Suffolk, VA Real Estate News

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Ready to step back in time? Rediscover a small town atmosphere in this new waterfront community, Founders Pointe, in the Smithfield area of Virginia. Superb quality appointments and modern luxury can be found in Traditional style homes located in Founders Pointe, nicely removed from the city, overlooking the bay of Hampton Roads. Many Southern Living House Plans are built in this custom home community. Superior quality craftsmanship, extensive interior trim, 10' ceilings, beautiful hardwood and tile flooring. Details are reminiscent of an older home with lots of character, raised paneled wainscoting, and thoughtful living areas like the convenient drop zone located between the kitchen and garage.  www.founderspointe.com Founders Pointe, a waterfront community centrally located in Hampt...
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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 GATLING POINTE At 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 expansive view across the James River. Situated where the James and Pagan Rivers meet, the Gatling Pointe Yacht Club is the perfect meeting place for friends and family. Three times selected Community of the Year, Gatling Pointe offers a small town atmosphere, and is convenient to all cities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Check out this short video about this waterfront community in Smithfield, Virginia. Features and Amenities Gatling Pointe Yacht Club wit...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Showcase Homes On Display For Limited Time At The Riverfront. The Riverfront at Harbour View is a waterfront, golf course community overlooking the Nansemond and James Rivers in Suffolk just 2 miles from the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. Located in the heart of Hampton Roads, The Riverfront is mere minutes from Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, yet a lifetime away from the hustle of city living. Over 80,000 people are expected to converge on this award winning community over a 16 day period for the annual Homearama home show event. So far, show organizers are reporting record crowds... For a limited time, you can experience “Life The Way It Should Be” when you tour the nine fully furnished homes now open for tour at the Fall 2011 Homearama even...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Real estate: Market is down but not out By Emily Collins Suffolk News Herald                                   It might be the fastest growing city in Virginia, but that doesn’t make Suffolk immune to the troubles in the real estate market. In North Suffolk a multitude of new homes make for a special kind of market, but real estate experts say the abundance isn’t hindering sales in the area. Ron Foresta, president of the resale division of Rose & Womble Realty Co., said North Suffolk is no worse off than the localities that surround it. “Actually, northern Suffolk is a reflection of the entire housing market in Hampton Roads,” he said. “Properly priced, good homes in a good location will sell.” Throughout Hampton Roads, the housing market is still grim, but better than it was a year ag...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Putting the "Home" in Homearama [X] Click a thumbnail to view the full-size image. Buy Pilot photos here. Close Gallery Today is the Opening Day for the annual model home extravaganza, called Homearama, at The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk, VA which runs Oct. 15-30th. Our friend, Nora Firestone, a free lance writer for the Virginian Pilot newpaper wrote a great article about our new home community posted here below... Putting the 'home' in homearama A worker paints the top of House 5: The Coastal Cottage at Homearama at The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk. (David B. Hollingsworth | The Virginian-Pilot) By Nora Firestone Virginian-Pilot correspondent© October 15, 2011 SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA Most days, Pat and Mike Moore find themselves immersed in the resort life: leisurely bike...
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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 A short drive down Sugar Hill Road may seem like any other in Isle of Wight County. 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 Pointe. “It is such a beautiful setting. We felt that it really called for a community with g...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation The Riverfront at Harbour View is the site of the Tidewater Builders Association‘s (TBA’s) 2011 Fall Homearama. This multi-builder, one-site home show has become a regional attraction offering visitors the chance to see what’s new in home design, interior decorating, landscaping, energy efficiency, and more.These custom crafted homes are for sale – three have already been sold! The Homearama OPENS THIS WEEKEND, so come out to experience “Life The Way It Should Be” in a Homearama home in The Riverfront.     Sales Price: $750,000 Architectural style: Craftsman House size: 3,721 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths Original architectural design by: Ionic DeZign Studio, 757-499-3510, with Home Design Services, 559.675.8097 Interior des...
