Williamsburg, VA Real Estate News

By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
The following report is a statistical view of the homes bought and sold in Williamsburg, VA from MARCH 1, 2008 TO APRIL 1, 2008.  This includes Residential property only and it is broken down into the 3 counties that make up Williamsburg, VA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Units                 Volume                      Avg. Sales Price               Median Sales Price              Avg.  D...
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By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
GO ARMY!     I am a former Army servicemember and my husband is Active duty Army, stationed at Fort Eustis, VA.  So, in our household in Williamsburg, VA, it's always Go Army Go!!!Fort Eustis is an Army post approximately 14 miles from Williamsburg, VA.  Not a bad commute if you want to find a home at a great value or some of the best schools for your children or to say you live in a historical city or if you want to live admist entertainment and good eats!  This is just a fraction of what is offered when you live in Williamsburg, VA.Let me give it to you in dollars and cents...An E-6 WITH DEPENDENTS gets $1526.00 BAH (Basic Housing Allowance) An E-6 WITHOUT DEPENDENTS gets $1145 BAH.  In some instances (taking into account income, credit scores and debts), those BAH amounts would cover...
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By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
                               HAPPY EASTER FROM WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA!Let me tell you how wonderful it is to be a resident of Williamsburg, VA.  Today, my husband and I stained our deck.  While doing so, we spotted that the neighbor on the next street had had some extensive landscaping done to their backyard.  I suggested we go over, introduce ourselves (it's a new neighborhood) and ask if we can see their yard.Well, not only did he let us see his backyard, he invited us into his home and showed us the entire house!  Turns out that he's a principal in Williamsburg, VA of an alternative school.  He's a warm, friendly, caring individual.  And, he even expressed interest in purchasing some property!! I'm glad that I dragged my husband to see the yard (even though he didn't want to)!  It ...
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By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
Thomas Nelson Community College is coming to Williamsburg, VA.  The college broke ground about a year ago.  This will be one of two campuses in the Hampton Roads area.  The other campus is in Hampton Virginia.  There are classes currently being held in the Busch Corporate Center in Williamsburg Virginia.  The new campus, in Williamsburg Virginia will be the Historic Triangle campus.  It will be a three story, one hundred, twenty thousand square foot building, costing approximately $26.1 million.  About seven thousand students are expected to enroll. Thomas Nelson Community College's tuition is nearly one third less than the cost of most four year state colleges.  There are more than forty fields of study.  Accounting, Computer Arts and Nursing are just a few of the forty.  See for yours...
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By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
Daffodils are popping up everywhere!  The dogwood trees' blooms are coming in!  And NEW HOMES are going up in Williamsburg, VA.  Centex homes has got some homes going up in Williamsburg, VA and due to deliver early fall.  They call it Marywood.  It's going up along the James River.  Most of the properties will back to woods.  They have got 5 floor plans ranging from 2154 sq. ft. to 3545 sq. ft.  There are 3,4, and 5 bedrooms with optional studies.  The prices are ranging from $305,000 (VIP prices) to $391,900.  These are base prices and the buyer can customize their homes with the bells and whistles of their choice.  Amenities will include a Clubhouse, playground and swimming pool.  Homeowner association fees will be somewhere between $30-$75 per month.  There will be 90 homes in this n...
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By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
The word on the street is that the market is terrible.  That couldn't be farthest from the truth in Williamsburg, VA.  Real estate is truly local.  The news reports are leading the public to believe that the real estate market everywhere is in shambles.  So, not true in Williamsburg, VA.  Last month, there were 118 transactions in Williamsburg, VA.  That is according to a search done on the Williamsburg Multiple Listing Service.  The search included James City County and a portion of York County  (which make up Williamsburg), and Williamsburg City.  There is a lot to be said for that many transactions in our little town.  It screams...the market is good and thriving!  We are o.k. in Williamsburg, VA.  I know it is not this way everywhere, which is why I invite those who have a choice ab...
