tips: Mother’s Day Must Do Events in Farmville VA - 05/08/24 08:49 AM
Mother’s Day Must Do Events in Farmville VA
There are several great options when it comes to showing the mother in your life that you love them. Grab a fresh bouquet of flowers from Carter’s Flower Shop or Rochette’s Flowers and then make your way to one of these fantastic places for a memorable meal.
Charley’s Waterfront Café:
 
Sandy River Distillery:
The Fishin’ Pig:
After the meal go grab a bike rental from the Outdoor Adventure Store and check out High Bridge Trail. There are many great photo spots and of course the beautiful scenery the trail provides.
            No matter what you do or don’t do … (2 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Co: Compromising on The House VS. Location - 04/26/24 12:58 PM
State Wide Realty Co
Farmville, VA 
Compromising on The House VS. Location
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 and get a home that does not “fit” your needs but you can afford? Is a renovation possible down the road to make it more like the home of your dreams? These are the … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Tips: Getting Ready For Spring Selling Season - 02/27/24 09:29 AM
State Wide Realty Co Tips:
Farmville, VA
Getting Ready For Spring Selling Season
Spring is what we realtors like to think of as the beginning of a prime selling season. This is great for those that are listing their properties and hoping to sell them quickly. There can be a down side for those that are jumping in the market to purchase.
There are a lot more fish trying to buy in the market pond. Listings will not be around as long as compared to slower market times.
What can you do to be prepared?
First talk to a local lender and find out what you are … (1 comments)

tips: Buyer's Tip: 5 Roadblocks to Closing - 02/16/24 12:19 PM
Buyer's Tip:
5 Roadblocks to 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 homeowners think that the home inspection covers it all. Don't make this … (5 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Tips: Super Bowl Party Ideas - 02/09/24 08:49 AM
State Wide Realty Tips:
Super Bowl Party Ideas
Nothing beats getting together and cheering on a team to victory. There are so many things that make a game day party great from the friends, family and don’t forget the FOOD. Here are some of our favorite things to do and make for the big game.
First the décor:
People like props such as a foam finger, beads, hats, glasses, etc. A bonus is these make your photos better as well.
Use themed, football or team colors, for serving trays, bowls, plates and napkins. This is a simple way to add décor without have to spend … (3 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Answers: What to Consider When Buying A Home? - 06/01/23 08:34 AM
State Wide Realty Answers:
What is Important to Consider When Buying 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 affect insurance costs, damage to you or the home and resale value.
What to consider for Home Insurance Risks: The rate and even acceptance of your homeowner’s insurance policy will be based on the potential risks the home presents. Some of these risk factors include but are not limited to … (2 comments)

tips: What is the Purpose of an Earnest Money Deposit? - 05/16/23 11:40 AM
What is the Purpose of an Earnest Money Deposit?
An Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) is the amount of money that a buyer pays to the seller to show their serious interest in purchasing the property. The EMD is used to secure the purchase contract and the contract is not valid without the deposit that is stated on the contract. This is a way for the buyer to know that the seller can’t sell the property to someone else while they conduct inspections and/or obtain financing for the purchase.
The amount of the Earnest Money deposit will vary and depends on a number of … (2 comments)

tips: Spring Ahead:  Benefits of Daylight Savings Time - 03/09/23 08:53 AM
Spring Ahead: 
Benefits of Daylight Savings Time
This weekend we will set the clocks ahead one hour and take what feels like a day away from ourselves. One benefit of this extra hour of daylight means that there are more opportunities to show and sell our properties. With the weather promising to be warmer and the feeling of all things made new, customers look to find that home or land they have been dreaming about all winter long. Another benefit is extra daylight to do outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, gardening, etc. This can improve your mood and overall wellness. Lastly, the longer … (2 comments)

tips: Top 5 Attributes Of A Good Home Inspector - 03/03/23 12:36 PM
Top 5 Attributes Of A Good Home Inspector
When a home is under contract to be purchased, most properties undergo the home inspection process. The first step is to hire a good home inspector.
Number 1.  This person should be licensed and insured as a home inspector or general contractor. – Find out how long the inspector has been in the field and if they are familiar with the area that the property is located in. Each area has building codes that may be in addition to the standard state code so knowledge of these things will help to identify if something is … (3 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Discusses: Buying Versus Renting A Home - 02/20/23 01:22 PM
State Wide Realty Discusses:
Buying Versus Renting A Home
When Looking For A Home Is It Better To Buy or Rent?
 The answer will be what is best for your specific situation during the time you are looking.
Why Renting May Be the Best Choice-
                An individual may only be in an area for work for a limited amount of time so investing in a long-term home is not feasible.
                A person’s credit needs some work in order to obtain a loan and make a down payment. Things such as a high debt to income ratio, bankruptcy or foreclosure can impact your credit negatively … (1 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Asks: Is Your Home Ready to Sell? - 02/09/23 11:09 AM
Is Your Home Ready to Sell?
Seller’s Checklist
Is Your Home Clean and Clutter Free?
Pro Tip: Take down as much décor that is personal to you and your taste as possible so potential buyers can envision their things in each room and how they would decorate to make it their own.
Do You Need To Make Repairs?
Pro Tip: Finding and remediating issues before your home hits the market
can help your home sell faster and hopefully save money as well.
Can You Afford To Sell?
Pro Tip: Get a FREE Market Analysis from your State Wide Realty Agent
and see if … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Debate: Location Versus House? - 01/27/23 12:25 PM
State Wide Realty Debate:
Location Versus House? VS.
An age old real estate question, which matters more the house or the location?
The House: There is no doubt you have a must have list for your new home such as number of bedrooms, square feet, etc. when you hit the market for that home you realize your budget does not allow for everything and a compromise has to be made. Is a renovation possible down the road to make it more like the home of your dreams? How about a different area of town? These are the questions buyers ask themselves constantly.
The … (1 comments)

tips: What to Look For When Choosing a Listing Agent. - 08/26/22 01:49 PM
What to Look For When Choosing a Listing Agent.
 
