Clarence, Home Buyer in 11575

I'am a nassau county,ny resident looking to retire in about 6yrs.Richmond,Winston Salem NC , Columbia SC and

Asked by Clarence, 11575 Mon Feb 11, 2008

Birmingham AL are places we (my wife and I) are considering.I want info on Richmond's downtown condo/coop/townhouse(2-3br) market-especially along the water? Thinking visiting this summer

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I know this is an old question (I am answering in 2010), but other people may be looking in the future. Try south of Charlotte, NC near SC is GREAT (Ballantyne area in NC and Lake Wylie in SC)! Low taxes in SC and good value on housing. Richmond has high taxes and everything has an HOA fee which drives up the cost by at least $250 to $400.00 a month. Some locations have even higher HOA fees. Richmond is a city with several faces. Long time residents look down on Chesterfield and the Midlothian areas. They even have jokes about crossing the bridge to shop. If you are not from the area, stay with downtown, the kids and colleges/schools. Carytown is great for shopping and restaurants, but The Windsor Farm people have their noses stuck up. Having lived on the east coast and the mainline area in Philadelphia - I can't believe how these folks act in 2009! Obviously, we took our money and left the area for better housing and neighbors. Great place to visit, but I would not want to live there (maybe this is what these old timers are hoping). If enough money leaves (including the Federal Reserve), maybe they won't feel so nasty towards new comers because we were paying their bills.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 8, 2010
Well Hello Clarence. I grew up in Seaford in Nassau County I joined the Navy and after my 20 years I settled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. If you looked into the past and seen Long Island 50-70 years ago you would see the Eastern Shore of Virginia. If you ever took the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel heading south you drove right through here and never got off Rt13 Lankford Hwy. I have been coming here since 1968 with my family and past through to many times to count. You have the Bayside which is like the North Shore and the South Shore is like our Atlantic side down here. Waterman, farms the open area's are wonderful and the taxes are real good. Al I can tell you is what I have to see what I mean. I have 3200 turn of the century Victorian 4 bed room 2 baths. On 3/4 ac I have an old horse barn and a 10,000 ft building (50'x 100’) 2 floors. My taxes are $1,050/yr. Most of my family still lives in Seaford and all are talking about leaving when they retire, just for the taxes they can not afford to retire. If you would like more info on this area I can send you a packet on general information. If being close or on the water is important, boating, fishing and some good hunting as well you would be surprised at what the area has to offer. Feel free to check out the Eastern Shore Teams web site and drop me an email if I can be of service.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 29, 2008
Hello Mr. Clarence: I am originally from Nassau County and moved to Richmond in 1988. There are fantastic properties being developed and completed along Richmond's James River. You have it all from high rises condos, town homes and detached homes with water views and access. Many new communities are being built that will offer lake front properties and more along the James.

I am a Realtor with Long & Foster. Our Central Virginia division is the largest residential real estate firm in the area. On a national basis, we consistently rank in the top 3 for sales volume and transactions closed. Our offices are located from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and our Relocation department handles national and international transactions. It will be very easy to provide you with information for metro Richmond, the Carolinas, and Alabama.

Please visit my web site for more information including the service I can provide you and your family, our company’s history and more. If you have any questions, your fellow Long Islander is more than happy to assist. I can even tell you where to find H&H bagels in Richmond – for a taste of NY home!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 27, 2008
Did you visit yet? I have family in each of the cities you listed. I'd be interested to know what you found.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 22, 2008
Richmond's water front has just come alive and thanks to a huge inventory of condos and rowhouse there are great bargains to be had. These projects are represented by numerous developers and their agents, but be sure to use a buyers agent to incorporate the re-sales in your search and to able to negotiate the best price for your purchase
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2008
If you looking in the city,and want a townhouse on the water, you have to visit the Overlook. Brand new, Fan style homes with incredible views of the James River. Only a few left.
Before you come to town, conact me. We're experts in the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 3, 2008
Clarence, It's great that you're starting your search early. However, since your search may require more assistance than can be provided in an email, I'm suggesting that letting my firm work for you would be more helpful. I'm with Prudential Douglas Elliman, a member of the nationwide Prudential network w/offices in all 50 states. Our relocation department can provide you with all of the community and housing information--and local agent referrals--needed for you to make an informed decision about your retirement destination. Of course, our local offices in Rockville Centre, East Meadow and Merrick are also ready to help you sell your home in Roosevelt. Gerry
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 11, 2008
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