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Homes For Rent In Kellam High School District

Posted: 09 Jun 2014 06:05 PM PDT

Homes for rent in Kellam High School District continue to be a sought out area for those people searching for a good school system, easy access to beaches, golf courses, shopping, restaurants, and more.  homes for rent in Kellam High school district

The below Kellam High School District homes for rent feed updates daily so be sure and bookmark and check back often.  You can also setup an auto email system should you desire at this page.

Closest neighborhoods to the new Kellam High School:

1.  Courthouse Estates is located off North Landing Road next to Victoria Park and behind the Over 55 West Neck community.  It has a “walk to” elementary school.

2.  Victoria Park is next to the new Kellam High School..some homes back up to the stadium and other athletic fields.  This neighborhood features large, custom homes with some new construction available.

3.  Indian River Plantation is just up the road from Kellam High School and next to West Neck – it situates in a very custom home neighborhood with a nice lake in the middle of the development plus next door to the Arnold Palmer “The Signature” golf course.

4.  Courthouse Woods is located across from Courthouse Estates on North Landing Road. Smaller homes but convenient to Kellam and Red Mill areas.

5.  Eagles Nest is also just up the road from Kellam High School.  New construction home sites are available.

6.  Further from the new Kellam High School are Ashville Park (new construction), Sherwood Lakes, Heritage Park, Sandbridge (oceanfront, bay front, and other), portions of Lagomar (excluding Back Bay Lagomar), Red Mill Farm, Princess Anne Quarter, Princess Anne Woods, Highgate Green, Mathews Green, Litchfield, Rollingwood, Christopher Farms, Three Oaks, Southgate, Foxfire, Heron Ridge, and others.

Contact Dennis here for more information on homes in the Kellam High School District.

Homes For Rent In Kellam High School District – feed below

 

See all Homes for Rent in Kellam High School District.
(all data current as of 6/10/2014)

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,464 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
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  2. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,727 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,094 sq ft
    Year built: 2011
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  4. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,536 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,586 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,836 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
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  7. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,068 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,586 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
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  9. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,465 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
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  10. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,786 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,030 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
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  12. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,386 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
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  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,350 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Year built: 2000
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  14. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,386 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
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  15. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,774 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
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The listing data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) and has been authorized by participating listing Broker Members of REIN for display. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than ERA Real Estate Professionals are marked by the symbol; detailed information about such listings includes the names of the listing brokers. Users of this Site are granted a limited, nonexclusive license to use the Site and its listing content for personal and noncommercial use only.

Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) updates its listings on a daily basis. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may have subsequently sold or may no longer be available.

All Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

REIN's listings are based upon data submitted by its Broker Members, and REIN therefore makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the data. All users of REIN's listings database should confirm the accuracy of the listing information directly with the listing agent. This data and information is protected under Federal Copyright laws. Federal law prohibits, among other acts, the unauthorized copying or alteration of, or preparation of derivative works from, all or any part of copyrighted materials, including certain compilations of data and information. COPYRIGHT VIOLATORS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEVERE FINES AND PENALTIES UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

Some listings may be duplicated in the search results due to the co-mingling of listings from more than one multiple listing service. Should there be different listing information between the duplicated listings, user is advised to verify the accuracy of the listing information before making any financial decisions. This website does not include information on all of the properties available for sale at this time. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. REIN has no control over the conditions under which broker member or any of the respective agents, employees, customers, clients, contractors or representatives use the sold listings information and does not and cannot warrant, and expressly disclaims any warranty with respect to, the accuracy or completeness of the sold listings information or performance or results that may be obtained by their use. You should not base any important financial decisions on this sold listings information, without independently verifying such information, or consulting with a professional real estate broker for assistance.

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USAA Movers Advantage How To Better It Virginia Beach

Posted: 20 May 2014 05:26 PM PDT

USAA Movers Advantage is a cash rebate program for buyers and sellers in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads.   However, it is limited in scope on the amount of the rebate which will be between $350.00 and $6000.00 per their website.

