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How To Find Your Perfect Neighborhood!

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Finding the Right Neighborhood

When you think about your dream home, are you seeing the house, or the neighborhood it’s in?

It’s easy to get caught up in bedroom and bathroom counts when you’re shopping for a new home, but the biggest choice you’re going to make in the process is of course the ‘where’ question. So how do you find the home that’s going to be the perfect fit for your whole lifestyle?

Here are three of my favorite tips to see if an area or a particular area is right for you:

  • Check out the basic stats.
    What is the median sale price of homes in a given neighborhood? How do the local and nearby schools perform? What amenities are nearby? How popular is the neighborhood in today’s market?
  • See what the neighbors are doing.
    Get a sense of local activities, and see if it looks like a place with frequent block-parties or if people may keep more to themselves.
  • Learn the traffic patterns.
    Knowing that you’re close to the highway or a public transportation center is one thing. You should find out if there are frequent jams at key commuting times, or if a nearby farmers’ market limits road access during weekends. You may also want to consider how much parking is available, both for yourself and for when you want to entertain.

Give me call anytime you’d like to discuss which neighborhoods you’re considering. I’d love to talk about local real estate issues and market conditions you should consider as you’re building your home buying plan.

Tom Taylor

Realtor®
(757)589-1237

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Should You Get A New Home Or A Previously Owned Home?

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What kind of home are you looking to buy? New construction or previously owned? There are advantages to each approach.

Previously owned pros

  • You may not have the option to purchase or build a new construction home in your desired neighborhood. If location is a top priority, buying a resale home may be your only choice.
  • Established neighborhoods sometimes provide a stronger community base than newer developments.
  • Mature landscaping, including larger trees are typically not available with new construction homes.
  • Most home owners sell a property with all necessary appliances included, so you know the home is move-in, live-in ready.

New construction pros

  • Modern floor plans typically include popular room types and layouts that might not be available in older homes.
  • When you buy a new home, you often have the opportunity to choose the appliances you want and pick custom details like flooring options, window treatment, paint colors, etc. (Though these choices/upgrades usually come with additional cost.)
  • New homes are often constructed with energy-efficient materials and system including insulation, windows and heating/cooling systems.
  • Home builders often offer added protection to homebuyers by offering a home warranty.

If you would like additional information on which option might be your best choice or are ready to look at homes, please call us. We would be happy to help you!

Tom Taylor

Realtor®

(757)466-1009

NEW VIRGINIA BEACH HOMES FOR SALE

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The Columbus Station Neighborhood

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Columbus Station Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Columbus Station Area? Here are the Columbus Station homes for sale!

Columbus Station is in a super super spot. It is an affordable set of homes right next to some of the most upscale restaurants and shops in Virginia Beach! Interstate 264 is very close via Independence Blvd. Within walking distance is Best Buy, Dicks Sporting Goods, Barnes and Noble, Cheesecake Factory, Planet Music, Bed Bath and Beyond, Regal Cinemas, PF Changs, Ruth’s Chris and Pembroke Mall! There are dozens of other excellent places to enjoy yourself in varying ways. Columbus Station is near Thalia Village, Thalia Trace, andPembroke Manor. The neighborhood is in the Princess Anne High School District.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Columbus Station. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Most Important Strategy For Selling Your Home…

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When it is time to sell your home, you want to price it to yield as much return as possible. Pricing strategy is one of the most important elements in selling your home.

A market analysis of your home will help you determine value. This involves analyzing the current competition, or, other similar properties currently on the market. I’ll look at properties that have already sold, to determine what people have been willing to pay for similar properties. I will also analyze properties that haven’t sold, some of which are overpriced.

The goal is to price the property accurately for the marketplace. You don’t want to leave money on the table, but you don’t want to overprice your home either. If you overprice the property, you risk having your home sit on the market. Then you may have to drop the price below what you could have received if it had been priced correctly to begin with. Upon seeing a home that is fairly priced, most motivated buyers offer full or almost full price.

When you are ready to sell, I’ll be happy to stop by for a quick view of your home. Together we will price it to sell for top dollar, in the shortest amount of time, with the least amount of inconvenience to you! Please call Tom at 757-589-1237 and let’s get started!

