Chesapeake, VA Real Estate News

By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
You can learn a lot about someone when you take a peek under their kitchen sink.  And here in rural Chesapeake, Virginia, it is no different.  To the left, you can see the contents under the kitchen sink of my rural Chesapeake home.  It looks like the typical assortment of household cleaners.  But look behind the cleaners and there you will see one thing that you want to see under the sink in a property that is not supplied by city water.   Can you see it?     It is the reverse osmosis filter and holding tank that supplies my family with their drinking water at the kitchen sink.  When we first moved into our home, the previous owners had only a water softener through which the well water flowed before coming out of the taps in the bathrooms and kitchen.  As a result, the water was smell...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Summer Park is a charming area of new construction that features mature trees and the feel of a "traditional neighborhood".  Elegant new construction is gradually replacing some of the older homes in the neighborhood. This is a place where people enjoy walking outside and enjoying the sounds of birds.  There are several builders represented within Summer Park, and they are offering a wide variety of price points to satisfy a range of buyer requirements.  I represented builder Alan Strickland who has produced two lovely homes within the Summer Park neighborhood. Summer Park is currently zoned for the much desired Grassfield High School, the newest and most technologically advanced high school in Chesapeake. Four homes have sold within the past three months (period between July 4 and Octo...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Emerald Greens in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, Virginia has long been one of Chesapeake's premier neighborhoods.  Emerald Greens is located on the golf course of the Greenbrier Country Club and the homes are quite impressive in their style and sheer size.  Most of the homes are two to three story designs, although you can find a few single story ranch homes in Emerald Greens.  The building standards within Emerald Greens are strictly maintained via the architectural committee which ensures that the building standards are adhered to by all in the community.  Exteriors in Emerald Greens are mostly brick or EIFS, although you can find a few with vinyl siding.   The homes in Emerald Greens are all custom-designed and many are breathtaking in the opulence of their design and appointmen...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Cheshire Forest has long been one of Chespeake, Virginia's desireable neighborhoods.  Cheshire Forest is a neighborhood with wide winding streets and cul-de-sacs lined with well manicured and landscaped yards.  Cheshire Forest is a neighborhood with a variety of homes that range from one to two-story, brick to vinyl.  Some homes have expansive front porches, others have substantive backyards.    There are a few man-made lakes within the grounds of Cheshire Forest and these green spaces provide a wonderful area for neighbors to enjoy the natural beauty of their neighborhood.  In addition, Cheshire Forest has a few playgrounds that also provide a pleasant diversion.  The central hub for Cheshire Forest is its stunning club house and swimming pool facility.  The pool is also the home for a...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
I have previously written about the lovely neighborhood of Forest Lakes located in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Virginia.  Forest Lakes is located between Waters Road and Washington Road and features a central circular drive (aptly named Forest Lakes Circle) and several offshoot avenues and cul-de-sacs.  The street names in Forest Lakes evoke the name of every tree imaginable...Maple, Pecan, Spruce, Cherry and Walnut, to name a few.  The homes were built starting around 1990 and there are a few new construction homes available on the Waters Road side of the development. Houses in Forest Lakes range from single story ranch homes to grand two story homes.  Forest Lakes, once the site of Homearama, boasts homes with many bells and whistles, although some of the interiors can be vie...
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
Stonegate is a neighborhood located in southern Chesapeake off of Johnston Rd. It is a community of about 290 single family homes ranging in size from 1800 square feet to over 3100 square feet. Currently there are three homes for sale and they are priced form $249,900 to $375,900. There is one home under contract and its list price was $289,900. In the past six months there have been eight sales ranging in price from $264,000 to $359,000. There is no Homeowners Association in this community. Enjoy the video below and if you have any questions on Stonegate or any neighborhood in Chesapeake give me a call at 757-328-3289 or email at johnwojtasiak@me.com.
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Ravenna  - Chesapeake Virginia -VA   Real Estate Market Report: 2010 - Ravenna  - Chesapeake Virginia -VA Homes for Sale - Neighborhood Information    To take a look at any of  these Condos  or for more information, call me at 757-502-5324 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              757-502-5324      end_of_the_skype_highlighting LP = Listing Price    SqFt = Square Feet    SP = Sales Price     SP/LP = Sales Price  to Listing Price     LP/SqFt = Listing price per Sqare Feet SP/SqFt = Sales price per Square Feet     DOM = Days on the market * Days on the market does not take in to account prior listing attempts. * Sales Price to Listing Price does not take in to account prior price reduction.  Only the last price offered. Information Deemed Reliable but not guaranteed. Information courte...
