2018 | Real Estate Outlook

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In the Roanoke Valley, springtime brings warmer weather, greening lawns and trees, and blooming bushes and flowers in yards across the area. In addition to azaleas and daffodils, many lawns will sport “For Sale” signs as well. Springtime is the…

Powder Rooms That Wow

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The first powder rooms date back to the early 18th century and bear little resemblance to the room we call a powder room in contemporary homes. From their inception, powder rooms were always small rooms resembling a closet. Both ladies…

Living into Retirement

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At the turn of the 20th century, most retired people expected to remain in their homes throughout the aging process, surrounded by their families, friends and neighbors. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 49 years old and the “senior…

Real Estate Outlook for 2017

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According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), 2016 was a great year for the area’s real estate markets. Roanoke Valley real estate agents agree that business was brisk, prices were trending upwards, and the Federal Reserve kept interest rates…