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By DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick
(Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.)
Come visit me at Fall Homearama 2011.  9 homes from the best buiders and architects in the Tidewater Builders Association Community are being featured.  Homearama 2011 will be open Oct 15th - 30th from 12:00-9:00.   The smallest home will be 3,195 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and the biggest home will be 4,400 square feet, with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths.  If you come by on the weekend visit me in house number 2- the "Tee Time Home".  Stop by and say hello.  This home features :  Brick and HardiPlank exterior Covered back porch Outdoor kitchen with refrigerator Double arch brick-enclosed porch Bamboo hardwood floors Contemporary floating fireplace with limestone surround Cook’s kitchen with custom horizontal hinged cabinets with open shelving and island First-floor master suite His an...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Don't miss the upcoming Tidewater Builders Association’s Fall Homearama at The Riverfront at Harbour View, located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Tour 9 beautiful custom showcase homes and discover design ideas for your own home. Marvel over fabulous kitchens, landscapes and interiors by the area’s most talented designers. Plus, visit more than 150 vendors in the Idea Marketplace, enjoy entertainment and workshops, all within the breathtaking community, of The Riverfront at Harbour View, a waterfront, golf course, resort-style community. Bring the family, you may decide to stay. The 2011 Homearama homes face one of the community’s signature center island parks, more than an acre in size, which provides scenic views from every front porch. Homes range from 2,800 square feet to 4...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Many prospective homebuyers are now just starting to look for a new home again as they prepare for 2012. They've been waiting on the sideline for several years, and they realize that now is the best time in decades to buy a new home. If you're looking to make a move to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia this year, be sure to check out Founders Pointe, located in the Hampton roads area of Virginia. Here are my TOP 5 Reasons to Relocate to Founders Pointe: 1. ATTRACTIVE LOCATION Founders Pointe is located in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, which is part of the Hampton Roads region. Although, Isle of Wight County is on the western edge, it's easy to get anywhere, and it's nicely removed from the city. You can also rediscover a small town atmosphere as Founders Pointe is near ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Riverfront Swim Club Labor Day Fun  It was the last blast of the summer – and time for everyone to take a break from work, school and chores to enjoy the community’s annual Labor Day Celebration at the Riverfront Swim Club! A traditional All-American picnic with hot dogs, hamburgers & apple pie gave party-goers the energy to compete in a myriad of games and contests. The Bouncin’ Bronco, Tacky Tourist Relay and Giant Belly Flop contest took the prize for the most crazy fun, for participants and spectators alike. And, for the more relaxed in the crowd, simply lounging poolside, enjoying the sounds and the scenery, was just enough excitement on a beautiful end-of-summer day. The Riverfront at Harbour View The Riverfront at Harbour View is a waterfront, golf course community overlooking th...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The main HOMEARAMA event was held this past fall (October 15th through the 39th), and The Riverfront at Harbour View community opened its doors this past September, and over 1,500 guests came out to preivew the nine new homes. Check out this video preview of the upcoming Homearama event. SALES UPDATE: Eight of the Nine Model Homes were SOLD! Interior decorators, furniture companies, and professional landscapers will help make the nine homes beautifully furnished model homes and they will all be open for a sixteen day period next month. The latest in new home trends and furnishings will be on display and prospective homeowners will come through to see the showcase homes. This past Saturday and Sunday, prospective homebuyers got a chance to see the homes BEFORE they were decorated and fu...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Nansemond Suffolk Academy Fall Sports Calendar   Back to School! Today was the first day of classes for the Nansemond Suffolk Academy students. It's that time of year when athletic teams are also preparing for their first contests on the field and court. Check out the links below to see the schedule for the Fall Athletic Sports Season:   Fall Cheering JJV Boys' Soccer JJV Football JJV Girls' Volleyball JV Boys' Soccer JV Field Hockey JV Football JV Girls' Tennis JV Girls' Volleyball Varsity Boys' Cross Country Varsity Boys' Soccer Varsity Boys' Volleyball Varsity Field Hockey Varsity Football Varsity Girls' Cross Country Varsity Girls' Tennis Varsity Girls' Volleyball Football Schedule for September: Friday, August 26 6:00pm V Football hosts Northampton (Scrimmage)   Friday, September 2...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
