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Do you dream of living somewhere with majestic views, stunning sunsets and wide open spaces?  We have the home for you!  Welcome to 2221 Peakland Way in Christiansburg, VA.  Situated on an appealing 1.06-acre lot in the Heritage Place subdivision, this property leaves nothing to be desired. Luxurious living is the name of the game with 6,500 square feet of designer touches and upgrades that are sure to impress. Lush foliage and immaculate landscaping greet you as you pull into the blacktop driveway to the attached double garage. Stately columns, cut glass sidelights and transom provide an opulent aesthetic as you enter the house. Gleaming hardwood floors, octagonal tray ceilings and elegant moldings are just some of the features that will inspire you to make this your home.

The comfortably flowing, open floor plan will make entertaining guests a joy.  With their unique architectural designs, the formal living and dining areas will serve as lovely backdrops for dinner parties. For family time and more casual gatherings, enjoy the warm, spacious family room.  Cozy up to the fireplace and grab a book from the lovely surrounding built-in shelves.  The cook of the family won’t have to miss a thing because the gourmet kitchen is open to the family room. Sparkling granite counters, posh stainless-steel appliances, an abundance of cabinets and triple ovens make this kitchen a chef’s dream!  The adjacent, sun drenched breakfast nook includes large windows that will have you lingering over your morning coffee as you savor gorgeous views. Relaxation will come easy in the adjoining sunroom where natural light streaming through the numerous windows will make reading a pleasure, and sunset views a delight. 

Unwind at the end of the day in a sumptuous master suite.  Located on the main floor, it’s lavish tray ceiling and sitting area with bay windows create a private haven for peaceful rest.  Pamper yourself in the spa-like master bath with dual vanities, jetted tub and separate shower. Two additional bedrooms on the main floor are generously sized and include walk-in closets.  A second full bath and a convenient mudroom complete the main floor.

A loft upstairs is a wonderful spot for a man cave and includes access to a walk-in attic.

Still want more?  This house has it!  The lower level includes a massive in-law suite complete with its own sitting area, full bath with tremendous walk-in shower, and even a bright sun-nook with space for a table and chairs.  Imagine lively celebrations with family and friends in the enormous lower level great room with its alluring gas fireplace.  A second sunroom that affords awe-inspiring views is currently being utilized as an exercise room, but could be used in numerous other ways. The possibilities are endless!  An office that could also be used as another bedroom, a bonus rec room and an additional full bath complete this magnificent space.

Step right outside to the upper deck or the lower patio to breath in the fresh air and relish in the breathtaking scenery. A third garage on the back side of the house provides ample storage or can be used as a workshop. 

Life in the New River Valley will be all the sweeter when living in this special home.  You don’t want to miss out on this one!  Call Desi Sowers at (540) 320-1328 and make your appointment to see it 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.

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New River Valley Real Estate: 305 Windsor Street

by Desi Sowers

 

Opportunity is knocking in this main level Radford VA home. Come on over and let yourself get swept away by the serene ambiance of the screened porchRelish in the main level floor plan complete with beautiful hardwood floors, durable tile, ceiling fans, multi panel doors, central HVAC and big window views. Slip your shoes off and kick back in the soothing family room. Generously sized kitchen offers an abundance of cabinet and counter space, an appliance package, room to dine and double door access to the inviting screened porch. Three main level bedrooms including a master suite with private bath and a spa tub. Nice laundry room to help keep things tidy. One car garage plus ample parking. Beauty, Warmth and Value await the lucky buyer. Make your appointment today.  View Floorplan

 

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 Radford 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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Modern and chic are the prefect words to describe this contemporary colonial perfectly situated on the first Fairway of the Draper Valley Golf Course! Beautiful views, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood and tile flooring, high ceilings, a gourmet kitchen, built ins, central hvac, neutral colors, bay window, ceramic tile baths, stylish fixtures and lighting, plus an attached 2 car garage are just the start to all that 2765 Big Valley Drive has to offer! The effortlessly flowing floor plan makes entertaining a delight starting in the vaulted living room with gas fireplace. Style and utility are fused together in this gourmet kitchen designed to inspire the chef offering lustrous granite countertops, center island with bar seating, custom hickory cabinets, full appliance package, pantry and French doors to the deck for easy access. You will enjoy hosting formal gatherings in the elegant dining room. The conveniently located main level master suite is sure to impress with his and her walk in closets, dual vanities, jetted tub and separate shower. A half bath and laundry room complete the first floor. Heading upstairs, two secondary bedrooms are generously sized featuring plush carpeting, abundant closet space and one has vaulted ceilings, plus a shared full bathroom. An awesome bonus room over the garage would be perfect for a media room, man cave, playroom or exercise space. The full basement is plumbed for a bath and provides outdoor access allowing for you to finish it perfectly for your family's needs. Brilliantly designed outdoor living includes a spectacular deck with pergola overlooking the golf course and mountain views, plus quality landscaping and plenty of green space to enjoy. Call today to start living the good life in Big Valley, Draper VA! 

 

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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The finest in low maintenance living awaits the lucky buyer of this beautiful new Senneca Springs home! The Kingston model offers a brick exterior wrapped around an open floor plan boasting vaulted living room ceiling, large sunroom/dining/office area, arched doorways and recessed lighting throughout home. You will love the kitchen with granite counter tops and a stainless steel appliances package. Energy efficient Pex Manifold Water Supply System and two car garage. The HOA features lawn maintenance, snow removal and common area maintenance. Only minutes from Blacksburg with the charm of country living and a small-town feel, yet just minutes to VT, mall, shopping and recreation.

