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Stellar Home on 7+ acres For Sale in Fredericksburg, VA! 12605 Mill Road Offered at $999,000

The picturesque setting is the perfect backdrop for this spectacular, one of a kind custom built home on 7+ private acres with pond close to everything Fredericksburg/Spotsy has to offer. You are welcomed by a grand, inviting front porch that provides a glimpse of what’s to come inside while providing gorgeous views outside. Once you enter, you are wowed by the incredible soaring ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, and overall grandeur of this fabulous home. As you enter the living room, the true center of the home, you will make memories with family and friends gathering, enjoying the soaring ceilings and warmth of the gas fireplace. The gourmet kitchen is also grand in size, offering all the fine finishes you can imagine: granite countertops, upgraded cabinets, grand island with wet sink, and stainless steel high end appliances. With ease, you will enjoy your morning coffee and paper on the screened porch, accessible from both kitchen and living room. The light-filled formal dining room flows graciously from the kitchen–perfect for those large holiday gatherings.

The laundry room, tucked away behind pocket doors, will be the envy of all. There’s plenty of room for washer, dryer, cabinets, sink and folding area. A sought after main level owner’s suite offers french doors to the deck overlooking the inground pool, and gorgeous pastoral, wooded views. The owner’s bath provides all the amenities you’d expect: elegant soaking tub, double granite vanity, private shower, and huge walk in closet. The stunning open stairway leads to the upper level, boasting a loft overlooking the living room and two spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite baths. The lower level will delight with an additional bedroom, full bath, office/flex space, exercise room and expansive family room with french doors that lead to the patio. Off of the patio, which features built in bar seating, lies the amazing inground pool. Wait… there’s more! Above the garage you’ll find an incredible in-law/teen suite (with inside main house access), which includes a full kitchen, center island, dining room, family room and bedroom with en-suite full bath. Wait…there’s even more! The possibilities are totally endless for the barn: run a business, house your car collection, use as a workshop, or as an office. While a picture paints a thousand words, you truly must see this special offering. For more information on 12605 Mill Road, Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! 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, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Spectacular WATERFRONT Home For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 146 Harrison Circle Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to the spectacular, custom, 6400+ sqft waterfront home awaiting you at 146 Harrison Circle, where you will be wowed from the moment you arrive. The stunning stamped concrete driveway, incredible curb appeal, and lush landscaping are just the beginning. Imagine the memories you’ll make by getting your lake life started here! If you are seeking a waterfront home that has it all, then this is it! Great, private water frontage and lake views, dock with boat and wave runner lifts, expansive three tier deck with a different “experience” on each level (open and private spaces), and oversized windows and doors are just a few fine features of this fantastic property. Relaxing on any of the private or open deck areas or dock, fishing, kayaking, boating, or just taking in the views can be yours! On the interior, you’ll love the amazing architecture featuring unique ceilings and so much more, unique staircase, impressive floor to ceiling stone fireplace, and generous sized rooms.

Enjoy cooking in the gourmet kitchen in the center of the home that features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and dining area with water views. The beautiful family room boasts walls of windows and doors with water views in every direction. The formal dining room with cathedral ceilings and formal living room united by a double sided fireplace will add ambiance while entertaining. The main level owner’s suite boasts a fireplace and attached office/sitting room/exercise room via the fun spiral staircase. The luxurious spa-like en-suite bath and two walk-in closets with built-ins are sure to please. The convenience of the main level laundry room with deep sink and tons of storage, along with a half bath, complete the main level. As you ascend the staircase, you’ll find a bedroom (don’t miss the secret room) with en-suite bath, as well as another bedroom and full bath. You will find entertaining an absolute breeze on the lower level! It includes a fabulous recreation room, bar, sunroom, two bedrooms, two full baths, flex space (currently used as an office), and an awesome media room that will make movie night a favorite activity. Begin making those memories now! For more information on 146 Harrison Circle, Click 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 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.

