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5110 Condor Street Virginia Beach, VA Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour This single story townhouse is located just off Witchduck Road near Town Center, Virginia Beach. Convenient to public transportation, Virginia Beach Boulevard, and I-264, you?re only minutes away from wh...
In this, my first foreclosure data post for 2011, we have hit a new level of REO's in our local inventory for Southside Hampton Roads.  14% of the available inventory is now an REO listing and approximately 500 non REO listings expired or were withdrawn during the last week of 2010. For those hom...
The Southside Hampton Roads market has a wonderful selection of REO properties on the market.  In the past week, the number of available REO's rose to 1215, or 13.14% of the overall market which includes 8030 non-REO properties.  Pending sales that have a contract with contingencies removed and a...
REO properties as a percentage of available inventory in Southside Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Portsmouth) edged up slightly to 11.83%, a 2.6% increase from the prior week.  Norfolk lead the gain with another 10 properties representing a 3.7% increase.  Chesap...
There is some confusion about the new filing requirements for IRS form 1099 as it pertains to landlords.  Hopefully this will clarify some of that.  IRS form 1099 is filled out by the entity MAKING PAYMENTS to another non corporation in excess of $600 in the calendar year.  One copy goes to the I...
As a provision of your lease, the tenant should be held to provisions outlined in a tenant handbook.  This handbook will serve two purposes.  First, it will reiterate and clarify some of the lease provisions such as responsibility to clean gutters, change air filters, or keep lawns tidy.  Outline...
The President's Debt Commission has recommended eliminating the home mortgage interest deduction for Americans, among other changes, as a means to resolve the financial difficulties of The United States.  It's likely safe to say that all lawmakers, as most Americans, claim this deduction and it's...
This week REO properties on the market in Southside Hampton Roads hit 1099 or 11.53% of available inventory.  Of pending properties (those under contract but not yet closed), REO's still represent about a quarter of the count.  This is partly attributed to the fact that REO sales generally take l...
The holidays are often a bit slower for real estate agents.  I personally enjoy using the time to pick up some extra training to keep the skills sharp.  It's great to see that AR offers training, so look over the schedule and pick those that appeal to you.ActiveRain University offers a wide varie...
Some home owners become landlords and rent out their property for a set amount of time while they are away from the area and have every intention of returning to the house when they come back. This is particularly common when a military family takes orders overseas for a 3 year period. But how do...

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