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Your Chance to Give Feedback on Virginia Beach Arena Deal

Community Briefing for Proposed New Arena Set for Thursday, Nov. 19 City Council seeks public comments online and at public hearing Dec. 1 The Virginia Beach City Council will host a community briefing to discuss details of the proposed new

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10 Modern Pieces That Look Great in Traditional Homes

You can’t go wrong with these modern classics, no matter the style of your home Turnabout is fair play. About a month ago, I showed you 10 traditional pieces that look great in modern and contemporary spaces. It’s time to

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3 Signs That You’re Ready To Buy Your First Home

Are You Ready For Homeownership? According to combined data from the National Association of REALTORS® and the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 6 million homes will be sold in 2015 — the most in nearly a decade. And, of those 6

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Where To Begin: When You Want To Stop Renting & Start Owning

Should I Buy Or Should I Rent? With current interest rates near six-month lows and rising rents in many U.S. cities, the math of “Should I Buy Or Should I Rent?” is changing. Demand for newly-built homes is its highest

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FHA Mortgages Don’t Require A 20% Down Payment

The FHA Doesn’t Require 20% Down You don’t need 20% down to buy a home and, as a home buyer, your financing options may be more numerous than you thought. Sure, more than half of all home buyers use conforming

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Why You Shouldn’t Hate Your Homeowners Association Dues

You may not love making that payment, but the benefits are bigger than you think. By Shannon Ireland If you buy a house in a planned development, a subdivision or a gated community, you’ll likely have to join a homeowners

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What We Can Learn From the Minimalists

Discover the power of simplicity and how to employ a less-is-more approach in your decorating scheme “Perfection is achieved, not when there’s nothing left to add, but when there’s nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry How often

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