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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…

Vanilla Pudding Blueberry Lime Cake

I had to do something with my blueberries today and because the third gallon of milk I bought last week curdled, I had to figure out a way to make a cake with no milk. This is my version and it turned out very tasty. 


What You Need: 

1 1/2 cup self rising flour 
1 tsp salt
Juice and zest of 1 Lime
1 1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp cinnamon
2 small containers vanilla pudding 

What to Do:

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray (or you can make a flat cake, muffins, etc.)

In a small bowl add flour, salt, zest of one lime. Set aside.

Wisk together your butter until fluffy. 
Cream butter with sugar.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add cinnamonand lime juice lime juice.
Mix in 1/2 of the flour mixture and then one small container of vanilla pudding. 
Repeat.
Fold in blueberries.

Transfer the batter into your pan and cook about 35 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. 

Eat!

The two youngest just came from swim practice and were starving. 










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