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Albemarle River Estates in Chesapeake VA

Abermarle River Estates in the southern Greenbrier section of Chesapeake VA offers residents lots that are designed to maximize their access to nature. From streams and forest lands, to nature preserves.. it is all here named for the Albemarle, Intracoastal Waterway which touches its border on the south, you can hear the boats quietly pass by and enjoy the streets that have more of a park like feel than a community of homes. 

With all of the nature and green space, you forget that shopping, desirable schools (Oscar Smith High School, Greenbrier Middle School, and Greenbrier Elementary), and boating and the Greenbrier Country Club are nearby and convenient. In many way you

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Sometimes the biggest goals we have for ourselves seem like the most unachievable. They’re more like dreams that could come true in another lifetime, but not something we expect to actualize in the next 5, 10, or 20 years. And because the idea is so lofty, it’s daunting to even put a plan into motion. Where would you even start? 

Let’s say your dream is to own your very own home. The idea of never having to change your address again is liberating, isn’t it? Nevermind the fact that you’d be building equity to further solidify other goals. But where would you start? What’s the first step?

We often bring in industry experts to offer insights into the real estate market for our Associates. On a recent visit, Mark Given, a prominent real estate speaker

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The best relationships are built on trust.  That holds true in both personal and business dealings, including the leasing of property.  Integrity and honesty also pays dividends when you may need flexibility or special consideration from your property manager.

It begins with the application process, when the managing agent will investigate your credit, employment, references, and criminal background in some cases to determine whether you are a qualified candidate for the property.  Perfection is not the standard – so it’s better to be forthright about any issues that might be revealed during screening.  As an example, after the real estate market correction – screening standards were modified to place less weight on foreclosure as a reason to decline

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Indoor Allergies

The allergies caused by pollutants in your home are often the cause of a lot more allergic reactions than you may think.  Even though most people think of "allergies" as being caused by pollen and other outdoor irritants, in the home, the allergic reaction causing particles can often be much more concentrated. That, combined with the amount of time we spend indoors can mean that indoor pollutants can have much more of an impact.

Common Allergens in Your Home

There are a large number of allergic-reaction causing materials in many homes. They range from dust mites to mold to pet dander to pollen. You may ask why include pollen as an indoor allergen? Even though pollen starts outside, one it gets tracked inside your home, the

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Hickory Landing at Edinburgh - Chesapeake VA

Are you in the market for a new home? Are you thinking that you would like something that is brand new and not just "new to you"? Today we are going to feature new homes in Chesapeake at Hickory Landing.

Want the ultimate in new homes search? We invite you to visit TREGNewHomes.com .  Here you will find the latest new home listings throughout the entire Hampton Roads area. You will also find it easy to search by new home community to see the features, amenities and options available.  Hampton Roads has many options for new home buyers. Let on of our helpful new home specialists help you narrow down the options and assist you in making your new home dream a reality. 

Hickory Landing in Chesapeake

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Why do people choose New Homes and New Construction over Existing Homes?

A common question that people have about new homes and new construction, is why do people choose one over the other. In other words, what are the advantages of new homes vs existing homes. And what might the advatages be for existing homes over new. As most homebuyers approach buying a home, they will often at least consider a new home and compare the alternatives. It is important to remember that each situation is unique, but here are some of the potential factors:

Potential Advantages for New Homes

  • Perceived Quality of Materials and Quality of Builder - If you are comfortable (and we recommend inspections to confirm that), with the craftsmanship of the builder, then
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Cedar Point Country Club - Golf, Tennis & More

 The Homes in Cedar Point Country Club

Finding homes for sale in club is as simple as visiting our luxury homes site.  You will find a complete selection of homes available.  

Golf Amenities

Cedar Point features an 18 hole championship golf course that is immaculately maintained and is preparing for a new renovation. The greens are fast kept in excellent condition. The challenge course is cared for by a staff that is dedicated to what they do. The pro shop is run by a certified PGA professional and is well stocked with everything you will need.

Cedar Point also is home to a 9 hole par 3 course, which is one of the most scenic courses in the area. Cedar Point also had a driving range,

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1. How far do you live from your rental property?  Can you get to the property quickly if a situation requires you to be on site?

Good property management requires regular external and internal inspections to make sure the property is in good repair, lawns are mowed and the rental is properly maintained. If you are too far away, this could be difficult and sometimes impossible to do correctly.  Additionally, issues such as storm damage or water leaks should be investigated and photographed immediately to ensure a proper record of the incident, particularly if mold later becomes an issue or your insurer needs evidence of the damage.

2. How do you deal with stress? How thick is your skin?

How would you deal with each of the following situations:

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Featured New Home Community: Briarmeade Estates in Carrolton

Are you in the market for a new home? Are you thinking that you would like something that is brand new and not just "new to you"? Today we are going to feature new homes in Briarmeade Estates in Carrolton.

Want the ultimate in new homes search? We invite you to visit TREGNewHomes.com .  Here you will find the latest new home listings throughout the entire Hampton Roads area. You will also find it easy to search by new home community to see the features, amenities and options available.  Hampton Roads has many options for new home buyers. Let on of our helpful new home specialists help you narrow down the options and assist you in making your new home dream a reality. 

Briarmeade

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New Construction Home Buying Tips 

While there are a lot of similarities between buying an existing  home and new construction, this blog post will help you with some specific tips that apply to new construction. Here is a preview in bullet form of what is below:

  • How the buying process of a New Home is different
  • How negotiating new construction is different
  • Questions to Ask a Builder
  • What to Look for in a New Home Community
  • Do I Need a REALTOR to buy a new home?
  • Do I Need an Inspection on a new home

The New Homes Buying Process

Whether you are buying a new or existing home, you always want to start by arming yourself with all the education and information that you can and then follow that up with making sure that

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