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New Construction Home Buying Tips 

While there are a lot of similarities between buying an existing  home and new construction, this blog post will help you with some specific tips that apply to new construction. Here is a preview in bullet form of what is below:

  • How the buying process of a New Home is different
  • How negotiating new construction is different
  • Questions to Ask a Builder
  • What to Look for in a New Home Community
  • Do I Need a REALTOR to buy a new home?
  • Do I Need an Inspection on a new home

The New Homes Buying Process

Whether you are buying a new or existing home, you always want to start by arming yourself with all the education and information that you can and then follow that up with making sure that

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Featured New Home Community in Suffolk: River Bluff on the Nansemond

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 Suffolk at River Bluff.

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. 

River Bluff in

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This week, we would like to feature one of the areas most popular golf communities. Of course if you want to see ALL of the golf communities that Hampton Roads has to offer, feel free to visit and our Golf Section. It has golf homes from around the area as well as other luxury properties. 

The Riverfront at Harbourview in Suffolk - Our featured Golf Community

Golf Homes and country club, with views of the scenic Nansemond and James River and living at its finest is at the heart of what The Riverfront is about. It is like living in a resort, with handcrafted custom homes and condos.  Enjoy the clubhouse, parks, waliking and biking trails, golf, tennis, volleyball, and so much more. 

About The Riverfront Golf Club and Course

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So let's say you are in one of the following three situations:

  1. You are a new landlord. Someone who has decided that renting out your home MAY be a better idea than selling it. 
  2. You have recently had a tenant move out after a number of years. You have updated the property and are looking to get it rented for the proper price.
  3.  You have a number of investment properties that you are considering. You would like to have a better idea of what they would rent for before you invest.

You want to know how much I should rent my house for? If you look online there are all sorts of automated tools and conflicting answers. You find the so-called "rental calculators" and "rent estimators", but the truth is that they have no way to take into

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Homes for Sale with Deep Water Access

 Looking for a home on the water where you have deep water access (whether your property is riverfront, bayfront or oceanfront? Here are some our featured deep water access listings.

Would you like to browse virtually all of the deep water access homes? We have built page on our website that is a perfect starting point for your home search. Go HERE and you will see virtuallly ALL of the current listings with deep water access. Being able to see them all in one place online makes finding the perfect one for you quicker and easier.  

You can find waterfront homes by area as well!

Are you looking for a specific area of Hampton Roads and want to find a waterfront home there? Our websites has pages of

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When chatting with a friend recently, she was cleaning out her home. Her criteria for deciding what would be kept versus what would "go" was "Does it bring me joy?". I was intrigued by this.

The whole premise was that you keep the things that bring you joy , and life is simply to short to live among the things that don't. My friend looked at a number of items in her home and said "This is ok, but out in the world there is someone way more passionate about this than I am? In their hands this item would flourish. In mine it will just be here. Can I find someone like that?" What if we took the same approach to managing a rental home or property?

Below is a list of most of the tasks that you have to accomplish as a landlord. Are you passionate about all

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Hampton Roads is home to a wide selection of waterfront luxury condominiums. You can choose from oceanfront beaches or ocean views, and each condo will have your choice of amenities and lifestyles. Below are some of our featured listings in Ocean Park, an area of Virginia Beach with outstanding views and amenities. 


See condos across ALL of Hampton Roads

Each week new luxury condominiums are listed in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and greater Hampton Roads real estate markets. Even if you are just starting to think about owning a second home, a vacation condo, or even purchasing one of these condos as a short term rental investment, take a look at the latest on the market! 

Also if you would like to see a showcase of all the luxury homes that the

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A well-rounded offering of real estate services should include property management. It is important to serve the needs of homeowners who wish to rent out their property and to meet the housing needs of people who aren’t ready or positioned to buy a home. The Property Management Division at The Real Estate Group addresses those needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and value to our rental customers and clients including ongoing investments in the latest technology and training for our property managers and staff.

The Hampton Roads real estate market has a strong demand for rental housing. The large population of military and contractor personnel in the area ensures that there are always people who need rental properties

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Isle of Wight County New Homes - Room to Grow

While Hampton Roads has a wide array of New Home Communities and places build new homes, there are increasingly limited opportunities close to the beach, and many new home buyers are turning to a slightly more rural, more country setting to be the backdrop for their lifestyle. For our New Homes Collection featured area today, we would like to take you on a tour of some of the choices available there.

What you will find is new home communities with spacious lots and more rural settings. If you are looking for serene, quieter living and a more open feel, then Isle of Wight county is a new home option that should be on your list. Being part of the TREG New Homes Collection means that we make discovering

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Every day, there are a large number of homeowners in Hampton Roads who need or want to rent out their home, but who are unsure whether to manage it themselves or to hire a property management company.  There are also a large number of private landlords who have previously self managed their rentals, who choose to reconsider, electing instead to work with a professional manager to mitigate the time, cost, and risk in today’s complex rental environment.

Time, Money, and Risk - The 3 Main Factors

When you list out the tasks that you have to do to manage a property, you can add right after them either time, money, or risk..and in some cases all three that it will require you to manage a rental home properly.

  • Marketing and
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