Archives: March 2018

home prices

Home Prices Begin to Rise in 2018

While home prices may have ended 2017 on a high note, in the United States this year (2018), home prices are beginning to rise, faster than the rate of economic growth.
Home prices have increased 5.9% which is impacting buyer’s budgets. The market had been very limited and with Spring market in full-swing, NAR chief economist, Lawrence Yun believes “one of the top wild cards for the housing market in coming months will be how both buyers & potential sellers adjust to the steady climb in mortgage rates since last year.”
Along with raising home prices, interest rates are on the rise as well which puts a strain on borrowers and adding additional pressure to their budget.
According to the National Association of Realtors, rising interest rates could also hold back some sellers that are reluctant to lose their lower interest rate, particularly if they had recently refinanced.
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

March 2018 Lake of the Woods Monthly Statistics


By Pat Licata-REALTOR
In Lake of the Woods for March  2018 the statistics are as follows: A total of 21 homes were sold, 19 of them were standard sales and 2 were short sales. 3 homes sold for under $175K, 7 sold between $175-250K,  and 11 between $250-350K, and none were sold that were over $350,000.  Additionally, only 1  lot was  sold and it was  priced under 20,000.
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia, we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia. We are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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: LOW Active Listings.
It’s another beautiful day at the lake!

OC Chamber of Commerce Searching for Volunteers for Upcoming Events!

Orange County Chamber of Commerce has some really BIG, FUN events coming up for Orange County.
However, they need YOUR help to make these events the best they can be!
How can you help? Volunteer! Even volunteering a couple hours of your day can really make a huge difference.
They are looking for volunteers for:
Orange Uncorked Wine Festival (May 5th and 6th),
Street Festival (September 8th)  and
Chili Cookoff and Brewfest (October 13th).
Interested in volunteering?? Email: exec@orangevachamber.com to learn more and sign up! It’s that easy!!!
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

dog festival

ATTENTION ALL DOG LOVERS: Equestrian Center DOG FESTIVAL!!

Lake of the Woods is happy to announce the RETURN of the Dog Festival at the Equestrian Center in Lake of the Woods!!
The local SPCA and other dog rescues will be attending to help find forever homes for dogs in need of a caring, loving home & family!
Join the Dog Festival on Saturday, April 28th between 11 am and 4 pm.
The Orange County Sheriff’s department will be present to show demonstrations of their K-9’s abilities in a covered arena at 1:30 pm !
The ponies and horses will be available for riding at $5 between 11 am and 1 pm.
All well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome to attend! Bring your fur-ever friend and maybe you’ll leave with a new companion for you & your dog!
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

commuter golf

Commuter Golf Outing at Lake of the Woods!

Join Lake of the Woods for their 2018 Commuter Golf Outing date on Friday, April 13th!
Address: 108 Fairway Dr, Locust Grove VA 22508
Visit our lake of the woods VA map, if needed!
Shotgun starts at 6 pm and is a 9 hole game. The outing ends at 8pm.
The cost is $5 per person. There is a dress code that must be followed, you can find the dress code rules here.
Sign up begins today March 23rd at the Pro Shop in the Lake.
Please call the Pro Shop at: 540-972-2230 for more information!
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

horse show

2018 Lake of the Woods Hunter Series Horse Show!

The first Hunter Horse show for the 2018 season is being hosted by the Lake of the Woods Equestrian center and judged by: Kim Gilberston
Pre-enter for discounted entry fees online by visiting: https://www.lowa.org/Amenities/Equestrian-Center
LOW sponsors the VHSA/BHSA recognized hunter horse show series. Adult and junior students are both welcome to participate in the shows ! They have added divisions for all levels of riding!
The next shows held at the LOW Equestrian center will be on: May 13, September 9th and October 14th.
Take a look at the Lake of the Woods VA map, if needed, here.
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

car show

Kidz Cruzin Car Show & Festival of Fun in Locust Grove!

Details by Frank is hosting their first annual Kidz Cruzin Car Show. Come out and show your support for the Locust Grove Primary School PTA. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the school.
There will be cars, trucks, motorcycles, kids activities, vendors, food trucks and so much more!
Would they love to take a pony ride? Or pet some animals at the Petting zoo? There will even be a mermaid meet and greet!
The best part?? Only the kids will be voting for the Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorcycle and Best In Show! How fun! The kids are sure to have a blast – so bring them down to see all the cool cars and trucks that will be at the car  show!
Save the date for Saturday, April 21st from 11 am – 3 pm at the Locust Grove Primary School (31230 Constitution Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508) The rain date is Saturday, April 28th.
Interested in being a vendor or registering your vehicle? Contact: Martha Brown at 540-841-7273 or martha.detailsbyfrank@gmail.com
Some of their sponsors include: J&J Landscaping & Services, DanceXpressions, and Illusions Wraps, just to name a few. For the complete list of sponsors please visit their Facebook event page!
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

paint your pet

Orange County's Parks & Rec: Paint Your Pet Art Class!

Thursday, April 19th from 3:30 pm – 5pm your children can paint their pet at Grymes Memorial School: 13775 Spicer’s Mill Rd, Orange VA 22960.
The pet your paint class fee is $30 and includes all materials.
You must provide a photo of your pet and they will provide a pre-sketched canvas ready for your child to paint & take home! It is one-day after school program open to all primary & elementary school aged children.
The deadline to register for Paint Your Pet is Friday, April 6th. Space is limited and you MUST pre-register and provide a photo of your pet in advance. Spots fill up quickly so register BEFORE April 6th to truly reserve your seat! If you do register after the deadline, you will be charged a $5 late fee.
The instructor is the current Grymes Memorial art teacher and has 2 children of her own. Her desire to continue sharing her love of art has led to the development of this program.
For additional information or to register contact: Orange County Parks & Recreation at 540-672-5435; 146 N. Madison Rd, Suite #205, Orange VA 22960 or online at: www.orangecountyva.gov/parksandrecreation
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.

food truck

2018 3rd Annual Food Truck Rodeo in Spotsylvania!

Did you miss last years Food Truck Rodeo?? Well be sure you don’t miss it this year, and SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, April 7th from 11 am to 3 pm you can visit the Spotsylvania Courthouse Village at 9010 Old Battlefield Blvd, Spotsylvania, VA 22553 where all the fun will be!
This 3rd annual event is FREE admission and FREE parking! Dog-lovers, bring your well-behaved companions along! Bring your children to this kid-friendly event! There will be music, entertainment, vendors, and the local areas BEST FOOD TRUCKS!
The food truck lineup includes: 716 Slice, Beverly’s Ribinator, Beach fries, Rita’s Ice, The Zesty Adventurer, Old Time Lollipops Candy & Fudge, just to name a few. For the complete list visit their Facebook event page here.
Come hungry!
Whether your looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.