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

2215 Mud Pike, Christiansburg, VA  24073

MLS# 327371

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Tons of space for family and entertaining awaits in this surprisingly large split foyer home. Move right in and appreciate the many quality features including 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a new roof, new carpet, lots of storage, and a bright flowing floor plan. A large picture window bathes the living room with natural light creating a comfortable space to unwind. The eat in kitchen makes indoor/outdoor entertaining a delight with sliding doors to the deck and fenced yard. Three generously sized bedrooms and a full bath on the main level allow for ample space to grow. The lower level provides a family room with durable tile flooring, private master bedroom with double closets, laundry room and a full bathroom. Plenty of room for all your tools, toys and hobbies in the 20x16 workshop with electricity, carport and storage shed. This Christiansburg VA home is move in ready and just waiting for you to arrive!

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.

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.

 

(BPT) - Think of a door opening and closing.

Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that’s how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware for a unique look with their interior and exterior doors.

If you’re looking for a way to make visitors to your home say “wow,” consider alternatives to hinged doors for an unexpected twist.

“Once you’ve chosen the door that’s perfect for you, it can be hung in a number of distinctive ways,” says Brad Loveless, marketing and product development manager for Simpson Door Company. “A pocket door, sliding barn door or a pivot door can add some personality and pizzazz to your home.”

Pocket doors

Similar to closet doors hung on a track, pocket doors slide open and closed, but disappear into the wall when closed. Popular in home offices, bathrooms and utility rooms, pocket doors save space and can make a room feel more open. Using a pocket door in place of a hinged door saves about 10 square feet of floor space, notes home improvement expert Tim Carter.

Depending on the width of the opening, you can use either a single pocket door, or double pocket doors that slide into opposite walls and meet in the middle when closed. Because they don’t seal as tightly as hinged doors, pocket doors are largely limited to use inside the home, instead of as entry doors.

Sliding barn doors

Barn doors are a bit like pocket doors in that they slide open and closed, but they’re hung on tracks that are visible. When opened, the doors are located on one side of the wall, instead of disappearing into the wall. For large openings, such as between dining rooms and living rooms, you can even hang multiple barn doors on tracks in order to divide the spaces.

A number of companies offer high-end barn door track hardware, in a range of styles and colors. “People like the unexpected look of a barn door,” says John Golesh, president of door hardware manufacturer Goldberg Brothers. “They’re a great way to add a rustic, yet elegant look to your home. And with the wide variety of door hangers and handles, a barn door can complement any interior décor.”

In addition to the chic look barn doors offer, homes for sale with “barn door” in their listing sold for 13 percent more than expected and 57 days faster, according to research by Zillow Diggs.

Pivot doors

Common in ancient buildings, pivot mounted doors are virtually unseen in North American homes. For homeowners who want an element of surprise, a pivot door is a good choice. In place of hinges or overhead sliders and tracks, pivot doors rotate open and closed around pins installed in the top and bottom of the door frame. The pins are set several inches in from the door frame, depending on the door’s size.

“For high-end homes with extra-wide doors, pivots are a great way to handle the additional weight, and will be unlike anything your visitors have seen before,” Loveless says. “We are making many different super-sized doors for this exact application.”

Some of these doors are huge — measuring up to four feet wide or more. As “large, simple rectangles,” pivot doors can be designed to look like the surrounding wall, so fit well in modern style homes, notes architect Bud Dietrich. Unlike pocket doors and barn doors, pivot doors can seal tightly to their frame when closed, so can be used as entry doors.

Buying Remains 36% Cheaper than Renting!

by Desi Sowers

 

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive in Orange County (CA) all the way up to 46% in Houston (TX), and 36% Nationwide! 

A recent study by GoBankingRates looked at the cost of renting vs. owing a home at the state level and concluded that in 36 states it is actually ‘a little’ or ‘a lot’ cheaper to own, represented by the two shades of blue in the map below.

One of the main reasons that owning a home has remained significantly cheaper than renting is the fact that interest rates have remained at or near historic lows. Freddie Mac reports that rates fell again last week to 3.43%.

Nationally, rates would have to rise to 10.6% for renting to be cheaper than buying – and rates haven’t been that high since 1989.  

Bottom Line

Buying a home makes sense socially and financially. If you are one of the many renters who would like to evaluate your ability to buy this year, meet with a local real estate professional who can help you find your dream home.

by The KCM Crew on July 12, 2016 in For Buyers

 

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

by Desi Sowers

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell This Summer | MyKCM

As the temperature rises, buyers are coming out ready to purchase their dream homes. The summer is a great time to list your home for sale. Here are five reasons why:

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report 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 summer.

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.

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 just announced that they anticipate an acceleration in home sales that will surpass 2007's pace by late summer. 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.

You can also lock-in your 30-year housing expense with an interest rate below 4% right now. Rates are projected to increase by nearly a full percentage point in the next 12 months.

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.

Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide

by Desi Sowers

Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide


The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 47 days in March. This is a decrease from the 59 days reported in February, as well as the 52 days reported back in March 2015.

42% of homes across the country were on the market for less than a month, which is the highest it’s been since July 2015 (43%)! Among the states with homes selling in 30 days or less are Washington, Oregon, and Minnesota. The map below was created using results from NAR’s Monthly Realtor Confidence Survey. 


Bottom Line

Buyer demand is increasing as the inventory of homes available for sale remains low. If you are thinking about listing your home for sale this year, let's meet up so I can help you take advantage of current market conditions!

 

Please call, text (540)320-1328 or email (desi@desisowers.com) to get started.

 
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Welcome to Senneca Springs in Christiansburg VA where homes are tailored to suit the taste and lifestyle of anyone who loves low maintenance living. Senneca Springs HOA features lawn maintenance, snow removal, playground, walking trail, pond, picnic shelter and common area 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.


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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