The public remarks for that listing read "...PLENTY OF ROOM FOR A BIG FAMILY. ALSO GREAT FOR INVESTORS. GREAT RENTAL HISTORY." With an estimated 3,800 square feet of living space, the listing agent has a point. As for the suitability of living for your peace of mind and sense of security, it is very understandable that you prefer not to consider it after observing what appear to be bullet holes in the front door.
I've helped many military buyers find great homes in Hampton Roads at below-market prices in neighborhoods they consider comfortable and safe. Feel free to call or email me if I can assist you with this most important endeavor. My mobile number is 757-268-5123, or toll free at 800-780-5123.
Best to you,
Virginia Commonwealth Realty
I reside in Suffolk and work with several realtors that specialize in Suffolk. If you like I can refer you to agents with military background to assist you with your search.
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Eric Tan #265183
Senior Loan Officer
New American Mortgage
You are asking a very tricky question :-)
Real estate agents can find themselves very easily in proverbial hot water for violating Fair Housing Laws by answering this question the *wrong* way.
Realtors cannot decide what house is big enough for a *big family* or what house should be occupied by one person. Typically, two people per bedroom policy in enforced or three people IF the bedroom is big enough to allow at least 50 square feet of floor area per person. Of course, no matter how big the house, it can always by occupied by one person, or a *small* family - again, it is not something realtors can, should, or even want to debate.
As for the house, we do NOT know what happen at this property and we cannot assume anything. Perhaps it was an accident or perhaps it was an act of violance.
There is no law in Virginia that requires suicides or homicides to be disclosed to the purchasers, even though the thought makes many buyers very uncomfortable - the listing agent had no legal duty to disclose it.
It is a personal decision based on the purchaser's comfort level. Some buyers will like the fact that they can purchase the property at a discounted price.
Dwayne & Maryanne Moyers