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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

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale
375 Colin Reid Pass, Christiansburg, VA  24073

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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. The Belview is a gorgeous one level home boasting vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, maple cabinets, granite, 2 car garage and an extra storage room. Beautiful living room flows effortlessly into formal dining and a delicious well-appointed kitchen where a vast sized kitchen island invites people to pull up a chair and relax. A soothing master suite with a pampering bath is sure to impress. 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, hospitals, shopping and Huckleberry Trail.

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.

Don’t Let Insects “Bug” You this Spring & Summer!

by Desi Sowers

This time of year, many of us enjoy spending time outside in our yards. Whether we are playing, dining, doing yard work or simply relaxing, our time outdoors can be ruined by pesky insects.  There are many remedies for getting rid of the annoying little pests, but if you are looking for natural way to do the job, here are several plants you can put in your yard that will repel unwanted insects.  While they will not guarantee an insect free environment, they will help!

BASIL
Basil repels house flies and mosquitoes.  Use containers for planting basil by your house doors or in any outdoor areas where you like to relax and entertain.  It will serve more than one purpose because you can also use the fresh basil in your cooking!

LAVENDER
This pretty plant repels moths, fleas, mosquitoes and flies.  Its pleasing, sweet fragrance appeals to humans, but the bugs hate it! You can place bouquets inside your home to keep flies away.  Outdoors, plant it in sunny areas or near the entryways of your house to keep those areas pest free.  Check out the Everything Lavender website to find out how you can use lavender oil to make your own mosquito repellent.

LEMONGRASS
Lemongrass contains the natural oil, citronella, which is commonly found in candles that are used to keep mosquitoes away.  Ornamental lemongrass can grow up to 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide in one season.  It is an annual that does well in a pot or in the ground in sunny, well-drained locations.  Its aromatic, narrow leaves can be used in chicken and pork dishes and to flavor soups and salad dressings.  Many Asian recipes call for lemongrass.

MINT
Another plant that mosquitoes don’t like.  It’s best grown in pots rather than in the ground because it spreads aggressively.  Once established in a garden, it can be difficult to remove.  The leaves can be used to flavor minty iced tea. Containers of mint strategically placed in the garden or on the patio will assist in keeping nearby plants insect free.

ALLIUMS
If you have a vegetable garden, beautiful, tall alliums will help keep insects out of it.  Considered a broad-spectrum natural insecticide, plants in the Allium family repel several insects that plague vegetable gardens, including slugs, aphids, carrot flies and cabbage worms.

CHRYSANTHEMUMS
The ingredient in chrysanthemums that makes the so effective as an insect repellent is pyrethrum.  Roaches, ants, Japanese beetles, ticks, silverfish, lice, fleas, bedbugs, spider mites, harlequin bugs and root-knot nematodes all will avoid chrysanthemums.  Pyrethrum is used in America’s most commonly available home and garden insecticide sprays. You can make your own bug spray using chrysanthemum oil, but make sure you know the risks of using it first. Side Effects of Chrysanthemum Oil

PETUNIAS
These whimsical beauties repel aphids, tomato hornworms, asparagus beetles, leafhoppers and squash bugs.  Some people think of them as “nature’s pesticide”.  Popular because of their availability in a variety of bright colors, they require minimal maintenance and can be grown in numerous locations including beds, containers and hanging baskets.

Keeping insects away will go a long way toward making your outdoor time more enjoyable during the warmer seasons.  And beautiful plants and flowers will create lovely curb appeal as well!

Are you looking for a home with a great outdoor space to enjoy?  Desi Sowers is an experienced Realtor who can help you find just what you’re looking for. Give her a call at 540-320-1328 today!

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3841 Divine Drive: Incredible Views In Christiansburg VA!

by Desi Sowers

New River Valley VA Real Estate For Sale
3841 Divine Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073

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Imagine yourself relaxing on a wraparound porch and soaking in incredible mountain views from this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom Cape Cod in desirable Meadows of Fairview. Soaring ceilings with picture windows and multiple French doors illuminate an easy flowing floor plan that brings the outdoors in. Fabulous kitchen space offers a full appliance package, ample cabinet and counter space, serving bar and a breakfast area. A soothing main level master suite offers plenty of room to relax at day’s end with a soothing ceiling fan and bay window views plus a full bath with soaking tub. An additional main level bedroom is ideal for home office/ nursery or den. Moving to the upper level you will find a perfect reading niche with vast windows and long-range mountain plus a large bedroom with full bath. Double detached garage has plenty of room for hobbies and storage.  Come on over and get swept away on 1.5 acres in Christiansburg VA!

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.

Blacksburg VA Home Sales February 2018

by Desi Sowers

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