Category Archives: Country Living

Why have 3rd party energy efficiency certification?

Home Buyers and Home Owners continue to focus on energy costs as part of the total home ownership cost.  A National Association  of REALTORS (NAR) study shows buyers will pay more for a 3rd party certified energy efficient home! Is … Continue reading

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Your Home & Forest Fire Protection

Many homes can be found nestled in Central Virginia’s forest (our home remains surrounded by woods).  For homes located on wells, surrounded by woods and down country roads, forest fire can become a challenge. When building or caring for your … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance

We’ve got lots of water in Central Virginia.  Sometimes we even have hurricane generated  floods (think Hurricanes like Camille , Agnes , and Isabel  ).   The Virginia Department of Emergency Management provides lots of good information on preparing for hurricanes.   … Continue reading

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Paradise Found

Worked with a great family last year to sell their home (downsizing) and began searching for a new home while they rented.  Recently we found their dream property (after looking for several months).  The two garage/barns, pond, fenced pasture, garden … Continue reading

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Septic Tank Inspection and Maintenance

Many country homes and a few city homes feature septic systems for sewage disposal. The 1st home I sold back in the early 1990’s was in Charlottesville, Virginia and had a septic system instead of being connected to the municipal … Continue reading

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2014 Virginia Department of Forestry State of the Forest Report

The Virginia Department of Forestry just released the 2014 State of the Forest report.  In the Commonwealth of Virginia we often take forestry for granted.  With over 60% of the state in some type of forest (the report shows over … Continue reading

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Whole House Generator Replacement Time

Here’s the latest in our 10+ year adventure of having a Whole House Generator.  After 10+ years of use, our current generator began experiencing starting challenges during outages.  The last thing you want to hear after the power goes out … Continue reading

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