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SHENANDOAH VALLEY REALTY

The Shenandoah River in the Heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Shenandoah County, Virginia

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5250 Main Street * PO Box 100 * Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 Phone: 800-296-9791 email: shenreal@shentel.net Fall 2009


Amenities

Formed in 1772, Shenandoah County is strategically located in the northwestern portion of Virginia, between the Allegheny and Massanutten Mountains, in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Shenandoah is an Indian name meaning “beautiful daughter of the stars.” Located within 150 miles of Washington, D.C., Baltimore (MD), Richmond, Roanoke and Harrisburg (PA), nearby commercial centers include Winchester (30 miles) and Harrisonburg (35 miles). The 507 square mile county includes six incorporated towns: Edinburg, Mt. Jackson, New Market, Strasburg, Toms Brook, Woodstock, and one unincorporated town, Maurertown. Elevations range from 3,500 feet above sea level in the mountains to 1,200 feet on the valley floor. The gently rolling valley terrain is well drained by the Shenandoah River. A balance of beautiful landscape, industry and quality of life make Shenandoah County an exceptional place to live, work and play.

Tourism

Tourism is one of the top three industries in Shenandoah County. The county boasts some of the State’s most popular tourist attractions, including the New Market Battlefield Park and Hall of Valor Museum, Shenandoah Caverns and American Celebration on Parade, wineries, golf resorts and a ski resort. Tourism generates well over $100 million annually. Our small towns are like a string of pearls along the Old Valley Pike, Route 11. These friendly towns, each one with its own historic flavor, are great places to stop for a look at small town life, beautiful architecture, unique shops and eateries. Rt. 11, Old Valley Pike has been designated a scenic by-way and is a perfect travel route for those who want to escape interstate traffic as they travel through the Shenandoah Valley. “Courtesy of Shenandoah County Tourism” www.shenandoahtravel.org

Education & Regional Resources Shenandoah County has three public school campuses, each with an elementary, middle and high school. James Madison University, Shenandoah University, Eastern Mennonite University, and Bridgewater College are four-year institutions of higher learning within commuting distance. Lord Fairfax Community College, a two-year college located in nearby Middletown, offers a variety of associate degrees, and tailored workforce training. The Community College offers dual enrollment credit through the local high schools, and also brings class offerings into the community.

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Recreation Facilities include 22 tennis courts, 15 ball fields/soccer fields, five swimming pools, two golf courses, a skating rink, 2 bowling alleys, a tri-plex movie theater, and amateur theater. There are six public parks within the county. Snow skiing is available at Bryce Mountain Resort. Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, and George Washington National Forest are popular areas for hiking and outdoor sports. Extensive forest and open land attracts thousands of deer, bear, and small game hunters. Fishermen are tantalized by the Shenandoah River and numerous trout streams. The County Parks and Recreation Department has recreational programs for all ages throughout the year.

Transportation

The highway system serving Shenandoah County directly includes Interstate 81 and 66, U.S. highway route 11, and state primary routes 42, 263, and 55. Eleven trucking companies have routes through the County with terminals at Winchester and Harrisonburg. Norfolk Southern and CSX Corporation provide rail service to the County. Virginia’s Inland Port, 15 miles northeast of Strasburg (I-66), provides custom clearance and shuttle of ocean cargo (trailer and container) via Norfolk Southern Railroad to and from the Port of Hampton Roads. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is the principal cargo terminal serving Shenandoah County. IAD handles over 651 million pounds of cargo and over 129 million pounds of mail each year. It is one of the fastest growing airports, domestically & internationally, in the USA.

Industry/Economy Shenandoah County Among ‘Best Rural’ Places to Live Progressive Farmer Magazine recently selected Shenandoah County as one of eight counties in Virginia that made the magazine’s Southeast list of “Best Places to Live in Rural America” -2008

Manufacturing, agriculture and tourism are the county’s principal industries. The Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal, is now the closest port of entry to the industrial markets of the Ohio Valley region, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. Shenandoah County ranks fourth among Virginia counties in agriculture production. Shenandoah Business and Industrial Center is located at the northern end of the county and proposes a mix of whitecollar industries and business services. Additionally there is a 113 acre Industrial park near I-81 with 15 acres already divided into a business park setting. Shenandoah County fosters a business climate in which the county can prosper and grow.

