Category Archives: Orange County

9th Annual Playin’ in the Park 4th of July Celebration in Orange, Virginia

A local celebration of our freedom in Orange, Virginia for local residents and visitors! This event features live music, a Touch-A-Truck, kid’s activities and of course FIREWORKS!
This event is absolutely FREE and the gates will open at 6pm sharp. There will be donations accepted for parking by OCHS Football. Parking is limited, please arrive early. Fireworks are scheduled to start once it gets dark. Bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Alcohol is prohibited and pest must be on a leash at all times. Come hungry! Featured food vendors for your stomach’s pleasure will be Barbara’s Soulfood, Buffalo Wild Wings, B-Radd & Honey, R U Freak’n Hungry and Kona Ice of Culpeper.
Don’t miss this event on Friday, July 1th at Booster Park, 1177 Bloomsbury Rd, Orange VA 22960 (behind the Orange County Airport). For more info visit their website or call 540-672-5435.
This event is brought to you thanks to the support of the following businesses and organizations: the County of Orange, the Town of Orange, the Town of Gordonsville, Somerset Sod Farms, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, 103.1 WJMA, Mason Insurance Agency Inc, Reynolds GM Subaru, Piedmont Power, Skydive Orange, Altman Tire & Auto Sales, Mr. & Mrs. V. Rea Jones, Cowan Realty, and Orange Tire Inc.

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.

SmileS Adaptive Carnival 2022 by LOW Adaptive Watersports Foundation!

Join the LOW Adaptive Water Sports Foundation, Sunday, July 10th from 9AM to 3PM for a FREE fun day on the water! Bring your friends and family for the annual event that brings watersports to differently-abled people of all ages, walks of life and their families!

The carnival is held in honor of 2 women who left the world far too soon and young. This is a time to come together as a community and support each other with unconditional love and support.

There will be adaptive water-skiing, tubing, pontoon rides, kayaking, paddle-boarding and many outdoor games to play and participate in! This year, they are partnering with Therapeutic Adventures – IndependencePlus Adaptive Sports to bring adaptive paddling!

All attendees MUST pre-register. You can register here. If you don’t want to participate, come out and show your support! Check out the fun from previous years below!

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.

208 fairfax ln, lake of the woods virginia 22508

208 Fairfax Ln, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 COMING SOON by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC

Discover your new lifestyle in Lake of the Woods! This beautiful, one level home offers stunning curb appeal and a highly desirable floorplan with plenty of space. The large driveway and two car garage provide ample space for parking. As you enter this well maintained home, you walk into a large open family room with a gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has plenty of storage and a bright eat-in area with access to the sunroom. The primary bedroom with attached bath and walk in closet is separate from the guest bedrooms. There is also a bonus room, great for a formal dining room, home office, or sitting room. The quiet backyard offers peaceful enjoyment with a large deck. 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 volunteer 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.

Lake of the Woods Players Club Accepting Auditions for Scrooge, the Musical!

If you enjoy singing and dancing and not afraid of sharing the stage, consider auditioning for the Lake of the Woods Player’s Club’s upcoming performance of Scrooge, the Musical! The book, music and lyrics were written by Leslie Bricusse, and this play will be Directed by Barbara Cochran. They are looking for cast members for children 8 and up for this show! Prepare for auditions being held for two days only: Sunday, August 21st from 2pm – 5pm and Monday, August 22nd from 7pm – 9pm. They will be held at the Lake of the Woods Community Center located at 110 Sweetbriar Park Rd in Lake of the Woods, VA. *Lake of the Woods is a gated community, if you live outside of LOW, please email: ditzlerva@gmail.com with your name and that you are planning to audition so your name can be provided to security, you may be asked for ID to enter.* For the complete list of characters details available and parts, visit the lowplayers.org/auditions. There is also an audition form that must be completed and submitted. Performances are scheduled for: November 11, 12, 18, 19 at 7:30PM and November 13, 19, and 20th at 2pm.

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.

523 Monticello Cir, Lake of the Woods Virginia Home For Sale

523 Monticello Cir, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Home for Sale at $349,900 by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC!

Discover your new lifestyle in this one level Lake of the Woods home! The wide circular driveway and two car garage provides ample space for family and guests. Step inside this beautifully maintained home, with a dramatic open family room, gorgeous stone gas fireplace, and lovely wood built-ins. Prepare feasts with ease in the generous kitchen with plenty of storage and bright eat-in area. Live in royalty in the vast primary bedroom suite, with soaking tub to ease away the day. The backyard with a screened in porch invites your imagination for new outdoor living ideas and peaceful enjoyment. Come envision your new beginning while it’s still available!

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 volunteer 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.

8 Curb Appeal IDeas to Add Value to your home

8 Curb Appeal Ideas to Add Value to Your Home

Even though it’s a cliché, first impressions matter a lot in real estate. Yes, some purchasers may require a few days to mull it over. But, for the most part, buyers are smitten with a house the minute they pull up to its driveway and see it for themselves. Appraisers will also value your home mostly by the first look. So, you’ll definitely want the landscape to look great. Also, according to statistics, now could be the best time to sell – and you’d want to do it for top dollar. So, here are some curb appeal ideas to add value to your home.

