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Blacksburg VA Home Sales March 2018

by Desi Sowers

Radford VA Home Sales March 2018

by Desi Sowers

Showing Your Home to Potential Buyers: Tips for Success

by Desi Sowers

When potential buyers come to look at your home, it’s vital that they feel like it could be theirs.  Here are some tips for showing your house that will help engage buyers emotionally and leave them feeling like they have found their future home.

  1. MAKE THEM FEEL WELCOME

The buyer may be a guest in your home, but don’t make them feel like an intruder.The idea is for them to be able to imagine it as their own.Leave the house while they are looking so that they can speak freely and comfortably about what they are seeing.Let them take their time. If they feel rushed they won’t have a positive experience.Leave a bowl of candy or small treats near the front door with a short note thanking them for coming to see your home.

  1. CHECK THE TEMPERATURE

If it is hot outside, turn on the AC. Set the temperature a couple of degrees cooler than usual so that it runs consistently and isn’t kicking on and off while people are looking. The same applies with heat when it is cold outside (set temp a couple of degrees warmer than usual).You want them to be comfortable in your house so that they will linger as long as possible.

  1. CREATE A MOOD

You want potential buyers to get good vibes from your house the minute they walk through the door.When weather appropriate, light a fire in the fireplace.Set your dining table in a way that is appealing.Have soft music playing.Create and ambiance that is irresistible!

  1. BE CAREFUL WITH SCENTS

Some people are very sensitive to certain smells, so don’t spray the air or use plug in deodorizers.Avoid burning strongly scented candles for the same reason.If weather permits, open the windows (unless it is too noisy outdoors).Most people enjoy the smell of freshly baked cookies, but if you are going to bake, make sure you leave some treats out for the visitors so they aren’t disappointed! The 50 Best Cookie Recipes in the World

  1. MAKE IT VISUALLY PLEASING

Open window coverings to let in natural light.Display appealing seasonal photos in prominent places. If your yard isn’t looking so fabulous, keep window blinds partially closed so that buyers aren’t distracted by what’s outside while looking at the interior of the home.Keep pets and pet paraphernalia out of sight.

 LIGHT IT UP

Turn on every light in the house…even the closet lights. Brighten dark rooms with extra lighting.  A spot light on the floor behind a piece of furniture is a great idea for brightening up a room with few windows. 

Contact Desi Sowers at 540-320-1328 or Email Desi today for assistance in selling your home!

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Christiansburg VA Home Sales March 2018

by Desi Sowers

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale
650 Cambria Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073​

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Dynamic Christiansburg location with quick access to recreation center, schools, shopping and restaurants plus an easy commute to Blacksburg. A freshly painted townhouse in desirable Henley Place with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths awaits one lucky buyer. Spacious main level living with living, dining and great size kitchen including an abundance of cabinet and counter space. Slip out on the deck that overlooks beautiful greenspace. Master suite with private bath and two additional bedrooms plus a full bath completes the upper level. Fantastic storage space and an HOA that maintains the common areas. Don’t miss this one. Make your appointment 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.

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.

Now is a Great Time to be a Move-Up Homebuyer!

by Desi Sowers

We hear a lot about people downsizing and simplifying, but if you are looking for a larger home, now is a great time to sell your smaller home and move up to something that better suits your wants and needs.  Perhaps you have a growing family and need more space, or an additional income-earner has joined your household or maybe you have enough equity in your current home that you can now afford your dream home. Whatever the reason,movin’ on up is an exciting prospect!

Ok, now let’s contain that excitement a bit and think about what it means to purchase a more expensive house.  First, just because you can afford something on paper, doesn’t mean you should commit all your resources to the most expensive property on your radar.  It would behoove you to take a thorough look at your current budget and then play with the numbers a bit to determine how much more you’re willing to spend each month on a higher mortgage payment.  A dream house is wonderful, but being house-poor is not.  Think about your lifestyle and don’t make the mistake of getting into a financial bind that doesn’t allow you to do the activities you enjoy.

When financing your new home, you have a couple of options.  If you haven’t sold your current home yet, you can choose a Home Equity Loan or a Bridge Loan to make the down payment on the new home.  A home equity loan allows you to borrow against your current home’s equity and is usually less expensive than other loans.  A bridge loan is a short-term loan that is used until you can obtain permanent financing.  Because they are short term, the interest rates on them will be relatively high.

Before you put your house on the market and commit to purchasing a new one, educate yourself about the prices of houses in the areas where you will be selling and buying. Whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, a Professional Realtor will be able to assist you in navigating the process.  The goal is to sell high and buy low, and in today’s market that is an achievable dream!

