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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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Fortune Smiles on Those Who PCS to Naval Station Norfolk

Although some folks may have misgivings when they receive PCS orders to Naval Station Norfolk, there are many advantages to living in this bayside city. Moving here could be more fun and convenient than anyone may have expected.

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Fall in Love With Your Home All Over Again This Autumn

Rekindling the love you feel for your home is especially easy during autumn. This time of year has many cool and dreary days, perfect for settling in with those you love. But fall in Hampton Roads also has plenty of brisk, sunny days that are great for putting those outside living areas to good use. Work with your home's assets to see the true beauty of homeownership appear.

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Living in an Active Adult Community in Hampton Roads

Those 55 and better have plenty of options when looking for an active adult community in Hampton Roads, Virginia. There are plenty of reasons to choose this type of development, and in coastal Virginia residents can take advantage of the temperate climate to stay active throughout each of the seasons. Forget fussing over home repairs; moving into a retirement development is filled with benefits!

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Four Ways to Make Your New House a Home

Buying a new house means getting to put your own personal stamp on it, but how do you make that new residence feel like home? Get ready to dive in, because creating a home can be a wonderful experience that provides a place that you always feel welcome.

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Sell Your Condo in a Flash

Want to sell your condo? Now can be a great time to get that unit sold, but owners must first get their homes in showing condition. And staging a condo to sell is not quite the same as staging a single-family house. Find out what you can do to achieve a quick sale below.

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Three Ways to Make Homeownership Happen

Make homeownership happen in three easy steps! It doesn't have to be hard to become a homeowner; just move in the right direction and that home can be yours before you know it!

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Five Features on Homebuyers’ Wish Lists… That Shouldn’t be

Homebuyers can sometimes put things that can be easily changed on their wish lists when house hunting. Check out a few of the features that buyers don't need to fuss over, as they can be easily fixed.

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Huge, Tiny or Somewhere in Between- Choosing the Ideal Size Home

Size matters, especially when buying a new home. The number of household members is only one of the factors that buyers must take into consideration when choosing a home that is the ideal size. Lifestyle preferences should also be considered, as larger homes can require more upkeep thus demanding more time and more money. Costs can also increase when it comes to utilities, alarm systems, furnishing and cleaning. But family members tend to want their own retreats, and square footage is how to give them what they want. So with a whole host of factors involved, how can a buyer decide which property is the right size?

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Around the Neighborhood

Now that kids are back in school, they'll be out and about in the neighborhood on a routine basis. Ensure your kids' safety by taking a few precautions in your own backyard.

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How the Right Agent Makes House Hunting More Like Ordering Off the Menu

If only house hunting could be as easy as ordering off the menu. Well with the right agent, finding a new home can be much less complicated, more enjoyable and even easier on the purse strings. So who wouldn't want a better experience in the real estate arena? Working with a dependable agent can make everything just fall into place without too much effort from the buyer; now that's full-service.

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Grill, Chill or Till- Ideas for Spending Labor Day Weekend at Home

Labor Day weekend is for taking a little time out, and home can be the ideal place to do just that. But how will you choose to spend this last unofficial weekend of summer? Three activities allow residents the opportunity to enjoy spending time with loved ones while hanging out in the comfort of their own home: grilling, chilling and tilling.

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Get a Jumpstart on Fall Home Maintenance

Although summer's not quite over, it's still a good time to get a jump on fall home maintenance. As there are many things that need owners' attention, Labor Day weekend is perfect for taking a little bit of time and knocking some of these tasks out of the way. Take care of these chores now to avoid fighting over coveted appointment times as cooler temperatures approach and worrying if everything is taken care of, so when autumn arrives you can embrace it!

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Do’s and Don’ts of Selling Real Estate With Pets

Selling real estate with pets can be tricky, so it's best if certain guidelines are followed. The do's and don'ts below can help any pet owner looking to sell a home.

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