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Fast Fact .........

by Desi Sowers



Trying to keep costs down this summer?

You can lower cooling costs by up to 14 percent by raising

your thermostat two degrees and using a ceiling fan.

Kitchen Cosmetics

by Desi Sowers

 

Kitchen Cosmetics

Could your kitchen use a facelift? According to Remodeling magazine’s latest Cost vs. Value Report, the average minor kitchen remodel costs $21,695. And considering the amount of time people spend in their kitchens, it could be well worth the investment: Homeowners typically recoup about 73 percent of the cost, according to the report.

     If you’re hiring contractors to do the work, make sure you do your research. Estimate how much the down payment will be (usually about a quarter of the total project cost) and be sure to discuss a schedule for the payments. Walk through and make a list of what (if anything) in the kitchen won’t be replaced during the remodel. Keep in mind that you can save thousands if your remodel allows you to keep existing wiring and plumbing in place. Still, unexpected costs do pop up, so experts recommend keeping about 20 percent more cash on hand to cover unforeseen cost overruns.

     When it comes to the details, costs can certainly add up. But there are ways to get the luxe look for less. Kitchen counter materials range in price, from a top-of-the-line expensive granite surface to a wallet-friendly durable quartz countertop that has the look and feel of granite. If you do go for a luxurious countertop, consider installing a less expensive backsplash (beadboard, DIY mosaic tiles, or faux pressed tin are some options). Refacing cabinets, painting them or just replacing the knobs for a fresh look might be a more viable option than replacing the entire set.

New Listing - Better Than NEW Townhome!

by Desi Sowers

 

Just like new townhome with many special features including hardwood and ceramic tile flooring, a sun-soaked open floor plan and fabulous built-in shelving around the fireplace creates an instant entertainment center.

Enjoy the spacious Master Bedroom with private bath and walk-in closet. Double garage with extra work/storage space not found in most townhomes.

Very popular location near schools, grocery, shopping and restaurants. Come See!

New Listing - Not Your Average Brick Ranch!

by Desi Sowers

 

Not so average ranch style home boasts many special features!

Lots of living space in a very neat brick package.

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac this delightful home offers replacement windows, heat pump and the finished basement with large family room and office space for additional comfort.

The completely fenced, extra-large back yard is and outstanding place for entertainment, kids and pets. Come See!

Price SLASHED for a Quick Sale!!

by Desi Sowers

Roam, Ramble and Relax

Price SLASHED for a QUICK Sale!!

$299,950

One owner brick home is private and peaceful situated on 9.5 acres. Enjoy gleaming hardwood floors, quality wood doors and trim throughout, large closets and Anderson windows that help make this home easy on electric bills.

Recent improvements include new paint and flooring. Relax a bit in the all-season sunroom or take a dip in the swimming pool; this homes is a wonderful opportunity to own over nine acres located just minutes to VT, RU, schools, restaurants and shopping.

Take Advantage TODAY!

New Listing - Custom Built and Fabulous!

by Desi Sowers

Gorgeous all brick home with a prestigious presence.

Still like new, home boasts all hardwood and tile floors, elegant dining room, custom kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, detailed crown molding and an amazing covered brick front porch all situated on 3.2 Acres.

If comfort is your goal, you will love the heated floors in the kitchen and baths!  

Many custom features including:

  • Rinnai Tankless Hot Water System (2)
  • 12 SEER Heatpumps w/variable speed fans – Zoned
  • Hepa whole house filter on both systems – upper and lower
  • Humidifier on lower heat pump system
  • Airjet tub in Master Bath
  • Five jet shower head system in Master Bath
  • Radiant floor heat in kitchen and all three bathrooms
  • Tray ceilings in Master Bedroom and Dining Room
  • Vaulted ceiling in Great Room
  • Pella Pro Series windows with Low-E glass
  • Fiberglass doors with Low-E glass
  • Pre-wired for speaker system
  • Alarm system installed
  • Vinyl fence around rear yard
  • Vinyl front porch railing
  • Fiberglass columns on porch
  • Hardwood floors throughout with integrated wood vents
  • Computer aided water softener
  • Custom cherry cabinets with granite countertops
  • Basement interior walls rough framed
  • Ductwork installed in basement for future expansion
  • Poured exterior basement walls
  • Metwood floor system for porches
  • Crown molding
  • Custom molding in Dining Room
  • Pre-wired for backup generator
  • Brick pavers on all porches and walkways

Home is a functional balance of beauty, comfort and convenience!

Open House Sunday the 12th 2:00 to 4:00

by Desi Sowers

Pristinely located at the #1 fairway of Draper Valley Golf Course, this distinctive home will allow you to tee-up on leisure!

