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June 4, 2020

New Price: 404 Wilderness Drive, Locust Grove, VA 22508

Welcome to Fabulous Lake of the Woods!

By Realtor Sean Jones


NEW PRICE $385,000.00 WOW!

Welcome to sought after Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove. VA! This 3 level custom built Colonial needs to be on your list. Wonderfully designed and built by the original owners, this home has been meticulously maintained. 

The first thing you'll notice is the large covered country style front porch, Ready for relaxation and rocking chairs! Journey inside and you'll be amazed at the flexibility this home offers. Featuring separate dining room, formal living room, as well as a family room off the kitchen. 

If you like to entertain you'll appreciate the French doors that lead out to the massive screened-in back porch. Offering Plenty of room for your guests to gather and Mingle. Additionally there is an uncovered area they can be used for outdoor barbecuing and additional seating.

The second level offers 4 well sized rooms and an impressive master suite. The walk-in closet offers Ample Storage, and the master bathroom has large soaking tub, separate shower, and double vanities: just what you expect with a house of this size and quality!

There is additional room in the basement big enough for a pool table! A great opportunity to add an additional Flex/office or whatever your family needs.

If you're looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods you owe it to yourself to add this to your list. If you'd like a tour of this home please give Sean Jones a call at 540-360-5166. 

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Posted in Listings
June 4, 2020

Open House: 26335 Mountain View Dr Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Open House: 26335 Mountain View Dr Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Listed By Sean Jones

Saturday June 6th from 11:00 - 1:00



Welcome to historic Rhoadesville, Virginia! This amazing 4 bedroom Colonial is nicely tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac and is ready for you! This home offers the features you've been looking for such as a covered wrap around country porch, huge 1000 square foot back deck, massive garage with additional workspace on the second floor, 3 full acres and so much more!

As you Journey inside appreciate the large dining room off the kitchen. You'll appreciate the stunning granite countertops and more cabinets and you'll ever need! Also take note of the true slate flooring which adds a gourmet touch to this already impressive kitchen.

Offering flexibility for the future, this home has a main floor master. Second level has three additional well sized rooms to explore. The master suite has separate shower and soaking tub as well two walk-in closets. The near new washer and dryer are also located on the bedroom level.

If you've been looking at homes for sale in Rhoadesville and haven't found what you're looking for give Sean Jones a call at 540-360-5166 for tour of this fabulous home. Such an easy drive to Locust Grove, Unionville, and the town of Orange.


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June 3, 2020

Sold: 26411 Constitution Hwy, Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Welcome to the Rhoadsville, VA

Just Sold by Realtor Sean Jones

Offered at $349,900.00

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This beautiful authentic log home for sale in Rhoadesville, VA has found a new buyerHappy buyers and happy sellers! 

This uniquely amazing 4 bedroom 3 level home is definitely a hidden Gem. Nestled on over 10 acres home is barely visible from the road especially in the summer when the trees and foliage fill out. The first thing you'll notice is the covered rocking chair ready front porch. What a great place to start the day and enjoy a cup of coffee.

As you Journey inside you'll notice that there is a first-floor master bedroom, very large dining room, and an amazing vaulted ceiling living and kitchen combination. Offering a plethora of windows, the natural light pores in even on the cloudy days! Also, take a quick stroll on the back deck and you'll have amazing views of your very own pond! 

The second level features an additional master bedroom and a second bedroom. The additional bedroom still has the Cozy log faced interior which makes it a comfortable place to stay. Venturing into the basement you'll notice the flex Room which is big enough for a full size pool table. There is an an additional not to code bedroom as well.

If you have a home in RhoadesvilleUnionville, or the Locust Grove areas and will like to know its value we're thinking of moving into the area please give us a call at 540-360-5166 or no obligation consultation how we may be able to assist.


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Posted in Solds
June 2, 2020

Top 5 ways to increase your home's value

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Top 5 ways to increase your home's value

If you are like every other homeowner then you'd love some simple suggestions to increase the value of your home. How great would it be to get 5% or even 10% more when you sell your house! Whether you have a home to sell in Locust Grove, Richardsville, or Lake of the Woods none of these suggestions are based on your location. Because location is out of our control, let's take a look at some of the things that are in our control and what we can do.


