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How's the local Virginia Beach Real Estate Market? Here's the answer!

Video transcript...

Hi everybody, I'm Will Layton with Layton
Realty Group in Virginia Beach and today 
we're gonna talk about the March 2019
real estate market update. I'm going to give
you a quick summary, I promise it'll be
very quick followed by some stats and
then a real-life I was there on the
ground story to kind of to make it real
for you. So for starters, the summary, the
markets doing great we'll go through
some charts to kind of show you why.

Homes For Sale in Virginia Beach

What we're looking at here is a chart of the
homes for sale in Virginia Beach going
back five years so here we are in
February 2019 the bottom right and the
bottom left we're looking at January of
2014

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How's the local Virginia Beach real estate market? Watch this short video for a quick update. Everyone who owns a house or is looking to buy the house should have some knowledge of the local Virginia Beach real estate market. But most of the news out there revolves around the national real estate market. The problem is that the real estate markets are local, sometimes all the way down to the neighborhood level. So, each month I talk about trends in the market that matter the most to those who live, work, and play in Virginia Beach.

And the video transcription...

Hi I'm Will Layton with Layton Realty Group. Today we're going to talk about the real estate market in Virginia Beach for February 2019. This will help you get an idea of what the

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Virginia Beach Veterans Give Back is an organization dedicated to our local communities. On Friday, May 3rd they have organized a charity golf tournament at Heron Ridge to help support The Samaritan House and We Are VB. The Layton Realty Group will be giving away a...

full service listing package for 50% off and giving the remaining 50% to VB Vets Give Back. 

This video is for the golfers and explains how the drawing will work and the details of the give away. 

 

 

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Does having a swimming pool increase the market value of your home?

The answer is “most of the time.”

If you create a beautiful oasis in your backyard, including a swimming pool, your home will be more appealing to more people. You will have increased the market value of your home.

On the flip side, if your pool is old and in disrepair, it is more of a liability than an asset. You will have decreased the market value of your home.

A pool is not an investment in the purest sense of the word. You don’t see investors make money by putting in a new pool along with the granite countertops in the kitchen. A pool costs more dollars today than the increase you will see in market value.

However, there are different ways to measure the quality of an

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Came across this thread on Nextdoor and thought others might appreciate the wisdom. I removed the names to protect the innocent! 

Middle School Advice?

Hi, I'm fairly new to the area and my 5th grader (rising 6th grader for next school year) has been accepted at both Plaza Middle School and Old Donation/Brickell Academy. We have attended some open houses and I've heard pros and cons about both, and I just wanted to ask for any advice/suggestions/cautions when it comes to making this decision. I'm most interested in hearing from folks who have children currently attending either school, or who have very recently attended (last 2-3 years). My son is very organized/responsible and driven, very bright, but a bit hard on himself. I think he needs a

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This is a quick video about Bay Colony. The transcript is below... 

Hi, I'm Will Layton, Realtor, in Virginia Beach. Bay Colony is one of my favorite neighborhoods. Every city in America has an exclusive neighborhood with beautiful homes, large lots, and quiet winding streets. But there aren’t many where you can also bike to the beach! That is what makes Bay Colony unique not just in Virginia Beach, but unique all over country!

To learn more or browse homes in Bay Colony, visit my website at williamlayton.com or call me. We can talk about whether Bay Colony fits your budget, lifestyle, or even your commute.

I took the pictures in the slideshow behind me just to give you an idea of what the neighborhood looks like. You can also see this

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How's the Virginia Beach Real Estate Market?

 

 

 This is the transcript of the video...

When is the best time of year to go house hunting?
How long will it take for my home to sell?
What’s the best time of year to put my house on the market?
When buying a house, when is the best time to get a good deal?
Are sales prices higher in the spring?

Hi, I’m Will Layton, Realtor in Virginia Beach, and today I’m going to answer these questions.

How’s the real estate market? This is the most common question that I get, but it means different things depending on whether you are selling your house or looking to buy one. To answer, these questions, we have to look at some of the sales data.

Here’s a chart showing the number of new

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Hi, I’m Will Layton, Realtor, in Virginia Beach. This is part 2 of the $50,000 Rule. Watch The $50,000 Rule Part I if you haven’t seen it already because there was a quiz at the end of it, and I’m about to give you the answers.

Okay, here’s the situation, let’s say you’ve set your budget at $500,000 but the house you really want in Virginia Beach can only be had for $550,000.  This is the $50,000 Rule in action. What do you do? And let’s keep it simple, we’re not talking about negotiating the price down to 500, let’s say that $550,000 is as low as the seller is willing to go. You have a choice to make; stick to your budget and buy a different house, or change your budget and buy the house you want. I’ve been in this situation a hundred times.

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