Smithfield, VA Real Estate News

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Rendering is of a home built in the Gatling Pointe community in Smithfield, Virginia.After forty years of going about life as normal- attending college, graduating from college, starting a career in real estate, getting married, having children (three), working, going on vacations, coaching youth sports for 15 years, attending Virginia Tech ball games, etc., I have decided to do something that's always been there- that's using my ability to draw and transfer images I see onto a canvas.I've been lazy. I've avoided the discipline it takes to create a work of art, something I dabbled with as a twelve year old, then later in college when I took electives to up my GPA.When I got out of college, fear of failure motivated me to put 100% of my time, energy, and efforts into my work- selling rea...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Two Story Family Room Highlights this Timeless Traditional in Gatling Pointe South   Welcome to 11138 Olde Towne Place, Smithfield! Discover an open floor plan with many quality features in this timeless Traditional style home in Gatling Pointe South– an award winning waterfront community adjacent to the town of Smithfield. Hardwood floors cover the main floor of this 2,600 square foot of living area home which is listed for sale wth Eat West Realty for $359,900. Quartz counter tops, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances highlight the large kitchen. Custom vanities with granite counters are found in the master bath. You’ll love the free standing corner tub, separate ceramic shower, and custom shelving in the master closet. The master suite also features a tray ceiling, sitting...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
New Sasser Construction Model Showcases Luxury, Comfort, and Main Floor Living Sasser Construction’s new Craftsman Cottage home in Founders Pointe   Sasser Construction recently completed their newest model in Founders Pointe and a new homeowner has already moved in. Never fear, Sasser is building the same floor plan on Lot 191 Colonial Way for sale, with the start of construction beginning this month. The Craftsman Cottage style home at 105 Colonial Way will feature a first floor master suite, a first floor study, a Gourmet Kitchen that opens to the large Family Room and the Dining Room. The coffered ceiling, custom wainscoting, built-in bookshelves, and beautiful wide plank hardwood flooring adds a feeling of quality to the home. The second floor features two bedrooms, two full bathro...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Want to know about one of the best kept secrets in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? Look no further than Founders Pointe— a nicely removed from the city, waterfront community in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County– just ten minutes from the historic town of Smithfield. Over 270 families have already chosen to move to Founders Pointe for many reasons, here are 5 of the main reasons below..1. LOCATION – Founders Pointe is surprisingly convenient! Besides being just 10 minutes to the town of Smithfield, Founders Pointe is also located just 12 minutes from I-664 and the Harbour View area of Suffolk, it’s an easy 25 minute commute to the Portsmouth Naval Hospital and within a half hour of Downtown Norfolk.From the Peninsula: Founders Pointe is just 3.5 miles to the James River Bri...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Thinking about buying or selling a new home in the Smithfield area? Consider East West Realty for your real estate needs. Mark Edwards and Theresa Williams specialize in selling homes in planned communities developed by East West Partners of Virginia. Gatling Pointe, Founders Pointe, and The Riverfront at Harbour View are three communities that East West Realty maintains the websites and focuses their efforts on. Relocating buyers interested in finding a waterfront community resort style amenities are more aware of available homes in Gatling Pointe and the exposure for resale homeowners in Gatling Pointe is maximized.East West Realty recently helped two homeowners in Gatling Pointe South sell their homes. Our listing at 20599 Southport Landing closed last week at $840,000. Theresa and M...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Carolyn Virginia Seward Edwards- March 17th, 1931 - May 18th, 2019Beautiful, Sensitive, Caring, Loving, Giving, Supportive, Dedicated.Whatever you had going on in your life, Carolyn was always there. You could tell her anything- she always cared, she always listened, and encouraged us in our endeavors.Mom always made you feel better, AND Loved.I have nothing but fond memories of my childhood growing up on Courthouse Highway- she was a great wife to DeDe, and a loving mother. I loved her macaroni and cheese and many Thanksgiving meals, the way she made a ham sandwich with home grown tomatoes, and pickle on them. She was really good at many things, but those ham sandwiches really stand out in my mind. Mom took us on the vacations while Daddy worked at the plant, usually it was with Grandm...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Discover the best in waterfront living in Gatling Pointe, a waterfront community with a neighborhood yacht club & marina with resort style amenities located adjacent to the town of Smithfield, Virginia. 110 James Landing Court North offers a truly unique opportunity to own an impressive Transitional style home and be near the waterfront. Walk to your boat from this highly elevated cul-de-sac lot which also offers distant views of the James and Pagan Rivers. Currently listed with East West Realty for only $459,900, you can enjoy waterfront living right outside your back door!    110 James Landing Court North, Smithfield, Virginia- $459,900 Four or five bedroom home offers approximately 3,200 square feet of living area Second floor covered porch and expanded deck offers  surprising views ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
