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In 2000 my husband and I decided to get certified to scuba dive. I found that diving was more about mind over matter than the activity it's self. In 2002, we had the opportunity of a lifetime. For our ten-year anniversary we took off for a month and went to Fiji. We started our adventure on a div...
In sales, we sometimes have to step out of the box and get creative in our packaging of a property. For instance, my seller's home has been on the market for some time and based on the sales data is priced aggressively. During phone calls with the buyer's agents to obtain feedback, they state "it...
The forward thinking Realtors are learning to get ahead with smart phones and access on the go. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the markets and real estate are finally starting to pick up. Actually 28% of Realtors were using them in 2007, in 2008 that figure jumped to 42...
Beach officials and four Cape Henry property owners and condominium associations have been locked in a dispute over the land for several years. The city needed the recreational and construction easements over the property so that the Army Corps of Engineers could pump sand from a dredging projec...
About a week ago I bought a new car. I have to confess I always cringe at the thought of visiting the lot. My past experiences have affected my perception of the car buying experience. In the past I go out with high hopes of finding the car I like, with the options I desire for a fair price. All ...
Recently a Salem Lakes resident called me very frustrated with the City's system for collecting trash. She stated that at the rear of her parcel is an easement owned by the city. Apparently someone in the neighborhood seems to think it's a place to dump garbage, recliners, tires, etc. The residen...
Take a peek at the homes that sold in the Shore Drive corridor (Cape Story to Chicks Beach) of Virginia Beach, VA in September. Click here
As with anything, the more initial planning you do the more time and money you'll save during the construction of the home. Here are a few ideas to consider when designing your new home Go for a small home in lieu of a larger one. Create multipurpose spaces such as homework area/craft stations o...
The time is now Mr. and Mrs. Seller, set the market or continue to chase it, and at what cost. The first time home buyer 8000 tax credit expires on Nov. 30, 2009 and most transactions take 30-60 days to close. Buyers will have to find and negotiate on a house by the end of October to leave a rea...
Does an open house actually produce a buyer for the home open to the public? Some sellers feel their agent isn't working very hard if they don't do open houses. Opening your home to the public comes with many strings attached. First, you are allowing any and everyone through your home without the...