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11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100

Hello! Spring is here!! Check out these great tips from House Logic that’ll help you spruce up your front entrance. Wanna make a statement? How about a new color paint for your front door? In the mood to be bold? … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of Mortgages

Happy Friday! Check out this infographic from Keeping Current Matters (click to enlarge it): The takeaway: * Mortgage rates are projected to rise in 2015. Now is a great time to buy! * Average qualifying credit scores are down a … Continue reading

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Freddie Mac’s Projections for 2015

Hello! On Monday, Freddie Mac released its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for November. The report states that Freddie Mac economists expect the U.S. economy to continue to gain strength in 2015–including the housing market. Here is a quote … Continue reading

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How much mortgage can you afford?

Hi! Check out this great article from HouseLogic with tips on figuring out how much mortgage you can afford: 4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford By knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure … Continue reading

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Where are we headed?

Hello! Just under two weeks ago, the Federal Reserve ended their bond-buying program known as Quantitative Easing. We discussed this program quite a bit last year. If you are unfamiliar with it, click here, here and here. In a nutshell, … Continue reading

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Watch where you throw your pumpkin remains!

Hi There, Just in time for Halloween on Friday, check out this short article from HouseLogic about what NOT to do with the insides of your pumpkins! Pumpkin Pulp Will Scare Your Disposal to Death Put your pumpkin pulp into … Continue reading

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Market Minutes for September: Norfolk

Hey There! Wow it’s been busy here! September’s stats for the housing market are in. Today let’s look at Norfolk. And for my Ghent/West Ghent/Larchmont people, scroll down for an additional report for your area specifically. The median sales price … Continue reading

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Another way to view the health of the market

Happy Friday! Here is some great info from Keeping Current Matters: Many people report on the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report which quantifies the number of closed sales of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops. However, … Continue reading

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It was so much easier back then…

Hello there! If you bought a house in the last couple of years, or are in the process of buying one now, you may have wondered why there is so much paperwork involved in the mortgage-loan application. Nowadays it seems … Continue reading

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Window Pain?

Happy Friday to All! Many of us here in Norfolk, VA live in old homes. Today’s post is for those of us who are looking into replacing our old creaky and drafty (and oftentimes inoperable!) windows and doors (you know … Continue reading

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