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TWO Waterfront Homes Featured in Our Open House Saturday June 15!!

Join Licata Group as we feature two open houses Saturday, June 15th from 1 – 3pm in Lake of the Woods. Visit 215 Skyline Rd and 2701 Lakeview Pkwy!

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.

wine & cheese

Join Us for a “Sip & See!” at 2701 Lakeview Pkwy; Wine, Cheese, and Art at our Featured Waterfront home!

Join us at 2701 Lakeview Pkwy in Locust Grove, Virginia 22508 on Friday, June 21st for a “Sip & See” event. Local artwork from Ginny Martineau will be featured in the home. You may enjoy some cheese and wine while enjoying our newly listed home at 2701 Lakeview Pkwy. It will be open from 5PM – 7PM. Please join us for a wonderful event!

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.

waterpalooza

Waterpalooza at 100 Tyler Trail in Lake of the Woods, Virginia -You’re Invited!

Waterpalooza at Lake of the Woods Sunday, August 21 By Pat Licata REALTOR®

On Sunday, June 23rd, we are hosting a picnic at a stunning water front home listed for sale from 12-2 PM at 100 Tyler Trail. Then from 2-4 PM we will be offering boat tours of the lake, while pointing out additional properties that are for sale.

We will also have listing information on all waterfronts that are for sale at LOW. We can show any of these properties afterwards.

What a wonderful way to experience and explore our wonderful resort style community! Learn why so many people have discovered lake living!

As many of you are aware Lake of the Woods is a private and gated community. You must let us know if you plan to attend, so we can inform security that you will be our guests. Contact Cheryl at 540-388-2541 or Cheryl@licatagroup.com to RSVP.

Please consider this our personal invitation! Hope you can join 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.

100 Creekside

100 Creekside, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 For Sale Offered at $199,900!

Have you always dreamed of living at the lake? This may be exactly what you’ve been searching for! One level living home with a total of four bedrooms is waiting for you to call it home! There is so much to enjoy at Lake of the Woods!

A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

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.

1302 confederate

1302 Confederate Dr, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Offered for Sale at $239,900!

Do you dream of quiet evenings relaxing on your front porch? This charming home for you! Enjoy time with family and friends on the full front porch watching the birds and squirrels play. Feel like venturing out?

A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

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.

107 nugget

Home w/Backyard Oasis For Sale in Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Offered at $350,000 By Pat Licata!

107 Nugget, Lake of the Woods VA 22508

While there are too many fine features to mention, you will immediately fall in love with this home boasting approximately 3300 square feet and will want to bask in the tranquility! You will be impressed by the gorgeous walnut floors, the spa-like bathrooms, a dream kitchen, and an outdoor living oasis that you will have to see to believe. There are so many recent upgrades, you’ll think you are in a brand new home, meticulously maintained and obviously well loved.

If you feel like venturing out, however, the community amenities are sure to please as well. A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000s to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

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.

4227 Lakeview Pkwy

SPLIT-BEDROOM home for sale in Lake of the Woods VA 22508 Offered at $269,900! by Pat Licata!

4227 Lakeview Pkwy, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508

Have you always dreamed of living at the lake? Well look no further! This home boasts gleaming hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, a split bedroom layout, and a relaxing screened porch to watch the birds and squirrels play.

Feel like venturing out? The fun has just begun! A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

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.

2701 lakeview

Waterview Home for Sale in Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Offered at $449,000!

2701 Lakeview Pkwy, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508

Let’s get this lake life started! Enjoy countless days swimming from your dock, playing in the yard and relaxing on the expansive deck! This house is perfect for entertaining and making memories! Boasting an open concept layout, gorgeous sun room to enjoy the atmosphere whether there is rain or shine, soaring ceilings walls of windows and gleaming hardwood floors.

Feel like venturing out? There is plenty to do in the community. A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

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.

A man drawing a rising graph with a marker, representing recent real estate trends

Real Estate Trends That Will Change Everything for Sellers

Let’s face it – real estate is a complicated business. Regardless of whether you just want to sell your home, or you’re looking for a career in real estate; you’ll need to become familiar with the intricacies of this market. And that doesn’t just mean getting to know the day-to-day facets of this business. Especially in today’s world, real estate is a fast-changing game. Which means that you’ll have to constantly follow the latest real estate trends, if you want to stay on top. With that in mind – we’ve prepared a few short and long-term trends that you should be aware of. So read on and enjoy!

