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Sprawling light filled living wrapped around serene pasture views, this cul-de-sac home in Cloverlea is a must see. Offering comfortable everyday living with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, finished basement, a stone and vinyl exterior, hardwood floors, tiled floors, vaulted ceilings, storm doors and windows, tankless hot water heater, full kitchen appliance package, pantry, over a ½ acre lot and a double attached garage! Elegant formal dining plus an eat in kitchen with breakfast bar all overlooking long range mountain views. A dreamy master bedroom with office space, luxury bath including spa tub, walk in shower, dual vanities and walk-in closets. Wow walk out finished basement is a thriving place to entertain or just hanging out with the family. Offering a family room, kitchenette, full bath, bedroom, kids play area and easy access to the outdoors you are sure to be impressed. Slip out to backdoor and toast your toes by the outdoor fireplace or just relish in the serene pasture views. Pack your bags and come on over you are sure to enjoy the Cloverlea community with green space and walking areas. View The Floor Plan!

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 Pulaski 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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The ultimate Blacksburg VA location 101 Alleghany Street a family friendly home on over a half acre gorgeous lot is ready to sweep you away.  Quality features include a covered porch overlooking a serene setting, light filled living areas, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, plantation shutters, a delightful color palette, walk-in closets, hardwood floors, a floored attic and a double attached garage. Sprawling living areas including a formal living and dining room plus a family room that is just bursting with ambience. A bright and airy kitchen offers an abundance of cabinet and counter space, a full complement of appliances plus a charming dining area. Huge upper level bedrooms including a master suite with spa inspired bath are ready for move-in. Super-sized laundry room with cabinets is sure make this chore a snap. Nestle in a park-like setting just blocks to thriving downtown Blacksburg VA! Run don’t walk this home will not last long!

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 Blacksburg 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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Welcome home to 2861 Spring House Road a fabulous find for first time home buyers or investors. Come on over, add your personal touches to this ranch home with hardwood floors and light filled rooms the possibilities are endless. A spacious eat-in kitchen with electric range and refrigerator offers plenty of options for remodeling. The laundry closet comes complete with full size washer and dryer. Three generously sized bedrooms and great closet space. A beautiful lot with mature trees is ideal for outdoor entertaining and the possibility of expansion.

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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Welcome home to 6696 Bradley Road nestled on a large flat lot with beautiful views. Quality features include hardwood floors, tiled floors, new granite, newer Stainless appliances, newer roof, ceiling fans and big window views. An inviting front porch sets the scene for comfortable living areas including formal dining, living room and a large family room. Beautifully updated kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space, a French door refrigerator, smooth top range and tiled backsplash will certainly please the cook. Four soothing bedrooms and three full bathrooms including a private master suite offer plenty of room for family and guests. A side entry to a mud room makes this the perfect drop zone. An oversized two car garage offers plenty of storage. Let the peacefulness sweep you away on the extensive decking overlooking a lush lawn and mature trees. 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. 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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Welcome to Senneca Springs builders personal home with all the bells and whistles! Featuring easy care tiled flooring, granite counters, glazed cabinets  and stainless appliances in the kitchen, 9 ft ceilings on main and upper level, recessed lighting and ceiling fans throughout home, an Energy efficient Pex Manifold Water Supply System and two car garage. Gorgeous open floor plan offers comfort with a living, kitchen and dining room combination plus a home office. Four upper level bedrooms plus a bonus room on the upper level offers great flex space. Relaxing outdoor living features quality landscaping with stone retaining wall, large patio, fenced yard and a covered porch. The neighborhood HOA features lawn maintenance, snow removal, playground, walking trail, pond, picnic shelter, common areas maintained. 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.

12 Simple Home Repairs to Lift You Out of Winter’s Funk

by Desi Sowers

home-repair-jobs-winter-talc-squeaky-floor_9d6d88a9d3591085405678a30f441441_3x2_jpg_600x400_q85Accomplishments — even little ones — go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you’re mired in the thick of winter. For max efficiency, make a to-do list ahead of time and shop for all the tools and supplies in one trip. On your work days, put the basics in a caddy and carry it from room to room, checking off completed tasks as you speed through them.

