Archives: April 2022

open house general

Brunch and Browse at Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors Open Houses on Sunday, May 1st, 2022!

Join us Sunday, May 1st, 2022 between 11:30am – 1:30pm for a unique open house event: a brunch ‘n browse. While visiting our 4 Licata Group open houses there will be a brunch items at each home for visitors and guests to enjoy! Be sure to stop at each home!

Learn more about: 306 Constitution Blvd, here.

Learn more about: 205 Pine Valley, here.

Learn more about: 105 Carlyle Ct, here.

Learn more about 103 Spotswood Rd, here.

Learn more about the Lake of the Woods Community, here!

See you Sunday!

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.

103 spotswood, lake of the woods virginia 22508 home for sale

103 Spotswood, Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors

103 Spotswood Rd, a bright, open concept home offering approx 3800 finished square feet, awaits! As you enter, you’ll immediately notice the great room and hardwood floors throughout this well-kept home. You will want to linger in the dramatic living room with a high ceiling and cozy fireplace. The spacious eat-in kitchen  is sure to be a favorite gathering space, with a bright and airy feel offering access to the screened in porch. The main level primary bedroom & en-suite bath will be the perfect place to retreat for peace & quiet in this split bedroom floorplan.  What is not to miss is the huge fully finished lower level! With a massive family room, two additional bedrooms (one ntc) and a full bathroom, your family &  guests will have all the desired privacy. Two expansive, finished storage areas are also found in the amazing walk-out basement. A short walk to Spotswood Park after dinner on those perfect weather days makes this location a treat! Imagine the possibilities in this lovely home!

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 what’s to love in 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.

7 signs its time to sell your home

7 Signs It’s Time to Sell Your House

Force of habit is a powerful thing, especially when it comes to settling in a property. As you are a human being, it’s to be expected you’re attached to the piece of earth you’ve lived on for so long. But, the time comes when it’s just better to leave your nest and find a new one. How do you know for sure? Here are seven clear signs it’s time to sell your house.

1# No more room for your children

Your little ones are the most valuable thing you have. Normally, you want the best of the best for them. Sometimes, in the buying process, people overlook the number of children they want to have or have financial struggles during the time. It’s all fun and games while your kids are younger and don’t require much space. But, when puberty hits, every one of their personalities becomes way too big for the shared space. You might look forward to the wine festival on Mother’s day way more than you should simply because of all that stress a cramped up house brings. So, it’s best (for everyone’s mental health especially) to start looking for a bigger space with more rooms. Four walls (painted black during an emo phase) will contain the chaotic hormonal storm at least a little bit. 

An angry woman.
Teenage anger spreads like wildfire in a tiny space. If you feel like it’s affecting you too – it’s time to upsize.

2# There are no great schools nearby

The second thing related to children is the choice of a school for them. It’s also an important indicator you should consider selling and moving to a different neighborhood or even city. Education is crucial for your kids’ future, and it’s to be expected to be your top priority. According to the experience of expert movers at beltwaymovers.com, many young couples overlook the schooling system factors when buying a house, and that’s why they end up selling their property after a few years down the line. If the schools in your neighborhood don’t meet the standards and your wishes for your kid, it’s probably time to move. 

3# Your home starts to give you itchy feet

Once the phrase ‘home, sweet home’ doesn’t apply to your house, it’s time to move on to something different. Your house should be the place where you feel relaxed and at ease. A place where you look forward to coming back to after a tough day at work. If the time comes that you start feeling contained and not tucked away between your four walls, it’s time to flee. 

‘Oh that gorgeous house downtown’ 

When you start looking at other houses, it’s a sign that something’s not quite right with your own. Maybe you didn’t have the money for your dream house at the time of buying. Perhaps you’re retired, your kids are living their lives, and now you want to watch cherry blossoms in spring and do gardening in a lovely little purple house. Possibly, you just want an upgrade. These are all positive signs that you should consider a change of residence. 

 A cherry blossom.
Not many things make you feel as alive as watching cherries bloom

4# If the renovation won’t help – it’s time to sell your house

When you attach many memories to a living space, you will indeed look for a way to renovate it to fit your needs before even thinking of selling. But, when you think about renovations, all you do is end up with a long list of chores and tasks. When deciding whether to renovate or sell, there are three crucial questions to ask yourself. 

