Real Estate Group Blog for Hampton Roads, Williamsburg & N. Carolina - Blog Archive: January, 2016

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January 2016

There are 4 blog entries for January 2016.

Last weekend the entire Mid-Atlantic battened the hatches and made it through Winter Storm Jonas. While Hampton Roads didn't bear the brunt of the storm (or the snow) it was a weekend spent at home for most. Do yourself, and the family, a favor this weekend and make it a point to get out and play. Looking for something fun to do? Don't worry, we've got you covered. From a chance to meet Chesapeake Chuck, our resident groundhog, to a night of stargazing, to an opportunity to try some new restaurants in Smithfield and Isle of Wight, we've rounded up activities for the indoors and out. Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!

Groundhog Meet & Greet

Virginia Living Museum

Saturday, January 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Get ready for Groundhog Day

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This week has been filled with talk of a potentially historic snowstorm pummeling the mid-Atlantic region. Some of Hampton Roads appears to be on the outside of the “zone of major snow” highlighted on the weather maps, but cold and moisture can sometimes do funny things., and many of our seven cities are going to see some accumulation.

Since traffic can be notoriously terrible in our area during inclement weather, we wanted to share some safe driving tips for slippery roads, whether rain, snow, or ice.

1. Minimize danger by minimizing drive time.

Virginia State Police are urging drivers to stay off the roads in the areas of the state hit hardest. The safest thing you can do during inclement weather is to stay put. Minimize the time you

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Small Business Spotlight has been a great way for us to share some of the local businesses we come across in Hampton Roads. Once a month, we talk about one locally owned business and share their story. 

Recently, while facing the classic dinner indecision debate while trying to figure out where to eat, I thought it might be nice to have a list to look at with some ideas. It always seems that you never think of a place you want to try when hunger strikes.

We chose five local restaurants to share with the hope that you’ll remember the next time your dinner indecision debate occurs. This month we’re looking at places in Chesapeake. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and it’s slightly biased as well. These are all places adored by TREG

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Dear Annie,

My New Year’s Resolution this year is to stop renting and buy my first home. I have some savings but don’t know where to start. Any suggestions?


New Year, Hopeful for a New Home

Dear Hopeful, 

A New Year is an excellent opportunity to review things that are working in your life and make changes to things that aren’t. Buying a house is a great resolution and goal to set for 2016. If you’ve looked at your living situation and feel like it is time to make the change from renting to buying, there is a very simple way to get the process started. Call a REALTOR®. 

There are many ways to find a REALTOR® and the chances are good that you know one already. If you don’t have one in your social circle, ask around. A

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