• 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

Williamsburg VA-Restaurant Week Jan 25-Feb 1,2009

Williamsburg VA Restaurant Week featuring some of the best  in town Sun, Jan 25, 2009 until Sun, Feb 1, 2009

The Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association presents the 3rd Annual Williamsburg Restaurant Week. Celebrate the New Year and off season by dining at a selection of more than twenty restaurants offering dining at a fraction of the price. Two-course prix fixe lunch menus are $10.09 and three-course prix fixe dinner menus are $20.09 or $30.09. Tax, alcohol and gratuity not included. Reservations suggested for dinner.

More information visit: http://www.williamsburgarearestaurants.com

2009. 
Enjoy Williamsburg’s finest dining at a fraction of the price…
Select from two course prix fixe lunch menus for $10.09
and three course prix fixe dinner menus for $20.09 or $30.09

Here is a list of participating restaurants in the Williamsburg VA Area

    415 Grill at the Williamsburg Hospitality House * L/D $20.09
    Backfin Seafood Restaurant * D $20.09
    Berret’s Seafood Restaurant * L/D $20.09
    Black Angus Grille * D $20.09
    Blue Talon Bistro * L/D $20.09
    Buon Amici * L/D $20.09
    Capitol Pancake House * L
    Cities Grille * D $20.09
    Dudley’s Farmhouse Grille * L/D $30.09
    Gaberial Archer Tavern * L/D $20.09
       (at the Williamsburg Winery)
    Giuseppe’s Italian Café * L/D $20.09
    LeYaca * D $30.09
    The Magnolia Dining Room * L/D $20.09
       (at Colonial Heritage)
    Opus 9 Steakhouse * L/D $30.09
    Outback Steakhouse * D $20.09
    Riverwalk Restaurant * L/D $20.09
    Shackleford’s II Restaurant & Raw Bar * D $20.09
    Spectator’s Family Sports Pub * L/D $20.09
    The Trellis * D $30.09
    *Beverage*Alcohol*Tax*Gratuity not included
    *Reservations suggested
    *May not be combined with any other promotions or discounts.

Explore the menu’s here

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Email:
info@williamsburgarearestaurants.com

Hampton Roads Real Estate New Home Promotions Free Water, Gas , Electricity for Five Years

Local home builder in Hampton Roads Virginia offers an amazing promotion. ( THIS IS NOT A GIMMICK )  If you buy a home from them in any of their participating home communities in VA Beach, Suffolk, or Portsmouth VA The builder will pay ALL OF YOU UTILITY BILLS FOR FIVE YEARS. YES YOU HEARD THAT CORRECTLY . BUILDER WILL PAY YOUR ELECTRIC , GAS AND WATER BILLS FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF HOME OWNERSHIP !

Of course there are limitations and restrictions.

This offer may not be combined with any other incentive including closing cost assistance. This offer is contingent upon the use the builder’s  preferred lender, Tidewater Mortgage. This offer is only good for single family homes in the following communities in Hampton Roads/ Tidewater VA :

New Port at Victory in Portsmouth, VA,  (  a traditional neighborhood design that provides its residents with a variety of classic home styles in a lifestyle-oriented, new-home community. It is designed to give residents a sense of home in an up-and-coming area.) 

 Rosecrest  at West Neck ,Centrally located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, it is one of the first age-qualified active adult communities (55 years and better) in the area offering homes with first floor living priced from the high $300,000’s.

Highland Green,  The neighborhood features three distinctive models and a close proximity to Bennett’s Creek Park, new schools, new shopping, in Suffolk , Virginia Homes start in the high $200,000’s .