  1. What will better fit your budget?
  2. Will renovating fix the issue for good or just temporary?
  3. Is it even possible to renovate?

Some old houses could be so fragile that renovation would just ruin them. Also, if you start adding walls to the list of things you want to tear down – it may be best to start looking for the new ones.

5# You don’t ‘feel’ the neighborhood anymore

People change. Maybe you’ve changed drastically. Or your neighbors did. Or, there’s been a significant makeover of your neighborhood – they built a mall or tore down your favorite bakery. Whatever the reason, you don’t feel as welcome and at peace in your area. It’s pretty stressful to feel you don’t fit in. If you feel like you don’t fit in, it’s best to find a new property, call local movers in Virginia to help you pack your stuff, and reach your new home stress-free. You don’t have to move across the globe to experience that much-needed change – you can simply move across the city. The mere desire to do so is undoubtedly one of the signs it’s time to sell your house. 

6# It’s the perfect time in real estate

Since the pandemic, there’s been an increasingly positive shift in the real estate market around the US. The local market in Lake of the Woods is no different. If a sale has even crossed your mind in the past, you might want to seriously consider taking advantage of the ‘housing bubble’ before it bursts. It might be a good idea to have an appointment with a real estate agent, in any case, just to be fully educated and aware of your options. 

A man with a real estate agent going over the signs it’s time to sell your house
A meeting with a real estate agent can help you solve uncertainties

7# You’re just ready 

Every individual will sometimes feel like they are at a crossroads, urging them to look into new homes. It doesn’t have to be brought on by an extraordinary and tumultuous event. The key is to feel emotionally and psychologically prepared to leave the old memories behind and sail into making new ones. There’s nothing wrong with that. You and your family evolve, and it’s sometimes just the time to part ways with the house that holds your past. It’s not a solid and visible indicator. But, a hunch, a feeling, and an instinct are among the vital signs it’s time to sell your house and go on new adventures.

Bottom line

It’s never easy to decide to leave your old habits and living space. Some things will undoubtedly have to change. But, don’t be afraid – change is not a bad thing. If you can identify with some of these signs it’s time to sell your house, then you know what to do – search for your perfect home.

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306 constitution blvd, lake of the woods virginia 22508 for sale

306 Constitution Blvd, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Offered for Sale at $424,900 by Licata Group Real Estate Expert Advisors

Enjoy the fine touches of crown molding, chair rails, and rounded edges of this beautifully well kept home! Boasting ample natural lighting, you have formal rooms to entertain in as well as cozy living spaces for casual living in the family room and kitchen. The gleaming hardwood floors and ornamental ceilings are sure to be the elegance you seek. The kitchen has uniquely designed dop lighting over the double sink, abundant counter space, and a large pantry. The bedrooms provided spacious quarters and even bonus /flex space with 2 large closets with mini closets fully insulated. The outside space of a large back deck will allow memories to be made enjoying the peacefulness of lake life. Close to the beach, back gate and on a corner lot, the ease of travel will be welcomed.

A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could 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 what’s to love in 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.

105 carylye, lake of the woods virginia 22508 home for sale

105 Carlyle, Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

If you are looking for a roomy, open floor plan, then you are sure to love this well-kept lovely home, perfectly located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Lake of the Woods! As you enter, there is a  formal dining room with a beautiful bay window. The living room boasts a gas fireplace and a high ceiling  that is sure to please the eye as you enter. The spacious kitchen with gas stove and plentiful counter and cabinet space is combined with the living room making entertaining fun with access to the screened in porch and deck, bring your grill and enjoy the lake air! The spacious owner’s suite with an adjoining sitting room is perfect for a home office, with a sliding door that also gives access to the screened in porch. The en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, walk-n shower, and double sink is sure to accommodate all your comforts. This home has plentiful closets and storage spaces. Above the garage is a bonus room perfect for an office, extra sleep quarter or even a game room! It has it’s own HVAC unit. Close to the back gate, this home is one not to miss!

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 what’s to love in 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.

6801 Quebec Ct, Springfield Virginia

6801 Quebec Ct in Springfield Virginia 22152 is UNDER CONTRACT by the Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

This house is all about LOCATION!! End of private cul-de-sac. Walking distance to local schools, family neighborhood, and a big backyard! Enjoy this wonderful home with a full basement, sunroom, screened-in porch, and lovely deck! You will appreciate the spacious bedrooms on the upper level plus the main level primary bedroom with an additional flex room for a study/office space. The beautiful hardwood floors which are throughout upper level (under carpet) and the main level and natural lighting of this house is sure to be pleasing and welcoming. With plenty of room for family and guests, this wonderfully well-kept home is one not to miss!!

