Archives: August 2021

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August 2021 Lake of the Woods Monthly Market Stats

In August, 33 homes sold in Lake of the Woods.
1 sold between $130-199,999;
2 sold between $200-249,999;
7 sold between $250,000-299,999;
12 sold between $300-349,999;
8 sold between $350,000-399,999;
3 sold between $400-499,999;
0 homes sold over $500,000;

28 Active/Coming Soon Listings for Sale
48 Homes Under Contract
241 Homes Sold since January 1, 2021.

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 contact Pat Licata

313 Waterfield Ter NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

313 Waterfield Terrace NE, Leesburg, Virginia now Under Contract by the Licata Group!

Welcome to 313 Waterfield Terrace! This well-maintained, pride of ownership town home in the sought-after Exeter subdivision has been meticulously cared for and continuously updated over the last fifteen years of ownership. Once inside, you are welcomed by gleaming hardwood floors, shadowboxing, and crown molding. The kitchen is bright and features granite countertops and a breakfast area. The pass-through from the kitchen to the formal dining room will make entertaining a breeze. The family room on the main level is spacious and offers access to the deck. The upper level boasts an amazing owner’s suite with a walk-in closet, and en-suite bath, as well as two more bedrooms and another full bath. As you enter the lower level you will find a large family room, another full bath, and a laundry room/storage area. Relax on the deck with your favorite beverage overlooking your landscaped, fenced-in backyard. In addition to being in an amazing area close to downtown Leesburg, Leesburg outlet mall, and Ida Lee Park. All the updates and fine finishes make this the one!

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 contact Pat Licata.

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

344 yorktown, lake of the woods virginia 22508

344 Yorktown Blvd, Locust Grove, VA 22508 now Under Contract!

A day relaxing at the pool or playing at the park is a mere 1 1/2 block walk from this totally renovated Lake of the Woods home! New roof, new HVAC, new flooring, new light fixtures, fresh paint inside and out, and huge covered porch await! You’ll love the bathroom finishes and closet space too! The location between front and back gates also allowing easy community access, in addition to proximity to the Sweetbriar complex (pool, park, Community Center, soccer fields), and the renovations, make this one the one!

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 $200,000+ 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!

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 contact Pat Licata.

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

102 tallwood trail, locust grove va 22508

102 Tallwood Trail, Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508 Now Under Contract!

Overlooking the golf course 13th hole, this immaculate, move-in-ready, light and bright rambler is picture perfect! You’ll love the open floor plan, an inviting sunroom, and a wonderful covered deck. Enjoy relaxing the days away enjoying the views or walk to the course. A spacious kitchen offers new upgraded appliances and oodles of counter space, and the family room boasts skylights, vaulted ceilings, and a brick fireplace for those cool nights. The owner’s suite features a walk in closet and en-suite bath. The backyard is level, inviting and wooded.

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 $150,000+ 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!

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 contact Pat Licata.

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

Soggy Doggie Swim at Sweetbriar Pool Coming in September!

The Soggy Doggie event is such a great way to close out the final days of summer and a wonderful ending to close down the pool season. Best of all, we are given an opportunity to watch these dogs enjoy themselves and have so much fun at the pool! Bring Fido to the Sweetbriar Pool (110 Sweetbriar Park Rd, Locust Grove, VA 22508) on Sunday, September 12 between 1pm – 3pm for the chance to close out the summer in the Lake of the Woods’ pool! Grab your pooches and bring them for what is sure to be a blast for all! Registration including proof of vaccinations is required. Pre-registration is available here. Humans will not be allowed in the pool with the dogs, and Owners are responsible for clean-up duty. In lieu of a registration fee, they are asking for donations of dog or cat food or a check made payable to the Orange County Animal Shelter!

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 contact Pat Licata.

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

fireworks at lake of the woods, virginia

Lake of the Woods, VA Fireworks Scheduled for September 4th!

The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the long-awaited fireworks from the postponed Independence Day show have been officially rescheduled for Saturday, September 4th, 2021! First, there will be a show on the Veteran’s Dam by the Ski Team starting at 7pm! Fireworks are slated to begin around 8:45 PM from the Veteran’s Dam. Take this opportunity to grab your friends and meet up for dinner at the Clubhouse prior to the show! Captains, grab your boats and have your anchors ready, the show is back for our viewing pleasure for the Labor Day holiday weekend. Let your friends and family know, so you can plan to attend the show.

