Hurricane, WV Real Estate News

This morning I treated myself.  I met my friend Yuki at a new local hotspot, Rendezvous House of Coffee.I arrived early, knowing I wanted to snap a few pictures so I could share my visit.  I'm getting used to walking up to people with my business card out, telling them that I write a blog for my business and I'd like to give them a little free advertising.  So far this has granted me nothing but smiles and an invitation to take all the pictures I want.  The staff at Rendezvous was extremely friendly and helped me feel right at home.This was my first visit, but it won't be my last.  Rendezvous is a little jewelbox of a restaurant.  The menu has more variety than I expected.  Since this was a "second breakfast" for me, I just got a regular mocha and shared a cranberry muffin with Yuki. Th...
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By Sarah Cooper
(Real Estate Shows)
If you visit the city of Hurricane, keep your eyes open as you drive around.  Our city is full of creative people and if you look around, you'll find murals hidden in plain sight.  On the side of the Volunteer Fire Department you'll see a mural of fire fighters responding to emergencies.  (This one is my favorite.)  Peek at the side of businesses and you might just be surprised!  This is just a small sample of what you might see on you way from here to there in Hurricane.  Be aware and you just might get rewarded for your efforts by finding a hidden gem!        
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By Sarah Cooper
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Looking for someplace to go in Putnam County?  Let me recommend the Paws and Shop thrift shop run by the Putnam County Humane Society.  This shop is filled with a little of everything!  You'll find a variety of new and used items.  I am a book lover, so I love to browse through their book section.  Today I dropped off a trunkload of books and managed to leave with only a few more.  It was a good day.You'll be greeted at the shop by the friendly volunteers.  Among the "volunteers" are two cats, Freckles and Danny.  Usually there are several cats up for adoption as well.  Today there were not -- this is a GOOD thing, even though I missed seeing the kitties.  The cats from this shop are also taken to PETsMART where they get even more exposure and given another chance to find a good home.  ...
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By Sarah Cooper
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I'm angry this morning.  Usually I'm a pretty happy person, spreading the joy.  I smile at strangers.  Not today.  Let me start from the beginning.I have a client moving here from out of state.  She's a lovely, spirited woman with a great laugh and a generous heart.  She has taken in a little series of tiny dogs that were unadoptable for whatever reason.  She's gained a reputation as a loving person who will not turn away a little dog in need.  In the course of trying to meet her housing needs, I spoke to the other agents in my office.  One of the agents told me I needed to keep her out of Hurricane because of the "dog law".  I had no idea what she was talking about, so she explained to me that Hurricane has a limit of two dogs per household.  I couldn't believe it!  I grew up here and ...
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By Sarah Cooper
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So, this guy Mark had a really cool idea for a blog contest and I signed right up before I let myself have any second thoughts.  Then I worried, what in the world would I write about ... !?  Turns out my problem wasn't a LACK of ideas, it was TOO MANY IDEAS.  I realized, THIS is just what I need to be blogging about -- my "Idea Vault".  Welcome to my Ideas for Future Posts, and I hope they give you ideas of your own.  (Just don't steal mine!) I'm from West Virginia and so far the local agents on Active Rain have been a little on the quiet side.  This is a WONDERFUL place to live and I want everyone to know it.  Consider me the Ambassador of West Virginia, as I will be leading you an a tour of some of my favorite places.  I can't possibly put it all in one post.  This entry is my teaser....
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By Sarah Cooper
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      There's a little gem hidden in plain sight on Main Street in Hurricane, WV.  It's the Ferguson Tea Room & Root Cellar Herbs, owned by Sarah White-Cresap.  The tea room is decorated beautifully and features the painting skills of Sarah's daughter Anna.  (Be sure to look up, the ceiling will amaze you!)  Each table is graced with candles and flowers.  Place settings are varied so that each person has a unique dining experience.  Part of the fun is comparing your china patterns to those of your dining partner.  The food is not only delicious but is prepared with healthy ingredients.  Great care is taken in preparation as well as presentation.  The menus vary, try something new each time you visit.  (I am especially fond of the lavender scones -- check for lavender sugar in Root Cella...
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By Sarah Cooper
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  If you have $200,000 to spend in Hurricane, WV -- what can you expect to find?  This house is not currently for sale, but will be used as an example of what $200,000 will buy in this area.  This home is approximately 2800 square feet, has four bedrooms, two and a half baths and a two car garage.  The main floor contains the living room, dining room, kitchen and family room, along with a large utility room and half bath.  The dining room and kitchen are open to one another and have hardwood floors.  A breakfast bar gives additional seating.  A gas fireplace gives the large family room a cozy feel.  All four bedrooms are located upstairs.  Each bedroom has at least one large closet.  The fourth bedroom acts as a home office and contains no less than four closets, one of which runs the e...
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If you have $100,000 to spend in Hurricane, WV -- what can you expect to find?  This house is not currently for sale, but will be used here as an example of what approximately $100,000 will buy in this area.  This home is just over 1300 square feet, has three bedrooms and one bath.  It's on just over a quarter acre lot, which is fenced and flat.  The home was built in the 1960's but has had a major renovation that gutted the inside, rearranged the floorplan and put in all new electric, plumbing, windows, roof, heating and cooling.  The great room is completely open across the front of the house.  The flooring is easy care laminate in the great room, neutral cream carpets in all bedrooms and ceramic tile in the bathroom and laundry room.  The kitchen features new ceiling height cabinets ...
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By Sarah Cooper
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                         Woods & Irons is an upscale neighborhood located in Teays Valley, one of the fastest growing areas of West Virginia. This neighborhood of quality Leslie built homes was established in three stages, comprised of Woods & Irons, Woods & Irons South and Woods & Irons East. This neighborhood offers convenience of location, minutes from I-64, shopping and many restaurants. But what you may like best about living in Woods & Irons is having a home bordering Sleepy Hollow Golf Course ... or the desirable Hurricane school system ... or the friendly neighbors that will help your family feel at home here! This is the place for the busy family to relax and unwind. Enjoy a walk together in the evenings and savor the lifestyle you've worked so hard to attain!
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By Sarah Cooper
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 In December, 2006, Coldwell Banker Advantage Real Estate was proud to contribute to Habitat For Humanity.  Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam Counties provides decent, affordable housing by working with people in need.  Volunteers provide labor and many materials to make the dream of home ownership come true.  As REALTORS, we know what an important step it is to own a home!  Helping a deserving family to own their own home is a gift in itself.  Below you can see pictures of some of our agents providing "sweat equity" to this worthy cause. 
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