Lynchburg, VA Real Estate News

By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
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By Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
(Keller Williams Lynchburg)
Ever buy a pair of jeans on line only to find that when they arrived they did not fit properly.  It is not easy to shop on line.  Nor is it easy to shop on line for a new home.  I understand lots of folks are searching for information and getting a wealth of an education about home selling and purchasing on line.  I think this is great but this does not replace the actually experience of going out and looking a properties or knowing the neighborhoods and the local market. I work with a lot of relocation out of state for some of the Central Virginia companies like Tyco and Norfolk Southern Railroad.  So many times folks will see a house on line and once we get to the property it just was not what they expected.  Kinda like, once you put those jeans on that you bought on line.  :-) (They ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
I'm not just a Realtor®, I'm a real person with a hectic life, kids and many other interests besides real estate. I absolutely love the area of the country in which I choose to live and want to promote it as an affordable and wonderful place to raise a family. When I have the chance to blog I write about my life, my interests and my family too. Now I know that some may feel the private side of real estate agents lives are best left for facebook, but I'm just too transparent to keep my lives separate.  Since I've been posting on Activerain, and focusing on Localism especially, I've received countless calls from people who've found me online. In fact, I've had several calls from people wanting information on festivals, schedules, how to contact a POA, thinking I work with the business I'v...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
     I hope it won't be a secret anymore- if you're in the Lynchburg area and have the need for building supplies including cabinetry, flooring of all types including carpeting, laminate and tile, you must check out the Habitat For Humanity ReStore. The store is stocked with new (up to 90% off retail) and used home improvement products. They have beautiful cabinetry on display. Now located on the corner of Allegheny Ave and Lakeside Drive, you'd be surprised at the quality and quantity of items for sale: Appliances, Electrical, Plumbing, ALL WOOD Cabinetry, Hardware, Paint, Wallpaper, Flooring, Paneling, Landscaping Materials, Whirlpool Tubs & Shower Surrounds, Windows, Doors, Moulding, Area Rugs, and on and on.   Euro style vanities with porcelain sink in Oak, White or Cherry finish:  ...
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By Shannon Rudelis, Realtor Lynchburg VA
(Century 21 All-Service)
Sunday June 29, 2008 1pm-midnight!!!  Admission and parking is free.  This is one celebration you do not want to miss.  There will be carnival rides, food, games, music and the BEST fireworks you will find in Central Virginia!  This is located  at Liberty University's William Football Stadium.  Special guest is Richie McDonald, former lead singer of "Lonestar".  We attend every year and we have such a great time.  I  suggest you bring lawn chairs and some mosquito repellant to make the evening more enjoyable and of course, a camera...  Have a FUN and SAFE Weekend!           If you are looking to buy or sell in or around Lynchburg VA, please give me a call!  Visit my website for local information, buyer/seller tips, check credit score, search MLS listings, search foreclosures and MUCH MO...
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By Shannon Rudelis, Realtor Lynchburg VA
(Century 21 All-Service)
If you are looking to buy in the Lynchburg Virginia area, please visit my website to search all listings in the Multiple Listing Service.  In addition to searching the MLS, you can also search local foreclosures from my website.  If you would like more information on a particular property, please call or email me and I will assist you promptly.  Thanks!   www.ShannonSellsHomes.com       
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Since we're trying to furnish our lake house on a budget, I'm all about saving money. I love bargain hunting, especially yard-sailing on the weekend. The rest of the week, I'll pop into our local Goodwill Stores when I'm in the area. I've found some great nautical lamps and a brand new comforter set in the last few weeks. There are five stores that I frequent; one in Lynchburg, Forest, Madison Heights, Bedford at Smith Mountain Lake. You just never know what you'll find and today I came upon a happy surprise. I walked in to the Forest store and look what I found- for a whole lot less than craigslist!   Check out your local Goodwill Stores, you'll find merchandise for less and will be supporting a great cause. From the Goodwill website:  Goodwill Industries is all about people working.We...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
