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We always love when great information lands in our inbox, that we can in turn share with our community here on the blog. Thank you so much to Patrick Steele, one of our trusted "mortgage dudes" for sending this one our way! :)

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Mortgage rates technically hit their lowest levels in exactly 2 months yesterday.  Today merely takes them deeper into that territory.  The size of the improvement is less impressive and less meaningful compared to that "lowest in more than 2 months" talking point.   That said, taken in conjunction with the last 4 business days, the average lender is roughly an eighth of a percentage point lower.  That comes out to $7/mo for every $100k financed (or $21/mo on a $300k loan).

On a somewhat frustrating note,

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A few quick notes:

  • Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2019.
  • The higher your interest rate, the more money you end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be.
  • Rates are still low right now. Don’t wait until rates hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!

Got questions on that? Be sure to reach out to one of our premier lenders, Patrick Steele of Tidewater Mortgage, or Steve Rockefeller of George Mason Mortgage. Both are incredibly knowledgeable on everything you could want to know about the mortgage process and are willing to help out with any questions you may have.

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Thank you to KCM for a great writeup!

Got questions? We've got answers! Hit us up in the comments

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So, you've been looking at houses online, hopefully working directly with a professional real estate agent... and otherwise staying off certain national sites that like to take your information, sell it to whatever random agent has bought that particular zipcode and got your business only by spamming your email, phone and text.

But... we digress.

So you've been looking at houses online, and decided that there's ONE IN PARTICULAR THAT WOULD BE PERFECT. 

The pictures!

The price!

The layout (from what you can tell)!

The colors look fantastic...

The yard looks well kept...

The appliances are new or at least recent...

EVERYTHING IS PERFECT.

Right?

So, you arrive there and it hit's you:

Something. Anything. Everything... is a

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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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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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Yet another fantastic write up from Keeping Current Matters!

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Urban Institute recently released a report entitled, “Barriers to Accessing Homeownership,” which revealed that “eighty percent of consumers either are unaware of how much lenders require for a down payment or believe all lenders require a down payment above 5 percent.”

Myth #1: “I Need a 20% Down Payment”

Buyers often overestimate the down payment funds needed to qualify for a home loan. According to the same report:

“Consumers are often unaware of the option to take out low-down-payment mortgages. Only 19% of consumers believe lenders would make loans with a down payment of 5% or less… While 15% believe lenders require a 20% down payment, and 30% believe lenders

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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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After 19 of the most under rated cities, you'll find that the TOP OF the heap is a city in our very own 757. 

Wondering which one? We won't spill the beans. Scroll down and check it out....! :)

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"Shh. Don’t tell everyone."

Travelers looking for the next undiscovered, under-the-radar destination, pay attention. According to Travel + Leisure readers, you’ve been seriously missing out on these 20 amazing cities.

In our annual America's Favorite Places survey, we ask T+L readers to dish about their hometowns — the place they grew up or have lived in and know better than anywhere else on Earth. Unlike T+L’s World's Best Awards, which encourages readers to weigh in on travel experiences across the globe, the America's

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