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Health Benefits of Waterfront Living in Virginia

Living near water is something many people around the US dream of. Speaking of dreams and future objectives, living in one of the most beautiful US states – Virginia – is a thought many people go to bed with. Today, we’ve decided to put the two fantasies together. In other words, we’ll introduce you to all the health benefits of waterfront living in Virginia. Not only does it sound incredible, but it also comes with many health advantages. Therefore, stay tuned for some helpful info and tips!

#1 Waterfront living enhances the quality of your sleep

Needless to say, a good night’s sleep is a crucial element of your well-being. Research study results have proved that people who live near water enjoy a more restful sleep. Also, the same studies have shown that the same group faces less stress daily. Your body needs to rest, and there isn’t a better place to recover from a long working day than nested inside a peaceful environment. Get rid of stress, and maximize your joy. Most of the time, waterfront living in Virginia is synonymous with the lack of noise pollution we’re pretty used to enduring in the cities. You won’t have trouble falling asleep once you move to some of the state’s jaw-droppingly-attractive waterfront neighborhoods.

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Living near water enhances the quality of sleep.

#2 Waterfront living enables you to enjoy water-related activities anytime you want

Being right there, near a larger body of water, will enable you to enjoy all your favorite water-related activities. And, if you own a boat, even better! Living close to the water will probably mean you have your own dock, too. As a boat owner, you’ll always want to opt for a property that offers this advantage. You don’t want to worry about driving to the spot where you’ve pared your boat or finding the ideal storage place. Also, docks aren’t only functional as parking spaces. You can use your dock as a diving board, a fishing spot, or simply a place where you sit down, crack open a cold beverage and enjoy the scenery. Who knows, you might even come up with a philosophical school of your own while water-gazing.

#3 Living near water is healthy even if you’re a city dweller

We’re pretty sure you understand this article doesn’t only cover non-urban waterfront properties. Virginia’s got some fantastic cities located near or directly placed upon a solid body of water. Just take Richmond or Alexandria as examples. A German research study has found that living near water is excellent for urban dwellers, too. We’re talking ponds, pools, and even – water fountains! Therefore, buying a waterfront property in Virginia will help you overcome some of the disadvantages city life offers to its “practitioners”. As mentioned above, you’ll enjoy less stress and better sleeping conditions. Lastly, if you’re a recovering addict, living near water will help ease the process, as professionals at Harmony Ridge Recovery Center point out.

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Waterfront living improves the overall quality of life, even if you’re a city dweller.

#4 Enjoy better air quality with waterfront living in Virginia

Air quality tends to be better near water. Also, some people are more prone to sit, relax and unwind a little near water. In other words, they tend to breathe deeper and smoother. So air quality is crucial in such moments. Not to mention all the vegetation and plants usually found near water. Those are your natural air filters. You won’t need to buy expensive air cleaners for your waterfront property in Virginia.

#5 Fewer nosy neighbors (for non-urban waterfront dwellers)

One can’t say this is a direct health benefit, but you’ll agree it has something to do with how we perceive our surroundings, thus affecting our everyday well-being. For example, let’s say you’ve bought yourself a scenic Virginia lake home. You might notice that the next home is not so close. In other words, you’ll soon find out that you will have to deal with fewer nosy neighbors. 

Lake homes tend to be further apart, thus allowing their owners more privacy than they’d enjoy in a more traditional suburban neighborhood. A lake home will help you deal with all the troubles city life plagues us with. This much-needed intimacy can be a savior for all those struggling with something or trying to get back on their feet. For example, this serenity is perfect for recovering addicts who want to get long-term help. There are many long-term addiction treatments in West Virginia, but recovery doesn’t stop there. A little bit of peace and quiet that your waterfront property can bring will work wonders for mental health. 

#6 Let’s consider the sound of water

We’ve implied this in the previous paragraphs, but it’s nevertheless crucial that we emphasize the calming properties of the sound of water. Did you know that the sound of running water, rushing and trickling, or waves smoothly hitting the shoreline possess fantastic calming and emotionally healing properties? Once you add that sound to the waterfront breeze, you get a match made in heaven, as they say. There isn’t a more comprehensive calm, as many people that own a waterfront property like to point out.

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The sound of running water has a soothing effect on the human mind.

