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Springtime brings sunshine, showers -- and plenty of opportunities for home staging. Make the most of the season with these fresh updates that are sure to attract buyers.

landscaped lawn with flowersWhip your yard into shape. When you're selling in the spring, you need to get your yard in shape as quickly as possible. Clear winter yard debris, and get frost-resistant plants that won't be affected if a late cold spell hits. Or, invest in silk flowers for a touch of color that you don't have to worry about watering.

Do some spring cleaning. It's natural to want to spruce up your space in the spring, so scrub away! A sparkling home will impress buyers and make your home seem even more appealing.

Clean windows inside and out to make your home sparkle. If your home's windows tilt out, it's quite simple to wash exterior windows. Otherwise, you might need a friend or family member to steady a ladder while you do the work. Try washing outside windows by spraying them with a garden hose to remove dirt and cobwebs. Then sponge them down with a small amount of vinegar or detergent diluted in warm water and rinse. If you need to wash your windows from the outside and your windows don't tilt out, try using a long-handled brush.

Box up your winter wardrobe. Bulky winter clothes take up lots of space, so move them out as you de-clutter your closets. You'll impress buyers with all that space.

Spruce up the entryway. If your welcome mat is covered with winter dirt, pick up a new one. A clean, pretty doorway will help set the tone for the entire showing.

Bring spring aromas indoors. Spring is not only a colorful season, but a fragrant one, too. Bring the aroma indoors. Scents have a profound effect on mood, so infusing scent into your decor with diffusers, candles, fresh cut plants/flowers, or incense can change the overall feeling of a space.

Bring out the bright colors. Tuck away the heavy, winter flannel comforter and pull out crisp linens with coverlets for color. Bring in the spring with floral-designed spreads or colorful solids. Don't forget accent pillows for added style and comfort.

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Whispering pines, a trickling waterfall and a spring fed lake sets the scene for this amazing opportunity to own 16 acres bordering a 168 acre park. Offering over 6000 sq. ft. of living with 6 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, a guest log cabin and a basement apartment there is plenty of room for large gatherings. Ready for recreation or relaxation, Shadow Lake is a stocked 2 acre spring lake offering scenic serenity. Conveniently located just a few minutes from Blacksburg VA town limits, shopping, dining and recreation this private estate is a sheer joy to come home too.  Rent out the guest cabin for extra income or develop the entire estate to fit your vision. The possibilities are truly endless, but the opportunity offered by this listing is exceptionally rare. Call today for private tour!

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 Blacksburg 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.

Why You Should Sell Now!

by Desi Sowers
Why You Should Sell Now! | Keeping Current Matters

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream home. Inventory is still below historic numbers and demand is strong. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for you and your family. Here are five reasons to list your home now.

1. Demand is Strong

Foot traffic refers to the number of people out actually physically looking at homes right now. The latest foot traffic numbers show that there are more prospective purchasers currently looking at homes than at any other time in the last 12 months which includes last spring’s buyers’ market. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase… and are in the market right now!

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing supply just dropped to 4.6 months, which is under the 6 months’ supply that is needed for a normal housing market. This means, in many areas, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in that market. This is good news for home prices. However, additional inventory is about to come to market.

There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. Homeowners are now seeing a return to positive equity as real estate values have increased over the last two years. Many of these homes will be coming to the market in the near future.

Also, new construction of single-family homes is again beginning to increase. A study by Harris Poll revealed that 41% of buyers would prefer to buy a new home while only 21% prefer an existing home (38% had no preference).

The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until all this other inventory of homes comes to market before you sell.

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

One of the biggest challenges of the housing market in recent times has been the length of time it takes from contract to closing. Banks are requiring more and more paperwork before approving a mortgage. As the market heats up, banks will be inundated with loan inquiries causing closing timelines to lengthen. Selling now will make the process quicker & simpler.

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move-Up

If you are moving up to a larger, more expensive home, consider doing it now. Prices are projected to appreciate by over 19.3% from now to 2019. If you are moving to a higher priced home, it will wind-up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait. You can also lock-in your 30-year housing expense with an interest rate under 4% right now. Rates are projected to increase by about three quarters of a percent by the end of 2015.

5. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take back control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps, the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

That is what is truly important.

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Fresh designer paint and new carpet a wait you in this sprawling home located in the popular Oak View subdivision. Relax on the patio and enjoy over an acre of tall oaks in a private setting. Fabulous living spaces include easy care flooring in the sunny living/dining room and family room with outside access and a woodstove. Great kitchen space features an abundance of counter space, beautiful cabinetry, smooth top range, breakfast bar and a dining area. Five generously sized bedrooms with one on the main level offers plenty of private space for everyone. Bring the whole family over, we are sure they will want to stay.

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 Dublin 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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Spacious main living area with formal dining and a southern style family room, built-ins, dual ceiling fans, masonry fireplace and triple window views is an entertainer’s delight.  A large bright kitchen offers fantastic cabinet and counter space, stainless appliances and a dining area.  Upper level master suite features a private bath with tile and cedar. The additional bedrooms are sized generously and share a Jack and Jill bath. Sunny office space with closet and triple window views is perfect for working from home.  Mature trees and covered porches round off this rambling home in Christiansburg VA. Pack your bags and come on over we are sure you will want to stay.

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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Nestled in a peaceful park like setting with long range mountain views and a spring stream this rural secluded 35 acres is perfect for horses and enjoying an abundance of wildlife!  A soothing screened porch overlooks a partially cleared area where you can unwind while tall cedar trees whisper and the kids play! Kick back and relax in the alluring living room where breathtaking views are sure to sweep you away! A large kitchen offers an abundance of cabinets and counter space, a pantry, breakfast bar plus room to dine with deck access. Awesome main level master retreat offers a full size hot tub to soothe your worries away! Two additional main level bedrooms share a lovely bath. Two upper level bedrooms with full bath and office space is a great place for the teens. Unfinished walk out basement plus a two car garage offers ample storage! Multiple outbuildings include a tractor shed, horse barn with electric and water plus a chicken coop. This peaceful setting is a pleasure to come home to with an easy commute to Christiansburg, Roanoke and Floyd.

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 Pilot 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.

New River Valley VA Real Estate
149 Lebanon Road Pembroke VA 24136

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Beautiful Tudor style home oozing with charm and character is move in ready. You will enjoy the quality features and decorative touches of this light filled home including crown molding, hardwood floors, designer colors, a wood stove, tiled baths, ceiling fans, vaulted ceilings and updated light fixtures.  Alluring living and dining rooms offer all the comforts of home including panoramic outdoor views. A vintage style kitchen with a splash of retro flare features all the convenience of modern day cooking plus a dining area that is perfect for family dinners.  A soothing main level master bedroom with a private trendy bathroom including dual vanities, linen closet, walk-in shower and decorative mosaic tiled countertops is ready to impress. The additional bedrooms are upstairs where the mountain views peep in. Terrific privacy fenced yard with multi level decking to maximize the mountain views and a patio for grilling and chilling.  Unfinished basement provide an abundance of storage space and a laundry room.   

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 Pembroke 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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