Chester, VA Real Estate News

By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
 Chester Virginia Home Buying Grants, Rebates and Down Payment Programs 2017Equity First Realty® understands that saving money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the most challenging aspects of the home buying process. Partnering with various banks allows us to offer a variety of cost assistance programs and open doors through our partner banks for first-time, second-time, and luxury home buyers. Through these programs, buyers can put money towards a down payment and closing costs or receive a cash back rebate at closing. What’s currently offered through our bankers & Equity First Realty®?• First Time Home Buyer - Up to $5,000 in grant funding is available for the down payment, closing costs, and principal reduction of first-time homebuyers. Funding is provided as a 4-to-1 m...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Home Buyer Rebates Give You Cash Back in Chester VAWant more money in your pocket for closing? How about being able to afford a bigger/nicer Chester VA home? Now Equity First Realty Gives YOU Cash Back Buyer Rebates at ClosingBuyer rebates give you cash back at closing. If you have ever wondered how cash back rebates work for real estate, here is the inside scoop…When real estate agents sell a property, they usually collect a commission of between 2.5% and 3% of the property's gross sales price. So, on a $300,000 house, that would mean a commission of $9,000.00 to the selling broker. But many of today's home buyers are clearly willing and (with the Internet) able to search for and locate their own properties without relying on the agent to find houses for sale for them. For doing some o...
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By Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.
(RVA Home Team)
Marvelous Single Family Home for Sale in Chester Have you been searching for a marvelous single family home for sale in Chester and keep coming up short? Well, today is your lucky day! Check out this amazing Ryan Homes built home that is heavy with space and light on the wallet! Chester Single Family Home for Sale with 4 Bedrooms and 2.5 baths Located at 5212 Timsbury Pointe Drive, Chester, VA this home features over 3,000 square feet of space, a 2 car attached garage, and a private, tree-lined back yard. The first thing you will notice is the well manicured exterior and as you swing open your new front door you will instantly love the welcoming foyer with cherry hardwood floors. To the left is a lovely formal living room and to the right is the spacious formal dining room. Just beyond ...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Fort Lee Relocation - PCS to Fort Lee The Marcus Rice Team is your one-stop source for Military Relocation. Our website richmondvahome.com offers the helpful information and resources for military members and their families relocating/Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to Fort Lee. The web links listed below are provided to help you gather as much information as you need to make your relocation as easy and successful as possible. The Marcus Rice Team fully understands the pressures you feel as a Military Family making moves every few years at the convenience of the government. My team strives first to understand your needs and wants. Then we work to provide the ultimate service in satisfying those desires. We deliver service that far exceeds your expectations you can depend on us for al...
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By Robert Resh
(Resh Realty Group & Richmond Realty Professionals)
Wellington Farms is located in Chester, VA. This premier neighborhood in Chester, VA is made up of mostly brick homes on nice sized lots. Wellington Farms continues to grow as new custom homes are built. This neighborhood is a mix of newer to older homes.  As you drive through the neighborhood, you will see well-maintained landscaping that adds to the appeal of this community. Wellington Farms is convenient to the major highways, downtown Richmond and the best in shopping and dining. Located in Chesterfield County, daytrips to the Nation’s Capitol, Williamsburg and Virginia Beach are all within 1 to 2 hours away. The schools for children of Wellington Farms are Ecoff Elementary, Salem Church Middle and L.C. Bird High School. These schools have good ratings in reading and math with aver...
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By Wendy Hayden, Chesterfield, Richmond & Powahatan
(Photographer, Home Stager, ePRO)
Give me a call to find out about living in this vibrant and exciting part of Chester
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By Wendy Hayden, Chesterfield, Richmond & Powahatan
(Photographer, Home Stager, ePRO)
Chester Village Green is a very unique community in Chesterfield County Virginia. If you are looking for an urban or village lifestyle, but want to live in the suburbs, then this is the place for you. The development of Chester Village Green provides a community that offers an exceptional quality of life, while balancing traditional lifestyles and values with all the modern amenities. There are apartments, condos and single family detached homes all located around a central business district that features shopping, businesses, services and restaurants. You can even walk to the public library! Howlett's Tavern has been a part of Chesterfield County since 1749 when the original tavern was used as the county courthouse for a time. Now there is a location in the heart of Chester Village Gr...
