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June
21

Move to West Virginia

Do you love the great outdoors and dream of living in a home where you can go for a hike right outside your front door? Are you tired of the grind the comes with living in a community with a high cost of living and searching for a place where your hard-earned money goes much further? West Virginia has so much to offer. Our real estate agents love West Virginia, and we've got 7 reasons that you'll love moving to the Mountain State.

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February
1

Skiing in West VirginiaOnce the busy week is done, our real estate agents love to head for the slopes around West Virginia. The freedom of flying downhill is a perfect release from the responsibilities of daily life.

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October
2

Burlington WV Apple Harvest Festival
Harvest season is here. That means it's almost time for one of Burlington's longest-running community events. The 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival is a weekend full of old-fashioned fun for the whole family, with contests, shopping, fantastic food, live entertainment, and so much more. This year's festival includes three days of fun events, starting on October 5, 2018. Our real estate agents have all the details on the 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, one of Burlington, West Virginia's most anticipated events of the year.

Celebrate the Season: The 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Burlington, WV

The 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
Location: 120 Hope Lane, Burlington, WV, 26710
Date/Time: October 5 - 7, 2018 – Festival Grounds Open 10 am – 7 pm
Admission: Free, with Free Parking and Shuttle Service Available

Enjoy Old-Fashioned Family Fun at the 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival

The Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Burlington, WV is organized by Burlington United Methodist Family Services and takes place on the BUMFS residential campus. The festival starts on Friday and continues throughout the weekend, with both scheduled events and all-day attractions. It's the perfect opportunity to get out, take in the autumn air, and create special memories for every member of the family.

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September
20

Hardy County Heritgage Weekend
Every year around the close of summer, the people of Hardy County come together to celebrate Heritage Weekend, one of the biggest local events of the year. Hardy County Heritage Weekend is a celebration of everything that makes local communities such special places to call home. During Heritage Weekend, you'll have the opportunity to learn about local history, shop for products from local businesses and artisans, catch a classic movie, watch live shows, enjoy live music, and even participate in an "all schools" reunion for former students of local schools. Our real estate agents are excited to tell you all about the events at Hardy County Heritage Weekend this year.

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March
6

West Virginia Maple Days
West Virginia is wild and wonderful and it's also a great place to live, work, and raise a family. When you visit this beautiful state during March, you'll enjoy hills decked out in early spring greenery, wonderful homes, and unique cultural experiences. If you're thinking about relocating to West Virginia, it's the perfect time to tour Petersburg homes for sale. If you time your visit just right, you can be a part of Maple Days, a fun family event.

Our REALTORS® know you'll love Maple Days. West Virginia maple producers and enthusiasts host the event in locations across the state. You can eat maple treats and learn everything you ever wanted to know about maple syrup. Here's how you can be a part of this great West Virginia tradition.

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February
5

The In's and Out's of Becoming a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Virginia

To obtain a License to sell real estate in the state of Virginia an individual must attend an approved required 60 hour pre-licensing course called Principles of Real Estate.  This course is offered in several different formats.

1) Community Colleges and Universities such as Virginia Tech and New River Community College have offered this class in a semester long format.

2) Correspondence courses provide printed materials for self-study and are available through Moseley Real Estate School and other providers.

3) Online study is available through McKissock and other providers.

4) Classroom format is available at our Old Dominion Harrisonburg Office. We have partnered with Moseley Real Estate School to offer this service.  Visit the Career page at ODRVA.com for more information.

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation webpage identifies all approved providers for the Principles Class at this URL:

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Boards/Real_Estate/A490-02PRE_LIC_CRS.pdf

Once the classroom work is complete, a candidate must schedule and sit for 2 portions of a PSI examination and pass the National and State portions of that exam.  When both portions of this exam have been passed an applicant can then apply for a license at DPOR (Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation) or REB (Real Estate Board).

 

Cost:  Note*-these figures are based on estimates and average costs of fees to get started.

Fee

 Cost

Pre-licensing Course

 $                           350.00

Examination Fee

 $                              60.00

HRAR New Realtor Application Fee

 $                           125.00

Initiation/Orientation Fee

 $                           100.00

VAR New Member Fee

 $                           100.00

New MLS User Fee

 $                           150.00

Lockbox Card Issuance Fee

 $                              50.00

Total Investment

 $                           935.00

 

*These costs are an estimate. Actual costs may vary according to area.

Author of this blog article: Micah Branson

 

October
9

Owning a home is a great accomplishment for any person or family, but it does come with some responsibility. Homeowners that want to ensure that they keep their house in top of the line condition for when they need to put their home on the market must take several home maintenance measures to get as much value as they can from their property.

Routine Maintenance

Keeping a home in good condition requires some routine home maintenance procedures so that property does not deteriorate from situations that could have been prevented. For example, regularly cleaning the gutters of a home or changing the air filters on an air conditioner will prevent bigger problems from coming about with a residence. Lawn care is also important: shrubs should be trimmed regularly, and grass should be kept at an acceptable level.

Use Quality Materials

Try to always ensure that the materials used to repair your property are of the best quality. Use components that will last as long as possible and will be very durable so that potential buyers will face less ownership costs. These points can be highlighted when selling a home so that people that are on the market for a new place will understand the home maintenance benefits of the home they are considering.

Interior Upgrades

If a home is lacking in its interior aesthetic, it will be more challenging to sell. Try to ensure that a home has cabinets, countertops, and flooring that is as up to date as possible. Investing in these areas of a home might seem unnecessary when getting ready to sell, but they can make the difference between a home selling or not selling.

Home maintenance should never be neglected, especially for those selling their residence. Keeping a home up to date, ensuring that it is repaired with quality components, and performing regular maintenance will contribute to a home's ability to be sold. For more information or assistance selling a house in Virginia or West Virginia, visit the professionals at Old Dominion Realty to leverage their expertise to help a home get sold. 

August
6

Moorefield WV photo courtesy of takemytrip.com(Photo courtesy of takemytrip.com)

Whether you're in the market for a new home in the city or tucked quietly into the mountains, West Virginia has what you're seeking. 

Whether you're looking for a starter house, a place in a quiet community to raise your kids or a place to relax and enjoy your retirement with plenty of land, West Virginia has a lot of homes for sale right now that can meet your needs. 

One of the nice things about living in one of West Virginia's towns is that they're not too big and not too small. They're just right. The schools are community-based, so you know your son or daughter will get individualized attention. They all offer plenty of parks and trails, so finding something fun to do outside is always easy. There's a sense of community that can't be recreated in Columbus, Ohio, Pittsburgh or even Lexington, Ky. The quality of life is great.

And so is the housing. 


Right now in Franklin and Moorefield, for example, there are great homes for sale at all price ranges. Need an affordable home with three bedrooms? You can get into one for less than $165,000. In fact, you can find a nice little rambler with just enough room for you and your kids for $130,000.

Just getting started with your career and want to find a place in a thriving business area? You can't go wrong in Morgantown, which has been listed among the best "small places" for careers by Forbes magazine. You can land a job in Morgantown, as well as a sweet deal on a nice house that's near more than a dozen recreational parks and some really great golf courses.

But maybe living in a city isn't your thing. Maybe you want to be tucked back into the hills where you can take things a little slower. If that's the case, West Virginia has many homes for sale that meet your needs, too. 

Just outside of Moorefield, there are homes in the country and in the hills that include acreage. There are homes with property lines that butt up against some of West Virginia's famed state forests and national parks. How cool would it be to live near the Monongahela National Forest or the Thorn Creek Wildlife area?. You can! There are homes at all price ranges that will provide you the privacy you desire. 

West Virginia offers something for everyone. 

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