Whether you've fallen in love with one of our sprawling single-family homes or a quaint residential condo, there's one thing every buyer looking at Staunton homes for sale can agree on — low utility bills are a must. Even in the largest homes, it's possible to significantly reduce your monthly electrical bill with a few simple decisions. Our REALTORS® have found that many homeowners in the area use these six tips to decrease their utility bills and run a more energy-efficient home.
Inheriting a home is a unique experience, often carrying a mix of sorrow for the loss of a loved one and excitement for the property that they cared enough to leave to you. Whether you're planning to live in the home yourself, rent it out, or get it prepared for sale, following a proven process is the best way to accomplish your goals. Inheriting a house is quite different from shopping for Harrisonburg homes for sale in the traditional way, and there will be big decisions to make regardless of what you choose to do with the home. Our REALTORS® are here to help, with our guide for what to do when inheriting a house.
Make a Plan for Utilities
Regardless of what you ultimately decide to do with a home you inherit, you'll want to keep the property in good shape while you decide. Start by making sure that necessary utilities remain turned on while canceling any utilities you won't need while the home's status is in flux. It's often wise to keep the lights and water on since you'll be spending time getting the house prepared.
We've asked our agents at Old Dominion Realty to share with you what they love best about the place they've chosen to call home.
Barry lives in Bridgewater, VA. This is also the town where he grew up. Barry lives in the newer Mill View Estates Subdivision backing up to Whitelow Park in the Turner Ashby School District.
Barry loves the Town of Bridgewater's Park System with many acres of public parks, low crime, friendly neighbors and the economically responsible Town government.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to listing your home there's only one word you want to hear — sold! Our REALTORS® are here to help you showcase your home with stunning photography. Here are our seven simple steps to capturing picture-perfect listing photos of your home during the winter.
When it comes to buying a home, the process can seem quite overwhelming — especially if you're a first-time home buyer investigating finance options. If you're like many prospective home buyers, you'll be working with a mortgage lender to secure a rate that works well with your budget and lifestyle. Our REALTORS® recommend that most prospective homeowners get pre-approved for a loan before they put an offer in on a home.
When searching for Harrisonburg homes for sale, you should already have an approximate budget in mind. This range can be frugal, sliding only by $10,000 to $20,000, or it can be a little more flexible by stretching between $25,000 to $50,000. Once you've determined this amount, you'll be ready to enlist the help of a mortgage lender through your preferred financial institution.