• psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813

Homerama Starts today in Chesapeake VA

image14Homearama, the  TBA (Tidewater Builders Association’s) semiannual showcase of new homes, starts today 6/16/2012 @  the Culpepper Landing community in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Culpepper Landing previously hosted the Fall 2009 Homearama and featured 12 homes, ranging in price from about $350,000 to more than $500,000.

view-all-homes-for-sale-in-this-neig[1]Since then, the community has grown and now includes row houses, a clubhouse that’s home to an Olympic size pool and work out facility.  The community also features 150 acres of conservation area adjacent to the Great Dismal Swamp.
Lot prices range from $100,000 to $125,000. 

Cottage-plan-Vintage-Homes-Culpepper[1]Three of the eight houses in the bi-annual showcase of homes put on by Tidewater Builders Association have already sold.

Culpepper Landing’s architectural style – cottage-style homes and inviting front porches – recalls a time when people socialized with their neighbors, frequented nearby shopping centers and stuck close to home for family and fun.

People are also enjoying the neighborhood’s price-point. When complete, Culpepper Landing will feature 740 single-family homes, 355 row houses, villas and multi-family homes, along with 40,000 square feet of commercial space. Single-family homes, which average 2,580 square feet, range from the high $200,000s to the mid-$500,000s.

culpepper landing homeAs for Homearama, which runs today through July 1,2012  the five remaining homes cost from $429,000 to $499,000.

Since 2009 much has changed in this 488-acre neighborhood near the historic village of Deep Creek, the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Preserve, the Intracoastal Waterway and a 160-acre preservation area.

In addition to the burgeoning population, more amenities have opened, including the aquatic center and clubhouse.

Other draws include a water park, a work-out room, a dog park, children’s play areas, nature trails and 16 planned pocket parks and a community garden center.

The community’s social committee is busy planning Bunco games, Super Bowl parties and poker nights. All are covered by a homeowners association fee of $49 per month.

More info here

Hours:

  • Noon until 9 p.m. June 16-June 30
  • Noon until 6 p.m. July 1
  • Open at 10 a.m. Wed., June 27 for Mothers Day Out
  • Ticket sales will stop one hour before closing.

Admission:

  • $10 for a one-day pass and $17 for a two-day pass.
  • Active duty and retired military guests and seniors (62 or better) get a
    $1 discount Mon.-Thurs.*
  • Children 12 and under are free.
  • Military guests get two for one admission Mon., June 18
  • Chesapeake city and school employees receive a $3 discount off general admission on Thursday, June 28.
  • $1 off coupon
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Directions:

Take I-64 to Chesapeake. Take the Rt 17 South, Deep Creek exit (Exit 296B). At second stop light continue straight, you will be on Mill Creek Parkway. Stay on Mill Creek Parkway through the Mill Creek Development. Upon reaching Culpepper Landing follow signs for Homearama parking. The site is approximately 2 miles from I-64.

 

Location map for Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake VA

 

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Ryan Homes enters the Southside Hampton Roads Real Estate Market @ Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake

Entrance to Culpepper landingJust announced:

New homes available at The Grove at Culpepper Landing

From the Upper $270’s!

Culpepper Landing is the only community in the Southside of the Hampton Roads  offering a traditional neighborhood development design (TND) that allows residents the walking distance convenience to its mercantile district, parks, and recreation. ( Think New Town, Port Warwick, etc.)

search homes in this neighborhood in culpepper landing hampton roads or williamsburg The uniqueness of the community is in the type of recreation that Culpepper Landing will afford its residents with the direct access to the adjacent 225 acre Deep Creek Park, the Intercostal waterway and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.  This strategic location provides a lifestyle of living that is unparalleled to any community in Hampton Roads.  Fishing, hiking, camping, boating, canoeing, kayaking, wild life observing and shopping will be an everyday "front door" convenience for Culpepper Landing residents.   Castleton at Culpepper Landing

•  NEW Single Family Homes from the Upper $270’s

•  Located in the heart of Deep Creek Chesapeake, conveniently located minutes from Rt 17, I-64, and I-464 to meet any modern family’s commute

•  2 Car Garages

•  Five Luxurious Floor Plans Offering 3-5 Bedrooms!

•  First Floor Owner’s Suites Available

•  Starting at 1,952-3,060 Square Feet

•  Energy Star Qualified—Saving your buyers $$$!

•  Pool, Clubhouse, and Exercise Facility onsite!

•  Surrounded by the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge!

•  Hardi Plank Siding, Generous Front Porches, Composite Decking, Metal Porch Roofs, and Craftsman Style Cottage Front Elevations are some of the Unique Features of the street scape at Culpepper Landing!

