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1232 Pascal Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

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1232 Pascal Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

Property Details For 1232 Pascal Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23502

This spacious 4BD/2.5BA on corner lot offers a great buying opportunity! Enjoy a great floorplan that includes a bright open kitchen area with hardwood floors, gas range with double oven, access to patio and large fenced backyard. A large bay window will usher in the beautiful sunsets in the formal living room (currently used as entertaining dining room). Relax in the large great room with wood burning fireplace, huge mantel, and cozy nook. Office is off laundry room, next to half bath and attached 511 sq ft double garage. There are 3 bedrooms on one level with hall bath, and upstairs retreat with bathroom & walk-in closet. Ceiling fans throughout, newer energy efficient windows & dual zone HVAC. Centrally located near Outlet Mall, IKEA, restaurants, shopping, hospitals, schools, beaches, bases, easy interstate access, and much more!

Back yard of property located at 1232 Pascal Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23502
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Meet Kimberly Plourde, Broker/Owner

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Kimberly Plourde, Broker/Owner of Exit Realty Central

Kimberly Plourde has been in the Real Estate business for 15 years. In that time Kimberly has developed a special fondness for 1st time home buyers and has developed great success working with bank owned properties. Kimberly has earned the designation of Broker in both Virginia and North Carolina and is the Broker/Owner of her own office, EXIT Realty Central in Norfolk, VA. Success in this business takes hard work and Kimberly has had the honor of being awarded several times in her career including:

#1 Salesperson of the Year, Hampton Roads Realtors’ Association – 2009

Hampton Roads Realtor Association Platinum Award 2009-2014

Hampton Roads Realtor Association Platinum Award 2009-2015
#1 EXiT Agent in Virginia – 2009, 2010, & 2011
VHDA & VHC’s “Top 40 Under 40” in Housing – 2012
Exit International Platinum Award – 2009, 2010, 2011
#97 in the Wall Street Journal & REAL Trends “2011 Top 1,000 Agents in the US”

Kimberly is also proud to be an active member of the National Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors, Hampton Roads Realtors Association, Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors, and the Albemarle (North Carolina) Association of Realtors and serves on the HRRA Board and Realtor-Lawyer committee.

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Originally from Springfield, MO , Kimberly relocated to Virginia in 1985 and has made herself a true local. Kimberly enjoys finding time for volunteer work. She has in the past served as President of the Colonial Heights Civic league, and has co-captained multiple Relay For Life teams supporting the American Cancer Society. Kimberly is former member of the Ghent School PTA and even took a turn as coach of the North bay Panthers Cheerleaders.

In her time off, Kimberly enjoys living life to the fullest. She has been skydiving for her birthday, and she loves riding the biggest and the wildest of roller coasters. Kimberly also loves to travel extensively with her family. She has visited several countries and has a goal to get to each of the 50 states and 50+ foreign countries.

Her lifelong motto sums up her beliefs:

“You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

Kimberly Plourde
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450 W Princess Anne Road Unit 204, Norfolk, Virginia 23517

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450 W Princess Anne Road Unit 204, Norfolk, Virginia 23517

Property Details For 450 W Princess Anne Road Unit 204, Norfolk, Virginia 23517

Step into the comfort and ease of condo living in the highly sought after Ghent area! Hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops are just a few of the luxurious features this 2nd floor condo has to offer. Enjoy the beautiful and historic views. Have peace of mind with secured and gated entrance and brand new HVAC system. Take advantage of the close proximity to grocery, dining, ODU, EVMS and all that this exciting city has to offer! Do not miss this opportunity to own in the amazing Colonnades of Ghent!

Great room at 450 W Princess Anne Road Unit 204, Norfolk, Virginia 23517
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Home Staging

Living room with couch, pillows, lamp, chairs, ceiling lights, tile flooring, sheet rock, painting

“Home Staging” is more than just preparing to sell your home by making it look the best it can. It’s really the art of first impressions. As a home seller, you may want to consider hiring a professional home stager to assist you. They work with the “flow” of a home, eliminate clutter, arrange furniture, and even assist in enhancing curb appeal. Or, if you’re more the do-it-yourself type, below are some tips on what you can do to improve your home’s “first impression.”

Start at the curb

Curb appeal is the first step to selling your home. No one wants to buy a previous owner’s dirty house. Power-wash the siding and wash windows until they shine. Trees, shrubs, and flowers should be neat and tidy, the garden weeded and the lawn mowed and edged. Once you’ve removed everything that isn’t necessary, add touches such as large, lush flower pots or hanging planters to welcome visitors.

