Forest, VA Real Estate News

By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Probably the best Internet site on Bedford, VA demographic information. Great site for anyone considering a move or relocation to the Central Virginia area!I'd love to help you even more with specific housing information or any other information to make you feel more comfortable in this area. Just email me and I'll send it to you just for the asking. Norma Brandsberg, GRIMarks Realty Co., Inc4119 Boonsboro Rd., Ste. 205Lynchburg, VA 24503 home office(540) 586-9496cell phone (434) 426-0837 toll free (800) 551-0975 norma@normasells.com My Web Site My Blog
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
If you are a Lake Vista resident in Forest, Virginia, this is contact information for the current members of the Board of Directors for the Lake Vista Property Owners Association.   Current LVPOA Board of Directors   Office                                      Name                                   Phone                      Neighborhood President                     Bob Warrick                     316-9365                SF V. President                 Gene Montgomery            385-0158                SF Treasurer                     Ralph Ellison                   385-6320                OP Secretary                     Don McVey                      385-0309                SF Board Member              Leigh Doyle                    385-6855                 SF Board Member           ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
"I write to you from a place, 90 miles from Monticello, near the New London of this state, which I visit three or four times a year. I stay from a fortnight to a month at a time." -Thomas Jefferson   I live three miles from Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson's summer retreat located in Forest, Virginia. This is one of my favorite local destinations and it will be re-opening to the public April 1, 2009.  The Poplar Forest estate originally consisted of over 4800 acres. Today, there are 50 remaining acres and the subdivision of Poplar Forest and the Poplar Forest Golf Course surround the property. The property is noted on land records as far back as 1745. Construction on the octagonal shaped home wasn't started until 1806. You'll notice many similarities to Monticello though Poplar Forest is...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
The 2009 Annual Lake Vista Property Owner's Association meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at the Lake Vista Community Center at 200 Lake Vista Drive, Forest, VA. The meeting will be held at 7:15pm and all Lake Vista property owners, single and multi-family, should plan to attend. If you are unable to attend, you are urged to designate a proxy to represent you at the meeting. Members in good standing are entitled to attend and vote. The agenda for the annual meeting will include reports and activites in three major areas: LVPOA Officers, Committees and Board Member Reports Question and answers on function of LVPOA, opinions may be expressed on ways to improve the community Election of new directors     For more information, contact: Lake Vista Property Owners Association 200 Lake...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Lucky Me- Mom had a gift certificate to Lil Cucci's and she took me there for lunch. I love this Italian Restaurant in Forest, Virginia. Lil’ Cucci’s is owned by Maurizio and Shari Cucci and has a great family atmosphere. Not only are you greeted by Maurizio when you enter the restaurant, he calls you by name. Located in the Forest Square Shopping Center, Lil Cucci's does a brisk business so you may have to wait for a seat but it's worth it. The food is awesome- we had the Lil Cucci's Special Calzone which was stuffed with pepperoni, peppers, onions, cheese and a whole lot of yum. Lil’ Cucci’s offers great pizza’s (my favorite is the veggie), appetizers, calzones, salads; dinners including spaghetti, lasagna, chicken & eggplant parmigiana; cheesecake & cannoli and a children’s menu. Don...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
When you take a new listing, your goal is to sell that home. You market, you show, you hope for an offer to come in. The longer the home is listed, the more you learn about the seller, their hopes and dreams, their fears. If your fortunate, the time comes when an offer comes in and is accepted. What you don't always expect is to become friends with the seller.    Today we closed.    My clients have moved on to an exciting new phase in their lives having become grandparents just this month. Another family is thrilled with their new home and are busy moving in and making plans. It was a pleasure to represent the sellers and I wish them well. But, I will miss my friends.    Debbie Malone, Realtor ® RE/MAX 1st Olympic Malone1981@ol.com (434) 546-0369
