Father’s Day in Hampton Roads

Father’s Day in Hampton Roads

Did you know Father’s Day is coming up this weekend? Don’t panic. We’ve got you for all things Father’s Day! From local events and deals to online sales – take a look at what’s going on this weekend.

 

BRUNCH RECIPES

“Most dads agree: The ideal Father’s Day calls for quality time with loved ones, time to kick back and relax, and a hearty meal made with love. Start his day off right with these Father’s Day brunch recipes, which include breakfast favorites like eggs, quiche and piles of bacon.” – Good Housekeeping

 

VIRGINIA LIVING MUSEUM

Enjoy one complimentary guest for all members for June 20th! The VLM says, “THANKS DAD!” *Must show membership at the front desk. – Virginia Is For Lovers

 

HUNT CLUB FARM

Honor your dad by bringing him to the farm! Admission is FREE for all dads and granddads on this special day! We are also offering 10% off all market items at our incredible Farm Market!
Check out our jams and jellies, dips and spreads, and incredible sauces and spice mixes for grilling!  We know he’ll want to try these farm-made finds, like Red Pepper Jelly, Moonshine BBQ Sauce, and Hot Dilly Beans! – Hunt Club Farm

 

FATHER’S DAY CRUISE

Relax with dad as you sail the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor while enjoying music from our ship’s musician. Enjoy a complimentary Three Sheets to the Wind Ale while under sail! It’s an unforgettable way to celebrate Father’s Day. – American Rover

 

THINGS TO DO IN GENERAL

There are so many different ways to celebrate your dad on Father’s Day. Picking out the perfect Father’s Day gift and writing a sweet message in his card may be a given, but it’s also important to make sure that your dad’s special day is full of activities that’ll bring him even closer to the people he loves most: his kids. Really, if you were to ask him, quality time is the best gift you can give your dad, which is exactly why we’ve rounded up tons of fun things to do for Father’s Day this year. – Good Housekeeping

 

ONLINE SALES

Father’s Day is right around the corner—Sunday, June 20, to be specific, which leaves you less than a week to find the perfect gift. No idea where to start? Thankfully, a wide array of retailers are holding Father’s Day sales this weekend, so you can pick up something for Dad at a discount.” – Forbes

 

Find Dad his dream home today, start your search at atlanticsothebysrealty.com.

Welcoming Leland Remias

Welcoming Leland Remias

As a Virginia Tech graduate, where our motto is “Ut Prosim” (which translates to “That I May Serve”), I developed a true passion for service. I’ve found that helping and serving others brings me the most joy and satisfaction. After graduation, I commissioned as a Naval Officer to serve our country and as your Real Estate Agent, I am here to serve YOU in finding your home!

The home buying process can sometimes be intimidating, however, I firmly believe my job is to make you comfortable with the process. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or knowledgeable investor I have three goals as your agent: 1) Find you a home that’s right for you 2) Streamline and further educate you on the process of house buying 3) Be available around the clock 24/7 for you.

I grew up in the Hampton Roads area my whole life and have a genuine love for the area that I’ve had the privilege to call home. I have the unique perspective of being a real estate investor myself, running my own property management business, and having requisite local knowledge of the Hampton Roads area. I know what to look for in a home!

 

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Top Performers, May 2021

Top Performers, May 2021

We’ve officially hit June! This means it is time to go over last month’s Top Performers. Let’s take a look at those who shattered expectations and earned their spot at the top. And before we start… congrats to all [not just these few] for a stellar month of May!

 

 

Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty Agent of the Month | Lea Marie Ngowakl

Being a true Renaissance woman, Leà Marie applies the experience, knowledge, skills, and insight she has gained having had the privilege of walking down many varied paths in her life. She was raised in a military family, trained as a dancer, and studied Sociology. However, it is her keen problem-solving strategies, unwavering attention to detail, and goal-driven nature that lends well to her unsurpassed personal service and attention to her clients and colleagues.

She is an award-winning agent and property manager in Hampton Roads and ranks in the top 2% of all REALTORS® in sales. She has won numerous Circle of Excellence awards annually, awarded Virginia Living Top Real Estate Agent in 2018, and captures countless monthly and yearly awards in property management. Her knowledge of the area extends to all seven cities (Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Newport News) and beyond, such as Carrollton, Smithfield, Yorktown, Grafton, and more! Not only loved by her clients, Leà Marie is well-respected and admired by agents with whom she has engaged in transactions over the years. Buyers, sellers, landlords, investors, and even renters adore her calm yet assertive nature and unique style.