  I've profiled some of the local businessmen in the Lynchburg area and wanted to introduce you to my favorite businesswoman! My daughter Megan  is 19, a  college Freshman, an avid reader who loves latin dance- especially salsa. She is a hard worker, holding down a job at The Mezzanine Cafe, babysitting and she is a Mary Kay consultant. She is growing her business quickly while saving money for college.  This month Megan is in a contest to facial 30 ladies in 30 days! She loves to pamper women and needs models so she can practice. Her facials are fun, free, take less than an hour, and you can earn free product just by being a model. If you are new to Lynchburg or Forest or just searching for a local Mary Kay consultant, call Megan Malone for your complimentary makeover at 434-229-6463 o...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Summer is coming and there's nothing nicer than spending the day at the pool. With beautiful views of the Peaks of Otter, it doesn't get much better than this. The Lake Vista Pool is scheduled to reopen for the season on May 24th, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend! The hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 10am - 9:30pm Saturday - 9am - 9:30pm Sundays - 9am- 9:30pm   The Pool Rules are posted; there is no lifeguard on duty, children 14 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Parents are responsible for the behavior and safety of their children. Lost your Pool Cards? Replacements may be purchased for $15. Call Cheryl Stevens (385-7594) at the LVPOA office. Would you like more information about the Lake Vista Subdivision in Forest, Virginia? Give me a ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Well, the last few weeks have been a blur between work, going away for my anniversary, preparing to move my oldest daughter out of her apartment and preparing for my youngest daughter's high school graduation. I am exhausted! We've homeschooled Megan for 10 of twelve years and one of the highlights she was looking forward to was the graduation ceremony complete with cap and gown. However, we live in Virginia and the ceremony was taking place in Pensacola, Florida. After returning from our trip on Monday, we realized there was no way we could drive the 14+ hours to Pensacola on Thursday to arrive for activities on Friday afternoon just to turn around and drive back Saturday afternoon to meet with clients on Sunday! Late Wednesday night I checked all the airlines and the discount websites...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
What a great turnout for the debut of Salsa Nights at the Dance Theatre of Lynchburg! After a successful demonstration of Salsa dancing at Liberty University's Multicultural Awards Banquet at the Holiday Inn Select, the doors opened at 9pm for lessons in Salsa dancing at the Dance Theatre. This is a beautifully restored building on Commerce Street and I can't think of a better location, right next to The Mezzanine Cafe. It's refreshing to see these downtown businesses packed on a Friday night. Salsa is a part of the cultural heritage of many countries and I think it's a wonderful skill that is being taught thanks to the leadership of Eddie Reyes. If I was ever going to feel comfortable with my daughter being out late on a weekend, it's on a Friday night. These gentlemen even walk her to...
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By Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
(Keller Williams Lynchburg)
Two weeks ago, really ten days ago, I put out the humming bird feeder.  The first week of April is when the "scouts" are out.  I've never been successful with a hummingbird feeder, but I've never really tried either.  I just put in a 1/2 effort and put it out too late probably for the scouts to get wind of it and by then they had found their favorite places to feed.  Hummingbirds are territorial so they won't usually venture out of their territory.This morning when I saw a hummingbird feeding at the hummingbird feeder I got excited.  It was cool to watch him.  I found success!  I did what I was suppose to do when I was suppose to do it based on what the experts told me and a "scout" found my feeder.Of course I told my husband and he said, "Isn't that what is suppose to happen?"  Yes, de...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
AMG Inc is one of the companies located in the Lynchpin Industrial Center. They are a machine shop and specialize in the manufacture and export of plastic and general machining; custom precision machined parts; ARC, MIG & TIG Welding; drilling and boring; metal & laser cutting and lathe & mill work.   Lynchburg, Virginia is a great place to do business. AMG is one of many businesses located in the Lynchpin Industrial Center; there is room for more!  Frito Lay AMG NovaTech Tyco Electronics Simplimatic Automation Tessy RiversEdge Furniture Company    Tyco Electronics Boxley BLOCK             AMG Inc is located at: 301 Jefferson Ridge PkwyLynchburg, VA , 24501-6950  Phone: 434-385-7525FAX: 434-385-8345Toll Free Phone: 800-800-0358AMG Inc Website Lynchpin Industrial Center is located off  U...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