Prices will Increase After the First Three Sales—Don’t  Miss Out on This Opportunity to Have Your Pick of the  Newly Released Homesites!

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Community Details

Read more about Culpepper Landing here

Directions: From I-64, take exit 296 George Washington Highway, South US 17. Travel straight onto Mill Creek parkway. Enter Culpepper Landing and go straight.


 

 

bannerpsst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg areas of Virginia or to sell your existing home.

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the Williamsburg/ Hampton Roads area and  and his expertise in the local real estate market.

His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula.

Here you can search homes for sale , active adult communities, 55+ communities, condos and townhomes , foreclosures/ REOland, building lots, commercial property  in Williamsburg , Yorktown, New Kent, Gloucester, Poquoson as well as the surrounding areas of Hampton Roads, Virginia
You can reach John by phone at 757-254-8136 or email him atJohn@MrWilliamsburg.com

I look forward to serving your real estate needs!

Best,

John

Sommerton- A 55 or Better Chesapeake Va Community Spotlight

cottage row at sommertonSommerton is an active adult ( 55 & better community in Chesapeake, Virginia built by Stephen Alexander Homes & Neighborhoods..

Located on Kempsville Road, the community – which will total 90 units once completed – is reminiscent of older neighborhoods such as Norfolk’s Colonial Place or Ghent. Old World architecture, including metal roofs, stone chimneys and old-fashioned street lights with ladder racks help provide a small-town, historical district feeling.

Search For Homes For Sale in Sommerton

Sommerton residences are available in 12 floor plans, which include quadriplexes, townhomes and detached single-family homes. With each type of home, condominium-style ownership means maintenance free exteriors. Homeowners do not have to worry about landscaping, lawn care, gutter cleaning or other exterior maintenance.

water view in SommertonThe community offers 12 different floor plans , all with two-car garages. When completed, The Retreat at Greenbrier will total 184 homes: 102 quads, 40 townhomes and 42 single-family detached homes.

Standard features in Sommerton homes now include Included

  • Luxury Gourmet Kitchens with Granite
  • Professional Appliances Including Refrigerator
  • Hardwood Throughout the downstairs
  • Upgraded Trim Throughout
  • 10’ Ceilings
  • Two Car Garage
  • Residential Elevator!
  • Maintenance Free Lifestyle
  • Giant spa tiled shower
  • A maintenance-free lifestyle.
  • Priced from the mid $300’s to the $400’s.

Sommerton homeowner fees are approximately $195 per month condo fee. They cover exterior building maintenance, grounds maintenance and trash pickup and condo insurance

The community is conveniently located off Kempsville Rd, near Greenbrier Mall, Chesapeake Hospital, Restaurants, Shopping and more.

Sommerton Amenities

gazebo @ sommertonThose who choose to call Sommerton in Chesapeake home will enjoy the community clubhouse, as well as the outdoor amenities, such as a heated swimming pool and an outdoor lounge area with a fire pit. Community garden plots, stocked fishing lakes and lighted walking trails make it easy to stay active. Yet, when the weather turns cold, the Lakeside Clubhouse provides plenty of space for residents to socialize or attend community events. Hobby and game rooms let residents get together for a game of cards or billiards, the meeting rooms are ideal for social clubs, and fireside seating areas are a great place to chat with neighborhood friends. The Lakeside Clubhouse also contains a fitness center for those who desire a place to exercise and stay in shape.
rear viewSommerton’s thoughtful amenities continue outside. When the weather is warm, residents can take a dip or lounge beside the heated swimming pool. They can also stroll the lighted walking trails, visit the lakeside gazebo, or socialize in the outdoor lounge area, which is complete with a cozy fire pit.

Stocked lakes – worth fishing in or walking around. Three relaxing lakes with fountains are perfect opportunities to view a turtle sunning, a pair of geese preening, a serene walk or even a little fishing. The lake beyond our Lakeside Clubhouse has a fabulous walking path that really lets you get away, while still at home.

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Set in Chesapeake, Virginia, Sommerton  is conveniently located off of Kempsville Rd and is close to major roadways such as I-64, I-264 and I-464. This makes it easy for residents to travel or explore the immediate surroundings.

With its great location in the city of Chesapeake Sommerton residents will also find plenty to do outside of the community. The area has a wide variety of shopping, dining and recreational activities to interest any active adult. For golf enthusiasts, Greenbrier Golf Course is right there. Nearby VA beach, Norfolk Yorktown and Williamsburg provide rich cultural attractions, including museums, performing arts centers, and much more

Sommerton Site plan

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Builder/ Developer of Sommerton

Award winning builder ,STEPHEN ALEXANDER HOMES has earned a reputation for excellence through quality craftsmanship, unique design, superior service, and community involvement. A multigenerational family business, the company is committed to developing and building the finest communities in Hampton Roads and is considered one of the area’s leading home builders. The family’s involvement in the construction business dates back many years. Grandfather applied his craft on many of the area’s significant projects. Today, two generations later, he would be proud of the craftsmanship achieved at STEPHEN ALEXANDER.

