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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Angie Harrington answered:
Well, because "safe" is such a relative term and one person might think the area is safe whereas another person may not, it's best for you to draw your own conclusions by using real crime data and other factors. One website you can go to is and at the top right hand side of the screen type in the property address to see what types of crimes have happened in the vicinity.

You could also talk to some of the neighbors if you catch them out and get their opinions, or drive around at different times of day and different days of the week to get a feel for the neighborhood overall.

If I can help you any further with your search, please just ask!
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Absolutely not!
I have seen georgeous pictures turn into a dump when I visited the property.

Surely, you wouldn't rely on the pictures when making an offer.

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Mon Jun 2, 2014
John R Beavers answered:
You usually only hear the bad news about any neighborhood. I suggest you contact the Hampton Police Dept. and ask them about the crime statistics for the Wythe area. Then you can make a decision based on true valid information.
Over the last few years I have sold several homes in Wythe and all of my clients express their joy of living there and have thanked me for helping them find the community.
If you would like to take a look at this home please contact me to set up a meeting day and time.

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Tue Jun 2, 2015
Brian White answered:
Hi Courtney,

You are right, over the last year the homes inventury has shrunken. However, there are still several homes out there. If you could give me more criteria as to what you are looking for as far as bedrooms, baths, square feet, and price range I would be more than happy to provide you with some listings.


Brian White
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
Kaera Mims answered:
Hi Kissadiya!

Given that it is new, you may have a tough time. My experience with some of my past clients has been that apartment complexes have been the most successful in those situations since they have huge competition from the real estate companies on the rental market right now and need to fill vacancies.

Each situation is different...if you would like to have a more in depth conversation, feel free to call me directly at 757-739-2003 or via email at Thanks for serving!
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Brian Saunders answered:
The compute is no more than 10-15 minutes depending on traffic and depending on the gate and/or access point you use. Depending on the time of day (Rush Hour) it could also be much quicker.

Thank you

Brian F. Saunders
"Actively Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia"
757-876-9182 Direct
greg garrett
11864 Canon Blvd. Ste.103
Newport News, Va 23606
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Nealynn,

You may want to go see them yourself or call the property manager for details.

Ali, Community Manager
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Sun Jan 13, 2013
Angie Harrington answered:
Did you ask your lender to calculate the settlement fees based on the new price of $220,000--assuming the seller is willing and able to drop his/her price there? If so, can you compare the two sets of numbers you were given to see what is different? The Private Mortgage Insurance up front premium would certainly be less with a lower sales price, but taxes would be the same since they are based upon the city appraisal and not upon the purchase price.

If you were not given the settlement cost breakdown of both prices in writing, you should ask your lender for this information or simply ask him/her to go over the numbers with you. I am not a lender.
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Thu Jan 31, 2013
John R Beavers answered:
Absolutely. I always try to get the seller to contribute sufficient money to cover most, if not all, of the buyers costs.. This is part of the negotiation process that I do for my clients.

If you would like more information contact me at 757-812-0399.

John R Beavers,, Realtor
Heartland Realty LLC
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Sat Mar 9, 2013
John R Beavers answered:
Good evening:

Sorry to hear of your loss and hope I can assist you with your relocation. Buckroe Beach is a large beach oriented area within the City of Hampton which contains a great variety of housing possibilities from small single family detached homes to large beach front estates. There also are condos if you would consider an attached home.
If you wish my assistance you may either call me at 757-812-0399 or email me at

John R. Beavers, Realtor
Heartland Realty LLC
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Thu Dec 27, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
If you are an agent you must know that to answer your question is not something a Realtor would do. Who are we to tell someone what is nice or not? That is totally up to you - the buyer - not us or anyone else licensed as a real estate agent. Good luck with the search. ... more
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Mandi-

Take a look at the listings here on Trulia:

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community manager
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Angela Burt answered:
HI there, I see your post is a few months old, hopefully you have received the help you need. If not, I would love to help you find your next home. Give me a call at 757-2364735.
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Sun Aug 21, 2016
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Ronald and Marilyn Rivera answered:

This sounds like a delicate and complicated situation. I can give you the options available, but there is more information I need to know in order to accurately give you specific information. Call me at 757-561-6096 so we can talk.

Ron Rivera
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Tue Dec 18, 2012
Shari Rocks answered:
I would suggest you speak with a local lender that deals with investment lending. From my practices, down payments normally range from 10-20% of purchase price (sometimes more with investment properties.) If you need some referrals to lenders that do investment loans, feel free to email me directly. I will be glad to share my resources with you. ... more
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Sat Nov 10, 2012
Lori Jeltema answered:
Frank, there are a few in your price range. One in RW and one in Threechopt. It's probably a good idea to contact a rental offices at local real estate companies and see what they have available. You can also check here, trulia and ahrn.

If you want, you can email me next week and I'll send you a list. I don't show rentals but I can probably find someone in the office who can. Good luck.
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Mon Oct 1, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Sat Sep 29, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
Hopefully you'll get some responses from agents in your area. If not, your best bet is to contact a local REALTOR. He/she can create a search in the local MLS system. You can also ask friends, family or colleagues if they have a good Realtor they can recommend to you. Good luck! ... more
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