How to Buy an Accessible Home That Accommodates You and Your Home-Based Business

Whether you’re looking to buy a house for aging in place or to accommodate your current accessibility needs, there are so many things to consider as the owner of a home-based business. In addition to looking for a house with wide hallways and doorways, zero-step entrances, and other accessible features, you’ll need plenty of open space for your home office. 

The Licata Group can help you with your search. Here are more tips to buy an accessible home that accommodates you and your home-based business. 

What to Look for in Your New Home

As you prepare to buy an accessible home for living and doing business, an experienced real estate agent will be an incredible asset. Your agent can help you to search for homes that meet your budget, location preferences, and accessibility needs — while also keeping the needs of your business, clients, and employees in mind as well.

Depending on your personal and professional needs, several types of home features to look for include the following:

  • A spacious room with an open floor plan, wide door, lower light switches, and good lighting that can be used for your home office
  • A fully accessible bathroom that’s located near the office
  • Single-story floor plans
  • Non-slip flooring
  • Doors with lever-style handles
  • Ample parking for guests and employees
  • Space for a waiting room that can be used by your guests

If you can’t find a fully accessible home that accommodates the needs of you and your business, you could modify the property later on. MoneyGeek offers some tips on modifying a home for accessibility purposes and paying for the renovations with loans and grants. 

Accessible Home Office Essentials

After buying a home that accommodates you and your business, you’ll need to create an accessible office space. Wheel Chic Home shares some tips on choosing an accessible space for an office and furnishing it with an adjustable desk and chair, shelves, and multiple lighting sources. Some other accessible office essentials may include:

  • Handrails near the desk
  • Monitor stands
  • Phone or tablet tripods
  • Voice-activated power outlets or desktop plug sockets
  • Wireless technologies to reduce tripping hazards

Other Considerations

If buying a new house isn’t the right choice for you and your business, you could modify your existing home for accessibility purposes — or build an accessible office addition. But if you’re just now getting your business up and running, you’ll need to take a few things into consideration before deciding whether to renovate your existing home. 

For starters, you’ll need to check local zoning ordinances to determine whether home-based businesses are permitted in your city or county of residence. And to qualify for the home office deduction at tax time, you’ll need to ensure that your new workspace meets the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 

In addition, you’ll need to choose a business structure for your home-based business. A limited liability company (LLC) is one type of business entity to consider when forming a home-based business as this type of structure offers tax advantages, limited liability, a simple filing process, and greater flexibility in how the business is managed. 

Moreover, there are a few ways to form a limited liability company, including online, by yourself, or with help from an attorney. However, attorney’s fees can be costly, and you’ll need to review local LLC rules and regulations if you plan on filing yourself. For many, filing online with a business formation service can be the simplest, quickest, and cheapest option. 

In Conclusion

As a home-based business owner with accessibility needs, there are so many things to consider when buying a house to accommodate you and your business. But even if you can’t find an accessible home that has everything you want or need, try not to be discouraged. You can always make a few accessible home modifications in the future!

Are you looking to buy an accessible home that meets your personal and professional needs? Contact The Licata Group to begin your search for the perfect home! 540-388-2541

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! 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, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Home Maintenance Checklist for Every Season

One may consider home maintenance as a regular health checkup. The result is the same. Year-round upkeep is vital as it protects the home, just like it protects its inhabitants. Although the tasks involved will differ depending on the climate, one thing is mutual to all. A properly maintained home requires moderate time, effort, financial investment, and – a home maintenance checklist. The last thing any homeowner should be is careless or indifferent.

A seasonal maintenance checklist makes tasks manageable.

Apart from building materials used and installed systems, home-keeping responsibilities also depend on location and weather conditions throughout the year. Hence, if you own a lakefront property, upkeep tasks will vary from the tasks necessary to maintain a home in an arid or cold climate. When you add the factors specific for different seasons, home maintenance may seem a little bit like science.