 

Kris Weaver Real Estate Team Agent of the Month | Melanie Currey

I’m Melanie Currey and I want your business. I love life, family, and selling homes. I love finding my clients homes that feel like home. I am a NAVY wife and understand the urgency in transferring and know how emotional it can be, but I’ve also personally moved several times (outside of NAVY life) and know the emotions involved in that as well.

Today, with over eighteen years in real estate and over 300 homes sold, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I have the professional experience to make the process smooth and pain-free. I always put the needs of my clients first. In a society where we are bombarded by options, listening is overlooked and under-rated. I’m the agent who listens, then puts to use my expertise to guide you in fulfilling both your needs and desires. I have very high standards. I expect nothing less than the best from myself and you should demand no less when hiring an agent.

 

Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty Admin of the Month – Judith Gutiérrez

Atlantic Sotheby’s Property Manager of the Month – Leà Marie Ngowakl

Kris Weaver Team Inside Sales Associate of the Month – Marc Moreira

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Memorial Day in Hampton Roads

Memorial Day in Hampton Roads

Memorial Day is a holiday reserved to honor our many brave soldiers, and for most families, this time of remembrance is spent with loved ones, enjoying Memorial Day activities and Memorial Day movies over a long holiday weekend. It’s a time to reflect together upon the holiday outside of summer fun — themes of freedom, justice, opportunity, and sacrifice abound.

Whether you have family members in the military or want to remember those who have passed on, spend a moment with those closest to you honoring the individuals that allow us to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Source: Good Housekeeping

 

 

Sometimes, making plans and trying to figure out what’s happening around Hampton Roads can be stressful. Let us take a little bit of that stress away by going over all things Memorial Day; local deals, events, and online deals – we have it covered. Whether you have a 3 day weekend or even a 4 day weekend, we hope you enjoy it!

 

LOCAL EVENTS

 

Memorial Day Ceremony, at Victory Arch, 25th Street and West Avenue, downtown Newport News. 11 a.m. (757) 245-4532 or (757) 247-8523.

 

Memorial Day Ceremony, Conaway Cemetery at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, 9 a.m. Attendants must have base access. (757) 953-7422.

 

Memorial Day Observance, Hampton National Cemetery Complex, Marshall Avenue and Cemetery Road, Hampton. A 21-gun salute, music and more. 10 a.m. (757) 723-7104.

 

Memorial Day Observance, Fort Monroe’s Continental Park. A 105 mm howitzer 21-gun salute, music and more. 11:55 a.m. (757) 788-2263.

 

Memorial Day Service, onboard the battleship Wisconsin, 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk. 10 a.m. (757) 644-1000.

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

LOCAL VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESSES

Pale Horse Coffee

Pale Horse Coffee is a veteran-owned and operated business air-roasting our premium beans in small batches from our roastery in Chesapeake, VA.

During our 70+ years of combined service to our country in the Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, we found a passion for great coffees and we hope to share that love of caffeine with you and your families!

 

Young Veterans Brewing Co.

Veteran owned, operated and located in the heart of Virginia Beach, VA. We at Young Veterans Brewing Co. don’t like to take ourselves too seriously, however, our product quality is a different story

 

Fathom Coffee

Fathom Coffee is the result of a passion for coffee and a passion for IT.

Our little craft coffee company was founded in 2016 by Bob Werby, Jeff Werby, and Lisa DeNoia. While working for a Virginia Beach defense contractor, Jeff and Lisa spent many hours navigating complex IT projects, requiring lots and lots of coffee. Coffee roasted by Jeff’s dad, Bob, fueled countless long days and nights working to meet never-ending deadlines.

As Bob’s began perfecting his roasting techniques, Jeff and Lisa spread their love for coffee amongst their friends and coworkers with an open door to anyone interested in joining them for a fresh cup brewed at their “underground” Chemex pourover coffee bar at the office.

For 2 years, people continually asked where they could buy the coffee and received the response, ” You can’t. This is the best coffee you can’t buy”.

 

Froggie’s

Froggies features the finest regional & local entertainment, accompanied by an awesome BBQ menu, 26 mouth watering Taps and a Full Bar.

 

The Bold Mariner Brewing Company

The Bold Mariner Brewing Company is a Veteran Owned and Operated Craft Brewery in Norfolk Virginia. The Bold Mariner has a beer garden and an onsite tasting room with open views of the Brewery.

