The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

Annual Cupcake Wars Fundraiser February 10th, 11am-2pm

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 20, 2023 @ 07:10 AM

324775551_2066784257045159_6856254078251595352_nLiz Moore & Associates is back again this year with their annual Cupcake Wars! This philanthropic event benefits several favorite local charities.

Liz Moore & Associates broke a record last year, raising a grand total of $20,000 in just 3 hours across all offices located in Richmond, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Kilmarnock. This year, they expect to have another generous turnout.

It turns out that cupcake rivalry fueled by compassion can be truly inspiring. Attend this year’s Cupcake Wars to get a look (and a taste) of all the unique, creative, and delicious cupcakes! With various themes and ideas, these cupcakes are as much of an art form as they are a tasty treat. Raising donations for charity has never been so sweet!

Stop by on Friday, February 10th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at any of the Liz Moore & Associates locations. You can also donate online at https://bit.ly/LMAcupcakes.

2023 Charities

  • Williamsburg and Newport News proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
  • Richmond proceeds will go to the Beacon Tree Foundation.
  • Kilmarnock proceeds will go to the RAL Art Center’s smART Program for Young Artists.

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Liz Moore & Associates Cupcake Wars: Sweet, Sugary Rivalry for a Cause

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Jan 20, 2023 @ 07:06 AM

Contact Information:

Liz Moore
President, Liz Moore & Associates
757-645-4106
liz@lizmoore.com

Release Date:
January 20, 2023

Liz Moore & Associates Cupcake Wars: Sweet, Sugary Rivalry for a Cause

Liz Moore & Associates is back again this year with their annual Cupcake Wars! This philanthropic event benefits several favorite local charities.


Liz Moore & Associates broke a record last year, raising a grand total of $20,000 in just 3 hours across all offices located in Richmond, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Kilmarnock. This year, they expect to have another generous turnout.

It turns out that cupcake rivalry fueled by compassion can be truly inspiring. Attend this year’s Cupcake Wars to get a look (and a taste) of all the unique, creative, and delicious cupcakes! With various themes and ideas, these cupcakes are as much of an art form as they are a tasty treat. Raising donations for charity has never been so sweet!

Stop by on Friday, February 10th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at any of the Liz Moore & Associates locations. You can also donate online at https://bit.ly/LMAcupcakes.

2023 Charities

  • Williamsburg and Newport News proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
  • Richmond proceeds will go to the Beacon Tree Foundation.
  • Kilmarnock proceeds will go to the RAL Art Center’s smART Program for Young Artists.

 

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Free Little Libraries: No Library Card Required

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 01:54 PM

By: Lauren Cummings

There is something special about sharing books; the creases from where the previous reader was  gripped by the tension of the story, the dog  ear folds from where they had to mark their  place, or even the little notes they have left  behind as they jotted down their thoughts – these qualities don’t just add character to thefll book  itself, it creates connections between readers. We  may each experience a story differently, but it is up  to us to share them.

How It All Started

Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin was inspired by the  “take a book, leave a book” projects launched by coffee  shops and community buildings. He placed a Free Little Library in front of his residence as a tribute to his mother,  who was a schoolteacher with a passion for reading. All  it took was a few people to recognize the importance of  easy access to books for everyone, and from there, a chain  of free little libraries was established across the country.  As of 2022, 150,000 mini-libraries have been registered  across 115 countries worldwide.

What is a Little Free Library?

Little free libraries are exactly as they sound, and no library card is required. Little free libraries are usually 
placed by residents of the community or by volunteers  that are passionate about spreading knowledge and 
story magic to everyone. These mini libraries symbolize community, inspiration, and support.

How Can You Start One?

Creating your little free library is easier than ever with  the help of the non-profit organization behind it all, Little  Free Library. This organization has made it possible for  people to announce their library to the public and provide  access to resources to get noticed by the community. 
1. Identify a location and steward
2. Get a library – create one yourself or buy one
on the Little Free Library’s online store.
3. Register your library – see the QR code below.
4. Set up your steward account 
5. Build community support

Building Inspiration

If you want to get creative and don’t want to purchase  a mini-library from the online store, there are plenty 
of resourceful ways to create a mini-library. We have  seen people convert old microwaves into mini-libraries,  small dog houses, storage bins, and even an old  cabinet. The one thing to consider is if the structure is 
weather-proof material so no books are ruined; a door is ideal for this requirement.

