Should I List My Home During the Fall or Wait Until Spring?

You’ve decided that it’s time to upgrade your current living conditions in favor of a home that better fits your family’s needs. However, online research shows that the fall season is not the best time to list your home or shop around for a new one. Why?

JLRV’s Stocked Market Scheduled

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley’s 2014 Stocked Market will take place at the Berglund Center beginning Friday, November 14th through Sunday, November 16th.

Roanoke Welcomes Green Living and Energy Expo

The 15th Annual Green Living and Energy Expo will be held at the Berglund Center (formerly the Roanoke Civic Center) Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th.

Fall Design Trends For The Home

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love the rich colors of the fall season, particularly in the southwest Virginia region. The autumn hues of the Blue Ridge Mountains have almost reached their peak and restaurants are featuring hearty stews, piping hot flavored teas and pumpkin-spiced everything. Interior design trends closely mirror the sights, styles and scents of the current season, so it’s no surprise that homeowners are choosing to swap out their summer reds, whites and blues for cinnamon and champagne.

Roanoke Encourages Everyone to “Go Outside.”

As the weather starts to cool off and flavors of pumpkin spiced everything begin to overwhelm your senses, it’s easy to forego your afternoon trip to the gym for a cozy sweater and impromptu Netflix binge. In fact, you’re probably getting a little drowsy just thinking about it.

The Anthem GO Outside Festival is challenging Roanokers to put down the remote and pick up the pace by celebrating everything outdoors.

Superheroes Save The Day For Area Homeless

If you’ve ever secretly dreamed of dressing up as a superhero and running the streets of Roanoke, then we have good news. During the HomeTrust Bank Superhero Race, ordinary citizens can transform into their favorite caped crusader while also raising money for homeless families in the Roanoke Valley.

The race, in its second year, is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th at 9am and is one of the featured events during Go Fest.  The 5K fun run/walk will take place at the Rivers Edge Sports Complex on the Roanoke River Greenway.

Forming Relationships When Buying a Roanoke Home

As technology advances, it’s becoming easier for us to slip into a state of anonymity. We can purchase everything we need, from clothing to cars, without physically speaking to a human being.

Family Friendly Outings in Roanoke, Virginia

Whether you’re new to the area or looking for something a little bit different to entertain the family this summer, check out this list of fun activities taking place in Roanoke this season:

Fourth of July Fireworks in Downtown Roanoke

Gather your family and friends to celebrate Independence Day during the annual July 4th Fireworks Show on Friday, July 4th at 9:30pm at the River’s Edge Sports Complex.

What Does a Title Company Do?

As you go through the motions of buying and selling property, you’ll become familiar with a number of key players who help shape the success of your transaction.

Spring Décor for Trendy Outdoors

Springtime elicits a strong desire to get our hands dirty and give our home some much needed curb appeal. One stroll through your local home and garden center and you’ll find that you’re instantly bombarded with bright colors and big, green leafy plants designed to create your own personal outdoor oasis.

34th Annual Strawberry Festival at Elmwood Park

As we begin to look forward to a break in our April showers, we can rejoice in the scrumptious delight of the annual celebration of the strawberry during Community’s School’s Strawberry Festival taking place Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at Elmwood Park.

Roanoke Readies for the “Happiest 5k on the Planet.”

There are only two rules when participating in the Roanoke-Salem leg of The Color Run: 1. wear white when you start and 2. finish covered in color.

44th Annual Spring Home Show in Salem

With a list of 160 local home-related businesses on hand, the 44th Annual Spring Home Show promises to deliver a wealth of information for anyone interested in all things “home.”

Party in the Market Wraps Up Season

BB&T’s winter beach music series “Party in the Market” will be coming to a close on Thursday, March 13th with the Craig Woolard Band.

Roanoke’s Taubman Museum is “Young at Art”

If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce arts and culture to your little one, then sign up for the Taubman Museum of Art’s recurring program “Young at Art,” where toddlers will hear a special story in the museum’s gallery and have the chance to create some art of their own.

2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Each year, Pantone (the creators of the Pantone Matching System, or PMS, a standardizing color reproduction system used by designers) releases the “Color of the Year.” This year’s winner is “Radiant Orchid.”

Should I Buy or Rent?

You’ve grown accustomed to your cozy little apartment, but you’re starting to feel a bit cramped. You’re starting to wonder if buying a home is the right move for you.

How Should I Prepare For Buying A Home?

Maybe you’re living in your parents’ basement. Or maybe you’re sharing an apartment with a roommate who drives you insane. Regardless of the reason, you suddenly have the first-time homebuyer itch. The media likes to focus on the entertaining side of buying a home, like a dramatic house hunt or crazy real estate...

What Questions Should I Ask My Title and Settlement Company?

It’s easy to see why choosing your title and settlement company can cause feelings of fear and frustration. There’s probably a good chance that you’re not even sure what role a closing company in a real estate transaction is or where to even begin in your search for choosing the right company.

Should I Choose My Own Title Company?

For many of us, buying a home is the largest investment we will ever make during the course of our lifetime. The process, from choosing a realtor to changing the locks, seems as if it takes quite the toll on your bank account, causing you to watch every penny as it rolls towards another purchase.

Moving During Winter? Consider This:

It’s winter and you’ve used transferred your savvy holiday shopping skills from sweaters to suburban neighborhoods.  With your eyes on the prize, you and your sturdy snow boots canvas the area in search of that perfect dwelling.  Knowing that there is less competition during cold weather months, you wereable...

HVCC Announces “Just Us Girls” Holiday Shopping Event

Ladies, listen up.  If you’re looking for an alternative to the woes of traditional holiday shopping, then make plans to attend “Just Us Girls,” a special holiday shopping event hosted by Hidden Valley Country Club...

Roanoke Prepares For a “Dickens of a Christmas”

As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Roanoke Valley is finalizing plans for the annual “Dickens of a Christmas” celebration...

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