Selling Real Estate

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The weather is starting to clear, people are out and about, and you're starting to feel the excitement of a real estate market coming back to life.

Yes, spring has sprung, a great time to be on the market, enticing fresh and eager buyers in search of their dream home. Hopefully, if you're on the market as a seller, it's your home they'll find and you'll get the price you've been dreaming of.

But with all this excitement and activity, you know that there's one big downside: competition.

That's right - you're out there pitting your potential dream home against all the other potential dream homes in the Hampton Roads area.

So... how to stand out?

Follow these simple steps to have your home really "pop" and get the attention it deserves.

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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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Tips For Selling Your Hampton Roads Home in Fall

As the leaves start to change and the days grow shorter, we must accept that the warm Virginia summer is officially over...

...But have no fear! There are plenty of favorable advantages to selling your Hampton Roads homes in the fall.

Hampton Roads real estate in the autumnal months is likely much less competitive than other times of the year, as many prospective homebuyers who’ve held out on a decision throughout the summer are now experiencing dwindling real estate options.

In early fall, more serious buyers will be feeling the pressure to make a Hampton Roads real estate decision before the holiday season sets in, and the frosty Virginia winter rears its head.

Thinking of selling your Hampton Roads home this fall season?

Perhaps

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NORFOLK, Va. – (May 2017) – Proudly local Nancy Chandler Associates has embarked on a strategic path to position the company for the future. Part of the strategic plan involves a new brand and name change. Research by the company confirmed the strength of the Chandler reputation and name recognition. The new name for the real estate company is Chandler Realty, Inc., and the property management company is Chandler Property Management, LLC.

Nancy Chandler Associates was founded in 1974 by Nancy Outland Chandler. The company opened as a small, family-owned real estate firm with a philosophy based on honesty, professional expertise and superb client care. It was Nancy’s dream to train a few agents who subscribed to her philosophy and the inimitable “Nancy

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If you're serious about buying a home in Norfolk, you want to work with the best real estate agent available. A good Realtor is reputable, comes recommended by peers, and has an outstanding record for matching homeowners with the right properties. Of course, a stellar Realtor doesn't necessarily work well with everybody. You need an agent who is willing to work with you to determine which Norfolk and Virginia Beach homes for sale are ideal for your situation.

How do you know you have found the right Norfolk Realtor to assist you in finding your dream home? Look for these top qualities:

A Realtor Listens

Some real estate agents will appear to pay attention to your home preferences, then try to sell you a neighborhood that doesn't appeal to you at

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So, after careful consideration of the time, expense, and energy involved in selling your own home, you have decided to go the For Sale By Owner route. You have taken care of all necessary inspections and legalities, you are ready to plant a sign on your front lawn and place an ad in the paper. Before you take these steps to attract potential buyers, of course, you will need to know the value of your home. This will help you to finalize the proper sale price, one that accurately reflects the condition of the property and surrounding neighborhood, one that will attract buyers to make bids.

To help determine the sale price, a property appraisal agent is needed for assistance. One thing to note when your home is appraised: the resulting suggested sale

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Let's say you are searching for a home in Norfolk and found the right one for your family. The price is right, the neighborhood is great, and you're near good . The owner is interested in your bid and it appears to be all over but for the signing. Think you're done with the job? Not quite.

Closing on a home is probably the most important event in your life as a new homeowner. Before you call the movers and pop the champagne, it necessary to make sure you are getting the best deal for your house, and that means knowing how to negotiate during the closing.

What does this mean? As you complete the purchase of a home, there are closing fees associated that need to be paid. Also, depending on the condition of the home, there may be repairs necessary that

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When you're selling your house, it’s crucial that you make a good first impression. We can't think of many things that make a house look more inviting than lots of colorful spring flowers! If the warmer weather has you thinking about putting your home on the market, here are some of our tips to boost its curb appeal.

Tend Your Garden

The rest of your property should look just as good as the house does. Be vigilant about mowing your lawn, pulling weeds and if you notice any large bare patches in the grass, put down a seed patch mix. If you have hedges, bushes, or flowers beds in your yard, have them trimmed and looking their best.

Freshen It Up

An inexpensive way to add a pop of color to your house’s exterior is to paint the front door, trim,

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