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Monthly Archives: July, 2011

The United Way of Franklin County was presented with a $1,000 check for proceeds from the second After 5 Jive by Carilion Clinic representatives Bill Jacobsen, President and CEO, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital and Curtis Cornell, Director, Carilion Clinic Urgent Care – Westlake. Carilion Clinic is one of the co-sponsors for the After 5 Jive […]

Floor the Competition

Posted on July 20, 2011 by cfinley

When people enter your Smith Mountain Lake home they usually look down before up, so that first step is vital for attracting a homebuyer and making a great first impression. This is one reason why more people are installing hardwood floors in their homes. Hardwood flooring enhances the look of any room and can create […]

Smith Mountain Lake homeowners with young children face a common challenge when their house is on the market: How do you keep the home clean and ready for prospective buyers while maintaining a kid-friendly and safe environment? Keeping that “staged look” as the kids create instant messes can be overwhelming.  Your primary focus should be […]

Short Sale Guidelines Are Making a Difference

Posted on July 14, 2011 by cfinley

The theory behind short sales seems simple enough: If a homeowner owes more money on a house than the house can sell for, and the homeowner is struggling to pay the mortgage, the lender will allow the house to be sold for less than is owed. For obvious reasons, lenders are not big fans of […]

Mortgage Points: To Pay or Not to Pay

Posted on July 12, 2011 by cfinley

If William Shakespeare financed a home today he’d probably ask on the subject of mortgage points: “To pay or not to pay? That is the question.” Homebuyers direct the same question to their real estate agents. Here are some perspectives: In its simplest definition, a point is an additional loan fee that is paid to […]

Bringing the Generations Together

Posted on July 8, 2011 by cfinley

Although your home may have been housing a traditional family of a mom, dad and two kids, savvy Prudential Waterfront Properties real estate agents will tell you that in order to attract more buyers, staging your Smith Mountain Lake house as one fit for multi-generations is the way to go. More parents and grandparents are […]

Join us for After 5 Jive at Smith Mountain Lake

Posted on July 8, 2011 by cfinley

Come out and join us for the After 5 Jive at Smith Mountain Lake outdoor concert tomorrow, Thursday, July 7 featuring “The Embers” performing at Westlake Towne Center, next to Kroger. Gates open at 5 p.m. with live music getting underway at 5:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Admissions for Adults is $5, children 10 and […]

2011 Independence Weekend Fireworks Display

Posted on July 2, 2011 by cfinley

The Saunders Volunteer Fire Company will present its annual Smith Mountain Lake Fireworks and Fire Company Fundraiser hosted by Parkway Marina in Huddleston on Saturday, July 2, Raindate Sunday, July 3.  The spectacular fireworks presentation is preceded by a fun-filled day of activities — including live music with “The Worx.” Enjoy the spectacular fireworks show […]

Happy July 4th!

Posted on July 2, 2011 by cfinley

The Fourth of July stands for our country’s declaration of independence.  This historical holiday is commemorated each year as a special time to gather with friends, family, and neighbors to celebrate with some good old-fashioned American summer fun.  That usually means fireworks, picnics, barbecue, baseball, and the beach.  Whether you choose a backyard barbecue, a […]