Thursday, June 22, 2017

My Favorite New Closing Gift!

Modern Map Art reached out to me a bit ago and asked if I would be interested in a custom map poster of my city here in Williamsburg, VA. Of course I was! 



I'm in love with it--- I think Joe maybe a bit more so. ;) 

The posters are made from museum quality matte paper and Ultrachrome ink. The ink is rated to last over 100 years and if properly framed maintained is rated to last 200 years!


Modern Map Art custom makes each item so of you check out their website and don't see your city, reach out to them! They are happy to talk with you about adding yours! Williamsburg, Virginia was not on their list but they made it just for me!



I am thinking of giving these as Closing Gifts for my Buyers when they purchase a home. What do you think? Would you want one for your home?

Modern Map Art makes more than just Posters but pillows, phone cases and more! I really like their Ski Maps! Snowshoe Mountain Ski Map Art, Trail Map, Print, Poster From $39.99 - ModernMapArt

Want to order yours today? Click here.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Greensprings Plantation Living

Greensprings Plantation at Governors Ridge is a Master Planned Golf Community that offers a wide range of custom built resale homes. 
Located in Williamsburg, Virginia in a neighborhood that isn't right in town but isn't too far out of town. Named after and close by the historic Green Spring Plantation is the site of Governor William Berkeley’s mansion and estate described by Lady Frances Berkeley in 1677 as “the finest seat in America & the only tolerable place for a Govenour .
The community is built adjacent  the award winning Williamsburg National Golf Course where you can play 36 holes of golf on two different courses. (special memberships are available to homeowners)


Greensprings Plantation offers it’s residents scenic lakes, a swimming pool, tennis courts, playground and a beautiful clubhouse. An active homeowner's association has many  social events throughout the year. The Swim Team is pretty darn good too.
Detached homes offered in Greensprings Plantation offer a wide array of architectural styles and home choices. Most range from 3 bedrooms to 5 bedroom with square footages ranging from 2000+ to over 5000 square feet.
Located on approximately 375 acres, Greensprings Plantation has about 176 homes.



Many of the homes were built between 1996 and 2000 by some of Williamsburg Virginia’s finest builders including Wayne Harbin, Kar San, Richard Dobson, Curtis and Davis and others.. 
The monthly home owner fee in Greensprings Plantation is $80. This fee changes so please feel free to contact me with the fees for this year. The fee covers all common Area Maintenance ( entrances, playgrounds, park areas ),  Use of the  Pool, Clubhouse , Playground, Tennis and maintenance of those  facilities.

Current Williamsburg/ James City County Schools for The Greensprings Plantation Community are Matoaka Elementary, Hornsby Middle and Jamestown High School. These change every couple of years so always make sure you ask before purchasing a home. 
If you have any questions and/or would like to view homes for sale  in Greensprings Plantation or other communities in greater Williamsburg or Hampton Roads, I am here to help. Give me a call at 757-784-3230 or email me at leighannfisher@lizmoore.com



House Crush Alert: 111 Oak Road in Kingswood!








I am in love with this one! As an agent who sees new listings come on the market daily, I've seen a lot of houses in my day and not all catch my fancy but when they do--- I get so excited! This one gets me excited!

Kingswood Neighborhood for 355K? Yes! It's all updated too! 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms! Move in Ready, Gorgeous Kitchen, Private Back Yard and Large Master! Want to take a look?


You know what to do!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

7 Reasons Why You Should Buy a Home!

Why should you buy a house? Why not rent? Below are 7 Great Reasons to Buy a Home!


Tax benefits The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home.

Appreciation Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in value. In fact, median single-family existing-home sale prices have increased on average 5.2 percent each year from 1972 through 2014, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.  The recent housing crisis has caused some to question the long-term value of real estate, but even in the most recent 10 years, which included quite a few very bad years for housing, values are still up 7.0 percent on a cumulative basis. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 10 to 15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.

Equity Money you pay for rent is money you’ll never see again. The mortgage payments you pay for the home you purchase let you build equity ownership interest in your home. Why are you helping your landlord own the house you live in. YOU are paying the mortgage not them. 

