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Choosing a Vet for Your Pet

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Oct 09, 2019 @ 02:22 PM

Capture-22Your pets are beloved members of your family and you want to make sure they receive the very best medical care. But how do you choose the right vet for your pet? We've outlined some important considerations below when selecting a veterinary practice for your fur baby.

Communication is Key
Ask your friends, family, and neighbors who they recommend. People with first-hand experience are great sources of information and someone who has had a great experience is eager to sing the praises of their veterinarian.

Responsive
Call potential veterinary practices: Do they answer the phone, or if not, do they return your call promptly? Is someone available to answer your questions? Can you easily get an appointment? Are you able to call and check on your pet frequently if they are having a procedure? You want to choose an office that communicates well with their clients.

Philosophies
Ask the veterinarian about their philosophies on pet health care. A few topics to discuss are euthanasia, cancer care, chronic disease planning, and spaying and neutering. Do they mesh with your own? Having a care giver with like­minded philosophies will help when faced with difficult decisions. Observe how they react and respond to your specific questions. Does this seem like someone with whom you'll be able to communicate and trust?

Take a Tour
A good office or hospital is proud of their facility and should be willing to give prospective clients a tour of their facility. Check the cleanliness of exam rooms, check out their medical equipment, do they have access to x-ray, ultrasound, dentistry, labs, and the like? Also, be sure to inquire about health care specific to your pet and any special care they might require. 

Interaction
Introduce your pet to your potential veterinarian and their staff long before your first appointment. Observe how everyone interacts with you and your pet. Are they welcoming, calm, and attentive to you both? Observe how your pet responds to them as well. Choosing a warm and caring practice can soothe a stressful situation for your pet.

Location and Hours
This isn't as important as good, solid care, but convenience is a factor to consider. Choose a vet you can access in a reasonable amount of time, and with hours chat work with your schedule. Choosing a wonderful practice that you can never get to won't do anyone any good.

Busier Can Mean Better
Don't be put off by a busy waiting area. A crowded, fast paced waiting area can be signs of a great, well-liked, hardworking practice.

Money Matters
Vet bills can add up quickly. Be sure to ask about costs of routine care like office visits and vaccines and ask about emergency services like x-ray.

Tags: Locals - 101 Reasons, lizlocal, lizlocal-Richmond, lizlocal-Williamsburg, lizlocal-Peninsula, relo-williamsburg-local, relo-peninsula-local, relo-richmond-local

'Black Friday' in Real Estate?

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 @ 11:06 AM

rustic-vegan-AwOG1tC5buE-unsplashDid you know that the week of Sept. 22 is the best time to buy a home in the U.S., according to data released by realtor.com? Forty-one out of 53 markets in the U.S. reported that buyers see significantly less competition and greater inventory during this time.

"As summer winds down and kids return to school, many families hit pause on their home search and wait until the next season to start again. With dramatically less competition, persistent buyers will feel the scales tip in their favor as eager sellers begin to cut their prices in an effort to entice a sale," said George Ratiu, senior economist of realtor.com. "As seasonal inventory builds up and restores itself to more buyer-friendly levels, fall buyers will be in a better position to take advantage of today's low mortgage rates and increased purchasing power."

In general, buyers face 26% less competition across all markets while inventory increases by 6.1% during the first week of September, compared to the average week of the year. For us here in the South, buyers see 26.2% less competition.

As a result, during this “Black Friday” week, 5.8% of listings nationwide see price cuts, making them, on average, 2.4% less expensive than during their peak. This effect is the most noticeable in the West, where homes on the market see an 8.6% reduction—to 4.6% lower than their peak—followed by the Midwest, the South and the Northeast.

If you've been thinking about buying, now could be the perfect time!!  Click here to search available homes for sale.And if you're brand new to the home buying process, or just want to be better educated, download our free Home Buyer's Guide.

