Old House Vineyard

Where History Meets Flavorful Adventure

Nestled in the scenic heart of Culpeper, Virginia, Old House Vineyards is a destination that seamlessly blends history, craftsmanship, and the art of winemaking. With its compelling backstory, diverse range of wines, and innovative spirits, Old House Vineyards beckons both wine connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts to explore its enchanting offerings. Within a short drive of Lake of the Woods, Old House has most certainly become a favorite of LOW residents, even for those who simply enjoy the beautiful countryside and good food! On Mondays (except for holidays) from noon – 5pm, fabulous brick oven pizza is served from May to October. Additionally, each weekend from Friday to Sunday, your tastebuds will delight in the cuisine served up in the taproom by Green Ribbon (greenribbon.com). And if the pub is open, you can enjoy your meal there in the gorgeous space.

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Wine and Beyond:

Old House Vineyards is more than just a winery; it’s a trifecta of craftsmanship, offering wine, spirits, and beer. The winery boasts an impressive selection of wines, each with its unique character and flavor profile. From the sparkling brilliance of “Petillante” to the complex notes of “Bacchanalia,” there’s something to delight every palate. Noteworthy is the “Chambourcin Dessert Wine,” aged in Woodford Reserve Barrels for an exquisite taste experience.

Crafted with Care:

Winemaking at Old House is a meticulous process, with harvests taking place from early September to late October, ensuring the grapes reach their peak ripeness. The winemaking process includes gentle crushing and destemming, separating juice from the skins, and oak barrel aging in French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels to impart distinct characteristics to each wine.

Spirit of Dedication:

The distillery at Old House Winery takes pride in its commitment to quality. Their spirits, such as “Diceros Barrel Aged Rum” and “Agave Nectar,” are meticulously crafted without shortcuts, resulting in rich and flavorful libations. Visitors can enjoy a trip back in time at the Distillery Tasting Room, designed to honor World War II veterans and filled with historical memorabilia.

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Craft Beer and More:

For those who appreciate a well-crafted beer, Old House Brewery offers a range of session beers, focusing on refreshment and drinkability. There are also exciting plans for collaboration projects involving barrel-aged beers utilizing barrels from the winery and distillery, promising endless flavor possibilities.

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Experience the Trifecta:

Old House Vineyards offers the unique “Old House Trifecta Tour,” providing an insider’s look at the production processes of brewing, distilling, and winemaking. Led by knowledgeable family members, these tours offer a personalized and educational experience.

Weddings and Traditions:

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Old House Vineyards is also a stunning venue for weddings, with two beautiful locations for ceremonies and receptions. Couples can even participate in the romantic tradition of “Love Locks” on the property, symbolizing their enduring love.

Annual Events and History:

Throughout the year, Old House Vineyard hosts events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and more, promising fun and excitement for all. Their dedication to history is evident in their WWII museum and the incorporation of love-lock traditions.

As Old House Vineyards continues to evolve and grow, it remains a testament to the Kearney family’s dedication to craftsmanship and the creation of memorable experiences. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, spirit aficionado, or simply seeking a unique and historical outing, Old House Vineyard in Culpeper, VA, is a destination that promises delightful discoveries and cherished memories.

Join the Kearney family on their journey and savor the rich flavors and history of Old House Vineyard. Your visit is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Don’t forget to share your experience with The Licata Group.  

Annual Events:

Stay updated on Old House Vineyard’s annual events by following them on Facebook, where they share details and ensure you won’t miss out on the fun they offer throughout the year.

History and Timeline:

Learn more about the rich history of Old House Vineyards and its growth over the years through the Kearney family’s timeline, showcasing their dedication to quality and craftsmanship.

Visit Old House Vineyards and immerse yourself in a world of history, flavor, and hospitality that reflects the heart and soul of Virginia’s wine country. Cheers to unforgettable experiences!

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 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, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contacting Pat Licata.
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“Your Dream Home Awaits at 540 Monticello Cir, Locust Grove, VA 22508, in Amenity-Filled Lake of the Woods.”