Real Estate

Shen. Co. Edinburg Mt. Jackson New Market Strasburg Toms Brook Woodstock

“Courtesy of Shenandoah County Tourism” www.shenandoahtravel.org

Nominal Tax Assessment Ratio Rates/$100 $.51 100% .14 100% .15 100% .13 100% .16 100% .10 100% .16 100% 3

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY REALTY 5250 Main Street * PO Box 100 Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 800-296-9791 www.shenandoahvalleyrealty.com email: shenreal@shentel.net

Cynthia G. Dellinger Broker/Owner

Sandra Fitchett Associate Broker

Kimberly Miller Office Manager

Ron White Realtor

Larry Turner Realtor

Mission Statement

United Country—Shenandoah Valley Realty We are a team of realtors dedicated to serving our clients and customers needs beyond their expectations. We adhere to a code of ethics so as to create a business environment that is above reproach. We continually strive to expand our knowledge in all aspects of the real estate industry to remain at the pinnacle of our profession.

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It’s easy to understand why you might lack confidence in buying or selling a home in today’s economic climate, especially if you start your day reading the newspaper headlines ad end it with the evening news. Bad news can deepen our fears and concerns about the economy. The story we have to tell ourselves is that the media reports negative news to pull in an audience and advertisers, not to make us feel good about ourselves.

FACT: Of the 70% of households that do have a mortgage, 96.7% are not in foreclosure.

The good news is that you have the choice to see yourself as a victim or as a fighter. Are there people buying and selling homes today? Of course there are. In fact, millions of people are still working, making money, eating at restaurants and even taking advantage of lower home prices, tax incentives and historically low interest rates.

FACT: Approximately 30% of all U.S. homes are free and clear and do not have a mortgage.

Are we really spinning out of control?

During a recession, those that work hard and focus on taking action will most likely come out ahead when things turn around. Instead of internalizing the negativity the headlines can cause, choose to be optomistic and focus on the opportunities around you.

The U.S. Gross Domestic Product is more than the GDP of the next three countries combined.


#1168 Mt. Jackson—Large chalet on .57 acre of land in great

condition. Great for permanent or weekend home. Near Four Season Resort featuring swimming, golf, boating, skiing, tennis. 45 acre Lake Laura close by as well. . Home features vaulted ceiling and a large deck. 3 BR, 2.5 BA. Sit by the fireplace and warm up after a day on the slopes. $159,900 (House & Adjoining Lot = 0.57 acre)

#1270-1287 Mt. Jackson—New patio style home w/3

bdrms., 2 full baths. Seller will pay up to $4500 of Buyer’s Closing Costs. Lg. master suite, concrete driveway/parking area. Lg. kitchen w/pantry, backyard patio. Add’l lots available– choose floor plan & interior finishes. Mountain views! $129,000 (Units 10A, 10B, 2A, 2B). Remaining lots listed at $147,000.

#1289 Winchester—Kline’s Mill’s original machinery,

first installed in 1795, still remains in place. A Millwright Engineer stated that he had not seen a mill incorporating the Oliver Evans design as complete as Kline’s Mill, which may be the most important grist mill in the U.S.—a great study of architecture & engineering students. $450,000

#1335 New Market— Exceptional hilltop building site w/4 bdrm. certification letter. Property offers 360 degree views of mountains, farmland. Excellent access from Old Valley Pike. River views! Located at historic Rudes Hill battlefield in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Min. from historic New Market, Skyline Drive, 2 golf courses, shopping & hospitals. 7.5 acres. $119,000

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#1170 Luray—Victorian style home zoned B-1, currently

being used as a residence. New roof on home, nice front porch. Home also features a nice porch off 2nd floor bedroom. Great starter home. Close to all amenities. Much remodeling has been done. New wiring, mostly new plumbing. 3 BR, 2 BA. $129,900

#1238 Middletown—Location, location! Exceptional 4-5 bdrm. home w/2 baths, 3 car garage, full finished lower level, large backyard, private patio w/hot tub. New windows, newly remodeled bath, cedar closet, large kitchen w/new countertops. Beautiful mountain views. All this in historic Middletown, VA. Great access to I-81. Crown moulding, chair railing, new laminate flooring. Priced to sell! $247,500

#1294 Mt. Jackson—Beautiful new home located in Four Season Resort community featuring skiing, golf, swimming, hiking, private airport and lake access. Living room features fireplace & mantle. Upgraded fixtures throughout. Vaulted ceilings. Full unfinished basement w/rough-in bath. Deck on back of house great for entertaining. Quiet & peaceful setting. Master suite w/walk-in closet & private bath. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. .28 acre. $195,000

#1261 Mt. Jackson—Outstanding elevated building site located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Beautiful mountain views and almost 28 acres with orchard of old apple trees and privacy. Near Shenandoah River, National Forest. Great opportunity for gentleman farmer and spectacular country estate! $295,000

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Beautiful Farmette with Beautiful Views!

