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New Listing - Popular Blacksburg Condo - Move In READY!

by Desi Sowers

NEW LISTING - Blacksburg Condo Outshines the Rest!

Exceptionally well maintained, this desirable first floor, end-unit is located in very popular Sundance Ridge.

Many outstanding features including new carpet, new kitchen/bathroom cabinetry and countertops, new appliances and fresh paint.

Large loft area is ideal for a 3rd bedroom or office/computer space.

Move-In Ready and perfect for students, your professionals or investors. Come See!


Temporarily Out of Service :(

by Desi Sowers


On Monday, January 17th, the New River Valley Association of Realtors will change MLS providers.

While I'm hoping this is a painless process, please note that the Search Listings tab on my website will be temporarily out of service.  Same is true for my daily email service www.HomeSearchNRV.com.

The new MLS system has been much anticipated and I'm excited about the improvements and enhanced features that you will no doubt enjoy.

Please check back in just a day or so and hopefully, all will be up and running.

Have a great day!

Price Reduced! People and Horse Friendly!

by Desi Sowers


Price Reduced!

Exceptional ranch style home quietly situated on 3.05 acres featuring a 4 stall horse barn with 2 work rooms, hay loft and electricity.

Many outstanding features including gleaming hardwood floors, large living room with warming fireplace and picturesque mountain views from the bay window.

Enjoy the patio day and night; lighted and screened-in for privacy. Peaceful and private yet close to schools, shopping, restaurants and hospital.  Come See!

Mortgage Rates Drop Slightly for the Week

by Desi Sowers

Interest rates took a slight dip this week as economic uncertainty continued to plague the market, according to Bankrate.com’s national survey of large lenders. 

The average 30-year fixed rate mortgages dropped slightly to 4.94 percent for the week. Meanwhile,15-year fixed rate mortgages were 4.32 percent for the week, while 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages held nearly steady at 3.99 percent. 

The drop in rates suggests the financial market may have overreacted to the inflation fears that had originally pushed rates higher in late December, according to Bankrate.com. 

"Unemployment is starting to stabilize. Housing is stabilizing, although there are still soft pockets. Stocks are up, and there are inflationary fears with energy prices going up, so directionally and logically, we're in for potentially higher interest rates," predicts Anthony Hsieh, chief executive of loanDepot.com, a direct mortgage lender in Irvine, Calif.

Google Let's You Map Foreclosures

by Desi Sowers

Google has added foreclosures to Google Maps as part of its real estate listings.

It’s easy to use: In Google Maps, just put in an address or browse to the area you’re interested in. On the right side, click the "More" button and select Real estate:

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That will show all the real estate listings in the area. Then just tick "Foreclosure" on the left side:

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Presto! Your map is filled with foreclosure listings. Hover over a dot for more info:

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Or double-click for even more detail:

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Like magic!  If you need more info or would like to view a foreclosure just call, email or text me - I'm here to help!

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