Norfolk City County, VA Real Estate News

By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
We're a full-service Virginia real estate company dedicated to saving our United States Armed Services clients lots of money, as well as providing incredible professional representation for armed services military clients and veterans serving Naval Station Norfolk Military Base. We can help you whether you're buying or selling a home. Basically, we give half our commission paycheck when you buy a home through us and we also protect our seller’s equity and profit margins by charging home sellers from 0% to 1.5% on the listing broker side no matter the price of their home.  WE JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU! This is what we say to all those who have provided valiant service to our nation in United States Armed Forces. Whether you are currently on active duty at Naval Station Norfolk Military...
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By Shaffer Realty, Professional. Ethical. Caring.
Sperling's Best Places recently analyzed America's cities for USAA.  They created a list that highlights the best places in the nation for veterans to find military skill-related jobs.  Number six on the list is Norfolk. Norfolk was selected because "The area boasts the largest number of federal jobs of any of our top 10 places. It also has the largest concentration of military bases and facilities of any metro in the United States, and is home to facilities for NASA and the Departments of Commerce, Veterans Affairs Transportation and Energy."
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By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
I am retired U.S. Navy and served my country honorably for 24 years. Joining the Homes for Heroes® program allows me to support my sisters and brothers in and out of uniform as well as other Heroes who protect, teach, and care of our country every day. I have never had to lay my life on the line when I served but can appreciate how much our Hero’s go through on a daily basis to do what is right for our country. This is my way, a small and personal one, of giving back and letting them know that I appreciate each and every Hero I come into contact with. Additionally, who better to know how to deal with the stress of transitioning than someone who has been there and done that. I am here to help ease the burden so they can concentrate on more important things such as taking care of their f...
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By Christina A, Realtor - Virgina Beach, VA Real Estate - (757) 67
(William E. Wood and Associates, Realtors®)
To request more information CLICK HERE or call (757) 679-2132. To search more homes, enter your advanced Search Criteria HERE.
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By Christina A, Realtor - Virgina Beach, VA Real Estate - (757) 67
(William E. Wood and Associates, Realtors®)
To request more information CLICK HERE or call (757) 679-2132. To search more homes, enter your advanced Search Criteria HERE.
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
Hurrah Players Holiday Preview Shows 2012 The Hurrah Players are Virginia's leading family theater company and their shows are part of Norfolk Virginia's Official "Holidays in the City events. Even if you are unable to purchase a ticket at the TCC Roper Center in downtown Norfolk to see the Hurrah Players perform, this weekend, you will have several opportunities to see them for free: November 17, 10:30 am: Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach. The Hurrah Players will be welcoming Santa as he makes his arrival at the mall. November 17, 6 pm: Norfolk's Grand Illumination Holiday Parade. The Hurrah Players will be providing one of the floats in the parade, featuring your favorite storybook characters November 18: White's Nursery in Chesapeake Virginia. White's Nursery provides the Hampton Road...
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By Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach
(GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881)
The Hurrah Players Presents Another Spectacular Line-up of Holiday Shows The holiday season in Norfolk, Virginia would not be complete without attending one of The Hurrah Players fabulous productions. Rehearsals are well underway and 2012 is sure to be a season to remember. The Hurrah Players will be presenting two different shows that are sure to please all audiences: Hurrah for the Holidays- this is a Radio City Music Hall-style show that features 104 performers who range in age from five to, ahem, older than that. It features a fast-paced series of song and dance numbers that honor a variety of holiday traditions.  Songs range from heartwarming to whimsical.  You won't want to miss the lovely kick-line numbers that rival those performed by the Rockettes! The Best Christmas Pageant Ev...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
The Greatest gift to military families is BAH Basic Allowance from Housing!  Use this money to buy a home and reward your self with added benefits such as tax deductions, interest write offs, and ownership.   Stop wasting your money by renting or using base housing.  Did you know: $1100-$1200 BAH would be the equivalent of a payment for a home priced between $155,000-$175,000 depending on an interest rate an area taxes. $1200-$1400 BAH would buy you a home priced between $170,000 - $200,000. depending on an interest rate and property taxes.  Payments - include principal, interest, taxes, and insurance. Consult with a lender to see if you can qualify for a VA loan.  Get the best of both worlds and with the assistance of a great agent like myself- negotiate for the seller to cover your cl...
