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

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October 2016

There are 4 blog entries for October 2016.

 

Dear Annie, 

I’m ready to sell, and I have a dilemma. I have a real estate agent in my circle of friends, and almost everyone I have spoken to about selling has had a recommendation for a great person that they have used. How do you choose someone you can trust with such a huge decision? Any advice?

Sincerely,

Too Many Choices

Dear TMC, 

There are probably more real estate agents in your circle of friends than you know, and referrals are the highest compliment someone can pay you as an agent. But selling your home is a big decision, and you want to make the right choice, so listen up. 

Start asking questions. You are making a significant change that requires a lot of interaction over the next few months. You can certainly just

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Every fall, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group hosts a special business meeting for TREG associates and brings special guest speaker and economics extraordinaire Dr. Vinod Agarwal of Old Dominion University to speak to us about the state of the Hampton Roads economy and what the “forecast” is for the year.

Dr. Agarwal is the Director of the Economic Forecasting Project and Professor of Economics at the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University. Dr. Agarwal received his Ph.D. from the University of California- Santa Barbara and has spent many years at ODU, including acting as Chair for the ODU Economics Department from 2001 to 2006. His research and work is widely published and has been cited in newspaper, magazine, and wire reports

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I’m pretty sure that the idea of home improvements and what can be reasonably and safely done by a homeowner, go as far back as the first homes. There was probably an argument about fixing a roof shortly after the very first roof was rained on.

Once you invest in a house, it is only natural to want to improve the space over the years and as your budget allows. But sometimes, in the conflict between budget and ability, there can be some gray areas between what you can do and what you can safely do.

Here is our solid list of Don’ts for DIY around your home. If you happen to be a trade person who specializes in any of these things, don’t take it personally- just know you’re lucky to have the ability to do it on a professional level.

As for

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So you’re thinking about buying a home, but you have so many questions you don’t know where to start? We’ve rounded up some reputable online resources for your information gathering web sessions. For the biggest purchase of your life, check out these three places for the FAQs to help you feel informed!

1. Realtor.com

We love their commercials with Elizabeth Banks, and if you haven’t seen them (or the ones featuring the dad from Modern Family), then you need to jump over to this site and have a good laugh. After you’re done laughing, delve into the wealth of info available on this site. We recommend the “Buy” page of the News and Advice Header for informative articles that run the gambit from paperwork you need to start the process to what

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