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By Wendy Hayden, Chesterfield, Richmond & Powahatan
(Photographer, Home Stager, ePRO)
Watch this video on the amenities at Longmeadow. It looks like a really fun friendly community to live in. The Villages of Longmeadow is located south of Richmond, Virginia in the town of Chester. The neighborhood has been built in several stages beginning in the 1990’s. Less than fifty lots remain in the neighborhood and new construction will soon be completed.The homes currently on the market range in price from $175,000 to $264,000. This is a great neighborhood that you should really check out. Here is a link to their homeowners association. http://www.longmeadowhoa.com Longmeadow Home Owners Association
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By Kevin McGrath, Long & Foster Real Estate Companies
(Long & Foster Real Estate Companies- Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania)
RE/MAX BRAVO | REMAX BRAVO | 540-891-8888 3707 YANTIS CT, Chester, VA 3BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $174,900 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 1,476 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking Unspecified Lot Size 14,549 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Central A/C - Central heat - Walk-in closet - Family room - Living room - Dining room - Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Yard ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Photo 1Photo 2Photo 3Photo 4 Contact info: RE/MAX BRAVO REMAX BRAVO 540-891-8888 For sale by agent/broker Equal Opportunity Housing Posted: Mar 30, 2010, 3:48pm PDT
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By Michael Eugene
(Pillar to Post of Central Virginia)
Greetings all! I hope everyone had a great and safe holiday. I had a little mishap at my house over the holidays that could have been avoided had I been a little more diligent in maintaining my own home. I wanted to pass this info on so someone else might avoid the aggravation my family has recently gone/is going through. You know those little drain holes that are cut into the bowls of most sinks in baths? Well, they're for handling overflow of water should the sink fill up. Now, these holes don't have the capacity to handle a large volume of water for an extended period of time but they're intended to handle the forgetful person that gets distracted and wanders off and leaves the faucet on with the stopper either closed or the drain plugged. I check these all the time as part of my ins...
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By Michael Eugene
(Pillar to Post of Central Virginia)
To everyone a very Merry Christmas! A safe, happy, and healthy New Year! Our family sends out special prayers to all those that have lost or in danger of losing their homes. We hope for better times ahead and help for you all!  The Eugene's  
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By Cindy Eanes, Realtor - e-PRO, SFR, ASP
(1st Choice Realty Group)
Well it's here!  July 4th.  The day we Americans celebrate the independence that our forefathers fought for.  The independence that now our many American heroes in the Armed Services fight to protect every day. Here in Virginia there will be countless celebrations throughout the state.  Some of the more prominent celebrations will be at the big amusement parks,  Kings Dominion in Doswell and Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. I represent homes from Richmond and surrounding areas, Chesterfield, Chester, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg. These localities have a history of great community and family celebrations year after year.    After you finish that grilled, juicy burger with all the fixings and oh why not try that big dog with extra chili, pack the kids, a big blanket, and some chairs and...
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By Cindy Eanes, Realtor - e-PRO, SFR, ASP
(1st Choice Realty Group)
If you love cars, like I do, I mean classic and beautiful, and you live in the Chester-Chesterfield, Tri-City area of Virginia, then you need to get off the sofa and out of the house and head to a great car show that happens every Saturday evening.  This show is referred to as the Saturday Night Classic Car Cruise-In.  It is sponsored by Southern Knights Cruisers, Inc.  It runs from now until September 27, 2008, and starts around 5:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm The location for this event is 1901 W Hundred Road, Chester.  It's actually in the parking lot at the Hardee's located at this intersection.  (If you're on base at Ft. Lee and have nothing to do Saturday, this is a great way to spend some time, it's close by and another great thing---It's FREE!!!) This is the fifth year these folks ...
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By Chris Branton
(Ingram & Associates Real Estate Company)
Hello all, Yes I am another newbie here so I will start by introducing myself and let it roll from there. I am a devoted mother of three and I am active in my church. I have been in the R.V. sales and even had my own housecleaning business. I have recently joined the team at Chesterfield Real Estate & Relocation here in the heart of Chester, VA.
