• 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

Colonial Williamsburg, VA – Video of Colonial Williamsburg & Golden Horseshoe Golf

Vodpod videos no longer available.  

Here is is short five minute video From Golfweek and GolfTV that will give you a feel for both Colonial Williamsburg and the multiple award winning Golden Horseshoe Golf Course.

 

Close out deals on New Homes in Hampton Roads Virginia

Year End Closeout! Every Day is Different! 
HURRY, only 1 deal per day on standing inventory homes will be accepted! 
 Don’t let the deals pass you by on this schedule of amazing incentives at Chesapeake Homes that will change every day! These incentives are designed to help you own the home of your dreams! 

 

Want more information on any new home deal closeout pricing in Hampton Roads/ Tidewater Virginia  ?

Contact John Womeldorf/ Realtor/ New Homes Specialist

Liz Moore and Associates

757 254 8136 John@MrWilliamsburg.com

 

www.MrWilliamsburg.com

www.MrHamptonRoads.com

Youth Football in Williamsburg VA

I thought I would share a few thoughts from one of our son’s youth football coaches. Youth Football in Wiiliamsburg VA has a huge following. Our two sons play for the Williamsburg Hornets their website is, www.williamsburghornets.com . Amazingly both of their teams are going to the playoffs this year having achieved records of 9-1. It is an amazing effort from coaches and parents alike to coach and run the teams as well as they do. We are blessed to have such a dedicated coaching staff and parent involvement.
I jokingly made a comment about these last few years to a parent, She responded try doing it for 12 years like we have !
 
you can check out the Williamsburg Hornets and all of the other youth football teams in the Peninsula area at the Peninsula Youth Football Website http://www.leaguelineup.com/standings.asp?cmenuid=7&url=pyfa
There are teams throughout the area including Gloucester, New Kent, West Point, York County, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg/ James City County
 
 
Wow, what a busy weekend!  — GAME NOTES —  what a mud-pit on Saturday. I’m thrilled for several reasons. The weather was horrid, but we played tough. The opponent was ruthless, but we hit harder. The score was against us, but we came back. The entire flow of the game wasn’t going our way, but we turned it around. The kids were frozen & wet on the sidelines, but they all cheered their team mates on. The crowd was amazing in their positive support  … I could hardly hear the cadence on the field over the cheers … THANKS A TON! 
 

— WYFCL Night at William & Mary Stadium — a huge hit again this year. Tons of folks around prior to the game, but most people I saw were in the “JUMBO-TRON” endzone having fun, watching the game, and supporting our GOLD & GREEN Midgets teams who did an outstanding job running plays and hustling.

  

 

 

 

— PLAYOFFS — SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15th vs Yorktown Patriots (9 – 1); the game will be played at Page Middle School in Gloucester … that’s Page Middle School in Gloucester. Kick-Off time is 11am, but be at Page Middle School in Gloucester by 10am for roll-call and warm ups.

 

Flood Zones in Hampton Roads Virginia

Question: I am thinking of purchasing a home in Hampton Roads, Virginia. I know that that are certain areas in Hampton, James City County, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Poquoson, York County and other nearby areas  are prone to flooding. How can I find out if a home I am interested in is in a flood zone ? How can I find out how much flood insurance will cost ? What are flood zones?


Flood zones are land areas identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each flood zone describes that land area in terms of its risk of flooding. Everyone lives in a flood zone—it’s just a question of whether you live in a low, moderate, or high risk area.

How do I find out whether or not a property is at risk of flooding, and if it is, at what level?
Go to the website http://www.floodsmart.gov and fill out the Flood Risk Profile on the left hand site of the site.

 What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
Land areas that are at high risk for flooding are called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), or floodplains. These areas are indicated on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

A home located within an SFHA has a 26 percent chance of suffering flood damage during the term of a 30-year mortgage.

What is a Non-Special Flood Hazard Area (NSFHA)?
A Non-Special Flood Hazard Area (NSFHA) is an area that is in a low-to-moderate risk flood zone (Zones B, C, X Pre- and Post-FIRM). An NSFHA is not in any immediate danger from flooding caused by overflowing rivers or hard rains.

However, it’s important to note that structures within a NSFHA are still at risk. In fact, one out of four floods occurs in an NSFHA! Get the facts before you decide that your property is not at risk.

Is there a special risk-rating procedure for coastal high hazard areas (V zones)?
Yes. When calculating the risk of a V zone property, the formula takes into account the ability of the building to withstand the impact of wave action.

Williamsburg/ James City County Schools ” Quality School District

Williamsburg, James City County , Virginia —An intensive three-day review of WJC Schools earned the division a ranking as a “quality school district.” WJC agreed to the review to gain

accreditation from the AdvancED Southern Association of Colleges &

Schools (SACS)/ Council on Accreditation & School

Improvement, which accredits more than 13,000 school districts

internationally. The process is strictly voluntary since Virginia has its

own accreditation system.

A team of eight educators from school districts across the nation performed the

review. The group interviewed more than 500 people, among them 267 teachers,

parents, community and business representatives, support staff, students administrators

and school board members.

SACS has four accreditation ratings. The ranking earned by WJC is the highest.

The report contains strengths, commendations, challenges and recommendations.

A “committed, collaborative and talented professional staff,” a well-defined

vision for the school division, and open honest communication among stakeholders

as some of WJC’s strengths.

Commendations included implementation of innovative programs to address student

needs and the development of a comprehensive data collection system.

The report recognizes that WJC faces many of the same challenges, like

funding and meeting the standards of No Child Left Behind,

that school divisions across the nation face. It also noted that

WJC has many of its own, including retaining quality teachers, supporting the

needs of transient population and continuing to provide both teachers and students

with up-to-date technological tools.