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
Sherwood Forest is a neighborhood located in southern Chesapeake on Cedar Rd. It is a community of single family homes ranging in size from 2000 square feet to over 3100 square feet. Currently there is only one home for sale and it's price is $309,900. There is one home under contract and its list price was $315,000. In the past six months there have been two sales. One was for $345,000 and the other for $350,000. There is no Homeowners Association in this community. Enjoy the video below and if you have any questions on Sherwood Forest or any neighborhood in Chesapeake give me a call at 757-328-3289 or email at johnwojtasiak@me.com.
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
As some of you know, the educational themed playground "Fun Forest" at Chesapeake City Park was set on fire by arsonists about 6 months ago. After that happened, the playground was entered into the Sears "More Green Across America" campaign. The playground ended up winning the contest and will receive a $30,000 makeover which will be done on Oct. 9th.  The Sears crew, along with help from the city of Chesapeake and volunteers will plant a new plaza entry area, walkway, gateway, signage and butterfly garden.  The project is part of a master plan to replace the burned out section of the park. Financing for the project will come from donations and fundraisers.
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
If you have not heard of Relay For Life, you may be asking "what is it and what do they do"? Basically, Relay For Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society to help find a cure for cancer. This years Relay will be held at Chesapeake City Park on May 6th and 7th. We not only raise funds at the Relay, but we also raise funds throughout the year by holding numerous fundraising events in the community. If you would like to get involved, we have a Team Captain meeting at Greenbrier Middle School at 6pm on Thursday, September 23rd. You can stop by and find out how we raise money to fight cancer! We also have a lot of fun too!! We are also looking for a few more committee members to help organize this years Relay. Check out our website and Facebook Fan Page. If you are intere...
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
Sawyers Mill is a community in southern Chesapeake, Va. with about 450 homes. Currently there are 12 homes on the market ranging in price from $279,000 to 390,000. There are 2 homes that are under contract at this time with prices ranging from $307,000 to $319,900. In the past 6 months 12 homes have sold with prices from $270,000 to $375,000.    This community is in a Homeowners Association with monthly dues of about $34. There is a pool, playgrounds and a clubhouse located in this quiet family neighborhood. Sawyers Mill is a well maintained community and won Neighborhood of the Year in 2008. For more info on Sawyers Mill, check out their community website. To search for Chesapeake Homes click HERE.    
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
The Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, VA is home to approximately 8,000 residents. The area is  primarily single-family homes (79.3%) with a very small percentage of condos and other dwelling types.  Great Bridge is a great family area. Many homes have water views, mature trees backing their property or are in a golf community. The Great Bridge area offers many options for residents and there is sure to be one that meets your needs. As you walk/jog or bike around Great Bridge, every day will feel like a vacation. There is a lot of wildlife to enjoy and many types of activities. Great Bridge Lock Park is right off Battlefield Parkway and you can enjoy hiking, picnicking, boating or fishing. There are many homes for sale in Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA. Real estate prices in the Great Bri...
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Western Branch is an area of many neighborhoods in Chesapeake, VA. Homes for sale in this area range in style and price. The area is convenient to Chesapeake Square Mall and other smaller shopping centers. Maryview Hospital is located in the southern part of this vast area. There is a mix of apartments, townhomes and single family homes in Western Branch.  Many of the homes are in mature neighborhoods however you can still find new construction in Western Branch. This area has so much selection, there should be a home that meets your needs. Children will attend school in the Western Branch School District within the Chesapeake Public School System. The schools are Western Branch Primary, Western Branch Intermediate, Western Branch Middle School and Western Branch High School. Are you i...
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
These are luxury foreclosures in the city of Chesapeake, Virginia as of Sept. 13, 2010. Currently there are 2 homes in Chesapeake, Virginia that are foreclosures and priced over $500,000.   916 Benefit Rd.   $649,900 10,843 sq. ft. 7 Bedrooms 7 Full and 3 Half Baths 3064 falmouth Dr.  $799,900 8,625 sq. ft. 5 Bedrooms  5 Full and 1 Half Baths  I have personally previewed the home at 916 Benefit Rd. That is not a typo on the square footage. It has almost 11,000 square feet and an indoor pool. It does need some work, but it was built in 2005 and is in fair condition.   For more information on these foreclosures or any other property in Chesapeake Virginia, send me an email to john@hrbuyersandsellers.com or give me a ring at 757-328-3289.
