If you need assistance, please call 757-917-5197

Earl Sanders Realty, Inc. Blog

Tuesday, January 31, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

Five Tips for Military Home Buyers

If you're in the military, you face many unique challenges when looking for your forever home. That shouldn't prevent you from pursuing your dream of homeownership though! Here are five tips to help you get started. 

1. Know Your Budget First 
Before you start searching for a home, get pre-qualified and understand your options when it comes to the type of loan you can use. For many military members, a VA Loan is your best bet because there is no down payment (if you are eligible). To get a better idea of what to expect when it comes to monthly payment, check out our Mortgage Calculator. 

2. Have a Plan in Mind 
Chances are you will receive new orders in the future. Before buying a house, have a plan in mind to use your new house as an investment property or sell it if that makes more sense financially. Buying your home with that in mind will pay off in the end and make life a whole lot easier for you and your family. 

3. Make a List of; ...

Read More

  homeowner tips, real estate, buying a house, first time home buyer, first time home owner, military home buyer

Monday, January 23, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

Want to Create Wealth Through Homeownership? Build Equity!

Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a closer look at how to build home equity without blowing your budget — and how to access it when you need it.

How Much Equity Do You Have?
Equity is easy to calculate when you first buy a home because it’s basically your down payment. For example, if you put $11,250 down on a $225,000 home, your down payment is 5% and so is your equity.

How to Build Your Equity
Here are five ways your home can create wealth for you. Some require time, money — or both.

Let your home appreciate
Building equity through appreciation can take little time or a lot, depending on the market. With home prices going up like they have in recent years, appreciation has been a boon for many home owners.

 Use financial windfalls
Take advantage of work bonuses, family gifts and inheritances to pay down your mortgage. If. ...

Read More

  homeowner tips, buying a house, first time home buyer, first time home owner, investment

Tuesday, January 17, 2023   /   by Lauren Wilson

Sell A Home Fast: Here Are Ten Tips

If you want to sell a home fast (and for top dollar), you need to be strategic and plan ahead. But where do you start!? Here are ten tips to help you out!

1. Hire an Experienced Agent
Although it's tempting to do it yourself, there are major benefits with hiring a realtor. Top-notch listing agents can help accurately price your home, ensure you get professional photos taken for the listing, write an amazing description, and be your biggest advocate when it comes to reviewing offers and negotiating. 

2. Deep Clean Everything
Nobody likes a dirty house! And potential buyers will be looking at every inch. So don't leave any room, closet, or corner untouched. Ask a friend to come over and do a walk-through to let you know if there may be spots you missed or area that still need some attention. 

3. Remove Personal Items
Buyers want to imagine themselves in the home, so take down any family photos or other personal items that may take away that oppor; ...

Read More

  homeowner tips, selling a home

Wednesday, June 1, 2022   /   by Earl Sanders

Moisture Control and Damage Repair


I wanted to share some insight and information regarding preventative maintenance for parts of your home you do not see that often.

Far too many homeowners neglect their crawl space and attic. In some cases, crawl space cleaning is avoided simply because it is not visible. But cleanliness has many advantages besides good looks. People don’t go there too often and hence its care and cleanliness becomes secondary.

Crawl space cleaning is also ignored because many feel that since no one goes there, it would remain clean. This is true to certain extent, but there are some things beyond our control. This includes leaking pipes and in general moisture from the air that can cause damage. Everything which is made of wood will absorb this moisture and become weak. Homeowners would be wise to avoid this for the safety of their own home.

The Hampton Roads area is surrounded by water, at or close to sea level, has a healthy amount of rainfall ...

Read More

  real estate, homeowner tips

Sunday, May 15, 2022   /   by Earl Sanders

How to Start Saving an Emergency Fund: A Guide for First Time Home Buyers

How to Start Saving an Emergency Fund: A Guide for First Time Home Buyers

If you’re a first time home buyer, the prospect of buying a house can be both exciting and scary.
The excitement comes from having the opportunity to buy your own piece of real estate and make it your own. The scary part is that it’s not cheap. In fact, the average cost of buying a home in 2018 was $205,000. That’s a big chunk of change for most people. If you haven’t started saving yet, now is the time to start planning for your future as a homeowner. You see, there are many unforeseen costs that come with buying property -- things like closing costs and home insurance premiums are just two examples. And if you haven't prepared for them ahead of time, they could end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars at once.
Why You Should Start Saving an Emergency Fund Now
Some people are better at saving than others. But if you want to be a homeowner, you’ll need to start doin. ...

Read More

  budgeting, buying a house, emergency fund, first time home buyer, first time home owner, increase your savings, investment, savings plan

Earl Sanders Realty, Inc.
760 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Kelly Cordero
Branch Manager / Regional Manager
Mobile: 757-348-7053
Office: 757-689-8778
Email: kelly@cbmmortgage.com
NMLSR ID #282839
760 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Branch NMLS ID # 1743533
CBM Mortgage, Inc.– Company NMLS #282839 www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org
CBM Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender

©2023 REIN, Inc. Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. The listings data displayed on this medium comes in part from the Real Estate Information Network, Inc, (REIN) and has authorized by participating listing Broker Members of REIN for display. REIN's listings are based upon data submitted by its Broker Members, and REIN therefore makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the data. All users of REIN's listings database should confirm the accuracy of the listing information directly with the listing agent.

©2023 REIN. REIN's listings data and information is protected under federal copyright laws. Federal law prohibits, among other acts, the unauthorized copyright or alteration of. or preparation of derivative works from, all or any part of copyrighted materials, including certain compilations of data and information. COPYRIGHT VIOLATORS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEVERE FINES AND PENALTIES UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

REIN update its listing on a daily basis. data last updated: February 5, 2023

Some listings may be duplicated in the search results due to the co-mingling of listings from more than one multiple listing service. Should there be different listing information between the duplicated listings, user is advised to verify the accuracy of the listing information before making any financial decisions.

Some or all of the listings (or listings data) represented in this application have been enhanced with data not provided by REIN. The enhancements are as follows: Property Description, Property Photos. The source of these enhancements are: Google, Zillow, Trulia, etc.

This website does not include information on all the properties available for sale at this time.
This site powered by CINC: www.cincpro.com