Higher unemployment obviously has a negative effect on housing in Chesapeake. Job losses prevent twentysomethings from finding their first jobs. As they find jobs the baby boomer parents are thrown out of their jobs. It throws them into a  job market that's unreceptive to both younger unskilled p...
For you buyers thinking of purchasing a new construction home in Chesapeake, go to this web site first, after contacting me of course.  The web site is  It explains the the $7,500 tax credit you can get for purchasing a new home.  The site provides links to frequently ...
Didn't know they had one and they don't.  Portsmouth school officials are trying to find funding to build a new elementary school but with the economy in the drink it won't be until 2013 and will cost millions more then if it were built today.  School officials are thinking about a public-private...
If you don't know by now, Suffolk has reduced speed limits on five crash prone roads.  The most crash zone spots are on Bennetts Pasture.  The speed limit will vary from spot to spot but will be 45 mph between Nansemond Parkway and Bridge Rd.  The biggest drop will be on Ferry Road from Knotts Ne...
Portsmouth in its infinite wisdom has decided not to acquire Johnson's Crab House by eminent domain.  Originally back in May 2007 the city passed an ordinance to take the waterfront property and family owned business in Park View.  The city was going to put in a much needed park.  Much debate has...
Several boats have struck submerged debris where the Kings Highway Bridge, in Suffolk, once stood.  The Army Corps of Engineers have done surveys but need to put divers in the water.  That should happen fairly soon and the areas will be marked with buoys.  The bridge was dismantled last year at a...
Since I broke my ankle I am pretty much out of the new homes business but will stop in to read and remark on how you all are doing.  Are there any bright spots out there?  My site in Chesapeake called Westchester Estates only sold one home in one year.  New homes real estate is a tough way to mak...
A townhome in the Churchland area of Portsmouth was recently entered by public officials wearing protective hazardous material gear.  No not because of a biological agent but because of 40 cats and a dog.  The house was rancid with urine and feces.  People were actually living in the place.  The ...
The city was asked about three years ago to to install a missing sidewalk near Donnington Dr and  Sherman Oaks Ave in Virginia Beach.  The missing sidewalk caused the children walking to Castle Elementary Shool to have to cross the road and back again to get to school.  The city said the sidewalk...
Chesapeake police department announced a second new deputy police chief.  This position comes about because of a review that in part said the department was understaffed and needed a makeover.  Maj. Mark Solesky was appointed to the post, will oversee patrol operations, special operations and com...

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