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Deciding whether to stay in your current home or look for a new one is tough. If you’re struggling to make that decision, here are some tips that can help:

• Find out the current market value of your home. This will give you a clear idea of how much your property is likely to sell for in today’s market.
• Find out how much you can afford to invest in a new home. This is calculated, in part, by how much of a mortgage you qualify to receive.
• Determine whether your current home still suits your needs. Do you need to move up to a larger place? Downsize to a smaller property?
• Figure out whether this is the right time to move to a neighborhood that you’ve always dreamed of living in.
• Assess whether your neighborhood has changed in a way that you don’t like.
• Decide whether you are still happy where you live. Is it time for a change?

I can help you answer these questions and provide the information you need to make the right decision. Follow me on Facebook and check my website for current market analysis and see what’s happening in your neighborhood. As always, you can contact me any time, I’m here to help.

Vendors and Resources
I’m often asked for recommendations for vendors. You may not realize this, but I maintain a network of reputable professionals and other companies in the local “home industry”. So if you need a recommendation, feel free to give me a call. Chances are, I can send you a couple of names.

Here’s a few restaurants you can check out if you’re out and about in Fauquier County.

Restaurant Guides
Fauquier County is home to many small country towns dispersed among the mountains and rolling hills. Upperville and Paris are among those most visited, and why not, when there are these 3 great restaurants to enjoy? Not to mention, the resort that’s in the works is preparing to open next year – so add Upperville and Paris to your weekend drive.

Hunter’s Head Tavern | 9048 John Mosby Highway
If you’re looking for an authentic English Pub experience, Hunter’s Head should definitely be on your list. With a focus on organic and local produce and meat (primarily from Ayrshire Farm), you won’t be disappointed.

The Upperville Country Store | 9036 John Mosby Highway
This quaint little shop has been around for generations. In 2016, it was renovated by it’s current owners and now offers tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner specials for on-the-go enjoyment. They also provide a wide selection of local jams, baked goodies, wine and beer.

The Ashby Inn & Restaurant | 692 Federal Street
The restaurant at The Ashby Inn is a great place to experience high-end farm-to-table cuisine. You can enjoy incredible, creative dishes from seasonal menus, made with local and sustainable products.