#1303 Edinburg—Well designed 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home sited on over 17 acres. Property offers new laminate flooring, new 4 car garage. Perfect for horse or cattle farm. New spacious front porch. 2 master suites. New formal dining room. Fenced & cross fenced. Barn w/loft & storage. Spring fed pond on property. Lg. workshop. Beautiful mountain views all around! $449,900 #1295 Basye—Beautiful home in Four Season Resort community featuring golf, skiing, swimming, tennis, private airport & lake access. New construction w/well appointed kitchen & separate laundry area w/cabinets. Lg. backyard deck. Jet tub in master bath & separate shower. Corner gas fireplace in spacious living room. Vaulted ceilings. Lg. front porch. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. .307 acre. $215,000

#1174 Basye—NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. Features an open floor plan w/gas fireplace in living room. Ranch style home includes screened porch and full, unfinished walkout basement. 3 bdrms., 2 baths. Very private setting. Close to Four Season Resort community offering skiing, golf, tennis, lake access. .296 acre. $229,900

#1254 Mt. Jackson—New double wide sited on over 2 acres with mountain views. Woodburning fireplace. Space for garden & animals. Custom animal shed (dog kennel). Cinderblock garage w/partitioned workshop area. New septic (2008). Near stocked trout stream. Ideal for retirement home or first time home buyer. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. $159,900 9

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#1305 Woodstock—Extensive remodeling done in kitchen—new countertops, oak cabinets, stainless steel appliances. 4 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Lg. sunporch overlooking backyard & leads to deck w/hot tub. New plumbing (2006). New windows (2006). New roof (2009). $242,500

#1308 Mt. Jackson—Bank owned property sold as is. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths situated on .319 acre near Four Season Resort community offering golf, skiing, tennis, swimming, hiking, private airport & lake access. Quiet, private setting. $103,300

#1315 New Market—Opportunity to purchase over 12 acres of land in town. Proposed development for 19 single family lots & 40 townhouse lots + large parcel zoned for business. Seller will pursue obtaining applications & permits for the townhouse & single family lots. Property located at intersection of major tourist route to Washington DC, interstate 81 & Skyline Drive. Beautiful mountain views, high visibility. $699,900 #1255 Mt. Jackson—Attractive brick ranch home w/3-4 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Large country kitchen opens to sunroom with fireplace. Full basement offers family room w/brick hearth & flue, study & multi-purpose rooms + great storage. Beautiful mountain views! Near Shenandoah River, golf & skiing. $219,900

#1306 New Market—Much renovation/remodeling has been done to this home - new plush carpeting, new countertops, freshly painted interior, landscaped. Large backyard w/shed & privacy fence (partial). Carport/patio area. 2 bedrooms & 1 full bath sited on .15 acre. $114,900

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#1319 Basye—Home situated on level wooded lot w/3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Close to Bryce Resort—offering skiing, golf, swimming, tennis, private airport & lake access. Bamboo floors, corian countertops. Master bedroom w/full bath. Well built by long time builder of area. $169,900

#1320 Quicksburg—Great home in the country on 1.5 acres. 3 bedrooms & 1 full bath. New metal roof installed 2009. Wood floors, CAC, large bedrooms & kitchen. Exceptional 2 bay garage w/concrete floor & electric service. Enclosed back porch. Basement has concrete floor. $115,000

#1336 Fort Valley—Rustic, country home in a quiet, private setting! Beautiful mountain views! Sited on 11 acres...great for horses! 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths, detached garage w/work room, pine flooring throughout home. $269,000

#1252 Edinburg—Exceptional home offering beautiful mountain views & close to Shenandoah River. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, immaculate & well maintained! Full basement w/large family room, fireplace & full bath. Perfect home for 1 level living! Large backyard w/patio. Detached garage. Corner lot. Just a short walk to town! $265,000 11

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Golf Course Property...

