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3106 savoy dr, fairfax VA 22031

3106 Savoy Dr, Fairfax Virginia 22031 Offered for Sale at $799,000 by Licata Group EXP Real Estate LLC!

Close to the Vienna Metro station, this well-kept home has everything you need and is MOVE IN READY! A tri-level traditional home with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, there is plenty of room for family & friends to create new memories with you! The spacious main level offers gorgeous hardwood floors, an easy flow to the bright eat-in kitchen with access to the back deck, and a fenced yard. Relax in the cozy family room with a brick fireplace. Just off the family room, step into a gorgeous sunroom and screened-in porch, perfect to relax and enjoy nature year round! Retreat to the quiet upper level for a spacious primary suite and bedrooms.  The lower level with extra bedroom rooms/flex space and family room will be a favorite place for a game room, fitness room, you name it! In the huge full basement, you will have plenty of storage, and flex space, where ever your imagination will take you! A must-see!  Schedule your tour today!

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 contacting Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Essential Tips for Buying a Home During Summer

Summertime is most people’s favorite vacation period. Sometimes whole neighborhoods become deserted with everyone on a trip somewhere. Buying a home during summer can turn out to be a better option for you. The reason is the factors that are specific to this time of the year. Keep the following in mind to benefit from all the advantages of summer home shopping.

Summer offers a good time to check out neighborhoods

Your new home is not the only thing you should consider when you intend to relocate. It is also important to check out the neighborhood. Buying a home during summer is particularly suitable for that since most of your potential neighbors will be on vacation. It is a little funny when a new guy walks around the area staring at people’s yards. You don’t want the people living there to think your intentions are malicious. Use these holiday months to roam around your future neighborhood more freely and maybe even take some pictures. The schools are on break as well. You can go check that out without being mistaken for a suspicious stranger. 

Also, there is a good chance that the people who have put their homes on the market are also on vacation. Without the owner around, you can take the opportunity to make a more detailed inspection of the house or a condo you are viewing. As you know, there are certain things home sellers are required to disclose by law, but the rest you can make sure you don’t miss by taking a good look at it. And finally, there’s a good chance the real estate agent will tell you more about the property when the owners are absent. 

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Buying a home during summer allows you to check out the neighborhood in peace.

In summer, days are longer, so there is more time to see the property

Summer is a time when days are longer. It has been scientifically proven that people’s natural energy levels are directly related to the amount of sunshine they get. With that in mind, in summer, it is more likely that the sellers will find it acceptable to have people over on their property until later in the day – simply because it is still daylight. That gives you more time as a buyer when the property is available for you to see. 

This may seem like an irrelevant thing to you. Yet, for those working long hours or having a tight schedule, purchasing a home in summer may be more realistic than when the viewing period is shorter. One of the experts from a moving company Beltway Movers, says that many of the people he worked with find it important that every aspect of buying a home is adjusted to their long working hours. Moving into a new home as well as viewing it is much better to do in daylight when the visibility is higher. With that in mind, these particular clients find that buying a home during summer is better suited for their tight schedules. 

Take advantage of the fact that there is less competition

As previously mentioned, summer is a time when most people choose to travel somewhere. The absence of potential buyers leaves agents with more time to devote to those that are present. This means if you are viewing a condo or a house, your agent will be able to answer more of your questions. You can even take this chance to discuss the situation on the market and get very useful advice and information. It is vital that you ask all that is of interest to you during the home viewing, so there are no nasty surprises later.

Another crucial thing is that with fewer people around, there will be fewer offers made. You will have a higher chance of getting the home of your dreams for a reasonable price because of that. If you notice there aren’t many people interested in that particular property, don’t wait too long with your offer. It may just be temporary until the vacations are over. Generally, smaller demand generates lower prices, and fewer offers create higher chances that yours will be the most favorable.  

Relocating in summer can be done more easily

Moving is never an easy task, especially if your new hometown is on the other side of Virginia. It is always a good idea to hire professionals who will give a helping hand and get you through this complex process smoothly during any season. Nevertheless, there are several reasons why making a big move in the summer is a better idea than at any other time of the year.

