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15 Things to Do on Mother’s Day

15 Things to Do on Mother’s Day

As a daughter, I’ve always tried to come up with something to do for my mom that she would enjoy.  Somehow though with all the spring activities, this day creeps up to me and then I’m found to be scrambling for ideas.  If you are still looking for some things to do, check out this list and hopefully it will help you give your wife or mom a lovely day.

A trip to a winery is always a great treat.  Here are a few of our favorites:

  1.  Breaux Vineyards is hosting “Moms and Macaroons on Sunday.  Wine pairings with 4 different macaroons are held hourly. https://www.breauxvineyards.com/events/moms-and-macarons/
  2. Enjoy a garden party at the Stables in Bluemont Vineyard.  Make your own flower bouquet from Firefly Flower Farm and if the weather holds up you can play lawn games     like corn hole or jenga.  https://www.bluemontvineyard.com/events-calendar/mothers-day-stable-bluemont-vineyard
  3. MomosaBar for Mother’s Day at Greenhill Winery and Vineyards  https://www.facebook.com/events/828010690899597/
  4. Treat mom to a private photo shoot at Winery 32!

If your mom is a beer drinker, here are a couple options:

5.  Your mom might enjoy the views at Harpers Ferry Brewing on Sunday.  Not only do you have great river views but their singer on Mothers Day, Mark Cullinane isn’t so bad to look at either!  https://www.facebook.com/pg/HarpersFerryBrewing/events/?ref=page_internal

6.  Dirt Farm is always a favorite too and this weekend they have their Strawberry Wheat Release that sounds  yummy!! http://dirtfarmbrewing.com

7. Celebrate Mom at Old 690 Brewery! Homegrown Foodies Food Truck will be here serving up their farm to table creations from Noon – 5:00 PM.  https://www.facebook.com/events/325252414857892/

Brunch, Lunch or Dinner!

8.  The restaurant at Patowmack Farm is always a favorite, but you need to make reservations as they may be booked.  For a farm fresh dining experience, this will sure to be a big hit.  https://www.patowmackfarm.com/

9. Another pick could be the Grandale Vintners Table on Harpers Ferry Road.  Enjoy a stress free day drinking wine slushies and eating tasty food from the Grill at 868!  Bring the kids and dogs as well!  https://www.grandalerestaurant.com/events/

10.  For an award winning romantic country inn with phenomenal views, the Goodstone Inn in Middleburg is a winner.  Brunch requires reservations but dinner does not.  http://www.goodstone.com/

11.  Lansdowne Resort  https://www.lansdowneresort.com/events/mothers-day?utm_source=VisitLoudoun&utm_medium=Event&utm_campaign=MothersDay&utm_content=Event

12. Tuscarora Mill is one of my personal favorites – you probably need a reservation to get a table though  www.tuskies.com

13.  Magnolia’s at the Mill is also an excellent choice  https://www.magnoliasmill.com/

14. The Conche is now serving brunc

15.  And lastly another favorite is the Blue Ridge Grill

Hope this helps! 

 

 

Horse Farms for Sale in Loudoun County Under $1,000,000

Horse Farms for Sale in Loudoun County Under $1,000,000

Horse Farms in the $1,000,000 and above price range are slim, but the farms under $1,000,000 is not much better with only 17 farms on the market.  I’ve selected the farms where you could bring horses home quickly in Loudoun.  There are several that are going quickly so if you see any that interest you, call Sonja Adams with Keller Williams at 703-963-7407 or SonjaAdams@kw.com to set up your private showing today! 

Click here for the current list and contact Sonja today to get the latest status on farms available in Loudoun.  The spring market is here and things are moving if they are priced right and set up for horses as well as are in good condition (or priced appropriately).  If you don’t see your dream farm here, let Sonja Adams know so she can search through her realtor connections and private placement farms.

Sonja Adams    SonjaAdams@KW.com   703-963-7407

Keller Williams Realty, 50 Catoctin Cir. NE #101, Leesburg, VA 20176

Horse Farms for Sale in Loudoun County $1,000,000 to $2,000,000

Horse Farms for Sale in Loudoun County $1,000,000 to $2,000,000

Turnkey Horse Farms in Loudoun are hard to find.  I’ve compiled a list of farms that are ready for you and your horses in the $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 range.  There are only 13 available.  If you want to see any of these properties or have any questions, please reach out to Sonja Adams with Keller Williams at 703-963-7407 or SonjaAdams@kw.com.  Sonja may know of properties not listed that might suit your needs so reach out today.

