Falling In Love With Virginia

Dated: September 6 2023

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Falling In Love With Virginia

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Crisp mountain air.  Foggy mornings.  Steaming mugs of coffee.  Autumnal hues on the mountainsides. Fresh apples. Scent of wood smoke curling from a chimney.  Falling leaves. It is easy to fall in love with Virginia.


Fall is a beautiful time in Virginia-especially in the Shenandoah Valley.  The mountainsides become a watercolor of autumnal hues, the valley floor and vineyards are wrapped in early morning fog, pumpkin patches and corn mazes pop up and you understand how the Blue Ridge Mountains got their name. 


Fall is also a perfect time to buy a home in Virginia.


As the mornings become crisper and days shorter, sellers are often more motivated (who wants to keep up with a home through the holiday season), and buyers have more wiggle room for negotiations.  What does this mean for you?  You may be able to negotiate closing costs or repairs.  What this doesn’t equate to is a seller accepting a low-ball offer, but you may be able to make your money worker wiser and not harder for you.


Inventory remains historically low in Virginia which means competition amongst buyers, especially in certain price points can be fierce.  Traditionally, in the fall and early winter buyers tend to put their house hunting on hold (brrrr it is COLD outside), but bundle up, put on that scarf, and prepare to head outside. This can work in your favor!  As a buyer a chill in the air can mean that less competition.  Let those cooler temps fuel your house hunt.


If falling leaves encourage you to turn over a new leaf and begin, or revitalize, your house hunting journey here in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas, reach out and let’s talk about finding you the perfect property.  Let’s get outside, enjoy fantastic fall days, and explore your options. 


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P.S. If your dream property isn’t nestled in the Shenandoah Valley and you are exploring other regions of the US, or even thinking about a Tuscan farmhouse, reach out and let’s talk-I have contacts around the world that can assist you in finding your perfect property.  


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Carolyn Book

Meet Carolyn Book: Realtor, ER Nurse, proud dog mom, daughter of a master builder, and lover of the Shenandoah Valley. Carolyn lives In Staunton, Virginia, and is proud to call the Shenandoah Valley h....

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