rva news: Our Team Tradition During Christmas Time.. - 12/20/16 09:30 AM
'Tis the season to give back! 
Every Christmas, we at Clocktower, have made it a tradition to give back to someone in need. This year we came together to buy gifts for a family that may not otherwise be able to afford celebrating Christmas . This can be especially tough when parents who are going through a hard time are unable to provide for their kids. We consider it an honor to be able to do this and hope we have made a difference in someone's life.
I have been very passionate about being involved in different projects outside of the Real Estate … (2 comments)

rva news: It feels good to volunteer.. - 06/15/16 01:08 AM
FeedMore Volunteer Day!    Monday, my team and I volunteered at the Feedmore Food Bank, an amazing organization that provides nearly 51,000 meals a day to Central Virginians that struggle with hunger.  So many more neighbors, friends, and families are struggling with this issue than you know!  Help your fellow Virginians by donating or volunteering with FeedMore today!  … (0 comments)

rva news: Some Basics in Real Estate Investment - 06/10/16 06:23 AM
Real Estate Investment Basics We love working with investors! We have lots of experience with both guiding first-time investors and alerting well-seasoned investors when an ideal property comes to market!  If you've been thinking about dipping your toes in Real Estate Investment here's some great basic tips to follow to make sure you're getting the best return!


Making More Money: Real Estate Investment Tips and Tricks
More and more people have been turning to real estate investments nowadays. While this can be a great way to make some money, it can also be disastrous. Failure is more likely to occur if you’re not … (2 comments)

rva news: Popular Home Inspection Misconceptions - 05/31/16 02:08 AM
Common Home Inspection Misconceptions      1.  Thinking that passing code means inspected— Contractors may know of all your local codes, but just because new construction on your home, an addition or otherwise, passes code doesn’t mean you should make assumptions on its quality.  In one example, an inspector discovered missing support beams in the crawl space of a new home to make room for duct work and it had already started sinking.  An inspection will give you an idea of the quality construction that’s been undertaken and could save you from future financial pitfalls.   2.  Choosing cost over experience— … (0 comments)

rva news: Working Smarter.. Not Harder - 05/31/16 02:02 AM
Work Smarter, Not Harder: Part 2         Whether you’re going for a conventional loan or FHA, it costs time and money to find the perfect house.  Last week I shared a tip on how to spot asbestos siding before spending money on an inspection.  This week I’ll share a few more things to look for and what it could mean for your contract before shelling out a penny.        Lead-based paint is found in almost all older homes and may be present in any home built before 1978.  It peels in a very specific way, with vertical … (0 comments)

rva news: Do Yourself and Your Client and Favor... - 05/31/16 01:55 AM
Pre-Inspection Home Dissection        When I first became a real estate agent, I would write offers left and right— hungry to get my clients the house they wanted.  But with experience I learned how to work smarter, not harder.  The first year I was an agent I would say that I wrote offers on about 8 to 10 houses that got released because of the inspection findings.  It was that year I put together a guide on things to look for when walking through a home.  There are always going to be issues you can’t catch on your own, … (0 comments)

rva news: Featured Property of the Week! - 05/20/16 12:34 AM
The Best Location in Ashland!         This Ashland home, 10298 Jamestown Road, features the best of both worlds when it comes to privacy and space versus convenient amenities.  Situated near Randolph-Macon University, downtown Ashland is only five minutes away.  Local dining ranges from fine to casual, shopping centers and grocery stores are all within a few minutes drive.  Ashland Coffee & Tea, a local gathering hub, is known state-wide for attracting both large and small musical acts and is at the heart of the Ashland cultural scene.    
         With lots of entertainment, dining, and shopping all nearby, … (0 comments)

rva news: How to be a Home Owner by 30 - 05/04/16 06:02 AM
How to Buy a House by 30      Along with the recovery of the market, came the rebirth of the dream to own a home.  More and more young people…ahem…Millennials, are catching the homeowner bug.  Not only are rates still stellar, but younger people are starting to get more savvy about their money.  Turning 30 is already a milestone in itself, but why not mark the momentous occasion and rejoice in all the life lessons your 20s have afforded you and make it the year you buy a home!   Honestly, the younger you are the easier it is to … (0 comments)

rva news: YAY Contest Winners This Month! - 05/04/16 06:00 AM
Our Best Month as a Team, Congrats to the Contest Winners We had our best month so far this past March as a team with over 22 listings! That's a listing for nearly every day and like the old saying goes, you've gotta list to last!  I am so proud of everyone one of my agents and I love doing contests like these because I think it brings out the best in everyone!  Congratulations to all my winners!     1st Place - Kristina Davis Out of 8 listing appointments, she was able to get 4 listings and a ratified contract from … (0 comments)

rva news: Success=A Great Team Behind Me - 05/04/16 05:58 AM
RAR Awards! Reaching Beyond Our Goals! The Richmond Association of Realtors Distinguished Achievers Banquet was held a few weeks ago and I was thrilled to be awarded the Diamond Level for Volume and Volume Level for Units Sold.  I sold 71 units alone last year, totaling 12 Million in inventory!  I had a wonderful year and now, armed with my team, Clocktower Realty Group, 2016 is looking better than ever!  Each month we've been improving more and more crushing all of our team and individual goals! Go Us!

