Suffolk, VA Real Estate News

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
 FOUNDERS POINTE is opening a new phase with new models by Southern Living® Custom Home Builder, Sasser Construction.   Sasser Construction will be featuring new Craftsman Cottage, Traditional, and European style homes in the new neighborhood phase of Founders Pointe, located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. You’ll love the location of the newest model homes, situated near the waterfront pier and adjoining the community bike trail. Two new models are underway and a Furnished Model will be opened in the coming months.    The new phase consists of private cul-de-sac streets including Arlington Place, Tyler Court, Batten Cove, and Settlers Ridge which overlook Batten Bay offering distant views of the James River and the Hampton Roads bay. The new section is located near the 844’ Observat...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
7 Reasons Why It Is A Great Time To Buy A New Home After seeing the recent new home sales success in 2013 in several of our East West communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, I thought it was a good time to list my Top 7 Reasons to Buy a New Home. While it's a great time to buy a new or resale home, this post is geared toward new homes sales since there are misconceptions about the cost to buy new... 1. Price adjustments have been made. We have seen new home construction pricing from our featured builders adjusted down to pre-2005 levels in many of our new home communities. We saw a dramatic increase during the huge three year boom here in Virginia, and new construction prices had increased because of supply & demand and the fact that building supplies and labor were up. The l...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Looking for new home in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? Check out this unique waterfront community, Gatling Pointe, located in Isle of Wight County, adjacent to the historic town of Smithfield. Gatling Pointe features quality custom homes, a riverfront club and pool complex that overlooks the James River. Convenient to all of Hampton Roads, Gatling Pointe is just 15 minutes to Newport News, 20 minutes to I-664 interchange in the Harbour View area of Suffolk. Gatling Pointe is a well established, waterfront community of approximately 500 homes. Surrounded on three sides by water, many of the homes features views of the marsh, creek, and river. Four homesites remain in this award winning community and offers an opportunity to custom build your dream home. For more information about th...
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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. Looking for the right house plan for your family? Thinking of custom building your dream home in 2013 somewhere in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? With the low interest rates and today's attractive new home pricing, now's a great time to explore buying a brand new home. At Founders Pointe near Smithfield, Virginia, 170 families have decided to do so since our grand opening a few years ago. The homes in Founders Pointe are 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. Prior to construction, each home pla...
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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)
Gables At The Riverfront - a new single family condominium neighborhood in the award winning golf course community-The Riverfront at Harbour View, located in the Harbour View area of Suffolk, Virginia. The Riverfront at Harbour View overlooks the Nansemond and James Rivers The Developer: East West Communities, for 40 years, a nationally award-winning developer including the Hampton Roads communities of The Riverfront in Suffolk, Gatling Pointe & Gatling Pointe South, Eagle Harbor, and Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County; Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg; Riverwatch in Gloucester, Patriots' Landing in New Kent; and Brandermill & Woodlake on Midlothian. The Builder: Since 1983, Terry-Peterson Residential Companies has delivered top quality and great value in new homes, townhomes and cond...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
What are Some of the Benefits of Living in a Master Planned Community? There are many reasons why today's homebuyers are seeking planned communities as a place to call home. It's not always about price. Some buyers are finding out that the so called "right price" is not necessarily also the "right home", or neighborhood for their family.   Many of today's homebuyers in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia are searching for a sense of belonging....a place they can enjoy recreation and have a lot of fun things to do without leaving their neighborhood. Yes, they want a fair value, but they also want value, quality, and good customer service from their builder. Most people seem to long for a safe place to live, a place to raise a family, to maintain a home they can be proud of, and live the A...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Sadler Building Corporation's newly Furnished Model - the FALKIRK, a Craftsman Cottage style home for sale with approximately 3,800 square feet of living area located in The Riverfront at Harbour View waterfront community in Suffolk, Virginia. Located on the golf course overlooking the scenic 14th fairway of The Riverfront golf course, this gorgeous home has custom features throughout demonstrating the latest in new home trends and technology.  