virginia beach: The Bayou in Virginia Beach - 08/25/14 12:41 AM

I am getting ready to leave the subdivision of Glenwood in Virginia Beach for Durham, NC.  I will miss scenes like this on my daily bikeride.

virginia beach: 1120 Eagle Way, Virginia Beach, Va - 08/24/14 11:54 PM

Contact info:
Gene Allen | Resh Realty Group | 757-718-3366 
Premium GOLF COURSE1120 Eagle Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23456$314,900 KEY FEATURES
Year Built: 1990
Sq Footage: 2600 sqft.
Bedrooms: 4 Beds
Bathrooms: 3 Baths
Floors: 2
Parking: 2 Garage | Guest parking
Laundry: In Unit
Lot Size: 5000 Square Feet
HOA/Maint: $43
Property Type: Single Family House
Golf course lot with abundant wildlife.  Many updates include SEER 19 HP with gas backup, newer carpet, high grade laminate floors and roof.  Master is downstairs with jetted tub, walk-in-closet and dual sinks.  The family room features a cathedral ceiling, gas log fireplace and skylights.  There is one other bedroom downstairs with a full bath and … (2 comments)

virginia beach: Sunset on the Honey Bee Golf Course in Virginia Beach - 05/26/14 07:36 AM


virginia beach: Laundry Room Smells In Virgnia Beach - 05/13/14 04:00 AM
I was showing a home in Virgnia Beach the other day and noticed a really bad smell.  I narrowed it down to the laundry room.  Left over damp clothes that had been there way to long.  Here are some tips to make your listings smell better.

Usually full of dirty clothing, that sits behind closed doors for days, it's not surprising that these small areas develop an odor.  Whether it's a musty smell coming from the washing machine or body odor from the clothing, it's not pleasant and a real turn off to potential buyers.
Most sellers that have … (1 comments)

virginia beach: Lots of birds in Virginia Beach - 05/13/14 03:13 AM


Some birds in the Glenwood area of Virginia Beach.

virginia beach: Eagles in Virginia Beach - 03/19/14 01:04 PM
Here are a pair of eagles in Virginia Beach.  One is HK who was kicked out of the Norfolk Airport airspace.  He has taken up residence in my backyard of Glenwood.

virginia beach: Good MLS Pictures in Virginia Beach or Bad? Which are yours? - 10/26/12 04:54 AM
Haven’t we all seen it all?  Good MLS pictures and bad MLS pictures of homes in Virginia Beach.  The first house in Virginia Beach you pull up has a living room with children's toys sprawled across the floor. The next picture is the master bedroom with laundry on the floor in the corner of the shot.  How about those with cluttered kitchen counters?  The perfect shot is the exterior with overgrown grass, shrubs and bushes or dirty gutters?
Are these real estate agents trying to just put something in the MLS or are they oblivious to the … (2 comments)

virginia beach: Hampton Roads #5 of 50 for Working Mothers - 10/18/11 02:37 AM
Forbes magazine has ranked Hampton Roads #5 of 50 metropolitan areas for working mothers.  Hampton Roads includes Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton and Newport News. The criteria was varied but includes such things as number of physicians, school-district-per-pupil expenditures and violent crime rates as reported by the FBI.
A steady paycheck is nice but included in the criteria was a healthy employment rate, safety, health care and education.  I don't think they included weather in the criteria because Buffalo-Niagra was #1.
Richmond was seventh and D.C. was 9th.  Raleigh, N.C. was 41st and Jacksonville, Fl was 37th (the Navy wants … (0 comments)

virginia beach: New Camera New Birds - 01/27/11 03:08 PM
Santa brought me a new camera, Panasonic DMC FZ 100, for Christmas.  Along with that he brought a family of new birds that I haven't identified yet but there are about 8 of them that clean my feeder out on a regular basis.  My back yard in Glen Wood in Virginia Beach is really quite busy this time of year.  A bit surprising as I have at least 10 different types feeding at different times and sometimes trying to get there all at once. 
At first I wasn't as happy with the pictures as I should be until I looked at … (7 comments)

virginia beach: Xmas Cat - 12/28/10 01:10 PM
I was at my sisters house in Virginia Beach playing with my Xmas present and caught this picture.  I took three or four and this is the only one with the two color eyes. 