  • The school year is over. Moving when your kids have lots of school activities and disrupting their routines is a nightmare for any parent. Summer offers a solution for that in the form of the end of a school year. Your kids can even help with the move too. Also, enrolling in a new school is better at the beginning of a school year than in the middle. Being a new kid in class is easier than being that new kid who also has to catch up with the classes as well.
  • The weather is favorable for transportation. Driving a truck full of stuff is easier to do on dry roads. Naturally, they are more common in summer than in any other season. For example, wet and icy roads are often present in fall and winter. Those conditions are something truck drivers dread.
  • The yard sale is more efficient in summer. Your curb appeal is outstanding in summer. If you intend to organize a yard sale, summer might generate more profit for you.

Consider these reasons seriously. They can make a huge difference between a stress-free relocation and a tedious and nerve-wracking endeavor.

Two people carrying boxes out of the house.
Summer as a holiday season is a good time to move as well 

If you are buying a home that is not in your hometown, turn it into a fun trip

Speaking of relocation, aren’t you curious about the attractions and fun activities your new hometown has to offer? As you know, summer has a way of turning even the dullest of places into exploration-worthy areas. Typically, there are more interesting outdoorsy things to do in summer than in any other season. We advise turning this rather business-like activity of viewing potential homes into a trip for the whole family. Whether it is going to be a short break in your future hometown or a more extended staycation of a sort, you have the opportunity to approach buying a home during summer as a holiday with one obligation only and lots of enjoyment. 

A mother and daughter packing a suitcase to merge traveling and buying a home during summer.
Those that are viewing a home outside the city they currently live in can turn the experience into a fun family trip.

Final thoughts

Buying a home during summer can be a delight. Use all that long sunny days have to offer in Orange County, for example. As we have seen, shopping for a home in this mainly vacation-oriented season has many advantages. You can even merge buying a home with your own fun family traveling if your new hometown is on the other side of the country. Whatever you choose to do, we are sure this is a part of the year when you will find what you are looking for.

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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.

109 saylers creek, lake of the woods virginia 22508

109 Saylers Creek Rd, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT! by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors LLC!

Enjoy the quiet homestead of 109 Saylers Creek Rd nestled in lovely Lake of the Woods! The huge yard provides room to roam and wooded privacy. As you enter, you are greeted by oversized, bright windows, high ceilings, and gleaming hardwood floors, new carpet, and fresh paint. Family gatherings for the upcoming holidays will be exciting and memorable around the cozy fireplace. During warmer weather, the screened porch will be a favorite! Meal prep will be a breeze in the open eat-in kitchen with plenty of room for helpers. Wait til you see the elegant windows with the high ceiling in the primary suite! A plumed-out attic is ready for wherever your imagination will take you!

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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 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.

7009 Newt Way, King George VA For Sale

7009 Newt Way, King George Virginia 22485 NOW, UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

Sold AS IS. Great investment property! Perfect fixer-uppers! One level, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Super close to the base. So much potential!

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 contacting Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Kids’ Fall Fun Day at Lake of the Woods, Wood Center!

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this fall in our local Lake of the Woods Community? Join the Lake of the Woods Ladies Golf Association as they sponsor and host a Fall Fun Day! Save the date for Saturday, September 10th starting at 1pm and ending at 4pm at the Lake of the Woods, Woods Center (108 Fairway Dr, Locust Grove VA 22508). The first 100 kids to arrive will receive a free hotdog, chips, and drink! After the first 100, it’s $5 for each child thereafter. Parents may bring kids up to age 10 for a day of free games and tons of fun including a bouncy house, golf cart rides, and games, games, games! Save the date, support your local community and enjoy a nice Fall Day all at 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 contacting Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

519 Birdie Rd, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors!

Golfers dream about living on the greens in the lovely Lake of the Woods! You don’t want to miss out on this home at 519 Birdie Road! Boasting cathedral ceilings and abundant natural light, a gorgeous stone fireplace, and wood floors, all nestled at Hole #12. The kitchen and dining room give the meal prep and gathering space you need.  You will love a private retreat on the main level primary suite, with a claw bathtub and warming light to soak away a long day. The upper-level bedrooms offer comfy rooms for your guest and family. Enjoy the great weather on the screened-in porch and vast deck as you grill up your favorite dishes and relax with the fantastic view of the greens! A rare full basement has tons of space for all your storage needs and flex space. This one is sure to go fast! Schedule your tour TODAY!!