The USAA Movers Advantageusaa movers advantage

The program promises assignment of an experienced real estate agent from a national brokerage. USAA is able to contract with these nation-wide brokerages who give up a portion of their fee (commission) to create the "rebate".  The brokerage assigns who the real estate agent will be – not your decision.  Quite frankly, you can negotiate on your own for an “experienced REALTOR(R)” or use my services and possibly get the same rebate.  Think more about an experienced REALTOR(R)(good references) versus the rebate ….Now read on…

USAA Movers Advantage versus Dennis Blackmore Advantage comparison chart:

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USAA Movers Advantage

and How To Better It – What You Get:

  • Ten year experienced REALTOR(R)/Agent Owner with Creed Realty in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads
  • Resident of Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads for over 32 years (knowledge of the area)
  • Hampton Roads REALTOR(R) Association Circle of Excellence Award 2013.
  • Retired Naval Officer who understands the rigors of military moves and finding the right property for the family.
  • Member of the Real Estate Information Network Multiple Listing Service offering thousands of homes for free preview.
  • Enhanced Internet Data Exchange which provides expanded information on homes and numerous methods to search for your ideal home or location. (See examples here)
  • References
  • Expanded marketing plan for "Sellers". So if selling and then buying your savings can be "huge" versus USAA Movers Advantage.
  • Honesty about the process, the neighborhoods, and properties viewed.
  • Simplified "Dennis Blackmore" Cash Rebate:

  1. My Plan allows you to use whatever lender you desire – You can still use USAA or you can "shop" the loan and potentially get equal or better terms.
  2. My Plan has no limit on rebate amount – you can get more than $6000.00 on higher priced properties.
  3. My Plan rebates the money immediately to you at closing – no waiting for a check.
  4. My Plan offers you the ability to use the cash rebate towards closing or other costs – no restrictions.
  5. My Plan will indicate the cash rebate on the buyer/broker written agreement we sign.

Why Not "My Plan" versus USAA Movers Advantage For More Cash Savings – Need more information – contact me here.

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Estates At Munden Farms

Posted: 20 May 2014 02:14 PM PDT

Estates at Munden Farms – New construction single family home development located on Princess Anne Road near Heritage Park, Ashville Park and Sherwood Lakes neighborhoods.

Special Incentives for Military Personnel (ask here).estates at munden farms

Estates at Munden Farms:

  • National Builder Ryan Homes
  • Prices currently at $499,990 to over $600,000 (as of this posting)
  • Property Owners Association – currently $60.00 monthly
  • Up to 4,634 sq. ft. of living space
  • Large waterside homesites built on brick-to-grade crawl spaces
  • 2-car garages included, with 3-car garages available
  • Up to 6 bedrooms and up to 5.5 baths
  • Every new home is ENERGY STAR® Certified and third-party verified.
  • up 10-yr. structural warranty
  • 5 models currently in MLS (to be built)
  • Three Oaks Elementary (across the street)
  • Princess Anne Middle (new school to be built – relocated currently in the old Kellam HS on Holland Road)
  • Kellam High School (new high school launched this January 2014)
  • Minutes to Sandbridge Beach
  • Minutes to golf courses (Hell’s Point, The Signature at West Neck, Heron Ridge, and Virginia Beach National)
  • Minutes to Oceana and Dam Neck Naval Facilities.
  • Extensive shopping, restaurants, and other amenities at Red Mill Commons (Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Panera, Starbucks, Primo Pizzeria, Office Max, Inlet Gym, and much more).

I live in the Kellam High School area and highly recommend you consider real estate in this dynamic and sought out area of Virginia Beach.

 

 Estates at Munden Farms Listings:

See all estates at munden farms.
(all data current as of 6/10/2014)

  1. 7 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 6,900 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 2005
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  2. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,903 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
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  3. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,106 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,700 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,965 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
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  6. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,652 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
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The listing data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) and has been authorized by participating listing Broker Members of REIN for display. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than ERA Real Estate Professionals are marked by the symbol; detailed information about such listings includes the names of the listing brokers. Users of this Site are granted a limited, nonexclusive license to use the Site and its listing content for personal and noncommercial use only.

Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) updates its listings on a daily basis. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may have subsequently sold or may no longer be available.

All Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

REIN's listings are based upon data submitted by its Broker Members, and REIN therefore makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the data. All users of REIN's listings database should confirm the accuracy of the listing information directly with the listing agent. This data and information is protected under Federal Copyright laws. Federal law prohibits, among other acts, the unauthorized copying or alteration of, or preparation of derivative works from, all or any part of copyrighted materials, including certain compilations of data and information. COPYRIGHT VIOLATORS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEVERE FINES AND PENALTIES UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

Some listings may be duplicated in the search results due to the co-mingling of listings from more than one multiple listing service. Should there be different listing information between the duplicated listings, user is advised to verify the accuracy of the listing information before making any financial decisions. This website does not include information on all of the properties available for sale at this time. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. REIN has no control over the conditions under which broker member or any of the respective agents, employees, customers, clients, contractors or representatives use the sold listings information and does not and cannot warrant, and expressly disclaims any warranty with respect to, the accuracy or completeness of the sold listings information or performance or results that may be obtained by their use. You should not base any important financial decisions on this sold listings information, without independently verifying such information, or consulting with a professional real estate broker for assistance.

Address LPrice BR FB HB SqFt
MM THE VICTORIA FALLS @ THE ESTATES AT MUNDEN FARMS 499,990 4 2 1 2,652
MM THE JEFFERSON SQUARE @ THE ESTATES AT MUNDEN FARMS 534,990 4 2 1 2,965
MM THE LINCOLNSHIRE @ THE ESTATES AT MUNDEN FARMS 549,990 4 3 1 2,903
MM THE COURTLAND GATE @ THE ESTATES AT MUNDEN FARMS 559,990 4 2 1 3,106
MM THE ELLINGTON @ THE ESTATES AT MUNDEN FARMS 609,990 4 2 1 3,700

 

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Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads Market Stats April 2014

Posted: 16 May 2014 05:09 AM PDT

Market Stats April 2014 for Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads show a “lackluster” uptick in home sales.

The Real Estate Information Network (REIN) (the local MLS provider) reports our market stats and indicated that distressed properties (short sales and foreclosures) continue their decline we did see more listing inventory enter the market.  market statsq

Market Stats April 2014 Key Takeaways:

  • While residential listings for sale and residential pending sales are up, residential settled sales and distressed home activity have seen slight drops.
  • Residential active listings increased 8.91% when compared to April 2013. Translation:  More inventory resulting in buyers having more to see.  Newport News and Chesapeake were the two key influences to the region's uptick in residential active listings, with increases of 13.44% and 13.41% respectiv
  • Inventory of residential homes for sale is currently 6.69 months, up 3.24% from April 2013's 6.48 months.  Not huge,but going the wrong way for sellers.
  • Residential pending sales for the region have increased 5.27% when compared to April 2013.  (good news) but: Chesapeake and Virginia Beach experienced declines in the number of pending sales, down 6.15% and 2.49%.
  • Residential settled sales for April 2014 dropped 2.46% year-over-year. To date for 2014, residential settled sales have decreased year-over-year every month (January through April), resulting in a year-to-date decline of 6.42% when compared to the same period of time in 2013. Virginia Beach and Hampton were the top contributors to April's year-over-year decline with drops of 9.54% and 6.45% respectively.
  • Market stats show that distressed homes, those that are either short sales or foreclosures, saw slight drops during April 2014. Distressed homes accounted for 18.45% of all residential active listings on the market in April. This marks the fourth consecutive month that distressed homes have dropped as a percentage of all active listings. They were also down 5.44% year-over-year from April 2013's 23.89%. On the sales side, distressed homes accounted for 24.42% of all residential settled sales during April 2014, which is down 3.34% from April 2013's 27.76%.

Considering selling or buying in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads?  Contact me here for professional service.

Need Market Stats or a Comparative Market Analysis for your property or neighborhood of interest?  Go here and fill in your information and it will be prepared ASAP for you.

 

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Mathews Green Homes Ready Models

Posted: 14 May 2014 04:49 AM PDT

Mathews Green Homes Ready Models can be seen below and most can be ready in 30 days or less.  Or, build a new one for your family and see the examples at the end of this post.

Mathews Green located in SouthEast Virginia Beach and features the new Kellam High School.

Contact me here for showings or more information on these fine homes in a great location of Virginia Beach.

Mathews Green Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See all Mathews Green Virginia Beach.
(all data current as of 6/10/2014)

  1. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,980 sq ft
    Year built: 2011
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  2. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,780 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,490 sqft
    Year built: 2014
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  3. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
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  4. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
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  5. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,600 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
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  6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,150 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
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  7. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,429 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
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The listing data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) and has been authorized by participating listing Broker Members of REIN for display. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than ERA Real Estate Professionals are marked by the symbol; detailed information about such listings includes the names of the listing brokers. Users of this Site are granted a limited, nonexclusive license to use the Site and its listing content for personal and noncommercial use only.

Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) updates its listings on a daily basis. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may have subsequently sold or may no longer be available.

All Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

REIN's listings are based upon data submitted by its Broker Members, and REIN therefore makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the data. All users of REIN's listings database should confirm the accuracy of the listing information directly with the listing agent. This data and information is protected under Federal Copyright laws. Federal law prohibits, among other acts, the unauthorized copying or alteration of, or preparation of derivative works from, all or any part of copyrighted materials, including certain compilations of data and information. COPYRIGHT VIOLATORS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEVERE FINES AND PENALTIES UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

Some listings may be duplicated in the search results due to the co-mingling of listings from more than one multiple listing service. Should there be different listing information between the duplicated listings, user is advised to verify the accuracy of the listing information before making any financial decisions. This website does not include information on all of the properties available for sale at this time. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. REIN has no control over the conditions under which broker member or any of the respective agents, employees, customers, clients, contractors or representatives use the sold listings information and does not and cannot warrant, and expressly disclaims any warranty with respect to, the accuracy or completeness of the sold listings information or performance or results that may be obtained by their use. You should not base any important financial decisions on this sold listings information, without independently verifying such information, or consulting with a professional real estate broker for assistance.

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Sandbridge and North End Homes For Sale

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 05:53 PM PDT

Sandbridge and North End homes sold in Virginia Beach continue to improve compared to previous years.

Recent NAR research shows that 25% of people surveyed said at some time in the future they desire to buy a second home for retirement, investment (rental income), or vacationing.   Sandbridge or the North End are popular destinations in Virginia Beach for these type of homes near the water.  Sandbridge and North End Homes For Sale

The biggest pool of buyers are Baby Boomers and pursuing a 2nd or vacation property (which may be the retirement home) makes great sense as the economy improves.  Many of the Baby Boomers personal net-worth (portfolio) has improved and the continuing housing market improvement in Virginia Beach is a plus.

Sandbridge and the North End of Virginia Beach is a very desirable area to own a 2nd home for vacation, retirement, or investment (rental).  That dream is enduring and location being attractive.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that vacation home sales improved substantially in 2013 (most of these home sales being in the South).  NAR states:

"Growth in the equity markets (personal portfolios and investments) have greatly benefited high net-worth households.  This means confidence to purchase 2nd or vacation homes." That being said we are still about one-third below the top of the market in 2006. (prior to the housing bubble)"

 Sandbridge and North End Homes For Sale

 (see all North End oceanfront area homes for sale at this dedicated link)

 (see all Sandbridge oceanfront area homes for sale at this dedicated link)

 How Long Will current low mortgage rates last?

FreddieMac, reports the interest rate for a 30 year fixed rate mortgage at the beginning of April was 4.4%. All experts predict that the rates will go up over the next 12-18 months although this is economy dependent.

Purchasing a home for $500,000 with a 20% down payment ($100,000). That would leave you with a $400,000 mortgage. What is the impact to your finances if you wait to buy that 2nd or vacation home?  The obvious is that rates rise and the payment will most likely increase.

Below is a table depicting how principal and interest payment are impacted with a rise in interest rates:

Sandbridge and North End Homes For Sale

 

Sandbridge and North End Homes For Sale – Pure Data To Consider:

  • Nationally, (and remember the South is the biggest loation) 2nd and vacation property transacations increased 29.7 percent to 717,000 from 553,000 in 2012
  • Nationally, 2nd or vacation home transactions were 13% of all sales last year, up from 11% in 2012
  • Nationally, the median (average) price was $168,700, compared with $150,000 in 2012, reflecting a greater number of more expensive recreational property sales in 2013.  Obviously Sandbridge and the North End properties are more expensive than $168,700 but you get the trend.
  • Nationally, 42% of 2nd or vacation bought in 2013 were distressed homes (foreclosure or short sales).  These still exist for the patient buyer.

Why You Should Consider a Sandbridge or North End Virginia Beach property:

  • 87% want to use the property for vacations or as a family retreat
  • 31% plan to use it as a primary residence in the future
  • 28% wanted to diversify their investments or saw a good investment opportunity – rental income can offset the mortage considerably.

