Farmville, VA Real Estate News

By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
One of my favorite gathering places in Farmville, VA is Riverside Cafe. I gather there for breakfast at least once a week.  Upon entering the door, I am greeted by Parker Wheeler with a warm smile on his face.  He is a hands on restaurant manager.  He tells me to grab a seat. Crystal is the usual waitress, she is the example of a happy, caring waitress.  She knows my order before I settle in, I have lately been changing my order just to shake it up a bit, even that doesn't throw her.  She fixes my special Diet Pepsi & Dr. Pepper mixed soda that I drink to begin the day. On any given morning the banter between the restaurant patrons is humorous and fun.  Consumers talk about work, the weather and the goings-on in Farmville.  I am greeted by neighbors and business owners all here to start...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
Tonight I attended an event hosted by Longwood University, called the Executive in Residence series.  I have been to many of these open to the public events held at Longwood University. Tonight the speaker was James Zumwalt, author of Bare Feet, Iron Will. This is one great example of events that Longwood hosts and offers to the public, free of charge.  Tonight the topic was leaders, who think outside of the box.  He spoke of how he came to write the book.  He talked with amazing passion and emotion.  He spoke of how going to Vietnam over 50 times to talk with and interview Vietnamese soldiers and leaders and how they survived the war. He spoke of how their stories turned into his book.  He spoke of how they thought outside of the box to win at war. He told his stories and the Vietnam s...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
I recently needed a dress for a black and white, black tie event in Farmville, VA.  This need came with a certain angst, because I was a sponsor and I wanted to look good.  Typical woman anxiety existed with concern over how I would look.  So, I took my husband to Caryn's Bridal in Farmville, VA  to help me find a dress. The staff at Caryn's started bringing me dresses, all styles, shapes and sizes, and watched as I tried on and eliminated dresses.  I was beginning to lose hope as dress after dress went back on the rack and back to the showroom floor. The women continued to bring me tons of dress opportunities and I continued to try on.  And finally, I found a dress that matched my personality.  And I was happy.  The owner Caryn Kayton assured me that the dress was perfect for the event...
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By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Buying Style for Less: Green Front Furniture One of the best things about living in Farmville, VA is the lifestyle it offers. For decades, people have come from all over to Historic Downtown Farmville VA just for the shopping....why you ask? Well the simplest explanation is Green Front Furniture. The edge of downtown is lined with authentic old fashioned warehouse buildings, this is Green Front Furniture. The old world feel of the buildings not only add character to Main Street but enhance the overall shopping experience. One could easily spend days wandering through the twelve Green Front warehouses, exploring the veritable treasure trove of furnishings and rugs. Whether you're looking for a unique, stylish piece or just want name brands at a great price, you'll find no better spot tha...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
You have decided to buy a home.  You have thought long and hard about the decision, looked at your budget and decided that you are ready to buy a home.  As you are driving around you see a house that catches your eye and you stop and call the number on the sign.  I want you to stop and think before you make that phone call.  I want you to call me for a buyer consultation before you look at your first home. As your real estate agent I will provide you with the following services for your purchase of your next home.  I will meet with you one on one and learn about your needs.  We will talk about price range, locations desires, the must have list and the do not want list.  We will then check the MLS against this list.  I can show you any home listed for sale.  We will do a contract review....
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
As I enter the next phase of my career and growth of my company, I am adding the referral of business to business to my direct intention.  I am seeking out the best of the best, to provide a growth in their business as well as the opportunity to provide clients with a reliable source for businesses they need. This list will grow to be completely comprehensive and will include everything you can image needing. I am approaching contractors and business owners about the opportunity to work with my clients, my agents clients and all in all to have the opportunity of tapping into the business that we have built.  Our clients have become our friends, our neighbors and the referral we send will need to be a relationship building business too.  They will need to understand and appreciate the va...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
  One of the wonderful advantages of making your home in Farmville is the proximity to a variety of great opportunities while enjoying a small town lifestyle. Farmville is located within 1-1 1/2 hours of three great cities which all have distinct characters. One of those cities is Charlottesville, to the North which has a wealth of attractions and venues. It was the home of Thomas Jefferson and his influence is very evident in the architecture around the city, especially his home of Monticello which lies just outside the city and the Rotunda on the campus of the University of Virginia which lies within the city. I have spent many great trips visiting Monticello and UVA with family and friends.  If you love to go to a destination just to eat, then Charlottesville can offer everything fro...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Hallmark is definitely getting the message out, so I thought I would too.  I love a reason to celebrate even if it is made up by a greeting card company.  For me, Valentine's Day will be about sharing my love for my family, friends, and clients.  It will be a pay-it-forward kind of day.  Because Valentine's Day isn't just for lovers anymore. There are many ways to express your gratefulness to those who make your life better.  Chocolate will just make you fat, and greeting cards are hugely expensive, so this Valentine's Day I am sending flowers.  I will be sending lots of flowers.  And for this task I would use none other than  Rochette's Florist in Farmville, VA.  Rochette's is a family owned and operated business which has been serving the F...
