What are the good/bad areas to buy in the Church Hill area? ($250-500K)

Asked by Auger, Richmond, VA Thu Nov 22, 2007

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Hi, , Virginia
Sat Mar 29, 2008
look at foreclosures
there are lots of them
in virginia

start here

then google REO

most are being sold by realtors
just like normal houses
but the banks are trying to get rid of them
they are usually empty
but some could be staged


good luck

ps you should wait prices still declining
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George Cummi…, , Richmond, VA
Fri Apr 11, 2008
When trying to decide where to live in Church Hill, park your car and take a walk and find out what feels good to you. If you like it in the day, check it out after work (is there parking?) and at night. Stop and talk to the neighbors to get a good perspective of the neighborhood. Step into Capt. Buzzy's coffee shop on Broad and talk to the owner, Bob, and his worker's and clients. The same goes for the Hill Cafe - the owner, Michelle, lived in the neighborhood for years. George Cumming, RE/MAX Commonwealth.
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I agree with George. Get out and walk around. I like 28th street between Broad and M street because there are a ton of brand new from the ground up homes that still stick with the historic look both inside and out. It's also a good walking area. Hill Cafe is on the same street, WPA and Dutch & Co a block away, Roosevelt and Sub Rosa Bakery a few blocks away, parks a few blocks away. Can't beat living in a brand new home but still in a historic district with lots to walk to.
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Chris Small, Agent, Richmond, VA
Sat Mar 29, 2008
The answer to that will depend on what kind of investment you are looking to make. Are you just looking for a nice place to live in an older established neighborhood? If that is the case stick to south of Broad Street in the St. Johns Historic District or up the 27th street corridor north of Broad Street. If you are looking for a property to renovate and resell or use as investment property other areas of Church Hill offer many different opportunities. You should get a buyers agent who really knows the area and get detail on value.
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Mohamed Mekh…, , Richmond, VA
Sat Mar 8, 2008
You can check the MLS for area 10.
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Paul Eakin, Agent, Fredericksburg, VA
Thu Nov 22, 2007
Hi.... here's a link for the Church Hill People's Newsletter... it's a pretty good site that may give you more info on the neighborhood.... hope it helps... have a GREAT day!
Web Reference:  http://chpn.net/news/
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