Living ​in ​Smith ​Mountain ​Lake: ​A ​Lifestyle ​Guide

March 16, 2018

Widely regarded as Virginia’s most popular lake, Smith Mountain Lake, or SML for short, brings you over 500 miles of pristine shoreline, along with some of the most coveted waterfront homes in the state. Here’s a quick guide to SML living for those who are lucky enough to call this idyllic place home. Peak season […]

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Know ​how ​to ​maintain ​your ​lakefront ​home

March 6, 2018

Owning a lakefront home is a rare privilege. Keep your prized investment in excellent shape with these maintenance tips: Clear out gutters Prevent debris build-up by clearing out your gutters at least twice a year. This keeps them from clogging up. This also prevents leaks – excess water that overflows from the gutters can cause […]

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Best places to retire in Virginia

February 26, 2018

Virginia is blessed with gorgeous locales fit for spending your golden years. The following places are widely considered to be the best places in the state to retire. Let’s take a look. AbingdonPerched in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Abingdon in southwest Virginia is a small town with a population size of roughly 8,000 residents. The […]

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This lovely lakefront retreat has the best views

February 16, 2018

We all know Smith Mountain Lake is home to truly beautiful vacation rentals, which is why so many travelers drive to the area for a peaceful getaway. If you’re currently on the lookout for a lakefront property in Smith Mountain Lake, you’re in luck. This amazing property with stunning vistas is available for rent for […]

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Top reasons why you should hire a realtor

February 6, 2018

Smith Mountain Lake is home to beautiful properties, one of which could be the home of your dreams. While it’s entirely possible to purchase a home by yourself, working with a Smith Mountain Lake realtor will always be highly recommended. Here are a couple of reasons why. Experience and local expertiseRealtors that specialize in Smith […]

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Property Feature: 40 Blackwater Circle, Penhook, VA

October 3, 2017

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

September 19, 2017

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?

February 9, 2016

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

January 18, 2016

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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