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Monthly Archives: March, 2011

10 questions with Ron Willard

Posted on March 26, 2011 by cfinley

Ronald L. Willard   Story by Andie Gibson, Photo by Huong Fralin | smithmountainlake.com When it comes to development at Smith Mountain Lake – commercial and residential – no one’s influence has been more significant than that of Ron Willard. A native of the Scruggs area of Franklin County, Willard started a small construction company […]

Rockin Brews & BBQ Event at Smith Mountain Lake

Posted on March 22, 2011 by cfinley

Start your spring with the new Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce event Rockin Brews & BBQ’s, Saturday, April 30th from Noon – 5pm in Downtown Moneta. The site of the SML Business Expo will be transformed from tents filled with businesses into tents filled with tasty BBQ and rockin music. A variety of […]

Home Staging Should Include the Male Perspective

Posted on March 22, 2011 by cfinley

Professional home stagers consult with homeowners on ways to sell their homes quickly and for the most money possible, but often lost in the design process is the fact that men are involved in buying decisions as well. When having your home staged, it’s important to remember to appeal to both sexes and do some […]

Americans confident in recovery of real estate market

Posted on March 16, 2011 by cfinley

National survey echoes Smith Mountain Lake consumers’ belief in real estate as a good investment The majority of America’s potential homebuyers and sellers — 68 percent — believe that the real estate market and property values will recover in the next year or two, according to a new survey by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation […]

Not Everyone Loves the New GFE Regulations

Posted on March 16, 2011 by cfinley

A year has gone by since The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) instituted the new Good Faith Estimate form in an effort to make a homebuyers’ journey through the mortgage process a bit easier, but many in the mortgage industry are not happy. The form has gone through many different looks through the […]

Charity Home Tour announces Pacesetting Sponsors

Posted on March 12, 2011 by cfinley

Several businesses that serve the Smith Mountain Lake area have already made commitments to support the 2011 Charity Home Tour, to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 7-9, Home Tour officials have announced. “At this early stage—only a few weeks into the effort to contact potential sponsors–we are delighted by the enthusiasm we’re seeing […]