2017 Fireworks

Virginia Beach Stars & Stripes Explosion, Along the Boardwalk from the 31st Streets, Fireworks at 9:15pm – beachstreetUSA.com July 4th Celebration, Mount Trashmore Park, Fireworks start at 9:30pm – vbgov.com Chesapeake Celebrate Freedom, July 3. Chesapeake City Park, Fireworks at 9:15pm – cityofchesapeake.net 37th Annual South Norfolk Parade & Picnic in the Park, Lakeside Park, […]

More Local Events This Summer

July 1-2- Sandstock, Tribute to Rock and Roll, 24th St, Oceanfront 3- South Norfolk Parade & Picnic, Lakeside Park, Chesapeake 5,12,19,26- VHS Summer Concerts, Port Warwick Newport News 5,12,19,26- YNot Wednesdays, Sandler Center, Virginia Beach 6- Sunset Thursdays, Portside, Portsmouth 7- Bring It! Live, Chrysler Hall, Norfolk 8- Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion, Boardwalk, Oceanfront 15- […]

Local Events This Summer

May 6-Revolutionary Beer Fest, City Park, Chesapeake 6-Atlantic Kite Festival, Oceanfront, Virginia Beach 6-7-Virginia Wine Fest, Town Point Park, Norfolk 11-VEER Local Music Festival, Town Point Park, Norfolk 13-Shake, Rattle and Role Car Show, Downtown Suffolk 12-14-Tidewater Comicon, Convention Center, Virginia Beach 27-28-Pungo Strawberry Fest, Pungo June 1,8,15,22,29-Thursdays by the Lake, Mariner’s Museum, Newport News […]

Pre-Qualified vs Pre-Approved

If you are considering moving you probably know that you need to get pre-qualified or pre-approved by a lender, so what’s the difference? You can get online right now, punch in some rough income estimates some bills and debt values and a bank can get you pre-qualified right now, but if you’re thinking that’s too […]

FHA MIP Reduction: Just Kidding

It’s been less than a month since the previous HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced a reduction in the amount of Mortgage Insurance home owners would have to pay on FHA loans. The new lower rates wound have applied to all FHA loans after January 27th of this year and could have saved home owners about […]

New Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction!

Mortgage Insurance Premium on all FHA loans reduced! Applies to all FHA loans, purchase and refinance No change to the upfront premium of 1.75% or the life of the loan requirement Effective for closings on and after January 27th, 2017 Example: The lower annual MIP (Mortgage Insurance Premium) based on a $200,00 loan amount on […]

Hampton Roads December Events

All Month Long Holiday Lights – Virginia Beach Boardwalk Christmas Town – Busch Gardens, Williamsburg Garden of Lights – Norfolk Botanical Gardens Winter Wonderland – Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center Every Thursday The Christmas Star – Chesapeake Planetarium 2nd – 4th A Christmas Carol – Sandler Center, Virginia Beach 3rd Holiday Yule Log Bonfire – […]

Fall Festivals and Events

Haunted Halloween Festival October Hunt Club Farm, Virginia Beach hauntedhuntclubfarm.com Virginia’s Children’s Festival Oct 1st Town Point Park, Norfolk festevents.org Bacon, Bourbon & Beach Music Festival Oct 1st Windsor Castle Park Smithfield 757-926-1400 Great American Food Fest Oct 5th Chesapeake City Park chesapeakesheriff.com Suffolk Peanut Fest Oct 6-9th Suffolk Executive Airport Suffolkfest.com Chesapeake Virginia Wine […]

VHDA Loan Guidelines are Changing September 7th!

Tighter restrictions and lower grants for buyers will effect buying power.  Who does this effect? Any buyers using VHDA grant programs that are not rate locked by Sep 7th. VHDA is no longer providing the full amount for down payment, they have reduced their maximum allowed debt to income ratio and they have also increased […]