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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…

Take the Train: From Richmond to New York City







What an amazing trip we just got home from. We weren't in New York City too long because we have other engagements we need to attend too but it was fun and exciting. Douglas wanted to go to New York and see the Yankees play the Red Socks for her sixteenth birthday. Although she is technically not sixteen until July 16th, this past weekend was when the Yankees were playing the Red Socks. We took the train from Staples Mill up to New York City. She hasn't ever been in a train so this was an new experience. 

Amtrak is a wonderful way to travel with a spacious leg room, air conditioned cars (bring a sweater) and a bathroom! So nice to allow someone else to do the driving and be able to sit back and relax. A lot of time during travel times, I drive and Joe works next to me on his laptop. I was able to sit back and see the scenery and I even watched a movie, No Strings Attached going up and Summer Rental coming back. 

We purchased drinks from the cafe car since we forgot our cooler in the refrigerator at home- It is ready to go again! On the way up we packed Farm Fresh's Spicy Fried Chicken, which is amazing, and homemade pasta salad. I'll share the recipe with you soon. Super simple and delicious.













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  1. These photos are just lovely! I think it's wonderful you guys took her for a fun adventure for her 16th! I went to NYC too for my 16th.

    xo
    Rachel

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