Real Estate sales are looking up this month and we appear to be moving into a sellers market.    This is great news for all of us.  Prices are rising and we are gaining back some of that lost equity from the previous years loss.  In the Middle Peninsula alone within the last 30 days there have been 60 home sales.  Sales prices varying from $1,330,000 down to $25,000.00.   With this being said, it is a great time to list your home.

If you are looking to list your home this spring, it is time to get those outside chores taken care of.  Contact someone to have your home  Pressure Washed, if you have sidewalks, have them pressure washed as well as all your decks.  The thing I see most while on a listing appointment is chipping paint on the exterior of the home.  This needs to be taken care of and will be an issue with most loans.  You do not want to miss a buyer because your home will not qualify for that  mortgage.

Spruce up the inside and depersonalize, you want them to be able to visualize it as their own.   If you have bright colors, I would suggest having it painted a neutral color. If you smoke in your home, I suggest you have it deep cleaned and have the air cleaned as well as all the duct work.

If you are in my service areas, Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, James City County, Williamsburg, West Point, King and Queen, Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex and Lancaster Counties all in the State of Virginia, I would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss your home.  You can find me online at Melissa Edwards Real Estate  You can always reach me on my cell at 804-832-4252.

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Real Estate this month on the Middle Peninsual with Melissa Edwards, Abbitt Realty Company, LLC

Coastal Lifestyle and Elegance!

This lovely townhouse is a two car attached garage end unit with wonderful views. The very first time I walked into this home I did not  have the feeling of townhouse living.   Very quiet and cozy.

Walk in to a wonderful foyer that leads to the waterfront living room. The living room has a  multi view fireplace and french doors that lead out to the back brick deck.  To your left is a large study and to your right is the most amazing kitchen with breath taking large views of the creek.  The dining room has the multi view fireplace for those romantic dinner nights.  Kitchen is equipped with subzero and wolf appliances with granite counter tops, wine cooler and beautiful white cabinets.  When you walk in through the foyer to your left is a large bedroom with a full bathroom.   Large utility room is through the kitchen with clothes folding station.  Upstairs from within the utility room is the bonus room over the garage.

Lets head upstairs to take a look at the master bedroom which offers a fireplace, large bathroom with walk in closet, Jacuzzi bath double vanity sinks and water-view balcony.  The remaining  bedroom has a full bath. as well and the rooms are large.

Next we will take a stroll outside to the deck off of the downstairs living room. Deck is brick with white columns that add to the beauty of the home.  Just in front of the home is the dock that is shared with the attached unit with boat slip and deep water. very intimate community sitting.  Community pool and pool house.  Don’t miss your opportunity to own this home.  Call for your appointment today!   Ask about owner financing and or Rent to Own.

361 Harbour View Drive, White Stone VA   $758,000.00


Chick Cove Subdivision, Middlesex, VA


Beautiful Cape Cod located in Chick Cove Subdivision with a huge amount of space and storage. This home offers a lovely  kitchen  designed by Colonial Kitchens,with granite and stainless appliances including  double ovens.  The master bedroom has  a new spa room with hot tub  for those peaceful nights away from everyday life, all on the first floor.  2 Large bedrooms with additional 2 other rooms that could be used as a craft room and office.  Living Room with fireplace plus a large family/media room upstairs.

Step outside to the pond and enjoy the sounds of nature with privacy.   This property sits on 1.252 acres which gives a bit of privacy but is within a neighborhood.  The yard has  invisible dog fence to help keep those pets safe.

If you are a boater but do not want to purchase waterfront, as a  Owner,you have first priority for slip rental at private marina within Community.

Community Amenities include  pool, tennis courts, basketball court,boat ramp & pier.

$279,000.00  330 Glen Cove Dr., Hardyville VA