1517 Festival 2016

1517 Festival 2016

As the entire state knows, the devastating floods that ravaged the lower half of West Virginia have been testing the limits of everyone’s will-power. Between the relief efforts, and the manpower used to help evacuate the counties in need the times have been tough. The efforts of the brave men and women cannot be praised enough!

There have been many events going on to help those people in need, and also, lots of upcoming events will be donating some of their proceeds to the flood victims. One such of these events will be held right in our own backyard, in a little town chalked full of history!

Shepherdstown WV will be hosting The 1517 Festival – Renaissance Fair tomorrow Saturday the 15th. The event will take place all across town, up and down main street, even venturing up into the campus of Shepherd University right off of King Street.

1517 Festival 2016

On the steps of Knutti Hall, located right behind the infamous McMurran Hall and “the wall“, the troupe The Rude Mechanicals will be preforming a mystery play: “The Healing of the Blind Man”. While on the lawn of the Hall there will be historic longsword fencing and social dancing of the 15th Century in the mid afternoon.

Throughout the day there will be various events taking place. Here is a summed up list of some of the events around town:

7am to 11am – Pancake Breakfast provided by New Street United Methodist Church

10am to 2pm – Open House with Historic Tour and refreshments at New Street UMC

11:30am to 2:30pm – Medieval Apothecary Tincture & Tea at Tonic Herb Shop at 140 E German St, at the end of the block.

11:30am, 12:30pm, and 1:3opm – Children’s Story, at the children’s area, by Four Seasons Books

Don’t forget to visits the Main Stage  for all your 15th Century musical needs. All day will feature musical stylings from the era with various instruments and vocal talents. On the Acoustic Stage will play a more Celtic style of music.
Admission is FREE, just bring money for all the creative crafts and yummy food provided by all the local shoppes! As a reminder, all proceeds made by church sales and food will be donated directly to the West Virginia Flood Relief effort.

Can’t Wait To See You There at the 1517 Festival 2016!

Loudoun County Real Estate Market June 2016

Loudoun County Real Estate Market June 2016

Loudoun County Real Estate Market June 2016

Loudoun County Real Estate Market May 2016

Loudoun County is located in Virginia and sits next to the West Virginia state line. It is the third most populous town in the state of Virginia. Some notable towns located in Loudoun County include Purcellville, Round Hill, Lovettsville, Leesburg, and Middleburg.

The market has stayed strong as we continue to see sun in the warmer months. Let’s take a look at the Loudoun County Real Estate Market June 2016 statistics and see how the market is comparing to last month.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market June 2016

  • There were a total of 1,848 active listings in Loudoun County, VA during the month of June.
  • Of those listings, 922 listings were put on the market during the month.
  • There were a total of 1,032 pending properties, which included any properties that were already under contract or went under contract throughout the month.

Median sold price

June 2016: $445,577
June 2015: $441,750

Increased 0.74%

The average sold price of attached homes during the month of June was $372,557. The average sold price of detached homes during the month of June was $612,436.


Number of units sold

June 2016: 777
June 2015: 758

Increased 2.51%

Of those 777 units sold this month, 385 were attached homes and 392 were detached homes.


Average days on the market

June 2016: 36 days
June 2015: 44 days

Decreased 18.18%


Average list price

June 2016 average list price: $499,550
June 2015 average list price: $506,285

Decreased 1.33%


Average sales price to original list price ratio

June 2016: 98.3%
June 2015: 97.6%

Increased 0.67%

Do you have questions about the Loudoun County Real Estate Market | June 2016 update? Would you like to receive some information about another area? Give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call. One of their experienced sales agents can give you an in depth explanation of these statistics and tell you whether it might be a good time to buy or sell in Northern Virginia or the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market June 2016

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Loudoun County Real Estate Market June 2016

Jefferson County Real Estate Market June 2016

Jefferson county real estate market june 2016

Jefferson county real estate market june 2016

Jefferson County Real Estate Market June 2016

It looks like the Jefferson County real estate market is heating up this summer. Compared to last year, home sales have increased, but home sale prices have only decreased slightly. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, now might be the time to do so.

