Richmond, VA Real Estate News

By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Richmond Virginia Home Buying Grants and Down Payment ProgramsEquity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through our partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $10,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Progra...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
$7,500 Virginia Home Buyer Grant Program - Richmond Virginia Equity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through our partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Program assists buyers who are currently servi...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Richmond Virginia First Time Home Buyer $5,000 Grant ProgramEquity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through our partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Program assists buyers who are currently servin...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Virginia Home Buying Grants and Down Payment Programs 2016Equity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through our partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Program assists buyers who are currently serving...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Richmond Virginia Home Buying Grants and Down Payment Programs 2016Equity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through our partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Program assists buyers who are currentl...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Henrico County Virginia Home Buying Grants 2016Equity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through our partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Program assists buyers who are currently serving or have se...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Glen Allen Virginia Home Buying Grants 2016Equity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through are partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Program assists buyers who are currently serving or have served...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Richmond VA Home Buying Grants 2016Equity First Realty understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors for more homebuyers through are partner banks. The programs allow buyers to put money towards a down payment and closing costs through our various banking vendors.What’s currently offered through our banking vendors?• Up to $5,000 for first-time buyers.• Up to $7,500 for community partners: law enforcement, firefighters, healthcare professionals, or educators.• Up to $7,500 for veterans and service members. The Veteran’s Purchase Program assists buyers who are currently serving or have served in any ...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Are you financially ready to buy a home? The house you’ve been eyeing has a for sale sign in the front yard. You’re excited. You’re ready to take a look at it. Great… but are you ready to buy it?Before you meet with your realtor, you should first meet with your lender to make sure. In order to make the home loan process easy for you and your lender, you should be financially organized. At the beginning of the year, most people are inclined to have fiscal documents order for tax filing purposes. However, it is a great practice to maintain year-round. Especially if you’re ready to begin your home search later in the year after your taxed have been filed. Maintain all your financial records - including your tax records - in one place. You may want to buy a box and keep your separate inform...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Why is it taking so long for my house to sell? Many factors make a home sell quickly. It’s a process that’s almost like going to a job interview. One of the key dynamics to determine the amount of time it spends on the market is Presentation. In the world of real estate, presentation is a way of life. To the potential buyer, it's almost as important as location. As discriminating as buyers are in today's market, it's important to understand that many of them base their final decision upon how the home has been presented. The first thing the potential buyers note is your lawn. If your lawn is trimmed and well-nurtured, he will immediately sense a good impression about your home. On the other hand, if your lawn is a wreck, it is possible he may not want to view your home. His judgment on ...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Virginia Firefighter Home Buying Program If you are former or active military, law enforcement, firefighters, health care providers, first responders, and/or teachers there are home buying and home selling savings programs just for you! The two programs Virginia Hometown Hero and Military Appreciation home savings programs will suit you and your family needs.                                    Virginia Hometown Heroes Home Buying Program: Dedicated to those who have risked their lives for our country, this savings program offers discounts during the real estate transaction process when buying or selling a home. This program offers assistance to firefighters, police officers and military personnel by working with housing providers to ensure favorable prices and loan terms. Equity First R...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
If you are former or active military, law enforcement, firefighters, health care providers, first responders, and/or teachers there are home buying and home selling savings programs just for you! The two programs Virginia Hometown Hero and Military Appreciation home savings programs will suit you and your family needs.                                    Virginia Hometown Heroes Home Buying Program: Dedicated to those who have risked their lives for our country, this savings program offers discounts during the real estate transaction process when buying or selling a home. This program offers assistance to firefighters, police officers and military personnel by working with housing providers to ensure favorable prices and loan terms. Equity First Realty's Virginia Hometown Hero Programs o...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Medical Professional Home Buyer Rebate Program - 1.5% Cash BackAs a medical professional, you have worked for years to join the ranks of an chosen few, and your hard work should be rewarded, not only professionally, but personally. That is why we have created the Medical Professional Home Buyer Rebate Program.Our Medical Professional Home Buyer Rebate Program experience includes:"Concierge Service"from a real estate industry expert who: Complimentary referral service should you need to sell your existing home or purchase anywhere in the country. Will assist in the search, negotiations, purchase of your home Will provide support after the sale to make sure your move is seamless Financing liaisons to many physician loan programs "Specialized Financing" 5% down payment up to $1,100,000 (3...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