 Top 10 Design Trends for Today's New Homes Wonder why some people are turning towards a brand new home? What is different about some of the new custom homes being built today? If you study some of the Design Trends that are popular today and you'll find the answer. 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 homebuyers are telling us. 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 ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
    Looking for a waterfront lot in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? Now's your last chance to own your own private beach at The Riverfront at Harbour View. Four riverfront homesites are available along River Park Drive and several offer a sandy beach along the edge of the Nansemond River. It's rare to find sandy beaches along riverfront lots in these parts of Hampton Roads, but The Riverfront is blessed with some of the most spectacular waterfront homesites in Virginia.     The Riverfront at Harbour View offers two riverfront parks with piers, a lakefront amphitheater & playground, two swimming pools (with one on Eagle Lake), a Residents' Club & pavilion, and an 18 hole Championship golf course. The pier below is located in the newest phase of development and is near Shelter Cove Co...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
   The Riverfront at Harbour View-  Hampton Roads area of VirginiaNeighborhood CloseUp - Virginian Pilot HOME  Reprinted from the Virgninian Pilotby Sandra J. Pennecke / Correspondent   LEW AND KAREN HENDRICKS looked at just one neighborhood when they decided to move to Hampton Roads three years ago. That community, The Riverfront at Harbour View, had them hooked from the start.  "We fell in love with it," Karen said. "We feel really blessed."  After 30 years in a single-family home in Pennsylvania, the couple designed a 4,000-squarefoot house in the 11-year-old community along the Nansemond and James rivers in northern Suffolk.  Not only did the Hendrickses love the style of homes, but also the river views, amenities - including an 18-hole golf course - and host of activities available...
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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 commun...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Bucknell Place is one of the Southern Living House Plans selected for the Tidewater Builders Association Fall Homearama which is scheduled to be held in The Riverfront at Harbour View community in Virginia this October, 2011. A Frank Betz Associates, Inc design, the Bucknell Place, features 3850 square feet of living space, a main floor master bedroom suite, large floating island Kitchen, screened back porch, and plenty of "flex space" over the three garage. The plan is being enlarged and modified to create a large Game Room/Media Room as well. Ore Builders recently selected this plan because it incorporates what many of the popular new home trends for 2011. (The Frank Betz Associates, Inc. Southern Living Design Collection of home plans is an exclusive collaboration between Frank ...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Suffolk's population has boomed over the past decade, outpacing most cities and counties in the state with a 32.8 percent increase in residents. The spike in population and new high tech companies relocating to the Harbour View area of Suffolk help make the Suffolk/Isle of Wight County area one of the hottest growth areas in Virginia. The count, released Thursday, was among the first local figures to come from the 2010 census. Fueled mostly by new development in the northern part of Suffolk, the number of city residents jumped to 84,585 - a figure that shows that the once-rural county in the western part of Tidewater (now referred to as Hampton Roads) is closing in on the shrinking city of Portsmouth. "I don't think it comes as a surprise," Suffolk Mayor Linda Johnson told the Virginian...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
The Riverfront at Harbour View community creates a resort lifestyle for its residents through the many first class amenities it provides.  But it's the human element that really brings it all to life.  Anyone can build a swimming pool, playgrounds, even waterfront parks, tennis & volleyball courts, and babbling brooks, but the programming of these facilities is the vital component that creates that sense of community people are yearning for. At The Riverfront Swim Club, it's the full time Activities Director that functions as the heartbeat of the community, bringing it all to life.   Summertime fun at the pool is only a small portion of what this popular club offers its members.  The year-round activity calendar includes something for just about every age, interest, activity level, and...
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