Category Archives: Miscellaneous

  • The Charm of Historic Homes

     Walking down the quiet tree lined sidewalk, street lamps twinkle in front of you and gently light your way as you stroll past charming old homes. There is a hush in the air as though time has simply stood still and at any moment you might hear the rattle of a horse drawn carriage. If you have dreamed of evenings like this you should look into buying a historic home. Living in a designated historic district gives you the wonderful opportunity to take a walk through history each time you step out of your front door. Continue reading

  • Making Your Historic Home Energy Efficient

    Many home buyers are drawn to historic homes over newer, more cookie-cutter houses because the architecture and design provide character and class. But for many historic home owners, a unique, older house also means a much higher energy bill. Historic homes bring so many advantages, but if you don’t invest some time and money in weather-proofing the house, your historic dream home can end up being costlier than expected. Luckily our guide makes it easy for you to update your historic home to make it more energy-efficient – without interfering with the charm of the original design! Continue reading

  • History and Beauty

    Spring is here and summer is approaching fast. The blooms are coming out in full force and if nothing else, historical homes are known for their gardens. Take a walk through any historic neighborhood in Virginia and you will see Dogwoods, Cherry Blossoms, and even some old Magnolia Trees. In my opinion, Virginia is one of the most awe-inspiring states because of its mountains, streams, lakes, and ocean front as well as it’s historic areas and modern areas. There is something for everyone in the state and it has more than its share of history. Continue reading

  • History with a View

    Why Historic..?

    Many people dream of owning a historical home with its numerous details and character. It’s easy to love historic neighborhoods and their homes with their old-world charm and offer a certain reserve to homebuyers. There are many positive factors in owning a historic home. Continue reading

  • This Old House

    Homes today are not built the way they used to be

    Older, historic homes can be masterpieces of art, architecture, engineering, and design all in one. Many historic homes dot the landscape of Virginia, and you’ll often distinguish one when you see it. That is part of the appeal of owning one of these monuments to history. Hand carved molding, trims and banisters, elaborate turrets, and one of a kind designs are attractive pieces of historic homes that many people are looking for. Ultimately, that fascination with the exterior look and curb appeal is often what draws us in. Continue reading

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