Virginia Beach Real Estate Blog

  • What to Know about Fall Leaves and Your Home

    BY Pamela Hunt

    This time of year, leaves turn beautiful shades of red, vermillion, orange and yellow. We enjoy their beauty. We take photographs. We collect them. Our children play in them. For a homeowner, however, leaves pose the possibility of damage to thei...

  • Can I Sell My House with a Reverse Mortgage?

    BY Pamela Hunt

    To help you through your retirement, you took out a reverse mortgage on your family home. Now, several years into your retirement, you son wants to buy his childhood home so you can move to a warmer climate. Can you sell your home? Reverse mortgag...

  • Black Friday Home Sales

    BY Pamela Hunt

    As we prepare to enter the holiday shopping season, home sellers may think it is too late to sell their home this year. You may have heard that homes sell better in the spring, so you might be tempted to take your home off the market until after the ...

  • Elections Affect Homeowners

    BY Pamela Hunt

    One of the very first discussions the Founding Fathers had was about how to balance the rights of all individuals with the rights of those who owned property. They knew that if only property owners could vote, the rights of individuals and minorities...

  • Should I Buy or Sell on Contingency?

    BY Pamela Hunt

    While your home is on the market, and you find your dream home (or at least the perfect "next" home), it is tempting to place an offer on the new place to hold it until your home sells. Unless you own the house you are selling free and clear, or can ...

  • Preparing Your Home for Winter

    BY Pamela Hunt

    With November just around the corner, winter weather is on its way. Now is the time to get the jump on cold weather and winterize your home. Whether you are selling your home or you are a new homeowner, it is a good idea to keep these things in mind:...

  • Seven Small Home Benefits

    BY Pamela Hunt

    You bought a starter home that gave you entre into the world of home ownership, but now, your requirements have changed … you've added a spouse or children, you've moved your office home, or you've started a hobby that requires more space than you ...

  • Can You Sell Your House with Unpermitted Changes?

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Often, homeowners make changes and upgrades to their home without securing permit. In some cases, permits are not required, but in many cases they are. When you attempt to sell your home, investigations by the buyer's real estate agent, inspector or ...

  • Fearing Buyer’s Remorse?

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you'll make, and many times new buyers worry that they'll make a wrong decision and then be sorry when it is too late to change it. What if I paid too much for the house? What if the neighborhood isn't ...

  • Professionals Answer: “How Do I Increase My Home’s Value?” (Part 3 of 3)

    BY Pamela Hunt

    A common question for prospective home sellers is "How can I increase my home's value or get a higher selling price?" In our earlier articles on this subject, we discuss low budget and economical fixes and upgrades that can increase the perceived val...