Step into a world of comfort and luxury with this exquisite 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom raised rambler boasting 3,200 square feet of pure elegance. From the moment you set foot on the inviting porch, you’ll know you’ve found something special. As you cross the threshold, you’re immediately greeted by the stunning Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring that stretches gracefully throughout the main level. The 9-foot ceilings add an extra touch of spaciousness and airiness, setting the stage for a truly inviting living experience. The open-concept design ensures that family and friends are always connected. The kitchen, a chef’s delight, features dovetail soft-closing cabinets, granite countertops, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. With a pantry for all your culinary essentials, this kitchen is where memories are made, cooking and baking alongside loved ones. The recessed lighting provides a warm and inviting glow, setting the perfect ambiance for creating delicious meals together. Nestled between the kitchen and living room is a charming dining area, the ideal space for enjoying meals while staying connected with your loved ones. It’s perfect for work, homework, or simply relishing a cozy dinner. This space will undoubtedly become your go-to spot. The welcoming living room is the ultimate retreat, offering ample space for your entertainment needs, whether it’s watching TV, playing games, enjoying music, or spending quality family time. This room will instantly put you in an “I’m at home” mood, ready to relax and unwind. One of the home’s standout features is the split-bedroom floor plan. The primary bedroom, just off the living room, is a sanctuary of tranquility. A tray ceiling adds an elegant touch, while the walk-in closets provide ample storage. The ensuite bathroom exudes spa-like vibes with its tiled floors and shower. A double vanity with granite countertops and soft-close drawers completes this oasis of comfort and style. Adjacent to the dining/kitchen area is another fantastic bedroom, complete with a full bathroom that boasts all the bells and whistles. Near the foyer, you’ll find a third bedroom that offers complete privacy for guests or family members. The unfinished basement is an absolute canvas, ready for your creative ideas. It’s already equipped with a bathroom rough-in and egressed windows, allowing for additional bedrooms and flexible living space as your family grows. The walkout basement seamlessly leads to the private outdoors, making entertaining a breeze, whether you’re indoors or outdoors. This isn’t just a house; it’s a warm, inviting, and exciting haven ready to welcome you and your loved ones. Don’t miss the chance to make this dream home your reality. Nestled in a private, secure, gated community, Lake of the Woods is a paradise of possibilities. With two lakes, a golf course, an equestrian center, fire and rescue services, and even a church within its bounds, this community offers a diverse range of activities. From boating, water skiing, kayaking, and golfing to the simple joy of soaking in mesmerizing views from the clubhouse, deck, yard, or beaches, there’s something for everyone. Engage your interests by joining over 60 clubs and organizations, or perhaps indulge in a game of bridge or contribute your talents as a volunteer. Lake of the Woods truly caters to your lifestyle. Located in Orange County, enjoy the added advantage of low real estate taxes. With home prices spanning from $200,000+ to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the ideal haven for both full-time residents and weekenders. Don’t just take my word for it – come and see for yourself! Allow me to guide you through a captivating tour of Lake of the Woods, showcasing the very essence of what makes this community so special. Experience firsthand the captivating charm of 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 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, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contacting Pat Licata.

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

Licata Live! at 11AM, Every Tuesday on Facebook! 2023 Year!

Join us every Tuesday at 11 AM for Licata Live.

11/21/23 Licata Live with John Licata ( The Face for Radio ) and Kathleen Ayers

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Licata Live September 20, 2023 with Mary Maurer and Pat Licata

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 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, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contacting Pat Licata.

