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LOT For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 103 Gold Rush Drive Offered at $39,900

Imagine your dream home here! Nicely wooded lot on a quiet street on the golf side of the community. Amenity rich Lake of the Woods offers so many choices: play golf, jump in the lake, swim at the pool, work out at the fitness center, or dine at the clubhouse overlooking the pristine lake, the choice is yours. 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 volunteering 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 the mid-$100,000s 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 why I love Lake of the Woods! For more information on 103 Gold Rush Drive, 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.

WATERFRONT LOT For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 406 Westover Pkwy Offered at $85,000

Build your dream home on this beautiful half acre waterfront lot in amenity rich Lake of the Woods. You will love this community that offers so much to do, swimming, fishing, trail rides, golf and dining just to name a few. Your lake life awaits. 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 volunteering 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 the mid-$100,000s 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 why I love Lake of the Woods! For more information on 406 Westover Pkwy, Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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

New Home vs Resale – Which is Right For You

After contacting The Licata Group, you’ve probably realized the number of options buyers have in today’s market. The most obvious choice you’ll need to make is the one between new home vs resale home. Being able to choose the floor plan and design options has its perks. On the other hand, comfortable neighborhoods and historic houses with wide front porches appeal to some home buyers. To help you decide which type of home is right for you, here are some of the important factors you need to consider.

New home vs resale- it’s not only about your preferences

Owning a house where other people have lived is something many people want to avoid. However, new constructions might lack the charm of resale homes and stories that they tell. However, you need to remember that buying a home is not only about preferences. As both options have their advantages and disadvantages, let’s explore the practical aspects of buying and owning either of them.

Reselling or living in a resale home

The question here is whether buying a resale home is a wise investment or not. First of all, you’ll spend less money on a resale property than on a new house. As a result, don’t expect to get a large profit when you decide to sell your resale house. So hold onto it for some time, and then resell it. But, if you plan to buy and live in a resale home, it’s probably an excellent investment decision, provided that it meets other factors as well.

The price of your house

New houses come with a high price, compared to pre-owned homes. And resale homes don’t need to be that old; they can be less than 7 or 8 years old. If you find a relatively young home at a decent price, then you might be getting the best value for your money. And with the rest of your budget, you can have your belongings transferred from one of the surrounding states. Maybe it’s time to provide yourself and your items with a moving experience you know you deserve. 

However, keep in mind that while new homes usually cost more than 20 percent more than resale homes, the latter might come with a potential downside. While they are initially less expensive, they might be more costly in terms of utilities and maintenance.

Are resale homes sustainable?

If you’re buying a newly-constructed house, you can expect it to match the modern-day sustainable construction standards. While pre-owned houses might not have been built by these standards. Insulation, the quality of bricks, natural lightning, and other factors affect the price of utilities and maintenance costs. That’s not to say that you can’t use modifications and fixtures to bring an older home up to the mentioned standards. However, you’ll need to determine the budget and set aside the extra amount of money for this purpose.

A home and light coming through the window.

Appliances

Some building companies include refrigerators, dishwashers, and similar new appliances when building a new house. In case these are not already included in the price of your new home, you might still be able to roll this cost into your mortgage. Alternately, pre-owned homes might come with outdated appliances that you’ll need to replace.

Design and floorplan choices

If you’re building a new home, you get to choose not only the colors but also floorplans and design. While you can deal with the intense colors in the pre-owned homes by repainting, floorplans and other design changes require extensive renovations. Also, changing flooring, cabinetry, or even carpeting, can be expensive. Unless your budget can support this kind of work, you’ll have to accept your resale home as it is.

A couple repainting.

Storage space

New homes usually come with floor plans designed to fit all of your belongings. Some of the convenient features include cabinets with pull-out shelves, garage space options, and walk-in closets. Older models of resale homes might have limited storage space. One way to solve this problem is to contact Excalibur Moving and Storage and inquire about the storage options. Another way to deal with this is to renovate the house and remodel it to suit your needs.

A couple hanging a picture in their new home.

Pre-owned homes are eligible for home loans

You shouldn’t forget that banks also offer loans for resale houses. However, the bank will need to conduct the technical verification of the property to ascertain the condition of the home. Know that bank will not lend more than the property value stated in the sale deed. And the loan component will depend on the policy of the bank and the age of the house.

Verifying pending payments

First-home buyers might forget to do all the necessary verifications. It’s essential to check for pending payments and taxes for the pre-owned property. Ensuring that there are no dues or unpaid bills on the property will save you from a lot of potential trouble in the future.

Legal documents

You’ll need to thoroughly verify the legal documents when buying a pre-owned home that’s older than 20 years. Also, the property must have clear titles. You need to obtain the sale deed, purchase agreement, a copy of the builder buyer agreement, as well as no objection certificate. Documents that prove the ownership of previous owners are also required.When choosing between new homes vs resale homes, it’s not hard to notice the pros and cons to both. Important aspects to keep in mind, for starters, are the costs of your home. However, think about the big picture,  benefits or expenses you’ll have to face both in the future and now. That’s how you’ll be able to make an informed decision. If you have found the right home for you, it’ll be much easier to settle down in a new city. Good luck with your search!

 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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LOT For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 113 Monroe Street Offered at $49,900

Welcome to 113 Monroe Street… a fabulous lot on which to build your perfect home in sought after Lake of the Woods! Mature trees and close to the back gate make this the one! So get your lake life started by building your perfect place at the lake on one of the few remaining lots! A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. For more information on 113 Monroe Street, 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.

*FANTASTIC PRICE IMPROVEMENT*Absolutely Stunning Estate in Sterling, VA! 23393 Summerstown Place Now Offered at $1,090,000!

