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Why Did We Pick The Name EXIT?

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Exit Realty: What’s In Our Name?

The name “EXIT” is branding genius. Millions and millions of EXIT signs across North America point to the way.
You see EXIT everywhere you go. Think about it…

• EXIT is the most advertised name in the world.
• EXIT signs are always strategically located.
• EXIT signs must be illuminated by law.
• EXIT signs are paid for with other people’s money!
• The word EXIT suggests “safe passage”.
• The Seller is making an “EXIT”.
• Everyone is looking for an EXIT strategy!
• EXIT has a tremendous subliminal effect.
• EXIT is memorable with four letters and two syllables – the real purpose of advertising.

EXIT is illuminated above every corporate door in North America!

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Your Checklist Before You Buy Your Next Home

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Home Buying Checklist

The time has come and you are ready to buy, but before you start searching for your next home review this checklist. This list helps you prepare your budget in advance and guide you to financial success in the future.

1. Reduce Debt & Increase Credit Score: Before you start looking for your next home you should request a credit report. This will give you a starting point on understanding your credit score before you request a loan. Your credit score will influence the interest rate of your loan.

2. Save Money to Set Yourself Up with a Large Down Payment: While it is possible to purchase a home without a 20% down payment it’s best to get as close as possible. This will allow you to have a smaller mortgage rate, Avoid PMI, and receive a better rate. If you do not have a 20% down payment you may qualify for a VA or FHA loan.

As you begin the process to find your next home checking these items off your list will provide you with a more successful home buying experience. Our team is here to help you! Let us know the area and/or neighborhood you are looking to live along with your top needs our team of professionals will assist with finding your next home.

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9301 Sturgis St, Norfolk VA , 23503

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Property Details for 9301 Sturgis ST, Norfolk, VA 23503

This Gorgeous 4 bedroom 3 bath Newly Renovated Home is just Right to Enhance Your Life Style and Give You a Home to Be Proud of. Spacious Living Room looking unto the Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and New Granite Countertops and Stainless Package. Large Family Room with Fireplace which leads onto a Huge Deck and Fenced Back Yard which is perfect for your Family and Guest Enjoyment. And There’s More! A Large Room over the Workshop with Full Bath and Kitchen Area that can be used as a Man Cave, Mother-In-Law Suite. Teen Hangout or just your quite place. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to live nearby the beach. Get it before it’s gone. Close to Bayview Elementary.

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Meet Kimberly Plourde, Broker/Owner

Portrait of Kimberly Plourde, Broker/Owner of Exit Realty Central
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

Spotlight On The Larchmont Neighborhood In Norfolk!

Street Scene from Larchmont Nieghborhood in Norfolk
Larchmont Nieghborhood in Norfolk

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!

ClickSeeButton.pngBluestone 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!ForemanField01.jpg
You’re in luck for dining! D’Egg is a treat! They serve excellent breakfast dishes from morning time to early afternoon. And nearby is Taste @ Norfolk, a chain cafe featuring gourmet sandwiches and salads. 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, Duncan Donuts, and CVS. LarchmontWater01.jpgBe 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.

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!

ODU01.jpgAt 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.

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 fill out the form on the right and let’s get started!

Gone! 2712 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509

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Property Details for 2712 Tidewater DR, Norfolk, VA 23509

Wow!!! Make this beautiful house your home. Newly renovated property at a great deal. Centrally located close to military bases , colleges & universities, live entertainment, hospitals, malls and shopping centers. Don’t miss this great deal.

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SOLD! 3714 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508

OOPS! We SOLD This One!

Property Details for 3714 Newport AVE, Norfolk, VA 23508

Easy to show!THIS Historical charm in the heart of colonial place is ready for the perfect family. Beginning with the front porch to the deck out back, very spacious for indoor and outdoor enjoyment. With its original character, fireplaces and your custom touch, which would make you the talk of all your guests. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths with 2 bonus room for office/reading nook or personal gym area. Full bath up and downstairs. Original hardwood floors and lots of original character. Spacious basement and attic which can be converted for a 3rd floor suite. Home sits very high! Extra lot combined for ample parking and entertaining! Garage and workshop space is an added value. This one won’t last long. Don’t miss this one.

Listing Details

  • Subdivision: COLONIAL PLACE
  • Address: 3714 Newport AVE
  • City: Norfolk
  • State: VA
  • Zip: 23508
  • Area: 11 – West Norfolk
  • Property Type: Single Family
  • Listing ID: 10212136 

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Gone! 3015 Pleasant Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518

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OOPS! This One Is Already Gone!
Great Beach Bungalow!
3015 Pleasant AVE, Norfolk VA | Price: $89,900
Beach bungalow one block away from the bay. Surrounded by lots of new growth and development. Great price. Open living room and kitchen. Very large laundry room on back of house with additional storage, could easily be made into another bathroom or small office area. Nice front porch for relaxing.

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Heating: Forced Hot Air
Cooling: Central Air
Water: City/County
Lot Size:

Subdivision: OCEAN VIEW EAST
School District:
Zoning: R-12
Year Built: 1945

SOLD! 173 Swanson Road, Norfolk, VA 23503

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SORRY! We SOLD this one already!

Commodore Park Cape Cod With Huge Master Bedroom!

Property Details for 173 Swanson RD, Norfolk, VA 23503

Adorable 3 bedroom 3 bath cape code in Commodore Park. Secluded neighborhood, fully fenced backyard with deck. Huge master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bath. Large garage with workspace, separate shed. Large kitchen with eat in area. New Carpet throughout.

Listing Details

  •  Single Family
  •  10207761


Interior Features

  •  3
  •  3
  •  3
  •  1,568
  •  Walk-In Closet; Flooring: Carpet, Vinyl
  •  Dishwasher, Gas Range, Refrigerator
  •  16+ SEER A/C
  •  Forced Hot Air,Nat Gas

Exterior & Lot Details

  •  1.5
  •  Bungalow, Cape Cod
  •  Deck; Fencing: Back Fenced, Chain Link
  •  Vinyl
  •  Garage Att 1 Car, Driveway Spc
  •  City/County; City/County;
  •  1942
  •  6970 sq ft
  •  Not Waterfront
  •  No Pool

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GONE! 8232 Kanter Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23518

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8232 Kanter Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23518

OOPS! This One Is GONE!
Spacious Roosevelt Gardens Ranch!

Property Details for 8232 Kanter AVE, Norfolk, VA 23518

Spacious Ranch in the established Roosevelt Gardens neighborhood is sure to please. This quiet community offers everything nearby… bay front beaches, military bases, schools, neighborhood park, community rec center, shopping, restaurants, and much more! With a professionally converted garage, this home offers a surprisingly spacious floor plan with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, dining area, living room, a walk-in attic, and bonus room with fireplace. The fenced backyard also provides privacy, storage shed, patio, extended driveway for boat storage, and dog run. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Call for your private showing today!

Listing Details

  •  Single Family
  •  10202212


Interior Features

  •  3
  •  1
  •  1
  •  1,622
  •  Perm Attic Stairs, Window Treatments; Flooring: Carpet, Ceramic, Wood
  •  Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Elec Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  •  Central Air
  •  Nat Gas

Exterior & Lot Details

  •  1
  •  Ranch
  •  Storage Shed; Fencing: Back Fenced, Chain Link, Full, Wood Fence
  •  Brick, Vinyl
  •  Multi Car, Driveway Spc
  •  City/County; City/County;
  •  1955
  •  Not Waterfront
  •  No Pool

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