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

My Journey to Lake of the Woods

As a Lake of the Woods resident since 2008 (as a weekender and a full time resident), I’d like to share my journey to the Lake. My husband, John, and I were interested in finding the perfect location for a second/vacation home. Initially, we were open to looking at a beach location, as well as a lake. We began searching in the summer of 2007 through the spring of 2008 for our getaway.
We decided fairly early on that the beach just wasn’t for us because of distance from Northern Virginia and lack of activity during “non-peak season,” we began focusing on the lakes in the area. Having made the trek to Lake Anna and Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia, and Deep Creek Lake in Maryland, something wasn’t “perfect” for us regarding each location. Lake Anna was too busy for us, and Smith Mountain Lake and Deep Creek Lake were both too far for us to enjoy a home regularly, and we also didn’t care for how few conveniences were located close by (ie, grocery store, pharmacy, restaurants, etc).
Then we remembered having visited Lake of the Woods years ago, when we had been a guest of a friend. After our first house-hunting visit to the lake in early spring of 2008, we knew where we wanted to be. Lake of the Woods, as a gated, secured community, gave us peace of mind as weekenders. The community offered us close proximity (1 hr 15 min from Reston),  tons of conveniences, as we residents are supported by a grocery store, pharmacy, gas stations, cleaners, nail salons, automotive services, doctors, a library, a post office, many restaurants, and a brand new elementary school-all within 2 1/2 miles of the gates), over 50 clubs and organizations in which to participate, a fabulous clubhouse overlooking the lake that serves excellent food, and a clear, pristine lake!! Oh…did I mention the PGA golf course and equestrian center within the community?? And the Community Center, and the non-denominational Church within the gates? Or the walking trails? And what about the wildlife!
We purchased our home in June of 2008, and after that first year (52 weekends), we realized that we had been to our home at Lake of the Woods 51 of those 52 weekends! That’s when we decided that the “allure of the lake” was just too great to resist and made the change from weekenders to full-time residents!
Call me today at 540/735-7998 for a boat and car tour!

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 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, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contacting Pat Licata.

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

Aerial Tour of Lake of the Woods, VA!

Aerial Tour of Lake of the Woods! By Pat Licata REALTOR

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.

Celebrating Father’s Day: Honoring the Dads Who Make a Difference

Father’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to celebrating and honoring the fathers, grandfathers, and father figures who have played pivotal roles in our lives. It’s a day to express our gratitude, share cherished memories, and recognize the unwavering support and love that fathers provide. Whether you’re planning a heartfelt tribute or looking for ways to make the day memorable, here’s a guide to celebrating Father’s Day and appreciating the incredible dads out there.

1. Reflect on Memories and Milestones

Take some time to reflect on the memories and milestones you’ve shared with your father. Think about the moments that have shaped your relationship, from childhood adventures to life’s significant events. Write down a few of these memories in a card or a letter. Sharing these reflections can be a touching way to show your appreciation and let your father know how much those moments mean to you.

2. Plan a Special Activity

Consider planning an activity that your father enjoys. Whether it’s a round of golf, a fishing trip, a hike, or simply spending the day watching his favorite movies, the key is to spend quality time together. Tailor the day to his interests and create new memories that you both will cherish.

3. Cook His Favorite Meal

Food is often a way to the heart, and cooking your father’s favorite meal can be a wonderful way to celebrate. Whether it’s a hearty breakfast, a BBQ lunch, or a special dinner, preparing a meal he loves shows thoughtfulness and effort. You could also involve him in the cooking process, turning it into a fun, bonding activity.

4. Give a Thoughtful Gift

While material gifts aren’t the only way to show appreciation, a thoughtful present can be a lovely gesture. Consider something that aligns with his hobbies or interests. It could be a book by his favorite author, a gadget he’s been eyeing, or a personalized gift like a custom photo album or engraved keepsake. The thought and care behind the gift matter more than its monetary value. And if a large monetary gift isn’t out of the question, our Licata Group expert advisors are happy to assist in finding a new home dad will love! Call us at 540388-2541!

5. Share a Personal Tribute

Publicly acknowledging your father’s impact can be incredibly meaningful. Write a tribute and share it on social media, at a family gathering, or during a Father’s Day toast. Highlight his qualities, the lessons he’s taught you, and the ways he’s influenced your life. This can be a powerful way to celebrate and honor him.

6. Create a Memory Book

Compile photos, letters, and mementos into a memory book. Include captions and notes that describe the significance of each item. This can be a collaborative project with siblings or other family members. A memory book is a tangible way to capture and preserve the special moments you’ve shared.

7. Spend Quality Time

Sometimes, the best way to celebrate Father’s Day is to simply spend time together. Whether it’s having a deep conversation, enjoying a leisurely walk, or playing a board game, the time spent together strengthens your bond and creates lasting memories.

8. Honor His Legacy

If your father is no longer with you, take the time to honor his legacy. Visit his favorite place, prepare his favorite meal, or engage in an activity you used to enjoy together. Share stories and memories with family and friends to keep his spirit alive.

