• 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

New Condos Proposed for Williamsburg VA

Carlton Holdings, LLC is applying for a special use permit to construct a commercial building and 29 residential condos next to the Velvet Shoestring Consignment Store on Second Street in Williamsburg.

The mixed use development will contain 13,250 square feet of commercial space in a one story building.

A public hearing will be held on August 17,2011 @ 3:30pm in the council chambers of the Stryker Building ,412 North Boundary St, Williamsburg VA to consider the application.

Site plans and proposed elevations are shown below.

 

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Location of Proposed Condos and Commercial Space

 

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La Fontaine Condos Williamsburg- James City County VA- Spotlight

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La Fontaine Condos, Williamsburg/ James City County, Virginia.

Built by Franciscus Homes from 1996-1998 . The La Fontaine Condo community offers town home style condos located in James City County VA with a Williamsburg VA address.

There are numerous floor plans available including ground floor models, second floor models and two story models. Square footages range from 819 to 1237  square feet of living space. Almost all are two bedroom models. There are a few one bedroom models within. First floor master bedrooms are offered in some of the floor plans as well as some floor plans that provide 2 master suites.

la fontaine condos williamsburg Being located in James City County the La Fontaine Condos enjoy the low current property tax of .77 per $100. Equating to approximately $1500 in annual property taxes.

La Fontaine Condos is conveniently located off of Route 199 and Rt 5. Directly behind Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center with it’s Bloom Market, restaurants and other assorted shops. It also lies within a few miles of Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary.

lafontaineviewIf you tour the condo communities in Williamsburg VA you will notice a certain similarity in quite a few. The reason being Franciscus Homes built most of them including; La Fontaine, Claiborne, Bristol Commons, Fairway Villas and Braemar Creek.

Note :Although these are condos from the exterior they look like town homes.

  What’s the difference you ask ? Well ,a townhouse is like a house in that the owner owns both the structure and the land on which it sits; but it is not free-standing, so "the land on which it sits" is limited to the front and back yards. la fontaine pool Town homes are connected to one another in a row, and are usually one,two or three stories tall. It is important to note that townhouse refers to the type of house and not to the type of ownership.  The ownership responsibility in a townhouse (townhome) is the same as for a house; however, there may be differing circumstances from development to development, city to city or state to state regarding who owns the outside walls, roof, etc. of the structure which must be verified with local authorities.

Like townhouses, condominiums are attached to one another. If you own a la-fontaine_condos-williamsburg condo, you do not own the land surrounding your living space. A condo owner owns only the unit itself, which is taxed as an individual entity, and sometimes a percentage of the common areas of the community.  It is important to note that condominium (condo) refers only to type of ownership and is NOT a type of house.

If that doesn’t make sense send me an email for further clarification. John@MrWilliamsburg.com

lafontaine walk trailLa Fontaine  offers it’s residents a beautiful pool and walking trails throughout the community. There are approximately  120 homes in the community.

  The monthly condo/home owner fee in La Fontaine  is $142 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, pool  , all exterior home maintenance , all exterior lawn maintenance and some insurance.
La Fontaine Condos make excellent second home options in Williamsburg with their all inclusive maintenance .

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  Statistics from the Williamsburg MLS ( WMLS ) show  that  sale prices in the last 12  months ranged from$162,000 to $177,000. List prices as of today range from $149k  to $189k. The average days on market for sold  condos in La Fontaine in the last 12 months was 215 days. Only 5 homes sold in la Fontaine  in the last 12 months. 11 are currently for sale. Current Sales activity in La Fontaine (Statistics from Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors  (WAAR) WMLS)

 

Inventory Analysis for La Fontaine- July 2009

Prior 7-12 Months
07/27/2008 – 01/26/2009
Prior 4-6 Months
01/27/2009 – 04/26/2009
Current – 3 Months
04/27/2009 – 07/27/2009

Total # of Comparable Sales (Settled)

