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The terms, “tenant” and, “occupant” aren’t interchangeable when leasing property, as each has a different standing in a rental transaction.

Tenants sign a contract containing terms that bind them to certain obligations under the lease. The lease agreement is between the landlord and tenant only.

Occupants are authorized to reside in the property with the landlord’s permission. Occupants do not have financial responsibility for the lease, nor are they entitled to tenant’s rights that might be afforded under the law.

Some of the aspects of these differences come into play are:


The landlord has the ability to approve or deny “occupant” status for adults that will occupy their rental property. Children and other dependents not

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The thought of a 20 percent down payment for a newly constructed home shouldn’t make you uncomfortable if you're getting ready to buy. If you’re an American veteran, a current active duty military member, a reservist, or a surviving, non-remarried spouse of someone in the military, you may be able to obtain a loan from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your new home, which will help you purchase it without a down payment.

The VA doesn’t originate loans but sets the rules for who may qualify, issues minimum guidelines and requirements under which mortgages may be offered and financially guarantees loans that qualify under the program.

“There’s also no minimum credit score requirement…Available to millions of veterans and active military

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Once again, The Real Estate Group, its associates and their families participated in the 2017 Grand Illumination Parade in Downtown Norfolk this last Saturday. As anyone that’s lived in Norfolk during this time of year, the Grand Illumination Parade and the lighting of the buildings mark the start of the local holiday season.

This year, TREG again had the honor of walking the Blue Angels balloon in the 33rd annual parade, and the crowd response was fantastic. The love for the military community was alive and well with all the bundled up families cheering, clapping, and waving from the sidewalks as the giant blue jet was expertly guided by our very own agents, staff members and their family members.

For more than 30 years, families have gathered

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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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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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While Thanksgiving is traditionally known for sitting down to a big meal with family, sometimes, it’s fun to buck tradition. In case you feel like doing something different this season, we’ve compiled a list of some local Thanksgiving events.

If you go somewhere for Thanksgiving, the best parts might be not having to cook the dinner or having to clean up afterward!


“Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia”

Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road

Thursday, Nov. 23-Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017; 9 AM-5 PM

At Jamestown Settlement, explore 17th-century culinary practices of Virginia during this 3-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Discover how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English

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A number of factors affect how quickly property rents, including:

  • Location
  • Price
  • Time of year
  • Condition
  • Flexibility of terms
  • Number of rentals on the market
  • Pool of available qualified renters

“Location, Location, Location…” It’s a mantra in the real estate industry and often the largest factor in how quickly property rents. Property location is the one thing you can’t do anything about, so a less desired location will usually trump all other factors for prospective applicants. If your property is far from businesses because you hoped to, “get away from it all,” it won’t appeal to those who would have a long commute to work.

More desirable locations command higher rents. Increased demand means a better selection of

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One of the most important aspects of purchasing a newly constructed home is choosing the neighborhood. Whether you’re looking for a luxury condo, villa or waterfront home, East Beach in Norfolk is a community you should consider for your next home. It’s one community that continues to flourish.

The area, nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Pretty Lake, was revitalized in the 1990’s, turning 100 acres into prime real estate, with Atlantic Coastal-style villages. Today, the area’s growth is ongoing, with new homes in various stages of construction.

East Beach is a waterfront community designed and built in the tradition of Atlantic Coastal villages. Here, life returns to a simpler time. Beautifully crafted homes reflect the timeless

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Thanksgiving is about being thankful for your family and friends. That thankfulness is even better when you're able to spend the holiday with them. But sometimes, because of work schedules, the cost to travel or even the distance from home, not everyone can spend the holidays with their families. This concept isn’t new to our local military members.

To make up for their possible lack of family, many service members celebrate, “Friendsgiving.” The term is popular among people, like them, who celebrate the holiday with friends instead of family.

Here in Hampton Roads, we have every branch of the military represented. How many of us know someone in the military, with whom we’re already friends? If you have the space for an extra person or two at your

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