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Christiansburg VA Home Sales November 2016

by Desi Sowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Pulaski County Home Sales November 2016

by Desi Sowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

The New River Valley Holiday Main Streets

by Desi Sowers

Main Street-Blacksburg VA

Historic Main Street in the heart of Blacksburg is decked out in holiday decor.  Walk along the brick sidewalks enjoying the decorations and visit locally owned businesses for that perfect gift. 

On Friday December 2nd from 3-8 PM the town comes to life with singing, lighting of the tree and a performance of TubaChristmas.  Line up along Main Street and enjoy the Holiday Parade at 7pm.

Main Street-Radford

The town of Radford is home to a thriving Main Street this holiday season, with a nice mix of shops, and eateries.  Wreaths on light post, decorated trees in shop windows and greenery all around add to the festive flare.

Main Street-Christiansburg

Take in the lovely architectural styles including, Colonial Revival and Queen Anne, along Main Street this holiday season.  Stroll along the sidewalks taking in the decorations and shops along the way.

 

Blacksburg VA Home Sales October 2016

by Desi Sowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 VA Home Sales October 2016

by Desi Sowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Gobble, Gobble-Visit the National Thanksgiving Turkey

by Desi Sowers

The Pardoned National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate are coming to live at Virginia Tech.  President Barack Obama will "pardon" these turkeys and they will get to live out their days at Gobblers Rest. 

The Virginia Tech Livestock Judging Pavilion will host a meet and greet Friday, November 25, 2016 and Saturday, November 26,2016 from 10am-4pm daily.  Come out and visit the turkeys and learn about the university’s teaching, research, and outreach programs in animal and poultry sciences and veterinary medicine.

The National Turkey Federation began the tradition when it gave a live bird to President Harry S. Truman. More recent presidents have added the custom of “pardoning” both the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate.

In the past, the birds have moved to a farm or historical site, but this is the first time they will live at a university.

GO Shopping | Shop Small Business Saturday November 26th

by Desi Sowers

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is comprised of small business owners from Blacksburg,Christiansburg, Riner, Shawsville and Montgomery County. These local community members bring a unique gift to our area and they work very hard to provide services and jobs in your town. 

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has designed a GO Shopping | Shop Small Business Saturday initiative on November 26th, in conjunction with American Express.  Small Business Saturday was started by American Express as a way to bring attention to the wonderful shop owners in our community.  By supporting these small business owners you are helping build your communities economy.

Each participating business will be giving shopper tickets to the first 50 customers Those tickets will be placed into a drawing for a $100 shopping spree.

To see what businesses are currently participating please check the Chamber Facebook Page, they will be updating the list often.  

Learn to swim, get fit or just enjoy family fun at the New River Valley’s most comprehensive public aquatic and recreation facility. The Christiansburg Aquatic Center provides area residents and visitors the best in health, fitness and recreation features in a safety-focused environment. A full service facility for every swimmer in your family they offer The Lagoon with zero-depth beach entry, five water dumping buckets, several spray features, a triple loop water slide, and Four 20 yard lap lanes.  If you need a soothing swimming experience they have a warm water therapy pool (The Cove) with zero-depth entry, and an average temperature of 95.5 degrees making it ideal for rehabilitation.  The competitive swimmers have all that they will need at this facility; a fitness room especially designed for swimmers, and a competition pool with 21 lanes, spring boards and a diving tower.  Go, splash for the day, splash for the season or splash year-round.

The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is now accepting coat donations through November 11.  The annual Give a Kid a Coat drive aims to provide coats for New River Valley residents in need.   Simply bring your gently used coats to the Aquatic Center at 595 North Franklin Street.  All coat donations will be cleaned and delivered to the Montgomery County Christmas Store. For more information, please call (540) 381-7665 (POOL).

Blacksburg, Virginia, July, 21, 2016 Desi Sowers of Re/Max 8 was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group.  She is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number 30 for the state of Virginia.

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks over 12,000 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2015. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States.

The real estate professionals are ranked in four categories:

• Individual agent — Sales volume

• Individual agent — Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: the buy side and the selling side)

• Agent team — Sales volume

• Agent team — Transaction sides

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2015. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume.

“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed fewer than eight transactions in 2015 and had less than $1.5 million in sales,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends. “To say that Desi Sowers is an exceptional sales professional is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.”

“We are also pleased that two of the nation’s most prominent online real estate websites, Trulia® and Zillow®, have partnered with REAL Trends to bring a superior level of customer exposure of these sales agents’ performance,” Murray added.

Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at http://www.americasbestre.com

“I am thankful for wonderful clients, loving family...I'm blessed!  I am honored to be tiered with the country’s top residential real estate agents,” said Desi Sowers.  “It represents the time and effort that we put into each client that we serve and how much work it takes to build a successful real estate career. The level of sales it takes to qualify makes Real Trends Americas Top Realtors list a truly superior recognition.”

Corn Mazes, Bonfires, Pumpkin Chunkin’

by Desi Sowers

 

 

Corn Mazes, Bonfires, Pumpkin Chunkin’

 

Fun and more fun! This time of year is one of my favorites! Sinkland Farms offers a variety of fall events that are bound to please everyone. I particularly enjoy the trebuchet or “pumpkin chunkin’ events” but if you are in the mood to get lost you might try the corn maze or enjoy an evening bonfire. I think that I will pick up some pumpkins for a pie!  Here is their website:

http://www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkinfestival.html

Check out their schedule of events!  My recipe for “yummy pumpkin pie” is below:

 

 

INGREDIENTS

·       2 cups of pumpkin pulp filling from a sugar or pie pumpkin* or from canned pumpkin

·       1 1/2 cup heavy cream

·       1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

·       1/3 cup white sugar

·       1/2 teaspoon salt

·       2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg

·       2 teaspoons of cinnamon

·       1 teaspoon ground ginger

·       1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

·       1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

·       1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon

·       1/2 teaspoon of lemon or orange zest

·       1 pie crust

 

* Pumpkin Filling: start with a small-medium sugar pumpkin, cut out the stem and scrape out the insides and discard it. Cut the pumpkin in half and lay cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake at 350°F until fork tender, about an hour to an hour and a half. Remove from oven, let cool, scoop out the pulp. Or you can cut the pumpkin into sections and steam in a saucepan with a couple inches of water at the bottom, until soft.

METHOD

1 Preheat oven to 425°F.

2 Mix sugars, salt, and spices, and lemon zest in a large bowl. Beat the eggs and add to the bowl. Stir in the pumpkin purée. Stir in cream. Whisk all together until well incorporated.

3 Pour into pie shell and bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 350°F. Bake 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

4 Cool on a wire rack for 2 hours.

Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

 

Hope you enjoy this season and its bounties!

 

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