The guide to finding the best brokerage for you

Strengths, weaknesses, culture and more from some of the industry’s best-known and most innovative brokerages, straight from Jeff Lobb, CEO of Sparktank Media.

The essential guide to second homes and vacation homes

At one time or another, most people have dreamt of owning a place where they can get away from it all, whether it be a cabin overlooking a scenic mountain range, a quaint cottage near the lakeside or a breezy bungalow a few steps from the beach. What d…

Premium Shrinks for Waterfront: Zillow

The inventory issue is permeating to properties on the waterfront. Access to a beach or dock is expensive, but less so now than it was in recent years, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. In the first quarter of the year, the average homebuyer paid a 36 percent premium for waterfront; in the […]

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9 blunders to avoid when buying waterfront property

Waterfront property in Virginia offers one of the most desirable places to live. In Hampton Roads, we have an ocean, huge sprawling rivers and scores of smaller lakes, streams and ponds. …

Competition heats up for HGTV’s real estate eye candy contest

Today kicks off HGTV’s annual month-long contest (held on, Ultimate House Hunt, where luxury, real estate porn and HGTV converge for 900,000 viewers to weigh in — or at least that’s how many votes were cast in last year’s contest. The 2015 c…