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2008 

A citizens panel is helping the Norfolk school board evaluate 55 of its buildings.  They are going to give their opinion on a $597 million plan to renovate the buildings.  The panel was surprised at what they found in some buildings.  Leaky roofs, peeling paint from water seepage and one school t...
06/28/2008
Skinny houses in Suffolk?  How about a 15 foot wide house that is 55 feet deep.  That is what happens when you build homes in older areas and have to abide by code that says you need a ten foot buffer around the property.  I guess you have to build homes somewhere and add to the real estate tax b...
06/28/2008
Portsmouth keeps trying to do something about blight in its neighborhoods but is short on inspectors.  Back in 2005 four inspectors were hired but now the city has four vacancies.  This only hurt the real estate valuations in the city and reduces the tax base.  Hopefully the city will lift the hi...
06/28/2008
Shareholders for Dollar Tree, which is head quartered in Chesapeake, recently voted to to reorganize the board of directors into a single group that would be elected on a yearly basis.  The vote is nonbinding but should send a message.  Hopefully the board will listen. http://www.geneallen.com/  ...
06/21/2008
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A new dental clinic has opened in Suffolk.  The clinic is operated by the Peninsula Institute for Community Health and is at North Main Street in Downtown.  It should be a godsend, especially for people without insurance.  This is a sliding scale dental clinic and is a first for the area.  You ca...
06/21/2008
If you live or work in downtown Norfolk this information maybe invaluable to you.  Norfolk is expecting a tough two years because of major construction projects valued at over $700 million.  You can go to www.downtownnorfolk.org and see the road closures online.  The site will show the closures, ...
06/21/2008
If you are a Virginia Beach resident and have a below average car, you can go to the drive-through appeals station at the City Hall and appeal your tax bill.  If you have extremely high mileage, scratched soft tops or lots of chipped paint, you can trim your vehicles assessed value.  Shrink the a...
06/21/2008
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Harbor Group International has purchased the Runaway Bay complex in Virginia Beach.  The complex has 440 units but Harboru Group also bought a bigger complex in Houston.  Teh real estate investment and management group like the Runaway Bay complex because of the citys' economic strength, location...
06/14/2008
Virginia Beach is building an apartment complex on Nelms Ave for 18 mentally challanged disabled residents.  The cost will be $1,085,000 and there will be ten buildings that will look like townhouses.  In addition the city will rent the places for $180 a month and provide money for maintenance of...
06/14/2008
The developer for New Port in Portsmouth has asked to change the mix of housing it originally asked for.  It is a sign of the times as real estate is slowing down.  Portsmouth Venture One LLC asked to modify the project, changing it from 427 condominiums to a mix of retail space and 300 apartment...
06/14/2008
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