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HAMPTON ROADS 2013 TOP NEW HOME BUILDERS

Ryan Homes was again the top builder in Hampton Roads VA for permits, closings and revenue in 2013 with 309 permits issued, 292 closings, and $104,699,944 in revenue. Ryan Homes is actively building in 18 new home communities in Hampton Roads. Their top subdivision was Turtle Creek in Newport News with 50 permits, 42 closings, and $13,303,294 in revenue. Windsor Ridge at Wellington in Williamsburg/ James City County was their number two subdivision for permits, closings, and revenue with 32 permits and 32 detached closings recorded for $11,898,876 in revenue. Chesapeake Homes was the number two builder in Hampton Roads VA for permits, closings, and revenue with 134 permits issued, 173 closings recorded, and $46,874,097 in revenue in 15 communities on the Southside and Peninsula. Cornerstone in Virginia Beach was their number one community during the year with 36 permits recorded, 51 closings recorded, and $12,349,142 in revenue. West Neck Village was their number two community with 21 permits issued, 16 closings, and $5,648,588 million in revenue. HHHunt Homes was the number three builder for closings and revenue with 154 closings recorded, and $37 million in revenue. HHHunt Homes had closings in ten communities in Hampton Roads during the year including eight detached and two attached. Their top subdivision in 2013 for closings was Weatherly in Whitehall in the Toano area of James City County with 40 closings. Their top subdivision for revenue was the single family product at Whitehall with closings totaling $7,835,125 in revenue.

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Windsor Ridge at Wellington–A Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotlight

 

wellington signGrand Opening of the new Ravenna single-family model home at Windsor Ridge at Wellington in Williamsburg, Virginia . Built by NVR’s Ryan Homes division, Windsor Ridge at Wellington is a new collection of gorgeous single-family homes set against the peaceful backdrop of Lake Nice. Prices at Windsor Ridge at Wellington start from the upper $260s.

The new Ravenna model at Windsor Ridge at Wellington offers all the amenities homebuyers need for a modern lifestyle in a timeless design. An optional island and large pantry provide plenty of space and storage in the eat-in kitchen. Adding the optional morning room with breakfast bar and gourmet island elevates the space into a chef’s dream. Upstairs, the second-floor laundry room offers unmatched convenience while the luxury owner’s suite features a massive walk-in closet and optional separate soaking tub and shower. Boasting up to 6 bedrooms and up to 4 baths, the Ravenna offers an abundance of space for homeowners to enjoy.

With 6 floor plans to choose from, Windsor Ridge at Wellington is a community with everything that today’s buyers want. Located just minutes from I-64, homeowners are bound to find entertainment in Wellington’s local shopping and dining destinations. Not only do the nearby shops and restaurants catch the attention of buyers everywhere, many of the homes in Windsor Ridge at Wellington are just a few steps away from the sparkling waters of Lake Nice.

Like all new Ryan homes, those at Wellington are fully ENERGY STAR Certified, yielding

 

Ryan homes continues its domination of the new home market in the Williamsburg/ James City County area with an announcement that they will build 30 homes in the established Wellington Estates Community in the western part of the county.

This follows similar trends in Greensprings West, Fenwick Hills and The Settlement at Powhatan Creek where the builder was able to negotiate steep lot discounts in return for taking the remaining lots in those subdivisions. ( much to the chagrin of the home owners already living there)

In 2011 Ryan homes built over 200 homes in James City and New Kent Counties..

clubhouseThe segment of Wellington is to be names Windsor Ridge at Wellington Estates. Pricing is still being finalized but is expected to start at $249, 990 for a 1400 square foot  one level ranch home to $289k for a 2800+ square foot two story home. Basements will be available on a limited number of homes and will add approximately $20k to the price.

Wellington offers quiet wooded surroundings with plenty of open green-space. A Master Planned  Community , Wellington Estates offers it’s residents a 14 acre private lake, playground and new in 2009 a  beautiful clubhouse and community swimming pool. An active homeowner association has many  social events throughout the year.

pool1The community is located on approximately 175 acres,  Around 237 homes have been completed so far.

