Explore Norfolk, VA

By Naoma Doriguzzi, New Media Director
(Virginia Beach)
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  I went to our local Norfolk WIRE ( women in real estate) last week and the meetings speaker was on 1031 Tax Exchange.  A 1031 Tax Exchange is when you exchange one investment property for another with tax-deferred benefits.  By doing a 1031 Tax Exchange you can receive tax benefits through defe...

By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
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Everyone is focused on the $7500 tax credit but do you know about the other state and government programs and there impact on the economy. Foreclosure Relief- This will offer a refinance program that will help struggling homeowners stay in their homes. Yeah Less Foreclosures!!! FHA Modernization ...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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All of us have been hit hard by the economy but what can you do in Norfolk to make your life better and stay away from scammers?  One way is to keep track of your credit.  You can get a free report once a year from https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp  Put yourself on the Do Not Call ...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim said during a recent City Council meeting that a 2 acre park will be built near City Hall.  The park will honor those who fought to end Massive Resistance and integrate the schools 50 years ago.  The park is at least four years away as it will sit where the current Circui...

By Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a
(Dockside Realty)
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About an hour ago I called Tina Merritt, a fellow member of Active Rain.  I needed help. Tina came to mind because I know she knows her area. Reading her posts taught me that. I contacted Tina because I had a call from my brother-in-law in Connecticut.  Bill  is trying to find someone that was fl...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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I received an email from a buyer the other day.  He wanted information on properties of course.  I asked him if he was working with an agent and he said yes, he was waiting for a response for an offer he had made on a property.  I sent him an email and said I would be happy to help him and so on...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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The Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) in Norfolk is having funding problems like most organizations nowadays.  The Norfolk Economic Development Authority has authorized a $500,000 loan to help with the rough times.  The VSO needs some help from you in the form of contributions.  The link to the s...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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I was thinking about buyers in Norfolk recently and this article from our Realtor magazine caught my eye with a great article titled "Overcoming Buyer Reluctance." As we are constantly speaking with home buyers about their wants and needs for a new home, but many times especially now they are rel...

By Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography - Bryant Payden, Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography
(B. Payden Photography, LLC)
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Norfolk Botanical Garden    Todays Norfolk Botanical Garden began in the mid 1930's with an idea by Frederic Heutte, a young horticulturist and Thomas P. Thompson, Norfolk City Manager from 1935-1938. Heutte had a fondness for Azaleas and believed Hampton Roads to have an ideal climate for growin...

By Josh Schlesselman
(Long Realty)
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Norfolk is an excellent place to find fantastic deals on homes and is a major hub in Hampton Roads, Virginia. With the new rate decrease, and the market correction in price, this may be the best time to take advantage of purchasing a new home in Norfolk. New interest rates today published in the ...

By Jeff Nelson, Hampton Roads Real Estate
(Homes and Food, Inc.)
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Out of the hundreds of neighborhoods in Hampton Roads, most of its 1.7 million residents have heard of Ghent, which is one of the more popular historical districts of Norfolk, located near downtown.  Much of this large area was built in the early 1900's and is commonly known as Ghent, West Ghent,...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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In the spirit of giving this year, GVA Advantis, of Norfolk is passing on its annual holiday party this year.  The money they would have spent will be given to to the local food bank and ForKids.  This amounts to something like $1,500.  Maybe other companies that are cutting back on charity givin...

By Steve Van Leeuwen
(Nancy Chandler Associates)
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As the housing market and the economy as a whole tries to recover from the recent slump it has experienced, many cities in Hampton Roads have seen housing prices fall consistently for the past year they have been on the market. This is causing many home owners to open their homes up to the option...

By Michelle Torres
(The Walt Disney Company)
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  It is so hard for me to find a rental property that has handicap features. Some say they have handicap features but they only offer a ramp. Well, what about after you get in the house how can one take a shower with out a walk-in/roll-in shower? If anyone can help me with this, please enlighten me.

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk recently had a spate of births.  There was a bongo, an armadillo, two box turtles, four copperhead snakes and a bog turtle.  What it means is that the breeding and conservation program at the zoo is working.  I am looking forward to seeing the little critters. http://w...

By Josh Schlesselman
(Long Realty)
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In our current financial market, it has become increasingly more difficult for the average real estate investor to purchase an investment property due to the large downpayment requirements, especially with multi-family property. There are a couple of ways to get around the large downpayment requi...

By Jeff Nelson, Hampton Roads Real Estate
(Homes and Food, Inc.)
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Bayview Beach is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Norfolk for someone who wants to consider buying a detached home around $200k or even below.  It's a very quaint area that could be a short walk or bike ride to the bay.  Most of the homes are older but have been kept up nicely for the most par...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Norfolk is working on plans to provide $1 million in grants and loans to help fix up homes in three Wards corner neighborhoods.  The city has pledged the money to Denby Park, Monticello Village and Oakdale Farms but so far has not figured out how to administer the money or when it will be availab...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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NOAA has deployed a big bad "smart buoy" on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk recently.  It is designed to measure all sorts of weather conditions, environmental conditions and water quality.  This is the first buoy in the area but there will be several more deployed.  If you are into that sort of d...

By Gene Allen, Realty Consultant for Cary Real Estate
(Fathom Realty)
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Even without employee raises or new programs the budget for Norfolk is facing a $22 million deficit.  Expenses are rising and revenues are flat according to the City Manager.  Resale home prices have fallen but new home prices have risen.  Couple this with a little bit of rise on the commercial r...

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