Soaked in sunlight thru Palladian windows, the living spaces are crisp and inviting. Gourmet Eat-In kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances and huge center island is a cooks dream! Luxurious Master Bath matches Master Bedroom.

Full basement comes complete with a finished bathroom, separate work-room and still plenty of storage space and additional parking.

Ideal opportunity for an ideal home - Come See!

Freedom: a Costly Gift

by Desi Sowers

Freedom: a Costly Gift

Today we remember.

We remember sacrifice. Bravery. Courage. We remember heroes—laid in graves around the world—who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And we thank God for their sacrifice.

Let us never forget that freedom isn’t free.

New Listing - Tee Up on Leisure!

by Desi Sowers

Pristinely located at the #1 fairway of Draper Valley Golf Course, this distinctive home will allow you to tee-up on leisure!

Soaked in sunlight thru Palladian windows, the living spaces are crisp and inviting. Gourmet Eat-In kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances and huge center island is a cooks dream! Luxurious Master Bath matches Master Bedroom.

Full basement comes complete with a finished bathroom, separate work-room and still plenty of storage space and additional parking.

Ideal opportunity for an ideal home - Come See!

Pretty Cool Shameless Self Promotion!!

by Desi Sowers

So you can't blame a girl for every once in a while sharing a little shameless self-promotion!!  Article below is from the  Roanoke Times:


Desi Sowers Named 2010 REALTOR® of the Year in the New River Valley

Desi Sowers, a real estate agent with RE/MAX 8 in Blacksburg, was named REALTOR® of the Year for 2010 by the New River Valley Association of REALTORS® Saturday evening at the organization’s annual awards banquet.


The award is the highest honor the NRV Association bestows, and is awarded in recognition of business accomplishments as well as contributions to the organization.


“I’m honored beyond words,” Sowers said. “I love what I do. I get up each morning excited about what the day may bring in the world of real estate, new people I may meet, new skills I may learn. There’s never a dull moment, and real estate is the perfect industry for a people person like me.”


“Desi’s amazing,” said RE/MAX 8 Broker Amy Hudson. “Always upbeat, always enthusiastic, always with a smile on her face, always with something new – a skill, a website, a technology – to share. She earned this award MANY times over.”


“I’ve known Desi since she began her career in real estate,” said RE/MAX 8 Manager Diana Blair. “She is an extremely fast learner, remembers the smallest details with remarkable recall, enjoys people, and holds herself to the highest possible standards with regards to ethics. Desi is a gem. We are honored to have her at RE/MAX 8.”


Winning awards is nothing new to Sowers. Her impressive history includes:

·    2010 RE/MAX 8 Top Agent of the Year
·    2010 RE/MAX International 100% Club
·    2009 RE/MAX 8 Top Producer of the Year
·    2008 Prudential President’s Circle – Achieved by only 4% of Prudential Professionals nationwide
·    2005-2008 Prudential Top Producer of the Year ·    2006 and 2007 Leading Edge Society – Achieved by only 5%
of Prudential Professionals nationwide
Sowers also has a history of giving back to the industry and community she loves.

She has served as the director of the New River Valley Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, Virginia Association of REALTORS, National Chapter Certified Residential Specialists and Virginia Chapter Certified Residential Specialists as well.

She also currently serves on the Technology Committee for the NRV Association of REALTORS® - a niche of the industry near and dear to her heart.

“I’m a geek,” Sowers said with a grin. “Put me in a store and I head for the electronics department. Give me a new gadget and I’m engaged for hours.”

“Desi’s usually one of the first to have new technology, one of the first to try out new websites and programs,” said Blair. “And she shares what she learns freely, which is wonderful.”

She isn’t one to shy away from the classroom either.
“I want to learn as much as I can, as fast as I can, about this industry,” Sowers said, “so I can provide my clients with the best and fullest possible service.”

Sowers has earned many professional real estate designations including:

·    Associate Broker - Issued by the Virginia Real Estate Board ·    Certified Residential Specialist – Elite designation held by
only 4% of REALTORS nationwide
·    Certified Fine Homes Specialist – Exclusive designation held by only 2% of sales professionals nationwide who list and sell homes in the top 10% of their marketplace.
·    Graduate Realtor Institute
·    Accredited Buyer Representative
·    Seller Representative Specialist
·    Accredited Staging Professional
·    Relocation Specialist

On a personal note, Sowers is a 30-year resident of the New River Valley. She has been married to her husband Frank for 23 years and they have two teenage sons.

 

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