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June Is National Homeownership Month

June 6, 2021

Homeownership changes lives, and many Americans see it as one of their greatest hopes. These individuals are counting on the nation’s 1.3 million Realtors to champion and protect homeownership and help make it more affordable, attainable, and sustainable. This month, the National Association of REALTORS®️ is sharing the stories that make homeownership possible. From stories […]

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Fair Housing Month

April 6, 2021

Every April, REALTORS® commemorate the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 with events and education that shine a light on housing discrimination and segregation. Fair Housing Month signifies a recommitment to expanding equal access to housing. Implicit bias is often a manifestation of muscle memory. A go-with-your-gut unconscious choice, act, or opinion with […]

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208 Steps: The Transaction Checklist

February 6, 2020

Why Use a REALTOR® REALTORS® are your local community experts. Below is a list of over 200 possible steps, procedures, and review stages that your REALTOR® may provide during a successful transaction. REALTORS® are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and pledge to uphold the stringent, enforceable tenets of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics […]

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Types of Buyer Brokerage Services

February 5, 2020

Typically, buyers will engage a Realtor as an exclusive standard agent. A standard agent is required to perform specific duties for his or her buyer client. These duties include: Negotiate terms and conditions of a real estate purchase contract Prepare written offers and counteroffers Promote your interests Maintain the confidentiality of your personal and financial […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

September 5, 2019

Emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime and anywhere. They can happen quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or require you to stay in your home. It is vital that you understand what a disaster could mean for you and your family. Each person’s needs and abilities are different, […]

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Party for the Planet

April 15, 2019

Saturday, April 27 | 11AM – 3PM Taking place just by the river at Historic Tredegar, Party for the Planet is a non-profit hosted, family-friendly festival dedicated to environmentally-friendly living and sustainability. Honoring Earth Day, environmental groups and businesses will come together with local music, food and drinks to ignite interest in the health and […]

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Most Frequently Asked Questions at Closing

July 30, 2018

So, the day has come. After finding the house of your dreams and working hard with your real estate agent to get the deal done, there is just one last step before the moving trucks start unloading: Closing. Below are some of the most common questions and concerns buyers have on closing day. What is […]

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RVA Sustainable Homes Bus Tour

May 10, 2018

A bus full of green-conscious individuals took route on Friday, April 20 to learn what it takes to build an EarthCraft-certified home. EarthCraft is a family of green building programs which include; EarthCraft House, Renovation, Multifamily, Light Commercial and Communities. These programs provide a blueprint for healthy, comfortable homes that reduce utility bills while protecting […]

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Six tips to make sure the home you buy is the home you love.

February 9, 2018

So, you’re in the market for a new house? There’s a lot to do, a lot to consider, and it may not always be clear which steps you should take first. Wherever you are on your homeownership journey, here are six financial tips that can help you make sure the home you buy will be […]

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10 Innovative Ways You Can Swing a Down Payment on a Home

March 23, 2017

According to the 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report by the National Association of REALTORS®, first-time homebuyers typically financed 96 percent of their home purchase. And although 20 percent down payments are rare among first-timers, they continue to cite saving for a down payment as the most difficult step in the homebuying process. […]

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