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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…

Visit: Family Greenhouse














Every visit to Rogersville wouldn't be complete without a trip to our family's greenhouse. Martins Greenhouse is run by my uncle and aunt along with other aunts and a slew of cousins. They are always super sweet when we get to see them although, I always wish more of the cousins were there when we came. I guess around the holidays many of them are off! ;) Good for them.

What is so awesome about Martins? If you have ever visited Dollywood in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and seen the beautiful plants, well here is who grows them from seedlings. 

When we stopped by, we were told we just missed the huge poinsettia collection but we were excited to see all of the succulents they were growing. A trend, is what they called them at Martin's. It seems that succulents are the "it" thing right now for the younger generation in weddings. I think I have seen quite a few blogs with these beauties gracing their webpages. We were told to take what we wanted. Each of the girls, Joe and I each chose a plant. They are sitting in our sunroom now, freezing. Poor things. 


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