Liz Abrams's Blog Posts

Halloween In Hampton Roads

It's Fall, and Halloween is almost here! There's so much to see and do year-round, and fall is the kick-off to the upcoming holiday season! Whether you are looking for thrills and chills,

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Easy DIY Trick To Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Easy DIY Trick To Make Your Home Smell Like FallYou know how certain smells bring back memories? This easy trick really brings me back to me childhood. Cinnamon and oranges are perfect fall scents

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Neptune Festival Weekend

Ahhhh, the kickoff to the Fall season in Virginia Beach! Starting at 1st Street, and up to 32nd Street, arts, food, performances, sand sculpting, volleyball tournaments and excellent people

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Are You A Renter With Pets

Are you a renter with pets and having a difficult time finding the right house that accepts pets? What if you could BUY your own home and never have to worry about pet restrictions, pets deposits &

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24 Mailboxes That Will Make You Wonder What The Owner Was Thinking

Being a postman may have the rare, exciting occasion. For the most part, though, walking the same old route and seeing the same old mailboxes over and over can’t be that stimulating. Postmen of

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17 Magical Homes That Look Like They Are Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale

Most of us have dreamed about living in a fairy tale home at some point in our lives. Most people usually outgrow this by the time they’re teenagers and realize that “society” is a cookie

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As Rental Prices Continue To Increase Is It More Affordable To Buy

Most people assume that when it comes to affordability, renting is the way to go. According to a recent report, the perceived affordability is what’s keeping a solid chunk of people in the rental

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Labor Day Weekend At The Oceanfront

There is always something going on in the area, whether you want land and water activities, or live music on the beach. Check out this link to peruse your weekend offerings!https://www

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Veterans And First Time Home Buyers

Are you a Veteran or first time home buyer? First time home buyer is defined as not owning a home in three (3) years. If you are, there are loans available to make it easier for you to purchase a

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Virginia Beach Ranked Number One Safest Metro City 2018

We already know that Virginia Beach is a great place to live, a great place to invest in property and a great place to raise a family, take a vacation or retire but did you know that in an

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Your Home Buying Or Listing Journey

Greetings and Welcome!  Thank you for reading my blog. My name is Chloe Steinberg and I'm a real estate agent in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I'm fortunate to work with a team of top notch

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Virginia Beach Police ROCKED IT

They did a fantastic job representing our city! Way to go Virginia Beach police and community that assisted! That is for sure the best of this lip sync challenge I have seen yet! Proud VB

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Our Broker Jim Abrams On TV

Our broker, Jim Abrams was featured on Coast Live today. Jim talks about the biggest mistakes sellers make! Defiantly worth listening to as he can save you frustration and money when it comes

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Abrams Realty VOTED BEST Real Estate Brokerage In Coastal Virginia

Just announced! Abrams Realty has been voted BEST Real Estate Company in Coastal Virginia again! It is such an honor! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We couldn't be more proud! It's

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Top 9 Strategies Sure To Spark A Bidding War

If you're planning to sell your home, you probably have a figure in mind you're hoping to fetch. But, if you thought buyers would be willing to go above (and well beyond) that number, it certainly

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What Is Exactly Included In A Mortgage Payment

What is exactly included in a Mortgage Payment?  Let's take the mystery out of that for you.  Follow the link and see what is in your mortgage payment.  https://www.pennymacusa

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First Time Home Buyers

Should You Look for Your First House Or Keep Renting?Image: Kettyah Chhak5 key questions to ask yourself before buying a home. SPONSORED BY SHARE THIS Email This Pin This Tweet This

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10 HomeSelling Superstitions That Should Seal The Deal

Once homeowners have arrived at the decision to sell their property, most want the transaction completed as quickly as possible. Sure, you can hire the best agent in town, price your home just,

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Upcoming Spring Season Set To Be Most Competitive Housing Market Since Recession

According to the National Association of Realtors® Existing Home Sales Report, existing home sales declined for two straight months in December and January. So, whereas winter might have been on

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Are Open Houses Still Effective For Sellers

Are Open Houses still the way to go when trying to sell your home?  Everything these days seem to be on the web and do people really still go to open houses? Are the effective? Should I? Well

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Ocean View Norfolk Saint Patricks Day Parade

Norfolk can get pretty crazy about St. Pattys day! Once even you should not miss is the parade! This is guaranteed fun for all and is really an experience! Below is a bit of information to help

