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Home Buying in Petersburg : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Brandy Mallette asked:
I was told that there is a questionable hotel at the end of this street that makes this neighborhood not so safe. Has anyone been by this area or know what I am speaking about? I do l...
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Thu Jul 12, 2012
Magdalena Doeppke answered:
Petersburg is right near Ft. Lee. Let me know what you are looking for :)
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Alan May answered:
The best way to get them to return your inquiries, it to pick up the phone and call them.
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Mon Oct 31, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
Tara,
Lease options are for set time periods, typically 1 to 2 years or less. How long it takes to raise your score is an uncertainty. My strong advice is to go to work on your credit, save some money and buy when you are able. ... more
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Wed Jan 27, 2010
Wanda Bond answered:
Hi,

I just noticed that NO ONE answered your inquiry of over two months ago. Here's the deal on 2941 W Park Drive.

The listing expired 12/31/2009 after being on the market for more than 14 months. When it was first listed, the asking price was $175,000. At the end of December, the asking price had dropped to $150,000. Its tax-assessed value is presently $166,300. One reason for it not selling is tied to the economy. Petersburg, unfortunately, has been hit rather hard by the housing crisis. Battlefield Park, where this house is located, has seen housing values drop between 15 percent and 25 percent over the past two years. My own house in Walnut Hill is worth approximately 28 percent less than it was appraised for in the summer of 2006.

The good news is that it's a great time to be buying. For sellers, it's not all doom and gloom. While we will likely never see prices as high as they were three years ago, the market appears to be stablizing-- albeit at a slow snail's pace. Three things sell a house -- the location, the condition and price. If all three elements are in concert, the house will sell. It is completely predicated at this time on what the market will bear or put another way, what the buyer offers.

If you want more information on this particular home or any other properties in the area, I'll be very happy to assist you. Email me at carolina_blue_too@yahoo.com or call me at 804-402-1160. My website is up but not 100 percent functional at this writing...it'll be so by week's end. Check it out at www.wandabond.com.

Would love to assist a fellow neighbor in the 'Burg find a new home....any time!

Take care.

Wanda

Wanda Bond, Realtor, CDPE
Weichert - Brockwell & Portwood
207 Temple Avenue, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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