The Design Corner: How to Plan & Design Your Built-Ins

We get pretty excited about things that are both trendy and classic, functional and stylish. And built-ins fit exactly into those highly desirable categories. If you're looking to add some storage, open shelving for decor, or seating to your home, consider building it in! Well-designed and well-placed built-ins can add value and charm to any room. Read on to check out some tips from our design pro, Cathi Beighe!

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The Wilson Downtown Gallery: Amanda Dicken

We are privileged to have Amanda Dicken as our next artist in the Wilson Downtown Gallery. Her portraiture done with pen, watercolor, gouache, acrylic paint, and pastel is unique, eye-catching, and done with remarkable skill. This show is sure to draw you in and make you take a second look.

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Be Prepared for Home Inspection Repairs

Home buyers and sellers alike will come to a point in any real estate transaction in which a home inspection will be performed by a professional, and repairs will likely need to be addressed. What is involved? Who decides what repairs are made? And who pays for it?

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Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report: February 2017

Last month, we shared how optimistic we were about the 2017 real estate market in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Now that we've got another month in the books, our optimism remains. Our February Market Report showcases the surge forward with a lot of positive stats in our local market, and we couldn't be more thrilled about how the year is already shaping up.

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The Design Corner: Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Space

Your floors - they cover a vast majority of your house and arguably receive more abuse than any other part of your home. It's therefore, important that when possible you choose flooring that will be both functional and aesthetically pleasing (let's be honest - your floors can be quite the design statement). Whether you're considering a renovation, building a home, or just thinking about some small updates, check out the tips below from our design pro, Cathi Beighe.

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Stay Afloat: Flood Plains, Flood Insurance, & Homeowner Tips

The Shenandoah Valley -- and many spots in Rockingham County, in particular -- has seen its fair share of flooding. Since the devastation that took place because of excess rainwater in a massive flood back in the 1990's, better irrigation drainage systems have been put in place, dikes have been constructed, and countless other measures have been accounted for since then in our beautiful piece of the Valley. So, with all those safeguards in place, do you really need to care about what flooding could do to your property? If your home is in the flood zone, YES.

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