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New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale
1020 Falor Lane, Christiansburg, VA  24073

MLS# 325680

 

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Welcome to the desirable Walnut Creek neighborhood where this nearly new picture perfect 3 bedroom colonial is just waiting for you to arrive! Warmly welcoming you with a casual elegance that showcases a symphony of tasteful amenities including a flowing floor plan, easy care flooring, neutral colors, modern fixtures and lighting, low maintenance stone and vinyl siding, 1 car garage and exceptional outdoor space. Setting the scene for comfortable day to day living, these impressive rooms include a sun filled living room with deck access and formal dining for memorable family gatherings. Masterfully outfitted with a full complement of stainless steel appliances, pantry closet, and an abundance of cabinetry, this modern kitchen is sure to whet your appetite. Three generously sized bedrooms including the master suite that is sure to sweep you away featuring plush carpeting, walk in closet and bath with his/her vanities and tub/shower. Enjoy the peace and quiet on this cul de sac lot with a large fenced yard, deck and quality landscaping. Expansion possibilities in the already plumbed basement that could easily be finished. Modern, chic and move in ready; make your appointment today.

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.

Creative raised bed and planter gardening

by Desi Sowers

 

(BPT) - Generations of space-challenged gardeners have relied on raised beds and planting boxes to grow a harvest of vegetables, fruits and herbs — even in the tightest spaces. Vertical gardening gave us a whole new way to garden in tight spots, by encouraging plants to grow up, rather than spread out. Now, by marrying the two techniques, you can create a visually stunning, artistic display of gardening prowess that will keep your table full of fresh produce throughout the summer.

Building the foundation

A well-built, durable planting foundation, such as a raised bed or planting box made from Western Red Cedar, is an essential starting point. Decide where yours will go and start building. You can find free project plans online to help you build the frame for a raised bed or a planting box.

Whatever style of planter you build, it’s important to choose a quality construction material. Western Red Cedar is often the choice of savvy gardeners because it’s naturally rot resistant as well as durable and easy to work with. It needs no chemical finishes or paints to preserve or beautify it, and is harvested from sustainably managed forests. Learn more and find free project plans at Realcedar.com.

Simple steps onward and upward

With a good foundation in place, it’s time to consider all the ways you can turn your raised bed or planter into a vertical masterpiece.

Adding a simple trellis to your raised bed or planting box is an easy way to maximize your growing space. For example, you can plant shrub-type plants like peppers in a row in the front portion of the planter, then add a trellis in the back portion and encourage vining veggies like beans, peas and cucumbers to grow up the structure.

For larger raised beds, you can build a vineyard style pergola above the bed. A sturdy pergola made from Western Red Cedar can support a variety of substantial plants such as squash, but you don’t have to be limited to fruits and veggies that grow on vines. Affix small boxes or even burlap bags to allow for greater variety in your vertical garden.

Loftier ambitions

Is your raised bed nestled against a wall? Or perhaps your planting box perches on one side of your backyard deck. You can add a free-standing wall by building a cedar frame and stretching hex wire across the frame. Vines will readily climb the wire, but you can also attach terra cotta pots to the wire to hold herbs, small vegetables and even flowers.

In a variation on the trellis concept, you can build a framework with multiple rows of narrow cedar troughs above your raised bed or planting box; the troughs make a great growing spot for herbs. You can also create a stepped planter by building a series of boxes in graduated sizes and then stacking them atop each other widest to narrowest. Or, for a more modern look, build a contemporary ladder-style vertical garden with box-shaped removable planters.

Veteran gardeners who are also seasoned do-it-yourselfers can go all out by building a pergola. Western Red Cedar pergolas can go anywhere, take up far less ground space than a traditional garden and are wonderful vertical gardening pieces. Just plant your favorite vining fruit or vegetable at the base of each post and train the vines upward as they grow.

One out of every three American households gardens — 36 million households — according to the National Gardening Association. With 9 million households in urban area participating in gardening, it’s a great time to explore creative ways to bring vertical gardening and raised beds or planter boxes together.

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

by Desi Sowers

 

School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing out on a great opportunity for your family.

Here are five reasons why you should consider selling your house this fall:

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Realtors’ Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. 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

According to NAR’s latest Existing Home Sales Report, the supply of homes for sale is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market at 4.7-months.

