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Re-Posting: A New Home is More than a Hole in the Ground

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:01:15 +0000

As I was taking photos this morning for out-of-Charlottesville clients who are building a new home, I remembered this story from 2012. It’s worth a re-post. “From the perspective of the rest of the world: one random hole in the ground. For our family on February 8, 2012: the greatest looking slice of earth we have […]



Charlottesville & Albemarle Real Estate Assessments – 2017

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:56:05 +0000

Charlottesville & Albemarle Property taxes up.  Rural conspiracy? What do real assessments mean? The following message came to me the other day Mr. Duncan: have you heard any thoughts on the recent county rural tax assessments. my land value dropped roughly 25% this year. I am located 2 miles from the heart of Crozet, closer than […]



Charlottesville Tomorrow Roundup – Roads, Schools, Planning

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 13:23:05 +0000

Charlottesville Tomorrow remains one of the best and most useful information sources in my wheelhouse. I read at least skim it every day; it’s one way I stay more informed for my clients. A few relevant stories from the past 30 days or so … … that matter to how we live in Charlottesville and Albemarle, how we […]



Sharing the Home Buying Experience

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:05:21 +0000

tl;dr: People search for homes with other people. Zillow Group’s Consumer Housing Trends 2016 Report makes good reading, and I’m often tempted to print out all 159 pages. One interesting point in Zillow’s report that confirms a societal sharing trend – 86% of buyers “co-shop.”   Home shopping is a shared activity, with 86 percent co-shopping […]



Video: Previewing the 2017 Crozet Real Estate Market

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:35:07 +0000

Beer and real estate. or Real estate and beer. Any way you look at it, it's fun.

David and I met at PRN last week and talked about the 2016 Crozet real estate market, and speculated a bit about the 2017 market. New construction, land sales, residential resales, coming developments ... so much covered in under 6 minutes.

While I work heavily in the City of Charlottesville and urban ring, and throughout the rest of Central Virginia, I live in Crozet.




Albemarle’s Courts and Buses

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:36:27 +0000

Two stories of note regarding the Charlottesville City + Albemarle County relationship Albemarle moves forward with study of courts relocation (December 2016) The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to hire a consultant to assist with a study on moving the county courthouses or the county’s main office building outside of Charlottesville. This would be such a […]



Preparing for the Spring Real Estate Market in Charlottesville

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:05:20 +0000

  The 2017 market in the Charlottesville area is going to be an interesting one. They all are. The Charlottesville real estate market is going to be much less calm than the waters depicted above. Will this property hold value? I received that question by email (and get it many days of the week) the other day, […]