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Foreclosure inventory continues to fall causing some to question if the time to buy is drawing to a close.  Of course, ANYTIME is a good time to buy a house if you have the right agent looking out for you, but when REO properties are plentiful, there are more bargains to be found. Many industry i...
At least, it's that way in Hampton Roads, Virginia.  Several lenders I've spoken with lately have shared that in April, they processed more applications than the prior 3 months combined.  We are also witnessing a decrease in REO inventory and all distressed sales represent only about 25% of avail...
There is a spectacular event happening in Hampton Roads in just a few weeks.  Steve Morris, founder and CEO of Exit Realty will present his groundbreaking training program designed to help agents eliminate restrictive and negative behavior patterns and overcome the limitations that are holding yo...
Craig, please hear our plea for your list.  Over the past few years, it has become more evident that the housing ads on Craigslist are more junk than valid.  I've tested it several times with the same results.  If I post a rental on Craigslist, it will draw a LOT of hits the day I post it; seems ...
712 Country Club Blvd Chesapeake, VA Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour This beautiful house with double garage is on a corner lot at the 10th tee of the Chesapeake Golf Club with great view down the 10th fairway. Located in the highly desirable Las Gaviotas Country Club Comm...
Larger Rentals are Moving Quickly and it's a sign of the times.  For the family who has 1800 square feet of STUFF and are going through a short sale or foreclosure, they will soon need a new roof over their head.  Americans love yard sales, but most are somewhat slower to sell off their old stuff...
If you're not on Twitter yet, consider getting an account.  I think it's best to master one social media at a time, but if you take a little time to learn what to post, it can be useful.  If you're not comfortable with it yet, start by creating an account and use it to READ what other people are ...
101 N Gum Ave Virginia Beach, VA Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour This three bedroom house with garage and double wide driveway is on a corner lot of a quiet cul-de-sac a quarter mile from Town Center. A huge master bedroom with bathroom and large walk-in closet plus two ad...
Foreclosure inventory continues downward trend for Southside Hampton Roads, continuing the trend started at the start of 2011.  Another key metric that is being added to my weekly post is short sales.  For this first week, short sales represent 12.94% of the total market inventory.  Combine that ...
Beware of False Claims on QR Codes because there are companies who prey on real estate agents.  There is at least one company claiming to be the only ones to have reusable QR Codes.  That is simply untrue and therefore misleading to the agents who see their advertising emails. QR codes can contai...

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