1st Quarter 2015 Nest Report


  Nest’s 1st Quarter Market Report is out; download it here. A few highlights -

  • Total sales in the MSA are down just a bit. I suspect due to the extended cold and snow.
  • Contracts written are up - way up. 24% in the Charlottesville MSA, 26% in Albemarle County, and 13% in the City of Charlottesville.
  • If there was enough good inventory Read More

April 2015 Monthly Note


I’m planning to dig into the data a bit more than usual as we’ve just ended the first quarter of 2015 and there have been some interesting new trends and surprises. As the outline is developing, I’m sorting what to cut and what to write about here on RealCentralVA; I’m aiming to cover 3-4 topics this month.

  • The Charlottesville real estate market - 1st Quarter
      • Perhaps an in-person happy hour to discuss the market. Interested?
  • Dual Agency (recognition by clients about Nest’s Read More

Checking Internet Connectivity before you Buy a Home


Believe it or not, not everywhere in Charlottesville has hardwired, broadband internet available. Wouldn't be great if "maximum download/upload speed" was a searchable field in the MLS?  My clients - like 98.64% of my clients - require broadband internet. Broadband internet, for this story, and most people = Fiber, Cable, DSL and not a satellite or a 4G connection (although 4G can be pretty darn fast). Check and Verify Internet Connectivity Check that you can actually have internet access at a home before you buy - Read More