#7 Living near water will inspire you to enjoy other fun (outdoor) activities

Of course, it’s not like simply sitting down in a cool shade with a good book by a body of water isn’t enough. However, enjoying a waterfront property in Virginia will allow you to immerse yourself in other fun activities. We’re talking about all the great outdoor efforts one can partake in: hiking, camping, wildlife watching, etc. Nature is a remedy, don’t trust anyone who tells you the opposite. 

Closing thoughts on the subject

These were some of the many health benefits of waterfront living in Virginia. Now you’ve seen all the advantages of buying a (vacation) waterfront property in one of the most scenic US states. If you were hesitant before, we’re pretty sure you don’t have any doubts about whether such a decision is a good one!

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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 contacting Pat Licata.

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Licata Group Shred Day Returns Saturday, April, 22nd 2023, Earth Day!

The Licata Group will be hosting a Community Shred Day on Saturday, April 22nd, from 11 AM – 2PM! Just in time for the end of tax season, so salsa on over and safely and securely shred your documents! The Shred trucks will be located within the Food Lion parking lot across from the Lake of the Woods front gate, near our office at 36111 Goodwin Drive (between AT&T and CVS). Donations are encouraged but not required, and all proceeds will benefit Lake of the Woods Fire and Rescue. We love being a resource to our community, so come and shred to your heart’s content! Can you make it? Let us know here!

Bring your appetite, too! The fabulous Taco Tuesday Food Truck will be there selling a delicious variety of Mexican fare and Kona Ice will be there selling shaved ice with 20% of proceeds going to LOW Fire and Rescue. Let’s support our community!

 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

Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home’s Exterior

The exterior of your home is one of the first things that potential buyers, visitors, and other passersbys will notice—so if it’s starting to look drab or outdated, it’s important to take steps to improve curb appeal. Here are a few easy ways to upgrade your home’s exterior:

  • If you have red brick, paint it gray or white. While red brick was a standard material to use on the exterior of homes and other buildings for many years, it is no longer as popular and can give a home a dated appearance. Fortunately, there’s a relatively easy solution: painting the brick white or gray can create a brighter, cleaner, more modern look.
  • Swap out front doors that contain decorative glass. While front doors with frosted or decorative textured glass offer a great way to let natural light into the home while still providing some privacy, most of these styles are no longer in vogue. Upgrading your door to one with clear glass panels or simple solid wood (or an alternative material like fiberglass) can instantly create a more up-to-date aesthetic.
  • Use contrasting colors. Choosing paint colors that have a stark contrast for your home’s exterior, as well as the front door and window shutters, can help create dimension and visual intrigue.
  • Add some lighting. The right lighting can be a powerful way to add style and accentuate your home’s best features, even during the daytime. For instance, consider adding some pathway lighting to ensure that the approach to your front door looks inviting, uplighting or down-lighting to draw attention to certain features, or an eye-catching hanging light over your front door.

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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 contacting Pat Licata.

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

FXBG Taco and Beer Festival Returns May 2023 in Fredericksburg, Virginia

Everyone loves Taco Tuesday, but what about Taco and Beer Saturday? The FXBG Taco & Beer Festival will be taking place at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 13th, from 11 am to 4 pm. For a small fee of $40.00 per person, you will receive unlimited crafted beer samples and two taco vouchers to use at some of the best restaurants and food trucks in the NOVA area. Live music will be setting the mood, and people will be competitive on the lawn games, checking out other vendors, or hanging out at the Margarita Bar. The event supports the Frederikson Outreach Coalition helping to fund child education and assist in youth sports.  For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, 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 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.

Family Date Night at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse!

Date night doesn’t have to be just for couples.  How about a date night for the whole family? The Lake of the Woods Pools and Community Activities Committee is hosting Family Date Night at the Clubhouse Saturday, February 18th, 2023 from 6 pm – 9 pm. Reservations are required for this event, so click here to reserve your spot now! The cost per adult is $15.95, children under 10 is $10.95, and children under 3 eat free. The menu consists of a starter salad and garlic bread sticks; followed by entree options of penne or bow tie pasta with your choice of marinara sauce and meatballs, or alfredo sauce with chicken, porcini mushroom ravioli in a sherry cream sauce with a side of seasonal vegetable medley, and cookies and brownies for dessert. So come hungry and ready to grace each other’s presence with a bountiful of laughter.  

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.

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Snowball Fight Melee at FredNats Stadium

Calling all kids! Are you bummed because you haven’t seen or felt the snow yet this year? Well, you still can! Stop by the FredNat Stadium and be part of the snowball games on February 18, 2023, at 3 pm. The cost to join is $3 per person or $5 for two. You must pre-register at fxbgparks.com. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  So sign up and enjoy a  round of snowball games. From snowball fights, snowball chin races, and snowball cup tower knockdowns, there will be plenty of fun for all. 

