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Licata Group Real Estate Show Episode 2

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.

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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.

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Licata Group Real Estate Show Episode 1

Episode 1, Part 1: First Impressions
Episode 1, Part 2: Preparing Your Home for the Market (Staging)
Episode 1, Part 3: The Marketing Process

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.

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Are You Ready to Buy Your First or Next Home? Don’t Miss Our Free Home-Buyer Workshop!

REGISTER

This epic Home Buyer Workshop event will feature on-site loan consultations. Come and learn about the first of it’s kind: “Love it or Leave it” program and have access to other premium programs not available to the general public!! Completely FREE event. There will be Q&A with industry’s best vendors: including a mortgage representative, a home appraiser, a title company, and a home inspector. Save your seat! RSVP by April 1st at 540-388-2541 or email: Jane@LicataGroup.com. We look forward to seeing 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.

lake anna nursery

Small Business Spotlight: Lake Anna Nursery & Landscaping

By: Central Virginia Small Business Development Center

Brandon Groome grew up in Mineral and had a career as a firefighter and paramedic. His wife Valerie is from Ferncliff and worked as a general manager at the Best Western, Zion Crossroads. In April 2017 the Louisa natives made the decision to leave their jobs behind and work together, purchasing Lake Anna Nursery from its original owners. Both feel that their past experiences in serving others will help them succeed as business owners – and they’re also happy to be more available for their three young children.

The Groomes have maintained the onsite retail nursery and garden center, but have also expanded into some exciting new areas – now providing residential and commercial property management services and landscape/hardscape design and installation. In October of 2017, the business added a full service florist on site and also plans to have an e-commerce business up and running soon!

Spring ViolaLake Anna Nursery grows all of its own annuals, hanging baskets and perennials. The Garden Center also carries a full line of trees and shrubs, the bulk of which come from Virginia and North Carolina sources.

Stop by Lake Anna Nursery, say hello to Valerie and Brandon and support this local small business. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. 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.

Serving the DMV…A Licata Group Story by Dan Seiler

This part of The Licata group history started about a year ago when a client approached us about selling a home in Arlington. A natural inclination would have been for the Licata Group to refer the client to one of the thousand or so Keller Williams Capital Properties agents. Then manage the transaction to ensure procedural standards were met. That’s when we hit upon an idea. Why not handle ourselves!

The Licata Group has, within the team, an agent holding Licensure in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV). That gives us the right to practice real estate in all three jurisdictions. Moreover, The Licata Group is attached to a Stafford Market Center, one of eight market centers located in and around the Washington DC Metroplex. KWCP locations map

KWCP Offices : Fairfax, Springfield, Stafford, Capitol Hill, Tenleytown, Dupont Circle, Rockville, Bethesda/Chevy Chase

How can The Licata Group do it, you may ask?  Let’s look at this question from two different prospectives. First, from the brokerage prospective, The Licata Group can call on the associate brokers in every location to answer technical questions that may arise in any transaction. Ever mindful of the fact, that our representing agent must take the required continuing education to stay current and compliant. The brokerage centers also give us a physical location to meet up with clients.

A client might have a second point objection, of an agent not understanding the area or specific neighborhood. Certainly this is a valid point. But our experience has shown that artificial intelligence gives an agent the advantage of seeing and processing comprehensive neighborhood information. In addition, forty years of moving and relocation experience have taken us to just about every established neighborhood.

The value of all this lies in the ability to better synchronize the sale an old home and purchase of a new one. Each transaction handled by a different agent to maintain the integrity and compliance. Interested in learning more. We have references available for you. Just email dan@licatagroup.com.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. 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.

 

Win TWO tickets to SOLD OUT: Murder Mystery Dinner Party!!!

Orange County Animal Shelter

We LOVE supporting the local animal shelter and we hope you will too!

You can support the Local Orange County Humane Society by ADOPTING a pet or DONATING an item. You will be entered to win 2 tickets to the MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY at the INN at WILLOW GROVE. We have the LAST TWO tickets available! The shelter currently needs: BLEACH, TOYS, CAT LITTER, LAUNDRY SOAP, CANNED CAT & DOG FOOD, BLANKETS or a MONETARY donation is accepted as well. If you donate or adopt a pet in February PLEASE LET THE SHELTER KNOW YOU WANT TO BE ENTERED INTO OUR CONTEST! Be sure to provide your name, phone number and email address!

