4 Professionals Every Seller Needs in Norfolk VA

Mitch Burton Norfolk VA RealtorIf your home is on the market or if you are considering listing a property, it is important to hire professionals skilled in real estate with solid backgrounds for getting homes sold. Be sure to hire wisely so you get the most return on your investment. Here are 4 professional services will bring more buyers to your home and result in a quicker sale.  Continue reading

How to Shop & Compare Mortgage Rates in Norfolk VA

mitch burton norfolk va realtorFinding the right mortgage loan can be challenging, and the best way to ensure you are making the best choice for you and your family is to shop rates and compare loan programs.

Once you begin shopping for the best mortgage rate, you want to compare mortgage loan rates by type of loan, your credit profile, calculate monthly payments, and analyze amortization options. Current mortgage rates for the most common type, and thirty year fixed rate, mortgages remain competitevley low, but it is still important to understand the different types of mortgage loans avaiable today. Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosure in Norfolk VA

Mitch Burton Norfolk VA RealtorIf you’ve been looking to buy a home in Norfolk VA over the last few months, you already know inventories are low, and in many cases, the available homes sell almost as quickly as they are listed. So, how do you find a home in a competitive marketplace? One option is to consider foreclosed properties, and although these distressed homes are becoming more scarce, they do provide a great opportunity for buyers in the Norfolk VA real estate market. Continue reading

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Home?

Mitch Burton Norfolk VA RealtorNorfolk, VA (June 27, 2013) – As a homeowner, there may come a time, when you need to replace your water heater, and at that time, you may want to consider a tankless water heater. Unlike a conventional water heater that heats large quantities of water and stores it for future use, a tankless unit heats water on demand.

Mitch Burton, Realtor with Prudential Towne Realty in Downtown Norfolk VA, says, “The main benefit of a tankless water heater is in the efficiency it provides for your home, but they also take-up less space, and their lifespan is considerably longer than a traditional unit.” Continue reading

Brisk Business This Week!

The Real Estate business in Hampton Roads Va has been very active and transactions are moving along seamlessly with client success and satisfaction. This past week concluded with three successful real estate settlements and two new listings. Thanks to my clients for their continued confidence in my work, I appreciate the opportunity to work with you all. If you are anyone that you know might need help with your real estate needs, please keep me in mind. Continue reading

Reduced! ~ $525,000

Colley 4311 002

4311 Colley Avenue

Norfolk, Va. 23508

$525,000.00

Opportunity to purchase a completely renovated commercial building on a 10,000 square foot corner lot with 14 off street parking spaces. Two separately metered units, one unit is 933 sq ft, and the other is 2787 sq ft. Great exposure to Colley Avenue traffic with many potential uses. Call Mitch for more information (757) 285-2550 Continue reading

The 3 Elements to a Success Norfolk VA Kitchen Remodel

top realtors norfolk vaKitchen remodels are one of the top makeovers buyers discuss when buying a home. Many times, they have found a great home in their top Norfolk VA neighborhood, but the kitchen doesn’t meet their needs or it simply does not appeal to their specific taste.

There are many options when considering a kitchen makeover, but keep these three basic elements to keep in mind, and you’ll have a successful kitchen remodel for your Norfolk VA home. Continue reading

Do You Need a Home Inspection When Buying a Norfolk VA Home?

mitch burton best realtor norfolk vaAfter you’ve found the perfect home, made your purchase offer, and the sellers have accepted your contract, the next step is having the property inspected. If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may wonder why a home inspection is important, or you may wonder what you should gain from having the property inspected. Continue reading

New EPA Freon Mandate Affects All Home Owners in Norfolk VA

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A recent EPA mandate to reduce the production of R-22 Freon that is used in air conditioning units made before 2010, has taken many Norfolk Virginia home owners by surprise and most are still unaware of the change and upcoming price increases.

The changes we see today, stem from the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer that began in 1987. The main culprit is R-22 Freon, which is used in an estimated 80% of residential air conditioning systems. The EPA has recently forced manufactures to cut down their production of R-22 Freon and have plans to have it completely phased out by the year 2020. Continue reading

What Sellers Must Do in the Norfolk VA Market

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What should sellers do to get their Norfolk VA home sold? Our local inventory is lower than it has been in years, so if your home is not getting showings, or if you are having steady activity with no offers, here are a few things you must consider doing to get your Norfolk VA home sold. Continue reading