Why Virginia Beach, Sandbridge, and the North End

  • 41% of vacation homes purchased last year were in the South.  The vacation homebuyer purchased a property that was a median distance of 180 miles from their primary residence (down from 435 in 2012). Typically we see our 2nd or vacation home owners traveling from Richmond, Northern VA, Maryland, and Pennsylvania
  • 46% were within 100 miles (this would typically be the Richmond and Western Part of Virginia)
  • 34% were more than 500 miles

How Most Pay For the 2nd or Vacation Sandbridge or North End Property

  • 38% of vacation-home buyers paid cash in 2013
  • The median down payment was 30%, up from 27% in 2012

Considering purchasing a Sandbridge or North End second home? Now is a great time while prices are still very attractive. Rentals do very good in Sandbridge and the North End if looking to help cover your mortgage expenses or cash flow.

Many lenders including Navy Federal Credit Union offer Jumbo loans up to 2 million at favorable rates and low downpayment.

Contact me here if I can provide more information on Sandbridge, North End, or other areas of Virginia Beach.  Live the life !! – You deserve it.

Sandbridge and North End Homes For Sale

See all Sandbridge homes and condos new listings.
(all data current as of 6/10/2014)

  1. 9 beds, 9 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 5,486 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
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  2. 6 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,950 sq ft
    Year built: 1972
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  3. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,104 sq ft
    Year built: 1976
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  4. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,726 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
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  5. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,028 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
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  6. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,266 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
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  7. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,663 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
    Year built: 1971
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,599 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
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  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,858 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,000 sqft
    Year built: 1967
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  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,558 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
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The listing data relating to real estate for sale on this web site comes in part from the Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) and has been authorized by participating listing Broker Members of REIN for display. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than ERA Real Estate Professionals are marked by the symbol; detailed information about such listings includes the names of the listing brokers. Users of this Site are granted a limited, nonexclusive license to use the Site and its listing content for personal and noncommercial use only.

Real Estate Information Network, Inc. (REIN) updates its listings on a daily basis. Some properties which appear for sale on this website may have subsequently sold or may no longer be available.

All Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed.

REIN's listings are based upon data submitted by its Broker Members, and REIN therefore makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy of the data. All users of REIN's listings database should confirm the accuracy of the listing information directly with the listing agent. This data and information is protected under Federal Copyright laws. Federal law prohibits, among other acts, the unauthorized copying or alteration of, or preparation of derivative works from, all or any part of copyrighted materials, including certain compilations of data and information. COPYRIGHT VIOLATORS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SEVERE FINES AND PENALTIES UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

Some listings may be duplicated in the search results due to the co-mingling of listings from more than one multiple listing service. Should there be different listing information between the duplicated listings, user is advised to verify the accuracy of the listing information before making any financial decisions. This website does not include information on all of the properties available for sale at this time. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. REIN has no control over the conditions under which broker member or any of the respective agents, employees, customers, clients, contractors or representatives use the sold listings information and does not and cannot warrant, and expressly disclaims any warranty with respect to, the accuracy or completeness of the sold listings information or performance or results that may be obtained by their use. You should not base any important financial decisions on this sold listings information, without independently verifying such information, or consulting with a professional real estate broker for assistance.

 

 

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Homebuyer Tips – 6 Most Important

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:13 PM PDT

Without over complicating the buying process, these homebuyer tips offer a short and concise list of important items the real estate consumer should consider: (read more detailed explanations after the infographic).

Contact Dennis for questions on any of these great homebuyer tips.

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Homebuyer Tips

Get a Home Inspection

91.4 percent of agents say this is a very, very, extremely important homebuyer tip.
0.54 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Get a home inspection to evaluate the safety and overall condition of your new home, even if it appears flawless.

Get Preapproved for a Loan

89.0 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
0.78 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Before you start house hunting, get preapproved for a mortgage loan.

Communicate Through Your REALTOR(R)/Agent

89.0 percent of agents say this is a very important homebuyer tip.
0.27 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: When you want to ask or tell the seller something, always go through your real estate agent.

Homebuyer Tips

Put the Deal Into Writing

87.5 percent of agents say this is a very important tip. We always put the deal in writing.
0.83 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Get the seller to put every component of the deal and any verbal agreement into writing.

Include Contingencies With Offer

83.0 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
0.78 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Include important contingencies, such as financing and property inspections, with your offer.

