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Charles Town, WV Real Estate News

By Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
Berkeley-Jefferson County, WV Real Estate Market Review - 2017The Berkeley-Jefferson County, WV real estate market had a great 2017. Both markets saw increased numbers at all levels, and they outperformed their immediate southern neighbors of Winchester City, Frederick County, and Clarke County, VA by 31%.Berkeley-Jefferson County, WV Real Estate Market Review: Positive NumbersThe Berkeley-Jefferson County, WV real estate market increased sales 7% over the same period in 2016. The markets have grown 19% over the past five years. Property values have also increased 4% year to year and 18% over the past five years.More bang for the buckThe 2017 market saw an average sales price of $209,988 for a single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Just across the border in Virginia, that sam...
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By Linda Kilroy
(ERA-Liberty Realty- Linda Kilroy)
  Beautiful Grand Entry     Home Photos Local Schools     Just Listed         Linda Kilroy ERA Liberty Realty 304-725-1145 Questions?Schedule a Showing!       47 REVERE DRIVE CHARLES TOWN, WV 25414 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms : 4 (3 full, 1 half) List Price: $174,900 Living Area Approx : 3363         4 bedroom 3.5 bath colonial in sought after Norborne-Glebe subdivision. Great commuter location to Northern Virginia. First floor has kitchen with center island & breakfast bar, family room with gas fireplace, separate dining room, and half bath. Second floor has separate laundry room.       Feature List:   MLS#: JF8049523 PropertyType: Residential PropertySubtype: Single Family Detached Lot Size: 0 ArchitectureStyle: Colonial HasBasement: true CoolingSystems: Central A/C HeatingSystems: Forced ...
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
  What Would You Name YOUR House? Here is a house that I just learned about this past week.  It was built by George Washington's youngest brother, Charles, back in 1780. Charles Washington surveyed Charles Town and named all of the streets.  'Happy Retreat' is what he named his home.....and yes, George Washington slept there on a regular basis.   A newly formed group called 'The Friends of Happy Retreat' is raising funds to purchase this property in order to secure it for the public.  I sincerely wish them well in their efforts. ( heck, I'd LOVE to tour this house!) I visited Charles Town last week while accompaning my Mom on her trip home.  Mom grew up in Burkittsville, home to the Blair Witch movie.  (Remember that?)  I enjoyed the trip to Burkittsville, but I have to admit I was int...
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By Homes For Heroes
(Affiliates nationwide for Hero Rewards)
Homes for Heroes would like to give a warm welcome to new Affiliate, Missi Boober! Since 2003, Missi’s customer-focused approach has helped her clients throughout the area achieve their dream of home ownership.  Whether you’re an experienced home buyer or shopping for your first home, Missi will help make your experience the best it can be.  She will find the best home in your area within your price range to suit your needs.  Missi listens to her clients and works tirelessly on their behalf to find the right house to call a home.  Missi’s expertise also includes listing homes.  Her client-involved listing plan aims to sell your current home as quickly and as easily as possible. Missi has been a resident of the Eastern Panhandle of WV since 1995 and fully believes in supporting the comm...
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By Jeanne Kozak, REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA
(RE/MAX In Action)
In the latest Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce newsletter, the following events are shown as scheduled:   February 11-13 - "Southern Hospitality" at Old Opera House February - Spaghetti Dinner - JCCOA February 13 - Father/Daughter Dance - Parks & Rec  February 24 - Monthly Membership Meeting - Asbury United Methodist Church March 8 - Women's Network Workshop at Clarion Hotel In Shepherdstown March 19 - Silent Auction for Independence Day Celebration at Hollywood Casino March 23 - Next "Get A Life" program at Wildwood Middle School April 22 - 2nd Annual Golf Tournament at Cress Creek May 21 - 10th Annual Ranson Festival at Ranson Civic Center   We are also reminded that some families struggle to pay high heating bills in the winter. These are family, friends, and members of our commu...
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By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
ROCK & TILE. That's the name of my new favorite tile store.  Located just across the West Virginia border (Potomac River) from Harper's Ferry out Route 340, I had an adventure selecting material for a new back splash for my kitchen.   JOIN ME IN MY ADVENTURE of selecting new tile to create and build a new back splash for my kitchen.  The card to the right introduces Kevin Culihan, a lovely gentleman who knows the tile business.  This supplier also offers all manner of rock, stone, granite, gravel, and a huge selection of interior tiles. Enjoy! * * * * JOIN ME IN A TOUR OF THE ROCK & TILE SHOW ROOM IN CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA. Friendly service and a fantastic selection of tiles.                  Large show room to browse.   Comfortable seating to take your time with selections.       ...
