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We love the long sunny days and the feeling like we want to take advantage of every fun thing there is to do in Hampton Roads. While the heat has been a little much lately, we can’t help but think about what we want to be doing this weekend, this upcoming week, and pretty much every day to squeeze all the fun we can get out of summer!

We realized that there are a lot of activities and things to do around Hampton Roads that we consider essential to a successful summer. Sometimes the lull of summer boredom can strike, but just take a look at these key Hampton Roads summer activities and get inspired!

1. Farmer’s Markets

We have them all over the seven cities, and they are the perfect place to get the freshest produce, local meats,

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It’s Valentine’s Day! If you’re a last minute planner and still don’t have any plans for your Valentine tonight, The Real Estate Group can help you out with some ideas. Here are our suggestions for a uniquely Hampton Roads Valentines Day experience.

Open Table

Open Table is your secret weapon to booking a table for a fabulous meal this Valentine’s Day. You can search online for times and cities, expanding your results to find a table on one of the busiest date nights of the year.

No registration is needed to explore and you can make reservations to many local places, some you might have forgotten as options! See reviews right from the site, or use it as the starting point in your search for the perfect meal! 


Teen Valentine's

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Black History Month began in 1926 as a weeklong observance of the important people and events in African-American history. Created by Carter G. Woodson, it was celebrated during the second week of February, coinciding with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Black educators and the Black United Students at Kent State University first proposed Black History Month in February 1969. The first celebration of the month took place at Kent State one year later, in February 1970.

Six years later, Black History Month was being celebrated all across the country in educational institutions, centers of Black culture and community centers, when President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month, during the celebration of the United States

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Christmas is traditionally known for spending the day with family, having a big meal with them, next to a pretty tree, and ripping into some gifts. Sometimes, it’s good to get out of your comfort zone and make a new holiday tradition with your family. If you’re feeling that need for something new this Christmas season, we’ve compiled a list of some local events you might want to check out.


“Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia”

Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road

Thursday, Nov. 23-Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017; 9 AM-5 PM

At Jamestown Settlement, explore 17th-century culinary practices of Virginia during this 3-day event. Discover how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English colonists and

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When children are small, Christmas tends to be more magical for them than it is once they're grown. Keep that holiday magic going with your little ones on Christmas Eve, by tracking Santa’s flight around the world. And if you time it right, you can even use it as a way to get the kiddos to bed promptly!

The Official NORAD Santa Tracker is an annual Christmas-themed entertainment program, which has existed since 1955, with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Every year on Christmas Eve, NORAD tracks Santa Claus as he leaves the North Pole on Christmas Eve and delivers gifts in every time zone, to children around the world. You can use it to listen to Christmas carols, check your local weather or check the weather at the North Pole.

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Once again, The Real Estate Group, its associates and their families participated in the 2017 Grand Illumination Parade in Downtown Norfolk this last Saturday. As anyone that’s lived in Norfolk during this time of year, the Grand Illumination Parade and the lighting of the buildings mark the start of the local holiday season.

This year, TREG again had the honor of walking the Blue Angels balloon in the 33rd annual parade, and the crowd response was fantastic. The love for the military community was alive and well with all the bundled up families cheering, clapping, and waving from the sidewalks as the giant blue jet was expertly guided by our very own agents, staff members and their family members.

For more than 30 years, families have gathered

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While Thanksgiving is traditionally known for sitting down to a big meal with family, sometimes, it’s fun to buck tradition. In case you feel like doing something different this season, we’ve compiled a list of some local Thanksgiving events.

If you go somewhere for Thanksgiving, the best parts might be not having to cook the dinner or having to clean up afterward!


“Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia”

Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road

Thursday, Nov. 23-Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017; 9 AM-5 PM

At Jamestown Settlement, explore 17th-century culinary practices of Virginia during this 3-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. Discover how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English

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Dr. Vinod Agarwal spoke to the TREG agents at the annual special business meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Springhill Suites in Norfolk, where he discussed the Hampton Roads economy and a summary of the existing homes market since 2011.

Agarwal is the Director of the Economic Forecasting Project and Professor of Economics at the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA.

According to Agarwal, home inventories have decreased substantially, and the number of homes sold has steadily increased. Mortgage rates continue to be at historic lows, but the median price has increased only slightly. The number of days on the market has also decreased from 102 days in 2011, to 75 days in 2016.

Agarwal covered more

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Friday, Sept. 15 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This annual event, honoring our missing service members and their families, shouldn't be a day for only for our military communities, but it should also be recognized by our civilian communities as well. It highlights the government’s commitment to account for those missing service members. America’s POW/MIAs should be honored and recognized, rather than memorialized, with the focus on the continuing commitment to account for those still missing.

Support for these missing Americans and their families is strong. In Hampton Roads, our military’s presence is strongly felt, woven into our daily lives. "The total Department of Defense population, including active duty and civilian personnel

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Public schools throughout Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina will soon reopen their doors, so kids will be getting up off their couches while their parents do a happy dance.

To make the transition easier, we've rounded up some great resources for our local parents. You can use these links to access public school websites, academic calendars and information on bus routes and stops.

Virginia Beach: public schools start Tuesday, Sept. 5!

Virginia Beach City Public Schools Website

Virginia Beach School Year Calendar (PDF-Printable)

Virginia Beach School Bus Schedules and Transportation Information

Chesapeake: public schools start Tuesday, Sept. 5!

Chesapeake Public Schools Website

Chesapeake School Year

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