Why Are All These EXIT Agents Trying To Get Me To Come To Their Office?

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Unmatched Support From EXIT Realty Central

One of EXIT Realty’s true differentiators is our unparalleled support at all levels: Region, Franchise, Associate and Administration.

Associates

Offering abundant tools and resources is important but teaching agents how to use them to get, keep and grow their business is what really matters – EXIT Realty excels at both. EXIT‘s Resource Center offers training modules available on demand and includes a comprehensive tracking system in “My Reports” where associates can view their own production and that of the people they’ve sponsored.

Offices

EXIT provides many tools and resources to assist with brokerage administration. Training modules are available in the Resource Center 24/7, and webinar training with a support rep is available on EXIT‘s proprietary production software, MEMO. Once administration training is complete, unlimited ongoing support is available. EXIT‘s Resource Center contains many useful and customizable documents including an Administration e-Manual, helpful and mandatory forms, job descriptions, and much more to assist in the effective and efficient running of a brokerage.

EXIT’S Support

EXIT Realty’s experienced, professional support team is dedicated to helping associates and offices understand the various programs and resources EXIT has available. A support representative can be reached Monday to Friday, 10 hours a day, by phone, email or via live, online chat.

Feel like your brokerage dropped the ball on support? I love that! Come see how our company is geared from the ground up to support our agents! Call Tom (me) at 757-589-1237 and schedule a confidential meeting!

What Would You Do With One Million Dollars?

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What Could You Do With One Million?

Listing and selling properties for our clientele is the mainframe of our business at EXIT Realty with one special feature added; sponsoring! Our salespeople have a unique advantage to earn huge revenues from helping to build the company. Here’s how: If John sponsors Mary into EXIT Realty whereby she is recruited by management as a sales agent and she, for example, generates $100,000 in gross earnings annually, he receives an mount equivalent to 10% of this as a special bonus paid out by EXIT Realty Corp. International as her transactions close. This amounts to $10,000 for that year and would total $100,000 in 10 years. If John sponsors in nine others with the same sales production (again as an example), his bonuses would amount to $1,000,000 in that same time frame, and that’s on top of his own commissions! Could you do anything with this?

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES f you having $1,000,000 in the bank in 10 years based on what you’re presently doing?

Call Tom (me) at 757-757-589-1237 for a discreet appointment! We won’t tell.

The Courthouse Area in Virginia Beach

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Courthouse area homes for sale in Virginia Beach

Looking to move to the Courthouse Area In Virginia Beach? Here are the Courthouse Area homes for sale!

The Courthouse area is near, surprise, the Virginia Beach courthouse. The area is near the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, which host some of the finest musical events the area has to offer. Arnold Palmer’s Signature at West Neck Golf Club is here. There is a fairly new shopping center that borders on being an outside mall. Landstown Commons has many excellent, upscale shops and restaurants! Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market is close by. Interstate 64 and Interstate 264 are both a healthy drive away. The homes here are quite nice, as you will see below! Nearby neighborhoods include Victoria Park, West Neck and Indian River Plantation. The courthouse area is in the Kellam High School Zone.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Courthouse Area in Virginia Beach. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

Tom Taylor Sells Homes!

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Exit Agents have a huge advantage in selling your house faster and for more money! Our site gathers tons of buyers from all over Coastal Virginia! This is great for you because we get more buyers which turns into more offers, which turns into better price, a faster sale and better terms and conditions for you! Our broker is generous and makes eListings available to us! It is an extremely effective marketing tool which generates beautiful social media friendly marketing pieces including downloadable fliers, virtual house tours, websites, digital magazines and QR codes! All the hard work of making it beautiful is done already. So your Exit Realty Central Realtor® spends most of their time looking for buyers for you!

Some real estate companies in Coastal Virginia offer to sell your house for a lower fee. And we totally understand the desire to pay less in fees. But would you rather pay less or end up with more money in your pocket? In today’s market, we are getting multiple offers, many of them are above asking price! Having a well trained Realtor® is worth it in so many ways.

We do the traditional marketing that other agents do, because that is expected of us so often. But we recognized early on that the trend was shifting. The percentage of buyers going online to find their next home has been closing in on 100 percent for a while now. Most real estate companies are scrambling to get their properties onto the various real estate websites out there. We are already there of course. But we are head and shoulders above the rest thanks to our online marketing system!

