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2nd Annual Patriotic Picnic at Liz Moore & Associates Richmond Office

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, May 17, 2022 @ 06:59 AM

PP cpverThe 2nd Annual Patriotic Picnic will take place at the Liz Moore & Associates Richmond office on Saturday, June 18th, from 11-2pm.

Join us for a day of fun - BBQ, bounce house, music, and more!

Click to RSVP.

The Richmond office is located at 14061 Midlothian Turnpike in Richmond, Virginia.


Tags: Community, lizlocal-richmond-community

Up to $10,000 in Grant Money Available to Assist Home Buyers in Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 12, 2022 @ 02:03 PM

AmerisBy: Courtney Efird, Ameris Bank, NMLS#: 659400

Are you looking to start the home buying process?

Ameris Bank is proud to partner with many state and county government agencies to provide down payment assistance in the form of forgivable or repayable grants or forgivable or repayable second mortgages.

A forgivable grant or second mortgage means that the down payment assistance funds are forgiven over a predetermined length of time you own the home. One agency in particular we work with closely is the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. Their grant funds are released in the 1st quarter of the year and a specific amount is allotted to each participating bank.  The money can be used until it runs out, so in this real estate market it is better to act fast!

Below are two of their offerings that can be used toward down payment or closing costs to purchase a new home.

FHLB Grants and Assistance - $7500
This program offers funds for the purchase of an existing unit by a first time homebuyer (not having owned a home or lived in the home they own in the last 3 years).  

Program Highlights:  

  • Must be primary residence with forgivable loan options after 5 years 
  • Homebuyer counseling required 
  • Grant funds can be used for down payment and closing costs 
  • Household income limits may apply 

FHLB Community Partners - $10,000
We offer a unique financial opportunity for current or retired law enforcement officers, educators, health care workers, firefighters and other first responders
as well as employees of these accredited institutions.

Program Highlights: 

  • Maximum assistance is $10,000, homebuyer must contribute at least $1,000 
  • Eligible homebuyers include veterans and active-duty military, or their surviving spouse, essential workers, law enforcement officers, educators, healthcare workers, firefighters or any other first responders 
  • Eligible for primary residence purchases 
  • Income limits apply 
  • Homebuyer education course required 

This is an amazing opportunity to help you get in to the house or your dreams, but funds are limited so don't delay.  Click here to find out if you qualify.

Tags: lizlocal-Northernneck-realestate, lizlocal-richmond-realestate, lizlocal-williamsburg-realestate, lizlocal-peninsula-realestate

Kids Dream House Drawing Contest: Pet Edition

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, May 06, 2022 @ 06:32 AM

DreamPetHouseDrawingCompetition_POSTCalling all kids! Get your crayons and pencils's time for a contest!

Draw your pet's dream home and have your parents send it to by May 31st. Is it a castle? Or a fort? Maybe it's the house you live in? We've got great prizes! One winner and two runners up will be selected in age categories 0-4, 5-9, 10+. All drawings will be posted on our Facebook Page for voting.

We ran a kids dream house contest last year and had so much fun we couldn't wait to do it again.  

Click to see last year's winners.


Liz Moore & Associates to Hold Event Supporting First Responders

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, May 05, 2022 @ 01:38 PM

Contact Information:

Bob Halloran
Marketing Director, Liz Moore & Associates
(804) 647-6336

Release Date:
May 5, 2022

Liz Moore & Associates to Hold Event Supporting First Responders

The Liz Moore & Associates Peninsula office will be holding their Second Annual First Responder Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 12-2pm. This event will take place in the office parking lot located at 11801 Canon Blvd. Newport News, 23606.

The aim of the event is show appreciation for those who serve our community. Enjoy food, live music by Frank Hohl of Snackbar Jones, and see first responder vehicles up close.

“The first responders in our communities do so much for us,” said Donna Moyer, Managing Broker of the Liz Moore Peninsula office, “and our hope is that we can put on an event that is fun for kids and aims to show those who serve just how much we appreciate them.”

For more information, call Liz Moore & Associates at 757-873-2707.


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Liz Local Magazine: Spring 2022 Edition

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Fri, Apr 29, 2022 @ 06:40 AM

Liz Local Spring CoverThe Spring Edition of our Liz Local Magazine is now available.  We've included real estate predictions, ways to help your kids get on the path to wealth building, local restaurant spotlights, and more!

View the digital version for your market below:

Peninsula Edition

Northern Neck Edition

Richmond Edition

Williamsburg Edition 



Tags: lizlocal-Northernneck-livelocal, lizlocal-peninsula-livelocal, lizlocal-williamsburg-livelocal, lizlocal-richmond-community

Potluck Lunch Raises Money for Local Non-Profit,

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Apr 21, 2022 @ 06:44 AM

shoe ladyAgents from the Liz Moore Williamsburg office, Rebekah Brewster, Ellen Knecht, Sue McSwain, and Faith Heinen, hosted a Potluck with a Purpose lunch to raise money for’s mission is to ensure that local children whose parents cannot afford to buy them shoes have new shoes as often as needed; to identify giving opportunities and match them with donors; to engender and nurture the spirit of compassion among others in our community and in our nation.

