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March 2013

There are 4 blog entries for March 2013.

Spring Break for most Hampton Roads residents is quickly approaching and if you haven't found the perfect camp for your child, our "last minute" spring break camp list may be just what you are looking for. 


kids at camp    

Bricks 4 Kidz is a structured program meant for little engineers and architects to be able to build unique creations out of Legos. Click on their link to find out more about camp registration.

Sunshine Smiles A Kids Spa Spring Break Camp  is a day full of pampering for those girly girls ages 5 and up. These spa-tacular Spring Break sessions will last daily from March 25 to April 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The program costs $99 each, with a sibling rate of $89 for the second child and $79 for the third child.

For moms looking to do their

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Keeping your home safe while on vacation!


Kids at beach

With spring break just around the corner, many families have planned great family vacations which will take them away from their homes.  Don’t assume that vacation preparation is over once your bags are packed, itinerary created, and your plane tickets are in hand.  The last thing you want to worry about while taking a long overdue break from the stresses of everyday life is whether or not your home and belongings are protected while you are gone.

We never anticipate something bad happening while we are away but its best to take precautions just in case.  Use the following as a guideline for how to protect your home so you can truly enjoy your time away without worrying about what you are leaving

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Contributed by: Bubba Fleming, Regional Home Mortgage

You know the old saying “April showers bring May flowers”?  Well, May will still bring flowers; however the showers will come in the way of a flood of changes concerning FHA mortgage insurance premiums.  The majority of my career has been spent working with first time homebuyers and thus FHA has always been my go to product. Low down payment, flexible credit requirements and an all around safe product for buyers has made it quite appealing. So what is changing?

As of April 1st, 2013 we are going to see a significant overhaul in how the private mortgage insurance is structured for buyers using an FHA product. The majority of consumers currently use FHA to take advantage of the 3.5% down payment

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THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!  Apps have become a part of our daily life…giving us new opportunities to access information remotely. However, one of the greatest consumer complaints caused by these devices is their effect on your phone’s battery life. 

Spend a little time each month performing these easy maintenance tips which will lengthen your battery life and ensure that your device is fully charged and ready when you really need it.   

Brightness:  Your device’s display consumes a ton of power so setting the brightness to auto and setting shorter time-out periods will help save a lot of battery life.  Setting the backlight option to minimum will also help. 

Bluetooth:  Remember to turn off your Bluetooth feature when not in use.  This includes the

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