Humpday Hot Property: 2017 Channing Lane Ashville Park: Rainer Village


The lovely Caroline II floor plan of Bishard Home’s Ashville Park: Rainer Village is today’s Humpday Hot Property – and boy does this home have a ton of bells and whistles.

Understanding today’s market Bishard Home has not only a masted bedroom with en suite bathroom on the first floor, they also included one upstairs on the second level.  This is perfect for families who have a need for an in-law suite.  The large kitchen has an attached breakfast room and their is an optional bonus room available over the garage.  That is the potential of five bedrooms in this already nice sized home.  And priced at $459,900 – this home is ready for its first owners.

If you want to know more about this community or any of Rose & Womble’s New Homes communities just Ask Jen – 757-774-6999.

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Celebrate National Dog Day

Celebrate National Dog Day

Today is National Dog Day and we just can’t help ourselves – we simply love dogs around Rose & Womble.  After all there is nothing better than the unconditional love of  a dog. We grabbed this excellent list from  If you can, celebrate man’s best friend today and everyday

20 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day

1. Adopt a dog from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to walk a dog or play with a dog, clean cages or anything else they need help with.

2. Have a safety check of your home to make sure it’s safe for your dog and others.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to animal welfare organizations.

4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet store that sells puppies.

5. Write your Congressman and ask that he/she support the ban of Puppy Mills and Gas Chambers in your state.

6. Order an adorable dog shaped flower arrangement from and enjoy a 10% discount by using code DOG when placing your order!

7. Have a National Dog Day party and invite all your friends and their dogs!

8. Spend the day taking photos of your dog and then enter our photo contest!

9. Buy an official National Dog Day Tee here and sport it proudly!

10. Assist an ill or elderly neighbor by walking their dog.

11. Have a portrait painted of your dog to suspend the fleeting magic of dogdom.

12. Buy your dog a fun new dog toy….or two…or five.

13. Give your dog some fun exercise by taking him or her to a doggy play resort.

15. Brush your dog to eliminate excess fur.

16. Give your dog a massage or holistic spa treatment.

17. Teach your dog a new trick.

18. Buy your dog a fashionable collar and leash.

19. Hire a professional pet photographer for a fun photo shoot.

20. Take your dog to the beach.

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Market Conditions in Hampton Roads

One of the best things about being Hampton Roads’ Number One Real Estate Resource, is our commitment to sharing what is going on in the local real estate marketplace.  The absorption rate of current inventory is a good indicator of where the housing market stands and one of the regular reports our team produces for our agents.

According to our research, Hampton Roads is currently in a Balanced Market – where there is eight months or less of inventory in a given price range.  While each city and area has its own absorption rate home owners in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Newport News are seeing the best market times depending on the price point of the property. The shortest absorption rate within these cities will have a price point under $300,000 – making it an ideal time for people to move up and first time home buyers to move into the market.

Want to know where your home stands in the Hampton Roads market? Speak to one of our REALTORS® or our Customer Service Center at 1-800-695-7356.

Absorption Rates in Hampton Roads according to REIN data, analysis by Rose & Womble.  Information deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

Absorption Rates in Hampton Roads according to REIN data, analysis by Rose & Womble. Information deemed accurate but not guaranteed.


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Humpday Hot Property: 5007 Kings Grant Circle in Kings Fork Farm


Home owners love living in Kings Fork Farm – the low maintenance of the common areas and front yards of these homes being taken care of be the home owners association but the freedom of planning a backyard oasis, plus the home plans are varied and different – this isn’t a cookie cutter New Homes community but  vibrate and well-establish community you can call home.

Today’s Humpday Hot Property really fits the bill – The Willow model is a two-story, single family home with an open floor plan, two-car garage, and rear screened porch.  This home has many upgrades that are already installed including stainless steel appliances, beautiful wood floors, and large master bath.  This home is ready and is less than $274,000.

If you’re ready to find out more about this home or any of our New Home options just Ask Jen – 757-774-6999

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RW New Homes Top Ten Communities July 2014

Here are the top ten best selling Rose & Womble New Homes Communities for July 2014

1.  Affordable New Construction:

Kelly Hollowell


2. Culpepper Landing, Vintage Homes, The Row Homes, and the Villas:

Joan Revell and Doreen Giuliano


3. Seasons at Cahoon Plantation, Platinum Homes:

Rob Mitchell and Carmon Pizzanello

Seasons at Cahoon

4. Kings Fork Farm, Terry Peterson Residential:

Jay Osborough


5. Stockbridge at Tanglewood, Hearndon Construction:

Melissa Ivey and Ray Bauer


6. Saddlebrook Estates, Hearndon Construction:

Nell Gallagher and Martha Root


7. Ashville Park: Rainer Villiage, Bishard Homes:

Scott Berry and Wendy Kelly

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8. Lawson Hall, Corinth Residential:

Lisa Kyriakides

Lawson Hall Kitchen

9. Hampton Roads Crossing, Terry Peterson Residential:

Nick White


10. First Watch at River Pointe, Gee’s Group:

Donna Goz and Guy Henderson


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Top Resale Agents for July 2014

