All posts by Karin Andrews

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog site. Although it is primarily a Real Estate Web Blog, I do also try to incorporate information, photography and articles on what sets this beautiful region of Virginia apart from all others. If you are interested in buying or selling real estate, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, I do service all of the major estate regions and make it my business to know the market in each area. My real estate brokerage is William E. Wood in Williamsburg, Virginia - quite simply we are "The best in the business". If you have visited Williamsburg and wish to purchase a home in Williamsburg, or an estate, equestrian, waterfront or country property in Tidewater, Virginia - please don't hesitate to give me a call or email me at karinandrewsrealestate@williamewood.com. Additionally, if you are selling, I have recent sales of historic estates and country properties that speak volumes about my committment to serve my clients regarding the advertising and sale of their property, from listing through closing. I'd be delighted to talk with you regarding your real estate needs. I am an expert in buying, selling, staging, photography, copywriting and so much more.

Another Review from One of My Clients….

We selected Karin Andrews to be our realtor for a historical family home after a significantly long search for the “right person”. She brought to the endeavor spectacular photography, hard to beat print materials, efficiency, and thoughtful vetting of potential showings. Her network skills are immense and her utilization of marketing skills are prolific. She is passionate about her work, she is highly professional, and quickly sizes up issues of significance. We cannot say enough good things about Karen. She has become a good friend of our family. Definitely 5 stars!!!

 

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https://karinandrews.howardhanna.com/agent/content/64712/myreviews

https://karinandrews.howardhanna.com/Agent/Content/64712/about_me

 

Little Plymouth – Circa 1765 – The Buying Opportunity You Have Been Looking For!

If you are searching for a historic property where you can pursue a higher quality of life on 10 acres, surrounded by walls that witnessed the founding of our nation, look no further than Little Plymouth!  This property is priced to sell at $299,950.   

Contact me, Karin Andrews – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, to show at 804-445-5500 or by email at  karinandrews@howardhanna.com.  I would be delighted to represent you as a buyers agent.  As I specialize in Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian Properties in Virginia, I would be delighted to put my expertise to work for you.
The listing agent, Wanda Garrett has asked that I share a little something on this lovely property.  Please let her know you saw my post of Little Plymouth.  It is with her permission that I have written this blog post on my site and shared it with you. MLS Information is provided below.

MLS info

Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SLDpnXuvVg&feature=youtu.be

Little Plymouth was built, before the American Revolution by a New Englander with the last name of Williams, hence the name Little Plymouth. He built his new Virginia home on on land purchased from the estate of John Robinson, who was a former Delegate and Speaker Of The Virginia House Of Burgesses from 1738-1766.

Williams, is the first known owner and builder of the actual house itself.  It is sited off of The Trail (Rt. 14) in a manner typical of a rural house in New England.   Williams built a store next to the house which he operated for more than forty years.   In 1820, he sold Little Plymouth and returned to New England, leaving his legacy to remain at Little Plymouth.  The historic record and ownership is detailed in the following pages, which are located within this post.  They will give you many details and shed much light on this lovely New England Colonial in the heart of King and Queen County, Virginia.

The current owner has updated the home for modern conveniences.

There are no Historic or Conservation Easements on this property which allows You, The Purchaser, the ultimate flexibility and ability to improve the property without any encumbrances. Little Plymouth is ideally suited for use as a Horse Farm or Rural  Retreat. . . The Historic Home Of Your Dreams is within Reach, and awaits at Little Plymouth!

Little Plymouth possesses a low brick foundation, great end chimneys, a dutch roof and is typical  of larger frame houses built during the this period.  Five dormered windows across the front of the house have four over four pane sashes.  The four over four windows below, feature six over six windows.  Much of the original glass remains.

A wide center hall has original moldings including chair rail, cross and bible doors and a charming corner staircase.  All of the mantels are original with the first floor fireplaces having paneled chimney breasts above the fireplace mantels.

This is a gracious and comfortable home features  original floors, doors and moldings throughout with the current owners updated finishes that beautifully compliment the house, which is move in ready.

MLS info

 
  The Kitchen / Keeping Room is large enough for an eat in dining area and a fabulous living space to be included in this area.  It is waiting for you to turn it into the kitchen of your dreams.  The Kitchen addition is seen in the photo above.  A detached out building / garage is pictured to the right.

Luxury Portfolio has joined the Mansion Global Network!

Lisburne Circa 1810 on Mansion Global:  https://www.mansionglobal.com/listings/687442?mod=search

Through my affiliation with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (Howard Hanna William E. Wood), I am able to showcase your Luxury Property on the two websites of choice for Affluent and Serious Buyers throughout the United States and the world.  These sites are Luxury Portfolio International (www.luxuryportfolio.com) which is the luxury arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  Properties listed on Luxury Portfolio are also featured on Mansion Global (https://www.mansionglobal.com/about_us).

 

 

Happy New Year!

The breathtaking and serene beauty of Winter 2018, is upon us with the first snowfall of January!  Pictured here are photos of one of the properties that I sold, representing the Sellers.  Since that time, I have been blessed with a wonderful friendship that has developed with the purchasers, who love their home.

In years past, it was thought that winter was not a good time to bring your home on the market or to search for a new home  of your dreams.  This is no longer the case as the statistics and trends show that first time homes and second home sales are strong in the months of December and January.

