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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…

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I was not raised on a ski slope. My hubby more so than I. Never getting to experience the sport as a child, I knew when we moved to Virginia the opportunity would show. We've hit the slopes a couple of times mostly at Wintergreen and Gatlinburg but couple of weeks ago, Joe's buddy invited us up to take a trial run before our ski trip to Wintergreen in two weeks. 

We stayed at his family's vacation home which was beyond beautiful. The front yard has remains of an old hunting cabin. We ate dinner at Cucci's one night and I cooked the other. We hit the slopes at the Omni Homestead Saturday and I still stop by hitting the ground or skiing right onto the lift. Here's to helmet wearing up in West Virginia and taking another class.


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