Suffolk, VA Real Estate News

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
  Discover the best in resort style neighborhood amenities at Founders Pointe, a waterfront community in the Hampton Roads area, in Isle of Wight County near Smithfield, Virginia. Residents enjoy a lakefront Residents' Club and pool complex, playground, three miles of trails and sidewalks, and an 844' Observation Pier that overlooks Batten Bay and the James River. Founders Pointe is located to the southeast of the James River Bridge and just west of the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge tunnel. Founders Pointe is just 10 minutes to the Peninsula, I-664, and only 25 minutes to Downtown Norfolk. It is also only 40 minutes to Colonial Williamsburg and 45 minutes to VA Beach. To see a map of where Founders Pointe is located, visit http://www.founderspointe.com/our-location/conveniences/ With quality ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
REALTORS® Are Optimisitc About Home Sales in 2015 Lawrence Yun, the National Association of Realtor’s chief economist, unveiled his housing market forecast for 2015 and 2016 at the Realtor association’s annual conference in New Orleans last week. Yun predicts that sales of newly built single-family homes will surge by 41% to 624,000, as reported in the Wall Street Journal article by Kris Hudson. There's also positive forecasts from the National Association of Home Builders that predicts a 24.3% increase to 547,000 sales in 2015. The NAR economists are more bullish on the 2015 forecast partly because of the increased sales momentum in recent months. Yun believes the key to increasing new home construction is the return of the first-time and entry-level buyer. Yun explained that 57 millio...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
People's Choice Award Winners for the 2014 HomeArama Announced The award winners for the 2014 Homearama, the annual model home extravaganza put on by the Tidewater Builders Association, were announced yesterday. Seven fully furnished model homes were built and thousands of visitors voted for their favorite in six different categories, including for their Favorite Home in the Show. Sasser Construction took first place in five of the six categories, including Favorite House, Favorite Kitchen, Favorite Interior Design, Favorite Outdoor Living Space, and Favorite Landscaping. Sasser also finished in second place for Favorite Master Suite. (The results are shown at the end of this article) Sasser Construction is putting the finishing touches on their new furnished model in Founders Pointe, ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
      Discover 10 quality new homes in two award winning waterfront communities this weekend in Founders Pointe and The Riverfront at Harbour View, located just 12 minutes apart. Founders Pointe is located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, located ten minutes from the historic town of Smithfield, Virginia. The Riverfront at Harbour View is located in the northern part of Suffolk and both communities are convenient to both the Peninsula and southside Hampton Roads. East West Communities, the developer of both Founders Pointe and The Riverfront, is celebrating its 25th year anniversary in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. For more information, visit www.founderspointe.com and www.the-riverfront.com.                 Discover the best in lifestyle communities at Founders Po...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The new Kensington Creek model home by Sasser Construction in Founders Pointe.Founders Pointe is a new, waterfront community in Isle of Wight County, located just ten minutes to the historic town of Smithfield, the Harbour View area of Suffolk, and to the Peninsula. Founders Pointe features resort style amenities, a surprisingly convenient location, and superior quality new homes by ten of the best homebuilders in Virginia.Tour three new models by Sasser Construction, recently awarded Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year. Sasser Construction has been building quality custom homes in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia since 1987, and is building new house plans in a new phase in Founders Pointe. Brand new house plans ranging in size from 2,400 square feet ot over 3,400 square feet ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
  East West Communities is excited to announce Stephen Alexander Homes is now building new homes on Batten Cove in Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County, near historic Smithfield. Two new homes are now built on this new waterfront cul-de-sac – The Walnut house plan and The Blacksburg (which is already SOLD). These homes built by Stephen Alexander Homes offer a unique Coastal Cottage feel with an open interior plan for today’s homeowners. The Walnut Model Home located on 103 Batten Cove, Carrollton, VA (pictured below left) is 3600 square feet of living area and features a multi-generational suite on the first floor and covered front and back porches. Discover nostalgic features throughout this home combined with today’s modern conveniences and the latest trends popular in new homes to...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Make The Place You Live, The Place You Love The new homes in Founders Pointe and The Riverfront at Harbour View are carefully designed and custom built to create an overall architectural appeal that is immediately sensed when you drive through the community. The variety of home plan sizes, styles, and designs are limitless. Let one of our award-winning custom builders help you create the home of your dreams. Rediscover timeless Traditional exteriors and warm, inviting interior layouts that appeal to today's family. Homes today require flexible spaces as vital links to the future. Lofts, home offices, bonus spaces and optional bedrooms come together in many of the home plans featured in Founders Pointe and in The Riverfront. There's definitely an emphasis on multi-generational interior d...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
