Lynchburg, VA Real Estate News

By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Fall is a great time of year with all of the festivals, apple picking, pumpkins and Haunted Houses. Halloween is just around the corner so if you are within driving distance of Lynchburg, Virginia you should make plans to come to Scaremare. This is a local institution - located at 2300 Carroll Ave, in an old creepy, claustrophobic building! You never know what's going to come out of the woods- what might grab at your ankles! If you LIKE being scared, Check out www.scaremare.com for admission cost, dates of operation.An outreach ministry of Liberty University, http://www.libertyu.com/index.cfm?PID=12407  this is a perfect event for your youth group. Thousands of people attend every year; be aware that there are long lines but it's well worth the wait.
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
It's taken YEARS, but this week a much needed change has taken place at a very congested intersection in Lynchburg. Driving from Forest on Rte 221 (Forest Road) toward Lynchburg, there are now two turn lanes onto Old Forest Road at the intersection of Lakeside Drive. There is now one lane and no merge as you cross over onto Lakeside Drive. This has made the traffic flow so much smoother, ending the dangerous backup that only allowed approximately ten cars to turn left onto Old Forest Road through each cycle of the lights. MORE THAN 50,000 CARS TRAVEL THROUGH THIS INTERSECTION DAILY. It makes so much sense to have two turn lanes onto Old Forest Road, thanks to whoever made this happen! http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&country=US&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&p...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
You know Fall is here when the pumpkins come out! Smith's Pumpkin Patch is a familiar fixture in Lynchburg and they've expanded this year to include a Castle Bounce, Giant Slide, Noah's Ark, Teepee and more jumping activities for the kids to enjoy. Pumpkins can be bought for .52 cents per pound, pick one from the hundreds that are available. Not feeling too creative? There are scores of pumpkins to choose from that have already been decorated. Hours of operations are:Monday-Friday 10am-9pmSaturday 9am-9pmSunday 12am-9pmIf you'd like more information about Lynchburg and the surrounding area, check out my website at www.debmalone.com 
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Kaleidoscope is an annual, month long festival that takes place in Lynchburg, Virginia. In its 32nd year, there is something for everyone. Upcoming events include:September 22, 2007 Beaux Arts Ball Gala- Friends of the Academy will hold the third Annual 'Venetian Masquerade' to benefit the Academy of Fine Arts. Dinner, dancing and live auction to be held. Tickets are $135 per person. More info at (434) 846-8499 or on the web at www.AcademyFineArts.com.September 23, 2007Lynchburg Historical Foundation's Annual Tour and Patrons PartyTake a tour of the Garland Hill Historic District from 1 - 4:30 pm Home Tour ticket $20.00Patron's Party 6 - 8:30pm $75.00 per ticket and includes a Home Tour ticket, party held at 921 Main StreetTicket information (434)528-5353.For more information on all of ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Are you new to the area or considering a move? Think there's nothing to do? Just curious about what Lynchburg has to offer? Check out Discover Our Town a comprehensive website  with a listing of everything you want to know about this great city.  http://www.discoverourtown.com/VA/Lynchburg/Events-284.html Community Market on Main Street at the ArmoryLynchburg is centrally located between Charlottesville to the north and Roanoke to the west. Come check us out! Check out my website at www.debmalone.com for more info on Lynchburg!
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Do you like a bargain? If you're looking for a great lunch at a reasonable price you have to check out Big Lick Tropical Grill in Lynchburg.  Located in front of Cattle Annie's on Rte 29 North, this restaurant has 30 lunch choices on its menu and daily specials. The food is great and the service is quick. The toughest thing is making a selection with all of the choices offered (I guess that means you have to go back!) The best news is all of the lunches featured in the menu are $5.50 and that includes a drink! With tax, lunch for two is $12.27, can't beat that. If you're going, take the Oddfellows Road exit and follow the signs. includes a drink!