Develop a Wish List

Homebuyer Tips

82.4 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
0.27 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Come up with a realistic wish list. Find out what you can afford in terms of house size, neighborhood and amenities.

Know Your Local Market

75.6 percent of agents say this is a very, very homebuyer tip.  Your REALTOR(R) should be knowledgeable of local trends and areas.
1.7 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Know as much about the local market as you can. Use your agent's CMA to learn about the selling price of comparable homes and the strength of the local real estate market.

Prioritize!

68.5 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
1.11 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Decide what's most important to you before the negotiation so you know what parts of your offer you're most comfortable giving up.

Look Into Government Programs

57.7 of agents say this is a very important tip.
1.36 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Look into programs for first-time homebuyers. See if you qualify for the lower interest rates, low down payment options and down payment assistance programs some banks and governmental organizations offer first-time homebuyers.

Keep Other Houses in Mind

43.9 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
5.8 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: When you begin negotiating on a specific property, know of other houses you'd be interested in buying. You don't want to be so desperate to buy a certain house that you give in to whatever the seller wants.

Be Smart With Your Contingencies

40.6 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
9 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Avoid including unnecessary contingencies in your offer. Doing so will make it less attractive.

Keep Negotiations Short

39.8 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
4.8 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Avoid long, drawn-out negotiations, which can negatively affect the chances of your offer being accepted.

Ask for More Than You Want

32.1 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
10.1 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.

The tip: Ask for more than you want during negotiations, without asking too much. You can "give in" to the seller without actually giving up the things you want!

Scope out Neighborhoods, Neighbors

31.9 percent of agents say this is a very important tip.
7.1 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.

The tip: Talk to neighbors to get the inside scoop on what it's like to live in the neighborhoods of homes you are interested in. While doing so, gauge if you would like to live next to these people for the foreseeable future. Bad neighbors can affect your property's value.

Connect With the Sellers

24.9 percent of agents say this is a very important homebuyer tip.
27.5 percent of agents don't recommend this tip.
The tip: Establish a connection with the sellers. You may be able to get a better deal if the sellers see you as a person, not just an opportunity.  Write a letter to the seller explaining why you love the home, want to raise a family there, etc.  This can often weigh in your favor.

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Realty Plus Navy Federal How To Better It

Posted: 07 Apr 2014 05:55 PM PDT

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(757) 343-4949 (direct) E-mail: homes@757re.com

Realty Plus Navy Federal is a cash rebate program for buyers and sellers. However, it is limited in scope on the amount of the rebate which will be between $400.00 and $5050.00 per their website. Their Realty Plus program promises assignment of an experienced real estate agent from a national brokerage. Navy Federal is able to contract with these nation-wide brokerages who give up a portion of their fee (commission) to create the “rebate”.  The brokerage assigns who the real estate agent will be.   ….Now read on…

Realty Plus Navy Federal How To Better It

What You Get:

  • Ten year experienced REALTOR(R)/Agent Owner with Creed Realty in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads
  • Resident of Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads for over 32 years (knowledge of the area)
  • Hampton Roads REALTOR(R) Association Circle of Excellence Award 2013.
  • Retired Naval Officer who understands the rigors of military moves and finding the right property for the family.
  • Member of the Real Estate Information Network Multiple Listing Service offering thousands of homes for free preview.  Enhanced Internet Data Exchange which provides expanded information on homes and numerous methods to search for your ideal home or location.  (See examples here)
  • References
  • Expanded marketing plan for “Sellers”.  So if selling and then buying your savings can be “huge” versus Realty Plus Navy Federal.
  • Honesty about the process, the neighborhoods, and properties viewed.
  • Simplified “My Plan” Cash Rebate:

  1. One (1%) rebate on your home purchase.  Example:  Realty Plus Navy Federal promises $1200.00 rebate on purchase price of $210,000.  My Plan would be 1% of the purchase price or $2100.00 – an increase of over $800.00 to you.  Furthermore, “My Plan” gets better as the purchase price increases versus Realty Plus.
  2. My Plan allows you to use whatever lender you desire – You can still use NFCU or you can “shop” the loan and potentially get equal or better terms.
  3. My Plan has no limit on rebate amount – you can get more than $5050.00 on higher priced properties.
  4. My Plan rebates the money immediately to you at closing – no waiting for a check.
  5. My Plan offers you the ability to use the cash rebate towards closing or other costs – no restrictions.
  6. My Plan will indicate the 1% cash rebate on the buyer/broker written agreement we sign.

