Ideally located at the center of the Eastern Seaboard and in the heart of Hampton Roads, VA, Chesapeake is home to more than 220,000 residents and is located less than 10 miles away from neighboring Norfolk and Portsmouth. With its forests and farmlands, dynamic business environment and upwardly mobile population, Chesapeake has been recognized as "The Most Livable Large City in the South" by Money magazine.
Chesapeake is one of Virginia's top manufacturing cities and the city's pro-business government has worked hard to optimize the business environment with foreign trade zones, enterprise zones and a favorable tax structure. The retail hub of the Hampton Roads area, Chesapeake also holds the distinction of being ranked one of America's top five cities for starting and growing a small business. For those who are more interested in starting and raising a family, the city is consistently recognized by the FBI as one of the safest U.S. cities of its size. Chesapeake also has a favorable student-teacher ratio and a unique policy of "guaranteeing" its public high school graduates to employers.
A family-friendly community, Chesapeake boasts many parks and campgrounds, as well as facilities for horseback riding, boating, fishing and hiking; the city's proximity to beautiful Virginia Beach, the Intracoastal Waterway and historic areas such as Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg makes it a popular vacation destination. Chesapeake's historical heritage dates back nearly four centuries to 1607 when English ships first sailed through the harbor from hence the city draws its name. The entire Hampton Roads area was a major strategic focus during the Civil War and today is home to the world's largest naval base.
Chesapeake Real Estate Market - Price Range of Chesapeake Homes
Homebuyers can find both traditional and contemporary Chesapeake, Virginia, real estate of all shapes and sizes. Condominiums and townhomes in Chesapeake range from around $70,000 to upwards of $470,000 and more for larger properties with patios, fireplaces, and garages or other parking facilities. Contemporary Chesapeake houses range in price from just under $100,000 to more than $1 million for spacious homes with such features as large lots, pools, garages, decks, room for horses, or views of a golf course. Large estate properties on wooded lots with acreage can run as high as $1 million and more, many with waterfront locations and views. Land and lots in Chesapeake are also available in the area for custom building.
"Ronna Thomas Your Local Real Estate Expert Specializing in Chesapeake, VA"
920 S. Battlefield Blvd.
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Ronna has helped countless buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals for the past 11 years and she looks forward to helping you do the same.
As a proud mother of three, she understands how important it is to find a home in a community where you can raise your family that will not only suit their needs, but also offers an excellent future resale value for your investment. As your Realtor, you can count on Ronna to leave no stone unturned to ensure that you will receive the best deal for your most valuable asset—your home.
Ronna is certified in Military Relocations, is a CARTUS Relocation Specialist, and Certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Specialist. She also works with luxury homes, new construction, vacation homes, equestrian properties, and unimproved land for building.
Prior to real estate, Ronna was a contractor in new construction and insurance restoration. Her previous experience still plays a pivotal role in her real estate career in that she can assess excellent craftsmanship and construction in a home, or point out any structural weaknesses that may affect your investment down the line.
Ronna has lived in the area for 33 years. Outside of real estate, she practices the Reiki Method of Natural Healing and has earned her certificate in Japanese "Usui Shiki Ryoho."
Let Ronna use her experience and expertise to help you find the home of your dreams. Get in touch with her today to learn how you can become a part of her legacy of success.
Chesapeake Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of July 21st, 2014: homes priced around $223,516 compared to $223,516 the previous week, to remain steady with no change in listing price. For Sunday, July 27th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.30%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.30%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.60%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.75%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Chesapeake VA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Chesapeake to help you find the best home!