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.

308 Bishop Dr, Montross, VA 22520 Waterfront Home for SaLe

308 Bishop, Montross Virginia 22520 WATERFRONT Home NOW, UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors LLC

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to own a fantastic, custom home boasting 421 feet of water frontage on Lake Independence by the Potomac. One of the clearest lakes in VA fed by 7 natural springs. 308 Bishop Drive offers privacy as well as all of the wonderful amenities of Stratford Harbour, including Lake Beach, Lake Marina, Potomac River Marina, Shark Tooth Beach as well as a clubhouse with pool, clubhouse tennis and so much more! The home’s original design and excellent build quality have been enhanced by the current seller’s various updates and consistent maintenance through the years. The focus remaining on the outdoors with expansive glass and views from all rooms is evident through the open plan design. The large kitchen, dining room, living room, and sunroom flow seamlessly together for living and entertaining ease. The lower level is designed to offer an in-law/guest suite with a huge great room and separate bedroom (not to code), as well as a kitchenette area. The fully insulate oversized 25′ x 22′ garage has room for toys and cars. The multiple decks and lower patio with outdoor shower, face across the lake, presenting breathtaking views. For your ultimate privacy, no other homes are visible as you gaze across the lake. The serenity and the wonders of nature abound through all the seasons, evoking the feeling of your own personal retreat. The scenic lake views and the opportunity to enjoy the Potomac River and the beaches with access for sailing, fishing, and boating with only 12 miles by boat from the main Chesapeake Bay make this one “the one!” You can truly enjoy it all including Hi-Speed Internet! Two new hot water tanks in 2022, a new roof in 2017, a heat pump in 2012, and regular septic service on a 3-year basis all make this a turnkey home to enjoy immediately.

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.

Historic Sulabria

Germanna Hosting an Open House at Historic Sulabria

Join the Germanna Foundation as they host a Public Access Day event at Historic Sulabria Manor in Stevensburg, Virginia on Saturday, April 30th from 10:30AM – 3:00PM. Visitors will experience hands on activities for kids, opportunity to walk the grounds of the historic building and learn more about the landscape with their staff archaeologist, Dr. Eric Larsen, VCU, and VCU professor Dr. Bernard Means will have a table of 3D objects for visitors to view and ask questions. A tour inside of historic Salubria will also be included with the purchase of a ticket. Touring the grounds is free, but to tour inside it will be $10 per person and includes a 45-minute tour. Tours take place on the hour at 11am, noon, 1pm and 2pm however they are limited to 15 visitors per tour hour. Please register for the event here. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Salubria is located at 19173 Salubria Lane (off Route 3; if you are traveling west towards Culpeper, it will be on your left). Visitors can stop anytime between the scheduled hours.

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.

904 confederate dr, lake of the woods virginia home for sale 22508

904 Confederate, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC

Welcome to 904 Confederate Drive! Why wait for new construction when this almost-new, meticulous, Heeman Construction quality home boasting 3000+ sq ft is move-in ready?! As you enter, you are greeted by a stunning view of gleaming hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, and windows capturing the private, serene view of lawn backing to trees on this sought-after private lot. So many upgrades compliment this open floor plan…Wait until you see owners’ suite featuring his and hers walk-in closets, soaking tub with separate shower, and fantastic tile craftsmanship. Two additional bedrooms complete the main level, along with a full and a half bath. Ascending the stairs, you are presented with a loft overlooking the great room and the fourth bedroom/flex space. The composite deck overlooking the fabulous lot is sure to please! Imagine the seasonal fun you’ll have enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.

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.

open house general

Spring Open House Extravaganza at Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508 on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 by the Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

Learn more about each home by clicking their relative link below!

Learn more about 103 Pleasant Grove, Waterfront, here.
Learn more about 400 Liberty Blvd, here.
Learn more about 624 Mt Pleasant, here.

Learn more about 205 Pine Valley, here.

Learn more about 100 Crystal Ct, here.

Learn more about Lake of the Woods, 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.