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National Home Prices Remain at a 7-year High

shannon allen norfolk va realtorNorfolk, VA – Spring home sales were at a reported 7-year high nationally, and our local Norfolk VA market continues to remain steady as we move into the summer months. The latest numbers from Case-Shiller indicate that national average home prices are up by approximately 12% and are back to the prices in early 2004.

In our local Norfolk VA market, homes continue to go under contract faster than in previous years. Also, important to note, pending sales are making it to closing with less underwriting and appraisal challenges. Continue reading


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Tips for Selling Your Norfolk VA Home When You Have Pets

Shannon Allen Norfolk VA RealtorNorfolk, VA – If you are putting your house on the market for sale and have pets, it’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure the presences of your pet does not turn-off prospective buyers. Ideally, when you leave for a scheduled showing, it’s best to take your pet with you. When this is not possible, here are a few steps you can take to provide a pet-friendly showing. Continue reading


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Open House! Bayfront Condo with Incredible Chesapeake Bay Views in Norfolk VA

shannon allen norfolk va realtorCommunity: Nansemond on the Bay

Directly on the Chesapeake Bay and upgraded throughout, don’t miss this beautiful property in Nansemond on the Bay. A 5th-floor unit with over 1,100 square feet, this Ocean View condo features an open floorplan, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and direct access to a large balcony overlooking the Bay and beaches. Community amenities include a pool just off the beach, tennis courts, exercise room, library, media room, elevator,  24-hour security, and assigned parking. Continue reading


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Home Staging Tips that Sell Your Norfolk VA Home

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Norfolk, VA – In today’s real estate market, homes must be move-in ready to garner the attention of buyers. If you’re serious about getting your home sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time, you must work with your Realtor to stage your home.

Follow these simple tips for home staging that works. Continue reading


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Recent Study Reveals that Now May Be the Time to Sell Your Norfolk VA Home

Shannon Allen Norfolk VA RealtorNorfolk VA – If you are thinking of buying or selling your Norfolk VA home, now may be the best time to enter the real estate market because baby-boomers are selling, and first-time home buyers are buying.

The opportunity for both buyers and sellers is optimal with the current supply and demand,” says Shannon Allen, Realtor with Judy Boone Realty, in Norfolk VA. Continue reading


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5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Credit Score before Buying a Home in Norfolk VA

shannon allen realtor norfolk vaNorfolk VA – If you’re like many other home buyers wanting to take advantage of low-interest rates and are considering purchasing a home in Norfolk VA, be sure to take the necessary steps to increase your credit score before speaking with a lender.

Shannon Allen, Realtor with Judy Boone Realty in East Ocean View states, “It’s important for buyers to illustrate the highest possible credit score to ensure they qualify for the best mortgage rates and products available today”. Continue reading


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Norfolk VA ~ Recent Activity in Bayview Beach

Shannon Allen Realtor Norfolk VANorfolk, VA – Shannon Allen, Realtor with Judy Boone Realty reports that May was a busy month in Bayview Beach.

Home Sales in Bayview Beach:

  • 9327 Beaumont Street     $300,000
  • 9423 Capeview Ave         $165,000
  • 1414 Baychester Ave        $139,000
  • 1332 Hillside Ave              $109,000

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Bayview Beach or any of the wonderful communities in Ocean View, contact Shannon Allen, Norfolk VA Realtor at (757) 647-3126 Continue reading


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Norfolk VA Home Buyer Frequently Asked Questions – What is Title Insurance?

Shannon Allen Norfolk VA RealtorNorfolk, VA – When buying a home in Norfolk VA, you will be asked if you’d like to purchase tittle insurance. Title insurance protects you, the new owner, of any problems affecting the property’s title that may arise at a later date.

Shannon Allen, Realtor with Judy Boone, in Norfolk VA explains, “There are two types of title insurance. The first is an owner’s policy which protects the buyer, and the second is a lender’s policy, which covers the lender. Your lender will purchase a title insurance police to protect their interest of the loan, but it is up to you, as the buyer, to obtain an owner’s title insurance policy to protect your interest.” Continue reading


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Beach Condo Sales on the Rise in Ocean View Norfolk VA

shannon allen top norfolk va real estate agentOcean View Norfolk, VA – Waterfront condo sales continue to rise in East Ocean View and Ocean View. Properties along The Chesapeake Bay are extremely popular with home buyers in Norfolk VA. Residents enjoy relaxing on the beach, listening to the surf, dining at local eateries, attending community events, and having front row seats to incredible sunrises and sunsets. Continue reading