Chesapeake, VA Real Estate News

By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
The Retreat at Greenbrier is located in Chesapeake, VA and is an active 55+ lifestyle community. Beautifully landscaped grounds feature a clubhouse with pool and fitness center, as well as billiards and card tables. Spacious floor plans (condos, townhomes or single family) with maintenance free living allow you to focus on what you like to do best. For residents that enjoy walking or even running, the views are tranquil. And, the community also has three well stocked lakes for fishing. Shopping is very convenient for residents of The Retreat at Greenbrier. Located off Kempsville Road, there are two local centers available- The Shoppes at Greenbrier and Orchard Square Shopping Center. And for golf enthusiasts, Greenbrier Golf Course is right there. Living at The Retreat at Greenbrier is...
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Knell’s Ridge is located in Chesapeake, VA and is situated between Battlefield Blvd. N, Knell’s Ridge Blvd. and Oak Grove Road. The neighborhood consists of single family homes, townhomes and condos. Building of this neighborhood began in the mid-1980s and was completed in the early 1990s. The condominium community of 137 units is governed by a board of directors and is within the Knell’s Ridge subdivision. The community also has a swimming pool and meeting room. Knell’s Ridge is conveniently located to shopping, restaurants, major freeways, as well as Chesapeake Hospital. There are many nearby parks, such as Oak Grove Lake and Park, for residents to enjoy. And, for nature lovers, the Chesapeake Arboretum is a short drive. Interested in a home in the Knell’s Ridge subdivision? Home pri...
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Emerald Greens is an established neighborhood in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, VA. This beautiful neighborhood of custom homes is located in the Greenbrier Country Club overlooking the golf course. Emerald Greens residents take pride in this well-maintained community. The homes in this golf community are spacious, include upgrades such as home theaters, top-grade kitchens, swimming pools and are situated on large lots. As you drive around Emerald Greens, homes are manicured and will receive a lot of oohs and aahs for not only the landscaping but the home architecture. Residents of Emerald Greens are community oriented and may participate in neighborhood events. The neighborhood lends itself to outdoor activities so it’s common to see neighbors outside biking, running or walking.  ...
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Forest Lakes, located between Waters and Washington Roads, is a wonderful neighborhood in Chesapeake, VA. Building began back around 1990 and the neighborhood has been one that is usually in demand. The main road into the neighborhood is Forest Lakes Circle. Homes have been built on Cul-de-sacs which is wonderful for families. This neighborhood was a part of Home-arama in the past. Many of the homes will feature added extras that were new and innovative at the time of building. Builders showcase their homes so purchasing a Forest Lakes home will provide decorative touches not found in homes in other communities of the same age. Other features of Forest Lakes include a park with a playground and a club house. There is a man-made lake that offers residents a little bit of nature right in...
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By Chris Faircloth
(Realty Executives)
What is procuring cause? Procuring cause is the chain of events that ultimately caused the buyer to purchase or the agent or broker who, by their actions in producing a buyer, brought about the sale of a property.    So goes the story. An agent (Listing Agent A) had an agreement with said builder, where because the agent brouth them the land, the agent (Listing Agent A) was the listing agent on listings that resulted after the subdivision of said land. Said Builder, only listed the first listing with (Listing Agent A). After several showings of the listing, the feedback was the same, the floor plan made it difficult to place furniture.  The builder had begun building a second home, whereas the floor plan was adjusted, to make a more desirable layout. A buyer's agent (Buyer Agent A) show...
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By John Wojtasiak
(eXp Realty )
This is another chance to get a good deal on a home in a great neighborhood. Walking distance to Greenbrier Mall and all of the other shopping centers. This is a HUD owned home and is being sold as is. It qualifies for FHA financing and with a 203k loan you can get the repairs done before you move in. More info on this home go to http://1424bayberrycts.ePropertySites.com/Give me a call on this HUD home or any other Bank Owned listing in the area.