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 contact Pat Licata.

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

Save the Date! Lake of the Woods VA Fall Open House: Sunday, October 3rd!

The long-awaited Lake of the Woods Realtor’s Open House will return this Fall 2021!

On Sunday, October 3rd from noon to 4:00 P.M. guests will be able to visit the Clubhouse at Lake of the Woods to see ALL the featured participating houses. Waterfronts, non-waterfronts, and even lots for sale will be included during this open house extravaganza. The various homes, that will be open for viewing, typically range from $150,000 to over $1,000,000. If you have been thinking about selling your house, THIS is the PERFECT opportunity for mass exposure, as this open house attracts over 150 visitors!! Contact us NOW to get your home ready! 540-388-2541

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, church, fitness center, walking trails, 2 pools, and 9 beaches, 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 breath-taking 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. With an HOA fee of approx. $150/month and low taxes in Orange County, you can’t beat it!  

You will have access to amenities and homes for sale, and it is the perfect time to become acquainted with Lake of the Woods and discover why “It’s another beautiful day at the lake.” If you are interested in attending the open house, why not enjoy a fantastic brunch at the Clubhouse beforehand? See what our resort-style lifestyle is all about at Lake of the Woods!

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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 contact Pat Licata.

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

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All you need to know about the lifestyle in Orange County, VA

Living in a big city is fantastic. Such a lifestyle brings many benefits when it comes to job opportunities, social life, and entertainment. However, city life also brings high costs of living, limited housing options, and a lot of everyday stress caused by commute and other factors. Not to mention the financial burden, because it’s never enough no matter how much you earn. Being in the center of the happening has a high cost. And as we grow older, we realize that relocation to a healthier and more affordable location is a game-changer. Unlike fast city pace, the lifestyle in Orange County, VA, is a different story. Here, you can slow down, enjoy nature and the people around you without losing essential location amenities. If you’re considering turning your life for the better, here is all you need to know about life in this charming county.

County location amenities

When choosing your future home, it is essential to know what you are looking for in a place. For instance, the location is one of the most critical factors of relocation because it will often dictate the job opportunities and other amenities the town provides. Thus, living near industry hubs and city centers is relevant, especially for working people. That is why many professionals have chosen Orange County as their new home in the past few years. Surrounded by Washington D.C. to the north, Richmond to the south, and Charlottesville to the southeast, this county has some great opportunities in business and educational fields.

Yet, since it is a growing county, some work on providing more gainful employment for the youth could be useful. The primary industries lay in agriculture, manufacture, and commercial services. However, recently a tourist and investors influx has given a boost to the development of this charming community. Thus, we can expect many more entrepreneurs and startup industries to choose Orange County as their base.

Vineyard in Orange County, VA
Orange County is famous for its vineyards and wine tasting tours

Pace of life

Orange County community is surrounded by farms and rich agriculture, with plenty of wineries where residents can enjoy some of Virginia’s best vines. That, and being the birthplace of James Madison, the founder of the U.S. Constitution, attracts many tourists to these parts. The residents are proud of the rich history of the place, which is incorporated in every part of the town.

Taking a stroll in downtown Orange County, you can see the cutest local shops and venues. And you will be surprised by the culinary mastery of the local chiefs. You can be sure to have some of the best dining experiences visiting town restaurants. Still, unlike in big cities, you won’t have to wait for meal reservations or get annoyed by the crowd and noisy streets. The town is a haven of enjoyment and relaxation, perfect for a retiree and family life. But, according to Virginia’s moving experts at Po’s Moving & Storage, in the past two years, a lot of their clients have been young professionals working remotely. Affordable costs of living, and a healthy lifestyle in Orange County, lately make many city people re-consider their living conditions.

