Williamsburg, VA Real Estate News

By Charlotte Turner, Associate Broker, Exceptional Service and Extraordinary Results
(Liz Moore and Associates)
OPEN HOUSE - 6752 Tarpley's Tavern - Prepare to fall in love with this absolutely exquisite gem featuring magnificent views of the course and clubhouse. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped, private, cul-de-sac setting from the extraordinary patio with pergola. http://www.flexmls.com/link.html?12fl5ttsqodx%2C11%2C1Fabulous Yardley model welcomes you with a gorgeous two-story foyer flanked by an office lined with palladium windows to the right and an elegant formal dining room the left. Stately columns provide definition of space without inhibiting the open concept. Sure to impress, the gourmet kitchen is outfitted with granite counters, cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, island, custom tile backsplash, and pantry. Start your day in the sunny breakfast nook, sipping coffee and taking in...
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By Charlotte Turner, Associate Broker, Exceptional Service and Extraordinary Results
(Liz Moore and Associates)
The stalemate between the county and the school system seems to be at an end. Acting County Administrator Doug Powell expects to form a site selection committee to include representatives from James City, Williamsburg and WJC Schools by the end of the week, he said in an interview Tuesday. "The board (of Supervisors) has expressed an interest in us evaluating several different sites for a fourth middle school," Powell said, declining to list sites under consideration. The news breaks the deadlock suggested by the proposed budgets. WJC Schools Superintendent Steven Constantino's budget includes $40.2 million for a new middle school for 900 students, plus $11.75 million for a new central office facility. He sites the school at James Blair, the new admin building elsewhere. In contrast, Po...
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By Charlotte Turner, Associate Broker, Exceptional Service and Extraordinary Results
(Liz Moore and Associates)
A couple weeks ago, Armada Hoffler Properties Inc. announced it will develop an 88,000 sq. ft. shopping center to replace the former Williamsburg Outlet Mall. The center will be anchored by Harris Teeter grocery. Construction is due to start in the third quarter of this year and will be done in early 2016. Harris Teeter will occupy 53,000 sq. ft., the remainder will house various shops and restaurants. The Williamsburg Outlet Mall closed last year after facing increasing competition from the nearby Williamsburg Premium Outlets.  
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Apples in Putlog Holes, Colonial Williamsburg, VA   When you visit historic Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, you expect to learn much about early American history. The following link will provide the history lesson but first you may want to know about putlog holes. Putlog holes are niches in masonry construction that supported the scaffolding for 18th century masons. Putlog holes were normally filled with mortar when construction was completed. The putlog holes are open at the Palmer House and it is a Christmas tradition to place apples in the putlog holes. Read the full story at the following link. Apples, Putlog Holes, and Provost Marshals The putlog holes of the Palmer House stayed open for two decades, until 1779 when mortar filled the blanks, but it wasn't until 1953 that they we...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Weaver, Colonial Williamsburg   When you visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, you should include the weaver on your list of places to see. And, you will definitely want to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments that you will want to share. Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite travel destinations. Plan to stay in the area for several days. There is much to see.   Weaver, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_3025 Weaver, Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_3026 Photographs by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs 
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
History is Served, Colonial Williamsburg Recipes   When you visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, the Governor’s Place will be one of your featured places to tour. The kitchen at the Governor’s Palace is one of Dolores’ favorite stops. It is fun to see what is being prepared and the food on display. If you are the chef in your household, you will want to know more about the food served in Colonial Williamsburg kitchens and you will want some recipes that you can try in your own kitchen. Use this link to discover the recipes at History is Served. Chef Dolores had fun making the Onion Pie.      Governor's Palace, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_3029 Kitchen, Governor's Palace, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_3030 Photographs by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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Holiday Decorations, Colonial Williamsburg   Dolores and I were in Colonial Williamsburg for the Thanksgiving holidays. This is one of our favorite travel destinations. The historical buildings are wonderful to see and we enjoy the daily musical and history programs. The holiday decorations are always a highlight of our holiday visits to Colonial Williamsburg. We have taken thousands of photographs in the area. Visit my Facebook albums if you would like to see more pictures. If you still need a travel destination for the Christmas holidays, Colonial Williamsburg is a great choice. There is much to see and do in Virginia.   