Winner will be chosen Friday, MARCH 1st, 2019!

Thank you for supporting your local animal shelter!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. 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.

lake anna brew fest

Lake Anna Brewfest 2019 is Happening in May at Lake Anna State Park!

Don’t miss Lake Anna’s 2019 Brewfest happening in Spotyslvania right down the road from us here in Lake of the Woods!

Saturday, May 18th from 11 am to 5pm at the Lake Anna State Park (6800 Lawyers Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22551), Lake Anna will be hosting their sixth annual Brewfest right on their shores. VIP admission will start at 11 am, general admission begins at 12 pm, and the event concludes at 5 pm for everyone.

There will be over 30 different local and regional breweries featuring more than 65 different beers, cider, wine and even moonshine! There will be a variety of over 30 food vendors to enjoy lunch or early dinner while enjoying your alcoholic beverage tastings. What’s beer and dinner without music? There will be live music and even some games to get you through the day!

Of course this is a family friendly event and the proceeds from this Brewfest will help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Friends of Lake Anna State Park.

Tickets are currently $20 each for super early bird purchases and includes a commemorative pint glass with 10 sampling tickets and access to the event. Additional sampling tickets can be purchased, CASH, at the event for $1 each. VIP super early bird tickets are $40 and include the commemorative pint glass with unlimited samples, entry at 11 am as well as general access to the whole event. And if you’re planning on drinking, don’t forget about your designated driver! Their tickets are only $10 each (this price also applied to anyone 16-20 years in age). There is also a parking fee per vehicle at this state park. *For an update on the latest ticket options check here.

Ready to reserve your spot? Buy your tickets here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. 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.

Decluttering Tips for a Clean Start to 2019!!

It’s a fact: You feel better when the space around you is organized and free and clear of clutter. There are some easy steps you take to tackle getting the job done.

  1. Include everyone in the house in the project. Talk about the plan and how to execute.
  2. Divide and conquer: Pick small sections of a room and work that till complete, then move on. It will be less overwhelming that way.
  3. Clean for 10 minutes every day. Pick your time and see what you can accomplish in small burst.
  4. Unpack all bags that come into the house immediately.
  5. Divide all unwanted stuff in 4 piles or boxes: Keep-Sell-Donate-Trash
  6. Everything has a home inside and outside.  Make sure it goes there!
  7. If family members do not want your treasures, find out which organizations could really use them and donate.
  8. Pare down on paper and photos. Sort through the piles and shred what you can.
  9. Be realistic about your belongings. If you will never wear it, use it or love it again, get rid of it!
  10. REMEMBER: YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU!!

There are many resources around that can help with projects like this. Let us know if you have any questions and we will be glad to help!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. 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.

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Oh Dear! The Deer Are Here!

By: Jazmine Rubi

No matter where you live – the deer are here!
Watch out when you’re driving home on Route 3 to Locust Grove or Lake of the Woods. Be especially careful at dawn and night on the back roads (particularly on the super winding ones) where they can jump out at any given moment. Drive slower and use your high beams and honk your horn to scare them.  I’ve heard there are ‘deer whistles’ but many have doubts of their reliability. If it appears your car is going to make impact with the deer – you should avoid swerving, as more accidents occur this way. You never know what can happen, so of course always wear your seat belt!
If you thought, you have seen an increase in deer recently – you are not going winter-crazy! It is mating season, so you will see more deer along the normal tree-lined Route 3 to the Locust Grove area, even on the way to Culpeper. Be cautious and alert!
There are more animals to look out for then deer! Sadly, this month I have seen so many other small creatures alongside the road that have crossed the rainbow bridge. On my way to work this morning, coming from Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania to Locust Grove, I counted no less than 5 small animals on the side of the road whose lives were taken too soon due to high activity on the roadway. It may be difficult to avoid hitting a critter while driving, especially when it’s only a 2-lane road, you can try to prevent impact by being aware of your surroundings before they come out on the road. Although you may want to swerve to avoid hitting them, if it’s too late – it’s better for your safety and the safety of others on the road to keep moving forward.
Drive slower on less lit roads, especially winding back roads. Use your high-beams and your horns! Stay safe and remember there’s more than just you on the road (or the woods) parallel to the roads.
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. 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.