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Little Wicomico home on Point Lot

Fantastic Home on Point Lot

It has been a while since I reached out to  my followers with a personal email. I thank everyone who uses my website to help them find properties in the Northern Neck. Real Estate agents basically either work as a Seller’s Agent (one who works for the seller) or as a Buyer’s Agent (working for the Buyer). I prefer working as a Buyer’s Agent.
Many of my clients receive daily updates via email that match the criteria of the property they are looking for but seldom do I send out an email of a property that I really like as I am doing with this one today. I’m telling I could live in this one. I could even live in the apartment above the garage.

High ceilings and lots of glass capturing wide long views of the Little Wicomico River.
Open modern kitchen with views of the river.
Beautifully landscaped point lot on an easily maintained 1 acre lot this home also has a 3 bay detached garage with an apartment above and pier.
If this one is not for you but you know of someone that might be I’d appreciate you forwarding it to them. I would love to represent either you or them as the Buyer’s Agent.
Remember you can always search for properties in the Northern Neck through my website. I can guarantee that this search is better than Zillow or any of the real estate portals out there if you are looking for property in the Northern Neck and it will also be available before it is available to the real estate portals. Remember to save your search for updates.
That’s for taking the time to read this email and remember I’m here to help you.

Calendar for the week of 06-08-2017 in the Northern Neck

This calendar of events and happening is copied from the Rappahannock Record. If you are considering the Northern Neck as your next real estate purchase the Rappahannock Record is an excellent source of information about our area form dining to local politics.

This weeks calendar

June

8 Thursday

AA, 8 p.m. De Sales Hall and Kilmarnock UMC.

Volunteers Needed, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Help Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity build a house. 435-3461, or LNHabitat.org.

Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. 580-3377.

Grief Support Group, 2 p.m. Henderson UMC, Callao.

Bay Tones Barbershop Chorus, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Andrews Presbyterian, Kilmarnock. Rehearsals. New singers welcome.

Art Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Topic: Direct Acrylic Painting. Instructor: Brenda Sylvia. Continues through June 9. For fees, supply list and registration, call 436-9309.

Duplicate Bridge, 1 p.m. Woman’s Club of White Stone. $4. 462-6207.

Menokin Lecture Series, 4 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Speaker: David Brown. Topic: Archaeology of Menokin. $10. 333-1776.

Cancer Support Group, 3-4 p.m. Oncology Room, Cancer Center, Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital, 101 Harris Road, Kilmarnock.

Band Night, 4-9 p.m. Sal’s Pizza, Kilmarnock. 10% of profits go to LHS Band.

Northumberland Supervisors, 5 p.m. Northumberland County Courts Building, 39 Judicial Place, Heathsville. Public hearings, 7 p.m.

Northern Neck Shaggers, 6 p.m. KC’s Crabs & Cues, 10428 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Kilmarnock. Beginner lesson, followed by beyond beginner lesson at 7 p.m., line dancing review and lesson at 8 p.m. and open dancing until 9 p.m.

Irvington Town Council, 6:30 p.m. Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Public hearing on proposed $191,868 budget for fiscal year 2017-18.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Abilities Abound, 765 Northumberland Highway, Callao. 446-5857.

Alec Edmonds, 7-9 p.m. On The Rise Performers, Willaby’s on the Rappahannock, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone. 435-0000.

9 Friday

AA, noon. Trinity Episcopal, Lancaster.

AA, 8 p.m. Calvary Baptist, Kilmarnock.

AA, 8 p.m. St. Andrews Presbyterian, Kilmarnock.

Al-Anon, noon. Bay Center for Spiritual Development, 31 Noblett Lane, Kilmarnock. 588-9224.

Tavern Woodworker’s Guild, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. 580-3377.

Connection Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m. 84 Main Street, Warsaw and 2-3:30 p.m. Bridges, 113 DMV Drive, Kilmarnock. National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mid-Tidewater Chapter. 480-0355.

