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:
Beautiful Ranch with 4 Bedrooms 2.5 bath. Completely updated. Kitchen has new cabinets, granite countertops,new stainless steel appliances. Upgraded bathrooms, fresh paint, carpet and tile. New light fixtures throughout home. Beautiful wood burning fireplace, pull down attic stairs, Brand new HVAC system. Great deck for entertaining and a storage shed.
Whoops! This one is SOLD!
4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Home With Pool!
Property Details for 428 Ashton Green BLVD, Newport News, VA 23608
4 bedroom 2.5 bath home with fireplace and pool on large 1/3 acre lot. In well established neighborhood. House has extra room that could be 5th bedroom or office. Large deck overlooking pool for those summer bbq’s. House is handicap accessible. Close to military bases/schools/hospital/shopping/Busch Gardens and Williamsburg. A must see house. Don’t miss out.
132 Ashton Green Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23608
OOPS! We SOLD this one already!
Must See House With 2 Car Garage!
Property Details for 132 Ashton Green BLVD, Newport News, VA 23608
LOOK NO MORE! 4 Bedroom 2.5 bath, living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, gas fireplace. Open floor plan. 1917 Sq ft. Close to military bases & Ft. Eustis. Minutes from Patrick Henry Mall, area restaurants, hospital, Busch Gardens & Williamsburg. Great neighborhood. A must see house!
This One Is Already Gone!
Spacious Townhouse Near Shopping + Club House, Pool!
Property Details for 610 Red Hill RD, Newport News, VA 23602
Move in ready 3 story townhouse with a one car garage. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This spacious home is strategically located in the heart of the Newport News shopping district. Just a few minutes away from restaurants, shopping, and popular fitness centers. The community offers a club house and a community pool.
102 Henry Clay Road, Newport News, VA 23601, Newport News VA
OOPS! This one is already SOLD!
5 Bedroom Brick Ranch With Large Front Porch!
Property Details for 102 Henry Clay RD, Newport News, VA 23601
Lovely 5 bedroom 2.5 bath brick rancher nestled away in the Ivy Farms neighborhood of Newport News. 5th bedroom would make a great in-law suite with private entrance from side of house. This home has a large front porch for relaxing evenings. Formal dining room and spacious family room and separate den with sliders to back yard. House has been tastefully updated and is ready to move right into.
Sorry! We sold this one!
Beautiful Home On Sea Turtle Way!
Gorgeous home, MUST see! The first floor features a two-car garage, living room/dining room and a large family room. Master bedroom with large walk in closet. HUGE master bathroom with great size stand up shower. Stunning kitchen with granite counter tops & stainless steel appliances. Washer Hookup, Dryer Hookup, Walk-In Closet, Master Bedroom with Bath, 2 Car, Garage, Attached, Energy Star Home, Water Heater-Tankless, Central Air, Joseph H. Saunders Elementary, Homer L. Hines Middle, Warwick High School!
What an amazing year of growth we had! Some experts in the real estate industry are predicting 2016 to be a huge Real Estate year in Hampton Roads! We look forward to an even more successful year helping people achieve their Real Estate dreams! We grew as an office. We have many new agents starting out their new careers with EXIT REALTY. Which, by the way, has demonstrably, the best training in this area. And we have experienced agents joining to take advantage of our technology and “Value Added Services”! What a huge help we get from our amazing staff! There were so many Christmas presents for staff, thanking them for the great job they do, that they needed a wagon to carry them all to their vehicles. We consistently remained on Exit Realty Virginia’s top lists for 2015. Sure to stay that way in 2016! Our office’s Franchisee/Owner, Kimberly Plourde, spoke at the Exit Realty International convention in Nashville! We have a new broker, Ronda Morrison! Having access to their expertise is creating some very expert Realtors®! Things are going very well and we are counting our blessings. We wanted to take some space here and wish all of Coastal Virginia, and especially, our clients, our family and friends, and all the Hampton Roads Realtors® a Happy and successful New Year!!