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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Hello from your Jefferson and Berkeley County Real Estate agent!  I hope you are doing well and feeling excited about spring in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.  This is the time of year many people like to get outdoors and become active.  Because of that, I rounded up a few upcoming local activities you might be interested in.  Check them out:

Poor House Farm Challenge

This one sounds like a lot of fun.  Teams of participants run from station to station and engage in different fitness challenges that will test strength, endurance, and ability to navigate.  Each team is given a map and a score card, and at the end prizes will be doled out to those who fared best.  More details and registration information about the Poor House Farm Challenge is available on Active.com.

When: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8:30 am

Where: Poor House Road, Martinsburg, WV

Appalachian Trail Community Spring Bash

The Spring Bash is a very kid-friendly event.  This free and open-to-the-public event features food and children's activities in addition to a "mini" Appalachian Trail hike for those wanting to get some activity in.  Visit the Appalachian Trail website for more information.

When: Saturday, April 7th, 2012, 11 am - 2 pm

Where: Bolivar Community Center, 60 Panama Street, Harpers Ferry, WV

Miana Stewart Scholarship 5K

This 5K run will benefit the scholarship fund created in memory of former Musselman High School student Miana Stewart.  The run takes place at Musselman Middle School.  The top three finishers in each age group for both men and women will receive medals.  It's a good chance to get in exercise while helping a good cause!  Check Active.com for more information.

When: Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 9 am

Where: 105 Pride Avenue, Bunker Hill, WV

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments about things to do in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.  As always, you can stop in and ask your Eastern Panhandle real estate agents about buying or selling homes in the area.  For those buying, check out the Jefferson and Berkely County real estate listings on our site. 

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Posted by: AT 12:51 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Now is a great time to buy property in Jefferson County or Berkeley County, West Virginia.  According to the National Association of Home Builders, the housing index measuring builder confidence has leveled out at the highest it had been since June 2007.  This suggests that housing markets are moving in the right direction.  The Wall Street Journal reports that some banks and credit unions are beginning to increase their consumer lending, reversing a trend of tighter lending that started during the housing crisis.  Their map shows that West Virginia is one of the places in which consumer lending is on the rise. 

What does this mean for a potential Eastern Panhandle home buyer?  As we said in our post on buying your Jefferson or Berkeley County home this spring, it means many things--all of which benefit you!
  • Mortgage rates are at historic lows.  Lock in a fixed-rate mortgage with interest rates that are lower than what will be available as more people seek mortgages.
  • Housing prices are at historic lows.  Buy a home while prices are still low (but no longer falling).  Depending on your current situation, owning could cost you less on a monthly basis than renting does.  Getting into real estate now, before the upward spiral takes off again, means an investment that will pay off later whenever you decide to sell.
  • Mortgages are becoming easier to obtain again.  Maybe you've wanted to buy for a while, but were excluded from receiving a mortgage as lenders became stricter after the housing crisis.  Now is a good time to try again.
Unsure of what first steps to take?  The Kable Team is here to help you.  Check out our featured listings in Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherds Town, and surrounding towns.  If you are looking for a deal, request information on foreclosures.  Feel freel to search all listings in the Jefferson and Berkeley County area.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact The Kable Team for answers, information, and tips on finding your next house!

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Posted by: AT 03:36 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
The weather has been heating up, and it seems like spring fever is on the horizon for everyone. Nothing says “spring is coming” like St. Patrick’s Day. This Saturday, many in Charles Town and surrounding areas in Jefferson County and Berkeley County will be dressing up in green, letting loose and searching for pots of gold at the end of the rainbow. As your Eastern Panhandle real estate team, we like to stay alert and in-the-know about the goings-on in our area. This year, we came across a variety of events that will combine the spring fever that hits in March with the festive spirit surrounding St. Patrick’s Day. These will surely be events that you won’t want to miss.

This Saturday, March 17th, while so many others are celebrating St. Patty’s the traditional way, you should do something different: watch a basketball game. The Jefferson County Renegades will be taking on the Harlem Wizards at Jefferson High School. Presented by the WMS PTA, the game starts at 7:00pm. To get prime seats, show up at 6:00 when the doors open. For $10.00 in advance and $12.00 on game day, you can enjoy a fun-filled sporting event that will have you ready and raring to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day after the final buzzer rings.

