Lynchburg, VA Real Estate News

By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Have you been suffering with dry skin this winter? Let me suggest stopping in at Katherine's Avon Gifts and More at 2511 Memorial Ave in Lynchburg, Virginia. Owner Katherine Moore has some great products like Moisture Therapy and Silicone Glove you'll be glad you tried. Katherine's store is filled with the products from the Avon catalog- lotions, fragrances, jewelry- and you'll love the convenience of buying right off the shelf. And, if she doesn't have it in stock she can order it for you.  Katherine also has a large consignment inventory from handbags to childrens clothing. Katherine is a member of BNI and is one of the nicest ladies you'll meet. Show your support for a local independent Lynchburg business and give Katherine a call today at (434) 845-5777. Email  onlyoneavonqueen@yaho...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
One thing I love about living in the Lynchburg, Virginia area is when snow's a'comin' it's an event. We don't have snow that often and watching the flakes fall has always been magical to me. There's a run on bread and milk at Kroger, the mall and schools close down and we stay inside in anticipation of the flurries to come. One of my neighbor's plows our driveways- of the TWO OR THREE INCHES of snow we might receive. It usually warms up the next day and all traces of the white stuff are gone too soon. The News and Advance emails me Breaking News updates and yesterday's surprised me; local schools would be closed today in anticipation of weather in the single digits. For a gal who grew up in Massachusetts and had to walk to school in six inches of fresh falling snow, this was hard for me...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Maybe it's because it's cold outside but I've been making this dish a lot recently. This is the Mediterranean Plate you'd find at one of the beachfront restaurants in Sayulita, Mexico. (If you've seen the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua, you've had a brief glimpse of Sayulita). Except for the Tahini, this is a healthy (and vegetarian) lunch. The plate consists of: Hummus Feta Cheese Olives Roasted Red Peppers Toasted Pita Bread Carrot Sticks Cucumber Wedges   Roast sliced Red Peppers on a cookie sheet drizzled with olive oil and oregano. Slice and separate Pita Bread, toast in the oven with Peppers.  I use my favorite Hummus recipe, slice my carrots and cukes. Spread a bit of hummus on a pita chip, top with a slice of feta ( I use low fat) and a red pepper and enjoy.    I did enjoy it mor...
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By Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
(Keller Williams Lynchburg)
Everyone is looking for a bargain.  I myself hate to pay full price for anything.  That is just because I love a deal.  Heck we all love a deal.  I've never heard of anyone bragging about how must they over paid for something.  But for me to expect to get a deal on everything I buy every time I purchase something would be unrealistic because sometimes the value is more than the price. As a buyer in the current market I think it is important to be very educated even more now than before about how to negotiate a good deal but also how to determine what is a good deal. There are many opportunities out there and some of them are good and some of them are not so good.  As an agent that sees them all and I've been doing my "home" work for years now, I hope that if anyone is interested in taki...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Beautiful 2080 sf home- just listed in the NEW TOWNE neightborhood in Lynchburg and it won't last long.   Visit www.moblyng.com to make your own! Built in 2007 and featuring FIVE bedrooms and three full baths, a large den, living room and a beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances. There is a nice size deck off of the kitchen and side entrance into the den from the paved drive. The owner will have the carpets professionally steam cleaned prior to closing. Offered at $199,900.   Call today to set up a showing:   Debbie Malone, Realtor (R) RE/MAX 1st Olympic 20395 Timberlake Rd Lynchburg, VA 24502 (434) 546-0369
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By Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
(Keller Williams Lynchburg)
The Lynchburg Virginia market report for the month of November was record breaking, until the Market Report for the month of December came along. Nearly twice as many homes were listed between the month of November and the month of December yet approximately the same amount of homes actually sold.  This increased the inventory in this area quite a bit.  Absorption rate is very high in some areas of Central Virginia. Specifically in Lynchburg City limits only, in the month of December 41 properties sold and 34 of these homes sold were single family homes.  This was a decrease in the amount of homes sold this month of 13 from November.   The average list price was $150,715 price sold was $146,577 and the average Days On The Market (DOM) was 121.23 days. If you want specific information ab...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Tom Hodges is one of the most passionate businessmen I know. He sincerely cares about people and goes to great lengths to provide the best Medicare information to anyone over age 65. Tom owns Hodges Insurance Agency and I recently stopped in at his office at 6200 Fort Ave in Lynchburg, across from Crown Sterling Restaurant. Tom is a member of the Hill City Money Maker's BNI group and he takes calls on Thursday's at 9:30am on WLNI's Ask The Expert segment.     Tom specializes in Individual and Business Insurance, Life & Health and noted that if you (or your parents) want to change your medicare coverage, you must do it before the end of December.  If you have any coverage questions, Tom is the person to talk to.  Stop by and say hi to Tom at: Hodges Insurance Agency 6200 Fort Ave Lynchbu...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
