Considering a Move to Portsmouth VA?

Portsmouth homes

Are you thinking of moving to Portsmouth, Virginia? Whether you are buying a pre owned home or are thinking of having your own built, there are a couple tips you should keep in mind when making your decision.

1. Waterside or In the City

Homes in Portsmouth vary in their price and location much more widely than many other places because of its semi marine geography. A large part of the city is located on the Elizabeth River. As with any other waterside property these Portsmouth homes can be quite a bit pricier than their landlocked counterparts. However, if you have your heart set on living beach side you will find few places better. On the other hand, Metropolitan Portsmouth offers much more of the hustle and bustle of usual city life. This may be more well suited to people who prefer a busy lifestyle than homes along the water.

2. Zoning Laws

If you decide to invest in one of the new homes Portsmouth VA building companies can offer, you will need to consider the local zoning laws of the Hampton Roads area. While you may own a piece of land within the city’s limits, that does not mean you can do whatever you want with it. Homes in Portsmouth, as with homes anyplace else, require that your home remains up to different codes. Possible codes are the allowed height of your roof, whether you can keep animals outside, and other regulations. It is quite possible that zoning restrictions in Portsmouth differ from your current location.

3. Total Price

As with anything you’ve got to consider the costs associated with your new home. Are you fully aware of the taxes associated with Portsmouth? Finding out the average cost of contractors, homes, and realtor fees is also a great idea to save yourself from any potential financial problems. Do not just settle on the first couple of homes for sale portsmouth has to offer. They may be absolutely stunning but are they in your price range? How much money will you have to put into repairs?

Portsmouth is a beautiful coastal area in the great state of Virginia. If you decide to move there, just be sure when you are making your plans you consider every possibly issue with your future housing.

Comments

Posted On
Oct 13, 2013
Posted By
William Caldwell

Ah, Portsmouth. I grew up there and am now thinking of moving back though I’ve heard it’s become over developed. -CrawCal

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Mar 02, 2014
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Jeff Soto

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Apr 02, 2014
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Arianna Herrera

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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May 02, 2014
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Aria Wells

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Jun 01, 2014
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Nelson Ortiz

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Jul 01, 2014
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Alfred Richardson

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Jul 31, 2014
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Karl Kelley

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Aug 30, 2014
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Jeffery Barnes

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Sep 29, 2014
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Clyde Holland

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Oct 29, 2014
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Harold Black

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Nov 28, 2014
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Timothy Robinson

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Dec 28, 2014
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Russel Simpson

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Jan 27, 2015
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James Torres

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Feb 26, 2015
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Juan McKinney

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Mar 28, 2015
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Victor Powers

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Apr 27, 2015
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John Silva

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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May 27, 2015
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Kimberly McCoy

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Jun 26, 2015
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Stephen Welch

@CrawCal- I grew up there too! Where about did you grow up? I was on High St. near Effingham. -KraeChazee

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Jul 26, 2015
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Russel Jensen

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