Suffolk, VA Real Estate News

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
For over ten years, the Student Government Association at Virginia Tech has hosted The Big Event where thousands of students and faculty members get together to participate in Virginia Tech's largest day of community service. Virginia Tech’s 11th annual Big Event will be Saturday, March 31, from around 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and organizers say they are hoping to top last year’s high numbers of volunteers and projects at what has become the second-largest university event of its kind in the nation. http://youtu.be/LX4TW2A4bRg The Big Event at Virginia Tech is a student-run effort. Every spring thousands of students, faculty, and staff come together to complete hundreds of community service projects throughout the New River Valley of VA. Big Event Director Anuj Bagai of Vienna, Va., a senior...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Suffolk Restaurant Week is March 17 - 24! Be sure to visit one of the many restaurants during the upcoming week of March 17-24, 2012 and enjoy one of the lunch or dinner specials. This is a fantastic deal for anyone who's hungry and wants to visit one of Hampton Roads' best eatery's. Link to the Event http://www.suffolk-fun.com/restaurantweek.html . From Suffolk’s best-kept culinary secrets to national award winning restaurants, Suffolk Restaurant Week promises a savory blend of the city’s signature flavors. The spring 2012 Suffolk Restaurant Week is slated for March 17-24. During this biannual culinary showcase, participating eateries offer three-course, price fixed menus at the deluxe ($10 lunch/$20 dinner) or premier ($15 lunch/$30 dinner) levels for lunch and dinner. No coupons, vo...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
          SUFFOLK FARMERS’ MARKET ON THE MOVESince the summer of 2005, the Suffolk Farmers’ Market has been a popular outlet for locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, organically raised poultry, fresh eggs and milk, honey and a variety of artisan-crafted goods. http://hamptonroads.com/2012/03/suffolk-farmers-market-open-new-location In May, the Market will take root in a brand new open air special event pavilion, conveniently located behind the Suffolk Visitor Center at 524 North Main Street in downtown Suffolk, Virginia. Link: http://www.suffolk-fun.com/farmers-market.html Situated on the corner of Constance Road and Main Street, the Suffolk Farmers’ Market will operate May 19, through November 17, 2012; Wednesdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Fridays 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturdays 9 ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
How do you reach the ultimate goal (selling a home) with your customer or client? Do you have a systematic approach or a sales process that you follow each time you work with a potential buyer? At East West Realty, we believe in a Critical Path Sales Process and each part is equally as important as the other. Our sales philosophy is based on providing excellent customer service, going the extra mile for the customer and/or client and always striving to do the right thing. In today's world, it's critically important to always show respect and appreciation to our builder, the customer, to our co-broke agents, and the homeowner after the sale. In the New Home sales arena, we do have a Critical Path for the sales process. It all starts with the initial meeting or contact with the customer w...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront Golf Club 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 Roads 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.   World Class Golf In Southeast Virginia! 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 ...
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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 2012 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, 160 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)
FIVE SUFFOLK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS RECOGNIZED AS "DEALS OF THE YEAR"  Economic Development activity in Virginia's largest city continues to expand and receive regional attention. I've posted a press release from the Suffolk Economic Development which announced yesterday that five new projects in 2011 received awards from the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate. Several of the new projects are located in the Harbour View region of Suffolk, which is where our new home community, The Riverfront at Harbour View, is located. Suffolk continues to be the leading city for economic development and commercial growth in our region.    SUFFOLK, Virginia (February 10, 2012) - Five Economic Development projects in the City of Suffolk garnered award recognition, at the 2011 Ha...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
We’re off to a great start for new homes sales to the new year in 2012! East West Realty reports six new home sales in January at The Riverfront community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. SALES ARE UP! 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. (To see my reasons why homebuyers should consider a new home today, check out my 5 Reasons Why It's a Good Time to Buy New.)Here are some of the recent sales successes in The Riverfront at Harbour View... Sasser Construction just ratified a $699,000 pre-sold custom home on their Lot 59 Villag...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Chocolate, vanilla, sprinkles and more…! Chocolate, vanilla, sprinkles and more… Cupcakes, goodies and games galore… It was a kids’ night out in January that everyone adored! What could be more fun than an evening of cupcake madness? After a nutritious dinner was served (of course), children at The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk, VA decorated cupcakes to look like a football field, a funny clown and even made cupcake kabobs. Then, to burn off all that sugar before returning home, they engaged in some energetic cupcake games, including a Sprinkle Relay Race, Cupcake Toss, and even Pin the Candle on the Cupcake. Every parent in the crowd was thrilled to have the Riverfront clubhouse host this unique event — and especially, handle the clean up! The Riverfront Swim Club is a resident...