Sommerton Fast Facts
Price Range mid:$ 300’s – $400’s

Home Types: Condo-Single Family Attached & detached

New /Resale: New and Resale Homes

Age Restriction: 55+

Construction Dates: 2006 – Present

HOA Fees:  monthly Condo Association fee $195 month

Home Sizes: About 1900 to 2900 square feet

Gated: No

Lot Sizes: Condo.

Amenities: Pools, fitness center, clubhouse..

Schools: N/A

Property Tax Rate: $1.05 per $100 of assessed value. Taxes on a $300,000 home would be $3150 a year.

Home Styles: Transitional

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Community Demographics

What does your condo fee at Sommerton pay for ?
Protection of your property value
When the time comes to re-sell, you’ll be glad that a managed, maintained community holds its property values better.

Maintenance of the building exterior
No more painting, caulking, fixing or replacing! Roofs, walls, walkways, porches – everything outside.

Professional care of all the landscaping
No more mowing, watering, weeding and seeding!

Continuous maintenance of the private streets
Cleaning and repair of roadways and parking areas.

Master hazard insurance policy for your entire building
Much less expensive than a normal home owners policy ! All you need is a simple “HO-6” policy for you and your possessions.

Private garbage pick-up
Weekly pick-up and mobile trash receptacle provided

Reserve funds for long-term repair and replacement
When the time comes for major renewal of building components- roofing, siding, paving, etc. – the funds will be set aside.

 

 

Listen to what Sommerton Homeowners have to say

Search all homes, condos, town homes currently for sale in Sommerton here

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Interested in looking at homes for sale at Sommerton in Chesapeake VA ? There are a mix of resale and new construction homes for sale in this 55+ community in Chesapeake, VA.

Directions: Sommerton is located on Kempsville Road in Chesapeake. Take Greenbrier South exit from I-64, go to Kempsville Road and turn left. Site is approx. 1/2 mile down on right

Talk back: Are you a current or past Retreat at Greenbrier  resident?  We’d love to hear about your experiences in the neighborhood. Please leave your comments below.

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If you have any questions and/or would like to view homes for sale  in Sommerton or other communities in Hampton Roads or Williamsburg  I am here to help. Contact me at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com

01graycmaWant to get an idea of what your home in Sommerton might sell for ? Want to discuss our “No Surprises” Listing Program ? Fill out the form here

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Like what you are reading ? Want to receive updates by email in the future ? Sign up here  banner psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to  Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities,   condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New KentPoquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton,  Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth  Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry,  Va Beach, Yorktown  and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @  757-254-8136

 

Homerama Delayed until June 2012

imageThe TBA ( Tidewater Builders Association announced)  that it is pushing back the dates of its spring Homearama showcase of new homes.

The event will now be held from June 16 to July 1, 2012 at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake. The show was originally scheduled for May.

The event is being delayed to give builders more time to complete their homes. So far, eight builders have signed up to construct homes for the show.

 

With the spring show moving back to June, the organization will have only four months to prepare for the October 2012 Homearama show, which is planned for Norfolk’s East Beach community.

Twenty-eight years ago Hampton Roads builders took a chance and signed on for the first Homearama.

That event, held in Bayberry Woods in Chesapeake, started a tradition that annually draws thousands of visitors from across the region.

The event, which showcases the latest in architecture, home trends and designs, has its roots in Chesapeake. The show has found a home there 15 times during the history of Homearama.

This year is no exception: Culpepper Landing is in the heart of Deep Creek, nestled alongside the Great Dismal Swamp.

How many Homeramas have you visited in Hampton Roads VA ?

