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What's New in New Housing Design

by Desi Sowers

What's New in New Housing Design

Here are the products grabbing the attention of the home building and remodeling industries, according to Bill Millholland, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Case Design/Remodeling in Maryland, and Jamie Gibbs, a New York-based interior designer:

· Appliance Drawers
. Small warning drawers, modest-sized dishwasher drawers for small loads, refrigerator drawers and microwave drawers.

· Counter-depth refrigerators
. Some are only 24 inches deep.

· Motion-detecting faucets
. Like you'd find in the restrooms of businesses.

· LED (light-emitting diode) lighting
. These are used under cabinets and in ceiling fixtures as a longer-lasting, more efficient alternative to compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent bulbs.

· Electric heated floors
. A nice touch in bathrooms.

· Showers with multiple heads and body sprays. Bathtubs are out.

Source: The Washington Post (09/25/2010)

Open House Tomorrow the 26th - Come See!!

by Desi Sowers

Open House Tomorrow the 26th from 1:00 to 3:00

Located just blocks to VT, beautifully updated and the best yard in the neighborhood with blueberry, apple, pear and apricot trees.  Come See!!! 

New Listing - Waterfront Claytor Lake

by Desi Sowers

Enjoy a vacation every weekend at this Claytor Lake home!

Nestled in a clean, quiet, deep cove with over 250 feet of water frontage.

Large mature trees and open grassy areas on the 2.05 acre lot provides plenty of room for sun, play and entertainment.

Cozy cabin is great for those summer getaways or easy access to VT games.

Enjoy the peaceful seclusion while fishing, boating or just plain relaxing.

Come See!

Announcing...Blacksburg Condo and Price Reduction

by Desi Sowers

 

 Announcing Property Changes

Nellies Cave condo in Blacksburg is back on the market and looking for a new owner!  It has been completely remodeled and is an excellent value!

The home at Gate 10 Rd. just had a $10,000 price reduction and is also anxious for a new owner!

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to view either of these homes - I have appointments available this weekend.

Thanks so much and hope you do have a great weekend!

10 Markets Most Likely to Appreciate

by Desi Sowers

10 Markets Most Likely to Appreciate

Forbes magazine turned to real estate research firm Local Market Monitor to figure out which markets have the greatest likelihood of price appreciation because they offer a mix of jobs weighted toward growth industries.

These are the top markets, the research company concludes:

1. Raleigh-Cary, N.C.
2. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
3. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
4. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.
5. San Antonio, Texas
6. Colorado Springs, Colo.
7. Albuquerque, N.M.
8. Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colo.
9. Springfield, Mo.
10. Indianapolis-Carmel, Ind.

Five Smart Reasons to Buy a Home Now

by Desi Sowers

Five Smart Reasons to Buy a Home Now

1. Low mortgage rates serve as an equity shock absorber. When buyers borrow at today's record-low rates, they start building equity as soon as they close. That means they have a little give to absorb a few ups and downs as the still-recovering housing market gains traction.

2. Houses are in move-in condition. Homeowners have continued to spend on maintenance and repair, according to the Harvard Joint Center on Housing. Homeowners who have been holding back kept their houses in good shape while they waited. As those houses enter the market, they are in marked contrast to tattered foreclosures.

3. Terrific houses are coming on the market. Foreclosures are finally starting to clear the system – and this is just the opportunity that owners of many desirable properties have been waiting for.

4. Appraisal regulations are finally aligned with market realities. Fannie Mae has adjusted its appraisal guidelines...again. Now that appraisers have more flexibility to set values that reflect the current market, today's deals will make it over the finish line.

5. Plenty of programs. Homes are more affordable than they have been for years, but communities have stuck by "workforce housing" programs that encourage middle-class families to buy houses. Buyers who qualify can get a big boost by combining one of these programs with today's low mortgage rates.

New Listing - Impressive All Brick Colonial

by Desi Sowers

All Brick Colonial in One of Christiansburg's Most Popular Neighborhoods!

Impressive all brick Colonial in one of Christiansburg's most popular neighborhoods.

Quality construction throughout home including hardwood floors, extensive crown molding, interior columns, cherry cabinetry and built-in storage units.

The open floor plan adds to ease of living while the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms give privacy to owners and guests.

Professionally landscaped yard is big enough for play yet small enough for easy care.

This is the well kept home you've been searching for! 

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