Category Archives: Buying Properties

Stellar Home With Cathedral Ceilings and Updated Kitchen in Lake of the Woods! 208 Westover Pkwy Offered at $274,900

Welcome to 208 Westover Parkway! Step inside to be delighted by the open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, and fine finishes. You will love the stylish, updated kitchen that is bright, beautiful, and features black/stainless steel appliances, upgraded quartz counter tops, tile back splash and a large island. The living room is spacious with a grand window that allows so much natural light and features a fireplace to warm up to on those cool nights. The master suite offers an en-suite bath and entrance to the deck, where you can relax and enjoy your favorite beverage and take in the view of the private tree lined yard. Two additional bedrooms, another full bath and a dining area complete the main level. There’s more: the lower level boasts a family room and laundry room with half bath. The oversized two car garage provides ample space for parking and storage. The private, level yard is picture perfect! For more information on 208 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.

Beautiful House With Cathedral Ceilings in Lake of the Woods! 1209 Confederate Drive Offered at $285,000

If privacy and space is what you crave then 1209 Confederate Drive is the one for you! Once inside, you are delighted by the open floor plan, cathedral ceilings and gas fireplace. Enjoy preparing meals in this stylish kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ample cabinets, breakfast area, pantry and breakfast area. You will love the master suite with fireplace, walk in closet and the master bath has soaking tub and double vanities. The lower-level is perfect with a light filled family room, bar and two more bedrooms with full bath. Relax on your deck and enjoy a private tree lined yard. For more information on 1209 Confederate 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.

Finding Your Accessible Dream Home

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“Accessible” and “dream home” aren’t two words that typically go together, but as home builders embrace universal design, it’s becoming easier to find homes that are both accessible and beautiful. If you’re a home buyer with a disability or are simply looking for a “forever home” that you can live in through every stage of life, read this guide to learn how you can buy an accessible home.

Buying an Accessible Home

There are lots of reasons why you might want an accessible home. Accessible homes enable independence for seniors and people with disabilities. Many accessible features also make daily life easier for people from all walks of life, whether it’s a parent pushing a stroller or carrying arm loads of groceries into the house.

Even if you don’t need an accessible home today, it’s smart to consider accessibility in your home purchase. Needs change over time, and buying for accessibility today ensures you can live in your home for years to come.

Along with accessibility needs, you’ll also need to consider your budget (Lake of the Woods home sales average $285,000) and which type of mortgage fits your finances best. If you have a spotty credit history, an FHA loan may be your best option. For example, PennyMac FHA loans have broader credit requirements, and you may be able to pay as little as 3.5 percent down. 

Accessible Homes: The Basics

A lot goes into making a home fully accessible. However, the average homeowner doesn’t need every accessibility feature available. If you’re in search of a forever home or shopping for an age-friendly home for your senior years, pay attention to major details like these:

  • Single-story living.
  • Step-free entrances.
  • Flush thresholds.
  • Wide doorways and hallways.
  • Ample lighting.
  • Raised power outlets.
  • Blocking for grab bars.

Thankfully, these home features are popular in new construction, making it relatively easy for buyers to find a house that offers basic accessibility. However, while these are the building blocks of accessible housing, they may not be all you need to enjoy full independence at home.

3 Ways to Increase Home Accessibility

Even when buying new construction, you may need to make changes to achieve full accessibility at home. Since remodeling can be costly, it’s important to factor these costs into your home-buying budget. You may even be able to roll remodeling expenses into your mortgage!

Replacing Carpet

One popular change for wheelchair and mobility device users is replacing carpet with wood floors. Mobility devices can’t move easily on plush carpet, and seniors are more prone to fall with high-pile carpeting underfoot. While there are a variety of alternatives to carpet, wood flooring offers the best return on investment because it’s both durable and in high demand by home buyers. Homeowners can save money by choosing inexpensive woods, removing old flooring themselves, and scheduling installation while the home is empty.

Adapting Counters and Cabinets

Most homes come with standard-height countertops and cabinets, but these can be inaccessible for wheelchair users and people with other disabilities. However, with counters and cabinetry accounting for as much as 60 percent of kitchen remodeling costs — which run nearly $30,000 on average — creating an accessible kitchen is costly. If you can’t afford to completely replace counters and cabinets or are worried about impacting your home’s resale value, talk to your contractor about working with what you have. For example, you may be able to add storage solutions that maximize lower cabinets or install a two-tier kitchen island to match your existing space.

Designing an Accessible Bathroom

Due to the high cost of bathroom remodeling, it’s best to buy a home that already suits your accessibility needs. But if you can’t find the right home in your budget, you may have no choice but to invest in bathroom updates. While minor changes like installing an accessible shower head and grab bars are affordable, replacing a bathtub with a walk-in tub or barrier-free shower costs as much as $5,000 or $15,000, respectively. However, for people who need them, the independence an accessible bathroom provides is priceless.

Finding a home that checks every box is difficult in the best of circumstances. When you have a disability or need an age-friendly home, finding the right home can seem impossible. But the truth is that there are lots of homes out there just waiting to be turned into your accessible dream home. Rather than giving up on your house hunt, reach out to an experienced agent who knows how to find the right home for you.