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By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
GREETINGS! I find myself constantly swerving off track on my path to SEO-dom!  Boy, are there so many things to do.  I have a website.  I thought I was pretty internet savvy.  Then I started searching and researching and realized that it can be overwhelming.BUT, I have no fears and I have no worries.  Why, you ask?  Because I live in Williamsburg, VA...only the best city on the planet.  Why just today, I took a drive on the Colonial Parkway.  It is just about the most beautiful drive.  The leaves have never completely fallen off the trees so there's still a lot of foliage.  Daffodils are popping up everywhere even though spring hasn't sprung yet.  We've been having weird weather here in Williamsburg VA.  One day it's warm; the next day it's freezing.  The poor grass and flowers don't kn...
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By Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale
(LONG & FOSTER)
Well, let me first start with how wonderful WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA is!  I certainly can't say enough good things about this historical city.  First and foremost, I've got to talk about WILLIAMSBURG REAL ESTATE!  It is really picking up.  Folks are selling and folks are buying.  According to CNN, Money.com, the average price of homes in Williamsburg, VA is around $315,000.  I must add that CNN, Money.com also voted Williamsburg VA in the top 100 of Best Places To Live in 2007!  There are golf communities, Ford's Colony (www.fordscolony.com) and Kingsmill (www.kingsmill.com).  Great greens if you're into golf!  Oh, I must say that in 2006, CNN Money.com voted Williamsburg, VA one of the best places to retire! There is a place called New Town (www.newtownwilliamsburg.com) -which is like th...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
 Single Family Unit SalesNumber of BedroomsCondominium Unit SalesNumber of BedroomsActive ListingsSales PendingPrice Class 2 or less34 or moreTotal2 or less34 or moreTotalSingle FamilyCondosSingle FamilyCondos$0-$99,999.99  2  2  1  1 3 1 1 $100,000-$149,999.99  2  2 3   3 11 5 2 3$150,000-$199,999.99 3 8 2 13 10 3  13 60 42 7 19$200,000-$249,999.99  14 4 18 4 2  6 101 70 15 8$250,000-$299,999.99  9 5 14 3  1 4 133 38 16 15$300,000-$349,999.99 1 8 10 19 1 2  3 169 43 20 10$350,000-$399,999.99  1 8 9    0 182 29 14 7$400,000-$449,999.99  4 5 9  1  1 140 12 16 3$450,000-$499,999.99  1 9 10    0 137 13 4 $500,000-$549,999.99  2 5 7    0 73 24 9 2$550,000-$599,999.99  2 1 3  1  1 87 12 10 2$600,000-$649,999.99  2 1 3    0 50 3 1 1$650,000-$699,999.99   1 1    0 55  3 $700,000-$749,999.99   ...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
 New Listings Active Listings Sold Listings Months InventoryOct/2007438 2,298 158 14.54Sep/2007363 2,355 144 16.35Aug/2007408 2,378 239 9.95Jul/2007477 2,318 260 8.92Jun/2007517 2,283 275 8.30May/2007524 2,203 278 7.92Apr/2007536 2,112 194 10.89Mar/2007548 1,942 206 9.43Feb/2007391 1,815 167 10.87Jan/2007498 1,733 154 11.25Dec/2006231 1,790 185 9.68Nov/2006325 1,841 190 9.69Oct/2006423 1,803 183 9.85Sep/2006406 1,749 211 8.29Aug/2006431 1,711 280 6.11Jul/2006436 1,615 252 6.41Jun/2006495 1,549 316 4.90May/2006444 1,438 253 5.68Apr/2006461 1,331 219 6.08Mar/2006453 1,289 242 5.33Feb/2006377 1,236 175 7.06Jan/2006387 1,090 155 7.03Dec/2005224 1,114 187 5.96Nov/2005265 1,122 218 5.15 For additional Info contact John Womeldorf/ Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136John@MrWill...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
   I have listed the number of homes currently listed for sale in the following communities as well as the current price ranges . These figures are as of October 2007. If you would like sales statistics for any neighbor hood in Hampton Roads to include Williamsburg, James City County, York County, New Kent, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, CHesapeake, Va Beach, Norfolk or Chesapaeake. I can send you a report that will show listed price and sales price, days on the market and other relevant information. This can give you a better feel for the market if you are considering buying or selling anywhere in the area.  Neighborhood                 Homes for sale            Lowest Price                    Highest Price Ford's Colony175$349,000 $2,100,000 Kingsmill66$320,0...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
The Villas at Five Forks is a quaint village of just 90 homes offering the finest in upscale condominium living. The award winning homes are designed to offer residents quality, single story living with a variety of condominium services. There are four models available that offer two or three bedrooms. All feature a two car garage as well as a garden patio or veranda. Pre construction pricing starts in the low $330'sWithin the neighborhood are a heated pool and community center with a fitness room. Services provided with home ownership include lawn mowing, fertilization and weed control, landscape maintenance, snow removal ( if it ever snows) and exterior building maintenance. Located in the heart of the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown it is right down the road...
