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…

201709.11
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Hack Upon Hack

By now you have probably heard that Equifax was hacked by cyber criminals several months ago.   They were kind enough to alert the public that the event happened nearly a month after they discovered the breach.  Over 148,000,000 people are likely affected. As if having your personal information, including SSN, DOB, addresses and credit card…

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.,…

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…

201606.29
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Short Selling in Divorce

For most divorces, a driving objective is closure.   One or both of the parties has generally reached the state of being “over it”.   Child custody, division of assets, and support issues are challenging.   But there is another issue which can rain frustration on a divorce like a monsoon, and that is the disposition of real…

201512.17
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Good News Comes Early This Year

Rather than the White Knuckle Ride of 2014, Congress and the President appear to be treating short selling home owners in 2015 to a White Christmas.  The black mark of debt forgiveness is being washed clean, at least for tax purposes.    For those successfully completing a short sale of their primary residence  in 2015…