Victorian Parlor Party, 11 a.m. Woman’s Club of White Stone Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Tribute to the American Victorian Age. Entertainment, music, games, snacks, gift basket auctions, catered luncheon. $30. By reservation, 436-4833.

Standard Flower Show, 1-3 p.m. Transportation Museum, Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Sponsor: Chesapeake Bay Garden Club. Theme: Festivities of the Northern Neck.

An Evening At Westlawn, 5-9 p.m. Grounds of Historic Westlawn, Heathsville. Gala to benefit Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library. Four-course dinner, auctions, tours. $100 per person. Purchase tickets in advance at mkt.com/maryball, at the MBW Museum in Lancaster, or 462-7280.

Bob Wilson, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. 435-1416.

Marsh Madness, 6 p.m. Campground, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

Lancaster County Jazz Showcase, 7 p.m. Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Bands: Lancaster Middle School Jazz Band, Lancaster High School Jazz Band, Northern Neck Big Band. $5.

Friday Night By Firelight, 8 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

Paddle By Moonlight, 8-10 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Paddle Cat Point Creek. Some kayaks available, or bring your own. $25. Reservations required by June 6. 333-1776.

Beer Money, 8-11 p.m. Willaby’s on the Rappahannock, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone. Rock. 435-0000.

The Deep “See,” 9 p.m. Fishing Pier, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

10 Saturday

AA, 7:30 p.m. Irvington Baptist.

AA, 8 p.m. Heathsville UMC.

AA, 8 p.m. Henderson UMC.

Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. 580-3377.

Tavern Spinners & Weavers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Studio and store open. 435-2414.

Bethpage Camp-Resort Car Show, Memory Lane Car Club event. 435-6171.

Arts On The Vine, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail, Northern Neck Artisan Trail and Virginia Oyster Trail collaboration. Participating vineyards will host artisan and oyster trail members, demonstrations, tastings, seafood pairings. Participating vineyards: Caret Cellars, The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, General’s Ridge Vineyard, Good Luck Cellars, Ingleside Vineyards, Jacey Vineyards, Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery, and Vault Field Vineyards. Directions and contacts: chesapeakebaywinetrail.com.

National Get Outdoors Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitor Center/Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

Pancake Breakfast, 9-11. Terrie’s Place, Kilmarnock. 50% of each sale goes to LHS Band.

Northumberland High School Graduation, 10 a.m. NHS Auditorium, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. Guest speaker: Peggy Myrick, former Northumberland Middle School principal.

Stratford Under Our Feet, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Speaker: Dr. Robert Weems. Topic: Geology of the region. $55 per person. Pre-registration required, 493-1972.

Seine n’ Splash, 11 a.m. Beach, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society, 11 a.m. Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock. A panel of church historians will discuss the celebration of church milestones as well as the intersections between church history and family history. 758-5163.

Crabbing 101, 1 p.m., Fishing Pier, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. $2 per pot. Pre-register at 462-5030.

Trick Your Stick, 3 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. $2 per hiking stick. Pre-register at 462-5030.

Beer Money, 6 p.m. Music by the River, Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Rock. 462-5030.

Pianist George Warren, 6-7:30 p.m. Good Luck Cellars,1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock. Donations accepted.

Northern Neck Anglers Club, 7 p.m. Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Members urged to attend, guests welcome, public invited. Annual membership, $30. northernneckanglersclub.wordpress.com.

In The Mood To Dance, 7-10 p.m. Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Big Band Dance with music by members of the Northern Neck Big Band. Sponsor: Lancaster Band Boosters. Benefit: Lancaster High School Red Devil Marching Band transportation to the 2017 Taxpayer Gator Bowl Halftime Show. $25. Adult beverages available for purchase. Reservations, 438-5803, or dmcgrath64@gmail.com.

11 Sunday

AA, 7:30 p.m. White Stone UMC.

AA, 5:30 p.m. Henderson UMC.

Widowed Persons Luncheon, after church. Crazy Crab, Reedville. 453-6824.

Open Door Tour/Plein Air Painters, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Allure Art Center, 419 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. Plein air painters, sculptor, children’s book illustrator and author, silversmith, light snacks.

