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8 Tips to Help Buyers Shine in a Multiple Offer Market

8 Tips to Help Buyers Shine in a Multiple Offer Market

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Home in Hampton Roads

You are thinking about making Hampton Roads your next home, but which community is right for you? This tapestry of 7 cities (and then some) offers so much diversity and opportunity you'll need to do a little research to make the best decision. We've put together a list of criteria that might help you narrow down your search and find the community that is a perfect fit for you!

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Five Things Every Military Member Needs when PCSing to Hampton Roads

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.

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Real Estate Trends in 2017

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.

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Agent Matchmaking - How do I find the right agent for me?

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?

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How Important is Timing in Real Estate?

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?

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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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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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Planning a Move This Summer?

If you're planning a move this summer- either into or out of Hampton Roads, there are a few things you'll want to keep in mind for best results.

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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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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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To Buy or Not to Buy a Home During the Summer?

Summer is the perfect season for many things, but is buying a home in Hampton Roads one of them? There are pros and cons for buying a home during the hottest months of the year.

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How Buying a Home Can be Like “The Amazing Race”

Season 22 finale of "The Amazing Race" premiers tonight, but did you know buying a home is often like this fun show? The drama, the excitement, the competition and the joy can all be found along the way when house hunting. Just check out the similarities:

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Successfully Find Your New Home in a Weekend or Less

PCS orders and job transfers can make a buyer wonder if he can find a new home in a weekend. Our agents successfully handle these situations all the time. Many people just don't have time to spare when looking for new homes. So when visiting Hampton Roads, everything needs to be set up correctly for the best results.

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Get Settled With Ease in Your New Home in Virginia Beach

You've dreamed of buying a new home in Virginia Beach; now moving day is here! Get settled quickly to make the transition easier for the entire household. Follow these steps to get comfy and cozy in your new abode without delay.

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Downsize to the Right Active Adult Community

When you're ready to downsize, finding the right active adult community can be an important step in making a smooth transition. Luckily, there are many options in the greater Hampton Roads area for buyers ages 55 and better.

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Virginia Beach Perfect Venue for 2013 Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show

The annual Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show returns this week. Come out to the Virginia Beach Convention Center this weekend March 1, through March 3. Doors open at 10 AM each day and close 9 PM Friday and Saturday and 6 PM Sunday. Parking is free for all attendees. Admission tickets are $10 for adults, $3 for children ages six through 12 and children under the age of six get in for free. Seniors ages 62 or better, active duty military and retired military can receive $1 discounts.

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Reside, Retire and Relax in Active Adult Communities of Hampton Roads, Virginia

Hampton Roads offers many things, and active adult communities make this part of Virginia a perfect place to retire. According to Business Insider article author, Mandi Woodruff, Virginia is currently considered one of the top 10 states for retirees. The temperate climate, low crime rate and healthcare access makes this commonwealth a formidable contender. Situated on the mid-Atlantic coast, the location is not far from nearby cities like Washington, D.C., Richmond and the Outer Banks.

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Want a Quick Sale? Try Decluttering!

Any seller interested in getting a quick sale should dive head first into decluttering. Before listing or showing a property, sellers today know they may have to go through some hoops to attract the right buyers. One of the most transformative, yet cost-effective ways to highlight the best features of homes is decluttering. Simply stated, decluttering of the home involves scaling back possessions, particularly those that are unnecessary or contribute to disorganization.

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Accessories and Paint Personalize a New Construction Home

Moving into a new construction home is amazing in itself, but owners can easily personalize their digs with paint and carefully chosen accessories. Buying a newly built home comes with benefits like warranties and brand new everything, but no home is complete without a personal style infusion. An owner who wants to make his property stand out from similar models can go the extra mile to have a new place that feels like it is truly home.

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Is it Possible to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time … Successfully?

To sell a home and then buy another is nothing new, but when done at the same time hearts can begin to race. Thanks to experienced agents at SimonHouses.com, sellers who are also buyers can go through these transactions quite seamlessly. "Every buy/sell combo that I've done has gone really well," says Heather Larson, sales manager and trainer at SimonHouses.com. "Most people will purchase something contingent on the sale of the home that they're selling and because it's such a buyer's market ... a lot of people want to take advantage of those interest rates. They want to sell their home quickly so that they can purchase the home of their choice."

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Moving on a Budget Can Save Money, Time and Hassles

Spend less time and save money when you're moving on a budget. Check out SmartMoney's article on how to slash moving costs. Learning how to cut corners without sacrificing the timely, safe delivery of your goods is a great way to stash some extra cash. Moving doesn't have to be a bitter end to an exciting house hunting experience, but finding the right way to move may take a bit of finagling. So close your wallet, open your mind and get moving!

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One of the Best Builders in Hampton Roads Offers New Energy-Efficient Homes

Stephen Alexander Homes builds new construction properties and new energy-efficient homes. One of the best builders in Hampton Roads, this firm’s residences are present in some of the area’s finest developments. This builder remains a family business. These professionals understand the difference homes make in the lives of families. This company stands above competitors by specializing in traditional designs with modern elements, catering to customer service and integrating stylish trends with timeless floor plans. The list is lengthy when it comes to why owners love their Stephen Alexander homes.

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