The main floor offers one level-living with three bedrooms downstairs -- plus, there is a spacious bedroom suite on the second level which could be the second master bedroom. Sadler Building Corporation is a member of the Southern Living Custom Builder program. Quality Features include:-Covered veranda with expansive golf course views-Media Room ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Santa Claus Visits The Riverfront Neighborhood children, with parents in tow, gathered at The Riverfront at Harbour View Swim Club recently to kick off the holiday season with the annual Winter Wonderland festivities. The afternoon was filled with sweet treats, holiday music by DJ E, and Reindeer Games and crafts for all ages. But best of all, Santa Claus himself made a personal appearance for photos, gift requests and a whole lot of jolly good fun! The Riverfront at Harbour View is a waterfront, golf course community overlooking the Nansemond and James Rivers in northern Suffolk, Virginia, just 2 miles from the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. Located in the heart of Hampton Roads, Virginia, The Riverfront is mere minutes from Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Bea...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Santa visits the Holiday Open House at Founders Pointe   Santa Claus visited the Founders Pointe Residents' Club recently at the Club's annual Holiday Open House. It was Holiday fun for all ages!   Besides a visit from the special guest, Santa & Elfish Gifts were handed out at the holiday event on Saturday, December 9th at the residents' clubhouse. There were Children’s Crafts, Sweets, Treats & Holiday Drinks & Lots of Cheer!!       This event was free to all residents of the Founders Pointe neighborhood, a waterfront community located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Residents were encouraged to bring a family ornament to hang on the Residents’ Club Christmas Tree. Founders Pointe is a waterfront community of single family custom homes and new homes from ten of the area's finest cust...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront at Harbour View hosted the Fall Homearama last year and the community has achieved much sales success since the TBA event ended. The fall Homearama at the Riverfront ended, and event coordinators said they are thrilled with how the show went. From the builders to city officials, the people who worked to get the show together for its two-week stay in Suffolk said they are happy with how things turned out. “It’s exceeded our expectations,” said Mark Edwards, the vice president of the Hampton Roads division of East West Communities, the developer of the Riverfront. “We’re very pleased.” He said he was happy with the amount of people who came to see the show. “They seemed to be excited to be there and getting a lot of ideas (for their homes),” Edwards said. In the last thirty...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Waterfront Community in Smithfield, Virginia features Southern Living® homes and a Yacht Club & Marina Looking for a small town atmosphere in a waterfront community where you can keep your boat in your same neighborhood? Many families seeking a more relaxed setting have found it at Gatling Pointe in Smithfield, Virginia. Nicely removed from the major cities in the Hampton Roads area, Gatling Pointe offers the best in waterfront amenities and some of the best in quality home designs. Many were featured in various issues of Southern Living® House Plans magazines in the mid '90's when the waterfront community was being developed and marketed regionally. Today, you'll find a fully established neighborhood, mature trees, and a vibrant sense of community at the riverfront clubhouse restaurant...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
    Founders Pointe Neighborhood Club hosts Holiday Bazaar near Smithfield, VA The Founders Pointe Holiday Bazaar attracted dozens of vendors and a happy crowd of shoppers. There were plenty of holiday gifts to purchase, fresh wood-fired oven baked artisan pizzas to eat, and a bounty of wines to taste. Plus, the artists helped raise money for the Isle of Wight Animal Shelter. The weather cooperated and it was another wonderful day in Founders Pointe. If you didn’t come for the show, we hope you can join us next year! Patrons were treated to a festive afternoon of holiday shopping. Many talented crafters, artisans, and product vendors were on hand selling gifts, decorations, jewelry, skin care, specialty food items and much more. Tickets were sold for a special raffle to benefit the Isle...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
