Portsmouth, 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 Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. 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 Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads,...
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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 Norfolk Naval Shipyard. 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 Norfolk Naval Shipyard, a wounded warrior, ...
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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 Drick Ward Property Management / Broker Assoc, "RealtorDrick" - Experienced Representation
(NEPTUNE REALTY)
Condo Community in Olde Towne Portsmouth is Walking Distance to Everything.  It's called the OLDE TOWNE COMMONS CONDOMINIUM, and it's a fantastic place to live.  Gated access and covered parking are just part of the appeal of this 30 unit condominium.  The best part is, once you park, you can walk to everything you need.  There are over 15 restaurants nearby including Roger Brown's Sports Bar, a locals favorite, and The Commodore, where you can enjoy a movie with full service restaurant. The area is so walk friendly, you can walk to the post office, bank, or gym as well as numerous other shops and businesses.  You can even walk to the waterfront and catch the Elizabeth River Ferry for a 5 minute ride to Norfolk's Waterside. This condominium community truly is walking distance to everyth...
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By Rick Sterling, Coastal Virginia Homes for Sale
(Pointe East Realty)
Urban Loft Style Condos for sale in Portsmouth, Va.     Check out these Condos in Portsmouth .... Urban Loft Style  living in the heart of Olde Towne Portsmouth Va.  Located just blocks away from the harbor,  and a short walk or bike ride to Portsmouth Naval Hospital. makes this the ideal location for convenient in town urban living. These gorgeous condos were completely renovated and converted in 2005 and are now available for sale.  Walk to restaurants, shops, antiques, cafes and the theater,  or take the water ferry across the harbor to Norfolk waterside venues. You can choose from 2 bedroom 2 baths units or 1 bedroom 1 bath units.  All condos come with hardwood flooring and exposed brick walls.  The in-town location makes this not only affordable and convenient place to live but th...
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Back in October, I wrote about  my teen daughter's experience with her Senior High School pictures photography  and portraits- by the Best professional Photographer in Hampton Roads - Virginia, Leila Wylie.   A few weeks later we received the proof of the session.  They are wonderful and I wanted to share them with everyone who might be considering taking their kids senior pictures or any other family photos. Leila Wylie also does a variety of unique, family, children and boudoir sessions amongst other.  Please check her website, and if you book an appointment let her know you heard it here.  Enjoy the video and see the quality of work that Leila does.  My daughter is shy and I used to think not always photogenic.  I think she will always cherish that afternoon and the rewards of a life...
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By Tere Rottink
(CoastalVa Realty Inc)
  To SELL or BUY  Real Estate in Virginia Beach, or Hampton Roads visit my website. http://www.tererottink.com/  visit my Blog at HamptonRoadsrealEstateVoice.com  Call me at: 757-502-5324 Riverwalk Chesapeake VA-  Neighborhood Information - Homes for Sale  was first published on Hampton Roads Real Estate VoiceCopyright © 2010 By Tere Rottink, All Rights Reserved.
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By Joy Bonney
(The Real Estate Group)
101 SAWGRASS LN PORTSMOUTH, VA 23703 Beautiful Condo with a view Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Joy Bonney 0225091288 Mobile:757-407-5463 Office:757-410-8500 Website:Visit Website Price : $170,000 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,192 County : PORTSMOUTH Property Type : Detached Year Built : 2005 MLS Number : 1003725 click for more information and pictures Property Description Shows pride of ownership, great condo with open and bright floor plan. This condo has 9 foot ceilings. Laminate floors and custom painting throughout this lovely home. Equal Housing Opportunity. The Real Estate Group : 1112-F Eden Way North - Chesapeake VA 23320 : 757-407-5463
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $249,000 FIZBER.com ID 15058483 Single Family with 4 bed, 2.0 bath, in 405 Shenandoah Street Portsmouth, VA, 23707 http://www.fizber.com/15058483/ 405 Shenandoah Street - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 405 Shenandoah Street, Portsmouth, VA, 23707 Sq footage: 2074.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.0 Bedrooms: 4 Year built: 1922 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Virginia homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Beautiful colonial that is superbly maintained with many upgrades. Hardwood floors throughout with tile in Kitchen, Bathrooms, and New sunroom. Fireplace in large family room. 4 Bedrooms. Backyard is fenced with two multi-level decks and Pergola. Rear parking off alley accessed under a cover entrance. Over 10...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Do you have more then one place where your photos live online?  Like Flickr, Facebook or Twitter?  If you have an iPhone or iPod touch, you can send your photos to all of those services at the same time with PhotoScatter. The app allows you to upload photos to as many or as few of the supported sites as you choose, all at the same time.PhotoScatter supports most major photo-hosting services and social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Picasa, Shutterfly, and PhotoBucket. The app can upload your photos quickly and easily, regardless of whether you just want to upload your photos to one of those services or all of them.  Admittedly, if you're only uploading a photo to Twitter, for example, you'll just use your favorite Twitter client to do it. But PhotoScatter is particularly...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
According to First American CoreLogic the number of borrowers in the Hampton Roads area that are under water is about 1 in 4.  Actually they say 22% but that is pretty close.  If home prices continue the slide of about 5% again this year, another 21,000 or so more borrowers will be underwater.  I don't think our decline will be as bad as many new first time home buyers entered the market and stablized prices a bit.  Its kind of a circle, as home prices fall more borrowers are underwater, the more they are underwater the harder it is to sell the house (short sale), the harder it is to sell the house the easier it is to go into foreclosure, the more foreclosures you have the more house prices decline and you are back to full circle. 