Every season provides a range of assignments to dedicated homeowners. However, the process of housekeeping becomes a lot easier with a monthly or seasonal checklist. Take note: if you don’t feel up to the task (any task), don’t hesitate to call a professional to help you out. Otherwise, you risk injuries and damage to your property.

Fall home maintenance checklist

Winter is coming and with it several essential fall maintenance duties. If you have a backyard, this is the perfect time to rake the leaves and then reseed your lawn. Afterward, you may plant bulbs, shrubs, trees, and perennials. Just make sure you provide your newly planted garden with plenty of water. Once you finish with watering, empty the hose and clean your gardening tools. Should you need to store away your tools and other seasonal belongings, Best Cross Country Movers database will help you find a reliable storage facility close by.

Always be on the lookout for frozen pipes.

Fall is also the time to service your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. Respective professionals will check the thermostats and radiators, ductwork and valves, vents, and chimneys. However, with the first strong winds, you can check the home for the draft and plug any cracks and holes. Insulate your doors and windows, and you will enjoy winter in a warm and cozy home and save on heating bills.

Home upkeep in the winter

If you live in a cold climate with plenty of snow in the wintertime, ready your snowblower. Before the first use, make sure it is in good working condition. Also, don’t forget to stock up on motor oil and gasoline as well as on fuel for heating. Furthermore, inspect your home from the (below) ground up. Leaks in your basement can occur during thaws and cause significant water damage. If you have a water heater, make sure there aren’t any pressure issues or leaks, too.

Check your roof and gutters, especially after snowstorms. Be prepared to deal with ice dams as this ice build-up can not only seriously damage your roof but also let water in and damage the interior of walls. If you plan to work from home during winter and require additional space, think about having your garage updated or repurposed before the holidays. In case all you have to do is reorganize storage and clean the area, the slow winter season is when you should do it. Finally, as the holidays are approaching, check your electric installations, and make sure they can support all of your decorations on time.

Spring: time to inspect everything

Come spring, you might feel overwhelmed with all the tasks ahead, but there is time for everything. Spring is ideal for getting your outdoor spaces ready for summer, decluttering, and thoroughly cleaning your home. However, you should inspect your house first for any signs of damage that may have occurred during winter. No matter how small the cracks you notice during your home inspections, make sure you fix them in the early stage. Harsh weather will affect the roof and gutters, chimney, facade, driveway, and walkways.

As it becomes warmer, make sure an inspection and servicing of your HVAC system are on your home maintenance checklist.

If you live in a flood zone, check if your sump pump is in proper condition. Spring is also the time to get your pool ready for the upcoming summer season. Clean it, examine the valves, replace filters, or call the experts to handle it all. Once again, check the pipes inside your home, walls, and ceilings. Also, address even the smallest signs of water damage, and check faucets for leaks. Whenever the weather allows, spend time in your garden. Check the trees for any dead branches, trim the shrubs, reseed the empty patches in your newly grown lawn, and get your lawnmower ready. Inspect your sprinklers, too.

Summer is (not) the time to rest.

Whether you need to deal with scratched hardwood floors, porch, or repaint the house, summer is the right season. Long warm days will help dry the varnish or paint faster. Once the spring is over, it is time to oil the hinges in the house and garage door chain. If you have a backyard, set up your sprinklers. Regularly trim your lawn and shrubs and clean your pool from algae, leaves, and debris.

Regularly mow your lawn in the summer.

While it is a monthly maintenance task, cleaning your A/C filters is highly important during summer, especially if you spend a lot of time at home with the system on. Hot summer is also the time to be on the lookout for pest infestation. Consider asking a pest control company for a home inspection and resolve any bug or pest infestation issues at an early stage. The summer season is also a home remodeling period, but it also means that the costs are higher. Consider scheduling your home renovation with a contractor for the fall and split it into easily manageable tasks. This way, you won’t depend on the weather too much.

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! 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, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

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Open Hous 11/14/2020 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in Lake of the Woods, VA! *Face Masks Required For Entry*

Join us this Saturday, 11/14/2020, as we show off these two gorgeous homes in Lake of the Woods, VA!