1982 Bayberry Woods, Chesapeake
1983 Pine Ridge, Virginia Beach
1984 Lago Mar, Virginia Beach
1985 Southgate, Virginia Beach
1986 Cedar Lakes, Chesapeake
1987 Woodbriar, Chesapeake
1988 River Walk, Chesapeake
1989 Cheshire Forest, Chesapeake
1990 Cedarwood, Chesapeake
1991 Forest Lakes, Chesapeake
1992 Church Point, Virginia Beach
1993 River Walk, Chesapeake
1994 Church Point, Virginia Beach
1995 Lago Mar, Virginia Beach
1996 South Shore Estates, Virginia Beach
1997 Goose Creek Estates, Chesapeake
1998 Warrington Hall, Chesapeake
1999 The Estates of Carriage House, Chesapeake
2000 Miar’s Plantation, Chesapeake
2001 The Riverfront, Suffolk
2002 Warrington Hall, Chesapeake
2003 The Estates at River Pointe, Portsmouth
2004 East Beach, Norfolk
2005 Broad Creek, Norfolk
2006 The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms, Suffolk
2007 Edinburgh Meadows, Chesapeake
2008 Ashville Park, Virginia Beach
2009 Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake
2010 Spring- Founders Pointe-Isle of Wight
2010 Fall East Beach-Norfolk
2011 Spring- Eagles Nest Va Beach
2011 Riverfront. Suffolk

Homerama 2012 In Chesapeake VA

Homearama, the  TBA (Tidewater Builders Association's) semiannual showcase of new homes, will be held in May 2012 at the Culpepper Landing community in Chesapeake, Virginia.Homearama, the  TBA (Tidewater Builders Association’s) semiannual showcase of new homes, will be held in May 2012 at the Culpepper Landing community in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Culpepper Landing previously hosted the Fall 2009 Homearama and featured 12 homes, ranging in price from about $350,000 to more than $500,000.

view all homes for sale in this neighborhoodSince then, the community has grown and now includes row houses, a clubhouse that’s home to an Olympic size pool and work out facility.  The community also features 150 acres of conservation area adjacent to the Great Dismal Swamp.
Lot prices range from $100,000 to $125,000.  The event is tentatively scheduled for May 2012 and is expected to feature 10 to 15 homes

Cottage plan, Vintage Homes, Culpepper LandingSales have been steady at Culpepper Landing in 2011 with 22 detached home sales in the last 12 months and four under contract. Prices have ranged from $490k to $314k. Townhome/ row houses at Culpepper landing totaled four in 2011 with those priced ranging from $268k to $275k for 2073 square foot row homes.

Directions:

Take I-64 to Chesapeake. Take the Rt 17 South, Deep Creek exit (Exit 296B). At second stop light continue straight, you will be on Mill Creek Parkway. Stay on Mill Creek Parkway through the Mill Creek Development. Upon reaching Culpepper Landing follow signs for Homearama parking. The site is approximately 2 miles from I-64.

Location map for Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake VA

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Like what you are reading ? Want to receive updates by email in the future ? Sign up here  banner psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to  Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the  surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities,   condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New KentPoquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton,  Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth  Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry,  Va Beach, Yorktown  and York County Virginia

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Fight Cancer, Win a House !

St Jude Deam Home Rob Kinser is fighting childhood cancer by building a house.

His Chesapeake-based Summit Construction Corp ., is building Hampton Roads’ 10th annual St. Jude Dream Home . The company started construction on the dwelling in early November and held a ground-breaking ceremony Nov . 30, 2009

The fundraiser benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will sell $100 tickets for a chance at winning this year’s home, valued at about $515,000.

The four-bedroom, three-bath, 3528 square foot home is in Chesapeake’s Chapel Hill Estates neighborhood, at 1213 Rosebud Lane. The house will also feature a gourmet kitchen, sun room, ,Granite counters, hard wood floors, 9-foot ceilings and a two-car attached garage.The $100 Tickets will be available beginning Jan. 19. For more information , visit www.stjudedreamhome.org

Kinser  was a little skeptical when he first signed on for this project,  "But after visiting St. Jude Hospital and seeing how they function, He is a firm believer."

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Want a deal on designer furniture ?

The annual Homearama furniture sale is  from noon to 6 p.m. Monday 11/19 at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake, VA. Potential buyers can purchase everything from the couches and beds to wall hangings and candle decorations.

homerama 2009 culpepper landing chesapeake Most companies  will offer discounted merchandise the day of the sale.

Homearama 2009 has now ended . That means the  furnishings , accessories and decorating ideas of Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake can be yours.

Hundreds of designers  use  the Homerama show to highlight their talents and merchandise.

Curios Cargo of Va Beach has items such as outdoor furniture featured in The Thanksgiving House and The Green House. There ’s also an abundance of  accessories, such as candles, pictures, metal wall  decor and trunks, that designers used to decorate the homes.

culpepper Landing Chesapeake Most customers who purchase items can haul away the new merchandise that day. If the items are too large, some companies will have trucks and workers on site to help move the items for a  fee.

You can leave with something small or a whole house of furniture.

Designers will be  available to answer questions and share ideas. People can come get free advice and suggestions for their using these items in their own homes.