Most homes were built starting around the year  2000. The monthly home owner fee in Wellington is a very reasonable $55 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas ),  Use of the  Pool, Clubhouse , Playground and maintenance/ upkeep of those  facilities.

view all homes for sale in this neighborhood( NOTE, The Ryan Homes will not appear in this list for a few weeks., call me or email me to be put on the list to be notified of availability 757 254 8136

Wellington offers everything today’s buyers have been looking for: Fantastic location, great prices, lake front home sites ,walk out basements and first floor owner’s suites! Located just minutes from I-64 on Rochambeau Drive, homeowner’s will absolutely love Wellington’s gorgeous wooded setting while being just minutes from fantastic shopping, dining and quick travel! These single family homes feature up to 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 2 car garages. You can design your home with beautiful morning rooms, bonus rooms and basements for those who love having additional living space. Come and see why Wellington is one of James City County’s best new home communities!

Easily commutable to Ft Eustis, Langley AFB, Naval Weapon Station Yorktown or Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown Va.

Here is a brief rundown on the HOMES AVAILABLE AT WINDSOR RIDGE AT WELLINGTON PLACE

Pisa ( Upper $240’s)  Ranch 1526 sq feet

PisaThe Pisa ranch features a split-bedroom plan and 1406 square feet of living space. The Foyer features a large coat closet, with Bedrooms 2 and 3 to your left. Through the house is the Great Room with optional fireplace, open to the Dining Area and with a breakfast bar into the Kitchen. The upgrade Kitchen features an optional gourmet island and a hutch with glass doors. Add the Morning Room for more light and area for entertaining. The Owner’s Bath has a shower as standard, or get the upgrade shower with seat or tub. Add a 4’ extension to the Owner’s Bedroom for a larger walk-in closet and Owner’s Bath. With or without extension, an optional Sitting Area is available to expand the Owner’s Suite into a private retreat. The Pisa has an optional Attic that can be just open finished space, or can include an optional bedroom and bath.The Pisa has several traditional, classic elevations available.

Florence (  $259,990) Two Story 1952 Square feet

FlorenceThe Florence offers just the right amount of space, with the flexibility to customize based on one’s lifestyle. The foyer opens up immediately into the light-filled dining room/living room combination. A coat closet is discreetly tucked away between the hallway and the main level powder room. The family room is large enough for any size family gathering, whether it’s formal or informal. For a personal touch, add an optional fireplace. The dining area and kitchen are located conveniently next to the family room. Kitchen highlights include a walk-in pantry and room for an optional island. The laundry room/mud room combination provides easy access into the two-car garage. Upstairs, you’ll discover three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a loft. The loft can either be used as an office or playroom, or converted into a fourth bedroom. Upgrade the owner’s bathroom to include dual vanities and a jet tub. Closet and storage space seem endless.The

Venice ( Upper $260’s) Two Story  2224 Sq feet +

veniceThe Venice celebrates easy living with style and grace. A welcoming foyer leads right into a formal room, which can either be used as a living room or dining room. A hallway is flanked by a convenient powder room on one side and stairs leading up to the second level. Through the hallway, the magnificent great room awaits and is large enough to accommodate a family of any size. The dining area and kitchen flow right from the family room. The large kitchen boasts a walk-in pantry, ample cabinetry, and room for an optional island. A convenient mudroom provides easy access to the two-car garage. Upstairs, four spacious bedrooms await, with two bathrooms, including a large owner’s bathroom.  Closet and storage space abound. The laundry room is discreetly tucked away on the upper level.

Ravenna   Upper $270’s  2,560-3,823 Square Feet –MODEL HOME

Ravenna model Ryan HomesWalking into the Foyer, a generous Family Room is straight ahead, with a formal Living Room and Dining Room to either side. Add the optional Morning Room with breakfast bar and gourmet island to create a cook’s paradise with plenty of room for entertaining. Off the Kitchen is a large Home Office, connected to the living areas but still offering privacy. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and 2 baths standard, along with a coveted 2nd floor Laundry. You can also add a Bonus Room and optional closet for a fifth bedroom, playroom – whatever your needs. 