Tags: Buyers, Sellers, Home Sale Statistics & Trends, lizlocal, lizlocal-Richmond, lizlocal-Williamsburg, lizlocal-Peninsula

Grand Opening at Madison Estates in Hanover, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Sep 03, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

30_photo2_08021229Join us for the Grand Opening of the newest model in Madison Estates on Wednesday, September 11th from 12-2pm at 7515 Madison Estates Dr., Hanover, VA 23111.  Enjoy lunch and meet the builder.

If you miss us, you can stop by on Saturday, September 14th from 12-2pm.

Come experience the newly debuted, never-before-built Chapel Hill by NK Homes of Virginia! This beautiful 3,351 sq. foot craftsman boasts bright open spaces, beautiful trim work and built-in cabinetry as sits on a large, lush green yard. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, there is no shortage of space! The first floor master is full of character with stained tongue and groove ceilings and the master bath is full of natural light. Enjoy evenings by the fire with your own private fire pit, situated on the patio, located off of the back deck.

The Chapel Hill is nestled in the community of Madison Estates, a quaint, private area near old Civil War trails and battle grounds in the Cold Harbor area of Hanover. Developed by Godsey Property, Inc, the land was once private property of the Godsey family, and in fact, they still reside in the neighborhood. A large private barn is a center focus of the community and one can stop at any point and see horses leisurely grazing in the fields.

People come to Madison Estates seeking privacy. Not only do residents find that, but they also find an amazing sense of community; creating the perfect balance for a blissful life. Only 9 homesites remain, if you’re interested in learning more or taking a tour, please contact Jana Mills JanaMills@lizmoore.com.

 

Tags: Buyers, New Homes, Richmond

Why Tabb, Virginia?

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 @ 09:05 AM

paul-trienekens-9goYHROaqMo-unsplashWhy Tabb?

The much sought-after area of Tabb is known for its fantastic schools, sports teams and charming community, but very few know the story behind the land that is loved so much. One tract of land in particular, home of the new community Smith Farm Estates, tells a story rich in history of a pioneer before her time.

Mary Octavia Smith was born in 1845 and was married to Alexander Tabb in 1871. She bore 3 children and became a widow at a young age, leaving her to raise the children on her own. Looking for an opportunity to provide for her family, she applied to the Federal Government requesting for a post office to be placed in the community she lived in, Smithville. Tabb’s request was granted, and history was forever changed.

She became the first female Post Master for the state in 1893 and remained in office until 1910.  27 years before the women’s suffrage movement, this was no small feat. As a Post Master, one of the most coveted and respected positions in the Government, Tabb was a woman ahead of her time. Dedicated to taking care of her family, she converted her house into the post office and served people out of window on the front porch. The area once known as “Smithville” was later named “Tabb” as a nod to Ms. Tabb’s post office.

Located on the heart of what was once Tabb’s property, Smith Farm Estates is nestled in history.  Not only are these ½ acre+ lots highly desired due to location, but the deep historical roots of the land make it even more desirable.

Liz Moore and Associates is honored to represent Edgerton Contracting in this groundbreaking community! For more information on available lots, or for a tour, please contact Jenny Edgerton at (757) 592-3378.

Tags: York County, New Homes, Peninsula, lizlocal-Peninsula

Carytown Farmers Market Now Open Through November 3rd

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:04 PM

jakub-kapusnak-296131-unsplashThe Carytown Farmers Market is open every Sunday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at 3201 Maplewood Ave.

Their mission is to enhance the unique character of the Carytown neighborhood while providing residents and visitors alike a healthy shopping alternative. By creating a fun and interactive atmosphere, our focus is to support local farmers and artisans as small businesses along with providing an educational and social experience to our shoppers.

Carytown Farmers Market...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

Tags: event, event-Richmond, events, relo-richmond-local

Westchester Concert Series Returns for its 5th Year

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:56 AM

mean-shadows-417848-unsplashThe Westchester Concert Series returns for its 5th year and you’re invited every other Friday night to enjoy great friends, food, fun, and, of course, live MUSIC! All events are FREE to attend, and there will be food and beer/wine available for sale. (Please, NO outside alcohol is allowed at these events!) As of now, concerts are held on the Village Green, near Plaza Azteca and Noodles & Company.