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Have you been considering relocating to Bedford County, Virginia? Located in Central Virginia, Bedford County was established in 1754 and named for the Fourth Duke of Bedford. In 1839, the Town of Liberty (now the City of Bedford) was established. Bedford City is the county seat, but independent of Bedford County. A Board of Supervisors governs the County and employs a County Administrator as chief administrative officer. The county is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and covers 764 beautiful square miles. Bedford County is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, the James River on the northeast and Smith Mountain Lake on the south. Lynchburg is approximately 20 minutes from Bedford City. We enjoy four seasons and a moderate climate. Bedford County is home to the...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
  TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE ON SUMMER VACATION! As summer winds down it's time to think about all of the children heading back to school. In Bedford County, Virginia, Public Schools reopen on August 25, 2008. For questions related to your child, follow the link to your childs school:     Bedford Elementary                Bedford Primary                        Big Island Elementary             Body Camp Elementary           Boonsboro Elementary            Forest Elementary     Goodview Elementary               Huddleston Elementary           Moneta Elementary   Montvale Elementary                  New London Academy            Otter River Elementary     Stewartsville Elementary           Thaxton Elementary                 Thomas Jefferson    Bedford Middle                        Forest Mid...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
The first concert in the series featuring Sara Evans was a hit! The next to perform this Friday is 70's band STYX- and we have our tickets! The schedule is: STYX August 15 Lonestar August 16 Grand Funk Railroad August 22 Blake Shelton August 23 TobyMac August 28 Diamond Rio August 29 All concerts start at 7pm, and include special guests. Ticket prices range from $25-35 if purchased in advance. For tickets and information, go to: www.smlconcerts.com, www.tickets.com or call (888) 397-3100 Directions from Lynchburg: Turn onto 811 South (also called New London Road) at 1.5 miles when 811 turns left, continue straight on 709 go 3.5 miles to "T" Turn right onto 24 West go 4.5 miles Turn left onto 707 go 1 mile to "T" Turn left onto Route 43 South go 1.8 miles Turn right on 626 go 10.4 miles ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Planning to vacation at Smith Mountain Lake this summer? If you're looking for a nice home to rent at a reasonable rate, check out Inn Over Our Heads on the Lake Retreat website. Located in the Mountain View Shores neighborhood, near the dam, this is a 2100 sf, two bedroom, two bath, ranch style home that is fully furnished. A new dock with Trex flooring and a boat lift was added in 2009. The living room features a flat screen high definition TV with Directv and a gas log fireplace (available in winter months). A screened porch and decks off the living room and master bedroom offer views of the lake. There is a large laundry and office with internet access and a stainless gas grill for cooking out. The terrace level family room offers a second TV, an 8 foot pool table and a kitchenette ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
LVPOA Board of Directors 2008 For the information of residents of Lake Vista Subdivision in Forest, Virginia, these are the elected members of the Board of Directors for Lake Vista. President                             Bob Warrick                                       316-9365 Vice President                      Gene Montgomery                              385-0158 Treasurer                            Ralph Ellison                                      385-6320 Secretary                             Don McVey                                         385-0309 Board Member                      Leigh Doyle                                       385-6855 Board Member                      Ken Johansson                                  385-0504 Board Member                      Steve Pallaria   ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Make plans to attend the Annual Lake Vista Subdivision Yard Sale in Forest, Virginia on May 31, 2008. SO many families participate in this event and we always come home with a great find. Make sure you stop by the lemonade stands along the way- And don't forget to stop by my house at 1125 Whistling Swan Dr, we have an attic that is full of stuff that has to go! Are you a homeowner who would like to participate in the sale? Please place balloons on your mailbox Saturday morning and expect the early birds. Directions: At the intersection of Route 221, (Forest Road) and Graves Mill Road: stay on Graves Mill Road and go across the railroad tracks. Follow the road to the end. At the stop sign you have your choice of left or right onto Lake Vista Drive. Have Fun and Happy Hunting! Lake Vista ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
