Category Archives: VA

Lonesome River Band Coming to Grass Rootes in Culpeper on January 31st!

Have you been aching to hear some quality bluegrass music? If so, then grab your friends and family, and head on down to Grass Rootes in Culpeper to see The Lonesome River Band on Friday, January 31st from 7PM-11PM! Having been around for 37 years, this award-winning band has performed on some of the most famous stages, such as the Grand Ole Opry, as well as headlined for some of the biggest concerts and festivals around! Any true bluegrass fan young or old will recognize their unique and iconic sound, so be sure to not miss your chance of seeing them up close!

There will only be 100 tickets sold on this amazing night, so be sure not to miss your chance! The doors will open at 7PM, and the band will promptly start at 7:30 PM. They will play two 45-minute sets with an intermission between lasting about 20 minutes. Special VIP tickets can be purchased which will grant you a seat within the first two rows, as well as signed poster by the band, a VIP laminate and an invitation to the 6PM pre-party! VIP tickets are very limited. This will truly be a night to remember, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of it! 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

20th Annual Pet Expo in Richmond on January, 11th!

Get ready to spend the day with your favorite furry friends, because the 20th annual Pet Expo will be held on January 11th from 10AM-4PM at the Richmond Raceway Complex! This is a day to show your favorite pet just how much you love them, by taking them and the rest of the family to this unique indoor event! Spend time browsing the 50+ exhibitors that will be providing various good and services. There will be various activities planned throughout the day, many of which involve, and encourage pet participation! Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, or $8 if purchased in advance, and only $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Pets and Children under the age of 6 will receive free admission! This is a day full of fun and excitement for the whole family, with all proceeds going to benefit the Henrico Humane Society! 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

Virginia Spirits Roadshow at A. Smith Bowman Distillery Happening On February 8th!

Attention all lovers of local spirits; make sure to be at the Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg on Saturday, February 8th for Virginia Spirits Roadshow from 12PM-5PM! Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the advance promo price for tickets, being $20 for one general admission, or $35 for two GA tickets the day of the event, and all designated driver tickets are complimentary. Tickets include a sampling of all artisan spirits, as well as the craft cocktails made by the various Virginia distilleries that will be present. Any bottles that are purchased to take home can be stored at the concierge station, so you don’t have to worry about carrying them around! Ticket prices the day of the event are $30 for one GA. For a full list of the all participating distilleries, as well as more info 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

Men’s 3.5 – 4.0 Fredericksburg Pickleball Tournament on January 19th!

Grab your paddles, and get ready to serve with the best, as the first Men’s 3.5-4.0 Pickleball Tournament will be happening on January 19th from 3PM to 9PM at FXBG Pickleball! This is a Doubles Tournament for anyone who is rated 3.5-4.0, and the cost is $50. The event is limited to only the first 16 players, so be sure to register ASAP! For more information on where to purchase tickets, 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

Grease is Coming to Riverside Center for Performing Arts Starting January 8th!

Get ready to spend your day with the coolest cats around, as you swing right back into the 50’s with Riverside’s performance of the musical; Grease! Starting on January 8th and continuing until March 15th, you’ll be able to catch this timeless classic which brings you right back to the year 1959 as you spend time with the Senior class of Rydell High! Recall the music Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Little Richard, as you appreciate the music that defined a generation. We might be living in the 20’s, but we’ll be living it up like it’s the 50’s! for more information about cast and showtimes, 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

Cozy Home on large Acreage in Locust Grove, VA! 6436 Seminole Lane Now Under Contract!!

Located within a few miles of almost everything you need (shopping, schools, and more) and minutes from the Spotsy line on Rt. 3 lies almost 2.5 acres of land with a great home freshly painted and floored, with brand new roof and HVAC, and the most incredible 35 x 27 ft 2 car detached garage with storage above it that you can image! You simply must see and seize this opportunity! For more information about this property, 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

Beautiful Brick Home with Bonus Room in Lake of the Woods, VA! 333 Yorktown Blvd Offered at $269,900!

The circular drive welcomes you to this well built, freshly painted and newly carpeted brick front rambler located near the main gate of amenity-rich Lake of the Woods. You’ll love the expansive room sizes, sunroom, and wood stove located in the cozy family room off of the kitchen! There’s even a bonus room off of master perfect for an office or craft room! The deck is accessible from the family room and sun room and leads to a level yard perfect for outdoor relaxing. For more information about this property, be sure to Click 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.

Buying A Home in Virginia After Retirement

Buying a new home and moving for retirement is something that is pretty common in the United States. It also seems that it is something that almost everybody is doing nowadays. However, this process is something that will take some time and consideration. Buying a home, moving and starting over is exciting. However, it is also a task that you should take seriously. Think about your life now, and how it will change once you retire. What are the pros and cons of relocating? And starting fresh? Yes, starting fresh is possible even at the golden age. You’ve probably never had more money and time at your disposal. Now, you can finally enjoy life to the fullest. And you deserve it. Let us guide you through buying a home in Virginia after retirement process, and help you handle it the best way possible. You don’t only need it, you really do deserve it.