9. Celebrate Father Figures

Father’s Day is also an opportunity to recognize and celebrate father figures who have made a difference in your life. This could be a stepfather, grandfather, uncle, mentor, or anyone who has provided guidance and support. Extend your gratitude to these important individuals as well.

10. Encourage Relaxation

Give your father a day off from his usual responsibilities. Encourage him to relax and enjoy the day. Whether it’s sleeping in, indulging in a hobby, or simply taking it easy, let him know that this day is for him to unwind and recharge.

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men who have shaped our lives with their love, wisdom, and strength. Whether through a heartfelt letter, a shared meal, or a special activity, the most important thing is to express your gratitude and love. Fathers and father figures play an irreplaceable role, and honoring them on this special day helps us recognize the profound impact they have on our lives.

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there! Your love and dedication are truly appreciated and celebrated.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 

contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

Budget Travel Tips: How to Travel on a Budget and Still Have an Amazing Experience

Summertime is here, and vacations are on the horizon. Whether you’re planning a solo adventure, a romantic getaway, or a family trip, traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the experience. Here are some practical tips to help you explore the world without breaking the bank.

1. Plan and Book Early

One of the best ways to save money on travel is to plan and book your trip well in advance. Airlines and hotels often offer discounts for early bookings. Additionally, planning ahead allows you to take advantage of lower rates before they increase as demand rises closer to peak travel times.

2. Be Flexible with Your Dates

Flexibility can be a significant money saver. Traveling during off-peak seasons or mid-week can result in substantial savings on flights and accommodations. Use tools like Google Flights or Skyscanner to compare prices across different dates and find the best deals.

3. Use Budget Airlines

Budget airlines offer lower fares compared to traditional carriers. While they might have fewer frills, the savings can be considerable. Just be sure to read the fine print regarding baggage fees and other extra charges to ensure you’re getting the best deal.

4. Consider Alternative Accommodations

Instead of staying in hotels, explore alternative lodging options such as hostels, Airbnb, or vacation rentals. Hostels are particularly budget-friendly and often provide opportunities to meet fellow travelers. Airbnb and vacation rentals can offer more space and amenities, often at a lower cost than hotels, especially if you’re traveling with a group.

5. Travel Light

Avoid extra baggage fees by packing light. Stick to a carry-on if possible, and pack versatile clothing that can be mixed and matched. This not only saves money but also makes it easier to move around, especially if you’re using public transportation.

6. Use Public Transportation

Speaking of public transportation, it’s usually much cheaper than taxis or rental cars. Research the local transit options at your destination and consider purchasing a multi-day pass if available. Many cities also offer bike rentals, which are an affordable and eco-friendly way to explore.

7. Eat Like a Local

Dining out can be one of the biggest expenses while traveling. Save money by eating where the locals eat. Street food, local markets, and small cafes often provide delicious and authentic meals at a fraction of the cost of touristy restaurants. Consider grocery shopping and preparing some of your own meals if you have access to a kitchen.

8. Look for Free Activities

Many destinations offer free attractions and activities. Research free walking tours, parks, museums with free admission days, and local festivals. These experiences can be just as enriching as paid attractions and help you stretch your budget further.

9. Use Travel Rewards and Discounts

Make the most of travel rewards programs, credit card points, and loyalty programs. Accumulating points can lead to free flights, hotel stays, and other perks. Additionally, look for student, senior, or group discounts when booking activities and attractions.

10. Stay Connected with Travel Apps

There are numerous apps designed to help you save money while traveling. Apps like Hopper can predict the best times to book flights, while HotelTonight offers last-minute hotel deals. Use apps like Rome2Rio to find the cheapest transportation options between destinations.

11. Travel with Friends or Family

Traveling with others allows you to share expenses, from accommodations to meals. Splitting costs can make nicer accommodations or more expensive activities affordable, enhancing your overall travel experience.

12. Be Smart About Souvenirs

While it’s tempting to buy souvenirs for yourself and loved ones, they can quickly add up and eat into your budget. Consider small, meaningful items or even just photos and memories as your keepsakes.