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By Susan Oliver, Experienced, Professional Realtor
(RE/MAX Capital)
As a realtor in Chickahominy Haven I know we all are concerned about our property values and our taxes with James City County.  I wanted to give you some information on the Storm Water Fee that was included on our Real Estate Tax bill due on December 5th.  The Storm Water Division was established this year to ensure that the collection and control of storm water within the county protects the health and welfare of the citizens here. All home owners in JCC are being charged a minimum of $58.80 a year (based on the median square foot home in JCC of 3235 s.f.).  If your home is smaller than that - which most of our homes are - we are still charged the $58.80 a year.  Even if the whole neighborhood paid the minimum Storm Water Fee of $58.80 - Chickahominy Haven is paying the county approxim...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
New Town is right around the corner from my house. I didn't know much about it when i moved in, and what i know now is mostly experiential. I've heard it's a concept that was discussed for a long time in this area and is just now coming together. The sign says "founded 1997," but I can tell you I didn't see a brick there until 2003 or so.  I love the concept and the execution of the open-air collection of residential and retail development. New Town is a major improvement over the alternatives -- an indoor shopping mall, a strip mall or a cluster of big-box stores. I find the architecture of the individual buildings as well as the blended Main Street look appealing. There are some parks and a gazebo sprinkled in as well, so you could relax between all the things there are to do there. I...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
From an article in the Daily Press:Mortgage banker Michael Mapes has approved loans for about 17 clients who have a new home they want to get into, but they can't sell their own homes.It should be a buyer's market for homes on the Peninsula, but sellers in the region are still holding out for - and often getting - double digit gains from a year ago. Many sellers who want to trade up to a bigger house are unwilling to accept that the recent bull market is over.As a result, inventory has built up substantially over the past few years and it is taking much longer to sell a house. Sales are still strong at lower sales prices and in select markets, such as the city of Williamsburg, but the high inventory and prices can't co-exist much longer."The inventory's been built up because sellers are...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
Offering everything from Townhomes starting in the high $200's to single family detached homes priced from the $400's to $4,000,000. Over 2900 acres bordered on the James River and just east of Colonial Williamsburg. Three championship level golf courses designed by Pete Dye,Tom Clark, Curtis Strange, & Arnold Palmer. Home of the 2007 Michelob Ultra LPGA Open.  Well over 40% over the community is dedicated greenspace that will never be developed. Walking trails throughout, Tennis, Swimming pools as well as a marina on the James River. Fabulous dining experiences at the Bray Dining Room, Regatta's Cafe & Moody's Tavern.Click here to search all homes for sale in Kingsmill, Williamsburg, Va  For a personal tour of Kingmill and all available properties contact John Womeldorf/ Mr Williamsbur...
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By John Womeldorf, REALTOR, Mr Williamsburg.com ABR, E-Pro
(Mr Williamsburg/ Liz Moore & Associates)
 Almost 1500 acres in total with close to 1050 acres of dedicated greenspace that will not be developed. Governors Land offers an exceptional living experience in the Williamsburg Va area. Prices for homes in June of 2007 range from $525,000 to $10,500,000  for a 10 acre retreat.Amenities include Swimming pools, Tennis, Clubhouse, Marina, Country club, 18 hole championship golf course designed by  Tom Fazio, par 72, yardage: 6911.  Search all homes for sale in Governors Land, Williamsburg, Va Click here:For a personal tour of Governors Land and all available properties contact John Womeldorf/ Mr WilliamsburgFor additional Info contact John Womeldorf/ Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136 PhoneJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com Emailwww.MrWilliamsburg.com/  Search Williamsburg Va Real Estate for sale...
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