Let’s take a look at the Jefferson County real estate market June 2016 statistics and see the specifics of how the market is comparing to last year.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market June 2016 Statistics:

  • There were a total of 345 active listings in Jefferson County during the month of June.
  • Of those listings, 118 listings were put on the market during June.
  • There were a total of 155 pending properties, which included any properties that were already under contract or went under contract throughout the month of June.

Median sold price

June 2016: $255,000
June 2015: $268,950

Increased Decrease 5.19%

The average sold price of attached homes during the month of June was $199,211. The average sold price of detached homes during the month of June was $294,672.


Number of units sold

June 2016: 110
June 2015: 86

Increased 27.91%

Of those 110 units sold this month, 14 were attached homes and 96 were detached homes.


Average days on the market

June 2016: 86 days
June 2015: 65 days

Increased 32.31%


Average list price of homes sold

June 2016 average list price: $289,496
June 2015 average list price: $279,380

Increased 3.62%


Average sales price to original list price ratio

June 2016: 94.7%
June 2015: 96.7%

Decreased 2.06%

Do you have questions about the Jefferson County Real Estate Market June 2016 update? Would you like to receive some information about another area? Give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call. One of their experienced sales agents can give you an in depth explanation of these statistics and tell you whether it might be a good time to buy or sell in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market June 2016

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Jefferson County Real Estate Market June 2016

Jefferson County Real Estate Market May 2016

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Jefferson County Real Estate Market May 2016

The market has stayed strong as we continue to see sun in the warmer months. Let’s take a look at the Jefferson County Real Estate Market May 2016 statistics and see how the market is comparing to last year.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market May 2016

  • There were a total of 313 active listings in Jefferson County during the month of May.
  • Of those listings, 130 listings were put on the market during the month.
  • There were a total of 209 pending properties, which included any properties that were already under contract or went under contract throughout the month.

Median sold price

May 2016: $249,000
May 2015: $236,500

Increased 5.29%

The average sold price of attached homes during the month of May was $151,608. The average sold price of detached homes during the month of May was $254,023.


Number of units sold

May 2016: 70
May 2015: 62

Increased 26.56%

Of those 70 units sold this month, 6 were attached homes and 64 were detached homes.


Average days on the market

May 2016: 81 days
May 2015: 64 days

Increased 26.56%


Average list price

May 2016 average list price: $250,761
May 2015 average list price: $246,854

Increased 1.58%


Average sales price to original list price ratio

May 2016: 96.4%
May 2015: 97.3%

Decreased 0.99%

Do you have questions about the Jefferson County Real Estate Market | May 2016 update? Would you like to receive some information about another area? Give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call. One of their experienced sales agents can give you an in depth explanation of these statistics and tell you whether it might be a good time to buy or sell in Northern Virginia or the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market May 2016

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Jefferson County Real Estate Market May 2016

Loudoun County Real Estate Market May 2016

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Loudoun County Real Estate Market May 2016

Loudoun County is located in Virginia and sits next to the West Virginia state line. It is the third most populous town in the state of Virginia. Some notable towns located in Loudoun County include Purcellville, Round Hill, Lovettsville, Leesburg, and Middleburg.

The market has stayed strong as we continue to see sun in the warmer months. Let’s take a look at the Loudoun County Real Estate Market May 2016 statistics and see how the market is comparing to last year.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market May 2016

  • There were a total of 1,822 active listings in Loudoun County, VA during the month of May.
  • Of those listings, 1,032 listings were put on the market during the month.
  • There were a total of 1,218 pending properties, which included any properties that were already under contract or went under contract throughout the month.

Median sold price

May 2016: $450,000
May 2015: $439,000

Increased 2.51%

The average sold price of attached homes during the month of May was $369,560. The average sold price of detached homes during the month of May was $598,279.


Number of units sold

May 2016: 691
May 2015: 621

Increased 11.27%

Of those 691 units sold this month, 339 were attached homes and 352 were detached homes.