What's unique about the best selling new home community in the Hampton Roads area in the last decade? The Riverfront at Harbour View, a master planned community developed by East West Communities, was recently awarded the Stanley Hall of Fame award from the Tidewater Builders Association for having the best quality community development and achieving unprecedented success in our region. The golf course waterfront community has received multiple "Community of the Year" awards and numerous other awards for its new homes and amenities. What are some of the reasons the community has attracted over 1,000 families since it's grand opening in the spring of 2000? Seven of the unique reasons are listed below: 1. Location- Besides the natural beauty of the property, it has it all from a community...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Discover the best in waterfront living at the Gatling Pointe Yacht Club & Marina, a boater's paradise in Smithfield, Virginia. The Gatling Pointe Yacht Club is a private community club for residents of the Gatling Pointe, Gatling Pointe South, and neighborhoods in the Smithfield surrounding area. A Family Membership is only $90/month with a one time initiation fee of $500. Marina memberhships are also available. www.gpyachtclub.comAt Gatling Pointe, you can cruise the river from our private marina and bring home your catch-of-the-day. Take a refreshing dip in our riverside pool or just relax among friends at our clubhouse. Enjoy a great meal at the yacht club restaurant or sit back and enjoy the view across the James River.•Gatling Pointe Yacht Club with 68-slip deepwater marina (20' to...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
   Luxury Living in Gatling Pointe South, a waterfront community near the historic town of Smithfield, Virginia. Discover a privately wooded setting with a scenic view from this Brick Traditional style home in Gatling Pointe South- a waterfront community in Smithfield, Virginia. Quality custom features are found throughout this 3,170 square foot home, originally built by E. R. Lenz Contracting. Enjoy the openness of the two story family room and spacious sunroom which highlight the first floor. Other custom features include beautiful hardwood flooring, ceramic tiled baths, custom cabinetry, and wood trim details. 20424 Gatling Pointe Parkway South which was listed for sale with East West Realty is now SOLD. Timeless Traditional details are combined with an open, flowing interior layout....
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Want to Know What's Hot in New Home Trends Today? Start by visiting one of your popular new home communities to see what builders are including in new homes today. Times have changed, and people aren't living in their homes the way they did 5 to 10 years ago. There are some new "old" features that builders should try and incorporate into their new homes today if they want to stand out and appeal to today's homebuyers. Of course, there are still certain things that the different buyers want in their new home- an empty nester buyer doesn't necessarily want what a young family considers important, but I've put together a list of 7 top trends that we've seen in several of our new home communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.  It's exciting to see the resurgence in new home sales i...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Navy Continues to Seek More Commercial Space in the Harbour View Area of Suffolk (Located in the center of the Hampton Roads region of Virginia) The Suffolk News Herald reports today that the "the Navy has expressed interest in the North Suffolk, VA building across from the former U.S. Joint Forces Command site"....Harbour View is already "the home to the Navy's Joint and Coalition Warfighting, three other technology-related commands and part of a fourth technology-related command...The technologically advanced building features high speed direct fiber optic connectivity and a dedicated generator farm and energy design." The new building would provide space for an additional 800 to 1,300 workers. Suffolk Mayor Linda Johnson says  “The city of Suffolk hopes to provide a high level of su...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
This weekend, April 12th and 13th, from noon to 5 pm, you can tour 10 brand new models for sale in two award winning, waterfront communities- Founders Pointe and The Riverfront at Harbour View. For more details visit Grand Tour of Homes. Five new homes are open at The Riverfront at Harbour View, three of them are furnished. Discover Superior quality craftsmanship, the latest in new home trends, and exciting interior designs. You'll discover a fabulous new backyard fireplace creation at Sasser Construction's furnished model on Rivers Bend Place, a first floor master suite at ABT Custom Homes' Coastal Cottage, and a double island Kitchen in Birdsong Builders' 5 Bedroom Traditional home. Les Ore's Model also features a main floor master suite. (The homes open to tour range in price from $...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