Reasons for buying a new home after retirement

We all have different reasons, however, we all have the main goal in common – we want to make our lives better, every aspect of it. And that is the main reason behind every home buying process. In Virginia, Japan or anywhere else in the world. We just want what’s best for ourselves and our loved ones. Retiring and enjoying your mature age comes with many benefits, and one of them – you will have much more time on your hands. Time to take charge of your life. And that sometimes means changing your surroundings and starting over.

Your family home might have served you for many years, but it’s probably not the right fit for you anymore. It might feel like an empty nest, or it might be too big now when the kids have moved out. Maybe you want to be closer to your grandchildren. We all have our reasons, however, investing in real estate comes with a great deal of work that needs to be done. Our number one advice for you would be to really think through your reasons. Make sure that they are good and reasonable ones.

Gathering the money

Yes, we need to mention and talk about this aspect when having a conversation about buying a home in Virginia after retirement. Your budget. It is real estate, and such investments don’t come cheap. That is why you need to really consider your budget, as well as your wants and needs. What are you looking for? And can you afford it? These two things can also be very different, so make sure you know your budget as well as your limits.

Calculate your budget. Look into your savings. Talk to your loaning manager and ask for some advice. Try to get all the information and advice that you can use to your advantage along the way. And also – don’t depend, but rely on professional assistance. Having someone who knows the real estate business to its core on your team is of crucial importance. Why? You will want to get the most value for your money’s worth. We all do.

Yes, you will want to hire a professional

As we have mentioned before, having a seasoned professional when buying a home in Virginia after retirement is your best option. It will save you some precious time, energy and even money. Hiring realtors or real estate agents sounds more expensive than it is. And their service, on the other hand, is much needed. Even though you might be buying your 10th house this time around, if you are not a real estate professional yourself, you will need some help for sure.

This market changes, without us even noticing. And in order to get as much value for your money, you will definitely need some advice and someone who can lead this whole process. Especially if you are coming from another state. Relocating from one place to another is stressful enough as it is, and moving interstate, well – let’s just say, there will be many things to consider when moving to another state. Let professionals assist you. It is the best thing you can do.

Decide what you’ll do with your current house

You will have to make this call, sooner or later. And even though leaving our old lives behind sounds fun and exciting, leaving all these memories behind as well can be harder than you might have originally expected. That is why you need to think about this move. And we mean – really think. Will you leave your old house to your kids? Or are you going to sell it?

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you do it fast. Letting time pass by won’t help you, and especially if you tend to get nostalgic. Allow yourself to enjoy your new beginning, and say goodbye to your old life. Leaving your old family house behind doesn’t mean you’ll leave all the people you love (or the memories you share with them) behind. It is just a property. And the sooner you start thinking this way, the sooner this process will become enjoyable. And you really want things to go smoothly, trust us on this one.

Set up your criteria

Your new home in Virginia needs to be perfect. It needs to meet your expectations and everything you have dreamt of all these years. Make a list of things that are a must and a list of things that are a no-no. You will have to make a compromise here and there, but there are still some things that are and should stay deal breakers. You deserve the best. And now, you can finally be picky.

Enjoy the process

Your real estate agent will lead the way, and all you have to do is to follow his or her lead. Of course, it is your house and you make all the calls, however, your real estate agent (or realtor) is there to do all the hard work. Buying a home in Virginia after retirement is something that you have waited for for so long. Make sure you enjoy it!

 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

Santa is coming to Lake of the Woods! Here’s How You Can Track Him!

As busy as this time of year gets, jolly Ol’ Saint Nick will be making his round atop Engine 29 through Lake of the Woods, starting from the LOW Fire Department on Dec. 13, 14 & 15! Since Santa has swapped his sleigh for a much larger vehicle, he will be sticking to the main roads, and will-not be going to any cul-de-sacs. A brush truck will be leading Santa, in order to allowing residents to make it to their doors safely to see him.

This is a tentative schedule, and is subject to change based on weather or unexpected calls for service. Santa plans to make at least one trip around Lakeview Pkwy each night, and will then make his way to the Sheetz, Food Lion and Walmart Parking lots. For further Information about the routes Santa will take each night, or to track Santa in general, be sure to Click Here! Remember to be safe, and have a Merry Christmas!

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

Beautiful Home with Bonus Room! 206 Edgemont Lane in Lake of the Woods, VA Offered at $274,900!

If you are seeking privacy, outdoor spaces, and a huge “bonus” room with full bath for man-caving, quilting, crafting, or as a teenage hangout, you’ll fall in love with one level living at 206 Edgemont Lane! Backing to Wilderness Battlefield National Park on a cul-de-sac and taking full advantage of this lot’s setting, coffee on the deck watching the deer roam through the woods can be your morning ritual. And there’s more: covered breezeway from the home to the bonus room above garage offering an expansive space for relaxing out of the sun, gazebo with another deck, and covered as well as secure storage, and oversized garage. For more information about this listing, be sure to Click 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.