Open Door Tour/ Sidewalk Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Northern Neck Artisan Trail-Wide Open Door Tour event: Johnny Hayes’ Life Drawing Group and Mary Jo Beswick’s still-life arrangements printing. Sidewalk sale: Art supplies, books, matted prints. Cash sales only.

Open Door Tour/Arts & Donuts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Heritage Arts Center Gift Shoppe, Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, Over 75 artists and artisans will have handcrafted items for sale. The Tavern’s Culinary Guild will serve hot-from-the-fryer glazed donuts in the Tavern Café.

Adrian Duke Project, 6-10 p.m. Cool Music for Hot Nights, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Pavilion, 504 Main Street, Reedville. By series subscription, $25; or single ticket, $10. Tickets at RFM, or at the show.

Benefit Sporting Event, 12:30 p.m. pickleball clinic, 1:30 p.m. golf tournament. Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, Kilmarnock. Designate funds to Bon Secours Cancer Center Rappahannock General Hospital or Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center. Register at 435-3130.

Spring Colloquium, 2-5 p.m. Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Speakers: James Russell, John Frye, Rives Hardy. Topic: The Civil War on the Northern Neck.

Memory Lane Car Club, 3 p.m. Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Cruise-in follows at 4 p.m. Anyone interested in collector vehicles welcome. 435-6171.

12 Monday

AA, noon. Palmer Hall.

AA, 8 p.m. Fairfields Baptist.

Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m. St. Andrews Presbyterian, Kilmarnock.

Five Rivers Fiber Guild, 10 a.m. Wicomico Parish Church Fellowship Hall, Wicomico Church. Bring unfinished objects and a dish for the pot luck to follow.

Northumberland School Board, 6 p.m. NHS auditorium, 210 Academic Lane, Claraville.

Northern Neck Beekeepers, 7 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish Hall, Heathsville.

Kilmarnock Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Bird Walk, 9 a.m. Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve, Knight’s Run, Northumberland County. Host: Northern Neck Audubon Society. Guide: Melissa Gross.

Neuro-Muscular Support Group, 10:30 a.m., Beale Memorial Baptist Church, 19622 Tidewater Trail, Tappahannock.

13 Tuesday

Al-Anon AFG, 4:30 p.m. Kilmarnock Baptist.

Alateen, 4:30 p.m. Kilmarnock Baptist Church.

AA, 7 and 8 p.m. Palmer Hall.

AA, 7 p.m. St. Mary’s White Chapel Episcopal.

Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. Lower UMC. 776-9799.

Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band, 7 p.m. Campbell Memorial Presbyterian, Weems. 296-4248.

Volunteers Needed, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Help Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity build a house. 435-3461 or LNHabitat.org.

Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. 580-3377.

Aphasia Group, 11 a.m. Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center, 43 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock. $40 per month, or $10 per session.

Art Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Topic: Mosaic Yard Art. Instructor: Sukey Starkey. Continues through June 15. For fees, supply list and registration, call 436-9309.

Pot Luck Annual Picnic, noon. Northumberland County Woman’s Club Clubhouse, 2928 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. Installation of offices, spouses and friends welcome. 580-6052.

Duplicate Bridge, 1 p.m. Woman’s Club of White Stone. $4. 462-6207.

Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, 2-3:30 p.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. 10 warning signs, a basic overview of Alzheimer’s disease, risk factors, what is involved in getting a diagnosis and the benefits of early detection including accessing available treatment, planning for the future and participating in clinical trials. Register at 446-5857 or egalloway@alz.org.

Electronic Device Support, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Instructor: Izaak Hagy. Bring mobile phones, laptops and tablets. 580-5051.

Lancaster School Board, 6:30 p.m. LCPS Annex, 235 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Lancaster County Lions Club, 7 p.m. Anna’s Restaurant, 150 Old Fair Grounds Way, Kilmarnock.

Marine Corps League, 7:30 p.m. Moose Lodge Family Center, Callao.

14 Wednesday

AA, 7:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal, Lancaster.