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Cheshire Forest a desirable neighborhood located in Chesapeake, VA. This 500 home community prides itself not only on being well maintained but being a very close and active neighborhood. Cheshire Forest is managed by a homeowners association and board of directors. There are many active residents that participate in various committees. Ongoing social activities such as parties on St. Patrick’s Day,  4th of July and Halloween engage residents and maintain the close community feel.   The neighborhood of Cheshire Forest has a community pool and swim team. The homeowners association provides ongoing upkeep on the pool, surrounding lakes and common areas. Also, a Neighborhood Watch program is in place to ensure the safety of all homeowners. Interested in a home for sale in Cheshire Forest ...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Sawyers Mill in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake, Virginia in which you can find a solid home at a reasonable price.   Sawyers Mill is zoned for the highly desirable Grassfield High School. Grassfield is the newest and most technologically advanced High School in the Chesapeake Public School system.  The neighborhood features man-made lakes, a club house and pool, and lots of green space.  Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for detached homes in Sawyers Mill in Chesapeake, Virginia.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Sawyers Mill.   ****  Data courtesy of the REIN MLS deemed to  be reliable but not guaranteed. For additional information on homes in Sawyers Mill and other Chesapeake Treasures, call Kathryn Maguire (Rose and Womble Realty) at 757...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Dominion Lakes is a lovely neighborhood in in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake Virginia in which you can find a solid home at a reasonable price.   Dominion Lakes is zoned for Great Bridge High School and is located off of Dominion Boulevard.  One thing people love about Dominion Lakes is that it is located on the North side of the Steel Bridge, which means that you do not have to wait for bridge openings when commuting to work. As the neighborhood name suggests, Dominion Lakes contains man-made lakes which contributes to the natural beauty of the area.  Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for detached homes in Dominion Lakes in Chesapeake, Virginia.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Dominion Lakes.   ****  Data courtesy of the REIN MLS deeme...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Briarwood Meadows is a great neighborhood in in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake Virginia in which you can find a solid home at a reasonable price.   Briarwood Meadows is zoned for Great Bridge schools and is located between Johnstown Road and Battlefield Boulevard.  The neighborhood has some man-made lakes is punctuated with mature trees.  Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for detached homes in Briarwood Meadows in Chesapeake, Virginia.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Briarwood Meadows.   ****  Data courtesy of the REIN MLS deemed to  be reliable but not guaranteed. For additional information on homes in Briarwood Meadows and other Chesapeake Treasures, call Kathryn Maguire (Rose and Womble Realty) at 757-560-0881 or Kathryn@MyAgentKathr...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Stonegate is a great neighborhood in in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake Virginia in which you can find a solid home at a reasonable price.   Stonegate is zoned for Great Bridge schools and is located off of Johnstown Road.  The neighborhood has lots of green space, tot lots and is surrounded by mature stands of trees.  Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for detached homes in Stonegate in Chesapeake, Virginia.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Stonegate.   ****  Data courtesy of the REIN MLS deemed to  be reliable but not guaranteed. For additional information on homes in Stonegate and other Chesapeake Treasures, call Kathryn Maguire (Rose and Womble Realty) at 757-560-0881 or Kathryn@MyAgentKathryn.com. Kathryn Maguire, MBA, GRI, ABR, ASP, ...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
It may be hot outside this weekend but it will be nice and cool at 1970 Lemonwood Road!  Stop in and fall in love with this beautiful new home in the friendly neighborhood of Summer Park in Chesapeake, Virginia.     Please come by and take a tour of this lovely new construction in Summer Park on Saturday, July 31 from 1 to 4 pm and Sunday, August 1 from 2-4 pm.  The builder is offering $5000 in Closing Cost Assistance to be used at the buyer's discretion.  If you combine that with the current record low interest rates, now is a fabulous time to make this home your own.   1970 Lemonwood Road represents 3122 square feet of quality that you will not be able to resist.  It features all of the details that the discriminating buyer desires, including granite counters, master bathroom spa, spa...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Cedar Mill in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake has long been a favored community that enables people to purchase a brick townhouse in an excellent school district at a modest price.  As a result, Cedar Mill has been able to maintain its value and has not undergone the steep declines in value experienced by many neighborhoods in Great Bridge.  The fact that there are no POA fees has added to the attractiveness of Cedar Mill.  Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for homes in Cedar Mill.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Cedar Mill.     ****  Data courtesy of the REIN MLS deemed to  be reliable but not guaranteed. For additional information on homes in Cedar Mill and other Chesapeake Treasures, call Kathryn Maguire (Rose and Womble Realty) at...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Middle Oaks in the Great Bridge section of Chesapeake has long been a favored community that enables people to purchase a brick townhouse in an excellent school district at a modest price.  As a result, Middle Oaks has been able to maintain its value and has not undergone the steep declines in value experienced by many neighborhoods in Great Bridge.  Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for homes in Middle Oaks.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Middle Oaks.  One thing you will note is that the home that are currently on the market in Middle Oaks are $10 per square foot less expensive than those sold during the first part of 2010.  In addition, there are currently only 3 months of inventory on the market in Middle Oaks, based on the current sales...
