tips: Home Buying Tip: What "Dangers" To Look For in A Home - 05/26/21 11:11 AM
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Home Buying Tip:
What "Dangers" To Look For in A Home
It is easy to focus on the major wish-list items when buying a home such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms and location. The harder things to look for are the potential dangers a home may present and how that will effect insurance costs or damage to you or the home.
What to consider for Home Insurance Risks: The rate and even acceptance of your homeowner’s policy will be based on the potential risks the home presents. Some of these risk factors include but are not limited to swimming pools, … (1 comments)

tips: Caution....Roadblocks Ahead! 5 Things That Can Delay Your Closing - 02/25/21 01:05 PM
Caution....Roadblocks Ahead!
5 Things That Can Delay Your Closing
Everyone is anxious to close their first home but many are amazed when they run into delays - first the lenders and the inspections, then the holidays roll around…..you find yourself thinking what's next!?!
….TIME, it can kill a deal like nothing else!
Problems with the lender –This can happen for a number of reasons, ranging from underwriter delays and appraisals not coming in as expected. Find out up front, anything that you may need to provide to your lender to avoid delays. Inspections not completed –Many home buyers think that the home inspection covers it … (1 comments)

tips: Before You Sell: Renovations to Consider - 02/16/21 12:20 PM
Before You Sell:
Renovations to Consider
No one wants to put money into a home you are getting ready to sell but it could save you more down the road and also get you more money from a buyer. You want your home to look its best and a few improvements may really boost your home’s salability.
Painting can make rooms feel new and fresh again, especially if they haven’t been painted in awhile or the walls look dirty.
Flooring can be a big selling point or a huge distraction depending on their shape. Hardwood floors can be sanded and polished to make them shine … (1 comments)

tips: Top 5 Reasons State Wide Realty Co Can Help You SELL Your Property! - 02/01/21 12:38 PM
Top 5 Reasons State Wide Realty Co Can Help You SELL Your Property!
 
The colder weather usually puts a slower pace on the market here in South Central VA. The inventory of houses and properties are at their lowest point of the year after a busy selling season. So what about those that are wanting to sell during the winter months? Are they forced to have to wait until spring to SELL?
OF COURSE NOT!! Here are the top 5 Ways that State Wide Realty Co. can get your property SOLD!
Experience: We have a total of over 400+ years of experiencein Real Estate so … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Answers: What is Move In Ready Mean? - 01/29/21 08:39 AM
State Wide Realty Answers:
Farmville, VA 
What is Move In Ready Mean?
 
You have probably heard the term “move in ready” more than you care to when it comes to real estate. What does that mean? In the broad sense it means that the home needs no major repairs, is usually a new construction, a recent build or recently renovated and that all you need to do is move your stuff in.
The term “move in ready” is a subjective term which means what that means to one person may not mean the same to another. For example, one family may consider an older … (2 comments)

tips: Common Real Estate Abbreviations & What They Mean - 01/26/21 01:33 PM
Common Real Estate Abbreviations & What They Mean
A realtor may use certain abbreviations when describing their property and we wanted to help you decipher some of the most commonly used ones.
BR: is commonly used to refer to bedrooms.
BA: is commonly used to refer to bathrooms.
FLR: common abbreviation for floors
C/VAC: commonly used for Central Vacuum.
OSP: commonly used for Off Street Parking for example in the city if the home has its own driveway or assigned lot/garage.
FCD YD: commonly used for Fenced Yard.
Det: means detached for example there is a detached garage that is not connected to the home.
PEND: This means that … (0 comments)

tips: Dream Home or Dream Location, What Matters More? - 01/11/21 10:58 AM
Dream Home or Dream Location, What Matters More?
           
An age old real estate question, which matters more the house or the location? Well the reality is that there may have to be compromises on both to stay in budget.
Compromising on the House: There is no doubt you have a must have list for your new home such as number of bedrooms, square feet, etc. then when you hit the market for that home you realize your budget does not allow for everything and a compromise has to be made. Do you stay in the area you like … (0 comments)

tips: Tips for Sellers: Quick and Easy Improvements That Sell - 01/04/21 01:36 PM
Tips for Sellers:
Quick and Easy Improvements That Sell
If you're like most of us, you have a mortgage payment and every month you don't sell is another payment.  So the question is not if you can afford to fix up your home to sell but if you can afford NOT to fix up your home to sell.
Now that you're with me, let’s talk about quick or low-cost fixes….NO big spending because you won't recoup that money!!  Take an honest walk around your house and make a list of minor repairs, if you don't see anything ask your State Wide Realty agent. 
Improvement … (3 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Co: Things to Do: New Year's 2020 - 12/28/20 10:44 AM
State Wide Realty Co:
Farmville, VA
Things to Do: New Year's 2020
The party might be a little different this year but that doesn’t mean you have to skip out on the fun.
Decorate: Put lights and decorations on the outside and inside that remind everyone that it is New Years and a celebration. Party Hats, noise makers, and other celebration items can be placed throughout the house for convenience. Bubbles, confetti, and glow in the dark items are always a big hit. Have a message board to remember things about the night or what you are looking forward to in the New Year. Capture … (1 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Co: Better Late Than Never….Last Minute Gift Ideas - 12/17/20 10:17 AM
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Better Late Than Never….Last Minute Gift Ideas
Well there are only a week left until Christmas and I'm sure that you are finished buying presents, have them wrapped and they are sitting under the tree awaiting Christmas day. Or you may be like myself and not only haven't finished the initial shopping list but have realized that I had forgotten people (don't judge... these things happen after we hit 40!). Here are some of my last minute gifts that are sure to please:
Gift Cards: To the local supermarket, clothing store or restaurant so the person on the list can … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty: Tips for Keeping Heating Costs Down - 12/15/20 12:18 PM
State Wide Realty:
Farmville, VA
Tips for Keeping Heating Costs Down
When the temperature outside goes down, the temperature inside will need to go up, this can result in HIGH power bills. Here a few things to check to make sure that you don’t get bogged down.
Make sure that any sunlight that can come in DOES! Open the shades so the heat from the sun can provide warmth that your heat pump won’t have to.
Check unlikely sources to save costs. This could be asking an expert if you could turn down your water heater settings or if you could install a switch to … (1 comments)

