Suffolk, VA Real Estate News

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
In a turn of events, city council is considering moving the proposed Public Health Building from Kings Fork Rd/Pruden Blvd to "The Fairgrounds" in downtown Suffolk.  The building would go on a piece of land that needs compacting because of prior building.  It will add to the expense but will mean the building would be closer to the people who need it.  Lets' hope the council moves forward on this proposal.http://www.geneallen.com/  Come and see ALL the Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, as well as the rest of Hampton Roads.  This site is updated daily with new real estate listings, pictures and other information vital to your home search.Google gene allen
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By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
In Suffolk recently about 20 people fanned out to count the homeless.  It was part of an annual survey to count homeless people.  Only two were found this year.  I doubt if that is an accurate count but it is one that you have to go with.  The city although small population wise is quite large geographically.http://www.deniseallen.com/  Come and see ALL the Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, as well as the rest of Hampton Roads.  This site is updated daily with new real estate listings, pictures and other information vital to your home search.Google deniseallen
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
If you are into golf, then this is the place to be.Home buyers looking for custom-built, spacious, upscale homes in a rural setting should be sure to check out Hillpoint Farms in Suffolk. The community is located adjacent to Nansemond River Golf Club, and has been wonderfully built out by the developer.  The site also is close to the Nansemond River, which can be seen from some of the home's upper floors. Hillpoint Farms will consist of the neighborhoods of Hillpoint Greens, Lake's Edge, Hillpoint Meadows, Fairways Crossing, The Vistas, and Hillpoint Woods Apartments.  These homes  lining Hillpoint Boulevard make up the collection of sprawling housing developments that was once the site of the Rountree Dairy Farm. The homes will range in size from 1,200 for the condos to more than 4,000...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
No job application?  Wow that's pretty good but considering that Selena Cuffee-Glen has been with the city since 2005, maybe none was needed.  She won Vice Mayor Curtis Milteer over on a trip to New York.  City officials were trying to get the nations top three bond rating agencies to improve the cities outlook financially.  Cuffee-Glenn played an important role and two of the three agencies responded by withdrawing their "negative outlook".  Most everybody thought of her when Jim Johnson, the current city manager, announced his retirement.  There was talk of looking outside but sometimes it pays to promote from within. http://www.geneallen.com/  Come and see ALL the Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, as well as the rest of Hampton Roads.  This site is updated daily ...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Justin Nelson and his wife want to move but so far he can't.  It seems he received his property from his father by way of a family transfer.  Suffolk is the only local city that allows local transfers and one of the stipulations is that you can't sell the property for ten years.  Mr. Nelson received a job transfer to Roanoke and is asking the city council to approve the sale of his home in Suffolk.  It should be interesting to see how it comes out. http://www.geneallen.com/  Come and see ALL the Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, as well as the rest of Hampton Roads.  This site is updated daily with new real estate listings, pictures and other information vital to your home search.Google gene allen 
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Two schools scheduled to merge have been spared. Suffolk has been grappling for a long time whether to merge Southwestern Elementary and Robertson Elementary but have finally decided to let the two schools stand. The class sizes are small, both are fully accredited and the parents don't want the village feel of the schools to go away. There would have been a great savings every year by having one school but the parents have won out. Southwestern will get a $21. 9 millon renovation and Robertson will get a facelift and expansion expected to cost $10.8 million.                                                                      http://www.geneallen.com/ Come and see ALL the Homes for Sale in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, as well as the rest of Hampton Roads. This site is updated d...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
City Manager Jim Vacalis is leaving.  This is the fourth top level administrator to leave in the last 18 months.  What's going on there.  If this was a company it would be in big trouble.  Let's hope Suffolk can get its act together and stop the bleeding at city hall.
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
47 of Michael Vick's pit bulls are to be placed with eight animal groups.  22 of them will go to the Best Friends Animal Society of Kaneb, Utah.  One will to the Animal Rescue of Tidewater in Chesapeake.  Believe it or not, the dogs have a court appointed guardian, Rebecca J. Huss.  She has the responsibility of finding a place for each dog.
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Starting this week Public Works will begin work to transform part of Pinner Street into a one-way street.  Going northbound from Bank St to Finney Ave will be one way.  This is expected to ease residents concerns about speeding and congestion in the area.  The city will look at the problem in 90 days to see if any additional work needs to be don.