Why Not “My Plan” For More Cash Savings – Need more information – contact me here.

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West Neck Over 55 Remaining New Homes

Posted: 31 Mar 2014 01:46 PM PDT

West Neck Over 55 remaining new homes in Rosecrest are dwindling.  As of this post (Mar 31, 2014), there only four lots remaining in the desirable and almost sold out Rosecrest section.  West Neck Over 55 Remaining New Homes

If you are considering a new home in West Neck you probably need to act quickly.  Otherwise, you soon will be limited to only resales as the builder closes out the neighborhood.

See West Neck and Rosecrest Over 55 community solds in last 365 days at bottom of this page

If searching for West Neck Over 55 homes use this dedicated page for all properties available for viewing.

Contact me here for West Neck information or to set up appointments.

 West Neck Over 55 Remaining New Homes

We're sorry, but we couldn't find MLS # 1402884 in our database. This property may be a new listing or possibly taken off the market. Please check back again.

Status LPrice Price Sale Address Entered BR FB HB SqFt Year Style
ACTV 367,790 3013 CADENCE WAY 1/22/2014 3 2 1 2,469 2014 TRAN
ACTV 371,220 3017 CADENCE WAY 3/14/2014 3 2 1 2,469 2014 TRAN
SOLD 309,900 335,921 2992 CADENCE WAY 5/20/2013 3 2 0 1,800 2013 TRAN
SOLD 311,661 314,355 2996 CADENCE WAY 5/31/2013 3 2 0 1,870 2013 TRAN
SOLD 319,010 328,597 3025 CADENCE 2/14/2013 3 2 1 2,221 2013 TRAN
PEND 319,900 3009 CADENCE WAY 5/20/2013 3 2 1 2,469 2013 TRAN
SOLD 324,900 324,400 3004 CADENCE WAY 6/8/2012 3 2 0 1,740 2012 COTG
SOLD 338,081 316,001 2988 CADENCE WAY 4/25/2013 3 2 0 1,650 2013 RNCH
SOLD 339,900 365,365 2980 CADENCE WAY 7/26/2013 3 2 1 2,469 2013 TRAN
SOLD 341,805 364,770 2973 CADENCE WAY 7/16/2013 3 2 1 2,589 2013 TRAN
SOLD 345,737 323,087 2984 CADENCE WAY 4/25/2013 3 2 0 1,650 2013 RNCH
SOLD 350,000 350,000 3000 CADENCE WAY 7/11/2013 3 2 1 2,469 2013 TRAN
PEND 363,820 3021 CADENCE WAY 1/22/2014 3 2 1 2,221 2014 TRAN
SOLD 375,277 375,277 3057 CADENCE WAY 6/21/2013 3 2 1 2,800 2012 TRAN
PEND 389,900 2968 CADENCE WAY 8/6/2013 3 2 1 2,550 2013 TRAN

 

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Am I Ready To Buy A House Quiz

Posted: 25 Mar 2014 04:02 PM PDT

Buy A House – Who me?

Answer the questions below in the infographic, then see the answers at the bottom.  Have fun!! Dennis

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Are you ready to buy a house?  Read on!!

Am I Ready To Buy A House Quiz

7 Questions for Aspiring Homeowners

All aspiring homeowners who want to buy a house should ask themselves these seven questions before beginning the home-buying process.

"Are You Ready to Buy A House And Settle Down in This Community?"

Here are some questions you should ask yourself about the community you're considering:

  • Will traffic levels and transportation options in this community make for an easy commute?
  • Am I comfortable with the crime rate in this community?
  • Does this community have the dining, shopping and nightlife options I want?
  • Does this community have good schools?

"Do You Know How Your Family and Career Will Develop?"

Before getting serious about you decision to buy a home, predict how your family will develop in the coming years. If it is likely that your family may change (e.g., you get married and begin having children), you may want to hold off on the buy a home idea until you can confidently select one large enough.

Careers can alter people's lives just as family changes can. If a career change is likely, or your career may cause you to move out of state, forgo the urge to buy a home until it allows you to be more settled.

"Are You Happy With Your Job?"

