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Blacksburg VA Home Sales April 2018

by Desi Sowers

Radford VA Home Sales April 2018

by Desi Sowers

Listing Your House this Summer? Keep These Tips in Mind!

by Desi Sowers

Spring is flying by and soon summer will be upon us.  Summer is not the most popular time to sell a house for several reasons: people are going on vacation, kids are out of school, and warm weather activities keep you busy.  But sometimes the timing cannot be helped.  Life happens and circumstances may require that you move during the sunny season.  If that is the case, here are some tips for attracting buyers during the summer months:

 

  • CURB APPEAL

Make a great first impression with curb appeal. Mow your lawn twice a week. Grass grows faster this time of year and needs mowing more often.Try mowing diagonally every other time to add dimension to your lawn.Make sure bushes are trimmed and plant flowers.Keep your porch, sidewalk and driveway swept and create a warm and inviting entryway to your home. 20 Ways to Add Curb Appeal

  • DECORATE WITH SUMMER ACCENTS

Utilize calming colors such as blues and greens to decorate the interior of your home.If you have dark-colored accent pillows and throw rugs replace them with brighter, summer hues. Keep it simple.You don’t have to spend a lot of money; something as basic as an inexpensive blanket draped over a chair can give a room a soothing vibe.

  • BRING THE LIGHT INSIDE

If you have heavy drapes, remove them. They make a room look smaller.Pull blinds all the way up.Use tie backs to open lighter curtains.The only time you should leave blinds/curtains closed is if there is an undesirable element on the other side of the window such as your neighbor’s trash can…but even then, keep them slightly open to allow light into the room.

  • HAVE FLEXIBLE SHOWING HOURS

Showing your home while still living there is challenging, but the more flexible you are, the more people will look at your house.

  • SPARKLE AND SHINE

Metals give a “summery” feel.It doesn’t matter which ones; gold or silver, brass or pewter.Mix and match them using vases, picture frames, mirrors, utensils, goblets, hanging planters etc.Decorating with Metals

  • OFFER SUMMER BEVERAGES AND SNACKS

Fill your kitchen sink with ice and have chilled drinks available for visitors.Have a few light snacks for them to enjoy.Have bowls filled with citrus fruits to brighten up your kitchen and give it a sunny feel.

  • CREATE GOOD SMELLS NATURALLY

There are a lot of ways to bring summer scents indoors. Pleasant, fresh aromas will make your home feel inviting and comfortable. Bring the Scents of Summer into Your Home

  • CONTROL THE INDOOR TEMPERATURE

If you are one to be stingy with the air conditioning, now the time to stop.It will be worth the tiny increase in your electric bill to have your home be at a comfortable temperature for visitors.There is nothing worse than walking into a stuffy, warm house when it is hot outside.

If you’re ready to put your house on the market this summer, experienced Realtor Desi Sowers can help you get it listed and sold for the best possible price.  Give her a call at 540-320-1328 and enjoy the excellent service that Desi and her Team of Professionals provide!

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The Coal Mining Heritage Association of Montgomery County will hold the 25th Annual Coal Miners Day Celebration at the McCoy Community Park on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  The festivities run from 9:00AM-3:00PM. 

Help us celebrate the rich coal mining heritage of Montgomery County!

Activities include:

• Live Music & Entertainment Throughout the Day

• Coal Mining Exhibits

• Classic Car Drive-In

• Crafts & Demonstrations

• Silent Auction

• Food for Purchase

Live music will be performed by Heaven Bound, High Grass, Route 8 Ramblers, and Half Throttle. Additionally, the Appalachian Aftershock Clogging Group will perform.

There will be an opening ceremony at 9:00 am and a memorial ceremony honoring former coal miners at 2:00 pm.

