Here is some regional-specific information that will help you get to know the area and narrow down your home search parameters. Find jet noise/crash zone info with this AICUZ link, information on flood areas, and information about rotating local charities that I support annually.
Home to the largest airbase on the East Coast, Naval Air Station Oceana brings the Virginia Beach community great pride as the fighter planes rip through the blue skies. Known in the area as the "Sounds of Freedom" the noise zones are identified by contour maps. There are routes that are taken more commonly than others and it is important that prospective buyers get to know the frequency and decibels in the areas they are considering. Use this link to learn more about these noise and crash zones. Jet Noise/AICUZ
I do highly recommend you carry flood insurance when living in Hampton Roads. Being in a Low-Risk flood zone, I watched as a flash flood caused water to rise to the threshold of my back door. Another inch and thousands of dollars of damage would have occurred. If you have investment properties, your tenants would need to be relocated while remediation took place. Floods are the #1 natural disaster in the United States and most of us are not insured against them! In addition to understanding your Flood Zone, Storm Surge maps will provide a general idea of what to expect from tidal flooding during various categories of hurricanes. They do not indicate the depth of flooding or take into account flooding caused by waves or rainfall that accompany a hurricane. Property throughout Hampton Roads are vulnerable to both tidal surges and 100 year flood events. To learn more, see FloodSmart.gov.
When considering buyer and selling, it's important to have knowledge of the market direction. I review several of the same factors each month to provide my clients with the most up-to-date information to help them make the best decisions.
Another important factor about a community is the support the local government provides to their residents during financial hardships, especially to keep a roof over their heads, access to clean water, and the availability of heat. I have links to the citys' public utility assistance and real estate tax relief programs here.
Share H2O to make sure all in Hampton Roads have access to water.
I trust that this website's community information will help you to choose between the many wonderful areas; each has a lot to offer the home buyer. To further enhance your experience, my clients expressed the pride and love they have for their neighborhood under Featured Communities.
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