Welcome to 23393 Summerstown Place, an elegant and stately home in sought after Loudoun Valley Estates, where pride of ownership throughout is most evident! This home is a Toll Brothers Luxury model, The Carlton Federal with over $400k in after construction upgrades and fine finishes; you will notice immediately how spectacular It truly is! You will be delighted when you arrive by the curb appeal and lush yard…and that’s just the beginning. As you enter, you notice the two story foyer with sweeping staircase and gleaming hardwood floors. Perfectly situated off the foyer is a formal living room with ample windows, creating a bright and airy feel that flows so effortlessly into the formal dining room, which is separated by stunning architecture.

The gourmet kitchen shines with upgraded appliances, granite counters, gorgeous tile backsplash, a large island, and eat in area all with the perfect finishes. Enjoy your morning coffee and the views of the backyard from the inviting morning room located right off the kitchen, as well as the private staircase to the upper level. You will be wowed by the gracious family room with fireplace and the incredible wall of windows. The study/office with custom built-ins will make working from home a breeze. The owner’s suite is one of grandeur with its generous size, walk-in closet with built-ins, and inviting sitting room. Luxurious best describes the owner’s bath with roman tub and his and her vanities. The upper level boasts three additional bedrooms; one with it’s own private bath, while the other two share a Jack and Jill bath. Entering the lower level, you will be impressed by the finished space that offers a media room, kitchenette, 5th bedroom (not to code), full bath and additional flex living space. This living area is perfect as an incredible in-law suite. You will love the stamped concrete patio with pergola, expansive maintenance-free deck that opens to a beautiful tree lined yard, as well as the brick walkways, creating an incredible outdoor living area. These will be favorite spots for entertaining or relaxing! Again…welcome home! For more information on 23393 Summerstown Place, 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

Gorgeous Home With 3 Acres of land in Unionville, VA! 26257 Stonesiffer Lane Now UNDER CONTRACT!!

Welcome to the country with this beautiful home on 3+ private acres. You are welcomed by a cherry tree lined driveway, and amazing front porch to sit and enjoy the sunrise! Once inside you will love the gleaming hardwood floors and spacious light filled living room. The kitchen is perfect with plenty of counter space for cooking and baking, and you will love the upgraded stainless steel appliances. The owner’s suite is spacious with an en-suite bath featuring a double vanity and a huge walk in closet. The light filled, unfinished, walk out basement is roughed in for a future bath and is ready for you to finish for additional living space. Relax on your deck and enjoy the sunset, your favorite beverage, and let nature serenade you. Pick raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries without even leaving your yard. If nature is what you crave and space is what you desire this is the one! For more information on 26257 Stonesiffer Lane, Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar, and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, one of our area expert advisors will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Gorgeous Home With Oversized Garage in Aquia Harbour! 2403 Harpoon Drive Now UNDER CONTRACT

You will absolutely fall in love with 2403 Harpoon Drive! This beautiful, well maintained home is move in ready! Once inside you will love the natural light that flows through the home, the open floor plan that is versatile for home office or classroom. Enjoy cooking in the spacious kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel/black appliances with the perfect cooking triangle. The owner’s suite is spacious with a luxury en-suite bath. Imagine quiet evenings on the deck sipping your favorite beverage, reading a book or enjoying cookouts and spending time with family and friends. The oversized two car garage is another bonus to this already amazing home. You will love all the amenities that Aquia Harbour has to offer with 2 pools, clubhouse, amazing lake, marina, golf and so much more. For more information on 2403 Harpoon Drive, 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

NEW CONSTRUCTION With Water Access on Lake Anna! 15201 Edgewood Drive Offered at $447,600

Welcome to 15201 Edgewood Drive! Get ready to start your lake life in this water community featuring water access to Lake Anna. You’ll love the open floor plan and fine finishes in this new construction custom built rambler! Featuring a chef’s kitchen, great room and owner’s suite boast soaring ceilings and the en-suite bathroom is expansive with a retreat feel and two walk in closets. Imagine having almost an acre of land and private, your very own oasis. Relaxing with family and friends in the interior open spaces or outside will create great lake memories! This is not all…. you also will have an unfinished walk out basement to expand and finish exactly how you want. For more information on 15201 Edgewood Drive, 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

LOT For Sale in Lake of the Woods, VA! 1316 Lakeview Pkwy Now SOLD!!

Welcome to 1316 Lakeview Parkway! A wonderful lot on which to build your perfect home in sought after Lake of the Woods! Mature trees, level lot, and close to the back gate make this the one! So get your lake life started by building your perfect place at the lake on one of the few remaining lots! For more information on 1316 Lakeview Pkwy, Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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

Stunning WATERFRONT Home in Lake of the Woods, VA! 1201 Lakeview Pkwy Now SOLD!!

It is time to get your lake life started with this stunningly renovated waterfront oasis! Located on a quiet cove of the lake, 1201 Lakeview boats beamed ceilings for that true lake house feel, a gourmet kitchen featuring upgraded stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, quartz countertops, large island, and so much more! The master offers its own private screened porch! New HVAC, new flooring, and a huge screened porch providing great water views that’s perfect for entertaining awaits! A lush, level yard leading to your dock/sun deck on which to relax with your favorite drink or enjoy entertaining family and friends will wow you! The heated and cooled two car garage can be used as additional flex space for whatever your needs may be–extra living space, studio, storage… Should you wish to re-convert to a two car garage, the door tracks have been saved. This truly is an amazing opportunity for a weekend home or a year around residence! For more information on 1201 Lakeview Pkwy, Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

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