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Saturday Free Homebuying Class with Lunch Greenbrier Chesapeake

FREE Home buying Classes for first time home buyers in Hampton Roads, VA!!!!!!!!

width=51Sat Feb 11th, 2012 930-230pm– LUNCH INCLUDED –home

Greenbrier Chesapeake Library Meeting Room

1214 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320 Come learn about the buying process from beginning to end. There will be a loan officer, a real estate agent, a home inspector, and a title agent, on hand to give you valuable information and answer your questions.

If you are serious about buying a home in 2012 then this class is designed for you.  This class will fullfill VHDA, SPARC, and community development education requirement.homeFind out how to get preapproved to buy, how to make an offer, and what to expect in the closing process.

A pizza lunch is included!

Call, text, or email TODAY to RSVP, leave name and phone number.

Must RSVP to Dee Dee Jones 757-831-8294 call, text, or email djoneshomes@gmail.com

Real Estate Investing Think big like the big wigs

3 Virginia Beach Real Estate Stocks  were voted best stocks according to StockScounter’s February report.

Real Estate Investing

The Scouter score is based on how the stock performs in the following criteria: business fundamentals, price behavior, valuation and stock-ownership characteristics appear to predict a rising price in the coming weeks, based on how those factors have influenced stock prices in the past.  REIT’s- are usually formed to finance luxury condo and apartment ventures, strip malls, shopping malls, and commercial buildings that generate income from rents.

Real Estate investment Trust (REIT)- according to Wikepedia- a REIT is a company that owns, and in most cases operates, income-producing real estate. Some REITs finance real estate. To be a REIT, a company must distribute at least 90 percent of its taxable income to shareholders annually in the form of dividends.   This is a great way for the girl next door to buy a piece of the shopping mall down the road or gain a profit from the high rise being built down the street.   Why not own your condo and a peice of the whole block.  When investing in a REIT -you need to think big.

Looking for a place to invest those tax refunds, research more about these stocks. And if all else fells call me to buy a home, condo, or investment property.

The 3 Virginia stocks that topped the list were:

Company

Digital Realty Trust (DLR +0.21%, news)

Sector

Real estate investment trust

Jan price

$70.86

Score

10

Avalonbay Communities (AVB +0.95%) Real estate investment trust $136.01 10
Virginia Commerce Bancorp (VCBI +3.83%, news) Banking $8.86 10

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

 

 

Norfolk Military ERB Sailors scramble to figure out what to do with their homes

In the last few weeks since Christmas I must of had a dozen calls from Hampton Roads Navy Va loanspersonnel who received pink slips and are now scrambling to figure out what to do with their homes.  Many Norfolk Sailors who were let go as a part of the Navy’s enlisted retention boards layoffs are now trying to figure out what is next for them.  If you have not heard Navy.mil reported that “a total of 2,947 sailors were given pink slips by the Navy late last year as part of an effort to reduce personnel in 31 overmanned ratings.”

Sources told the Navy Times that only a fraction of those sailors — roughly “300 to 350” will actually qualify to retire through the 15-year option.  So if only roughly 300 sailors who were cut through the fleet’s enlisted retention boards will receive the new, early 15-year retirement option recently approved by Congress. What happenes to the other 2600 if they can not find new employment?

These are a few of the questions I have had

1. How do I sell a home that is worth less than my mortgage balance?

2. How do they pay their mortgage or even rent a home with no employment?

3. How can they find out if they will qualify for a short sale?

4. If they took the Tax credit and it hasn’t been three years do they have to pay it back or pay taxes on it?

 

This is just a few questions ERB Sailors will be asking me and others as their official departure day draws closer.

IVeteran Military Va loans spoke to one sailor who said “When reenlisted in the Navy I thought my contract would be honored for the 4 years I re-listed for and I planned my life and bills accordingly.  I never thought I would be forced out and amongst the unemployed.”

I spoke to another sailor that says ” My only hope for employment is to leave the area I must consider selling my current home even if it means as a short sale.”

Most bought their home with a VA loan but each lender and loan type has its own guidelines for short sales so it is not a 1 + 1= 2 situation

If you are a ERB sailor needing to sell your current home give me a call and lets discuss your options.

 

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

 

 

 

Free Home buying class with Lunch Chesapeake

FREE Home buying Classes for first time home buyers in Hampton Roads, VA!!!!!!!!

Sat Feb 11 th,2012         930-230pm– LUNCH INCLUDED –

Greenbrier Chesapeake Library Meeting Room

1214 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320 Come learn about the buying process from beginning to end. There will be a loan officer, a real estate agent, a home inspector, and a title agent, on hand to give you valuable information and answer your questions.

If you are serious about buying a home in 2012 then this class is designed for you. Find out how to get preapproved to buy, how to make an offer, and what to expect in the closing process.

A pizza lunch is included!

Call, text, or email TODAY to RSVP, leave name and phone number.

Must RSVP to Dee Dee Jones 757-831-8294 call, text, or email djoneshomes@gmail.com

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

Best Reason to move to Virginia Beach

Another great reason to move to Virginia beach it was rated The Best Run City!!!!

 24/7 Wall St. ranked 100 cities from the best to the worst run.  Virginia Beach
The best-run city is Virginia Beach, Va. The worst-run city ranked
100 was Miami, Fla.

Virgina Beach was found to rank high in having a low poverty rate, steady

employment levels, and scored high in how  the city’s debt was managed.

