The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

Liz to Speak at Warwick Forest Retirement Community

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 06:53 AM

coupleJoin Liz at Warwick Forest on July 29th from 11-1pm as she answers the question "Will Your Home's Value Continue to Rise?". If you or someone you know has been thinking about selling and moving to a senior living community, you won't want to miss this!

Food and beverages will be served. Limited seating available as COVID-19 safety precautions are still followed.

RSVP at, email, or call 757-886-2200.

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Fundraiser to Benefit Heritage Humane Expansion Project

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 07:10 AM

To sign up or make a donation, visit


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Join us for Our Olympic Watch Party - July 24th

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 07:03 AM

Come join us in our cafe at the Liz Moore & Associates Richmond office on July 24th from 11-1pm for an Olympic Watch Party opening weekend of the games. Be sure to rsvp! We have food, drinks and some fun Olympic style games to win prizes. 



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First Responders Family Fun Day - August 1, 2021

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jul 14, 2021 @ 01:56 PM

Join us on August 1, 2021 from 1-3pm in the parking lot of our Newport News office (11801 Canon Blvd.) to show our appreciation for our local First Responders! Enjoy a day of fun with hotdogs, cotton candy, face painting, and more. Kids can get their photos taken on first responder vehicles, too. Do you know a first responder? Make sure and invite them!  Click here to share the Facebook Event Invitation.



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Our Favorite Distilleries Around Richmond

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 @ 07:31 AM


1. Three Crosses Distilling Company

Family-owned distillery with a country feel. Menu items include their own Harry Potter-inspired mixed drinks!
3835 Old Buckingham Rd.
Powhatan, VA 23139
(804) 818 - 6330

2. James River Distillery 

Offerings include their specialty Commonwealth Gin, a variety of flavored rums, and their own rendition of a Scandinavian spirit.
2700 Hardy St,
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 716-5172

3. Virago

At Virago, rums are distilled in a “vintage, direct-fire, 2,500-liter Charentais-style alembic still – one of only a few operating in the United States”. Enjoy one of their prestigious award-winning rums today!
1727 Rhoadmiller St,
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-8746

4. Cirrus Vodka

Distills vodka from potatoes, providing a 100% gluten-free drink to accommodate special dietary needs! Come enjoy the sheer perfection of their beverages.
1603 Ownby Ln,
Richmond, VA 23220
(844) 724-7787

5. Belle Isle Craft Spirits

Although they don’t have a tasting room, we couldn’t go without mentioning one of the local favorites! Treat yourself to one of their famous local moonshines.
615 Maury St, Richmond VA 23224
(804) 723-1030

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Northern Neck Photo Contest

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 @ 07:15 AM

We love where we live and we know you do, too!  Join us for our photo contest throughout Northern Neck and be entered to win some great prizes.  Don't live in the Northern Neck but you've visited?  All participants welcomed!  Visit before September 10, 2021 to enter your favorites photos of Virginia's Northern Neck.


NNK Photo Contest


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Congratulations to the Winners of our Dream House Coloring Contest!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 @ 07:09 AM

We set out to find the most creative dream houses thought up by kids and WOW, we received some amazing entrees!  We awarded grand prizes in each age bracket as well as two runners up.  Visit our Facebook Page to see the winners.

___Haylee_11 and her friend Autumn_11


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Americans See Major Home Equity Gains

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 @ 07:04 AM

Now could be the time to cash in on your equity!  Click here for a free market analysis on your home.  It may be worth more than you think.

home equity


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Pet Portraits Fundraiser for Heritage Humane Society

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jul 12, 2021 @ 07:00 AM

pet logo

We unfortunately had to cancel our original event due to severe weather, but look for a new date soon! All pets welcome!

In addition to photos, will be raffling off great prizes.  You can also make a donation online at

All money raised will go to the Heritage Humane Society's expansion project.

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Posted by Lynnette Tully on Sat, Jul 10, 2021 @ 09:45 PM

casaIf you haven’t tried Williamsburg’s Casa Pearl restaurant, then you are missing out!

Located in what used to be an old gas station off Merrimac Trail at the edge of the city, the oyster and taco restaurant has enjoyed a steady stream of local clientele as well as positive reviews since opening.

“It’s been a whirlwind of trying to keep up,” said owner Mikey Maksimowicz. “We’re doing like one and a half to almost twice the business we were

When Mikey came up with the concept of Casa Pearl a couple years ago, he wasn’t sure how Williamsburg would respond. “In the beginning we were skeptical,” admitted Mikey. “Because we are a taco restaurant, but by no means are we a Mexican restaurant. We’re more of a very eclectic, no-defined cuisine focusing on fresh ingredients.”

Casa Pearl focuses on quality, locally- sourced ingredients, seasoned culinary expertise, and amazing customer service. Mikey, who hails from Virginia’s Northern Neck, grew up crabbing with his dad and cooking a lot of seafood. “It was our family’s hobby,” he said. His southern heritage, combined with his experiences in culinary school and in fine-dining restaurants around the globe prepared and inspired him to open Casa Pearl. He wanted to create a unique dining experience.

“I thought, why can’t we offer great food in a casual atmosphere with raw concrete floors and whatnot, but still have awesome service, awesome food and great cocktails at a mid-range price point where it’s not breaking the bank for everyone to go out and eat – and that’s kind of the concept of Casa Pearl and how it evolved,” he said.

Williamsburg has embraced Mikey’s concept whole-heartedly. Locals can’t get enough of Casa Pearl’s distinctive
dishes. “My husband and I love the grilled oysters and the hushpuppies are amazing,” said Liz Moore, of boutique real estate brokerage Liz Moore & Associates.

Liz is always looking for fun, new places to eat with her family as well as
 o recommend to clients. “Williamsburg’s restaurant scene is really growing into an exciting mix of dining options and Casa Pearl is a shining example of how our area is embracing new things,” she said.

Since opening, Casa Pearl’s core menu has stayed mostly the same, but weekly food and drink specials keep customers on their toes. The raw bar features many of the delicious fish and shellfish that the Chesapeake Bay region has to offer and tacos are Latin-inspired, but with a southern twist. For instance, the fried chicken taco features a creamy pimento cheese coleslaw combined with sweet Bread & Butter pickles and the baked Chincoteague clams are served with Thai sausage, coconut milk and basil gremolata.

Among Casa Pearl’s top sellers are the oyster po-boy taco -- a heavenly mix of friend oysters, Napa cabbage, jalapeno, tomatillo salsa verde and remoulade as well as an extremely fresh-tasting ceviche comprised of cucumber, avocado, jalapeno, garlic and herbs. As if that doesn’t sound delicious enough, Casa Pearl also boasts an impressive cocktail menu, which includes a seasonal slushie, Virginia beer and its third top-selling menu item, the Casa Margarita – made with Lunazul Tequila, Cointreau, Ancho Reyes Chili liqueur, lime, agave and grapefruit jalapeño bitters?

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