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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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Looking for the latest luxury home listings in Virginia Beach? Look no further. Here are the latest luxury listings in the Virginia Beach real estate market. There are some amazing homes here. If you would like to see any of these homes, please contact us via the website or get in touch with one of our professional and helpful associates. They will be happy to arrange showings for you.

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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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Who builds your home is important.

If you visit you will see a page where we feature selected builders from all around Hampton Roads. This page lets you drill down into not only the builders and the types of homes they specialize in, but also the New Home Communities that they are a part of and a little bit about them. We do this so that you have a place to start your planning process to find the perfect person for you to build your home. 

Our Featured Builder Page is a great place to start.

If you visit the featured builders page linked above, you will see this:


Clicking on each of these links will take you to both a little bit about our featured builders but also to examples of the new homes that they have listed.

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New Homes in Elizabeth City

Starting Under $200K

Tooley Harbor & Creekside Farms

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 Elizabeth City.

Tooley Harbor

Tooley Harbor is a planned waterfront community located on a navigable canal and part of the Pasquotank River. The community contains 400 planned residences and is to be composed in three phases. The planned amenities include private boat ramps, marina, canal & river access, and boardwalks. Visit the link above to see more information about Tooley Harbor.

Creekside Farms

Creekside Farms is located 35 minutes from Greenbrier, 40 minutes from

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Thinking of Building a New Home in Hampton Roads? Start Here.

There are a large number of reasons for building a new home (or buying a newly built home) rather than buying a home from someone who has lived there. Being honest with yourself about WHY you want new construction is important. So let's go through a number of the possibilities. And be sure to visit for the Complete New Home Collection

I like a specific new home community and new homes are being built there.

Great! Finding a location that fits your lifestyle is an important step. Often times your location decision is a key driver in some of the other major decisions that you make when building a new home such as builder, floor plans available, and amenities. While

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