1. Curb appeal

Curb appeal by far is one of the quickest and easiest things that you can change and update to make your home look great. In Orange County there are several places you can visit to get mulch, flowers, shrubs, and even get suggestions about what can increase your curb appeal, among those are True Value, Deep Roots, and Meadows Farms.

The great thing about curb appeal is it has an interesting ancillary effect. When a potential buyer arrives for a showing and you have beautiful seasonally appropriate Landscaping, it has a positive effect on how they feel about your home. Provided the inside matches be outside quality this should translate into a higher offer! How great is that!


2. Update the Kitchen

it should be no surprise that your kitchen should be on this list. So much happens there, family gatherings, late night snacks, cooking for the holidays, and the daily meals. If there's one thing I've heard time and time again when working with buyers they appreciate an updated kitchen. That's why it's so important and on this list.

Not every kitchen update has to be expensive and complicated. There's a growing trend of painting your cabinets versus replacing. When done correctly this can completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of replacing the original cabinets. Accompany that with a fresh countertop and replacing any of the appliances that might be nearing the end of their life and you have a recipe for success.


3. Clean, clean, clean

This step is extremely important and should not be overlooked. Doing a deep clean when getting a home ready to sell can be time-consuming but you will be rewarded. Whether right or wrong, potential buyers will connect the cleanliness of your house to how you maintained the mechanicals such as air conditioning, plumbing electrical, and even the roof. We want your home to sell for the most it can and that's cleaning is on the list.

Often, it's better to hire a professional cleaning company. Larger more established companies typically have three to five employees that come out and clean from the top to bottom of the home. They have the right tools and know what chemicals to use for maximum cleaning and efficiency. They will know to clean things you might not have thought of, for example the top and sides of the fan blades. It might cost a little more than doing it yourself but it can also take some of the potential stress up getting the house ready for market off your shoulders.


4. Staging throughout

In most situations, staging can be done with the furniture you already have. Staging is the the art of maximizing a rooms visual space while at the same time allowing flow through and to the next room unimpeded. Sometimes a simple thing such as pushing a couch to the wall opens up a room and makes it feel much larger than it is. 

Another aspect of staging decluttering. Decluttering costs you only your time, therefore it's free! If you've committed to moving, then use this opportunity to box up the items you will not need while your home is on the market. Take down any pictures except the ones that accentuate the furniture or have a theme. For example, many of the homes in Lake of the Woods are Waterfront. As a result if you have nautical related pictures it would be okay for those to stay.


5. Hire a local agent

You might find it odd that this is on the list but it's here for good reason. As professional real estate agents, we spend a lot of time previewing, showing, and listing homes. In any given week we may view 50 to 100 different homes and, as a result, there are always homes that stand out. They also tend to be the homes that sell for more and sell more quickly then the others.

Another benefit of Consulting your agent is that they get to spend time with buyers and get to hear how they feel about how sellers decorate and Stage their homes. Having access to someone who has heard those unedited comments is invaluable. Bringing an agent on board before you tackle these "value increasing" recommendations can save you time, frustration, and money.


if you've been thinking about listing your home please take a look at the 10 steps to listing and give Sean Jones a call at 540-360-5166 for a no pressure, no obligation, conversation. We look forward to exceeding your expectations! Handbook


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Posted in Seller Tips
June 1, 2020

Just Listed: 26335 Mountain View Drive, Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Welcome to Historic Rhoadesville. VA!

By Realtor Sean Jones

Offered at $399,000


Stop the car! If you've been looking for beautiful 4 bedroom Colonial with a lot of unique features this is the one. Located in Mountain View Estates in the heart of Rhoadesville in Orange County, there are a lot of updates that you won't find in a regular home: authentic slate floor in the kitchen, 1000 square foot back deck, 2 x 6 frame construction for enhanced structural rigidity, the list goes on.

One great thing about this home is the Privacy at offers. Barely visible from the road and surrounded by trees you get the feeling of being in your own Oasis. 

The home also offers a sought after main floor master, large separate dining room, and living room off the kitchen. Journey to the second level and you'll find 3 more well sized rooms. Take note of the master suite. It has not 1 but 2 walk-in closets along with soaking tub in the master bath.