Holiday Decorations, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1408 Holiday Decorations, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1402 Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg   If you enjoy holiday decorations made with natural materials, it is a good time to visit Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. At the time of the Revolution, Williamsburg residents did not use the kind of decorations that we not enjoy during our visits. Colonial Williamsburg was first decorated for Christmas in 1936 and Christmas decorations were popular by 1940. Read the article at this link for more of the history on holiday decorations. Deck the Doors   Holiday Wreath, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_1417 Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Carpet Dyeing Williamsburg Virginia We love this company, they have worked with many of our clients. Dyetech Carpet Dyeing and Cleaning of Richmond Virginia are partners and members of the Marcus Rice Team. They have saved me and our clients thousands of dollars. Give them a call today.  Dyetech Carpet Dyeing and Cleaning CARPET COLOR RESTORATION SPECIALISTS THE BEAUTY OF A NEW CARPET AT A FRACTION OF REPLACEMENT COST !! SAVE 85% OVER PURCHASING NEW CARPET "Don't Buy It, Dye Visit us: www.DyetechCarpet.com   Finding your Richmond, VA. dream home has never been easier, use our links to get started. The Marcus Rice Team specializes in Richmond, Va, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Powhatan County, Hanover County, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Fort Lee Homes and Real Estate for sal...
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By Roy Kelley
(Realty Group Referrals)
Freedom Park, Williamsburg, Virginia   Colonial Williamsburg is one of our favorite travel destinations. We like to explore the historical buildings and the gardens. When you visit a destination many times you discover some things that may be missed by many visitors. Freedom Park is near the Colonial Williamsburg area but is not one of the regular destinations for most tourists. If you visit the area when flowers are blooming, be sure to include Freedom Park on your list of places to explore. The park is great for hiking at any time of the year.   Colonial Williamsburg, Gardens IMG_0874 Photograph by Roy Kelley Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Rolling terrain, a mature canopy of trees, and room to breathe shape a unique setting for Williamsburg's latest custom home community: Liberty Ridge. Stunning forested homesites beckon distinctive quality custom homes, each positioned for optimal privacy on 3 to 9 acres of land rich with history and resources. These beautifully wooded homesites grant freedom to design, build, and enjoy your own private retreat where you and your neighbors share scenery, not each other's backyards.     Lose Yourself in the Heart of HistoryLocated in the heart of America's Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg, an opportunity like this is truly once-in-a-lifetime. An upscale neighborhood community, expansive wooded acreage a century in the making (only 138 lots on 550 acres), and the...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
Experience Busch Gardens in a whole new light during Christmas Town- 5 Million lights are now on to brighten your holiday season...a Busch Gardens Celebration. Holiday traditions, dazzling shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas will make everyone say, “Now this is Christmas.” Gaze at millions of twinkling lights while enjoying Busch Gardens’ signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate. A complete Christmas Town experience includes a visit to Santa’s workshop and the parks’ 50-foot tall, light-animated Christmas tree. Christmas Town will continue through Dec. 31.  Christmas Town has transformed the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintry surprises. Families have caroled across the Old Country theme park on the Christmas Town Express, marveled at the hundreds of Christmas displays an...
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By Susan Oliver, Experienced, Professional Realtor
(RE/MAX Capital)
Check our this new family recreational opportunity in New Town: a synthetic ice skating rink in Sullivan Square.The rink opens daily, Nov. 23 through Jan. 13. There are weekday, weekend and winter break hours.Skating is $7/person including skate rental or $5/person with your own skates. All participants must wear ice skates.Season passes are also available for $50/person and include skates.Skating is conducted in sessions:10-11:30 a.m. -  noon-1:30 p.m. -  2-3:30 p.m.  -  4-5:30 p.m.  -  6-7:30 p.m. -  8-9:30 p.m.Operation hours may be adjusted based on weather conditions, participation numbers and special events.Children under age 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.   This looks like so much fun for the family! There are so many  great holiday festivities h...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
REALTOR® Luncheon at LIBERTY RIDGE next Wednesday on November 14th. Attention real estate agents in the Williamsburg, York County/Peninsula, and Richmond area: East West Communities — an environmentally sensitive, award-winning developer — is pleased to announce its newest community, Liberty Ridge, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Carefully sculpted from beautiful, rolling terrain, graced with a mature tree canopy, Liberty Ridge will feature 138 homesites that range in size from 3 to 9 acres. These spacious homesites create a private enclave, where you and your neighbors share scenery, not each other’s backyards. We are committed to protecting and preserving this spectacular environment ensuring a greener existence for all who live there. By virtue of protecting the land, homeowners will enjo...
