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Community Involvement: The Forest Lions Club, Forest, VA - 03/26/09 03:08 PM
If you are looking for a way to get involved and make a difference in the Forest community, consider joining the Forest Lions Club. Lions Club International Mission Statement: "To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation." The Forest Lions Club was chartered in June 1973... 35+ years of dedicated service by caring individuals... men and women, giving freely of their time and talent to improve the lives of others in our community and globally. The Forest Lion Club serves the local community in many ways: (4 comments)
Happy St Patrick's Day! My family and I were fortunate enough to travel to Ireland several years ago. We were so happy to visit the home of our great-grandparents. Ireland is a beautiful country whose population is increasing and economy had been thriving (prior to the current economy). I often think of our ancestors who left during the famine with the hope of a better life in Canada and America. My husband's family and mine were from County Cork . Even if you're not Irish by birth (Like St. Patrick himself), get into the spirit and wear some green today! (10 comments)
Celebrate Historic Garden Week in Lynchburg, Virgina, April 21, 2009 - 03/12/09 10:46 PM
Historic Garden Week in Lynchburg, Virginia This is one of my favorite ways to spend a spring day in Virginia- attend the open houses on Historic Garden Day. Tour the immaculately landscaped grounds then tour the inside of some of Lynchburg's most beautiful homes. This year, Garden Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lynchburg's Garden Day is sponsored by: The Hillside Garden Club The Lynchburg Garden Club For information or directions, contact:The Lynchburg Chamber Visitor's Information CenterTelephone (434) 847-1811 TICKETS: Full tickets $20, single-site admission $8. Full ticket for minors 6-12 years old $10 and $4 for single-site (10 comments)
Spring is a busy time in the Real Estate Market. Bill Gassett has written an excellent post on preparing your home for sale:
Via Bill Gassett Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty):
In a very competitive Real Estate market one of the things that is vital to your success is how well your home shows in relation to the rest of the inventory for sale. There are quite a few simple things that you can do to improve your chances and maybe put a few extra dollars in your pocket at the same time. Maybe you are (4 comments)
Buyers aren't alone if they're confused about PMI. Robert has written an excellent tutorial on the subject:
Via Robert Rauf (REMN The Real Estate Mortgage Network): The new world of Private Mortgage Insurance. (PMI)
Over the past few years we have seen so many changes in the mortgage world, the most obvious one is the return of PMI. We spent years doing loans with piggy back seconds cheating the system into thinking that there was 20% down. The days of the 80-10-10 are gone, and the days of the High LTV second are gone as well. PMI at (2 comments)
Buyer Q & A: What Type Of Loan Do I Qualify For? Let's Look At FHA - 03/07/09 05:28 PM
There are several loan options available to home buyers and your lender will be able to explain and review each program with you. THIS IS A SIMPLIFIED overview of the FHA program for you to consider. PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO I'VE INCLUDED ON THE FHA PROGRAM.
The Dept of Housing and Urban Development oversees the Federal Housing Administration. An FHA loan is one that is insured by the government and the program helps first time buyers who otherwise may not qualify for a loan.
Whether you're a first time home buyer, a move up buyer or are refinancing, FHA (11 comments)
Office Name Phone Neighborhood President Bob Warrick 316-9365 SF V. President Gene Montgomery 385-0158 SF Treasurer Ralph Ellison 385-6320 OP Secretary Don McVey 385-0309 SF Board Member Leigh Doyle 385-6855 SF Board Member Betty Farris 385-0134 TS Board Member Faye Hesson 385-8664 WR Board Member (5 comments)
Brooks Mill Winery- Wirtz, Virginia There are many small wineries in the Smith Mountain Lake area, but up to now Franklin County, Virginia hasn’t been known for its wine (though it is well known for distilled spirits……but that’s another story). In December, 2008, H.T. and Rhonda Page opened the first winery in Franklin County to bottle fruit wines: Brooks Mill Winery in Wirtz.
