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Looking like a "property management week"... - 04/20/11 09:40 AM
So Monday was the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act (VRLTA) Update and yesterday I went to the monthly Virginia state chapter of NARPM breakfast meeting. (If I am going to do this whole property management thing, I want to do it right)! The topic was Eviction and the special guest speaker was Sheriff Gabe Morgan of Newport News. Hoping I don't need to use the tips he gave me today, but if and when an eviction does need to be done, I feel more informed on how to do it correctly. Landlords and tenants should be aware there is a legal (2 comments)
Learned lots at the VRLTA Update - 04/19/11 12:32 AM
I attended a very informative meeting today - VRLTA Update with Chip Dicks. VRLTA stands for the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. In the real estate professional world, you might consider it our bible of sorts. Even though I have a short attention span, I love these annual sessions with Chip because he always has such great, up to date information and is great about asking questions. Given that I represent the landlords an treat my tenants and tenant prospects with ordinary care, it is important to learn about new legislation and tips on business practices. Interesting thing was when (1 comments)
Military Homeowner Assistance Program - 04/16/11 11:35 PM
I just attend a Lunch & Learn at our local Realtor Association where the topic was about the military HAP (Homeowner's Assistance Program). I first heard about this topic on a listing I was showing to a buyer (we are closing this upcoming Tuesday on a property that was better suited for her) and the listing agent was kind enough to tell me a little about it. Basically it is similar to a short sale, although the bank is not involved. If a military service member was given PCS orders prior to September 30, 2010 and they purchased their home in (4 comments)
Benefits of a Home Warranty... - 04/16/11 09:15 PM
First of all, I am not a representative with a home warranty company so I am not an expert on the subject, but I do see their value and think consumers need to know more about them. I had a Facebook friend contact me earlier this week because she knows I am in real estate and wanted to know if I could recommend a home warranty. Um, YES! Once we got on the phone, she further explained that she and her husband recently built a house (kudos to them) and they got a "department store" warranty on the appliances, but had (4 comments)
In this economy, property management may be a great choice! - 04/15/11 11:19 AM
Property Management Property Management can be a very smart option when a property is not able to be sold in a current market or if one is looking to get a sound long term investment. Whatever the reason, I am here to help and provide my services as your property manager! I currently serve as a residential property manager and can assist you with attached (condos, townhouses) or detached (single family homes) properties, from finding and marketing the property to find a tenant to managing the property. Some of the services provided include, but are not limited to: List the property (0 comments)
Local Job Fair - 04/11/11 08:58 PM
The Military Affairs Council of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Military Family Support Centers Employment Program are presenting the "2011 Military Job Fair of Virginia - Spring". It will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 9 am - 2 pm. The location is the Howard Johnson Hotel & Conference Center (1815 W. Mercury Boulevard, Hampton, Virginia 23669). Great networking event as there will be numerous national and local employers available! (0 comments)
Now being that we are now in the month of April, that means we have completed the first quarter of the year. I wanted to share some statistics in our current market (all information as of 3/31/2011): Properties Sold: 3,716 Average List Price: $221,520 Average Sales Price: $212,909 Average Days on Market: 106 With 14,551 listings currently on the market, let's sell some houses and make some deals!Remember, I am NEVER too busy for your business or your referrals! Hampton VA Real Estate Sales - Kaera Mims, REALTOR I specialize in (0 comments)
Newport News Neighborhood Profile: Windy Knolls - 04/07/11 02:35 PM
Windy Knolls in Newport News, Virginia Click here to view Windy Knolls homes for sale! Premiering in 2008 as Newport News' first mixed residential gated community, Windy Knolls is quickly establishing itself as a great option for home buyers looking for new construction. Windy Knolls is conveniently located near I-64, Fort Eustis, Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport and much more! While there are some upscaled apartment homes on the community, Windy Knolls has many floor plans for resale luxury condos .Windy Knolls features one story two to three bedroom units which offer high ceilings, square footage averaging 1700 square feet and many amenities to satisfy any home buyer. (0 comments)
Newport News Attractions Profile: City Center at Oyster Point - 04/03/11 11:08 PM
I love living in Southeastern Virginia. Great mix between city life and country landscapes. Check out one of our great finds... City Center at Oyster Point in Newport News, Virginia Minutes from I-64, Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport and in the Oyster Point Business District, City Center at Oyster Point is located in the heart of Newport News. City Center at Oyster Point is a great mixture of business, retail therapy, restaurants and residential living at its finest. Sitting on 52 acres, City Center at Oyster Point's focal point is a 5 acre stone fountain which is surrounded by benches for sitting and is the backdrop to many events (0 comments)
Choosing the Right Agent... (Advice) - 04/03/11 04:29 PM
There are tons of real estate agents out there, but it is so important to find one that works well for you. You should think of the following when looking for the right agent for you! Credentials. There are different ones which mean different things, but designations may be important to you. Or whether or not they have their Broker's license. For example, I have my e-Pro, where I learned about how to use technology to help me assist my buyers and sellers. Length in the business. Being a newbie is not a bad thing (especially if they have a mentor (4 comments)
Newport News Neighborhood Profile: Village Green - 04/03/11 04:08 PM
Village Green in Newport News Click here to view Village Green homes for sale! Village Green has 300+ properties in its community. An established neighborhood, Village Green is centrally located near I-64 and many shopping and restaurant venues, sitting minutes away from the Patrick Henry Mall. Style: Colonial, Traditional Type: Single Family Year Built Range (approx.): Zip Code: 23602 Nearby Streets: Brandywine Drive, Bunker Hill Circle, Canon Boulevard, Crown Point Drive, Jefferson Avenue, Lexington Circle, Liberty Circle, Minuteman Drive, Musket Court, Oyster Point Road, Patriot Circle, Plymouth Circle, Prescott Circle, Southgate Road, Valley Forge Drive and Village Green Parkway. When you are ready to sell or buy a (2 comments)
Newport News Neighborhood Profile: Towne Square - 04/01/11 01:09 AM
Towne Square in Newport News, Virginia Click here to view Towne Square homes for sale! Towne Square is a gated community, minutes from the James River Bridge. Conveniently located near I-664, Towne Square is also in close proximity to Northrup Grumman, Huntington Park and much more! Towne Square features one story two bedrooms or townhouse style two or three bedroom units. The townhouses feature backyards, some fenced and the first story one story units feature patios. A unique feature to these properties are the two and three bedroom townhouse units feature master bedroom suites (including bathroom). The Towne Square community is a part of a condo association (3 comments)
Hampton Neighborhood Profile: Westview Lakes - 04/01/11 12:46 AM
Westview Lakes in Hampton, VA Click here to view Westview Lakes homes for sale! Westview Lakes has 300+ properties in its community. Westview Lakes is located near I-64 and Thomas Nelson Community College, as well as many shopping and restaurant venues. Westview Lakes features mostly 2 - 4 bedroom properties, 1 - 2 bathrooms with square footage ranging approximately 1150 - 2400. Westview Lakes is a part of a property owner's association (contact me about pricing) and has the following amenities including ground maintenance, playground and trash pick up. Style: Colonial, Ranch, Townhouse, Traditional, Transitional Type: Attached Residential & Single Family Year Built Range (approx.): 1980's - 1990's Zip Code: 23666 Nearby Streets: Big Bethel Road, Bullock (0 comments)
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