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You Sell Your Home Twice (Part 1 of 2)   In today's real estate climate, you sell your home twice. What? Yes, it's sell your home twice. The first time a sale occurs is when a qualified buyer submits an offer to purchase your home and you, the seller, and the buyer come to agreement on...
Hurrah Players Holiday Preview Shows 2012 The Hurrah Players are Virginia's leading family theater company and their shows are part of Norfolk Virginia's Official "Holidays in the City events. Even if you are unable to purchase a ticket at the TCC Roper Center in downtown Norfolk to see the Hurra...
You Just Bought a House! Now Go Freeze Your Credit Every day we hear about identity thieves hijacking people's social security number and other data in order to open credit accounts. The process of fixing a credit file after it has been hijacked can be frustrating and time consuming. The best way...
Five Great Reasons to Move to Las Gaviotas in Chesapeake Virginia Las Gaviotas is an established neighborhood in Chesapeake Virginia that has long been a favorite for those people relocating to the area. Here are my five top reasons why I love Las Gaviotas: 1.  The school districts: Las Gaviotas ...
I'm A Homeowner Yesterday, I got to be a part of something truly special. I was able to help a young couple achieve their dream of home ownership. This sweet couple are now the proud owners of a lovely brick ranch home. This home is going to be the place where: They each celebrate their 21st birt...
How the Appraiser Killed My Closing This is not a story about a low appraisal. Rather, this is the story of how an unprofessional appraiser can kill a short sale closing. Today, I am supposed to attend the closing for some wonderful first-time home buyers who are purchasing their home as part of ...
The Hurrah Players Presents Another Spectacular Line-up of Holiday Shows The holiday season in Norfolk, Virginia would not be complete without attending one of The Hurrah Players fabulous productions. Rehearsals are well underway and 2012 is sure to be a season to remember. The Hurrah Players wil...
Five Great Reasons to Move to Forest Lakes in Chesapeake Virginia There are a lot of great neighborhoods in Chesapeake Virginia and Forest Lakes continues to be one of my favorite areas. There are a lot of reasons to like Forest Lakes and here are my top five: 1.  Green Spaces: Forest Lakes is de...
Celebrating Freedom Today I was an official poll watcher in the election. And I am so pleased by what I observed. For the most part, people waited patiently in line and chatted happily with each other. Granted, a few people lost their tempers when they discovered that they were in the wrong polli...
How Does a Buyer's Agent Get Paid? Real Estate Agents perform their services with the expectation that, provided that they represent either a buyer or seller in the sale of a particular property, they will be compensated for their time and expertise. Many people are still confused about how a buy...

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