Category Archives: Fredericksburg VA

1230 Thomas Jefferson Pl Fredericksburg VA 22405 for sale

1230 Thomas Jefferson Pl, Fredericksburg Virginia 22405 Townhome UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC!

Welcome to 1230 Thomas Jefferson Place!  A wonderfully maintained corner townhouse is full of bright windows for amazing natural lighting. The very bright kitchen features a bay window and spacious counter space. The living room has access to the quaint, private back deck to enjoy all the birds and wildlife. The upper level homes all three bedrooms and a full bath. Very roomy and quiet retreat spaces. Close to everything in south Stafford or near by little town of Fredericksburg, this 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.

11 Basalt Fredericksburg VA 22406 Home For sale

11 Basalt Drive, Fredericksburg VA 22406 Home UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors LLC!

Welcome to 11 Basalt Drive! If you are looking for a home with private access to Lake Moony, this is the one! Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout this 5 bedroom home. Full of natural light, you will breeze through each room with ease. This home has room to spare, from the large bedrooms, to the basement rec room, to the backyard where you can take in all the wonder nature provides. Comfortable and sizeable, your family & friends will love making memories with you. The full basement with a kitchenette has a walk-out to the expansive backyard on the beautiful stone pathway as you make your way to the lake. Lake life here couldn’t be better! This one is sure to go FAST!

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.

parks and recreation

Local Parks and Recreation for Surrounding Areas and Communities Near Locust Grove, Virginia!

Did you know that the local parks and recreation for each nearby county have some outstanding and fun resources for their residents and visitors? There’s always something to do in Virginia and the parks and recreation centers make it easy to find kid-friendly activities to do almost every weekend! From concerts, mother/son, daddy/daughter dances, to picnics and fishing contests, the parks & rec make it easy and exciting to get out of the house and onto a new adventure. These are experiences that produce core memories and are fun for all! Visit Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events for more information on their past and upcoming events. Visit Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Activity Search for their upcoming events! Last, but certainly not least be sure to visit our very own Orange County Parks and Recreation website for their upcoming activities. Not all events are hosted by their respective parks & recreation centers, you can also continue to explore the county websites for events hosted by the local Chamber and businesses in the area!

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.

2510 Caroline St, Fredericksburg VA 22401 Home for sale

2510 Caroline St in Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 Offered for Sale at $482,000 by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors

Perfect downtown location across from Old Mill Park. Just over a mile down the road to the commuter rail, across the street from the Fredericksburg Foot Trail. This charming home is looking for new owners, fenced in rear yard, driveway and street side parking are available.

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.

Picnic in the Park in Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Now that the weather has officially warmed up, kids and adults are ready to get out of the house and into the sun! Mark your calendars because the Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events made sure to prepare with some fun spring activities. Their picnic at the park events held at Memorial Park, (1301 Kenmore Ave. Fredericksburg VA 22401) will have music and a diversity of children activities, complete with free admission. Bring your own picnic or buy one from the park vendors in attendance. Come out and enjoy the sunshine with your kids, friends and coworkers. On Tuesday, May 3rd will be Garden Day with Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy. Tuesday, May 10th is Bring Your Pet Day with Sunset Syndicate. Tuesday, May 17th is Wizard of Oz Day with Harry Wilson Jazz Quartet. Tuesday, May 24th is Prince and Princess Day with Spanglish. Tuesday, June 7th is Ice Cream Day with Karen Jonas. Tuesday, June 14th is Flag Day with Colebrooke. Tuesday, June 21 is Selfie Day with Johnny D and the Lowriders. Tuesday, June 28th is Beach Day with Bill Carroll.

These events are sponsored by: B101.5, Fredericksburg Parent & Family, Holy Cross Academy and Fredericksburg Christian School. Visit their website here for any additional information.

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.

easter dogs

Annual Dog Easter Egg Hunt Returns to Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Easter fun for everyone – fur babies included! Don’t let your fur-babies feel left out this Easter, bring them to a fun Dog Easter Egg Hunt on April 9th at Maury Park (located at the corner of William St and Kenmore Avenue) in Downtown Fredericksburg, Virginia at 1pm. Dress up Fido in their best dressed to enter the doggie costume contest! There will be prizes for best dressed. Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old to participate. A small dog area will also be available for dogs up to 15 lbs. All dog parents must sign a release acknowledging their dog(s) are current on shots and are healthy! A portion of the proceeds will go to the SPCA. Pre-registration is required at www.fxbgparks.com or call 540-372-1086 ext. 0. Cost is $5 for up to 2 dogs!

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.

earth day

Earth Day Festival Chalk & Talk Art Contest in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Between the dates of April 15th and 22nd, 2022, grab some chalk and decorate sidewalks, paved trails, parking lots, and more with Earth Day themed chalk art to show off your creativity and spread “green” messages around Fredericksburg, Virginia. The sidewalk chalk is available for pick up from several local parks (locations will be announced closer to the contest). Submissions can be turned in here. Deadline to submit is midnight, Friday April 22nd. Grab some sidewalk chalk and let the creativity flow!

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.

Oil and Gas Prices on the Rise: How It Changes Real Estate

Key Takeaways:

  1. Oil and gas prices are the highest in United States history!
  2. Individuals and families are shifting how they think about housing, from suburban versus urban to downsizing or going multigenerational.
  3. It’s critical to work with an agent who understands the right fit for you and your family.

Record-high oil and gas prices are changing home buying and selling

It’s difficult to escape the news: gas prices are surging across the nation, with the increase averaging $1 per gallon. With costs at historical highs, the ripple effect changes how we think about everything. That includes the largest line item on any household’s budget: their home. How will this new reality change how people buy and sell real estate? Let’s take a look at some of the main considerations.

