201706.29
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Do Your Part to Fix the Economy, Buy a Home!

But seriously!   Everyone has to live somewhere.   Buy the place you live in,if you are able.   If not, buy a place that someone else is dying to live in and become a landlord.    Real estate is a decent investment.   Since the recession of 2008, the U.S. economy and real estate market have been slowly but…

201704.24
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Reality and the Internet

Researching who you hire was once almost entirely a “word of mouth” affair.   Then came the Yellow Pages.  Mix in a little TV, print media, radio, mailers, and basically, any service provider could initiate their own “word of mouth”, self-aggrandizing recommendation. Fast forward to the age of the internet.  The emphasis these days is on…

201704.12
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One of The Three Best!

Hate to Brag, but I blame YOU!   Top 3 Real estate lawyers Virginia Beach, VA Charles D. Pittman Congratulations!  You are now listed as one of the Top 3 Real estate lawyers in Virginia Beach, VA. We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high quality in your area of business. Our review…

201612.15
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It’s Official – Rates are on the Rise

One of the Friends of the Firm, Realtor Dale Hirst, posts this today: In case you didn’t notice yesterday, the FOMC (Federal Reserve chaired by Janet Yellen) raised rates .25% yesterday and said they expected to do so again 3 times in 2017.  How does that effect you?  For those who are already home owners,…

201610.24
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Virginia Voter Information!

This year’s (11-8-16!!) ballot has the potential to be a little more complex than usual.   In my city there is a referendum on Light Rail, a question on exempting widows of First Responders killed in the line of duty from real estate taxes, and a constitutional amendment on keeping Virginia a “Right to Work”…

201608.17
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Fear Mongering to Motivate Home Ownership?

The ever entertaining and thought provoking NREP (National Real Estate Post), formerly known as TBWS (Think Big Work Small) challenges our national leadership and loan regulators to promote home ownership by easing qualification regulations.  /Shocking Zillow Renter Report The NREP blog also points out that the 50 year low in the home ownership index  may…