What to Look (and Listen) For
In each room, look around and take stock of what needs fixing or improving. Focus on small, quick-hit changes, not major redos. Here are some likely suspects:

1.  Sagging towel rack or wobbly toilet tissue holder. Unscrew the fixture and look for the culprit. It’s probably a wimpy, push-in type plastic drywall anchor. Pull that out (or just poke it through the wall) and replace it with something more substantial. Toggle bolts are strongest, and threaded types such as E-Z Ancor are easy to install.

2.  Squeaky door hinges. Eliminate squeaks by squirting a puff of powdered graphite ($2.50 for a 3-gram tube) alongside the pin where the hinge turns. If the door sticks, plane off a bit of the wood, then touch up the paint so the surgery isn’t noticeable.

3.  Creaky floor boards. They’ll shush if you fasten them down better. Anti-squeak repair kits, such as Squeeeeek No More ($23), feature specially designed screws that are easy to conceal. A low-cost alternative: Dust a little talcum powder into the seam where floorboards meet — the talcum acts as a lubricant to quiet boards that rub against each other.

4.  Rusty shutoff valves. Check under sinks and behind toilets for the shutoff valves on your water supply lines. These little-used valves may slowly rust in place over time, and might not work when you need them most. Keep them operating by putting a little machine oil or WD-40 on the handle shafts. Twist the handles back and forth to work the oil into the threads. If they won’t budge, give the oil a couple of hours to penetrate, and try again.

5.  Blistered paint on shower ceilings. This area gets a lot of heat and moisture that stresses paint finishes. Scrape off old paint and recoat, using a high-quality exterior-grade paint. Also, be sure everyone uses the bathroom vent when showering to help get rid of excess moisture.

6.  Loose handles or hinges on furniture, cabinets, and doors. You can probably fix these with a few quick turns of a screwdriver. But if a screw just spins in place, try making the hole fit the screw better by stuffing in a toothpick coated with glue, or switching to a larger screw.

Safety Items
You know those routine safety checks you keep meaning to do but never have the time? Now’s the time.

7.  Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. If you don’t like waking up to the annoying chirp of smoke detector batteries as they wear down, do what many fire departments recommend and simply replace all of them at the same time once a year.

8.  Ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets. You’re supposed to test them once a month, but who does? Now’s a great time. You’ll find them around potentially wet areas — building codes specify GFCI outlets in bathrooms, kitchens, and for outdoor receptacles. Make sure the device trips and resets correctly. If you find a faulty outlet, replace it or get an electrician to do it for $75 to $100.

Another good project is to replace your GFCIs with the latest generation of protected outlets that test themselves, such as Levitron’s SmartlockPro Self-Test GFCI ($28). You won’t have to manually test ever again!

9.  Exhaust filter for the kitchen stove. By washing it to remove grease, you’ll increase the efficiency of your exhaust vent; plus, if a kitchen stovetop fire breaks out, this will help keep the flames from spreading.

10.  Clothes dryer vent. Pull the dryer out from the wall, disconnect the vent pipe, and vacuum lint out of the pipe and the place where it connects to the machine. Also, wipe lint off your exterior dryer vent so the flap opens and closes easily. (You’ll need to go outside for that, but it’s quick.) Remember that vents clogged with old dryer lint are a leading cause of house fires.

11.  Drain hoses. Inspect your clothes washer, dishwasher, and icemaker. If you see any cracks or drips, replace the hose so you don’t come home to a flood one day.

12.  Electrical cords. Replace any that are brittle, cracked, or have damaged plugs. If you’re using extension cords, see if you can eliminate them — for example, by replacing that too-short lamp cord with one that’s longer. If you don’t feel up to rewiring the lamp yourself, drop it off at a repair shop as you head out to shop for your repair materials. It might not be ready by the end of the day. But, hey, one half-done repair that you can’t check off is no big deal, right?

AUTHOR 
Jeanne Huber is the author of 10 books about home improvement. She writes a weekly column about home care for the Washington Post.