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
The area of Hickory in Chesapeake, VA is located near the border of North Carolina. Hickory consists of many subdivisions and residents are fortunate to have larger lots, mature trees and a quiet lifestyle. Many of the homes in Hickory are larger on many acres of land. This area is of great appeal to those with horses since many homes have a barn and pastures.   This area still has a lot of open space. Home builders are continuing to build new construction homes in Hickory. Shopping is also convenient for residents in Hickory. Additionally, the schools are very good in the Hickory area. Children will attend Hickory Middle School and Hickory High School. Are you interested in a home for sale in the Hickory area of Chesapeake, VA? Resh Realty Group agents know Hickory and can help you fi...
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Riverwalk - Chesapeake Virginia.  Neighborhood Market Report: 6 month - Riverwalk-Chesapeake- Homes for sale   Information is current as of September 4th, 2010 LP = Listing Price SqFt = Square Feet SP = Sales Price SP/LP = Sales Price to Listing Price LP/SqFt = Listing price per Sqare Feet SP/SqFt = Sales price per Square Feet DOM = Days on the market * Days on the market does not take in to account prior listing attempts. * Sales Price to Listing Price does not take in to account prior price reduction. Only the last price offered. Information Deemed Reliable but not guaranteed. Information courtesy of REIN Real Estate Information Network **Statistics are based on REIN member listings and may not represent the total number of units in this area Read more about the Riverwalk neighborhood...
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
Marsh Creek is a subdivision in southern Chesapeake that has about 200 homes. There are currently 2 homes for sale in this neighborhood. One is a 3400 square foot home that is listed at $335,000 and is a short sale. The other is a 3000 square foot home listed for $404,000. In the past 6 months one home has sold in the neighborhood. It was a 2600 square foot home and it's sale price was $339,900. Market time for that home was 36 days. Homes vary in size from 2400 square feet to over 4500 square feet. They are frame construction, built on a crawl space and exterior coverings are brick and vinyl. Marsh Creek has it's own elementary school in the back of the neighborhood. Grassfield Elementary was built around 2005 and all Marsh Creek children will attend this school. Hugo Owens Middle and...
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Berkshire Estates is an upscale neighborhood in Chesapeake, VA. This beautiful neighborhood  offers residents spacious lots and park-like settings. The community conveniently located off Battlefield Parkway providing accessibility to shopping. As you drive through Berkshire Estates, it is apparent that residents take pride in their homes by the manicured landscaping. Children living in Berkshire Estates are in the Chesapeake County Public School System. The schools for the community are Hickory Elementary School, Hickory Middle School and Hickory High School. Test scores for all levels of education are well above average. If you are interested in finding a home for sale in the Berkshire Estates in Chesapeake, VA, there are usually on a small amount available at any given time. That’s w...
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By Drick Ward Property Management / Broker Assoc, "RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
(NEPTUNE REALTY)
4 Harbor Watch Dr Unit 516 Chesapeake, VA Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour This spacious condo has 2 large master suites with third bedroom that would be great as an office. The living room has gas log fireplace and ample windows to let the light in and is open to the large foyer. Enjoy water views throughout and custom plantation blinds so you can move right in. The entire unit has wide entry doorways and paddle style door latch knobs for easy access. The full size utility room has a deep sink and includes large capacity washer and dryer. The corner bedroom has built in storage and dual closets. The master bedroom has private bath and large walk-in closet. The kitchen includes all of the extras you expect. Pantry, ample cabinet and counter space, trash compactor,...
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Stonegate is a beautiful neighborhood in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, Virginia. Quiet tree-lined streets are of great appeal to residents. The neighborhood is maintained by the Stonegate Civic League and is volunteer-run. These active residents make sure that the common areas in the community are maintained. The League also organizes yearly community events such as an Easter festival, Halloween gatherings and yard sales. Many of the homes in Stonegate have amazing water views to enjoy from the backyard. Others may have pool for summer fun. Whatever your requirements may be, Stonegate just may be the neighborhood for you. So if you are interested in buying a home in Great Bridge area of Chesapeake, VA, Stonegate may be just what you are looking for. There are a number of homes f...
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