What will be the impact of Ting’s purchase of a majority stake in Charlottesville’s Blue Ridge Internetworks? Hopefully more fiber in more places, better accessibility, lower prices, and higher property values.
This note is one of my most-referenced monthly notes; lead based paint in houses is a big issue in Charlottesville and Albemarle, and the information here is awfully useful for my clients.
Most of my clients moving to Charlottesville ask this question. Every snow in Charlottesville is not a/the Snowpocalypse. Also, weather folks in Charlottesville are pretty awesome. Many years ago I was meeting with some new potential buyer clients who were new to Charlottesville. There was a supposed storm coming in that weekend and they asked whether they should […]
One of the best things the National Association of Realtors produces is the annual Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers. Each year, I dig into it to see what nuances I haven’t picked up on, what trends are emerging or dominating, and other tidbits of the homebuyer and seller that I can learn and apply to my practice.
I wrote eight years ago that homebuyers would, whenever we emerge(d) from the recession, focus more on the intrinsic value of a home than they would on perceived equity. I’d say that that has been borne out.
I know this: I’m more knowledgable and prepared to represent clients thanks to this report.
A few highlights and surprises:
Really? 22% of 18-24 year olds used print? Surprised.
A bit surprised by the differences between 2013 and 2014 – expected tenure is down … recession ending?
Honestly, I’m shocked. Shocked by the 33%.
And then this. This is interesting, a bit troubling, and an opportunity to be better than websites. I tell my clients that my goal is to be better than Google/Zillow …
In 2014, no real surprises here, but interesting and intriguing trends here.