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General Area in Norfolk : Real Estate Advice

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Fri May 3, 2013
Deniece Mayberry answered:
Hello, Jeanette --

Northern Virginia has several health care centers (affiliated with Inova) that are on bus routes or near our Metro (subway) system. There's also George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC (right on the Blue and Orange Metro lines, both that begin in and have several stops in Northern Virginia) and several other medical centers in DC right on bus routes and Metro lines.

If you'd like additional information, please don't hesitate to let me know. My email is and phone number is 703-451-0677.

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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Elisa Staton answered:
Having lived in the area over 10 years and worked in the sheriff's office, I can tell you the best, safest, family neighborhoods are Larchmont/Edgewater and Lochhaven. It can be more expensive but well worth it! ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Erinn Smith answered:
DO NOT MOVE TO NORFOLK. You have kids. Move to Chesapeake- Zip 23322. That is known as the Hickory area. It is one of the safest areas with some of the best schools in Hampton Roads and Virginia. Advice I would give my sister. I am a native and Navy wife- Best wishes! ... more
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Cheryl Talbot answered:
In fact the number of rooms is every room less the bathrooms. When the city tax assesser states the number of rooms, you will most likely see it minus the baths too. A room has to be heated but in fact does not need central air. A bedroom has to have a closet to be a bedroom. A living room and dining room area is one room...not two. The rooms need to be separated by a wall of some sort establishing a separate space or room. Good luck in your search! ... more
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Wed Mar 14, 2012
Dora Lee Taylor answered:
Check out the new construction condos at 4250 Granby Street in Norfolk,

We have three condos remaining--close to the base, the bay, and downtown!

Dora Lee Taylor, GRI, SRES, SFR
William E. Wood and Associates
(757) 456-1713
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Fri Oct 29, 2010
KK German answered:
One of you will have to go through the tunnel. I work southside and I live in 23462. My granddaughter goes to Point of View Elementary and we have been very pleased with the school. is ONE place you can go to for school information and ratings - the ratings are based on input from students, teachers and parents.
If you need someone to help you find something southside, please feel free to contact you. An agent costs you nothing out of pocket and can help you focus and clarify your wants & needs and compare to what is available and workable as houses for sale. 23462 (in fact most of Virginia Beach) is a good place to find a townhouse, a nice starter home at lower cost than a single family.
KK German, Wainwright Real Estate, 757-714-2335
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
Schoolboardlady answered:
Shirl, a nice residential neighborhood with homes and apartments--Larchmont--about 2 miles to the Hampton Road, north entrance (not quite the gate). Also, check military by owner "to rent"--homes listed with approximate miles to subject military base. ... more
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Dan Chase answered:
You are looking at tough times to start a unnecessary business. Dancing is not like groceries. People can forget about it when things are tight. The high unemployment rate is against you. But who knows, it could work beautifully.

If I recall correctly there are firms that specialize in fiding potential markets for various kinds of businesses. They do studies and decide if an area is likely or not to be able to support such a business. Places like walmart would not build without taht kind of insight. They do not want to lose millions on a bad bet.

I would suggest going to the small business administration and asking for help. They may be able to show you some things to consider. But realize, knowing how to dance, and how to teach dancing are 2 different things. You alread know that. Yet have you considered that knowing how to teach and knowing how to run a business are 2 very different things? You could be the worlds best teacher and not be a good business person.

Every market has a saturation point. If you add 1 more of x business that means one business will fail. It could be yours, it could be one that has been barely making it for several years. And just because a market has several of a certain kind of business in it does not mean there is not room for one more wher all can succeed.

Be sure you have a good solid business plan together before you start. Most small businesses fail in the first 5 years. I think it is about 80%. Most of that is due to lack of capital. A few months doing badly has wiped out a lot of businesses.

I know where I am there is a group of mostly retired businessmen who help new businesses out. They are affiliated with the sba or a close relative of it. They try to help in every way they can to be sure business people are prepared for what they will ahve to deal with. Good luck in this venture.
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Wed Aug 12, 2009
Sunset Sunset Home Repair answered:
Hello. I live in the neighborhood a few blocks away. What specifics can i answer for you? They have a nice City Rec.Center and the city's visual arts building is there also that offers classes for all ages. ... more
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Thu Apr 9, 2009
Sunset Sunset Home Repair answered:
I would agree with other readers about the Ghent area of Norfolk. Assuming stairs are not a problem for you there are a lot of social spots you could walk too (pharmacy,restaurants,movies,grocery stores,etc.).
I have worked in Ghent for 15 years and think it's quite versatile to many different ages and interests!
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Wed May 21, 2008
Louis Eisenberg answered:
Ocean View is a very ecclectic housing market. The are areas that you should avoid when considering a home purchase. Ocean View has made great strides in the past 10 years and will become Norfolk's "Gold Coast". ... more
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Wed Mar 5, 2008
Charles Farley answered:
The ones without poor/black people? The question is too open ended.
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Sat Dec 15, 2007
Charles Farley answered:
Craigslist is the hot spot for rentals these days. You will find there are a number of larger property management companies in Norfolk. Some of them are pretty scummy, but it's kind of a representation of the business. Rents are on their way down, so negotiate well. ... more
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Mon Aug 27, 2007
JoAnn Pantas answered:
Hi, Jarad There are many very nice communities in Hampton Roads, with a rural like setting. Suffolk would surely be a good starting point for what you are looking for. There are affordable areas closer to the airport . What is your price range? As far as safe, I would suggest drive through the neighborhood that you choose at night to see what it is like after dark. This can sometimes give an idea of whats going on in that area. ... more
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