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There’s no denying that COVID-19 has made a huge impact on our everyday lives. Our local communities are the hardest hit, this is an especially important reason why we should be supporting them now more than ever. Due to the unusual times, people are coming together to support each other, their communities, and those on the front lines. 

Here are some local businesses you can support that are making adjustments to ensure you can still enjoy your favorites while you’re safe at home.  

Norfolk - Naro Virtual Screenings

This Norfolk movie theater has been standing since 1936. If you thought Coronavirus was going to stop them from keeping on, you thought wrong. Although the theater is temporarily closed,  the Naro is continuing to work with movie

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Despite the fact that we’re living in uncertain times dealing with Covid-19  and it’s changed how we do business, the fact remains that homes are continuing to be bought and sold. In the last month, hundreds of homes in The Real Estate Group alone have been listed or are pending home sales. 

So, how are we doing it? Is there some magic secret? Actually no. Our TREG REALTORS® and the staff that back them up along with Title Companies and Mortgage professionals are working hard to take care of clients. The truth of it is that real estate can be safely transacted while following all guidelines for social distancing.

We are actively working with clients, listing and selling homes, and helping buyers find the home of their dreams everyday. 

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Home is the safest place to be right now and almost everyone has made mindful adjustments to their everyday lives. Due to the quickly changing nature of the pandemic, a lot of people may be left wondering what they can and can’t do. Luckily, you don’t necessarily need to be restricted entirely to your home - going outside is still allowed. You can still exercise and get some fresh air outside, however, you must still practice social distancing guidelines. Here are some local places in Hampton Roads you can take advantage of if you’re itching to switch up the scenery and get outside!

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Calling all plant admirers! Explore 175 acres of fresh air and beautiful garden space. All outdoor gardens remain open and tickets and

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Right now there sure seems to be a lot of uncertainty going on in the world. And yet, despite the things we are not sure of when we look around Hampton Roads we are certainly seeing some good things happening. If there is one thing that will help us get through uncertain times it is good things that we can be certain of.

So here are some examples of everyday Virginians living life in Hampton Roads who are doing some certainly good things.

Mobile Birthday Wishes

In Hampton, a local woman named Frances Lucido was given the ultimate birthday surprise over this past weekend. Her family knew they couldn’t celebrate in a traditional way this year due to social distancing requirements, but they had something very creative up their sleeve. 35

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Navigating through unfamiliar territory can bring us through different emotions. Some of those emotions could easily be stress and uncertainty. The good news is, we can take control of how we respond to a situation by staying productive through difficult times. So, let’s explore some ways we can relieve stress and help maintain a positive outlook while practicing social distancing, you may even want to stick with some of these for the long run!

Try something new
Is there a valuable skill you’d like to brush up on? Or maybe there’s an online class or new recipe you’d like to explore. Keep your mind sharp during this extended time at home. Now is an ideal time to try new things. Here’s a link to free online classes you can take advantage of while

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Design trends are often shifted when there are large events that change how we live. The Covid-19 Pandemic is an example of that. Almost overnight, it has changed how many of us work. Home Offices have gained a lot of popularity over the past decade, so much so that home stagers often chose to change a bedroom into a home office. This trend has accelerated dramatically with Covid-19 and many people are now being required to work from home.

A lot of people now have the need to convert extra rooms or corners into an office space that is productive and efficient. Here are some ways to make your home office as effective as possible!

Color Choices: Warm vs Cool


One of the first things to consider when trying to set up your home office is the color

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In the midst of COVID-19, we find ourselves limiting outside interaction as much as possible. Other than the nonessentials that are easily avoidable, grocery shopping is something we must continue to have access to. Thankfully, many grocery stores are offering delivery options to help take the burden of going in public off the shoulders of shoppers. 

Walmart

Walmart offers curbside pickup for your grocery order and delivery is an option as well in select cities. You’re able to search pickup and delivery options by zip code and once you find your closest store, you’re easily able to add to your cart online! Everything from fresh produce to everyday essentials are available, choose from same-day or next-day delivery.

Instacart

With Instacart

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The Real Estate Group is proud to be the "Hampton Roads Original" serving the entire region including Northeast North Carolina.  Check out our Newest Listings and you may just find the perfect home for you and your family.  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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The days are longer and the flowers are starting to bloom, yes, it’s Spring! With that said, it’s finally the time of year to start sprucing up your home in preparation for warm weather activities. Now that the Winter weather has passed, you’ll want to take inventory of your home and look for any damages so that you can make the necessary repairs. Checking for repairs is crucial in addition to any “beauty” work around the house. Follow this Spring maintenance list to make sure your home is in top notch condition this year!

Clean the Gutters

No one looks forward to the possibility of water damage, especially during warmer temperatures. Making sure gutters are cleared of debris and leaks will save you some trouble in the future. 

Clean

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This has been one of the main questions that have been asked to The Real Estate Group (TREG) Associates in the past few days. One of the things that we want to assure you is, YES, you can list and sell during this time! Our agents are trained to market your home and will use every method needed to get it exposure.

That said, things are changing constantly and there are considerations you may need to take into account. Here are some examples: People looking to buy right now likely have the immediate need for a new home. Some areas of the market that were very inventory constrained may now have an influx of buyers, and on the contrary, some areas may be slower. Some questions you may want to consider could be: Is your home ready for the market? What

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