Moneta, VA Real Estate News

By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
Hello and Happy New Year Friends!  I wanted to give you a update  to our current Real Estate  market as well as remind you that I am here if you or any one you know is in need of buying  or  selling here  at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.    Last year was a very busy year and predictions  are this year will be  the same.  If you have been thinking of selling or know someone who is, please give  me a call at 540-520-0168.  I have buyers looking right now and would be  honored to have the opportunity to present my marketing  plan to you.  And if you or  anyone  you  know is in the market to buy, just  let me know and I will do everything  I can to help you find something  perfect for you!  If you want to know what just a few of my satisfied customers have to say, please go  to my...
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By DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia
(Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent)
My name is  DEANNA EARLY  and I am the Mortgage Loan Originator for Franklin County, Virginia and the surrounding areas including Moneta, Virginia in Bedford County.   I have over 30 years in the mortgage industry creating and closing Virginia home mortgage loans and refinances.   I am Nationally Licensed ( #268590 ) by the NMLS.I do refinancing for existing homes anywhere in the state of Virginia.   If you are thinking about refinancing your home, there are many questions and considerations to think about BEFORE  proceeding.   Contact me so we can sit down and go over your various options together to formulate a plan.Are you looking for cash out for a major purchase or are you needing a small amount of money for a project around the house that a home equity line might be better suited ...
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By DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia
(Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent)
My name is  DEANNA EARLY  and I am the Mortgage Loan Originator for Franklin County, Virginia and the surrounding areas including Moneta, Virginia located in Bedford County.   I have over 30 years in the mortgage industry creating and closing Virginia home mortgage loans.   I am Nationally Licensed (#268590) by the NMLS.I do FHA, VA, USDA and VHDA mortgages.   I do lot loans, construction loans, 203K loans and conventional mortgage loans.   I also do refinancing for existing homes.   I am known as the "Virginia Mortgage Expert".I represent American National Bank and Trust Company, a local community bank based right here in Virginia.   The bank has been in business for over 100 years serving the banking and financial needs of Virginians.The bank has numerous branches around the Bedford C...
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By DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia
(Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent)
My name is  DEANNA EARLY  and I am the Mortgage Loan Originator for Franklin County, Virginia and the surrounding areas including Moneta, Virginia located in Bedford County.   I have over 30 years in the mortgage industry creating and closing Virginia home mortgage loans.   I am Nationally Licensed (#268590) by the NMLS.I do FHA, VA, USDA and VHDA mortgages.   I do lot loans, construction loans, 203K loans and conventional mortgage loans.   I also do refinancing for existing homes.   I am known as the "Virginia Mortgage Expert".I represent American National Bank and Trust Company, a local community bank based right here in Virginia.   The bank has been in business for over 100 years serving the banking and financial needs of Virginians.The bank has numerous branches around the Bedford C...
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By DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY, Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia
(Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent)
I heard a horror  story just the other day.   OK, it's late October so you would think that's appropriate but it's not.   A new mortgage loan client was telling about the bad experience they had with an online mortgage lender.Unfortunately, in our world of modern technology, we sometimes forget to use our good sense when making the biggest financial decision of our lives.   Sometimes the excitement of the moment leads us to unwise actions.   The client was SMART to do their due diligence and research rates and companies and I don't fault them for that.   Fact is, I encourage clients to do that.   I feel an educated client is the best client.   That's why I take my time to explain and answer every question.The horror was the online company gave the clients information out to banks and le...
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By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
According to the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service, as of November 25, 2014,  there are currently 52 homes priced 1Million plus on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.  Contact me, Edna Ledoux Jamieson, Realtor/ABR for all your Smith Mountain Lake Virginia luxury Real Estate needs.     You don't have to move to the ocean to find a luxury waterfront home!  And so far we have not had one shark attack at Smith Mountain Lake.      Luxury Homes on Smith Mountain Lake Virginia from Edna Jamieson   Edna Ledoux JamiesonRealtor/ ABR 540-520-0168   Wainwright & Co. Realtors16503 Booker T. Washington Hwy.Moneta, VA. 24121Licensed in State of VirginiaEqual Opportunity Housing  smithmtnlakeproperties.com 
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
The golf scene at Smith Mountain Lake has always been a community highlight and now young golfers have a special place of their own to work on their game. The Laker Magazine’s spring edition includes the heart warming story behind the Smith Memorial Golf Training Complex newly opened at the lake’s W.E. Skelton 4-H Education Conference Center.  The practice facility offers young golfers a year-round place to exercise open driving, putting and chipping on a synthetic surface for easy maintenance. It was donated by a local SML resident in memory of his late wife, an avid golfer herself. Staff from area golf clubs will be available at the new installation to help youth improve their skills and teach respect for the game.    From seasoned golfers to fresh young players, Smith Mountain Lake i...
