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

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August 2016

There are 5 blog entries for August 2016.

Dear Annie Agent,

You talk a lot about buying a home, but recently I’ve been thinking about selling my home and starting the next chapter in my life. People have told me all sorts of stories and I read a lot of things online about different ways you can maximize your sale price. Where do you start when you want to sell your home? 

Signed,

Time for a Change 

Dear Time,

The second biggest day in a home owners life is the day you sell your home, but it’s never just as easy as plunking a “For Sale” sign in the yard and signing on the dotted line.

Just like navigating the buying process, you also need a professional to help when you sell. And even if you’re just in the “thinking about it” phase, it’s never too early to talk to a REALTOR®

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The Real Estate Group is in the business of homes and helping build community, so in that spirit, we wanted to provide information on helping our friends down in Louisiana as they wait for the floodwater to recede and make plans to rebuild their homes, lives, and their communities.

Louisiana, known for great food and good times, has seen its share of natural disasters. We’ve also seen that it takes more than a village to assist people after a significant natural disaster, it takes the help of people from all over our country.

Flooding has hit Southern Louisiana again, and we wanted to share some ways you can help. With an estimated 60,000 homes affected by flooding that occurred from intense rains over the course of three days, the good

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We’re sharing our not-so-secret info here, but occasionally we like to highlight great happenings all across Hampton Roads. There has never been a time that we have scanned these sites and not been blown away by the sheer number of events going on in the area.

So, we want to share. The best part about these resources is that they allow you to explore events big and small and events for every kind of interest. From kid-friendly library events all over the 757 to 21 and up events like wine tastings, there is no shortage of ways to get out and experience life in Coastal Virginia. 

1. My Active Child, Hampton Roads:  http://hamptonroads.myactivechild.com/ 

If you have kids, bookmark this site. If you don’t have kids, bookmark this site

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Summer is the perfect time to tackle a light DIY project around the house. Indoor projects can make use of a rainy or too hot day, and outdoor projects are fun ways to extend the time you can use the outdoors for relaxing. Consider any of these quick weekend DIY projects for your home!

1. Resurface Countertops

There are great tutorials and kits available to spruce up your countertops without investing the big bucks in all new ones. Look online for ideas or check out your local home improvement store. You can find clear instructions and videos, and many commercially available kits for all kinds of finishes.

2. Herb Garden

It’s a little late to start a full garden, but a cooking herb garden is always an eye-catching and useful way to add

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Don't miss a minute of fun with this great round-up of Hampton Roads happenings!

1. Take advantage of tax-free weekend!

Remember that it isn’t just school supplies and new clothes, the discount applies to certain energy saving appliances and emergency preparedness items as well. More info HERE.

2. T.G.O.V.

Thank Goodness It’s Ocean View Beach Music Concert Series offers a little something for everyone including great tunes and good food tonight in Ocean View. From 6:30 to 9:30 pm. For more details head HERE.

3. Escape Ship 2016

You have an hour to solve the puzzle and escape the Captain’s Cabin of the Battleship Wisconsin. Head to Nauticus with friends and family and spend some time together figuring out this fun adventure! Get

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