1

2

2

Absorption Rate (Total Sales/Months)

0.17

0.67

0.67

Total # of Active Listings

7

6

11

Months of Housing Supply (Total Listings / Ab. Rate)

41.18

8.96

16.42

Median Sale & list Price, Dom, Sale/List % Prior 7-12 Months Prior 4-6 Months Current – 3 Months

Median Comparable Sale Price

177,000

165,000

168,500

Median Comparable Sales DOM

112

298

185

Median Comparable List Price

173,000

171,500

184,900

Median Comparable Listings DOM

183

185

69

Median Sale Price as % of List Price

93 %

98 %

92 %

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The La Fontaine Condo Community are Rawls Byrd Elementary, Berkeley Middle and Jamestown High School
See School Statistics for these schools here

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Location Map of La Fontaine Community in Williamsburg, VA

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Fairway Villas Photo Tour- Williamsburg VA Town Home/ Condos

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Williamsburg VA Condos Claiborne Community

333333333333333_edited Claiborne Condos, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Built by Franciscus Homes from 2002-2004 . The Claiborne Condo community offers town home style condos located in the City of Williamsburg, VA. There are numerous floor plans available including ground floor models, second floor models and two story models. Square footages range from 1400 to 1,700 square feet of living area.  Almost all are two bedroom models. There were first floor master bedrooms offered in some of the floor plans along with one car garages although not all models had them.

Claiborne Condos are conveniently located off of Richmond Rd close to the  claiborneclubhouse_edited Prime Outlets ,restaurants, shopping, and Colonial Williamsburg.

If you tour the condo communities in Williamsburg VA you will notice a certain similarity in quite a few. The reason being Franciscus Homes built most of them including; Claiborne, Bristol Commons, Fairway Villas, Braemar Creek and la Fontaine.

Note :Although these are condos from the exterior they look like town homes.

claibornecondowilliamsburg A townhouse is like a house in that the owner owns both the structure and the land on which it sits; but it is not free-standing, so “the land on which it sits” is limited to the front and back yards. Town homes are connected to one another in a row, and are usually one,two or three stories tall. It is important to note that townhouse refers to the type of house and not to the type of ownership.  The ownership responsibility in a townhouse (townhome) is the same as for a house; however, there may be differing circumstances from development to development, city to city or state to state regarding who owns the outside walls, roof, etc. of the structure which must be verified with local authorities.

claiborneentrance_edited Like townhouses, condominiums are attached to one another. If you own a condo, you do not own the land surrounding your living space. A condo owner owns only the unit itself, which is taxed as an individual entity, and sometimes a percentage of the common areas of the community.  It is important to note that condominium (condo) refers only to type of ownership and is NOT a type of house.

Claiborne offers it’s residents a beautiful clubhouse with outdoor terrace and walking trails throughout the community. There are approximately  120 homes in the community.

claiborne_edited The monthly condo/home owner fee in Claiborne  is $165 . It covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, Clubhouse , all exterior home maintenance , all exterior lawn maintenance and some insurance.
Claiborne Condos make excellent second home options in Williamsburg with their all inclusive maintenance .

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  From the chart below you will see that  sale prices in the last 12  months ranged from$189,999 to $229,900. List prices as of today range from $198k  to $245k. The average days on market for sold  homes in Claiborne in the last 12 months was 154 days although the current active listings in Claiborne have an average DOM of 241 days . Only 3 homes sold in Claiborne  in the last 12 months. 8 are currently for sale. Current Sales activity in Claiborne (Statistics from Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors  (WAAR) WMLS)

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Claiborne Community are Norge Elementary, James Blair Middle and Jamestown High School
See School Statistics for these schools here

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Location Map of Claiborne Community in Williamsburg, VA

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Williamsburg VA Condos City Green

UPDATE 2011: It seems that the developer of City Green has suspended sales and is renting them out…

Construction has started on the City Green Condos in Williamsburg, VA.