For a complete list of horse properties between 1 million and 2 million dollars in Loudoun County, VA click here 

Spring market is here! Don’t miss out on your dream farm. Call Sonja Adams today to schedule a viewing of one of these properties. Sonja Adams, Realtor 703-963-7407 or SonjaAdams@kw.com.⁣ ⁣

Sonja Adams

Keller Williams Realty

50 Catoctin Cir., NE #101

Leesburg, VA 20176

Sonjaadams@KW.com or 703-963-7407

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38996 Old Stage Place, Waterford, VA 20197 – Stunning Home for Sale

38996 Old Stage Place, Waterford, VA 20197 – Stunning Home for Sale

Look at Loudoun is proud to present 38996 Old Stage Place, Waterford, VA 20197 for sale.  This exquisite home has all of the modern luxuries with a private country setting.  This 3 acre property is fully fenced for dogs or horses, boasts a 3 car garage with premium flooring, a gourmet kitchen with attached sunroom, 2 story great room and high speed internet for your home office.  Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, each with a bathroom attached.  The master bedroom is an impressive suite with a luxury dressing room and 2 walk-in closets as well as a luxury bathroom.  The basement is fully finished with a fitness area, recreation area, full bathroom, ample storage and an awesome media room with custom trimwork.

Let’s tour this fabulous property video filmed at our Open House.

Let’s head upstairs now!

Ok, now we will check out the fully finished basement!

I hope you enjoyed the video tour of this fantastic home.  Please make sure to schedule a showing so you can see it in person and also check out the fully fenced yard which has space for horses or your pets and the views!

Call Sonja Adams with Keller Williams Realty at 703-963-7407 or email me at SonjaAdams@kw.com for more information or to schedule a private viewing!

Loudoun County, VA Real Estate Market Report – June 2018

Loudoun County, VA Real Estate Market Report – June 2018

Here’s a look at the Loudoun County Real Estate Market for June 2018.  According to a report released by the Dulles Area Association of Realtors (DAAR), Loudoun reached their highest monthly median sales value on record.  Also, housing listings declined for the 36th month in a row.  Let’s take a closer look the Loudoun County real estate market trends.

Housing Stats for June

Loudoun County’s median home price reached $500,000 which is the highest value on record.  This occurred amidst the lowest recorded June inventory in over a decade.  Inventory was 22.2% lower this June compared to June 2017 which left only 1207 homes for sale at month end and only a 2.2 months housing supply.  New listing activity decreased as well and was down 13.8% compared to last year in June 2017.

Condos led the growth, climbing by 37.9% from June 2017! This growth equated to the highest recorded number of condos sold in a month at a whopping 131 sales. Condo prices have increased by 14.8% compared to last June which makes the average price for a condo $310,000.

Both townhome and single family detached homes rose by 5.6 and 5.8% from June 2017 to $442,000 and $640,000 respectively.  Both townhomes and single family detached homes reached their highest median sales price on record.

Half of June’s listings were under contract in 9 days or less and sellers on average received 98.8% of their original list price. Loudoun closed 839 homes in June which was 105 more homes than in May.

Townhomes and condos have the tightest inventory with only a 1.4 and 1.5 months supply available.  The supply of single family homes increased to 2.9 months at the end of June.  Home sellers on average received 98.8% of their list price.

What does this mean if you’re buying a house in Loudoun County, VA?

With the rising median sales price and low inventory, it is more important than ever for a potential home buyer to have a firm idea of how much home they can afford.  It’s also important to have met with a mortgage loan officer to get your loan process started so you can compete with other home buyers who are bidding on your dream home.  We are still seeing multiple offers on homes, especially in the condo or townhome market.  We also recommend that you sign up to receive email notifications on homes as they come on the market or to work with us to find you a home before it is active on the market.

What does this mean if you’re selling a house in Loudoun County, VA?

