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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…

Caramel Pear with Gouda Bruschetta

This is such a light dish and is perfect at a party or to serve watching a movie. 


What You Need:

One Pear, sliced thinly
One Baguette cut into 1-2" Pieces
1 Stick Butter, Melted
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
Slices of Gouda Cheese
Caramel Syrup
Candied Nuts (Optional)

What to Do:

1. Preheat oven 350. Spray a medium size pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a smallish bowl mix the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon. Dip bread pieces into the bowl, fully coating each. Place on pan. After all pieces have been coated, cook in oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. 

3. With a rough tear, place Gouda slices on top of the bread. Return to oven until cheese is bubbly. You can always just broil it quickly too.

4. Take out of oven and place on cute platter. Top each bread piece with a slice of pear. Once all of the bruschetta has been pear topped, drizzle with caramel syrup and top with candied nuts. 

Enjoy!








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