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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 Developer: East West Communities, for 40 years, a nationally award-winning developer including the Hampton Roads communities of Gatling Pointe, Gatling Pointe South, and Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County; Liberty Ridge in Williamsburg; Eagle Harbor in Isle of Wight County; and Riverwatch in Gloucester.  The Builder: Since 1983, Terry-Peterson Residential Companies has delivered top quality and great value in new homes, townhomes and condominiums in the Hampton Roads area, providing more than 10,000 home owners with years of enjoyment and satisfaction. Eight other custom builde...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
New Sasser Construction Model  at The Riverfront at Harbour View This Craftsman Cottage style home features a main floor master bedroom, an open Kitchen layout with a floating island connecting the Family Room, and a custom built-in area for the family entertainment center. A second bedroom makes the perfect guest suite or home office. Two other bedrooms and a Media Room or Game Room is found on the second level. Designed by Frank Betz Associates, Inc of Kennesaw, Georgia, this European Cottage style home offers a lot of warmth and an attractive curb appeal.   The covered front porch will face the central park courtyard on Rivers Bend Place in The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk, Virginia. The vaulted covered back porch is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the backyard view. Yo...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
THE RIVERFRONT AT HARBOUR VIEW - Residents say why they love living in this waterfront community in the Hampton Roads area (The Virginian Pilot: Neighborhood CloseUp article) Haven't you always wanted to live on the water? (Or near it?) At The Riverfront, over two-thirds of the homesites feature a premium view (of the river, creek, marsh, lake, or golf course). Also. East West Communities, the developer of The Riverfront, made pocket parks in strategic parts of the neighborhood including three waterfront parks, two on the river's edge. The two riverfront parks helps to give all of the residents access to the breathtaking views along the Nansemond River with long distant views up the James. LEW AND KAREN HENDRICKS looked at just one neighborhood when they decided to move to the Hampton ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
North Suffolk A Hot Spot For New Construction January 11th, 2012. Had to share the following article by the Suffolk News Herald about the recent surge in new home sales and construction in the northern part of Suffolk, Virginia... Suffolk News Herald ~ By Emily Collins With plenty of available space and easy access to water and sewage, North Suffolk has become a prime location for new home construction. Additionally, the area’s central location makes it a good place to build a home, even in a slow real estate market, according to builders and developers in the region. Eric Sasser, the president of Sasser Construction, said his company builds homes in all of Tidewater, but he has had a lot of success in the northern part of Suffolk. “North Suffolk is a big section for me,” he said. “It’s...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
It’s January 1st, 2012 in The Riverfront community, and more than 100 residents, young and old, gather at the community swimming pool with their suits on and towels in hand. Nothing can keep the annual Polar Bear Plungers from taking their wild ride down the 100-foot slide into the bone-chilling waters of The Riverfront Swim Club pool. Why do the residents of The Riverfront strip off perfectly good winter clothes to take part in this crazy event year after year? “It’s perfectly insane,” comments Pam Sweet, Club Manager and organizer of this event, “but it’s a Tradition! We have a year around calendar of social events, clubs and special interest groups, but this is one event that brings everyone together to just let loose.” The Riverfront Swim Club has been hosting this event since it’s...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Santa Claus Visits The Riverfront It's that time of year! Holiday cheer is in the air and residents of The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk, VA received a big treat this past week. Neighborhood children, with parents in tow, gathered at the Swim Club on December 11th 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!     