Suffolk, VA Real Estate News

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Get Square Virginia.  What a title.  I was just reading about about a program that may help some of our real estate clients in Virginia.  It a new tax amnesty program that runs during Fiscal Year 2010.  It is called "Get Square VA" and establishes a 60-day period during which, with certain exceptions, taxpayers who have an outstanding bill or delinquent return for any tax administered by the Virginia Department of Taxation ("TAX") may receive amnesty. Get Square VA allows the taxpayer to pay only the tax due and half the interest on eligible outstanding bills and delinquent returns; the remaining interest and penalties will be waived.  Go here Get Square VA for more details.  If you want to see how facebook can be used take a gander at the Face Book Page for the State Department of Taxa...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
The Suffolk field hockey team suffered possibly a season ending injury last Monday evening.  The Kings Fork High School team was coming back from a game on a wet, dark night when the bus veered into a ditch.  There were 23 people on board and eleven were taken to emergencys rooms.  The most serious was a broker ankle.  The driver is suspended pending an official investigation. http://www.genesellsvirginiabeach.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)
I was reading a story the other day in the newspaper and thought this is a perfect case of making sure you do your due diligence in Suffolk or other areas for that matter. It seems Mr and Mrs Bright wanted to live in rural western Suffolk on about 34 acres of land.  So they contracted to have a 2,300 modular home put on the property and made an application to have Dominion Power bring electricity to the house.  Her brother and sister owned land right there also and used Dominion Power.  Well it turns out that Dominion Power only serves part of the land but not the part of the land that the house sits on.  Now the Brights had to start over again with Community Electric Co-op.  Seems that they didn't any deeded access to the property and had to get access from a neighbor's property and he...
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Price: $505,900 FIZBER.com ID 11176861 Single Family with 6 bed, 5.0 bath, in 1306 Mill Oak Court Suffolk, VA, 23434 http://www.fizber.com/11176861/ 1306 Mill Oak Court - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 1306 Mill Oak Court, Suffolk, VA, 23434 Sq footage: 4000.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 5.0 Bedrooms: 6 Year built: 2002 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Virginia homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Beautiful custom built home on culdesac in desirable neighborhood in Suffolk. Don’t let the outside deceive you, this house is magnificent the minute you open the front door! Open floor plan, 9ft ceilings with molding, hardwood floors, ceramic tile throughout house. Great room with custom built bookcase, cathedral ceilin...
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By Naoma Doriguzzi, New Media Director
(Virginia Beach)
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
I put an offer in on a house in Burbage Grant in Suffolk, Va two weeks ago.  I now have approval.  The seller was using a company that is supposed to be helping Veterans with their short sales.  Apparently it worked in this case.  Very impressive. 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)
Atlas Van Lines has classified Virginia as a moving destination.  I could have told them that if they would have asked.  People are moving away from states with hard hit industries like automobiles and heavy manafacturing.  Believe it or not many midwesterners are headed to warmer climates and brighter economic prospects. Atlas said they moved 4,210 families into the state as opposed to 2,968 out.  Washington, DC had the highest gain as did North Carolina.  The overall market for moving has cooled by 9% as has most of the economy.  So remember me as your referral agent of choice when your buyer says he is moving to the Hampton Roads area. 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 sit...
