Category Archives: Spotsylvania VA

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show at the Fredericksburg Expo Center on December 6-7-8!

Are you tired of shopping for the same old gifts at department stores? Would you rather give your loved ones something unique that you can’t find anywhere else? If so, you’re in luck because the 11th Annual Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show is happening on December 6-7-8 at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center! Considered to be one of the largest events at the Expo Center, you’ll have a chance to visit over 300 crafters and artisans each offering unique holiday gifts, designs and decorations. The limits to what you’ll find are endless, including jewelry, baked goods, sports, pet items and much more! Tickets are good for ALL three days, $8 at the door for adults, $7 for seniors and children 12 & under are free! Take a break from all the mainstream shopping and give your loved ones a gift to remember! For more information about this event, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Wreaths Across America Ceremonial Event in Fredericksburg, on Saturday, 12/14.

With all the hustle and bustle that goes on throughout the holiday season, it’s important that we make time to honor those that have lost their lives fighting for the prosperity of this great nation. Fredericksburg Fallen Heroes invites you to join them on Saturday, December 12th from 12:00PM – 2:00PM as they honor fallen veterans that have been laid to rest, with the annual Wreaths Across America at Oak Hill Cemetery, located at 1902 Plank Road Fredericksburg, Va. Guest speakers will be present to help remember our fallen, with all branches of service present to represent their brethren. The event will start at 12:00 Sharp, and is free & open to the public. If you or a loved one would like to purchase a wreath, you may do so for $15 by clicking HERE. For more information about the event, be sure to Click Here.

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade Happening on Saturday, December 7th!

Get ready to take out your chairs and prepare your warmest clothes, because the Annual Fredericksburg Christmas Parade is upon us! A local favorite of the community, the downtown parade will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 5:30PM – 8:00 PM. The viewing area will be along Caroline and Princess Anne Streets from Wolfe Street to Amelia Street. The theme for this year will be “A Futuristic Christmas”. The parade will be open to the public, and is FREE to attend! This is always a favorite event for the area, so be sure to mark your calendar! For more information about the parade, be sure to Click Here, and remember to dress warm!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

3rd Annual Turkey Bowl on Saturday, 11/9 at Lakeside Title & Escrow!

Lakeside Title is hosting its 3rd Annual Turkey Bowl to benefit the Wilderness Food Pantry on Saturday 11/9 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the Lakeside Title & Escrow parking lot! Enjoy face painting, a moon bounce, raffles with amazing prizes, a cake walk, music and much more! Make sure to participate in the bake sale, and pick up some delectable goodies! Don’t forget to enter in the Turkey Bowl for a chance to win your Thanksgiving turkey, or your choice from a selection of baked goods. This is a perfect opportunity to spend some time with the community, and help raise money for those in need. If you would like to learn more, or find out how you can help donate good, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

market stats 2018

October 2019 Market Statistics

In October, 24 homes sold in Lake of the Woods.
2 sold under $200,000; 6 sold between $200-250,000;
10 sold between $250-300,000; 3 sold between $300-400,000;
1 sold between $400-550,000; 2 sold above $750,000.

64 Active Listings for Sale
36 Homes Under Contract
263 Homes Sold since January 1, 2019.

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.

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts Proudly Presents: Annie!

Your favorite orphan is coming to town! Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present “Annie” starting November 10th! Follow along as sweet little orphan Annie attempts to find her real mom and dad, with the help of good old Daddy Warbucks. In addition, Famous star Sally Struthers will be reprising her role from the 20th Anniversary Annie Broadway revival as Miss Hannigan! Be sure to reserve your tickets, as this is surely an opportunity that you don’t want to miss! For more information, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting in Fredericksburg on Saturday, 11/16!

Are you ready to light the tree? Be at Hurkamp Park in Fredericksburg for the annual Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 16 from 4 PM – 6 PM! Bring your kids to meet Santa as well as some other fun characters, spend time making holiday crafts and enjoy listening to your favorite holiday songs and more! Make sure to stay for the reading of The Night Before Christmas! This is a free public event, hosted by the Fredericksburg, Virginia Economic Development & Tourism, as well as Fredericksburg Park, Recreation & Events! We hope you’ll be there! For information about this event, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

3rd Annual Kegs & Legs Friendsgiving on 11/16 in Fredericksburg!

What goes great with smoked turkey? Beer of course! Mark your calendars, and head on down to the Red Dragon Brewery in Fredericksburg for the 3rd annual Kegs & Legs Friendsgiving! Enjoy tasting multiple new brews, and feast on giant smoked turkey legs courtesy of Beverley’s Ribinator BBQ! Service will be from 12 PM – 6PM on Sunday, November 16, so make sure to be there and don’t forget to bring your friends! For more info, be sure to Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website lakeofthewoodsvirginia.com

Things Every Real Estate Agent in Virginia Needs to Know

Buying a property in Virginia can be a great experience if you are lucky enough to find the professionals who can help you do it. Virginia is a state where rural and urban make a unique scene making sure that you can find whatever you search for. However, bear in mind that there is a long way from having an idea to move to Virginia to actually making the final decision and signing the necessary papers. There are some specific rules you need to be acquainted with, so you will need some help from a realtor. Here are some things that every real estate agent in Virginia needs to know.