This is a great time to sell!  Why? The inventory remains low, which means potential home buyers are looking for new listings coming on the market.  With the home prices rising, there is a good chance you will sell your home quickly with an appealing offer.  You will want to know what your home is worth, so sign up for our free home valuation offer.

50% of homes in Loudoun are selling in less that 9 days for 98.8% of the original list price.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Loudoun County, VA, call Sonja Adams at 703-963-7407 or reach out via email at SonjaAdams@kw.com

6 Reasons to Own a Home

6 Reasons to Own a Home

If you are like most first time home buyers, you’ve probably heard that owning a home is the American dream and you’ve also probably been encouraged to buy a home.  But you may still have some lingering doubts about making the leap into home ownership.  Having reservations is completely normal. Here are 6 reasons why you should own a home.

 

  • Nothing compares to the pride of owning your home.  You can make it your own.  Paint it any way you want, get a dog or two and a cat if you want without a landlord telling you can’t have a pet.  It also can give you a sense of security in that you don’t have to move.  This is your home and you can stay as long as you like.
  • There are still tax benefits to owning a home
  • If your home is in a good location and in good condition, most of time you will recognize appreciation that you won’t get with renting
  • You will build equity in your home over time
  • You’ll be able to lay down roots.  Create a home where your family can grow up, create lifelong friends and connect with your community
  • Educational Benefits – Research shows that children of homeowners earn higher test scores and graduate at a higher percentage than those of renters

 

If you are thinking of buying a home, Call me!  I will help you through the process to owning your first or next home!

Sonja Adams

Things to Do in Loudoun County – Weekend of July 27th-29th, 2018

Things to Do in Loudoun County – Weekend of July 27th-29th, 2018

The sun is coming back just in time to wrap up the Loudoun County Fair events and for the weekend.  Lots of great things to do outside like the continuation of a couple summer concert series, the Loudoun County Fair and several vineyard events.  Check out a few things below and follow us at Instagram for all things Loudoun!  www.instagram.com/lookatloudoun.

Getting the Most Profit from Your Home

Getting the Most Profit from Your Home

Selling your home takes some planning along with a time and financial investment to maximize the profits you make at the time of closing.  Fortunately there are some small changes you can make to help you appeal to buyers.  The video below is an oldie but still applies and is a good example of some things you can do before attempting to sell your home.

 

In addition to tips in the video, below are a few items to consider as well:

  • Interview Real Estate Agents
  • Price your Home Right
  • Understand your Closing Costs and Net Proceeds
  • Declutter and complete any needed repairs
  • Improve curb appeal
  • Stage your Home
  • Clean daily and make your beds so its ready for buyers
  • Review Offers and consider negotiating
  • As you prepare to close, make sure the home is clean at time of walkthrough to prevent any issues.

Handling these points will help you through the process of selling your home to maximize your profits.

Things to do in Loudoun County – Weekend of July 13-15, 2018

Things to do in Loudoun County – Weekend of July 13-15, 2018

Look at Loudoun Brings you the Latest Events: 

Weekend of July 13-15th, 2018

 

  • July 13th— Happy Hour from 4-7pm at Old 690. Head up to Music in the Gap in Hillsboro for their summer music series
  • July 13th—Friday Steak Dinner @ Creek’s Edge Winery: http://www.creeksedgewinery.com
  • July 13th—Scenic Cinema at Salamander Resort in Middleburg. Playing “ Descendants 2”
  • July 13th—Chris Timbers at Vanish Brewery 5pm
  • July 14th—Crooked Run 5 Year Anniversary Party Live music by Kid Brother and more! 11:30am to 11:30pm in both the Sterling and Leesburg locations
  • July 14th—Taquiera Garcias Food Truck at Old 690
  • July 14th—Morning Yoga at Vanish Brewery @ 10am
  • July 14th—Crab Feast at Tarara Winery: http://www.tarara.com/CrabFeast
  • July 14th—9th Annual Summer Block Party at the Village of Leesburg: https://villageatleesburg.com/event/9th-annual-summer-block-party/
  • July 14th—Yoga in the Vines Monthly—The Wine Reserve at Waterford: https://www.facebook.com/events/851836078333401/
  • July 15th—Vinyasa Yoga and Wine at Greenhill Winery in Middleburg

 

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