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By Donna Bosze, Ask Me Why I'm Different!
(Realty Executives Top Producers)
I think it is worth mentioning that I'm a trained military specialist trained by Cartus, the largest relocation corporation in the world,  to represent qualified military clents with the USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union real estate programs. What that means to you is I fully understand your limitations in relocating to another state and/or country and can help you plan your move to the best of yours/mine abilities. Also, I have years of experience in working with USAA Mortgage and NFCU mortgage lenders and have managed to set up a good framework of communicaton with both lenders. This will greatly simplify your loan process and make sure that your home closes timely with that moving truck sitting at the street curb waiting for you to be there and open up the home!  Sound familiar??? I...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Carriage House Estates in Chesapeake, Virginia is a lovely neighborhood in the Hickory School district.  Carriage House Estates is part of a network of neighborhoods in the Etheridge area which has long been a Chesapeake favorite.  Like many of the more expensive neighborhoods in Chesapeake, it has been hit by the recent fluctuations in the market. Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for homes in Carriage House Estates.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Carriage House Estates.  One thing you will note is the difference between the price of homes sold and those currently on the market in Carriage House Estates.  This divergence indicates that price adjustments may still be in store for some of the homes on the market in Carriage House Estates. **...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Berkshire Estates in Chesapeake, Virginia is an upscale neighborhood that straddles the Hickory and Great Bridge school districts.  The portion of the neighborhood that is closest to Hanbury Road is zoned for Great Bridge High, while the southern part of the neighborhood is zoned for Hickory.  Like many of the more expensive neighborhoods in Chesapeake, Berkshire Estates has been hit by the recent fluctuations in the market. Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for homes in Berkshire Estates.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Berkshire Estates.  One thing you will note is that the price of homes sold and those currently on the market in Berkshire Estates is almost equal.  This indicates that the prices are nearing an equilibrium and that owners w...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Emerald Lakes in Chesapeake, Virginia is an upscale neighborhood in the Hickory School district.  Emerald Lakes is part of a network of neighborhoods in the Etheridge area which has long been a Chesapeake favorite.  Like many of the more expensive neighborhoods in Chesapeake, it has been hit by the recent fluctuations in the market. Below you will find a ten and a half year trend report for homes in Emerald Lakes.  These reports illustrate the strength of the market for Emerald Lakes.  One thing you will note is the difference between the price of homes sold and those currently on the market in Emerald Lakes.  This divergence indicates that price adjustments may still be in store for some of the homes on the market in Emerald Lakes. ****  Data courtesy of the REIN MLS deemed to  be reli...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Buying a home can represent the largest investment that a person will make in their lifetime.  As a result, it is critical that people who are considering the purchase of a home take all of the steps necessary to make that first house one that you will love to call home for years to come.  Below are my top ten mistakes that you should avoid when shopping for and purchasing a home.   Mistake #1:  Start Looking Before You Know What You Can Afford I always ask buyers if they have talked to a lender before I take them out to look for homes.  I am not being rude when I ask them this question.  I just want to make sure that we are targetting those homes that the prospective buyer has a reasonable expectation to purchase.  This helps in two ways:  First, it makes sure that the buyers don't get...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
One of the most beautiful trees that grows in the South is the Crepe Myrtle.  As the summer months warm up, these trees unleash stunning festoons of vibrantly colored blossoms.  Shades range from white, to lavender, to magenta to ruby red.  These trees start off their lives as rather unassuming diminuitive things.  However, if left to grow in their natural beauty, these trees become majestic monuments to the charm of the Southern landscape.  In the late winter, after the blazing blooms of the crepe myrtles are a distant memory, there are many who use these dormant months to chop these gorgeous trees down to bare stumps as they remove the majority of the  branches and leave an unimpressive trunk with a few stark branches.  This is an offense that I call "crepe murder".  When you chop a c...
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