Companies not leaving their items for the sale will still have them available in the stores. For example, Willis Furniture won’t leave  its items at the Homearama sale but will still feature them at  the Virginia Beach store.

Read More about this years Homerama 2009 at Culpepper Landing here

Sneak Peek @ Homerama 2009- Culpepper Landing Chesapeake, VA

homerama culpepper landing If you have blown off some of the previous home shows due to their excessive home prices you should plan on going this year. The builders in the area are finally staging a show with homes that a good majority of the population can afford.

On our way back from the Outer Banks we stopped in and took a few  a few pictures of the community.  It had just rained so please excuse the photo quality.

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I have to say, I sell homes for a living and this is one of the first developments I have seen in recent times that would make me want to move there.

DSCN2388 I wish the developers of New Town had followed the direction of Culpepper Landing.  In New Town ( Williamsburg, VA ) Town homes are the predominant home style. Here in Culpepper Landing it’s the opposite with detached homes comprising over 80% of the housing offered. Both communities are TND ( Traditional Neighbor Developments) All homes will feature front porches and rear alley garages.

DSCN2398_editedThis year’s show is a departure from recent years in both the size of the homes and their prices. Amid one of the steepest housing declines in decades, show organizers late last year decided to downshift and focus on the middle range of prices.

Last year’s show featured homes starting at $1.2 million. This year, prices are from $349,900 to $540,600.

The strategy seems to have paid off so far, with six of the show’s homes already spoken for.

culpepper landing stephen alexander homesHomearama originally was scheduled for North Shore at Ridgely Manor, an upscale development in Virginia Beach. It was moved to Hampton Roads Crossing, a northern Suffolk development, then moved again to Culpepper Landing, a 488-acre project of Robinson Development Group between the edges of the Great Dismal Swamp and its canal.

The relocations put the squeeze on builders, who had about four months to get their homes ready.

Despite the smaller size, the homes in this year’s show feature many amenities seen in years past, such as tall vaulted ceilings, stone kitchen counters and pools.

Culpepper landing homerama Culpepper Landing is tucked away about two miles south of Interstate 64 in  Deep Creek, Chesapeake, VA .It is  a 488-acre project of the Robinson Development Group located between the edges of the Great Dismal Swamp and its canal. Homes prices in the community range from  $234,000 for a 1,400-square-foot town home and go up to a little more than $500,000.

The community  offers access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Drummond. Residents can take full advantage of all the Great Dismal Swamp Canal and Wildlife Refuge have to offer. For those who wish to keep their feet dry, recreational options include hiking, biking, and bird watching as well as facilities for camping and picnicking.

The neighborhoods of Culpepper Landing will also feature a large assortment of open spaces,as pocket parks and village greens where neighbors get outside to spend time together developing a sense of community instead of being locked behind the ever present garage doors of the neighborhoods designed in a more conventional fashion. Also, the front porch, a traditional architecture element that at some point was left behind has re-emerged as a key element of design in Culpepper Landing homes.

If you click on the link it will take you to a brief photo tour of the community.

Homes in this years show  will range from $349,900 to $540,000, and four of the twelve  Homerama  homes have already sold.

The 12  homes will be on display to the public Oct. 3-18.

More information on TBA Homerama 2009 can be found here

Directions to Culpepper Landing:
Take I-64 to Chesapeake. Take the Rt 17 South, Deep Creek exit (Exit 296B). At second stop light continue straight, you will be on Mill Creek Parkway. Stay on Mill Creek Parkway through the Mill Creek Development. Upon reaching Culpepper Landing follow signs for Homearama parking. The site is approximately 2 miles from I-64.

Schools for Culpepper Landing

Grassfield High School
Hugo Owens Middle
Deep Creek Central Elementary

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Homerama 2009 Culpepper Landing Chesapeake Va Real Estate

Homerama 2009-Take a trip back in time as you explore 12 custom showcase homes in Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake VA, a  traditional neighborhood development designed to take you back to Main Street America, with porches and sidewalks that create a sense of community, and classic architectural styles that display quality craftsmanship and character.

original77 See innovations in home design, energy efficiency and new products as our Homearama builders put their creativity and talent to work to create a show you won’t forget – with value that will make you want to move right in.Or, stop by the exhibit center to find products and services to update your home.

Three types of homes are features in this years Homerama. They include:
Cottages: capped at $350,000 range from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet.
Heritage homes: capped at $425,000 range from 2,000 to 2,600 square feet
Legacy homes: capped at $500,000 range between 2,400 square feet or larger.

Among the showcase homes will be the region’s first “Easy Living” certified home, designed to be adaptable to a homeowners changing needs. Also, a certified green modular home and other green features throughout the community and the homes.

