions are manageable. Sometimes, they can be too much. How do you know if you should keep making them or ditch the idea completely? It’s reported 41 percent of Americans make resolutions every year. Of those people, only nine percent of them report feeling successful in achieving their goals.

Did you make any resolutions? If so, how big are they and how many did you make? If you want to make your New Year’s changes manageable, they have to be easy.

To help you come up with some resolutions and how to achieve them, we’re sharing a few of the top 50 resolutions, as listed by

Accomplish the incomplete: If you still

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Local bookworms might know the best-kept literary secret in Norfolk is the Book Exchange at Wards Corner. It’s been a winner in the bookstore, “New or Used,” category in “The Best of Hampton Roads,” contest for 10 years.

For any avid reader, it’s easy to accumulate books. What do you do with them after they’ve been read? Do they sit on a bookshelf somewhere while you admire them as they gather dust? The Book Exchange makes it easy to deal with your ever-growing collection of books by allowing you to trade them in for store credit.

When items come in to be traded, the store’s staff gives trade credit for the items they accept, which includes books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, vinyl records, music cassette tapes, and audiobooks. What the store takes

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