Slower growth dictates more imagination

So, let’s say that you want to sell your home, find cross country moving professionals in Virginia, and move somewhere else. If you want to get the best price you can, you should learn about the latest real estate trends. And we’re not just talking about the local market; if you want to play this smart, you could even find yourself getting into the real estate business by pure chance. After all – knowledge is power. And if you’re someone who’s already a part of this industry; knowing the latest developments will do you well. With that in mind, we’ll take a peek at the general outlook first.

Remember, real estate is, at the end of the day, a market like any other; meaning that the general changes in the national economy impact it quite a lot. And if we could describe the coming changes with one word, it would be – slowdown. Indeed, while it doesn’t seem we’re entering any sort of economic crisis; the big economic upswing of recent years seems to be winding down. Which means one crucial thing for the real estate market in general; all of the low-hanging fruit is basically gone. If you want to make a huge profit as a seller now, you’ll have to be more imaginative. So, take a look at emerging markets, or renovation and flipping of old buildings. Perhaps you’ll want to think about office space for particular business niches; basically, the possibilities are endless. But one thing’s certain – you’ll have to do a degree of thinking.

Second cities are all the rage

As we’ve already mentioned, if you want to learn about the latest real estate trends; one of them is the need to examine secondary markets. As the economy starts slowing down, you’ll have to do more out-of-the-box thinking if you want to make money as a seller. That’s why looking at alternative markets compared to the mainstream ones is a good idea.

A series of modern detached houses in a suburban area.
Suburban areas and second cities are becoming more attractive to buyers!

So, if you’re selling a property and looking to reinvest; we recommend taking a look at some of the smaller cities in the US. This is doubly true if you’re prepared to wait a bit to make good on your investment. As economists have predicted for a long while, smaller US cities have started experiencing a revitalization; meaning that more and more millennials have begun moving or returning here. The math is simple – as more job opportunities appear in smaller local economies, especially with the Internet giving you the option of working from anywhere; these small towns and cities are becoming a more affordable option than living in a bustling downtown area and spending a fortune on mortgage or rent.

An eye for details

While suburban areas and second cities are on the rise according to recent real estate trends; don’t think that traditionally high-volume environments are losing their place in the world of real estate. If you’re a building investor or owner in a bustling city, you’ll find that the apartment arms race is still going strong; in fact, it’s more apparent than ever. And what exactly are we talking about here? Well, building owners and managers have long struggled to offer the best possible amenities in their properties; attracting more reliable and luxurious tenants and buyers.

A modern co-working space in an apartment building.
Amenities such as co-working spaces are becoming a basic necessity!

But while this used to mean having easy rooftop access and a gym in the building; these days, you have to invest additional resources if you want to attract the right people. As buyers become more and more demanding, you’ll need to stay on top if you want to deal with the best people on the market. So, as a seller; examine how multifamily developments that are truly cutting-edge are attracting buyers. You’ll find that these now include some previously unthinkable amenities, such as movie theaters and co-working spaces. Sure, this may seem like quite a lot; but in the world of smart-technology homes and plenty of real estate options; just having a laundry room isn’t exactly enough.

Big long-term changes

Sure, most of the things we’ve mentioned represent mid-term real estate trends at best. But are there any long-term changes that will completely change this market over the coming years? The answer is definitely a resounding ‘yes’. For one – you can expect tech companies to have a much larger influence on real estate. After all, these companies always have their eye on older industries they bring innovation to; but that also means having more influence over traditional realtors. And seeing as real estate makes up around 13% of the US GDP – this is a great place to invest in.

A laptop on a table next to a cup of coffee and a vase.
Expect the tech industry to play a larger role in the real estate business!

So, expect more inroads to be made by tech startups, as well as already established companies and service provides. This isn’t just a pipe dream either; which you can confirm by looking at venture capital investments. Real estate tech projects may raise more than $5 billion by the end of this year; which means that we’ll be seeing quite a few tech-powered changes in this industry over the coming years.

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.

BINGO! 5 Open Houses in Lake of the Woods, Virginia Sunday, June 9th!

Join Licata Group as we host 5 Open Houses THIS Sunday, June 9th!
Visit all 5 homes (in any order!) and you’ll have the opportunity to win a $50 gift card!!!

Our featured homes are: 119 Monticello Cir, 121 Independence St, 128 Harrison Cir, 542 Harrison Cir, and 215 Skyline!!

Come out and have some fun this Sunday while enjoying the beautiful Lake of the Woods Community!

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.