 

Warriors Taphouse

Military service has special meaning for the 3-founders, Dave Culler, Mike Herron and Tony Bird. Having served in the military, or having family members who have served; we understand the sacrifices required by those who have taken the oath to support and defend the freedoms we hold so dear.

 

Culler is a retired naval aviator, who had commanded (F/A-18) Squadron VFA-136 at nearby Oceana Naval Air Station, and was the Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk. Herron’s son is currently on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, and Bird is a former UDT-SEAL. All three men’s fathers served in the military.

 

Our personal experience has inspired us to support a new mission; giving back to those who have given so much. Exceptional support to our combat wounded, nation’s fallen, veterans and their remarkable families is our new calling. Warriors Taphouse is ready to answer the call.

 

ONLINE DEALS

“Memorial Day is a week away, and many retailers are celebrating by offering weeklong discounts and savings. From meat for the grill to hotel stays, there’s definitely a deal for your Memorial Day Weekend plans.

Below, we’ve rounded up all of the best sales going on now, including outdoor gear, mattresses, home goods, apparel, and tech. Check back often — we’ll update this list as more discounts surface.” VIEW THE DEALS

 

All of us at Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty hope that you all are able to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy the festivities, support some local Veteran-Owned businesses, and remember all of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage.” – Thucydides

Welcoming Haley Smith, Executive Assistant

Welcoming Haley Smith, Executive Assistant

Haley Smith was born and raised in Hampton Roads. A Radford Alumni, Haley studied Psychology and Women’s Studies. Haley is excited to take the next step in her career working for Lea Loves Listings Inc. at Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty. In her spare time, Haley enjoys the beach, hanging out with her friends, and soaking up some sunshine!

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A Pungo Gem | Beautifully Renovated Home

A Pungo Gem | Beautifully Renovated Home

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home on a 1-acre lot that backs up to a canal. A small service dock provides water access. Enjoy a relaxing summer evening on the huge wrap-around porch with five new Anderson French doors leading out to the porch from the main living areas.

 

The home has a first-floor bedroom and a full bathroom. The second-floor primary suite features double vanities, a huge walk-in shower, and a private balcony/deck.

 

Renovated top to bottom with a new roof, new HVAC, new kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, beautiful bamboo flooring throughout, freshly painted, new fixtures, and a brand new septic system! Property features an attached 1 car garage and a detached 1 car garage/workshop. This gem won’t last; come see it today!

 

East Beach | Significant Sales

East Beach | Significant Sales

Virginia Beach isn’t the only city in the 757 with coastal homes. East Beach, an award-winning community in Norfolk, has plenty of homes that exude coastal charm. Over the last year, we have seen quite a few hit the market. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at some of our significant sales from Karen Howard, REALTOR®.

 

9658 24th Bay Street | $1,150,000

Gorgeous almost new, custom-built home located just one house off the Chesapeake Bay. Spectacular water views from almost every room without having the maintenance and expense of living directly on the water. From the grand entrance foyer to the supersized butler pantry this tri-level home with thoughtful design and clean lines was built to maximize functionality and to impress. Private fenced-in yard with patio and built-in fire pit. The finished one-bedroom carriage house with a full kitchen is perfectly appointed for in-law or income property. Enjoy the sunset on the beach or out your backdoor to the Clubhouse and heart of the community. The room count includes the carriage house.

 

4487 Pleasant Avenue | $915,000

“Haven By The Bay” found in the heart of East Beach is a magnificent, traditional style, custom home that boasts over 6K sqft of living space. Perfect for executive style entertaining with its elegant interior rooms that open to a stunning outdoor deck and patio space. A gourmet kitchen, two butler pantries, two fireplaces, a first-floor bedroom, and a large carriage house suite with a full kitchen are just a few of the features. Close to the Beach and Marina this home has it all. Perfect for a large family or convert her to a Bed and Breakfast as she is commercially zoned.

 

9649 28th Bay Street | $825,000

The “Oasis” found in the award-winning community of East Beach is just 1 block from the bay with an unobstructed water view. This gem, on a corner lot and on one of the most desired streets in the community has details galore. The double front, back, and side decks offer outdoor living spaces like no other. Inside the home, you will find detailed moldings, coffered ceilings, up-lighting, custom built-ins, hardwood and tile flooring, and a beautiful tiled backsplash and fireplace. With 3,607 sq ft of finished living space, she has 4bdrms and 3.5 baths in the main house. The oversized two-car garage has a true 1 bdrm apartment perfect for use as an Au pair suite or income property. The Oasis’ proximity to the beach and views are spectacular. The community offers the best in modern New Urbanism living to include, clubhouse, gym, tennis courts, pool, beach access, parks, playgrounds, and gardens. Enjoy the sunrise and your morning coffee daily on the deck off the master suite!