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St Patrick Day In Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is infamous for celebrating Holidays to the fullest!!  Follow the link to find events in your city or venture out to other cities in the Hampton Roads Area!!!  http:/

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The Closing Process For Buyers

Always wanted to know exactly what happens when closing on a house that you are thinking of buying?  Here are 13 steps to the Mysterious Closing Process for a Buyer.  Just follow this:

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I am a very goal driven woman who loves to help others in any way possible...I want everyone that I come in contact with to succeed above and beyond the boundaries set for themselves. People are my

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Announcing A New Partnership

Abrams Realty is pleased to announce our new lender partner! After careful consideration, numerous interviews and screenings we have chosen (insert drum roll here) Benjamin Smith with Old

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Liz Abrams Featured By Lori Ballen

I am gushing with excitement! I was featured on Lori Ballens webpage and youtube channel as an Nextdoor.com Expert! Some of you may know Lori Ballen as she is an outstanding top agent in Las Vegas

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Buying A House From Start To Closing

Ever wonder exactly what is included in the home buying process.  Follow this link and see the steps from starting your home search to closing on the house of your dream.  www

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Polar Plunge

This coming weekend is the annual polar plunge at the ocean front. This event includes a whole weekend of activities for all ages.  Here is the link to check out specific event times and days.

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Timeline Of The Home Buying Process

Buying a house can sometimes feel overwhelming, but relax it's really not that bad!!  The following link tells you in order the timeline of how to start the home buying process!! :/

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10 Helpful Steps To Buying A House

I want to Buy  house but what do I do 1st?  Click on the link and the article has 10 steps to the buying process and how to get started!!  It's a lot easier than you might !!&

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10 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip A Home Inspection

Here are 10 Reasons why a home inspection is very necessary and should never be skipped and this article explains. http://https://www.forbes.com/sites/investopedia/2011/05/31/10-reasons-you

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Why Do I Need A Home Inspection

Who wants to spend extra money on a Home Inspection?  Why would I need a Home Inspection?  What is a Home Inspection?  If you have questions about Home Inspections and want to know

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15 Unwelcome Mats That Will Stop Visitors In Their Tracks

We've all experienced those Greta Garbo moments when we just "want to be alone." But it's often difficult to express that sentiment without coming off as rude or unfriendly. Well, what if your

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3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent WANTS You To Bother Them

Real estate agents hear this all the time...“I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…”...after it is too late.There are times when you

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8 Mistakes FirstTime Home Sellers Make How To Avoid Them

Plenty of home sellers consider their places to be coveted properties that others would be lucky to own. But, that hubris can often lead to trouble when it comes to actually landing an offer and

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5 Confessions On Becoming A Real Estate Agent

If you're old enough to remember the 1980s, you remember when everyone had that friend, family member, or acquaintance who tried their hand at becoming a real estate agent. Somewhere along the line,

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Buying A House Or Renting A House

Stop debating on buying or renting a home, follow the link and understand the advantages of buying instead of renting.  https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2012/04/24

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Two Hampton Roads Cities Make Top Ten Of Most Caring

In order to determine the most caring cities in America, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities across three key dimensions: 1) Caring for the Community, 2) Caring for the Vulnerable and)

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The Best Gift Ideas Of 2017

Not quite sure what to get the kids or other loved ones for Christmas, simple follow the link and get ideas for the best gifts of 2017!!  http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift/

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What Retailers Have The Best Bang For Your Buck On Black Friday

It's that time of year again!!!  Turkey Day followed by Black Friday!!!  Who doesn't love a good deal?!?!  I have found a site where you can find out who has the best deals, just

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Grand Illumination Parade

November 18, 2017 at 7pmFree & Open to the PublicRain Or ShineDon't miss the 33rd Annual Grand Illumination Parade in Downtown Norfolk. The illumination of the Downtown Norfolk skyline kicks off the

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Recipes For Thanksgiving 2017

It's Turkey Time again!!!!  Don't know what to make for the big day!!!!   Well worry no more, follow the link and look at 100+ ideas that will please your family and friends!!! 