virginia beach: Fannie Mae Help In Virginia Beach - 09/07/10 06:37 AM
I have a buyer that is purchasing a Fannie Mae property in Virginia Beach (sold as is).  The home inspectior found a leak in the sky light.  The buyer asked for the skylight to be repaired.  The agent has gotten bids on but the seller hasn't answered.  There are also several appraisal items that need fixing.  I asked the listing agent if the seller is willing to make those repairs but she said she wouldn't tell me until the buyer signs off on no repairs to the skylight.  Kind of smells like rotten eggs.  The next words of course are she … (0 comments)

virginia beach: Why I Like A Small Sensor Camera Part VII (DMC FZ-18) - 07/25/10 09:35 AM
I was standing in my yard the other day with my Panasonic DMC FZ 18 and remembered why I like it so well.  I took these three pictures in my backyard in Virginia Beach without moving or changing lens.  They were done in automatic mode.  It is truely an amazing camera that starts at 28mm and goes way out to about as far as one can see.
The golfers are in the center of screen even though you
can't see them


virginia beach: Karl's Mortgage Calcultor Is What I Use On MY DROID In Virginia Beach - 07/19/10 03:09 PM
I have Karl's Mortgage Calculator on my DROID for my buyers' in Virginia Beach.  Selling real estate means having lots of gizmos with you.  Before smart phones I had to carry along my mortgage calculator and as fate would have it, it wasn't always with me.  My DROID is always by my side and so my calculator is.  Now my buyers' always know what the mortgage will be on a given house.  You can find Karl's Mortgage Calculator for your DROID at the APPBRAIN store or at

virginia beach: Does Your Buyer Want A "Girl Cave" In Virginia Beach - 07/16/10 02:08 PM
I have been taking buyers out for years and having men wanting a "Man Cave".  You know the big hulking room you can put a home theatre in or fix the car or play pool.  Now I was reading in our local paper about a lady in Virginia Beach making a "Girl Cave".
A "Girl Cave" could be something simple according to Betsy DiJulio.  She converted a former guest room into a "Girl Cave" by adding a nice looking sleep sofa, dresser, end table, lamp and a t.v. .  Now she has a room for guest to relax in, sleep in and … (5 comments)

virginia beach: For Us Techno People Still Living In Prehistoric Times - 07/15/10 01:52 AM
This is a great mouse for Techno People still living in prehistoric times.  I know it will work great in my real estate office in Virginia Beach as some of us are still trying to get caught up.

virginia beach: Virginia Beach To Purchase INDIGO DUNES!!! - 07/14/10 03:51 PM
Virginia Beach along with several conservation groups are planning to purchase INDIGO DUNES.  This is the last "wild" major tract along the Lynnhaven River and should have been purchased a long time ago.  This area has oyster beds, a maritime forest and wetlands all within its 122 acres. 
The land was bought several years ago by L. M. Sandler and Sons for $30 million with Wells Fargo holding a loan for $19.4 million (ouch).  They were going to put over 1000 homes on the property.  The city will ante up about $5 million from its open space fund to pay for … (2 comments)

virginia beach: Fix For The iPhone 4 Reception Problem In Virginia Beach - 07/13/10 01:22 AM
This is a repost of a post in another blog that I found.  I am sure it will work in other places than Virginia Beach.
You've got a new iPhone 4, but you're a bit blue because apparently you've been holding phones wrong your whole life. No need to buy an expensive case to fix your phone-holding habits and weak-signal woes. Fix it with a cheap bracelet!Some iPhone 4 owners have reported that holding the phone low and with your hand wrapped around the bottom half of the phone has deadened or canceled their wireless/3G reception. Many people hold their phone … (3 comments)

virginia beach: Any Coast Guard or Navy Vietnam Veterans in Virginia Beach? - 06/29/10 03:08 PM
Being a retired Navy Senior Chief I try to keep abreast of service related items in the Virginia Beach area.  The latest is for Coast Guard and Navy veterans who served in Vietnam.  There is an updated list of vessels that were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange. 
The additions include all Coast Guard vessels with a hull designation of WPB (patrol boat) and also the WHEC (high endurance cutter).  For any veteran who can prove they served aboard these ships they can have their benefits expedited. 
If you don't know, Agent Orange is linked to several types of cancer and … (1 comments)

virginia beach: Swimming Pool Safety In Virginia Beach - 06/27/10 02:32 PM
I sell homes in Virginia Beach with swimming pools and have safety on my mind all the time.  If you are looking at a home with me that has a pool I will provide you with not only printed information on pool safety but also provide you with some good web sites to go to.  One of the best is one the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  For those of you that already have pools it is a good place to go as a reminder or to find out how to make your pool safer.

virginia beach: Approved Short Sale In Virginia Beach - 06/24/10 03:17 PM
What is an approved Short Sale in Virginia Beach?  This is a question for the Short Sale experts out there.  I have seen several listings here that say in the remarks that a "Short Sale" has been approved at a certain price but no other other terms have been disclosed.  When I look into the disclosure section there is a for reducing commissions if the bank chooses.
So my question is when you get a bank to approve a Short Sale what does that mean? and why can't I as the buyers agent have access to the approval letter.  If my buyer … (1 comments)

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