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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 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.

100 saylers creek, lake of the woods virginia 22508

100 Saylers Creek, Lake of the Woods Virginia Home UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group EXP Real Estate Advisors

Welcome to 100 Saylers Creek Road! A lovely, quiet, well-kept home with fine detailing and all the appeal and space you’ll love! Fantastic curb appeal awaits on this rare oversized lot, located at the end of a cul-de-sac and backing to trees. Bright, open rooms with crown molding and incredible upgrades are what you will find inside. The chef’s kitchen is sure to please with gorgeous granite countertops and upgraded appliances. A stunning double-sided fireplace will keep you warm on those cool nights and the sunroom will be your favorite place to sit and relax. Retreat to your impressive primary bedroom with an incredible ensuite bathroom at the end of a long day. This fantastic rambler offers main-level living at its best, but if more space is what you crave, then check out the finished basement. Here you will find the fourth bedroom, flex space perfect for a family room, home gym, or office, and a storage room. Grab your favorite beverage and unwind in your screened porch overlooking the stunning patio and private backyard. This is one not to miss and will go fast! Schedule your tour TODAY!

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 contacting Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

1337 lakeview pkwy, lake of the woods virginia 22508

1337 Lakeview Pkwy, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group Real Estate Advisors

You will love the short walk to the small marina to launch your kayak from this beautifully well-kept split-level home at 1337 Lakeview Parkway. Better than new at only 5 years young, the owners have been busy adding more hardwood flooring to the upper level, finishing more space in lower, and making the backyard a fabulous oasis! It offers spacious living with elegant details of crown molding and chair rails throughout, along with hardwoods in all upper-level living areas as well as bedrooms. On the upper level, you are greeted by the generous living room and the gourmet kitchen/dining room, which are sure to please! Step out on the deck and relax with your favorite beverage or entertain with ease. It will be a joy to retreat to the generous primary suite with en-suite bath for quiet privacy. Two additional bedrooms and full bath complete the upper level. The lower level offers a 4th bedroom, a 5th bedroom/flex room, office, and laundry area. The craftsman in you will appreciate the 18×10 workshop in addition to the huge 2-car garage, On the side of the house, there is ample room to safely park your boat. With this better-than-new home so close to the marina, “staycations” will be a breeze!

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 contacting Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

10246 Shady woods, Culpeper VA 22701

10246 Shady Woods, Culpeper Virginia 22701 UNDER CONTRACT by Licata Group Real Estate Advisors!

Quiet country living at its best! Enjoy the beautiful views of this two-acre property from the gorgeous wrap-around porch. This charming three-bedroom two-bath rambler offers an open floor plan with spacious rooms all on one level. There is a large shed out back, great for a workshop or storage as well as a second shed/chicken house. This location offers the peace and space of living in a country setting while still conveniently located right off of 29 and just minutes from the town of Culpeper. This home sells “as is” and is sure to go fast! Schedule your tour TODAY!

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 contacting Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

139 Green St, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508

139 Green St, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 Offered for Sale at $399,900 by Licata Group EXP Real Estate LLC!

When you live on a golf course, you will have a beautiful backyard view! Enjoy this lovely, spacious home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms! A stone fireplace to warm the home on those upcoming fall evenings. A main-level primary suite makes for quiet privacy away the upper-level bedrooms. Entertain in the lower level, fully finished basement and grill out on the deck or enjoy the screened-in porch. You will be the place to go for all holiday gatherings! Home is a must-see! Schedule your tour today!

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 contacting Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.