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People often come to Hampton Roads expecting to find beaches, waterfront living and a vibrant and historical atmosphere. That is what we are known for, so that makes sense. What they may not be expecting is access to a thriving Arts community that offers residents a wide variety of experiences to choose from. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is a brilliant example of the rich and broad amount of opportunities that there are.

At a time when many orchestras are falling victim to cutbacks and dwindling participation, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra has a full schedule of events and performances at Venues ranging from the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Feguson Center for the Arts in Newport News and many

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Chesapeake Planetarium - Educational Opportunities

Would you like to explore the wonders of the world around us?. The Chesapeake Planetarium was built by the Chesapeake public school system and offers public programs and telescope observations.

The Chesapeake Planetarium provides Educational programs to school age children and the general public alike. Each year over 50,000 visitors both young and old enjoy learning about the stars and all that surrounds us. Hampton Roads is home to many museums and other places to learn about science, history and the world around us. It is one of the great things about living here!

The general public programs change monthly and are at 8pm each Thursday night. This months program is "The Edge of Space". There is no cost to attend these programs. They are

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If you or a family member serves in the military, buying a home can bring a lot of opportunities to use the benefits that you have earned. It also is an important time to make sure you get the most out of those benefits. Here a few tips that will help you maximize what you have earned.

VA Home Loan Program and Benefits.

Learn and Understand about VA home loans, its benefits and times when there are better options.

While the VA home loan program is often the benefit most people hear about, and it does provide some significant benefits, it helps some more than others. The first tips is to make sure that you understand how the program works and work with a mortgage professional who really understands the details and can help you through it. Your

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As 2019 draws to a close and we look toward 2020, it’s time to evaluate how your rental property investments have performed and look for ways to improve in the New Year. 

Have you had a tough year with difficult tenants and think it’s time to find new tenants for your home? Maybe you are tired of dealing with repairs, chasing down vendors for estimates and other issues? Perhaps you are dealing with a tenant that is not paying and need collections done correctly.  Maybe keeping up with the ever changing laws and regulations impacting rentals is becoming tedious, or you are not certain your leasing documents are in compliance. Perhaps you’re working with a property manager who is not providing you the level of service you desire.

Let’s Talk

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If you have ever Googled "Virignia Beach Homes" and then looked at the pictures that come up in the search, it is pretty likely that you have seen a picture of Sandbridge Beach.  While Virginia Beach has miles and miles of shoreline, the 4.5 miles of Sandbridge Beach are some of the most photographed and picturesque oceanfront properties in all of Hampton Roads.

Sandbridge Beach has an ideal location

Located at the end of Sandbridge Rd., the oceanfront community of Sandbridge Beach offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the Virginia Beach resort area. Given the ideal location, the waterfront homes, there are a large number of vacationers who visit here each summer. They come for the relaxing oceanfront views, the beachfront lifestyle, the

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This is a question that is often asked by homeowners renting out their homes. While there is no standard package offered by all property management companies / property managers, here is a list of what we offer our property management clients.

  • Comprehensive initial property survey with maintenance and marketing recommendations

  • Research comparable properties to determine market rent.

  • Advertising via numerous websites, our marketing partners in the sales division, multiple listing service, and the power that comes with The Real Estate Group brand. 

  • Applicant processing including reference verification, credit and income qualification, and conformity to any property restrictions. 

  • Lease negotiation and

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Lynnhaven Dunes condos in Virginia Beach

Tucked away in Virgnia Beach are a number of communities with available condominiums. Our featured community this week is Lynnhaven Dunes. Lynnhaven Dunes has 2 to 4 bedroom luxury condos with 2,100 - 2,350 square feet of waterfront living. The community offers scenic views, a gated entrance, covered private parking, pool, a private beach and so much more. Pricing in this community runs in the $400s and up, with most homes from $400-$600.

If you are interested in putting the "beach" in Virginia Beach, Lynnhaven Dunes is one to see. Here are the current listings available in the area. 

 

Want to see more? You can also visit Lynnhaven Dunes Condos for Sale on our website exclusively dedicated to

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year to enjoy family, friends, and memory making together. With the frivolity and merriment also comes some increased risks. Here are a number of easy ways to reduce the risk of home safety hazards during these wonderful times.

Most of the increased risk comes from three main sources, increased weather risk, fire risk and home security risk.

Weather

With these 4 simple winter weatherization tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of weather related issues.

  1. Swap out screens for storm windows, and be sure to seal gaps around doors and windows with weather stripping.
  2. Clean up debris around the landscape of your home as well as the roof.
  3. Check all exterior vents and be sure they’re closed.
  4. Drain
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Find Horse Farms and Horse Friendly Properties for sale in Hampton Roads

Whether you are looking for a home for your horses, or a home where you can have them with you, we want to make it easy and simple for those who love horses to find their perfect place. Here are our featured horse properties to be listed on the market.

We also have prepared a separate luxury homes site, TREGLuxuryHomes.com and a section reserved exclusively for horse properties, where you can browse through equine friendly properties by area all throughout Hampton Roads. Check it out today!

Connect with a TREG Equestrian and Horse Properties Expert

Needing an experienced guide to help you sort through the options and find the perfect horse-friendly home for you?

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(Virginia Beach, Virginia – November 2019) Real Estate Information Network Inc. (REIN), the regional Multiple Listing Service, reports a rise in the region’s residential home price in October 2019. The median sales price was $240,000, up 2.13% from October 2018. Residential settled sales for the region are also up, rising a substantial 14.81% year-over-year with 2,652 closed units.
The number of homes that went under contract in October rose significantly. The region’s residential pending sales saw 2,677 homes go under contract in October 2019, an increase of 21.52% from October 2018.
“Consumer confidence in homeownership continues to be strong, as demonstrated by an increase in residential sales of over 20%,” said Barbara Wolcott, REIN’s President.

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