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South Hampton Roads Home Sales Volume Up; Prices Flat

There was some mixed news out of South Hampton Roads yesterday when Virginia Beach-based Real Estate Information Network, Inc. released its monthly report on home sales. Overall, the market saw a 13.8 percent increase in sales in December 2013 compared with December 2012. Overall, home sales were up approximately 10.4 percent for the year in […]

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Real estate | How to get your home staged to sell

Tidewater Home Staging in Virginia Beach re-staged the front room of this Aragona home. Staging involves de-cluttering, cleaning and decorating a house before it goes on the market.(David B. Hollingsworth | The Virginian-Pilot) Buy Pilot photos By Roberta Vowell The Virginian-Pilot © April 27, 2013 IS “NICOTINE” a paint color? That’s what home stager Kimberly Cash […]

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Home prices up 6.8% in ’12, biggest gain in 6 years

A home for sale in the Denver area. by Julie Schmit, USA TODAY Published: 02/26/2013 10:35am A dwindling supply of homes for sale is helping prices. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index for December shows home prices posted the biggest year-over-year increase last year in six years. Boosted by decreasing inventory and increasing demand, […]

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Real Estate Market Bottom?

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How to estimate remodeling payback

Mary Umberger On Real Estate November 4, 2011 Want to increase the value of your house? Add a third bathroom. That’s the single attribute, across the spectrum of single-family homes, that has the greatest impact on a home’s value, according to an interesting little gizmo that the National Association of Home Builders recently updated on […]

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Investors Who Do a Few Mortgages on the Side

By DAWN WOTAPKA Dallas attorney Joey Messina has a side business some might find surprising: He uses his own money to make mortgage loans to people who banks likely would avoid. Across the U.S., some mom-and-pop investors are yanking money from retirement accounts and safe but stingy savings to take on the risk of becoming […]

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States Where No One Wants To Buy A New Home

by Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles Stockdale There is a strong indication that home builders have almost ceased activity in several states as demand for newly built homes has dwindled. The slowdown in new home permits is particularly stark when compared to the total number of existing homes in each state. 24/7 Wall St. examined […]

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BUSINESS IN VIRGINIA

Yes, Virginia. The Old Dominion State returns as America’s Top State for Business in 2011, and we’re starting to detect a pattern here. Virginia topped our inaugural study in 2007 with Texas at number two. In 2008, they switched positions and Texas took the title. In 2009, it was Virginia/Texas. In 2010, it was Texas/Virginia. […]

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Recently asked questions

Weekly Blog 6/20/2011 I had an outpouring of inquiries regarding the Hampton Roads Real Estate Market, Hard Money Lending Guidelines, Hard Money Loans and General Real Estate Market questions during the past week. I wanted to take a moment to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Here are the top 10 questions submitted this […]

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Hampton Roads Real Estate Trends, Private and Hard Money Lending

Hampton Roads Virginia Real Estate Trends Private and Hard Money Lending The Hampton Roads, Virginia real estate market is very different than most markets in the country. With a military installation close to 400K and a “revolving door” of new military families, the market is a dream for real estate investors. The Hampton Roads real […]

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