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Attorneys (Real Estate)
When you purchase a home it is necessary to hire either a real estate attorney or a title company to represent you. This party will administer the legal side of the transaction. The choice is yours on which one you go with.

As your advisor, I always recommend hiring a real estate attorney to represent you in a real estate transaction because they can offer legal advice during the process where as a title company cannot. Here are a couple of the many options for settlement agents:

Shaheen Law, P.C.

Contact: Everett Gardner, Matt Vaughan, or Tim Freshly

Office: 804-285-6406

www.shaheenlaw.com

 Cowan Gates, P.C.

Contact: Heath Gates, Jr.

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Home Insurance

An extremely important aspect of home ownership is finding the right home insurance. Your insurance agent can help you find the policy that fits your needs. Here at Long & Foster, we can also give you quotes and help explain your coverage options. If you have questions on home insurance, contact:

Christin Timpner

Long & Foster Insurance

Phone: 804-887-7530

e-mail: Christin(dotted)Timpner(at)longandfoster(dotted)com

website: http://longandfosterinsurance.com

In addition to insurance, Christin can assist with Home Warrantees. A home warranty can save you a lot of money and can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers of residential real estate.

Mortgage Lenders

One of the first steps in purchasing a home is to speak with a lender to find out how much house you can afford and what loan program is right for you. There are many different programs available and you may be surprised to hear what they have to say! There is no cost and no obligation to you as a buyer to have the initial conversation. It will also save you a lot of time by knowing what your options are BEFORE you start looking for a specific home.

Lastly, if you do find that perfect home…you want to be ready to put an offer in before someone else does! The only way to do this is to have talked with a lender first!

Here are a couple of excellent mortgage lenders local to Richmond:

 

Will Ballentine (New Home Construction Specialist)

Prosperity Mortgage

804-357-6305

Will(dotted)ballentine(at)prosperitymortgage(dotted)com

www.prosperitymortgage.com/will-ballentine

 

Paul Jones

Trust Mortgage Corporation

540-230-3645

pjones(at)tmtgcorp(dotted)com

http://tmtgcorp.com/

 

Kim Andres

Prosperity Mortgage

804-677-6935

Kimberly(dotted)andres(at)prosperitymortgage(dotted)com

www.prosperitymortgage.com/kimberly-andres

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Featured Restaurants

Full Dinning guide: http://www.venturerichmond.com/resources/mapit.html

Featured Restaurants:

-Tarrants Café —http://www.tarrantscaferva.com/

-Can Can Brasserie — http://www.cancanbrasserie.com/

-Water Coastal Kitchen — http://www.watercoastalkitchen.com/

-Home Team Grill — http://www.hometeamgrill.com/

-Tobacco Company — http://www.thetobaccocompany.com/

-Franks Italian Restaurant — http://www.franksstonypoint.com/

-Mama Cucina — http://www.mama-cucina.com/

-5 Star Gyros & Subs — http://www.5stargyros.com

School Websites

City of Richmond

www.richmond.k12.va.us/

Henrico

www.henrico.k12.va.us/

Hanover

www.hanover.k12.va.us/

Chesterfield

www.mychesterfieldschools.com

Goochland

www.glnd.k12.va.us/

New Kent

www.newkentschools.org/

Powhatan

www.powhatan.k12.va.us

 

Private (a few of many options)

Collegiate – http://www.collegiate-va.org/

St. Christopher – http://www.stchristophers.com/

St. Catherine – http://www.catherines.org

The Steward School – http://www.stewardschool.org/

School Ratings – www.greatschools.org