Archives: October 2020

Gorgeous Golf Course Home in Lake of the Woods, VA! 205 Westover Pkwy Offered at $449,000

Welcome to 205 Westover Parkway! This stunning custom-built home located on the golf course, 15th hole, is beautifully landscaped and offers a gorgeous outdoor living area. Once you enter, you are welcomed by gleaming hardwood floors, fine finishes, and a sought-after open floor plan! The gourmet kitchen is complete with granite counter tops, island with prep sink, pantry, and upgraded cabinets. The family room is filled with natural light, soaring ceilings and a gas fireplace. You will love the elegant, main level owner’s suite with an inviting bathroom with soaking tub, tiled shower with glass doors, and a spacious walk-in closet with built ins to keep everything organized. A spacious formal dining room is sure to please with access to the screened porch and deck overlooking the golf course. The upper level boasts 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, and flex/office space. The lower level is the perfect in-law suite with complete kitchen, family room, bedroom, full bath and additional flex space. In addition, the storage area features another laundry area, workshop and a golf cart garage. Imagine sitting on your screened in porch listening to all the sounds of nature, entertaining family and friends, or just relaxing. You can have it all! For more information on 205 Westover Pkwy, 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.

LOT For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 103 Gold Rush Drive Offered at $39,900

Imagine your dream home here! Nicely wooded lot on a quiet street on the golf side of the community. Amenity rich Lake of the Woods offers so many choices: play golf, jump in the lake, swim at the pool, work out at the fitness center, or dine at the clubhouse overlooking the pristine lake, the choice is yours. A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000s to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods! For more information on 103 Gold Rush Drive, 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.

WATERFRONT LOT For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 406 Westover Pkwy Offered at $85,000

Build your dream home on this beautiful half acre waterfront lot in amenity rich Lake of the Woods. You will love this community that offers so much to do, swimming, fishing, trail rides, golf and dining just to name a few. Your lake life awaits. A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from the mid-$100,000s to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods! For more information on 406 Westover Pkwy, 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.

New Home vs Resale – Which is Right For You

After contacting The Licata Group, you’ve probably realized the number of options buyers have in today’s market. The most obvious choice you’ll need to make is the one between new home vs resale home. Being able to choose the floor plan and design options has its perks. On the other hand, comfortable neighborhoods and historic houses with wide front porches appeal to some home buyers. To help you decide which type of home is right for you, here are some of the important factors you need to consider.

New home vs resale- it’s not only about your preferences

Owning a house where other people have lived is something many people want to avoid. However, new constructions might lack the charm of resale homes and stories that they tell. However, you need to remember that buying a home is not only about preferences. As both options have their advantages and disadvantages, let’s explore the practical aspects of buying and owning either of them.

Reselling or living in a resale home

The question here is whether buying a resale home is a wise investment or not. First of all, you’ll spend less money on a resale property than on a new house. As a result, don’t expect to get a large profit when you decide to sell your resale house. So hold onto it for some time, and then resell it. But, if you plan to buy and live in a resale home, it’s probably an excellent investment decision, provided that it meets other factors as well.

The price of your house

New houses come with a high price, compared to pre-owned homes. And resale homes don’t need to be that old; they can be less than 7 or 8 years old. If you find a relatively young home at a decent price, then you might be getting the best value for your money. And with the rest of your budget, you can have your belongings transferred from one of the surrounding states. Maybe it’s time to provide yourself and your items with a moving experience you know you deserve. 

However, keep in mind that while new homes usually cost more than 20 percent more than resale homes, the latter might come with a potential downside. While they are initially less expensive, they might be more costly in terms of utilities and maintenance.

Are resale homes sustainable?

If you’re buying a newly-constructed house, you can expect it to match the modern-day sustainable construction standards. While pre-owned houses might not have been built by these standards. Insulation, the quality of bricks, natural lightning, and other factors affect the price of utilities and maintenance costs. That’s not to say that you can’t use modifications and fixtures to bring an older home up to the mentioned standards. However, you’ll need to determine the budget and set aside the extra amount of money for this purpose.

A home and light coming through the window.

Appliances

Some building companies include refrigerators, dishwashers, and similar new appliances when building a new house. In case these are not already included in the price of your new home, you might still be able to roll this cost into your mortgage. Alternately, pre-owned homes might come with outdated appliances that you’ll need to replace.

Design and floorplan choices

If you’re building a new home, you get to choose not only the colors but also floorplans and design. While you can deal with the intense colors in the pre-owned homes by repainting, floorplans and other design changes require extensive renovations. Also, changing flooring, cabinetry, or even carpeting, can be expensive. Unless your budget can support this kind of work, you’ll have to accept your resale home as it is.