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Interstate I664 and the North U.S. 17 exit ramp will be closed for a week.  Why you ask?  Because the train tracks are being moved just a bit.  In fact it is happening in several cities.  The tracks are being moved to the median so that that there aren't as many at grade crossings.  Why now?  Because the new terminal in Portsmouth means more rail traffic.  The detour is expected to last three months. 
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By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
Suffolk's first redevelopment has a hit a bit of a snag.  It seems it could take more then six years to complete the project.  The latest problem is buried construction debris under half of the site.  The debris comes from a Planters Peanut plant that was imploded in 1995 and left on the site.  The cost to remidiate the debris may be around $200,000.  Added to the already $6.3 million dollar shortfall, things are not looking good.  City officials have repeatedly said that the Fairgrounds will go forward. 
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By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
Affordable housing is coming to a festival site soon.  The old Fair Downs is going to be turned into a housing project by a Virginia Beach developer.  Lawson Homes is planning on putting 171 homes on the the 23 acre site.  There will be 72 condo style homes, 38 multifamily homes, 48 townhomes and 13 single family homes.  The project will be called "October at Fair Downs" and is estimated to cost $20 million dollars.  Lets hope it gets off the ground soon.
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By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
The Suffolk City Council vote to give the South Hampton Roads Habitat for Humanity $280,000 to buy 14 lots for the Organization's building blizt.  This is supposed to take place next year in the area of Huntersville.  The money came from the new affordable housing trust fund.  Now all they need is money for sewer and water connections as well as building permits.  People of Suffolk, lets give a little more.
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
A human skull found recently by cemetery workers was likely from a person who died a long time ago.  The medcal examiners said ti appears to be old.  The skull was in a plastic grocery bag at the Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum when it was found.  Why or where it came from may never be known. 
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By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
Three legislators from our area have been nominated to serve on the Hampton Roads Transportation Authority.  Our own Del Chris Homes, R-Suffolk will have the privilage of being one of a few that will help fund some much needed road improvements.  Hopefully the authority will get the right things done in a minimal amount of time.
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
!!!It’s Here; It’s Here!!! The Pungo (Virginia Beach) Strawberry Festival Of Course May 26th-27th 9am-7pm The parade will begin 10am May 26th Why will the one-traffic light hamlet of Pungo have a population boom this weekend of over 120,000 people? Three words explain it: Pungo Strawberry Festival. For the past 24 years, the village has hosted the annual two-day celebration honoring it s sentimental favorite fruit. From a small grass roots festival of 50,000 guests at the inaugural Memorial Day weekend fest to last year's 120,000. No money comes from the city and proceeds go back to the community. "It 's a great, family-friendly, fun event," said Sheriff Paul J. Lanteigne, a longtime festival volunteer and this year's honorary mayor of Pungo. "This is an old-time event that brings ever...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Class sizes are ok and the school buildings are in good conditions. Safety is still a concern as well as the saleries of teachers and staff according to a recent survey. Nanci Glassman, a consultant with Continental Research Associates, conducted the survey said the results overall painted a glowing picture of what parents, others in the general public and school employees think of the district. The percent of parents who said they are satisfied with the public schools jumped from 74.4 percent in 2000 to 83.7 percent in 2007. The percentage of employees who said they were satisfied increased from 80.2 percent in 2000 to 92 percent in 2007. Overall, 69.7 percent of the general public said they are satifisfied with their city's schools. This phase of the district's survey asked 100 schoo...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
If you are into golf, then this is the place to be. Home buyers looking for custom-built, spacious, upscale homes in a rural setting should be sure to check out Hillpoint Greens in Suffolk. The community is located adjacent to Nansemond River Golf Club, and has been wonderfully built out by the developer. The site also is close to the Nansemond River, which can be seen from some of the home's upper floors. The homes will range in size from 1,200 for the condos to more than 4,000 square feet and will have anywhere from two to six bedrooms. Prices range from $245,900 to well over $600,000. Hillpoint Greens is being developed by Ramsgate Corporation of Virginia Beach, which hosted the 1999 Homearama at Carriage House Estates in Chesapeake. The vice president of Ramsgate, George Kemp, said...
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By Ted M. Wheaton, II
(REMAX Alleiance)
Hello, I just recently listed a beautiful new construction that sits on a 1/2 + acres parcel in Sufflok Virginia .  Located Close to downtown Suffolk, Virginia. This home is perfect for the 1st time buyer. I think any one at any phase of life would love to own it. Nestled in between mature trees. Large Familyroom and Kitchen. 845 Davis Blvd .Ted Wheaton II, RealtorRE/MAX Allegiance 
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