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Another Dining option in Lynchburg- Machu Picchu Peruvian Restaurant Noting the lack of diversity in the dining choices in Lynchburg, recent resident Elsa Duran decided to do something about it. After moving to Lynchburg from Northern Virginia two years ago, Duran opened Machu Picchu in March on Fifth Street. Machu Picchu features authentic Peruvian cuisine including Causa de Mariscos, Choritos a la Chalaca and rotisserie chicken. Duran, of Lima, Peru imports ingredients including chilies from her homeland. If you're looking for a restaurant serving authentic ethnic food, check out Machu Picchu.  Located at 512 Fifth Street, Lynchburg, Va  (434)845-3255Right next to The Starlight Cafe! http://www.lynchburgdining.com/For more information about Lynchburg, Virginia, contact me at (434)546-...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
The Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theater in Lynchburg presents The Tragedy of Carmen on the following dates:April 19, 2007  at  7:30 pmApril 21, 2007  at  7:30pm April 22, 2007  at  3:00pm$10 Student, $24 General, $38 Reserved, $75 Patron Synopsis from the website:The current season concludes with Don Jose and Carmen, in The Tragedy of Carmen, in Peter Brooks adaptation of the Bizet classic. The sultry gypsy Carmen lures the dutiful soldier Don Jose into love, crime and jail for her, then rejects him with anguished results.For tickets, driving directions and all other information call (434)846-8499  or visit the website at http://www.operaonthejames.org/Would you like more information about Lynchburg, Virginia? For  information about homes for sale or upcoming events in Lynchburg cont...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Historic New London Day 2007 The New London area is located just outside the Lynchburg city limits, near the entrance of the Wildwood Subdivision. Local History buffs will appreciate this event as New London, VA celebrates 250 years. Scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 10:00am -4:00pm Featured sites on the tour are:New London Village Tour, Store & Alum Springs Hotel Grounds Callaway-Steptoe CemeteryNew London Academy MuseumAlumni Hall- New London AcademyLiberty HallWoodlawnIvy CLiffAcademy ChurchTickets can be purchased at the following businesses: Arthur's Jewelry 111 North Bridge St, Bedford & 115 Tradewynd Dr, WyndhurstCentral VA Signs 20946 Timberlake RdJames River Framing & Art, 1024 Main St, LynchburgTom Jones Drugs Boonsboro Shopping Center, Lynchburg Tickets are $12 in a...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Biker BlessingWith the beautiful weather finally here it's time to get that bike on the road. Wouldn't you like to know you've been prayed over? This Saturday, April 7, 2007, a traditional Biker Blessing is scheduled from 10:00am -12:00pm in the Thomas Road Baptist Church parking lot. Free coffee and donuts will be available. For more information, call 239-9281 or visit ironhorseministries.org. Are you interested in Harley Davidson Motorcycles? Visit the store on Timberlake Road or online at www.hdoflynchburg.com Would you like more info on Lynchburg, Virginia? Contact me at www.debmalone.com or call me at (434)546-0369
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Amazement Square Children's Museum Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids or grandkids? Check out Amazement Square Children's Museum in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. Located on the corner of Jefferson and Ninth Streets along the James River.                     This is a hands on Museum with four floors to explore, slide and climb through. There are plenty of interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to explore global and regional topics, arts and humanities, science and health themes while providing a relaxed learning environment. Hours of Operation:Tuesday - Saturday                                        10:00am-5:00pmSunday                                                             1:00pm-5:00pmOpen Mondays & major holidaysand Memorial Day thru Labor Day          ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Remember going to a ballgame as a kid, the seventh inning stretch and the bags of peanuts? Would you like to live in or near a town that has it's own Farm Team? You're in luck if you're close to Lynchburg! We have a Class A Carolina League baseball team, The Hillcats, affiliated with the Pittsburg Pirates. If you want to share a tradition of your childhood with your children or grandchildren, take them out to a ballgame. SEASON OPENER  APRIL 5 AT 7PMLynchburg City Stadium after renovations                   The field  - behind home plate The start of baseball season is just around the corner. The first game of the season is a home game on  April 5 at 7:05pm against the Potomac Nationals. See the official site for game dates, special promotions and season ticket prices.   From wikipedia:...