A couple repainting.

Storage space

New homes usually come with floor plans designed to fit all of your belongings. Some of the convenient features include cabinets with pull-out shelves, garage space options, and walk-in closets. Older models of resale homes might have limited storage space. One way to solve this problem is to contact Excalibur Moving and Storage and inquire about the storage options. Another way to deal with this is to renovate the house and remodel it to suit your needs.

A couple hanging a picture in their new home.

Pre-owned homes are eligible for home loans

You shouldn’t forget that banks also offer loans for resale houses. However, the bank will need to conduct the technical verification of the property to ascertain the condition of the home. Know that bank will not lend more than the property value stated in the sale deed. And the loan component will depend on the policy of the bank and the age of the house.

Verifying pending payments

First-home buyers might forget to do all the necessary verifications. It’s essential to check for pending payments and taxes for the pre-owned property. Ensuring that there are no dues or unpaid bills on the property will save you from a lot of potential trouble in the future.

Legal documents

You’ll need to thoroughly verify the legal documents when buying a pre-owned home that’s older than 20 years. Also, the property must have clear titles. You need to obtain the sale deed, purchase agreement, a copy of the builder buyer agreement, as well as no objection certificate. Documents that prove the ownership of previous owners are also required.When choosing between new homes vs resale homes, it’s not hard to notice the pros and cons to both. Important aspects to keep in mind, for starters, are the costs of your home. However, think about the big picture,  benefits or expenses you’ll have to face both in the future and now. That’s how you’ll be able to make an informed decision. If you have found the right home for you, it’ll be much easier to settle down in a new city. Good luck with your search!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern 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

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Gorgeous Home For Sale in Downtown Orange, Virginia! 416 E Main Street Offered at $259,900

Enjoy the charm and simple pleasures of small-town living on Main Street in this classic home. A paved circular driveway reaches out as if to say, Come on in!? Step into the spacious foyer and you will be welcomed by recently refinished hardwood floors, fresh paint, and unique character from another place in time. Entertaining friends and family is a breeze, as the main floor easily flows from one room to the next. As you head upstairs, you will notice a tiny chandelier and southern bannister leading the way. In addition, to the 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the second floor, awaits the treasured walk-up attic for added storage or refinishing. A pub-style, waterproofed basement provides the perfect recreation room, along with an additional classic staircase and complimentary pool table. As you head out into the spacious backyard, you will be greeted by the brick patio, generations of perennial plants, a detached two car garage and outbuilding, providing ample storage. Timeless surprises abound in this joyful, spacious home. Move-in ready to welcome your friends and family! For more information on 416 E Main Street, 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.

LOT For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 113 Monroe Street Offered at $49,900

Welcome to 113 Monroe Street… a fabulous lot on which to build your perfect home in sought after Lake of the Woods! Mature trees and close to the back gate make this the one! So get your lake life started by building your perfect place at the lake on one of the few remaining lots! A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. For more information on 113 Monroe Street, 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.

Stunning Home For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 418 Yorktown Blvd Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to 418 Yorktown Blvd! If space is what you crave, you’ve found it! This stunning, well maintained home in amenity rich Lake of the Woods is move in ready with new carpet, fresh paint, newer windows and roof, and fine moldings! While the lot backs to trees offering privacy, you’ll still have access to Sweetbriar Park, pool, and Community Center from your own back yard! The inside delights with a spacious living room full of natural light. It flows gracefully into the kitchen, which boasts Quartz countertops, an amazing island, upgraded stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. The dining room is grand in size with built-ins and provides access to the expansive deck. A half bath and a spacious laundry room complete the main level. The open staircase and landing welcome you to the upper level, which features a fabulous owner’s suite with en-suite bath and walk-in closet. There is a princess suite with its own private bath, two additional bedrooms, and a third full bathroom. The upper level is completed by a flex room that would be perfect for crafting or as an office to make working from home a breeze. For more information on 418 Yorktown Blvd, 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.

Beautiful Home For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 513 Monticello Circle Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to 513 Monticello Circle! You’ll love what this great house, located near the back gate in amenity rich Lake of the Woods, provides! As you enter, you are greeted by the floor to ceiling stone fireplace, exposed wood beams, and cathedral ceilings. A galley kitchen with a pass through to the family room, oodles of cabinet space, new stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher will sure to please. The family room is inviting, full of natural light and has a free standing gas fireplace to keep you warm on those cold nights. The sought after split bedroom design boasting a lovely owner’s suite with en-suite bath and two more bedrooms and another full bath. The backyard features a shed, patio and backs to trees for privacy! For more information on 513 Monticello Circle, 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.