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By Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley
(Leading Edge Properties)
I just finished participating in the VREBC and it was FANTASTIC! No technical guru am I to anyone except the girls in my office (I can usually figure out a connection problem or un-jam the copier--they really need me in there), I have been excited about this event since mid-December when I registered.  There were over 2600 attendees and 28 speakers, I think.  Of course, I couldn't listen to them all: 4 different presentations each hour...but of those I attended, just so much great info! I have pages and pages of notes which I will start dissecting immediately.  vrebc.com will also have recordings of the sessions for future listening enjoyment. I'm whupped, though, for sitting at a computer all day long...my brain is a bit on the fried side.  But I'm saying right here, right now:  I reso...
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By Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley
(Leading Edge Properties)
Avon Bend is a beautiful neighborhood near Charles Town, WV nestled in a curve of the meandering Shenandoah River.  I'm partial to the place: I have lived there almost 15 years and am currently the homeowner association president.  We had our annual community picnic on Saturday.  Couldn't have asked for better weather, and with about 100 people attending, we all got to meet new neighbors and visit with old friends. A moonbounce, 3-Legged Races, horseshoes, a 50/50 raffle and doorprizes, not to mention all the wonderful potluck food, made this event one to remember! Good friend to Avon Bend and 2nd VP of the association, our Debbie W. spearheads the picnic every year.  From shopping, cleaning and planning to making sure everyone gets doorprize tickets, a big plate of food and then cleani...
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By Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley
(Leading Edge Properties)
This morning we were invited to a breakfast meeting and tour of the model home at Huntfield by Carrington Homes.  Below is the picture of the Elm Hollow Model:                                                                                                 Karen Leier, the sales representative: She treated us to pastries, juice and coffee.  She even gave us goodie bags!  We were thrilled to find CHOCOLATES!  Huntfield is the only West Virginia project for Carrington, though they have other projects in Northern Virginia and Maryland.  This is a large neighborhood which will eventually offer single family, townhome and active adult residences plus a retail area.  Common area parks, totlots and a pool and clubhouse are in the plans as well.  Carrington has some very nice models to choose fr...
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By Amy Salisbury, West Virginia Realtor/Jefferson/Berkeley
(Leading Edge Properties)
So its been about 2 weeks since I've written a blog post or a comment.  Well, see, I had a nasty cold that kicked my a** for over a week.  By the time I got back to work, things had predictably piled up on my desk.  I've gotten pretty much caught up, so back to the Rain! I have a couple of new projects:  Chairing the Education Committee for our Board and taking over the helm of our homeowner's association.  Just call me Madame President. Ok, you don't have to. I'm honored to be involved with both organizations.  I'll talk more about the Ed. Comm. in later blogs, but right now I have to brag on my neighborhood.  Avon Bend on the Shenandoah is a pretty community located next to the Shenandoah River, which actually curves around our community.  Its beautiful.  The Blue Ridge Mountains hove...
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By Tommy J. Underwood
(REMAX 1st Realty)
American Military University (AMU), an accredited online university located in Charles Town WV, has been named one of the Top 20 Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities in America in 2008 by Military Advanced Education (MAE).  MAE made this determination by evaluating each school's significance in military education, including number of military contracts, number of military students served, financial aid and scholarship programs available and more "military-friendly" qualities.  Founded in 1991 by a former Marine Corps officer to address the educational needs of the very mobile military, AMU was one of the first online universities.  Its educational system is only one of many great reasons to consider living in Charles Town.
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By Danielle Smith
(Keller Williams Home Towne Realty)
Danielle Smith | Keller Williams Home Towne Realty | 240-405-1698 333 Calmes St, Charles Town, WV Model Home Quality 4 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $368,900 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 4,324 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial Floors 3 Parking Unspecified Lot Size .14 acres HOA/Maint $56 per month DESCRIPTION Truly a gem! This gorgeous 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home boasts 4300+ sqft of awesome upgrades including 3 level expansion, granite & stainless steel kitchen, harswood on main level, custom lighting ,finished basement, possible 5th bed room w/personal bath and walk-in on lower level, oversized master suite w/luxary bath & his and her walk-ins, laundry on bed room level, XL 2 car garage and so much more. Community Amenties coming soon! Shows better than a model-See and compare...
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By Craig Smith, Frederick MD Real Estate
(Re/Max Achievers)
Charles Town is located Jefferson County which is the eastern most county of the West Virginia panhandle. The city is named after Charles Washington, the founder, and youngest full brother of George Washington. The estimate population in 2006 was around 3900. A main attraction to Charles Town are the horse races and slots. It contains over 5000 slot machines, live horse racing, and dining such as the EPIC Buffet, Sundance Grille, and The Skyline Terrace.While the housing is more affordable than the surrounding areas such as Frederick, MD and Northern Virginia, the close proximity and the MARC train makes it ideal for commuters.  Homes include everything from older historic homes, new townhouse and single family subdivisions, river front properties, to country living on larger tracts of ...
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