I would be delighted to talk with you about your home buying or selling goals and help you achieve them in 2018!  It is my belief and practice that relationships which go the distance are built on trust, diligence  and working hard on behalf of  my clients.   Contact me today to discuss how we might be able to dynamically and artfully meet your real estate buying or selling goals!  Feel free to contact me by phone (804-445-5500) or by email at  karinandrews@howardhanna.com.   Inventory is low and buyers are looking for the historic, equestrian, waterfront, estate and rural home of their dreams.

My very best regards to you and well wishes for a healthy, prosperous and productive New Year in 2018!

 

The First Thanksgiving!

As our entire nation in every town, village, state and city has paused to celebrate a day of “Thanksgiving and Remembrance”  it is that time of year again to reflect on the blessings that we have received, the  milestones that we have achieved in our lives, the lessons we have learned, grace that we have received and to recap what we are grateful for, that has transpired over the last year.  There is always something we can be grateful for.

As a Virginian and a student of history, it is important to present what the First Thanksgiving in the New World was and who it was that celebrated it.  I do hope you enjoy the video below, which is from a presentation made at the Virginia Historical Society in 2011!

http://www.vahistorical.org/read-watch-listen/video-and-audio/first-thanksgiving

The photos below were from last year’s Thanksgiving Festival held at Berkley Plantation, the site of the nation’s First Thanksgiving.


 

 

Virginia Gazette Best of Williamsburg Nominee

The readers of the Virginia Gazette have awarded Howard Hanna William E. Wood as the Best Real Estate Company in Williamsburg in 2015 and in 2016.  We have been nominated again by our clients.  In addition to this, I have been nominated as well for 2017, in the Best Real Estate Agent Category!  This is such an honor in and of itself!

It is no question that we are hard working professionals that accomplish the buying and selling goals of our clients with dynamic professionalism – always going above and beyond.

The Voting will begin October 1, 2017.    At that time, I will be posting a link and ask for your vote!

“Best Real Estate Agent in Williamsburg 2017”   http://www.vagazette.com/vanews-the-virginia-gazette-best-of-williamsburg-2017-20170706-htmlstory.html#/gallery/74099879

Our Howard Hanna Homes of Distinction Program is without equal in the industry.  An e-brochure of your property (at the request of your agent) can be uploaded directly to our award winning www.HowardHanna.com website so that anyone looking for a luxury property in your area can access them.  We are the ONLY brokerage to do this….We take marketing your property to the next level.

E-Brochure of Lisburne, Circa 1810.  A stunning Historic Waterfront and Equestrian Estate Property on 70+ acres  – Lower Gloucester County Va off of the Severn River on Vaughan’s Creek.

Please click the link below to view my e-brochure of this exquisite Luxury Home of Distinction!http://ebrochure.howardhanna.com/app.php

Please consider casting an online vote for me, Karin Andrews, and please vote for Howard Hanna in the Best Real Estate Company, beginning October 1, 2017.  Please vote also for Howard Hanna William E. Wood in The Virginia Gazette’s Best of Williamsburg 2017! http://www.vagazette.com/vanews-the-virginia-gazette-best-of-williamsburg-2017-20170706-htmlstory.html#/gallery/69401376

The Art of Selling Fine Homes.

As a Luxury Homes of Distinctions Specialist, waterfront / estate agent and a consistent Top Producer, I am known for articulate and elegantly written copy, for breathtaking photography, for artful representation and for world class marketing materials that raise the bar.  Years ago, one of my clients said to me, “Karin, most people spend a great deal of time talking about their work, but your work speaks for itself.”  I have only just now, many years later, appreciated the profound message in his simple statement to me.

As a very “well connected” Individual and Realtor, I believe in the strength of personal and professional relationships.  A large part of selling properties with a very small pool of buyers is networking to my sphere as well as knowing who the buyer is (from a demographic, cultural and social point of view and knowing where to find them)

Representing very unique Luxury Properties has been compared to “looking for a needle in a hay stack”.   As a good challenge has always inspired me, I have become proficient at attracting those needles in the haystack through a variety of means.  If you are looking for a Realtor / Broker to represent you and your Luxury or Estate Property, Why not choose someone “whose work speaks for itself”,

I can be reached anytime at 804-445-5500.  I would be delighted and honored to share what my work has to say about me.

A Higher Level of Service…Going Above and Beyond!

Over the years I have had the pleasure and opportunity to successfully represent buyers and sellers of iconic and breathtaking properties, throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia and beyond by offering  a higher level of service to my clients.

Included in this post are  photos of  some of the wonderful materials that I / we will produce for your property.

As an accomplished copywriter, I am able to not only produce visually stunning marketing materials, but I am able to effectively articulate all that your property is in writing.  It would be my pleasure to meet with you to discuss your real estate goals.

I can be reached at 804-445-5500 or by email: karinandrews@howardhanna.com.Lisburne broker open invitation gates

 

Equestrian Facilities at Lisburne!

Located on 70+ waterfront acres, Lisburne is not only an exquisite historic estate with glorious gardens and an exquisite manor house, this property features numerous amenities, such as tennis courts, a swimming pool, pier, numerous outdoor buildings and cottages.  It has also served as an equestrian property through the years and is well suited to continue in that regard.

http://tours.dulciehollandphotography.com/765198?a=1

 

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