May 17 – Southern Tide

May 31 – En’Novation

June 14 – Red Neck Pool Party

June 28 – Diamond Heist

June 29 – 5 Second Rule

July 12 – Totally Random

July 26 – The Embers

August 9 – Spectrum

August 23 – South of James

September 6 – MSB, featuring Steve Bassett

September 20 – Flashback

October 4 – The Voltage Brothers

Westchester Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Richmond, events, relo-richmond-local

Innsbrook After Hours

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:49 AM

hanny-naibaho-388579-unsplashOne of Richmond’s most popular concert series, Innsbrook After Hours, is back! From now until September, head to Innsbrook for some of the biggest names in rock, pop, and country music right here in Richmond. Feel free to bring a chair or blanket, but remember, food, beverages, coolers, baskets, knapsacks, tents and pets are not allowed! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

June 27 (6pm) – Jake Owen
July 17 (6pm) – Jonny Lang & JJ Grey & Mofro
July 18 (6pm) – Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening
July 25 (6pm) – Killer Queen & Abba The Concert
July 31 (6pm) – Earth Wind & Fire
August 2 (6pm) – John Butler Trio+
August 8 (6pm) – Brett Young
August 21 (6pm) – Boyz II Men
August 31 (6pm) – Chris Young
September 7 (6pm) – Little Big Town
September 14 (6pm) Brantley Gilbert
September 20 (6pm) – Gary Allan

Click to purchase tickets!

Innsbrook After Hours...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Richmond, events, relo-richmond-local

Sunset Paddle Yoga Every Monday, Wednesday, & Sunday

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:40 AM

damir-spanic-1206760-unsplashLooking for a great workout with an even better view? Sunset Paddle Yoga allows you to take your practice outdoors and into nature. After a brief intro to paddleboarding, you'll paddle out and anchor your board. The instructor will guide you through a gentle yoga sequence for all levels. Modifications are given for beginner to advanced. This yoga session happens as the sun is setting allowing the day to just melt away! 

Every Monday, Wednesday, Sunday 6:30 - 8:15pm at Chickahominy Riverfront Park through Sept. 15, 2019.

Click here for tickets!

 
 

Tags: event, event-Williamsburg, events, relo-williamsburg-local

Williamsburg Farmers Market Open Every Saturday

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

dane-deaner-411531-unsplashThe Williamsburg Farmers Market, open Saturdays 8am-noon, is located in Merchants Square in the heart of Williamsburg on Duke of Gloucester Street across from the College of William and Mary. Enjoy a peaceful morning of shopping while enjoying coffee, muffins, and music. Among the local products available are honey; free-range chicken, beef, lamb and pork; peanuts; baked goods;  potted plants and cut flowers. This award winning producer-only market has been growing since 2002.

To view the complete list of vendors, click here.

FREE parking on Francis Street (lot P6) on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. Prince George Street Garage is open for $1/hour. All other lots are posted as one hour or two hour parking and are patrolled from 8:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg Farmers Market...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Williamsburg, events, relo-williamsburg-local

Summer Breeze Concert Series on Merchant's Square

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 @ 11:18 AM

The Summer Breeze Concert Series is back in Colonial Williamsburg! Concerts take place every Wednesday from 6 – 9 pm. Food, Beer and Wine available for purchase. Event held rain or shine!

israel-palacio-459693-unsplashJune 26 – BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove – Pop/Dance

July 3 – 504 Supreme – Jazz/Swing

July 10 – Slapnation – Party Band

July 17 – Party Fins – Jimmy Buffet

July 24 – Bobby Blackhat – Blues

July 31 – Good Shot Judy – Jazz

Aug. 7 – Tidewater Drive Band – High Energy

Aug. 14 – Blind and Dirty – Grateful Dead

Aug. 21 – Fuzz Band – Party Band

Aug. 28 – The Janitors – R&B/Dance

Sept. 4 – Brasswind – Soul/R&B

Sep. 11 – TBD – TBD

Summer Breeze Concert Series...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: event, event-Williamsburg, events, relo-williamsburg-local