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In the Hampton Roadsarea of Virginia, more and more buyers are discovering the many benefits a golf course community offers. Not only are they a popular choice with golfers, but their rich amenities attract non-golfers as well. (Photo is of The Riverfront at Harbour View community on the Nansemond River) In fact, many of the families moving into a golf course community actually don't play the game all that often. Today's buyers like living in a golfing community because of the quality of homes and the other fun recreational opportunities available. (0 comments)
"What questions should I ask the site agent when I look at a new home community?" - 09/29/10 03:22 PM
There are many things to consider when searching for a new home today. What are the unique advantages to the neighborhood and the community? What does the community offer in terms of amenities, walking trails, and parks? What is the developer's track record and who are the builders in the community? Surveys show that over 90% of the consumers first shop the internet before they make their new home purchase. Consumers are interested in value more than ever and the neighborhood is more important today in their decision. Research shows that prospective homeowners are interested in what the neighborhood offers as (2 comments)
Why Have Planned Communities Become so Popular? - 09/29/10 07:56 AM
Why have planned communities become so popular? There are many reasons why today's homebuyers are seeking planned communities as a place to call home. 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. 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 American dream. A planned community offers many lifestyle opportunities and home style options. (0 comments)
Have you hugged your builder today? What's the difference between a custom builder and a production builder? - 09/27/10 10:08 PM
If you represent a custom builder or sell in a new home community with multiple custom builders, then this post's for you...Is there a difference between a "custom builder" and a homebuilder that prefers to build only a few house designs on a more volume basis (sometimes known as a "production builder")? Yes. There are quite a few differences and all builders were not created the same. It's our job to know the advantages and nuances of each of our builders and help make them look good to our customers.
The Builders are our clients and they are our number one (4 comments)
Suffolk One of America’s 100 Best Small Cities - 09/27/10 08:51 PM
The official motto for several years has been "It's a good time to be in Suffolk...", and now it seems like others have found that to be true, as well. Suffolk, Virginia has been named as one of America's 100 Best Small Cities to Live for 2010 by CNN Money Magazine. The magazine compared statistics from 746 U. S. cities with a population of 50,000 to 300,000 to make its rankings. Suffolk placed 91st and was one of only four Virginia cities to make the list. It was also the first time Suffolk had been received this esteemed recognition. Some of the (0 comments)
Ever wanted to own a Colonial estate waterfront home in Virginia? Now's your chance! You are not going to believe the walue of this 4300 square foot brick Traditional home in the Gatling Pointe waterfront community near the historic town of Smithfield, Virginia. This treasure is located on a one acre, privately wooded cul-de-sac, and situated on Moone Creek with long distant views across the marsh and the Pagan River (near Smithfield). (Check out the Virtual Tour)
Grand and Gracious! This brick waterfront home is nicely removed from the city, in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Located only (0 comments)
People are used to imagining luxurious resort living when they go on vacation. But, homeowners at The Riverfront in Suffolk, experience lavish amenities in a spectacular waterfront setting all year around. Located in the Harbor View area of northern Suffolk, VA, The Riverfront at Harbour View features an expansive aquatic complex complete with clubhouse and cabana bar. The community also offers second pool with a dramatic infinity edge design overlooking one of the two community lakes. Other amenities in the community include two waterfront parks, biking/walking trails, a lakefront amphitheater, playgrounds, volleyball courts, tennis courts, and an 18-hole Tom Doak-designed (1 comments)
Waterfront Communities Continue to Attract Homebuyers Virginia landowners have realized the benefits of living close to the water for centuries, and the state's finest homes have always been located on rivers. Although the reasons for wanting to be near the water have changed over the years, it has never been so popular and in such demand in Hampton Roads as it is now, and recent new home communities such as The Riverfront at Harbour View, Founders Pointe, and Gatling Pointe near Smithfield. Homebuyers appreciate communities that maximize its waterfront property, not just for the property owners who live along the water, (0 comments)
A Virginian Pilot newspaper correspondent/reporter, Nora Firestone, recently asked me to answer a few questions about the Housing Market in Hampton Roads... QUESTION #1:"To what to you attribute the speed of Homearama homes' sales at Founder's Pointe, especially in light of the current economy and housing market?" ANSWER: It's really not been just one thing that's attributed to our sales success this year. (15 custom home sales since the May Homearama) Yes, it's been a tough real estate market, and the consumers are being very cautious, they expect more value and they're pickier right now, and they should be...when people (4 comments)
At first glance, the home looks like many of the other homes lining the curved streets of the picturesque community. It has a stately exterior with a combination of stone and Hardiplank siding, and rich colors that blend in with the natural surroundings of the home. The interior boasts exquisite finishes (0 comments)
Forty years ago, East West Communities pioneered the concept of a master planned community with Brandermill, located just outside of Richmond, Virginia. Situated on a 1,700-acre lake, Brandermill was one of the first financially successful planned communities to combine homes with offices, schools, churches, shopping, and a collection of recreational opportunities. Brandermill is an undisputed success. In 1977, East West Communities received the first of many national accolades when Brandermill was named "The Best Planned Community in America" by the National Association of Home Builders.With each new community since, we continue to build on our heritage of innovation and achievement. East (0 comments)
Make the Place You Live, the Place You Love - 09/25/10 10:33 AM
How does today's homebuyer select their new home? How do they decide what neighborhood is right for them? What floor plan fits your lifestyle? These are some of the questions facing prospective homebuyers today. Since 1972, East West Partners have been developing quality neighborhoods for people to live and play. We've studied the trends of new homeowners and we've tried to adapt to the changes in the marketplace. The answers depend on several aspects and they vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. Folks buying homes in Downtown Norfolk are looking for different features and conveniences to people moving into a planned community (1 comments)
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