The development will be a mixed-used development featuring 24 modestly upscale townhouse condos, as well as two restaurants and 5,260 square feet of specialty retail. 
When complete the project will include  two restaurants and 24 condominiums (8 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom units) along with additional commercial and office space. There are two two-story residential buildings on the rear portion of the property for condominiums (one with 4 one-bedroom units and 4 two-bedroom units, and one with 4 one bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units).

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Built on the former site of the Southern Inn on Richmond Road by local developers  Demetrios and Nico Florakis .

It is adjacent to the Williamsburg Shopping Center ( Blooms Grocery, Books-a- Million, Sals, etc.) and within walking distance of the Williamsburg Library.

Williamsburg’s first eco-friendly green condo community. Located steps from Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary. Features will include bamboo floors and cabinetry,  recycled glass countertops and ceramic tile, zero VOC paint, energy-star stainless steel appliances and high efficiency Trane HVAC system.

Prices start at $229,000 for one bedrooms condos. There will also be two bedroom units with great rooms and a loft area.Home owner fees are $120 monthly and cover  All Yard Maintenance, Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Garbage Removal, and more.

Plans  call for using permeable surfaces to allow storm water to reach the ground rather than drain off. Prime Outlets used similar technology in the parking lots of its latest expansion in James City County. 
The local firm of Guernsey Tingle Architects developed the design.
Location Map of City Green Condos in Williamsburg, VA

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Williamsburg VA Real Estate- Condos/ Town Homes

Mr Williamsburg :My wife and I are considering Williamsburg VA as a place to relocate to. We are looking for one floor living under $250k. What communities and homes would you recommend ?

Answer: First I would want to know a little more about what you are looking for . How many bedrooms ? How many square feet ? Is an attached home ok ?  Where do you want to be ?  Do you want a garage ? Close to the outlets ? Close to Golf ? Close to New Town ? It also depends on when you want to move. As of today here are a few choices to consider. Do you want to be in a 55+ active Adult community ? or a neighborhood with kids and neighbors of all ages ?

These are my favorites and everybody has their own likes and dislikes..

Braemar_2 If you, want to be surrounded by a golf course and are ok with a brand new 1244 sq foot 2 bedroom first floor condo without a garage.  I would suggest Braemar Creek. It’s only 2.5 miles from Monticello Marketplace with Grocery Stores, Restaurants, banks, Target and most other needs. New Town is approximate 3 miles away with it’s 19 places to eat, 12 screen movie theater, Barnes and Noble, many shops , Doctors , dentists and just about any business you would want including a Trader Joe’s.. The HOA at Braemar Creek is $148 a month.  Taxes are approximate $1700 a year as of 2008. Braemar Creek as a very nice clubhouse with kitchen, big screen TV, fireplace, patio overlooking the pool, tennis courts, playground . Not sure if it’s allowed but my happy clients who have bought there ( I can put you in touch with them for first person recommendations ) walk the Williamsburg National Golf course which is adjacent to Braemar Creek. 

Here are a few pictures and floor plans of the homes at Braemar Creek

 

Click here to search all new and resale condo/ town homes for sale at Braemar Creek in Williamsburg VA

#2 recommendations would be Fairway Villas within a 1/4 mile of Braemar Creek surrounded by woods, close to everything above. Resale @ $200k  , pool, tennis.  HOA is $145 monthly and includes all exterior maintenance of home and yard, use of pool, tennis, trash collection.

Click this link to go to Google Street Views and you can pretend you are driving around the community:  You have to try it if you haven’t used it before !

Call me if you can’t it figure it out I can walk you thru how to use it.