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2017 Voting Polls

It's voting time again!!!  Not sure where to vote?  Look no further, just follow the link and locate your local voting site!!  https://www.headcount.org/find-your-polling-place/

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Ikea Coming Soon Ground Breaking In November

I couldn’t be more excited about Ikea coming to our area! This will be amazing for Norfolk and Virginia Beach too! Just think, no more three hour drive to IKEA! Those long trips to meet your

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The History Of Halloween

Trick or Treat, Costumes, and Jack-o-lanterns Oh my!  Ever wonder why we celebrate Halloween, or why we dress up and why we decorate Pumpkins?  Well look no further, follow the link

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Halloween Events In Hampton Roads

Halloween is upon us once again!! Are you wondering what to do to celebrate this glorious occasion? Look no further here is what is going on in the Hampton Roads Area!  Follow the link and

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Halloween Activities All Month Long Hampton Roads

With October starting its time to get in the Halloween spirit.    There are many events for children and families of all ages.   Check out this link  below for fun

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October Netflix Hulu And Amazon Prime

If you are like me, you do not watch tv all summer long but veg out in the colder months. I did a bit of research and the below is all we have to look forward to in October on the streaming.&

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BERGEYS 2017 CORN MAZE

Come enjoy our largest corn maze ever! Includes in-maze photo ops, smart phone trivia and prizes, wagon rides, sunflower patch, pedal tractor course, corn cob shooter, sports area and a NEW cotton

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44th Annual Neptune Festival

What are you doing for the weekend? No plans yet? Well, here is over 40 things to do at the beach this weekend! This event is for sure a yearly local fav! Hundreds of thousands

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The Origin Of Why We Are Called Hampton Roads

Ever wondered why the 7 cities are called "Hampton Roads" when we used to be considered "Tidewater Area"?  I did a search and here's what I found:  https://pilotonline.com/news/local

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Dolphin Watch Cruise

Who doesn't love Dolphins????  Take a cruise to take an up close look at our friends of the sea!!  Bring Friends and Family to enjoy this adventure!!  For more info click on the link

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Eclipse Viewing In Virginia Beach

Everyone is getting excited to see the Eclipse!!  There's a viewing party at Princess Anne Area Library August 21st at 1:00 pm!  All ages welcome, crafts, viewing glasses and more.  

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3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival

Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven on Saturday, August 26th, featuring local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over

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American Musical Festival is right around the corner!!  Tickets go on sale Friday July 14, 2017 at 10am through Ticketmaster!!  The Dates are September 1st - September 3rd down at the

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Where To Catch The Fireworks

Every year its always the biggest question: Where should we go to catch the best fireworks display?  My personal favorite is Busch Gardens, why you ask?  The reason is simple.  You

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Adventure Park In Virginia Beach

Summer Time is upon us!  Trying to come up with ideas for things to do with the kids?  Head down to The Adventure Park located at the Virginia Aquarium. Enjoy zip lining, treetop

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Movie And More Series Coming Back To Chesapeake

Come out \for a movie on the lawn! Before the movie starts, dance the afternoon away with our DJ playing family friendly music. Or visit our information tent and sign up to win prizes while the kids

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Harborfest The Best Weekend Of The Whole Year

This coming weekend is my favorite weekend of the entire year. The 41st Annual Harborfest!!!!!June 9-11, 2017Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk Waterfront, VirginiaFree & open to the public

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Honor Our Fallen Vets With Activities

Memorial Day Events in Hampton RoadsA little about Hampton Roads military bases:  Hampton Roads consists of the Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force, and the Marine Corps.  The 757 zip

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Outside Activities In Honor Of Our Fallen Veterns

Memorial Day Events in Hampton Roads Memorial Day is an important time to honor those who have served and protected our country. This weekend, there are many events planned across Hampton

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You Maybe Able To Purchase A House With A Student Loan

Does this apply to you? You may qualify to purchase a house with a bank loan if you have a student loanNew rules on student loans may make it easier for many to qualify for mortgagesFannie Mae

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Have You Checked Your Blood Presure Lately

30% of Hampton Roads adults have high blood pressureIt’s known as the silent killer. According to the American Heart Association, thirty percent of Hampton Roads adults have been diagnosed

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Chesapeake Jubilee 2017

The annual Chesapeake Jubilee kicks off Thursday, May 18th at Chesapeake City Park. With 33 years under their belt, the Chesapeake Jubilee is more than a carnival, it’s a family tradition

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Pungo Strawberry Festival

The Pungo Strawberry Festival is an annual event that just cant be missed for Hampton Roads locals. I have always found it to be a exciting event! Not only is it all about the best fruit in the-

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ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN VIRGINIA BEACH

The Best Real Estate Team in Virginia Beach has some SUPER exciting news for all you students and parents of students preparing and saving for your college education.  1st Annual VirginiaBeach

