• 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

Berkeley’s Green Neighborhood- A Williamsburg VA Neighborhood Spotight

A Master Planned Community,  Berkeley’s Green showcases a wide range of custom built resale homes and is located in James City County/Williamsburg,  berkleys green lake clubhouse williamsburg va neighborhood Virginia near  the grounds of the historic Greensprings Plantation .  Berkeley’s Green is named for Greensprings Plantation owner and former Governor of Virginia  Sir William Berkeley (pronounced “bark-lee”) who was governor from 1641-1652 and 1660-1677.

Resale home prices in Berkeley’s Green start in the  $300,000’s.

Berkeley’s Green neighborhood amenities include a clubhouse, pool, playground,  tennis courts, gazebo, picnic area, pond,  walking/biking trails.

An active homeowner association has many  social events throughout the year.

berkleysgreenhomes Detached homes offered in Berkeley’s Green  in Williamsburg / James City County offer an array of architectural styles  and  home choices. There are models from 3 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms. Square footages range from 1700 to over 2500 square feet.

Located on approximately 142  acres, Berkeley’s Green has approximately 280 homes.

The community was started in 1989 and home construction continued in stages house berkleys green james city countythrough the year 2000. The monthly home owner fee in Berkeley’s Green  is $33 . This fee covers all common area and facility maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas ),  use of the  pool, clubhouse , playground and tennis courts.

Lots sizes in Berkeley’s Green average about a quarter acre. Trees abound amid the pool berkleys green williamsburg va established streets and cul de sacs throughout the community.

A popular activity for residents is walking, jogging or cycling on the Virginia Capital Trail. A portion of which is only a few steps from the Berkley’s Green neighborhood. This trail when complete will connect Virginia’s  past and present capitals of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond along the Scenic Route 5 corridor. The Capital Trail will traverses 50+ miles, five jurisdictions and 400 years rich in history along one of the first inland routes in North America.

Home Sale prices in the last 12 months  in Berkeley’s Green ranged from $287,000 to $367,400. List prices, as of today, range from $310,000 to $364,000. The average days on market for  homes in the Berkley’s Green neighborhood in the last 12 months was 83 days . The average price per square foot on homes sold in the last 12 months was $156.78 . Eight  homes sold in Berkeley’s Green in the last 12 months and five are currently for sale as of March 2009.

View a sold home report for Berkeley’s Green here.

(Sales Data from the WAAR/ Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors/ WMLS)

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Berkeley’s Green Community are Matoaka Elementary, James Blair Middle and Jamestown High School
See School Statistics for Williamsburg VA area schools here

View area demographics- 23188

Click here to Search all homes for sale in Berkley’s Green

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

Location Map of Berkeley’s Green Community in Williamsburg, VA

All information believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed
Copyright 2008, Mr Williamsburg.com LLC


Where is Waldo and is he reading Mr Williamsburg’s Blog ?


Apparently real estate in the Williamsburg and Hampton Roads  areas is of interest to readers worldwide. The picture at left was from early Saturday morning on March 14,2009. I have noticed more and more readers from all over the world perusing this blog.
As you can see on this day there were readers from Copenhagen Denmark, Calcutta, India, France, Salzburg, Austria and Khabarovsk, Russia along with many more from the U.S..

If you have any questions about the area, communities, neighborhoods,  golf, cultural activities, museums,recreation, homes for sale, sales statistics, financing a home, kids activities, shopping, opening a business, waterfront ,schools, condos, town homes,neighborhoods, living in or selling a home in Williamsburg or Hampton Roads VA please drop me an email at John@MrWilliamsburg.com  I am happy to answer any and all that I can. If I don’t have the answer I will know where to send you to for a response.



Ford’s Colony Community Spotlight- Williamsburg, VA

fordscolonywilliamsburgva Ford’s Colony is a gated golf community located in Williamsburg /James City County , Virginia. Offering  three 18-hole golf courses all designed by Dan Maples, that weave throughout  the community giving golfers a challenging place to test their game.  Ford’s Colony features two swimming pools, tennis courts, walking trails, and a clubhouse. Residents can enjoy an active lifestyle without leaving their neighborhood! Homes in this community range in price from $295K to $2.5 million.

Recently voted the number one master planned community in the United States, Ford’s Colony in historic Williamsburg, Virginia is a relaxed and graciousfcgc community offering a variety of home styles and amenities.
The hub of activity in the center of this 3,000-acre community is the Country Club, complete with award winning dining, meeting rooms, and a full-service Golf Pro shop. The Dining Room in the Country Club has repeatedly received the AAA Five Diamond award.

