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!
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!
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!
1. Contact your REALTOR(R) here. 2. Ask your REALTOR(R) to find out more facts for you – Norfolk Open Houses can be educational if you are a serious home buyer and thinking about purchasing. Your REALTOR(R) can attend or preview the home/condo on your behalf. 3. Keep in mind that agents sitting Norfolk Open Houses represent the home seller which should tell you where their loyalty lies. You need representation. You would not go to court without a lawyer? Why deal with...Continue Reading!
Rehabilitated homes offer the buyer an opportunity to get a "move-in" ready property. This often is great for the first time home buyer who may not have the savings or other means to make improvements after moving in a regular non-rehab home. Homes and condos in these price ranges typically sell very quickly so sign up for email real estate updates so you see the property when it comes on the Virginia Beach market. Paying a few dollars more for a...Continue Reading!
757 homes for sale ----- your one stop location for all real estate within the area code. 757 homes for sale stretches from the Southeast portion of Virginia Beach (North Carolina border), up past Williamsburg, including portions of the Eastern Shore and West to point just past Franklin. 757 homes for sale You can search by: (search now for homes here) City (all cities and homes for sale within the 757 area code) Search by Multiple Listing Service Number (MLS)(if you know it) or...Continue Reading!
248 Prince Hill Road in Carolanne Farms features a completely renovated home in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach. 248 Prince Hill Road Carolanne Farms: Kitchen completely redone with Granite countertops Kitchen features stainless steel appliances Kitchen with new custom cabinets Ranch style home with 1467 square feet (approximate) Kempsville Schools feature the High School, Larkspur, and Arrowhead elementary Easy access to interstate highway, Town Center, Naval bases, Kempsville Greens Golf Course, Leigh Sentara Hospital, and more Nice master bedroom suite 248 Prince Hill Road Carolanne Farms won't last...Continue Reading!
Carolanne Farms Homes for Sale: A 1960's neighborhood featuring ranch and two-story homes in a well established section of Virginia Beach which is Kempsville. The Kempsville area is one of the first development areas in Virginia Beach famous for the "Kempsville brick ranch". Next to the neighborhood of Arrowhead, Carolanne Farms Homes for Sale are affordable for the typical first time and move up buyers. Carolanne Farms Homes for Sale Kempsville Schools featuring the High School, Larkspur Middle, and Arrowhead Elementary. Private schools...Continue Reading!
Timberlake Virginia Beach is situated between Providence and Princess Anne Roads. The Timberlake development has over 1100 single family and town-house properties. The development is bordered by Green Run and Kempsville areas. Timberlake Virginia Beach: The typical single family home is approximately 1200 to 1800 square feet and a 3-4 bedroom home. Average sales price of single family homes for 2013 was 120,000 on the low side and about 250,000 on the high side. Timberlake Virginia Beach has a community/property association and currently...Continue Reading!
How To Get A Military Short Sale Deficiency Waiver Part 1 - what is a deficiency? "Simply stated: It is the difference between what the military member owes on the mortgage and... the short sale amount then becomes/is the deficiency" Update: Over the past year all military short sales we have processed have had the deficiency waived. The only exception may be with a credit union who may want to "squeeze" some sort of settlement/payback on a portion of the deficiency. This...Continue Reading!
Named after its developer, John Aragona, Aragona Village was formerly a dairy farm comprising some 900 acres. The real estate development is located between Witchduck and Haygood Roads with Aragona Boulevard through the middle of the community. Aragona Village houses for sale create a great opportunity for the first time buyer or investor - Affordability! Aragona Village was established in Princess Anne County seven years before the town of Virginia Beach merged with Princess Anne County. Homes were built dating back into...Continue Reading!
Landstown Meadows is a neighborhood of approximately 536 homes situated off of Holland, Dam Neck, and Princess Anne Roads in Virginia Beach. Some important facts about the neighborhood: Sold prices in Landstown Meadows during the timeframe of year 2013 generally ranged in the 176,000 to 285,000 depending on bedrooms, baths, square footage, upgrades, and whether on lakefront or not. Keep in mind that short or foreclosure sales can cause differences in average comparable prices. Average market time for homes sold ranged from 3-80...Continue Reading!
1009 Sandoval Drive Virginia Beach VA is located in the South Shore Estates neighborhood. Ocean Lakes High School, Princess Anne Middle, and Three Oaks Elementary. Nearby Sandbridge Beach, Red Mill Commons Shopping Center, Strawbridge Shopping Center, Oceana and Dam Neck Naval Facilities. Numerous upgrades make this home a standout in the neighborhood. All the bells and whistles. 1009 Sandoval Drive Virginia Beach VA See all South Shores Estates homes for sale at this dedicated home search link which updates daily. Recent Sales: (last 365...Continue Reading!
Condo Buying Tips 1. Get pre-approved from a reputable lender in Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads. Local lenders will work hard for your business and easy to access. Know your budget, what expenses come with closing, condo fees, taxes, and what you can really afford. Ask for lender recommendations if needed. 2. Obtain a REALTOR®? Make contact and use a professional REALTOR® to help with the buying search and process. Having a “Buyer’s Agent” costs you nothing and protects your interests. 3. View several condo...Continue Reading!
"Give thanks for the healthy children in your life" is a St. Jude's saying that resonates with all of us. Helping kids fight cancer and support their families have more of an eternal value states Stephen Quick IV with Stephen Alexander Homes & Neighborhoods. All proceeds after costs benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. This year the local St. Jude Dream Home is being at the Summer Park development in Chesapeake. The house is valued at $450,000, 2725...Continue Reading!
Chesapeake Open Houses Information Sheet: 1. Contact your REALTOR(R) here. 2. Let your REALTOR(R) get needed facts for you - if a serious home you are considering to purchase have your REALTOR(R) attend or preview the home/condo on your behalf. 3. Remember the agent on site represents the seller and not you - you need representation just like a doctor, lawyer, etc. It protects and may financially benefit you come negotiation time. Besides, the seller pays for your buyer's agent not you. 4....Continue Reading!
The Market Report for Virginia Beach and the Region showed a decline for the month of January 2014 as reported by the Real Estate Information Network - the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) provider. This is largely attributed to poor weather keeping potential buyers and sellers from moving forward with plans to buy or sell real estate. Poor weather may have delayed closings until this month (February 2014). Market Report: 16% decline in sale of new and existing homes from December 2013. Chesapeake...Continue Reading!
Virginia Beach Open Houses offer the potential buyer an opportunity to get an advance look at homes throughout the city. This dedicated Virginia Beach Open Houses link enables the consumer to see what is scheduled for the upcoming week/weekend. I recommend you bookmark the link or check back often for the latest open house schedules and locations. If you are a serious buyer please consider using a Buyer's Agent to represent your interest and not the "sitting" open house agent who legally...Continue Reading!
Kemps Village at Town Center is a new single family condo development near the hub of Virginia Beach - Town Center. Centrally located off Bonney Road between Princess Anne Road and Interstate 264 and between South Witchduck Road and South Independence Boulevard. Contact me as your Buyer's Agent to see these models at Kemps Village. This makes for an easy access to major roads and interstate 264 for the commuter. You can easily be to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in 15...Continue Reading!