The time has come and you are ready to buy, but before you start searching for your next home review this checklist. This list helps you prepare your budget in advance and guide you to financial success in the future.
1. Reduce Debt & Increase Credit Score: Before you start looking for your next home you should request a credit report. This will give you a starting point on understanding your credit score before you request a loan. Your credit score will influence the interest rate of your loan.
2. Save Money to Set Yourself Up with a Large Down Payment: While it is possible to purchase a home without a 20% down payment it’s best to get as close as possible. This will allow you to have a smaller mortgage rate, Avoid PMI, and receive a better rate. If you do not have a 20% down payment you may qualify for a VA or FHA loan.
As you begin the process to find your next home checking these items off your list will provide you with a more successful home buying experience. Our team is here to help you! Let us know the area and/or neighborhood you are looking to live along with your top needs our team of professionals will assist with finding your next home.
Aloha! I am Marie L. Priola, dedicated REALTOR®, real estate investor, military wife, and mother. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii with some courses in business, marketing, and entrepreneur. Being a member of HRRA (Hampton Roads REALTOR® Association) this holds her to a higher standard of education, training, and a code of ethics. She is also a member of PREIA (VA Peninsula Real Estate Investors Association) since 2014 that introduces her to many investors, cash buyers, and vendors in the area to help sell your distressed property for cash NOW! She has a loving husband that is a service member in the United States Navy so she understand having to move from one state to another with little to no notice, so she is perfect agent to help put your home on the market, up for rent, or help you find a home to buy for you and your family. She stays involved with the community by attending local events, military events, festivals, etc. She also has over 10 years of customer service experience, years of real estate investing knowledge, college education and training. I have an amazing international company with EXIT Realty Central that donates to Habitat For Humanity International with a portion of each transaction, we work as a team to provide the best service for your needs, we have a marketing team with over 25 years of experience plus many awards for top producers, sales agents of the year, Outstanding Service, and many more.
Originally from the beautiful beaches of Hawaii Marie L. Priola has lived most of the time between Hawaii and California, and moved to Hampton Roads area where she fell in love with how family oriented it is here, with great military support systems, and the beauty of the area “especially during the fall!” She keeps herself busy by continuing her education and training in both real estate investing, marketing, and networking in local social events. Marie enjoys indoor and outdoor activities with her family such as camping, going to local events and festivals, rock climbing, indoor skydiving, scuba diving, visiting the local museums, spending summers on the beach, hiking, and traveling to new and exciting places. When she’s not working with clients she makes time for her daughter that is an active daisy girl scout, soccer player, cheerleader, gymnast, swimmer, t-ball player, and which ever new sport or activity she decides to try next! She is active with Fleet and Family events and assisting in their mentor programs and helping military spouses with potential careers in real estate.
Marie is ready to assist in finding you your dream home or sell your home so you can start your next adventure. She works all over Hampton Roads area (Poquoson, Yorktown, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Seaford, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk). Feel free to call, text, or email her at:
No expense was spared in this gorgeous, renovated, spacious 4 bedroom home! Brand new kitchen with stainless appliance package. Absolutely stunning refinished hardwood floors throughout the home. New ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen & bathrooms. New light fixtures, paint, HVAC downstairs, new multi car driveway, and new bathrooms. Huge backyard with storage shed & not to far from the water. Don’t miss this one!!!
Great newly remodeled home, centrally located in Hampton, great location near restaurants, water, museums etc. The house is just like new stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, new HVAC, new windows, all new, new, new…Plus bonus room that can be used for an office. Priced to sell! New roof, new electrical, new duct work, new plumbing etc.
Great family home!!! Priced to sell…newly remodeled. Must go see!!! Upgraded plumbing, electrical and HVAC all new. Interior walls and flooring new. New windows. Total transformation. Any home owner will love it,
Coastal Virginia lifestyle awaits at the beautiful Pine Cone Harbor gated community only 7 miles from Langley AFB and 8 miles from Newport News Shipbuilding. This updated first floor 2 bedroom, 2 bath home has an impressive open floor plan, built-in cabinets, fireplace, custom window treatments, & family and dining area. You’re cooking in a high-end kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, breakfast bar, and pantry. Relax on the screened-in porch as the sun sets over the Hampton River. Catch spot, croaker, the famous Chesapeake Bay blue crab, and other local favorites from the community pier or set sail from the community dock. Host a party at the clubhouse and work out at the community gym. You’ll be proud to say: “I’m on STAYCATION.”
Click your heels for this charming ranch in the Edgarton section of Hampton. At 1200 square feet, this ranch home with three bedrooms and three full baths is the perfect home-sweet-home for first-time home buyers, empty nesters and those caring for loved ones.
This one has been completely remodeled and everything was done just right. The kitchen has beautiful granite over white cabinets with subway tile backsplash. New flooring throughout, New Heating and Cooling, New Roof, Fresh Paint etc. Now can we talk about the master? Barn Doors separate the master suite from the rest of the home. The master bath has river rock base with seamless glass enclosure. The floating vanity and shelving give the bathroom a nice clean appearance. Don’t wait take a look at this one immediately.
Seeking For The Perfect Dream Home? Look No Further! In the Salt Pond Gated Community, Enjoy The Luxurious Comforts Of A Well Kept & Recent Remodeled 4 Story Home In Walking Distance Of The Beach. The Mesmerizing Sunrises & Sunsets Are A Few Of This Beach Home’s Pleasures, Along With Early Morning Walks On The Beach, Late Evening Swims & All Day Fishing. From Either Balcony, Deck, Patio Or Master Bedroom Window, Adore The Amazing View Of The Spectacular Bay From the Back Or The Marina Scenery from the Front Any Time, Any Day. Home Is Newly Remodeled, New Shower in Master Bedroom. Including Fairly New HVAC System, Rinnai Tankless Hot Water System, Trex Decking & PVC Rails on All 3 Levels. Commercial Grade Laminate Flooring on Main Level Floors. Hardwood Floors Throughout, 2 Gas Fireplaces. Dual Zone Gas Heat/AC, Hardie Plank Siding & Shingles, Plasma Fireplace in Living Room. Your family and friends would love entertaining on 3 levels of balcony, deck and patios or the Sunroom with fireplace viewing the ocean. Enjoy Sunrises & Sunsets, Walks To The Beach, Swimming, fishing & Sailing. This gorgeous Home Offers So Many Delights to An Enjoyable & Relaxing Life Style.