Virginia Beach Real Estate Blog

  • 5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score

    BY Pamela Hunt

    Scorrrrrrrre!!!!!! Celebrate a World Cup of Your Own You may not make it to the FIFA World Cup this year in Brazil, but you can still score big by improving your FICO or Vantage credit score. There's no way around it, if you want to buy a h...

  • Hosting a Moving Sale

    BY Pamela Hunt

    You know you do not want to take all of your old stuff to your new place. Chances are, you are planning to host a sale. Garage sale, yard sale, estate sale, rummage sale … no matter what you call it, here are some things to remember to make your sa...

  • Are there Holes in Your Homeowner’s Insurance?

    BY Pamela Hunt

    You bought your new house, put in new carpet and just had your custom-made sofa delivered when you find the drainage pipes have backed up. Your in-laws will be here tomorrow, so you call your homeowner's insurance agent only to find out your poli...

  • How to Prepare for Emergencies in Your New Home (Part 3)

    BY Pamela Hunt

    The last in our series, preparing for emergencies in your new home means taking extra measure to protect your investment. Surviving a disaster is just the first part. Recovering takes longer and requires more advance planning. Start by designing your...

  • 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 ...