1# Make it sophisticated

When it comes to house sales, properties with elaborate landscaping—such as curving bed lines and huge island plants—tend to get a higher price tag, according to real estate stats. The landscapes with huge deciduous, evergreen and annual color plants sold better than those without these types of plant materials. Planting beds, according to experts at orangemover.com, are an affordable and low-lift option to add aesthetic interest, texture, and color. You may use them to make your lawn seem fuller even when the grass is well cut and trimmed.

2# Make it green

You can’t go wrong if you have trees in your yard. In addition to providing shade and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, trees will add value to your exterior. Trees also have a way of making a house seem more like home. They provide a feeling of continuity between a home and its surroundings as well as a connection between the people who live there and their surroundings. The best way to choose a tree is to think about the function it will serve. Deciduous trees are a good pick if you want additional shade in the summertime. When the trees lose their leaves in the winter, they allow some light into your yard. In addition, they may possibly save you money on your utility bills!

A big tree in a yard is one of the best curb appeal ideas to add value to your home.
A big tree will provide not only you shade but also privacy on hot summer days

3# Rock your exterior design with some rocks

Adding a low-maintenance focal point to your yard is easy with a beautiful rock bed. Tossing random rocks, on the other hand, is a bad idea. If you want a traditional “rock” aesthetic but don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a 400-square-foot area, consider using decomposed granite or trap rock. Also, avoid using limestone since it decomposes fast and turns into debris. If you decide on bigger individual stones, seek smooth and spherical ones. These will endure longer and generate less unpleasant, gritty rock-garden waste that weeds enjoy.

4# Fiberglass doors are one of the best curb appeal ideas to add value to your home

When it comes time to put your house on the market, a fiberglass front door might help you recuperate some of your investment. There are also other advantages. They’re more energy-efficient than traditional wooden front doors, just like steel ones. In contrast, steel doors are prone to rust and corrosion over time and will not look good, no matter how good your home staging is. With fiberglass, you won’t have to worry about unattractive dents and corrosion.

5# Decking made of composite material is a big yes

Wooden decks are beautiful, but maintaining their waterproof qualities demands a lot of time and effort. Composite decking, on the other hand, has a long warranty. It requires no sealing, staining, replacement of rotting boards, or danger of termites, extending the life of the deck and saving you thousands of dollars over the course of its existence. Composite decking comes in three varieties:

  • Polyethylene-based
  • Polypropylene ones
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

6# Make sure your landscape reflects the design of your house

How can you get the most out of your landscaping dollars? It’s about making sure your landscaping truly compliments your home’s design. Craftsman-style homes should be given basic and traditional landscaping, such as a bed of vividly colored flowers or well-structured shrubs. If you want your house to be called a breathtaking home in the market, modern additions like koi ponds and lavish fountains that appear as if they belong in Caesar’s Palace should be avoided at all costs.

A white-bricked house.
Sometimes, just a bed of vividly colored flowers makes all the magic.

7# Make your front yard look simple yet trendy

We’ve already mentioned the importance of greenery in the presentation. But, we picked up a few more sneaky tricks from professional movers. It is important to keep up with trends in order to boost your home value, and the trend right now dictates that ‘less is more. What does that actually mean in terms of front yard remodeling? It is important to add some greenery to your presentation, but it’s also important to pick only a few different kinds that will look good together. The other key to success is to pick wisely and choose the kinds of plants that don’t need too much maintenance. That way, you’ll save money and make trendy and harmonious curb appeal.

8# Light it up—but functionally

As a reward for your efforts, ensure you can always see the results of your hard work. Landscape lighting will draw attention to your home’s architectural elements and most eye-catching vegetation. In addition, the project is very cost-effective and easy to implement. Also, who doesn’t like a good and functional light show in their yard? Smart lighting will surely add to your home’s value. If you really want to go all-in, you can make adjustable lighting that will be able to tone it down and allow a buyer to enjoy star gazing under Virginia’s sky.

Light bulbs and plants.
If you put some creativity in, you can make an exceptional exterior design with simple light bulbs.

Bottom line

So, there you have it—a ticket to a better home sale. If you apply at least two of these curb appeal ideas to add value to your home, you’ll be on a great path to a good deal. Even if some of these are inapplicable to your situation, be smart and adjust. The most important thing is to think like a buyer. When you see all the flaws clearly, you can focus on fixing them. Just then, there will be a great reward in money return.

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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.

