Real Estate Blog by Marable Home Team, Realtors®

Local Knowledge - Global Reach

At The Real Estate Group we understand the importance of online exposure for your property which is why we've gone to great lengths to build an online presence that makes it easy for users to find exactly what they're looking for.

With clean, modern design we ensure that your property will never be held back by a confusing interface and a focus on imagery means that the unique details of your home are never lost in translation.

Whether you're a first time home buyer or you've been down that road time and again, you won't find a more reliable guide to navigate the Hampton Roads real estate market than a seasoned professional at The Real Estate Group.

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Client Appreciation

On a beautiful day in October, over 300 of our clients joined us for a Fall Festival at Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake, VA. Our guests enjoyed a great bbq, pony rides, pumpkin picking, snow cones and more! 

As we approach the season of GIVING THANKS, we wanted to take a moment to thank our clients for their business. We are so appreciative of all of their support and trust in us to serve them, their friends, and family that they have referred to us over the past year. 

Highlights from the event: 

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Proud to Serve Our Military

We love Hampton Roads - and it’s our pleasure to work with the military men and women in our region. We understand the unique real estate needs of our military community. In fact, many of our agents are Veterans, MilSpouses or have completed advanced training allowing them to better serve our military.

Whether you’re PCSing from another part of the country, looking to buy or sell locally, or just need the professional guidance of a REALTOR®, we’ve got all your needs covered. No one knows the local market better than we do, we are truly "A Hampton Roads Original". Let us make the process of moving a smooth and enjoyable experience. We’re proud to serve our military!

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Steps To Get Out of Debt

Well Dave Ramsey has done it again with some great tips on how to LEAP out of Debt.  This is a must read. I took his class on Financial Peace last year and was amazed at the changes I was able to make to our finances.  My husband and I were able to payoff over $50,000 in credit card debt.  My next goal is to payoff our home mortgage.  Wish us luck......

29 Ways to Leap Out of Debt

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Looking for a house? Not with your credit score...

By Don Taylor of Bankrate.com

The good news is you can turn your credit score around. All you have to do is
get current and stay current on your bills. Negative information, other than a
Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, stays on your credit report for seven years. A
Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing stays on your credit report for 10 years. Once you
get your credit score back up into the upper 600s or low 700s, you can consider
applying for a mortgage.

Your income will limit how much house you can afford. In general, mortgage
lenders don't want their customers spending more than 28 percent of their
monthly income on principal, interest, taxes and insurance. The lender will have
underwriting standards concerning how they count child support payments. In
general, you have to have been receiving payments for the past year and expect
to continue receiving payments for the next three years for the child support
payments to figure into how much house you can afford.
 

Aside from income, you must also consider how you will come up with a down
payment. When you have your credit in shape, approach your local housing
authority about grants and down payment assistance programs to see if you
qualify.

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