If you've been looking at homes for sale in Rhoadesville and haven't found what you're looking for give Sean Jones a call at 540-360-5166 for tour of this fabulous home. Such an easy drive to Locust Grove, Unionville, and the town of Orange.

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Posted in Just Listed, Listings
May 19, 2020

When is the best time to sell my home?

Should I list my home in the Spring season or wait for Fall?

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If you follow the home sale trends in Locust Grove, VA then you know that conventional wisdom is true and the statistics show that home sales are indeed cyclical. Year after year beginning in March and April more homes become active on the market, with June, July, and August typically seeing the highest number of sales per month. There are a lot of good reasons for this. The weather is nicer if you live in an area that receives a lot of snow in the winter time. In Orange County, Virginia we typically have moderate winters. Also, families with children prefer to move over the summer when they have more flexibility before the start of the new school year. 


When is the best time to buy or sell a home? It depends.


SPRING MARKET For Sellers, the statistics show that the median sold price tends to be slightly higher from March through September. As more homes hit the market and ultimately sell, these comparables push sales prices higher throughout the season. Higher comparables also help when the lender is trying to determine the value for the during the appraisal process. Lastly, since the weather is more conducive to shopping and the days are longer buyers are more likely to start early and shop later.

One challenge with listing in the busy spring market is with greater supply and more choices for buyers. More Supply means there is more competition for your home. This means two identical homes, one without granite countertops and one with granite countertops, maybe on the market at the same time. The deciding factor of why a buyer picked one home over another could be something a specific as granite countertops! Therefore, preparing your home for the spring market might mean additional work before you list the home to be more competitive. If your home needs significant repairs this often offsets the gain you might get in sales price.


OFF SEASON. Fall and winter are traditionally considered a slower season for home sales, with January and February typically having the least amount of sales each year. Even though activity begins to slow that doesn't mean that there aren't great opportunities to for both buyers and sellers! For sellers, there is still a significant carryover of higher comparable prices from the spring Market. Also, with fewer comparable homes buyers are forced to be less choosy. This can be an advantage if your home needs updates or minor repairs. You may be able to forgo those as long as they don't impact the safety or ability for your home to qualify for financing. 


One thing to consider is that even though there might be less homes on the market there are typically less buyers as well. The real estate market likes to be in equilibrium. In essence, as Supply increases (homes for sale) and demand (buyers who want a home) increases at the same rate prices hold steady. But as supply decreases (Fall and Winter) and demand also decreases (less buyers) prices tend to stay stable as well. Remember prices only stay the same if supply and demand is equal. There are many other factors like interest rates, unemployment, stock market, and other Global events that can directly affect this. The laws of supply and demand still apply even though trees have lost their leaves and the ground might be covered with snow. 


It's almost impossible to time the real estate market. It's best to partner with a Real Estate Agent you trust and who has a proven track record to get the professional advice you need to make the best decision for you and your family. If you would like to have a conversation about what your options are please give Sean Jones a call at 540-360-5166 for a free consultation.

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Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips
May 19, 2020

Just Listed 22471 Village Rd Unionville, VA 22567

New construction home in Unionville, VA

Offered by Sean Jones


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There is still time to pick your paint colors on this new construction Colonial in Unionville, VA. Custom home is slated for a July delivery. This popular sought after floor plan is sure to please! It offers a wide open living space with offset dining room area, large living room with ample windows, and spacious kitchen. Also take note of the study/flex room. Lots of possibilities there! Offering all the features you'd expect such as granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 42-inch cabinets, recessed lighting, and stunning hardwood floors. It also offers Builder extras not often found such as ceiling fans in all bedrooms, garage door opener, Low-E windows, and 2x6 construction for added structural rigidity and strength!

Journey upstairs to the bedroom level and you'll find three well sized bedrooms. The master bedroom features walk-in closet and spacious owner's bathroom. One of the best features of this floor plan is the additional bonus room above the garage. Endless possibilities! Need a theater room, maybe an extra bedroom, the choice is yours!