Life The Way It Should Be. The Riverfront at Harbour View is a waterfront, golf course community overlooking the Nansemond and James Rivers in northern Suffolk just 2 miles from the Monitor Merrimac Bridge ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Check out the upcoming week at The Riverfront at Harbour View Residents' Club   Santa's Helpers Workshop   Tuesday, December 20th 10am - 2pm Now open to all ages!!   Calling all Santa’s Little Helpers, our elves need your help at the club today. Supervised games, holiday crafts, stories & yummy treats to eat. Lunch included. Cost: $10 per child. Please RSVP.    ForKids Holiday Drive Let’s help make a homeless child's holiday a little brighter Thank you for you’re your terrific donations, kindness & support.   Wintery Snowman Coloring Contest   All entries are in! Come up to the club to vote on your favorites!  There will be a prize for each age group; 5 & under, 6-8, and 9-12. All entries are due by Saturday, December 17th and will be hung on the clubhouse windows for all to look. Plac...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront Residents' Club Membership Member Benefits for the Swim Club membership at The Riverfront at Harbour View includes: Resort-style amenities with programmed activities Challenging 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Doak Elegant clubhouse with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, large plasma screen, and gazebo Cabana Bar The Riverfront Swim Clubwith Junior Olympic swimming pool, and 100 foot waterslide Two waterfront parks with piers and gazebos 43-acre lake with walking / jogging paths Two tennis courts and volleyball courts Lakefront amphitheater with gazebo and picnic area Two children's playgrounds Leisure / biking trails connecting lakeside amenities through an underground tunnel Meticulously landscaped medians with benches and walkways located throughout the ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Savor The Beauty of Nature   As the brilliant colors of fall invade our surroundings and the marsh grasses die back for the winter, Founders Pointe residents enjoy nature walks and breathtaking sunrises from whole new perspective. The community’s winding trails lead to the perfect spot to take in these spectacular views, the 844′ pier overlooking Batten Bay and the James River. Two overlooks, one halfway down the pier and the other at the pier’s end, provide stopping places with benches and scenic views across the marsh and river. A dozen Nature Watch signs with illustrations and kid-friendly nature facts identify the many plants, birds and animals that can be seen around the marsh and bay. From herons, to crabs, to soaring eagles, with views that reach to the James River and beyond, th...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Founders Pointe offers alot of Activities for Kids all Year Long. Check out the latest pictures below of the annual Halloween party at the Residents' Club. Founders Pointe is a waterfront community with only 319 single family homesites located near the small town of Smithfield, Virginia.   Last month, the Founders Pointe Residents' Club held it's annual Night of Fright Halloween Carnival for the children. the Activities Director plans socials and activities every month for the residents. Club dues are only $93/ month which also includes maintenance of the common areas- a great value.   The centerpiece of Founders Pointe are the exceptional resort-style recreational amenities the community has to offer. • Residents’ Club with swimming pool and 112′ water slide• 844′ observation pier off...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront 5K Race Raises over $2,000 for Local Charity Over 200 people & dogs came out to The Riverfront at Harbour View yesterday for our 8th Annual Turkey Trot! Beautiful Day & Great People came out to help raise funds for the Suffolk Humane Society. Every year when the leaves have turned, hundreds of adults, teens, children, … and even dogs, gather in The Riverfront community for an annual 3.1 mile trek to raise money for the local chapter of the Humane Society. This past Saturday, November 19, 2011, over two hundred participants (2-legged and 4-legged), came together for the 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk raising more than $2,000 for this great cause. Congratulations to the following winners in the various age categories: Ted Melton, Barb Melton, Joshua Stopya, Katherine Ki...
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