Average days on the market

May 2016: 35 days
May 2015: 50 days

Decreased 30.00%


Average list price

May 2016 average list price: $492,542
May 2015 average list price: $500,184

Decreased 1.53%


Average sales price to original list price ratio

May 2016: 98.2%
May 2015: 97.8%

Increased 0.48%

Do you have questions about the Loudoun County Real Estate Market | May 2016 update? Would you like to receive some information about another area? Give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call. One of their experienced sales agents can give you an in depth explanation of these statistics and tell you whether it might be a good time to buy or sell in Northern Virginia or the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market May 2016

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Loudoun County Real Estate Market May 2016

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors
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New Businesses at the Charles Town Farmers Market 2016

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors – April marked the beginning of the Charles Town Farmer’s Market season again, and residents are excited to welcome all of the wonderful new vendors! Take a look below for the some of the new offerings now available at the farmers market.

Walnut Hill Farm

For the first time ever, the market will soon have farm fresh, cream-line, whole, pasteurized milk. Walnut Hill Farm is a small, local family owned and operated in Kearneysville. Using registered Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle, farmers Mark and Donna and their son Justin produce all natural, non-homogenized milk for consumption. Their cows are fed GMO-free diets without added hormones.

The Cultured Leaf Kombucha

Only recently, kombucha has started to replace smoothies as the trendy drink of choice–and for good reason! Kombucha is a fermented probiotic-filled tea that has a unique taste and great health benefits. Owners of The Cultured Leaf, Jodi and Ryan, believe in sustainable, small batch production and living food.

Blue Mountain Farm

Dave, owner of this small-scale farm in Hedgesville, uses sustainable methods when it comes to produce and poultry. Blue Mountain Farm grows everything from arugula to zucchini, and plans to be at the market every single week.

Arcadian Furnishings

The market doesn’t just offer produce–it also offers home goods! Arcadian Furnishings specializes in rustic twig furniture. Owner, Tim, started woodworking at age fifteen, loves using unique wood types, and even makes smaller scale items like candle holders.

Mountaineer Popcorn Company

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, this company uses non-GMO corn only. In addition to standard popcorn flavors, Mountaineer Popcorn also make specialities like Peanut Butter Cup, Buffalo Wing, and Cookies and Cream, among others.

The Charles Town Farmers Market is located on S. Samuel Street in Charles Town and is open every Saturday from April through October, 8am until 12pm. Looking to buy a home in the area? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

Berkeley County WV: Shopping

Berkeley County WV: Shopping

Berkeley County WV: Shopping

Berkeley County WV: Shopping
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Shops in Berkeley County West Virginia

Berkeley County WV: Shopping – The Berkeley County area in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia offers a great variety of shopping options. See our list below for some notable stores!

Flowers Unlimited – This flower shop located in downtown Martinsburg creates beautiful arrangements for every occasion. Order online or stop in for great and friendly service.

Gabe’s – If you love a good bargain, you’ll find it here! The store includes tons of great name-brand clothing, home goods, and more.

Your Hobby Place – For collectors and gamers, this is a great place to find gaming supplies, model kits, and more. Use their open activity area for interactive assembly, gaming & painting!

Eastern Panhandle Bicycle Company – If you love being outdoors, stop by the shop and gear up for your adventures. They offer bikes, kayaks, hiking and camping equipment.

Tannermans Trading Company – Make Tannermans your destination for all things gunsmithing, including accessories, ammo, and other gear! They will even clean and repair firearms.

Foxcroft Town Center – Spend a day at the Martinsburg Mall for your retail and clothing needs! They have everything from JC Penney and Bon-Ton department stores to Bath & Body Works and rue21.

Make Mine Country – Looking to decorate your home? This shop offers all types of beautiful, country-inspired goods, like candles, pottery, rugs, and more.

Be sure to visit Main Street Martinsburg as well for more downtown businesses!

Whether you’re just window shopping or on a mission to find something great, Berkeley County can assist all of your retail needs. Interested in purchasing a home in the area? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Berkeley County WV: Shopping

Loudoun County Real Estate Market December 2015

Loudoun County Real Estate Market January 2016
Loudoun County Real Estate Market December 2015
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             Loudoun County Real Estate Market December 2015

Loudoun County is located in Virginia and sits next to the West Virginia state line. It is the third most populous town in the state of Virginia. Some notable towns located in Loudoun County include Purcellville, Round Hill, Lovettsville, Leesburg, and Middleburg.