AA, noon. Women’s meeting, Irvington UMC.

Kiwanis Club, 7:30 a.m. St. Andrews Presbyterian, Kilmarnock.

Rotary Breakfast Club, 7:30 a.m. Lee’s Restaurant, Kilmarnock.

Rotary Club, 12:30 p.m. Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury.

Tavern Spinners & Weavers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Studio and store open. 435-2414.

Open Discussion on Parkinson’s, 1 p.m., Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury; what helps you in addition to exercise. 435-9553

Story Hour, 10-11 a.m. Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Ages 3 and older. Theme: “10 Things I Can Do to Build a Better World.”

Lancaster County Department of Emergency Services Public Information Meeting, 6:30 p.m. County Administration Building, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Presentations: EMS staff, architects. Topic: Proposed emergency operations center and emergency medical services facility.

Just Us Duo, 7:30-10 p.m. Sunsets on the Tides Terrace, The Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington. 438-5000.

15 Thursday

AA, 8 p.m. De Sales Hall and Kilmarnock UMC.

Volunteers Needed, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Help Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity build a house. 435-3461, or LNHabitat.org.

Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. 580-3377.

Grief Support Group, 2 p.m. Henderson UMC, Callao.

Bay Tones Barbershop Chorus, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Andrews Presbyterian, Kilmarnock. Rehearsals. New singers welcome.

Duplicate Bridge, 1 p.m. Woman’s Club of White Stone. $4. 462-6207.

Rappatomac Writers Critique Group, 1 to 3 p.m. Java Jacks Cafe, 504 South Church Lane, Tappahannock. Meet for lunch at noon.

Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society, 11:30 a.m. Pilot House Restaurant, 2737 Greys Point Road, Topping. Luncheon speaker: Michael Clarke.

Northern Neck Shaggers, 6 p.m. KC’s Crabs & Cues, 10428 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Kilmarnock. Beginner lesson, followed by beyond beginner lesson at 7 p.m., line dancing review and lesson at 8 p.m. and open dancing until 9 p.m.

Schools Out, Canoes Out, 7 p.m., Camp Store, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. $6 per person. Pre-register at 462-5030.

“The Queen of Bingo,” 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive White Stone. $20. Reservations required. Purchase tickets at lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

Robbie Kerns, 7-9 p.m. On The Rise Performers, Willaby’s on the Rappahannock, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone. 435-0000.

Northumberland Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Northumberland County Courts Building, 39 Judicial Place, Heathsville.

Mark a day on your calendar to visit Ken Smith, Northern Neck Realtor, and learn of our history, enjoy our community, and explore or real estate opportunities. My calendar is open.

Heathsville strawberry festival pleases patrons

St. Stephen’s Church, Heathsville VA

In Heathsville St. Stephen’s annual strawberry festival is one of the largest and most anticipated spring festivals in our area. This year’s event was no disappointment as beautiful clear weather set the stage for a fun filled day of food, shopping and fun. Attendees from far and wide amassed to explore the wares of local vendors and the season’s finest fruit in all of its forms.

With nearly 100 vendors, this years market featured a wide variety of offerings, some of which included fine handmade jewelry, homemade soaps and bath products, handcrafted wooden items, plants, baked goods, and much more.

Non-profit and other community organizations such as the Native Plant Society, the Northumberland Association of Progressive Stewardship and the Smith Point Sea Rescue mixed in with the numerous artisans to offer up their knowledge and educate others about their causes.

Food vendors offered tasty options ranging from hot dogs and hamburgers to crab balls and even Greek entrees. By far the most popular food of the day was the signature strawberry shortcake, which garnered a line that remained lengthy for a majority of the day.

While patrons enjoyed their meals several local musicians and bands took their tunes to the stage. With a variety of music ranging from classic southern rock to traditional gospel, their was a little something for everyone.

To see all residential Heathsville properties as of 6/5/2017 for sale in the Northern Neck click here.

Call Northern Neck Realtor, Ken Smith, for your real estate needs in the Northern Neck. Ken is a full service realtor specializing in waterfront properties.

