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Christiansburg VA Home For Sale: 250 Alder Lane Christiansburg VA 24073

$389,000 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3539 Square Feet, 0.68 acre lot

 

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Welcome to 250 Alder Lane a vast sized home offering a finished basement with a guest suite including a full size kitchen, family room, full bath, bedroom and easy access to the outdoors. Situated on the largest lot in Windmill Hills with quality features including brick/vinyl exterior, hardwood floors, tiled floors, recessed lighting, granite, cathedral ceilings, a full appliance package, walk in closets, laundry room and a two car garage. A romantic formal dining room is embellished with a dazzling chandelier while the formal living room offers sleek sophistication and tons of natural lighting.  Slip into comfort with a family room that lets you bring the outdoors in with a warm gas fireplace accented in stone. A delicious gourmet kitchen comes equipped with an abundance of fine cabinetry, built-in oven, gas cook-top, microwave, dishwasher and a view! Family and friends can perch at the breakfast bar or relax in the dining area either way this light filled space is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Retreat to the master suite and relax in complete splendor with a private spa inspired tiled bathroom including an elongated dual sink vanity, divine walk-in shower, bubbly whirlpool tub and a closet. The secondary bedrooms are LARGE and offer fantastic wooded views. Relaxing outdoor living includes a patio and a deck overlooking mature trees making this the perfect place for cookouts and parties! Come on over and see this beauty! Make your appointment today!

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Christiansburg VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

Pulaski VA Home For Sale:223 Cliff Street Pulaski VA 24301

by Desi Sowers
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Pulaski VA Home For Sale:223 Cliff Street Pulaski VA 24301

BIG HOME, Little Budget! Welcome to 223 Cliff Street where an inviting covered porch sets the scene for comfortable everyday living. Well cared for and full of character with an excellent rental history this Pulaski VA home is just what you are looking for. Beautiful vintage wood work, hardwood floors, tiled floors, crown moldings and LARGE LIVING AREAS are awaiting the lucky buyer! A nicely remodeled kitchen offers newer cabinet and counter space galore, decorative backsplash, stainless appliances and room for two cooks. Three upper level bedrooms share a spacious tiled bath. Ample parking and a fully fenced yard offer the ideal place for outdoor entertaining. Look no further, this is the home you have been waiting for!

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Pulaski VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

 

Four steps to protect your home from winter water damage

by Desi Sowers

(BPT) - Rain, sleet, ice and snow — no matter what form it’s in, precipitation can lead to major winter damage resulting in many issues for home and business owners. Icy roads, ruptured pipes and ice dams are all complications brought on by winter water, and the threat may be even greater this season according to national weather predictions.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting this winter to be wetter-than-average in many parts of the country. Additionally, when you consider the threat of El Nino looming for certain regions, proper seasonal preparation is especially important this year.

“When it comes to winter weather, it pays to be prepared for the worst,” says Peter Duncanson, director, disaster restoration system development at ServiceMaster Restore. “Preparing now is important, as excessive precipitation combined with freezing or near-freezing temperatures can cause significant damage overnight.”

To protect yourself and your home from winter’s harshest weather, here are four must-do tips from the experts at ServiceMaster Restore.

* Understand your insurance policy. If something goes wrong at your house, you want to know you’re covered. That means now is the perfect time to review your insurance policy closely. As you do so, pay special attention to what is and is not specifically covered, as it applies to winter weather conditions. You may find gaps in your policy where additional coverage is needed.

* Keep your gutters flowing. Your gutters are one of your home’s most important defense mechanisms when it comes to water removal — but only if you keep them clean. Clear your gutters of debris as soon as possible and repair any leaks to ensure proper water flow. Keeping your gutters clear does more than just rid your home of excess water, it also stops the possibility of ice dams — a very expensive seasonal hazard. Once your gutters are clean, make sure your downspouts are clear of debris as well, and that they properly divert water several feet away from your home’s foundation.

* Fortify your foundation. Water damage to your home’s foundation can easily cost thousands of dollars so it’s worth your time to reinforce it in advance. Take a trip around your house and inspect the foundation for cracks or small holes where water can seep in. Even a few inches of water can damage your carpet, drywall, wood floors or the foundation itself.

* Prevent pipes from freezing. A frozen pipe that ruptures can be one of the most destructive winter water accidents. To protect against frozen pipes, insulate your home’s outdoor pipes with a faucet cover or even a towel. You should also ensure pipes that border an exterior wall are well insulated. This will keep the pipes warm and reduce their risk of bursting. On the coldest nights, it’s a good idea to open faucets a small amount, allowing water to drip into a drain to keep water moving through the pipe. You can also leave cabinet doors open underneath sinks to circulate air and protect against freezing.

Follow these four steps to help your home enter the spring nice and dry. To learn more about ServiceMaster Restore, visit ServiceMasterRestore.com.

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Answering the following 3 questions will help you determine if now is actually a good time for you to buy in today’s market.

1. Why am I buying a home in the first place?

This truly is the most important question to answer. Forget the finances for a minute. Why did you even begin to consider purchasing a home? For most, the reason has nothing to do with money.

A study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University reveals that the four major reasons people buy a home have nothing to do with money. They are:

  • A good place to raise children and for them to get a good education
  • A place where you and your family feel safe
  • More space for you and your family
  • Control of that space

What does owning a home mean to you? What non-financial benefits will you and your family gain from owning a home? The answer to that question should be the biggest reason you decide to purchase or not.

2. Where are home values headed?

According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home values are projected to increase by 5.3% over the next 12 months.

What does that mean to you?

Simply put, if you are planning on buying a home that costs $250,000 today, that same home will cost you an additional $13,250 if you wait till next year. Your down payment will need to be higher as well to account for the higher home price.

3. Where are mortgage interest rates headed?

A buyer must be concerned about more than just prices. The ‘long term cost’ of a home can be dramatically impacted by even a small increase in mortgage rates.

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the National Association of Realtors and Freddie Mac have all projected that mortgage interest rates will increase by approximately three-quarters of a percent over the next twelve months as you can see in the chart below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom Line

Only you and your family will know for certain if now is right time to purchase a home. Answering these questions will help you make that decision.

by The KCM Crew on January 11, 2016 in For Buyers

 

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Welcome to the custom home community of Senneca Springs in Christiansburg VA where homes are tailored to suit the taste and lifestyle of anyone who loves low maintenance living. Senneca Springs features beautiful acreage with cul-de-sac lots, mountain views, community pond, picnic area, inviting walking trail and playground. Comfort and quality meet todays busy lifestyle with an HOA that covers mowing and exterior maintenance. Only 7 minutes from Blacksburg, with the charm of country living and a small town feel, yet within close proximity to major employment centers, shopping and recreation.

Standard features include brick façade, one level living with open floor plan, vaulted living room ceiling, kitchen and large sunroom that would make a great dining or office area, arched doorways, decorative bull nose corners and recessed lighting throughout home, maple kitchen cabinets with granite counter tops, stainless steel kitchen appliances refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, Energy efficient Pex Manifold Water Supply System, Two car garage. 

Neighborhood Features HOA dues: $90/month covers: lawn maintenance, snow removal, playground, walking trail, pond, picnic shelter, common areas maintained.

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Christiansburg VA home is just steps to  shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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