The market appears to staying strong as we near the end of the winter months. Let’s take a look at the Loudoun County Real Estate Market December 2015 statistics and see how the market is comparing to last year.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market December 2015

  • There were a total of 1,415 active listings in Loudoun County, WV during the month of December.
  • Of those listings, 421 listings were put on the market during the month.
  • There were a total of 593 pending properties, which included any properties that were already under contract or went under contract throughout the month.

Median sold price

December 2015: $436,000
December 2014: $425,000

Increased 2.59%

The average sold price of attached homes during the month of December was $354,157. The average sold price of detached homes during the month of November was $610,908.


Number of units sold

December 2015: 534
December 2014: 487

Increased 9.65%

Of those 534 units sold this month, 275 were detached homes and 259 were attached homes.


Average days on the market

December 2015: 67 days
December 2014: 61 days

Increased 9.84%


Average list price

December 2015 overall average list price: $486,679
December 2014 overall average list price: $501,916

Increased 2.61%


Average sales price to original list price ratio

December 2015: 96.5%
December 2014: 96.7%

Decreased 0.21%

Do you have questions about the Loudoun County Real Estate Market | December 2015 update? Would you like to receive some information about another area? Give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call. One of their experienced sales agents can give you an in depth explanation of these statistics and tell you whether it might be a good time to buy or sell in Northern Virginia or the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market December 2015

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Loudoun County Real Estate Market December 2015

Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

art in eastern panhandle of west virginia

Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

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Everything You Need to Know About Local Art

Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia: Since the beginning of its foundation, West Virginia has served as a sort of retreat for the artist–a place to delve into creative practices surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Today, it remains much the same. The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia offers a wonderful variety of art-centered organizations, programs, activities and festivals that are sure to attract a crowd.

Morgan Arts Council – With the help of over 450 members, MAC organizes everything from a popular Summer Concert in the Park series, Ice House Concerts, and Arts Integration, to Adopt-a-School programs, theater productions, literary festivals and gallery shows. Recently, MAC implemented the Digital Media Center (DMC) which provides classes for the local community.

Berkeley Arts Council – Offerings exhibits, classes, workshops and various special events, the Berkeley Arts Council stands out for its Berkeley Art Works, a facility for galleries, activities and arts education, such as the sixth annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit and Second Friday Poetry Readings. The facility also supports the Artists at the Works, which allows local and regional artists to display and sell their art in the Berkeley Art Works space.

Jefferson Arts Council – Supporting local organizations like the Washington Street Artists Cooperative and Artomatic Jefferson, this council offers galleries, concert, readings, and more. Most noteworthy, they host an annual Artober festival each year, which brings together dance, photography, film, fashion, music, painting, literature, and sculpture and woodworking through exhibitions, performances and other special events.

No matter in which county you choose to live, the Eastern Panhandle’s art scene is alive and well, and always growing. If you’re looking to purchase a home in the area, please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

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Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

Jefferson County is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and is situated next to the Virginia & Maryland state lines. Some notable towns located in Jefferson County include Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Ranson, Bakerton, and Summit Point.

The latest real estate market statistics are in for the Jefferson County, West Virginia area. The market seems to be holding as we end the year. Let’s take a look at what has been happening.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

  • There were a total of 352 active listings in Jefferson County, WV during the month of December.
  • Of those listings, 58 listings were put on the market throughout the month.
  • There was a total of 97 pending properties, which included any properties that was already under contract or went under contract throughout the month.

Median sold price

December 2015: $218,000
December 2014: $188,250

Increased 15.80%

The overall average sold price for homes in Jefferson County was $237,557. The average sold price of attached homes during the month of November was $161,225. The average sold price of detached homes during the month of November was $250,020.


Number of units sold

December 2015: 57
December 2014: 58

Decrease -2.00%

Of those 57 units sold this month on Jefferson County, 49 were detached homes and 8 were attached homes.