Blackberry and plum are the varieties currently available. Blueberry and pear are aging in the barrel and have not been bottled as yet. Bottles are $10 plus tax and wine tastings are (1 comments)
We were glad to meet up with several Activerain friends, old and new and it was a pleasure to meet Hilary Marsh, NAR Managing Director for REALTOR.org and Todd Carpenter, the new Social Media Manager at NAR.
REBCVA was a full day of presentations and sessions in the (11 comments)
There has been much written about the $8,000 First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit. Frank and Sharon Alters break it down for the consumer:
Via Frank & Sharon Alters, ePRO, GRI Fleming Island FL Real Estate (Watson Realty ): The Tax Credit for First Time Homebuyers was amended this week when President Obama signed it into law along with the stimulus package. Here are the basics for understanding how this can help you with your home purchase. Below is a Summary, along with a chart provided by the National Association of Realtors.1. A First Time Homebuyer is someone who has not (4 comments)
Beautiful Five Bedroom Home in Lynchburg, Virginia - New Towne - 03/04/09 09:15 PM
Nearly New in New Towne 302 Wessex Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24501 View Map This is a spacious five bedroom home with three baths in the New Towne Subdivision. Built in 2007, this home features a large den with exterior entrance, paved drive and a deck off of the kitchen. Beautiful kitchen with upgraded cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Details Asking Price: 199,900 MLS: 246190 Sq. Feet: 2080 Lot Size: .18 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3 # of Floors: 2 HOA/Maintenance Fees: 10 Subdivision: New Towne Year Built: 2007 Property Amenities - Range/Oven - Full Refrigerator - Microwave - Basement - Deck - Grass Lawn - Yard - (5 comments)
NEW LISTING! Three Bedroom Ranch Hurt, Virginia- A Steal at $79,900! - 03/04/09 08:25 PM
Affordable Ranch in Hurt, VA only $79,900 14705 Rockford School Rd, Hurt, VA 24563 View Map New Listing in Hurt, VA, Pittsylvania County. Located minutes from Alta Vista, this three bedroom ranch needs some TLC but includes a large 12 x 21 family room off of the kitchen and a full walkout basement for future expansion. Home inspections are welcome for buyers knowledge only. Chase addendums and pre-qual letter must accompany all offers. Details Asking Price: $79,900 Sq. Feet: 1300 Lot Size: .71 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 # of Floors: 1 Subdivision: Woodroam Year Built: 1975 Property Amenities - Basement - (2 comments)
Free MLS-friendly Virtual Tour - grab it during the next two weeks - 03/04/09 07:00 PM
I'm inputting and updating listings right now on RealBird. If you haven't checked it out yet, head over to RealBird. The Free MLS- friendly Virtual Tour offer runs through March 10, 2009. Via Real Bird (RealBird Inc.): Listing presentation courtesy ofBrenda Magness, Brenda Blaser & Pam Yoakum Realty GroupAs many of you may know, the RealBird Listing Publisher service is one of the leading single property websites and listing syndication services. It is a completely free service with an extensive set of features that make it easy for you to market your listings online: through search engines, on classifed sites and social networks. (2 comments)
Serious Snow Expected in Lynchburg, Virginia - School Closing Info - 03/01/09 04:40 PM
It's still winter in Central Virginia and the burning question the kids will be asking tonight - Is there school tomorow? The Weather Channel is forcasting LOTS of snow for the Lynchburg area: There is a winter storm warning for Lynchburg and surrounding counties until 11am March 2. WSET.COM is forcasting 5-10 inches in Central and Southside Virginia by morning. The counties surrounding Lynchburg, Virgina are large and while we don't normally have a lot of snow, black ice on the roads can be a hazard. The streets in your neighborhood may be clear, but there may be dangerous conditions elsewhere. (16 comments)
Wondering if there's anything to do in Downtown Lynchburg? We spent another fun evening at The Grand Ballroom in Lynchburg on Friday night. The Steve Freeman Band played starting at 7pm. The crowd enjoyed great food and dancing to great music:
If you'd like to enjoy an evening out at The Grand Ballroom YOU’LL HAVE TO HURRY.
The Grand Ballroom is booked solid in April for wedding receptions and graduations so these Friday night events are limited. The Grand can accommodate over 300 people and include food, (1 comments)
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