 

9639 25th Bay Street | $825,000

“Southern Charm” is a stately all brick 2 story home in the award-winning neighborhood of East Beach that elegantly delivers both formal and casual living thru-out. The grand entrance, under the double piazzas, brings you into an open formal living and dining area. Tucked behind the formal space, boast a gourmet kitchen that openly flows into a charming family room and sunroom. Equipped with 5 Bdrms, all with en suite bath and jetted tubs, this home also offers a large 1st-floor bdrm. The oversized 2nd-floor owner suite looks out onto the covered piazza and is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. Enter the two-car garage through an elegant two-story foyer with an oversized guest suite above. This space is perfect as a second-owner suite or can be used as a rental property. Just a block from the bay, clubhouse, pool & gym, this home gives you easy access to all the community amenities.

 

4756 Pleasant Avenue | $665,000

Beautiful end of group, three-level all brick townhome in the award-winning community of East Beach. This home is located 500 yards from the Chesapeake Bay and is full of upgrades and natural light. She boasts almost 3,000 sq ft of living space in the main house and an oversized detached two-car garage with an amazing in-law suite perfect for visitors or as income property. This home also has two additional parking spaces in the driveway, hardwood flooring, tankless water heater, double ovens with hooded vent, outdoor shower, and low maintenance patio yard with pavers.

 

4722 Pleasant Avenue | $660,000

Stunning custom design end unit townhouse in East Beach with exceptional finishes throughout. Extra-large courtyard with new pavers, 10ft ceilings, open floor plan, granite countertops, 3rd floor with media, and third suite. Carriage house apartment with full bath and kitchenette over a 2 car detached garage used for in-law or income property. A driveway that fits two cars, bay view from Carriage house and third floor.

 

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Welcoming Ryan + Jessica | MacFarland Real Estate Team

Welcoming Ryan + Jessica | MacFarland Real Estate Team

 

Ryan MacFarland

Ryan MacFarland brings a fresh energy to the Hampton Roads market. While being in Real Estate since 2007 Ryan has quickly conquered the Chesapeake and Virginia Beach markets, rising to the top 1% of agents in Hampton Roads. Prior to moving to Virginia, Ryan, his Wife Jessica, and children Caleb (13) Jeselle (8) and Joy (2) resided in Hawaii. It was there that he expanded his passion of service and soon realized the greatest form of luxury is found through experience. Growing up he watched his father regularly negotiate multi-million dollar deals Ryan quickly grew a confidence in creatively negotiating to leverage his clients best success at any price point.

As a 15 year Navy veteran Ryan takes pride in truly going the extra mile. His attention to detail, focus of excellence and integrity make for a pleasurable experience. Whether selling, purchasing or investing his ultimate goal is to provide a white glove experience for each of his clients while educating and advising them along the way. It is in this process that illustrate the story of each home and its unique value in the marketplace.

When Ryan isn’t molding homeownership dreams to reality, he spends his time with his family, traveling and actively serving in his church. His heart to mentor others and assist give back to underprivileged children is his driving force of success.

 

Jessica MacFarland

As an expert real estate adviser Jessica MacFarland brings a fun energy to the Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and surrounding markets. Since joining her husband Ryan six years ago to form a powerful duo in real estate she has quickly captured the Hampton Roads and North Carolina markets as a top performer. Prior to real estate Jessica enjoyed raising three amazing children Caleb (13) Jeselle (8) and Joy (2). It was there that she shaped the essential skills of patience, teaching and plenty of negotiating. While raising their three children Jessica also managed a marketing account and served as an administrator in real estate while perfecting the ability to multi task on a high level.

Her fun and eccentric personality is broadcasted through hundreds of five star reviews and only matched by her incredible drive.

When Jessica isn’t in the office she can often be found spending quality time with her three children. She enjoys sun bathing at the beach, shopping or simply grabbing coffee with friends. She is active in her church as a volunteer and her love for singing can be heard on her church’s worship team in Chesapeake.

