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All Cash Offers are on the rise nationwide according to a recent Washington Post Article.     As All Cash offers become more common here in Hampton Roads you may be wondering, Is a Cash Offer Better for a Seller in Today's Market Conditions? We will address this from both Buyer and Seller positions. Today lets take a look at the buyer's side of the transaction.   Cash Buyer Considerations:   Pro: A faster closing and move in may be possible since underwriting a loan is not needed.  Pro: Under the right conditions a cash offer may motivate a seller to accept less for a home.  Pro: Paying cash may broaden the choices for available homes since mortgage condition guidelines will not be a factor.   Con: Be Sure your finds…
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Did you know that your paint color choice can make a HUGE difference in how spacious/open the room feels??

One easy way to create the illusion of space is to carefully choose the paint you slap on your walls.

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White paint will reflect light, making your room feel brighter and more open. It is also a safe paint color if you're selling your home, as it will give prospective buyers a "clean slate" for decorating!

Yellow also reflects light and can have the same space-enhancing effect as white paint. Just make sure you your choice of yellow paint isn't too bright!

Cool Blue & Green create an illusion of distance, making your space feel larger. Sea foam green or soft teal can be great choices

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For Sale By Owner (FSBO) may sound like a good idea...Until your house doesn't sell ! Here's why FSBO homes are a bad idea:

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1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers 

Recent studies have shown that 94% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 17% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home.


2. Results Come from the Internet

Where did buyers find the home they actually purchased?

  • 51% on the internet
  • 34% from a Real Estate Agent
  • 9% from a yard sign
  • 1% from newspapers

The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in

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Want great deals at some AMAZING Hampton Roads restaurants??? 

Here are the dates for the upcoming "Restaurant Weeks":

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Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week
Jan. 15–22

Newport News Restaurant Week
Jan. 21–Feb. 4

Genuine Smithfield & Isle of Wight Restaurant Week
Jan. 29–Feb. 6

Virginia Beach Restaurant Week
Feb. 20–26

Hampton Restaurant Week
March 5–11

Suffolk Restaurant Week
March 18–25

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Happy New Year! Of course we all have our personal New Year's Resolutions, but we wanted to provide you with a few goals for you to achieve in 2017 as a homeowner!

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1. Bump Up Your Mortgage Payments

If you have any sort of expendable income in 2017, you might want to think about putting it towards your mortgage. Making extra payments on your mortgage can have a huge impact on the total you end up paying out over the course of the loan. It can also shorten the amount of time you’ll be saddled with payments and can have you owning your house free and clear sooner than you expected.

2. Review And Renew Your Homeowners Insurance

Shop around and get quotes to see what rates are

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Need an easy and delicious recipe to cook for your holiday guests!? Look no further...

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Servings: 6

1½ pounds (700 grams) chicken breast, cubed
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
16 ounces (450 grams) penne pasta, cooked
¼ cup parsley
¼ cup parmesan, shredded

2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon basil
1/2 cup parmesan, shredded
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper



1. In a pan over medium-high heat, melt butter, then add the chicken breast.
2. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Cook 8-10 minutes or

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According to Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke, Here are some of the key predictions for 2017:


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1. Millennials and boomers will move markets

Millennials and baby boomers, the two largest American generations in history, are both approaching life stages that typically motivate people to buy a home: marriage, having children, retirement, and becoming empty nesters.

2. Millennials will look to the Midwest

We believe Midwestern cities will continue to beat the national average in terms of its proportion of millennial home buyers in 2017

3. Price appreciation will slow down

Nationally, home prices are forecast to slow to 3.9% growth year over year, from an estimated 4.9% in 2016.


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The holidays are a merry time, but the preparations leading up to them . . . well, maybe not so much. That’s because when we dedicate so much time and effort to get everything we need and meet everyone else’s needs, it becomes a blur of chaos. Here are some quick, handy tips to make the holidays less hectic—so you can fully enjoy the season! 


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1. Create A Gift Buying Budget

Creating a budget will save you time and money! You can also group your budget into friends, family, & coworkers to make the process easier.

2. Remember Your Regular Priorities

Keeping to your regular routine, such as working out, reading, doing chores, and tackling personal projects, amid the chaos of the

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Charlie & Pamela's professional marketing sold 2017 Queens Point Drive in Suffolk!

CONTACT US if you are thinking about selling your Suffolk home!


    "Excellent experience very pleasant and easy. Charlie was very professional and he explained every step along the way. I'll certainly recommend to our friends!! Thank you." ~Troy C.

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     " We wanted to thank Pamela so much for being more than just a Real Estate Agent to us… she was so amazing through such a stressful process… we are so happy that she found us! We appreciated Pamela’s genuine concern & honesty and never would have found our home without her!..." ~Randy & Heather B.

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