Monthly Archives: July 2015

Virginia’s Sales Tax Holiday is coming soon: August 7-9

Virginians will be able to take advantage of a sales tax holiday on important items for home and school for three days over the weekend of August 7th. During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies,

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Room of the Day: The Age of Elegance

When asked to remodel a classic Victorian, an interior designer channels her client’s style for a traditional yet contemporary look This room was a dining area when interior designer Liza Riguerra first laid eyes on it. As she got to

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Are You Really Ready to Sell Your Home?

Listing just to see what happens may seem like a good idea, but putting a home on the market too soon can backfire in a big way. Selling a home does not happen overnight. Typical sellers reach out to a

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Neighborly: Invest in your Neighborhood, See Returns on those Dollars

Neighborly is the marketplace for neighborhood investment Unless you’re a real big shot, you probably don’t get many opportunities to invest in the municipal bonds market. Municipal bonds are how cities and public agencies pay for their projects, such as

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Best and Worst States to Live in When Preparing for Retirement

New research, the LPL Research Retirement Index, from LPL Financial ranked U.S. states on their attractiveness for pre-retirees as they save and prepare for the challenges ahead in retirement.  According to David Reich, Executive Vice President Head of Retirement Partners at LPL, this

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How To Avoid Paying Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

You Don’t Need A 20% Downpayment Since the start of the decade, mortgage lenders have loosened mortgage requirements, making it easier to borrow money with less money down. There are a multitude of low- and no-downpayment mortgages for today’s buyers

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Virginia Beach City Council to Discuss Proposed African American Cultural Center on Tuesday

During the City Council briefing on Tuesday, July 14 at 3 p.m., Councilmember Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond will address the progress, goals and vision of the proposed African American Cultural Center, which was established as a high priority during the City

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