Here are all the condo/ town homes available for sale in Fairway Villas

5555555555555555_edited #3 would be Claiborne on Richmond Rd.  By the way all of the communities were built by the same builder Fransicus Homes.( well respected quality builder in the area) So they all have similar floor plans.  The main difference is the location and amenities. Claiborne has a clubhouse only, no pool or tennis. It’s a little closer to CW, very close to the Outback Restaurant on Richmond Rd. There is one resale there for $208k, 1429 sq feet, 2 bedroom, HOA is $165 monthly. This is the only one in The City of Williamsburg which has a lower tax rate than the others in James City County.. .54 per $100 versus .77 per $100

Here are all the available condos/ town homes currently available in the Claiborne Community of Williamsburg VA

Taxes are only $1230 annually as of 2008. 

Here is a Google Street View of Claiborne.

There are a few others that have a first floor configuration. Bristol Commons next to High Street. I only mentioned the top choices that have availability at present.

Click here to search all new and resale homes , town homes, condos for sale in 55+ active adult communities in the Williamsburg VA area

 

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 ch6 Lastly if you want a garage ( most of my clients do )   That’s another list altogether but prices will start at around $260k. If you increase your price range slightly to $275,000 that brings up a lot more possibilities. There area few home currently available in the 55+ active adult community of Colonial Heritage. All homes are almost maintenance free. All have first floor living. The community of Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA offers many different social clubs, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centers a grand 26,000 square foot clubhouse with restaurant, meeting rooms, ballroom, library and much more. an 18 hole golf course is available. You don’t have to be a country club member to play. ( golf fees are optional and not required of home owners in Colonial Heritage) It is quickly becoming a very popular place to live in the Williamsburg VA area.

One other 55+ active adult community in Williamsburg VA that will not appear in the Williamsburg VA MLS/ home search above is the Villas at Five Forks.

You can click here to read information about Villas at Five Forks in Williamsburg VA prices start below $290,000

 

Click here to search all new and resale homes , town homes, condos for sale in 55+ active adult communities in the Williamsburg VA area

Note: Once you open any of the searches you can sort them by:

Price (high to low) Price (low to high) or Bedrooms (high to low) Bedrooms (low to high) or Sq. ft. (high to low) Sq. ft. (low to high) or Date Listed (new to old) Date Listed (old to new)  All by clicking the   icon that looks like this :

 Sort by: Price (high to low) Price (low to high) Bedrooms (high to low) Bedrooms (low to high) Sq. ft. (high to low) Sq. ft. (low to high) Date Listed (new to old) Date Listed (old to new)

One point I would like to make. I would never try to sell someone a more expensive home. A common thread I have noticed with most people I work with is, They always start low. ( which I can understand)  Quite a few will start in one range and then increase to a higher point to find what they like. Since they don’t know the price range of the area they will always start low.

By moving up in price from $250k to $270k and below you open up a lot more possibilities in communities and homes with  garages and other features. Also remember the prices you are seeing on my website are typically negotiable and simply a starting point. ( note: no two sellers are alike)

If you would like/ appreciate Colonial Heritage there is a detached home in there for $269k list price. I would bet it can be bought for less. Interesting the lowest price sale in the last 12 months was $280K

It’s interesting there is always a 50/50 split on where the folks I work with want to live.
One group does not want to live with a bunch of old fogies…

The others do !

Hope this helps

Call me or email me for further information, a personal tour or to receive an updated list of all homes that fit your criteria.

Cheers,

John

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Williamsburg VA Real Estate High Street Update

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WILLIAMSBURG VA From an article in the VA Gazette by Steve Vaughn, Dec, 17 2008

  —High Street has a new real estate agent for the residential properties and a new emphasis as well.

 Dan Aston of Roseland Property Co., the developer of High Street, said market demand has spurred construction of the condos sooner than planned, starting in spring.

 

“The demographics that we’re appealing to tell us that’s what we want, so we’ll be starting them sooner than we originally planned,” he said.

Sixteen townhomes are built and another 16 are planned. William E. Wood had been handling sales of the townhomes.

“The contract was up and we chose to go with Prudential McCardle instead,” Aston said. Roseland itself manages rental of the the King’s Manor apartments, which are already open.