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By Edith Wharton, Realtor - Chesterfield VA
(Cottage and Loft Realty)
Chesterfield County Tourism and Leisure Visit Civil War Sites! Civil War In 1861, Chesterfield County was assured a prominent role in the Civil War. Its geographic proximity to Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, combined with various railroads and the James and Appomattox rivers, made it an obvious target for the Union army and navy. In the spring of 1862, a Union naval fleet, led by the famous ironclad Monitor, steamed up the James River. All that stood in their way was the unfinished fort at Drewry¹s Bluff, just eight miles below Richmond. On May 15, Confederate guns in the fort fired on the Union ships. When the smoke cleared, the heavily damaged Union fleet was forced to retreat. Casualties were slight on both sides, and Chesterfield County would have a two-year reprieve befo...
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By Edith Wharton, Realtor - Chesterfield VA
(Cottage and Loft Realty)
                                                                    Chesterfield County's Seal Although English colonists began moving into the area within four years of Jamestown's founding in 1607, Chesterfield was not created as a political unit until 1749. Formed from the southern half of Henrico County, one of Virginia's several original shires, the new county took the name of the celebrated literateur and politician Philip Dormer Stanhope, Fourth Earl of Chesterfield. In 1870, the first action of the first Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors was to direct a seal to be created, "to wit: a coal miner leaning on his pick under a pine tree with a flowing river at his feet." This was chosen as the County's Seal because it was the first place in the nation where coal was mined comm...
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By Edith Wharton, Realtor - Chesterfield VA
(Cottage and Loft Realty)
                                                             To all of you lead feet out there effective July 1 in our wonderful Commonwealth of Virginia, any traffic ticket, with the exception of regular speeding, will carry heavy civil penalties (yes, this is a new charge) in addition to the fine and court costs that you willhave to pay.Here are just a few............Driving on a suspended or revoked permit - Civil penalty $750.00 + the court cost & finesReckless Driving - Civil penalty $1,050.00 + the court cost & finesDUI - 1st offence - Civil penalty $2,250.00 + the court cost & finesFailure to give proper signal - Civil penalty $1,050.00 + the court cost & finesLeaving the scene of an accident - Civil penalty $3,000.00 + the court cost & finesBe careful when you drive. Tell your f...
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By Edith Wharton, Realtor - Chesterfield VA
(Cottage and Loft Realty)
  The Pros and Cons of Condos   Condominiums and townhouses offer an affordable option to single-family homes in most areas. But consider these facts before you buy. Storage. Some condos have storage lockers, but usually there are no attics or basements to store belongings. Outdoor space. Yards and outdoor areas are usually smaller in condos, so if you like to garden or entertain outdoors, this may not be a good fit. However, if you hate yard work, this may be the perfect option for you. Amenities. Many condo properties have swimming pools, fitness centers, and other facilities that would be very expensive in a single-family home. Maintenance. Many condos have onsite maintenance personnel to care for common areas, do repairs in your unit, and let in workers when you're not home. Securit...
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By Edith Wharton, Realtor - Chesterfield VA
(Cottage and Loft Realty)
    FSBOs: 17 Service Providers You'll Need When You Sell         Real estate attorney Appraiser Home inspector Mortgage loan officer Environmental specialist Lead paint inspector Radon inspector Tax adviser Sanitary systems expert Occupancy permit inspector Zoning inspector Survey company Flood plain inspector Termite inspector Title company Insurance consultant Moving company   Used with permission from Kim Daugherty, Real Estate Checklists and Systems (http://www.realestatechecklists.com/). HOPE THIS INFORMATION IS HELPFUL TO YOU. ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CALL OR EMAIL ME. HAPPY SELLING! EDITH WHARTON 804-247-5980 WANNASELL4YOU@AOL.COM   BaseCamp Realty 6645 Lake Harbour Drive Midlothian, VA. 23112
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By Edith Wharton, Realtor - Chesterfield VA
(Cottage and Loft Realty)
  FSBOs: Open House Tips Advertise your open house. Ideally you should advertise both the weekend before and the weekend of the open house. Check with the local paper to see when their ad closing deadlines are.   Create a property summary sheet. This sheet gives prospective buyers an overview of your home. Include dimensions for each room, copies of a property survey, summaries of utility costs and property taxes, and a list of when capital items, such as roofs and furnace, were added.   Develop a sign-in form for prospects' addresses. You'll ideally want both phone numbers and e-mail addresses to follow up with prospective buyers.   Put up signs. One or two days before the open house, place directional signs at major intersections within three to four blocks of your house. Be sure you ...
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