 

Graystone Reserve  conveniently located in Suffolk Virginia . Graystone  Reserve  features playgrounds, walking trails and picnic areas scattered among large, wooded home sites. Offering seven innovative floor plans. Homes at Graystone currently start in the $300,000’s

Parkside,  Complete with a clubhouse, pool, cabana building, playground, picnic area, lakes, walking trails, and gazebos, don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting community. The clubhouse features a fitness center, great room and fully operational kitchen, creating the ultimate place to get together with family and friends or escape to take time for yourself Whether you’re looking for the exciting, the peaceful, or the innocent side of life, Parkside at Bennett’s Creek is the place for you. This community is centrally located between the flourishing downtown of Suffolk and Newport News and the booming downtown of Norfolk. Only minutes away is the new Harbour View Station Town Center, consisting of retail shops, offices, restaurants, and the 16-screen Grande Cinemas. Up-coming, right down the street will be the Bennett’s Creek Shopping Center, new school, and library. 

Nichols Park 3-story, Condominiums Prices from the high $200,000’s located in Va Beach VA at Lexington.  The community ( Lexington ) offers Natural lakes, plenty of wooded space, walking trails, and a secluded pool and cabana surrounded by woods and privacy.

 

Bluegrass Park. Condominiums at Lexington in Virginia Beach Va. Models range in size from 2100 sq feet to 2245 square feet. Prices start in the high $200,000’s for these 3 level condos.

 

 

 

This offer expires November 1, 2008 and is not retroactive..

Williamsburg VA ” Things to do” Rowing Club

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Williamsburg Virginia Boat Club

 

 

About the WBC

The Williamsburg Boat Club formally started in the spring of 2003.  The idea of a community boat club was formulated a few years earlier by the organization Friends of Williamsburg Rowing.  They are the community branch of the College of William and Mary Rowing Club, with whom we share coaches, equipment and a rowing site.

  Current members include beginners who have just completed the learn to row classes, those who learned to row as adults, former college and high school rowers now living in the Williamsburg area, as well as college students who want to continue to stay in shape over their summer breaks.  WBC rowers entered their first race as a club in the Summer of 2005.  The club consists of competitive members who continue to race, as well as members who prefer to row for recreation and exercise.

Currently WBC offers the following programs and activities for members and residents of the area.

Learn to row classes on the water during Spring and Summer and indoors on rowing machines during the winter months.

Sculling lessons

Participation in regattas in Richmond, Norfolk, Va Beach and Northern Va.

Weekend Practices and evening practices during the week.

Youth rowing programs ( 14 and up)

Location

The rowing site is located at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park, off of Route 5, just west of Williamsburg, VA. We launch from docks on Gordons Creek. Here is a Google Map of the site.

Join Us

If you are a current rower and would like to join , or, if you have never rowed and would like to learn, please email  for more information.   If you are visiting the Historic Triangle area and would like to join us for a row, or, just a chat, feel free to check their Calendar, and/or, contact  via email.

For further information about  real estate , homes, communities or building lots in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent or York County Virginia  contact:

John Womeldorf/ REALTOR

Liz Moore & Associates 757 254 8136

What’s My Home Worth ?  Click here to find out.

..See what clients are saying about Mr Williamsburg  

John@MrWilliamsburg.com  email

www.MrWilliamsburg.com/   website

www.MrBurg.com website

  

www.MrHamptonroads.com/  website

www.MrTidewater.com/   website

www.MrVaBeach.com/  website

  

Williamsburg Real Estate Resource. Search for Homes & Land for sale in Williamsburg Virginia & surrounding areas  click here :CLICK HERE WILLIAMSBURG VA MLS HOME SEARCH

  CLICK HERE FOR Real Estate Home Search  Tidewater Hampton Roads Va 

  

My other area Real Estate and Information Blogs for Hampton Roads/ Tidewater/ Williamsburg Virignia and surrounding areas

Williamsburg Real Estate Blog II

Williamsburg Real Estate Blog

Williamsburg Happenings/ Events Blog

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Buying A home with ” No Money Down in Williamsburg/ Hamtpon Roads VA

There is no question that the country is in the midst of a cycle where credit is tight, and mortgage lenders are taking a conservative approach to residential home financing.  But, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of great mortgage programs available, that will suit just about any scenario that a prospective buyer has.

