Everything you need to know about living in Fredericksburg

Everything you need to know about living in Fredericksburg

I’ve lived in a lot of different places over the course of my life. As an Air Force brat, an Airman myself, and later a Marine Corps wife, moving seemed to be part of my DNA. It was woven into my very fiber.

Here in Fredericksburg things are different. Maybe it’s something they put in Carl’s ice cream but the community reaches out and envelopes you in a way I haven’t seen anywhere else. If you talk to someone for more than a minute, you will be invited over for book club, beers on the front porch, or the latest neighborhood event. You will be motivated & encouraged to volunteer for things you never thought about before. The issues you care about in your own family & home are actually quiet crusades here in the ‘Burg and you will join in.

There is more to do every weekend than you can possibly even write on your calendar. Buy event tickets early because they will sell out. Love galas? There are plenty to go around. Charity events? Ditto. Something outside? Your cup will overflow. Something to do with the kids? Yep, that’s covered too.

Fredericksburg is where my family has started to put down roots. It’s where we know every neighbor by name and they know us. It’s where neighborhood block parties are the norm because everyone lives on the best street. Fredericksburg isn’t where I started out but it sure feels a lot like home.

You + Homeownership = Wealth

You + Homeownership = Wealth

Does home ownership build wealth? That depends. Everyone has a different idea of what “wealth” looks like. For some it looks like piles of money with a Scrooge McDuck style diving board and a room full of gold coins. For others it means the freedom to travel, a little farm full of baby goats in pajamas, or lounging on a beach with a drink made mostly of tiny umbrellas.

Whatever wealth looks like to you, home ownership is one way to build financial security and emotional stability. Is it right for everyone. No. Should I being saying that as a realtor? Absolutely. Knowing which situation is right for clients is critical in helping map out their goals. I almost always encourage people to at least think about buying over renting because in our area rentals are a hot commodity. So even if you don’t plan on staying in that starter home forever, it can be a great source of passive income in the future.

Here are some reasons to keep renting:

1. You’re investing your extra income.

2. You’re saving up for a down payment

3. You want your living arrangements to remain flexible.

4. You’re working on your credit.

5. You’ll be in the house for 3 years or less.

6. You don’t want to be bothered with repairs or maintenance.

7. You don’t mind paying a premium to offset the costs of maintaining a home.

8. You want a little buffer if the market goes south.

Here are some reasons to buy:

1. You want stability.

2. You’ll be in the area for 3 or more years.

3. You have money in the bank for repairs/maintenance.

4. You want the freedom to remodel or decorate at will.

5. You want the capability to rent the house out in the future.

6. You want the tax advantage home ownership offers.

7. You want to build equity.

8. You have a long term plan & goals.

Want a more in-depth look? Contact me to set up a time to chat about the home buying process.

Fredericksburg Housing Update: May 2019

Fredericksburg Housing Update: May 2019

🏠 Hey Fredericksburg! Real Estate last month was on πŸ”₯!! Here’s our May Real Estate Market update. Home prices were up slightly over all zip codes and the average days on the market went down a tad. All of these changes affect home values, including yours. If you want to know the new value of your home, send me an email at amber@househomelovefxbg.com with your address and I’ll send you a free update.

 

111 Caroline Street

111 Caroline Street

The hard work has been done in this turn-key, light filled home. Circa 1919, this historic home has been updated for modern living. Whether you’re sitting on the built-in banquette sipping your morning coffee as you enjoy the stunning view of the Rappahannock River, sitting on the front porch chatting with the neighbors, or strolling downtown to the various shops, restaurants, train station, or simply taking in Fredericksburg’s Historic District, you won’t want to miss out on all this lovely home has to offer.

Dwell & Roam: Fredericksburg Area Easter Egg Hunts & Activities

Dwell & Roam: Fredericksburg Area Easter Egg Hunts & Activities

It’s Good Friday today and you know what that means… EASTER WEEKEND!! πŸ‡πŸŒ·πŸ₯• I have curated a fantastic list of area Easter Egg Hunts, Bunny Sightings, and more for your family enjoyment. They are listed here by day and organized by time so you can visit all of them! πŸ˜€ Be sure to snap a photo or two and tag your favorite (and me) so I know which ones are a hit for next year. Oh, and maybe stop by church on Sunday? After all Easter isn’t really about a bunny or candy. β›ͺ

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League of America (Open to Members Only)

@Spotsylvania Courthouse

7AM-1PM

Spring Fling & Egg Hunt

@The Fredericksburg Field House

3411 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg, 22408

9AM-12PM

Braehead Farm Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny

@Braehead Farm

1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, 22401

9:30AM-1PM & 2PM-5:30PM

2019 Easter Eggstravaganza

@Belvedere Plantation

410 Belvedere Drive, Fredericksburg, 22408

9:30AM-3PM

Family Paint: Floral Bunny

@Wine & Design

107 Washington Street, Fredericksburg, 22405

10AM-11:30AM

$20/person, recommended for ages 4+

Strong Tower: Eggstravaganza 2019

@Strong Tower Church

234 Ferry Rd, Fredericksburg, 22405

10AM

Egg Hunt for kids ages 1-9 & Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt for kids 10-11 & Inflatable fun!

Free Easter Egg Hunt

@Massaponax Flea Market

9040 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, 22407

10AM

Bunnies & Brunch Easter Egg Hunt

@Old Mill Park

2201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, 22401

12PM-2PM

Tickets Required

Family Easter Egg Hunt

@Adventure Brewing

33 Perchwood Dr. Unit 101, Fredericksburg, 22405

4PM-5PM

Open Gym & Easter Egg Hunt

@Paragon Gym for Kids

4175 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, 22407

6PM-8PM

$20/child

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Easter

308 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, 22401

Easter Egg Hunt after each service, 8AM, 9:30AM, 11AM

Breakfast is being served by the FUMC Youth, donations will support youth missions in the Fredericksburg area.

Hope Chapel Easter Egg Hunt & Egg Roll

168 Onville Road, Stafford

Easter Egg Hunt with Donuts & Coffee 8AM,

Easter Service at 9AM

FOR THE GROWN-UPS

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

@6 Bears & A Goat

1140 International Parkway, Fredericksburg, 22406

4PM-6PM

Tickets & Basket Required (for ages 21+)

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Easter Brunch

@Potomac Point Winery

275 Decatur Road, Stafford, 22554

10:30AM-2:30PM

Tickets Required