new homes hampton roads: Haven't You Always Wanted to Live on the Water? Here's Your Chance - 01/16/12 11:48 PM
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 … (2 comments)

new homes hampton roads: East West Communities- Creating Virginia’s Best Places to Live and Play - 12/27/11 05:55 AM

East West Communities- Our Story For more than 40 years, East West Communities has been developing award-winning communities and resorts in seven states across America. The success story started when the original partners were a group of young real estate professionals working for one of the nation’s premier resort developers, Sea Pines Company on Hilton Head Island. The company purchased land outside Richmond, Virginia, with unprecedented plans of building a community that would offer a vacation lifestyle for everyday living. The first community, Brandermill, became home to 4,400 families and was named the “Best Planned Community in America” in 1977 by … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Looking for a new home for 2012? We've got the place to start your search - 12/24/11 12:41 AM
How do I select my builder and what new home plan should I select? Now's a great time to be building a new home as the prices to build are lower than they have been in years. Some customers are finding out that they may be able to build the home they want at a better price than some of the existing resale homes. With interest rates at historic lows, there's never been a better time to custom build the home of your dreams.

The Riverfront at Harbour View, Founders Pointe, and Liberty Ridge communities help set a visionary new standard … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: 6 Steps to Establishing SUCCESS! Now’s the Time to Set Your Goals for 2012 - 12/22/11 12:27 AM
Resolution- to decide to change or improve something about yourself. How is your resolve? Our intentions are good, but our resolve weakens the further we get into the year. Hopefully, everyone has already established your goals for 2012. If you haven’t, today is the day to start the new year off right. While everyone else is settling down for the holidays, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what it is that you want to accomplish next year and HOW do you plan to do it?
A recent poll reported that 84% of Americans make at least one resolution. However, only … (5 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Do You Know The Difference Between a Custom Builder and a Production Builder? - 12/18/11 12:26 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 home builder 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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Why It's Important to Have Happy Residents in Your Community - 11/25/11 01:35 AM
  Why It's Important to Have Happy Residents in Your Community 

Looking for a new home in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia? (Check out Eagle Harbor- new homes from the $300's.) The Graystone neighborhood at Eagle Harbor offers quality custom homes on privately wooded homesites less than 13 minutes to Hampton and I-664 in North Suffolk.     Ever wish you knew more about a neighborhood or builder to help your customer or client from out of town know if it's the right community or home for them? Residents can definitely be a big help to you when you're showing a … (6 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Discover a Great Sense of Neighborhood at Founders Pointe, a waterfront community in Virginia - 11/21/11 11:48 PM

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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Neighborhood 5K Race Raises over $2,000 for Local Charity - 11/20/11 04:26 AM
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 … (4 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Before you try and buy a "Short Sale" home, here are 5 Reasons to consider a Brand New Home - 11/13/11 11:22 AM
Before you make that offer on a Short Sale, ask yourself- "Is this the RIGHT HOME for my family?" 5 REASONS BUYERS SHOULD CONSIDER A BRAND NEW HOME. A few months ago, we had a customer walk into our Sales Center, and he said he was just in the area to look at a short sale 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 … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: East West Communities - Creating Virginia's Best Places to Live and Play - 11/13/11 03:38 AM
East West Communities - Creating Virginia's Best Places to Live and Play
East West Communities has been developing award-winning communities and resorts in seven states across America. The success story started when the original partners were a group of young real estate professionals working for one of the nation’s premier resort developers, Sea Pines Company on Hilton Head Island. The company purchased land outside Richmond, Virginia, with unprecedented plans of building a community that would offer a vacation lifestyle for everyday living. The first community, Brandermill, became home to 4,400 families and was named the “Best Planned Community in America” … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: 7 Reasons Why a New Home may the BEST Option for Today's Homebuyer - 11/11/11 11:34 PM
7 Reasons Why a New Home may be the BEST Option for Today's Homebuyer
Yes, new home construction is up and 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. Just take a look at the recent sales success at the Homearama last month at The Riverfront at Harbour View where 7 of the 9 new homes received contracts (price range $550,000 to $750,000). Plus builders saw six other sales take place during the 16 day home show event. Sales activity is … (4 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Finally, I made it to 100,000 points! Now what?!? - 11/06/11 11:45 PM
Finally! 100,000 points! I made it.
 
