harrisonburg real estate: Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report - November, 2014 - 12/08/14 12:45 AM
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As colder weather and holiday planning arrived in November, our area’s typical slowing of the real estate market began. The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (HRAR MLS) recorded 65 residential sales in November. This is a significant, but expected, drop from the past six months in which monthly totals consistently exceeded 100 sales. Not to fear, though, this is normal for November, and YTD sales are ahead of last year. Some highlights from the month are:

The 65 residential sales in November increased the annual total so … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report - October, 2014 - 11/10/14 10:19 AM
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October brought nice weather, beautiful Fall colors and a continuingly strong real estate market to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. At a time of year when sales historically slow down (see our sales by month chart in this report), our market continued at more of a “summer” pace, recording the sixth consecutive month with over 100 residential sales. As interest rates remain low and local inventory of homes for sale at higher levels than the past few years, Buyers are continuing to take advantage of good market conditions. Some highlights form … (1 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Make Your Overnight Guests More Comfortable: Part Two - 10/31/14 11:42 PM
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Hello all! Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. Last week, I wrote about preparing a welcome basket for your guests, and this week, I'd like to continue chatting about guest rooms. The focus will be on sofa beds!

 

 
Recently, my husband and I purchased a sofa bed from Grand's Home Furniture, complete with an ottoman. It's a very comfy couch, especially because of the ottoman, but the sofa bed had a lot of room for improvement. You could feel … (3 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips - 10/16/14 05:36 AM
Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. Halloween is right around the corner. It's hard to believe, isn't it? It seems like just yesterday the snow was melting. Now we're adorning our front porches with straw bales, pumpkins, and mums and stocking up on candy at our favorite retail stores.

I think it's safe to say that Halloween night is one of the most fun nights of the year for many kids, and this Halloween is extra special because it falls on a Friday night. No school the next day! I … (1 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report - September, 2014 - 10/08/14 12:48 AM
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As Summer winds down and we head towards Fall, we expect a seasonal slowing down in residential real estate sales. In September, however, Harrisonburg and Rockingham County recorded 106 residential sales (as reported by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service) – an increase over Augusts’ 101 sales! Now, this doesn’t mean the top has blown off the local real estate market, but it is encouraging to see steady activity continue through September. Here are a few other highlights:

Regular readers of this report know total sales Year-to-Date … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: New After Hours Phone Service - 08/19/14 04:01 AM
Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents.

We have something new that we're trying out, and we'd love to tell you all about it. Kline May Realty now has an after hours phone service.
If you would call Kline May Realty after hours this evening, you will no longer get an automated message. Say goodbye to pressing 1 for an agent or pressing 2 to leave a voicemail because now Kline May Realty is working with the Harrisonburg-based People's Choice Answering Service to make our customer experience more personable and … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report - July, 2014 - 08/11/14 04:08 AM
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Wow, July was an amazing month for the local real estate market! Here are a few highlights:

There were 120 residential sales in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County in the month of July, the highest monthly total since August of 2007.July’s sales continued a recent trend of very high activity after a much slower than normal first quarter. After being over 20% behind last year’s sales at the end of March, the year-over-year deficit has been reduced to 3.9%. Buyers and Sellers ratified new contracts on 112 properties in July. … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Kline May Realty surpasses $100 million in sales volume - 08/06/14 01:36 AM
On August 6th, Kline May Realty passed $100 Million in sales volume for 2014 as measured by the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors (HRAR). Kline May Realty has reached this milestone only one day behind 2013’s sales volume pace, which is a positive sign that the local real estate market is catching up from the slow start to the year. Karl Waizecker, broker of Kline May Realty, commented “We have over 50 agents and staff who are committed to helping our residential clients by providing the best service possible. We focus on each client, and at the end of the transaction we … (1 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: We'd Love It If You'd Review Us on Google - 07/31/14 11:09 PM
Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents.

Feedback is important to us, and we'd love it if you'd review us on Google.
Simply Google "Kline May Realty," and you will see a box to the right of your computer screen with a photo of our office and a map of our Evelyn Byrd location. If you have a Google account, simply sign-in, and you will see a "Review Us" pop-up on your screen. If you're already signed-in, the pop-up will appear automatically.
If you don't have a g-mail account, no … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Zillow Acquires Trulia - 07/29/14 04:31 AM

Yesterday, Zillow announced the acquisition of Trulia, and since that news broke, there has been a lot of talk about what will happen when two large real estate websites join forces.
At Kline May Realty, we pride ourselves on building relationships and educating our buyers and sellers about the real estate process, and that can't be done through a computer screen. Searching for homes is easily done online; however, there is so much more to a real estate transaction than finding a home on the Internet.
A popular real estate blog shared this story: "A few years ago, my older … (1 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Kline May Realty's YouTube Channel - 07/23/14 06:10 AM
Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. 