Traveling on a budget requires some planning and creativity, but it can lead to unforgettable experiences. By being strategic and resourceful, you can explore new destinations, immerse yourself in different cultures, and make lasting memories without overspending. So pack your bags, stick to your budget, and embark on your next great adventure!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 

contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

Charming Rambler Near the Lake: 143 Harrison Cir. Offered at $425.000


Welcome to your new dream home, located within walking distance of a beach where you will have endless opportunities to enjoy swimming or simply relaxing at the water’s edge! This stunning one-level freshly painted split bedroom rambler with a 2-car garage offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a spacious 1989 sq ft of living space. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by luxurious LVP flooring that extends throughout the main areas of the home. The living room is a true showstopper, featuring vaulted ceilings with skylights that fill the space with natural light, and a cozy fireplace perfect for creating memories with family and friends. The kitchen is a chef’s delight, boasting ample storage with its cabinets, pantry, and extensive countertop space. Whether you’re preparing a meal for one or hosting a gathering, there’s room for everyone with space for a small table or bar stools at the breakfast bar. For those special occasions, the formal dining room provides the perfect setting for intimate meals with loved ones. The sunroom off the kitchen expands your entertainment options, offering a serene space to enjoy a book with your favorite beverage in hand. The sizable primary bedroom features a bonus room that also grants access to the sunroom, creating a seamless flow of space. The spa-like primary bath is your private oasis to wash away the stresses of the day. On the opposite side of the home, you’ll find two additional bedrooms and a guest bath, ensuring complete privacy for everyone. Step outside to the open deck, ideal for grilling and enjoying the tranquil backyard. This home offers a perfect blend of comfort, style, and privacy, making it a truly memorable place to call home. Nestled in a private, secure, gated community, Lake of the Woods is a paradise of possibilities. With two lakes, a golf course, an equestrian center, fire and rescue services, and even a church within its bounds, this community offers a diverse range of activities. From boating, water skiing, kayaking, and golfing to the simple joy of soaking in mesmerizing views from the clubhouse, deck, yard, or beaches, there’s something for everyone. Engage your interests by joining over 60 clubs and organizations, or perhaps indulge in a game of bridge or contribute your talents as a volunteer. Lake of the Woods truly caters to your lifestyle. Located in Orange County, enjoy the added advantage of low real estate taxes. With home prices spanning from $200,000+ to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the ideal haven for both full-time residents and weekenders. Don’t just take my word for it – come and see for yourself! Allow me to guide you through a tour of Lake of the Woods, showcasing the very essence of what makes this community so special. Experience firsthand the captivating charm of Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

Summertime DIY Ideas

Summertime is the perfect time for DIY projects around your home. Here are just a couple of fantastic ideas to get those creative juices flowing and upgrade your home.

Inside – Even inside projects benefit from being able to open the windows for ventilation or take items outdoors to cut or strip. Paint and redecorate a room, add a tile backsplash in your kitchen or refinish furniture pieces. While you’re at it, it’s a great time for a round of decluttering, you might even hold a rummage sale to make a little money giving your unused items new life.

Outside – The exterior of your house deserves some love too. Paint your front door a fresh, vibrant color, refresh your house numbers and mailbox, and consider updating light fixtures and ceiling fans. This is a perfect time to hang exterior shutters or add screens to the porch as well.

The Garage – Implement a new garage organization system or build a shed to house the yard and garden equipment. Even just adding storage for the bikes can open up a lot of space. A little time and planning up front will make every future project easier with a well-organized workspace.

Decks and Patios – There are so many possibilities, and as many dream spaces as there are people. You could build a whole deck or just upgrade your railing for a smaller project. Add a pergola or shade sail, build a privacy screen, or add a fire pit. Search the internet for plans to build outdoor furniture or to set up your outdoor kitchen. Even small projects like redecorating or adding planters can make a huge impact!

The Garden – The great thing about gardens and flower beds is that you can add to them year after year. Maybe this is the year you plant new perennials in the front, build a potting bench or compost bin, install a rain barrel, or build plant stands. Maybe this is the year you add a beautiful arbor or a vertical garden wall. Try starting a salad and herb garden in a raised bed near the kitchen for handy summertime access.

The Yard – Even in a small space, the options are endless. Add solar lights to a pathway or landscaping, build a firewood rack, or make a pathway with personalized stepping stones or pebble mosaics. From chicken coops and dog houses to outdoor checkers boards and bag-toss games, make your backyard what you love best.

