Archive | October 2011

Hampton Roads Haunted Houses, Places, and Bases from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg

Are you the daring type that seeks out paranormal activity.  It may be closer to you then you realize. I would rather just watch the movie.   But, for those who like to seek out Haunted Places this time of year here are a few for you.

Blackbeard Point in Hampton , Va. Was named for a pirate named Blackbeard whos head was cut off in battle and was then stuck on a pole to warn other pirates.  Many people have sited this pirate roaming the Chesapeake Bay for his head today………

virginia beachCavalier Hotel, Virginia Beach- A ritzy hotel built in 1927 and often frequented by celebrities from Al Capone to Woodrow Wilson.  A previous owner of the hotel shot himself.  The sightings are mainly of a cat and a black man wearing a hotel uniform standing at the 6th floor saying “You do not want to go up there, there is ghost up there”.  Front desk employees get reports of seeing the cat or the employee daily.

Chesapeake, VA- Elbow Rd- Its reported that if you go to the area that curves by the lake at the Virginia Beach city line, sit on the hood of your car at midnight  you will see wet footprints of a little girl approach your car.  This is the ghost of a little girl that drowned while her father was fishing.

Chicks Beach, Virginia Beach, VA- Fire station- firefighters report seeing the ghost of an ex-firefighter in the station.  As well as sirens sounding by themselves, doors slamming, and alarms sounding for nor reason.

Dam Neck base Virginia Beach, VA- there are barracks called the “finger barracks”.  In Dec 1999, 5am in the morning there was a sighting of a slender transparant and naked slender woman who walked straight out from a wall thru a shower and down the hallway.  She was spotted by sailors taking showers.

Fort Story, Virginia Beach- is the base for some Army and Navy personnel.   Located near Shore Drive is Coast Artillery Rd.  Apparently, a ghost of a soilder who committed suicide is often seen roaming the wetlands area.

Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA Now Veterans Hospital- In 2005 a veterans hospital opened in Hampton.  Before it was a veterans Hampton, VAhospital it was a hotel called the Chamberlain for Ft Monroe military base.  The top floor of the hotel was deemed haunted by several apparitions and was close for that reason.  No confirmed reports from patients of the veterans hospital on recent paranormal activity.

Gloucester, VA – Roswell Plantation- This historic mansion was once known to be the”largest and finest” of all plantation homes.   The home was originally built in the 1600’s and has been lived in by many families.  It burned down in 1916 and was deemed a landmark.  So what is strange several walls are still standing today.  Visitors and grounds keepers report many strange occurrences by the ruins or by the original families grave yard still located on the property. Strange noises, sounds gloucester,vaof slaves, drops in temp of more than 15 degrees are reported.  Often ghost hunters camp out to see the ghost of a young woman walk down the steps EVERY night. Ok but look at the photo do you see any steps….

Norfolk City Jail, this will give you a reason to walk the strait and narrow.  Many night workers in the jail report sitings of a dead inmate roaming the halls on various floors….

Norfolk, VA-, Gresham Dorm, ODU- In 2003 a woman and her husband was gunned down in front of the dorm.  The killers were never found.  The woman is often seen roaming around bleeding trying to find her husband.  No sightings of the husband but the sightings are always reported in November which was the month they were killed.

Poquoson, VA – Poquoson Ave is said to be haunted at the intersection near CHurch St.  Located near a morgue ghost are sights roaming the road.  Many have reported to police a woman in a nightgown asking them to use their phone to call her husband and then she vanishes.

Portsmouth, Va- Olde Town- There is no doubt of Olde Town’s haunts people sell out an annual ghost walk to hear the tails. Most famous the Lady in White on Court St.  The womans husband had an accident involving the water, the sightings state the woman takes off running down court st and jumps in to the water.  This is reported to police every time there is a full moon. Her image has been so real there are reports of grown men trying to jump in the water to save her.

Princess Anne Country Club Virginia Beach, VA- Several spirits haunt the 100 year old clubhouse including a ghost in a case that sends guess running thru the hotel in fear and a disappearing bride that is usually sighted in the bar area.  maybe the sighter is just drunk……….  But employees complain of old time music being played in rooms and the sound of dinnerwear being clanged and tabless being set for dinner. Rumors stait the hotel also has an underground bunker.