I just wanted to remind you that Kline May Realty has its very own YouTube channel. You can find it at YouTube.com/KlineMayRealty.
As some of you may know, one service we offer to our sellers at Kline May Realty is the opportunity to have their home featured on an exclusive weekly television show that airs on a variety of local channels. The show, which has been running for over 10 years, airs in the following counties: Shenandoah, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, and Pendleton.
On … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Upcoming Lawn Parties - 07/15/14 07:05 AM
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Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. 
Who doesn't love delicious food, rides, local music, and a chance to have a great time?! Read on to learn more.

Like hot days spent riverside and chicken barbecues, lawn parties are a Valley summertime staple. Last year, we blogged about the McGaheysville lawn party, and it's hard to believe it's that time of year again! Time for more info on lawn parties! Mark your calendars for July, folks. It's a busy month for lawn … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report - June, 2014 - 07/08/14 04:34 AM
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I think it would be fair to say the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County real estate market has really hit its stride for 2014, with great activity from prospective homebuyers in June. Those buyers found sufficient inventory to place contracts on 145 homes, the highest monthly total in several years! In addition to the new contracts, residential sales in June totaled 108, the highest monthly total so far this year.
Despite the very strong month, however, sales in our local market for the year (443) are 6.9% fewer … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Learn More About Harrisonburg, VA's Valley Fourth Celebration!! - 07/03/14 12:39 AM
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Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. We're going to keep this 4th of July theme going for the week. Today's post is about downtown Harrisonburg's Valley Fourth festivities! Come spend the day with your friends and neighbors celebrating our nation's independence!!

image courtesy of DowntownHburg.Wordpress.com
In the words of Karl Waizecker, our principal broker, Valley 4th has "Fun stuff for kids and adults, and the Judy Chops are a blast!" Sounds like two thumbs WAY up to me!
At the Valley … (1 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Want to see fireworks in the Shenandoah Valley this weekend? - 07/03/14 12:35 AM
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Hello all, Aimee here, blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. Would your family like to see fireworks this weekend? Here are your options!


-Thursday, July 3 at Massanutten Resort in Massanutten, VA at 10:00PM
-Friday, July 4 at Gypsy Hill Park in Staunton, VA at 10:00PM
-Friday, July 4 at the pavilion in downtown Harrisonburg, VA at 9:30PM
-Friday, July 4 at the Lawn Park in Luray, VA at 9:20PM
Click here to learn more about any of these events!
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harrisonburg real estate: Rainy Day Ideas in Harrisonburg - 06/20/14 04:31 AM
Hello all, Aimee here blogging behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. It's almost the weekend, but it looks like the weather isn't planning on cooperating with any outdoor plans you may have had planned for Saturday. There is a 60% chance of Thunderstorms most of the day.
To combat any rainy day blues you may have in your future forecast, check out our list of 10 things to to on a rainy day.


5 Things To-Do Around Town 1. Visit one of the caverns in the Shenandoah Valley.
2. Stop by the Explore More … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: June is National Homeownership Month! - 06/13/14 04:27 AM

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Hopefully, your Friday the 13th has gone off without a hitch. Today on the blog, we wanted to bring a unique holiday to your attention. June is National Homeownership Month!
National Homeownership Month actually started as a week-long celebration of homeownership during the Clinton administration in 1995. In 2002, President George W. Bush proclaimed June as the National Homeownership Month. Here is an excerpt from his proclamation:
"Homeownership is an important part of the American Dream...A home provides shelter and a safe place where families can prosper and children … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report - May, 2014 - 06/09/14 12:44 AM
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Well, it seems our local real estate market has finally shaken off the effects of the winter of 2013 – 14. While we cannot say for certain that the winter weather was the cause for our surprisingly slow start to the year, if we take a look at the Residential Sales per Month chart we can see a dramatic difference in sales as soon as the warmer weather appeared. The residential sales total of 99 units in May, in fact, surpassed last May’s total of 96 and is … (1 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: You-Pick-Farms in the Shenandoah Valley - 06/04/14 01:25 AM
Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. Click here to see the original blog post on KlineMay.com. 
This week's recreational topic is of the garden variety. Summer is upon us! Our local pools are open and busy, it's stifling when I step into my black car at the end of the work day, and many students are now getting out of school for the summer. I love summer, and all the goodies that go with it...longer days, flip flops, and fresh in-season fruit.

image courtesy of MiddleRiverFarms.com, a You-Pick Farm in Grottoes, … (0 comments)

harrisonburg real estate: 5 Reasons to Sell Now! - 06/02/14 04:34 AM
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Hello all, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Kline May Realty and our family of agents. Today's topic is about selling your home.

Our friends at Keeping Current Matters wrote an excellent blog today explaining why it's great to sell your home now. From talking with agents, I know inventory is currently low, and buyers are just waiting for the right house to get on the market. If you're looking to sell, you're in luck because now is a great time. And that special buyer may be looking for … (0 comments)