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...Continue Reading!
Rehabilitated Homes under $150,000 in Virginia Beach offer the home buyer a move-in ready option. To ensure you get the most up to date rehabilitated property updates bookmark this page or signup for listing alerts. These homes are town homes, condos, and single family properties throughout the city. As always, have a home inspection on any property you are considering whether a rehabilitated home or other (including new construction). This listing of rehabilitated homes changes rapidly as new and sold properties...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!
Home Buying Payment Estimator located below....see what interest rate drives your principal and interest. Cheaper than rent? Download the Home Buying Payment Estimator here. (hit the "save" disk icon Continue Reading!
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!
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!