Surry, Va – Bacon;s castle- Many regularly report sighting a fireball rising up from a nearby cemetary circling the castle, entering a chimney, and disappearing into the basement. 

USS Caron Norfolk, VA was decommissioned and sank.  Was it because it was an older ship we have lots of older ships.  Or was it because they were reports of a Gunner’s Mate Chief, that was killed in an injury on the ship, was seen plain as day in his khaki uniform inside the gun mount he was crushed in.  Sailors who had duty would complain and report the sitings often and the ship was later sunk. Coincidence?

norfolk, vaUSS Cole Norfolk, VA  Many sailors recently report hearing their name being called when they are alone in the hall of heroes or the mess decks.  Also sailors report their tools move by themselves in the engineering space.

USS George Washington  Norfolk, VA  Is said to be haunted by the unusual a man, a dog and a little girl.  Sailors report sightings and an overwhelming feeling of being watched.

Williamsburg, Va- I found so many haunted places in Williamsburg that I couldnt keep up

 Governor’s Place Green- haunted by a little girl

 Ironbound Road Recreation Center- reports of a baseball paying ghost

 Kings Arm Taveerns- A friendly poltergeist that helps the staff and blows out candles

 Magazine Building- A ghost of a soildier is seen walking and putting his gun away

 The Mill- Home of Williamsburg’s first serial killer

 Peyton Radolh House- over 20 years of sightings

 William and Mary College- Tucker hall- Ghost of a girl who was murdered sighted 

 Williamsburg Theatre- haunted by a ghost of a union soilder

 President’s House Wren Building- Haunted by a french soildier of the revolutionary war who died there.  

OKay now I am freaked out- to all you ghost hunters good luck ………………………………..

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Hampton Roads Real Estate notice Failure to disclose knocks out Muhammad Ali

Former Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali and his wife, Yolanda, are suing the couple who sold them their Louisville, Ky., mansion, according to multiple reports. 

 

Ali and his wife claim that the former homeowners, Patrick and Beverly Lancaster, lied to them about problems with the home. The problems were discovered after moving in.

The lawsuit states that the Alis were not informed of roof and chimney leaks, poor insulation, improper ventilation and mold.

Ali also says the Lancasters were well aware of these issues but still sold the home.

The Alis purchased the home in 2007

In Southern Virginia, Hampton Roads 7 cities from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg buyers are given a property disclosure disclaimer that states it is the buyer who needs to perform all prudent inspections and find out about the condition of the home, zoning, schools, and adjacent parcels before closing.  However, it does not relieve a homeowner from disclosing all known relevant problems with the home.  I do not like the form because it is not specific.   I like the old form that asked specifically does your roof leak yes or no.  Has your roof leaked yes or no.    With the new form if someone is going to lie or omit info you will not know unless you figure it out later.  In Hampton Roads, Of course certain property types are exempt from given any property disclosures at all such as bank foreclosures and new construction.

In Virginia Home Inspectors do not have to be licensed.  Any Tom, Dick or Harry can grab a ladder and a clip board and do an inspection.  I suggest to my buyers that they use a certified home inspector that are members of either the National Association of Home Inspectors  Nahi.org  or The American Society of Home Inspectors  ASHI.org.  These inspectors  have to meet certain testing requierments and perform a required minimum of inspections to remain certified. So hopefully you will have a better chance at making sure items are not missed………..

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Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula    

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA 

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First time Homebuying Class Chesapeake Greenbrier Free with Lunch

FREE Home buying Classes for first time home buyers in Hampton Roads, VA!!!!!!!!

Sat Oct 22nd 9-2pm– LUNCH INCLUDED –

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Come learn about the buying process from beginning to end. There will be a loan officer, a real estate agent, a home inspector, and a title agent, on hand to give you valuable information and answer your questions.

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Visit my website today,

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Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones                                                          

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula    

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA 

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Fall Homearama 2011 Suffolk VA Harbour View

Come visit me at Fall Homearama 2011. 9 homes from the best buiders and architects in the Tidewater Builders Association Community are being featured. Homearama 2011 will be open Oct 15th – 30th from 12:00-9:00.