Selling your home is a major decision that affects numerous other life factors. This is why finding the right person to list your home is as important and deciding to sell.
When choosing a listing agent, keep these things in mind:
1. Does the agent live and work near my property? An agent that is not familiar with home selling trends for your area will not be able to provide you with good insight on how to effectively market your home and sell it quickly.
                -All of our … (2 comments)

tips: How to Prepare To Own A Home - 01/14/22 01:47 PM
How to Prepare To Own A Home
 
Part of the American dream is to be a Home Owner. We have helped this dream come true for so many in our area. We wanted to provide some information that may help others prepare to realize their home buying dream. 
10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership
 Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income.
 Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list.
 Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live in, … (0 comments)

tips: No More Busted Pipes!: How to Help Prevent Your Pipes From Bursting. - 01/07/22 09:10 AM
No More Busted Pipes!
How to Help Prevent Your
Pipes From Bursting.
This seems like an appropriate topic to discuss seeing as we are currently experiencing frigid temperatures. When cold weather strikes there is a threat of your pipes freezing and/or bursting. The expansion of the water when it freezes is what causes the pipes to eventually burst. There are several things you can do to PREVENT your pipes from freezing.
1. Make sure all your pipes under the house, in the garage, outside are properly insulated or covered with a weatherproof wrap or sleeve. Consult your plumber or home improvement expert for the best … (1 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Tips: Buying Rural Land - 12/27/21 12:36 PM
Tips to Buy Rural Land
Whether you're wanting to escape the city or find the perfect retirement spot – the rural land around Farmville, VA can have an appeal as being peaceful and reasonably priced.  However, for the average person buying land can be a confusing process with many hidden expenses.  So here's how to get your dream spot but avoid some of the pitfalls of buying rural land in South Central VA.
Buying Rural Land:
Benefits 
 -Privacy
 -More Open Space
 -Lower cost per acre
 -Cleaner Air
 -Scenic and Peaceful
 -Low crime rate 
Purpose:  First define what you plan to use the land for.  Once, you have this settled then the search can  begin.
Size … (1 comments)

tips: The Importance of Choosing a Local Lender - 12/16/21 01:42 PM
The Importance of Choosing a Local Lender
Financing a home is the largest transaction most Americans will make in their lives. The first time buyer can have lots of questions about the mortgage process. Choosing a lender is one of the most important aspects of this decision. There are many lending options available to buyers - online lenders, national banks, credit unions and more, it can be overwhelming.
Our office recommends that you deal with a local lender.  Not only are they friendly and accessible but most of their policies are designed for rural real estate. It may surprise you that many of the above options will not even consider … (1 comments)

tips: Holiday Hosting: Tips for Making it Less Stressful - 12/09/21 08:08 AM
Holiday Hosting:
Tips for Making it Less Stressful
 
Well it is YOUR year to host the family, friends, etc. for the holidays. What do you do? No; don’t start drinking…Yet. First take care of some business and there will be plenty of time for the drinking (non-alcoholic of course) part once
the guests arrive J.
Break out the Decorations. Do as little or as much as you want but having something that reminds you and your guests why you are gathering will set the tone for the occasion.
Get Ready by Taking Inventory. Look at how much dinnerware you have, table space, chairs, etc to accommodate your invitees. Knowing … (2 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Co  Answers: When Is The Best Time to Sell? - 12/07/21 07:54 AM
State Wide Realty Co 
Answers:
When Is The Best Time to Sell?
As a Broker, I am always hit with the statement "when I'm ready to sell, I'll call you". Well that leads to the question, how do you decide to sell or not to sell? I have had clients that didn't have a choice and couldn’t sell because they were underwater on their mortgage and then 1 have had some that just wanted to see what they could get and if it sold great if not oh well no big deal. There is a lot to consider when deciding to sell your property or house. … (0 comments)

tips: State Wide Realty Co: Happy Fall Ya'll: Fall Decor - 09/24/21 01:43 PM
State Wide Realty Co:
Farmville, VA
Happy Fall Ya'll
Fall Decor Ideas
Now that the air has started to get cooler and you can smell the pumpkin spice everywhere you go, it is time to decorate for Fall. Here are a few things you can do to get the Fall feel without breaking the bank.
Let nature be your guide. One of the best things about Fall are the beautiful colors that you can find in the things around you. The leaves provide gorgeous hues of reds, oranges, and yellows that can be used to decorate wreaths, tables, bowls, you name it. You can use nuts, … (0 comments)

 
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Larry Atkins

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Farmville, VA

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