Property Inspections Continue in Hampton


June 17, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — During the remaining months of 2011, City of Hampton real estate appraisers will continue a comprehensive field review program that was initiated in 2006. All or part of the following subdivisions of Hampton will be visited during the coming months:

  • Aldorf Terrace
  • Beach Road Estates
  • Bethel Heights
  • Buckroe – Ransone Brothers
  • Cavalier Court
  • Chandler, T. A.
  • Cherry Acres
  • Chesapeake Gardens
  • Chesapeake Heights
  • Chesapeake North
  • Crestwood
  • Darnaby Place
  • Deuel
  • Deuel, I. C.
  • Edrale Place
  • Forest Park
  • Greenwood Farms
  • Hawkins, Georgianna
  • High Terrace
  • Horseshoe Point
  • Howe Farms
  • Hutton, J. L.
  • Institute Gardens
  • Kapher’s Corner
  • Killdeer Lane
  • La Mendola Place
  • Lake, J. B.
  • Little England
  • Little England – Critizer, R. C.
  • Little England – Lake
  • Little England – Semple’s
  • Lutteroh
  • Mac Alva Park
  • Magruder Estates
  • Melissa Court
  • Newport News Company
  • Old Point Village
  • Oneada Place
  • Orchard Homes
  • Oyston
  • Pamela Heights
  • Pine Haven
  • Plaza Heights
  • Ponderosa
  • Presson, John
  • River Point East
  • Savage Point Farm
  • Scotland Square
  • Scotland Terrace
  • Scott’s Point
  • Shepherd, J. – Woodland
  • Shorter, John P.
  • Smith, Percy
  • Sylvia Estates
  • The Gardens at Howe Farms
  • Thom-Hall Circle
  • Thornette Place
  • Von Terrace
  • Wentworth
  • West, C.D.
  • Westhampton
  • Westhampton – Arch, K.
  • Whiting Court
  • Winder, John Farm
  • Woodhaven Estates
  • Woodland Terrace
  • Worster Terrace
  • Wythe Creek Park
  • Yachthaven Terrace

Commercial properties throughout the City will be visited and additional residential neighborhoods may be added to this list as the project continues. The field review program also includes the use of tools such as aerial photography, traditional ortho-photography, and oblique photography. The Office of the Assessor of Real Estate appreciates the cooperation and assistance of Hampton property owners in the effort to maintain accurate property information and produce fair and equitable assessments.

About the inspection process
Property inspections are conducted by real estate appraisers Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Real estate appraisers drive city automobiles and display a City of Hampton photo identification card and also carry City of Hampton business cards. If property owners wish to verify a staff member’s identity, they can do so by calling the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate at 728-5182 or the 311 Customer Call Center.
When a property inspection is necessary, appraisers will announce their arrival to the property by knocking at the door or ringing the door bell, and introducing themselves. They may confirm a variety of property details and characteristics, such as the number of bathrooms and bedrooms, and conduct an exterior inspection to include verifying measurements.
If the property owners are not home, the appraisers will conduct the exterior inspection and leave a note if additional information is needed. The appraiser may inquire about the building interior. Appraisers may accept the owner’s offer of an interior inspection, although property owners are not required to grant permission for interior inspections.
Interior inspections may reveal that a house is in a condition, or of a quality, other than what is suggested from the exterior inspection. Appraisers will also be taking a digital image of the front elevation of homes if one is not already in the real estate database or if the house has been substantially altered since the current database image was taken.

About the Office of the Assessor of Real Estate
The Office of the Assessor of Real Estate provides access to individual property information and general information about real estate assessments at In reviewing individual property information, if you identify a suspected error, please call 311 or email AssessorsWebMail (at) hampton (dot) gov.

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