Visit HouseLogic.com for more articles like this. Reprinted from HouseLogic.com with permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale:
103 Yorkshire Court, Blacksburg VA 24060

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Return home to lounge under the large oak trees in Oak Manor Townhomes while enjoying breathtaking views of rolling hills right out of your front door. Or have friends/family over for a cook-out on the brick paver patio. Either way this Oak Manor Townhome has plenty of room and is in the perfect Blacksburg VA location. With a walking/biking path to VA Tech Campus or an easy stroll to the Blacksburg Transit stop you can be on campus in minutes. Heathwood amenities including tennis courts, basketball courts and walking trails are yours to enjoy. Peaceful common areas, lawn care and snow removal are provided for the community.  Lovely living and dining room combination equals fun entertaining. Soothing sleeping on the upper level includes a master suite with private tiled bathroom. The additional bedrooms are sized nicely and share a tiled bath while the master suite has a private tiled bathroom. Cooking with be a snap in the sunny kitchen great cabinet and counter space, all appliances plus pictures views. Partially finished basement with utility room and family room offers great flex space.

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 Blacksburg, 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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Tubing Is A Favorite Area Past Time

by Desi Sowers

Tubing the River

As a long time area resident and veteran real estate agent, I am so excited to share area events and information with you. Tubing is one of best ways to relax and chill.  Just take Prices Fork to McCoy! That is where the tubing adventure begins. If you need more information to convince you, check out YouTube videos or the New River Junction website at http://www.newriverjunction.com/

 

​Living just a few miles from the New River, we love to tube down the New River at Bissett Park.  Tangent Outfitters can get you going!  River Tubing trips start out in Radford Location at Bisset Park.  The float goes from the upper end of Bisset Park to Dudleys Landing or Dedmond Center, where the bus will meet you then bring you back to the shop. These floats are full of gorgeous views, excellent beaches for picnics and plenty of deep holes to swim in.

No wonder Blacksburg was named a number one place to raise a family according to Business Week and Bloomberg ratings: http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/virginia-town-is-best-place-in-the-us-to-raise-kids-11152011.html . For more information about the New River Valley, contact me, your NRV specialist!  

New Listing - Walk to VT Campus!

by Desi Sowers

 

Walk to VT campus, downtown Blacksburg, schools, restaurants and shopping from this well maintained family sized home.

Extensive flowering landscaping surrounds the low maintenance brick exterior creating a very private, park-like setting. More than enough living space with five bedrooms, separate office, large living room and family room with wood burning fireplace.

Many recent updates including new windows and remodeled bathroom with marble tiled shower. Abundance of closet space and full unfinished basement will more than satisfy storage needs.

Lots to offer in a well cared for home with an uber convenient location! One year home warranty for Purchaser.

What Do You Want to Spend on Housing Each Month??

by Desi Sowers

Mortgage Rates Change Home Affordability

Payment is paramount in the home search because — unlike purchase price — it’s something to which homeowners must tend monthly. Irrespective of health, wealth, or family, mortgage payments are due.

Once I've helped buyer client make a budget, I have to be sure to keep tabs on it. The budget can be victimized by mortgage rates.

See, homes are more affordable today than at any time in recorded history, but it’s not because home prices are down. It’s because mortgage rates are. And every time mortgage rates change, your maximum purchase price changes, too.

Did you know that in In June 2011, mortgage rates changed every 3 hours, 23 minutes on average.

With mortgage rates changing as rapidly as they are, your home affordability can be short-lived. Consider the budget-busting impact of rising mortgage rates.

For every 1 percent rise in mortgage rates, a buyer's maximum purchase price falls 10.75%!!

For example, if a buyer has 20 percent to put down and sees a $300,000 home, today, he can borrow at 4.500% and pay $1,216 monthly. But if the buyer wants to wait for a price reduction and, 4 weeks later, he gets it — all the way to $285,000. He’s ecstatic. Until he talks to his lender and finds out mortgage rates are up 1 point.

That same home - selling for $15,000 less, now costs $1,295 to carry.  It's a $79.00 monthly increase and $28,440 extra payments over the life of the loan.

This is why it’s foolish to “time” the housing market.

Sure, Mr. Buyer, you may get that “great price”, but rising mortgage rates wipe out the savings (and then some).

So......the moral of the story is buy now while rates are low, inventory is high and prices are soft.  It just makes dollars and sense!

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