#1322 New Market—Truly exceptional home located on the 7th hole of the Shenvalee Golf Course in historic New Market, VA. Imported travertine tiling, granite countertops, 45 bedrooms, original wood floors, tray ceiling in dining room & master bedroom. Master suite includes walk-in shower w/imported Italian tile & jet tub. Beautiful views of the Massanutten Mountains & golf course. Large backyard. Expansive front porch. Must see! $347,500

#1323 New Market—Known to many as the Rouss Opera House, this historic property has been used previously for plays, the town’s firehouse, police station & council chambers. Upper level has the original stage & balcony and is still in use! Special features include wood floors, wainscoting & original bell tower. Property has been updated & current uses include office, retail & meeting space plus a full size kitchen. So much history! $295,000

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Beautiful Property on the Shenandoah River

Featuring 4 Homes & Endless Possibilities

#1227 Quicksburg—This unique property offers a beautiful setting along the Shenandoah River in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The property offers a log/frame house, barn converted into a residence and 2 Civil War era homes. Sited on over 20+ acres with beautiful mountain views, orchard and pastureland. This is a private setting yet very convenient to all amenities. Over 600 ft. of river frontage. 2 Caves on Property! A must see! Please call our office for additional information. $895,000 Key Points -Potential family compound -Potential church retreat -Horses allowed -Just a short walk to the river -Converted barn to “chic” residence -Exposed beams in log home -Separate office/exercise building -20+ acres 13

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Beautiful Views!

#1325 Maurertown—Spectacular views from this home! Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, basement. Sited on 10 acres, this property is perfect for horses. Property features large barn/storage building. Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley! Above garage is a finished apartment possibly to serve as inlaws quarters. The views will take your breath away! $619,000 #1324 Fort Valley—Located in beautiful & quiet Fort Valley, this ranch style home features 4 bedrooms & 3 full baths and is situated on 7.5 acres. Close to National Forest & Passage Creek Trout Stream. Great for weekend or full time living. Full basement, spacious yard. Room for horses! Beautiful mountain views! $299,000

#1326 Fort Valley—Photo is similar to house to be built. 1.159 acre lot in Fort Valley, VA. 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus bonus room and full basement. Owner/Agent related. $189,000

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#1338 New Market—Great for 1st time home buyers, investors, young families or downsizing families. Convenient to town amenities & I-81 while enjoying the quiet of a nothru street neighborhood. Small enough that home does not require much maintenance, yet large enough for children, pets & garden space. Front porch & side deck great for entertaining. 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths. $164,900 14

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Picturesque Horse Farm in the Shenandoah Valley

#1228 Mt. Jackson—21 acre income generating horse farm with beautiful mountain views. Facility can be used as boarding stables, training center, summer camp or sales. Features 200’x 80’ indoor riding arena, a 120’x 80’ barn with 27 stalls, USDA quarantine facility, equipment shed, 4 run-ins, 16 paddocks with water and electricity, bridal path, round pen and a 3700+ sq. ft. 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. This property is 90 minutes from Washington, DC and 90 minutes from Virginia Horse Center. This is truly a magnificent property. You must see it! $1,590,000 15

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Woodstock—Multi-income producing recreation and sports facility sited on 20+/- acres with excellent road frontage and high visibility! Beautiful mountain views from property! Main building offers 4000+/- sq. ft. with 4 tanning salons, 3 large meeting/game rooms, reception area, kitchen plus 1500 sq. ft. deck. Amenities include 15 station driving ranges, miniature golf course, 36x80 picnic pavilion, Go-Cart track (needs some work), 5 station batting cages with 7 pitching machines and storage building. Located just minutes from Shenandoah River, interstate 81 and Skyline Drive. Exceptional opportunity for business minded buyer! Property shows very well and includes all equipment for operation. Property can be purchased with adjoining 39 acres for purchase price of $1,610,000. Adjoining acreage is zoned A-1.

