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9605 Bonair Dr, Manassas VA 20109 For Sale

9605 Bonair Dr, Manassas Virginia 20109 Home for Sale at $524,900 by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors LLC!

Welcome to 9605 Bonair Drive! If you are looking for a spacious home with a private pool, this is the one! A split-level home, it offers plenty of room to spread out and enjoy easy living. The upper level has gorgeous hardwood floors in the living room and dining room that have been newly polished. The updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen is sure to please the chef.  Entertain your friends and family in the dining room that has access to the backyard oasis! Before we go outside, you must see the primary suite and additional spacious 2 bedrooms. The lower level space is a perfect den with a wood-burning brick fireplace with a bonus/flex space and a 4th bedroom. A half bath and large laundry with walkout to the back yard. Not to miss is the patio that leads to the private pool oasis boasting amazing establishes gardens! This is one house not to miss, and will 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.

218 yorktown blvd, lake of the woods virginia 22508 home for sale

218 Yorktown Blvd, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Offered for sale at $309,900 by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors

Fall in love with this quaint, well-kept home in lovely Lake of the Woods! Enter into the cozy family room with gleaming hardwood floors, high ceiling that leads you into the eat-in kitchen with fabulous amounts of cabinets and counter space. The spacious rooms and primary suite will be the perfect retreats and will accommodate the family in comfort. Huge paved driveway with an expansive front porch will welcome you each day. This is one sure to go fast!

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.

1230 Thomas Jefferson Pl Fredericksburg VA 22405 for sale

1230 Thomas Jefferson Pl, Fredericksburg Virginia 22405 Townhome For Sale at $249,900 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.

Main street gordonsville va

2022 Main Street Entertainment Schedule for Gordonsville, Virginia 22942!

Hidden in Orange County, Virginia is the wonderful, quaint town of Gordonsville! This year for 2022 there will be a variety of fun events being held and welcome for all to join. First Friday Music Series is back, happening the first Friday of the month, from 5:30pm to 8pm at the Town Hall Steps on Main Street in Gordonsville. The Suitables will kick-off the first Friday on June 3rd, followed by Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike Bank on July 1st. August 5th entertainers will be Hard Swimmin’ Fish followed by Cheap Whiskey on September 2nd. Craft soda, ice cream, food and merchant events will be offered and happening at the same time. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the town and some free music! When summer comes to an end, the music doesn’t have to stop. Saturday, October 8th from 11am-4pm will be the Main Street Market and there will be live music performed by Chicken Head Blues Band. Plan to browse the art and craft vendors, special merchant held events and food trucks! Here comes winter…and here comes Santa to Gordonsville! Saturday, December 10th will be the Holiday Market from 11am to 4pm that will feature all the greatness from previous events (artists, crafts, vendors, food, etc.) plus SANTA! Old Fashioned Carriage Rides are sponsored by the Miller Firm LLC, Orange. To keep up to date on what’s happening in Gordonsville visit their website: mainstreeteventsgordonsville.com for the most accurate 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.

1539 Grosbeak, Woodbridge VA home for sale

1539 Grosbeak Ct, Woodbridge Virginia 22191 Home Offered for Sale at $525,000 by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

Welcome to the Largest (Amherst model) townhome in Riverside Station with 3408 sqft of living space on 3 fully finished levels with builder upgraded bump outs on all 3 levels. This home has a bright and open floorplan on the main floor with a living room/dining room/kitchen for easy and cozy living. Hardwood floors, 9 ft tray ceilings, and granite countertops are gleaming and appealing. A sunroom with access to the spacious Trex deck/balcony will be the spot, for sun and relaxation. Newly fenced and landscaped rear yard and remodeled lower level theater room. The upper level is home to 3 bedrooms. For quiet privacy, the primary suite has a lovely sitting room to enjoy with a spacious en-suite bath. You will love having the 2 car garage to make life easy in this beautiful, mature, small community with fantastic nature and wildlife trails, parks, and the Occoquan River to enjoy. Yet it is also close to everything and is a commuter’s dream with the ability to walk to the VRE , and 5 mins driving to I95 and the commuter bus terminal. If you are looking for something close to everything, this is 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.

528 monticello cir, lake of the woods virginia 22508 for sale

528 Monticello Cir, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Home Offered for Sale at $444,900 by Licata Group EXP Realty LLC

Welcome to this gorgeous designer home with the sought after open concept floorplan full of natural lighting and has the finest luxury home finishes. Gorgeous hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, tray ceilings with crown molding, chair rails, and gleaming granite countertops, all of which are perfect for every level of entertainment and comfortable living. Spacious primary suite and en-suite bath with soaking tub and a walk-in shower. Plenty of storage inside and out, and a large garage is suitable for a boat. A covered concrete patio in a private setting will be a favorite space to unwind from the day. This home is sure to go fast!

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.

Inflation – and Home Values – Are Up. Should You Sell?

Key Takeaways:

  • Home values are rising faster than inflation, making homes a prized asset
  • This housing market offers unique opportunities for buyers and sellers
  • Contact us today to secure your assets and safeguard your future!

The state of real estate and inflation

As inflation soars to near 40-year highs and raises the cost of everything, many are looking for innovative ways to secure their assets against inflationary losses. Additionally, given the housing market’s recent volatility (primarily driven by historic low levels of housing inventory that have caused an imbalance between supply and demand), it’s understandable that many might consider real estate to be a wrong or risky move right now. But the great news is that nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s explore how and why buying or selling a home can safeguard you against inflation. 