The Charity House will benefit Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Other homes are designed to showcase traditional family themes, such as Thanksgiving House, a Christmas House and a Bright Idea House, among others.

The site is reminiscent of classic neighborhoods of the past, said Tim Culpepper, whose family has owned the property since 1926. It will include a “mercantile district” with commercial amenities, a pool and clubhouse, as well as a canoe landing and walking trails that take advantage of the natural amenities nearby.

The 488-acre site includes 150 acres designated as a dedicated conservation area. The community, which borders the historic Dismal Swamp Canal on the east and the 111,000-acre Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge on the south, recently earned a River Star designation from the Elizabeth River Project, one of only two communities ever to receive this designation.

Schedule for Homerama 2009
October 3-18, 2009
Sundays – Thursdays, Noon – 9 p.m.
Fridays & Saturday, Noon – 10 p.m.
Ticket sales end 1 hour before closing.

 

Admission:
$10 for 1 day, $17 for 2 days.
Active & retired military $2 discount Mondays – Thursdays, except Columbus Day.
Children 12 & under FREE.

Featured Homes for Homerama 2009  
easyliving The Easy Living Home, built by The Walters Company Inc., showcases features that allow a home to be easily adapted for older or handicapped family members
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The Sydney Lambert, named for a 5-year-old cancer patient, serves as this year’s Charity House, also built by The Walters Company Inc., with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.

welcome The Welcome Home, built by SGB Homes, is Homearama’s first green certified off-site engineered homes. Constructed in modules in a Pennsylvania factory, the home is being assembled on site and will not be distinguishable from the other Homearama homes
thechesapeakebywidener The Chesapeake House, built by Widener Corp., with products and décor that reflect the city’s culture and heritage
christmashouse The Christmas House, built by WATAB Construction, decorated for the holiday celebration
walnutcottage The Virginia Living House, built by Stephen Alexander Homes, will reflect the style of the state’s premier lifestyle magazine.
thanksgivinghouse The Thanksgiving House, built by Definitive Homes, ready for the family celebration
SPECIAL OFFERS for Homerama Admission

 Click here for more information on Culpepper Landing

More information here for Homerama 2009

Directions and Map to Homerama 2009 Culpepper Landing

This post was authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf.  John is known around town and Hampton Roads as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market.  His websites, www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com  and   www.MrWilliamsburg.com, were created as a comprehensive resource about living in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, with the hopes of selling a house now and again.  You can reach him at 757.254.8136 or John@MrWilliamsburg.com.

Homerama 2010 @ Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight VA. Are you sure ?

I had previously posted an article about The Peninsula Housing and Builders Association (PHBA) selecting  Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight, VA to host their 26th Annual Parade of Homes event in the spring of 2009.  As you have now discovered this did not happen. Then I wrote that Hampton Roads Crossing was the new location. This also was changed.  The association changed the location from Hampton Roads Crossing in northern Suffolk, a successful mixed-use development after builders who were initially interested in participating indicated the time frame, the lot size and the unique design requirements didn’t allow them to use their standard plans. 

3original Subsequently  Tidewater Builders Association  ( TBA)  announced the Homearama 2009 showcase of homes will be hosted at Culpepper Landing, a mixed-use traditional neighborhood development in Chesapeake.
The event, set for Oct. 3-18, 2009 They expect to feature 12 single-family homes ranging from the mid-$300,000s to the low $500,000’s.

I then wrote about The Oaks at Fenton Mill being chose for a Fall 2009 Parade of Homes. As of last week this apparently is in jeopardy as well. Seems that they cannot get enough builders to commit. Who can blame them, not me. Having participated in a previous Parade of Homes in York County at Taylor Farms I was amazed at how much effort goes into producing an event like this. I witnessed builders and subcontractors working 24 hours a day to get the homes ready as well as volunteers by the hundreds working to make it a success.

I am not sure if it will occur but the Tidewater Builders Association is seeking builders to participate in a spring 2010 Homearama at Founders Pointe in Carrollton, Va. 

original2222The spring Homearama at Founders Pointe is tentatively scheduled for April 17-May 2, 2010. There are 15 home sites available to custom home builders who would like to participate. Lot prices range from $112,500 for wooded views to more than $300,000 for waterfront views.

With lot prices like that the builders would have to price the homes from $450,000 to $1,200,000. That’s assuming they get concessions from their suppliers and vendors if they want to load up the homes with options like they normally do.

I have a novel idea. Why not have a Parade of Homes or Homerama for the first time home buyer ? See what you can build for $200k or less. How GREEN can you build it ? Big homes are passe. I see them languishing all over the place. Most home buyers don’t want them even if you give them the extra space for free.

