Archives: March 2019

star gazing

Virginia Star Gazers Welcome…

Did you know there are 43 designated dark sky parks in the US? Of those 43 there are now 2 in Virginia! Staunton River State Park has been a designated dark sky park in Virginia. Next month the James River State Park in Buckingham County will be joining the International Dark-Sky Association!

James River State Park is located at: 104 Green Hill Dr, Gladstone VA 24553 and has outdoor lighting policy to minimize light pollution. According to the Free Lance Star, this project was lead by Lora Callahan as an effort to win a Girl Scout Gold Award.

If you ever have the opportunity, check it out and share your experience with us!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

KWCP Rockin’ the Harbour Charity Concert & Silent Auction

Admission includes drinks and appetizers!!!

Pre-Event TICKETS or to DONATE:
https://kwcprockintheharbour.eventbrite.com

Tickets will also be sold at the door if not completely sold out.

Join KWCP for the 6th Annual Rockin’ Charity Concert featuring Shannon Peterson! 100% of net proceeds go to make a difference building a playground for a child residing in Stafford area battling pediatric cancer – partnered with Roc Solid Foundation or Semper K9!

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 7PM-10PM

WHERE: The Harbour Inn
1417 Washington Dr., Stafford, VA 22554

Find out more:

Shannon Peterson
http://phoenix90rock.wixsite.com/phoenix90/info

Photo Booth & Props by Flash Foto Booth
http://www.flashfotofun.com

Keller Williams Capital Properties is raising money for two INCREDIBLE causes:

Roc Solid Foundation – We will gather volunteers on RED (Renew Energize Donate) Day to build a playground — “Play It Forward” — for a very deserving child battling pediatric cancer. http://rocsolidfoundation.org/

Semper K9 – Rescuing Dogs & Veterans
http://www.semperk9.org

HOW CAN YOU HELP???

Come to Rockin’ the Harbour!!!
Invite Friends & Help Spread the Word…
100% of Net Proceeds will go to Charity!
Tickets: $50 per person

or

Donate $$$

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

https://kwcprockintheharbour.eventbrite.com

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! We can’t wait to see you there.

Photos from KWCP RED (Renew Energize Donate) Day 2018 Roc Solid Foundation Playground Build in Virginia:

eggsplosion

Easter Egg Hunt at Sweetbriar Park in Lake of the Woods!

Bring your little ones and their baskets for a fun-filled egg hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny and family games.

Registration at the Lions Pavilion, Sweetbriar Park, starts at 11am as well as visits with the Easter Bunny and games.

The hunts will begin at 11:30am for the 0-2 age group, 11:40am for the 3-5 age group, 11:50am for the 6-8 age group and noon for the 9-11 age group.

Once the eggs are returned to marked containers, candy will be handed out.

Please make sure to bring a basket and your camera!

Make sure you include the child’s age and birthdate with their name! Registration ends April 11 at 10pm.

Click here to register.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

yard sale

Lake of the Woods Community Yard Sale, Coming up in April!

Lake of the Woods Community Yard Sale is coming up quickly!

We all have extra “stuff” that we’d love to discard…but why give it away when you can make a few dollars?? If you are planning to sell your house, this is a perfect opportunity to de-clutter, which definitely helps a Lake of the Woods house for sale, show better to prospective purchasers. 

Sweetbriar Park is the site of the LOW Spring Community Yard Sale to be held on April 27th , from 9am-2pm. Begin planning now to free yourself of those items you no longer need or want to make room for the treasures you are sure to find! Or…simply to de-clutter.

If you aren’t interested in getting rid of anything, but are looking for that something special or unique for yourself or someone else, come out and shop!
Call Sylvia or Sara at 540-972-9680 for additional information and/or to register. See you there!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

spring open houses

Trio of Waterfront Open Homes Sun. March 24th!



See more of: 100 Tyler Trail here.

See more of: 120 Birchside Cir here.

See more of: 111 Boxwood Trail here.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

424 Westover

Keaton Lake Waterfront Home For Sale in Lake of the Woods at $349,900

424 Westover Pkwy, Locust Grove Virginia 22508!

Let’s get this lake life started! Enjoy the water views from your screened porch or take a refreshing swim from your private dock. Maybe your more interested in early morning fishing or heading out in the kayak as the sun sets.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

color run shoes

Jupiter Learning Academy Color Run Marathon, May 4th at Locust Grove Middle!

MAY COLOR RUN

Jupiter Learning Academy is hosting a COLOR RUN at Locust Grove Middle School (6368 Flat Run Rd, Locust Grove VA 22508). You will have the option to choose from 1/4, 1/2, or 1 mile and it will be $15 per runner.

