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If they can’t fly, they’ll starve …

If the can’t fly they starve…

because they only eat prey they catch while flying.  

Michael at Open House on the weekend takes a walk to the Po River while showing many customers the beauty of 8410 Heron Pointe Way which sits on over 12 acres backing to Glady Run and the Po River!  He loves the woods and sees the tiniest details.  It’s so fun he took the time to save the dragonfly and share with us, too!

Michael found the abandoned spider web and the little creature was stuck.  Lucky for him Michael strolled by – lucky for us he had a camera.  8410 Heron Pointe Way, Spotsylvania
  • They fly up and down and hover.
  • Have great eyesight – that is there whole head.
  • Harvard Study says they have a 95% Conversion Rate –
  • Serrated teeth – yikes !!!!!
  • Fossils show dragonflies use to have wingspans up to two feet!

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Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-dragonflies– Smithsonian magazine for only $12! http://bit.ly/1cGUiGv 

 

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Cul de Sac

 More than 12 Acres

Built in 2006

Sunroom & Office Grade Finished:  3,347 Warm Custom Colors  2 Story Ceilings
Granite Below Grade Unfinished:  1754 Shadowboxing & Molding 3 Baths & 4 Bedrooms Upper

KELMAR FARMS GOLDVEIN, VA.

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Yes you can strike Gold in Goldvein!

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Kelmar Farms Virtual Tour

Did you ever dream about the country life?  I did but I still want a beautiful home and landscaping.  I want to be close to town and have the ability to travel north and south, country roads would be fine without all the congestion!   If I had a hundred acres I wonder if I could make it income producing?  have pets?  Maybe horses?  or work from home?

 

Well the dream is here!  It can be true, actually it is true at Kelmar Farms!      3258 Thompson Mill in Goldvein!  Well it’s almost true – how about 97 Acres and everything else above and below is included too!

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Pricing is More than a Number! Think!

Go Straley Group explain that market stats are not able to be discerned at a moment’s notice.  Not by a consumer or a real estate agent.  It takes study.  It is intentional.  It is unique and personal to your property, your marketplace and your location.

There is no other way.   This is why a professional agent in the market daily, for years or decades, will be your valuable resource.

It’s priceless – for the peace of mind alone.  Knowing everything has been considered.

Go Straley has visited thousands of properties over decades!  Through inspections, strategies and negotiations the experience internalizes and the results are tracked.

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Pricing a home for a buyer, as well as a seller is critical.  There are money leaks riddling the process and most of the time you don’t even know what you lost.

 

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It’s not a game of asking more and settling for less.  It is a target.  It is precision.   Most often you only get one time to hit the target.  Don’t waste opportunity!

Go Straley Group gets it right the first time – every time. 

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How -Mom and Dad’s, mom and dad got closer to MOM AND DAD!

I want to share THIER story!!

We all spend a lot of time thinking about children and the younger generation and some of our time thinking about parents.  The need is great to consider NOW how our generations will support each other!  In 2015 the Go Straley Group was fortunate to assist a local family with parents and heritage in transition.

I know a lot of young families move away from home.  Often times, we meet a spouse in college, have job transfers or unique personal opportunities that widen the geographic of the family.  We easily accept the concept of a global community not fully comprehending the unintended consequence.

However, as we grow, and children become adults, parents and grandparents often look around and are not sure of the next step.  My parents are in Pennsylvania and, you got to know, I would do much to bring them to Virginia, if only they could embrace the change.

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As I was saying in the beginning, it was so fun to work with a family that did embrace this change!  The parents’ parents, now great grandma and great grandpa lived in their home for over 40 years and in their community even longer.  It was fun to travel back to the hometown just a few States away for the holidays, but families get busy and as the generations grow their obligations become overwhelming to the immediate family and visiting great grandma takes the toll.

Well GG and GP decided it was time to move and it was a process – and not an overnight decision.  The frequent trips to visit became less frequent, as driving at night becomes a concern and general health needs become more present each day.  Also, it is on the wish list of all loving families, to have more family members close at hand, not only, in case of emergency, but morning coffee sessions too!

So, the process began with information gathering and imagination.  GG and GP had private discussions on values and family and had to consider the likely possibility that they may not depart this world at the same time, so in an Action of Love – began preparing with the thought and later the action.  They began to understand the move to be closer to children might likely be approaching.  This is still not a plan, but a beginning.

 

Garage sales and cleaning out of unwanted and unnecessary clutter was a mission.  It was a great feeling to put things to use, through donations.  Things that sat in the garage, the linen closet, upper kitchen cabinets and more began departing the homestead!  The family became more sensitive to hearing and seeing home style possibilities and, in this case, quickly moved to viewing homes! 

0021One day, GG and GP agreed to look at a community just down the street from the children’s’ grown families and loved the new designs and envisioning where the favorite desk, piano and guest bed would fit.  The carefully analyzed the utility of the baths and the kitchen storage.  The safety and community were explored, as was the HOA representative and neighbors.  The idea became so exciting and real the house was identified within months, inspected, purchased and moving day began.

It was fun to watch the car and trailer full of family heirlooms and precious hobby tools come to Virginia.  There was no rush and the joy of moving was one of nurture and growth and joy.

Today I am ready to revisit – to see if the favorite bookcase found its new home.

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It can be difficult to make life changes and it doesn’t happen overnight, but I bet if your think about it, you might know someone going through this process right now.

Wouldn’t it be nice, to refer your friends and family to a professional you know who is patient and loving and educated about our communities?  Each family has a different priority when relocating parents nearby.  Friends, hobbies, church, location and shopping may all play a part.  In addition, size of home, yard and amenities need to be considered while balancing affordability and time schedules.

Go Straley Group is asking you to consider who you might know now in this lifestyle transition!

Would you please give me a call or text / even a Facebook message to let me know what you think about generational support and dependency?  If you know someone, please actively provide our phone number 540-834-6263 or better yet, call us and we will reach out.

Life changes are big, and you want to refer someone you trust!  In the years of business in our community our integrity, follow through and patience have earned us great references, which we can provide.  Please call and if you like any real estate information or home ideas/assistance let’s talk!  

 Let’s Talk Michael Straley 540-834-6263 or Rebecca 540-379-1949!

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