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"Tighter credit for home mortgages will measurably dampen home sales in the short term and postpone an expected recovery for existing-home sales until 2008, according to the latest forecast by the National Association of Realtors®.Lawrence Yun, NAR senior economist, said unusual disruptions in th...
09/20/2007
"As home sales moderate, overall home prices will be essentially flat this year," says David Lereah, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. Tighter lending standards are expected to slow sales, but the good news is, inventory remains well below the levels seen in the real estat...
04/24/2007
 How to find the best homes for sale in Virginia Beach.You have been searching the Internet, looking at ads in homes magazines and then calling the listing agents for more information. Only to find the homes you call on are sold before you have a chance to look at them. This is a frustrating proc...
04/04/2007
What are loan discount points?Many Virginia Beach home buyers ask if they should pay discount points on their mortgage. There are many ifs, ands, and buts with this question. So, let's start with what discount points are.Discount points are an upfront fee charged by the lender to increase his yie...
03/31/2007
 Plant your favorite flowers this spring inside the fenced yard of this 2052SqFt condo in Virginia Beach. Features include 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, master suite with jetted tub and separate shower, walk-in closet for your wardrobe. Second floor laundry for added convenience. Gracious great room...
03/29/2007
By now, you have received your 2007 real estate tax assessment. The assessment for my home increased 21%. Exorbitant increases in assessments are a burden for everyone, no matter your income level or the value of your home.The Virginia Beach Taxpayer Alliance (VBTA) in cooperation with grassroots...
03/29/2007
There is a saying in real estate that the first offer is the best offer. I can't say this is true 100% of the time, but it is certainly true the majority of the time.Many times, sellers will ask if they should hold out for a better offer if the offer comes after only a few days on the market and ...
03/23/2007
June sales statistics for South Hampton Roads are in and what a difference a year makes. This time last year, I was worried if one of my listings was on the market for more than a couple of days. Market times have increased 76% and sales are down by 6% compared to June 2005.I, for one, don't mind...
07/20/2006
Money Magazine will announce in the August issue that Virginia Beach, VA ranks 6 in the list of top large US cities and is described as an "up and coming military town." We're also a resort city with wonderful beaches along the ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The perfect place for a second home or ...
07/18/2006
Dave and I discovered the Summer Breeze Concerts at Merchants Square in Williamsburg by chance a couple of years ago and it remains one of our most enjoyable summer activities. Free concerts are held on the square weekly during July and August. You can bring your lawn chairs and coolers and tailg...
07/13/2006
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