To learn more about Ken please visit, https://northernneckrealestatesales.com/northern-neck-realtor-ken-smith/.

If you are planning on buying in the Northern Neck then you need a Buyer’s Agent and when you choose Ken Smith you get a Northern Neck native with over 40 years of knowledge working the waters of the Northern Neck.

WATERFRONT POOL HOME Priced under 400k

 

This waterfront pool home is an exceptional value priced under $400,000
Located in the Northern Neck’s Mother County, Northumberland, on Bridge Creek and a short run to the Chesapeake Bay

 


Waterfront Pool Home Priced Below $400,00

Dear *|FNAME|*,
This 3 bedroom Waterfront Pool Home home sitting on a prime 1.7 acre waterfront lot with over 200 feet of shoreline has got to be one of the best deals out there today if not the best.
With the many improvements made to this custom built home you will find this home in pristine condition

  • Remodeled kitchen with new cabinets, granite counters, and stainless appliances
  • Master Bath Updated
  • Second Bath Total Replacement
  • New carpet in Bedrooms
  • Hardwood floors resanded and sealed
  • Salt water Pool new vinyl liner and cover
  • Tankless On-Demand Water Heater – Rinnai
  • Lots of glass overlooking the water
  • Pier with boat lift
  • Rip-rapped shoreline
  • Washer and Dyer
  • Large 2 car garage

*|FNAME|*, If you have been waiting for the right time and price I wish you would consider this. I truly believe you can’t go wrong.
Best wishes,
Ken

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Quick Update on Northern Neck Waterfront Homes from this Week

Dear << Test First Name >>,

This week 10 new waterfront homes were added to the Northern Neck MLS.
17 waterfront homes in Northumberland and Lancaster Counties were reduced in price.
5 waterfront homes went to closing.

As all know we have been in a buyer’s market for years here in the Northern Neck. There are properties that have been on the market for years due to the high inventory. I find that after properties have been on the market for some time they lose interest and don’t show as often. I have seen the 3 properties below and know that they have been on the market for over 2 years. After 2 plus years and lots of disappointment you would think the sellers might entertain an offer.

Beautiful Sand Beach
$499,500
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Secluded Getaway
$498,000
Details
Wall of Windows & Water Views
$444,000
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Remember you can always search the Northern Neck MLS, your most reliable source to find Northern Neck Waterfront Properties.
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Northern Neck Land Conservancy to host farm forum

Conservancy to host farm forum

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12:06 pm

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On March 22 the Northern Neck Land Conservancy (NNLC) will hold a forum to educate land owners how they can preserve their land through easements.
The Northern Neck’s amazing quality of life owes much to the region’s well-managed farms and forests which underpin the local economy and generate the environmental benefits of clean water and abundant wildlife that many of us take for granted. Farmers and landowners who want to ensure that their land remains in agriculture and open space forever are invited to attend a short forum with members of the Northern Neck Land Conservancy this month in Heathsville.
“Farmland preservation offers tax savings and income potential to landowners who are willing to restrict development of their land through conservation easements,” said NNLC president Lawrence Latane´, a Westmoreland County vegetable farmer. “Easements also generate savings for a landowner’s heirs and help keep family land in family hands which is the key to family farming enterprises.”
NNLC is a nationally-accredited organization served by local volunteers who have guided landowners through the easement process since 2004. It is currently working with several property owners who are exploring the potential of easements on their land and recently helped a landowner in Westmoreland County complete an easement on 60 acres next to Westmoreland State Park that also protects part of the scenic landscape near Stratford Hall.
The Northern Neck Land Conservancy offers a guide for landowners who want to learn more about conservation easements. The conservancy is nationally accredited and has the legal standing to hold easements.
Easement donors receive state and federal tax incentives that help farm families preserve agriculture’s role on the Northern Neck. The conservancy has committed to preserving 1000 new acres on the Northern Neck by the year 2020. Last year the conservancy began pioneering new creative ways of protecting open space on the Northern Neck by working with federal agencies which are paying landowners to protect farmland in the interests of national security. In the case of the Department of Agriculture, it recognizes farmland easements to protect the nation’s food supply. In the Department of Defense’s case it recognizes the missions of important military bases such as those at Dahlgren and on the Patuxent River, from residential encroachment.
Another couple who have benefited by a conservation easement from the NNLC are the Murphy’s Tayloe and Helen Murphy are two of the Northern Neck’s preeminent environmental advocates. W. Tayloe Murphy Jr., is a former state delegate and state Secretary of Natural Resources, and local attorney. His wife, Helen, is a former president of the Garden Club of Virginia as well as former board member of the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, the Virginia Historical Society and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
In order to protect their King Copsico Farm, situated between Lower Machodoc Creek and Nomini Bay, from development, the Murphys donated a perpetual conservation easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation in 2001.
The March 22 forum will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northumberland YMCA and will feature insights from farmers and other landowners who have used easements as a tool to protect their land and generate additional income for their businesses.
Elizabeth Friel, Executive Director of NNLC, will give an overview of easements. Their pros and cons and how they can be used to help maintain the Northern Neck’s rural culture, natural environment and farm-based economy.
Refreshments will be provided. Please call the NNLC office at 804-462-0979 to make a reservation.

