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Having a lot of choices can seem like a good thing until you have to whittle the list down to just one final choice. Then the pressure is on and the fear of making the wrong choice can be downright paralyzing. Especially when the decision comes with big consequences. Buying a home is one of those decisions. So what can you do to make the process less daunting? We've put together a list to help you focus the many issues that go into home buying.
There's nothing like that statement, "Get ready to PCS...You just got orders!" to get your whole world spinning. Relocating is filled with a myriad of decisions and changes. As stressful as the military move can be, if Hampton Roads is your new destination here are at least 5 things you need to help smooth your transition to this beautiful area.
Big decisions with big consequences can be hard to make. What if you make the wrong decision and reap the fallout? But not making a decision is really still making a decision. Deciding whether to sell your house is one of the biggest decisions you'll need to make in your adult life. The choice doesn't have to be paralyzing. We've put together a list of some key issues you can focus on to evaluate whether now is a good time to sell or not.
You've been clicking through listing after listing and you're just not finding that home with all the upgrades and details you're looking for in your next home. Have you considered new construction? Choosing to build can offer you options you don't get with existing homes. Like being able to choose that open floor plan you've been dreaming about. Or getting to choose those unique touches like the cabinets, countertops, and flooring finishes. Choosing new construction can give you flexibility that just isn't possible with existing homes.
As a homeowner thinking about putting your home on the market, the number one question keeping you awake at night just might be, "How do I get the most money for my home?" There are many variables that play into how much you get when you sell. Some variables you have no control over. Like the current market and the timing of your listing. But there are other variables you do control. Don't stress over the things you can't control. Channel your energy into the things you can. Here is a list of pro-active things you can do that will yield the highest return on your investment and ensure you get the most money for your home.
You've embarked on a journey to find a new home. You've taken the pathway toward building instead of buying a pre-existing home. Before you lies a maze of choices. Where do you start? Choosing the right builder is the first decision to make. In order to do this, you need to focus the criteria you will use to make your choice. We've compiled a list that will help you wend your way through this maze. We hope this list will help lead you through the twists and turns of the building process and find you arriving at your dream destination!
Happy First Day of Fall Hampton Roads! We are over the moon excited that we can get a pumpkin-flavored coffee without getting judged by the barista! Hampton Roads in Autumn is fun-filled with residents driving down the Colonial Parkway in Williamsburg just to see the leaves, and kids getting ready to go trick-or-treating in their Halloween costumes. But, before we get wrapped up in our cozy fall jackets and exploring the pumpkin patches in Hampton Roads, there are a few items on every homeowner's checklist that have to get done. Compare our list with yours to ensure that your home is ready for the seasonal change!
Congratulations! That's an exciting step to take. Home ownership is a doorway to all kinds of exciting experiences, from the joy of owning your own plot of earth and making the updates according to your preference, to the challenge of accepting all the responsibilities involved in maintaining a piece of property.
We posted last year about trying to DIY real estate and the value of working with a real estate agent. On the flip side of the coin, even when you utilize the expertise of an agent, embracing our DIY culture by being willing to do some improvements yourself can save you money on the sales price.
Welcome to 2017! Here are the new real estate trends that could affect you as you consider buying and/or selling a home in Hampton Roads this year.
From our family to yours: we wish you a happy, safe holiday and look forward to serving you in the new year! Our agents will be available in late Dec and early Jan to field any questions you have about buying or selling in the early part of 2017.
Talk to any of your closest friends and family who just sold their house or purchased a new home, and they will all tell you about their experience with their real estate agent. Those stories believe it or not shape the way we think about real estate professionals - whether it be for the good, or for the bad. When it comes to buying or selling your home, its common knowledge that you need a real estate professional by your side. But how do you find one? How did my friends find their agent? What should you look for in a real estate agent? Where do I look?
Outdoor space is a critical component to any home in Hampton Roads. As coastal Virginia is known for its temperate seasons, those without exterior living areas can lose out on a place to entertain, relax, play and barbecue. Deciding which type of outdoor space is right for you can be challenging, but it can also be fun determining how you will make the most of this space!
As the spring market heats up, sellers considering listing need to decide if they should make their homes stand out from the crowd or wait out this busy time. Both options come with pros and cons, and the best choice could depend upon the homeowner's specific needs, restrictions and particular goals.
Homebuyers may sometimes have a preconceived notion of how the purchasing process should go. Choose a home, make an offer, close and move in- simple, right? Well, not always. Buying a home can be a winding road with many hurdles depending on the amount and type of search criteria buyers have. But don't let a few bumps in the road scare you into a lifetime of renting! Homeownership can happen!
There are good times to buy a home and great times to buy a home; now is a great time. Those who have been sitting on the fence thinking about getting a piece of their American dream need to act now before this opportunity passes. Become a homeowner today, and reap the rewards for a lifetime.
When buying a home, it's not about just the property itself. The location, neighbors and placement of the house can be critical to the long-term happiness of a homeowner. Remember that what's inside a residence counts, but the outside matters too!
The question of how much home a buyer can afford is critical in the buying process, but what is most important is knowing how much money you should spend on a home.
As the final episodes of Mad Men begin, it can be interesting to look at the types of homes some of the main characters live in and which residences may be right for you. Are you homebuyer who likes the cosmopolitan flair of city condos like Don Draper or are you more like Henry and Betty Francis, who enjoy a large lot in suburbia?
You've found your dream home and made an offer. Trouble is, the sellers won't meet in the middle or even budge. Homeowners can play hardball for a variety of reasons: sentimentality, a feeling their home is worth more or a desire to not give away their precious property for less than what they feel is a fair price. The sellers may have priced their property exactly right and buyers, while hopeful, are ultimately unrealistic. Whatever the reason, buyers have a few options when it comes to dealing with these types of sellers.
It's no secret that staging sells homes, but break it down step by step and there is one crucial component that can really pay off. As in, if owners can't do any other part of the staging process- this one step can help swing the odds in favor of a sale. And the best part is, this technique is better than cheap; it's free!
As we settle into springing ahead, the notion of timing is all too apparent. So how important is timing in regards to real estate? There are rumors about the best times to buy and sell, but are there any truth to these rumors?
When it comes to choosing a home in 2015, affordability is a critical factor. And for good reason, the ability to pay for a residence is extremely important to overall satisfaction. It's a good feeling to know you can get a cup of coffee or spring for life's little extras because you can comfortably pay for your home every month. Acting when interest rates are low and choosing a property in the right price range help you ensure you can easily afford your house payments.
People hunker down inside when temperatures drop dramatically, even though some of them want to buy homes. But for the determined house hunters, winter is ripe with opportunity for finding the right property at the right price. The inventory of homes may still be average or above but with less buyers actively searching, sellers can be much more open to negotiating. Use this time to your advantage before spring opens the door to much different buying conditions.
Staying organized can help you get to places on time, eliminate endless searches for necessary items and generally make life so much easier in every way. While it is ideal for everything in a home to have a proper place (and stay there), it doesn't always work out that way. But starting with one area of the home can begin getting things in shipshape, helping other rooms to follow suit. Residents can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they have a touch of order in their lives.