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October 2017

Found 9 blog entries for October 2017.

From Military News:

Capt. Gary M. Rose served as a Special Forces combat medic during the Vietnam War. Nearly 50 years later, Rose will be awarded the nation's highest honor for treating 16 of his fellow Soldiers during Operation Tailwind, a four day mission in the nearby country of Laos. Under his care, all returned alive.



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“There’s no place like home,” as the old saying goes. That’s especially true when it comes to an investment.

You live in and love your home, but there might come a time when you have to leave it. And when that time comes, you’ll want to get as much money as you can for your property so you can move onward — and upward.

In order to increase your abode’s value, you might think you have to put in a ton of time, effort and money, but that’s not entirely true. Instead, you can take on weekend projects over time to spruce the place up so when it’s time to sell, you have a completely updated property that’ll end up selling itself.

Ready to get to work? Roll up your sleeves and start on one of the following five weekend projects.

1. Repaint Your

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What to do, what to do....  

iFly: Indoor sky diving flight-simulator. Yes. You read that right! No jumping, no falling and no experience required!

Virginia Beach Aquarium: Over 800,000 gallons, more than a hundred hands-on exhibits and a National Geographic 3D theater!

Nightmare Mansion: Walk, run, crawl, or get dragged through the narrow hallways and ultra-dark corridors of one of the country’s TOP TEN rated haunted attractions. A show like NO OTHER, takes 5 to 10 minutes and YES there are LIVE actors!

First Landing State Park: There are a total of nine trails in the park and they collectively cover more than 19 miles. A few trails are primarily shortcuts or connectors between other trails (Fox Run and Kingfisher) or offer a short diversion

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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   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.

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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 for this great write up on Evacuation Entitlements that pertain to the military!


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   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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