All Lake Vista residents should make plans to attend the annual Lake Vista membership meeting of the Lake Vista Property Owner's Association. The meeting will be held at 7:15pm Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Lake Vista Community Center. All Lake Vista property owners, both single and multi-family are members of LVPOA. Members in good standing are entitled to attend and vote.The agenda for the annual meeting will include reports and activites in three major areas:LVPOA Officers, Committees and Board Member ReportsQuestion and answers on function of LVPOA, opinions may be expressed on ways to improve the communityElection of new directors    For more information, contact:Lake Vista Property Owners Association200 Lake Vista DriveForest, Va 24551(434)385-7594 O(434)385-7650 Fwww.lakevista.or...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
1307 Smoketree DriveLocation: Peter's EstatesCustom Log home on 1.5 acres in the Peter's Estate Subdivision in Forest. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, partially finished basement. Great room with rock fireplace, hardwood floors throughout. Detached garage with woodstove, a/c, directv, phone.Photo GalleryInformationContact InformationDebbie Malone(4340546-0369PricingAsking Price: $310,000Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location1307 Smoketree DriveForest, VA FeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 2Parking: 4Year Built: 1997Subdivision: Peter's EstatesLot Size: 1.5Garage Size: 2School District: ForestSquare Footage: 2200Agent Name: Debbie MaloneBroker: RE/MAX 1st OlympicMLS #: 233458AttributesAppliancesRange/OvenFull RefrigeratorDishwasherMicrowaveInterior AmenitiesFireplaceHardwood FloorsVaulted CeilingsBase...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Part of the Kaleidoscope Events and what a wonderful opportunity for the kids!An Archaeology Open House will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Thomas Jefferson's Bedford County summer retreat, Poplar Forest. The archaeologists at Poplar Forest will share their latest findings at the current excavation site. They will provide a behind the scenes look at an archaeology lab. If you've never taken a field trip to Poplar Forest, this is the time to go. Tours will be held at 11;15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm, and 2:15. Admission for this event is free,  Poplar Forest will be open at regular admission price. For more information, check out:http://www.poplarforest.org/or go to my website at www.debmalone.com 
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Located in central Virginia, Bedford County was formed in 1754 and was named for the Fourth Duke of Bedford, England. The city of Bedford was established in 1839, though at the time it was called Liberty. Forest, Virginia is located just outside of Lynchburg and is still mostly rural with beautiful views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. With a population around 8,500, subdivisions include Lake Vista, Forest Lakes, Poplar Forest, Ivy Hill and a number of recent developments along Perrowville, Hooper and Everett Roads. There are 764 square miles in Bedford County and it is bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west, the James River on the northeast and Smith Mountain Lake to the south. Elevations range from 800 feet to 4,200 feet above sea level. There has been rapid growth i...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Forest Lakes Subdivision -  Forest, VirginiaHistoryIn 1979, 259 acres of open field and forest were purchased with the intent of forming a new residential community outside of Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1984, Lake Vista was founded as a premiere planned community. In the early 1990's,  Forest Lakes was developed from a portion of the original Lake Vista property.                                                                                 The neighborhood consists of single family homes. There is one lake located within the subdivision, Swan Lake. Amenities include walking paths, tennis courts, play ground, club house and pool. Forest Lakes has a swim team and many meets are held at the community pool.  With beautiful views of Swan Lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains, Forest Lakes has a l...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
                                                             Lake Vista in Forest, Virginia                        History In 1979, 259 acres of open field and forest were purchased with the intent of forming a new residential community in the town of Forest in Bedford County, Virginia. Located just outside of the city of Lynchburg, Virginia, Lake Vista was founded in 1984 as a premiere planned community. The neighborhood consists of condominium units, townhouses and single family homes. There are two lakes located within the subdivision, Hutter and Swan. Amenities include walking paths, a community center, and junior Olympic size pool and tennis courts.                       Lake and Blue Ridge Mountains - view from the pool on Lake Vista Drive                      Lake Vista POA- Lake...
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