Super clean bedroom, futon, Drawers, bed, sheets, bedsheets, windows, pillows, tiles

Move inside

Once you’ve created a promising exterior, you need to focus on the interior. The key to staging is to make it meaningful, set the tone and suggest countless possibilities. That means you need to remove everything that could distract the buyer’s attention. Keep only what you must to remain functional. If you don’t use something every day, pack it for the move. This is also very important. You want to remove anything personal such as family pictures and mementos.

Like the exterior, the inside needs to be neat and clean. Once the house is clean, stage your home with minimal furnishings. Arrange furniture to enhance the strengths of the room and facilitate traffic flow. If your furniture shows signs of age, consider borrowing pieces. If you need inspiration, visit some model homes to see how decorators have put rooms together. It’s not necessary for individual rooms to be used for their original purpose as long as the functions they represent are logical and show the space off well.

In home staging simplicity and comfort is your ultimate goal!

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Get Your Home In Selling Shape

Chances are you’ve been spending a lot of time at home lately, and if you’ve been thinking about selling, now might be the perfect time get your home in showing condition. Small improvements can make a big difference when it comes time to list. Be ready to hit the ground running with these tips – most of which can be tackled without a trip to the hardware store

Declutter

Whether it’s going full-on Marie Kondo or simply clearing out a closet that’s been overflowing with junk, now is a good time to assess what can stay and what can go. Buyers are interested in imagining a space as their own, so the more you can declutter, the better. Bonus points if you can donate any of your belongings.

Clean the Yard

Raking leaves, pulling weeds, trimming trees and shrubs, and adding fresh mulch are all simple and low-cost ways to instantly boost your curb appeal. Buyers who see that a home has been cared for on the outside will have more confidence that it’s been loved all over.

Paint

The ROI on a fresh coat of paint is hard to underestimate because it can instantly make the oldest of homes look bright and lively. For the interior, pick a light but neutral shade. Light colors make spaces feel open, and neutral shades make it easier for potential buyers to imagine their own aesthetic. If running out to the paint supplier isn’t an option and you have left-over paint sitting around, take time to touch-up scuffs and stains on your existing paint.

Very clean bathroom, sink, bathtub, dual sinks, towels, shower, mirror

Bathroom Deep Clean

Your bathrooms are spaces in your home where cleanliness is paramount for first impressions. Unfortunately, they’re also the toughest spaces to keep clean. Take this opportunity to do a deep clean of the tub, toilet, vanity, and all of the tile and grout. You’ll need to keep up with a little spot cleaning, but the task will be much more manageable when the time comes to list.

Kitchen Deep Clean

Like the bathroom, you want your kitchen to invite potential buyers – not gross them out. Take time to clean the oven/stovetop, refrigerator, cabinet faces and countertops.

Kitchen cabinets, center island, chairs, ceiling lights, stove, refrigerator, door, pantry.

Update Cabinet Hardware

Replacing dated cabinet hardware in is a cheap and easy way to give a fresh look without the expense and hassle of refinishing or replacing cabinets. The best part? You can order hardware online and have it delivered straight to your door.

Pressure Washer

If you have access to a power-washer, give your outdoor walkways, driveway, patio, fencing, and siding a spray. A power washer can make old surfaces look new again at practically no cost. If you don’t have a power-washer handy, utilize social media to reach out to friends or neighbors about borrowing one (they’re probably stuck at home too, after all).

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The Poplar Hall Neighborhood In Norfolk

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Poplar Hall Houses For Sale

Poplar Hall is a very nice neighborhood close to Interstate 64 and Interstate 264. (The Interchange) It’s bounded on the west by Broad Creek and the east by Military Hwy. It has access to Virginia Beach Blvd and is fenced in on the south by Interstate 264 and a branch of Broad Creek. Exits from the neighborhood are on Military Hwy and Virginia Beach Blvd. There is also a little known bridge across Interstate 264 to the south! Commuting is simple with such easy access to 2 interstates and Military Hwy.

The median home in Poplar Hall is $175,000 with the low end coming in at $111,000 and the high end coming in at $375,000. (2015-2016) Average days on market for listings at the time of this article was 51 days which is healthy. A lot of homes here were built right before 1960. So this is definitely an established neighborhood. There are a number of newer homes down by the water. And as always, in Coastal Virginia, houses are being torn down to build new ones.

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2421 Ambler Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23513

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2421 Ambler Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23513

Property Information for 2421 Ambler Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23513

Come see this one first it won’t last long! Quaint ranch on a quiet and established flag lot ready for your front porch sitting. Original wood floors throughout with new laminate in the kitchen and tile in the bathrooms. HUGE detached 4 car garage ready for your projects! Centrally located with quick access to 64 and 264, shopping, dining and the airport.

