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New River Valley Real Estate For Sale:

5020 Graysontown Road Radford VA 24141

MLS#307254

Sparkling home nestled on 2 acres zoned for horses with 3 plus bedrooms and 3 full baths offers flexible living areas. Relax on the extensive decking while soaking up the spectacular views of mature trees and rolling hills. The rocking chair covered front porch is ideal for sipping your favorite beverage and relishing in the views.  Come on in to see warm colors and gleaming floors, you are sure to feel right at home. Fantastic formal living room combined with a charming dining area is sure to impress your guests.  The designer kitchen comes complete with all appliances, sleek counter space and cabinets galore. A comfortable family room is sized perfectly for entertainment or as a home office.  The dreamy master suite with double closets has room for seating area plus a private tiled bathroom. The additional bedrooms with double closets are sized generously and share a lovely hall bathroom. Super laundry room with storage space and a folding station will make this dreaded chore a snap. The partially finished basement with outside access is perfect for recreational fun or as a 4th bedroom. The spacious storage building is ready to be filled with all your toys. Don’t miss these views! Call today for your private tour.

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.

 

 

First Impressions MATTER!

by Desi Sowers

 

 

10 Easy Staging Tips for Curb Appeal

 

No matter the asking price, simple curb appeal changes can set the scene to immediately attract buyers to a property. Data shows that a majority of home buyers look at properties online or drive by before contacting an agent. As a result, the exterior of the property is always a major selling point.

The decision to buy starts when the prospects step out of their car in front of the property. Prospects will immediately imagine what their friends and family will think when they drive up.

Here are 10 easy steps to make the most of your curb appeal. (It is well worth the expense to hire someone to make these changes if you do not have the time!)

1. Make sure the lawn is mowed and the landscaping is pristine. Keep your gardens neat and healthy, and repair visible damage.

2. Clear the yard. Remove any visible trash cans, toys, tools, rusted outdoor furniture, old lumber, or yard debris.

3. Paint house trim and touch up concrete steps to freshen the look.

4. Paint the front door to give it a fresh look. Repair screens and screen doors.

5. Invest in a new and colorful welcome mat at the front door.

6. Add a potted plant to the side of the front door.

7. Replace the old brass doorknob and lock with brushed nickel.

8. Make sure the street numbers are polished, in place, and easy to see, even if this requires some major shrub or flower trimming. If your street numbers are painted on the curb, repaint them.

9. Replace that old, rusty mailbox in favor of a sleek, modern one. If your mailbox is attached to the house, replace it to match new hardware on the front door handle.

10. Wash all of your windows inside and out. The sparkle will show.

Curb appeal is extremely important when prospects are first beginning to make decisions about which properties they want to see with an agent. These simple changes will differentiate your property from others on the same street or nearby.

8 Cities (including VA) Post Increase in List Prices

by Desi Sowers

 

 

 

Asking Prices Post Big Jumps in These 8 Cities

 

Median list prices nationwide have risen 2.68 percent in the last year to $195,000, according to June housing data from Realtor.com of 146 metro markets. But in some markets across the country, asking prices have soared even more, in some cases jumping even more than 30 percent in the past year. 

The following are the eight metro areas that posted the largest jumps in median list prices in June of this year compared to June 2011: 

1. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Lompoc, Calif.

Year-over-year increase to median list prices: 33.14 percent

Median list price: $699,000

2. Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.

Year-over-year increase: 32.19 percent

Median list price: $185,000

3. San Francisco

Year-over-year increase: 15.44 percent

Median list price: $725,000

4. Boise City, Idaho

Year-over-year increase: 14.94 percent

Median list price: $170,000

5. Oakland, Calif.

Year-over-year increase: 14.84 percent

Median list price: $379,000

6. Miami

Year-over-year increase: 14.34 percent

Median list price: $275,000 

7. Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fla.

