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Home-Shopping During COVID-19

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How do you stay safe while searching? by Deborah Rutter Let’s face it—some people need to purchase: new jobs, new kids, retirement, downsizing, or just plain ole’ moving. Interest rates are low, so for many buyers, the time to jump is now. While it may seem counterintuitive to make such a big move in uncertain…

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Is Buying a Foreclosed Home Right for Me?  

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Typically, foreclosed houses offer the attraction of being much cheaper than other homes on the market…but is it worth it in the long term? We surveyed our Nest agents to get their opinions on how to determine if buying a foreclosure is right for you, and what issues you need to keep in mind when…

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Buying and Selling with Pets

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Buying and selling homes is already difficult, but it can be even trickier when pets are involved. Luckily, we’ve got some tips to help you navigate both sides of the process as a pet owner. Buying with Pets Pet parents need to keep several key details in mind while shopping for a home. If your pet…

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Navigating the World of HOAs

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Moving to a location with a homeowners association (HOA)? Here’s some information to keep in mind while navigating the world of HOAs. What is a homeowners association? HOAs are governing bodies that can oversee parts of neighborhoods, subdivisions, apartment buildings, or planned communities. In order to live within some designated areas, buyers may have to…

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A Perfect Match

6 things to consider when relocating to Charlottesville for a residency By Angie Dotson 1. Get Prequalified You’ve heard it before, but being prepared to write an offer in the competitive Charlottesville marketplace is the very first thing you should do. From physician loans to taxes and insurance, speaking with a trusted local lender means…

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Septic Systems – Part 3

Understanding Your Septic Inspection Findings This is the third installment of a four-part series about private, on-site waste management systems. See Part 1 for an overview about construction, layout and overall understanding, and Part 2 regarding getting an inspection as part of the purchase process.   By Deborah Rutter So you’ve just completed your septic inspection! Congratulations. You…

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Septic Systems – Part 1

This is the first in a four-part series about private, on-site waste management systems.  By Deborah Rutter Imagine that you move in to your new house only to discover you can’t shower, flush the toilet, run the dishwasher, do a load of laundry, or even brush your teeth. You might as well be camping! In…

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2017 Fredericksburg Annual Report

“How’s the market?” 2017 seems to have come and gone in a flash as we’re nearly three weeks into 2018 already. While everyone is busy making resolutions this time of year, at Nest, we’re busy answering one question, “How’s the market?” This is a question often posed to us as real estate Brokers and we…

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2017 Lake Norman Annual Report

“How’s the market?” 2017 seems to have come and gone in a flash as we’re nearly three weeks into 2018 already. While everyone is busy making resolutions this time of year, at Nest, we’re busy answering one question, “How’s the market?” This is a question often posed to us as real estate Brokers and we…

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2017 Wilmington Annual Report

“How’s the market?” 2017 seems to have come and gone in a flash as we’re nearly three weeks into 2018 already. At the start of every year, we sit down to answer the question we get asked more than any other, “How’s the market?” At Nest Realty, we understand the importance of providing our clients…

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