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Historic Garden Week, Lynchburg Virginia One of the most pleasant ways to spend a spring day in Virginia is to attend the open houses on Historic Garden Day. Tour the lovely landscaped grounds and then tour the inside of some of Lynchburg's most beautiful homes. This year, Garden Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lynchburg's Garden Day is sponsored by:The Hillside Garden Club The Lynchburg Garden ClubFor information or directions, contact:The Lynchburg Chamber Visitor's Information CenterTelephone (434) 847-1811TICKETS:  Full tickets $20, single-site admission $8.  Full ticket for minors 6-12 years old $10 and $4 for single-site admission.  Children 5 and under admitted free of charge.  The day of the tour, tickets will be available at each home.  Advance tickets...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Lynchburg is Getting National AttentionDo we appreciate what we have here in Lynchburg? The median home cost in Lynchburg is $153,900. Home appreciation in the last year has been 16.30 percent.And, we're getting national attention:Kiplinger's named Lynchburg on its top "50 Best Places to Live", and was ranked #42Businessweek listed Lynchburg among America's best affordable housing marketsMen's Journal - April's Edition lists Lynchburg as one of the "50 Best Places to Live"Forbes magazine lists Lynchburg in their top "200 Best Metros for Business and Careers" and ranked # 109Relocating, Would you like more information about Lynchburg? Feel free to contact me at www.debmalone.com or call me at (434)546-0369 and check out these websites:www.ci.lynchburg.va.uswww.lynchburgchamber.orgwww.lyn...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
This beautiful three bedroom, two and one half baths, 1800 sf home is available for lease. Located in the Wyndhurst subdivision in Lynchburg, VA it's only one year old. Features include formal dining room, living room, family room with gas fireplace. Custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Three bedrooms up with custom tiled master bath. W/D hookup upstairs. Close to the Jamerson YMCA, restaurants including Neighbors Place, shopping and more. Available for lease April 15 at $1400 per month, plus security deposit. Trash pickup included, no pets. If you're new to the area, building a home, we accept short term lease. (photo taken before shutters were added) (434)546-0369 or (434)258-4567
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By Amos Peverill
(Central Virginia Realty)
When companies go shopping for a business location, they generally look at the downtown business district's economy and health, even if they aren't planning on locating downtown. So a city's downtown business district effects the whole area's economy like a rudder that steers a ship.  The issue of parking downtown has been a bottleneck for office leasing for us in the commercial leasing industry for some time now. Usually an office tenant prospect feels that the parking hurdle overcomes the benefits of being in the business district. So, unfortunately, office leasing downtown is very soft in all but three of the leased office buildings over 10,000 square feet.   The city has recently hired a parking consultant to look at automating our current parking to increase the efficiency of our a...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
 Lynchburg, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia is located in Central Virginia approximately one hour from Charlottesville to the north and Roanoke to the west. Founded in 1786 by John Lynch, a ferry operator, the city is located on the James River. Lynchburg's population is estimated at 68,000, including the surrounding counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell there is a population of approximately 203,000. Views of the Blue Ridge Mountain can be enjoyed from many areas of the city and the Peaks of Otter are especially beautiful. The entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail are just a short drive. Smith Mountain Lake, below is about an hour from Lynchburg and features 500 miles of shoreline.                                                    A Spring Day on Sm...
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By Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
(Keller Williams Lynchburg)
Congratulations!  You've received an offer on your Central Virginia area home.  You must have done something right in order to attract a solid contract.  If you're less than thrilled with the offer, however, or if there are requests  by the potential buyers that could be sticking points for you, a negotiation is in orderThe goal for any successful negotiation is for both parties to leave feeling like they got their way on some important items.  Listen to the advise of your agent is the key.  Let them take the lead.  They've done this many times before and know how to finesse the situation in your favor.  your agent also will help prepare you for a negotiation.  Follow these tips and you're sure to come away smiling.1. Stay RelaxedYour facial expressions and mannerisms can help set the ...
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