Congratulations to our outstanding Resale Division for an amazing July.  We were number one for overall settlement volume according to Real Estate Information Network (REIN). Here are the top agents and teams

Top Sales Team: Brenda Rawls Star Team, Beach Office

Brenda Rawls

Top Individual Agent: Anna Staylor, Lynnhaven Office

Anna Staylor, Lynnhaven

 Top Listing Team: Wilkey’s Extreme Team, Chesapeake Office


Top Listing Individual Agent: Sara Lannom, Beach Office



Here are the Top Agents by Office

Beach Office: Top Sales, Brenda Rawls Star Team; Top Listing, Sara Lannom

Chesapeake Office: Top Sales and Top Listing, Wilkey’s Extreme Team

Ghent Office: Top Sales, Andrea Moore; Top Listing, Carl Johansen

Greenbrier Office: Top Sales, Joanna Reeser; Top Listing, Maxine Long

Harbour View/Suffolk Office: Top Sales, Nora Edwards; Top Listing, Mary Mills

Lynnhaven Office: Top Sales, Livernois & Teranova; Top Listing Anna Staylor

Peninsula Office: Top Sales, David Tortolini; Top Listing, Pam Strahorn-Roe

Shore Drive Office: Top Sales, Sue Lentini; Top Listing, Laura Ennis

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We’re #1 in Settled Volume for Hampton Roads in July 2014


According to the Real Estate Information Network (REIN), Rose & Womble Realty Company was number one in real estate sales for July 2014, in the Hampton Roads market. We are also the leading company, year-to-date, in sales for Hampton Roads for 2014.

Here is a break down of the numbers for July:

  • Rose & Womble sold 11% more than the closest company, William E. Wood (a Howard Hanna company).
  • Rose & Womble sold 25% more than Prudential Towne
  • Rose & Womble sold 86% more than Long & Foster
  • Rose & Womble sold 113% more than the Real Estate Group.

While the company is excited about remaining the leader in Hampton Roads, the agents and leadership team are pushing for strong finishes in the second half of 2014.  There is a continued emphasis on training and recruiting agents to the company.  Anyone wishing to learn more about becoming a real estate agent with Rose & Womble is encouraged to go to



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Humpday Hot Property: 1403 Elder Street at StockBridge at Tanglewood


One of the best kept secrets in the area is the Rose & Womble New Homes Community of Stockbridge at Tanglewood in North Carolina.  This community is located just minutes from Southeastern Virginia and boasts some of the best New Homes values around.  This community is built by Hearndon Construction.

Today’s Humpday Hot Property is 1403 Elder Street – a three bedroom, two full bath home with wonderful upgrades including fireplace and granite counter tops.  There are stainless steel appliances and patio.  This home is a ranch which is growing in popularity.  Come see what makes this home so special – and did we mention that it is under $170,000!  That is a tremendous value.

For more information about this or any of our new homes or communities just Ask Jen – 757-774-6999.

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Happy Monday

#HappyMonday "The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters" -Audrey Hepburn

#HappyMonday “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters” -Audrey Hepburn

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Rose & Womble Celebrates National Book Lovers Day

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Today is National Book Lovers Day – a day designed to enjoy the written word and celebrate the joy of reading.  A real estate company talking about books on its blog probably seems a bit nuts – but our company is full of readers! Voracious, always looking for something awesome to read, readers.  And what in life is better than sitting at home, curled up with an amazing book?  Okay, maybe sitting on a beach with an amazing book, but no matter the location any time spent reading is time well spent.

After all, readers are often leaders.  Look at our New Homes and Rose & Womble Enterprises President, Van Rose, who often has a reading list so deep you wonder if he’ll ever finish.  Or our Resale Division President, Ron Foresta, who constantly is reading and learning about communications and business.

When you ask a person what his favorite book is it opens up a whole world of discovery about that person – and what that reader truly loves in life.  Sometimes the answers surprise us. When we asked our agents and employees we were rewarded with literary classics, a cookbook, and even stories from childhood.  Some of the answers were a series of books – the ones whose characters feel like family.

Still not convinced? Lets look at some facts:  reading can help prevent Alzheimer’s, can make you smarter, and is still the cheapest form of entertainment.  Books are just simply one of life’s greatest pleasures – and having the right space to enjoy them certainly helps.  This is where reading and real estate meet because built-in shelves for books are still popular among home buyers.  Shelves in bookstores are still devoted to DIY or decorating books.  And many popular books have house or home in the title:

  • Little House of the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
  • A Painted House by John Grisham
  • A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham

There were over 175 book titles on Goodreads that home or house in the title – books and houses are linked throughout literature so why shouldn’t Rose & Womble celebrate the day?

To help celebrate the day, we’ve gone to our group of REALTORS®, employees, leadership team, and some of our social media followers to find out what are some of their favorite books and why.  We got some surprising answers – sure we got business books, the Bible, but many picked classics or new books. Some sent us examples from childhood or a favorite English class in high school.   Throughout the day we’re celebrating books – and we’re inviting you to join in the conversation. On all our social media channels we’ll be posting our favorite books – and book features.


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