The smallest home will be 3,195 square feet, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and the biggest home will be 4,400 square feet, with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths.

homearama Fall 2011If you come by on the weekend visit me in house number 2- the “Tee Time Home”. Stop by and say hello.

This home features :

  • Brick and HardiPlank exterior
  • Covered back porch
  • Outdoor kitchen with refrigerator
  • Double arch brick-enclosed porch
  • Bamboo hardwood floors
  • Contemporary floating fireplace with limestone surround
  • Cook’s kitchen with custom horizontal hinged cabinets with open shelving and island
  • First-floor master suite
  • His and her vanities, European-style shower, freestanding soaking tub and cathedral ceiling in master suite
  • Man cave with wet bar, beverage refrigerator and three TVs with bathroom

Homearama will be in North Suffolk, VA, at the Riverfront Harbour View community located at Shelter Cove Ct. Directions:

From I-664:

  • Take exit 9A onto Route 17 North
  • Turn right onto Harbour View Boulevard
  • Turn left on Bridgeway Drive
  • Turn left into Shelter Cove Court

From the James River Bridge:

  • Travel south 11 miles on Route 17, past the James River Bridge
  • Turn left onto Harbour View Boulevard
  • Turn left on Bridgeway Drive
  • Turn left into Shelter Cove Court

Admission:

  • $10 for a one-day pass and $17 for a two-day pass.
  • Active duty and retired military guests and seniors (62 or better) get a
    $2 discount Mon.-Thurs.*
  • Children 12 and under and guests in wheelchairs are free.

To view the other 6 homes available, view discounts, or to get detailed directions click the link below:

Click Here to See Homearama Homes

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success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

 

Visit my website today,

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Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones                                                          

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula    

Blu Skyy Realty   Virginia Beach, VA 

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 djoneshomes@gmail.com

 

Colonial Williamsburg receives 2.5 Million dollar gift

Wow what a gift! 2.5 million dollars is being gifted by a Minneapolis couple to Colonial Williamsburg to help fund its education programs. I grew up in California and did not learn more then a page of history regarding historic
Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg. My children are lucky enough to benefit from annual fifth grade school field trips donors area. Donors Peter and Patricia Frechette from Minnesotta want to help more students nationwide learn about the area. Their generous gift according to Wavy.com will help endow the director of teacher development job and support the historic site’s electronic field trip series, which is offered on public television and cable stations nationwide. A new high shook curriculumn will be introduced to compliment middle school studies. The funds will introduce in school history and civics curriculum to private, charter and alternative schools, and create a partnership with schools of education at colleges and universities to help prepare high school students to become history and civics. A gift that educates the youth and creates jobs and improves the economy in Williamsburg is greatly appreciated by all of Hampton Roads.

Colonial Williamsburg’sis a 301-acre Historic Area that boasts hundreds of restored, reconstructed, and historically furnished buildings. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of the men and women of the 18th-century city—black, white, and native American, slave, indentured, and free—and the challenges they faced. In this historic place, we help the future learn from the past.

For an interactive tour of the Collonial Williamsburg area Click Here!

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

FHA Loan Limits for Hampton Roads Changes

With all the new hoopla over FHA decreasing loan limits Oct 1st, the new amounts are as follows for Hampton Roads cities:

Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Williamsburg

Maximum FHA loan amounts for the area:

One family home up to $458,850

Two family home up to $587,400

Three Family home up to $710,050

Four Family Home $882,400

It makes since home prices declined so the loan price declined. FHA loans require a minimum 3.5% down. Virginia Housing Development Administration VHDA has a program that may allow buyers to finance the down payment creating a 100% loan program. Buyers must meet certain income and debt guidelines. For more info on either program contact me!

THE HAMPTON ROADS REAL ESTATE LADY!

Call me to buy a home in any Hampton Roads area: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and now serving York County and the Peninsula.

“I can dream alone, build alone and strive alone, but true

success always requires the help and support of others.

Please send me your referrals.”

Visit my website today,

The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!

Deandrea “Dee Dee” Jones

Associate Broker / Recruiting Sales Manager Peninsula

Blu Skyy Realty Virginia Beach, VA

http://DJonesRealEstate.com

djoneshomes@gmail.com