224 Pennsylvania Avenue Martinsburg WV 25404

224 pennsylvania avenue martinsburg wv 25404

Listing Spotlight: 224 Pennsylvania Avenue Martinsburg WV 25404

A historic gem for sale in Martinsburg, West Virginia!

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This stunning Victorian home is on the National Register of Historical Places. The home was built in 1880, and the back addition was added in 1920. This is a lovely home that is located close to shopping and dining.

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224 Pennsylvania Avenue Martinsburg The home has a historical appeal with a touch of modern flare. Take a look at the beautiful kitchen with its sleek black and white cabinets and countertops. The hanging pot rack from the ceiling is a neat touch that is both modern and functional. Can you see yourself cooking up something good in this kitchen?

 

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This home has the original wood floors throughout the home. There are three large bedrooms in the home and 2 full bathrooms. The home show beautifully and has nice, boldly painted walls.

 

 

224 Pennsylvania Avenue Martinsburg

As mentioned before, the home does have an addition on the back that was built onto the original home. Altogether, there is 1,545 square feet of living space. The property also has a cellar and fenced rear yard.

 

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Jefferson County WV Pet Adoption Services

Jefferson County WV Pet Adoption Services

Jefferson County WV Pet Adoption Services

Jefferson County WV Pet Adoption Services In honor of National Dog Day today (Tuesday, August 26th) let’s take a look at some of the different animals shelters and adoption services for pets in the Jefferson County area. There are so many animals who are in need of a forever home that are housed at these shelters. The shelters take wonderful care of the animals, but the ultimate goal is to find a family to take each animal home to love and grow as a member of the family.

Jefferson County WV Pet Adoption Services

Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County

The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is located in Kearneysville, West Virginia. It is a non-profit organization that houses and cares for abandoned, surrendered, and neglected animals in Jefferson County. The Animal Welfare Society offers pets for adoption at their Animal Shelter located at 23 Poor Farm Road in Kearneysville. They are open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday. They also have cats that can be adopted at the PETCO located at 217 Oak Lee Drive in Ranson, West Virginia. You can stay updated with the Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County through their Facebook page. They also have webpages that show all the cats they have available for adoption and all the dogs they have available for adoption.

Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC)

Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Sanctuary is located in Charles Town, West Virginia. It is an affiliate of the National Humane Education Society. The main goal of the animal shelter is to find dependable families that will adopt and commit to loving the animals at Briggs. There is also a program called Spay Today at the Briggs Animal Adoption Center that offers low cost spay and neuter services for pets of families who cannot afford to pay regular fees for their animals to be spayed or neutered. The Briggs Animal Adoption Center and Sanctuary have both cats for adoption and dogs for adoption, which you can see on their website. For more information about the adoption process, you can contact the center at (304) 724-6558 or find the online application here.

Jefferson County Animal Control

The Jefferson County Animal Control is located at 161 Poor Far Road in Kearneysville, West Virginia. They work hard to provide safety for animals in Jefferson County and protect the public’s health and safety. Their office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays. They currently have several pets available for adoption, which can be found on their petfinder.com page. Happy Whiskers Animal Assistance is a non-profit that works hand-in-hand with the Jefferson County Animal Control office to find homes for animals. Their animals can also be found at the adoption events at the PETCO in Ranson, West Virginia.

PIGS Animal Sanctuary

PIGS Animal Sanctuary, located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia is a nonprofit organization that describes itself as “a place of refuge for abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals. They specialize in the care of potbellied pigs, but they also care for a variety of other animals. They offer a cage-free environment for the animals they house. PIGS Animal Sanctuary also has animals that can be adopted, and they offer the opportunity to foster some of their animals. You can find out more about their adoption process here.

Cause for Paws

Cause for Paws is located in the Harpers Ferry area. It is a no-kill shelter that offers sanctuary for homeless pets that are ill, injured, or handicapped. The organization cares for the pets and provides them a place to live in peace. They do offer some adoption services, but the animals that are not adopted stay at the shelter and are not removed to make more room. They are also always on the lookout for some volunteers and donations to help the small shelter continue its good work with the animals in the Harpers Ferry area.

