Real Estate Group Blog for Hampton Roads, Williamsburg & N. Carolina - Blog Archive: January, 2017

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January 2017

There are 5 blog entries for January 2017.


After a lovely holiday season, a lot of people look forward to moving in the spring and early summer. If you have dreamed of downsizing, changing locations, or finally purchasing the home of your dreams, follow these easy steps to make a sale in the spring a breeze!

Make an EXTERIOR plan.

Use these cold winter months and short days to make a plan for the exterior f your home. If you have any personalized touches that might be a little too hard for a potential buyer to overlook, consider toning them down or removing them. Think about boosting your curb appeal with things like landscaping, paint, and a good cleaning. Bright flowers, lush plants, and mulch can naturally brighten your exterior when it’s time to sell. Freshening up paint and

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The past few weekends have been full of snow and rain, but it’s never too early to think about your spring garden and landscaping ideas! If you’re feeling a little uninspired, make sure you head out to the Virginia Beach Convention Center January 27 through January 29 to get a glimpse into the possible future of your front yard, back yard oasis, or garden.  The Virginia Flower and Garden Expo will be in full swing to help inspire and motivate you to beautify your surroundings this year!

If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend the Flower and Garden Expo, or you went years ago, do yourself the favor of scheduling some time to stop in! Wander the incredible displays, get information from knowledgeable experts, and check out the latest tech

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Last weekend many Hampton Roads residents bundled up inside their warm homes, keeping the kids busy building snowmen, or just enjoying the quiet and calm of a few snow days. Avoid the cabin fever this weekend with these fun things to do around the area. The weather is forecasted to be warm for January, so get out and enjoy!


Put that Fitbit that you got for Christmas to good use with a walk around Downtown Norfolk for an afternoon. After the winter storm that shut things down for almost all of us, make sure you take a moment and support some local shops and businesses. Grab lunch at a local restaurant on Granby Street or in Ghent. Catch a movie at the Naro, grab some great food from Pendulum or Ten Top, or restock your reading pile from

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Ready for a New Home?

No doubt you’ve heard the phrase “Out with the old, and in with the new.”

Well, we feel that phrase could be asking you if perhaps this year is the time to consider creating your own “new.” There is nothing like the smell of sawdust, the sounds of walls, ceilings, and roofs going up, and the inclusion of cabinetry, fixtures, and color selections during the construction of a new home.

Ask yourself if now is the right time, with near historic low-interest rates, still great pricing, and an improving economy, to make that longtime dream come true of having a home built specifically for you and your family.

While resales have great value in the marketplace right now, the thrill of being able to have a “say-so” in style,

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 It looks like it is almost time for our annual snow storm here in Hampton Roads. While opinions vary widely about this upcoming snow forecast, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy it and ways to make sure you stay safe!

1. Stay off the roads (if you can.)

Not everyone has this option, but especially during and right after the snow falls, make sure you use common sense about going out. It can take a couple of days for plows and salt trucks to make roads driveable, and sometimes, it’s just better and safer to stay home and build a snowman or a blanket fort.

2. Embrace the down time.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to stay home, enjoy the time! Play with your kids, binge watch that show everyone is talking about, take a nap, or read.

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