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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…

Where Wright Took Flight

Guys, isn't amazing that only a couple of years ago no one could hop on a plane from New York and be in California in four hours? Today you can be in New York at one moment and in less than eleven hours fly to Hawaii and soak in the sun and surfing heaven! You can pop aboard a flight from almost anywhere and be just about anywhere in a matter of time because of two geniuses who happened to be brothers. How do you think their parents felt about that?

The folks we have to thank for modern aviation are locals right here from the United States: Orville and Wilbur Wright. Joe and I were talking about how fascinating these brothers from Ohio were yesterday! They went to Kill Devil Hills, NC of all places to try out their mission and dream. We also discussed how in today's time how Orville and Wilbur have fallen from the top 10 baby names list. There is something about the name Orville that makes me want to pop some popcorn and Wilbur makes me think of Mr. Ed and Wiiiilbur.

Once you make the trek up the hill where the monument is located, you can understand why the Wright's may have chosen this spot. Even on a windless day, one you transcend up the brier filled hill, the air is moving. Pulsating with speed and gusts, the top of the hill could be treacherous for some. Ava had to be careful not to be blown from the top! At times the wind speed didn't let up and then all of a sudden the air was still.

Located at the bottom of the hill, to the east is the airport. With an efficient runway, a small building for the pilots and a couple of picnic tables, you can fly in for a picnic lunch. We saw a couple with their dogs do just this. After they ate lunch and rested they took off and headed to Ocracoke. Must be nice!

Here are a couple of shots from our day.































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