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  • 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
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    • Welcome to Fall with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership!
      Editor’s Note: The Colonial Williamsburg Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership is joining the Making History blog to bring education-related resources and news straight to your inbox, along with the latest news and “freshest advices.”  With classes underway in the nation’s schools, educators nationwide have Colonial Williamsburg on their side in tell […]
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      When you have world-class collections such as we have at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg (known individually as the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, now celebrating its 60th anniversary year, and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum), you want to share them with as broad an audience as possible beyond the visitors who...Read More » […]
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      Join us as we celebrate the Halloween season with new evening programs, ghost tours, spooky carriage rides, museum talks, and trick-or-treating on DoG Street. Special Events Trick-or-Treating on DoG Street Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. This Halloween season, Colonial Williamsburg depicts a world turned upside down. The British hav […]
    • John Ross Hamant, 1949 – 2017: An Appreciation
      It is with heavy hearts that we note the passing of longtime Colonial Williamsburg Foundation employee and veteran character interpreter, John Hamant.  Mr. Hamant, a Baltimore native, earned a bachelor’s degree in theater production and a master’s degree in acting and directing from the University of Arizona, but it was his love of archaeology that first...R […]
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      The heat index soared this weekend, and that naturally raises questions about safety—for both our costumed interpreters and animals. Besides plenty of water, breaks, and shade, Coach & Livestock utilizes a heat index policy for working animals.  Cattle—like dogs—cannot sweat, so they are removed from work when the heat index reaches 95°.  Horses can swea […]
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Westport at Fords Colony breaks ground on first home..

Westport is the latest addition to Ford’s Colony, and is unlike anything in the Williamsburg area. Westport is the only neighborhood in Ford’s Colony offering estate sized home sites ranging from 3 to 5 acres. Nowhere else can you find this much privacy in a master-planned community the caliber of Ford’s Colony, and still enjoy […]

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Top selling Williamsburg VA neighborhoods for 2012

Time for a little recap of 2012 for Williamsburg, Virginia  real estate. It’s always interesting to see which neighborhoods buyers were attracted to during their Williamsburg VA home search. Where were people buying homes in  Williamsburg/ James City County and Upper York County in 2012 ? Well, let’s find out. Several new home neighborhoods in […]

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Top 10 Halloween Events in Hampton Roads VA 2012

Here are a few Spooky Places to Freak You Out in the Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, New Kent, Gloucester VA Beach and Chesapeake areas during the 2012 Halloween Season. Experience thrills at  haunted houses, graveyards and enchanted woods. Please send me an email if I missed any…. Williamsburg –  – Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is […]

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Thinking of moving , retiring or relocating to Williamsburg, VA ?

Ken Carr retired to Williamsburg because he didn’t want to get away from it all. As a sales and marketing executive in the fashion industry, he had enjoyed a fast-paced career and was looking for a gentler climate than his home in the Chicago suburbs. But nice weather and recreational options were only part of […]

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Continued Gains Hint That Recovery Could Be Near For Hampton Roads Real Estate

The Hampton Roads real estate market continues to see positive gains. The number of homes listed for sale, homes that went under contract, and residential settled sales all experienced double digit year-over-year percentage changes. February 2012 also showed signs of improvement in the distressed residential market. The number of residential active listings in February was […]

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$5,000 Grant for First-Time Military Buyers

Making Homes More Affordable for Military Families The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation, , a non-profit organization that helps meet the needs of military personnel and their families, has developed the Dream Makers Program to offer financial aid to first-time military home buyers. The $5,000 grant, which can be used towards down-payments and closing costs […]

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New Homes Available Near New Town Starting from $155k

Noted local Williamsburg VA home builder , Wayne Harbin Builder Inc. has partnered  with James City County to bring affordable homes to the Williamsburg area. Introductory pricing for detached homes ranges from $155,000 ~ $250,000 The homes will be built in the  Ironbound Square within walking distance of New Town and High Street. Enjoy shopping, […]

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Exploring 55+ Communities in Williamsburg and Hampton Roads VA

Active Adult  Communities in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, New Kent,  Smithfield and Williamsburg, Virginia Hampton Roads Virginia offers many adult-friendly condo & townhome communities for those 55 or better. Below you will find information on most of the more popular choices in the area. Prices range from the  $150’s to over $400,000. Here in the state […]

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Active Adult Communities in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, New Kent, Smithfield and Williamsburg, Virginia

Active Adult  Communities in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, New Kent,  Smithfield and Williamsburg, Virginia Hampton Roads Virginia offers many adult-friendly condo & townhome communities for those 55 or better. Below you will find information on most of the more popular choices in the area. Prices range from the  $150’s to over $400,000. Here in the state […]

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Sommerton- A 55 or Better Chesapeake Va Community Spotlight

Sommerton 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 […]

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New homes are getting larger, fancier, how can this be ?

The NAHB, (National Association of Home Builders) looked at data from the Census Bureau, to spot new home trends in 2011. Some of the more interesting facts about new single-family homes started in 2011 include: Average home size rose to 2,522 square feet, up 6% from 2,381 square feet in 2010. The number of 4 […]

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Lennar Ratings Improve

Good news this week for a major homebuilder in the Williamsburg VA area: Moody’s Investors Service  raised the corporate ratings of the Miami-based homebuilder Lennar Corp. Lennar has developed and is building homes in numerous Virginia communities for 55+ active adults. They include  Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA,    Lees Parke in- Fredericksburg, VA –,  and  […]

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WELCOME TO RICHMOND HOMEARAMA 2012

Richmond Homearama 2012  returns this year to  Summer Lake in Chesterfield County, VA;. Each home showcases the very latest in home construction, design, and technological innovations. The homes are furnished and decorated by regional interior design teams. The show is open April 21 – May 6, 2012, Wednesday – Sunday, 12–8 pm. Admission is $10 […]

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Home Special @ Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA

757 254 8136 for further information. Or email me  John@MrWilliamsburg.com Learn more about Colonial Heritage in Williamsburg VA Learn about other 55+ active adult communities in Williamsburg, Yorktown, VA Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk VA.

