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Monday, April 25, 2016

Villages Of Westminster, Williamsburg: A Great Family Oriented Neighborhood!



The Villages of Westminster is a quiet community nestled in James City County within the colonial heart of Virginia. Outside the beautifully landscaped villages, residents can enjoy shopping, entertainment, college sporting events and rich national history. With convenient access to I-64, Westminster is the ideal neighborhood for those who would like to live in Williamsburg but commute to other areas of Hampton Roads or Richmond.

This house at 6288 St. Johns Wood is For Sale now! I will be here on Sunday from 1-3 holding an Open House! Please come by and check it out! 

Listed at $299,950 with almost 2500 square feet. This house features 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath and a total of 8 rooms! 








Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sals: Hometown Italian

A couple of clients and I just sat down to make an offer on a property this past week at one of my favorite hometown Italian restaurants in Williamsburg, Sal's by Victor. Now, no one in town calls it Sal's by Victor. It's is just Sal's. Located next to the Food Lion in the Williamsburg Shopping Center, Sal's is in a convenient location to downtown.

Sal's is family run that specialized in Northern and Southern Italian cuisine. Victor bought Sal's in 1990 and decided to keep the name Sal's but added "by Victor." A couple of years ago the place burned down and they had to rebuild. The fire started in the kitchen and in moments the place was engulfed. Because of the fire, you now have a new restaurant with great oil paintings on the walls, large tables to seat 8+, a huge room in the back for larger parties and a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

You can browse the online menu and order takeout. This is very convenient for the nights when the kids have a thousand things to do or when you are visiting and just want to relax after a day at Busch Gardens, Water Country or exploring Colonial Williamsburg. Sal's also delivers within a 5 mile radius! 



So what do I suggest to eat? 

Mozzarella Caprese: The way they make it is amazing!

Soup of the Day: Always great.

Salad: Get the house dressing. You won't be sad you did.

The pizza is great to share. For those budget conscience, this is a great option!

Grilled Chicken Tortellini: Filled to the brim with chicken, sun dried tomatoes and pasta (I leave out the mushrooms). The cream sauce is to die for. 

Manicotti: When I'm not in a meat mood. 

Baked Ziti: I don't make it at home so I order it here. 

The menu is extensive and I have never had anything I didn't like. Let me know what you think of Sal's by Victor.



Friday, February 26, 2016

Mold: A Four Letter Word

Mold is around all of us. Anywhere there is moisture, mold can grow and when it does, it can grow very quickly. So what can you do to deal with it before it gets out of hand?

Control Moisture:

Moisture is an ideal breeding ground for mold. With a little home maintenance you can keep it at bay. Good ventilation can be achieve by installing exhaust fans, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Keep humidity below 40% and make sure damp area of your home are exposed to dry heat and air movement. Place a dehumidifier in your basement to reduce dampness and moisture levels.

I See a Brown Spot!

Mildew can easily be identified as a patch of discoloration on the ceiling, floor or wall. This is easily treatable with bleach, water and a scrub bush. After cleaning, allow to completely dry. If the wall is soaked and fuzzy mold is growing though there may be a larger issue at bay. It is imperative to find the source of the problem. It could be a leaky pipe or a hole in the roof, the moisture source should be fixed immediately.  If the sheetrock has been completely saturated it will need to be replaced completely or cut out and discarded.

What To Remember:

Be proactive. Nothing is worse than letting something sit there wet. Like a wet bathing suit against your skin too long... yep. Yuck.

Leigh Ann Fisher
Licensed in Virginia


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Want to Sell Your Home?


I wanted to share a little about me because when you hire me as your agent, we are going to be great friends! I can't wait to learn more about you!

Call me today to discuss selling or buying your new home!

757-784-3230
leighannfisher@lizmoore.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wood Accent Walls That Sell

When I normally think of wood walls in homes, I think of wood paneling. Well, today we have a bit more style than paneling did in the 70's. (We think so until we look back and think, what were we thinking... but that is a thought for another day.)

Take a look and tell me if you wouldn't mind seeing these accent walls in your new home? 






If you like my ideas, feel free to follow my Get Your Home Sold Album on Pinterest. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Paint Colors That Sell Your Home

I tell clients to pack away most of their personal belongings when getting their home ready for market but do you know what is the most important thing you can do to make sure your home stands out from the rest?
Olivewood at Lowe's is one of my all time favorite neutral. 

PAINT!

Many people looking to purchase a new home are not in the mood to spend thousands of dollars of their hard earned money on a new home and have to come in and paint. Most want to move their stuff in and start living.

When you don't paint your home, people tour it and know right away they are going to have to move in and get to work. Do you want to get to work when you move? You are already exhausted from packing, dealing with the moving company and praying you close on time. Now add the thought you are going to have to put on your painting clothes and get dirty. Most of the time people keep looking or know they are getting a fixer upper.

The return on your investment is much more when you do the work for your buyer. Yes it will cost you a bit of money beforehand but instead of your buyer trying to take the price off the top of the asking price, giving them a clean slate when it comes to your walls, will pay off in the long run.

So what colors should you painting your walls?

The Basic Rule of Thumb: Neutrals

Of course your daughter wanted a bright pink bedroom! You may have even helped her pick it out but the newest owner may not even have children. They don't want to move in a paint your daughter's pink room. Neutrals are great but be wary of yellow neutrals or dark neutrals. Gray neutrals are a great color because most peoples furniture goes with these shades.

Make sure all dings, marks and chips have been touched up. This gives the owner the feeling of a well cared for home. Just think of what you want to move into. Do you want to move into a home with a large gash in the wall you have to deal with. Well, your new owner doesn't either.


Colors to Stay Away From:

Reds, Oranges, and Yellows. Greens, purples and blues should all be in a light shade but not pastel.
Thinking about white? Save it for trim.


Leigh Ann Fisher
Liz Moore and Associates
leighannfisher@lizmoore.com
757-784-3230







Monday, January 4, 2016

Fun Colonial in Kingsmill

I toured this home today located in Kingsmill on the James River in Williamsburg, VA. An amazing Colonial that needs a little TLC but with a price of $399,000 you can!


Call me today to see it!

757-784-3230