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 


Safety Symposium for Realtors

July 5, 2016
Podcast chat with  Benjamin Smith - Senior Loan Officer- NMLS #372396 at Old Point Mortgage, LLC and MPO Allen Perry, a DCJS Certified Crime Prevention Specialist.  

In conjunction with the Virginia Beach Crime Prevention Unit, and in light of the crimes against Realtors in Hampton Roads in the past year (armed robbery and a rape), Benjamin Smith is coordinating a safety symposium with Old Point Mortgage.

We want everyone to learn the best practices on how to AVOID being a victim in the course of doing your jobs as Realtors.

They will also have on hand representatives from Colonial Shooting Academy to let you know about various defense courses and training they have available at their fantastic facility.

Event Page to RSVP

Wed August 17th starts at 9 am 
Virginia Beach Police Academy
411 Integrity Way
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Food Truck 757 Paradise Bistro will be there for coffee 

What is the difference between a Mortgage Lender and a Mortgage Broker?

June 23, 2016

John Sancilio is a Senior Loan Officer and owner of Bay Mortgage, LLC. John is a licensed mortgage loan originator and has helped clients purchase and refinance their homes for more than 20 years including 6 years at a major national bank where he was a President’s Club award winner. He is a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads and a graduate of Norfolk Academy and Washington & Lee University. 

NMLS ID# 466694 (

John Sancillio 
(757) 410-9963

HOMEOWNERS: How to choose the right tree removal service

June 17, 2016

They call it tree surgery, and I had the pleasure of chatting with Michael and Simon the owners of South Eastern Virginia Tree Service & Landscaping about things homeowners may not know or things to ask if you have a tree that you may want to get removed.  How do you choose the right tree removal service?   

South Eastern Virginia Tree Service & Landscaping carry almost a decade of experience in the tree care and landscaping industry and take pride in the great reputation they’re building throughout the Tidewater region. The professionalism, integrity, workmanship, and competitive prices offers residents of the Greater Hampton Roads area a value added service that consistently leads to repeat business. It has led to the company expanding its operations into the Commercial tree surgery and landscaping realms. 

They are a proud supporter of the Tree Care Industry Association and International Society of Arboriculture. Owners Mike Hall & Simon Dillingham are both local graduates of Kempsville High School.

Connect with Michael & Simon:


P.O. Box 64566,

Virginia Beach, VA 23467

(757) 671-9458


Don’t burn bridges

January 25, 2016

When life toss you a curve. Decided how to deal with it. 


Why this short sale flopped

December 11, 2015

If you are currently undercontract WATCH the FHA and CA CERTS for the community. This 5 min podcast is about how this DEAL fell apart because the community Association DID not do there job  


Successfully closed shortsale

December 11, 2015

Short sale Success !!!! What a GREAT story to tell about how we got this buyer a BARGAIN and did not take a boiler plate answer that would have made the sale fall apart !