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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

Bull Run Festival of Lights Happening Until January 10th, 2021

The Bull Run Festival of Lights is here! Enjoy a 2.5 mile drive as you view thousands of beautiful lights! The show is open nightly Monday-Thursday from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM and Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday nights from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Holiday nights include Christmas Eve, Christmas day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Ticket prices range from $25 per car to $50 per day depending on the day and time. Timed entry tickets are available on Monday-Thursday nights from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, and Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holiday nights from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM and 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Be sure to come out and enjoy this beautiful festival of lights! For more information including where to purchase tickets, 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

Santa is coming to Lake of the Woods Atop Engine 29!

As busy as this time of year gets, jolly Ol’ Saint Nick always remembers the good boys and girls in Locust Grove! He will be making his rounds atop LOW F&R Engine 29 through Lake of the Woods on December 18th – 20th! Santa is so excited to see all the children in LOW and nearby Locust Grove areas! Santa and the LOW Fire Department are developing a route and tracker that will soon be posted to their website and Facebook page, so please keep checking for further updates! The tracker, when available, can be found at lowfr29.com/santa-tracker.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther 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

Santa Will Be in Lake of the Woods Every Wednesday Night in December from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at 310 Fairway Drive

Santa along with his trusty Reindeer will be paying a special visit to all of the good boys and girls in Lake of the Woods! He’ll be sitting on the porch of 310 Fairway Drive every Wednesday night in December from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to greet all the kids from a safe social distance. No lap sitting will be required, and the porch will be blocked off to ensure that proper social distancing is maintained. You’ll be able to enter the half circle driveway and wave to Santa from your car. Don’t miss your chance to see Santa 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 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.

Secure Shredding Service Now Available For Our Clients’ Use!

If you’re looking to shred some old papers or documents, now you can do so at our office! We are proud to announce that we have an on-site secure shredding service that we’re providing to our clients for FREE!! All you have to do is come to our office at 36111 Goodwin Drive (between CVS and AT&T across from the LOW front gate) during our office hours, Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, and ask to speak to one of our team members. You will be guided to the locked box that is only accessible by Iron Mountain, the shredding service. You’ll place your documents in the locked box and when full, Iron Mountain retrieves the contents and provides us with a certificate when contents have been shredded. We love being a resource to our community, so come to our office and shred to your hearts content!

 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

Picture-Perfect Home For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 4603 Lakeview Pkwy Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to 4603 Lakeview Parkway! This meticulous, move-in ready, Lake of the Woods home will wow you! Once inside, you will love the open floor plan, all the updates and the split bedroom design. The great room delights with soaring ceilings, tons of windows and a fireplace for those chilly nights. Enjoy cooking and entertaining in this beautiful kitchen with a pantry, island and open to the formal dining room. You’ll be impressed by the incredible owner’s suite with an inviting en-suite bath and access to the deck. Relaxing on your screened porch and wraparound deck, while enjoying the sounds of nature, may become a favorite pastime. Proximity to front gate makes this one, the one! Get your lake life started today! For more information on 4603 Lakeview Parkway, 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.

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.

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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Good Riddance 2020: New Years Eve Dinner at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery

It’s time to say so long to 2020, and good riddance with a New Years Eve dinner at Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery! The evening will start off with a sparkling wine toast, and follows with a 3 course prix fixe menu. Each course will include an ideal wine pairing from one of Potomac Point wines. Total cost will be $84 per person + tax and a 20% service fee.

Reservations are required, and the event will be accepting groups of 2-8 guests. Groups that include 2-4 guests will have a 2-hour reservation and groups of 4-8 will have a 2.5-hour reservation. It’s recommended that you arrived 10 minutes prior to your reservation time. For more information including where to purchase tickets, 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

Stafford Christmas Parade on December 19th

Have you been craving to watch a parade? If so, then you’re in luck because the Stafford, VA Christmas Parade is happening on Saturday, December 19th! Starting at 3PM at the Stafford Fairgrounds, you’ll enjoy watching multiple floats and celebrate the season from either the safety of your car, or from chairs set up outside! Registration is available now at www.Staffordchristmasparade.com, so be sure to grab your ticket!

 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