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6 Things to Consider When Buying a Home With a Pool

6 Things to Consider When Buying a Home With a Pool

Do you envision your dream home having a pool? If a pool is a feature that tops your must-haves list, here are 6 things to consider before you make your purchase. 1. Maintenance: Pools require upkeep and regular maintenance. The homeowner must have the time and energy to be diligent about proper cleaning in order …

10 Real Estate Terms You Should Know Before You Buy in Hampton Roads

There are many confusing terms in the home buying and selling process. Before you start your search on REIN.com for your dream home, educate yourself on industry lingo with these 10 terms. 1. Broker: The road to finding your perfect home takes many key players. The real estate broker is a real estate agent that …

Homeownership is still attainable during Pandemic with Live Stream Open Houses

The Coronavirus has altered many traditional aspects of real estate practices and the overall home search process. Spring normally starts the boom of selling season, and fortunately, COVID-19 has yet to show signs of slowing down our real estate market here in Hampton Roads. It has, however, challenged agents and brokers to find ways to …

The steps you should know for selling your home

The idea of selling your home can feel overwhelming at first, especially if you’ve lived in it for many years. It’s recommended that you start the selling process before buying for both financial reasons and peace of mind. A great agent can help sell your home quickly and for a good price, but that’s just …

Question to ask yourself before buying a Virginia Beach vacation home

You work hard and deserve a little vacation time. Virginia Beach has a lot to offer someone seeking a new view every now and then. With its lively culinary culture, year-round arts and entertainment events, and relaxing beaches you’ll do more than just want to visit. Consider owning a vacation home in Virginia beach and …

6 Spring Cleaning Tips For Selling Your Home

Spring has arrived — which means the housing market is hot. Now is a great time to break out those cleaning supplies, roll up your sleeves, and give that home you’ve been thinking about selling a little TLC. Spring is usually a great time to put a home on the market and is typically the …

Get pre-approved for a loan, and get ahead in your Hampton Roads home search

Before you start your home search, a real estate agent will recommend that you get pre-approved, or at least pre-qualified, for a home loan. This is particularly important if you’re a first-time buyer. Getting pre-approved isn’t just helpful for the agents and seller — it’s helpful for you. A glimpse into your finances Getting pre-qualified …

Thriving Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: 6 Tips for Working from Home

The outbreak of the Coronavirus has forced many to retreat to their homes. Working from home, and even home-schooling children while doing so, has become the new normal for many of us. So, how do you remain focused and keep crushing it at your job while not becoming a champion TV show binge watcher? Well, …

Inventory is Low and Rates Have Dropped – What’s Your Next Move?

Mortgage rates are nearing an all-time low and they’ve recently dropped- again! What does that mean for you? A couple of things, actually. If you have good credit, rates on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage have dropped from about 4.5% to around 3.5% over the past year. When rates are low, buyers are able to afford …