If you are interested in finding a new pet to be a part of your family, please consider going to one of these wonderful organizations. They work hard and provide a great service to the animals in our community. Let’s help get these animals a home!

The Linda Kilroy Team is a real estate team that assists homeowners with the home buying and selling process. If you are looking for a team that you can depend on, call The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty (304) 725-1145.

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market July 2014

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Shepherdstown Real Estate Market July 2014

shepherdstown real estate market july 2014 What is going on with the real estate market in Shepherdstown, West Virginia? Here we take a look at some statistics from the month of July 2014 and compare them to the previous year to see how the market is comparing to 2013. Is the market improving in Shepherdstown? Is it staying the same? Let’s take a look at what is going on in the Shepherdstown real estate market July 2014.

Highlights from the Shepherdstown Real Estate Market July 2014 report:

  • Median sold price: $345,000
  • Average sold price: $322,211
  • Units sold: 9
  • Average time on the market: 132
  • Average sold price to original list price ratio: 90.1%
  • Of the homes sold, 1 was an attached home and 8 were detached homes
  • There were 72 active listings

Comparisons to July 2013:

  • Median sold price increased 24.55% ($277,000 in July 2013)
  • Average sold price decreased 14.86% ($378,433 in July 2013)
  • The number of units stayed the same this year as there were 9 units sold in July 2013
  • Average time on the market decreased 42.11%; in July 2013 it averaged 228 days
  • The average sold price to original list price ratio stayed about the same with it being 91.8% in July 2013
  • Of the homes sold in July 2013, 8 were detached and 1 was attached
  • There has been a 28.57% increase in active listings compared to last July

The chart below shows the number of new listings, new contracts, and sold properties over the past year in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

The median sold prices throughout the year are shown below.

The chart below shows the average number of days on the market for detached and attached homes over the past six months in Shepherdstown.

Are you interested in buying or selling a home in the Shepherdstown, West Virginia area? We can help! Give The Linda Kilroy Team a call at (304) 725-1145 or fill out the form below and someone will contact you.

Don’t forget to check back in with us next month for our next real estate market update. We promise to always keep you in the know!

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market July 2014

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market July 2014

Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market

Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market

Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market

Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market Shepherdstown, West Virginia is full of unique businesses and events. One especially unique aspect of Shepherdstown is its Really Really Free Market. If you have never been, you will have a chance to do so on Sunday, August 31st between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. So what exactly is the Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market, you ask? It is a monthly event that takes place in downtown Shepherdstown where community members come and bring the things they no longer need and pick up new treasures that they like. There’s absolutely no catch. Everything is actually free, and there are no donations required.

The Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market is a monthly event that occurs on the last Sunday of the month from March until October. It is located at 104 N. King Street in front of the Shepherdstown City Hall.

All items at the Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market used to belong to members of the community. Almost any items are welcome to be dropped off. However, people are encouraged to make sure the items they bring are clean and safe. So that means no old paint, old tires, or car seats, or anything that would need to be properly disposed of. The market is not there to collect people’s old trash. Instead, it is there to give away treasures that others can use.

The Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market is even better than a yard sale. They are not looking for any profit, and guests are encouraged to take as many items as they’d like. There is no “even trade” rule or donation box. Even all the leftover items get donated to local organizations and thrift shops that can use them. The organizers hope the event can be a “community-wide sharing event.” We always teach our kids that “Sharing is caring,” and the Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market exemplifies that. They even encourage community members to come offer free services such as bike repairs.

At this month’s Shepherdstown Really Really Free Market, there will even be an electronic recycling event. They will be accepting any televisions, phones, appliances, and electronics that you need to get rid of and properly recycling them.

If you are interested in brining items to give away, you can do so at the specified check-in spot at the market. There, volunteers will take the items and then place them out on the tables for others to take.

It is events like the Really Really Free Market that make Shepherdstown such a unique town and a wonderful place to live. If you are looking for a community that always has some kind of community event going on, then Shepherdstown may be the place for you. You can take a look at some of the latest listings in Shepherdstown here.

If you see something you are interested in, or if you would simply like some more information about living in Shepherdstown, give The Linda Kilroy Team a call today. They can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below and someone will contact you.

