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Six Tips on Saving for a New Home

Those thinking of buying a home would do well to save for this exciting experience. Even if homebuyers secure a no down payment home mortgage loan, there could be costs associated with closing, attorneys, moving, furnishing the new house and possibly redecorating. Taking the effort to save those pennies can ensure you'll be in good financial shape when you're ready to buy.

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Get a Head Start on Decluttering Your Home in 2015

Decluttering can be the first step towards getting organized, and you can make it happen by starting in your home. Take out the old to make room for the new! Taking just a few steps can get you on your way to a clutter-free home.

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Using the 2015 Color of the Year- Marsala

The 2015 Pantone color of the year is Marsala. Use this rich shade of wine to add a little drama to your home. Bring the party to your front door when you let your cup runneth over with this shade can really!

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Help Keep Your Home Warm This Winter in Four Easy Steps

Freezing temperatures mean staying on top of home heating costs, and that is easy to do in four steps. Although there is no real substitute for a nice, crackling fire or a dependable HVAC unit, it's good to know that taking a few extra measures can stretch those dollars further.

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New Year, New Home Search- Changing Things Up

Homebuyers who think 2015 could be the year to buy are right! Traditional ways of looking for houses may not be the most fruitful, so what better time to implement a few changes than right after January 1? There are several ways that can truly aid a productive house hunt, and all buyers must do is integrate one or more of these strategies into their plan of attack.

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How to Make 2015 the Year You Buy a New Home in Hampton Roads

Make the right moves and 2015 could be the year you buy a new home in Hampton Roads. There are several ways to ease into homeownership; by taking a few simple steps, the process can be a memorable adventure.

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What’s the Housing Outlook in 2015?

Now that the holidays are in full swing, it can be a good time to look into what housing may have in store for 2015. Are you thinking of buying? Moving? Selling? Downsizing? Building? Investing? Are experts predicting that the upcoming year will prove auspicious for such activities? According to Pat Mertz Esswein, in her recent article, Housing Outlook 2015, real estate prices will continue to increase but affordability is still within reach for the average homebuyer in many metro areas.

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Santa’s Response to Renter’s Wish

Dear Lifelong Renter (Thus Far),

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A Renter’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

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Our Favorite Homes From Holiday Movies

Homes from some of the most-loved holiday films remind us that real estate is about so much more than property value. It's watching the fun, memories and experiences that happen inside a home that make us want to celebrate the holidays with our own friends and family in our very own homes.

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Christmas Presents Homebuyers Can Give Themselves

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Five Ways to Wow Homebuyers During the Holidays

Sellers listing their homes during the holidays can attract some very positive attention from homebuyers when some of that festive spirit is infused into their houses. The usual decluttering, cleaning, repairing and staging is also necessary for homes to show well, but taking advantage of this time of year to appeal to buyers' emotions can result in offers and a sale.

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Choose the Perfect Christmas Tree for Your Home in Three Easy Steps

Celebrating the holidays in your own home can be exciting, but having the perfect Christmas tree can make things even more merrier. With all the options available, it can be difficult to select the evergreen that works best. But now there are just three steps that can ensure your home's beauty is enhanced by the ideal Christmas tree.

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Why We’re Thankful for Clients Like You

During this season of gratitude, we at SimonHouses.com are grateful for many things and one of those things is you, our clients. Below is a list of reasons why we're thankful for you allowing us to help you achieve your real estate goals this season and throughout the year.

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Holiday Home Safety Tips

Preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner at home this year? Follow a few holiday safety tips to ensure everyone enjoys a fun time free from harm. Taking these precautions can keep everyone safe and sound during this season of gratitude.

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Replacing the Home Garden During Fall and Winter

Although fall and winter can begin to get a bit dreary, replacing the home garden is easy and helps lift the spirits. Flowers, grasses and tress may not be in full bloom but there are plenty of other plants that folks can choose from when bringing a bit of nature closer to home.

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Three Ways to Save Money on a Home This Fall

Every house hunter wants to save money when making such a large purchase this fall. It's not difficult to keep those hard-earned dollars in your own pocket, but there is a method to doing so. Homebuyers save money during this process all the time, and there's no reason why you shouldn't be one of them. Save money this autumn when buying a home in Hampton Roads; just follow three simple guidelines.

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How a Neighborhood Makes All the Difference in Real Estate

There is more to choosing a home than simply selecting the perfect piece of property, as the neighborhood can make all the difference. A home's locale can tip the scales when it comes to homeowner satisfaction, even for the hermits of the world. Location, location, location is still a top priority in house hunting for several reasons.

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Three Ways to Know if Building a Home Could be Right for You

If you've thought about building a home in Hampton Roads, there are a few ways to tell if this could be the right move for you. How has the house hunting process gone thus far? If things are going well and there are prospects around every corner, than maybe buying could be the right path. But on the other hand, if acceptable options aren't readily available than building may be the way to go.

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Buying a Home in Coastal Virginia Before the Holidays

Thinking about buying a home in coastal Virginia before the holidays hit? Now could be the ideal time to move in that direction if you've been on the fence about doing so for a while. Instead of shopping for others, consider looking for a new home that can be the place where loved ones can gather to enjoy the season together.

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Home Landscaping This Fall

Autumn is upon us, and that means it's time for to catch up on home landscaping. This season is the perfect time to head outdoors and get those hands dirty while increasing that curb appeal. Just take a few simple steps to frame your home with the exterior beauty it deserves.

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Ways to Downsize

When you're ready to downsize, there can be a variety of options available. Do you want to hit the road? Are you seeking less home maintenance? Or maybe you'd prefer less space to fuss over. Downsizing can accomplish many goals, but first homeowners must determine what is most important to them.

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Five Things That Could Come Back to Haunt Buyers

There are several things that can come back to haunt homebuyers no matter the time of year. Don't get bewitched when house hunting, look out for these pitfalls to be sure to treat yourself to a home you'll love.

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Choosing Which Hampton Roads City to Live in

When relocating to Hampton Roads, there are several cities where newcomers can choose to live. Although the right place can be different for each household, every city in southeast Virginia offers something special. Check out some of the highlights below to see which places might make your short list.

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Renting Can be Scary, And Not Just During Halloween Season

It is not the spooky season of Halloween that makes renting scary. There are several reasons why it can be so much less frightening to purchase property than to continue renting. Buying a home in Hampton Roads comes with many perks that simply aren't offered to renters.

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