This is Thomas Jefferson's retreat, where he enjoyed horseback riding, reading, and writing. The site is open, but is going through an extensive restoration and conservation   Historic home, Other, Farm Activities: Group tours/walking tour Address: P.O. Box 419 Lynchburg, VA Tel: (434) 525-1806 BELOW ARE SEVERAL LINKS THAT GIVE YOU AN IDEA WHAT POPLAR FOREST IS LIKE http://www.poplarforest.org/directions.html http://www.poplarforest.org/calendar.html http://www.poplarforest.org/virtualtour.html http://www.poplarforest.org/tourismlinks.html http://www.poplarforest.org/store/commerce.cgi http://www.poplarforest.org/hist.html http://www.poplarforest.org/jeff.html http://www.poplarforest.org/arch.html http://www.poplarforest.org/rest.html http://www.poplarforest.org/educ.html
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Visit their "amazing" website(below) and you'll see how they got their name(simply amazing)   http://www.amazementsquare.org/welcome.php Stop by a Festival of Trees Open house to kick-off your holiday decorating and find gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people on your shopping list! Bid on holiday trees,wreaths, and mantle pieces donated by local organizations and shop the selection of vendors offering high-quality unique gift items. Entry to an Open House is $5.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door. Bring your little ones to Breakfast with Santa where they can have their picture taken with Santa and buy gifts for parents and grandparents in their special Children's store. Tickets are $10 per person. seats are limited, so make your reservation soon! For adults-only, the Gala on Su...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
 This is the sideway leading up to amazement square                This is outback of amazement square                                  Man made geiser behind amazement square                                                    Our flag proudly waving   Scenery behind Amazement Square                                                      Scenery behind Amazement Square            HILLSIDE BEHIND AMAZEMENT SQUARE                                SKATEBOARD PARK IN PARKING LOT                                                          
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
This photo was taken on 10/15/08. This is the whole office with the exception of 3 agents and one of the original Broker/Owners. RE/MAX was part of Pink for the Cure and everyone from the office donates to this cause. The link below takes you to a website that you just click on and by doing so you can donate a mammogram. I'm asking anybody who sees this does this. A click could save someone's life because of YOU! Powerful I'd say. God Bless you all.   www.thebreastcancersite.com   Your click on the "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button helps fund free mammograms for women in need low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited. Your click is paid for by site sponsors, and mammogram funding is provided to clinics thro...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
                                 This wonderful little patch of Autumn in Lynchburg Va So if you're looking for a pumpkin for Autumn and lots of fun for the kids. This is very convenient and cool place to come for a visit.     I noticed this when they were  first setting up and then forgot about it til I drove by it today. I got a few good pics until I had to leave. It's close by so I'll have a chance to do a 2nd part on it in a day or two. It was a very busy place and it looked like everybody was having a great time.     I'll have more photo's in a day or 2 to share. The sun was really bright out there today so I couldn't tell what I was shooting.  
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By Dan Vollmer, Lynchburg Virginia Real Estate
(ReMax 1st Olympic NW)
Where are the Buyers? As the economic rollercoaster continues to effect all sectors of business across the country, home sellers (and real estate agents) in many areas are left to wonder ‘Where are our buyers?”  We’ve continually touted our area’s stable market and varied pool of buyers, but let’s take a look at specifically ‘who’ has been buying ‘what’ recently. For the month of September we saw 210 homes close – 73 of those in Lynchburg City (35%), 50 in Bedford County (24%), 46 in Campbell County (22%) and 16 in Amherst County (7%).  This leaves 25 homes, or 12%, for the remaining surrounding counties. Looking at price ranges, we notice the following:  38 homes (18%) were listed for less than $100,000; 70 homes (33%) were listed between $100,000 and $150,000; another 50 home (23%) we...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Debbie Malone | RE/MAX 1st Olympic | (434)546-0369 108 Millstone, Lynchburg, VA Short term lease available, on one acre close to LU. Family room with gas log fireplace, eat in kitchen, living room. Three bedrooms on main level. 3BR/1.5BA Single Family House $900/month Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial Sq Footage 2,200 Parking 3+ dedicated Pet Policy No pets Deposit $900 DESCRIPTION Three bedroom home, large deck off of family room, laundry on main level. see additional photos below RENTAL FEATURES Fireplace Family room Living room Bonus/Rec room Dining room Breakfast nook Dishwasher Refrigerator Stove/Oven Attic Laundry area - inside Balcony, Deck, or Patio Yard LEASE TERMS Security deposit, no pets. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Renter contact info: Debbie Malone RE/MAX 1st Olympic (434)546-...