Do you hate your job? Are you on the verge of getting laid off? Is your employer having financial troubles that could result in bankruptcy? Buy a house? Not.

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it would be wise to hold off on becoming a homeowner. Unless you have a trust fund or generous benefactors, you will need a steady stream of income if you want to pay off your mortgage. Make sure you have job security before starting the home-buying process! (While this statement also applies to renters, mortgage payments tend to be considerably higher than rents; if income is required for renting, that statement is doubly true for homeownership.)

"Are You Finished With Your Education?"

Much can be said about the advantages of furthering your education, but if you intend on buying a home anytime soon, going back to school may not be wise. Simultaneously paying for a college education and a new home will eat up all but the largest of incomes – even without taking other expenses into account. So, even if you are able to work and continue your education at the same time, buying a home before ruling out going back to school could result in a considerable strain on your budget!

"Are You Capable of Being Your Own Landlord?"

There are no work orders for homeowners. By signing the closing documents, new homeowners are also signing themselves up for the following responsibilities formerly taken care of by their landlords:

  • Servicing appliances like heaters, water heaters, washing machines, etc.
  • Making repairs to drywall, windows, doors and plumbing.
  • Painting interior and exterior walls.
  • Cleaning gutters.
  • Maintaining landscaping.
  • Exterminating mice, insects and other pests.

If handling maintenance sounds unbearable to you, homeownership may not be your best option.

"Want To Buy a House – How Much Money Have You Saved?"

Significant savings are required for the down payment on a house, which is traditionally 20 percent of its purchase price. It's also advisable to maintain a healthy bank account balance to pay for emergency repairs and expenses should your income suddenly drop.

"How Strong Is the Local Real Estate Market?"

The U.S. housing market collapse that precipitated the Great Recession taught millions of Americans that market forces can make homeownership a poor decision, even for those who in theory were prepared for it.  Regardless of how you answered the above questions, you should hold off on with your decision to buy a home until you are reasonably confident housing prices will at least remain constant in your area.

Here are some warning signs that housing prices may go belly-up in your desired metro area:

  • Major employers are going out of business or are planning on moving their operations.
  • Housing prices are rapidly rising, seemingly based on no economic reason.
  • There are reports of rising delinquency rates on mortgage loans in your area.
  • Housing is rapidly becoming less affordable.

Fortunately, in this post-crash period of rising house prices, it's likely that your new home will increase in value. In 2013, home prices increased in 88 percent of U.S. cities and rose by double digits in a third of them!


Top 5 Benefits of Homeownership

While purchasing a home isn't recommended for everyone, it certainly has a ton of advantages over renting. Here are the top five reasons why everyone should strive to buy a house:

  • Homeownership forces you to save – Instead of thinking of your mortgage as draining your income, view it as a forced savings account. Each mortgage payment increases the amount of equity you have in your home, which, in effect, puts more money in your pocket.
  • Homes gain value over time – Making mortgage payments is the opposite of paying rent in the sense that you gain wealth as your home appreciates in value, while paying rent decreases your wealth by draining money that you will never be able to recoup.
  • Get tax benefits – The American tax code rewards homeowners by giving them a whole slew of tax write-offs. These include deductions for property taxes, monthly interest paid on mortgages, and mortgage insurance. All told, homeowners can lower their taxable income by more than $10,000 for a $150,000 mortgage!
  • Freedom – Homeowners are free to do whatever they want with their property, from making cosmetic changes to completely renovating the entire house. Not having a landlord and a security deposit to worry about can take a load off a homeowner's mind!
  • Stability and fixed housing payments – There is comfort in returning to home sweet home day after day, year after year, not to mention the comfort of knowing exactly how much your monthly housing payment will be for the entire period of your mortgage loan.

Compromises to Never Make When Ready to Buy a Home

Here are three compromises all homebuyers should never make:

  • Location – This is the one thing that can't be changed about a house. While flooring, landscaping, and interior decorating can be added or altered, views, proximity to good schools, street noise, and neighborhood safety cannot.
  • Thinking with your heart – Keep yourself from falling in love with certain features of a house, as doing so will blind you to any downsides it may have.
  • Spending limit – Don't consider houses priced above the spending limit you set before beginning your home search.

Ready to buy a home?  Contact Dennis Blackmore here to help you find the perfect dream home – after all it sounds like you are ready!!

 

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