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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 stud

Favorite Pasta Salad

I wanted to share with you my favorite pasta salad. It is warm and wonderful. Happy Fourth!!

Printable Recipe!


What You Need: 


  • (9-oz.) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbl. minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels 
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper 

  • What to Do:
  • 1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions.
  • 2.Roast tomatoes in oven on 450 for 10-15. 
  • 3. Meanwhile, process olive oil and next 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • 4.Toss olive oil mixture with hot cooked tortellini, tomatoes, and next 3 ingredients.
  • 5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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