Now, what do I do? Retire? Move on? Or, do I continue to write about interesting real estate topics that are directly related to our community development real estate business and network with tens of thousands of REALTORS across the country, even stumble on a prospect or two along the way?

 I choose to keep going and make my journey to the next 100,000 points even more engaging and interesting and attempt to do it in less time than it took me to make it this far (14 months). I’ve met some wonderful … (10 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Get Pink with this Homearama house at The Riverfront at Harbour View - 10/28/11 04:40 PM
Get pink with this Homearama house.
October 18th, 2011

When Rick and Michelle Buonfigli decided to build a house as part of this year’s fall Homearma in Suffolk, Virginia’s upscale The Riverfront community, they had no idea it would turn into a breast cancer awareness campaign. (Homearama is an annual model home show event and this year it's in The Riverfront at Harbour View waterfront community in Virginia.)
Twenty-year veteran Homearama builder Chip Iuliano of Suffolk-based ABT Custom Homes said the dwelling’s theme originated with designer Beth Gilbert of Gilbert Interiors.
When Gilbert learned that Michelle Buonfigli was a … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Homearama at The Riverfront is Hot! Tens of thousands turn out for the first week... - 10/27/11 01:36 AM
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 … (2 comments)

new homes hampton roads: How's the Real Estate Market in Suffolk, Virginia? Definitely on the Upswing and Improving - 10/26/11 01:02 AM

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 … (2 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What's YOUR Unique Selling Proposition? Searching for Ways to Sell More New Homes in Today's Market? - 10/20/11 01:58 AM
What's YOUR Unique Selling Proposition? Searching for Ways to Sell More New Homes in Today's Market? Tired of dealing with buyers who are waiting for the right time to buy a new home? Are you getting frustrated with dealing with the price only mentality? Is our industry perpetuating the situation just a little? All you have to do is take a look at some of the promotional real estate ads- "Builder- Giving Away $10,000 in Buyer Incentives", "Price Reduced!", or how about realty firms leading their home pages with "SHORT SALE click here"  and then you see "HOMES YOU WANT TO PAY MARKET … (4 comments)

new homes hampton roads: My Top 7 Reasons Why it is a Great Time to Buy a New Home NOW - 10/13/11 06:35 AM
7 Reasons Why It Is A Great Time To Buy A New Home
After seeing the recent new home sales success this year in several of our East West communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, I decided to list my Top 7 Reasons to Buy a New Home. While it's a great time to buy a new or resale home, my post is geared toward new homes...
1. Price adjustments have been made. I have seen some new home construction pricing from our featured builders adjusted down to pre-2005 levels in many of our new home communities. We saw a … (4 comments)

new homes hampton roads: Creating Virginia's Best Places to Live and Play - 10/06/11 01:18 AM

The Neighborhood You Choose is Just as Important as The Home You Buy
Looking for a quality community that offers more than your typical subdivision? If you're shopping for a new home, remember to spend as much time investigating your next neighborhood and compare what each offers you. Discover a small town atmosphere in one of the four East West Communities in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. From Williamsburg, to Suffolk, VA, East West has created four of the best neighborhoods for today's homebuyers.   Nicely removed from the city, Founders Pointe is a waterfront community offering a return to … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: TOUR of HOMES This Weekend at Founders Pointe near Smithfield, Virginia - 10/04/11 09:17 AM

THIS WEEKEND, TOUR FIVE BRAND NEW MODELS IN FOUNDERS POINTE- a waterfront community near Smithfield, Virginia, just ten minutes to Newport News/Hampton area and fifteen minutes to I-664 in Chesapeake. Models Open Noon to 5 pm, both Saturday and Sunday, October 8th and 9th.
Come to Founders Pointe and discover the perfect pairing of yesterday’s hometown feeling with today’s convenient lifestyle. Life at Founders Pointe begins at home, with quality homes tucked into quiet lanes and private cul-de-sacs, made all the more inviting by river, marsh, creek and wooded views. Ten custom home builders are providing a wide array of … (0 comments)

new homes hampton roads: What makes people decide to buy a new home? What are the real factors behind the buying decision? - 06/25/11 02:41 AM
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 really tell us why...we often think it's about price. Well, it's not always about price. Do people buy … (2 comments)

 
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