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What's My Home Really Worth--- The Question We All Want Answered!

There are really just two major considerations when you determine the appropriate value for your Williamsburg VA property: market value and appraised value.
This is where many people get confused on value--- So many people will say, “The assessed value is X, so that is what it is worth”. This is so not accurate. Many times a house will sell more than the assessed value as the assessed value is what the city/ county taxes you on. I’ve seen houses sell 30,000 over their assessed value and no one wants to leave money on the table. Do you? I didn’t think so!
So let’s go back to the two values I was talking about earlier!
Market value is the value that a buyer…today…is willing to pay for your home. The most effective way to determine market value is to look through the prospective buyer’s eyes---they are the ones you need to impress. Positioning your home properly among competing inventory is a critical step, and it’s important that your agent devotes the time necessary to study current m…

Easy Weeknight Dinner: Fiesta Chicken Casserole


Ingredients:
 
1 jar (16 ounces) Salsa
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 packages (12 ounces each) frozen whole kernel corn
2 cups rotisserie chicken
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts), at room     temperature                                       
 
What to do:
                                                 
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
 
Stir the salsa, soup, sour cream, cheese, corn, chicken and beans in a large bowl.
 
Spoon the chicken mixture into a 3-quart shallow baking dish.     
                                              
Unfold the pie crusts on a lightly floured surface. Lay the crusts side-by-side so that they overlap by about 3 inches in the center. Press the seam to seal. Roll the pie crust into a 14 x 10-inch rectangle. Place the pie crust over the chicken mixture. Trim the excess crust. Press the crust to the rim to seal. Cut several slits in the crust. 
                                                  
Bake for 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

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