Posts Tagged ‘buy home’

Portsmouth Olde Towne

With its light red brick sidewalks shaded by ancient trees and its neoclassical style white houses, Portsmouth Olde Towne cannot but be love at first sight.  One of the oldest American seaport cities, this beautiful Virginian town is featured with a famous seawall and many historic buildings, stately palaces and public museums.  A lively downtown…

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Cork Furniture and Cork Flooring, a New Trend in Green Design

Healthy and beautiful, cork is not confined to the wine industry anymore. In the last decade, this green material has been increasingly utilized by interior designers, to the point that cork flooring and cork furniture are becoming trendy today. Its raw appearance immediately reminds us nature, and its granular texture is decorative in itself. Cork…

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Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons

Laminate flooring has been growing in popularity both in Europe and the US in the last several years. To have a quick idea of the success of this relatively new technology, consider that the global market for laminate flooring is expected to reach over 1.9 billion square yards by 2020 (source: Global Industry Analysis, http://www.strategyr.com/pressMCP-1166.asp).…

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What Are Historic Districts?

Norfolk has twelve historic districts (5 of them are designated locally) and Chesapeake has ten nationally registered historic districts, which makes them two of the richest American towns in historic buildings. But what are historic districts? And what does it imply to be the owner of a building or home inside these special zones? A…

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Ten Best Practices to Hire a Competent and Reliable Contractor

Ten Best Practices to Hire a Competent and Reliable Contractor If you own a home, sooner or later you will need to hire a contractor to fix something broken in your house, an urgent repair, updating, or for those general home upkeep jobs that you are not able to find the time for.  However, hiring…

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Coming to Live in Hampton Roads

Coming to live in Hampton Roads could be the right move for those who appreciate a life style that combines the opportunity to enjoy the peace and calm of one of the most beautiful US countryside with the excitement and thrills of urban life. This is the direct result of Hampton Roads’ geographical and anthropological…

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What About Zillow?

Many Realtors and sellers get frustrated at the mention of Zillow. I use Zillow!  Zillow, started in 2006, has a lot of useful tools!  Yes- it is expensive to be a Zillow preferred agent- but Zillow has created a loyal user base.  It is a trusted website accessed by millions of home shoppers, sellers, or…

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