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Albemarle County High School Academy Open Houses

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:20:59 +0000

Albemarle County Schools offer academies at each of the high schools. Any County student is eligible to apply, but if you live outside the district, you are responsible for your own transportation. I don’t often write this type of story, but this is one of those things on which I find myself educating my incoming […]

Charlottesville Tomorrow – Moving Courts and Such

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:22:07 +0000

October has been a busy, busy month for the fine folks at Charlottesville Tomorrow; these are but a few of their stories most relevant to those who live in, near, or are thinking about moving to Charlottesville or Albemarle. Albemarle may be moving their courts out of Downtown Charlottesville This is big, and if they move, would change […]

Macro Economic Real Estate Trends – Talk by Lawrence Yun with NAR

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:59:38 +0000

Lots to digest after hearing Lawrence Yun this morning. These slides struck me though. — Jim Duncan (@JimDuncan) October 13, 2016   Last week’s presentation by Dr. Yun, Chief Economist from the National Association of Realtors was an interesting one, as always. He has a high-level economist’s view that is tremendously useful – not […]

Monthly Note – Market, Slack, & Soccer

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:09:41 +0000

Following up on last month’s note, I’m writing about Slack, innovation in real estate (and why it’s hard to disrupt), some thoughts about coaching soccer, and a bit more. Interested? Two clicks here and you get one email a month – real estate anecdotes, insight, and a round up of some of the best stories […]

Making a Rash Homebuying Decision

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:24:57 +0000

Getting my buyer-client to the point where they can make a rash decision. That’s my goal. The Charlottesville real estate market – in many ways, it sucks. Really. Sucks. *NB: This applies to a certain segment of the Charlottesville area real estate market – and cannot and should not be applied broadly across all market segments. Here’s […]

Market Street Plaza Renamed – Now West2nd

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:44:21 +0000

Downtown Charlottesville continues to evolve. No matter how you name or brand it, the West2nd, neé Market Plaza, is going to reshape Downtown Charlottesville. More information on the project is here. We noticed the sign yesterday morning when walking from Nest to a meeting; one of the benefits of walking and knowing an area is being able […]

A Disco Ball, House under Construction, and Trespassing

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 20:19:17 +0000

Well, this is scary.

Parents: do you know where your kids are?

New construction - not just new homes, new hopes, dreams, operating systems ... but opportunities for thieves to steal tools, vandals to start fires and parties and shootings, apparently.

From Richmond:

A house under construction in an upscale Chesterfield County neighborhood where three young people were shot, two fatally, may have been randomly selected as a party house after the gathering was promoted on Instagram and drew 200 to 300 people, police said today.

Relevant Charlottesville area story

 ... bolding mine.

(Urban) Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:55:00 +0000

I don’t know the answers, but it’s worth the conversation and awareness. How are Charlottesville/Albemarle/Central Virginia planning for self-driving cars? They’re coming. Uber swallows self-driving truck startup Otto for $680 million Columbus’ smart city win may lead to autonomous trucks Local smart city planners want big government to butt out Jobs that can be performed by […]

HOA Docs Have some Interesting Things

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:14:20 +0000

Do you read your HOA documents? Your neighborhood Covenants and Restrictions? You should.