Springbrook Ranch  $280’s  Size range 1.852-4,614 Square Feet

Springbrook ranch Springbrook The Springbrook translates the convenience of ranch living into grand style and elegance. The formal dining room or optional private study, perfect for a home office or library, is to the right. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features a pantry, abundant cabinet and counter space and a breakfast bar overlooking the great room. The luxurious owner’s suite is privately tucked away and features two walk-in closets, dual vanities and a shower. For added convenience, the laundry room is located just across from the owner’s suite. The second bedroom, featuring a cathedral ceiling, shares a full bath with the third bedroom. The Springbrook features a two-car garage and optional unfinished lower level. Springbrook The Springbrook translates the convenience of ranch living into grand style and elegance. The formal dining room or optional private study, perfect for a home office or library, is to the right. The gourmet eat-in kitchen features a pantry, abundant cabinet and counter space and a breakfast bar overlooking the great room. The luxurious owner’s suite is privately tucked away and features two walk-in closets, dual vanities and a shower. For added convenience, the laundry room is located just across from the owner’s suite. The second bedroom, featuring a cathedral ceiling, shares a full bath with the third bedroom. The Springbrook features a two-car garage and optional unfinished lower level.

Verona Upper $280’s    2,822-4,133 Square Feet

verona model ryan homesVerona A formal Living Room and Dining Room flank the Foyer, beyond which is the enormous Family Room. Next to the Family Room is a large Study, or choose to

make this a First Floor Bedroom, complete with full bath. Upstairs are four bedrooms and two baths, and an ample 2nd floor Laundry with room for a laundry tub. Add the optional Bonus Room and optional closet for even more space – up to 6 bedrooms!  

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Your service to our country and to all your fellow Americans is appreciated by Ryan Homes. Because of your honorable service, Ryan Homes is honored to serve you. Along with their outstanding values, low monthly payments and community incentives – Ryan Homes proudly offers $1500 towards Closing Costs or options for Veterans, Active Duty and Retired Military Personnel*

For anyone PCS’ing to Ft Eustis, Langley AFB, Naval Weapon Station Yorktown or Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown

Quickfacts: Windsor Ridge at Wellington Estates Williamsburg VA

Price Range:
Low $249k- $280’s  Base Price

Home Types:
Single Family Homes Detached

New/Resale:
New only

Age Restriction:
None

HOA fee: $55 monthly

Williamsburg/ James City County Schools

Warhill HS

Toano Middle

Stonehouse Elem

Construction Dates:
2012 >

30 Home sites available

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Do you have a question about this community? Would you like a brochure, floor plans, or listings of homes for sale in this community?

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Send me an email and I will get back to you right away or fill out my New Construction Update Form and I will keep you updated on new home communities and homes throughout the New Kent, Williamsburg and Hampton Roads VA areas.

Ryan Homes Earn ENERGY STAR Certification

To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), making them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.  Homes achieve this level of performance through a combination of energy–efficient improvements, including,

  • Effective Insulation Systems
  • High–Performance Windows
  • Tight Construction and Ducts
  • Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified Lighting and Appliances

To ensure that a home meets ENERGY STAR guidelines, third–party verification by a certified Home Energy Rater (or equivalent) is required.  This Rater works closely with the builder throughout the construction process to help determine the needed energy–saving equipment and construction techniques and conduct required on–site diagnostic testing and inspections to document that the home is eligible to earn the ENERGY STAR label

Learn more about the certification here

Chinese Drywall believed to be used in Williamsburg VA homes.

One of the first cases of Chinese drywall has been confirmed in the Wellington subdivision in James City County VA, according to James City County officials. 

Code Compliance director Doug Murrow indicated that Wellington  homeowners were finding corrosion in electrical devices and a sulfurous, rotten-egg smell, but they had no health complaints. It is the first documented case reported in the Williamsburg/ James City County area of VA.

The Chinese Produced drywall emits sulfur gas, which corrodes nearby metal wiring and tarnishes jewelry, buckles, picture frames and other metal decor. Although Code Compliance responds to complaints and can send samples out for testing, in Wellington the agency is limited in its ability to help residents. The state building code allows inspectors to issue violation notices to builders for problems identified within two years of the certificate of occupancy or the final inspection, with another year available to prosecute. The statute of limitations has run out for Wellington construction, according to county development manager Steven Hicks. In response to the discovery, Hicks said that the county planned to provide information on its website.

The  discoveries of Chinese drywall in Virginia have so far been localized to Tidewater and linked Venture Supply Inc. in Norfolk VA.

to a particular distributor on the Southside. It is believed that fewer than ten homes in Wellington are affected.