Would you like to get information about your home? How much could you sell your home for? Could you rent it out AND buy a new one? Have the prices in your neighborhood skyrocketed or plummeted? We have the data! With just a little bit of information we can get that right to you! No obligation! We are happy to do it for you!

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Your New Checklist Before You Buy Your Next Home…

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Home Buying Checklist

The time has come and you are ready to buy, but before you start searching for your next home review this checklist. This list helps you prepare your budget in advance and guide you to financial success in the future.

1. Reduce Debt & Increase Credit Score: Before you start looking for your next home you should request a credit report. This will give you a starting point on understanding your credit score before you request a loan. Your credit score will influence the interest rate of your loan.

2. Save Money to Set Yourself Up with a Large Down Payment: While it is possible to purchase a home without a 20% down payment it’s best to get as close as possible. This will allow you to have a smaller mortgage rate, Avoid PMI, and receive a better rate. If you do not have a 20% down payment you may qualify for a VA or FHA loan.

As you begin the process to find your next home checking these items off your list will provide you with a more successful home buying experience. Our team is here to help you! Let us know the area and/or neighborhood you are looking to live along with your top needs our team of professionals will assist with finding your next home.

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Spotlight On The Redmill Neighborhood In Virginia Beach!

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Nimmo Church

Red Mill is a very sought-after area in Virginia Beach! It has a very Virginia Beach feel to it. On the East end is the Lagomar neighborhood and the Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. North is Dam Neck Estates, Pine Meadows and Dam Neck Road. On the West is the Strawbridge neighborhood, Mathews Green and Strawbridge Marketplace. South is Heritage Park and Hell’s Point Golf Club. Access to Interstate 264 is way up North via General Booth Blvd to Oceana Blvd or straight up London Bridge Rd. The Virginia Beach Oceanfront is minutes away, up General Booth Blvd! The Pungo neighborhood is close, and Sandbridge is a tourist beach not far away.You’re in luck if you like parks! All of Virginia Beach is park heavy! Including the area around Red Mill. Red Mill Farms Park is a huge park with 2 baseball diamonds on Sandbridge Rd. Nimmo Church is a beautiful old church that serves as a landmark for the locals. ClickSeeButton.pngThe Nimmo Meeting House for the church was built in 1791 which later became the sanctuary. The Strawbridge Neighborhood Park and the Ocean Lakes East Neighborhood Park both have great playgrounds for children to play! Ocean Lakes North Park is essentially a field. Culver Park has a nice playground and tennis courts!

There is tons of shopping, dining and entertainment in the area! Get your groceries at Food Lion, Walmart, Target, Farm Fresh or Harris Teeter. There is a nice mix of common and uncommon dining options. Check out Chipotle’s, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Firehouse Subs, Chili’s, Schlotzsky’s, Outback Steakhouse, McDonald’s and Panera Bread. But you could also look into these more unique restaurants: Primo Pizzaria, Lago Mar Pizza, Hip Hops Grill, Chowboy Republic, Rigoletto Italian Bakery and Cafe, Masola Bites, Boardwok and Volcano Sushi Bar! Don’t forget all the Starbucks on every block. other businesses include CVS, OfficeMax, HomeGoods, Michaels, T.J. Maxx, Home Depot, Coastal Edge, Dollar Tree and Regal Cinemas Strawbridge. Nightlife includes many of the restaurants and also includes A.J. Gators, Kelly’s Tavern, FIREBREW Bar & Grill, and Whiskey Kitchen!
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Interested in health spots? You are in luck! There is 9Round Fitness, Fitness Together, Anytime Fitness, Orangetheory Fitness, iNLeT Fitness South, Princess Anne Recreation Center, Changing Lives Martial Arts Red Mill Walk, Natural Balance Spa & Yoga, Bayside Yoga Barre, Get In Shape For Women, GNC, Fat Frogs Bike & Fitness and Natural Balance Spa & Yoga!

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You get the idea! There is a large amount of every kind of store here. This doesn’t detract from how calm and pleasant the neighborhoods are here.

I would love to show you more about Red Mill! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please call me (Tom) at 757-589-1237 and let’s get started!

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