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Fredericksburg Christmas Parade Happening on Saturday, December 7th!

Get ready to take out your chairs and prepare your warmest clothes, because the Annual Fredericksburg Christmas Parade is upon us! A local favorite of the community, the downtown parade will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 5:30PM – 8:00 PM. The viewing area will be along Caroline and Princess Anne Streets from Wolfe Street to Amelia Street. The theme for this year will be “A Futuristic Christmas”. The parade will be open to the public, and is FREE to attend! This is always a favorite event for the area, so be sure to mark your calendar! For more information about the parade, be sure to Click Here, and remember to dress warm!

 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.

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Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting in Fredericksburg on Saturday, 11/16!

Are you ready to light the tree? Be at Hurkamp Park in Fredericksburg for the annual Children’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 16 from 4 PM – 6 PM! Bring your kids to meet Santa as well as some other fun characters, spend time making holiday crafts and enjoy listening to your favorite holiday songs and more! Make sure to stay for the reading of The Night Before Christmas! This is a free public event, hosted by the Fredericksburg, Virginia Economic Development & Tourism, as well as Fredericksburg Park, Recreation & Events! We hope you’ll be there! For information about this event, be sure to Click Here!

 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.

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Christmas on the Farm at Higgins Hills Farm on Saturday, November 30th!

Ready for some winter fun down on the farm? Higgins Hills Farm is proudly hosting “Christmas on the farm” on Saturday, November 30th from 10 AM – 4 PM, presented by BC Photography and Higgins Hills Farm! Enjoy a winter wonderland filled with fun, food, prizes and more! Admission is $5.00 per car, which includes access to the free petting farm, games, children’s activities! Get your picture taken with jolly old Saint Nick, and/or the Grinch himself! A Coffee & Hot Cocoa bar is available for $3.00, as well as $5.00 pony rides! Gourmet popcorn and hotdogs will also be available to snack on! Start your holiday season off right, and visit Higgins Hills Farm in Culpeper, VA! For more info, be sure to Click Here!

 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.

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April 6 – 7th, 2019 Spring Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Fair!

Get all your shopping done in one place this Spring: the annual Spring Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Fair.

There will be many vendors displaying their artsy craftsmanship including artwork, pottery, jewelry, bath products, woodwork, gourmet foods and so much more!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support local artists and business owners while also finding something unique for that special someone for their birthday, Father’s/Mother’s Day, graduation or even Christmas! Is it too early to think about Christmas yet? No! Get all of your shopping done now, so you don’t have the holiday stress!

Saturday’s show is April 6th from 10AM – 6pm. Followed by Sunday’s show, April 7th from 11AM – 4PM. Admission for adults is $8 at the door, seniors (60+) is $7 at the door and children 12 and under are free. You can buy tickets in advance here but processing fees may apply. The show will take place at 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg VA 22401.

Keep an eye out for the Home & Craft Festival October 19th and 20th featuring over 100 vendors as well as the Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show December 6th, 7th, and 8th. This is the area’s largest Holiday Craft Show.

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.

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Christmas Trees Real or Fake? What's your preference?

When it comes to Christmas trees, there’s no doubt there are many different family traditions that are passed from generation to generation. There are some families that continue those traditions and some that decide to go the more modern route. There are many options when it comes to picking the family or household Christmas tree. Do you buy a fake tree that can be used year after year and potentially save you money in the long run? Or do you insist on buying a real tree, even going as far as cutting it down yourself? Or do you pass on Christmas tree purchasing and decoration completely?
There are many pros and cons to all sides and in the end, it comes down to personal preference. No one can tell you what kind of tree to buy. It’s part of the Christmas spirit – doing what makes you and your family happy. If your family has a tradition of packing up the car with all the kids, going to the local Christmas tree farm, Bees and Trees and Christmas Tree Farms, to name a few that are here locally, and letting the kids pick out their favorite one, then why change it? It’s a family event – one that is sure to have a positive influence on everyone involved. From the drive to the farm, to chopping it down and loading it on top of the car, seeing the smiles on your children’s and spouse’s face from the excitement, nothing else can bring that type of feeling. And nothing smells more like Christmas than that real pine, spruce or fir tree filling your home. The only downfall is because it is alive, you must take care of it as such! Real trees require water and checking to make sure they are well hydrated. Nothing can ruin Christmas quicker than a tree catching fire and potentially burning down the gifts you worked hard to purchase or much worse, your home. So please remember that while having a beautiful live tree is wonderful, it is a responsibility and should be cared for accordingly.
Some families enjoy the joy of simply decorating their home and tree together. So, driving out in the cold and going to the farm to chop down a tree doesn’t excite them very much. Instead, they’d rather buy their green or white Christmas tree from the store and come together as one to decorate it with cheerful holiday music playing. This takes away from having to drive to the farm each year; opting in for pulling it out of storage instead, a much closer and shorter trip. The tree is right in the home (or storage) until its usage is required. Having a fake tree certainly doesn’t take away from the fun of decorating and spending quality time together! It can even save you the money and hassle of cleaning up the fallen pines or having to remember to water it. 
christmas tree catNow, for the new “Modern” trees. Particularly for those who own cats, I have heard there are people who hang their tree upside down from the ceiling to prevent their furry friends from climbing on them (like the cat pictured here). I’ve also seen some photos of Christmas trees that stand higher off the ground to try to prevent their cats from jumping on them, although not sure how well that will work as I’ve witnessed cats jump high! Do you have something special you do to keep your fur-friends from messing with your trees?
Whatever you do, do it with love and compassion! Whether it’s chopping down the tree from the Earth itself or going to the store to purchase a fake one, it’s all about the Christmas spirit. Even if it’s having to buy a modern or makeshift tree to accompany those furry companions. Have a wonderful and happy Christmas this year!
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Dinner with Santa at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse

Bring your children to meet Santa Claus and join him for a delicious dinner on Sunday, December 9th at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse!
This jolly event will begin at 5 pm and end at 8 pm. Adults will cost $12.95 each, kids under 10 are $6.95 and kids under 3 are FREE. *Please note: tax & gratuity are not included.
What’s for dinner? Garden salad, fried chicken and green beans, mashed potatoes, just to name a few. Dessert will be included!
Reservations are highly encouraged as the event will fill up quickly and seating is limited! Call today: 540-972-2221.
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. 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.
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8th Annual Christkindlmarkt at LOW

Ready to Shop? You don’t even need to leave the lake.
8th Annual LOW Christkindlmarkt takes place Saturday, December 1st from 9 am to 3 pm at the Community Center, 110 Sweetbriar Park Rd.
Do you have all your Christmas gifts? Here is your last chance! Creative giving starts here.
We have the finest local crafters, bakers and artisans that are displaying their wares and works of art for sale.
And some of the best Christmas treats!
Don’t miss out on this, you can join in the fun!
Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods, VA or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent, we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia. We are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The Question is how much is it worth? 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.
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