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Recent Kellam High School District Home Sales provide a benchmark for comparing properties. These recent home sales shown below are for the 180 days and update as closings occur. As a resident of the Kellam area I continue to see increased home buying activity in this community. The approximate average "sold" price in the Kellam High School district is the low $400,000's. Remember, 50% of homes sold are lower than this and the same percentage higher in price. For a complete...Continue Reading!
By carefully staging your living room and home, you can positively influence the feelings your potential buyers have when they are viewing the property. Everyone knows that first impressions are important. Living Room Staging is the art of decorating and arranging the spaces within your house to make it more appealing to buyers. If you can adapt the rooms to create an attractive and welcoming zone that Virginia Beach home buyers can see themselves in, they will be more likely to...Continue Reading!
What is a Disclosure? When deciding to sell a piece of Virginia Beach or Chesapeake real estate, there are certain disclosures about the property to the buyer that must be completed before the sale can go through. Ask your REALTOR(R) for a look at the forms ahead of time. Disclosure laws are put in place to protect the buyer from unknowingly purchasing defective property. Not disclosing certain information about the property can jeopardize the sale, or worse, invite a lawsuit. This has become...Continue Reading!
This video shows the Virginia Beach neighborhood of Castleton which features both single family and condo homes. Many Castleton homes are located on water which adds for a great backyard as you will see in the video. With almost 600 properties in the development, there are all types of homes and condos for sale. I live not far from Castleton and familiar with all the nearby neighborhoods. Castleton is divided into many villages must like Courthouse Estates and Buckner Farm neighborhoods. ...Continue Reading!
Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Market Second Quarter Sales Off to a Good Start (Virginia Beach, Virginia – May 2013) (Courtesy of Real Estate Information Network) The Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads Real Estate market got off to a strong start for the second quarter of 2013. April 2013 was characterized by a year-over-year decrease in the number of residential active listings while residential pending and settled sales experienced significant year-over-year increases, driving the market in a positive direction. The number of residential...Continue Reading!
Mortgage rates rose last week with average rates a 30-year fixed rate mortgage rising from last week's 3.35 percent to 3.42 percent with buyers paying all closing costs and 0.7 percent in discount points. Key point - buy now before rates rise. Average rates for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage rose from 2.56 percent to 2.61 percent with buyers paying their closing costs and 0.7 percent in discount points. Freddie Mac also reports that average rates for a 5/1 adjustable rate mortgage...Continue Reading!
RealtyTrac recently reported that national foreclosure filings are down while foreclosure filings are seeing marked increases in some states. There are two systems for foreclosing residential real estate in the United States; judicial and non-judicial foreclosure. The states individually decide which foreclosure process will be followed in their state. Click Here To Download An Overview Of The Foreclosure Process Judicial foreclosure requires action by the courts because the mortgage is not written including a "power of sale clause". Judicial foreclosure proceedings generally take...Continue Reading!
Whether you're looking to buy a new Virginia Beach house this month or do a little remodeling, take advantage of the opportunity to give the mom in your life a present she'll appreciate every day. A Home Depot card will not do it. Below are a few ideas for housing priorities and renovation projects that typically rate high on women's wish lists for their homes. See my previous posts on what women want in a Virginia Beach home. Open Living Areas The open floor...Continue Reading!
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly Non-farm Payrolls and National Unemployment Rate for April last Friday. These two reports are collectively called the Jobs Report. 165,000 jobs were added in April, while the unemployment rate dropped from 7.60 percent in March to 7.50 percent in April. 673,000 jobs have been added since January. Jobs were added in employment sectors including business and professional, health care and eating and drinking establishments. The main impact of the jobs report on home sales...Continue Reading!
Oceanfront Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach are a sought out location for both primary home owners and investment buyers seeking rental income. For the purposes of this post we are primarily highlighting Sandfiddler Road in Sandbridge, S. Atlantic Ave in Croatan, and Ocean Front Ave in the North End. All three of these locations are populated with some of the finest luxury homes for sale in Virginia Beach. Sandbridge Oceanfront Homes for Sale: Sandfiddler Road in Sandbridge is referred to as 1st and...Continue Reading!