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As 2019 draws to a close and we look toward 2020, it’s time to evaluate how your rental property investments have performed and look for ways to improve in the New Year. 

Have you had a tough year with difficult tenants and think it’s time to find new tenants for your home? Maybe you are tired of dealing with repairs, chasing down vendors for estimates and other issues? Perhaps you are dealing with a tenant that is not paying and need collections done correctly.  Maybe keeping up with the ever changing laws and regulations impacting rentals is becoming tedious, or you are not certain your leasing documents are in compliance. Perhaps you’re working with a property manager who is not providing you the level of service you desire.

Let’s Talk


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If you have ever Googled "Virignia Beach Homes" and then looked at the pictures that come up in the search, it is pretty likely that you have seen a picture of Sandbridge Beach.  While Virginia Beach has miles and miles of shoreline, the 4.5 miles of Sandbridge Beach are some of the most photographed and picturesque oceanfront properties in all of Hampton Roads.

Sandbridge Beach has an ideal location

Located at the end of Sandbridge Rd., the oceanfront community of Sandbridge Beach offers an alternative to the hustle and bustle of the Virginia Beach resort area. Given the ideal location, the waterfront homes, there are a large number of vacationers who visit here each summer. They come for the relaxing oceanfront views, the beachfront lifestyle, the

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This is a question that is often asked by homeowners renting out their homes. While there is no standard package offered by all property management companies / property managers, here is a list of what we offer our property management clients.

  • Comprehensive initial property survey with maintenance and marketing recommendations

  • Research comparable properties to determine market rent.

  • Advertising via numerous websites, our marketing partners in the sales division, multiple listing service, and the power that comes with The Real Estate Group brand. 

  • Applicant processing including reference verification, credit and income qualification, and conformity to any property restrictions. 

  • Lease negotiation and

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Lynnhaven Dunes condos in Virginia Beach

Tucked away in Virgnia Beach are a number of communities with available condominiums. Our featured community this week is Lynnhaven Dunes. Lynnhaven Dunes has 2 to 4 bedroom luxury condos with 2,100 - 2,350 square feet of waterfront living. The community offers scenic views, a gated entrance, covered private parking, pool, a private beach and so much more. Pricing in this community runs in the $400s and up, with most homes from $400-$600.

If you are interested in putting the "beach" in Virginia Beach, Lynnhaven Dunes is one to see. Here are the current listings available in the area. 


Want to see more? You can also visit Lynnhaven Dunes Condos for Sale on our website exclusively dedicated to

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The holidays are a wonderful time of year to enjoy family, friends, and memory making together. With the frivolity and merriment also comes some increased risks. Here are a number of easy ways to reduce the risk of home safety hazards during these wonderful times.

Most of the increased risk comes from three main sources, increased weather risk, fire risk and home security risk.


With these 4 simple winter weatherization tips, you can significantly reduce the risk of weather related issues.

  1. Swap out screens for storm windows, and be sure to seal gaps around doors and windows with weather stripping.
  2. Clean up debris around the landscape of your home as well as the roof.
  3. Check all exterior vents and be sure they’re closed.
  4. Drain
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Find Horse Farms and Horse Friendly Properties for sale in Hampton Roads

Whether you are looking for a home for your horses, or a home where you can have them with you, we want to make it easy and simple for those who love horses to find their perfect place. Here are our featured horse properties to be listed on the market.

We also have prepared a separate luxury homes site, and a section reserved exclusively for horse properties, where you can browse through equine friendly properties by area all throughout Hampton Roads. Check it out today!

Connect with a TREG Equestrian and Horse Properties Expert

Needing an experienced guide to help you sort through the options and find the perfect horse-friendly home for you?

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(Virginia Beach, Virginia – November 2019) Real Estate Information Network Inc. (REIN), the regional Multiple Listing Service, reports a rise in the region’s residential home price in October 2019. The median sales price was $240,000, up 2.13% from October 2018. Residential settled sales for the region are also up, rising a substantial 14.81% year-over-year with 2,652 closed units.
The number of homes that went under contract in October rose significantly. The region’s residential pending sales saw 2,677 homes go under contract in October 2019, an increase of 21.52% from October 2018.
“Consumer confidence in homeownership continues to be strong, as demonstrated by an increase in residential sales of over 20%,” said Barbara Wolcott, REIN’s President.

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Tips for selling during the holiday season!

Should I decorate it? Yes.

The purpose of staging, or decorating a home during this time of year is to help people visualize themselves living in your home. A christmas tree, holiday decorations, and festive colors throughout your all add to this cozy, warm comfortable feeling that turns potential buyers who visit your home into offers to buy it.

The key for most sellers is not really about decorating or not. It is more about the amount of decoration. Too much will cause your home to feel small and even cluttered. Your best bet is to decorated for the season, but use less than you may be accustomed to so that your home feels more spacious and roomy.  Less truly is more!

Professional (and seasonal)

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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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