Buying Real Estate

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Condos... they're compact, convenient, and usually packed with enough amenities to make you feel like you're living in a holiday resort.

And Virginia Beach condos are no different. The selection here is excellent, from central and family-friendly, to beachside and ready for fun. If you're on the market for a condo, then the Virginia Beach condo market probably has what you're looking for.

Still, just like buying any property, getting into the condo market can be daunting. A lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of strands to keep together.

So, if you're looking for some condo buying guidance - here you go...

The Benefits of Condos

To start with, why buy a condo in the first place?

There are many benefits to owning a condo, including:

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From Portsmouth, to Chesapeake, to Virginia Beach, the area around Norfolk, Virginia is brimming with fantastic neighborhoods to live in.

But, if you're looking for somewhere close to Norfolk Naval Base, then your options are going to be a bit more limited. You're still in luck though, since the areas within commuting distance of Norfolk Naval Base still include some absolute gems, and some of the best neighborhoods in Norfolk...

Not sure where to start?

Well, you're in the right place! Here is a list of some of the best areas and neighborhoods near Norfolk Naval Base. In no particular order, they are:

Ghent

Ghent will often feature at the top of lists for "best Norfolk neighborhood", and that's no surprise. Just west of downtown Norfolk,

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qualified opportunity zones (qoz) what you need to know

So, you may have heard about something called a "Qualified Opportunity Zone" (QOZ). Have you wondered what these might be about, and, specifically, what they could mean for the Hampton Roads real estate market?

Well, wonder no more. We're here to give you the basics on Qualified Opportunity Zones for Hampton Roads home owners, buyers, and investors.

Let's get started...

Qualified Opportunity Zones - How They Work

First, QOZs were introduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 as part of a plan to encourage development in economically under-served areas by creating tax advantages for investors.

As part of this new plan, thousands of census-designated areas across the country have been designated as QOZs based on their lagging

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community spotlight: East Beach, Norfolk, Virginia

When new developments are built, they are often located on farmland or within areas of relative wilderness outside of a town or city. While such areas are fabulous for facilitating the construction of new properties and on relatively inexpensive land, there may be drawbacks.

For example, a new homeowner may revel in the solitude of living further from the epicenter of the town or city, but may soon begin to dread the longer commute, not only for work, but also for activities of daily life, such as heading to the grocery or hardware store, medical appointments, restaurants, or cultural activities.

The community of East Beach, northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, on the shores of Chesapeake Bay, is a picture-perfect case for a new kind of urban

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All you ever wanted to know about home inspections (and a few things you didn't)

It's easy to get caught up in the rush of home-buying, especially if you've found "the one" - your dream home - and you want to secure it ASAP. And, if you're in a seller's market, you might also be anticipating some competition, so the more you can do to smooth the deal, the better, right?

Well...not always. One thing which buyers sometimes choose to forgo in an attempt to speed a deal along is the home inspection. This is a big mistake...

Why should you get a home inspection?

Well, a home is more than what you're likely to see in an open-house tour, where you might be taken in by the dressing, the features, and all the surface stuff. But that's only half the story. A house is a system, a machine, like a car. And just like a car, though it

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What $1 Million Will Get You In Norfolk

We don’t know about you, but for a good many of us there was a time when we were young that the premise of having ‘a million dollars’ meant that you would be beyond set for life and you could just spend, spend, spend to your heart’s content. As you get older, you come to realize that one million dollars wouldn’t have you acting like that at all - in fact, it turns out you might do little more than buy your dream home with cash.

Which, in itself is still pretty darn sweet..

It’s equally true that a million dollars won’t get you much at all if you’re buying nice homes in New York, L.A., or Miami. You can include Washington in that super-pricey real estate group too, but here in Virginia we just can’t say enough good things about Norfolk real

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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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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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If you're serious about buying a home in Norfolk, you want to work with the best real estate agent available. A good Realtor is reputable, comes recommended by peers, and has an outstanding record for matching homeowners with the right properties. Of course, a stellar Realtor doesn't necessarily work well with everybody. You need an agent who is willing to work with you to determine which Norfolk and Virginia Beach homes for sale are ideal for your situation.

How do you know you have found the right Norfolk Realtor to assist you in finding your dream home? Look for these top qualities:

A Realtor Listens

Some real estate agents will appear to pay attention to your home preferences, then try to sell you a neighborhood that doesn't appeal to you at

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