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October 2013

There are 5 blog entries for October 2013.

tricks and treats

Pumpkins are plenty and costumes are planned. School parties are coming and candy's on hand.

 Apple picking is fun, but bobbing is better; Hampton Roads weather is iffy so please bring a sweater. 

 Trick or treat times are different, it depends where you live; make sure your prepared for that candy you give.

 Princesses, super heroes, an Angry Bird or two, kitty cats, dinosaurs, a broom and some brew!

 Trick or treating is custom for kids twelve and under, for those any older must sit home and wonder.

 They may hand out candy to those at their doors, because starting at dusk they’ll walk up in scores.

 For those who have kids, you know safety is the key; so read over these tips so they don’t run free.

 Losing kids isn’t fun,

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As most are aware, the government shutdown ended October 17th.  What some may not know, perhaps, is how this affected businesses, specifically in the housing industry.  The end of the government shutdown occurring when it did possibly derailed a potential housing market crisis. The shut-down closed national parks and sent thousands of federal workers home and/or delayed paychecks.  It also forced some loan agencies to temporarily cease business, leaving buyers and sellers hanging. Fortunately, the shutdown was brought to an end even before the close of the month. Asking prices were not affected, however, let’s take a look at what could have been the consequences had the shutdown been prolonged.

If the housing market were to have seen a significant

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go pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we here at TREG would like to recognize all of those battling with and those who have survived breast cancer. The National Breast Cancer Association has some wonderful events lined up to help support the cause and raise awareness and fund research to help fight the disease. Hampton Roads is host to several walks, fundraisers and other events to help raise awareness and find a cure.
According to “About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.” Statistically speaking woman are more often diagnosed with breast cancer, but men are also susceptible. 24.5% of Women ages 55-64 years in the U. S. have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Less than 1% of men are affected
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home to sell

Putting your home on the market is only the beginning of your home-selling adventure; but actually selling it is an entirely different matter. Occasionally, homes will sit on the market for months at a time causing the owner to relist it time and time again. This adds to possible advertising costs or support. A few missteps can cause a home to linger on the market.  Several helpful sites have tips to help you move your home from “for sale” to “sold”.

1. Keep it Clean

The first step to selling your home is making certain it is presentable. A nice, welcoming atmosphere will make a prospective buyer more likely to feel comfortable and imagine themselves making your house their home.

2. Keep it Generic

This means maybe replacing family portraits

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This weekend on October 6th, the 6th annual JT Walk and Beach Party will once again be underway. Come join in on the action to benefit ALS research and JT’s camp Grom. Originally held at the Botanical Gardens, this annual walk has grown to such proportions that it relocated to the ocean front in Virginia Beach to accommodate the ever-growing attendance. What once was a group of 12 walkers has become a nationally recognized event with over 30,000 walkers participating over the past 5 years. Since 2007, the JT Walk has raised over $6 million for stem cell research, ALS patient services and the creation of JT’s Grommet Island Beach Park & Playground for EveryBODY.  Along with the walk there will be plenty of food and fun to be had for children and

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