So how about it TBA. Let’s see a Homerama with a $200,000 cap on pricing. Let’s give an award for the home with the lowest monthly utilities. Let’s showcase GREEN Building techniques. Let’s have numerous Habitat For Humanity Homes builds happening during the Homerama or Parade of Homes. Invite the public to help build the Habitat Homes. Teach them how. Show them how you build your homes.

It is easy to build a showpiece with tons of molding and electronic displays. Show us what can be done with efficient floor planning, energy saving appliances/systems and above all common sense site planning. Make it a show of building ideas and not about room staging.

Or what about a show that features updated/repaired homes bought at bargain rates from older neighborhoods. Buying what’s less than desired and making the most out of it is what most people face. Builders would still have a hand in redoing kitchens, adding sunrooms, adding molding, landscaping, etc

Anyone listening ?

Homerama Tidewater 2009 Moved Again to Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake Va

Tidewater Builders Association’s Homearama 2009 moves to Chesapeake VA- Culpepper Landing

chesapeakeculpepperlanding The Tidewater Builders Association announced Friday that it will again relocate its annual showcase of homes this year from a condominium community in northern Suffolk to a subdivision in Chesapeake.

Homearama 2009 now will be held at Culpepper Landing, a mixed-use traditional neighborhood development in Chesapeake.

Unlike previous years where homes prices started in the million dollar plus culpepperlindsayrange. Prices for this years Homearama 2009 homes will range from $300,000 to the low $500,The event, set for Oct. 3-18, 2009 is expected to feature 12 single-family homes ranging from the mid- $300,000s to the low $500,000’s.

The location central to the rest of the Hampton Roads region and just a few miles from  Interstate 64  is in the new Grassfield High School district in Chesapeake VA.

culpepperlanding  The developers are excited to show home buyers how a mixed-used community can enhance their quality of life.  Culpepper Landing will offer lifestyle amenities with an aquatic center, pocket parks and garden areas, commercial amenities in a Mercantile District, and  natural amenities with  walking trails and canoe launches.  It will also feature some creative design elements that result in less impact to the environment and a more attractive community.

The Culpeper Landing  site consists of 488 acres, with 150 of them designated as a dedicated conservation area. The community, which borders the historic Dismal Swamp Canal on the east and the 111,000-acre Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge on the south, recently earned a River Star designation from the Elizabeth River Project, one of only two communities ever to receive this designation.
culpepperlandingchesapeakeHomearama attendants will see the same attention to quality and detail they are  used to seeing in a Homearama home  but they’ll be smaller, ranging from 1,600 to over 2,400 square feet — and more affordable. 
Several traditional Homearama builders are already building homes in Culpepper Landing . They include The Walters Company, Vintage Homes, Definitive Homes,  Next Level Group, Joey Corp and ABT ( Area Builders of Tidewater)

Located on the shores of the Great Dismal Swamp Canal, Culpepper Landing offers access to many activities which take place along the Intercoastal Waterway and Lake Drummond. From a leisurely day of canoeing and recreational boating to more organized events such as the Bonny Blue Boat Ride and Paddle for the Border, residents can take full advantage of all the Great Dismal Swamp Canal and Wildlife Refuge have to offer. For those who wish to keep their feet dry, recreational options include hiking, biking, and bird watching as well as facilities for camping and picnicking.

culpepperrountree The neighborhoods of Culpepper Landing will  feature a large assortment of open spaces, in the form of public squares and pocket parks, providing home owners with many places to relax and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. 

Current home prices in Culpeper Landing range from $279,900 for a 1675 square foot bungalow style home to $413,900 for a 2593 square foot home.

 Click here to search all homes for sale in Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake VA

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VHDA Home Ownership Classes for First Time Home Buyers in Hampton Roads Virginia

 

You can see the full schedule here vhda

Are you interested in becoming a homeowner but don’t know where to begin? The Virginia Housing Development Authority and local nonprofits are offering free home ownership education classes throughout November in the Hampton Roads region.

Homeownership education classes cover topics including credit issues, personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. To become eligible for VHDA loans, borrowers must complete VHDA’s Home ownership Class. Attend one of the many free sessions below to learn about the advantages of home ownership.

Upcoming classes will be held in Chesapeake, Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton, VA Beach and Yorktown Virginia

You can find out more about VHDA here

 

Chesapeake VA Real Estate " Builder Closeout/ New Construction

Builder Gone Crazy!
Last Home At Fernbridge in Chesapeake, VA. !
Don’t Miss This 3480 Square Foot Home For Only $369,900!!!!!
$100,000 in Savings!

