Suffolk, VA Real Estate News

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
    Make The Place You Live, The Place You Love. 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. Located near Smithfield, Virginia, rediscover a small town atmosphere at Founders Pointe. You'll also discover a character & charm in our new homes that's seldom found in today's neighborhoods. Timeless Traditionals and classic exteriors are featured in this award winning waterfront community. Prior to construction, each home plan is submitted to the Founders Pointe Architectural Review Board for approval. Here the exterior ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
  The Riverfront Golf Course is Rated as one of Virginia' Best A truly breathtaking experience, The Riverfront Golf Course, located in the Harbour View area of Suffolk, Virginia, was designed by renowned golf course architect, Tom Doak. It is situated on the banks of the Nansemond River, near the mouth of the James River and the Hampton Road bay. The spectacular layout takes full advantage of it’s dramatic and unique riverside location. The golf course winds throughout The Riverfront community, offering new homes from $260′s to over $2 million. The Riverfront is an old-style golf course that winds its way through riverfront acreage, tidal marshes, huge oaks and pines and vast rolling farmland. It offers a truly amazing setting for a great round of golf. The Riverfront golf course was vo...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
At Founders Pointe, the residents enjoy more than just a quality custom home privately located in a waterfront community, nicely removed from the congestion of the surrounding cities in Hampton Roads. They enjoy all of the fun activities at their neighborhood clubhouse- the Founders Pointe Residents' Club. Founders Pointe is a new waterfront community in Isle of Wight County, VA, near the historic town of Smithfield. This spring/summer, they've enjoyed numerous parties, socials, and good old fashioned fun. The year kicked off with the polar bear plunge (brave souls who slid down the 112' water slide on New Year's Day). Then there was a Soup Cook-off, Super Bowl Party, a KiDZ Club Field Trip to the Virginia Air & Space Center, after school activities, a Princess Party, and a wine tasting...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Scenic Route Leads You Home to Founders Pointe- an award winning waterfront community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. A short drive down Sugar Hill Road may seem like any other in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. But one mile in sits a community of custom homes nestled into quiet lanes and private cul-de-sacs tucked among an inviting marsh, creek and wooded landscape. And that’s just the beginning of life at East West Communities’ Founders Pointe. True to form, the development company that is known for building environmentally sensitive communities and resorts in two states is doing just that in Isle of Wight County. “Founders Pointe was such a unique property,” said Branch Lawson, president of Hampton Roads Division of East West Communities, which is developing Founders Point...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Suffolk Named #9 in CNN Money Magazine’s Top 25- ‘Where The Jobs Are’ Locations Suffolk, Virginia has been named to CNN Money Magazine’s 2012 “Where the Jobs Are” list as a result of posting 43-percent job growth since 2000.  Two years ago, the city made the magazine’s list of “100 Best Small Cities to Live.” This year, Suffolk, located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, came in at No. 9 on the jobs list. The Riverfront at Harbour View, an East West Partners' waterfront community, is located in northern Suffolk. The Riverfront has been one of the most successful new home communities in Virginia the past decade. “It’s really exciting,” said Kevin Hughes, economic development director for the city. “I think it continues to solidify that Suffolk is a great place to bring companies and ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Discover five brand new model homes in this new waterfront community. Founders Pointe boasts one of the most unique gathering spots around. The Residents’ Club features a craftsman-style clubhouse, swimming pool with 112-foot waterslide, children’s playground, sand volleyball court and a full-time Activities Director plans events throughout the entire year. The ongoing slate of social activities is one of the truly unique benefits of living in this extraordinary community, helping it to twice be selected “Community of the Year” by the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association.   207 Arlington Place   Sold - Birdsong Builders   5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2,750 sq. ft. New home now under construction for sale by Birdsong Builders. First floor bedroom. Second floor Media Room could also be a...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