Roseland will also manage the more than 200,000 feet of commercial space in High Street, although Aston said the company uses a nationally known commercial leasing agent based in Michigan to help attract clients.

The first of those commercial clients will open soon. Five Guys Burgers & Fries ( my favorite) is opening Jan. 5. There’s also a firm date for the opening of High Street’s anchor attraction, the Movie Tavern theater. It will open March 20.

High Street’s only other announced commercial tenant, Kilwin’s ice cream parlor, should open prior to the theater, according to Aston.

Other possibilities include coffeehouses, more restaurants and possibly a supermarket

Click here to search all New, Resale, Condos and Town Homes in the High Street community/ PUD in the city of Williamsburg Virginia

John Womeldorf is Mr. Williamsburg, sharing his thoughts, real estate expertise, and “all things Williamsburg” in an effort to spread the word that Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, Virginia is the greatest place on earth to live!

Contact me at John@MrWilliamsburg.com

Research the area at www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com

Or ask any questions about homes, neighborhoods, schools, amenities, recreation , shopping or anything else about the area.

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New Town Williamsburg VA

Explore New Town in Williamsburg VA

What is so special about New Town in Williamsburg VA? Theatres. Great restaurants. Gift shops, bookstores, and healthcare facilities all located within walking distance from your home. A bustling town center, retail stores and office space also serve this community of new homes and businesses.

New Town embraces the idea of “new urbanism”, where neighborhoods are designed to be diverse, accessible, safe, and self-sustaining. Careful planning and development integrate residential, commercial and green space, enabling residents to live in a pedestrian setting, and live, work and play right within their own community.

Green parks, trails and open spaces surround the spacious lofts, apartments, and town homes in New Town. Condos are available in New Town both in Bennington and in the newly opened Foundation Square. Prices start in the $200’s and range to over $450k.  Town Homes are still readily available in New Town both new and resale. All have garages either attached or detached. 2, 3, 4 bedroom town homes are available with prices starting in the mid $250’s . Abbey Commons, Chelsea Green and Savannah Square are some of the neighborhoods found within New Town.  Detached homes are soon to be available in New Town . Pricing is yet to be determined. If you would like to be the first to know about these homes email John@MrWilliamsburg.com  or call me at 757 254 8136 .Open acreage and trails provide ample room for walking, biking and other types of outdoor recreation. Commerce thrives in the Discovery Business Park, a setting designed to foster research and development ventures with the nearby College of William and Mary. New retail, dining and service businesses continue to join the bustling business district of New Town.

Sitting on the front porch with a glass of cold lemonade. Strolling along spacious sidewalks and stopping to chat with neighbors. Walking to the ice cream parlor…or even walking to work! These things are what made traditional neighborhoods so endearing and enduring, imparting a lasting sense of community. New Town in Williamsburg VA offers residents the best of both worlds, combining an old-fashioned neighborhood feeling with the latest in amenities, technology, and commerce.

Would you like to explore the real estate possibilities in New Town further ? Click here to search all condos town homes and detached homes for sale in New town, Williamsburg VA

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Mr Williamsburg Real Estate Update Condominums in Toano

You’ll discover the pleasure of townhome-style condominium living in the ideal location, Weatherly at White Hall. With easy access to Interstate 64 Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton and even Richmond Virginia. As part of a White Hall master-planned community you will have a choice of activities that includes, tennis courts, hiking and biking trails and swimming pool, all centered around the charming community center created from a 1852’s farmhouse. Weatherly at White Hall offer homeowners an amazing opportunity to find their perfect home in a fantastic location, and at a great price!
These are the base prices: Marston $185,000 Goddin $209,900 Kohlman $218,900
Pierce $229,900
For additional Information about this or any development in the Williamsburg/ James City County, New Kent, Gloucester, or York County area please contact:
John Womeldorf / REALTOR
Liz Moore & Associates
757 254 8136 phone
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