Archive | April 2014

Hummingbirds and Real Estate

As I was looking up properties I saw my second hummingbird of the spring–they are always such a joy to watch!  They are masterful fliers, very wary, and really beautiful.  Where I live in Virginia Beach I have seen Ruby-throated Hummingbirds exclusively.

Generally, people choose a place to live based on their priorities.  If a person is a bird watcher and has a fondness for water fowl, then she might prefer to live on or near water, for example.  If she want hummingbirds around, she might choose a spot that has a lot of flowers and plants nearby.  This is why it is important to form relationships with the people in real estate with whom we work–this is how we can discover what their priorities are and we can assist them in meeting those priorities.  It is important to know whether a seller wants a speedy sale versus a top dollar sale, or if a buyer wants to be in a high-rise building or in the middle of five open acres.

We always strive to build relationships with our clients so we can serve them better.  Give us a call and let’s get started!  You can reach me at 757-752-8882 or email at scinv@yahoo.com.  Have a fantastic day!

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Image courtesy of National Geographic–thank you!

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Open House 1-3 Saturday April 26

Hello All,

3404 Bangor Crescent, Chesapeake VA, 23321–Open House this Saturday, April 26 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  This is a beautiful property, completely renovated and move-in ready.  This 3 bedroom 1 bathroom end-unit town home has a new eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances and new roof, new siding, replacement windows, new flooring throughout (tile in kitchen and bath, hardwood in great room, carpet in hallway and bedrooms); new bathroom with double sink vanity; new HVAC; new fence; new light fixtures; new fans in every bedroom; and new paint throughout!  Driveway parking for two cars. Property is in a cul-de-sac.

Join us this Saturday at 3404 Bangor Crescent, Chesapeake VA, 23321 from 1 PM to 3 PM!

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Virginia Real Estate Market Summary

The following information is from http://www.RealtyTrac.com, the Virginia market trends and summary.

 

According to RealtyTrac, one of the premier websites regarding general real estate market and foreclosure trends, Virginia home sales for February 2014 were down 6% compared with the previous month, and down 17% compared with a year ago. The median sales price of a non-distressed home was $267,500. The median sales price of a foreclosure home was $170,299, or 36% lower than non-distressed home sales.

There are currently 34,175 foreclosure properties in VA that are listed for sale on RealtyTrac, and in March, the number of properties that received a foreclosure filing in Virginia was 25% higher than the previous month and 31% lower than the same time last year.

While the number of number of homes receiving foreclosure filings rose of the previous month, in general the number of filings is trending lower.

As always, contact us for any of your real estate needs or questions!

Happy Tax Day from Ocean Front Solutions, LLC

Greetings this fine April 15, 2014, the day of the first lunar eclipse of the tetrad (four total lunar eclipses in a row). I’m happy to say this “blood moon” appeared not to have signaled the coming of the apocalypse, at least not today.  And I’m sorry to say that even though I arose at 3 AM to witness the event it was too cloudy to see. From the photos it looked heavenly!

It’s a good day; our tax preparation verified that our real estate business is in the black and that our work has benefited quite a few entities and people–homeowners who now live in beautifully renovated properties; construction companies and workers who did the work and received payment; real estate agents and companies on the buying and selling side of our transactions; title companies and attorneys; our lenders; the cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach for property taxes; improved neighborhoods; material and supply companies; landscapers; and others not on the top of my head.  Their work of course has benefited Ocean Front Solutions, also. I like to think that we all work together to move things forward to make the world a little better.

As always, if you have property in South Hampton Roads that you want to sell, or if you are looking to buy property, please contact us–we can take care of you or we know someone who can.

Have a deluxe day!

Enjoy the photo from Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

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Lot for Sale, 2228 Reservoir Ave, Norfolk VA

$39,900.  5,000 SF buildable lot for sale in Barraud Park, Norfolk.  Lot is level and has city water and city; utilities capped and ready to go. Surveyed.  Call Liz Schuyler at 757-235-0274.

Have a superfine day!

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3404 Bangor Crescent, Chesapeake VA Price Reduction — $115,000 !!!

 

 

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,120 square feet renovated town home!  New roof, siding, kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, tile floor. New flooring throughout–wood great room, tile bathroom, carpet bedrooms and hallway. New fence, new HVAC. This is a beautiful home! Nice neighborhood convenient to bases and interstate.

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3404 Bangor Crescent, Chesapeake VA Price Reduced — $115,000 !!!

Beautifully renovated town home in the Dunedin area — 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,120 square feet. New roof, siding, fence, HVAC. New kitchen with granite counter tops and Frigidaire stainless steel appliances. New flooring with tile in the kitchen and bath, wood in the great room, and carpet in the hallway and bedrooms. New ceiling fans and light fixtures, freshly painted.  This is a gorgeous property in a wonderful location!

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2228 Reservoir Avenue Reduced to $39,900

The address is 2228 Reservoir Ave, Norfolk VA, 23504.
This is a cleared, level, 5000 SF lot, ready to build on.

To make an offer contact Liz Schuyler at

Have a fine day!

 

Beautiful, Sunny, Real Estate Day!

It’s sunny and 65F outside, completely nice! It’s a great day to look at property or to get work done on property, or even to sell your property’s old appliances to make way for new ones.

Our rehabs are progressing, our finished products are selling, and our marketing is working, so we’ll keep it up. Just a reminder, if you want to buy a home or sell a home in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or Chesapeake, VA contact us–we’re happy to assist!IMG_0827