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Abrams Realty Voted 2017 Best Real Estate Firm In Coastal VA

Abrams Realty Voted 2017 Best Real Estate Firm in Coastal VA!Coastal Virginia Magazine Best of Readers' Choice Awards 2017 just announced the 2017 "Best of COVA" Drumroll....Abrams Realty was

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Virginia Beach Town Center Craft Beer Festival

Town Center Craft Beer Festival Date/Time Venue/Location  Apr 29  12:00pm - 5:00pm  

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4 Staging Secrets To Get Your HRVA Virginia Beach Home SOLD FAST

When you’re selling your home, ( aside from finding THE BEST real estate team or realtor in the Virginia Beach area) one of the keys to successfully finding a buyer – and getting the best

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Why You Actually Need To Hire A Buyers Agent When Purchasing A Home In The Hampton Roads Area

When you first start looking at houses to buy in Virginia Beach, you’re probably looking to find the best house possible…not looking for the best real estate agent possible.It usually begins

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3 Reasons You Shouldnt Hire The Agent With The Most For Sale Signs In Town

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hire The Agent With The Most For Sale Signs In TownYou want to hire the best agent when you sell your house.You see real estate agent “John Listalots” all over town.

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Buying Your 1st Home What You Should LOOK For

When you’re buying your first home, there’s so many things to consider: you need to secure a home loan, find a realtor, decide on an area… the process can be a bit overwhelming.And as someone

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AM I ELUDING THE AMERICAN DREAM BY RENTING

  One of the wonderful things about being an American is that other people beliefs are not forced on one another. Everyone has the right to determine how and where they want to live as long as

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Home Ownership Offers Wealth And Stability

Homeownership Builds Wealth & Offers StabilityThe most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the two major reasons

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The Difference Between Cost Vs Price When Buying A Home

Saving to Buy a Home? Do You Know the Difference Between Cost & Price?As a seller, you will be most concerned with the ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six

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What Should You Sacrifice When Saving To Buy A Home

Saving To Buy A Home? What Would You Sacrifice? [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some Highlights: 95% of first-time homebuyers are willing to sacrifice to make homeownership a reality. The top thing

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4 Reasons To Buy This Summer

4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to

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3 Reasons To Buy Luxury Property This Year

3 Reasons to Buy Luxury Property THIS Year!!The housing market is hot, with prices rising as demand far outpaces supply in almost every region. However, when it comes to luxury real estate, things

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5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Pro

5 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate ProWhether you are buying or selling a home in Hampton Roads, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional from Abrams

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Should I Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year

Should I Wait Until Next Year? Or Buy Now? [INFOGRAPHIC]  Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest

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2 Tips For Getting The Most Money Out Of Selling Your Home

2 Tips For Getting The Most Money When Selling Your HouseEvery homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value

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Make Sure The Price Is Right When Selling Your Home

Selling Your Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate

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REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SELL THIS SUMMER

5 Reasons to Sell This SummerAs the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes in Hampton Roads. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale with Abrams

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ALL MY SINGLE LADIES

Single Women Make Up 2nd Largest Home Buying Group According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of

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4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Fall

4 Reasons to Buy This Fall It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who

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Think You Should FSBO THINK AGAIN

Think You Should FSBO? 5 Reasons to Think Again!In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in

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Dont Disqualify Yourself Here At Abrams We Can Help Push You In The Right Direction

Don’t Disqualify Yourself… Over Half of All Loans Approved Have a FICO Score Under 750The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an

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The Cost Of Renting Vs The Cost Of Buying A Home

Do You Know the Cost of Renting vs. Buying? Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a close decision. Looking at the percentage of income

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Looking For A Home What You Want Vs What You NEED

Starting to Look for a Home? Know What You WANT vs. What You NEEDIn this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you

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5 Sites With Amazing Deals For All Of Your Home Needs

Many people think of the holiday season as the time to shop, but real bargain hunters know the best time for shopping is AFTER the holidays. Because spending significantly drops off after the

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ITS 2017 THESE THINGS MUST STOP

 Every industry suffers from it -- overused, industry-specific jargon that everybody’s tired of hearing. You know, words and phrases that sounded cool way back when… but they’ve lost

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John Mulaney Sums Up Why Real Estate Agents Are Basically Heroes

To some, real estate agents are considered the champions of their clients, trying to provide families with their little slice of the American dream. To others, they’re simply misunderstood. Either

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In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking about buying a

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