201911.27
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A Great Reminder to be Grateful on Thanksgiving

https://thenationalrealestatepost.com/from-grace-to-entitlement/ Thanks Brian and Frank and the National Real Estate Post  team.  Great Reminder. From all of us at Anderson & Pittman, to all of the folks without whom we couldn’t have helped put some many homeowner’s into the American Dream. .  . . Thank you! Thanks to the title examiners, the appraisers, the credit…

201901.30
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Looking for ways to SAVE MONEY on your next closing, LOOK ELSEWHERE (when it comes to TITLE INSURANCE)

Long gone are the venerable days when you hired an attorney for $1,000 and he actually visited the courthouse to search title to the property you were buying.     The closing industry has become so competitive that most settlement fees are 1/3rd to 1/2 what they were 50 years ago!   Attorneys had a monopoly in Virginia…

201802.19
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What does Terrorism have in common with a Survey?

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!! Your realtor is in a unique position to help identify problems that call for further investigation.  Consider the surveyor to be like a good law enforcement officer.   Even your closing attorney can’t help unless the realtor alerts him to issues that presented themselves at home inspection, walk-thru, or when…

201802.15
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Do I have to Die to get out of my Timeshare?

Yes and No!    Dying does relieve you personally from having to ever pay another penny for your Timeshare or another maintenance fee.  However, your heirs may not appreciate the fact that your estate remains liable for these sorts of contractual obligations and it may affect the legacy that you leave to the next generation. It…

201710.04
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Why Sell a Perfectly Good Home?

Many thanks to Hampton Roads Realtor, Dennis Blackmore, Dennis Blackmore 757-343-4949 dennis@757home.com http://www.757home.com for providing the top 5 reasons for buying or selling a home: First-time homebuyers often buy a “starter” home perfectly sized for two.  However, when their family starts to grow by one or two kids, the walls can close in. When kids…

201612.16
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Solar Energy Adds Value

Christine Parrish, Another Friend of our Firm submitted this very informative article article on Solar Energy, the Pros, Cons, and ways it affects the value of your real estate investment  (Let us know if you’d like to submit an article to this blog for consideration and republication!) Dear Charlie, In many parts of the U.S.,…