Date Archives: September 2016

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Augusta County | 15 Posts
Bridgewater, VA | 1 Posts
Burlington WV | 1 Posts
Buy a Farm | 3 Posts
Buy a Home | 30 Posts
Buying a Condo | 2 Posts
Buying a House | 30 Posts
Curb Appeal | 1 Posts
Franklin WV | 1 Posts
Grottoes VA | 1 Posts
Hardy County | 3 Posts
Harrisonburg VA | 47 Posts
Home Buyers | 2 Posts
Home Improvement | 26 Posts
Home Insurance | 1 Posts
Home Value | 2 Posts
Homeownership | 10 Posts
LeadingRE | 2 Posts
Lost River, WV | 1 Posts
Luray, VA | 4 Posts
Monterey VA | 1 Posts
Moorefield WV | 7 Posts
Moving Tips | 5 Posts
Myers Corner | 1 Posts
Open Houses | 3 Posts
Petersburg, WV | 4 Posts
Sell a Home | 52 Posts
Staunton VA | 23 Posts
Waynesboro, VA | 2 Posts
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Old Dominion Realty is proud to announce the addition of twelve real estate agents to their sales team:

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How to Hire a Trustworthy Contractor for Your Home

Home Improvement Contractor

Hiring the right home improvement contractor is a big decision, and we've all heard the horror stories about what can go wrong when you hire a less-than-reputable contractor to complete important work on your home. While it's true that hiring the wrong contractor can lead to serious headaches, there are also plenty of home improvement success stories where everyone is happy once the job is finished. The trick is finding the right contractor, and finding a good match will require some research on your end. The good news is that trustworthy contractors usually share a few common traits, and knowing what to look for will help you make the right choice.

Our team at Old Dominion Realty knows what it takes to hire a great home improvement contractor, and ahead we'll share our time-tested tips for finding the right person to work on your home.

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Did you know that September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day? It's real, I checked (twice). But what if you're in the market for a new neighbor because you're planning to sell your current home? Better yet, what if you're current neighbor is trying to sell their home, too? Well, you can still be a good neighbor, while you work to make sure your home sells faster than your friend's home next door. After all, there's nothing wrong with a little friendly competition between good neighbors.

The team at Old Dominion Realty knows what it takes to sell homes in competitive markets, and we've put together some of our best home-selling tips to help you close the deal quicker than your neighbor. 

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Buying a home in an A-Plus+ school district really pays off — even if you don't have kids

Buying Home Good School District

If you're house hunting, there are a number of things that you have probably added to your "must-have" list like:  style, layout, age and commute time.  Wait a minute…Don't forget about school district.

You might be thinking, "We don't have children, so what difference does a good school district matter?"   The local school district in which your home is located can pay big dividends in the long run.    

Homes that are located in good school districts tend to sell faster than homes in less desirable school districts. They also typically have higher home values and hold their value longer during hard economic times.  Here are some of the other benefits of buying in an A+ school district.

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Harrisonburg VA Growing
This might come as a surprise to some people that aren't familiar with Harrisonburg, VA, but the city is one of the fastest growing not only in Virginia, but across the United States.

A large portion of the city's popularity is due to the continued development of its downtown area. Harrisonburg checks off several of the boxes for people searching for a place to call home.   

Downtown Harrisonburg has undergone a "makeover" over the last 10 years.  Considered the heartbeat of the community, Harrisonburg's downtown is a walkable, bikeable area in which to live.  Right outside of your door, you'll discover a well-sampled culinary district (with 40+ restaurants in 40 blocks), the Harrisonburg Farmers Market, shopping, cultural and historical experiences and neighborhood services.   

Community leaders have said that the area's economic development not only positively impacts businesses not only in Harrisonburg, but across the Shenandoah Valley.

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