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
This is of interest to all of Hampton Roads.  Recently the Jewish Chapel at the Norfolk Naval Station was rededicated.  This Jewish Chapel is the oldest land based chapel in the Navy and was rededicated to Commodore Uriah P. Levy almost 50 years after it was named for him.  The Commodore had quite a career: he chased pirates, wrote books, spent 16 months in a British prison during the War of 1812 helped to end the harsh punishment of flogging.  Just for that he should have had something named after him. 
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By Larry L. Gregory
(All Pros Realty)
This 6 bedroom duplex, 3 up and 3 down. located in a quiet corner of Portsmouth. Mostly renovated except for a few things. Heating unit need to be installed, replaced/repair two windows in downstairs unit. A must see.
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
I read an article recently by John F. Farber that brought up an interesting subject.  Transfer fees in Virginia.  Have you seen them on a settlement statement and should we be worried about them.  Transfer fees are imposed by a developer on a piece of property for up to 99 years and are usually 1% of the gross sales price every time a property transfers ownership.  The developers say they can sell the properties cheaper but I don't see it.  What the developer does is sell the rights to the transfer fees at a substantial discount and walks away with extra cash in the pocket.  Apparently they are legal in Virginia but used sparingly.  Let me know if any of you have seen these type fees and how do you explain them at closing. http://www.hamptonroadsrealestate.ws Come and see ALL the Homes ...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Want to spend just a buck on Xmas this year and do it online while sitting at home in Portsmouth?  You can.  Dollar Tree has gone online to sell but you have to buy in bulk.  Want a Santa hat, have to buy 48.  A candy filled Xmas mug, only by the case of 24 but hey each item is a buck or less.  Check out Dollar Tree now. 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.
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By Tina Merritt, Virginia Real Estate
(Nest Realty)
The Class of 2009 in Portsmouth received recognition that school officials would probably prefer to not see; they had the 2nd highest dropout rate in the State of Virginia. The City had a 20.1% drop out rate.  That is almost 3 times the State average of 7.9%. In more promising news, the Portsmouth City Public Schools are all now fully accredited by the State.  Also, the on-time graduation rate has continued to increase. All of the Hampton Roads area school districts have at least one high school that has dropout rates higher than  the State average.  Virginia Beach City still has the lowest in the area at 6%, followed by Chesapeake.  Suffolk and Norfolk both have dropout rates higher than the state average. Portsmouth School officials say that reducing the number of required electives w...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
The Homebuyer Tax Credit has extended and expanded for Portsmouth residents.  It has been extended to include current homeowners.  The following are features of the new bill: •·Deadline for current credit is November 30, 2009. •·Deadline for new and improved credit is April 30, 2010, as long as the home is under contract by that date; deal must close within 60 days. •·Eligibility and amount of new credit: •-$8,000 for first-time homebuyers (those who have not owned a home in the last three years). •-Up to $6,500 credit for homeowners who have lived in the home they are selling, or have sold, as a principal residence for five consecutive years in the past eight.   •·Buyers with income exceeding $125,000 for single and $225,000 for married couples are not eligible.  •·Homes valued at more...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Run, the Droid is here.  Verizon has finally announced a new phone based on the Google operating system called Android.  This is the 2.0 version.  I did a small blog here on it a few days ago. There will be a lot of phones based on the Android operating system but I am focused on the Verizon phone as that is the carrier I have.  I don't know if AT&T will sell one as it is direct competion to the iPhone.  Does it best the iPhone?  I don't know but to sell more of them it really doesn't have to be.  It is available world wide and other networks besides Verizon. Aside from all the other neat things it does such as touch screen, real multitasking, large touch screen, voice GPS, VOICE ACTIVATED SEARCH, micro SD card, 5 MEG camera with DVD quality video, Slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a host o...
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By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
Here is how to make your MLS pictures better in Portsmouth, Va.  This is a lovely little vacant home in the Prentis Park area of Portsmouth, Va.  The listing agent has done a good job of staging the home.  I really wasn't taking this for the MLS picture but thought I could show what you can do with about 5 minutes worth of work in Photoshop Elements 7 and a little thinking a head.  I took the first picture to show what the room looks like without any adjustments.  The walls and plant are pretty well exposed but as typical the windows are blown out.  Not wanting to go back out to the house I took a second picture.  This time I exposed for the window and turned on the flash.  If you have a point and shoot camera, turn your flash to be on all the time or forced, then aim your camera right ...
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