First Day of Summer Thursday, June 21
Chesapeake and Suffolk School Zone Changes September 2018
If you live in Chesapeake or Suffolk and are interested in buying a home, be sure to pay attention to your child’s school district as of September 2018. Important: It’s the buyer’s responsibility to know the school district in which they are buying a house. Contact the school district to make sure the home you’re interested in is in the desired school district. Here are some online links for more information
Save a Little, Save a Lot! Turn off those lights:
Did you know that turning off all the lights in your home before taking a trip of 2 hours is equal to making $50 an hour! Attaching items to a power strip or unplugging unused appliances and energy sources (even before you go to bed, then cut them on in the morning) saves time and money. So—turn them off!
Check your summer calendar:
Check an events calendar to find out what’s happening in the area. Local news or radio stations, as well as Facebook Events, often have these links on their websites. You’ll find lots of upcoming and often FREE events where you and your family have loads of fun this summer without emptying your wallet. Check them out today and plan to attend a few fun events this summer!
Your local library:
Public libraries for some are an underused source, but if you may be missing some valuable gems. Inside those walls you can read books on just about any topic, check out movies and music, learn a language, discover new skills, and take advantage of a wide variety of free workshops and seminars. For more info check out your city’s government page for local library info.
Coastal Hampton Roads: It’s Hurricane Season
Coastal Hampton Roads is a great place to work and live, especially during the summer months. There’s so much to see and do! However, our area has had from time to time hurricanes, tropical storms, nor’easters and other challenges regarding the weather.
Hurricane season started June 1st and ends through Nov. 30th. Now is the time to get informed, make a plan and know your evacuation zone and route.
These valuable tips come from vbgov.com.
Make a plan: Have a family emergency plan. Talk to your children. Everyone should know what to do in case family members are not together when severe weather happens.Make sure you have a safe place to go when severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings are issued. Safe areas include basements and interior rooms such as bathrooms or closets on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Stay away from windows. If outside, don’t seek shelter under trees.Talk to your insurance agent about low-cost flood insurance policy options or go to floodsmart.gov.
Know your evacuation zone and evacuation route in case you are to advised to leave the area.Read more here …For some reason it seems that most hurricanes and tropical storms pass over this areal although there was Hurricane Isabel, which was the worst in this area. The flood maps have changed in this area, so some areas that weren’t flood zones are now. Contact FEMA for current updates.
Homeowners . . . .
It’s good to keep up with the market whether you’re ready to move next month or next year. If you’re thinking of selling, now may be the right time. If you’re curious about how much you could get for your home . . . .This is a great time to consider selling your house! Find out your home’s value here.
YOUR HOME'S VALUE HAS CHANGEDYour home may be worth more than you think! Find out what current home market values are in your area.
By the way, if you’re ready to downsize, relocate, or just are ready for a change and want to sell give me a call today.
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