 

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Relaxation At Its Finest

Relaxation At Its Finest

Life can come at you fast and sometimes you might find yourself in need of a little extra relaxation.  A home where you can kick your feet up, soak away your worries, or even enjoy a nice sunrise/sunset could be just what you need. Here are 5 fine homes, all with different forms of relaxation.

 

Soak Away The Week’s Woes | 16104 Country Club Way

The home also features a first-floor primary bedroom suite with water views from every angle of the room, a fireplace, a master bath that offers the exquisite use of marble, heated floors, and a large Jacuzzi tub for two plus a separate marble shower and his and her’s closets. The three upstairs bedrooms each open onto their own balcony with water views. VIEW MORE

 

Kick Your Feet Up By The Fire | 3812 Bruce Rd

This 4 story home boasts over 9700 sqft of living area + 2 (2 car) garages. Multiple decks spanning 4500′ of outdoor living area facing Elizabeth River, 25 skylights, 8 geothermal zoned wells, 3 elevators, 3 steam showers, 7 fireplaces…all with steel and concrete construction. VIEW MORE

 

Enjoy A Dip In The Pool | 176 Deer Rn

This equestrian estate is full of character and charm. In traditional farmhouse style, this home has been immaculately maintained over the years, with curb appeal for days. Take a dip in the pool out back and entertain guests at the outdoor bar/hangout space. VIEW MORE

Watch The Sun Rise And Set From Your Dock | 925 Queen Elizabeth Dr

Come home to this warm inviting ranch, wonderfully updated to reflect tranquil luxury. This waterfront home exudes calm coastal relaxation with its serene view of Hebden Cove, a short scenic ride to the Chesapeake Bay. Hop on your paddleboard or park your watercraft at your private dock. Savor the serenity of the master retreat, complete with a hot tub on the private deck. VIEW MORE

 

Jump Into Your Own Private Swimming Pond | 113 Palmer Rd

This custom-built all brick home nestled on over 11 acres is country living at its best. Out back you will find your own private pond (made for swimming), a party deck overlooking your own custom-built sand-pit set up for volleyball and horse-shoes, a large deck off the house for entertaining, and an in-ground swimming pool. VIEW MORE

 

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Top Performers, April 2021

Top Performers, April 2021

Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty is comprised of a team of local real estate professionals committed to selling some of the most desired homes in Hampton Roads. We take great pride in using our years of expertise, in-depth a marketing knowledge and global connections to perfectly unite extraordinary buyers and sellers with extraordinary places to call home. Let’s take a look at some of our top performers for April!

 

 

Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty Agent of the Month | Victoria Segar

“As a born and raised native of Hampton Roads I take great pride and pleasure in helping people find the perfect home and achieve all of their real estate goals here in the local area. With my passion for the area mixed with my 15 years of experience in the real estate industry and my love for helping people I strive to be my clients’ trusted agent for many years to come. No matter if you have never purchased a home or if you have invested in home ownership multiple times I am here to make both your selling and buying real estate goals go from a dream to reality with an honest, hardworking, and dedicated agent by your side from start to finish and beyond.

When I am not helping my clients with their real estate goals I enjoy spending my time with my husband, our kids, and family. As a family we enjoy traveling, exploring, hiking, camping, bowling, trying local restaurants and going to the movies. We also enjoy giving back and working within the community through our church.

If you are looking for the Realtor that puts YOU first…I AM the key to all your real estate goals.”

 

Kris Weaver Real Estate Team Agent of the Month | Melanie Currey

“I don’t measure my success by sales but by the relationships I build along the way!

I’m Melanie Currey and I want your business. I love life, family and selling homes. I love finding my clients homes that feel like home. I am a NAVY wife and understand the urgency in transferring and know how emotional it can be, but I’ve also personally moved several times (outside of NAVY life) and know the emotions involved in that as well.

Today, with over eighteen years in real estate and over 300 homes sold, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. I have the professional experience to make the process smooth and pain free. I always put the needs of my clients first. In a society where we are bombarded by options, listening is over-looked and under-rated. I’m the agent who listens, then puts to use my expertise to guide you in fulfilling both your needs and desires. I have very high standards. I expect nothing less than the best from myself and you should demand no less when hiring an agent.”

 

Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty Admin of the Month – Stephanie Dunham, Experience Expert

Atlantic Sotheby’s Property Manager of the Month – Donna Dasher

Kris Weaver Team Inside Sales Associate of the Month – JR Flamenco

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