3115 Lakeview Pkwy, WATERFRONT LOT for Sale Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508

3115 Lakeview Pkwy, WATERFRONT LOT in Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Offered for Sale at $619,000 by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC

3115 Lakeview Pkwy, WATERFRONT LOT for Sale Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508
3115 Lakeview Pkwy, WATERFRONT LOT for Sale Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508

AMAZING SUNSETS AND A HOME BUILT JUST FOR YOU! There are not often lots available on the big lake at Lake of the Woods and this one is a gem. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from a new lake home, designed and built for you, in this fun and friendly gated community. This large wooded lot on large lake offers 64 feet of beautiful water frontage and a spectacular view, with plenty of room for you to build a large house. Boat, kayak, peddle-boat, jet ski, and swim right from your lakeside. You can also enjoy community beaches, clubhouse, golf course, 2 pools, equestrian center, multiple parks and playgrounds and other great amenities. If you enjoy history and hiking, you can visit Wilderness Battlefield trials just across the street and the many historic sites and hikes in the Locust Grove area. ABOUT LAKE OF THE WOODS: Lake of the Woods is a gated community with two lakes. A large 550-acre main lake and a smaller 35-acre lake (often called “The Fishing Lake”). This beautiful lot is on the main, large lake. Lake of the Woods amenities includes a USGA golf course with pro shop and cafe, a large clubhouse with multiple decks, 2 kid-friendly pools, a fitness center, an equestrian center, multiple parks and playgrounds, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, soccer and baseball fields, campgrounds, community center, community theater group, a fire and rescue company, and a church.

You can enjoy boating, water skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, and taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal or cocktails with friends. You can relax and enjoy the serenity of the lake or, if you like a little more activity, LOW also has many ways to meet people and join in the fun, including more than 40 clubs. Sports, water skiing, card playing mahjongg, book groups, games, theater, and more. Something for everyone. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes and, with homes ranging from the $100,000s to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents and weekenders. TOURS: Please come see for yourself! We will gladly give you a tour by boat and by car so that you can see everything Lake of the Woods has to offer.

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.

35400 Gosling Ln, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508 Offered for Sale at $449,900 by Licata Group Real Estate LLC

Welcome to 35400 Gosling Lane in the quiet Wilderness Shores community! In this bright and well-maintained 2005 home, you will enjoy all the open plan features of a new construction home inside this spacious 3-level, 4 bedroom 3 bathroom family home.  The spacious family room, dining room, and kitchen will surely be the favorite place to gather. Plenty of counter space and the vast kitchen island will satisfy the chef and admiring helpers.  The roomy bedrooms in the upper level offer quiet, peaceful retreats, and the sizeable primary suite provides all the necessary space for privacy and space. Avoid the waiting and all the add-ons and construction traffic!  The beautifully landscaped partially fenced private yard with a deck is yours to enjoy this summer. The huge “blank canvas” basement is already roughed in for a full ensuite bathroom and with a full egress window will allow for a legal 5th bedroom and plenty of storage space. Stop in and look no further!

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.

216 Madison Cir WATERFRONT, Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

216 madison cir, waterfront for sale lake of the woods virginia 22508
216 madison cir, waterfront for sale lake of the woods virginia 22508

Imagine the lifestyle you’ll experience and the memories you’ll create in this fantastic 3500+ sq ft waterfront home featuring amazing main lake views, spectacular sunsets, and ample room for large gatherings! Almost every room enjoys the water views, and most offer direct outdoor access! As you arrive, you’ll immediately notice the private setting and circular driveway that will accommodate many guests! Step inside, and you’ll be wowed by the expansive windows, doors, and beamed, cathedral-ceilinged great room accentuating the main lake views and incredible floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace to warm those chilly evenings. The kitchen provides all the amenities with stainless steel appliances, upgraded countertops and an island, and leads to the generously sized screened porch for early morning coffee or simply relaxing. The main level is completed by two bedrooms (one of which would make a perfect office space with a wet bar), a full bath, and a laundry area. Ascending the stairs to the upper level, you’ll find the large primary bedroom providing lake views with en suite bath and an additional bedroom and full bath. The lower level Is sure to please! Descending the stairs, you are greeted by a huge family room with bar area and conveying pool table that accesses the concrete patio for outdoor enjoyment. The lower level also boasts two bedrooms with patio access, as well as a full bath with a sauna! Of course, the water frontage is spectacular! Swim from your dock, launch your canoe or kayak, hop on your boat for a day of fun, or simply bask in the sun waterside from your own private oasis! Let’s get this lake life started!

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, including an amazing Independence Day fireworks display that will wow you! Whether your passion is boating, water skiing, kayaking, tennis, pickleball, 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!

218 creekside rd, lake of the woods virginia 22508

218 Creekside, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 For Sale at $399,900 by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

You’ll be astonished by the amount of space, architecture, and added detail and privacy found in this move-in ready, well-maintained home! Boasting 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths, this split floor plan would be ideal to accommodate an in-law suite, classrooms, craft rooms, or office area away from the main living areas and other bedrooms. New flooring in the main living areas, cathedral ceilings, expansive windows to appreciate the privacy of parkland, and spacious kitchen that can easily accommodate two chefs can be yours! Did I mention two decks?? One is accessible from primary suite, while the other flows from kitchen. Imagine your new lifestyle in a home that offers it all!

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.