Register your library or find one near you at www.littlefreelibrary.org.

Tags: lizlocal-NorthernNeck-livelocal, lizlocal-peninsula-livelocal, lizlocal-williamsburg-livelocal, lizlocal-richmond-livelocal

Tips for Selling Your Home in the Winter

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Dec 29, 2022 @ 07:18 AM

By: Lauren Cummings

Some homeowners may argue that selling your home in the winter season is the best time of the year to be on the market. Here are a few reasons why:

• Prospective home buyers are serious, motivated, and ready to buy. winter

• Fewer choices on the market lead to less competition and receiving closer to your asking price.

• Some houses show even better over the holidays.

If you adjust your marketing approach to align with the advantages of the winter  season, the process will be exciting and inspiring for you and potential buyers. 

First Impressions Matter

• Buyers aren’t expecting to see lush green lawns in the wintertime, but lawn upkeep is a noticeable 
first impression. Trimming, edging, and discarding  leftover fall leaves and debris will go a long way 
toward impressing potential buyers.

• Outdoor lighting is especially important in the  dark winter months. Illuminate the pathway to 
your porch as a courtesy and the exterior of your  home to showcase it.

• Holiday lights are a decorative advantage of the season. Don’t hesitate to put up exterior lights;  however, leave room for potential buyers to use  their imagination – refrain from making it too 
visually cluttered.

Placing Interior Décor

• The same advice for interior holiday décor applies;  holiday décor adds to the beauty of the home, but 
keep in mind not to cover any marketable aspects that buyers will want to see, such as the stair railing. 

Creating a Warm Ambiance

• Lighting the fireplace, playing calming music, and  using subtle scents are great ways to make your home 
warm and inviting for showings.

• Adding throw pillows and throw blankets is a nice  touch and adds to the cozy ambiance. 

• Always leave the heat on for showings. Keeping  a warm temperature in the home offers a welcoming 
atmosphere and prevents chilly distractions. 

Applying this marketing strategy will compel the buyer to visualize their own space, creating excitement for the wintertime in their cozy new home.

Ready to get started?  We can help!  Click to find an agent in your area who can help you get your home sold this winter.

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2022 Holiday Community Events and Fundraisers at Liz Moore & Associates

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Nov 23, 2022 @ 02:18 PM

moorethanrealestateEach holiday season, our offices do a number of things to serve our communities, and this year is no different.  Here are the 2022 community initiatives at Liz Moore & Associates:

Newport News
This year, our Newport News office has organized a Giving Tree to help a local family in need who has recently suffered loss due to a house fire.  If you would like to help, stop by our office at 11801 Canon Blvd., grab a tag off of the tree, and return the item wrapped with the tag.

Kilmarnock
Bring your furry family members by our office at 276 N. Main Street in Kilmarnock for photos with Santa Paws. New items for cats and dogs for local animal rescues and shelters will be collected.

Richmond
Stop by our Richmond office at 14061 Midlothian Turnpike on December 11th, 11-2pm for photos will Santa.  Donations for Toys for Tots are being accepted at the event.

Williamsburg
Our Williamsburg office is collecting items for residents at Dominion Village.  Bring your new, wrapped, and labeled gift to our office at 5350 Discovery Park Blvd.  A list of requested items can be found at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4FAAA722AAFD0-angel

In addition to Dominion Village, our Williamsburg office is also collecting food items for House of Mercy.  Their pantry stocks are extremely low, and they’re having to cut folks down to half the amount of food.  Donations can be drooped off at our office between 9 and 5.

We'd love your help in serving our communities this holiday season!  Email info@lizmoore.com with questions.

 

 

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

Annual Santa Paws Event Taking Place on December 3rd at Liz Moore Kilmarnock Office

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Nov 21, 2022 @ 02:04 PM

Santa Paws 3One of the year's favorite events, Santa Paws, is back again and taking place on December 3rd, 2022 from 10-3pm.  Bring your pets by the by Liz Moore & Associates' Northern Neck office on Main Street in Kilmarnock for a free photo with Santa Paws by Coastal Imagery.

Donations of NEW cat and dog supplies will be accepted for local animal shelters and rescues.

Questions about this event? Email info@lizmoore.com.

