Without over complicating the buying process, these homebuyer tips offer a short and concise list of important items the real estate consumer should consider: (read more detailed explanations after the infographic). Contact Dennis for questions on any of these great homebuyer tips. Homebuyer Tips - Get a Home Inspection 91.4 percent of agents say this is a very, very, extremely important home buyer tip. 0.54 percent of agents don’t recommend this tip. The tip: Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall condition of...Continue Reading!
West Neck Village homes for sale are situated in the first Over (better) Than 55 development within Virginia Beach. This development is located just off West Neck Road nearby the new Kellam High School. Within West Neck Village there are homes for sale which include six single family villages and two condo villages. Single Family West Neck Village homes for sale can be viewed at this dedicated page. (Emerson, Spring, Rosecrest, Egyptian, Blue Lake, Carollton, and Arthur Park) Condos areas (Browningstone and...Continue Reading!
Chesapeake neighborhoods are most easily broke down by school districts within the City. This post will show Chesapeake neighborhoods active listings for sale with the most current properties. Chesapeake Neighborhoods (by school district) Hickory Hickory High School is located at 1996 Hawk Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23322 and extends south towards North Carolina. The Hickory High School district features numerous new construction neighborhoods and a sought out area because of schools. See all Hickory Chesapeake neighborhoods and homes for sale at this dedicated page. Grassfield Grassfield High School...Continue Reading!
Searching for an Open House Schedule in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Norfolk? All of them are right here. These dedicated Open House Schedule pages provide the potential home-buyer to see what is scheduled for the future dates. These open house pages update regularly and I recommend you bookmark the link or check back often for the latest open house schedules and locations. If searching for distressed properties (foreclosures or short sales) I recommend you use the dedicated search sites for...Continue Reading!
Princess Anne Virginia Beach homes for sale represent an area of the City centrally located to almost everything. Just minutes away are Naval Base Little Creek, Oceana Naval Air Station, and Dam Neck. Princess Anne High School is arguably one of the best institutions in the Virginia Beach school system. The I-64 and I-264 Interstate is nearby for an easy commute to the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Naval Base Norfolk, and downtown Norfolk city center. Towne Center is an up and coming restaurant and shopping...Continue Reading!
Ocean Lakes Virginia Beach High School homes are an attractive area to own real estate for both the first-time, move-up, and investment buyer. Home prices in Ocean Lakes generally fall between $100,000 (approx) and over $800,000 in the custom home areas (example: Back Bay Lagomar Virginia Beach) Many of the homes for sale will offer closing costs assistance. Closing cost assistance can assist the buyer with expenses associated with the purchase or down-payment. Also, many new construction areas offer closing costs and...Continue Reading!
1848 Garner Ln in the Woodbridge Point section of Virginia Beach. This home is almost "better than new" with granite, tile, carpet, surround sound, deck, oversized driveway perfect for boat or extra car(s). This home is in the Tallwood school district featuring numerous amenities nearby and easy access to the interstate for commutes to Norfolk or Naval bases. Contact me for showings on this beautiful move-in ready home at 1848 Garner Ln, Virginia Beach, VA. [idx-listing mlsnumber="1503984" showall="true"] 1848 Garner Ln comparison: Status Address LPrice Price Sale Entered BR FB HB SqFt Year Off...Continue Reading!
Kellam High School Homes continue to be an attractive area to own real estate for both the first-time, move-up, and investment buyers. In 2014, approximately 456 properties were sold in the area. Click on Map below to see visual listings by area/neighborhood. Use the "+" icon to zoom in your neighborhood/tract. Bookmark the link as Kellam sold homes updates daily Of these approximately 50 were distressed properties (bank owned, short sales, etc.). Compared to most other areas of Virginia Beach this is...Continue Reading!
The Military Home Buyer Rebate Program available offers the best "cash back" option to the service member who is ready to purchase a home, condo, or other property. Military buyers continue to get "full service" and "attention to detail" with this program. The rebate can help you with down-payment, closing costs, repairs, upgades, and with some loans pay down debt. Compare this program below versus the others and see why it is the ultimate, better, and "no brainer" for the military. Organizations...Continue Reading!
Alexandria homes for sale in Virginia Beach. Located in the the 23464 zip code. Tallwood High School, easy access to interstate 64 and minutes to Naval bases. [idx-listings tract="Alexandria" statuses="1" propertytypes="660" orderby="DateAdded" orderdir="DESC" count="10" showlargerphotos="true"]Continue Reading!
