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Property Feature 40 Blackwater Circle, Penhook, VA

If you want to live in a slice of paradise, this inviting lakefront property in the Water’s Edge subdivision in Penhook, VA fits the bill. Key property details Bedrooms:     4 Bathrooms:    5 Square feet:   5,271 Lot size:         0.4 acre Year built:     1993 Indulge in nature’s embrace Nestled in a 0.4-acre lot along the southern […]

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Things to look out for before you buy a lakefront property

A lake house can be the home you’ve been dreaming of all your life. In order to make that dream a reality, make sure you add the following to your checklist: Structural integrity Waterfront properties endure more wear and tear than typical residential structures because of greater exposure to the elements. Before finalizing a purchase, […]

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Why retire in Smith Mountain Lake?

Looking for your dream retirement location? Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia’s Roanoke region makes a strong case for it with these hard-to-resist features: The area’s natural beauty will take your breath away Smith Mountain Lake is called the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains for good reason. Find a home along its 500 miles of […]

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Is There a “Best Time” to Put Your House on the Market?

Many folks often ask: when is the best time to put a home on the market here at Smith Mountain Lake? Conventional wisdom often suggests that waiting until Spring is the best option. As an experienced realtor, I’m not so sure that holds true for those of us in the Water’s Edge community. As Warren […]

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Loan pre-approval explained

What is a loan pre-approval? How do you get one and why is it beneficial for home buyers? In this post we’ll give you all the things you need to know about mortgage preapproval. Approved vs. pre-approved There is a world of difference between a loan pre-approval and an actual, approved loan. The glaring difference […]

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Title insurance explained

If you want to protect yourself from unanticipated or unforeseen claims, historical mistakes, and other events that could cause you to lose your home, getting a title insurance might put your mind at ease. Learn more about title insurance and how it can protect you and your Smith Mountain Lake property here. What makes title […]

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All about escrow

The term “escrow” is a confusing yet familiar word that home buyers and sellers often hear during home sales, especially in Smith Mountain Lake real estate. This blog post is here to help you learn more about this real estate term. Multiple definitions Perhaps one of the reasons why we’re often confused about escrow is […]

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The benefits of a home inspection

Buying a new home is an exciting endeavor that opens new doors (literally and figuratively) for all parties endeavor. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of excitement, however, that we forget some things that can save us from heartbreak and unforeseen expenses in the future. We’re talking about home inspections. Check out […]

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The benefits of purchasing a home warranty

Purchasing a home warranty has its own set of perks for both home sellers and buyers. Here’s a rundown of what’s in it for you if you’re interesting in getting one. First things first: what’s a home warranty? One of the most important things you need to know about a home warranty is that it’s […]

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Preparing your home for sale

From simple fixes to room renovations, here are some tips that will help you make a fast transaction and earn top dollar for your property. Re-paint your home. A fresh coat of paint can help make your property look brand new. In choosing a color, consider the dominant scheme in the neighborhood. Areas with Mediterranean-style […]

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