Stats VIA 24-7.com

1. Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Violent crime per 1,000 people: 1.88 (8th-lowest)
  • Poverty rate: 7.5% (3rd-lowest)
  • Adult population that graduated from high school: 93.1% (5th-highest)
  • Credit rating: Aaa (negative outlook)
  • Population: 439,172

Hampton Roads Southern VirginiaVirginia Beach is, by our measurement, the best-run city in the U.S. Located on the eastern shore of Virginia, the city is one of the most prosperous in the country. Out of the 100 largest cities, it has among the 10 lowest rates of violent crime, unemployment, and poverty. It’s also among the 10 best for median income, high school graduation and health insurance coverage. Moody’s listed Virginia Beach’s three main strengths as a “large and diverse tax base stabilized by the presence of military bases,” the city’s “strong and carefully managed financial position” and “comprehensive financial policies and conservative budgeting approach.” The city’s credit rating is a perfect Aaa.

 

Are you convinced and ready to relocate?  Then contact me today!!!!

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Hampton Roads Real Estate Year End 2011 review

Hampton Roads Southern VA Real Estate Market  2011 Sales Statistics-  Highlights from REIN MLS

Listings- 

Residential active listings decreased, 17.3% year-over-year, to 12,162 (November 2011) from 14,698 (November 2010).

Under Contract (Pending) Residential Sales-

Total residential under contract sales increased by 34.8% as compared to November 2010 (1,510 vs. 1,120).

Sales

Total property sales and total residential sales increased when compared to November 2010 showing increases of 9.4% and 9.3% respectively.

Inventory

There is currently 8.15 months’ inventory of residential homes on the market in the Hampton Roads area, a slight decrease from the previous month and down 20.95% from November last year.

What does all this mean, Things are better since 2010 but we are not out of the woods yet.   As of Nov 2011 there are 14,909 properties for sale in Hampton Roads including both Southside and the Peninsula. The new focus for sellers for 2012 is to make their home marketable focusing on presentation and upgrades. But Price is still the most important indicator- you must price it correct for your subdivision.  Appraisers ARE using foreclosure and short sale comps from the last year of sales and this can further drive prices down.  You have to be smart with upgrades, fixups, and remodeling just to sell because dollar for dollar return will not be the case.  Kitchens and Baths still yield the best returns but focus on what is doable for your budget.  It is possible and sometimes more advantageous to just sale as-is but remember you will need an as-is price

The numbers above are skewed because they do not clarify if he property sold was a foreclosure, resale, or short sale and this can and will make a difference.  The best advice is focus on the comparable market analysis study the competition and read the full listing sheets on sold sales.

For a Free Comparitive Market Analysis on your Hampton Roads Home contact me!!!

 

 

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

Chesapeake Buyers Need a Last Minute Holiday Gift? Buy a Home

Are you last minute Joe?  The Ultimate gift procrastinator!  The stores are sold out of the best gifts and it is to late to have something shipped.  I have the answer: Why not give that special someone a contract to close on their DREAM HOME!last minute gifts buy a home   YES!!!!  I can have it gift wrapped for you!!!!!

It is up to you  the choices are endless.  I have small homes, tall homes, condos, townhomes, and single family homes, water front homes, mountain homes, valley homes, and even farm and ranch homes.  Virginia Beach, Hampton, and Norfolk Beach homes or Suffolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth Dream Homes.

If you need help picking out the ultimate gift, If you need to get preapproved, or if your ready to write a contract contact me Today!  Do not procrastinate any longer!!!!!

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

Qualities of Chesapeake Short Sale Sellers

Qualities of a Short Sale Seller especially in Hampton Roads Areas

STOP MONKEY-ING AROUND AND GET THAT HOME SOLD ALREADY!!!

 

You Must be 110% Motivated!         

Dedicated to the process!

Must be Cooperative and Compliant with banks demands!

Must be ready to sell and redy to move!

Willing to use Dee Dee Jones to list your home!

 

If your hanging on to your home by a limb.  Call me today and lets discuss a Short Sale!!

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving Hampton Roads

5 Reasons To Be Thankful Today!

Thanksgiving Hampton Roads

 

1. Low interest rates Nationally     

2. Great inventory in Hampton Roads Cities

3. Low Sales Prices in Southern Virginia

4. Good deals from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg

5. I can help you Buy or Sell Contact Me! 




I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

 
 

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.                                     

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!         

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones                                                          

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula    

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA 

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

 djoneshomes@gmail.com

 

 

 

Local Virginia Beach Co makes National news

Have you ever driven down a Virginia Beach or Chesapeake, VA City street and noticed the sign holders dressed as the Statue of Liberty or Uncle Sam?   What company is it? and What service do they provide?liberty tax Virginia Beach  If you seen them then you know and you will never forget.

That Brand is branded in your mind instantly.

Liberty Tax Service is the name of the company and they provide tax services to Hampton Roads residents and businesses.  They were recently featured in INC. 500 Magazine as one of the top 10 Top growing franchises.   Capitalizing on the many business professionals out of work they have been able to grow at a trail blazing rate and keep profits high.
Taxes ChesapeakeNew Franchisees see the potential for high sales volume in an industry that has not been hit hard by the recession and are flocking to explore the company.  Specials such as “No Franchise Fees” and start ups for less than $2500, No Inventory are attractive and helpful to new business owners.  

How do they do this- John Hewitt CEO says ” We eliminate the franchise fee and charge a higher royalty rate allowing new owners to get a franchise for $2500.00.”

 

If you are looking for a new career call 800-790-3863 or visit Libertytaxfranchise.com

 

 

 

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.                                     

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true        The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!         

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones                                                          

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula    

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA 

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

 djoneshomes@gmail.com