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Williamsburg VA- Golf Specials

Williamsburg National

Winter Residents Golf Special
( for people who live in the areas from Richmond VA to Virginia Beach VA)

$30 Green Fee and Cart
(any day through the end of February 2009)

Not valid with any other promotions and tee times may be made 3 days in advance . . . see you at the National!
3700 Centerville Rd. • Williamsburg, VA , 23188

Phone:  757-258-9642

At Williamsburg National Golf Course you can play two different 18 hole courses the Nicklaus designed Jamestown Course and the new Yorktown Course designed by Tom Clark. Both courses offer their own “great beauty” and “noble challenges” as today’s visitors enjoy golfing at the award-winning Williamsburg National Golf Club.

Note if you would like to live on or near the Williamsburg National Golf Course there are numerous communities adjacent to it.

Click here to search detached homes in the Greensprings West and Greensprings Plantation neighborhood. There are numerous golf course frontage homes available within both neighborhoods. Both offer swimming pools and tennis courts to their residents. Prices start in the $300’s.

Click here If you prefer a no maintenance home Braemar Creek offers town home style condos surrounded by the Williamsburg National Golf Course. This community offers a swimming pool, clubhouse, playground and tennis courts for it’s residents . Homes at Braemar Creek start in the low $200’s .

Would you rather build your own dream home on the Williamsburg National Golf Course. Click here to search all available building lots in Greensprings West . As of today there are still golf course frontage lots available..

Prudential, GSH, TowneBank- Merge

Although we are competitors I wanted to pass on this news..

TowneBank  announced today the merger of GSH Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary, with Virginia Beach based Prudential Decker Realty and Prudential McCardle Realty of Williamsburg. The resulting new company, Prudential Towne Realty, will be one of the largest home marketing firms in Hampton Roads. With almost $1 billion in combined closings in 2008, Prudential Towne will rank among the top 5% of all Prudential franchises in the country.

Richard B. Thurmond, William E. Wood’s president, said he had expected more mergers to happen by now. Last year, William E. Wood and Associates Realtors acquired Norfolk-based Cooke & Neff Inc., a property-management group.

“It was expected we would see consolidation in the real estate market because of the slowdown,” Thurmond said.

Companies will have to merge because there’s less business out there and fewer agents than there were a year ago, he said.

“We are combining the strengths of the highly respected Prudential brand with the experience, talents and relationships of over 600 real estate professionals in the greater Hampton Roads area to bring more and better services to home buyers and sellers,” said G. Robert Aston, Jr. Chairman and CEO of TowneBank. “In a 2008 Home Buyers/Sellers Study by J. D. Power and Associates, Prudential Real Estate was ranked highest in Seller Satisfaction. This recognition is indicative of the service quality our community can expect from Prudential Towne.”

TowneBank will own 65% of the new company. The former owners of Prudential Decker and Prudential McCardle will control the balance.

The executive leadership of Prudential Towne will be provided by Barbara Wolcott as Chairman and CEO, Kimber Smith, President and Carol “Randy” Smith as Senior Vice President. Sandee Ferebee, formerly the President of GSH, will become Chairman Emeritus and will also serve on the company’s board of directors.

J. Morgan Davis, President of Towne Financial Services Group, will also join the board along with Jon and Trey Decker.

In addition, Wolcott serves on the Virginia Beach board of TowneBank, Kimber Smith is a member of TowneBank’s Williamsburg board, and Ferebee is a member of the bank’s Hampton Roads Board.

The acquisition will mean the paring of 19 offices to 12, and probably 25 to 30 positions will be eliminated. The company is expected to have more than 600 associates, Aston said.

As one of Virginia’s top community banks, TowneBank operates  banking offices in Chesapeake, Hampton, Portsmouth, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Williamsburg and York County. Towne also offers a full range of financial services through its controlled divisions and subsidiaries that include Towne Investment Group, Towne Insurance Agency, TFA Benefits, TowneBank Mortgage, TowneBank Commercial Mortgage, GSH Real Estate Corporation, Corolla Classic Vacations and Corolla Real Estate. Local decision-making is a hallmark of its hometown banking strategy that is delivered through the leadership of each group’s President and Board of Directors. With total assets of $3.13 billion as of December 31, 2008, TowneBank is one of the largest banks headquartered in Virginia.


Foreclosures/ REO – Williamsburg VA

Coming soon. Not yet listed. Williamsburg VA Foreclosures/ REO/ Short Sales, James City County VA/ York County , VA.

Address:  LOW RIDGE, WILLIAMSBURG, VA, Penniman East, almost 2000 square feet, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, built in 2001, priced below $240k


Address:  SMALLPAGE TR, Pointe at Jamestown, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
     4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths,   Price: 324,880.00


Address:  QUEEN BISHOP LN, WILLIAMSBURG, VA, Off of Jamestown Rd

3 Bedroom with loft, very open floor plan, Lake Powell Point, Built in 2004, located on a cul de sac. Price TBD


For further information on any of these properties or updates on foreclosures/ REO’s in the Williamsburg or greater Hampton Roads, VA. area contact John Womeldorf     John@MrWilliamsburg.com  or on his website www.MrWilliamsburg.com


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!