Leisure opportunities in the area

Even for lovers of outdoor recreation, the O.C. has a lot of fun opportunities. Golf lovers can enjoy some of the numerous courses, while Lake Anna, Lake Orange, and Angler’s Landing are known to be a paradise for fishing enthusiasts. For more active nature lovers, especially those in water sports, kayaking tours on the Rapidan waterways will provide an unforgettable experience. And if you’re into more extreme outdoor activities, you can skydive with the help of the local experts. However, wine tasting tours, farm visits, and historical and nature trails are available for those who fancy a slower pace.

Family on a kayaking tour, representing lifestyle in Orange County, VA
The lifestyle of Orange County can provide some of the best outdoor activities for people who are into water sports

What makes people move to Orange County, VA

Due to a slow life pace, the O.C. is a common moving destination for the retiree community. But also, it is popular with people who want to live a quality and peaceful life while growing their family. Unlike high-priced housing markets in Northern Virginia, this place provides more comfortable and bigger homes at affordable costs. Whether it comes to better housing options or the desire to switch to a more eco-friendly way of living, the number of new homeowners in Orange County is growing lately.

Nowadays, we connect to the World Wide Web and often disconnect from the people and the world around us. That could make it hard to meet new people after the move. The quality traits, where people are friendly and traditions matter, are getting harder to find every day. It is the close-knit communities where you can easily make new friends and have a fresh, healthy lifestyle that restore the true values.

Woman with a child in nature
Virginia is famous for its stunning nature and agricultural potential. Thus, many young families move when switching to an eco-friendly way of living

Local festivities

Even though a relatively small community, Orange County enjoys celebrating numerous year-round festivals and sporting events.  At Downtown Orange Street Festival, you get to challenge your senses with some of the best cuisines, music, art, and beverages. As a community awareness promotion, the festival draws over 5,000 visitors from all over Virginia, especially families with kids. However, that’s not all. People in Orange County love to celebrate and have a good time. Thus, they use it to throw many other festivities, such as Office Costume Contest, Liberty Ride, Fallapalooza, Town Scavenger Hunt, Sunflower Orange Festival, Restaurant Week, and other cultural, music, and social events. 

Montpelier horse race
The state-renowned event, the Montpelier horse, and Jack Russell terrier races are making people flock here every November

Conclusion

If you are tired of city hustle and financial burden and want to take a slower pace, the lifestyle in Orange County could be a perfect choice for you. Here, you don’t have to sacrifice visits to your favorite shops and city amenities. The town itself has some of the most charming shops and local businesses in Virginia. From numerous town festivals to exquisite outdoor recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone’s taste. Still, when the nostalgia hits, big cities such as Richmond, Washington DC, and Charlottesville are just a short ride away.

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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 contact Pat Licata.

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

Car & Bike Show at Belmont Farms Distillery in Culpeper, Virginia

Visit the Belmont Farms Distillery located at 13490 Cedar Rd, Culpeper VA 22701 on Saturday between 10am and 5pm for a classic car and bike show! There will be crafters and various vendors on location, face painting, yummy food (of course!) and live entertainment!

The Distillery will have their gift shop open, and they will offer tours and tastings, so invite a friend for a fun event in Culpeper, Virginia! Admission is free to walk around and enjoy the day. If you’re interested in participating with your vehicle, the Cruise-In Car and Bike Show from 11am to 2pm, there is a donation registration fee of $10 per cart ad $5 per bike. All makes and models will be welcome!

Come out on Saturday, August 21st, and enjoy the vendor shopping, the classic cars & bikes, live music and so much more! For more information about this event and the Belmont Farm Distillery, visit their Facebook page, 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 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 contact Pat Licata.

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

Benefit Day at Clearwater Fire Grill for The Gross Family

Please come and support the Gross family by eating at the Clearwater Fire Grill on Sunday, August 22nd. They are asking for our community support at this time as medical bills for cancer patients can be extremely expensive and costly and this burden, unfortunately, does fall into the hands of family. You can show your support by presenting this coupon to your fabulous server at Clearwater on August 22nd, and Clearwater will donate 20% of the total sales that day to the Gross family.

Please stop by Licata Group Office at 36111 Goodwin Dr, Locust Grove, VA 22508 between today and Friday, August 29th (9AM – 5:30PM) for your printed benefit admission ticket. Please, please present this to your server on August 22nd, and let’s show the Gross family how much we support one another!

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 contact Pat Licata.

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