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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

The Truth About Radon Gas

Posted on July 14, 2012 by cfinley

There’s a scene in “The Princess Bride” where the villainous Vizzini offers his adversary an invisible, odorless and tasteless poison. While his description is meant to conjure laughs, he could have just as easily been talking about radon gas. You can’t see, smell or taste radon, yet exposure to the gas can make you sick. […]

Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Days

Posted on July 12, 2012 by cfinley

It has been officially declared the weekend of July 20th through the 22nd as “Smith Mountain Lake Pirate Weekend”. All citizens and visitors are encouraged to participate in the festivities. Mission: SML Pirate Days is a  community event platform that everyone (residents, businesses and visitors) can participate in.  The theme is simple and ‘family friendly’.  […]

Under any circumstance, buying a home or property at Smith Mountain Lake raises emotion, evokes concerns and hopes, elevates stress, tests relationships, and causes people to learn about wants, desires, and reality. Entering into the adventure of home-buying with others is doing all that through the faceted lens of a kaleidoscope, and sometimes without the […]

Tip #1: Research Is The Key To Discovery Home sellers won’t call you with an offer to buy a maintenance-free home with a wonderful mortgage. You have to find the gems yourself! Only by reading available materials, talking to friends and experts, and spending time looking at different homes, schools, and neighborhoods will you end […]

Smith Mountain Lake:, Va. Tucked away in the woods BY SHANNON ROXBOROUGH Smith Mountain Lake, about 27 miles southeast of Roanoke, Va., is far removed — in distance and sensibility — from the throb of cities and suburbs. The 20,600-acre man-made reservoir with 500 miles of coastline still evokes a sense of refuge much as […]

“I came to work for the company … 100 years ago when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth, I feel like.” Although Jane Sullivan Horne may have the starting date off by some 200 million years, her recollections of the early days of working for and learning from Prudential Waterfront Properties owner and lake developer […]