new homes hampton roads: Suffolk Named #9 in CNN Money Magazine’s Top 25- Best Place for Jobs - 09/15/12 10:56 PM
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 … (4 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Tennis Camp Kicks off a Busy Summer of Activities at The Riverfront - 06/17/12 10:40 PM
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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: 5 Things to Consider When Buying a New Home (The Neighborhood is Key) - 06/05/12 09:59 PM
What Homebuyers Should Look for in a Planned Community Today     Are you looking for the "right" home or "right" price? How about finding the right neighborhood too?
It seems that many real estate agents and buyers visiting our communities in the past year are locked into finding the home with the best deal or best price. We like to remind them that they should also be looking for the "right" community! "Oh, you mean we should pay as much attention as to what the community offers as we do the house? What a concept!"
YES! In this price-conscious home … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: 7 Top New Home Trends Today - 05/23/12 10:30 PM
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. … (5 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Founders Pointe selected as the site of the 2013 Parade of Homes - 04/06/12 11:23 PM

Founders Pointe has been selected by the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association to host the 2013 Parade of Homes model home extravaganza next April. Founders Pointe is an award winning, waterfront community in the Carrollton area of Isle of Wight County, near Smithfield, Virginia.
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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: How New Home Agents Can Actually Help a Buyer Agent's Client Buy a New Home - 03/25/12 01:32 AM

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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show Opens This Weekend - 03/09/12 11:55 PM
Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show brings home inspiration just in time for spring
 
The New Home Expo and Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show by the Tidewater Builders Association opened yesterday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Thousands of people will get a great look at innovative ideas for their homes and their backyards when they walk through the exhibit hall.
Seminars will be going on all weekend, and builders, contractors, and various designers are on hand to help you with any home improvement project or new home plans that you may have. I saw alot of cool backyard kitchens … (1 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Why Testimonials Can Help You Sell More New Homes in Your Community - 03/09/12 09:13 PM
What are Testimonials? Do you feature them on your website and in your Sales Model?
Testimonials are persuasive opinions from others that can help you sell your product or a portion of it. East West Communities, which currently has four new home communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, relies on it's community sales representatives and Activities Directors to help provide testimonials from residents and property owners.
How should they be used?
Building trust & rapport in initial interview with prospective customers Build interest in your community/builder before they see the property To sell your features & benefits. Should have … (4 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Hampton Roads REALTORS® Association's New Home Expo Show is March 9th - 03/08/12 10:43 AM
Don't miss this big event tomorrow, Friday, March 9th!
HRRA"s New Home Expo is being held in conjunction with TBA's Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show, and REALTORS® get in free on Friday, March 9 - if you bring your business card! Complete your Eazy Pass and you'll be eligible for cash door prizes!
There will also be Free Seminars in Expo all weekend including: Outsmart the Current Credit Crisis with Douglas Muir, CEO of Credit Justice Services; Careers in Real Estate; Energy Tips and Tricks from an Energy Professional; Evernote© for your iPad and iPhone; and Keynote© for the iPad and … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Suffolk Farmer's Market will open in May - 03/06/12 09:40 PM
          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 … (2 comments)

new homes hampton roads: 5 Things to Consider When Shopping for the Right Home/Community - 03/03/12 11:56 PM
What Homebuyers Should Look for in a Planned Community Today 

Are you looking for the "right" home or "right" price? How about finding the right neighborhood too? It seems that many real estate agents and buyers visiting our communities in the past year are locked into finding the home with the best deal or best price. We like to remind them that they should also be looking for the "right" community! "Oh, you mean we should pay as much attention as to what the community offers as we do the house? What a concept!"
YES! In this price-conscious home buying … (6 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What is Your Critical Path to Making a New Home Sale? What is your Sales Process or philosophy? - 03/02/12 10:36 PM
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 … (3 comments)

new homes hampton roads: The Riverfront Golf Course Rated as One of Virginia's Best - 02/22/12 10:07 PM

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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Five Suffolk Economic Development Projects Receive Awards from the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate - 02/11/12 02:04 AM
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, … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What are the Advantages of Buying a New Home in a Planned Community? - 02/05/12 01:07 AM
7 Reasons to Buy a New Home in a Planned Community Why have planned communities become so popular in today's economy? Yes, people are building and buying new homes again in Virginia, and we're excited about what's going on in our four East West Communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Homebuyers are finding out that it is a great time to build after comparing their options with the other possibilities in the marketplace. There's a definite resurgence of interest in building a new home in our market, so I've listed 7 reasons why people are buying new homes in planned communities today.
1. … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What Makes People Decide to Buy a New Home? - 02/04/12 01:36 AM
What makes people decide to buy a new home? What are the real factors behind the buying decision? Technology is great, but Selling is still a one on one business. In this age of technology, social media, blogging, virtual tours, and searching for new homes "online", it's a good reminder for salespeople to really break down the home buying process and understand what makes people decide to buy a new home. Do they really need another home? Are they looking for a deal or are they trying to improve their lives? Sure, people buy for different reasons, and sometimes they don't … (3 comments)

new homes hampton roads: 5 Reasons Why Homebuyers Should Consider Buying a New Home Today - 02/03/12 12:42 AM
Before you make that offer on a home that you aren't that excited about, ask yourself- "Is this the RIGHT HOME for my family?" A few weeks ago, we had a customer walk into our Sales Center, and he said he was just in the area to look at a resale in the area. He stopped in because he wanted to see what new homes were available and what they had to offer. (His agent didn't suggest he look at new homes) After discussing his wants and needs, we looked at three homes and the next day he returned to write a … (2 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What's Hot in New Homes? Check out these Top 10 Design Trends for New Homes in 2012 - 01/28/12 12:42 AM
Top 10 Design Trends for New Homes in 2012 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 … (2 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What else is there to do in January? Discover some good old fashioned fun at The Riverfront - 01/25/12 11:36 PM
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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What are Top 7 Design Trends for New Homes Today? - 01/25/12 08:07 AM
Wonder why some people are turning towards a brand new home? What is so intriguing about a new home over a resale home? 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. … (0 comments)

 
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