If you are looking for a quality new construction build in the Unionville area, call today and take a look! We'd love to exceed your expectations. We can be reached at 540-360-5166


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Posted in Just Listed
May 15, 2020

Sold: 8338 Swan Woods Road Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Welcome to Historic Rhoadsville, VA!

Sold by Realtor Sean Jones

Offered at $349,900.00


Sold: 8338 Swan Woods Road Rhoadesville, VA 22542


This beautiful home in Rhoadsville, Virginia just sold by Realtor Sean Jones. Happy new buyer! This home is a great example of when imagination meets renovation. Completely renovated from top to bottom this home was completely move in ready! Featuring granite countertops, beautiful stainless steel appliances, stunning Oak hardwood floors, fresh paint throughout, this home was sure to be at the top of the shopping list. 

The main level has a comfortable flow. Featuring large dining room, separate living room, and a family room kitchen combination. The bedroom level of the house had seen its share of updates as well. The guest and master bathrooms were completely renovated from top to bottom. Basement is unfinished and includes a rough plumb for additional future bathroom. The location of the home offered additional privacy with the surrounding trees.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Rhoadesville, Unionville, or Locust Grove areas please give Us a call at 540-360-5166. We'd be glad to have a no obligation conversation about how we can assist. We'd love the opportunity to exceed your expectations!


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Posted in Solds
May 13, 2020

Now might be the right time to sell

Now might be the right time to sell your Locust Grove home


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1. Buyers are out looking. Home buyers are out and they are looking early this year. There are 61 homes under contract in 22508 which also includes homes for sale in Lake of the Wood, VA. That is almost as many as are currently on the market! Proof is in the numbers as they say and these numbers tell the story of a very active real estate market.

2. Very low inventory. In Locust Grove as of today there were only 79 homes on the market. Represent essentially less what we seen in previous years. What this means for you is your home has less competition on the market! It is generally believed in the Real Estate industry that when covid-19 lifts more sellers will be making a move this year. As a result inventory should slowly increase.

3. Very low interest rates. Today Bankratecom is advertising an amazing 3.03% 15 year interest rate which historically is quite low. This could be a perfect time if you have a higher interest rate to take advantage of additional monthly savings and make a move at the same time to a home that better fits your lifestyle.

4. New construction homes. Builders also recognize that the spring market is when more buyers are available to view and buy. As a result they typically plan to have their homes completed and on the market spring/summer. If you have a newer home it's important to understand the new construction homes could potentially be competition for you on the market. It's best to beat the builders before they complete their homes.

5. Home values are steady. If buyer demand outpaces current inventory home prices could possibly rise. At this point home prices remain steady as buyer and seller levels are in relative equilibrium. A higher home price could mean more money in your pocket at closing.

How much is my home worth?

If you were thinking of entering the market this year or just want any general real estate advice, please give Realtor Sean Jones a call at 540-360-5166. Be glad to get any of your questions answered. Thanks and have a great day! Sean Jones.



Posted in Market Updates
May 9, 2020

Pending: 216 Yorktown Blvd, Locust Grove, VA 22508

Welcome to Lake of the Woods Virginia!

Listed by realtor Sean Jones

Offered at $295,000

Welcome to the Waterfront community of Lake of the Woods located in Locust Grove Virginia! This beautiful home has found a new buyer! This open and flowing floor plan is sure to please. There are so many wonderful things to discover about this home. The main open-concept level has soaring cathedral ceilings and a gas fireplace for those cool Virginia evenings. There is plenty of room for a dining room table too! The kitchen has been graced with a solid surface countertop, stainless steel appliances, new lighting, and also has ample cabinet space. 

There are three large bedrooms on the main level and an additional bedroom in the basement. The master suite has large soaking tub which is a perfect place to relax at the end of the day. Journey to the basement and you'll find a large open family room with an additional fireplace. 

This home is no shortage for outdoor living as well. Off the kitchen is a well sized deck. There is also room out the basement for a grill and additional seating. This makes this home perfect for entertaining! Home has been well-maintained and is move-in ready.

If you would like more information about Lake of the Woods, Virginia, Locust Grove or the surrounding areas please give us a call at 540-360-5166. We would love the opportunity to exceed your expectations!


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