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By Marcus Rice, Your Richmond & Virginia Beach Area Realtor
(Equity First Realty )
Carpet Dyeing Williamsburg Virginia We love this company, they have worked with many of our clients. Colorful Carpets of Richmond Virginia are partners and members of the Marcus Rice Team. They have saved me and our clients thousands of dollars. Give them a call today. Visit: www.ColorfulCarpetsRVA.com www.CarpetDyeingVA.com Finding your Richmond, VA. dream home has never been easier, use our links to get started. New Interactive Map Search!WWW.RICHMONDVAHOME.COM The Marcus & Tonya Rice Team specializes in Richmond, Va, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Powhatan County, Hanover County, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Fort Lee Homes and Real Estate for sale. We are tech savy realtors with over 11 years experience. Please join us on our Social Networking Network to stay up to date o...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
William E. Poole design now available in LIBERTY RIDGE, a new custom home community in LIBERTY RIDGE in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Breakwater is built by Michael C Brown Custom Builders and is now Newly Furnished! The Breakwater at Liberty Ridge is a stunning home built by Michael C. Brown Custom Builder.   This authentically detailed William E. Poole design is Classic Southern elegance at its finest. Historical features include an expansive front porch with curved front entry. A Palladian window and half-round transom highlight the front entry foyer. Endless nights could be enjoyed spent on the dramatic front porch or relaxing on the private back porch. First floor master suite, second floor master suite, large Media Room is located over the three car garage. Over 4,650 square feet of...
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By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
East West Communities — an environmentally sensitive, award-winning developer — is pleased to announce its newest community, Liberty Ridge, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Carefully sculpted from beautiful, rolling terrain, graced with a mature tree canopy, Liberty Ridge will feature 138 homesites that range in size from 3 to 9 acres. These spacious homesites create a private enclave, where you and your neighbors share scenery, not each other’s backyards. We are committed to protecting and preserving this spectacular environment ensuring a greener existence for all who live there. By virtue of protecting the land, homeowners will enjoy easy maintenance with minimal grassy areas and drought resistant landscaping. Here, you will delight in discovering the great outdoors in your own backyard. ...
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
This weekend, we are in Williamsburg, VA for Dick's daughter's graduation from the College of William and Mary.  While we were walking around the campus, we ran into these guys in their colonial costumes giving a little performance.  As an old piccolo player, I was drawn to the high pitched music.  And of course, I had my camera in hand!   If you are planning a move to or from the Washington, DC area, I can help!  I am licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  You may call, email or text me at:  Housepat@mac.com, 202-549-5167 SEARCH ALL LISTINGS IN THE DC METRO AREA CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG IN THE WASHINGTON POST!
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
I'm guessing this weather vane, sometimes called a weather cock, is pretty old.  It sits atop a building in Colonial Williamsburg that dates back to the 1700's.  While they were somewhat functional, helping people to know which way the wind was blowing, these vanes were more decorative than anything else.  I took this last weekend using a Nikon P500, which as a very cool telephoto lens.   If you are planning a move to or from the Washington, DC area, I can help!  I am licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  You may call, email or text me at:  Housepat@mac.com, 202-549-5167 SEARCH ALL LISTINGS IN THE DC METRO AREA CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG IN THE WASHINGTON POST!
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By Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital
(RLAH Real Estate)
This is an adorable little cottage in the historic section of Wiliamsburg, Virginia.  It probably dates back to the early 1700's.    And I'm guessing that it started off as the kitchen to the really big house next door.   If you are planning a move to or from the Washington, DC area, I can help!  I am licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  You may call, email or text me at:  Housepat@mac.com, 202-549-5167 SEARCH ALL LISTINGS IN THE DC METRO AREA CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG IN THE WASHINGTON POST!
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