Virginia Art With Heart

October 21, 2016

Virginia Art With Heart - helps local creative professionals to help them sell their art to give back to the creative community!  

EVENT:  "Come as you art" October 30, 2016 6pm-9:30pm at Mangia Qui Italian Bistro in Virginia Beach.  COME DRESSED as your favorite famous artist, musician, artwork, chef...get creative.... for a chance to win free dinner!!!
This event is to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation.  
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Antwain Britt

October 19, 2016

This week's podcast was with Antwain Britt - retired former Mixed Martial Arts fighter.  He went from 320 pounds to being a UFC Strikeforce fighter!  

He is also known as Juggernaut - the guy who did first round knockouts in all his amateur fights.  

How does being a MMA fighter relate to purchasing your first home?  It takes commitment and even sacrifice if you want to reach whatever goal you are trying to achieve.  

Antwain Britt - Owner Operator at Pride Training Center 

Busting myths about real estate

September 29, 2016

Today's episode is a very short conversation about myth busting Real estate perception.

There so many people that earn a real estate license or dream to get a real estate license and think that business is just going to come by osmosis.

Trust me when I say it's going to take a minimum of 3 to 5 years for things to just flow your way. Work the hours or spend the money is the best advice I can give you.

I was lucky enough to start on a strong team with an amazing mentor. My suggestion is take every class you can, treat this as a career not a job, and be willing to commit to the hours.


Brian LaRoche - Wealth Management

September 19, 2016

This weeks podcast is with Brian LaRoche who specializes in wealth management.  

What are the areas people should focus on when starting your wealth plan?  The purpose of all savings is to build income for your future.  So the one question you should ask is.. "How does this effect my ability to create income when I retire?"
His speciality it talking about designing a financial plan. When you are 65-70 what will you wish you knew when you were between 30-55? How much you spend on your house has a huge impact on your financial ability to to do other things. How much should you spend on your house as a percentage of your income? What things do people not account for when owning a home?

LaRoche Wealth Management
(757) 498-1911

What is title insurance and why you need it

September 12, 2016

What is title insurance and why is it important to purchase it!  

Podcast with Carol Hare who is Underwriting Counsel with Fidelity National Title Ins. Company.  Owner's title insurance is optional in Virginia but Carol shares some great examples of great reasons why you need to purchase it.  

When you refinance a home do you need to purchase title insurance again?  Do you have sufficient coverage?  


Q & A with a real estate appraiser

September 12, 2016
I had the pleasure of chatting with Betsy Hughes, SRA with BK Appraisals.   Appraisers holding the SRA designation have met rigorous requirements relating to education, testing, experience and demonstration of knowledge, understanding, and ability. This designation sets her apart from the typical residential appraiser. In order to maintain the designation continuing education above the state requirements is required.

We asked some of our listeners what things do you want to ask a real estate appraiser:

What are the requirements that a real estate appraiser is looking for when determining the appraised market value?

Does it help for a real estate agent to forward upgrades and comparables to help determine sales price?

What are the value of swimming pools and acreages? 

What are the adjustments for bedroom count?  

(757) 219-2838


McCaskey & Associates: Flood Insurance tips for homeowners

August 29, 2016

Podcast with Janet McCaskey & Associates regarding some great tips for homeowners on getting flood insurance and even to help reduce the cost of flood insurance.  

Janet McCaskey & Associates:
820 Greenbrier Circle #2
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Laura Oliver - Blogger for A Frugal Chick

August 22, 2016
This podcast is a must listen to for everyone!  Being frugal isn't about just clipping coupons.  Laura Oliver - professional blogger with A Frugal Chick.
- Great tips on getting started on saving money 

- How to save money and even get free stuff here in Hampton Roads.   
- What is the greatest success story of saving money! 

- Holiday spending tips

- Seasonal shopping tips

You can find updated weekly tips with her on 13NewsNow every Sunday morning at 7:45am or subscribe to her email newsletter. 

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Skycam USA - Drone photography

July 28, 2016

Learn more about drone photography ( flying camera systems) with Jimmy Olivero, Skycam USA on this weeks podcast.  

If you are looking for aerial photography/video make sure you use a licensed and insured drone operator because of the laws and regulations that you may not be aware of.  There are many benefits to using aerial photography because of the many views and angles you can get, especially for the waterfront properties.  

And if you are looking to get your own drone make sure you know how to operate a drone safely, the correct filters to use, how to frame a shot and obtain correct lighting to make sure you get the best shots of the property.  Otherwise hiring a professional is advised.  

Watch the Lego video via SkycamUSA! 

Jimmy Olivero
Skycam USA 

Great Neck Doggie Daycare

July 25, 2016

Meet Edward Ore - owner of Great Neck Doggie Daycare in Virginia Beach.  After spending 15 years as a mortgage banker he decided to leave the corporate world to follow his passion and open up a Doggie Daycare.  

Great Neck Doggie Daycare has 13,000 sq feet inside and another 26,000 sq feet outside.  They are the only one in Tidewater that has in inground saltwater pool for your dogs.  Come check out the special turf - K9 grass by Forever Lawn made specifically for dogs that your dogs can play on!

Contact Great Neck Doggie Daycare to schedule your tour!  
(757) 416-5289