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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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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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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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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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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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Five Things to do on the Virginia Peninsula Before Summer Ends

Don't let Labor Day sneak up; get to those fun activities on the Virginia Peninsula before summer ends. There is still time to get to what's important. Just set aside the time and make it happen!

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Five Things to do in South Hampton Roads Before Summer Ends

Summer's coming to a close again. But there is time left to do a few things in south Hampton Roads, and now is the season to do them! Even though Labor Day is right around the corner, fun can still be had! Make it a priority to put these activities on your short list, and don't forget to do them with someone you care about!

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The Perks of Living in a College Town

Living in a college town, or near one, comes with all sorts of perks. Hampton Roads has several college towns within its scope, all of which have some amazing offerings. Undergrads don't get all the benefits, as buying a home near these areas can put any resident right in the thick of things.

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Keeping Your Cool When House Hunting Over the Summer

House hunting in the summer is a popular activity, but it can also be a hot one in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Don't let humid conditions and warm temperatures stand in the way of enjoying this rewarding experience. A few preventative measures can help buyers stay cool no matter how hot it gets.

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Having Fun on the Fourth of July in the Rain

Don't let Hurricane Arthur ruin your Fourth of July! Even if rain and wind comes to Hampton Roads, fun can still be found at home on this holiday. So while you may need to batten down the hatches and stay put, Independence Day can still be enjoyable.

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What to Look for When Buying a Beach House in Hampton Roads

Buying a beach house in Hampton Roads is an opportunity to get a property that can provide years of fun and enjoyment for residents and their guests. But it's best to know what to look for when beginning the search for the right beachfront property. Just like any other real estate purchase, buyers should make sure this type of home meets their expectations.

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What Will You do This Memorial Day in Hampton Roads?

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, and in Hampton Roads there is no shortage of things to do! Whether you decide to go out or stay home with the family, you can enjoy this fun time of year, remember those who've sacrificed their lives for our country and appreciate living in southeast Virginia.

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Getting Your Home Ready for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially begins June 1, so it's best to get your home prepared ahead of time. There are a few steps homeowners can take to ensure their properties are as safe as possible when bad storms blow into town.

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The Best Real Estate Advice Mom Ever Gave

Moms always seem to offer insightful information; the topic of real estate is no exception. These shrewd ladies are never short on helpful advice, and now isn't the time to stop listening. Get Mom's opinion on home buying before making those all-important decisions.

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Retiring in Hampton Roads

If you've thought about retiring in the near future, consider Hampton Roads. Coastal Virginia offers many things to do, a temperate climate, friendly locals and an affordable cost of living. There are a few places that have particular appeal to anyone looking for a choice retirement spot in this area.

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Five Things a Hampton Roads Resident Will Never Say

Being a resident of Hampton Roads means you're one of the lucky ones. See what phrases may be heard from others, but never from someone who lives in this part of Virginia.

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Hampton- the Right Peninsula City for You?

Moving to the Virginia Peninsula? Hampton could be the right city for you! There is so much to do and so many places to go. Housing is affordable and plentiful too. Check out all the reasons this waterfront city could be the right fit.

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What to Look Forward to in Hampton Roads

The long winter may have residents looking at travel brochures, but there's no need! Hampton Roads has so much to look forward to over the next several months that cabin fever won't be an issue for long.

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Checklist for Home Spring Gardens in Hampton Roads

Every home gardener looks forward to spring, but this time of year also comes with a list of chores that should be done around the yard. Even if you need a jacket, it's best not to put these duties off if you want a beautiful garden the rest of the year.

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SimonHouses.com Ends Fruitless, Online Home Searches

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Five Reasons Why Portsmouth is Worth Paying Tolls

This month's recent addition of tolls to both the Midtown and Downtown tunnels leading in and out of Portsmouth may leave some area residents wondering why they should venture into this city. Aside from driving into Portsmouth for business reasons, there are a variety of reasons why this city is worth the tolls and the trip.

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Military Housing or a Home of Your Own- Which is Better?

When relocating to Hampton Roads, military members may wonder if they should opt for military housing or a home of their own. There are plusses for both of these options, so which works best for you?

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You’re Moving Out of Hampton Roads- What About Your Home?

When leaving Hampton Roads for other opportunities, homeowners must decide what to do with their homes. Selling could be right for some, while renting could be the way to go for others. It all depends on specific circumstances, needs and goals.

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Love Where You Live in Hampton Roads, Virginia

You can love where you live this Valentine's Day when you reside in Hampton Roads, Virginia. This part of the Commonwealth offers friendly people, a strong economy, fun places to go and beautiful scenery. Homes here are in plentiful supply and can be found at reasonable prices. Come to the Tidewater area when you're ready to have your heart skip a beat over a residence... or two.

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Is Chesapeake the Best City in Hampton Roads for You and Your Family?

When moving into Hampton Roads, one may wonder- is Chesapeake the best place to move my family? While the answer to this question is different for everyone, there are many aspects that can help newcomers make the most informed decisions. Are good schools a key factor? How about shopping and entertainment? Close proximity to interstates and being able easily access other parts of Virginia and beyond may be critical in regards to long-term happiness. Determining what is most important to you in your new area is part of the process.

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