Archives: May 2018

Mary Maurer Visits Local Locust Grove Business: True Value Hardware

Mary Maurer Visits Local Locust Grove Business: True Value Hardware

Mary meets the owner of True Value, Paul Curtis and learns what sets them apart from the big corporation businesses. You can also hear all about the different products and services they offer. Did you know they offer rental services for lawn equipment and even birthday parties or other fun events? Make this your one stop shop and support small business owners- shop at Lake of the Woods True Value!


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 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 our site!

fort germanna

Visit Fort Germanna & the Enchanted Castle in Locust Grove!

Visit Fort Germanna & the Enchanted Castle in Locust Grove!

 
If you have ever wanted to visit Fort Germanna and the Enchanted Castle, your chance is here! There will be multiple days throughout summer that the Germanna Foundation is hosting free public access days at their archaeology site. Typically this site is not open to the public!
You can see the progress being made while they work to uncover the historic fort commissions by Lt. Governor Alexander Spotswood.
Visitors are able to stop by anytime between the scheduled hours – and while there is no fee – registration is required and donations are encouraged!! You can visit the Fort Germanna Visitor center to pick up a map with directions.
What can you expect from this visit?
-Tour of the dig site with Germanna archaeologist Dr. Eric Larsen
-Learn about frontier life
-View active dig sites
-Talk with interns and field students about their recent finds and experiences!
Closed toed shoes and bug spray are highly recommended!
The dates & times of the tours are listed:
Friday, August 10th,   10am to  to 2pm
Tuesday, September 11th, 9AM – 12pm
For the most up to date information make sure to check out their Facebook page!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent 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 our site!
 

adaptive watersports

Adaptive Watersports Training Day in Lake of the Woods

Adaptive Watersports Training Day in Lake of the Woods

 
Did you see our blog post about Wounded Veterans Watersports 2018 at Lake of the Woods!?
Well if you did and you were wondering who helps with these events and if you can too, the answer is volunteers make these events happen and you CAN help!
During this training day on Saturday, June 9th from 11 AM – 3 PM you can join Lake of the woods Adaptive Watersports Foundation & Therapeutic Adventures, Inc while they train volunteers to assist with the adaptive paddling and adaptive water-skiing!
If you were interested in this upcoming event or any of the upcoming events – this is your time to learn what you need to so you may help. They will have more events throughout summer, check out their Facebook page for their full list of events!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent 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 our site!
 

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Germanna Ford: Barrier to Battle History at Sunset Tour

Germanna Ford: Barrier to Battle History at Sunset Tour

The Germanna Foundation is partnering with the National Park Service for their first ever History at Sunset tour! It will be held on Friday, June 8th from 7PM to 8:30PM.
Please dress appropriate – durable, comfortable walking shoes for walking on trails and bug-spray!
This program is a part of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park “History at Sunset” series that is held every Friday evening over the course of the summer season.
You will park at the Germanna Community College (2130 Germanna Hwy, Locust Grove VA 22508) and everyone will gather at the end of the college parking lot closest to Route 3 and the entrance to the lot.
Keep an eye on their Facebook page here for any postings of cancellations due to inclement weather.
This event is FREE! So take a moment to reserve your spot so you can learn about some of our local history right here in Locust Grove!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent 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 our site!
 

golf tournament

Memorial Golf Tournament for Gary Waugh at Meadows Farm Golf Course!

Memorial Golf Tournament for Gary Waugh at Meadows Farm Golf Course!

Friday, June 22nd, at the Meadows Farm Golf Course will be a Memorial Golf Tournament held in memory of Gary Waugh.
This will be between 9AM and 3PM, with shotgun starting at 9AM sharp.
The entry fee is $75 per person and $300 per team.
There will be food, golf with a cart, range balls, raffles and some great prizes!
Captains Choice Prize is a Championship Trophy with Team name.
Other prizes will be offered for: Team Finishes, Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin.
The proceeds earned will help benefit Bernard Kube, who is recovering from a bad car accident.
If you would like to register or request additional information contact: Josh Dotson at 540-229-9467
Visit their Facebook event!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent 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 our site!
 

MAY 2018 Lake of the Woods Monthly Statistics


By Pat Licata-REALTOR
In Lake of the Woods for May 2018 the statistics are as follows: A total of 22 homes were sold, all of them were standard sales. No homes sold for under $175K, 11 homes sold between $175-250K,  and 9 between $250-350K, and 2 were sold that were over $350,000.  Additionally, 4 lots were sold and they were priced under $37,000.
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!

Lack of Supply of Homes Available in Today's Market

Lack of Supply of Homes Available in Today’s Market

There is a lack of supply of homes available for sale in today’s market. Last month, existing home sales fell 2.5%. The median home price in April rose 5.4% compared to last year. According to the National Association of Realtors April also marks the 74th straight month that there has been an annual increase in prices of already-built homes.

What does this mean for the average home buyer? Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors stated, “The worsening housing shortage means home prices are primed to rise further this year too, hindering affordability conditions for home buyers in markets across the country.”
Housing inventory total at the end of March 2018 was 1.67 million existing homes available for purchase. Comparing it to last year it was 7.2% lower than a year ago. We are now experiencing the lowest inventory level in a generation with unsold inventory at 3.6-month supply at the current sales pace.
Competition is at an all time high between millennials, boomers and investors with there being 250,000 fewer starter homes (those priced under $200,000) available now than compared to 2 years ago.
Jessica Lautz, National Association of Realtor’s director of demographics and behavioral insights, was quoted saying, “Buyers know it’s touch, 35% of shoppers anticipate a lot of competition, but they remain optimistic, and more then 70% expect to close in 2018.”
So don’t be discouraged – if you’re ready to buy or a sell your home we may already have the house for you!
 
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent 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 our site!
 

Senator Bryce Reeves will be featured speaker at Civic Club Meeting

Senator Bryce Reeves will be the featured speaker at Civic Club Meeting

Senator Bryce Reeves will be the featured speaker at the Civic Club meeting on Wednesday, May 30th, at 7 PM, in the Clubhouse Great Hall. We hope you are able to join us!  
bryce reevesSenator Reeves, who resides in Spotsylvania County, represents the 17th District, which is comprised of Orange County, part of Albemarle County, part of Culpeper County, Fredericksburg City, part of Louisa, and part of Spotsylvania County.  
He was elected in November 2011, defeating 28-yr Democratic incumbent, Edd Houck. Senator Reeves serves on the following Senate Committees: Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee as Chair, Courts of Justice, General Laws and Technology, Privileges and Elections, and Rules.  
Please plan on participating in Senator Reeves’ informative presentation regarding the issues impacting our district and state. There will be plenty of time for questions, so bring yours.
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent 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 our site!
 

red white bleu

John visits Local Business: Red White Bleu & Brew across from Lake of the Woods!

John visits Local Business: Red White Bleu & Brew across from Lake of the Woods!

Local Business Red White Bleu & Brew not only sells cheese, beer, and wine from Virginia but they have events on the last Friday of every month called: FINALLY FRIDAY! which features live music, cheese, beer and wine tastings, and a fun time! John Licata talks with one of the owners, Michael Scruggs and Michael tells us about what they have to offer and why you should stop by. Keep small businesses alive. They are located right across from Lake of the Woods, so if you’re a local you know where the new spot to hang out is! It’s a great time and the cheese and offerings are absolutely delicious!



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.