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April showers bring May flowers, but they may also make pre-existing damages to your home bloom out of nowhere. Hampton Roads has more than its share of historic houses. Here are some tips that will give your old house feel like new.

Find and Fix Roof Leaks

Nearly everyone who has lived in an older home knows the rainy day dread of wondering exactly how much water has found its way into their house while they were at work. If you’ve ruled out interior sources, it’s probably a roof leak. Methods will vary depending on what type of roof you have, but the good news is that many roof leaks can be repaired by the homeowner with roofing cement, caulk, and - of course - determination.

Give It Some Color

Your walls would love a new coat of paint! Take

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Spring is here and it’s the perfect time for fresh starts. Whether buying, selling, or doing some preliminary research while considering a move, spring is a time that inspires a desire to begin anew.

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With that in mind, check out Nancy Chandler Associates® list of tips and tricks for showing your Hampton Roads home during spring. Ready, set, show!

Grass is Greener.

While touring your home, potential buyers are going to be trying to picture themselves living there...which iis always easier to do when the house doesn’t appear to need a lot of work. Your potential buyer may instead be mentally calculating how long it will take them to clean up that mess! Take a few steps to avoid this by:

Rake, bag, and toss dead leaves, trim back unruly

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

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So much can happen in one year that it's dizzying to think about. Imagine facing those twists, turns and tidal waves in a new home - one that's safe, secure, and perfectly suited to you and your family. Every need is met, from yard space to the number of bathrooms, the Sales Agents at Chandler Realty will listen and deliver.

A few factors which commonly result in relocating:

New Job: Did you change jobs recently? Commuting in Hampton Roads, while not always arduous, can take its toll - especially if you need to drive where there are actual tolls. You may want to give yourself a break and find a home closer to your place of employment. A new job may mean a change in your financial situation as well, and your house search can

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Realtor House Hunt Winter

Fresh starts may be associated with spring, but you might be surprised to learn that house hunting during the winter has many advantages. What better way to ring in the New Year than in your brand new dream home? Contact Chandler Realty and get started today!

Why shop for houses in the winter? Let us count the reasons:

1. The Litmus test for stability. The leaves fall from the trees and the flowers die, as winter shows you the truth about the house you’re considering. Before you make an offer, take a peek at the more functional aspects of the house, such as the roof, gutters, plumbing and heating. If you can visit while it’s actively snowing, more the better! Keep your eyes peeled for signs of damage including broken gutters and leaky roofing.

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Chandler Realty Suffolk

Imagine an idyllic city, rich in history, full of promise for the future, and thriving in the present. Now imagine it full of smiling people, mouthwatering restaurants and fun festivals all year long. Now you’re picturing Suffolk!

Although rustic and rural in nature, Suffolk is the largest city in Virginia, by land area. With all that room, the city has grown into a beautiful place to call home.

Birthplace of Planters' Peanuts in 1912 and subsequently their mascot Mr. Peanut, Suffolk was the Peanut Capital of the World for over thirty years! Fewer peanuts are grown in the area now, but Suffolkians still celebrate their nutty heritage each year in October during the Suffolk Peanut Festival.

Suffolk is home to a great many festivals,

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Hampton Roads is a remarkable community, as diverse geographically as it is recreationally. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a wide variety of sporting events, museums, parks, educational opportunities and of course, beaches.

Newport News is no exception, and if you’re searching for a home in the tidewater area, then you may want to consider this forward-thinking city.

Newport News, Virginia

Newport News is proud to be a Sustainable Community, which means that it follows a citywide program of Sustainable Living. Committed to driving change and fostering eco-friendly habits, this could be the perfect place for your family to start thinking of the future.

Beyond the smart ecological philosophy of the city, Newport News is also home to some great recreational and

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For some, the name "Williamsburg" conjures images of cobblestones, tree-lined streets and historical actors in full costume. For others, funnel cakes and wild roller coasters at theme parks; and still others dream of the high-end outlet stores and big-name brands.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia is a unique gem of a city. The combination of education, excitement, and fun keep visitors flocking to this area year after year. The great schools, beautiful scenery, and friendly neighbors keep homeowners in Williamsburg from ever looking elsewhere.

Contact your Chandler Realty today for more information about living in Williamsburg, VA.

History buffs will adore coming home to colonial Williamsburg's quiet lanes, flowering trees and wide open skies, and

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If you’re considering moving to Hampton Roads, then you have a difficult decision ahead of you. You could choose fun-loving Virginia Beach with its sunny shores and sandy beaches, or thriving Norfolk, full of innovation and fresh ideas. Perhaps you're looking for a quieter location, somewhere peaceful like Chesapeake or Pungo.

Hampton, Virginia

To a newcomer looking to make Hampton Roads ‘home,’ it can be a bit difficult to decipher. Allow your Chandler Realty to help you out!

Hampton, Virginia manages to combine the vibrancy of Norfolk with the serenity of Chesapeake (and it even has a beach).

Splash your way down to Buckroe Beach for some sunny shores (sans the crowds) or spend a day at one of the many natural parks in the area, such as Grandview Nature

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Chandler Realty knows Hampton Roads because we live in Hampton Roads. We know where to find the best views, locals’ favorite eateries and the coolest entertainment venues. Because we love what we do, we want to share our insider knowledge with all prospective home buyers!

Chesapeake, Virginia

If you’re searching for a family-friendly neighborhood to grow and mature with your children, then allow us to suggest Chesapeake, Virginia as the perfect location.

‘Suburban’ doesn't quite epitomize the slice of American pie that is the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, with its wide open fields and grazing livestock. While it's true that Great Bridge offers quick and easy access to all of its Hampton Roads neighbors, including the Outer Banks, this area has managed to maintain…
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When you're considering moving, sometimes the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming. In Hampton Roads alone there are so many great cities to choose from! Enjoy vibrant night-life in exciting downtown Norfolk, stroll the cobblestone streets in historic Williamsburg or kick back in the sand in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

When you're considering a move to Virginia Beach, Virginia, you likely have one goal in mind: proximity to the beach. It’s no secret that oceanfront real estate is among the most in-demand, and your friends at Chandler Realty have all of the inside info to land you a coveted Oceanside home. We know Virginia Beach real estate, and we will work with you to find a home that suits your needs and lifestyle. Our professional real estate agents

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