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 homebuyer 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 your new...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!
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 mortgage rates over the past years. With a low rate and desirable rental demand, can result in military homeowners obtaining more rent versus what their mortgage payment is each month. This can make sense to become a landlord in many instances but not without its...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!
Market Stats April 2014 for Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads show a "lackluster" uptick in home sales. The Real Estate Information Network (REIN) (the local MLS provider) reports our market stats and indicated that distressed properties (short sales and foreclosures) continue their decline we did see more listing inventory enter the market. Market Stats April 2014 Key Takeaways: While residential listings for sale and residential pending sales are up, residential settled sales and distressed home activity have seen slight drops. Residential active listings...Continue Reading!
Mathews Green Homes Ready Models can be seen below and most can be ready in 30 days or less. Or, build a new one for your family and see the examples at the end of this post. Mathews Green located in SouthEast Virginia Beach and features the new Kellam High School. Contact me here for showings or more information on these fine homes in a great location of Virginia Beach. [idx-listings linkid="352951" count="10" showlargerphotos="true"]Continue Reading!
Sandbridge and North End homes sold in Virginia Beach continue to improve compared to previous years. Recent NAR research shows that 25% of people surveyed said at some time in the future they desire to buy a second home for retirement, investment (rental income), or vacationing. Sandbridge or the North End are popular destinations in Virginia Beach for these type of homes near the water. The biggest pool of buyers are Baby Boomers and pursuing a 2nd or vacation property (which may...Continue Reading!
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 real estate agent from a national brokerage. Navy Federal is able to contract with these nation-wide brokerages who give up a portion of their fee (commission) to create the "rebate". The brokerage assigns who the real...Continue Reading!
West Neck Over 55 remaining new homes in Rosecrest are dwindling. As of this post (Mar 31, 2014), there only four lots remaining in the desirable and almost sold out Rosecrest section. If you are considering a new home in West Neck you probably need to act quickly. Otherwise, you soon will be limited to only resales as the builder closes out the neighborhood. See West Neck and Rosecrest Over 55 community solds in last 365 days at bottom of this...Continue Reading!
Buy A House - Who me? Answer the questions below in the infographic, then see the answers at the bottom. Have fun!! Dennis Are you ready to buy a house? Read on!! Am I Ready To Buy A House Quiz 7 Questions for Aspiring Homeowners All aspiring homeowners who want to buy a house should ask themselves these seven questions before beginning the home-buying process. “Are You Ready to Buy A House And Settle Down in This Community?” Here are some questions you should ask yourself about...Continue Reading!
Military short sale faqs may be the life-ring needed for the underwater mortgage. If you have an underwater mortgage read the faqs below and see if our Military Short Sale Attorney/Real Estate Team can help you get rid of tens of thousands of deficiency. We sucessfully compete these sales everyday so do not hesitate to ask questions here. Military Short Sale FAQs: FAQ - What is a short sale (defined): ANSWER - A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the...Continue Reading!
Kellam real estate today provides the latest home, condo, and other properties on the market listed immediately in the multiple listing service. Kellam real estate today includes areas of the London Bridge Road, Sandbridge Beach, Pungo, Red Mill/Lagomar, Seaboard Road, Courthouse areas, and others. Always consult the district mapping at the Virginia Beach Schools Site for the most up to date boundaries for elementary, middle and high schools as they can vary. These real estate properties are shown in an expanded Internet...Continue Reading!
Grandparent Scams Video - we have all heard of them. Devious people cheating seniors out of money for a promised item. The City of Virginia Beach is asking all citizens to be on the lookout for the most recent Grandparent Scams now appearing in our area. Grandparent Scams Video Quote: The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office would like to bring citizens’ attention to a scam that is happening frequently right here in Virginia Beach. Scammers are taking advantage of grandparents’ love and generosity toward their grandchildren...Continue Reading!
Status Address LPrice BR FB HB SqFt Year WF Style Price Sale MT PEND 621 SAN MARCOS LN 479,000 4 2 1 2,466 1981 N RNCH 116 SOLD 535 FISHERMANS BEND 559,000 4 2 1 3,000 1968 N COL 559,000 219 short sale SOLD 520 FISHERMANS BEND 1,250,000 4 2 1 3,846 1972 Y RNCH 1,115,000 14 Yours: 512 Harbour Pt 5 4 3,271 1969 N [idx-listings linkid="387909" count="5" showlargerphotos="true"]Continue Reading!
New Construction 23456 is located in the southeastern portion of Virginia Beach. It is the "hub" of new construction at this time in the city. Most of the new construction in zip 23456 is located from Nimmo Parkway and heading south towards Pungo. These new construction 23456 developments include the following: (most are Kellam, Landstown, and Salem High School districts - search by school district here). Bellwood Estates Eagles Nest - located near Indian River and West Neck Roads. Nearer Indian...Continue Reading!
MM Burrus Mirasol (model) is a new construction single family home neighborhood off Nimmo Parkway in Virginia Beach. Property Owners Association and approximate cost is $35.00 per month (at time of this posting). Kellam High School District. Current builders at Mirasol include Kirbor Homes and Kroll Enterprises. Kirbor also builds in Ashville Park in Virginia Beach. This buuilder offering closing cost assistance with preferred lender and settlement company. See more about this sought out Mirasol area and development. MM Burrus Mirasol [idx-listing mlsnumber="1405495" showall="true"]Continue Reading!
Kempsville Lake is a townhome development off Baxter road in Virginia Beach. This an affordable community which is great for both first time buyers and investors looking for rental properties. If considering new construction in the Kempsville area I would recommend Cornerstone not far from Kempsville Lake. See all Cornerstone information here. Kempsville Lake's close proximity to interstate 264 make it easy for the home owner to commute to military/Naval bases (Dam Neck, Oceana, Little Creek, Norfolk, and Portsmouth hospital). If...Continue Reading!
720 Carolina Ave, Va Beach in zip 23451 (very good area) is located in the Shadowlawn neighborhood near the Virginia Beach oceanfront resort area. 720 Carolina Ave needs work but creates a great opportunity for the investor or home owner who may be a handyman type. The Virginia Beach tax record has the land valued at $221,000 which is little lower than the asking price for the property. More detailed information regarding 720 Carolina Ave at bottom of this post. First...Continue Reading!
What is Move In Ready or "Turn Key"? You choose the definition for Move in Ready Homes Norfolk Under 200000. In general, the house or condo is ready for immediate living or occupancy. All systems including (but not limited to) electrical, plumbing, doors, windows, appliances, heating, air conditioning, and roof are in working as intended and would pass city or home inspections. Besides systems previously mentioned the structure is also an item. This would also include lender required inspections such as...Continue Reading!
Sherwood Lakes Condos are located within this Virginia Beach development which includes single family homes. (most of the development is detached homes and the condos are a smaller portion of the community). Located off of Princess Anne Road, Sherwood Lakes is next to the upscale neighborhood of Ashville Park. Behind this development is Three Oaks, Highgate Greens, and Mathews Green (new construction single family homes). More important features of Sherwood Lakes and the condos include: Virginia Beach Schools: Kellam, Princess Anne Middle, and...Continue Reading!
Lake Placid Va Beach is a community of over 600 homes which were built in the 70s and 80s. The neighborhood features a lake and tree lined streets typical for a mature development. Lake Placid Va Beach Located just off London Bridge Road near intersection of Dam Neck Road Minutes to back gate of Oceana Naval Air Station 10 minutes to Dam Neck Naval facility 15 minutes to Virginia Beach oceanfront resort area 15 minutes to Lynnhaven Mall Neighborhood features traditional ranch and two story homes Typical square...Continue Reading!