The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

It's Apple Picking Season in Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Aug 31, 2021 @ 09:57 AM

skylar-jay-VW4x7oFSFJU-unsplashAs Fall arrives, so does apple picking season in Virginia.  Here are some of our favorite destinations that make for a great day trip.

1. Carter Mountain Apple Orchard
Pick your own apples, enjoy the beautiful views, and treat yourself to the famous apple cider donuts!
1435 Carters Mountain Trail,
Charlottesville, VA 22901

2. Rock Hill Orchard
Pick your own apples or select from a variety of
pre-picked apples! Enjoy the famous apple butter as well. Call ahead for hours.
3151 Elon Road,
Monroe, VA 24574

3. Stribling Orchard
A beautiful orchard farmed by the Stribling family for 6 generations. Pick your own apples and enjoy their fabulous apple pie!
11587 Poverty Hollow Ln, Markham, VA 22643

4. Graves’ Mountain Orchard
Go apple picking here in October and enjoy their family-friendly apple harvest festival!
205 Graves Mountain Lane,
Syria, VA 22743

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Two Opportunities to Donate Blood This Week at Liz Moore & Associates

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Aug 30, 2021 @ 02:16 PM

BloodDrive_FB2The Red Cross is in need of blood donations.  If you would like to help, there are two opportunities to give blood at a Liz Moore office this week - one in Richmond and one in Newport News.  You must register for a time slot ahead of time.

August 31st 1-6pm
14061 Midlothian Turnpike
To sign up, call 1-800-REDCROSS or visit and enter "PEACE" as the location
*hosted by Peace Properties

Newport News
September 2nd 10-2pm
11801 Canon Blvd. Ste. 100
To signup, visit
*hosted by Shavonne Miles

Tags: Community, lizlocal-Northernneck-community, lizlocal-Peninsula-community, lizlocal-richmond-community, lizlocal-williamsburg-community

Liz Local Magazine: Summer Edition

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 10:02 AM

LizLocal_Summer2021 coverThe past 15 months has been a roller coaster in our real estate world. It’s hard to imagine that in spite of being in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, we also experienced the hottest real estate market in US history. The perfect storm of low listing inventory and historic low interest rates converged to cause buyer demand to spike to all-time highs.

Clearly, it’s a great time to be a seller. But… what about the other side of that equation? Sellers are asking themselves, “I may get peak pricing for my home right now, but then I’ll have to turn around and pay peak pricing on the other end. Does that make sense for me?” Every situation is different, and the answer really depends on a lot of different factors. One thing that definitely makes sense, though, is that now is a great time for an in-depth look at values with your favorite REALTOR. If you’re not currently living in your dream home, now just may be the perfect time to explore alternatives.

Other drivers that are causing people to re-think their current space are the possibilities created by new opportunities to work remotely. Many people have realized that they can hang up their commute, and work from home…and that home can be anywhere they want. That freedom extends beyond location – it also means new and different features are important in a home: home offices and outdoor spaces have become all the buzz in recent months.

We’ve devoted this month’s edition of Liz Local to exploring a few of those features.

Check out a digital version of our Summer Liz Local Magazine:

Peninsula Edition

Williamsburg Edition

Richmond Edition

Northern Neck Edition

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It's Time for Tubing in RVA!

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Aug 23, 2021 @ 02:10 PM

August_SocialMediaIt's tubing season in Richmond, Virginia and there are many great options for adventure close by!

1. James River State Park:
Try the area between the canoe landing and Bent Creek. Check local
news for river cleanliness updates.

2. The James near Charlottesville:
Make a reservation with James River Runner to enjoy a tubing experience near Charlottesville.

3.Shenandoah River’s South Fork:
Contact Front Royal Outdoors to snag some tubes and enjoy a relaxing day on the river near the mountains.

4. Maury River & Upper James River:
Venture near Roanoke for an enjoyable day on the river. Twin River Outfitters provides tube rentals here.

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Collecting Peanut Butter for our Local Food Banks

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 09:50 AM
🎶It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!🎶
We are collecting jars of peanut butter during the month of August to help restock our local food banks in time for the new school year. Drop of your donations to any Liz Moore office. And word on the street is there's a competition between the offices to see who can collect the most, so choose wisely 😉.


Tags: Community, lizlocal-Northernneck-community, lizlocal-Peninsula-community, lizlocal-richmond-community, lizlocal-williamsburg-community

Our Love Where You Live Photo Contest in Underway in the Northern Neck

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Aug 06, 2021 @ 10:08 AM

Visit to enter.  If you don't live in the Northern Neck, what a great reason to take a day trip and enjoy the beautiful water views!



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Safety Tips for Enjoying the Water in Coastal Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 @ 10:02 AM

Staying safe and enjoying the water this Summer can go hand in hand! Check out these tips for keeping yourself and your family safe.

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Qualifying for a Mortgage with Student Loan Debt is Now Easier

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Jul 27, 2021 @ 02:31 PM

StudentLoansChange_SocialMediaGraphic_2Recent changes now makes qualifying for a mortgage with student loan debt easier, which is huge for millions for Americans!  FHA has updated guidelines for student loans in deferment or income-based repayment (IBR).

Before the change, mortgage companies were required to use 1% of the loan balance to determine a borrower’s monthly student loan payment when the loan was deferred or IBR.  Now, if the If the payment on the borrower's credit report reflects $0, 0.5% of the loan balance can be used to calculate the monthly payment.

In February 2021, more than 45 million borrowers collectively owe $1.7 trillion in student loan debt, which has been a barrier to homeownership.  

Click here to find out what this means for you!



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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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