The Virginia Department of Health is taking the lead throughout the state. Health officials have said that the corrosion associated with the drywall poses more of an immediate health threat than the fumes themselves. The corrosion can cause leaks in gas pipes, air-conditioning systems and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, according to an epidemiology fact sheet. The Health Department recommends calling in a building or environmental contractor or home inspector. Then they should call the Consumers Product Safety Commission if a problem is found.

James City’s Code Compliance inspectors recently confirmed another case nearby. Sadly most homeowners insurance won’t cover the damage, as it’s caused by a pollutant or contaminant. Standard builders insurance doesn’t cover faulty or defective materials. . Ashe said this week that he is working with homeowners, but he doesn’t have a ready solution either.

FAQ About Chinese Drywall from VA Dept of Health
 Does Chinese drywall pose health risks? Preliminary data indicates that some Chinese drywall emits gases that contain sulfur and other chemicals. The gases that are emitted can smell like “rotten eggs” and may irritate some individuals. Individuals that feel they may be affected should consult with their family physician. Current data does not suggest any immediate or chronic health problems associated with Chinese drywall. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) continues to work with other federal, state, and local agencies and to assess data as it is made available. Some of the gases emitted from Chinese drywall can corrode metals, in particular, copper. Corroded metals such as brass fittings, copper coils, and electrical wires may pose an immediate health risk. Leaking gas pipes and air conditioning units may expose you to Freon and natural gas. Corroded electrical wires may affect the normal functioning of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If a natural gas leak is suspected you should contact your local gas company immediately.

How do I know if I have Chinese drywall? Most drywall from China will be labeled on the back of the drywall with “made in China,” however, it is possible that drywall from China may not have any markings. It is also possible that a home could contain both drywall made in the U.S. and drywall made in China. Homes considered to potentially be affected by Chinese drywall would have been built after 2003 and meet two or more of the following:
1) The presence of sulfur-like or other unusual odors
2) Drywall labeled “made in China”
3) Observed copper corrosion, indicated by black, sooty coating of un-insulated copper pipe leading to the air conditioning unit
4) Documented failure of air conditioner evaporator coil (located inside the air conditioning unit)  Confirmation by an outside expert or professional of the presence of premature copper corrosion on un-insulated copper wires and/or air conditioner evaporator coils (inside the air conditioning unit)

Who can I contact to inspect my home? If you think that your home has been affected by Chinese drywall you should contact a licensed professional. Plumbers, electricians, building contractors, home inspectors, environmental contractors, heating and air conditioning contractors, and other licensed professionals may be able to assist with evaluating damage to your home.

Will the Health Department sample and test my home? At this time the Virginia Department of Health can not collect air or material samples for analysis. Several homes in Virginia have been inspected by federal agencies. When results are made available they will posted on this website.

How can I treat my home if it is affected by Chinese Drywall? VDH is not aware of any effective treatment method other than complete removal and replacement of the drywall and affected metal. Painting the drywall, or the use of ozone generators have not been proven effective.

If I have a problem, who should I contact for help? You should first start by contacting the builder and then filing a complaint with the Consumers Product Safety Commission (toll-free consumer hotline: 800-638-2772). VDH continues to monitor the evolving Chinese drywall issue and any potential impacts on public health. We encourage you to visit Consumer Product Safety Commission for more information and to check back often for updates and any new developments. If you need further information regarding the health effects of Chinese drywall, please contact the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Environmental Epidemiology, 109 Governor Street, 4th Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, or call (804)-864-8182. Health Care providers FAQ provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry can be found by clicking here. Prepared by: Dwight D. Flammia, Ph.D. Public Health Toxicologist April 1, 2009 Revised: June 18, 2009

A List of Homes in the Wellington Neighborhood built by American- Eastern and Wellington LLC since 2005.