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By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Shopping with Atmosphere at The Sleeping Bee One of the best things about living in Farmville, VA is the lifestyle it offers. People from near and far come to Farmville just for the shopping....why you ask? Shopping in Historic Downtown Farmville VA is a unique and exciting experience.  From the moment you step into the beautiful showroom of The Sleeping Bee, you know you'll find something unique. The Sleeping Bee offers many "frivolous necessities" and fresh gift ideas.   So whether your designing your new home or looking for the perfect Valentine gift...they have it all! But you don't have to take our word for it, click over to their site for a touch of their class and uniqueness!     Items they carry include a variety of  Accessories Decor Furniture Lighting Garden Seasonal Bath & Be...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
I own my company, Real Living Cornerstone.  I made the decision to open an office in October of 2006 at my 40th birthday party.   By January of 2007 the doors were open and I was ready for business.  This decision was mostly so I could do things my way in my town.  So I have and I do!  I know people who think of me as only an owner of a company.  This usually occurs when I work on boards, groups that I donate to, and other business owners. I want to be respected and looked up to because I run a reputable business, because I am a giver, because they like what my company stands for and is becoming. This year I became certified as a SWMBA business and I let everyone know that I am a woman-owned business.  My goal as an owner is to stay connected to the community that has allowed me in, to ...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
Yesterday I met with my insurance man.  This meeting was brought about because of my recent experiences with insurance in general.  At the first of the year, I decided to get price quotes on my insurance policies.  This need was brought on by the additional cost of adding a 16 year old male driver to our car insurance policy.  I have been shocked at how much this basic rite-of-passage costs. In getting quotes,I learned a lot about insurance.  I had several people who gave me quotes and what I found is some were lower on some policies, some were higher, no one was able to provide a lower quote on all of my policies put together.  For me, I am speaking of a home owners, rental dwelling, car, general liability, business liability, workman's comp and an umbrella policy.  I consider this a g...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
This fantastic listing is no longer listed by Real Living Cornerstone and Navona Hart.  However, I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you as your buyer’s agent to purchase a property that meets your exact needs.  You may use the link below to search listings for sale and communicate with me on your specific needs and concerns.  If you do not see the property for you, please let me know and I can be on the look-out for the perfect property for you! Farmville Homes for Sale
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By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
The Greens of Farmville, Virginia   The Greens is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods centrally located in downtown Farmville. Soft sunsets hide behind tall oaks shading rolling streets and sidewalks. Prices start from $170,000 to $400,000.   Walk Score of 52.   Schools Prince Edward Co. Schools Fuqua School New Life Christian Academy   Universities  Farmville Va is home to two well-known Universities: Longwood University Hampden-Sydney College   Shopping Since this neighborhood is located in town it is convenient to many of the local businesses that can be found in the heart of downtown Farmville, VA. To name a few: Green Front Furniture Amish Originials Rochette's Florist   With so much to offer this neighborhood is a must see, so if you're considering moving to Farmville....l...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
In 1999, after a major medical issue in my life, my husband went on a mission to get me to move to the country~particularly Farmville, VA.  Not that I am a city girl, but I am a rapid paced human. I thrive on action and energy.  Moving to the country seemed, well lame. I dodged the bullet in 1999.  But in 2001 it came up again.  I was deeply impacted by the 9/11 events and I promised my husband that I would go to the country with him and our family. By 2002, I was living in an 1850's home sitting on a hill centered on 22 acres. I love my home!  I enjoy the sunsets and the sunrises that are amazing from several windows in the home, I love my front porch swing, and I love the fact that my home has become the gathering place for my family and friends. After moving, I continued to commute t...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