Information provided by the Montgomery County Coal Miners Heritage Association

Christiansburg VA Home Sales April 2018

by Desi Sowers

6374 Lone Oak Road: All Brick Ranch on Quiet 9+ Acres

by Desi Sowers
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Kiss Your Landlord Goodbye and own your own home on a quiet 9+ acres in Pulaski County. All brick ranch with strong bones is ready for you to roll up your sleeves andreap the rewards of adding your own special touches to make this house your home. Offering four bedrooms, family room, eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors and a carport to start!  Wake up to gorgeous mountain views on a partially cleared lot with loads of potential. 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.  

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. 

Preparing to sell your home can be a stressful process.  Often you will find yourself making improvements just for the sake of the sale.  While some of these enhancements may boost the look of your property and make it easier to sell your home, you will be surprised to discover that they do not increase the value of your home.  In fact, some improvements might actually detract from it.  Here is a list of 6 “home improvements” that do not increase the value of your home:

  1. EXTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPING

Landscaping choices are a personal preference.If you are going to invest in elaborate landscaping, you should do it for your own enjoyment, because no matter how grand your yard is, it’s not going to bring you big bucks upon resale.

  1. NEW ROOF, GUTTERS, SPRINKLERS OR HVAC

There are certainly buyers in the market who will be looking for homes that have newer features, but they won’t pay more for them.Replacing things that are broken or past their life expectancy is considered Home Maintenance and not something buyers expect to pay for.

  1. SWIMMING POOL AND/OR PERSONAL SPA

While water-related improvements can provide a lot of fun and entertainment for your family, the cost of installing a pool or spa never finds its way back to you. In fact, some buyers will ask that you take the spa with you or won’t purchase a house with a swimming pool.Installing a pool or spa should only be done for your own pleasure.

  1. MAKING DATED IMPROVMENTS

If you think you might be selling your house, you need to be careful about making improvements that are not in style. For example, you might love white appliances and countertops in your kitchen, but because these are not currently trendy, potential buyers are not likely to feel the same way. Home Improvement Trends 2018

  1. PAINTING YOUR HOUSE

Painting may be the single most cost-effective improvement you can make before selling your home, but it won’t return any bang for your buck unless you do the painting yourself. Fresh paint on the exterior or interior of your home absolutely makes the home more saleable, but an appraiser will not give you a credit boost for it.

  1. SOLAR PANELS

The people selling you those solar panels will tell you that they will improve the value of your home and add to your bottom line profit, but it’s not true. You get zero approved value for solar panel installation.

If you are thinking about selling your house, Desi Sowers can help you determine what you need to do to prepare if for the market.Give her a call today at 540-320-1328and let her professional expertise give you peace of mind.You are in great hands with Desi!

Happy Mother's Day!

by Desi Sowers

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale
2200 Peppers Ferry Road, Pulaski, VA  24301

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Quiet pastoral views surround this picture perfect Southern home. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, hardwood floors, neutral colors and a finished lower level highlight 2200 Peppers Ferry Rd! A spacious living room leads right into the dining area creating the perfect flowing floor plan for entertaining and function. The sunny kitchen is filled with an abundance of cabinet and counterspace, stainless steel appliances, easy care flooring and an eat in area. You are sure to love the screened in porch with panoramic views. Two bedrooms on the main floor include the master with double closets. A huge family room on the lower level is the perfect spot to kick back and relax while staying toasty warm by the fireplace with new gas logs. Two bedrooms and a full bath create privacy for guests or a growing family. The large laundry room helps you keep things organized with tons of storage space. You will appreciate this convenient location just minutes from Randolph Park, Volvo and Claytor Lake. The 0.63 acre lot provides plenty of room to run and play and comes complete with your own chicken coop! Offering so many special elements you will absolutely want to make this Pulaski VA house your home!

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.

Radford Farmers Market presents their 2018 Market Opening Day on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8:00am – 1;00pm, in Norwood Square in downtown Radford, VA.  Starting the year off with produce, baked goods and craft vendors.

The event is rain or shine and is family and dog friendly.

The Radford Farmers' Market will be held on Saturdays from May through October from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm starting on May 12, 2018.

Information & photo provided by the Radford Farmers' Market

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