5 REASONS why Builders in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia should get involved in the Parade of Homes at FOUNDERS POINTE, located near Smithfield, Virginia          1. The LOCATION Located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, nicely removed from the city and convenient to all of Hampton Roads, Founders Pointe is just 10 minutes to Newport News/Hampton, 15 minutes to Western Branch Chesapeake, and 10 minutes to the I-664 interchange at Harbour View/Suffolk. Residents enjoy the beautiful setting located on Batten Bay with views across the James River, the small town atmosphere (near Smithfield), and the lowest real estate tax rate (.65/$100). Escape the hustle and bustle and still be close to everything.    2. The AMENITIES Discover the best in resort style living at the Foun...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Annual Boo Bash Kicks Off Halloween With Style Witches, goblins and ghosts, Oh My! All the little monsters in The Riverfront at Harbour View community assembled at the The Riverfront Residents' Club to kick off their Halloween celebration in style. There were plenty of Ghostly Games & Creepy Crafts, Boo Burgers & Devil Dogs for all.  The annual Boo Bash is just one of themed holiday events that neighborhood children look forward to participating in year after year. Check out the Swim Club website for more!   A Residents’ Club with resort-style amenities and an exciting year around calendar of events and activities. Click Here to view a sampling of events and fun resident’s club photos! Challenging 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Doak Elegant clubhouse with indoor and ou...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Night of Fright Kids’ Halloween Carnival at FOUNDERS POINTE- a waterfront community near Smithfield, Virginia The Founders Pointe Residents’ Club Halloween Carnival was true to form again this year with a call out to the neighborhood ghosts and goblins galore, with an invitation to a Night of Fright to see what was in store. The evening did not disappoint, with ghoulish grub, witches brew, and halloween treats a plenty. But, like every good carnival, the highlight of the event was most definitely the gruesome games, which included…. Bag of Bones Toss, Skeleton Hoops, Ghost Bowling, Monster Ring Toss, Pumpkin Golf, Eyeball Toss, Monster Bash, and more! Every holiday is celebrated in style at the Founders Pointe Resident Club. For more information about events and activities in this award...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
“Bordered by Batten Bay and James River tributaries, the Founders Pointe community blends beautifully with the surrounding environment,” said PHBA President Tim Cleary. “It’s the perfect backdrop for the creative and innovative homes our builders will offer in the spring.” The community was twice selected "Community of the Year" by PHBA, added Cleary. “It is located in a growth corridor in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County and has seen excellent new home sales success in recent years.” Founders Pointe's Sales Center and Residents's Club opened in 2007, and now 165 families enjoy living in this waterfront community.   “Founders Pointe is located just a few minutes from historic Smithfield, Virginia, and is convenient to both the Peninsula and Southside; it’s close to the commer...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
 At Founders Pointe, You Have the Freedom to Select Your Own House Plan       Make The Place You Live, The Place You Love. Are you happy with your current house plan? Has your lifestyle changed in the last five or ten years? Have you been waiting for the right time to build your dream home? Now is the best time in over a decade to build a new home. The prices have been adjusted for new construction and lot prices are at their best values in a long time. With lower interest rates and higher new home prices on the horizon, we might not see this golden opportunity again. As sales of new homes have picked up in 2012 and with material/labor increases coming this January (several builders report drywall increases of 30% on January 1st), you may want to investigate your building options for y...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Two Acre Waterfront Lot Now Waterfront lot for sale in Gatling Pointe South in Smithfield, Virginia offer two acres of privacy, access to deep water, and panoramic views of the creek and marsh. Ever wanted to live on the water? This two acre, privately wooded homesite is now available in Gatling Pointe South- an ward winning waterfront community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Discover the best in waterfront living and resort style amenities. The Gatling Pointe Yacht Club offers a deep water marina with 68 boat slips, restaurant and club lounge, riverfront swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, playground, gazebo, and fishing pier. Gatling Pointe is nicely removed from the city, adjacent to the historic town of Smithfield, and convenient to all of the cities in the Hampton ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Hampton Roads Builder Spotlight: Sadler Building Corporation Uncompromising quality, timeless elegance, refined comfort and gracious living are the cornerstone behind Sadler’s approach to home building. “Whatever your dream home happens to be, Sadler Building Corporation guarantees our personal attention to every step of construction in every home we build,” comments owner Ed Sadler. Sadler Building Corp. has been building in the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia for almost two decades. Personal attention and a reputation for honesty and integrity have leaded this company’s growth through the years. Sadler builds about 70 homes a year, with each home featuring a unique display of design, style and craftsmanship. Because of these qualities, they have been selected as a member of the...
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