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rva news: Home For Sale in King William with Over 10 Acres!! - 04/13/16 01:20 AM
House with Over 10 Acres in King William County 
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rva news: 5 First-Time Homes to Avoid!! - 04/12/16 02:56 AM
5 First-Time Homes to Avoid! At Clocktower Realty, a big portion of what we do is help first-time buyers find the perfect home for them!  Every person has a different idea of what creates the perfect home, but if you’re the average first-time home buyer there are a lot more commonalities than differences!  Here are 5 choices that often plague first-timers making  the buying experience stressful.  As long as you can identify these pitfalls, it can narrow down the seemingly endless options, so you can make a more clear and informed decision on the best house for you!

The Fixer-Upper
This is an … (3 comments)

rva news: Rehab Timeline for your Real Estate Investment - 03/16/16 04:49 AM
Real Estate Investment Rehab Timeline      The 3 major goals of any Real Estate investor are to stay in budget, stay on a timeline and make a return.  Every project is different.  Some investors feel comfortable buying a home that need minor repairs, some have the resources to rehab diamonds in the rough.  The best asset for either of these undertakings is a plan.  In a way, it’s comparable to cooking a gourmet meal.  You have to time everything right, in the right sequence and it’s all about multi-tasking and time management.  AND you want to do all of these … (1 comments)

rva news: One of My Agents Gives Advice to Buyers and Sellers... - 03/07/16 12:15 AM
To Market, to Market! Here Comes the Spring   
Check out the latest edition to the Rhonda Howlett Real Estate Team YouTube Channel!  Matt Hovey gives buyers and sellers advice on what to expect in this upcoming, Spring Real Estate Market!  Traditionally, this is the most popular (and competitive) time of year for real estate.  There's a bigger inventory of homes as well as more buyers looking, which means both parties have to be on top of their game to get the best home at the best price!  Getting pre-approved is extremely important for buyers to have an edge when making … (1 comments)

rva news: What 2016 Looks like for Homebuyers - 01/28/16 02:33 AM
2016 Outlook for Homebuyers      For first time home buyers, the market is primed and ready in 2016.  However, just like last year, mortgage rates are rising along with home prices.  While both aren’t expected to go up as rapidly as they did last year, new lending guidelines can make it harder to obtain certain loans for first time buyers.  So, during this time of year take extra care when filing your taxes if you plan on purchasing a home loan and strike while the iron is hot.  Don’t wait for rising prices to get into your new home!   … (1 comments)

rva news: Feeling Blue this Winter? - 01/20/16 11:54 PM
Brighten Up Your Home For The Winter      Don’t want to delay on improving your home just because the weather outside is frightful?  There are a few indoor projects to consider that will brighten your home while improving its value.  Whether your trying to flip your house or are just an avid DIYer that can’t sit still, here are some awesome things to do while stuck inside from the cold.      Paint Everyone knows that painting is one of the best and inexpensive ways to improve the look of your home.  What’s not widely known is that not every window in your … (0 comments)

rva news: My Charity of the Month - 01/20/16 11:29 PM
Charity of the Month - Henrico PAL 
My Charity of the Month for January will be the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL)!  This is a non-profit organization run by volunteers to provide educational, athletic and social programs to foster positive relationships between officers and youth.  They offer summer camps, mentorship, and even have basketball, dance and chess teams!  This is a cause that’s close to me because my dad was the Sheriff of Mathews County for many years.  This is a great organization that provides a great service to the community.  Started in 2007, it is still young and growing and … (0 comments)

rva news: 8 Expensive Home Repairs.. How do you avoid them? - 12/31/15 04:03 AM
8 Expensive Home Repairs and How to Avoid Them 
        The most popular rule of thumb to save for home maintenance is 1% of the total cost of your house, annually.  That means if your home is worth $350,000, you’ll likely spend on average $3,500 a year on upkeep.  Obviously certain years you’ll spend more than others, for instance, the year you install new roofing.  Other years you’ll spend substantially less.  You can invest in a home warranty that will cover some repairs, but likely not all of them.   Some of the more expensive repairs can be avoided by simple … (1 comments)

rva news: What I Have Learned.. - 12/28/15 03:38 AM
Pre-Inspection Home Dissection        When I first became a real estate agent, I would write offers left and right— hungry to get my clients the house they wanted.  But with experience I learned how to work smarter, not harder.  The first year I was an agent I would say that I wrote offers on about 8 to 10 houses that got released because of the inspection findings.  It was that year I put together a guide on things to look for when walking through a home.  There are always going to be issues you can’t catch on your own, … (2 comments)

rva news: Common Home Inspection Misconceptions - 12/28/15 03:31 AM
Common Home Inspection Misconceptions      1.  Thinking that passing code means inspected— Contractors may know of all your local codes, but just because new construction on your home, an addition or otherwise, passes code doesn’t mean you should make assumptions on its quality.  In one example, an inspector discovered missing support beams in the crawl space of a new home to make room for duct work and it had already started sinking.  An inspection will give you an idea of the quality construction that’s been undertaken and could save you from future financial pitfalls.   2.  Choosing cost over experience— … (6 comments)

 
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