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Monthly Archives: October, 2010

Smith Mountain Lake 2011 Fall Chili and Craft Festival

Posted on October 26, 2010 by cfinley

Coming Up! 8th Annual SML Fall Chili and Craft Festival November 6, 11am – 4pm.   Enjoy a full-day event featuring crafts and a competitive chili cook-off.  Trophies will be awarded for “Best Chili,” “People’s Choice,” and “Showmanship.”  It’ll be a hot time at Smith Mountain Lake.  The event is held lakeside at Bridgewater Plaza in […]

Smith Mountain Arts Council 21st Art Show This Weekend

Posted on October 22, 2010 by cfinley

The 21st Annual Art Show, sponsored by the Smith Mountain Arts Council, will be held Oct. 22-24 at Resurrection Catholic Church, 15353 Moneta Road, Moneta. Categories include Oils/Acrylics, Watercolors, Pastels, Mixed Media, and other. An opening reception will be Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. The show will […]

The Stories Behind the Debate

Posted on October 22, 2010 by cfinley

In all the recent debate about the value of homeownership in America today, an article in the Wall Street Journal online recently caught our eye – “10 Reasons to Buy a Home.” Owning a home isn’t for everyone. NAR advocates responsible, sustainable homeownership. But for those who are ready and able to make this commitment, […]

Home Is Where the Community Is

Posted on October 20, 2010 by cfinley

A new NAR research report demonstrates a correlation between homeownership and social benefits for both families and the community at large. According to the research detailed in the report, The Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing, homeownership boosts the educational performance of children, encourages higher participation in civic and volunteering activity, improves health care […]

Emerald Bay Drawing Yields $1.5 Million In Real Estate Sales

Posted on October 20, 2010 by cfinley

The Emerald Bay “Opportunity Investment Drawing” held Sunday, October 17, 2010 at The Waterfront Country Club yielded six properties that are now under contact. Properties under contract include three lots, two village homes and a 5.053 acre tract with the old farm house all of which resulted in over $1.5 million in real estate sales. […]

Make Your Offer Stand Out

Posted on October 16, 2010 by cfinley

Real estate consumers are realizing that there has rarely been a better time to buy a home. In fact, historically low mortgage rates coupled with lower home prices have even sparked bidding competition in markets around the country. A good home in a solid location may attract ample attention only hours after being listed. Home […]

Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival slideshow

Posted on October 14, 2010 by cfinley

Check out the 2010 Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival slideshow at http://photopeach.com/album/n9p0kc?invitecode=3d287e5c9c

When Mortgages Pay

Posted on October 14, 2010 by cfinley

One of the benefits many homeowners enjoy is the mortgage interest deduction (MID). This tax deductibility of interest paid on mortgages has been an incentive for homeownership since 1913. Individuals can deduct interest paid on mortgage debt of up to $1million. The deduction is available for interest on mortgages for a principal residence and one […]

The Smith Mountain Lake Rotary Club’s Night at the Races

Posted on October 14, 2010 by cfinley

The Rotary Club of Smith Mountain Lake’s Fall Fundraiser “Night at the Races” will be held Saturday night October 16, 2010, at the W.E.Skelton 4-H Conference Center. This 3rd Annual event benefits local charities and features simulated horse racing, funny money, great food, dozens of valuable prizes, a “ Kentucky Derby Women’s Hat Parade”, and […]

Real Estate Buyers Save Well Into the Future

Posted on October 12, 2010 by cfinley

In today’s economy, many factors influence the decision to buy a home – job status, financial resources, and family considerations among them. But one of the most compelling reasons to consider becoming a homeowner in the current market is the affordability factor, which will benefit today’s buyers for many years to come. To put this […]