Courthouse Green Virginia Beach is a new construction development located adjacent to the Municipal Center near North Landing and West Neck Roads. With only 38 home sites, this niche community also has a Home Owners Association with current fees of approximately $88.00 monthly. These homes are all 4 bedroom ranging in square footage from 2100 to 2300. (approx). Nearby amenities include the Harris Teeter anchored shopping center with banks(s), gas, eateries, and more. Just up West Neck Road is "The Signature", an Arnold...Continue Reading!
Rehabilitated Homes under $150,000 in Virginia Beach offer the home buyer a move-in ready option (see homes at end of this post). To ensure you get the most up to date rehabilitated property updates bookmark this page or signup for listing alerts. Contact me here for appointments to see these homes, town homes, and condos in Virginia Beach. (See Rehabilitated Homes $150,000 to $200,000 at this Virginia Beach link) (See Rehabilitated Homes $200,000 to $300,000 at this Virginia Beach link) (See Rehabilitated Homes $300,000...Continue Reading!
Mortgage Preflight is an innovative "pre-approval" process launched by Atlantic Bay Mortgage Company here in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. Developed by Credit Technologies, Mortgage PreFlight is the most safe and secure method to pre-authorize access to your credit data for the processing of a mortgage application Mortgage Preflight puts you in the buyer-driver seat and: Mortgage PreFlight is the most safe and secure method to pre-authorize access to your credit data for the processing of a mortgage application. Mortgage PreFlight gives you...Continue Reading!
Pungo Property for Sale - one the last chances to get a home, farm, lot, or land in Virginia Beach. This dedicated link for Pungo property for sale will provide you with the latest listings as they come on the market. Bookmark the page for easy reference. Located in the southern part of the Virginia Beach, Pungo was one of the seven original boroughs when the City was established in the year of 1963. (not an old city). Pungo derives its...Continue Reading!
Croatan Beach Homes for Sale offer an opportunity for the home buyer to be on or near the beach without the hustle and bustle of the Virginia Beach resort area. Croatan is really one of the nicest beaches in the city of Virginia Beach and a "locals" hangout for surfers. The large public parking area/bathrooms at the southern end of the community provide easy access. Croatan is a beach community of mostly single family homes next to the Atlantic Ocean and south of...Continue Reading!
Military Sealift Command Relocation is scheduled to occur in 2014 and will continue over the next five years as they consolidate in Norfolk from Washington DC. The Military Sealift Command Relocation could be 500 jobs mostly civilian and some military reports the Virginian Pilot Newspaper article printed November 7. Dennis Blackmore with Creed Realty Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads will be offering a home buyer assistance program for those military and civilian personnel relocating to the area. (see end of post). "Relocating is...Continue Reading!
The Kellam HS Market continues to be one of the hottest real estate areas in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. This post provides a listing of homes sold over the last 6 months (in the feed below or just go there now by clicking here). If you would rather have a detailed, narrowed neighborhood focus/report just contact me here and I will send the information. What makes the Kellam HS real estate market so desirable? Superior schools which include Princess Anne, Red Mill,...Continue Reading!
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It's that time of the year again and Homearama 2014 launches this weekend. Located at "The Waterfront At Parkside Circle" in Suffolk, VA. Key facts are below. Homearama 2014: Noon to 8 pm except Nov 3 closes at 6pm Address 3001 Parkside Circle, Suffolk, VA Cost: 12 and under free...others 12.00...seniors 62 and older $3.00 discount, tickets available at gate More information at the homearama 2014 site here. Directions: Route 17 West exit 9A, left at Shoulder's Hill Road, and then right at Bennett's Creek Park...Continue Reading!
Hickory Chesapeake Real Estate new homes are rapidly selling in all price ranges. Current new homes are listed in the $200,000s well into the high 600,000s. The Hickory school system is one of the most sought out areas not only in Chesapeake but also Hampton Roads. (Read more about Hickory High School here). The southeast section of Chesapeake offers much land still to be developed thus new homes can have larger lots. [idx-listings linkid="403169" count="20" showlargerphotos="true"] Hickory Chesapeake Real Estate Recent Solds and Pending Sales: Status Address LPrice Entered BR FB HB SqFt Year WF Style Price...Continue Reading!
Update Nov 2014: Two more military bank short sales approvals issued alleviating an Army and Navy member of tens of thousands of upside down deficiency (and no pursuit). Need your home value to see where you stand? Contact me here and I will send via email. Military Short Sale Assistance Or Rent... The question often asked (should I rent?) whenever I am contacted from armed forces personnel considering the military short sale assistance program (and waiver of deficiency). Many homeowners refinanced and obtained low...Continue Reading!