Registrations will begin at 8AM on Saturday, May 4th and the Run will begin at 9AM. Please be sure to register by April 12th at eventbrite.com or by contacting Jupiter Learning Academy directly at: 540-854-0000 or jupiterlearningacademy@outlook.com.

This COLOR RUN is for ALL AGES – so come on out and support Jupiter Learning Academy.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

senior prom

11th Annual Senior Prom Spring Fiesta Fun in Culpeper, Virginia!!

Saturday, April 27th from 2PM – 5PM, the Aging Together community is hosting their annual Senior Prom Spring Fiesta Fun at Culpeper Christian School Gymnasium located at: 810 Old Rixeyville Rd, Culpeper VA 22701!

This event is for ages 50+ and is completely free, so mark your calendars! Join Aging Together for fun, food, refreshments, a DJ playing music, an evening of dancing and door prizes.

Be sure to bring your camera so you can capture all your new memories and of course, the King & Queen being crowned!

Please contact Aging Together: 540-829-6405 for any questions about this and future events!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

aging together

Join Aging Together for an “Orange County Community Conversation”

Wednesday, April 24th from 10AM – 1PM at the Lake of the Woods Community Center (110 Sweetbriar Park, Locust Grove VA 22508).

Aging Together partnered with LOWLINC and others, want to hear your concerns as you or someone you care about age in this region. There are a variety of topics that will be covered including: transportation, home repairs, access to health care, etc. Aging Together is an organization that bring individuals and businesses in this region together to produce educational events and expand their services for older adults and their families to maintain their health, safety and quality of life.

Come and share your opinions and experiences on aging and help make a difference in others lives. There will be a free boxed lunch included at this event – so be sure to save your seat! All are welcome!

RSVPs are appreciated. Please call: 540-829-6405 or 1-877-926-8300. You can also register online at: aarp.cvent.com/AARPVAAgingTogether

“Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Spring into the Selling Season with These Pro Cleaning Tips

In just a few short days, we’ll turn the corner into warmer weather. There’ll be no more cold mornings, flowers will bloom, trees will grow, birds will sing, and it will officially be spring. Okay, maybe the changing of seasons doesn’t work quite so suddenly, but spring does mark the beginning of a notoriously busy home-buying season.

Since buyers are so active during spring, there’s no better time to list your home. But if you want to stand out in the crowded market, you’re going to have to dig deep into some spring cleaning beforehand.

Here are a few things you can do to kickstart your home-selling, spring cleanup process!

Make a Plan

You don’t have to get all of your cleaning done in one day—or even one weekend. All you need is a solid plan, even if it takes you a few weeks to complete. Take a look at what areas in your house need the most work, and get down to planning out nitty-gritty details.

Coordinate your plan by room and move along space by space, leaving nothing but sparkling clean surfaces in your wake.

Get out Stubborn Stains

A pair of boots sitting on a white carpet.

Maybe you’ve been avoiding cleaning because you know your home has some serious problem areas. Whether it’s getting a years-old stain out of the carpet or returning grungy bathrooms and appliances to their former glory, it’s possible to get out even the worst of stains.

Vinegar, dish soap, warm water, baking soda—these simple household items can get rid of anything from wine stains to mud tracks to coffee spills. All it takes is a little time and some elbow grease!

Try Some Value-Adding Projects

A man rolling a paint roller in a tin of yellow paint.

Since you’re already devoting some time and energy to making your home look its best, why not try a few DIY fixes, too? There are tons of small updates that’ll only take up a few hours of your time, but are worth your while when it comes to selling.

From putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls to power washing your siding, all it takes is a quick trip to your local hardware store to make your home look 10/10.

Dig into the Kitchen & Bathroom

A kitchen sink with the water turned on.

It’s no secret that the kitchen and bathroom are the two most important areas to a buyer. So when you’re making your spring cleaning plan, put some extra time and thought into how you can improve these spaces.

In the kitchen, focus on scrubbing every surface—floors, cabinets, countertops, etc.—cleaning out your drain, and polishing up the appliances. For the bathroom, get rid of any mildew or grime discoloration, and put some elbow grease into cleaning the cracks and crevices in the room.

Think Green

A closeup of blades of grass.

Cleaning can introduce a lot of dangerous chemicals into both your home and the area around your home, but using them can sometimes seem unavoidable. If you’re worried about storing and using hazardous materials around your home, there are plenty of safer ways to make your own cleaning products.

In fact, vinegar, dish soap, baking soda, and water can get most of the jobs you need done, and done well. You can also find a few eco-friendly cleaning products at your local grocery store.

Sell Your Home this Spring

Spring is one of the best seasons to sell your home, so don’t miss out on all of the potential buyers browsing the market. If you’re thinking of selling this spring, now is the time to get started.

Contact us to learn more about what you need to do to get your home in top shape for spring selling, and let’s get started with your real estate journey today!