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Don't Pat Yourself on the Back Just Yet
Posted Thu, Dec 7th 2017 8:00 am
You’ve got $500,000 in liquid assets for your retirement and you’re still 15 years away. All your bills are paid; you have a small mortgage on your home; cars are paid for and great credit. Don’t b...

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Housing and the Senate Tax Plan: What Now?
Posted Tue, Dec 5th 2017 12:03 pm
Members of the real estate industry are responding to the passage of the Senate tax plan, which chiefly includes a 20 percent corporate tax rate—down from 35 percent—and reduced rates for familie...

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The Real Reason Home Prices are Increasing
Posted Thu, Nov 30th 2017 1:24 pm
There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this...

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted Thu, Nov 23rd 2017 7:00 am

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Lighting Conversion Plan
Posted Tue, Nov 21st 2017 9:57 am
In 2007, Congress passed an energy act that required new energy-efficient standards for basic light bulbs. Standard incandescent bulbs are being phased out and eventually will be unavailable. The ...

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Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI
Posted Fri, Nov 17th 2017 2:53 pm
Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home, or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projec...

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Holiday Travels
Posted Tue, Nov 14th 2017 12:47 pm
The last thing you want if you’re traveling these holidays is to worry about someone burglarizing your home. Use this check list to add some peace of mind while you’re out of town. Ask a trusted...

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Happy Veteran's Day!
Posted Fri, Nov 10th 2017 8:00 am
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of ...

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A Housing Bubble? Industry Experts Say NO!
Posted Thu, Nov 9th 2017 12:35 pm
With residential home prices continuing to appreciate at levels above historic norms, some are questioning if we are heading toward another housing bubble (and subsequent burst) lik...

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Pet Safety Tips for Halloween!
Posted Mon, Oct 30th 2017 10:54 am
Courtesy of Mike May, AMayzing Homes 

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How to Save on a Mortgage Payment Whether Buying or Selling
Posted Thu, Oct 26th 2017 10:25 am
In Trulia’s recent report, Rent vs. Buy: Roommate Edition, they examined the impact that renting with a roommate has in determining whether it is more expensive to rent or buy. The ...

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Debt Relief May Trigger Tax
Posted Tue, Oct 24th 2017 7:00 am
The Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act, originally passed in 2007, was extended three times to protect homeowners from paying income tax on debt that was relieved due to foreclosure, short sales or deed...

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Hiring an Agent to Sell Your House May Cost You NOTHING!
Posted Thu, Oct 19th 2017 11:32 am
There is no doubt that it is easier to sell your house when using the services of a local real estate professional. The agent will provide: Greater exposure to more buyers The s...

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Protecting Your Credit
Posted Tue, Sep 19th 2017 1:07 pm
One of the “big” three credit bureaus recently announced that a massive hack has exposed the personal information of up to 143 million people. To add perspective to that statement, that is about tw...

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Deductible Dilemma
Posted Tue, Sep 5th 2017 11:51 am
The purpose of insurance is to shift the risk of loss to a company in exchange for a premium. Most policies have a deductible which reduces the amount of the claim that is paid by having the insure...

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Which Value Do You Want?
Posted Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 12:14 pm
What your home is worth depends on why you ask the question. It could be one value based on a purchase or sale and an entirely different value for insurance purposes. Fair market value is the pric...

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Home Energy Aware
Posted Thu, Aug 10th 2017 1:45 pm
After the mortgage payment, the largest homeowner expense is for utilities and the major component is energy.  Contributing factors include air leaks, insulation, heating and cooling equipment, wat...

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Stony Creek VA VA Real Estate For Sale: 16048 Emerald Rd, Stony Creek VA 23882
Posted Wed, Aug 9th 2017 9:55 am
16048 Emerald Sussex, VA MLS# 1728980 - Single Family Get ready to be wowed by this picturesque property in lovely Stony Creek, VA. You will feel like you have escaped to paradise in this s...

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Home Safe Home
Posted Tue, Aug 1st 2017 10:30 am
Home is a place you should feel safe and secure. Sometimes, we take it for granted and unfortunately, we do need to remain vigilant about things we do that could compromise our safety. Here are a f...

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Americans Still Believe Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment
Posted Thu, Jul 27th 2017 1:11 pm
According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of i...

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