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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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The family had no idea when they moved into their new home that they were not alone. Floorboards creaked above them even when nobody was upstairs, doors slammed when there was no draft and things were not where they had been left. The house was haunted.

If your home is beset with mournful moaning and groaning ghouls, it may be time to move. Unfortunately, such sinister spirits may make your house difficult to sell. That's why we've compiled this list of tips and tricks for selling your haunted home - Happy Halloween!

1. Do some research; look up the history of your house and find out who may have passed away inside of it. If the being is benevolent, maybe you can all learn to co-exist. If not, look into your state's legal requirements; you may be

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When you imagine the first few weeks in your new house, doubtless you have visions of a carefree, peaceful time. The lovely first-meal with mismatched plates because you haven't finished unpacking, the first night sleeping on a mattress on the floor, the first time driving to your new home from work without getting lost...

A new house is a new beginning, or at least, it should be.

Unfortunately, there are often hidden caveats in contracts that can lead to nasty surprises for new homeowners. Unexpected fees, previous owners taking the fridge with them, violent gang wars going on in your new back yard, the list goes on.

Fortunately, there are a few things you as a buyer can do to avoid these unpleasant little surprises.

1. Lucky for you, this is

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We can probably all agree by this point that the internet is pretty neat. And most of us probably use it for everything these days, from shopping to ordering food to getting directions to communication. So it makes sense that when it's time for you to buy or sell a house, you would turn to the new stand-by: the world-wide web.

We at Chandler Realty in Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake appreciate that you've either stumbled upon or looked us up during your online real-estate search. We are available online, by phone and on social media for your convenience.


-Check your credit score way ahead of time, to avoid any nasty surprises. If things are where you would like them, great! If not, you have time to work on improving that pesky

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Packing, cleaning, renovating, showing; determined to sell your old house, resolved to obtain the funds necessary to purchase your new house; hoping, praying, wishing for someone to come along and make an offer...throughout all the hectic activities of selling your home, it may never have occurred to you to wonder about just who is buying it.

Not just their character, or tidiness; you won't be roommates or anything. But there is some information that might be beneficial for you to uncover about your potential buyer sooner, rather than later.

Income & Cash Flow:

- Will this buyer be able to afford the mortgage?

- Will he/she/they need to take out loans?

- Do they have good credit?


- If somewhat lacking in cash funds, does this

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