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We have over 100 years combined living experience in the Hampton Roads area. As such, we thought to poll our agents and see who stayed and went with Hurricane Florence coming in.... and what they did to prepare their homes. Turns out everyone actually stayed in the area, thus their preparation was for hunkering down to weather the storm (if it came this way)!

Here's what some of them had to say:

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We picked up the standard stuff, except I bought some junk food that I normally don’t get. 

  We bought extra gas, fired up the generator to make sure it was good to go, froze a dozen bottles of water to help use as ice to keep things cold if power goes out. I turned the refrigerators & freezers to the coldest settings. 

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Monday and

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We hear these names as they come up as tropical storms.... but where do the actual names come from? Find out more below!

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Tropical storms have been named for 2017, so here is the list of hurricane names for the Atlantic Basin (Miami hurricanes) and Eastern North-Pacific (California hurricanes). Is your name listed?

HOW ARE HURRICANES NAMED?

  • Native Americans called these storms Hurakons, after “a great spirit who commanded the east wind.” Spanish explorers adopted the word and then began giving hurricanes the names of patron saints on whose feast days the storms occurred. Later, hurricanes were identified by their longitude and latitude.
  • A weatherman in Australia is credited with being the first person to name a
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Important notice for our Virginia Beach residents and those who are coming into this area...! Hot off the press from the Virginia Beach city website:

Temporary Road Closure to affect Princess Anne Road starting July 23

Monday, July 16, 2018

​The Department of Public Utilities will begin the construction of a sanitary sewer vacuum main along Princess Anne Road starting on Monday, July 23. This work will result in the temporary closure of Princess Anne Road from Fenwick Way to Seaboard Road, with a detour from Holland Road to Nimmo Parkway to Seaboard Road. This detour is expected to be in effect until Sept. 23, 2018.  

Advanced warning signs will be posted advising motorists of the utility work and detour routes. The Dozier's Bridge Canoe

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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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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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According to the NCOA (National Council On Aging):
  • Millions of older Americans are at risk for hunger. In 2014, 10.2 million older Americans faced the threat of hunger, representing 15.8% of adults aged 60+ in the U.S.
  • Food insecurity is growing among older adults. The food insecurity rate for all senior households was 7.8% in 2016, down slightly from the year before but up from 5.5% in 2001. At the same time, the percentage of seniors facing the threat of hunger has more than doubled.
The Buffalow Family & Friends Community Days have focused their efforts on senior citizens in Hampton Roads, to help with the issue of food insecurity through the following event:   Senior Community Meal Bags: Packing & Distribution
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Wow, this was almost eerie reading this, Inman!

It is so spot on, and completely highlights our move to The Real Estate Group (TREG).

Looking for a great place to be? Hit us up with your questions, we can tell you exactly why we made our move... this blog gives a pretty accurate highlight on what brought us to TREG!

Special report: the keys to a strong company culture

Creating an environment that promotes retention, productivity and happiness   BY GILL SOUTH Staff Writer   Key Takeaways
  • Nearly three-quarters of real estate pros believe culture is “very important” to a company's financial success.
  • Close to 60 percent of real estate pros said they were “very happy” with the culture of their
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Yes, friends: It's BACK!

For those new to this game, every open house we do comes with a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

Sign in at the open house and get your name thrown into a monthly drawing, with no limits on how many times you can enter. 

Open house near your home? Stop by and enter!

Open house near your work? Stop by and enter!

Open house near your family's favorite ice cream place? Stop by and enter!

Visit every single open house we do in a month and really up your chances to WIN.

But you can't win if you don't ENTER.... so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media for our open house posts to see where all you can stop in and get signed up for your chance to win (and of course check out some great homes as well.)

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Hampton Roads’ most powerful home marketing machine has MOVED.

Yes, you read that right: The team that has helped thousands of families move in, out and around the area, has moved, as well.

Yes: Even real estate teams move!

After more than 20 years at Rose & Womble Realty, we've made the move to The Real Estate Group (TREG), bringing with us over 100 years of combined real estate experience and excitement for what this change brings to our personal client experiences.

For years, The Perfect House Team stood as the #1 Sales and Listing Team at Rose & Womble, one of the top firms in the Hampton Roads area. 

But with time comes a need for change, especially with emerging technologies at the forefront of what our clients truly need . In our

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If you live here, you've surely heard these monikers: Hampton Roads, The Seven Cities, Tidewater.... 

... and you likely get it by now: They are referencing "Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News" and at times either Hampton and/or the northern-most areas of North Carolina.'''

If you're moving here, this collection of cities, all referred to as one area, can be daunting!

Here's a decent graphic so you can at least see where they are situated with eachother:

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For more information on the area, be sure to check out these sites:

"Where Is Tidewater

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