Sue Maclary

About Sue Maclary

Team home buyer education teacher
First Time Home Buyer Education

How important is walkability to you

The urbanization of today’s Real Estate market is made easier by a new tool that can show your “walk score.”

Basically, walkability is an algorithm that awards points based on the distance to the closest amenity in each of several categories, Scores range from 0-100.

For example, if you wanted to know your intended home’s walk score or proximity to different locations. Some examples would be the grocery store, the gas station, school, or doctor, all these locations are plotted on a map. These places are then calculated from your location to determine the score. The higher the number, the more “walkable” the area is. This can also be done for public transportation, biking, or driving. The usefulness of these numbers is another service your Real Estate Agent has access to give you. If you want to live near shopping or the beach this number will give you an idea of its walkability. On the other hand if you like country living you might pick a home with a low walk score.

If you need an example of how this works, go to the Choose My Home Website, under the home resources tab and put in the address you are interested in looking up.  This gives you a score that breaks down the location to various amenities. Use this information to guide you in determining if the home you are interested in is right for you. Any home in the areas of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk or Suffolk is listed in this data base. Call any of our Realtors for more information.

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How to remove mineral stains from well water

Problem Stain Removal

As realtor’s, we get a lot of questions from our sellers regarding the best product for removing problem rust and mineral stains caused by well water. This is important, as a seller wants to present their home for sale in the best possible light. Home  Buyers also when they move to a new home may find unexpected stains caused by rust. Our research and experience has shown that a product called “Rust Stain Remover” by a company called Wink, has shown to be a very effective product for those types of stains. Clients have used this for rust stains in toilet bowls, sinks, bathtubs, and even clothing stained by rust. We strive to recommend to both our homer sellers and buyers products that have a proven track record. You can read testimonials from satisfied customers at www.wink.com. Happy House Hunting.

We would be honored if you chose a member of The Choose A Home Team to help with your first or next home purchase.

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Take a Minute and Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Choose A Home Team Gives Special thanks

to our friends and clients who faithfully support Our Team of Realtors.

As we express our gratitude, we will never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  These words were written by John F Kennedy our 35th president was part of a Thanksgiving address to the nation. Then as it is now. These words are used to convey our gratitude and appreciation for the things we have. The life we live, the freedoms we very much enjoy and our family ties.

It is easy to get caught up in how fast the time goes by after Halloween. It seems like there is no distinction for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving should stand out alone as a separate holiday. I was at a store the other day looking for Thanksgiving decorations and was told they do not carry any. They go straight from celebrating Halloween to the Christmas season.

I would like to remind everyone that there does exist a holiday between October 31st and December 25th. Please take the time to reflect on your blessings. You don’t appreciate something until you don’t have it anymore. Make your Thanksgiving dinner a place to create memories, and to celebrate good fortunes.

All of our Realtors at Howard Hanna wish everyone a healthy, happy and peaceful Thanksgiving season. Our Team appreciates your support. For our new clients we hope you enjoy your new home.

Our veterans have a special place in our greetings. They know all to well how it feels to be away from family and friends during a holiday. We hope that they have a chance to be united and celebrate the day with the thought that our continued support is with them.

We have already begun this seasons holiday festivities here in Coastal Virginia.

Examples are The Norfolk Parade of Lights, the holiday lights on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk and The Azalea Gardens lights will also soon be in full view. Take this opportunity to explore our area. Make some new memories for both the young and old, Family Friends or maybe even a Veteran spending the day alone.

Back to John F Kennedy’s quote. Do something this year to make a difference in someone’s life. Give to a charity, donate your time at a homeless shelter, or just spend more time with your family. Small acts of kindness like this are paid back to the giver in many ways. What goes around comes around really happens. May everyone enjoy a healthy and happy holiday season.

For future Home Buyers we offer a Free Home Buyer Class Once a month.  Bobby Ashburner hosts this class in one of Beach Fords Conference rooms.

please give extra thanks to our active duty military and all of our Veterans when you see them.

Coastal Virginia is home to our largest Navy Base right Here in our backyard.

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