Now that your head is swimming with DIY ideas, pick something and have some fun with it! Good luck with your projects!
Sources: compassselfstorage.com & rocketloans.com

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon

Ingredients 
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper to taste
4 sprigs fresh rosemary
4 thick slices of bacon 
Directions 
1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon garlic powder on each chicken breast and season with salt and pepper. Lay one rosemary sprig on each chicken breast. Wrap bacon around the chicken to hold the rosemary on. Secure bacon with a toothpick or an additional thick rosemary stem.
3. Cook chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Stay near the grill to combat any flare-ups from the bacon. Remove the toothpicks before serving.
Source: allrecipes.com

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

Stunning Prow House-Style Residence Situated on a Premium Golf Course Lot: 113 Sand Trap, Offered at $525,000


Welcome to 113 Sand Trap Lane, where modern comfort meets timeless charm in this stunning Prow House-style residence situated on a premium golf course lot. Boasting over 3500 sqft of meticulously crafted living space, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home offers a serene retreat for its fortunate owners. Step inside and be greeted by an inviting foyer embellished with beautiful hardwood floors, setting the tone for what awaits within. To the right, a versatile formal living room awaits, perfect for transforming into your dream in-home office or flex space to suit your lifestyle. The main level graciously hosts the primary bedroom, strategically positioned for convenience and privacy. Revel in the luxury of an attached bath, providing ample space for relaxation and rejuvenation. With easy access to the outdoors and his and her closets, this ensuite sanctuary promises a slice of paradise for its occupants, offering a tranquil haven to unwind and soak away the day’s stresses. Continuing your journey through the home, discover a formal dining room and an additional bedroom and full bath, thoughtfully arranged to accommodate family and guests with ease. Prepare to be captivated as you enter the heart of the home, where an open-concept space unfolds beneath vaulted ceilings. Here, an eat-in kitchen seamlessly transitions into a cozy family room adorned with a fireplace, creating an inviting ambiance that attracts gatherings and celebrations. Ascend the stairs to reveal an expansive loft area, offering endless possibilities for relaxation, and recreation, with a third bedroom complete with an accommodating full bath, this upper-level retreat ensures comfort and versatility for all who reside within. Convenience meets functionality in the garage area, where ample storage space and a 2-car garage provide practical solutions for organization and accessibility. Nestled in a desirable location, 113 Sand Trap Lane invites you to embrace a lifestyle of luxury and tranquility. Don’t miss your opportunity to make this exquisite residence your very own oasis – schedule your private tour today and prepare to be captivated by all that awaits! Nestled in a private, secure, gated community, Lake of the Woods is a paradise of possibilities. With two lakes, a golf course, an equestrian center, fire and rescue services, and even a church within its bounds, this community offers a diverse range of activities. From boating, water skiing, kayaking, and golfing to the simple joy of soaking in mesmerizing views from the clubhouse, deck, yard, or beaches, there’s something for everyone. Engage your interests by joining over 60 clubs and organizations, or perhaps indulge in a game of bridge or contribute your talents as a volunteer. Lake of the Woods truly caters to your lifestyle. Located in Orange County, enjoy the added advantage of low real estate taxes. With home prices spanning from $200,000+ to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the ideal haven for both full-time residents and weekenders. Don’t just take my word for it – come and see for yourself! Allow me to guide you through a tour of Lake of the Woods, showcasing the very essence of what makes this community so special. Experience firsthand the captivating charm of Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

Fun With Dad This Father’s Day

“What I have been trying so hard to tell you all along is simply that my father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvelous and exciting father any boy ever had.” – From Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl.

To the father figures in your life – dads, stepdads, fathers-in-law, grandfathers, and mentors – knowing you appreciate their efforts is all they’ve really ever hoped for.

While making or finding the perfect gift is always an amazing way to show appreciation, if you’re looking for a more active way to show Dad he’s your one-of-a-kind, best-of-the-best, real-world superhero this Father’s Day, you’re in luck. Whether your dad loves to spend his free time golfing, visiting music festivals, hiking and fishing, or backyard barbequing, one of these ideas is sure to inspire a day your dad will love.