Savings Building equity in your home is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax --- how awesome is that?

Predictability Unlike rent, your fixed-rate mortgage payments don’t rise over the years so your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer. Keep in mind property taxes and insurance costs will likely increase.

Freedom The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and choose the types of upgrades and new amenities that appeal to your lifestyle. No more white walls and cream carpet. 

Stability Remaining in one neighborhood for several years allows you and your family time to build long-lasting relationships within the community. It also offers children the benefit of educational and social continuity. 

Make a BIG Statement in a Small Yard

Some people just don't want a large yard but that doesn't mean when potential buyers come looking, they don't notice how small the yard actually is. A Realtor friend had a beautiful home listed earlier this year and the number one complaint of the house--- the yard was too small. So how do you overcome that? Price is always a way but how about looking at using your small yard to your advantage. How you ask? 

Increase Privacy: 

Smaller yards often lack privacy because the space butts up to another yard or house. A fence can do wonders but don't just stop there. Add some greenery. Layer your yard in a way you have some depth to your yard. Tall plants against a fence will give you privacy and create a sound barrier. Have a balcony? Use a trellis and weave a year round green vine such as English Ivy. Now you have a year round retreat. 

Go Vertical:

Prune plants to grow up not out. Raise plant height by using a retaining wall, raised beds or long, slender containers. 

Reflect Your Surroundings:

Add a beautiful, weather proof mirror to reflect your space. Make sure it reflects your beautiful greenery and not a bare space or a gill. Hang it a eye level too--- not over your head. The worst place to hang a mirror or a picture is above eye level. Your significant other taller than you and unsure where eye level is best suited--- always to the shorter one--- Always. 

Accent with Flowers, Small Containers and Hanging Baskets:

Flowers make everyone happy. Use a variety of color combinations to enhance the space. Purple and yellow always look lovely together. Portulaca looks amazing in a hanging basket--- blooms during the day and sleeps at night. 

Keep Scale Small:

Just like in a small space in your home, large chairs and tables do not belong in a small yard. It makes the space feel even smaller. Keep clutter down and enjoy a simplistic life outdoors. 

Add a Small Fountain:

Nothing makes a yard feel large with the sound of running water. A small, rock fountain adds just the amount of sound to fill your ears with tranquility.

 A small yard is not a hinderance. Less grass to mow and weeds to pick is wonderful in this fast paced life. Enjoy the minimalist lifestyle with your small yard without breaking out a lawn mower and weed eater. Open a book, kick off your shoes and enjoy the sounds of nature. 




Monday, May 22, 2017

Prom Style: Sage Edition!










 A couple of weeks ago Sage tells me she is going to prom. She is just a sophomore so I was a bit concerned--- but quickly that changed when she told me she was going with a friend. This friend went my Douglas last year, Zoe. Such a beautiful girl!

Sage had a nice time, spent the night out and was very tired the next day--- I remember coming home after a night out at that age and sleeping ALL DAY. As an adult a late night doesn't equal sleep. You play through the tiredness and get in bed early that night. Do you have a coping mechanism to help with lack of sleep?

I hope you enjoy these photos. I enjoy watching these girls grow!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

House Crush Alert: 117 Chestnut







I am in love with this one! As an agent who sees new listings come on the market daily, I've seen a lot of houses in my day and not all catch my fancy but when they do--- I get so excited! This one gets me excited!

For 300K you get all of this! Wow! It's on water too--- in Williamsburg? I am ready to write a contract. 


Spacious 4 bedroom (Possible 5), 3 bath home in an 
idilic waterfront location just minutes from the historic area. 
Lovely living space include vaulted living room and sweeping 
family room with sound insulation - both with fireplaces. 
Kitchen with tiled floors , corian counters and breakfast bar 
leads to an amazing home office with panoramic views. Back 
deck and brick patio with perfect built-in fire pit are perfect 
for enjoying the gorgeous setting.

Want to see more? 

Call me! 757-784-3230