Contact Desi Sowers at 540-320-1328 and let her help you list your current home and find your dream house today!

The Artis College of Science and Technology at Radford University presents the Radford University Science and Technology Festival 2018 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Davis Hall.

Enjoy a day of exploration and fun with science on the Radford University campus during our first Science and Technology Festival. The Science and Technology Festival will feature hands-on experiments, planetarium shows, and demos for all ages from departments at Radford University as well as Virginia Tech, regional businesses, Radford City Public Schools, and more.

Schedule of Special Events:

• 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Cryptology: "How the Navajo Code Talkers helped win World War II"

• 10:30 am: Planetarium Show - Flight Adventures

• 11:30 am: Grand Opening of the Phosphorescent Rock Mine Exhibit

• 12:00 pm: Magic of Chemistry Show

• 12:00 pm: Planetarium Show - Violent Universe

• 12:00-4:00 pm: Animals from Mill Mountain Zoo

• 1:00 pm: Drone Demonstration and Geohazards Discussion

• 1:00 pm: Planetarium Show - NASA Futures

• 2:00 pm: Drone Demonstration and Geohazards Discussion

• 2:30 pm: Planetarium Show - Violent Universe

• 3:30 pm: Planetarium Show - Dark Side of the Moon

 

All Day Demonstrations and Exhibits include:

• Self Guided Museum of Earth Sciences Tours

• Palentology Demonstration

• Stones and Bones Exhibit (How an Archelogical Dig Works)

• The Power of Wind Demos & Activities with Science Museum of Western VA

• Anatomy Demonstration - How Lungs Work

• Roachzilla Bug Biology

• Radford ROBO CATS Robotics Demo

• Novozymes Biologicals Demos

• Belle Heth Makers Demo

• Fun With Physics

• Anatomage Demonstration with 6 Foot Touchscreen Panel

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Information and photo provided by Radford University

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale
6004 Oakview Avenue, Dublin, VA  24084​

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An effortlessly flowing floor plan highlights this Dutch colonial in the lovely Oakview subdivision that is just waiting for you to call it home! Four bedrooms with two master suite options, 3.5 baths, easy care wood laminate and tile floors, gorgeous remodeled kitchen and baths, built-ins, laundry on main, and modern fixtures and lighting make 6004 Oakview Avenue a must see home! A brilliant combination of beauty and function, this kitchen is the stuff dreams are made of! Glistening granite counters, a stone backsplash, stainless steel appliance package, an abundance of beautiful custom cabinetry and a breakfast bar open to the dining area. The connecting living room is chic and comfortable, the perfect spot to spend time with family or entertain guests. A brick fireplace in the cozy family room creates a soothing oasis to kick back and relax. Get swept away in this convenient main floor master suite where plush carpeting, double closets and a private bath wait to pamper you. Prefer your master suite on the second level? Not a problem…wood laminate flooring, double closets and a private bath with his and her vanities highlight the second level suite. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the second floor. Need even more space? The full, unfinished basement allows for future expansion possibilities to meet your family’s needs. Perfectly situated on a double lot totaling 1.8 acres, a rare find in Dublin VA, you will appreciate the mature trees, fenced pet area and a screened porch. Do not hesitate, this spectacular 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.

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
6728 Bay Hill Court, Radford, VA 24141​

Located in the prestigious golf community at Herons Landing, this gorgeous 3 bed, 3 bath townhouse is just waiting for you to arrive! Entertaining and family function are sure to be a breeze in this flowing layout highlighted by gleaming hardwood floors, an upgraded kitchen, beautiful moldings, recessed lighting, neutral paint colors, modern fixtures, plus an attached 2 car garage, low maintenance exterior and quality landscaping. A welcoming front entrance invites you in to soaring high ceilings and French doors in the sun filled living room. An elegant dining room is perfect for your formal gatherings. The alluring family room is illuminated with natural light and warmed by a gas fireplace. Get inspired in this gourmet chefs kitchen featuring glistening granite countertops, an abundance of white cabinetry, a pantry, stainless steel appliance package, and a breakfast bar open to the dining area and family room. Sliding doors lead to a large screened porch where grilling, chilling and family fun will be a delight! Heading upstairs, an open loft area is perfect for a home office, reading nook or play area. A master suite ready to relax and pamper you is outfitted with plush carpeting, two walk in closets, dual vanity, and a bonus room that could be used as a dressing room, office or just the perfect space to grab a good book and relax. Two generously sized bedrooms with ample closet space share a full hall bath. Enjoy a round of golf while the kids make new friends at the community pool. There is something for everyone at 6728 Bay Hill Ct!

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.

Pulaski VA Home Sales March 2018

by Desi Sowers

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