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When you first start looking for homes in Chesapeake Virginia you may find some “steals” on the Web. Homes that are advertised as handyman’s specials. It is very important to look at the neighborhood when looking at these houses. If the homes surrounding the house in question are well maintained and it is a nice neighborhood, then you should calculate what it will take to improve the home to a comparable standard. If the cost of the fixer-upper and the cost of the home improvements is still under the median cost of other houses in the neighborhood and you have the skills or the cash to do the repairs, then buying a fixer-upper might be a good investment. You can then make the house into your home!

However, beware of homes that are extremely cheap in neighborhoods that are in a decline. The home’s price may be not only a reflection of the condition of the house, but of the declining neighborhood. This is where a Chesapeake Real Estate agent who is an expert in Relocation to Chesapeake Virginia can help you evaluate whether the purchase will be a sensible investment for you. Click on the FREE “Relocation to Chesapeake Virginia” real estate information package. One of our Chesapeake Virginia Real Estate agents will contact you to help with your relocation to Chesapeake Virginia.

Whatever you do, if you are considering buying a fixer-upper home, make sure you have it inspected by a qualified home inspector. Place a contingency clause in the contract subject to approval by you of improvement estimates. Repairs that you guess may take $10,000 may end up costing twice that! Make sure that before you close you have the necessary skills and assets to turn the house into a home within your budget! Click on the link above and our New Quest City Chesapeake Real Estate agent can help you with your relocation to Chesapeake Virginia by providing guidance and expert advice on every process of the purchase.

FINANCING A FIXER-UPPER. Some mortgage lenders will allow you to close on the home with a construction loan and then place permanent financing on the home as soon as the repairs are made. This gives you the freedom to put your cash down on the home to benefit from reducing or eliminating Private Mortgage Insurance without having to come up with additional cash to do the improvements. Your New Quest City Chesapeake Virginia Relocation Realtor can help you find a local mortgage company that can help you with a construction loan.

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Chesapeake is one of the larger cities in Virginia and the nation in terms of land, a fact that poses challenges to city leaders in supporting a large infrastructure. It is currently the third largest city in Virginia in terms of population. The presence of many historically and geographically distinct communities also poses challenges to city leaders, who are also faced with conflicts between development of suburban areas and preservation of virgin forest, wetlands, and whose city includes a large portion of the Great Dismal Swamp. -- Source:

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Census Data for Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake Virginia United States
Population 199,184 7,078,515 281,421,906
Median age 34.7 35.7 35.3
Median age for Male 33.6 34.5 34
Median age for Female 35.7 36.8 36.5
Households 69,900 2,699,173 105,480,101
Household population 195,070 6,847,117 273,643,273
Average household size 2.79 2.54 2.59
Families 54,158 1,847,796 71,787,347
Average family size 3.17 3.04 3.14
Housing units 72,672 2,904,192 115,904,641
Occupied units 69,900 2,699,173 105,480,101
Vacant units 2,772 205,019 10,424,540

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