The Jefferson was $469,900
NOW $369,900
This 3480 sq ft home features 4 bedrooms, deluxe master bathroom, den with glass french doors, and optional bonus room with fireplace. Pre-wired for surround sound and plasma TV in family room, and optional wall ovens in kitchen. And so much more!
You can still choose flooring and countertops

Centrally located between the Greenbrier Shopping Center, Great Bridge Lock Park, Tidewater Community College, and only seconds away from the Intracoastal Waterway, this exclusive eight-unit community is the Jewel of the Elizabeth River.
These majestic homes built on a crawl feature brick front facades, nine-foot ceilings on both the first and second floors, and dramatic entrances, which can include full front porches and balconies.
Exterior Features
Low Maintenance Exteriors
Designer Selected Exterior Colors
Crawl Space with Brick Skirt and Brick Fronts
Premium Beaded Siding
Architectural Vinyl Shake Accents (certain models)
Architectural Trim Accents
Maintenance Free Vinyl Shutters (certain models)
30 Year Architectural Profile Shingles
Metal Wrapped Cornice
Vinyl Soffits & Porch Ceilings
Gutters and Downspouts Front and Rear
Decorative Raised Panel Metal Garage Doors with Decorative Detail Windows
Security Deadbolts at Entry Door
Hose Connections at Front and Rear
Weather Proof Exterior Electrical Outlets
Underground Utilities
Sod in Front Yards, to Rear Line of Building
Professionally Landscaped Front Yard
Kitchens and Baths
Custom Design Armstrong Cabinets in Kitchen and Baths (42″ wall cabinets in kitchen)
Custom Color Laminate Countertops in Kitchen
Delta Single Lever Faucets in Kitchen
Double Bowl Stainless Steel Sink with Separate Sprayer
Kenmore Self Cleaning Range, Microwave and Dishwasher
1/2 HP Garbage Disposal
Ice Maker Hook Up
Pedestal Sink and Designer Oval Mirror in Powder Room
Adult Height Vanities in Full Baths
Cultured Marble Vanity Tops in Bathrooms
Double Bowl Sink in Master Bathroom
Shower Door in Master Bathroom
Interior Features
Shell White Paint on Walls and Ceilings with White Trim and Doors
Fully Hung and Painted Garages
Mediterranean Influenced Textured Walls and Ceilings
2-pc Crown in Foyer
2-pc Crown and 2-pc Chair Rail in Dining Room
9-Foot Ceilings First and Second Floors
Lever Style Interior Door Hardware with Upgrade Finish (Ant. Nickel)
Brushed Nickel Lighting Fixtures
Structured Wiring (Main Access Panel, Voice/Data Telecom Module, Video Distribution Module, and Multi-Ports with RG-6 Broadband Coax and CAT-5e Network Cable)
Ceiling Fan Pre-Wire in Master Bedroom and Family Room
Telephone Pre-Wire in Kitchen, Family Room, and Master Bedroom
Cable Pre-Wire in Family Room and Master Bedroom
Pre-Wire for Security at First Floor
Pre-Wire for Garage Door Opener (per door)
Custom Designed Closets with Ventilated Shelving
Gas Fireplace with Slate Surround and Hearth
Classic Painted Mantle
Ceramic Tile or Pre-Finished Hardwood in Foyer
No-Wax Vinyl Flooring in Kitchen, Baths, and Laundry Room
6 lb. Rebond Carpet Pad
Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Throughout Remaining Areas
Energy Efficient Features
13 Seer Energy Efficient Central Air Conditioning~2-Zone HVAC System
High Efficient Gas Heat and Hot Water Heater (50 gallon)
Polyseal Foam Air Infiltration Barrier
Air Infiltration Barrier Housewrap
Insulated Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows with Screens
Insulated Energy Efficient Doors~High Impact Fiberglass at Front Door
Builder reserves the right to change prices, plans, components and specifications, and to withdraw or modify any plan, without notice. Extra cost options and decorator items may be shown in models or in illustrations. Individual homes may vary from the models, or from each other, depending on field conditions.
Warranties
Extended Ten Year 2-10 Warranty
Complete “Customer Care” Dept. with One Year Warranty Service
For further information or a personal tour of Fernbridge or other New Home Communities in Chesapeake, Va Beach, Norfolk, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Newport News, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, James City, New Kent, Gloucester or York County Virginia
contact:
John Womeldorf/ REALTOR
Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136
John@MrWilliamsburg.com email
www.MrWilliamsburg.com/ Williamsburg VA Real Estate website
www.MrBurg.com Williamsburg Va Real Estate website
www.MrHamptonroads.com/ Hampton Roads Va Real Estate website
www.MrTidewater.com/ Tidewater VA Real Estate website
www.MrVaBeach.com/ Va Beach Va Real Estate website

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