Real Estate Group Blog for Hampton Roads, Williamsburg & N. Carolina - Blog Archive: October, 2014

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October 2014

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Trick or Treating Times by City

Chesapeake - 5 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. All children should be off the street by 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treating is reserved for children aged 12 and under. 

Yorktown, Williamsburg/JCC - Official trick-or-treat time in all cities is 6-8 p.m. All children should be off the street by 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treating is reserved for children aged 12 and under.

Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News, Virginia Beach - Official trick-or-treat time in all cities is dusk to 8 p.m. All children should be off the street by 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treating is reserved for children aged 12 and under.

Norfolk, Suffolk - Children must be off the streets by 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treating is reserved for children aged 12 and under.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips from

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Summit Construction is a leading Hampton Roads new and custom homes builder that have constructed over 3,000 homes in the last 25 years.  They are currently building new  and custom homes in the following find neighborhoods: Crystal Lake South, Edinburgh Meadows, Albermarle River Estates, Old Towne Terrace and Chapel Hill Estates in the City of Chesapeake.

You can read a little bit about these great Chesapeake communities below.  For more specific information regarding lots, availability, Custom amenities, price, etc. click on the links to be taken to Summit Construction's community pages.  We all know that photos and videos are worth 1,000 words! To take a virtual tour of any of their model homes, click here.

Crystal Lake South in Chesapeake,

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Information courtesy of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. The National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. has made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!

The chapters of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation play an invaluable role in supporting VBCF’s mission to educate and advocate for the eradication of breast cancer.

The Hampton Roads Chapter has been active in spreading awareness about breast cancer and in

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Nearly a full third of households are still renting. If you’re one of them, you could be paying a hefty price.

Before talking about purchasing a house, it’s important to note two things. First—and this is extremely important—the housing market is very localized. So the outlook in your hometown may be different than another city across the state or on the other side of the country. Second, home prices are tied to employment. For example, if someone feels like their job is in jeopardy, it might be enough to stop them from making a move. So, if your local job market is feeling a pinch, the home prices in your area may be down as well.

But with all those factors under consideration, it still makes sense to buy instead of rent. In fact, renting may be

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Have you ever struggled to get a home mortgage? Have you ever felt like the deck was stacked against you?
 
This blog post is dedicated to all of our clients who share those concerns and our TREG Associates who help make the home buying process (including the mortgage!) as smooth as possible. You are not alone. Seriously.
 
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve Chairman in a Q and A portion of an interview in Chicago said:  "I recently tried to refinance my mortgage and I was unsuccessful in doing so."  And yes, the irony of that brought some snickers from the audience. "I'm not making that up." he continued. (wow! Take a look at the Bloomberg news post about it!)
 
So while we know the mortgage market is tight, we…
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