The review team recommended that WJC begin working on the creation of a

process to secure input from all its stakeholders, including students, and build

working relationships with the retirement comment to tap into that base of knowledge.

Team members also suggested that the division monitor its strategies to close

the achievement gap, but be careful to maintain expectations for all students and

ensure that no subgroup is passed over.

Military Links/ Bases/ DOD Installations Hampton Roads Virginia

Peninsula Hampton, Yorktown & Newport News Virginia Beaches

Williamsburg Va real estate search There’s no reason to spend a tank full of gas looking for the perfect beach spot this Memorial Day. Instead, stay near home and experience a beach party atmosphere at Buckroe Beach in Hampton, try your hand at saltwater fishing at Gloucester Point Beach or take the more reflective approach at Grandview Beach in Newport News.

To help you find your Peninsula Beach paradise, Here is a list of beaches and their features.

Closest to the Virginia Beach experience — Buckroe Beach, Hampton Virginia. The largest beach on the Peninsula, Buckroe has a small amphitheater and about 3/4 of a mile of shoreline. For those who want a little more action, kayaks and paddle boats are available for rent, and there is a children’s playground nearby. Location: North First Street, Hampton Swimming: Lifeguards are there from: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Public restrooms available Free
Parking on First Street and Pembroke Avenue and two free parking lots on either end of Buckroe Beach park. The lots that were previously paid are now used for special event and overflow parking. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, and the dog park has been closed. Guests hoping to find treasure, however, are now allowed to bring their metal detectors on the beach after watching a short video about how to recognize artillery shells. The construction you’ll see during a visit this summer is a new condo complex.

Best place to spot a fisherman — Gloucester Point Park. With two boat landings and a saltwater fishing pier, this river shore beach is a popular spot for fishermen. You can also take a stroll along the Point Walk, a trail along the York River that tells all about Gloucester’s history.  Location: 1255 Greate Road, Gloucester, Virginia, Swimming: Yes No Lifeguards Public restrooms Free  Parking A concession stand is currently open on weekends. Beginning June 14, the stand will be open daily. Picnic tables, volleyball nets and a playground are also available for use.

The nature beach — Grandview Beach, Hampton . This “no-service” beach is best for people seeking a quiet atmosphere. Be sure to pack light, though, it’s about a 15-minute walk from the park’s parking lot to the beach area.  Location: Once on Fox Hill Road, turn left on Beach Road, and then turn left on Grundland Drive. Swimming is allowed  No Lifeguards  No Public restrooms Parking: Free parking at the edge of Grandview Nature Preserve. A trail winds through the park to the beach.

Most variety in one spot — Huntington Park, Newport News. If you’re only up for a few minutes of sunbathing, you and the kids can walk to the nearby Fort Fun, a 15,000 square foot wooden playground, or take up a game of tennis or basketball on the nearby courts. To escape, head over to the Rose Garden, which is situated near the Warwick Boulevard entrance. Location: 5500 W. Mercury Blvd., Newport News Swimming: Yes, but the water is shallow. A barrier marks off the swimming area.  Lifeguards: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Public restrooms  Free Parking You could pack some snacks, or take advantage of the concession stand on site. There’s also a boat ramp available and picnic shelters you can rent.

Historic bathing — Yorktown Beach, Virginia. History buffs need a tan, too, and Yorktown Beach may be just the place where they can have it all. Just a short drive from Yorktown Battlefield and just down the hill from the Yorktown Memorial, the beach’s calm waters are also good for young swimmers. Location: Along Water Street in downtown Yorktown, Virginia right off the Colonial Parkway Swimming is allowed  No Lifeguards Public restrooms
Free Parking Bring a cover-up and take advantage of the bars, restaurants and shops along Water Street and Riverwalk Landing 

Misleading Headlines about real estate in Hampton Roads Virginia !

Williamsburg Va real estate search

From my broker’s( Liz Moore ) Blog Post

Last week, the Daily Press featured a story on the front page of the paper with the headline “Area Home Sales Down 23%!”  Reporter Chris Flores went on to regale the grim state of the declining local housing market.  If, and only if, you read the article very carefully, you might pick out the nuggets that really should have  made the headlines:

Hampton Roads Virginia Makes Top Ten List of LEAST Riskiest Markets for Foreclosures!

Despite National Housing Slump, Local ( Peninsula) Median Sales Prices Remain Steady!

Peninsula Real Estate Market Outperforms both the State ( VA.) and the Nation!

But no.  Flores chose to lump together Peninsula housing statistics with Southside statistics, resulting in a far worse picture than the truth.  Here is what you need to know:  On the Peninsula, closings are down approximately 14% over last year, the result of a sluggish fourth quarter of 2007, and a slow start to the year.  Pending sales are only off 8%, suggesting that the market is beginning to rebound.

Sellers:  Despite a drop in the number of units sold, values are holding steady.  This is key, and means that there is still time to capitalize on the equity growth that we all experienced during the boom cycle.  Realistic expectations about market time and aggressive positioning are critical; however, if you are thinking about moving up, there is definitely an upside in the current market climate.

Buyers:  It’s truly a great time to buy.  Plentiful inventory, low interest rates, and sellers frightened by the onslaught of media hype about the market create an ideal market environment for buyers.

Given the mortgage liquidity crisis that stalled the national economy last August, and the volatile economy that resulted, our Peninsula housing market is *definitely* a bright spot in the big picture.

Consumer confidence is a key ingredient to balance in both the economy and housing market, so please help me spread the good news!

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

John Womeldorf/ REALTOR

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

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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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