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.

Try Jazz Funk and Improv Dance Classes for Kids in Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Looking for something fun for the kids to do during the cold winter months to keep them active? Look no further. Virtuous Dance Center is offering JAZZ FUNK & Improv dance with Briah Bebbs Saturday, January 21st, 2023. JAZZ FUNK starts at 1 pm,  IMPROV starts at 2:30 pm. Each class runs for 90 mins for ages 10 and up.  Admission is $30 per person. Virtuous Dance Center 31 Utah Place Fredericksburg, VA 22405. Visit here to purchase tickets!

JAZZ FUNK is a mixture of Jazz, Hip hop, and Waaking. Currently, it is one of the most popular and commercially successful dance styles worldwide. This style is used in video clips, and live shows of pop stars legends such as Beyonce, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. This dance style gives you the opportunity to release attitude, show your sassy side, and show ‘em who is boss simply by your moves.

IMPROV is Dance improvisation which is the process of creating a movement without pre-planning and steps, commonly known as improv. Free movement is a great way to have fun, relieve any stress and explore new ways to move with no rules. 

Briah Bebbs is well diverse in dance styles.  From ballet, Jazz, to Tap, and more. She started dancing at the age of 5 at the City Dance Theatre in Richmond, VA winning many awards. Briah also excelled as a student of the Henrico High School Center for the Arts, where she was a Dance major. Ms. Bebbs has also trained at L.A. Play, LaBrea Dance Studio, Joffrey Ballet Studio, and Chelsea’,  a dance studio, Alvin Ailey, and she also attended the Governor School for Arts and Humanities at Radford University. After high school, she went on to perform with the Divine Elegance Dance Line and the illustrious dance program on the collegiate level at Virginia Union University. And she has worked with choreographers such as Diontey Michael, Tony Colden, Willie Hinton, Chris Gayle, and many others. She offers many other dance-style training as well, as she shares her love of dance by teaching from her many dance-style accomplishments. 

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.

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December 2022 Lake of the Woods, Virginia Monthly Market Stats

In December, 11 homes were SOLD in Lake of the Woods.

0 sold below $250,000.00
4 sold between $250,000-299,999;
0 sold between $300,000-349,999;
3 sold between $350,000-399,999;
2 sold between $400,000-499,999;
2 sold between $500,000-$999,999;

46 Active/Coming Soon Listings for Sale
14 Homes Under Contract
1 Home Sold since January 1, 2023.

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.

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.

The Unexpected Costs of Owning a Home

For most people, buying a home is one of the biggest investments they’ll ever make. If you’re planning to purchase a home, your budget likely includes the down payment and monthly mortgage payments—yet many buyers, particularly first-time homeowners, find their budgets stretched by unexpected costs. In fact, according to a survey by ConsumerAffairs, 44% of recent home buyers said they had already spent more than they’d planned, with the average over-budget amount exceeding $10,000.

While record-breaking home prices over the past several months have contributed to this trend, new homeowners often find themselves surprised by unexpected costs, such as the following:

  • Property taxes. Currently, the average property tax rate across the U.S. is 1.1% of a home’s assessed value, but this amount can vary greatly based on location and average home prices.
  • Closing costs. The upfront costs of buying a home include more than just the down payment—at closing, you can expect to pay costs ranging from 2-5% of the home’s value. These may include title insurance, mortgage origination fees, surveys, and more depending on your market and lender.
  • Utilities. For many people moving from an apartment or rented house to a home of their own, the cost of all the utilities they need can be surprising. From the basics like water and electricity to items that you may or may not need depending on your preferences and where you live (such as cable, sewer, and trash collection), utility bills can add hundreds of dollars a month to your home ownership costs.
  • Insurance. In order to take out a mortgage, you’ll need to provide your lender with proof of homeowners insurance, which will cover certain damage to your home and the items within it. This necessary coverage will cost anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars per year.

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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.

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Best New Year’s Eve Events in Orange County, VA

As the end of the year approaches, many people start thinking about how they want to celebrate New Year’s Eve. From elaborate parties to intimate gatherings, there are plenty of events to choose from and Orange County, VA, is no exception. We’ll highlight some of the best New Year’s Eve events in Orange County, VA, so you can find the perfect way to ring in the new year. Whether you’re looking for a night of dancing and champagne or a quiet evening spent with loved ones, there’s an event for everyone. So, grab your party hat and get ready to celebrate – it’s time to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with open arms!

