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December 2011

There are 6 blog entries for December 2011.

We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from Gary Lundholm and Santa Claus!  

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. " ~Burton Hillis

    If you plan to purchase or sell a home in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area, you can visit our Hampton Roads Real Estate website at www.RealEstateGrp.com    Start your real estate search today in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton,Newport News & NE Carolina!  
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Norfolk Dominion Garden Of Lights

Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Road
Norfolk, Virginia 23518
(757) 441-5830

Daily until January 1, 2011 from 5:30pm - 10pm

Price per car : Sun - Thurs $10, Frid & Sat $15 Cash only

This is a 2 mile synchronized light display fun for the entire family 

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Support The American Red Cross in Hampton Roads during the holidays and give the gift of life.  

The American Red Cross is always looking for blood donations especially during the holiday season.   From December 19-31 2011 you will receive a Holiday "In Honor Of" card to give to a friend or loved one.  And while supplies last they will be giving donors a FREE soup bowl and spoon set & Chef Cat Cora Recipe Card.  

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Here is a list of blood drive locations in Hampton Roads :

Patrick Henry Mall - 12300 Jefferson Ave, Newport News
December 20-24, 2011 2-7pm

Pembroke Mall - 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
December 20-23, 2011 2-7pm December 24 9:00am - 3pm

Gloucester County Moose Lodge - 6565 Moose Drive, Gloucester 
December 20, 2011

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Thank you Mike NIshnick for grabbing this video! Amazing light display in Deep Creek Old Mill Run neighborhood.  

So do you have a neighbor with amazing light displays here in Hampton Roads?  We would love for you to share them with us!  

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Why renters are the next mortgage crisis :  Could renters possibly be part of the reason for a mortgage crisis?  

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With mortgage rates low, housing prices going down it makes purchasing a home very affordable if you have the ability.  That means stable income, stable employment, money saved up and a good debt to income ratio.  If you have all of these under control and are still renting.

We understand that now might not be the "perfect" timing for alot of consumers based on personal issues but if you are capable of purchasing a home then what are you waiting for?

Houselogic gives a great examples of what this means :

Renter : $1500 Rent (3.3% inflation yearly) = $900,000 for housing over 30 years

vs.

Homeowner : $1500 mortgage payment =

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