Latest Tips & News

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Hampton Roads real estate is booming, making it the perfect place to purchase an investment property.

But whether you’re a first-time landlord or have done it for a while, you might want to hire a property management company to help you handle tasks associated with maintaining your asset.

Choosing the right company, though, can be overwhelming.

Your property is a large asset that requires care and protection, so you need to choose the best company that suits your wants and needs.

The team at Chandler Property Management has provided services to a range of investment properties in the Hampton Roads area for over 30 years. Their experienced team of property managers have a combined experience of over 75 years and they know the amount of work

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Tourism is booming in the Hampton Roads area.

There are now over 40,000 hotel rooms across the Hampton Roads region - and it's still not enough!

Luckily, those in the hotel business are confident about future growth, so there are new hotels and resorts being opened every year.

Here are some recent and upcoming projects that you might have missed.

In no particular order...  (although the last one is pretty exciting)

Looking Back - Recent Additions

2017 was a particularly big year for hotel development in Hampton Roads.

It was then that we saw both Hyatt House Virginia Beach / Oceanfront, and Hilton Norfolk The Main opening their doors.

Hyatt House Virginia Beach Oceanfront

This fantastic venue opens right onto the beachfront,

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Great Neck, Virginia Beach, VA

Great Neck, Virginia Beach is all about easy living.

With proximity to the top beaches on the east coast, you’ll be able to soak up the Virginia sun all summer long. Great Neck real estate offers a wide selection of properties for any type of buyer -- from less expensive condominiums to million dollar homes on the waterfront.

No matter where you live in this community, its laid back attitude will have you feeling like every day is a vacation.

Homes for Sale in Great Neck

Whether you want a low-maintenance condo or a large property on the water, Great Neck real estate has what you’re looking for! Great Neck has one of the most diverse real estate markets in the state, so there’s something for everyone.

Because Great Neck is an

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The Hampton Roads area is growing. Businesses are moving in, homes are being built, and tourists are continuing to flock to our beautiful beaches and charming cities.

So, it's no surprise that the transport routes around Hampton Roads have been getting a bit congested. But don't worry - the cities have been hard at work on plans to upgrade, expand, improve, and extend our infrastructure to make life easier and safer for everyone.

You may already have seen some safety cones popping up along your morning commute, and you have some questions, like "what?", "where?", and "for how long?".

Looking for answers? Well you're in the right place!

Read on to learn about some of the bigger projects on the horizon for Hampton Roads.

The I-64, I-264

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qualified opportunity zones (qoz) what you need to know

So, you may have heard about something called a "Qualified Opportunity Zone" (QOZ). Have you wondered what these might be about, and, specifically, what they could mean for the Hampton Roads real estate market?

Well, wonder no more. We're here to give you the basics on Qualified Opportunity Zones for Hampton Roads home owners, buyers, and investors.

Let's get started...

Qualified Opportunity Zones - How They Work

First, QOZs were introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 as part of a plan to encourage development in economically under-served areas by creating tax advantages for investors.

As part of this new plan, thousands of census-designated areas across the country have been designated as QOZs based on their lagging

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community spotlight: East Beach, Norfolk, Virginia

When new developments are built, they are often located on farmland or within areas of relative wilderness outside of a town or city. While such areas are fabulous for facilitating the construction of new properties and on relatively inexpensive land, there may be drawbacks.

For example, a new homeowner may revel in the solitude of living further from the epicenter of the town or city, but may soon begin to dread the longer commute, not only for work, but also for activities of daily life, such as heading to the grocery or hardware store, medical appointments, restaurants, or cultural activities.

The community of East Beach, northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, is a picture-perfect case for a new kind of urban

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All you ever wanted to know about home inspections (and a few things you didn't)

It's easy to get caught up in the rush of home-buying, especially if you've found "the one" - your dream home - and you want to secure it ASAP. And, if you're in a seller's market, you might also be anticipating some competition, so the more you can do to smooth the deal, the better, right?

Well...not always. One thing which buyers sometimes choose to forgo in an attempt to speed a deal along is the home inspection. This is a big mistake...

Why should you get a home inspection?

Well, a home is more than what you're likely to see in an open-house tour, where you might be taken in by the dressing, the features, and all the surface stuff. But that's only half the story. A house is a system, a machine, like a car. And just like a car, though it

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Welcome to 2019! It's a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, and a few resolutions.

Yes - the dreaded "R" word. But, this time we have a few you can actually keep. You'll be motivated to keep them because they'll make your life better every day, save you money, or even make you money in the long run.

What on Earth is all this about? Your home of course!

Your home is probably your biggest investment, it's where you keep your stuff, and it's the place or thing that affects your daily experiences as much as anything else. So keep reading, this is important...

Here are 4 New Year's Resolutions for your Hampton Roads home.

Go Green(er)

With quite a few cold weeks still ahead of us, it'll pay to look into your heating and insulation

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Where To Get Great, Last Minute Gifts Near Hampton Roads

Haven’t started your holiday shopping yet?

Never fear. Regardless of your festive preparation, you’re bound to find something for everybody on your list near Hampton Roads. From bookworms to winos, these fantastic shopping options will ensure your friends and family receive thoughtful and personalized gifts this year.

If you’re still searching for the perfect present, here’s just a few great options for last minute gifts near your Hampton Roads home.

Dodson's

Couple shopping together during the holidays

Buying for the one who has everything?

You have to check out Dodson’s. Complete with unpredictable apparel, home decor, and gift items, you’ll find something for your loved one that they didn’t even know they wanted.

Whether it’s a stylish journal, children’s doll, or dinner

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Hampton Roads Holiday Events 2018 Banner

Hampton Roads is known for celebrating the holidays in style. With hundreds of events taking place throughout the region this holiday season, we have found the best events for 2018. So bundle up and make sure you do not miss out on these amazing holiday celebrations!

Holiday Events in Virginia Beach

Celebrate one of the most joyous seasons in Virginia Beach!

Holiday Lights Merry Mile
Until December 30
5-10 pm (Sunday - Thursday) | 5:30-11 pm (Friday - Saturday)
Virginia Beach Boardwalk (8th to 22nd Street)

The tradition continues! One of Hampton Roads' most anticipated events, this beachside holiday lights events features over 50 incredible displays. From festive fish swimming overhead to a 40-foot tall Christmas tree, this event is a

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