Northern Neck Waterfront Sales

Spring Time in the Northern Neck

Dear << Test First Name >>,
Warm weather has finally arrived.
The daffodils have bloomed, the dogwood are blooming, crabs have started to run, the farmer’s markets are opening and waterfront properties have are drawing an interest at a pace that hasn’t been seen in years.
Yes, things have really started to pickup. Last month 17 properties closed in Northumberland and Lancaster alone and 2/3’s of them sold for over 600k.
That 600k price leads me to believe that there is more confidence in the market as clients are buying higher dollar properties than what had previously been closing.
Plan a day to come visit but before you do take time to search the Northern Neck MLS to see if your waterfront dream is out there.
Ken

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Pool Home with pier and deep water, Priced Right

Luxury Waterfront in the Northern Neck

4 of the Most Expensive Luxury Waterfront Homes for Sale Right Now

Luxury waterfront properties can be found in the Northern Neck of Virginia with 1000’s of square footage or unlimited waterfront views. Northern Neck Real Estate is affordable with unique properties that can’t be found less where in this country.

From just a small family get away to the an elaborate luxury waterfront home the Northern Neck has the property you are looking for.

Here are 28 waterfront homes in the Northern Neck with over 3.500 square feet. Compare these prices and properties to the following 4.

 

A private island in the Florida Keys is hard to come by; a private island you can make your own is even more rare. But Pumpkin Key is just that: a 26-acre island with one main home, two caretakers’ cottages, and a dock master’s apartment—leaving plenty of

4 of the Most Expensive Waterfront Homes for Sale Right Now
Time to break the bank. These ultra-luxurious properties, from an 1,800-acre beachfront ranch in Santa Barbara to a private island in Florida, come with price tags to match.

You could drop a cool $250 million on the highest-priced home in America on the market right now. But you wouldn’t be on the beach. And what’s the point of spending all that money if you can’t have your morning coffee with your toes in the sand and sea? With an eye on the ultimate real estate prize—being on the water—here are four gloriously luxurious estates that are among the top 25 most expensive offerings on the market. Check them out, and call your banker.

1. Great Island, Darien, Connecticut: $175 million

2. Las Varas Ranch, Goleta, California: $108 million

In the rolling hills of Goleta, not far from Santa Barbara, this working ranch is a rare piece of California property—1,800 acres, to be exact. Las Varas Ranch has flat pastures, forests, orchards, creeks, a private reservoir, and two miles of beachfront. It also has a large owner’s residence, a guest house, and various outbuildings (some of which are from the 1880s); you can see all its offerings on the property website. Las Varas Ranch is listed by Anthony Punnett of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

3. Pumpkin Key, Key Largo, Florida: $95 million

A private island in the Florida Keys is hard to come by; a private island you can make your own is even more rare. But Pumpkin Key is just that: a 26-acre island with one main home, two caretakers’ cottages, and a dock master’s apartment—leaving plenty of room for customization. It currently has 12 large bay-front lots, a central tennis court (which can also serve as a helipad), and a 20-slip marina, but with an island like this, anything is possible. Pumpkin Key is listed by Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty.

