Reader Questions – Disclosures, Finding Accurate Information & Caveat Emptor

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I love questions. Full disclosure information - What are all the times that a buyer should ask about a property? Where is the best place to find that information? We find the listing information to be very sparse and often misleading. Agents often provide bad information of none at all. We end up doing a lot of Internet research to assemble facts. This is the nature of the world in which we live. I’m looking at an email now from a client that has links to listings on Trulia, Zillow, Read More

Does Charlottesville Hate Chains?

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Does Charlottesville hate chains? I got that question the other day, and I've not been able to stop thinking about it. My working response: C’Ville dislikes chains lacking personality. The second part of my answer is, "it depends." It depends on what kind of chain, what the local impact is, whether they offer something I can't get on Amazon, and Read More

Wegman’s Fellow Tenants Announced

Set to open in the Fall of 2016, the developers of the Fifth Street Station announced new tenants today. Via Charlottesville Tomorrow: Long, counsel for 5th Street Station Ventures, confirmed additional planned tenants include Field & Stream, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mattress Warehouse, Panera Bread, Lee Nails, PetSmart, Great Clips, Hair Cuttery, Jersey Mikes, Sprint and the Virginia ABC. Eight other leases are in active negotiations with Read More

Correcting Data from the May Note. Darn it.

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This month, I'm embracing fallibility.  Bad things can happen when I don’t listen to the editors. In this case, that “bad thing” is confusion amongst readers. If you're interested in the Note, please subscribe here. Also note that were I to run the following numbers today, they would be slightly different as data tends to get input into the Charlottesville MLS days and sometimes weeks after closings Read More