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Come out Sunday, November 11th, between 2pm and 4pm to check out this newly remodeled, single level home in Lynchburg.

Keller Williams' Realtor, Stacy Powell will be there to show off the property, while Beacon's Mortgage lender, Kris Doswell will be on site to answer any questions you have about lending. With 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a new kitchen, new roof, updated plumbing and fresh paint, it's a great property for someone looking to switch from renting to owning their own home. Check out the Zillow listing here.

If you have question before Sunday, feel free to call...

Kris Doswell
434.942.6016
kdoswell@mybcu.org

Stacy Powell
434.444.1983 or 434.534.9113
stacybpowell@kw.com

The address is 1004 Pinehurst Street, Lynchburg Va 24501, so set you GPS and swing by.

Are you prepping for a move? Here's a few tips to avoid hiring an illegitimate moving company when relocating.

1. Research the companies you're considering thoroughly. Check for a physical address, business reviews, company history and more. 

2. Have the company visit your house prior to the move to give you a realistic estimate of time and money. Never accept an estimate over the phone.

3. Make sure that the company has insurance in case anything is damaged during the move.

4. Ask for the company's DOT number (US Department of Transportation) and use the FMCSA database to check if the company is registered.

5. Check multiple companies to see who has the best estimate and the better offers, but be careful of offers that seem too good to be true.

6. Never pay in advance or in cash.

7. Make sure all contracts are reviewed and signed before you allow the movers to start packing up any of your valuables in their truck.

For more tips and ideas on how to avoid a moving scam, visit this page from USA.gov. 

You've found the perfect house, but what about the neighborhood? Sometimes a good or bad neighborhood can make all the difference in how much you grow to love your new home.

1. Talk to neighbors to find out what they like and don't like about the area.

2. Think about your drive to work. If it's pretty far, maybe practice the route to see if you're okay with the distance.

3. How close are you to family?

4. Consider how close you want to be to stores or restaurants.

5. Look around to see if people are outside, sitting on porches, walking dogs. Does it seem like a safe area?

6. Check local crime statistics on police department websites.

7. Research the school systems.

8. Look into home values throughout your neighborhood to see if they're about equal.Do these homes hold value over time?

9. Are city services available? Is trash pick up an option and are streets and sidewalks well maintained?

10. Is growth is apparent? Are new businesses or new homes are being built?

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