4. Thimble Islands Portfolio, Branford, Connecticut: $78 million

With this once-in-a-lifetime property, you get eight private islands for one (sizable) price. Scattered across the Thimble Islands of the Long Island Sound, offshore of Branford, Connecticut, this groomed collection has multiple residences, guest houses, and outbuildings—see inside some of these storied properties here. At the center of it all is Rogers Island (pictured) and its 10-bedroom estate. With accommodations scattered across the islands and docks and piers that allow boating among them all, it’s difficult to imagine what this property is lacking. This Thimble Islands collection is listed by Shelly Tretter Lynch of Sotheby International Realty’s Greenwich Brokerage.

Home Inspections

Today, home inspections are almost universally recommended by every real estate professional. When it comes to their clients—especially first-time buyers—many are not familiar with the home inspection process, and what they can expect. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your client for a home inspection.

Choosing a Home Inspector

All home inspections are not created equal. Outline criteria that distinguish a reputable home inspection company, like finding out if a company is licensed and certified (in states where applicable). Encourage clients to look at how professional a company is. Do they have a professional website? Do they arrive in uniform with marked vehicles making them easily identifiable? Do they deliver an electronic report with photos?

home inspections with photos verify the inspectors findings

Select an inspector who verifies his findings with photos

Verify that they have both errors and omissions and general liability insurance, which covers the agent and the inspector. Consider how convenient it is to work with them. Do they make the experience easier with online scheduling? Do they text or email reminders about the inspection? Do they schedule any additional inspections that would be requested by the client, like pest and radon inspections? Each of these criteria will help enhance the client’s overall home-buying experience.

Homebuyer Preparation
Prepare buyers for home inspections by helping them understand the inspection process and how to maintain perspective. Home inspectors are generalists who have a wide range of knowledge that allows them to evaluate the readily accessible systems and components of a home, and having a home inspection enables clients to make informed decisions with confidence. Some buyers are more comfortable when their agent attends an inspection with them. This also allows you to assist with any seller issues and to see how an inspector will deal with call-backs if you or the buyer have any questions about the inspection.

Home Seller Preparation
Listing agents can help their clients prepare for the best inspection possible by reminding them that a clean and orderly home gives the impression of a well-maintained home. Encourage them to have the HVAC serviced and cleaned prior to the inspection. Check plumbing for leaks and examine ceilings for water stains or signs of other water damage. Let the client know that having a pre-sale inspection can lead to a smoother transaction and will likely identify issues the buyer’s inspector would uncover. If the house is vacant, make sure all the utilities are on and be sure the inspector has clear access to the attic, crawlspaces, heating system and garage.

Assessed value $265,00 above offered price

6 acres, 3 waterfront lots, waterfront home for $350,00 Assessed value over 600k

6 acres, 3 waterfront lots, waterfront home for $350,00 Assessed Value over 600k

Every morning I get updates from the Northern Neck MLS.

This morning this property came up. The price had been dropped by $49,000 to $350,000. It really drew my interest and after a little more research I realize that this might be a great investment. It has 3 waterfront lots, one with a house. A total of 6.31 acres. There is a lot of potential here.

I also find out this property is being sold for, get ready and sit down, $265,000 below the assessed value. Don’t ask me why or how come. I don’t know but what I do know is that no matter what a property is selling for due diligence has to be done. The first step is to see the property. If there is any interest the next step is to make an offer. In that offer we can write contingencies that will protect you while we are doing our due diligence.

Don’t hesitate on this. Call or text me (804) 366-2325

Ken

Disclaimer Ken Smith is a Licensed Realtor Commonwealth of Virginia

Ken Smith ken@ksmithre.com 804-366-2325
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