Garage of property located at 2421 Ambler Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23513
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Spotlight On The Larchmont Neighborhood In Norfolk!

Water view from the Larchmont neighborhood with sidewalk, bulkhead stones, and piers.

Larchmont is a extra beautiful neighborhood which is very ODU-centric. The neighborhood starts on the North side of Old Dominion University and continues North between the Lafayette River and Hampton Blvd. The north end is capped by a body of water called Edgewater Haven which flows into the Lafayette River. Your fastest access to the interstate will be up Hampton Blvd to Terminal Blvd (turn right) which will take you to Interstate 564. About a city block away is Interstate 64 which leads North to Hampton or South to Chesapeake. If you are looking for a nice place to pull your boat up to, you are in luck! There are plenty of homes here on navigable water with a dock!

Bluestone Playground is on the South end. It’s a nice playground right next to Foreman Field. There’s plenty of room for running.

Slightly North of there is the imaginatively named Brick Field. It is a field surrounded by brick. There’s not much more there and it’s good for Frisbee throwing and similar activities. Further North is Virginia Park. It is wooded and has a bench and tended grass. Far to the North is Myrtle Park. Myrtle park has a nice small track to walk around. The track has a nice bridge over the South end of Edgewater Haven. So it has an excellent, relaxing beautiful view!

Panorama of Foreman Field at Old Dominion University showing grass, football field, stands and bleachers.
Foreman Field at ODU

You’re in luck for dining! D’Egg is a treat! They serve excellent breakfast dishes from morning time to early afternoon. Hair of the Dog Eatery is a very highly rated hotspot. ODU, of course, attracts a bunch of businesses that you will be quite close to. There is Subway, Miller’s Neighborhood Market, which sells gas too, Gray’s Pharmacy, Del Vecchios Pizza, No. 7 Chinese Fast Food, Taco Bell, Dunkin’, and CVS. There are so many good options for eating and imbibing in the area. It’s a foodie’s dream!

Be sure to check out Westside Produce and Provisions on Colley Ave. There are usually several food establishments on Colley that tend to change hands over time, so look to see what is there. And as usual, there are at least 3 or 4 7-Elevens nearby.

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Larchmont chart showing a decrease listing numbers.
Larchmont number of active listings for 10 years

Tidewater Gymnastics Academy is across Hampton Blvd and will provide your kids with various health-activity instruction. A little bit South of there is CrossFit 757 which is obviously a crossfit gym.

Schools serving this neighborhood are Larchmont Elementary School, Blair Middle School and Maury High School!

Streets in the Larchmont area, Norfolk

At the time of this article, the median home in Larchmont is around $430,000, with the low end coming in around $170,000 and the high end coming in at around $1,450,000. That’s typical Norfolk with a wide variety of values. Average days on market for homes here in the last year was 70 which is healthy. Homes here wound up selling for 97% of the listing price, which is typical. Currently, there’s actually a home here for sale that was built in 1783. There are also several new construction homes available. A huge variety in year-built is another typical aspect of Norfolk neighborhoods.

Aerial view of the Larchmont neighborhood showing houses, piers, water.
Aerial view of the Larchmont neighborhood

I would love to show you more about this neighborhood! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please call 757-466-1009 and talk with a REALTOR now!

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Meet Cynthia Garrett, REALTOR®

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Cynthia Garrett. Realtor®

Cynthia Garrett believes that the greatest gift she can give her clients is a smooth transaction that results from communication. Working in the field of special education for 30 years has prepared her to be a great listener and problem solver.  She worked in real estate while simultaneously teaching and has put her full effort into real estate since retirement. 

 Cynthia realizes that in a real estate transaction, teamwork is a must.  She is able to work with other agents, mortgage officers, lawyers, title companies, inspectors, contractors, and clients.

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 Cynthia is able to  exhibit patience with clients and other professionals.

 Cynthia holds a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, a master of science degree from Old Dominion University, a Certificate of Completion from Alpha School of Real Estate and is a Certified Military Residential Specialist.  Cynthia has been a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years, and is experienced in the process of buying and selling real estate from beginning to end.   As a native of Hampton Roads, her real estate business is tremendously enhanced by her knowledge of the area.

 When not busy with real estate, Cynthia enjoys being active in the community.  She volunteers with several nonprofit organizations and actively participates in church activities.  She has one adult child, Amber, who is an Opera Singer.  Cynthia enjoys traveling to see her perform across the country.  Even between real estate deals, Cynthia also enjoys viewing properties.

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 Cynthia would like to thank you for giving her the opportunity to serve you.  The next step is to give her a call at (757)237-5326.  You may also email her at cynthia.garrett757@gmail.com. She is looking forward to hearing from you.

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