New Construction in Chesapeake VA and the Hickory High School District is one of the most sought out areas in South Eastern Virginia. Below you will end a dynamic, self-updating listing of all new construction homes in the Hickory HS district which provides full and enhanced information on these properties. Besides Hickory HS district you can search all Chesapeake VA homes for sale by High School at this property link. Consider using a buyer's agent when purchasing new construction as the "site...Continue Reading!
Searching for the perfect new home or condo in Virginia Beach? You can find all of them here at this dedicated new construction homes page. This page updates daily as new or existing home information is changed or added. Bookmark the page for easy reference in the future. Keep in mind that a buyers agent is your best choice (and legal right) when considering these new construction homes in Virginia Beach or elsewhere. New Construction Homes in Virginia Beach - click...Continue Reading!
Market report August 2014 provided courtesy of Real Estate Information Network (REIN) (Virginia Beach, Virginia) August 2014, residential active listings and pending sales were up year-over-year, while residential settled sales were down marginally from the same period of time last year. But the real bright spot for our region is the direction that distressed homes have taken in our market. This market report for August 2014 reiterates that the percentage of distressed home sales and listings continues to decline into numbers not...Continue Reading!
Prudential Military Advantage Program....How to get more. All of the below programs are similar and show you how to get a better deal and not leave money on the table. Realty Plus Navy Federal How To Better It - Realty Plus Navy Federal is a cash rebate program for buyers and sellers. However, it is limited in scope on the amount of the rebate which will be between $400.00 and $5050.00 per their website. Their Realty Plus program promises assignment of an experienced...Continue Reading!
Kellam High School Real Estate .............and How We Know Things Are Changing There is no question that the Kellam High School Real Estate continues to be one of the most sought-out areas in Virginia Beach for homes and condos. With home and condo sales doing well, the Kellam area is experiencing growth including small and large business start-ups. When we see these type of things happening it means growth is occurring. These businesses start-up in the area because they know the...Continue Reading!
Little Neck Cove in Virginia Beach is an exclusive area with custom homes located on or near the water. Current prices of Little Neck properties range from the high 400,000s to well in the millions. These homes range in square footage into the 5000 plus. Nearby Little Neck Cove are private schools Cape Henry Collegiate and Friends School. plus Virginia Beach schools include First Colonial High School, Lynnhaven Middle, and Kingston Elementary. [idx-listings linkid="378137" count="10" showlargerphotos="true"] Little Neck Cove Virginia Beach Sold homes last...Continue Reading!
Redfin Virginia Beach - What is it? Redfin Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads is part of the national real estate company that offer a cash rebate to both buyers and sellers of properties. This rebate is derived from the REALTORS/Agents commission. As we talk about Redfin Virginia Beach this includes all of Hampton Roads cities (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Isle of Wight, Franklin, Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown, Williamsburg, etc.) Redfin Virginia Beach The Redfin rebate is much less than that (read my posts on both of...Continue Reading!
Homes for rent in Kellam High School District continue to be a sought out area for those people searching for a good school system, easy access to beaches, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, and more. The below Kellam High School District homes for rent feed updates daily so be sure and bookmark and check back often. You can also setup an auto email system should you desire at this page. Closest neighborhoods to the new Kellam High School: 1. Courthouse Estates is located...Continue Reading!
USAA Movers Advantage is a cash rebate program for buyers and sellers in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. However, it is limited in scope on the amount of the rebate which will be between $350.00 and $6000.00 per their website. The USAA Movers Advantage The program promises assignment of an experienced real estate agent from a national brokerage. USAA is able to contract with these nation-wide brokerages who give up a portion of their fee (commission) to create the “rebate”. The brokerage...Continue Reading!
Estates at Munden Farms - New construction single family home development located on Princess Anne Road near Heritage Park, Ashville Park and Sherwood Lakes neighborhoods. Special Incentives for Military Personnel (ask here). Estates at Munden Farms: National Builder Ryan Homes Prices currently at $499,990 to over $600,000 (as of this posting) Property Owners Association - currently $60.00 monthly Up to 4,634 sq. ft. of living space Large waterside homesites built on brick-to-grade crawl spaces 2-car garages included, with 3-car garages available Up to 6 bedrooms and up to 5.5...Continue Reading!