• 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

Trader Joes coming to VA Beach

Well, Newport News and Williamsburg got their’s first. VA Beach is next.

Construction is underway on the first Trader Joes on the southside. Located in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach at Hilltop Plaza
If you haven’t shopped there here is a brief description of our favorite store.

Just what is this thing we call Trader Joe’s? Well, its a grocery store, sure, but really so much more. The shelves are stocked full of delicious foods and beverages from the basics like milk, bread and butter to more exotic fare like imported cheeses, organic produce and hand-tossed pizza from Italy. We taste every product before we decide to sell it, and we guarantee you’ll like it.*

You might expect indulgences like these to come with unbecoming prices. But at Trader Joe’s, we’re as much about value as we are about great food. In other words, we keep our costs low, cut out the middleman whenever possible and pass our savings on to you in the form of terrific everyday prices. So you can afford to be adventurous without breaking the bank.

Read more about Trader Joes here

Location Map of the New Trader Joes Opening in VA Beach

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Virginia Beach Real Estate- Median Income Facts

va beachHere is a surprising fact. Forbes Magazine looked at the 2004 US Census and came up with a list of cities with the highest median income.  You would think that LA, New York City would definitely be on the list of the top 10. Not so.

Surprisingly our own VA Beach was ranked 4th on the list.

Median income is the level at which half of the households make more and half less.

 San Francisco and Washington, D.C., are in the top 10 as well although New York, Boston and Miami are nowhere to be seen in the top ten. California cities make up 40% of the rankings, and the rest is made up by some surprising locales, including Anchorage, Raleigh, N.C., and Virginia Beach, Va. While pleasant places, they aren’t generally thought of as homes for the rich and famous.

What gives? A combination of local economic strength, geographical quirks and the limitations of the analysis, which measures the middle of the income distribution, rather than the extremes.

Newer cities also have higher median incomes than more established places, like Boston or Chicago, because they are growing and have people moving in rather than out. Look just outside the city of Philadelphia (which also did not make the top ten), for example, and you will see an abundance of wealthy suburbs.

Virginia Beach is also helped by its strong military economic base. Military areas tend to have less-extreme income distributions (a reason San Diego makes the list as well), and retirees in the area tend to have comfortable military pensions.

 

Rank

City

State

Median Household Income

Median Home Price

1

San Jose

California

$71,765

$625,000

2

Anchorage

Alaska

$61,595

$294,374

3

San Francisco

California

$60,031

$726,900

4

Virginia Beach

Virginia

$55,781

$192,000

5

San Diego

California

$51,382

$605,600

6

Anaheim

California

$49,622

$696,100

7

Raleigh

North Carolina

$47,878

$185,200

8

Seattle

Washington

$46,650

$310,300

9

Washington

District of Columbia

$46,574

$429,900

10

Honolulu

Hawaii

$46,500

 

Click here to search all homes, town homes, condos, building lots, 55+ communities, golf course communities both new and resale for sale in Va Beach , Virginia

Williamsburg MLS Portal Instructions for Consumers

 Our new  MLS Portal feature enables you to login to a free online “Portal” to your property information.  Through this portal, you can send me questions about the specific home/ neighborhoods. Save them for future review and many other tasks.  It’s also fun to use.

 It works like this : I send you a list of homes for you to review.  We are then able to communicate back and forth between each other using the portal. It allows you to ask questions about specific homes with out having to reference the MLS number or the address. 

 The way the portal is set up, with absolutely everything available on every house. It is continuously updated  in real time. If a home goes under contract you can see that by looking at your portal. No more wondering” I wonder what happened to that house ?” All status changes are made in real time within the MLS / Portal

 

Once you have a portal account with me for the Williamsburg Va MLS every email your receive with listings  will allow you to to mark your favorites, send messages about the houses to me and use your dashboard as a central place to save/ retrieve all of your home search information.

Rather than attempt to describe how it works or outline all of the features, I’ve included a link to a video tutorial that you can watch before you get started.

 

If you’re ready to begin searching for a home and you’d like to have your own personal portal login please email me and I will set you up.

John@MrWilliamsburg.com

 

 

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Video on Using the portal in our Williamsburg VA MLS