If you’re looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s in a more traditional fashion, not to worry. The city of Martinsburg, WV is just one of many towns in the Eastern Panhandle that will be hosting stylish festivities for the holiday. The First Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon will be taking place this Saturday, March 17th at the Historic McFarland House. Located at 409 South Queen Street, the $15.00 ticket will include traditional Irish cuisine and desserts for your enjoyment. If you’re looking to continue the celebration after lunch, there will be a cash bar open until 6:00pm. It’s a fantastic way to bring the Eastern Panhandle together to celebrate one of the most fun-filled holidays of the year.

In order to spend the holiday giving back to a great cause, head to the First United Methodist Church in Berkeley Spring, WV for a benefit dinner and silent auction to support the family of Tristan Nixon, son of law enforcement officer Keith Nixon. With spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, drink and dessert, all that’s required for attendance is a small donation. If you’re looking to give a little bit more, you can participate in the silent auction. Coming together to help families in need through a difficult time is an important value in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, and this St. Patrick’s Day benefit is another way to demonstrate that.

Whether you prefer to celebrate this Saturday with a special sporting event, traditional celebration or charitable dinner, any of these awesome St. Patrick’s Day parties will be worthwhile and fun for all who live in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. As your Berkeley and Jefferson County real estate team, we think that it’s incredibly important to stay in the loop about what’s happening around town, and holiday festivities are no exception.

If you have any questions about living in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’d be happy to fill you in on everything that you need to know. We hope to hear from you soon!

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Posted by: The Kable Team AT 03:51 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, 06 March 2012
March has begun, and with that comes the beginning of the spring real estate market for Jefferson and Berkeley County. The change in season always seems to signify an uptick in market activity, and for many, that includes thoughts of buying a home in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. As your Jefferson and Berkeley County real estate agents, we are encouraging buyers to take the plunge this year and invest in a home. Market conditions are ideal for buyers right now, and you can begin your home search in time for the transitional summer season.

Part of our job as a Berkeley and Jefferson County real estate team is to keep up with the latest market trends and understand buyer and seller behavior. With that being said, we realize that the reason many home buyers in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle have been hesitant to commit to finding a home is because they were waiting for the market to bottom out before beginning their search. The good news is that, according to the most recent Case-Shiller reports, the market doesn’t have much further to fall before we start seeing signs of a housing recovery. That means that if you’re looking to buy a home in Charles Town, Falling Waters, Ranson, or any of the other towns in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle, now is the time to do so. Here is a few other current market conditions that prove now is the perfect time to buy:

The economy is getting stronger. More people are finding employment, and the United States economy is beginning to bounce back a little bit. As a result, lenders are slowly but surely becoming more willing to give home buyers mortgage loans. Lending restrictions are still on the tighter side; however the incredibly difficult restrictions from last year are starting to become a bit easier. If you’re looking for a mortgage loan, now would be the time to start submitting applications.

Mortgage rates are at historic lows. You can get 30-year fixed mortgage rates for as low as 4.0% interest, and other options such as FHA are even lower than that. Historically, buying a home has never been more affordable, so you can obtain financing with low interest rates that will allow you to manage a monthly mortgage payment.

Buyer demand is coming back. According to the National Association of REALTORS, the number of pending home sales reached a two year high in January. Excess inventory is finally being wrung out of the market, and more people are looking to buy. This means that once the market starts to recover, you’re going to find homes that are priced higher than they are now. If you act now, before the buyer demand reaches a healthy rate, then you can still find homes at great, affordable prices.

These market conditions don’t lie: now is probably one of the best times that you can begin your Berkeley or Jefferson County home search. As one of the most experienced and knowledgeable real estate teams in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, we monitor the current state of the market on a regular basis in order to best advise our clients on what real estate decisions they should be making. With the spring market just around the corner, we believe that this will be the season for Jefferson or Berkeley County home buyers to begin their search.

If you have any questions about buying a home on the Berkeley or Jefferson County real estate market, don’t hesitate to contact us! We would love to meet with you to answer any questions that you may have. We hope to hear from you soon.

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