The housing market can protect you from inflation

Image of homes and a graph representing housing market and inflation.

Real estate remains a stable area for investment and profit realization because a home’s value does not increase in relation to currency; it increases based on demand. So if you’ve been holding back from buying because of today’s market pressures, consider that inflation is up even more than mortgage interest rates, making it a smart move. Similarly, if you’re considering selling, the demand for housing has never been greater, which is terrific news for anyone looking to cash out their equity to hedge against inflation. 

Buying a home: by the numbers

Couple showing keys to new home.

Let’s take a look at some numbers. Experts estimate that Americans face an annualized inflation rate of around 15%. Considering that, the current 5% mortgage rate is a bargain for homebuyers in the short term. Moreover, you’re securing an asset that, over time, will increase. And, as you pay down your mortgage, even at 5%, your equity will continue to grow. 

Selling a home: by the numbers

Senior Adult Couple in Front of Sold Home For Sale Real Estate Sign and Beautiful House.

It’s no secret to homeowners that their home equity values have grown over the last couple of years. According to research firm Black Knight, at the end of 2021, Americans were sitting on record-high home equity levels of approximately $9.9 million. So if you’ve noticed homes in your neighborhood selling above their listing price and you’ve been on the fence about selling yourself, now may be a good time to cash in on this opportunity.

Both buyers and sellers can make tremendous gains

Happy family with children moving with boxes in a new house.

In a hot housing market where home inventory is low, competition is fierce, and home equity values are at all-time highs, buyers and sellers can start to feel overwhelmed. But don’t despair: an increase in mortgage rates isn’t stopping homes from selling quickly, nor is it preventing home equities from appreciating. For example, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), properties remained on the market for just 17 days in March, with many going for over the asking price!

With more buyers than sellers today, current homeowners looking to sell to fight inflation have the advantage of likely bidding wars, resulting in greater profits and fast-moving homes that don’t stay on the market for very long. For those looking towards homeownership to protect their assets against inflation, reassurance comes from knowing that demand is expected to outpace supply for the foreseeable future, meaning that home equities will continue to rise. And if inflation continues, fixed-rate interest rates will drop again, creating the perfect opportunity to refinance your loan. 

Get Ready to Make Your Move

The first step to buying and selling is crunching the numbers. Our team will help you find the real, up-to-the-minute value of your home using the latest microdata and neighborhood trends. Then, we’ll work with you to figure out the best strategy to shelter your investments and assets from inflation. Contact us today!

Fishing Tournament

23rd Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament at Lake of the Woods, Virginia!

It’s time to break out the fishing poles and bait buckets for the 23rd Annual children’s Fishing Tournament that is being held by the Lake Youth Foundation! Tournament day is Saturday, June 18th from 9am – 11am and will be held at the front entrance pond. Children ages 5 to 14 years old are encouraged to participate! Registration beings today, May 13th, 2022 and ends on June 15th, 2022. Limited space is available to hurry over to lakeyouth.org to register before spaces are reserved. They will not allow registration the day OF the event. Check-in will begin at 8am on tournament day. Participants and their families will be served snacks and drinks immediately following the tournament, followed by an awards ceremony at 11:30 AM. If your child needs a rod and reel to participate or you have any questions, please contact Terry Hileman by phone at 540-972-8634 or emailing: Info@lakeyouth.org. Have fun fishing!

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.

115 Edgehill dr, lake of the woods virginia 22508 for sale

115 Edgehill Dr, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Home Now UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors

You will LOVE all the details of this spacious Lake of the Woods home featuring gleaming hardwood floors, chair rail, crown molding, a main level bedroom, and an unfinished walk-out basement! The incredibly spacious kitchen will please the chef and even has a stairway to the primary bedroom for those late-night cravings or for a sneaky special breakfast! Gorgeous granite countertops and island are perfect to accommodate numerous chefs. The fabulous eat-in kitchen leads out to the back porch for all the privacy you crave! Spacious, comfortable bedrooms abound on the upper level, as well as the primary suite and en-suite bath. The unique spaces for book nooks or relaxing sunspots make this well-kept home unique and will be the talk of all your family & friends! Let your imagination run wild in the lower level! Definitely a home 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.

1229 lakeview pkwy, lake of the woods virginia 22508 for sale

1229 Lakeview Pkwy, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors

Welcome to 1229 Lakeview Parkway! Why wait for new construction??? Abundant natural lighting and gleaming hardwood floors enhance this two-year-old, better-than-new, 4+ bedroom home in amenity-rich Lake of the Woods, providing more than 3000 sq ft of finished excellence! The spacious family room and adjoining kitchen are sure to be a favorite gathering spot for family & friends. The kitchen boasts gorgeous granite countertops, a generously sized island, and an eat-in dining area with access to the spacious backyard. The upper level hosts four bedrooms for quiet retreats, including the spacious primary bedroom offering an en-suite bath with a walk-in shower, a luxurious soaking tub, and a huge walk-in closet. Not to miss is the fantastic finished basement! This quiet, private space provides ample flex space with two electric fireplaces surrounded by stone. These focal points are impressive as well as functional. Let your imagination run wild with this fabulous space! A bonus not to code lower level fifth bedroom offers extra flex space as well as a full bathroom. Close to Sweetbriar Park, Hollyfield Park and Cornwallis Beach, this home has all you need for comfortable lake life!

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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.