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Charles Town Real Estate Market July 2014

September 2014 Charles Town Real Estate Market

Charles Town Real Estate Market July 2014

Charles Town Real Estate Market July 2014 What is going on with the real estate market in Charles Town, West Virginia? Here we take a look at some statistics from the month of July 2014 and compare them to the previous year to see how the market is comparing to 2013. Is the market improving in Charles Town? Is it staying the same? Let’s take a look at what is going on in the Charles Town real estate market July 2014.

Highlights from the Charles Town Real Estate Market July 2014 report:

  • Median sold price: $264,950
  • Average sold price: $257,185
  • Units sold: 26
  • Average time on the market: 50 days
  • Average sold price to original list price ratio: 97.7%
  • Of the homes sold, 6 were attached homes and 20 were detached
  • There were 114 active listings

Comparisons to July 2013:

  • Median sold price increased 29.28% ($204,950 in July 2013)
  • Average sold price increased 18.36% ($217,285 in July 2013)
  • The number of units decreased this year as there were 34 units sold in July 2013
  • Average time on the market decreased; in July 2013 it averaged 61 days
  • The average sold price to original list price ratio decreased slightly with it being 98.1% in July 2013
  • Of the homes sold in July 2013, 28 were detached and 6 were attached
  • There has been a 18.75% increase in active listings compared to last July

The chart below shows the number of new listings, new contracts, and sold properties over the past year in Charles Town, WV.

The median sold prices throughout the year are shown below.

The chart below shows the average number of days on the market for detached and attached homes over the past year.

Are you interested in buying or selling a home in the Charles Town, West Virginia area? We can help! Give The Linda Kilroy Team a call at (304) 725-1145 or fill out the form below and someone will contact you.

Don’t forget to check back in with us next month for our next real estate market update. We promise to always keep you in the know!

Charles Town Real Estate Market July 2014

Charles Town Real Estate Market July 2014

Back-to-School Home Ideas: Charles Town WV

back-to-school home ideas

Back-to-School Home Ideas: Charles Town WV

back-to-school home ideas Is your Charles Town home ready for back-to-school?

It is already August, and you know what that means. School is almost here! While you may not be ready for it, the time has come. So now it’s time to consider some fun back-to-school home ideas that you can use to make the transition a little easier.

Back-to-school Home Ideas:

Chalkboard paint – Chalkboard paint is a fun and easy way to bring school into your home. What kid doesn’t love drawing with chalk? Take a section of wall and paint it with chalkboard paint. For a smaller, less permanent chalkboard, you can take a large frame and paint the insert. Then you have a trendy, mobile chalkboard you can move around or put on the wall. Kids can use their personal chalkboard to write down homework, work out math problems, or draw a web to organize their thoughts for their five paragraph essays. The uses are endless, and it is way more fun than a regular old to-do-list or sheet of paper.

Corkboard wall – Dedicate a wall in your office where you can put up some corkboard that you can pin papers to. Post important homework assignments, permission slips, and all those A+ papers up on the corkboard wall. It will serve as a fantastic reminder of what needs to be done and what awesome accomplishments have already been done. You’ll also be able to save those walls from all the little push pin holes by placing the corkboard over top of it. It is a genius idea.

Backpack cubby – Create a backpack cubby for the kids to give them their own little spot in the house to keep their school supplies. Does your child always seem to misplace a book or their book bag? This is a great solution. By keeping everything in one place, kids can be much more organized and save you a lot of stress. Make it unique to each child; maybe paint it their favorite color.

Study space – Have some extra space in your home? Give the kids their own study space. Whether that means having a desk or table or bean bag chair, kids will love to have a place that they can call their own. It separates a space out from the rest of the home where they can focus and work on homework. This will create less distractions and give kids the ownership of their own domain. When they are in that space, they know that they need to focus on schoolwork.

Put up a planner/calendar -Don’t forget about the necessity of a calendar or planner. Life can get even more hectic when the kids are in school. There are after school activities, sleepovers with friends, parent teacher conferences; the list goes on and on. It’s easy to overlook things when everything is happening all at once. Put a calendar or weekly planner on the fridge or in a place that your family can easily see. Let the kids contribute to the calendar and have them check for any chores or important deadlines they might have for school.