Looking for an event that you will put on your calendar year after year?  Then look no further! This Thursday, January 20th the Farmville's Rotary Club will host the 7th Annual Celebrity Cook Off.   It is a night of good food prepared by many local chefs, non-profit organizations, churches, and small businesses.  If you have never attended a Celebrity Cook Off here is how it works.  Local chefs and amateurs gather and prepare amazing food for the attendees to eat and enjoy.  They are competing for the top prize of consumer choice!  A winner will be given to the top professional and the top amateur.  When you attend the event you will be given tickets that you can use to VOTE for your choice.  For $10 for adults, $5 for children (children under 5 are free) you can roam from table to tabl...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
Ready, set, and go.  Buyers, my job is to get you to the point where buying YOUR home becomes a reality not a wish.  I will walk you thru the scary parts of the process and use my experience to hopefully avoid as many landmines as possible. I will represent you in this purchase.  When you look at homes for sale, they have signs in front of them.  They have all chosen one agent to work with.  They trust that agent to get the job done, they have chosen someone that they want to work with.  The agent represents the seller!  What I am asking is for you to give me permission to put my sign in front of you!  Choose me to be your trusted adviser.  Let me give you advice and guidance.  There are parts of this process that I can't guide you thru if I don't represent you.  I work with great lende...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
When I meet with sellers, the discussion of open houses almost always comes up.  To hold open or not to hold open is the question.  In my rural market the location is often the primary determining factor in my choice to hold an open house.  I try to hold as many of my listings open as physically possible. Here are my guidelines on open houses: My Open House Plan: I will invite past clients-I do this because they know how I work, they will talk about my inventory, they want to help me sell my listings. I will invite the neighbors-yes, sometimes nosy neighbors know the next possible owner. I will post your open house on all of my internet sites at least 2 weeks in advance. I have had out of town guests come to open houses because they saw it posted and made the time to visit. I will hold...
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By Larry Atkins
(State Wide Realty Co.)
Farmville Va's Best Kept Secret Driving down Third Street in Farmville, you'll pass quite afew businesses...most often you'd be able to guess the service offered from the road. But one of the best kep secrets in Farmville VA is the Miller's Country Store. From the road this business seems like a general store or maybe a lawn and garden store. The front is lined with hand-made / high quality swings, rockers, and gazebos, which are all reasonably priced. But this family owned business has so much to offer...much like an old fashioned country store it offers an assortment of produce, jellies, meats, cheese, and desserts. But the very best part is that they are a take out restaurant too. They have home-made bread that is just delicious, that add a special touch to all of their deli sandwich...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
Welcome to Farmville, VA!  A great place to live.  I try to give referrals for the best of the best when you are here to visit or to live.  Today, I had a great experience with a local mechanic, it is one of many encounters with this shop and I wanted to share! I had a headlamp out on my car.  Happened over the weekend, and I didn't want to continue to drive without a headlamp.  I called Bailey's Auto Service on Tuesday and set up to bring my car by first thing today.  The office manager arranged it so I could be in and out~I had a busy day ahead of me. When I arrived one of the mechanics let me know that I would not be in and out as fast as I had hoped.  I talked to the owner and told him that I needed to look at my calendar to find a 1 hour plus window to have my light changed.  He sa...
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By Navona Hart, Selling the Best Properties in Central Virginia
(Real Living Cornerstone)
I love helping buyers find a home that meets their needs.  For me, it is a little like a mystery novel.  Where they start and where they finish are often 2 different visions.  I love the buyer who has done their research. Sometimes they miss the mark on what their next house should or shouldn't have.  Here are some of my casual observations. Do not search for a home based on square footage alone.  I understand the need to have a certain amount of living space, but that space is not defined the same in every home.  Often how many rooms you need is a better measuring stick. Do not search for a home based solely on the photos found on the Internet.  Please do not say, "I don't want to see that home, the agent didn't post any photos." OR "That home has sloping floors." When indeed it was ac...
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