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720 Reservoir Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504

Property Details For 720 Reservoir Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504

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720 Reservoir Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23504

Great investment opportunity. Occupied. Add this one to your portfolio. Do not disturb tenants.

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527 W 36th Street Unit#202, Norfolk, Virginia 23508

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527 W 36th Street Unit#202, Norfolk, Virginia 23508

Property Details For 527 W 36th Street Unit#202, Norfolk, Virginia 23508

Great investment properties for positive cash flow. 3 unit being sold as a package deal to immediately receive a return on your investment. 2 units are rented. Available for showing. Easy to rent!

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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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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
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870 W 35th Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23508

Property Details For 870 W 35th Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23508

Your endless possibilities await to create your ultimate oasis with a rehabilitation loan or cash. Set on a beautiful corner lot with off street carport parking. This home can be re-imagined /restored to its ultimate greatness. Convenient to downtown, Ghent, Neon District, Wards Corner and ODU. This gem, among other rehabilitated homes is selling as-is.

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Spotlight On The Willoughby Neighborhood

Norfolk, Virginia

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Willoughby is a extremely cool neighborhood! It’s West of Ocean View, South of the Chesapeake Bay,  East of the Hampton Roads Bay Bridge Tunnel and more Chesapeake Bay, and North of Willoughby Bay and Naval Station Norfolk. Those are some basics. Willoughby is a very striking land feature because it’s a spit! It is a mass of land that juts out over the water and is surrounded on three sides by Chesapeake Bay. Beaches surround this area. If you want your own beach, this is one of the ways you can get it in Coastal Virginia.  Shifting sans are continually adding land to the spit in a westward direction. Norfolk created breakwaters and sand replenishment to prevent erosion of the North side beaches. Interstate access is as simple as driving out of the neighborhood. Interstate 64 runs right through Willoughby.

The main attraction of Willoughby is obviously the beaches and the water. While you definitely have plenty of that to enjoy, you have several public parks you can enjoy! There’s Captains Quarters Nature Center and Park, Sarah Constant Beach Park, the interestingly named Monkey Bottom Park, Community Beach Park and Ocean View Golf Course!

ClickSeeButton.pngWilloughby Inn Seafood Restaurant is near the tip of the spit and has been there for many years. Most of the locals like it. South of the Interstate is Sunset Grill. This one is highly rated and specializes in seafood. The Ocean View Fishing Pier has it’s own restaurant, and as you can imagine, fishing. Greenies is a legendary Willoughby favorite. And the Thirsty Camel has been around for a long time. There are not too many businesses to ruin the quiet Willoughby feeling. But no neighborhood is complete without 2 7-Elevens. A lot of your shopping will be done further south in Ocean View.

If you have a boat, you’re in luck! there are a bunch of boat slips to the south protected from the bay weather. If you need information for the boat slips, contact me and I will put you in touch with the management.

OceanViewAve01.jpgOcean View Beach Park is great every day and often they have festivals there with bands and entertainment. The backdrop is for events here is the beautiful Atlantic Ocean!

Schools for Willoughby are ocean View Elementary, Northside Middle School and Granby High School!

Just a heads up for you. Don’t call the area Ocean View in front of any of the home-owners here. They will be offended.

Here are the stats for the neighborhood at the time of this article. The median home for sale in the Willoughby area is $236,800. Like a lot of Norfolk, the prices are varied. The bottom end comes in at $49,000 and the high end is $1,599.000. Average days to sell the home were 77, so not bad at all. the oldest house for sale was built in 1910 and the newest was this year! Again, a varied supply of houses here. We can get you some more relevant data if you like. Just please let us know!

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 pricing and terms! If you would like more information, please fill out the form on the right and let’s get started!

145 Dupre Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23503

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145 Dupre Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23503

Property Details For 145 Dupre Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23503

Large home that sits on two lots. There are 12 bedrooms and 6 full baths and one half bath. There are two staircases. The home is being sold as-is. The layout would be great to be used as a group home, home for assisted living, disabled veterans or a transient shelter facility.

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Brock Thompson Helps Military Clients Achieve Their Goals Of Home Ownership

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Brock Thompson, REALTOR®, EXIT Realty Central

One of the greatest joys in a real estate agent’s career is helping our servicemen and women with the purchases and sales of their homes. It’s an honor to serve those who serve our country.

However, this niche does have unique challenges. Many times our military families are asked to purchase a home in an area that they have never visited or know very little about. Often, they are not given a lot of time before they are asked to move to their next assignment.

Because military members often are being transferred from across the country, they usually don’t have the luxury of seeing houses and viewing properties on nights and weekends. Agents must work very hard to communicate with their out-of-town clients via phone calls, email, text, FaceTime and Skype to pinpoint what each buyer is looking for and to provide a long list of potential homes for them to narrow.

One can spend hours previewing homes for his or her clients and then provide them with extra pictures/videos of the properties in which they are interested. This helps the buyers get a better feel of the home than that provided by a general MLS listing. That way, if and when one’s clients are able to fly out to view properties, they can focus on a much more consolidated list of homes that meet the established criteria. The buyers can make their buying decisions with the peace of mind that they are seeing exactly what they want — not wasting time on houses that look good on paper but not in person.

Another Satisfied Military Client with Brock Thompson
Another Satisfied Military Client with Brock Thompson

After a long-distance client has decided on a home and a contract is accepted (usually after they’ve headed back to pack up their current house), it’s the agent’s job to coordinate all the details of the home-buying process. This includes home inspections, repairs before closing and any details that may be more difficult to take care of when one lives 3,000 miles away.

The same care and concern goes for listing a home for our country’s military families.

When the orders come for them to head to their next assignment, we as agents must act quickly to make sure that we get them in the best possible position to sell their home fast and efficiently for a fair market price.

Again, good communication is the key because they may not be here while the house is on the market. Good agents will coordinate and be present at any and all inspections and repair work that needs to be done, see that the landscaping is cared for, and generally attend to the needs of the property in the military member’s absence.

REALTORS® are often the first point of contact for many of our military members when they get stationed here. As REALTORS®, being a local expert is a huge help to those who are coming from out of the area.

Agents for military families do it all from the start to finish, taking care of the details and allowing our servicemen and women to focus on their jobs. This is one small way we can say “thank you” to the brave members of the United States armed forces.

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Brock Thompson is a Realtor with EXIT Realty Central in Norfolk and a member of the Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association, the Virginia Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®. He has won Top Producer and Agent of the Month awards in his office. REALTORS® are real estate agents who adhere to a strict code of ethics and work to protect and preserve private property rights;  Contact Thompson via www.brockthompsonrealestate.com, by email at brockthompson10@gmail.com or by calling 757-615-6359.

Story Credit goes to The Virginian Pilot Jul 2, 2016