Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Weekend!

 How about spending it in this dreamy outdoor spa? 



. . . thanks for stopping by


Monday, February 17, 2014

Best Home Improvements for Your Dollar

Spring is Coming!

If you are thinking about selling in 2014 -


First Impressions are Lasting Impressions!

With daily use - you may not even notice your front door.  
A new steel door makes a great impression and yields 96.6% return on your investment.  If your front door is in great condition - you can paint it and replace hardware for a great first impression.

Buyers want outdoor space - if you have a deck add a water feature or
outdoor fireplace.

Garage Doors - Are you Serious- Are They Important?
An Upscale or Mid-range garage door will recoup 83% of 
the investment.
New Painted Garage Doors - the Best!

Get 73% return on your investment. Replace fixtures, your mirrors, lights and repaint the  space - Jazz it Up with Crown Molding.
Don't forget - Replace the towels with fresh fluffy ones .
Does the caulk around the tub need refreshing?

I have said in the past, Kitchens & Bathrooms sells Houses.
Buyers look very carefully at Kitchen & Bathrooms and
You should too!
Replace appliances with stainless steel, paint cabinets, update hardware.
Replace counter with granite or a solid surface. No more than
three objects on countertops. Remove all magnets and pictures from refrigerator.
These two rooms need to be "q-tip" clean.

"Let's Get It Priced, Looking Right & SOLD!"

Thanks for Stopping By Today!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

What's Selling in Historic Fayetteville?


Fayetteville, Glade Springs Resort, Flat Top Lake

are such Great places to live.  Each with a different flavor.  Fayetteville seems

to attract the entrepreneurs, outdoor enthusiasts  with the greatest eateries.


Glade Springs Resort - If your outdoor activity is golf or tennis you have 

found the right place.  Beautiful natural settings out your front & back door.


Flat Top Lake - What an extraordinary place to call home.  Beautiful vistas of

the man-made lake, boating and fishing.  Skiing just minutes away at

the fun spot of Winter Place.


Call Us today, if you are thinking about moving to this area and let us

show you around.


"Let's Get It Priced Right, Looking Right & SOLD!"


 Thanks for stopping by . . . .



Monday, February 3, 2014

Nature Abounds on this 1910 House and the 5.3 Acres

   Located in Historic Fayetteville, this lovely home sits on 5.3 acres. Originally called "The Elmont" it was built by a prominent Fayetteville attorney around 1910. The exterior has the original lap-siding that has been lovingly restored. The interior of the home was all re-done from the studs out in 2008. There are 4 comfortable bedroms and two ceramic style baths. Over 3,000 square feet of gleaming hardwood floors, generous entry, each room is sure to please.

    There are three fireplaces, original to the house. One in the comfortable living room, one in the dining room, and one in the English-style den. The den has raised paneled cherry cabinetry with bookshelves that extend to the ceiling. What an incredible spot to call your office or a quiet room to slip away and read your favorite book?  

  Kitchen . . . Let's Talk Kitchens. . . We all know Kitchens and Baths SELL HOUSES! This one is sure to seal the deal. Custom cabinetry, gleaming stainless appliances, an electric cooktop and if your choice of cooktop is Gas! We got that covered too - There is a new gas cooktop with hood ready for you to install. A wonderful pantry, mudroom and its own oversized closet.


 Covered porches and decking for outside entertainment. Call Us Today for Your Private Showing!


"Let's Get It Priced Right, Looking Right & SOLD!!!!

Friday, January 31, 2014



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday's Travels - Historic Shepherdstown

Oldest Town in West Virginia -

My husband and I  had never been to  Shepherdstown until our son bought and has painstakingly and still painstakingly restored a house that was built in 1760's . More about the house in a later post. Our first visit to this area , we fell in love with the historic houses in downtown, the college smack in the middle of town. The energy is alive and happening in Shepherdstown.

Restaurants in Shepherdstown are everywhere! I have not had the opportunity to try them all, but I will tell you about two of them that can't go wrong. Betty's Restaurant is a Shepherdstown landmark and the home of the best sausage gravy or chipped beef gravy around. Not a place to count calories for sure, but if you are looking for good old-fashioned home cooking - Betty's is the place. More than likely there will be a wait.

The Blue Moon Café - has everything you would want in dining. The setting to begin with, then you have the organic offerings which is always a treat. Music, wine, & atmosphere! What more could you ask for. Except I did ask for a candle for my table the night we dined there - it just seemed fitting.
When there I recommend to start your experience with the Tuscan Bean Bruschetta or Cucumber Bruschetta.  Love, Love, Love, the Hummus Plate.  Hmmm!  I'm ready to go now.

Lodging in Shepherdstown.  On our visits we stay with our son, which is always a treat.
If I had to choose a place to rest my head, I would definitely stay at the Thomas Shepherd Inn.
Located in the heart of historic Shepherdstown, the restored 1868 federal style property offers personal attention.  They advertise an elegant décor, beautiful antiques and a relaxing atmosphere.
Six charming room with private baths.
Things to Do & See.
Shepherdstown offers riveting festivals of the performing arts. Shepherdstown Museum at the Entler Hotel takes you back to its history.  Shepherdstown Opera House shows the best in independent films.
We cannot forget Christmas in Shepherdstown, I can just imagine all of the shoppes, and
eateries decked out with little white lights and wreaths on the windows. Definitely need
to put this on my Bucket List for the holiday season.
Thank you for coming with me  on my Thursday's Travels today.  For more information on
Shepherdstown, make sure to visit their website. 
Let me know if you make it to Betty's or the Blue Moon Cafe'.

Let's Get Staging & Get It SOLD!

Have A Great Day!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Live Large in Small Spaces

                                      High Ceilings  &  A Wall of Windows gives Energy to the Room

One of my most favorite places to explore, shop, dream is Ikea.  My very first visit to their store in Charlotte found me hanging outside the display of their 600-800 square foot spaces that would offer you everything you would need to exist in a tiny apartment anywhere.  I could have moved right in this sweet cocoon of a space. Can you spot the kitty cat?


Bet Your Dreams will be Sweet Here .  

Tiny little bathroom has nice storage.  Love Baskets for all the Extras!
 A Small Kitchen with Style & Living Large!
In small spaces furniture will serve multiple purposes.  A Daybed serves as seating by day and sleeping space by night.  Perhaps a farm table will be your desk, then become
your dining table in the evening.

Whatever, the space, whatever your style.  Little spaces can be Welcoming, Light & Airy
and a beautiful nest to come home to.

Let's Get Staging & Get It SOLD!


Happy Day!