Average days on the market

December 2015: 89 days
December 2014: 66 days

Increased 34.84%


Average list price of sold properties

December 2015 overall average list price: $243,443
December 2014 overall average list price: $211,687

Increased 15.00%


Average sold price to original list price ratio

December 2015: 91.5%
December 2014: 95.5%

Decreased 3.32%


Do you have any questions about the Jefferson County Real Estate Market Decmeber 2015 update? Would you like to receive some information about another area in the Eastern Panhandle? Give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call. One of their experienced sales agents can give you an in depth explanation of these statistics and tell you whether it might be a good time to buy or sell in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

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Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia
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A brief look at some of the best shopping in Shepherdstown

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia: Located in Jefferson County, WV, Shepherdstown is a friendly little town with a creative spirit and sense of local camaraderie. Known for its artistic vibe and with its proximity to Shepherd University, the downtown area is a treasure many residents seek out on a daily basis.

Here are some of our favorite shops in Shepherdstown!

Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery – Beautiful jewelry, hand-crafted woodwork, and a variety of interesting local art. This is a great place to find that special piece for your home.

German Street Coffee & Candlery – For over 20 years, owner Deborah Luksa has been curating a collection of gourmet chocolates, coffee, wine, candles, soap, and other small homewares. Her shop is a charming space full of enticing goodies.

Two Rivers Treads – Dubbed a minimalist shoe store, the shop stocks a carefully chosen array of sneakers, activewear, and accessories for the sports-minded individual. Great quality and personalized attention!

Four Seasons Books – A family owned business, they offer books for every reader. With an expansive children’s section and plethora of unique authors and genres, Four Seasons is a lovely place to send an afternoon lost in books.

The Good Shop – A clothing shop with a eco-friendly mindset. You’ll find natural fibers, wellmade brands, and affordable prices here, with an aesthetic that is clean, free-flowing and organic.

Grapes & Grains – For the wine lover in all of us. The shop offers over 2,100 different labels, as well as 800 beers, cheeses, crackers and gourmet chocolates.

If you’re thinking about moving to Shepherdstown, you’ve picked a great place. We can help you find the home of your dreams! Contact The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling (304) 725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town!

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town!

If you step outside, you can feel the rush of cold in the air. Winter finally seems to have made its way to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia!

While some of you may be rejoicing, others may be hoping and praying for some warmer weather to quickly make its way back to Charles Town and the surrounding areas. If you are one of those people who dislikes the cold weather, we have some suggestions for where to warm up in Charles Town! There are many places that you can enjoy in this cold weather that will help you thaw out when you are feeling too cold.

Grandma’s Diner

Warm up with some coffee and warm sandwiches at Grandma’s Diner located at 227 W Washington Street. There are a variety of warm items to choose from on the menu, and they serve breakfast food all day. That means you get warmth, good company, and comfort food all at the same time.

Royalicous Bagel Bakery

Stop in at Royalicious Bagel Bakery to grab some coffee and a delicious bagel on a wintery day, and your day will instantly be better. If you like bagels, you will be in heaven with all the different options of bagels and cream cheese. They also have delicious warm subs and sandwiches. Check out the Royalicious menu.

Needful Things

Spend the afternoon browsing around Needful Things located at 218 W. Washington Street in downtown Charles Town. Needful Things has antiques, furniture, collectibles, and so much more. It is a unique shop that can provide a warm place to explore on those cold winter days when you just need to get out of the house. Not to mention, they have a 1950’s style café in the shop that serves some yummy food!

Gold’s Gym

One great way to warm up during the winter is to head over to the gym and get in a good work out. Gold’s Gym in Charles Town offers a variety of fun ways to exercise with their many workout machines, weights, and group fitness classes. Not to mention, you can kill two birds with one stone and work on that summer beach body.

Charles Town Library

One of my favorite ways to spend a cold winter day is to curl up on the couch with a good book. Visit the Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington Street and check out some books that interest you. You can either take them home or spend some time at the library.

What do you think about where to warm up in Charles Town? Do you have any other places you like to go during the cold winter months? We would love to hear about them.

If you are looking to purchase a home in the Charles Town area this winter, The Linda Kilroy Team can help! Contact The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling (304) 725-1145 or filling out the form below. The team can help you find a new warm and inviting home that will chase all those cold weather blues away.

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town