Street Address   Year Built
8409 Camellia 2005
4009 Penzance Place 2005
3986 Bournemouth Bend 2005
3979 Bournemouth Bend 2005
8401 Camelia 2005
4015 Penzance Place 2005
8405 Camellia 2005
8404 Camellia 2005
8405 Camellia 2005
8409 Westberry Ct 2005
3947 Bournemouth Bend 2005
3940 Bournemouth Bend 2005
3943 Guildford 2005
8459 Ashington 2006
8504 Ashington 2006
4095 Dunbarton 2006
4035 Dunbarton 2006
4091 Dunbarton 2006
3978 Bournemouth Bend 2006
8451 Ashington 2005
4063 Dunbarton 2005
8108 Helmsdale 2005
8512 Ashington 2005
250 Loch Haven 2005
8101 Helmsdale 2005
4083 Dunbarton 2006
4020 Dunbarton 2006
4016 Dunbarton 2006
254 Loch Haven 2006
8487 Ashington 2007
4012 Dunbarton 2007

Wellington Community Update Williamsburg VA Real Estate

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Wellington was developed by American Eastern, Inc., best known for the master-planned community of Coventry in York County, American Eastern (H.R. "Dick" Ashe) is a  residential builder/developer from the Hampton Roads and Williamsburg , VA area.  Since 1985, he has produced thousands of affordable townhomes and single-family homes.
The newest phase of the Wellington Community is now open. Lots are available, as are new homes in various stages of construction.

wellingtonhomesearch Wellington offers quiet wooded surroundings with plenty of open green-space. A Master Planned  Community , Wellington Estates offers both  new and resale homes from a variety of local builders. The two primary builders have been Wayne Harbin and Marques Homes. Located in the western part of James City County/Williamsburg,  Virginia . New and resale homes currently start in the mid $300,000’s.

Wellington Estates offers it’s residents a 14 acre private lake, playground and new for the 2009 a  beautiful clubhouse and community swimming pool. An active homeowner association has many  social events throughout the year.

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Detached homes offered in Wellington Estates in James City County offer a wide array of architectural styles  and  home choices. From 3 bedrooms to 5 bedroom models. Square footages range from 2000+ to over 4000 square feet.

Located on approximately 175 acres, Wellington Estates still has numerous lots available for sale to owners wanting to custom build their “ Dream Home”. Around 237 homes have been completed so far.

Most homes were built starting around the year  2000. The monthly home owner fee in Wellington is a very reasonable $55 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas ),  Use of the  Pool, Clubhouse , Playground and maintenance/ upkeep of those  facilities.

wellingtonpool From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in last 12 months ranged from$352,000 to $619,000. List prices as of today range from $359,000 to $619,000. The average days on market for  homes in Wellington in the last 12 months was 310days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in Wellington in the last 12 months was $128.00 . 12 homes sold in Wellington in the last 12 months. 11 are currently for sale. Two are under contract.
Current Sales activity in Wellington(Statistics from Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors  (WAAR) WMLS)

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Wellington Community are Stonehouse, Toanoa Middle and Warhill High School

See School Statistics for these schools here

Click here to Search all homes for sale in Wellington

Click here to search all Williamsburg, James City, York County,New Kent , Gloucester homes for sale currently listed in the WMLS

Location Map of the Wellington Estates  Community in Williamsburg, VA

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Directions to Wellington :

Take I-64 to Exit 231 A (Croaker Rd So/Rt 607)
Turn right on Route 30 (Rochambeau Dr.)
Make a U-turn at Old Stage Road so you head south on Route 30
Turn right into the Wellington Community

Sales Statistics for Wellington for the last 12 months:

Inventory Analysis Prior 7-12 Months
07/05/2008 – 01/04/2009
Prior 4-6 Months
01/05/2009 – 04/04/2009
Current – 3 Months
04/05/2009 – 07/05/2009
Total # of Comparable Sales (Settled) 8 1 3
Absorption Rate (Total Sales/Months) 1.33 0.33 1.00
Total # of Active Listings 8 10 13
Months of Housing Supply (Total Listings / Ab. Rate) 6.02 30.3 13
Median Sale & list Price, Dom, Sale/List % Prior 7-12 Months Prior 4-6 Months Current – 3 Months
Median Comparable Sale Price 399,500 364,000 354,754
Median Comparable Sales DOM 245 393 266
Median Comparable List Price 379,450 394,900 379,900
Median Comparable Listings DOM 252 150 111
Median Sale Price as % of List Price 95 % 93 % 95 %
 

Site Plan for Wellington Community in James City County/ Williamsburg, VA

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