Author Archives: Celeste Baker

About Celeste Baker

Celeste graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a bachelors degree in Sociology before starting her career in Real Estate Administration. Celeste assists the team of agents with transaction processing and marketing. Celeste Baker is a native of Woodbridge, VA. She moved to Harrisonburg in 2020 with her husband, Calvin, and their two children, after Calvin accepted a job with JMU. Go Dukes! Outside of the office, Celeste enjoys traveling with her family. She is a lover of books, as well as an amateur chef and gardener.

Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report: January 2024 [INFOGRAPHIC]

As we delve into the current real estate landscape, it's evident that shifts are underway! While new listings, sales, and contracts showed a steadily declining trend in 2023, change is on the horizon for 2024. The number of listings hitting the market has increased—at last—this past month (by a whopping 34% no less)! Also positive is that both interest rates and the median number of days properties remain on the market has stabilized compared to last year. We're also seeing an uptick in homes closing within 30 days from last month. These fluctuations offer opportunities for both buyers and sellers alike, and it is still a great time to buy or sell a home! Check out the full market report here >>>

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Elevate your Evenings—at Nightcap by Merge

Family-owned and award-winning coffee company, Merge Coffee, has transformed their downtown roasting lab into your new favorite evening hangout—Nightcap by Merge. Offering one-of-a-kind wine-based cocktails, a carefully curated selection of wine from around the world, and craft beer with its welcoming and stylish quality Nightcap by Merge provides a truly enjoyable experience. Add their delicious menu of elevated bar classics along with custom dishes to this sophisticated yet cozy atmosphere and Nightcap by Merge is a place you just want to be! Click to be introduced to Nightcap by Merge! >>>

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Creativity in Store for 2024!

Got the post-holiday blues? We’ve got a solution for you—Get your creative juices flowing again with a fun project! And even better, we know where you can get inspired and get started—Valley Creative Reuse. Valley Creative Reuse is an arts & crafts thrift store helping to preserve our environment and enrich our community. Click to read more about this local gem! >>>

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Harrisonburg Real Estate Market Report: December 2023 [INFOGRAPHIC]

While we are still seeing a decreasing trend in new listings, sales, and contracts compared to last year, the real estate market is changing. Interest rates have (at last) dropped this past month and the Federal Reserve has indicated there will be additional rate decreases coming in 2024. The median number of days properties remain on the market has evened out with last year’s numbers and the number of homes that closed within 30 days is up from last month. Additionally, while both the median sales price and the average price per square foot have continuously increased throughout 2023, both numbers are down compared with December 2022. These changes can be positive for both buyers and sellers, and it is still a great time to buy or sell a home! Check out the full market report here >>>

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