Year-over-year increase: 14.30 percent

Median list price: $239,925

8. Washington, D.C.-Md.-Va.-W. Va.

Year-over-year increase: 14 percent

Median list price: $284,990

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Daily News

 

I LOVE Homeownership...and Baseball Cards in the Attic!!

by Desi Sowers

Sounds a little like a country song; Baseball Cards in the Attic!  When my husband read this article today I (being the real estate geek that I am) immediately thought of how fabulous it is to be a homeowner.

Baseball Cards in Ohio Attic Might Fetch Millions is a fabulous story of a local business owner who had no idea of the fortune he would leave behind in a home that has been a part of his family for over 80 years.  

There were a lot of variables that went into this family stumbling across a multi-million dollar collection but my oh my what a find it is! 

So the question is.......what's in your attic???

New Virginia Real Estate Law for Consumers

by Desi Sowers

 

 

Every Thing Is Changing in Real Estate! 
 New Virginia Law Affects Every Seller and Buyer Beginning Now

 

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home soon?  Effective this month, new laws require a signed disclosure agreement  before a real estate agent can help you.

 

You should read this article before you call for information on a new home.

 

Keeping you informed so that you can make the right decision is my job.

New River Valley Real Estate For Sale:

1109 Mourning Dove Drive Blacksburg, VA 24060

MLS#306953

Fantastic family living on a large quiet cul-de-sac lot! A fun family living room features a masonry gas fireplace and soaring ceilings. A delightful kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore and sunny views is sure to please the cook in your family. A charming dining area is the ideal place to start your day. No need to worry about spills as the easy to care for flooring makes clean-up a snap. The spacious master suite with private bathroom is ideal for a good nights rest. The additional two bedrooms are sized generously and share a hall bathroom. An all brick exterior ensures low maintenance. Bring all your toys as the two car garage is ready to be filled up. Beautiful landscaping and patio views await you. Pack your bags and come on over. We area sure you will want to stay.

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 Real Estate For Sale:

4640 North Fork Road Elliston, VA 24087

MLS#306942

A perfect opportunity to own a stunning custom built brick home nestled on 12 acres of tranquility. As drive up to this beauty you will notice the amazingly flat land with fruit bearing tress, enchanting gardens plus glorious mountain views. Bring your horses and livestock as the year round flowing stream through the property makes this an ideal place for horses and livestock.  An inviting rocking chair front porch is ideal for greeting family and friends. Come on in and take a look as you meander you way through on the hardwood floors and listen to the music piping from the whole house speaker system. Gaze at the distinctive details including crown moldings, wainscoting, hardwood floors, granite counters, custom cabinetry,  unique custom fireplace mantel and built-in’s. Fantastic family living awaits you in the grand formal living room with wood floors custom moldings plus doors to easily entertain in private. The sociable formal dining room with a warm distinctive fireplace and wood floors flows lovely with the kitchen and sunroom. The appetizing kitchen is sure to make your mouth water. Featuring lustrous granite counters, custom cabinets, a smooth cook-top, work island, double ovens and a breakfast bar. A knock your socks off sunroom boasts decorative columns, cathedral ceilings, distinctive moldings, wood floors, and panoramic mountain views, one could linger here all day.  The main level master suite with double closets, hardwood wood floors and a pampering bathroom is sure to please mom and dad.  An additional main level bedroom is deal for guests, home office or a den. Come upstairs and the beauty of this home continues. A wide hallway of wood floors leads to the spacious upstairs bedrooms featuring distinctive details that are sure to impress and provide a peaceful place to rest at days end. An unfinished basement with a wood-burning stove and outdoor access is ready to let your imagination take over. Two laundry rooms will make this dread chore a snap. A dreamy brick paver patio with a pergola and two fountains overlooks enchanting gardens and glorious mountain views.  The detached storage building plus the two car garage both feature carriage style doors and are sized perfectly for all your outdoor needs.  Bring the whole family to see this home. We are sure they will want to stay. Call me today for a private showing. View the feature sheet for more information on all the quality this home has to offer.

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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