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10/30/2019
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2019 Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

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As you start your search for a Smith Mountain Lake property, there may be a few questions you have about the area. Questions about school systems, hospitals, even where the best hiking trails are common, and occasionally we even get a question about local wine! Virginia isn’t just for lovers, it’s for wine lovers as well, and Thomas Jefferson is considered the father of our wine industry! And because we

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10/22/2019
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What Makes a Good Investment Property?

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Sometimes it seems that the older you get, the more complicated life becomes, and when you have to start planning for your retirement, it gets even more so! We live longer than we ever have before, which of course means you’ll need more money to live comfortably, and everyone has different ideas as to what it will take to do so! Fortunately, almost everyone agrees that investment properties are a

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10/10/2019
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What to Look for When Purchasing Smith Mountain Lake Homes on the Lake

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There’s something wonderful about the water. Be it a pond, lake, or even the ocean, it draws us near, fills empty spaces in our souls, and makes us feel as if everything in our worlds will be alright. When we have the opportunity to buy a waterfront home—in this case, a lakefront home—we can’t imagine anyone turning it down. There are, however, things you may need to consider when purchasing

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09/25/2019
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Home Features That Boost Property Values

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As you begin to contemplate selling your first house, your 7th house or even the thousandth home you’ve owned over the years, your fears will still be the same: worries that you will never be able to keep it clean, fears that current home prices won’t cover your mortgage, leaving you upside down on a loan, and the underlying uneasiness that maybe your home just isn’t good enough for another

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09/10/2019
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Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival

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Whether you’re looking to buy your next forever home or are thinking of investing in a vacation rental to ensure that your golden years are shining ones, you’re probably wondering about more than the property you’re about to buy. You want to make sure that the home is close to the hub of the area and that there’s always something fun and unique to do. Smith Mountain Lake features great

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08/21/2019
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Maintenance Tasks Homeowners Often Overlook

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As you begin the search for your new home, seeing some of the “issues” in the properties you are looking at may be the instigation of promises that you will never let your place look that bad, and when you first move in, chances are likely you will hold to that promise! As life moves by at a rapid pace, however, some tasks will be overlooked. Out of sight is

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08/7/2019
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Smith Mountain Lake Rated a Top 100 Lake by Bassmaster

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You will be hard pressed to find a better fishing spot than the incredible Smith Mountain Lake found near Roanoke. While many families make the journey to Smith Mountain Lake for a relaxing vacation getaway, many seek the waters for the incredible fishing conditions and fish in the water. Not only has Smith Mountain Lake gained popularity in fishing with locals and visitors but also from the professionals at Bassmaster

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07/10/2019
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5 Tips for New Homeowners to Make the Most of Their Purchase

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Congratulations, homeowner! After months of searching for that perfect property in the Smith Mountain Lake area, the loan has been approved, the home has closed, and the shiny silver keys are now tightly clenched in your happy hands! The property is 100% yours, so now what do you do next? If your new purchase is your forever home, it may not feel like yours yet, but then again, how could

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06/26/2019
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What to Look for in a Great Investment Property

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One of the best ways to earn money for your retirement, the purchase of an investment property, can also be one of the easiest, but only if you know what to look for. Do it right, and by the time you’ve retired, the house will have paid for its own mortgage, leaving you with a nice little supplement to Social Security and whatever other retirement income you may have. Do

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06/11/2019
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Current Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Not

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As you begin to tinker with the idea of selling your current home, there are a few things you may want to consider to make your home desirable to those seeking to buy. Home prices and interest rates are going up, meaning your home may take a little longer to sell than you would like, but these tips can help you speed up the process.If you choose Smith Mountain Lake

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