Fresh air and sunshine
A little time outdoors could be just the ticket to have Dad smiling from ear to ear. Plan a family hike or bike ride, an afternoon fishing, an outing at the zoo or the beach, take in a ball game, or hang out in your own backyard. You can bring a picnic lunch, host a family cookout, or plan a fun meal out at a restaurant with outdoor seating.

It’s all fun and games
Few dads would pass up the chance for some good old-fashioned fun with the family! Think family kickball, pickleball, or disc golf; board games, bocci ball, bag-toss, horseshoes, or a round of golf. Try a video game tournament or have the kids make backyard carnival games with prizes! Knock his socks off with a trip to an amusement park, water park, go-kart track, arcade, or trampoline park.

Out on the town
If Dad likes to go out on the town, look for a comedy show, farmer’s market, or museum. Many towns host festivals or live music events this time of year, carnivals, and car shows. Make it a whole event with ice cream and a stroll around town, and sign up for a cooking class, or trivia at his favorite restaurant.

Everything is better together
Whatever your dad likes, it’s always better together! It could be just the immediate family or a giant group celebration. No matter your plans, making time on everyone’s schedule for some fun and memory-making will make this Father’s Day one to remember.

Sources: almanac.com & goodhousekeeping.com

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

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Warm Welcomes and Happy send-offs!

Licata Group would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new homeowners! We often have really fun events hosted throughout the year, do frequent giveaways (think lotto scratchers, pies, FredNats tickets, just to name a few!), and also provide real estate market updates as well as local upcoming community events. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join our newsletter so you can never be without it! Sign up here. Or call our office at 540-388-2541.

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Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

May 2024 Lake of the Woods Monthly Real Estate Statistics

In May, 22 homes were SOLD in Lake of the Woods.

0 sold below $250,000.00
0  sold between $250,000-299,999;
4 sold between $300,000-349,999;
5 sold between $350,000-399,999;
11 sold between $400,000-499,999;
2 sold between $500,000-$999,999;

29 Active/Coming Soon Listings for Sale
27 Homes Under Contract
86 Homes Sold since January 1, 2024.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.

Lakeside Serenity: 504 Cornwallis Ave. Offered at $889,900

Welcome to this stunning 1.5-level traditional-style home, perfectly nestled on a picturesque waterfront lot. This home offers 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2490 sqft of beautifully designed living space.

Step inside and be greeted by an open and airy living room with vaulted ceilings, a cozy fireplace, and breathtaking lakeside views. The eat-in kitchen is a culinary haven, equipped with everything you need to create delicious meals. Adjacent to the kitchen, a sunroom offers serene lake and dock views, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or unwinding in the evening.

The primary bedroom is a private retreat, complete with an ensuite bath that serves as your personal oasis, ideal for melting away the day’s stress. Step out onto the screened porch off the primary bedroom, and relax with your favorite beverage while soaking in the tranquil lake views.

Ascend the stairs to find two additional bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a versatile bonus room, perfect for creating lasting memories with family and friends. This fantastic home also features a 2-car garage, and an open deck perfect for grilling and outdoor gatherings.

Imagine weekends spent fishing off the dock, hosting barbecues on the deck, and cozying up by the fireplace on cool evenings. This home isn’t just a place to live—it’s a place to create cherished memories for years to come.

Nestled in a private, secure, gated community, Lake of the Woods is a paradise of possibilities. With two lakes, a golf course, an equestrian center, fire and rescue services, and even a church within its bounds, this community offers a diverse range of activities. From boating, water skiing, kayaking, and golfing to the simple joy of soaking in mesmerizing views from the clubhouse, deck, yard, or beaches, there’s something for everyone. Engage your interests by joining over 60 clubs and organizations, or perhaps indulge in a game of bridge or contribute your talents as a volunteer. Lake of the Woods truly caters to your lifestyle.

Located in Orange County, enjoy the added advantage of low real estate taxes. With home prices spanning from $200,000+ to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the ideal haven for both full-time residents and weekenders. Don’t just take my word for it – come and see for yourself! Allow me to guide you through a tour of Lake of the Woods, showcasing the very essence of what makes this community so special. Experience firsthand the captivating charm of Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or 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 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 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 contacting Pat Licata. To view available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site. To view available properties in Northern and Central Virginia, visit our website at licatagroup.com.