Amazing New Year’s Eve events in Orange County, VA

Are you ready to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one with a bang? If so, you’ll want to check out this roundup of the top New Year’s Eve events in Orange County, VA. From glitzy parties to intimate gatherings, there’s something for everyone on this list. So, start planning your celebration now and get ready to ring in the new year in style!

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Do a little research, and you’ll see plenty of great New Year’s Eve events in Orange County, VA, to choose from.

#1 Orange County Tacky Lights Tour

Orange County is hosting its sixth annual self-guided Tacky Light Tour on New Year’s Eve from 7 pm to 9 pm, but it’s active since December 12th. You can download a free brochure which includes a map of all the participating houses and a list of the must-see displays. From houses covered in thousands of twinkling lights to lawns filled with inflatable Santas and snowmen, the Orange County Tacky Lights Tour is a festive way to ring in the new year.

And since it’s self-guided, you can go at your own pace and spend as much time as you’d like at each stop. So, bundle up, grab some friends or family, and get ready to celebrate the new year with a fun and memorable Tacky Light Tour in Orange County, VA. It’s a great way to explore the area, especially if you just moved in.

#2 New Year’s Eve Labyrinth Masquerade

Welcome the new year with a captivating evening at The Arts Center, Orange! Beginning at 9 pm, the venue will be transformed into the Goblin King’s castle from the 1986 film Labyrinth, complete with sculptures and set pieces created by local young artists and artisans. Admission includes delectable refreshments, engaging art activities, delightful company, and a celebratory prosecco toast at midnight.

Wearing costumes inspired by the film is highly encouraged, and it is recommended to register in advance. The best part is that this event is suitable for all ages. Dress to impress for this special holiday celebration and ring in the new year in style! And if you’d like, bring your youngsters, too.

#3 New Year’s Eve celebration at Dairy Market, Charlottesville

Gather your loved ones and head over to the Dairy Market, Charlottesville, for an exciting New Year’s Eve celebration! From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, DJ will be spinning festive tunes, and at 7:00 pm, there will be a massive balloon drop with 1,000 balloons. In addition to the music, there will be festive hats, tiaras, crafts, and other fun giveaways.

An electric cover band will take the stage from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm to rock the rest of the night. The Dairy Market will be serving up delicious food and drinks, so come hungry and ready to ring in the new year with great company and good cheer. This event is free to attend; however, you need to pre-register.

#4 New Year’s Eve Black & Gold Gala, Fredericksburg

Get ready to ring in the new year in style at the New Year’s Eve Black & Gold Gala at Venue and Event Hall in Fredericksburg! This chic and elegant event is not to be missed. Please note that this event is for registered attendees only.

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If you’re up for some drinking and dancing, there are plenty of fun New Year’s parties all over Orange County.

As you arrive, the sounds of DJ on the 1’s and 2’s will greet you, setting the mood for a night of dancing and celebration. And as the night goes on, you’ll have access to the buffet bar, stocked with a variety of delicious eats, to keep you fueled up for the festivities. But the fun doesn’t stop there – at midnight, you’ll join in a complimentary champagne toast, with a bottle provided for each table.

#5 Sometimes, the best events are private

At the end of the day, if none of the options work for you, you can always opt for staying at home. It could be just you and your loved one having a romantic evening, or you can even consider throwing a New Year’s Eve party and inviting your friends. It’s a great way to say goodbye to 2022 with everyone you love and care about the most.

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Sometimes, the best events are not the most extravagant ones but the ones you get to spend with people you care about the most.

However, if you do choose to throw a New Year’s bash, we highly recommend you first prepare your apartment. By this, we don’t only mean the decorations and other fun activities. Instead, make sure to remove any valuable or fragile items that could easily get damaged or broken. Or, if you live in a small space, you might want to consider moving some furniture around to create more room for your guests. You can always take advice from the team from mod-movers.com and rent a storage unit to safely keep your things until the party’s over.

Wrapping up!

As the clock ticks down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, it’s a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to all the future holds. No matter how you choose to celebrate this special occasion, the important thing is to be with the people you love and make memories that will last a lifetime. So, whether you attend one of the extravagant New Year’s Eve events in Orange County, VA, featured in this article, or create your own celebration at home, make the most of this special evening and ring in the new year with style. We wish you a Happy New Year!

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.


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