Archives: September 2016

LOW Fall Community Yard Sale

There are always treasures to be found at the Lake of the Woods Fall Community Yard Sale! This year, the yard sale will be held on September 17th from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Community Center. To register, or for more information, please call the Community Center Office at 540-972-9680.
It’s another beautiful day at the lake!
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Political Sign Regulations in Lake of the Woods

by Pat Licata, REALTOR
With the elections upon us, it’s the appropriate time to talk politics! No, I don’t mean about which candidate you like…I mean the politics of placing signs in your Lake of the Woods yard! The official date you can place political signs in your yard is Tuesday, September 27. Remember, all signs must be removed by Wednesday, November 9. Please adhere to the following rule governing the usage of signs:
Regulation V.
3. Political Signs: Only one political sign per issue or candidate, no larger than 4 square feet may be displayed on any residential lot. Political signs may be displayed no earlier than six weeks prior to an election and must be removed the day after the election. Political signs on Association property are not allowed except for two exceptions. The first exception is on Election Day. The second exception is on the day of a political event at which the candidates will appear. For both of these exceptions the signs must be in an area designated by the General Manager.
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LOW Annual Art Show October 15-16, 2016

By Pat Licata, REALTOR
One of my very favorite fall events, The Annual Art Show, sponsored by the LOW Visual Arts Council, is fast approaching! Held October 15th and 16th, this fun annual event allows local artists, both professional and amateur, to showcase their work and gives you the opportunity to take it home!
artgraphicGet ready to view works from artists of past years: Pete Brown’s oil paintings, Bob Gibson’s photos, Helga Birdsong’s floral arrangements, and my friend, Patty Bell’s, watercolors. Patty is also a swan enthusiast and has been my partner in a few swan rescues. If you’ve never seen her swan watercolors, you simply must…They are stunning! Nate Smith, who amazed us with driftwood sailboats last year, plans to expand his exhibit for 2016. Martha Manigross, a new resident who will be participating for the first time, creates wearable art and wall hangings.
Forms are available in the Holcomb Building lower level foyer and at the Community Center if you would like to participate. Please contact Jan Moore at 972-9355 or Sallie Wallace at 972-0412 if you have questions.
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Check out Updated Fareways Cafe

By Pat Licata, REALTOR
bloody maryJust a friendly reminder to check out the newly remodeled Lake of the Woods’ Fareways Cafe. If you haven’t been there since the remodel, come on down and enjoy all-day breakfast, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, while enjoying a great view of the golf course from the porch before you’ll be “stuck” inside enjoying the cozy fireplace! New food, new drinks, and new atmosphere abound. My friend and client, Ginny, had breakfast and a great Bloody Mary there today!
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LOW Players present Man of La Mancha

By Pat Licata, REALTOR
Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the LOW Players production “Man of La Mancha”.  If you’ve never been to a LOW Players production, you have truly been missing out! Purchase your tickets online at or contact Sandie Frame at 972-6385 quickly, as these awesome productions do sell out.
Production dates:
October 14, 15, 21, 22 – at 7:30
October 16 & 23 – Matinee at 2 PM
Starring Bob McGrath as Don Quixote and directed by Marion Pronk!
Hope to see you there!
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These Small Home Improvements Can Pay Off Big When Selling

First impressions matter when selling a home in Lake of the Woods or elsewhere. But the first thing buyers see isn’t always your staged living room or upgraded kitchen. The price is the first impression buyers have of your home. The price also determines whether buyers skip over your home or go inside for a better look.
using a laptop at homeHome buyers are attuned to the market. When they are searching online for properties and browsing through listing photos, they can easily spot a home that is not worth the price tag attached to it.

The Simplest Ways to Add Value to Your Home

There are many ways to add value to your home, but don’t waste your time and money with major home improvements that won’t pay off. Instead, focus on these small, often overlooked tasks. Even the smallest fixes can significantly increase your home’s market value.

Replace Doorknobs and Other Hardware

Is the front doorknob worn or tarnished? Are your light fixtures outdated? Replacing the hardware in your home, even though it’s just a cosmetic fix, can make a world of difference when you sell your home.

a homeowner painting the wallsPaint the Walls a Neutral Color

A fresh coat of paint can leave your home looking like new. Choosing neutral colors, such as beige or grey, for your walls allows buyers to easily picture their belongings in your home. Two of my favorites are Benjamin Moore’s bleaker beige and revere pewter. Lighter tones also create the illusion of more space.

Declutter Your Home

Buyers want to see a home that is organized and well-kept, both in person at showings and online in listing photos. Donate, discard, or store any furniture or household items that are not absolutely necessary in each room. Decluttering your home is the best way to add value, maximize space, and make a great first impression.

Price Your Home Right from the Start

When you’re ready to put your home on the market, create the best first impression with the right price. If you want to sell your home quickly and for the most money possible, we can help you determine the market value of your home. Call us today for a free home evaluation.
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