 I am surprised at how few people are aware of what is referred to in the industry as “down payment assistance” programs.  In essence, these are programs sponsored by non-profit organizations that offer grants for down payments to qualified buyers, which are funded by the seller.  In many cases these are compatible with traditional financing options such as FHA, and can mean that a buyer can secure their new home with no money out of pocket.

For a nominal processing fee (which can be paid by the buyer, seller or lender), these programs contribute up to 6% of the sales price toward the borrower’s down payment and/or closing costs.  Best of all, this gift does not have to be repaid!

This is also a great way for sellers to differentiate their listings to prospective buyers…offering to participate in a down payment assistance program and enable prospective buyers to buy with no money down may be a more effective marketing strategy than an equivalent price reduction in this inventory laden market.

 

 

Want to know more?  I’d be happy to help you and give you all of the details and help you evaluate whether a down payment assistance program may be a good solution for you!  E-mail me at John@MrWilliamsburg.com  

 

 

 

Down payment assistance and community redevelopment programs offer affordable housing opportunities to first-time home buyers, low-income and moderate-income individuals and families who wish to achieve home ownership. Here are just a few of the programs available in the Williamsburg, York, New Kent, Gloucester or James City Counties, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Va Beach, Smithfield or any other Peninsula, Southside, Hampton Roads or Tidewater Areas.

AmeriDream Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people find affordable housing. Part of the AmeriDream mission is to help low and moderate income families buy homes by offering down payment assistance. Buyers who are qualified for an FHA loan but don’t have the money for down payment and/or closing costs are eligible to apply for AmeriDream down payment assistance:

  • A down payment gift of up to 10% (typically 3%-6%) of the purchase price.
  • A true gift-the down payment assistance is not repaid by the home buyer
  • Home buyer must have an approved FHA home loan or pre-approved FHA loan.

Nehemiah Program  has helped over a quarter of a million Americans purchase homes. Unlike some down payment assistance programs, Nehemiah offers down payment help to anyone who qualifies for an approved FHA loan. There are no limits on income or assets, but buyers must have an FHA loan or be pre-approved for an FHA mortgage. The Nehemiah program offers:

  • Up to 6% of the final contract sales price for down payment and/or closing costs.
  • Available for first-time and repeat home buyers.
  • Approved for new construction and resale homes.
  • No geographical restrictions.

As with most down payment assistance programs, these funds are not available for “second mortgage” or home equity loans; Nehemiah is intended to help people buy a new home. The process for applying for Nehemiah is similar to most other down payment assistance programs:

 

The Genesis Program also known as Grant America, is a non-profit down payment assistance program. It is operated by the Penobscot Indian Tribal Nation and technically qualifies as a government entity. Like other Native American tribal nations, the Penobscot tribal nation is HUD-approved to offer assistance, even to those living outside tribal jurisdiction. Grant America offers down payment assistance to low and middle income home buyers:

  • Those with an FHA loan or are pre-approved for FHA mortgages qualify for the Grant America program.
  • Grant America offers up to $34,000 in down payment assistance.
  • This program is open to those with approved FHA loans buying new or resale homes.
  • Program participation is not required to be included in the contract, but the seller must participate in the Grant America program.

Applying for any of these programs to buy a home with No Money Down in Williamsburg, York, New Kent, Gloucester or James City Counties, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Va Beach, Smithfield or any other Peninsula, Southside, Hampton Roads or Tidewater Areas is simple. All you need to do is Contact John Womeldorf/ Realtor and I will assist with all of the steps that include :

  • Getting pre-approved for an FHA loan or completing your FHA mortgage paperwork and getting approved for a specific FHA loan amount.
  • Finding a home you want to buy.
  • Contact one of our preffered mortgage lenders.
  • Our loan officer will complete a Grant application on your behalf.
  • The funds will be wired to the bank the day of closing the deal (or the day before if you close in the morning).

