Liz Abrams's Blog Posts

Liz Abrams's Blog Posts

February Is The Perfect Time To Start Looking For Your New Home
If buying a home in 2018 was a goal that you have yet to accomplish, let me help you make it happen in 2019! Once you get pre-approved for a home loan, my team helps you find a hom...

Seven Pricing Myths You Need To Get Past If You Want To Sell Your Home
When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, one aspect is usually foremost in their minds: money. Setting the asking price accurately can mean the differen...

Ten Home Decorating Trends To Retire In 2019
As the new year approaches, plenty of homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces to keep them feeling interesting and updated.If you're preparing to put a place on the market...

Today Is Dec 30 2018 In Two Days Will Be A New Year
 If buying a home in 2018 was a goal that you have yet to accomplish, let me help you make it happen in 2019! Once you get pre-approved for a home loan, my team helps you find...

Home For The Holidays
Do you have that special family member that is coming over that you haven't seen in a while? The holidays brings family together from far and near. It is a great time to have ...

Thanksgiving Safety Tips
It's the time of year where families gather together to talk, laugh and eat. Listed below are the National Fire Protection Association 10 Top Safety Tips for Thanksgiving. &nb...

Home Safety For Halloween
Are you a Home-Owner ready for the little Ghosts and Goblins? I know that SAFETY will be a major concern. Here are a few tips for keeping your home safe for all of your little visi...

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 th...

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 per...

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 ex...

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...

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 stimulat...

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...

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 peo...

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 offerin...

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 y...

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 kn...

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 te...

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    Natural Homemade Makeup Brush Cleaner How to Make Your Own Makeup Brush Cleanser If you want your skin to stay clear and healthy -- and your makeup to ...

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 y...

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 mon...

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 pr...

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 numb...

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:/...

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 T...

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 yo...

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 mig...

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...

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 i...

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!!!&nb...

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.  Jus...

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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 themselv...

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) Benjam...

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 ag...

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....

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 even...

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 p...

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...

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/...

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 a...

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, ...

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 t...

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 landin...

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. Somewhe...

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/ar...

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 th...

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/...

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 bes...

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 sky...

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...

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-yo...

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 ...

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,...

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!  F...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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! Hundr...

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.co...

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 ...

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...

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 b...

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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 3r...

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 si...

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,...

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 pri...

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 & ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 mo...

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...

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 fa...

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...

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 Ann...

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....A...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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”...

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 overwhelmi...

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 t...

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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 majo...

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 ove...

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. ...

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 g...

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 r...

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 Professi...

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...

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 rec...

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 challe...

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 fo...

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...

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 ...

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 thei...

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 h...

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 percenta...

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 looki...

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 of...

To All Of Our Agent Friends God Made A Realtor
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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 t...

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 mis...

Spring Into The Best Real Estate Opportunity EVER
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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 ...


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