East West Realty at Founders Pointe is proud to present the new Birdsong Builders' waterfront model for sale at 106 Settler's Ridge, Carrollton, Virginia. Located on a 1.6 acre lot, this spectacular new Frank Betz Associates, Inc. design was created specifically for this unique waterfront parcel which overlooks Batten Bay and offers distant views of the James.  • Features a 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, and a 3 car garage • First floor master suite and a second, multi-generational suite also on the main floor. • Two stairways, coffered ceiling family room with built-in bookcase, and stone fireplace. • Gourmet kitchen features a large center island, granite counter tops, custom cabinetry, walk-in pantry, and sliding doors open to the deck and covered porch. • Expansive second floor Entertainmen...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Welcome to 20192 Olde Towne Court located in the Gatling Pointe South waterfront community near Smithfield, Virginia. This Southern Living Home was built for the award winning Parade of Homes event in 1993, and faces a central park courtyard complete with fountain and park benches. Many special features are included and the home has been meticulously kept and the yard, well manicured. This impressive mostly brick home is now available for sale for $379,900 with East West Realty.Impressive Southern Living Home which features 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, a first floor bedroom with a private bath, and many special features included.•Timeless mostly brick Traditional boasts approximately 2600 square feet of living area• Well manicured lawn extends to a wooded common area providing a beautiful...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Six Planning Tips to Avoid a New Homes Construction Nightmare Have you ever heard your clients comment that they are weary of building a new home because they’ve heard horror stories about what happened to a friend who built many years ago? Building a new home may be exactly what your buyer wants  and needs to achieve their dream home.Knowing how to guide them through the process can help make the building process a smooth experience. Here are six tips on overcoming the fear of building a new home:  Be sure to select a highly reputable builder that has a proven track record of having satisfied customers. Most of the time you hear people complain about building, they’ve somehow gotten connected with a builder who is either unorganized, is overwhelmed, or is over extended. Find a builder ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Ranch Retreat by Ore BuildersThe finishing touches are being added to this Coastal Cottage style home located at 1205 Founders Pointe Trail, Carrollton, Virginia. The Grand Opening of this furnished model is September 15th and 16th weekend. But, you can come out now for a sneak peek! Founders Pointe is a waterfront community located near the historic town of Smithfield, and just 10 minutes to the Harbour View area of Suffolk. This ranch plan is a flexible home plan that can be customized for each homeowner's needs.Special Features Include:• 4 Bedroms, 3.5 bathrooms, an optional second floor suite could be the 5th bedroom, a home office, or guest suite• Engineered wood floors cover the main floor areas, ceramic tile bathrooms, ceramic shower• Large kitchen island, gas cooktop with se...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Experience a typical summer day in Founders Pointe, which features resort style amenities and quality custom homes.Founders Pointe is a waterfront community centrally located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, just ten minutes from Smithfield, and near the Harbour View area of Suffolk.Life at Founders Pointe begins at home, with quality homes tucked into quiet lanes and private cul-de-sacs, made all the more inviting by marsh, creek and wooded views. Nine custom homebuilders are providing a wide array of innovative home designs featuring a variety of distinctive architectural styles.Overlooking the Batten Bay, with creeks and tributaries flowing to the James River, there’s never a shortage of breathtaking vistas and outdoor activities. Residents enjoy resort-style amenities includin...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Welcome to 20592 Seahawk Landing in Gatling Pointe South, a waterfront community located adjacent to Smithfield, Virginia. You'll find superior quality appointments and excellent curb appeal in this stunning home, now available for sale for $525,000.•Stunning Traditional home located on the waterfront cul-de-sac of Seahawk Landing in Gatling Pointe South- an award winning waterfront community adjacent to historic Smithfield•Mostly brick exterior, boasts approximately 4,000 square feet of living area•5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, quality appointments throughout, first floor bedroom & bath•Gourmet Kitchen features an oversized center island, granite counters, dishwasher, gas cook top, wall oven, and microwave, & refrigerator. Huge laundry room with extra cabinetry.•Hardwood floors cover the ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Gatling Pointe Yacht Club is located where the James & Pagan Rivers meetThis stunning Traditional home pictured below is located at 20592 Seahawk Landing, in Gatling Pointe South, a waterfront community adjacent to the historic town of Smithfield, Virginia. Enjoy over 4,000 square feet of living space in this 5 bedroom, 4.5th bath home just listed for sale for $525,000 by East West Realty. Discover superior quality features in this mostly brick home originally custom built by Norman Miller Custom Builder. The Gatling Pointe Yacht Club, which overlooks the the James River, offers a second home within the community to enjoy year round. For more details, visit www.gatlingpointe.com.   5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 4,000 square feet of living space, plus a huge covered back porch Beautiful har...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
