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Who doesn't deal with some dead-zones, here and there? If you don't... you're LUCKY! 

If you do... there's NO PLACE more annoying to have spotty service than IN YOUR HOME!

Check out these tips from PopSci (Popular Science) on how to deal with those in home dead zones:

Try a messaging app

If Wi-Fi calling doesn’t work for you, and you’re unwilling to buy a new phone, you can still try another solution—though none of them are quite as seamless.

Most messaging options—like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Skype—allow you to make voice calls and send messages to any of your friends within those apps.

There’s a good chance most of your contacts are on Facebook anyway, so that’s a decent option—but it isn’t always as reliable as text

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One of the best kept secrets here in the 757 is the Military Aviation Museum. Be sure to check out their website, www.militaryaviationmuseum.org, to find out more information about their events. They keep a full calendar, so you'll be sure to find something going on there on nearly a weekly basis!

This year's "Summer of Flight" includes the following scheduled events:

Fee: Summer of Flight is included in your general museum admission, free for museum members!

Schedule: Each Summer of Flight event starts at 1pm. Flights, Aircraft and Topics subject to change.

  • May 26th – Dunkirk Evacuation Begins – Featuring Supermarine Spitfire

  • June 2nd – Battle of Midway – Featuring Grumman Wildcat & PBY Catalina (taxi only)*

  • June 9th –

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Part ONE of our new short-video series, "Real Estate Moment of Truth!"

So what do you think? Surprised? Not at all? Let us know!

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Fantastic information from the Public Information Officer of the Virginia Beach Fire Department:

(Be sure to share this with your family, friends and co-workers...!)

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The Virginia Beach Fire Department wants you to be safe while grilling.

General safety tips:

Read the instructions and safety warnings before using the grill.

Grilling is an outdoor activity.

Never bring your grill in the house or in the garage.

Both charcoal and gas grills can pose a serious carbon monoxide risk indoors.

Keep your grill a safe distance from your home or deck railings.

Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill.

Never leave the grill unattended.

Make sure to clean the grill surface before you begin cooking.

Have

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Sometimes the awesome reviews we receive from our clients skirt the line of letting out our secret recipe of HOW WE GET STUFF DONE. Should we be concerned? Nah. In all truth, what we do as The Perfect House Team is often imitated, but never actually duplicated? Why? Because we work hard to sell you home, by putting tons of work up front before a sign ever goes in your yard. Some of our competition may think they have what it takes to follow through with this game plan--- and if they did, we wouldn't even be mad! Our goal is to educate our clients AND other agents in the area on the RIGHT WAY to sell a house.

So if you're a seller--- this is what you would WANT your selling agent to do.

If you're an agent--- take notes. We would LOVE for you to take

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For homeowners interested in selling in the Hampton Roads area, 2018 is starting off as a seller’s market. January’s number of active listings and the months supply of inventory continued to decline year-over-year, even as sales rose.

Overall, the region’s residential active listings were down 6.87% year-over-year for the month of January, with 8,773 available homes. The area’s active inventory has declined year-over-year for 30 consecutive months. Each of the region’s seven major cities (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News) experienced decreased inventory except for Virginia Beach, which was up a modest 1.37%. Norfolk had the most significant drop in inventory for January, down 16.25% year-over-year.

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As always, thank you so much to Military News for another great post in regards to our veterans.

This one is a pretty good read, like usual... And this app looks great!

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National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) today launched the first of its kind app for use by military veterans and their advocates, available for download through the Apple Store, Google Play Store or NVLSP’s website. Named the NVLSP VA Benefit Identifier, the application helps veterans, with or without the assistance of a veteran’s service officer, determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.

The app directs users to a logic based questionnaire that assists in verifying whether a veteran should file a claim for service-connected

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Home security systems are designed to protect you, your family and even your pets. But sometimes, your furry friends (or even scaly ones) can trigger your home security system. Here’s how you can prevent false alarms:

Sensor Placement

Sensors are one of the biggest challenges when it comes to designing a pet-friendly home security system. Pets can easily trigger both motion and image sensors, which are usually activated by heat or movement. For example, if your pet decides to go to its food bowl while these sensors are armed, a false alarm could be sent to homeowners and responders. This can affect how authorities respond to the alarm because they won’t know if it’s a real threat. Configure your system by:

  • Positioning sensors higher than
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Mica is part of the Burkart family, her human-Dad is our very own Barrett Burkart! You've likely seen her in a handful of our posts in the last few years or in person at our Client Appreciation Events. She's quite the show-stopper, thus we figured it was time to tell at least some of her story:

Mica is a boxer, but that's about all they knew about her before she was adopted into the Burkart family. They estimate she was a little over a year old when she was originally brought in to a veterinary clinic in New Orleans by animal control about 8 years ago with a broken femur. That was surely a sad and scary day for Mica, full of anxiety, pain and fear. On his way to a Saint's game, Barrett stopped in to that clinic to pick up his wife, Anemone. His wife

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