This informational update provided by Mr Williamsburg.com/ John Womeldorf . A local Realtor assisting home buyers and sellers in the Hampton Roads and Williamsburg areas of Virginia.

Research the area at www.WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com

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

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Click here to Search all homes, town homes, condos and building lots for sale in Williamsburg, James City, New Kent, York, Gloucester, Charles City Virginia

Click here to search all homes, town homes, condos and building lots for sale in Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth,Franklin, Sussex, Southhampton, Emporia, Greenville, Mathews, Suffolk, Surry, Smithfield, Newport News, Hampton , Poquoson, Gloucester or York County VA


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.




portal instructions flexmls Williamsburg VA

Video on Using the portal in our Williamsburg VA MLS



VHDA Home Ownership Classes for First Time Home Buyers in Hampton Roads Virginia


You can see the full schedule here vhda

Are you interested in becoming a homeowner but don’t know where to begin? The Virginia Housing Development Authority and local nonprofits are offering free home ownership education classes throughout November in the Hampton Roads region.

Homeownership education classes cover topics including credit issues, personal finances, home inspections and the role of lenders and real estate agents. To become eligible for VHDA loans, borrowers must complete VHDA’s Home ownership Class. Attend one of the many free sessions below to learn about the advantages of home ownership.

Upcoming classes will be held in Chesapeake, Newport News, Portsmouth, Hampton, VA Beach and Yorktown Virginia

You can find out more about VHDA here


Richmond Virginia Home Sales Increasing

Total homes sales in the core area of Richmond — the city and Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties — rose 1.6 percent in the third quarter from the same period a year ago.

Hanover and Henrico reported sales increases of more than 2 percent, according to a report released  by the Virginia Association of Realtors ( VAR).

In the greater Richmond Virginia area, prices remained flat. The median price for new and existing homes, with half the houses selling for more and half for less, was about $238,000.

Amid the national financial uncertainties and news about the economy and stock markets, the central Virginia and Richmond economy and housing market are outperforming the country and most metropolitan areas, according to an analysis included in yesterday’s VAR report.

Sales are still slipping in Virginia — and in the greater Richmond metropolitan area — but not nearly as much as they were in the first half of the year, according to the report.

Nationally, third-quarter figures are not available. However, sales of existing single-family homes fell 10.7 percent in August from a year ago, according to the latest figures available from the National Association of Realtors. The median home price was $201,900 in August, down 9.7 percent from a year ago.

After nearly a year of sluggish sales and price depreciation, the housing market in Virginia is beginning to show signs of strength, said Lisa Fowler from the George Mason University School of Public Policy, who spoke yesterday during a news media conference call.

The state’s healthy economy is helping housing here as other markets continue to languish, Fowler said.

Home sales statewide fell 3.9 percent in the third quarter from the same period a year ago, according to the VAR report. The median price rose 1 percent to $232,601.

In central Virginia, which includes Richmond and 15 surrounding localities, sales fell 3.8 percent from a year ago.

The dip is mild compared with the first quarter when sales in the region dropped 31 percent in the first quarter and 28 percent in the second quarter from the year-ago periods.

The market in the Richmond area is stabilizing There is still a large inventory  of homes to choose from. We still need to see price reductions to increase sales.

The housing market across the state will benefit from a slowdown in construction, as inventory levels fall. Housing starts statewide are at their lowest level since the early 1990s.

Tourism Videos for Virginia

I speak and communicate to a lot of people throughout the US and Europe who ask me to give them a sense of the area. Within these multiple videos is a great representation of our state. They showcase our history, our residents and our recreational opportunities. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. I am certain you will want to move to Virginia after viewing them

Eric Coulson had the sands of time at his fingertips growing up on the golden shores of Sandbridge, Virginia at the south end of Va Beach. His love of the tides’ free ride led him to become a surf instructor and open Surf & Adventure Co , retail shop with locations in Sandbridge and Norfolk VA and home base for his tours and surf camps.
Luca Paschina is a passionate third generation winemaker and the general manager of Barboursville Vineyards and Palladio Restaurant in Barboursville , VA near Orange. He has carefully nursed the vineyard from 38 acres of grapes to 160; 40,000 cases of wine are produced each year.

Eastern Shore Tour Guide and Outfitter Dave Burden expresses his passion for Virginia’s natural beauty and the joy of leading adventurous ecothusiasts on memorable kayak tours.

Civil War Trails Director Mitch Bowman shares a bit of history about Virginia and why the Civil War is still as relevant as ever.
From History to Music to Shopping and Outdoor Recreation, Virginia has something for everyone and every taste. Get a brief glimpse of all the Commonwealth has to offer.

Northern Neck of Virignia Highlights

A brief glimpse of  what Virginia can mean or already means to you.