There's more good news in the real estate industry in the latest BUILDER magazine, Jobs, Good Jobs, and Home Buying.  The article highlighted the positive jobs' report we saw reported last past week--235,000 jobs created in February, and a lower unemployment rate of 4.7%. John McManus says the good jobs' report carries with it four key meaningful areas of interest for home builders and developers at present: household wage growth, consumer confidence, good job concentration, and interest rate increases, which he says won't slow down homebuyer demand.Wage and income growth: Well known risk expert, Bill McBride reports that Household wage growth is trending upward, as evidenced in Friday's jobs report. Here, McBride looks at earnings growth, employment to population ratio improvement, and...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Planning For A Move? Let the Neighborhood Experts Team Help You Sell Your Home!   East West Realty's Sales Office is located nearby at 1302 Founders Pointe Trail, Carrollton, VA     (Gatling Pointe South home on the right above) is a resale home sold by East West Realty. East West Realty is the #1 realty firm for selling the most homes in Gatling Pointe in the past 25 years. East West Realty has sold over 320 resale homes in Gatling Pointe and Gatling Pointe South since 1990. We are your neighborhood realty firm. Two East West Realty agents are Gatling Pointe residents and are all full-time REALTORS®- Mark Edwards and Theresa Williams. (Both worked on-site in Gatling Pointe when the community was developed. For 15 years, East West Realty averaged selling 20 resales a year in Gatling Poi...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Planning For A Move? Let the Founders Pointe Team Sell Your Home!   East West Realty's Sales Office is located at 1302 Founders Pointe Trail, Carrollton, Virginia.                    102 Lafeyette Pointe (home on the right above) is a resale home sold by East West Realty. You probably know that new home sales in Founders Pointe are handled by the community experts of East West Realty. But, did you know that you can take advantage of our 7-day a week on-site presence and expertise to sell your current home? THE EASTWEST REALTY ADVANTAGE: • East West Realty’s Sales Office is onsite, open 7 days a week, and staffed with two full time REALTORS® focused on selling homes in Founders Pointe, and has four agents selling homes in The Riverfront at Harbour View. East West Realty also markets and ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
7 Reasons Why It's A Good Time To Buy A New Home After a resurgence in our new home sales success in 2016 in several of our East West communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, many are predicting a banner year for the real estate industry in 2017. The pent up demand has been building for years, but there are also multiple reasons people are looking to make their move now. Here are my Top 7 Reasons to Buy a New Home Today:1. New homes offer more value today. Builders are offering more quality and creative value extras than ever before. Builders and developers are working closely together to bring the best value to the new homebuyer today. Homebuyers in East West Communities are discovering more custom built-ins, larger kitchens, covered back porches, top-of-the-line appliances, ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Today is the DAY! After 6 short months of hard work and the logistical nightmare of 8 builders building these luxury showcase homes on one street in Founders Pointe, the 2016 PHBA Parade of Homes is here! The sixteen day event runs from October 1-16th, and will feature 8 spectacular designer mode homes, all furnished and professionally decorated. Founders Pointe is a waterfront community of quality custom homes (319 homes to be built) and is located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County. Nicely removed from the city, Founders Pointe is convenient to all cities in Hampton Roads- only ten minutes to the Peninsula and I-664/Harbour View, and just ten minutes from the charming town of Smithfield.One Street ~ 8 Showcase Homes Open For Tour October 1 – 16.The 2016 Peninsula Housing &...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
One Street ~ 8 Showcase Homes Open For Tour October 1 – 16th at Founders Pointe, a waterfront community in Isle of Wight County, near Smithfield, Virginia.The 2016 Peninsula Housing & Builders Association’s Parade of Homes features 8 showcase model homes on the new Richmond Way lakefront cul-de-sac in Founders Pointe! The 8 designer furnished homes – all on one street in Founders Pointe – feature exciting new floor plans, innovative special features, and popular new home trends. Tickets will be sold online starting September 1, 2016. Some proceeds from the event will benefit Roc Solid Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.  The Parade models feature something for everyone–Coastal and Craftsman Cottage style homes to classic traditionals, main floor living homes to one with a finished thir...
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