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Homearama returns to Norfolk’s East Beach neighborhood

While plans are underway for the May 2012 Homerama at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake , it’s back to the beach – Norfolk’s East Beach community that is – for the TBA ( Tidewater Builders Association)  Fall Homearama 2012 showcase of fully furnished and landscaped homes. The event, set for Oct.13-28, 2012 will mark an unprecedented […]

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So how is the real estate market in Hampton Roads ?

February 2012 I previously  posted an update on real estate sales in Williamsburg VA  Now it’s time to review the surrounding areas of  Hampton Roads . That market which is primarily composed of  Carrolton,  Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth  Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, Suffolk,  Va Beach, Yorktown  and York County Virginia ,  […]

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What is the difference between assessed and appraised value ?

Most of the home buyers I work with in the Williamsburg Area will typically use the James City County, Williamsburg or York County Va assessed value as a basis when determining an offer price on a home. They erroneously believe that is what the property is worth.There may be some areas that are close in […]

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26 Billion Dollar Foreclosure Settlement

Mortgage foreclosure settlement In a historic deal after repeated delays and over a year of negotiations, the Justice Department, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and 49 state attorneys general has finalized a $26 billion civil settlement with five of the largest mortgage lenders for wrongful foreclosures through robo-signing wherein homes were foreclosed upon […]

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CoreLogic Reports Decrease of 24 Percent In Completed Foreclosures Nationally from One Year Ago

CoreLogic  a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today released its first national Foreclosure Report which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures, foreclosure inventory and delinquency rates. Completed foreclosures for all of 2011 totaled 830,000 compared with 1.1 million in 2010. In December 2011 there was a month-over-month decrease in completed foreclosures to […]

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So, how is the real estate market in Williamsburg VA ?

Heating up ,but one month in lets not celebrate yet ! Jan 2012 area highlights Total area home sales in Williamsburg/ James City County/ York County are up 11%  from Jan of 2011 Under contract /Pending Sales for January are up by a Whopping  38.16% to 105 homes, versus January of last year at 76 […]

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Williamsburg Va Golf Specials @ Ford’s Colony 2/6-2/12-2012

Learn more about Ford’s Colony homes, lots, townhomes, condos, & community here   Like what you are reading ? Want to receive updates by email in the future ? Sign up here  psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  would love to help you find your dream home and community […]

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Port Warwick, a Newport News Neighborhood Spotlight by Mr Williamsburg

If the idea of living in a traditional village setting with all of the modern comforts sounds good to you, then Port Warwick in Newport News should be on your short list. Port Warwick is a mixed-use urban village where a resident can walk from home to work, shops and restaurants, or make a short […]

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US Foreclosures drop to lowest level since 2007

Banks filed foreclosures on roughly 205,000 homes in December, the lowest monthly total since November 2007, according to RealtyTrac, which said the 1.8 million foreclosures for 2011 dropped nearly 35% from 2010. . Unexpected delays — including robo-signing issues that first arose in late 2010 — kept 2011 numbers lower than expected.  Still, one in […]

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LPGA Returns to Kingsmill in 2012

The  LPGA came up with one more addition before unveiling its full 2012 schedule, returning to another former stronghold with a return to Kingsmill Resort , near Williamsburg , VA after a two-year hiatus. The LPGA schedule — which the tour will officially release later Tuesday — for now will feature 27 events, up from […]

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Real Estate In Hampton Roads Finishes Out 2011 with a Strong Finish

The residential real estate market in Hampton Roads finished 2011 strong. Settled residential sales and under contract residential sales each posted healthy results in the final month of the year. Settled residential sales for the region increased 21% in December 2011 when compared to December 2010 (1,589 vs. 1,311). It was the most settled residential […]

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Top Selling Williamsburg Va Neighborhoods in 2011

Time for a little recap of 2011 for Williamsburg, Virginia  real estate. It’s always interesting to see which neighborhoods buyers were attracted to during their Williamsburg VA home search. Where were people buying homes in  Williamsburg/ James City County in 2011 ? Well, let’s find out. Several new home neighborhoods in the area continued to […]

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This week’s Golf Specials at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg VA

Print this special here Tell them “Mr Williamsburg “ sent you ! Read more about Ford’s Colony community, homes and land and amenities here Like what you are reading ? Want to receive updates by email in the future ? Sign up here  psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I  […]

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Prominent Williamsburg VA Real Estate Broker Closes

Sheeran Sotheby’s International Realty closed its last Williamsburg office. At the peak of the market the company had three offices. One on Richmond Rd, a new home sales center in Greensprings West and an office in Governors Land. It seems that it’s focus on the luxury market was it’s demise. The brokerage became a Sotheby’s […]

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Top 10 Residential Property Sales in Hampton Roads Va for 2011

2011  MOST EXPENSIVE HOME SALES This time of year it’s always interesting to look back and review the most expensive homes sold in the Hampton Roads VA area. According to data reported by the Real Estate Information Network ( REIN) a Multiple Listing Service that covers the area. In 2011  there were 75 single family […]

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Ford’s Colony in Rocky Mt NC Sold to Halle Companies.

A Maryland company has purchased the financially struggling Ford’s Colony of Rocky Mount, North Carolina for $3.25 million. The Halle Companies, located in Silver Spring, Md., and developer of the Villages of Apex in North Carolina, has purchased the assets formerly owned by Realtec of Williamsburg, Va. In January of 2011, the upscale community’s golf […]

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