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1453 Deerpond Ln Virginia Beach, VA Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour This 2nd floor condo is ideal in location, size, and price. Major connection roads are just minutes away, yet you can walk to shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, and more. You get the benefit of pool, t...
First Time Home Buyers may be eligible for a limited pool of free money.  This is due to a federal grant and is available only to first time home buyers getting a VA, FHA, or Conventional loan.  There are income limits in order to qualify for this money ($43,650/year for 2 person family or $55,55...
For the third week in a row, the percentage of inventory on the Southside that is bank owned fell slightly, but not quite as low as it was a month ago.  This week, Chesapeake REO inventory as a percentage of available inventory in the city fell 5.7%. If you are considering purchasing a foreclosur...
For the second week in a row, foreclosures represent a slightly smaller percentage of overall available inventory in Southside Hampton Roads.  Hovering just below 14% of available inventory, the change was driven by a slight increase in NON REO properties combined with a slight decrease in REO co...
Houseflies come from maggots which mature in rotting flesh.  If you see an unexplained incidence of flies in the house, there is a good chance you've got a rotting carcass in the chimney flue.  Birds and squirrels can get caught in the flue and will eventually die.  You may not even notice any od...
If you are considering professional property management, it makes sense to comparison shop, but beware of discount management fees.  If you find someone who charges 2% less than others on the management fee of a $1,200 monthly rental, that's a savings of $24 a month which adds up to a whopping $2...
For the week ending January 9th, there were a few more foreclosed properties in inventory for Southside Hampton Roads, but as a percentage of available properties, there was a slight decline to 13.91%.  Portsmouth had the largest gain with 184 available REO listings. If you are considering buying...
5110 Condor Street Virginia Beach, VA Click For Listing Website Click For Interactive e-Tour This single story townhouse is located just off Witchduck Road near Town Center, Virginia Beach. Convenient to public transportation, Virginia Beach Boulevard, and I-264, you?re only minutes away from wh...
In this, my first foreclosure data post for 2011, we have hit a new level of REO's in our local inventory for Southside Hampton Roads.  14% of the available inventory is now an REO listing and approximately 500 non REO listings expired or were withdrawn during the last week of 2010. For those hom...

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