This means, in most 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 this fall.

Also, as builders regain confidence in the market, new construction of single-family homes is projected to continue to increase over the next two years, reaching historic levels by 2017. Last month’s new home sales numbers show that many buyers who have not been able to find their dream home within the existing inventory have turned to new construction to fulfill their needs.

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

Fannie Mae announced that they anticipate an acceleration in home sales that will surpass 2007's pace. As the market heats up, banks will be inundated with loan inquiries causing closing-time lines 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 5.3% over the next year, according to CoreLogic. 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.

According to Freddie Mac’s latest report, you can also lock-in your 30-year housing expense with an interest rate around 3.46% right now. Interest rates are projected to increase moderately over the next 12 months. Even a small increase in rate will have a big impact on your housing cost.

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 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.

 

by The KCM Crew on September 6, 2016 in For Buyers

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale
806 12th Street, Radford, VA  24141

MLS# 325517

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Move right in and appreciate all this delightful ranch home has to offer! Quality features include 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, hardwood floors, mostly new windows, laundry room, low maintenance vinyl siding, covered front porch, plus this great Radford VA location is in the Sunset Village subdivision and only a block from the elementary school. An inviting living room is illuminated with natural lighting making this the perfect place for comfortable everyday living and easy entertaining. Cheerful and spacious eat in kitchen includes easy care vinyl flooring and all appliances conveying including the washer and dryer! Great family room addition, or use as a third bedroom, adds ample space for a growing family. Hardwood floors and abundant closet space highlight the sun filled two bedrooms. Grill and chill while enjoying the peaceful setting from your back patio overlooking the large lawn, mature trees and detached 1 car garage and storage. This one of a kind gem is priced to sell and ready for you to add your personal touches! Make your appointment today.

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 For Sale
5643 Brush Creek Road, Riner, VA  24149

MLS# 325508

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Welcome home to 5643 Brush Creek Road, a charming brick rancher on a sprawling, private and mostly wooded 6.69 acre lot with a bubbling spring and scenic views. Offering so much potential with the chance to add your own personal touches, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home features a newer roof, full basement, spacious rooms, lots of storage, laundry room, plus located in the desirable Auburn school system. A flowing floor plan built for family enjoyment starts in the expansive living room with many windows filling the space with natural light. Host guests in the dining room with access to the wrap around deck for exceptional indoor/outdoor entertaining! Preparing a meal will be a breeze in this bright kitchen with cabinet and counter space galore, plus a bay windowed breakfast area to sip your morning coffee. Rest easy in the main level master and second bedroom with plentiful closet space and a shared full bathroom. Relax and unwind in the large family room in the basement, plus two bedrooms for privacy and room to grow. Future expansion possibilities in the unfinished basement space. Take advantage of all the opportunities this beautiful setting and home offers, make your appointment today!

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 For Sale
2740 Old Fort Road, Blacksburg, VA  24060

MLS# 325353

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Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, this desirable Montgomery Farms home offers beautiful views, tasteful upgrades and unmatched attention to detail. Scraped hickory hardwood floors, high grade carpeting, fresh paint, new hardware, new Bryant 2.5 ton HVAC w/UV light, and modern lighting are just the start of all this home has to offer! An entertainers dream floor plan characterized by a keen sense of style highlighted by a gourmet kitchen featuring granite counters, abundant cabinetry, and an eating bar flowing into the spectacular, sun filled living room and a spacious dining room to host the whole family! Heading upstairs, relax in the soothing master suite with walk in closet and private bath. Three secondary bedrooms are generously sized with plentiful closet space and share a full hall bath. Start your day watching the sunrise over the picturesque fields from your front porch. Escape the busyness of the day in the backyard with a large deck, 2 story treehouse, raised garden beds, raspberry and blueberry bushes, plus mature trees adding privacy. An attached 2 car garage and workshop with cabinets, counters and shelving is the dream of every hobbyist! Hike the nearby trails or take a short drive to VT, this location is seemingly worlds away yet conveniently located. This amazing neighborhood hosts many seasonal events throughout the year, plus Blacksburg VA living with no town taxes. Make your appointment today!

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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