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Monthly Archives: May, 2015

Dealing with the Down Payment

Posted on May 20, 2015 by cfinley

Ever dream of owning a Smith Mountain Lake home but don’t think you can because you lack the down payment and closing costs? Here are a few tips: Borrow from your retirement account: A 401(k) or traditional IRA may allow a first-time homebuyers to borrow up to $10,000 for their down payment without incurring a […]

Five tips to beautify the bath.

Posted on May 12, 2015 by cfinley

Updating a tired-looking bathroom is a great way to increase a home’s resale. The fixes don’t need to be costly or labor intensive: Beautify: Add decorative glass, stone tile or accents to make a bathroom stand out. Extra-wide wall tiles are popular and wood cabinets can be embellished with carved wooden inlays. Lighting: Add more […]

Consumers and network professionals have spoken! Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ commercial, “Calls,” was today named 2015’s best national TV spot in real estate by an Inman News poll of more than 15,000 readers. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices secured 5,522 votes to win the poll, which included TV spots from industry competitors Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and Re/Max. […]

Don’t forget about the men when showcasing your Smith Mountain Lake home. When selling your Smith Mountain Lake home, it’s important to remember that your interior and exterior need to visually attract both male and female buyers. Read on to learn how to make your home universally appealing. Professional home stagers: They consult with homeowners […]

Once again, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate is a proud sponsor the 28th Annual Take Pride in SML Clean-up Day. Please join us in helping spruce up Smith Mountain Lake for the coming summer season at tomorrow’s Take Pride in SML Clean-up Day. This event marks the 28th annual lake-wide clean-up effort. […]

Avoid the 8 Staging Mistakes. You may love your Smith Mountain Lake home, but that doesn’t mean that everyone coming through the door will feel the same way. What may be “charming” to the seller may seem off-putting to a prospective buyer. Many sellers attempt to stage their home themselves. In doing so, they make […]

  The Willard Companies and its real estate division, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate, announced a formal partnership with the Amos Estate to complete and market South Harbour, a newly planned residential community located on Dudley Amos Rd. off Scruggs Rd. at Smith Mountain Lake. The property, formerly known as The Lakewatch […]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate is pleased to announce Penny Blue, Margaret Crayé and Cindy Robertson have joined their sales team. “Each of these three REALTORS® shares Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate’s commitment to quality and customer service,” said Cathie Daniel, principal broker. “They are exactly the type of […]