Before hiring a realtor

Here are some things that you should know about working with a real estate agent in Virginia:

  • Let’s start with some good news – usually, the seller pays the commission which is divided between a seller’s and a buyer’s agent.
  • You should always check whether the agent you want to hire is licensed to do the job. Don’t rely on customer reviews on websites only and always ask for personal referrals.
  • Before you hire a real estate agent, you should try to figure out what you are actually looking for. Make a list of all the characteristics that you expect your new home to have. That will make yours and your realtor’s job much easier. While at it, you should decide what you are going to do with the possessions you are not planning to relocate. This might seem like thinking too far ahead, but it isn’t. Once you find the home that you want to buy or rent you will be too busy dealing with paperwork, credits, and inspections. The solutions for storing furniture in Virginia will probably be the last thing on your mind. A tip: Find and book them in advance!
Buying a property is probably one of the greatest investments you’ll have

Every real estate agent in Virginia needs to know the statistics

Numbers and figures are something that every real estate agent just has to know no matter where he/she lives and works. Virginia is a huge real estate market with a lot of great listings so that everybody can find the property they are searching for, be that a flat, an urban home, a ranch or a vacation home. The Commonwealth of Virginia has it all!

At the moment, Virginia real estate market is very hot. The average time that a home stays on the market before being sold is 64 days. The hot market also means that over the past year, the prices of listings have gone up 4.3%. The median home value in the state at the moment is $264,200. Moreover, the predictions are that, within the next year, the price will rise as much as 2.8%. The median value that the sellers in Virginia expect to get for their property is $310,325. On the other hand, the average amount that people are paying for their home in the state is $269,900.

The average rent in Virginia is somewhere around $1,700 per month.

A good realtor is expected to know the history of listings they are showing

Buyers are curious, especially when they are about to make such an investment as buying a property. And, who can blame them? Besides the common facts that the realtor is expected to know about the property he/she is trying to earn on, here are some of the questions that buyers in Virginia tend to ask:

  • Was this property the site of a meth lab and if so, was it cleaned properly and in accordance with the regulations?
  • Are there any defects to the drywall in the house?
  • Is this place within the area of military air installation? – It might sound silly, but these are the questions that a real estate agent in Virginia just has to be able to answer.
Whatever you are searching for, a good real estate agent in Virginia will help you find it

And, a lot more

More details about residential property disclosure can be found within Residential Property Disclosure made by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Plus, a good real estate agent would have to at least know to point their clients in the right direction where they can find the answers he/she cannot give them directly.

One of the qualities of a realtor that cannot be learned by heart is just being friendly and welcoming to the newcomers wanting to buy a property and stay in Virginia. They will like to know more about the neighborhood and the county wherein they are searching for a place. A good real estate agent has to have some additional info up their sleeve. For instance, they should be informed about the top things to do in Orange County if that is the area of the buyer’s interest. Or, they should have some basic data on local schools in the neighborhood. 

A real estate agent in Virginia needs to be familiar with paperwork a buyer needs to go through

Whether you are a Canadian buying a property in Virginia, or a local citizen moving to another street, you will have a lot of paperwork to handle before becoming an official owner of a Virginia property. What is specific about the real estate market in this state is that a lot is left to the buyer to do. That is where a helping hand from the good realtor is priceless. Other than signing the purchase agreement, you will have to deal with taxes and mortgages. A realtor who always has a good piece of advice when needed is worth their weight in gold. 

There are some more things that need to be done in order for a buyer to completely disclose the purchase. They have to provide the inspection report after having a house inspection done. This is done in order to identify the problems with pests, structure, drainage, mold, electrical, plumbing, heating, etc. Ok, how can a real estate agent help me with that? – you might be asking yourselves. Well, after you get the inspection results, a realtor can help you negotiate the price with the seller.

You will have to sign a lot of papers to disclose the purchase

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website lakeofthewoodsvirginia.com

Jazz 4 Justice is Happening on November 2nd at University of Mary Washington!

The Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and the University of Mary Washington are proud to present: Jazz 4 Justice, featuring the UMW Jazz Ensemble, directed by Doug Gately! The concert will be held on Saturday, November 2nd starting at 7:30 PM at George Washington Hall in Dodd Auditorium. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, and #5 for students & seniors. Net proceeds go to benefit Legal Aid Works, and UMW Jazz Ensemble Scholarships. Tickets are available online at www.LegalAidWorks.org/Jazz4Justice/. For more info about upcoming events in the area, Click here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com