Potlucks with a Purpose are held monthly and hosted by agents to raise money for different charitable organizations.  Agents provide lunch in the office for a cash donation and all money collected goes to worthy causes. 

Tags: Community, lizlocal-williamsburg-community

Militray Museums in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Apr 19, 2022 @ 02:22 PM

military museumsApril showers means finding fun activities indoors and Hampton Roads has a number of military museums that make for a great day trip.  Here are our recommendations:

U.S. Army
Transportation Museum
300 Washington Blvd. | Besson Hall
Fort Eustis VA 23604

USS Monitor Center
100 Museum Drive
Newport News VA 23606

Virginia War Museum
9285 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News VA 23607 

Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach VA 23457

Hampton Roads
Naval Museum
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk VA 23510

American Revolution
Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street
Yorktown VA 23690




Tags: lizlocal-peninsula-livelocal

Jo Lewis joins Liz Moore & Associates as Managing Broker of its Midlothian Office

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Apr 13, 2022 @ 07:06 AM

Contact Information:

Bob Halloran
Marketing Director, Liz Moore & Associates
(804) 647-6336

Release Date:
April 8, 2022

Jo Lewis joins Liz Moore & Associates as Managing Broker of its Midlothian Office

Liz Moore & Associates is thrilled to welcome back Jo Lewis as their new Managing Broker at their Midlothian branch, located at 14061 Midlothian Turnpike.

An accomplished real estate executive, Jo began her real estate career over 20 years ago in new construction with Centex Homes. Prior to that, this University of Richmond graduate honed her management skills in the insurance industry and has a proven ability to analyze problems and synthesize solutions. Lewis obtained her MBA from Averett University.

Over the years, Lewis has worked for Toll Brothers, StyleCraft Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, has represented local builders including Ray Williams Custom Homes and most recently, Perkinson Homes. In addition, Jo has enjoyed helping her clients with resale transactions, always negotiating the best deal possible for them and being a champion in their corner. Lewis earned her broker’s license in 2016, and closed over $18 million in sales volume in 2021.

Lewis returns to Liz Moore & Associates with a strong desire to meet agents where they are, and to help them maximize their potential and reach their real estate business goals, by fostering an environment of encouragement, education, innovation, respect, and professionalism.

“I am delighted to welcome Jo back to Liz Moore & Associates! I am confident that her extensive market knowledge and boundless energy will be a huge asset in our Richmond office”, said Liz Moore.

“I am thrilled to be working again with such a progressive and dynamic company”, said Jo Lewis. “I am very excited to be working with such a talented group of sales professionals in Richmond market.”

Liz Moore & Associates has more than 150 agents and staff in 5 locations throughout Virginia, and is known for innovative programs to help clients such as “No Surprises” and “Update Now Pay Later.”



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2nd Annual First Responder Family Fun Day - DATE CHANGE

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Tue, Apr 12, 2022 @ 07:19 AM

FirstResponder_eVitePost_RespondersREVISEDMay 21, 12-2pm

We can't wait for our 2nd Annual First Responder Family Fun Day and we'd love to see you there! Help us show our appreciation for those who serve our community - food, live music, and more!

This event will be held outside the the Liz Moore & Associates Newport News office at 11801 Canon Blvd.


Tags: Community, lizlocal-Peninsula-community

Farmers' Markets in Virginia's Northern Neck

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Mar 30, 2022 @ 12:59 PM

With the arrival of Spring comes the opening of farmers' markets and Virginia's Northern Neck has many great local spots to choose from.  Support a farmer and enjoy fresh, local produce at our recommended markets:

Irvington Farmers’ Market NNK farmers market
1st Saturday of the Month
May-November 9:00am-1:00pm
Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive
Irvington, VA 22480

Kellum Farms
Produce & Seafood
Open Daily 9:00am-5:30pm
3413 Irvington Road
Irvington, VA 22480

Old Farm Truck Market
Wed & Sat: 9:00am-3:00pm
Thu & Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
453 Rappahannock Drive
White Stone, VA 22578

Dug In Farms
Open Daily 9:00am-5:00pm
155 Fleets Bay Road
White Stone, VA 22578

Garner’s Farm & Market
Open Daily April through Thanksgiving
22645 Kings Highway
Warsaw, VA 22572

Heathsville Farmers’ Market
3rd Saturday of the Month
April-October, 9:00am-1:00pm
Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern
73 Monument Place, Heathsville, VA 22473

Tags: lizlocal-Northernneck-livelocal, lizlocal-Northernneck-food_and_drink