New Home Sales are Up at The Riverfront at Harbour View, in Suffolk, Virginia The Mallas family decided to build a new home in a different subdivision in Suffolk, Virginia mostly for the sake of their children. Other kids for 8-year-old Kelsey and 5-year-old Kiera to play with were scarce in Olde Mill Creek. Parents Kyle and Katie Mallas had moved there from Virginia Beach in 2001. Another relocation had “been in the back of our minds” for about three years, Kyle Mallas said, when they decided to build in Harbour View subdivision The Riverfront. They moved in last August. “I would say the market was somewhat of a factor, but it really had a lot to do with quality of life,” Mallas said of deciding to take the plunge. “We totally enjoyed the last house we lived in; we had a bigger piece o...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
A Neighborhood 4th of July Tradition Continues On July 4, 2000, with only about 20 families living in the community, The Riverfront at Harbour View 4th of July Parade was born. Children and families decorated their bikes, wagons, and even skateboards, and made their way down River Club Drive to show their patriotism in celebration of our nation’s Independence Day.  In those days, there were far more parade participants than spectators – but not anymore. Twelve years later, more than 800 families now live in this resort-style community in Suffolk, Virginia, and the 4th of July Parade continues as an event not to be missed, whether you’re ‘parading’ or just enjoying the spectacle.  And, as tradition has also established, the parade always ends with free popsicles for the kids, and a day-l...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Furnished Model by Sadler Building Corporation   Sadler Building Corporation has recently completed this spectacular Craftsman Cottage style furnished model for sale in The Riverfront at Harbour View community in Suffolk, Virginia. Located on the golf course overlooking the scenic 14th fairway, 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 second master suite on the second level.    Custom features include: Approximately 3,800 square feet of living area wide-plank white oak hardwood flooring granite countertops with an exquisite mahogany bar top in the kitchen banquette seating in breakfast area glazed painted custom cabinets ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront Residents' Club Tennis Camp 2012 The Riverfront Swim Club recently held it's annual summer tennis camp and it begins a busy summer for Club Activities Director, Pam Sweet. The residents of The Riverfront at Harbour View community can enjoy fun recreational and social activities year round at The Riverfront Swim Club with monthly dues of only $76/month. Some of the summer programs are listed below...   Summer Programs Swim Program 2012 Kayaking & Sailing Lessons at Gatling Pointe Explorers Summer Camp Sports Camp Kids Golf Clinics Kids Tennis Camp Barracudas Swim Team Ladies Golf Men’s Golf Night Yoga Boot Camp Run‐Walk Group The Riverfront Social Clubs Swim Club Rentals  Download the 2012 Summer Events Brochure Residents at The Riverfront at Harbour View  say living in Th...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Founders Pointe Selected as the site of the PHBA 2013 Parade of Homes Founders Pointe has been selected by the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association to host the 2013 Parade of Homes model home extravaganza next April 13th - 28th. Founders Pointe is an award winning, waterfront community in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, near Smithfield, Virginia. Now's a great time to visit Founders Pointe and select your new home plan to be built in this unique opportunity. Nicely removed from the city, Founders Pointe is convenient to all of Hampton Roads, just 3 miles from the James River Bridge, 12 minutes to I-664 and the Harbour View area, and 25 minutes to downtown Norfolk. This waterfront community was host to the first ever Spring Homearama model home show in 2010, and has been...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Waterfront Lot for Sale in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia Offers Access to Deep Water 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, adjace...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Times have changed, and people aren't living in their homes the way they did five to ten 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 our four new home communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. It's exciting to see the resurgence in new home sales in our Hampton Roads' area of Virginia. Builders are paying closer attention to what buyers' really want in a new home. It is vitally important to listen to what our h...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront Residents' Club pool is officially open for business! While most community swimming pools wait until Memorial Day weekend to open for the summer season, at The Riverfront we start the fun weekends in May from 12 to 6. On Memorial weekend a special celebration will kick off the pool’s daily operating schedule. Click Here to visit The Riverfront Residents' Club website for more information on membership, summer events & programs, kids camps, and so much 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 outdoor fireplaces, large plasma scr...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
