Keep Your Cool – Here’s What Really Happens at a Virginia real estate closing

Details matter, especially when it comes to the all-important  Closing Disclosure. After all of the components of the home buying process — negotiations, appraisals, inspections, and insurance — it’s very exciting to (finally) get to closing. But do you know what really happens during this final appointment? Closing on a home can be nerve-racking simply […]

Holly Hills developer attempts another rezoning

The developer of Holly Hills Carriage homes in Williamsburg is resubmitting a rezoning proposal to the Williamsburg Planning Commision at their February 14, 2018 meeting. At the Jan Planning Commision meeting residents of the adjacent Holly Hills Carriage Homes townhomes voiced their heated opposition to the proposed Holly Hills Villas based on objections to rental apartments, […]

Mortgage Rates Hit Highest Level in 4 Years

Mortgage rates inched even higher late last week, hitting a level not seen in four years after the January unemployment report topped economists’ expectations. As of Friday, CNBC reported that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate was at 4.5% on average. Rates at some lenders were even higher than that as expectations increased that the Federal […]

Earth Fare Organic Grocery coming to the ‘Burg!

A new tenant for Midtown Row the redevelopment of Williamsburg Shopping Center has been announced. Earth Fare, the rapidly growing authentic specialty organic and natural foods grocery store will bring healthier choices to Williamsburg VA in Summer of 2018. The 24,000 square-foot store will be part of the Midtown Row development. This will be the […]


Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA® are offering new Membership Plans that provide an unprecedented level of access to the parks. Beginning today, consumers can choose from three plans, each offering admission to both parks, including Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™ event, plus benefits for parking, guest tickets and in-park discounts. “More than a pass, […]

Eaglescliffe Condo Vs. Ford’s Colony Single Family Home cost comparisons

The Eaglescliffe Condominiums at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg consist of two four-story buildings, 12 units each, with individual units ranging from 1,700 to 2,100 square feet. The buildings in this gated community are situated within walking distance to the adjacent country club, golf courses and walking trails. A landscaped courtyard and entry greet visitors as […]

Williamsburg James City County School Board Approves Redistricting Map Option Four

The Williamsburg James City County School Board voted February 6, 2018, to approve the middle school attendance zone four map, effective with the opening of James Blair Middle School in 2018-19. Download the map here Options two and four were the last two maps being considered by the School Board. The main difference between the two […]

Building lot deals in Stonehouse and Brickshire

Have you seen the prices for building lots in the communities of Brickshire or Stonehouse lately? Maybe NOW is the time to build a new home! There are currently NINE lots priced under $25,000! If you would like to explore building a home on any of these lots I would be happy to assist you […]

Stonehouse Neighborhood Spotlight

Nestled among rolling hills, a contiguous golf course, and acres of woods, Stonehouse at Mill Pond offers a wide variety of homes, home sites, and architectural styles to meet the needs of young professionals, growing families, and empty-nesters alike. Stonehouse at Mill Pond is located in the heart of Virginia’s Tidewater region. Tranquil living can […]

Where We Live: Modernized mid-century rancher in Queens Lake-Williamsburg VA

Kathy Barnstorff and Bill Maisey had been looking for a second home for quite some time. Both somewhat particular in how they envisioned their picturesque retirement home, they were struggling to find the perfect fit until they came across a quaint 1960s Rancher, nestled in the Queens Lake section of York County. Seated back from […]

New 55+ development proposed for upper York County VA near Water Country

Mid Atlantic land management LLC  has applied for a special use permit to rezone approximately 83 acres of land from EO (economic opportunity) to PDR (Planned Development Residential) The developer intends to construct a 213 unit senior housing independent living development. The community will consist of a mix of single-family detached houses, duplexes, and triplexes. […]

Talk of the Colony-Fords Colony Newsletter for February 2018

Folks considering a move to Fords Colony in Williamsburg VA should read the latest issue of the “Talk of The Colony for February 2018 The Talk of the Colony is a monthly newsletter that is distributed to all homeowners at the first of each month. In it, you will find details of over 52 clubs […]

I Bought a House at 24

Resources abound for first-time home buyers! by Sarah Lockwood Maybe it was the hours spent playing house was the lofted treehouse bunk bed my dad made for me. Or maybe it was my early infatuation with TLC’s “Trading Spaces” and then HGTV. Or maybe, as my Aunt Kay suggested, it was genetic. “You don’t have […]