Archives: May 2018

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Why There Has Never Been a Better Time to Buy Real Estate in Wintergreen

If you’re in the market for a home with mountain views, and resort-style amenities then it is time to look into the real estate options in Wintergreen Resort.

Discover the luxury lifestyle this community has to offer, and find out why now is a great time to purchase a home in Wintergreen.

1. An Award-Winning Lifestyle in Wintergreen

tennis ball on a court with a net in the background.Wintergreen Resort has received numerous accolades throughout the years for their beautiful location, and four-season amenities. Some of the prestigious awards include Best Spa and Best Ski Resort award by Blue Ridge Country Magazine.

The resort also features top-rated tennis programs, which has received awards from Tennis Magazine and Tennis Resorts Online. Discover the rest of the award winning amenities that Wintergreen has to offer.

Want to be minutes from Wintergreen’s slopes and spas? Learn more about what Trillium Place has to offer.

2. Exciting Annual Events For All Ages

red, white, and blue fireworks at night.There’s always something new and fun to do when you live in Wintergreen. Celebrate holidays and special events with your family and friends year round in this bustling community.

You can kick off the Fall season with pumpkin carving or experience what Mardi Gras is like in the Virginia countryside! Wintergreen also celebrates holidays like the Fourth of July with dazzling fireworks, and the Christmas season with story time by Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Searching for a condo with views of Devil’s Knob Golf Course? Explore what life is like in Stone Ridge!

3. Plenty of Real Estate Options To Choose From

real estate option in wintergreen with mountain views.Townhomes, condos, detached homes, attached homes, and buildable lots await you at Wintergreen Resort. With a variety of real estate options to call home, you are sure to find the perfect place to take in the beautiful  scenic views.

Many of these properties are even located on lots that are golf-front, ski-front, or right on the edge of an incredible mountain view. If you’re looking for a home that is maintenance free, Wintergreen offers that luxury amenity as well!

Desire a condo that is maintenance free? Enjoy a worry free lifestyle in North Ridge.

Enjoy Breathtaking Views Right Outside Your Door

As your Wintergreen Resort experts, we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

Whether you are considering buying a Wintergreen property or just want to look at available listingscontact us for any of your real estate needs. We look forward to guiding you to the perfect property that is just right for you.

5 Tips to Streamline Your Online Home Search

Who doesn’t love online shopping? You get to sit back in the comfort of your own home and browse fun things for sale on the internet. However, with online shopping comes hundreds of options from which to choose — and not all of them will work for you.

Woman on her computer staring off into space.The same goes for online shopping for a home. With so many options available on the Multiple Listing Service, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. But there are a few ways to make your search easier.

Instead of saving hundreds of different favorites, you can fast-track your search by prioritizing homes for sale with the features that are important to you.

If you feel like you keep seeing homes that aren’t a great fit, here are five easy tips for streamlining your online search and finding your dream home.

Create (and Stick With!) a List of Wants and Needs

What are the home features that you can’t live without? Do you have a price range in mind? Will it need to have a certain amount of acreage?

These requirements should be at the top of your list. Creating a wants and needs checklist like this will help you determine which homes are right for you, and which you shouldn’t even look at.

Must-Have Features

Will your home need at least two bathrooms? Do you need a large yard for your dogs? Does your home have to be close to the interstate? Come up with a list of features that you absolutely must have in a home.

These will also serve as your deal breakers. When you come across a home that doesn’t have these features, you’ll automatically know that it’s not the home for you, and it’s not worth taking the time to tour.

Set Your Budget

A great way to determine your budget is by getting pre-approved for a loan. You’ll sit down with a lending agent who will go over your current income, credit score, borrowing history, and outstanding debts. Then, they’ll let you know exactly how much the bank is willing to lend you.

Look, your budget is set! Having a predetermined budget means you can eliminate homes from your search that you know you can’t afford.

Use the Advanced Home Search Option

Couple sitting on the floor with a tablet.On our home search tool, there’s an option for an “advanced search.” Using an advanced search is especially advantageous as it allows you to filter results by important features, location, and price.

Use that list you just made to fill in the advanced search! You’re now one step closer to finding your dream home.

Sign Up to Receive New Listing Alerts

When you complete an advanced search, you have the option to receive email alerts. When you register for email alerts, we’ll send you notifications whenever any homes that fit your criteria hit the market.

That way, you stay one step ahead of the competition!

Schedule a Tour and Do a “Twice-Through”

Happy couple touring a home for sale with a Realtor.Ready to see a home in person? Easily schedule an in-person tour on our home search tool. During your tour, we recommend going through the home twice.

First, breeze through the home to get a feel for living there. Does it smell pleasant? Is it easy to navigate? Will it be the right size for your furniture?

Then, go back to the front door and tour it again. This time, look at the details. Be meticulous. Is there enough storage space in the hall closet? Are the floors in need of refinishing? Do the windows let in plenty of natural sunlight?

On your second run-through, jot down your impressions. Take pictures and maybe even measure the rooms to see if your furniture will fit.

Work with a Professional Realtor

When you choose to work with a professional real estate agent, you’re enlisting the help of an area expert who will make your home buying experience even easier. You can even hand over your list of “must-haves” and let us do the rest! 

Give us a call today if you have any questions.