Taylor Farms Neighborhood Spotlight Yorktown VA

 

York County Virginia Real Estate 2008 Parade of Homes Taylor Farms  Come and visit some of the most beautiful homes you have ever seen. Sorry for the ugly pictures on the Cox Cable ad ( those homes are not in Taylor Farms)

Taylor Farms in York County is the site for the Peninsula Housing & Builders Association’s (PHBA) 25th annual Parade of Homes, which will be held May 3-18, 2008. This event showcases the latest trends and innovations in home construction and design, as well as landscaping, decorating and more!

Show hours are: Monday-Friday 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Weekends 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 at the gate; children 12 and under Free. Free on-site parking.

Directions; From  Interstate 64, take Victory Blvd. east to the 6th traffic light – Yorktown Road. Turn left and Taylor Farms will be 1/4 mile ahead on the right.

Here is a link to map/ directions

2008 Parade of Homes Featured Builders included:
Allen Parker Builder,Edgerton Contracting, Inc J. Lloyd Builder,  Marque Homes by C.R. McLellon,  Pritchard & Company Builders, Crestmark Custom Builders, Garnett Construction, J.W. Wallace Construction, Performance Contracting Realty Builders,

Search all homes for sale in Taylor Farms here

For further information or a personal tour contact

For further information about real estate in 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/   website

CLICK HERE WILLIAMSBURG VA MLS HOME SEARCH

CLICK HERE FOR Real Estate Home Search  Tidewater Hampton Roads Va 

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What’s My Home Worth ?  Click here to find out

The Rissman Home , Gloucester Virginia, New Construction Updates

Erin, Zeke,

I’m sure it’s frustrating being in Guam and not being able to see the home you bought as it’s being built. I will try to keep you continuously updated so that you are always up to date. The HVAC( Heating and air conditioning is in plumbing rough in is complete, electrical rough in is almost complete, exterior brick is finished. The latest closing date / completion date I have is June 25th.

Here are a links to a few video clips  of the inside and outside of your home as it’s being built. Along with a short video clip of the neighborhood.

Best,

John

http://uncutvideo.aol.com/users/mrburgva/6ea17a839157ed8b1fb596928d34484c?index=0

http://uncutvideo.aol.com/users/mrburgva/1467e76ea7023fc6892bd4c37e774224?index=2

http://uncutvideo.aol.com/users/mrburgva/8bda9fa03c3764b191d63ef79673a7c0?index=1

 

For additional Info contact John Womeldorf/ Mr Williamsburg
 Liz Moore & Associates

757 254 8136

John@MrWilliamsburg.com  email

www.MrWilliamsburg.com/   website

www.MrBurg.com website

www.MrHamptonroads.com/  website

www.MrTidewater.com/   website

www.MrVaBeach.com/  website

Williamsburg Real Estate Resource. Search for Homes & Land in Williamsburg Virginia & surrounding areas  click here :CLICK HERE WILLIAMSBURG VA MLS HOME SEARCH
 

My other area Real Estate and Information Blogs for Hampton Roads/ Tidewater/ Williamsburg Virignia and surrounding areas

Williamsburg Real Estate Blog II

Williamsburg Real Estate Blog

Williamsburg Happenings/ Events Blog

Hello world!

www.MrWilliamsburg.comIn an attempt to find the best platform for blogging I am now using WordPress to issue updates for real estate information about Williamsburg, James City County, York County, New Kent County, Gloucester County, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Smithfield, Isle of Wight, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Va Beach and all the surounding areas of Hampton Roads Virginia

You can explore my other real estate blogs at  http://activerain.com/blogs/johnwomeldorf on the Active Rain Site or on my Blogspot weblog  http://mrwilliamsburg.blogspot.com or any of my multiple websites

www.MrWilliamsburg.com  www.MrHamptonRoads.com  www.MrTidewater.com www.MrBurg.com

If you are searching for Homes/ Townhomes/ Condos / Building lots/ Commercial/ or rentals in the Williamsburg area  CLICK HERE WILLIAMSBURG VA MLS HOME SEARCH

To search homes for sale/ real estate/ condos/ townhomes in all other areas of Hampton Roads Virginia

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