Real Estate Tips

What Will the 2022 Housing Market Look Like?

2021 was an incredible year for real estate. Inventory sold as fast as it was available and sellers rejoiced at the competitive bidding wars between aggressive buyers. But will 2022 reap the same rewards as 2021? According to the National Association of Realtors...

Real Estate Tips

Is The Housing Market Going to Crash?

Even if you’re not in the market to buy or sell a home, you’ve probably heard about the incredible housing frenzy that has hit the national real estate market, and Smith Mountain Lake is no exception. Homes are flying off of the MLS in record time (sometimes...

Lifestyle

Top Housing Upgrades Made Popular During Covid

If you’re making a list of non-negotiables for your next home purchase, they may look a bit different than they did pre-pandemic. Now that we’re socially distancing and spending more time at home, we want to surround ourselves with amenities that make our lives...

Lifestyle

How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh in Spring

After what seemed like a neverending forecast of rain, sleet, and snow, Springtime has finally decided to unpack and hang around for a few months. The sunshine and warmer temperatures have you opening windows, cleaning out closets, and making plans to update your...

Real Estate Tips

How Do I Save for a Down Payment on a Home?

If you’ve given thought to buying a home in the near future, then one of the first hurdles you’ll have to jump is saving for a down payment. Even though getting pre-approved for a mortgage is important, having 20% of the cost of the home ready in advance will save...

Lifestyle

The Westlake and Water’s Edge Welcome New Ownership

Two of Smith Mountain Lake’s most popular golf courses have been acquired by McConnell Golf, a Raleigh-based firm focused on introducing golf enthusiasts to regional top-tier golf clubs. The company’s founder, President & CEO John McConnell has owned property...