Virginia Beach Real Estate Blog

  • Expand Your Summer Living Space

    BY Pamela Hunt

    As the temperatures heat up and barbeque season is in full swing, the outdoors beckons. Early morning coffee on the back deck as the sunrises and late evening gatherings to watch the stars come out do not require shade, but to fully utilize your outd...

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 2)

    BY Pamela Hunt

    In a new home or neighborhood, preparing for emergencies in advance might just save you or your family member's life. In Part 2, we cover the basics for inside your house. Know your home: Learn how to turn off gas, electrical and water lines in...

  • From Hi-Tech Race Car to Hi-Tech Home

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Necessity drives innovation. Last week, quadriplegic former Indy 500 driver, Sam Schmidt drove a modified Corvette around the Indianapolis Speedway by moving his head and biting down with his teeth. Arrow Electronics, a medical and consumer electroni...

  • Use Memorial Day Sales to Your Home’s Advantage!

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Keeping your home comfortable and up-to-date seems like an expensive endeavor. With trends changing so fast, our wallets can hardly keep up! Lucky for us, Memorial Day is just around the corner. If you shop smart at the sales this holiday you can giv...

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 1)

    BY Pamela Hunt

    When you move into your new home, you may not think to revise and update your emergency plan, but natural disasters strike without warning. Avoid being caught without a plan in place at your new address. Here are ten steps to take to make sure you ar...

  • What to Know about Your FHA Mortgage Insurance

    BY Pamela Hunt

    An FHA mortgage is a loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, insures loans so that lenders will offer appealing rates to less qualified borrowers at a lower down ...

  • Current Color Trends — Sophisticated Gray

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Out with the old ... beige, cafe au lait, pale mocha, bone ... favorite neutrals for the past decade, may give way to more sophisticated gray-based neutrals. So you might ask, isn't gray just black and white mixed? Well, yes and no. Know Your Unde...

  • Add a Romantic Touch to Your Open House

    BY Pamela Hunt

    When staging your home for an open house, consider connecting to the season, holiday or local events to give your home that memorable “I see myself living here” quality. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, consider adding a vase of ros...

  • Should You Wait Until Spring to Put Your Home on the Market?

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Typically the end of the Holiday season and New Years signal the advent of Spring, so putting your home on the market around the time of the Spring Equinox might be the perfect option for you. Markets vary, so only your local professional real estate...

  • Tips for Home Buyers

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Finding a new home can be one of the most exciting times of your life. It’s a little like dating – the pursuit, the “getting to know you” period, the proposal (aka “offer”), and the marriage (aka “closing”). If you don’t want your r...