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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
  • *only one discount applies view-all-homes-for-sale-in-this-neig[1]

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.

view all homes for sale in this neighborhoodSommerton 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

Explore Community demographics at Sommerton

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