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By Dennis Blackmore
(Creed Realty)
Homearama 2009 previously scheduled for the Virginia Beach real estate development of North Shore at Ridgely Manor has been moved to Suffolk. As reported by Terry Peterson, "Hampton Roads Crossing is the perfect place for Homearama 2009", "It's a classic mixed-use development whose design combines office, hotel, retail, apartment and residential for-sale. It's certainly conceivable that our residents will be able to walk to work or classes and then stop and shop on their way back home" he continued. "It's an incredibly well-located community accessible to the Peninsula or downtown Norfolk in under 15 minutes. The homes currently selling in the community range from just under $200,000 to just over $300,000. Homearama will expand our price range while still remaining accessible to a larg...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Please don't laugh but I need to know if anyone has heard of an area around Norfolk that allows jets to land in a subdivison?  I have a buyer coming from the area around Chicago where they have a subdivison with an airstrip for the homeowners.  I have seen little Piper Cub type planes in the outer reaches of Suffolk but jets are quite another.  Thanks in advance for any answers, help and so on. 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)
Last August Suffolk held a National Night Out celebration that brought out over 5,000 citizens.  Suffolk's festivities included a duck race, a party and a pep rally at Peanut Park.  The police and firefighters staffed public safety booths.  The national award comes the nonprofit National Association of Town Watch and selected Suffolk from a field of 294 cities.  City leaders should be proud of themselves. 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)
If it ever gets off the ground, CenterPointe, at the corner of US 58 and Holland will be huge. Over 900 acres, 5 million square feet of warehouse space and 2,700 jobs.  This is a big project and citizens are mostly concerned about US 58.  It is pretty much over used now and that many cars as well as the trucks to feed the warehouse is not something the citizens want.  The developer, the city of Suffolk and the state are not talking about doing anything with the road.  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)
Suffolk has been embroiled with an assessment problem for a while now.  The last assessor decided to raise assessments of mostly waterfront properties and not by just a little.  It may have been the right thing to do but it cost the assessor her job.  The new assessor received over 500 appeals and dropped the assessment on 387 of them.  The lowered assesments on property in Suffolk will reduce the cities tax revenues by oer $450,000.  Most of the residents are happy but wished for bigger cuts. 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)
Several boats have struck submerged debris where the Kings Highway Bridge, in Suffolk, once stood.  The Army Corps of Engineers have done surveys but need to put divers in the water.  That should happen fairly soon and the areas will be marked with buoys.  The bridge was dismantled last year at a cost of $2.4 million.  If the debris there is from the demolition, VDOT will foot the bill. 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 denise allen  
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Reinhart FoodService LLC of La Crosse, WI will acquire Supreme Foods of Suffolk.  The company has been around as an independent company for 35 years.  Michael and David Dilday will be retained and run the new division of Reinhart. 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 geneallen  
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
The ex-Suffolk assessor for Suffolk recently settled a lawsuit with Suffolk  The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  City officials would not comment.  The assessor was fired for recently changing the way homes had been assessed along waterfront property.  There were other issues to be sure but his was the most public display by the assessor. 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 geneallen    
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
A hog truck on the way to Smithfield recently overturned in Suffolk at the Intersection Godwin Blvd and Kingsdale Rd.  Several hogs were killed and several more escaped.  The road was closed for six hours.  The Chuckatuck Volunterr Fire Department kept the remaining hogs cool my spraying them with water while they were being transferered to another truck.    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 geneallen  
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Lake Drummond in Suffolk is open to the public for the first time in a while.  It had been closed because it was being used as a water source for the fire that started June 9, 2008.  At the height of the fire in the Great Dismal Swamp there were oaver 400 firefighters fighting the fire.  For a short time, the fire was the largest wild fire in the US.  Today there are less then 50 firefighters.  The fire will smolder until there is a big soaking rainfall.   Hopefully that will be soon. 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 geneeallen  
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By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
The Harbour Side Marina and Restaurant in Suffolk, Va is in the news and not for its casual dining experience.  It seems the new owners may have expanded the restaurant without proper environmental permits.  The owner says he was acting within his rights under an exemption granted after Hurricane Isabel in 2003.  That basically said you could rebuild within the same footprint.  The owner has added floating piers and an outdoor deck made for parties.  The deck probably got him in trouble as much as anything because of the noise.  We will see how all this plays out after the court battles. 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, pi...
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By Denise Allen, Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
(Resh Realty Group)
A blog called Inside Suffolk Virginia asked the city of Suffolk to put them on the distribution list for news releases.  They were denied.  Granted, the group does critiques City Hall but come on.  How much effort is it to add an email address to the list.  Other cities have not been approached by blogging groups but said they would not have a problem adding any that ask.  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 denise allen
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Many people in Suffolk are feeling like they lost something.  They did.  The catalytic converters have been stolen from their cars by thieves in the night.  Apparently they can get up to $100 per converter for the precious metal inside.  Three people were recently arrested and had over 150 charges between Suffolk and Chesapeake.  
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