Real Estate Group Blog for Hampton Roads, Williamsburg & N. Carolina - Blog Archive: May, 2019

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May 2019

There are 8 blog entries for May 2019.

When you are considering whether to sell or rent out your home, it is easy to not notice some of the hidden costs and things that you need to "get right" when you weigh the costs and benefits of each option. When you are weighing the costs of renting your home out, there are a few "headaches" that can be lurking in the shadows. By thinking these through and planning for them, you can make the process smoother and less stressful, as well as more profitable.

Of the potential headaches of propery management, there are three that come up quite often and seem to cause the most stress. In no particular order: Maintenance calls and issues, Eviction and other legal issues, and Tenant Turnover each create a tremendous amount of stress and reduce

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Hickory Landing at Edinburgh - Chesapeake VA

Are you in the market for a new home? Are you thinking that you would like something that is brand new and not just "new to you"? Today we are going to feature new homes in Chesapeake at Hickory Landing.

Want the ultimate in new homes search? We invite you to visit .  Here you will find the latest new home listings throughout the entire Hampton Roads area. You will also find it easy to search by new home community to see the features, amenities and options available.  Hampton Roads has many options for new home buyers. Let on of our helpful new home specialists help you narrow down the options and assist you in making your new home dream a reality. 

Hickory Landing in Chesapeake

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Are you looking to build a new home in the near future? 

Do you already have the perfect kitchen in mind and know exactly what you want? Are you just getting started in the process? Here are some of the latest trends that we are seeing local builders include in their kitchens:

Trend #1: Tile Backsplash 

The trend to use a decorative tile backsplash continues to be a popular one. This is an example of one built by A & B Building. This picture comes from The backsplash as pictured here can be a great way to add variety and contrast to the colors in a kitchen.

Trend #2: Granite or Quartz Countertops / Stainless Steel Appliances / Large Island

In this example from HAV, Inc builders we see a large rectangular island with

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The weather is getting warm. It is time to get out on the water, and in the water!

Luxury Living is finding a home that matches your lifestyle. Here are the latest luxury waterfront homes in Hampton Roads. Would you like to search ALL of the listed luxury homes? Visit and check out our Waterfront collection of homes. 

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If you own property that you are renting out, it is important to make sure that you stay up to date with the latest legal changes. Each year numerous bills potentially affecting landlord tenant law are brought before the Virginia General Assembly for consideration. These bills are drafted in response to constituent concerns, as fixes for loopholes in existing law, or in reaction to regional or national housing related issues. This year’s changes fall primarily into the last category.

A New York Times article published in April of 2018 examined the eviction process in general and looked specifically at Virginia in much of the statistical data. Virginia law allows for removal of a non-paying tenant from possession in roughly 60 days, which compared

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New Home Plans : Are you planning to build in 2019?

Planning to build your home is a big decision. It is one of those life decisions that is complicated, involved and can be confusing. You NEED a home that fits the unique lifestyle for you and those you love. You WANT to have control of the process, to do do things your way. And you DESIRE the outcome of moving into a new home that your tribe will love.

If we put it into pictures, it is easy to visualize moving into your new home and everything being great. And often even the planning process in your mind's eye looks like this:

And yet when you start to approach the idea of building a brand new home, it is a daunting task. So many choices, decisions, deadlines and issues. Where to build?

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Home Plans. An Important Part of Your New Home.

One of the main advantages of building a new home versus buying an existing home is the ability to plan your home out on paper to fit your lifestyle rather than fitting your lifestyle into existing walls, plumbing, windows and so forth. It allows you to create the life that you want. So let's go through a couple of ways to make the most of it. And be sure to visit for the Complete New Home Collection.

Find someone who knows what home plans are available from different builders.

It is pretty common for people to not know what they want initially but as soon as they see the perfect thing for them, they know it instantly. They can see themselves living there. They can visualize the

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Why do people choose New Homes and New Construction over Existing Homes?

A common question that people have about new homes and new construction, is why do people choose one over the other. In other words, what are the advantages of new homes vs existing homes. And what might the advatages be for existing homes over new. As most homebuyers approach buying a home, they will often at least consider a new home and compare the alternatives. It is important to remember that each situation is unique, but here are some of the potential factors:

Potential Advantages for New Homes

  • Perceived Quality of Materials and Quality of Builder - If you are comfortable (and we recommend inspections to confirm that), with the craftsmanship of the builder, then
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