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New Listing - Custom Built; SPECTACULAR!!

by Desi Sowers

WOW!!

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!

What Do Homeowners Say About Homeownership?

by Desi Sowers

There is no shortage of experts that want to let us know how Americans feel about owning a home after the collapse of the residential market in the last five years. They MUST be devastated. They MUST feel trapped like prisoners in their own homes. They MUST be sorry they ever bought the house. These assumptions seem logical at times and can occasionally be supported by anecdotal evidence.

However, we want to go to the only people who truly understand how homeowners feel - the homeowners themselves. There have been three major surveys done this year that can shed light on the issue:

The National Housing Survey

This survey conducted by Fannie Mae showed:

  • 96% of all homeowners said homeownership has been a positive experience.
  • 64% consider buying a home as a safe investment. Buying a home was considered safer than buying stocks by over three times the number of people (64% vs 17%).

The top four reasons to buy:

  1. It means having a good place to raise children and provide a good education
  2. You have a physical structure where you and your family feel safe
  3. It allows you to have more space for your family
  4. It gives you control over what you do with your living space (renovations & updates)

American Attitudes About Home Ownership

According to this survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the National Association of Realtors, home owners believe that home ownership benefits individuals and families and strengthens our communities.

The vast majority of home owners say that owning a home is a smart decision over the long term. Even in today’s challenging economy, 95% of owners believe that over a period of several years, it makes more sense to own a home.

Home owners are much more likely to be satisfied with the quality of their family and community life than renters. While more than half of owners (56%) are “very” or “extremely” satisfied with the overall quality of their family life, only about one-third (36%) of renters report the same levels of satisfaction. Also, 43% of home owners are “very” or “extremely” satisfied with their community life, compared with 30% of renters.

An overwhelming majority of home owners are happy with their decision to own a home. A full 93% of owners surveyed would buy again.

Pew Research Center Survey

This recent survey titled “Home Sweet Home. Still” delves into homeowners’ current belief in homeownership as a long term investment:

Homeowners whose home value has fallen only a little are equally enthusiastic about housing as a long-term investment: 85% say buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make. Among those who say their home has maintained it value or increased in value, 88% agree…

Even those who have seen their home values plummet are still committed to the idea that buying a home is a solid, long-term investment. Among those who say their home has lost a lot of its value, 80% agree that buying a home is the best long-term investment (36% strongly agree, 44% agree somewhat).

Bottom Line 

There have been families that have been devastated by the current economy. However, through it all, homeowners have not wavered  in their belief in homeownership as the best long-term investment.

Written by The KCM Crew

New Listing - Classic Charm with Modern Convenience

by Desi Sowers

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Reminiscent of yesteryear but completely modern right down to the in-ground swimming pool.

This beautiful family home is welcoming in every way from the tree lined neighborhood to the large, bright rooms that are perfect for entertaining. Solid oak floors will guide you thru the home and into the fabulous sunroom that will simply drench you in relaxation year round. Grab a book from the built-in shelves and cozy up to the fireplace in the extra large living room. No lack of storage space with the floored attic and full basement.

With just 15 homes in the neighborhood, private one acre yard and also enjoy joint ownership of the 28 acres surrounding the homes. Conveniently located to schools, shopping and transportation, this home is ready to be passed along to the next loving owner.

 

Open House Tomorrow!

by Desi Sowers

 

OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY; 4/3/11

1:30 - 3:30

Roam, Ramble and Relax!

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!

Distressed Properties = Discounts and Patience Equity

by Desi Sowers

Distressed Properties: Discounts and Difficulties

Most buyers want to make sure they get a ‘good deal’ when they purchase something. Purchasers of real estate are no different. That is why many decide to buy a distressed property (a foreclosure or a short sale). The National Association of Realtors (NAR) last week reported foreclosures, on average, sell at a 22% discount and short sales at a 17% discount. It sounds like a pretty good decision to buy a property at those levels of discount.

However, the purchaser must realize that there are added obstacles in these type of transactions. Many foreclosures are left in less than pristine condition by the previous owner and some have title issues that must be corrected before they can change hands. Many short sales have multiple loans that must be negotiated before an offer is accepted by all parties to the transaction. This can take months in many cases. Purchasing a non-distressed property will probably have a lot fewer pitfalls.

“Patience Equity”

Does that mean that you shouldn’t consider a distressed property? Not necessarily. Just understand that there is an additional cost to purchasing a foreclosure or a short sale: the cost of time. For some, the 17 or 22 percent discount is well worth the extra time they must spend on the transaction. We like to call that savings your ‘patience equity’. Patience equity will require you to be patient however. Realize going into the deal that there will be obstacles to overcome and make sure you give your real estate professional time to overcome these challenges. Again, patience equity will require your patience.

Bottom Line

Buying a distressed property could make sense for you as long as you realize you will need to be VERY patient with your real estate agent throughout the process. If you are, you will own a home that has considerable equity the day you move in.

 

Written by THE KCM CREW on MARCH 25, 2011

Foreclosure with a HUGE Price Reduction

by Desi Sowers

Huge Price Reduction!

BANK FORECLOSURE - Amazing amount of living space.

Master Bedroom on main level, open floor plan with 3 large living spaces, main level laundry, three fireplaces, two decks and plenty of storage space.

Bank Needs an Offer!

Sold as-is where is, all information should be verified to purchaser's satisfaction.

New Listing - Cozy Cottage

by Desi Sowers

 

Cozy Cottage

Enjoy many recreation activities from this charming cottage located just steps away from Claytor Lake State Park and the public boat launch.

Beautiful stone fireplace covers one full wall of the living room and highlights the exposed beam ceiling. Sunlight pours into the efficient kitchen and the home office is a happy workplace!

Basement is unfinished and offers great space for workshop and storage. Many recent improvements help make this house a home!

New Listing - WOW House!!

by Desi Sowers

WOW!  Custom Built Beauty

Meticulous brick and stone home is the perfect marriage of quality and convenience.

Pristinely located at the extraordinary Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, this custom built home is sure to please. From the soaring ceilings to the enormous Pella windows, to the gorgeous flooring and relaxing sunroom - it's all here to welcome you!

Master suite is secluded from the living area and boasts a private bath that is nothing short of luxuriating. The kitchen is more than efficient, it's a real show place too with custom cabinetry, granite counters and top-of-the-line appliances. Incredible amounts of storage space in the floored attic and basement areas, two garages and quality landscaping add to the appeal of this distinctive home - Come See!

MUST See before Selling!

by Desi Sowers

Believe it or not, all REALTORS are not the same!  Selling your home in todays current real estate market will not happen by chance or luck.  Please think long and hard before choosing the REALTOR who you will hire to market the largest asset you will most likely ever own...your home.

Please watch this quick presentation and I'm sure it will help you sort thru the maze of selling your home!

New Listing Home + Land = WINNER!

by Desi Sowers

Roam, Ramble and Relax!

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!

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