tips: Moving to the Country? State Wide Realty Tips - 12/11/20 12:54 PM
State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country
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Quite frequently, our office gets calls on various tracts of land that we are advertising.  Some of these calls come from people in the city that are planning to move to the country. 
If you’re thinking of moving to the country you may begin your search on the internet. You may find that many rural land and lots don't have addresses with them that's because they usually do not have 911 addresses until there is a dwelling in place.  The best way to locate such a property is to contact the agent … (0 comments)

tips: City to the Country? Tips from State Wide Realty - 12/11/20 12:37 PM
State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country
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Quite frequently, our office gets calls on various tracts of land that we are advertising.  Some of these calls come from people in the city that are planning to move to the country. 
If you’re thinking of moving to the country you may begin your search on the internet. You may find that many rural land and lots don't have addresses with them that's because they usually do not have 911 addresses until there is a dwelling in place.  The best way to locate such a property is to contact the agent … (0 comments)

tips: Moving From the City to the Country? Tips From State Wide Realty - 12/11/20 12:32 PM
State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country
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Quite frequently, our office gets calls on various tracts of land that we are advertising.  Some of these calls come from people in the city that are planning to move to the country. 
If you’re thinking of moving to the country you may begin your search on the internet. You may find that many rural land and lots don't have addresses with them that's because they usually do not have 911 addresses until there is a dwelling in place.  The best way to locate such a property is to contact the agent … (1 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country - 12/11/20 12:28 PM
State Wide Realty Tips when Moving from the City to the Country
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Quite frequently, our office gets calls on various tracts of land that we are advertising.  Some of these calls come from people in the city that are planning to move to the country. 
If you’re thinking of moving to the country you may begin your search on the internet. You may find that many rural land and lots don't have addresses with them that's because they usually do not have 911 addresses until there is a dwelling in place.  The best way to locate such a property is to contact the agent … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Asks: What First Impression is Your Home Making? - 12/04/20 11:00 AM
State Wide Realty Asks:
What First Impression is Your Home Making?
 
When you are selling your home it is important to make sure that buyers are attracted to it from the moment they first see it. The goal is to have your home’s best features stand out and not be overshadowed by how the yard looks or things in need of repair.
Do a self-check.  Maybe you always enter your home through the back door or the garage, go out and take a look of your home from the front how a buyer would see it. Are their items that need repair? How … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Co's Top 5 Ways Owning A Home Benefits YOU!! - 11/19/20 12:41 PM
Top 5 Ways Owning A Home Benefits YOU!!
 
There are certain cases where renting is a necessity for the individual or family. On the other hand there are many people that are renting when they could be paying a mortgage instead. Individuals that rent can be surprised at how much less they would have to spend per month on a home they are buying rather than renting.
This brings us to benefit #1 of home ownership: Your money goes toward YOUR home and not to pay for someone else’s. This helps your credit and your home will produce equity for you for … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty: Selling Your Home This Season - 10/30/20 09:18 AM
State Wide Realty:
Farmville, VA
Selling Your Home This Season
So, Fall is here and you're ready to sell?  Fall is the shortest selling season of the year, with the holidays as your deadline. But the good news is, fall buyers are serious buyers – so chances are you could get your house sold faster.  Now that you know serious buyers are coming your way….here are tips to grab their attention.
 
Curb Appeal – Landscaping is key to attracting attention
   Keep the lawn mowed, seed and fertilize if necessary.
  Rake the leaves.
 Trim trees and prune the bushes.
Plant a few fall annuals like mums to add color to your landscape, if not make sure … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Co: Farmville VA House Hunting Toolkit - 10/16/20 01:12 PM
State Wide Realty Co: Farmville VA
House Hunting Toolkit:
What to Take With You
On the Search
You have made the decision to purchase a home or to buy a new home, so what do you need for the house hunt? These are things you can take on the house hunt to make it easier to find “just the right one.”
In your house hunting toolkit you could pack pen and paper. The more properties you see the more likely it will be that specific details of a single property will be lost amongst the crowd. Taking notes while you’re at the property on key features you like or dislike … (1 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Real Estate Facts: Top Real Estate Transaction Fees - 10/01/20 08:04 AM
State Wide Realty Co
Real Estate Facts:
Top 10 Real Estate Transaction Fees
With every real estate transaction there are costs for both buyer and seller.  Many people new to real estate can be caught unaware by these fees as a deal progresses towards closing. The best way to make sure a sale runs smoothly is for all parties to be aware of the costs involved. With this in mind, we've compiled a list of some costs that could come up during the purchase process.
1. Home Inspection: BUYER  Home inspections are not required but can be an important part of the home buying process. But unless otherwise agreed … (0 comments)

 
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Larry Atkins

Farmville, VA

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