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Our very own Hampton Roads Real Estate Guy, Charlie Laurens, is continuing with his goals of going live throughout the next few weeks to bring you tips that are applicable for your home, whether you own now or are looking to buy. This week in particular is applicable to renters, as well. No matter where you live, it makes sense to try to make your home more energy efficient.

Be sure to check us out on Facebook (you won't need an account to view the videos) at www.facebook.com/perfecthouseteam.   We look forward to your questions and comments!  


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Once again, VECTOR has knocked it out of the park with yet another great checklist.

This is such an important yet often forgotten topic.

We're glad you clicked-in and are here to read below...!

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Environmental hazards strike unexpectedly and can cause destruction for homeowners.

Damage from severe environmental hazards come with a big price tag, but expensive damage can be limited or avoided by using proper environmental hazard detection equipment.

So, what should you be shopping for to protect your home? This ultimate checklist outlines the four devices you need to avoid environmental hazards reeking havoc on your home.

  •  Water Sensors

A little water can cause some big damage. Even small drips can destroy your home’s

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Hurricane season in Atlantic runs from June 1 to November 30. But no matter what the date is, it's always time to learn as much as you can that can improve your preparedness. In particular, for our military families, we thought this topic to be incredibly important to check out. Huge shout out to Military.com for this great write up on Evacuation Entitlements that pertain to the military!

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With Hurricane Harvey last week, and Hurricane Irma worrying folks all across the East Coast, it’s a perfect time to talk about when and how the military may pay travel expenses if you are instructed to evacuate.

Many folks have questions about when and how the military might reimburse for evacuations.  I’ve pulled together information from the

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 Having a place to call your own—whether you’re going to be there for four years or forever—is an essential part of the American dream. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers plenty of great programs to help those who have served in the military get there, but the process isn’t foolproof. People can (and do) make mistakes buying their first home, second home, or 10th home.

You can avoid your own tale of woe (or head-banging frustration) by avoiding those mistakes before you start your home search. We asked VA-savvy Realtors® to tell us which missteps they see the most—and how you can do the whole thing correctly right from the start.

Mistake No.1: Not getting a Realtor who knows VA loans.

If you’re getting a VA loan, make sure you work

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"It's ALIVE....!"   Our latest project has kicked off and is alive and well!   The Hampton Roads Real Estate Guy, Charlie Laurens, will be going live throughout the next few weeks to bring your tips that are applicable for your home, whether you own now or are looking to buy. Be sure to check us out on Facebook (you won't need an account to view the videos) at www.facebook.com/perfecthouseteam.   We look forward to your questions and comments!  
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It may seem that we ALWAYS say that what we post is great and can't miss... but it's true! That's why we pick and choose what we populate our site with. Information just like this, important and easy to read, is definitely worth reading. As always, thanks to our friends at KCM for putting this together. Read it, and let us know what you think!

 

Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.

1. Price it a LITTLE LOW 

This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER

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You can do a lot to help your home feel welcoming and bright to a potential buyer. What’s important to remember when you’re looking to sell during the cold weather months? Keep on reading to get a list of tips, including pro recommendations that’ll put a new perspective on the buyer experience.

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Show Buyers What It Looks Like During the Spring and Summer

Showcase what your home has to offer by giving potential buyers the opportunity to see the home during other months of the year. Michelle Caracci Corsi from Howard Hanna Real Estate Services suggests you "include a photo album or digital slideshow of the exterior in the summer, spring, and fall. Highlight garden beds, and patios or decks with

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When we say: "We couldn't have said it better, ourselves!" it's something REALLY GOOD. Read, this is great! ------------------  

When it comes down to it, the most important advice a real estate agent can give sellers is how to price their home. No matter how beautiful or well-maintained a property may be, how many upgrades it has or how well it shows, if a home is not properly priced, it’s going to be a tough sell.

The battle for agents most often lies with aligning what sellers’ think their home is worth with its true market value.

These disparate realities can be difficult to merge when working with a seller to set a list price or on a price adjustment. Here are seven pricing myths that often get in the away.

1. It is

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So many homeowners think that once Fall rolls around, the market is dead... but that's not true. Read on to find out 5 reasons you should definitely sell this season!

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall | MyKCM

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory is still under the

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Do visions of cheerful, vintage kitchens make your heart flutter? Seriously, whatcould be cuter? You just don’t want to end up with an island decimated by termites, or a farmhouse sink that’s spent one too many seasons getting banged up on an actual farm.

After all, the line between a chic, functional antique and a piece of shabby debris can be hard to distinguish for vintage newbies. Knowing you want authentic, schoolhouse pendant lights is one thing; sourcing ones that work (and won’t burn your house down) is a key part of the equation.

Here, three seasoned pros share advice on how to sort the gems from the junk, and make them work in your kitchen.

Think Function First

Interior designer Eddie Ross, a trained chef and designer who’s worked

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