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By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
Smith Mountain Lake Virginia  lies in a broad valley nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural south-central Virginia. Communities around the lake include Moneta, Huddleston, Union Hall, White House, Penhook and Goodview.  Smith Mountain Lake has become a popular recreational area. Boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, riding personal watercraft, and sailing are common activities as is fishing, especially for striped bass. The lake has hosted several professional fishing tournaments, is home to a annual wine festival, chili festival and in most areas is only about 40 minutes to Roanoke Virginia.  (this varies as Smith Mountain Lake is over 40 miles long and boasts over 500' of shoreline)  !     To see a link to the current condo & townhomes around the beautiful lake area, see this lin...
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By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
I thought I would post a update to our residential Real Estate market here at beautiful #SmithmountainlakeVA ..  According to the Roanoke Valley MLS as of today Feb. 17, 2014 there are currently 59 residential waterfront listings priced between $700,000.00 - $999,999.00 Please remember to call #EdnaJamiesonRealtor at 540-520-0168 or email ednalovessml@gmail.com for help at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.   View all these at http://www.usamls.net/smithmtnlakeproperties//default.asp?content=results&menu_id=243773&this_format=1&query_id=140194288&sortby=34&page=1   OR VIEW ALL AVAILABLE LISTINGS IN THE BEAUTIFUL SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE VIRGINIA AREA ON MY WEB SITE AT SMITHMTNLAKEPROPERTIES.COM .     If looking to buy or sell Real Estate in Smith Mountain Lake, contact Edna. A REALTOR® ...
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By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320521825.html http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320561353.html http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320534027.html http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320550436.html http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320540684.html http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320524944.html http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320535816.html http://roanoke.craigslist.org/reb/4320531220.html   Edna Ledoux Jamieson loves living and working at Smith Mountain Lake.  A genuine secret hidden in the Blue Ridge Mountain area of Southwest Virginia. Smith Mountain lake is a popular destination spot for vacationers, retirees and anyone looking for great fishing, water sports, golfing, world class dining, antiques and art galleries, world class historical sites, fashion and theatre. The commu...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
  We at Deb Beran Properties often hear that older residents searched for years before finding the idyllic place to retire at Smith Mountain Lake. A retirement location isn’t easy to narrow down. Where you retire effects both the retiree and other family members. Location plays a large part in quality of life, financial security and quality and frequency of family visits. Forbes.com contains a helpful article called Real Estate: 10 Retirement Options with tips to help those approaching retirement choose location wisely. The excellent quality of life here at SML parallels much of the article’s advice.  Smith Mountain Lake offers low cost living. SML is situated in Virginia counties with low taxes and minimal financial demands compared to larger towns and cities. Residents are not subject...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
It’s easy to be proud of a community when its key establishments are frequently on the receiving end of state and national accolades. In the news last week is a report that one of the Smith Mountain Lake area’s preschools received a star rating by the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI). The Laker Weekly reports that the Virginia Star Quality Initiative, a program of the Virginia Early Childhood Development and Early Childhood Foundation that recognizes four areas of educational quality, granted the top rating to Trinity Preschool in Moneta.    Trinity Preschool is being recognized for great education, qualified and well trained staff, excellence in teacher and student interaction and environment and instruction. Along with the rating, the VSQI program supports educational excellenc...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
Smith Mountain Lake is a great place for hobbyists to develop and master a craft - particularly antique boat crafters. One boat admirer is bringing a first to Smith Mountain Lake - building a steam-powered launch right in his own Smith Mountain Lake back yard. Mark White of Bedford’s major undertaking is the center of a recent Roanoke Times piece highlighting his endeavor and the love of boating that led to it.    Smith Mountain Lake attracts antique boat enthusiasts of all types with its annual Antique and Classic Boat Show and many other events hosted by the local chapter of the parallel society. At any time, Smith Mountain Lake members are working to reconstruct and beautify vessel treasures of earlier decades. White’s steamboat will hold three to four people, move at a leisurely spe...