 

 

 

Tags: Community, lizlocal-NorthernNeck-community

Liz Moore & Associates Hosts Military Appreciation Event at Oozlefinch Beers and Blending on Fort Monroe

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 17, 2022 @ 06:38 AM

314459301_10160600609979809_4094122574546352456_nThe Liz Moore & Associates Peninsula Office held their second annual Military Appreciation event on November 5, 2022 at Oozlefinch Beers and Blending on Fort Monroe in Hampton.

Agents invited their military clients out for an afternoon to thank them for their service to our country.

The event was a casual picnic to show appreciation for active duty and veteran clients. Barbeque lunch, beverages, and live music were provided. The afternoon was spent playing cornhole games, dancing, and spending time together in great conversation.

“We have the honor of helping so many military families with buying and selling homes, given the area we live in,” said Donna Moyer, Managing Broker of the Liz Moore Peninsula Office, “and this is just one small way we seek to show our appreciation not just for their business, but rather for their selfless sacrifice for our country.

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Liz Moore & Associates Hosts Military Appreciation Event

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 17, 2022 @ 06:33 AM

Contact Information:

 Liz Moore
President, Liz Moore & Associates
757-645-4106
liz@lizmoore.com

Release Date:
November 10, 2022

Liz Moore & Associates Hosts Military Appreciation Event

The Liz Moore & Associates Peninsula Office held their second annual Military Appreciation event on November 5, 2022 at Oozlefinch Beers and Blending on Fort Monroe in Hampton.


Agents invited their military clients out for an afternoon to thank them for their service to our country.

The event was a casual picnic to show appreciation for active duty and veteran clients. Barbeque lunch, beverages, and live music were provided. The afternoon was spent playing cornhole games, dancing, and spending time together in great conversation.

“We have the honor of helping so many military families with buying and selling homes, given the area we live in,” said Donna Moyer, Managing Broker of the Liz Moore Peninsula Office, “and this is just one small way we seek to show our appreciation not just for their business, but rather for their selfless sacrifice for our country.”

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It's Oyster Season on Virginia's Northen Neck

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Nov 04, 2022 @ 06:47 AM

oystersOne of the many reasons to #lovewhereyoulive on Virginia's Northern Neck or the surrounding areas is local oysters...and it's currently oyster season!

Oysters are a cold-weather food, meant to come from water so frigid only the salt stops the ice from forming. , that is September - April.

From salty to sweet, buttery to briny, Virginia’s oysters taste just like the waters they came from– whether it’s the mighty Rappahannock, the Chesapeake Bay, or the Atlantic Ocean.

These tiny yet tasty delicacies can be served raw, steamed, baked, fried, roasted…there really is no wrong way to cook oysters!

Here are our favorite ways to top an oyster:

Sweet Chili Oysters
Fill each oyster on the half shell with 1 tsp grated parmesan, then top with 1 tsp sweet chili sauce.
Grill at medium heat until cheese melts.

Mignonette Sauce
Combine 1 minced shallot, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 c champagne vinegar.
Serve alongside raw oysters.

Oysters with Classic Tartar
Whisk 1 c mayo, 1 c chopped dill pickles, 1 tsp parsley, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp pepper.
Serve alongside raw, roasted, or fried oysters.

 

 

 

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Pet-Friendly Places: Smoke Barbecue in Newport News

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Mon, Oct 10, 2022 @ 07:00 AM

smoke 1By Karen Newton

Take your pup to Steve and Kathy Walters’ Smoke Barbecue Restaurant and Bar in Newport News once and chances are good that they’ll want to come back.

Why? Not only does Smoke provide water bowls and Milk Bone treats to its four-legged guests, but they also offer something special: rawhide bones right out of the smoker. It’s the rare dog who won’t happily work
on a meat-smoked bone while their parents settle in for some of Chef Forrest Warren’s old school St. Louis ribs, pulled pork or beef spareribs.

smoke 2The Walters had a catering business in Smithfield since 2008, finally deciding it was time to open a restaurant, from which they still do catering. If your dog is too dainty for a big old rawhide bone, Smoke also offers Doggie Parfaits made with the doggie-licious combination of peanut butter and bacon combined in a freezer cup. There’s not a dog in Hampton Roads who would turn down that combination.

The staff at Smoke asks only that your fur baby be leashed or in a crate and stay by your table throughout the meal. And it’s not just canines that Smoke welcomes, either, but pets of all types. Regulars will tell you that there’s an occasional leashed cat and even a pet parrot who sits happily on its owner’s shoulder during a meal. When the barbecue’s this good, everyone wants to go.

Visit Smoke at 10900 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.

 

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