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How Many Homes will Come on the Market in Charlottesville that Fit You?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:24:43 +0000

Q: When should a buyer start the “I’m serious about buying a home next year” conversation? A: As early as possible. (same advice goes for Charlottesville area sellers) Walk through this homebuying scenario with me In 2016 442 homes sold in the City of Charlottesville via the Charlottesville MLS 371 with at least 3 bedrooms 313 […]



Charlottesville Transportation + Albemarle Transportation = ?

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:27:46 +0000

People who drive from Charlottesville to Albemarle, and vice-versa. Same with people on bicycles, and pedestrians. Why don’t Charlottesville & Albemarle work together (with the University of Virginia, too)? Finally, they might.* From Charlottesville Tomorrow The Albemarle Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council have agreed to enter into a formal partnership to help improve bus service in the […]



September 2017 Monthly Note

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:15:07 +0000

  This should be fun. Interested? Two clicks here, and you’ll get one email a month from me. Market updates, insight, stories … This month: Negotiating from a fearful position (and how/why it’s bad) Ignorance and unrepresented buyers/sellers Sex offenders and property values Getting rid of facebook (part 2 of 2; here’s part 1) Blog […]



That Ugly Thing on West Main? That’s an Internal Garage

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 15:17:39 +0000

It’s big, it’s ugly … and it’s just the internal garage for “The Standard,” a mixed-use building that will eventually have 600 bedrooms. When my older daughter was in college, I am glad for both of us that she never asked to live in such a place. Long gone are the days in which students […]



Deleting Facebook – An Experiment (Part 1 of 2)

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 19:00:04 +0000

“If you’re not the customer, you’re the product,” as the saying goes. I am tired of being the product.* I have a new facebook account; the old one is deactivated. Why? I’ve long said I hate facebook, but use it because I must – for RealCrozetVA community, and for the Crozet Cycling Club pages, and I’ve long […]



Local Lenders, Filter Bubble, Realtor Value Proposition |

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:45:42 +0000

Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here.   For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here (because I own the blog, and not Tinyletter) First, a request: if you have a friend you […]



Market, Trump, Great Customer Service | Monthly Note, November 2016

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:30:23 +0000

Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here.   For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here (because I own the blog, and not Tinyletter)   The Market The end of 2016 is near […]



Easy Realtors, Pushing Through, Nest County Fair | Note from Jim, October 2016

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:15:17 +0000

Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here.   For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here (because I own the blog, and not Tinyletter)   Some months, you have it. Some you don’t. […]



September 2016 Note – Slacking, Innovating, Coaching

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:00:23 +0000

Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Learn more here.   For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here (because I own the blog, and not Tinyletter) The Charlottesville Market, using Slack, coaching soccer, innovation in real estate. […]



Monthly Note: Market, Storytime, & a Few Thousand Dollars

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:54:08 +0000

I write this monthly note for real estate consumers, those with a real estate interest, and specifically *not* for real estate professionals (there’s enough of that stuff out there). Interested? Two clicks (one to subscribe, one to confirm, and the note is yours).