Well there you have it, the back-to-school home ideas. Do you have any helpful tips that work for your family? We’d love to hear about them. Just comment below. Have a wonderful end of summer break!

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5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

National Simplify Your Life Week

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life

The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week! I’m sure we all would love to simplify our lives in some way. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with busy schedules, and sometimes it starts to feel like things are spinning out of control. Yikes!

While we can’t add any more hours to the day or magically make your home clean and your schedule less busy, we do have some suggestions to help you simplify your life a little at home. Here are 5 tips to simplify your life.

1. Condense your closet

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life I think it may be safe to say that we likely all have extra clothing in our closets and drawers that are simply taking up space that we no longer need to hold onto. Go through your clothing and take out anything that you have not worn in the past year. If you didn’t wear it last year, there is a good possibility that you will not wear it this year. Keep the essentials and toss the items that are collecting dust. If you know this will be a hard task for you, enlist the help of a close friend or family member who will be honest with you. When that little voice in your head says, “You will totally wear that next summer!” your friend can say in a louder voice, “You’ll never wear that! Toss it!” There are many local places that take clothing donations like the Jefferson County Community Ministries, and it is better to give the clothing to someone who needs it rather than have it sit in your closet. This will create less clutter while you get ready in the morning. Photo credit: Lindsay Szechenyi

2. Stop losing things!

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life Are you always losing something? For some people it may be their keys, for other it may be their cell phone, or maybe it’s something else. No matter how many times you do it, you never seem to remember where you put certain items. Suggestion: pick a designated spot that you will always keep that item. For example, keys are so easy to lose track of. It can be so frustrating to be running late for work and realize you cannot find your keys. Even if you keep them in a purse, they can get lost among all the other stuff inside. To relieve this problem, have a hook by the front door that you can hang your keys on. As soon as you get home, hang your keys on the hook. They will always be where you left them, and they will be easy to grab as you run out the door. Another tip for the ladies is to put keys on a carabiner and clip them onto the strap of your purse when you get home. This will save you several minutes of frustration as you won’t have to rummage through your bag to find them when you go to leave the house. Photo credit: Openclipart.org

3. Take out the trash

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life Go through cabinets and check for expired food and medicine. You will likely find several items that have not been used and should no longer be consumed. By going through the cabinets, you can get rid of items and in turn create more space. Make sure that you don’t simply go buy more of the same stuff to fill the space though. Take note of what was wasted and make sure not to purchase large amounts of that item when you go to the store. You don’t want to have to throw the same stuff away next year. Even if it seems like a better deal to buy the item in bulk, perhaps you don’t really need as much as you think you do. Photo credit: Openclipart.org

4. Have a yard sale

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life Do you have a lot of items simply taking up space in your home that you no longer need? Why are you holding onto them? You can turn these items into profit by having a yard sale! Yard sales are great because they make you go through your home and decide what you really don’t need anymore. While it can be a big undertaking, it will be worth it in the end. There are even local Facebook pages that are used as online yard sales where you can post pictures of items you’d like to sell. After you do have a yard sale though, don’t hold onto the items that didn’t sell. If you were willing to get rid of them in the first place, then it’s time to do so. Donate them to a local non-profit organization that can use them or find people who may need those items.

5. Take it one step at a time

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life Organizing, getting rid of clutter, and simplifying your home life can be a big undertaking. Our last tip is to try not to overwhelm yourself; that defeats the purpose of National Simplify Your Life Week! Pick a single project or room at a time that you would like to organize. It is easy to try to accomplish a lot at once when you are motivated, but before long that motivation withers and you can be left with a huge mess that you no longer feel like cleaning up. By beginning with one space, it will be much easier to start and finish that project. Photo credit: Pixabay

We hope our 5 tips to simplify your life will help you get a little more organized and a little less stressed. Living simply can be quite a feat to accomplish. Happy National Simplify Your Life Week! We wish you the best of luck.

If you are looking for a real estate team that can simplify your real estate transaction, The Linda Kilroy Team can do just that. Contact The Linda Kilroy Team at (304) 725-1145 to speak with a team member about buying or selling your home. They guarantee to make the process go as smooth as possible. You can also fill out the form below, and someone will contact you.

5 Tips to Simplify Your Life