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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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June Is National Homeownership Month

June 11, 2019

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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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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184 Steps: The Transaction Checklist

February 20, 2017

REALTORS® perform a myriad of tasks to ensure that the home buying process goes smoothly for their clients.  This list was originally prepared by the Orlando Area Association of REALTORS®. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) presented it to Congress to demonstrate all the tasks that real estate professionals must do to close a single […]

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Two Local Realtors®, Plus Three Educators, Equals Exponential Support for Richmond Public Schools

August 17, 2016

A few months ago, local Realtors® Scott Garnett and Alyse Marshall-Auernheimer, and local educators Jen Ramachandran, Keri Treadway, and Elsa Woodaman came together to build an organization that will serve as a conduit for community support of Richmond Public Schools. The organization, called Building a Better RPS, organizes group projects, fundraising events, and sponsorships to […]

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South of the James

June 22, 2016

Pick a Saturday to venture across the Boulevard Bridge toward Westover Hills and you’ll discover the expansive South of the James Farmer’s Market. Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the producer-only market – meaning that all products for sale must be handmade or homegrown in Virginia by the vendor – is one of few Richmond […]

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