New Home Sales are Up at The Riverfront at Harbour View We’re off to a great start for new homes sales to the new year in 2012! East West Realty reports 13 new home sales in the first four and a half months at The Riverfront at Harbour View community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. (Homes range in price from the $300's to over $1 million) Our quality new homes are appealing to relocating buyers looking for more than just a house- they want a quality home in a neighborhood that offers more resort style amenities and a sense of community. They're pickier about the quality features in a new home and about the community they select. (Some of the reasons why homebuyers should consider a new home today- 5 Reasons Why It's a Good Time to Buy New.) SALES ARE UP! With thirteen new home sa...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Sometimes We Do Learn Things From Our Kids. In the past few days, I've learned a lot from my sons, Tyler and Will (19 and 16 years old). I learned about their love for their friend who died Sunday, and about how they feel about one another and their friends. Live life to the fullest, enjoy every day of your life, don't sweat the small stuff, share good times with your friends and family, tell your friends you love them, learn to fly when you can...these are a few lessons that I have learned from my son, Tyler, who paid a tribute to his good friend, Ian Burgett, yesterday at Ian's funeral. Over 500 people showed up for this highly emotional funeral for an 18 year old Smithfield, Virginia high school senior who was in a tragic car accident, early Sunday morning. Tyler's friend, Ian Burget...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Easter Hop'penings at The Founders Pointe Residents' Club Don't the Easter Egg Hunt isToday! Saturday, April 7th             Easter Basket Deliveries - Sunday, April 8th Our Amenities • Residents’ Club with swimming pool and 112′ water slide• 844′ observation pier offering panoramic views of Batten Bay and the James River• 3 miles of biking/leisure trails and sidewalks• playground and sand volleyball court• Full-time activities director coordinating year-round events for all ages. See the fun from last year's Easter Egg Hunt To see what fun is in store, visit the Founders Pointe Resident’s Club website. In addition to hosting sporting and fitness activities, the clubhouse serves as a center for holiday celebrations, themed social events for adults, and special interest clubs. A full-tim...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Don't Miss The Riverfront Resident's Club – Easter Eggstravaganza! If you missed the GLOW IN THE DARK EASTER EGG HUNT last night, don't miss the Easter Egg Scramble this morning! Easter ScrambleSaturday, April 7th at 10amHippity Hoppity On Over!Let’s help the Easter Bunny have some FUN! Hippity hoppity on over to help the Easter Bunny have some Egg-stra Special Easter Egg-citement. Bring your Easter basket to fill with eggs, prizes & candy. Play Easter Egg Hunts, Bunny Dashes & Scrambled Games for kids, teens & adults too. Create Bunny’s in the Hole Cupcakes and Peep S’More treat bags. Sweet Tweets for all to eat. The hunts will be divided into two or three age groups depending on the number of participants.Please RSVP by April 5th. Cost: $5 per person. Have The Easter Bunny Visit Your ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
More than 70 volunteers spent an entire week quilting together messages of love, hope, beauty and encouragement last week. The quilters helped piece together more than 800 notes written on fabric by visitors to the Tidewater Builders Association’s Homearama at The Riverfront community in northern Suffolk last year. The opportunity was available at the Get Pink with Sentara Breast Cancer Awareness House. The work was completed this week at Nancy’s Calico Patch in Newport News. The project resonated with owner Nancy Gloss, who was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few weeks after the Homearama event. “I’ve been in business 25 years, and this is the most personal quilting has been for me,” she said at a thank-you event for volunteers. Gloss had thrown her support behind the project long ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
BUYER AGENCY - First, let me say, I know that good buyer agents can help make the entire sales process easier, more efficient, and they definitely serve a vital role in our new homes industry. REALTORS® are our number one customer and we co-broke most of our real estate transactions with them. Agents representing the buyer can help builders sell more new homes, just as good new homes agents can help make the sale of a new home a smooth, pleasurable one for all too. We love working with our buyer agents! Now, that I've got that out of the way, there are a few issues that new home agents are concerned with today. I'm not necessarily pointing fingers at anyone in particular, but it's as much about how the sales process has changed dramatically in the past few years. I'm going to try and t...
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