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By Edna Jamieson Wood, Realtor/ABR at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia
(Wainwright & Co. Realtors)
Hello Lake home shoppers:   This is Edna Ledoux Jamieson, Realtor at Lake Shore Rentals & Sales Inc., on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake Virginia.   According to the Roanoke Valley Multipl Listing Service as of today, May 22, 2013, we currently have 363 water front homes for sale.   Prices start at $110,000.00 for a single wide home with approximately 40feet of water frontage and go all the way up to $10,450,000.00 for a home on 75 acres with approximately 5900feet of water frontage on Smith Mountain Lake..  We of course have tons of options in all price ranges.  The average list price is $794,969,000.00, average list price per square foot is $275.14 and average days on the market is 239 days.. If you or anyone you know is interested in getting a free daily listing update of any homes, co...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
Fishing enthusiasts will descend on Smith Mountain Lake this weekend to take part in the Blue Ridge Big Bass Classic, part of Oakley’s Big Bass Tour. Local news source The Laker Weekly reports more than 500 competitors are expected to participate. Prizes include a $30,000 bass boat, $1,000 for first and cash amounts for several lower place winners. The tournament, in its third year at Smith Mountain Lake, will open this Friday and take place through Sunday.    The Big Bass Classic is just one of several major fishing tournaments to choose Smith Mountain Lake as a stop in the larger series. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has done an outstanding job of cultivating healthy fish species and habitats in the lake, particularly with bass. Smith Mountain Lake is known as o...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
Convenient and quality healthcare is an important factor for any home buyer moving to a new location. There was a time when most Smith Mountain Lake residences were several miles from most types of healthcare providers and even further from the nearest hospitals. But as a recent article in the Laker Magazine points out, healthcare has come to the Smith Mountain Lake community in a big and exciting way in the last few years. A number of regional medical companies have noticed the need of a growing SML population and have answered with state-of-the-art facilities in the lake towns of Moneta and Westlake.  Local residents can live in one of the nation’s most beautiful and peaceful communities with the assurance that you’re never far from the healthcare you need. Family clinics, pediatrics,...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
You’ve come to Smith Mountain Lake to get out on the water, soak up the sun, treat the children and grandchildren to all-day play and make special memories with family members. The last priority on your list is cleaning up the house, condo, houseboat or RV during your stay. But cleaning must happen to keep clutter off the floor, resources reusable and prevent slipping on puddles of water. It is especially essential to clean when locking up the vacation rental.  HGTV provides helpful tips on 10 minute cleaning spurts that will keep your Smith Mountain Lake vacation rental in top condition the whole time you’re there, and make that final wrap-up much less demanding.  At the end of each day - perhaps before dinnertime - enlist the whole brood to a timed attack on chores. Assign a chore to ...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
Last week our blog featured several new waterfront restaurants to enjoy this summer season. But recent business start-ups aren’t only within Smith Mountain Lake’s food industry. The community is celebrating a noticeably positive trend in business launches, which can only mean a positive effect on the local economy.  A recent report by a Pittsylvania County news station, GoDanRiver.com, highlights an upturn in Smith Mountain Lake’s business front. Along with new restaurants and distinctive food vendors such as Bruno’s Gastro Truck, a Sweet Frog franchise and The Lake House Beanery, SML has added marinas, retail outlets and accommodation locations to its already thriving commercial scene.  With the census-proven growth at Smith Mountain Lake and a quality of living that assures continued ...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
In summer, one of the most common activities at Smith Mountain Lake is waterfront dining. In fact the subject of where to dine on the water is one of the most popular topics talked about among community members and area visitors. Last year, we featured a run-down of waterfront restaurants in the 2011 Laker Magazine, a highly useful resource for SML locals and newcomers. Once again, publisher Laker Media has released its most current overview of the waterfront dining scene at SML. From the quick made-to-order menu at a nearby marina to finer fare complete with live music, choosing the right waterside eatery is a cinch.  What stands out about the 2012 waterfront dining scene is several exciting additions. Los Machados Mexican Cantina & Grill filled a vacancy at Indian Pointe Marina last s...
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By Deborah F. Beran Inc., Your Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Lakefront Realty Inc)
The thriving water recreation and sports scene at Smith Mountain Lake includes a strong representation of sailing enthusiasts. Sailboats are a common sight in spring and summer, but the mild SML climate means sailing opportunity continues all year long here. Local residents can be a part of the sailing community at SML by joining one of the two well established yacht clubs, the Blackwater Yacht Racing Association (BYRA) and the Virginia Inland Sailing Association (VISA), listed below. Each club boats considerable membership and regular events including training courses and competitions. Those with second homes, townhomes or condos at Smith Mountain Lake oftentimes opt to keep a sailboat stowed away at a marina storage location for use when visiting.  In addition to supportive yacht club...
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