If you're a college student looking for something fun to do after hours in Lynchburg, check out today's Lifestyles section in the News and Advance. You'll find a story about the dances held on Friday nights at Machu Picchu Peruvian Restaurant. Owner Elsa Duran has been wonderful about letting the students use her restaurant and the dances always draw a crowd.There is a $3 charge, no partner is required and no alcohol is served.Last Friday night reporter Liz Barry was on hand to interview some of the dancers and teacher, Eddie Reyes. Classes start at 9pm and the dancing runs til after midnight. The Burg magazine is also running the story and a photo of my daughter Megan with her dance partner Antonio. They will be competing next Friday in a Salsa competition along with Eddie and his part...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Simplimatic Automation is one of the businesses that call Lynchpin Industrial Center home. They: Are a US-based company with worldwide local supportProvide conveyor and automation for light assembly since 1988A customer base includes many 24x7 high volume manufacturersProduct diversity contributes to cross-fertilization of ideasProvide rugged, modular approach to material handling For more information, contact:Simplimatic Automation109 Ramsey PlaceLynchburg, Va 24501434.385.9181800.294.2003Lynchburg, Virginia is a great place to do business. Simplimatic Automation is one of many businesses located in the Lynchpin Industrial Center; there is room for more!  Frito Lay AMG NovaTech Tyco Electronics Simplimatic AutomationTessy RiversEdge Furniture Company    Tyco Electronics Boxley BLOCK   ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
The 13th Annual Achievment Awards Banquet will be held on: Friday April 18, 2008 6:00-9:30pm at the Holiday Inn Select- Downtown   Lynchburg, Virginia                                      601 Main Street Lynchburg, Va You DO NOT want to miss this year's 13th Annual Achievement Awards!!! Iit is Bigger, Better, and the ticket is worth it!We will be featuring THE KASE PROJECT, BBOYS "Peace Makers", D.O.A, UMA..and MUCH..MUCH.. MORE.. including a Salsa Competition. Miss Megan Malone and her partner Antonio Cervantes will be one of the teams competing.   For info on tickets and pricing come to the Center4ME in Dorm 20 at Liberty University on the hill... WE ACCEPT CREDIT/DEBIT, CASH & CHECKS (434)592-4020    
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Tessy Plastics is one of the businesses that call Lynchpin Industrial Center home. They offer custom injection molding solutions and market to the following industries: MedicalConsumerElectronicBusiness MachinePackagingTessy expanded its Lynchburg, Va., plant by 4,000 square feet in 2005, spending $750,000 on the expansion and new equipment. Xerox Corporation is Tessy's largest customer. They have openings in Lynchburg. Any individual interested in a career with Tessy Plastics is invited to submit a resume for consideration to: Adecco: (434) 239-0013, Belcan: (434) 316-0042,Kelly Services: (434) 237-0777Lynchburg, Virginia:  careers@tessyva.com Lynchburg, Virginia is a great place to do business. Tessy Plastics is one of many businesses located in the Lynchpin Industrial Center; there i...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Do you like Ice Cream, Sorbet and Gelato? If you didn't think you could find quality desserts like these in Lynchburg, you're in for a treat! Check out Mountain Frost Creamery in Wyndhurst. Their grapefruit sorbet is my favorite! They make the best ice cream cakes, have incredible sundaes and yes I'm speaking from experience!  Mountain Frost offers:  Ice Creams Smoothies Cakes Catering They offer a Sundae of the Month: April: Raspberry Jubilee: Black Raspberry Ice Cream, Gingerbread Brownies, Red Raspberry sauce, Wet Walnuts and Whipped Cream.   Visit one of their two locations: 1513 Enterprise Drive  (434)237-0305Lynchburg, VA 24502 4327 Boonsboro Rd (434)384-8463Peakland Crossing Shopping Ctr.Lynchburg, VA 24503   Posted by Debbie Malone, Realtor(R)   RE/MAX 1st Olympic  20395 Timberl...
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By Dan Vollmer, Lynchburg Virginia Real Estate
(ReMax 1st Olympic NW)
“Boy, its really a Buyer’s Market, isn’t it?”  I’ve been hearing this more and more often, and the truth is, it IS a Buyer’s Market.  But if you’re a buyer – or more importantly, a seller – what does that mean for you?Well first, let’s look at a few stats.  In previous articles, we’ve discussed the concept of ‘market saturation’ – a figure determined by taking the number of homes currently on the market and dividing by the number of homes that have sold within the past 30 days.  For example: if, on a given day, there are 500 homes listed in Lynchburg, and within the past 30 days 100 have closed, that would give us a 5 month supply.  If we stopped listing homes on that day, in theory, it would take us 5 months to be ‘sold out’ of our inventory.We measure how balanced any market is by how...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
There are several colleges and a university in the Lynchburg, Virginia area. Lynchburg College is a private, liberal arts college, founded in 1903 by Dr. Josephus Hopwood. It is still related to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ. The college is set on a beautiful 241 acres campus off of Lakeside Drive in Lynchburg, Virginia. With 2400 undergraduate and graduate students, there are 159 staff members under the leadership of its president, Kenneth R. Garren.  The Lynchburg College hymn was written by alumnus Paul E. Waters. Its melody was borrowed from JS Bach's "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" Op. 135a, No. 21.The mascot for Lynchburg College: HornetsNickname: LCColors: Crimson & Gray  MAPS & TOURS For more information on Lynchburg College, upcoming events or Admissions, contact:Lyn...
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