 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

Stunning House With Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets in Lake of the Woods, VA! 4015 Lakeview Pkwy Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to 4015 Lakeview Parkway! This spacious, move in ready home boasts a sought-after open floor plan with a split bedroom design and and incredible kitchen with upgraded cabinets and black appliances! The spacious, inviting living room is light filled with a gas fireplace for those cool nights! The master suite features dual closets and en-suite bath. Relax in the expansive sunroom with access to your deck while enjoying the privacy this beautiful wooded lot that backs to the golf course provides. Get your lake life started with your own private oasis! Short drive to golf course! For more information on 4015 Lakeview 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.

Gorgeous Home With Breathtaking Architecture in Lake of the Woods, VA! 3923 Lakeview Pkwy Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to 3923 Lakeview Parkway! This beautiful custom-built home, nestled in the trees, beautifully landscaped, private and close to the front gate. Even before going inside you are in awe! Once you enter, you are welcomed by gleaming hardwood floors, a corner gas fireplace, fine finishes, and a sought-after open floor plan! The ample windows and skylights allow the sun to shine in this well-maintained, move in ready Lake of the Woods home. You will love the master suite with a sitting room, inviting master bath and two large walk-in closets. The bonus room above the garage is ideal for additional flex space, office or even a bedroom. That is not all…. the crawl space is conditioned and is being used as a workshop and storage. The garage is oversize and finished with additional storage. Imagine sitting on your screened porch or deck listening to all the sounds of nature, entertaining family and friends or just relaxing. For more information on 3923 Lakeview 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.

Stellar Home in Fredericksburg, VA! 324 Burman Lane Now UNDER CONTRACT!

Welcome to 324 Burman Lane! Imagine the privacy of backing to the woods, sitting on your deck, relaxing, and enjoying the sounds of nature while being so close to all that Harrison Crossing, Central Park, and downtown Fredericksburg have to offer! As perfect as the yard is, and not having an HOA, you will also love the interior spaces. The kitchen has all the amenities, island, and large eating area. The spacious living room is open and bright! The lower level offers a huge family room with a wood stove for those cold winter nights, bedroom, full bath, flex space and large laundry room. For more information on 324 Burman Lane, 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

Open Houses 7/12/2020 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM! *Face Masks Required For Entry*

Join us this Sunday, 7/12/2020, as we show off these four gorgeous homes in and around Lake of the Woods, VA!

Face masks will be required to enter into any property, and social distancing is highly recommended.

For more information about each home, click the addresses below!

3923 Lakeview Pkwy in Lake of the Woods, Priced at $385,000 (COMING SOON)

109 Ashlawn Court in Lake of the Woods, Priced at $429,900

106 Confederate Circle in Lake of the Woods, Priced at $539,900

34129 Enchanted Way in Locust Grove, Priced at $549,900

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 lakeofthewoodsvirginia.com

Stunning WATERFRONT Home in Lake of the Woods, VA! 106 Confederate Circle Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Time to get your lake life started with this beautiful home on a private cove, jump on your boat and you are seconds from the main lake. This home is amazing from the minute you are welcomed by the brick entrance to the gleaming hardwood floors once inside. The formal living room and gorgeous dining room are set apart with columns and great design. Imagine having a kitchen with a large center island, two windows at your sink, more than ample counter and cabinet space, pantry and dining area. The family room is gracious in size and offers a corner gas fireplace for those cool nights.

Once upstairs you will be delighted with the owner’s suite, not only is it spacious it has an impressive huge walk in closet. The owner’s luxury bath offers a spa feel with a soaking tub, separate beautiful shower and double vanity. The upper level is completed with 3 more bedrooms, another full bath and the laundry room. A lower level offers another bedroom, full bath, family room with corner gas fireplace and flex space that could be used as a hobby room or exercise room. Plus the storage space in this home between closets and storage areas are impressive! Sprinkler system and invisible fence are bonuses. For more information on 106 Confederate 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.

Stunning 4000+ SQ FT Home in Lake of the Woods! 109 Ashlawn Court Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to prestigious 109 Ashlawn Court! If space is what you crave in a move-in ready, custom built home boasting fabulous architecture and 4,000+ finished square feet, this is it!!! You’ll love the bright, eat-in gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, expansive island, upgraded stainless steel appliances, and large pantry. The kitchen flows into the spectacular family room showcasing a gorgeous floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Off the family room you’ll find the fabulous screened porch and deck to enjoy the stunning private, level back yard comprising almost an acre on a double lot.

The formal dining room is spacious and perfect for entertaining, while the light-filled formal living room can double-duty as a music room or office. A bedroom/flex room completes the main level. The upper level offers an incredible master suite with tray ceiling, his and her walk-in closets, and a luxury bath that feels more like a spa retreat. Three additional large bedrooms share the other two full baths on the upper level. The finished basement is expansive and the perfect space for any need. Imagine a theater room, game room, man or woman cave~the possibilities are endless. And…last but not least, the over sized two car garage is sure to please! For more information on 109 Ashlawn Court, 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.

Stellar Stone Front Home With Oversized Two Car Garage in Lake of the Woods, VA! 112 Monticello Circle Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

The stone front welcomes you to 112 Monticello as well as the beautifully landscaped yard. You will be delighted with the open floor plan and split bedroom design. The spacious kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space that will make entertaining and cooking a breeze. The great room is full of light with a gas stone fireplace to keep you cozy on those cool nights. The master suite is spacious with an amazing master bath with double vanity and soaking tub. The deck is private to enjoy entertaining or relaxing with your favorite beverage. The backyard is perfect for gardening and has a shed for extra storage. That’s not all…. You will love the oversized 2 car garage. For more information on 112 Monticello 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.