Face masks will be required to enter into each property, and social distancing is highly recommended. For more information about each home, click the addresses below!

107 Federal Road in Lake of the Woods, Priced at $269,900 (Fantastic Price Improvement)

141 Jefferson Avenue in Lake of the Woods, Priced at $317,000 (Price Improvement!)

Stunning Home For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 633 Harrison Circle Now UNDER CONTRACT!

Welcome to 633 Harrison Circle! This meticulous, move in ready home will wow you! From the moment you pull into the driveway, you will know it’s the one! The incredible updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances are sure to please. Off the kitchen is the dining area with corner gas fireplace that opens to the living area for entertaining ease, and it’s only the beginning! The owner’s suite is spacious, full of light, oodles of closet space and an en-suite bath. Relax on your screened porch while enjoying the sounds of nature. Close proximity to the member only back gate and walking distance to the park and beach! The golf course is only a short drive away. Get your lake life started today! For more information on 633 Harrison Circle, Click 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 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.

🚨FANTASTIC PRICE IMPROVEMENT🚨 Beautiful Move In Ready Home in Lake of the Woods, VA! 141 Jefferson Avenue Now Offered at $317,000

Welcome to 141 Jefferson Avenue! This fantastic property offers so much for the money! Relax & enjoy wildlife from either the front covered porch or the screened porch backing to trees. If space is what you crave, you’ve found it! This well maintained home close to the back gate in amenity rich Lake of the Woods is move in ready! The inside delights with a family room boasting a brick fireplace which flows gracefully into the kitchen. The living room/office has a beautiful barn door and bay window. The dining room/classroom is great for home schooling. A half bath and a spacious laundry room complete the main level. The owner’s suite has an en-suite bath and walk-in closet. There are 3 additional bedrooms and full bath to finish the upper level. Also, there is a whole house generator, and shed. For more information on 141 Jefferson Trail, Click 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 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.

Gorgeous Golf Course Home in Lake of the Woods, VA! 110 Tallwood Trail Now UNDER CONTRACT!

Overlooking the golf course 13th hole, this immaculate, move-in-ready, light and bright rambler is picture perfect! You’ll love the open floor plan, an inviting sunroom, and a three season porch. Enjoy relaxing the days away enjoying the views or walk to the course. A spacious kitchen offers upgraded appliances and oodles of counter space, and the family room boasts skylights, vaulted ceilings, and a brick fireplace for those cool nights. Featuring a sought-after split bedroom design, enjoy your owner’s suite with access to the three season porch. Also, new in 2020: roof, gutters, downspouts and leaf guards, five new skylights and new windows in the three season room and kitchen. For more information on 110 Tallwood Trail, Click 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 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.

Gorgeous Golf Course Home in Lake of the Woods, VA! 205 Westover Pkwy Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to 205 Westover Parkway! This stunning custom-built home located on the golf course, 15th hole, is beautifully landscaped and offers a gorgeous outdoor living area. Once you enter, you are welcomed by gleaming hardwood floors, fine finishes, and a sought-after open floor plan! The gourmet kitchen is complete with granite counter tops, island with prep sink, pantry, and upgraded cabinets. The family room is filled with natural light, soaring ceilings and a gas fireplace. You will love the elegant, main level owner’s suite with an inviting bathroom with soaking tub, tiled shower with glass doors, and a spacious walk-in closet with built ins to keep everything organized. A spacious formal dining room is sure to please with access to the screened porch and deck overlooking the golf course. The upper level boasts 2 additional bedrooms, full bath, and flex/office space. The lower level is the perfect in-law suite with complete kitchen, family room, bedroom, full bath and additional flex space. In addition, the storage area features another laundry area, workshop and a golf cart garage. Imagine sitting on your screened in porch listening to all the sounds of nature, entertaining family and friends, or just relaxing. You can have it all! For more information on 205 Westover Pkwy, Click 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 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.