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By Shannon Rudelis, Realtor Lynchburg VA
(Century 21 All-Service)
  Shannon Rudelis | Century 21 All-Service | email this seller | 434-229-4418 192 Shannon Forest Dr., Rustburg, VA send this to a friend This home offers an additional 1500 sq. ft in the basement-unfinished and ready to go- complete with rough-in for a bath! print this page 3BR/2BA Single Family House   offered at $184,900 Year Built 2002 Sq Footage 1,560 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 1 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .92 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION It doesn't get much better than this when it comes to one level living.... open, spacious, modern decor, upgraded lighting and ceiling fans, great views, located in a cul-de-sac, convenient location, Campbell county taxes and PRICED TO SELL! You don't want to miss out on this one- call for an appt. to view this spe...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
Hello Everyone. With all the talk about the economy and the slowing of the housing market. I wondered what people would do if they had to come up with Plan B, at least part time. Well I love real estate(except for the people)LOL. I've been doing it for 13 yrs and have done pretty well, I believe. But if I had to, and I might again, even part time because I do love it. It is very much a part of who I am. I did this for 7 1/2  years and still do it on special occasions. This is one of the things I did to earn a living before I was a RE/MAX Broker/Owner and would again if need be This photo "Yes", that's me. My hair was longer then. This photo was taken in 1994. These are an awesome group of guys and I loved working with them THE BAND IS "RAGING COUNTRY    Top L-The drummer-Chris Smith    ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
"When the Frost is on the Punkin" James Whitcomb Riley. 1853–1916  This is one of my favorite poems for one of my favorite time of year; the air is crisp, it's time for harvest festivals, apple picking, hayrides, pumpkins and Haunted Houses. Halloween is just around the corner...... if you are within driving distance of Lynchburg, Virginia make plans to come to Scaremare. This is a local institution sponsored by Liberty University and is appropriately held in a large, old creepy, claustrophobic building. You never know what's going to come out of the woods or what might grab at your ankles! If you LIKE being scared, Check out  Scaremare for admission cost. DATES: October 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 2008 Opens at dusk. The line closes at 11:00 pm (If you're in line by 11:00 pm you'll get through ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
This three bedroom home is located on one acre in Lynchburg, Virginia. The main level includes: Large family room with a gas log fireplace Living room Eat in kitchen Three bedrooms Laundry closet Over two thousand square feet with a large deck off of the family room, full basement with another bedroom and a finished attic.   The owner will consider a short term lease. Rent of $900 per month, Security Deposit and references. No pets.   Call (434) 258-4567 for more information and showing appointment.
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Ah, the life of a Realtor (R)... no set hours, my time is my own, come and go as you please. PU-LEEEZ !!! This  was one long day: 7 am- Check email, write email. Receive email from agent asking permission to use my photo. Huh? 8 am- Check out the agent's website- already using my photo, send email asking for it to be removed. 8:30 am- Call client, set up showing for 6pm. Email agent about closing details. 9:30 am - Meet with client to sign the listing agreement. 10:00 am- Drop lunch money off to daughter at college.      10:30 am- At the property taking photo's and video. Just me and fifty acres. Not too sure about tramping through the grass... I KNOW there's at least one snake waiting for me. Put my boots on.  Think I will have owner send me photo's of the creek. 11 am-  Decide to chec...
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
This was a recent trip to this park for our company picnic. We had a lot of fun and ate a lot of great food! My business partner took pics of all the people in attendance so that will have to be Part 2 and 3 as there is more pics as I haven't got the pics from him and I have more as well                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ...
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