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
Be careful if you are using Craigslist to find rentals or homes to purchase.  The scam artist are back and they are praying on victims.  Remember if it sounds to good to be true. "Then It probably is."   There MO is usually listing a home for rent or for sale for a loss less than normal and stating they are just temporarily moving and are looking for someone to cover the payment etc...   They are trying to get the victim to give them personal info usually requested for in application form and in most cases they will try to get the victim to send a deposit check.... BE VERY CAREFUL.  They are very slick usually copying and pasting real ads into dummy ads and changing minor contact info.  I recommend you stick to legit listing sites for Hampton Roads Rentals and Homes for Sale such as Blu...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Yesterday was the coolest day ever to be on the river... here are a few pics from our viewpoint during the Parade of Sails from OpSail 2012 on the Elizabeth River and the Bay of Hampton Roads in the Norfolk, Virginia.   http://www.wavy.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=20361">06/09/2012
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
It is a holiday weekend - Monday is Memorial Day.                                             This is a public service reminder to buckle up and watch your speed.  The cops, highway patrol, and sheriffs will  have an increased presence.  They all will be on alert looking for drunk drivers and speed demons.  The holiday traffic in Hampton Roads will be in full effect so leave early if traveling or consider alternative routes. Be Safe and when you return from the break contact me to go Home Shopping! If you are wanting to view homes- remember holiday courtesy is to give plenty of notice to occupied homes.  Maybe you will get lucky and show up just in time for the Sellers annual barbecue.   So if you want to view a home call me but remember to give me plenty of notice to schedule the appoi...
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By Jennifer Burnham
(Keller Williams Realty)
Military Relocation Specialist in San Diego   Are you PCSing to San Diego - home of NAS North Island, 32nd Street Naval Station San Diego, Miramar, Camp Pendleton, Marine Recruit Depot San Diego, or any of the other installations in San Diego? Call Jennifer at 619-777-3733 for your military relocation needs or visit http://www.buysellinvestsandiego.com/about/ Jennifer Burnham, REALTOR  Keller Williams Realty CA DRE 01907412 I am an active duty Navy spouse, our Ship's Ombudsman, a 6 time home purchaser using the VA loan, and a HUGE fan of the weather here in "Sun Diego"!  I'm new to the San Diego area, but have been in real estate in 4 different states over the past 15 years.   My passion is uncovering and exploring all the nooks and crannies of each new place we land - and then sharing...
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
Have a mortgage with Bank of America? Then Your bank is the first to step up.............. If you are one of the select few, you may receive a mailing soon from Bank of America offering a mortgage relief package.   As part of a recent settlement Bank of America is forced to offer to HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of their customers a mortgage forgiveness program. The details will be in the letter but in essence will forgive a part of the principal balance of their mortgage.  Over 200,000 candidates will be eligible half the letters are being mailed this week and many more will be mailed later this year. According to the Department of Justice:                               If you are not a B of A customer do not get upset, there are 5 banks total included in this $25 Billion dollar lawsuit so you...
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
Can you believe its almost May 1st already?   If you are interested in moving by the summer the time to start looking for a home is NOW!!!! Remember lenders are tightning the mortgage criteria and it also makes the process of closing take a little longer. If you are buying a home using a FHA or VA loan allow 45 days to close one you have an excepted contract.  If you are using a Conventional loan alot 30 days and if paying cash alot 15-20 days for title search and property tax info to be properly prorated for closing. If you are reaady to get started contact me and Lets go Spring Home Shopping!
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
Home Inspection addendums are not always about repair request.  Some times it may be a call to get creative.  In lieu of repairs you may want to: Ask for a price reduction                                                               Ask for a sellers credit towards closing cost (if your loan will allow it) Ask for furniture Ask for the sellers car Ask for the sellers pet Ok now I am being silly but you get the idea....... The bottom line is to think outside the box.  sometimes there is not enough time for a repair before closing.  Sometimes you do not trust the seller to correctly fix an item.   It is times like these where thinking out side the box comes in handy......... This can also be beneficial to a seller who is strapped for cash and does not have the money to make repairs or gi...
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
Did you know Hampton Roads is ranked number 3 worst places for TERMITES! It is termite swarm-er season and if you do not have a termite contract you may want to contact a company for a quote. If you are in the process of buying or selling most loans require a clear termite and moisture letter to close.  It can be negotiated for either the buyer or seller to be responsible but the letter is usually in order to get a clear to close from lender.  Because the problem with termites and moisture can be difficult from Virginia beach to Williamsburg our contracts have verbage that discuss this issue. Several local companies are running SPRING SPECIALS on treatments, letters, or annual contracts. Hug A Bug      http://hugabug.net   757-839-0001  Priority Pest Control    http://prioritypest.com  ...
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
Sitting on the fence wondering if you should buy a home. Take the Leap of faith. With interest rates starting at 3.75% and up and the best inventory in years it would be ashame to let the opportunity slip by you.    First - Leap into getting pre-approved- through a reputable lender that will supply you with a copy of your tri-merge credit report.  Be sure to address any errors, problems, or discrepancies up front. Second - Decide on your needs vs wants and develop your search criteria (bedrooms, baths, amenities, etc...). This may include creating a reasonable well thought out budget for your new home payment (PITI- principal, interest, taxes, and insurance) and try paying yourself that payment for a few months to see if you can handle it. Do not forget to budget for maintenance and une...
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