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Norfolk VA real estate

Norfolk, Virginia is known for its incredible waterfront real estate. With the Atlantic Ocean on three sides, the Lafayette River, the Elizabeth River, Lake Whitehurst, and more, Norfolk is an ideal place to find a cottage or full-time residence on the water. If you want to spend your time boating or fishing, you'll find many communities of like-minded water-lovers here ready to welcome you. Whether you want to live at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay or far inland along a river, Norfolk has every kind of waterfront home.

And while you may dream of catching crabs or collecting sea glass, buying waterfront property in Norfolk isn't something you should rush into. Between sea level rise and the dangers of water access, waterfront real estate can be a

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 Downtown Norfolk's 2018 First Friday's Street Party

Mark your calendars Downtown Norfolk’s First Fridays are back! Celebrate our community with the best street party in Hampton Roads, brought to you by the Norfolk Downtown Council. Enjoy local vendors, musicians, artisans and more the first Friday of April - October 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Whether you love classic rock, indie folk, or smooth jazz, there is a genre and a show for everyone at the First Fridays Downtown Street Party!

Downtown Norfolk brings together the unique experiences of shopping, dining, culture, business, and peaceful places. Energetic and authentic this metropolitan water-front community, offers a big city vibe wrapped up in a warm and welcoming neighborhood. We are proud to be involved in such an outstanding community!

The

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Norfolk Virginia is America's best city

When thinking about America’s best city, people from outside of Virginia likely wouldn’t be thinking about putting Norfolk up there against the likes of Chicago, New York, and San Francisco (to name only a few). But, according to Travel & Leisure, Norfolk, VA is USA’s best city to live in. Based on how shocked out-of-towners are at Norfolk being given the top prize, it should be no surprise that Norfolk also managed to take top spot as America’s Most Underrated City as well.

It isn’t the first time that Norfolk has come within the top 10 of America’s best cities either. Travel and Leisure rated Norfolk as the 4th best city in America in 2016. And, Virginia Beach also made the top 20 in 2016, coming in at number 14.

But what makes the city so

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September is the time for a fresh start. Hopefully, by now, you have successfully brushed off the doldrums from realizing that the summer has been and gone—and that the autumn (and winter) season is quickly descending upon us. If you’re having trouble finding your feet in town, or you just wish to go out and see what life in Norfolk has to offer you, you’ve come to the perfect place.

Bookmark this blog now and as the weeks go by check an activity or two off of this checklist. Before you know it, you’ll no longer be new to Norfolk. Instead, you’ll know just how amazing life in Norfolk, VA is.

      1. Chrysler Museum

 

      2. The NEON district

 

      3. Slover Library

 

      4. The NorVA

 

      5. Coffee

 

      6. Breweries

 

         
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Waterside District - Dine In. Tune In. Everyone In.

Panoramic look at Norfolk's premier dining and entertainment venue: Waterside District

Along the shores of the Elizabeth River and looking out to Portsmouth and Berkley, is where you will find Waterside District, Norfolk's premier dining and entertaining venue. On any day or night of the week, you're sure to find locals flocking to the site to hang out, enjoy live music, share a meal, and relax with friends and family while enjoying the nautical vibe and views of the water. During the sunny hours of the day, Wateside District is a great place to bring the whole family, but when the clock strikes 10:00 pm, the venue switches to an of-age location, requiring patrons to be 21 years of age or older with a valid piece of identification in hand.

If you've recently moved to Norfolk or

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2017 First Fridays Downtown Street Party in Norfolk, VA

Mark your calendars, grab your friends and family, and join our community to celebrate local musicians, business, artisans, and food vendors. As the center of the regions arts, dining, entertainment, and financial scenes, Downtown Norfolk is proud to support and celebrate the thriving and vibrant community and unique locals that make up the area. Whether you're deeply rooted in the Norfolk area or recently relocated, there's no better way to make a lasting connection with the community than taking in local traditions such as this.

The Coastal Virginia – Hampton Roads region – draws thousands of visitors and homebuyers each year. Whether you're just visiting or choosing to purchase a home in this diverse metro area, you'll quickly realize that each

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IKEA opening to Norfolk, VA real estate market

As you may remember, this was first announced in June 2016 at Slover Library by IKEA representatives, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim. Officials went on record stating that the new store will feature 331,000 square-feet of shopping space, 1200 parking spaces, and a 450-seat cafeteria-style restaurant with a wide variety of dishes from their famous Swedish meatballs to American-style pizza.

What does this mean for home owners living in Norfolks and the Hampton Roads area?

Well, first of all, it means you won't have to plan a three-hour road to trip to Woodbridge, Virginia or a five-and-a-half hour drive to Charlotte, North Carolina. It'll be easier than ever you to step up your interior decorating, style your home, or simply

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Beat the summer heat in your Norfolk, VA home

Summer is full effect and we are feeling the heat! 

Is there a better feeling than walking into a nice, cool place after being in the hot sun all day?

Wouldn't it be even better if this cool oasis was your home?

If you agree, and we're positive you will, we have five hot tips to keep your Norfolk home cool this summer: 

1. Invest In Cooling Curtains

Thermal or blackout curtains work to insulate your home from the hot summer sun. Install them to cover windows that regularly have prolonged exposure to direct sunlight throughout the day. Not only will the curtains block out the sun and heat, it will help saving on energy costs because your air conditioner won't have to work as hard, simultaneously cooling your home and your wallet.

2.

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NORFOLK, Va. – (May 2017) – Proudly local Nancy Chandler Associates has embarked on a strategic path to position the company for the future. Part of the strategic plan involves a new brand and name change. Research by the company confirmed the strength of the Chandler reputation and name recognition. The new name for the real estate company is Chandler Realty, Inc., and the property management company is Chandler Property Management, LLC.

Nancy Chandler Associates was founded in 1974 by Nancy Outland Chandler. The company opened as a small, family-owned real estate firm with a philosophy based on honesty, professional expertise and superb client care. It was Nancy’s dream to train a few agents who subscribed to her philosophy and the inimitable “Nancy

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The need to buy a home in Norfolk or Virginia Beach is often spurred by personal changes. When a couple decides to divorce, it brings many loose ends to tie, one of which concerns living arrangements. Inevitably a divorcing couple will find it necessary to sell a home in order to provide payments for separate housing. With this change, too, comes more decisions to make - where to live, how large of a house to purchase, and the question of proximity of both homes for the purpose of children's visitation. While the emotional stress attached to these decisions doesn't make them any easier to contemplate, it's important to think clearly for a smoother transition into a new life. Hiring the services of an experienced real estate agent with Chandler Realty in

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