Urban Versus Suburban

Person filling car with gasoline and check balance at the gas pump.

Traditional wisdom says that the suburbs are more affordable with their long commutes, while cities are expensive due to more amenities and desirability. But when the daily commute costs more than it ever has in the history of the country, the conventional advice isn’t necessarily the right move for everyone.

To judge whether relocating from the suburban to the urban is right for you, take a look at the commute time, proximity of local amenities, and public transportation. Some urban centers offer more robust and reliable options for getting around, while others are still heavily car-dependent. If moving into the city won’t get you out of your car, the suburbs are still a good choice. But big city living is an attractive option if you can reduce how often your family drives—or even go from a multi-car family to a single vehicle.

Reconsider Your Housing Footprint

Portrait of happy extended multigenerational family all together on sofa at home.

The size of a home is always a big consideration when you’re looking at your next place. Right now, there’s the added pressure of the costs of heating and cooling a home to consider when you think about total square footage. On average, the cost of natural gas is up 24% in February 2022 compared to the previous year, and electricity is up 9%.

Downsizing can be a smart reason to sell your home and buy a new one, especially if your family situation has changed and you don’t need as much space. With less to heat, cool, and maintain, finding a home that’s just the right size for the stage of life you’re in is something your agent can help you with.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, families started moving back in together at rising rates. Now, more than 40% of homebuyers consider multigenerational living in their purchasing decision.  New developments are dedicated to building homes and communities that accommodate people at different stages of their lives. And, if the family situation changes, being able to rent out a dedicated space is an excellent source of passive income.

Whether you’re looking to go small by yourself or go big and share the costs, homes that are renovated with energy-efficient appliances, or new construction with the latest smart home technologies, are especially attractive. These are smart decisions to make now that will also save you costs in the long run, even when oil and gas prices stabilize.

Act Fast to Lock in Interest Rates

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Gas prices are tied closely to mortgage rates. Yep, it really does affect everything! Mortgage lenders want to have an extra cushion over inflation when they set rates, and with the rise of oil and gas prices, interest rates will get pushed up too. If you’re buying a home, it’s time to get serious about making offers. Higher mortgage rates will impact what you can afford.

For sellers, this can impact the white-hot housing market streak that was the dominant theme for the last few years. With interest rates set to rise, home sellers may want to be flexible about offers, in case the market shifts dramatically as interest rates go up throughout the remainder of the year. Of course, this varies widely by market, and you’ll want to consult your agent before making any decisions on offers on your home.

Make Your Move

There’s no time to wait—with the market changing this rapidly, you’ll want to leave yourself enough time to have options and make a well-informed decision. That’s why you need to work with an agent that understands the ups and downs of this historic market and considers the needs of you and your family. Contact us today to get started!

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.

Strangeways Brewing 3rd Annual Spring Market in Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Save the date for Saturday, April 9th from 12pm – 5pm as Strangeways Brewing (Located at: 350 Landsdowne Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22401) hosts their 3rd Annual Spring Market. They are currently looking for VENDORS to attend the market, so if you are food/dessert, arts & crafts, farmers, and more are welcome to join! They don’t allow duplicate vendors so you booth would be unique to this market space. Spots are 10×10 and cost $45 to participate as a vendor. This event is OUTDOORS and first come first serve for vendors! Contact: marjan@strangewaysbrewing.com to inquire about participating. Strangeways Brewing is a unique tasting room with over 36+ beers to choose from that is a family friendly environment and has a pet-friendly outdoor space with a motto of “think string, drink strange.”

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.

Relocating for Work? Here’s What You Need to Know

We all hope for a career that will take us places. Sometimes that could be Orange County, Virginia. Exciting as that is, packing up your life and moving your family can also be stressful — after all, there are a lot of things you’ll need to organize and plan for.  

A relocation package from your employers can help, but the rest is up to you. A checklist can be an invaluable tool to keep you on top of things. The Licata Group presents some key tasks you’ll need to remember to make your career relocation easy, beginning up to two months before your moving date. 

Visit Your New Hometown

While it’s good to know what to expect, a visit to your new location and office can also offer insight on what to prepare for. It also offers a great opportunity to connect with your new colleagues, who can probably offer invaluable advice for your move. If you have children, you may also be looking to scout out new schools before your move. A visit beforehand can give you an idea of which area you want to search for accommodation. 

Plan Your Finances

With a new salary, you might not expect to find a change in their cost of living, so it’s always good to be prepared before relocating. Websites such as Payscale can help you compare the costs of supermarket goods, restaurants, gas, and medical bills. 

Message boards and Facebook groups are also a great place to get unbiased and up-to-date information from fellow residents (and to make friends with your potential neighbors). 

If you need to sign up for a new banking service, make sure you have an easy way to access and transfer your current funds.  

Secure Your New Home

Whether you’re relocating for a set period of time or for the unforeseeable future, it is advisable to consider renting a house before purchasing one so that you have the chance to familiarize yourself with the environment and other housing options. 

Schedule the Move

If you need to buy airplane tickets for you and your family, buying tickets ahead of time is still the cheapest option for tickets. Depending on how many belongings you’ll be taking, you may also need to book a reputable moving company available on your moving date. Compare moving companies to see which fits within your budget and provides the most suitable insurance coverage options to protect your belongings. 

Save all your travel and moving receipts in one handy location, such as a Google Drive, particularly if you will be claiming reimbursement from your employer.

Personalize Your Checklist

Use this information to compile your own checklist that includes important dates and information. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice and use services that can help you find the home of your dreams in Lake of the Woods. After all, it’s not your career that takes you places — it’s all you. 

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.