East West Realty represents eight different builders in The Riverfront at Harbour View, a waterfront master planned community located in the northern part of Suffolk, Virginia. Terry Peterson Residential is building new single family condominium homes in the Gables lakefront neighborhood within The Riverfront community.Today, we're going to get to know Jeni Millikin (pictured on the left above), a REALTOR® with East West Realty at Gables at The Riverfront at Harbour View for Terry Peterson Residential. Jeni Millikin and Jasmine Feliu (pictured on the right), her partner at the site, have sold 34 new homes in 2013. They've done a phenomenal job representing the builder, the community, and providing excellent customer service to the new homeowners. Here's our Q & A with Jeni: What do you ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Santa Claus returned to visit The Riverfront at Harbour View the week before Christmas   Every year, Santa makes his annual visit to spread the Christmas spirit throughout The Riverfront at Harbour View community. This year, children enjoyed holiday treats and good cheer as they anticipate the big day tomorrow- Christmas. The Riverfront clubhouse is the perfect place for holiday parties, socials, and special events. Pam Sweet, The Riverfront club manager plans fun filled activities and events all year round for club members. The Riverfront at Harbour View is a new home community located in the northen part of Suffolk, VA . Resort styled amenities include two riverfront parks, two pools, two tennis & volleyball courts, two playgrounds, a lakefront amphitheater, bike trails, and of course...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Santa Claus Makes His Yearly Visit to the Founders Pointe Residents' Club    Sunday was a real treat for the children living in Founders Pointe- a new waterfront community located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Santa Claus made his annual pre-Christmas visit to the Residents' Club and spread the holiday spirit to all who came. Besides making holiday themed crafts, residents enjoyed hot apple cider and cookies, and plenty of holiday cheer! The Founders Pointe Residents' Club is the social hub of the community. Year round socials and special events are planned for the residents by the Club Manager. The lakefront clubhouse overlooks a resort style swimming pool and is linked ot the different neighborhood courts by a trail system. There's also a 844' Observation P...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Discover the Best in Waterfront Living at Founders Pointe- a custom home community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, near the town of Smithfield. 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 including a community clubhouse with a lakefront swimming pool, a children’s playground, leisure trails for walking and biking, an Observation Pier that overlooks the Hampton roads and Batten Bay, and more. Even socializing with your neighbors is made effortless at Founders Pointe, with a year-round calendar of social events planned by a community Activities Director.With quality custom homes from the $390′s to over $1 million, Founders Pointe pro...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront at Harbour View, a waterfront development in Hampton Roads, VA, developed by East West Communities, helped put Harbour View on the map back in 2000. The following article is an article that appeared in SUFFOLK LIVING, a magazine produced by The Suffolk News Herald, (Res Spears, Editor).   The Riverfront at Harbour View, which spreads across two miles in North Suffolk, seems as much resort as neighborhood. The community offers its residents a plethora of amenities, including two pools, an 18 hole golf course, a Residents' Clubhouse, several waterfront parks, two tennis and volleyball courts, a lakefront amphitheater, and waterside walking paths.    Branch Lawson, the President of East West Communities, Hampton Roads, the developer of The Riverfront, said the community has...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Looking for resort style living in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? Now's a great time to tour our brand new homes in Founders Pointe, a new waterfront community near the historic town of Smithfield. Discover beautifully wooded homesites overlooking Carter's Creek, Batten Bay, and the James River and ten quality custom homebuilders to select from. 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 including a community clubhouse with swimming pool, a children's playground, leisure trails for walking and biking, and more. Even socializing with your neighbors is made effortless at Founders Pointe, with a year-round calendar of social events pla...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Founders Pointe - an award winning waterfront community in located in the Hampton Roads area of VirginiaIn addition to enjoying a resort lifestyle in a peaceful natural setting, Founders Pointe residents benefit from the community’s central location between the Peninsula and Norfolk, in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County - just 10 minutes from the historic town of Smithfield and an easy commute to anywhere in Hampton Roads. Nicely removed from the city, Founders Pointe offers a quiet enclave for family living with all of life’s conveniences close by. Located off Route 17 on Sugar Hill Road, Founders Pointe is... • 3 miles from the James River Bridge• 9 miles to I-664 and the Harbour View area in northern Suffolk• 10 minutes to Newport News on the Peninsula• 25 minutes to downt...
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