If you play games on your phone, tablet or computer than you are aware of just how commercial this endeavor has become. Remember the good ole’ days when a Nintendo connected to your TV set was all you needed for hours of fun? Well, things have changed a lot and today online gaming is all the rave. Today there are countless ways to spend your hard earned money when using the internet to compete with other cyber-gamers. You can buy extra “items” online to help you defeat your “enemy”, purchase cheat codes to become immortal and more. The question is, however, is it always clear when you are being charged real money to finally beat that dastardly dragon?  Lance Perkins doesn’t think so. Last December when he received his credit card bill he was shocked to see more than $7,600 dollars in c...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
One of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner is losing their home. While no one ever intends to end up in foreclosure unexpected circumstances can happen to anyone and sometimes having their home foreclosed upon cannot be avoided. The state of Oregon has discovered a very creative way to help some its citizens avoid this tragic occurrence.  Back in 2010 Oregon was granted $220 million from the treasury Department as part of a federal program that was developed to assist states with high unemployment and/or steep declines in home value. The state decided to use a portion of this money to set up a loan refinancing program for homeowners that were underwater on their mortgages (owed more than their home was worth).  The idea was ingenious and proved to be a great success for all...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Glen Allen Homebuyer Receives $8,175.00 Rebate Check Get a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate check to Dr. Anis and her husband Mr. Gregory. These homebuyers took advantage of the Equity First Realty Cashback Rebate Program on a house they purchased in Glen Allen, VA. Since Dr. Anis was a Doctor in the state of Virginia she qualified for our Richmond Virginia Doctor Home Buyer Rebate Program. Want more money in your pocket for closing? How about being able to afford a bigger/nicer Virginia home? You can with Equity First Realty! Now Equity First Realty Gives YOU Cash Back Buyer Rebates at Closing.Buyer rebates give you cash back at closing. If you have ever wondered how cash back rebates work for re...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Your Home SOLD in 7 Days or Less GUARANTEED, or We Will Sell It For FREE!That's right, no commission...even after it's sold!We're so confident in our decades of experience that we can sell any home in any market within 7 days. If we can't, we'll still sell it and you don't pay our commission.To discuss the sale of your home with The Marcus Rice Team call 804-935-8519 today!The single biggest issue on most home sellers' minds is how to achieve the highest sale price possible in the least amount of time. And yet most homeowners feel disadvantaged and ill-equipped to achieve this goal and many do not trust an Agent to get at least 100% of Market Value either. Pricing a home is an imperfect science to begin with, and market factors can cause large swings. So can the skill of the person resp...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Your Home SOLD in 7 Days or Less GUARANTEED, or We Will Sell It For FREE!That's right, no commission...even after it's sold!We're so confident in our decades of experience that we can sell any home in any market within 7 days. If we can't, we'll still sell it and you don't pay our commission.To discuss the sale of your home with The Marcus Rice Team call 804-935-8519 today!The single biggest issue on most home sellers' minds is how to achieve the highest sale price possible in the least amount of time. And yet most homeowners feel disadvantaged and ill-equipped to achieve this goal and many do not trust an Agent to get at least 100% of Market Value either. Pricing a home is an imperfect science to begin with, and market factors can cause large swings. So can the skill of the person resp...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Your Home SOLD in 7 Days or Less GUARANTEED, or We Will Sell It For FREE!That's right, no commission...even after it's sold!We're so confident in our decades of experience that we can sell any home in any market within 7 days. If we can't, we'll still sell it and you don't pay our commission.To discuss the sale of your home with The Marcus Rice Team call 804-935-8519 today!The single biggest issue on most home sellers' minds is how to achieve the highest sale price possible in the least amount of time. And yet most homeowners feel disadvantaged and ill-equipped to achieve this goal and many do not trust an Agent to get at least 100% of Market Value either. Pricing a home is an imperfect science to begin with, and market factors can cause large swings. So can the skill of the person resp...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Your Home SOLD in 7 Days or Less GUARANTEED, or We Will Sell It For FREE!That's right, no commission...even after it's sold!We're so confident in our decades of experience that we can sell any home in any market within 7 days. If we can't, we'll still sell it and you don't pay our commission.To discuss the sale of your home with The Marcus Rice Team call 804-935-8519 today!The single biggest issue on most home sellers' minds is how to achieve the highest sale price possible in the least amount of time. And yet most homeowners feel disadvantaged and ill-equipped to achieve this goal and many do not trust an Agent to get at least 100% of Market Value either. Pricing a home is an imperfect science to begin with, and market factors can cause large swings. So can the skill of the person resp...
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