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Historic Farmette Along Holman’s Creek

#1237 Quicksburg—Built just 11 after the Civil War, this farmhouse, originally a log home, is filled with character & hidden modern conveniences. A picturesque farmette on almost 4 acres that has it all, including a barn, washhouse/smokehouse, workshop/ woodshed, garage, fruit trees, pasture, garden space & fishing & swimming holes provided by spring fed, historic Holman’s Creek. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. $249,900

#1327 Fort Valley—Home to be built is similar to photo shown. 1.35 acres, 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Nice level lot convenient to Woodstock, VA & interstate 81. 1380 sq.ft. home w/full unfinished basement. Owner/Agent related. $195,000

#1328 Fort Valley—Nice buildable lot in beautiful Fort Valley, VA. Owner will also build house on lot (see listing #1326). Owner/Agent related. $35,000

#1332 Woodstock—NEW CONSTRUCTION! Located in Leisure Point Subdivision in Woodstock, VA. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Property features a 6 acre community lot for fishing, camping and access to Shenandoah River. Close to National Forest. Owner/Agent related. $189,000

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Country Estate in Luray, VA

#1234 Luray—Historic farmhouse, w/beautiful mountain views, situated on 34 acres in the heart of scenic Page County, VA. Farmhouse has been thoughfully updated w/improvements including: wide plank hardwood floors, 3 lg. bdrms., 2.5 baths & a well appointed kitchen w/ granite counters. The Great Room features vaulted ceilings and the Family Room features a fireplace. Numerous outbldgs. & barn for livestock. Beautiful backyard in-ground pool. $650,000 #1329 Mt. Jackson—Beautiful historic home on Main Street! Original hardwood floors in most every room. 2 story Colonial featuring 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths. Formal dining room w/built in glass front china cabinet. Entry door hand carved & opens to sitting room w/ raised wood paneled walls & open stairway. Parlor showcases the beautiful fireplace w/tiling & beveled mirror. Farmhouse sink, walk-in pantry & original wainscoting in kitchen. Screened porch overlooks large backyard. Wraparound porch (swing included!). $249,900

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Listing #1010 Listing #1014 11.27 acres 11.49 acres Dawn Drive Dawn Drive Basye, VA Basye, VA $99,000 $149,900 Listing #1013 Listing #1015 11.496 acres 11.5 acres Dawn Drive Dawn Drive Basye, VA Basye, VA $149,900 $149,900 Bryce Airport

Golf Course

Lake Laura

Close to Beautiful Bryce Resort!! www.bryceresort.com

Available Commercial Listing

#1239—New Market—Great investment property, zoned B-2. Property includes: 1 resident apartment, 4 finished units, 4 unfinished units, 1 rental apartment & 1 cabin unit. Some possibilities may include business offices, residential rental units, adult care, convenience store, retail shops such as gift, antique, souvenir or possibly a base camp for an outdoor adventure operation...you decide! $239,900

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Acreage/Lots

#1011 Basye—0.27 acres,

#1054 Edinburg—18

Ellis Road. $44,500

acres, Rt. 765, $179,900

#1226 Mt. Jackson—39.3 acres, 0 Mill Creek Ln. $675,000

#1334 Woodstock—.90 acre,

#1288 Mt. Jackson—11.8 acres,

Stagecoach Rd. w/oversized 2 car garage $157,000

Daniel Gray Dr. $300,000

#1291 Maurertown—73 acres, Bonnett Hill Rd. $389,000

#915 #1151 #1152 #1240

Basye Basye Basye Mt. Jackson

0.39 acre, Lerner Lane 0.62 acre, Mosby Hill Rd. 0.374 acre, Sandpiper Dr. 4.206 acres, Roundhill Rd.

$15,000 $35,000 $16,000 $44,900

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Bed & Breakfast

#936 Mt. Jackson—Established Bed & Breakfast (Widow Kip’s Country Inn).

Turn key business operation which includes all furnishings (personal items excluded). Main house has 6 bedrooms & baths, plus 2 cottages with 4 bedrooms & 4 baths. Mountain views, lovely in-ground pool, beautiful landscaping, frontage on Mill Creek (stocked trout stream). Heart of major tourist route. Beautiful Victorian style. Offering includes 6.4 total acres. Home features period antiques. Min. from major tourist attractions. Well maintained property. Nice private setting. A must see! $975,000

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United Country Shenandoah Valley Realty is located in Mt. Jackson, VA just about 1 mile from Interstate 81. We are located at 5250 Main Street. Come see us!!

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Shen Valley Lifestyles Winter 2009