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

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April 2016

There are 5 blog entries for April 2016.

For the last three years, we have teamed up with Harbor Park to say “Thanks!” to area educators and collect much-needed school supplies for special local organizations. This year we are proud to announce our 4th Annual School Supply Drive for Teacher Appreciation Night at Harbor Park on June 4, 2016.

Joining us in helping area teachers and children is Southern Bank. As our co-sponsor this year, they have “stepped up to the plate” to help us gather school supplies for two wonderful organizations in Hampton Roads.

This year we are collecting much-needed supplies for Virginia Beach City Public Schools Project Hope and Commonwealth ChalleNGE. Project Hope works with every school in Virginia Beach to ensure that no child goes without the necessities

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This month we take a look at the food scene of our friends to the west. Suffolk, you might have the best concentration of amazing, award winning restaurants. How did you guys get so lucky, and why doesn’t everyone know about all of these places? We rounded up some popular spots with a little input from folks we know. Whether you already live in Suffolk, or just want to explore some of the best food around, put these places on your “must try” list!


O’doodleDoo’s Donuts

1601 Bridge Road | Suffolk, VA 23433

www.odoodledoosdonuts.com 

O’doodleDoo’s specialize in hand crafted and hand decorated donuts. Open from 5 am to 2 pm everyday, they run a good mix of traditional and innovative flavors. So while you can probably get a beautifully

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We recently came across a round up of terrific sites for any homeowner, homebuyer, or person even just thinking about moving.

PCSmoves.com recently published a blog post to spread the word about five fantastic websites they recommend for gathering info on your prospective new home. These are so helpful for military folks who have to make quick decisions and sometimes don’t have all the info they would like, but we think these are also invaluable tools to anyone looking to move.

Considering buying your first home? Find demographic and school info to make the best decision for your kids. Looking for a new job opportunity and want to check out surrounding areas? Do all of that from these handy links! You’ll want to bookmark these!

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Dear Annie Agent,

My husband and I are ready to buy a home. I know it’s time to find an agent. We’ve even met with a mortgage specialist so we know what we can afford. But, we’re having serious commitment issues when it comes to the right agent. Help! How do we choose the right REALTOR® for our first home buying experience? 

Signed,

Scared to Commit

 

Dear Scared,

Let me just assure you that this is going to be a great experience. You are doing all the right things to realize your goal of home ownership. The fact that you know it is important to use a REALTOR® means that you have done your research and you are already ahead of the curve.

Now, about that fear of commitment . . .

It’s completely normal. You’re asking a

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The true sign of spring in Hampton Roads is the “greening” of the area, but this isn’t just the fresh green of the new spring leaves and grass. I am talking about the pollen. The first six to eight weeks of spring in the seven cities, nothing is safe from its grasp from cars, to houses, to people.

We rounded up some tips from experts on ways to make it through the early spring pollen season with minimal suffering from allergies.  Do you have any tips or tricks for making it through? Make sure to leave us a comment or suggestion!

1. Turn on the AC.

After a winter in a sealed up house, nothing feels better than enjoying the warm breeze and freshening up your space. Since you can’t do anything about the thick layer of pollen on everything

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