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Old 09-30-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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You should get some pics of Windsor Farms, Agecroft and The Virginia House!
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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xGrendelx, are you originally from Richmond, or do you just visit a lot?
No, I'm originally from Hampton Roads. I never really went to Richmond until my sister started at VCU in 2002. Since then I've been going up there pretty regularly because I'd visit her just about every weekend, and now some other friends are attending VCU and I go up and hang out with them too. I think I've gotten a pretty good feel for the city, and I always enjoy being there. I miss it. I haven't been back in a few months. Over the past couple years, the Fan has become one of my favorite urban neighborhoods. Such a great vibe to the whole thing.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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You should get some pics of Windsor Farms, Agecroft and The Virginia House!
I was just looking at pictures of Agecroft and the Virginia House. I'll post pics of them when I get home tonight.

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No, I'm originally from Hampton Roads. I never really went to Richmond until my sister started at VCU in 2002. Since then I've been going up there pretty regularly because I'd visit her just about every weekend, and now some other friends are attending VCU and I go up and hang out with them too. I think I've gotten a pretty good feel for the city, and I always enjoy being there. I miss it. I haven't been back in a few months. Over the past couple years, the Fan has become one of my favorite urban neighborhoods. Such a great vibe to the whole thing.
Cool, I go to VCU as well. And yes, the Fan is definitely one of my new favorite neighborhoods...urban or other.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Ghent and the Fan are so similar

espeically with the two colleges in the vicinity in the same conference with about the same enrollmet.
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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540_804, approximately how much do you think those smaller older homes that you posted on Page 9 might go for? Low-$200k range? Is there any part of the city that is fairly walkable and has historic arhictecture where I could buy a smaller older home (or fixer-upper) for around $200,000-$225,000? I wish NoVA had an area that looked like this (besides Old Town Alexandria).
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Old 10-01-2009, 04:10 PM
 
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540_804, approximately how much do you think those smaller older homes that you posted on Page 9 might go for? Low-$200k range? Is there any part of the city that is fairly walkable and has historic arhictecture where I could buy a smaller older home (or fixer-upper) for around $200,000-$225,000? I wish NoVA had an area that looked like this (besides Old Town Alexandria).
It really all boils down to the location. You would be hard-pressed to find anything in that price range in the fan, besides a condo.

If you are referring to similar to the houses in post 88 then I actually think those are relatively affordable. Those are in Church Hill, I believe. The neighborhood itself is not extremely walkable but you could easily walk to downtown for any needs. That being said, a lot of the houses in Church Hill are within your price range...many are lower.

For instance:

What? Church Hill home under 185k? (http://richmond.craigslist.org/reb/1399517441.html - broken link)

PRICE REDUCED!! Stunning Renovated 4 bed 3 bath (http://richmond.craigslist.org/reb/1393853544.html - broken link)

Area 10: Union Hill in Church Hill (http://richmond.craigslist.org/reb/1390745742.html - broken link)

Charming Church Hill Home (http://richmond.craigslist.org/reb/1387412991.html - broken link)

Completely Renovated 3bed 2.5 bath in Church Hill (http://richmond.craigslist.org/reb/1385308340.html - broken link)

VCU-MCV area, 5 min. Shockoe Bottom (http://richmond.craigslist.org/reo/1381872837.html - broken link)

OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR GORGEOUS PROPERTY! (http://richmond.craigslist.org/reo/1380395818.html - broken link)


Even some deals like this which would be income producing:
http://richmond.craigslist.org/reb/1366205681.html (broken link)

Though I couldn't tell you off the top of my head which section of Church Hill they are located in...which could make the world of difference.

Anything cheaper and you are likely going to find yourself moving towards the not-so-desirable areas of Church Hill..

And in the most desirable areas you may be looking at paying quite a bit more (low 300s to upper 500s).
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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Great pics 504_804!

We lived in the west end from 2004-2008. Our daughter went to ECU and was so home sick transferred to VCU.

Unfortunately we were transferred out to the Mid West and can't wait to move back.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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You should get some pics of Windsor Farms, Agecroft and The Virginia House!
Here are pics of Agecroft. Reading the history of this place is AMAZING!

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Agecroft Hall is a Tudor estate currently on the James River in Virginia, United States, though originally built in Pendlebury, Lancashire, England in the late 15th century. It is now operated as a museum. It was the home of Lancashire's Langley and Dauntesey families before falling into disrepair at the end of the 19th century. In 1925 it was sold at auction. Richmonder Thomas C. Williams, Jr. purchased the structure, had it dismantled, crated and shipped across the Atlantic, and then reassembled in a Richmond neighbourhood known as Windsor Farms. Its original position was in the Irwell Valley (Agecroft, Pendlebury) close to Agecroft Road (A6044) between Lumns Lane to the west and the Manchester to Bolton railway line to the east.
~Wikipedia

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Old 10-02-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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Really nice pics. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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No problem. For me its like exploring parts of Richmond I haven't gotten the opportunity to see yet! Hopefully I get the chance before it gets too cold. Its already starting to cool off a bit (thats a good thing, though.)
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