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November 2014

There are 4 blog entries for November 2014.

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How to survive the biggest, boldest and to many, the most brain draining shopping days of the YEAR! Black Friday and Cyber Monday!

Whether you enjoy shopping or not, this day may be one of the most exhausting days you will spend in retail America all year.  In celebration of your hours of comparing store deals, downloading coupons, coordinating travels with your friends and family, we have put together a great lineup of articles, tips, tricks, checklists and plans of attack for getting the most out of your time spent shopping this Black Friday Season (and not losing your mind while doing it).

Out of all of this information that we will share, our biggest piece of advice for those of you that dislike shopping is “JUST STAY HOME”.

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Article Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters

It's that time of year, the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don't have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting.

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise

The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released recently projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 11.2% (most pessimistic) and 27.8% (most optimistic).

The bottom in home prices has

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As a mortgage professional with over 20 years in the industry I’m often asked two questions.

In almost any social setting I’m asked the very simple icebreaker question.  “So… What are rates going to do?”  The simple and accurate answer to this question is.  “I really don’t know.”  That’s because nobody knows the answer to that question.  There are so many factors that determine the direction of interest rates that a prediction is at best a guess.  Some of the major factors that determine mortgage rates include: inflation, the stock market, the job market, commodity pricing such as OIL, foreign currency exchange rates, Geopolitical events, and the overall health of the world economy.  These factors are constantly changing and are extremely volatile.

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THE MEANING OF VETERANS DAY: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

Here in Hampton Roads, we understand the importance of our military and the sacrifices they make for our liberties.  We honor you, your hard work and your dedication to our freedom.  Here is a sampling of special deals and events honoring the military in Hampton Roads this Veterans Day weekend.  Links for other deals, discounts and celebrations are also below!

Virginia Beach Veterans Day Parade - Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Tuesday November 11th, 2014.  Line up begins at 8 a.m. and parade starts at 9 a.m. View the event's Facebook page and registration information.  

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