Charlottesville 29 wrote a simple, short post earlier this week about Albemarle Baking Company (ABC). I know this: their blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies, and bread are fantastic. What I love most about the story is not just that it's a reminder that Charlottesville is blessed to have remarkable (non-chain) bakeries, but we have a local community Read More
Simple things excite me. Yes, this is a house I have for sale in the City of Charlottesville. In the Greenbrier Elementary School district. But this post is only tangentially about that house (which I'd love for someone to buy this weekend). This post is about a vacant house. Vacant houses sometimes exude sadness, or tiredness. Furnished houses just look better online. The internets can be cool. Upload a few pictures, choose furniture packages, Read More
AirBnB remains a constant source of income for some, convenience for many, and challenges for adjacent homeowners in some instances. The real challenge may lie with governments’ attempts to regulate AirBnB. I was listening to 106.1 The Corner’s Coffee with a (Charlottesville City) Councilor, the Councilor being not-returning-to Council Dede Smith as they discussed AirBnB. Listen to the whole thing, but the remarkable moment for me starts around the 11 minute mark. We are putting Read More
“Is your home updated with the most recent security patches?” Will that soon be part of a home buyer’s due diligence?
The other day, we compared the (transportation)costs of living in Crozet/Albemarle County with the (transportation)costs of living in the City of Charlottesville. Researching that story caused me to look at some of the stuff I wrote a few years ago. In 2008, when gas prices were crazy high, I wrote about how the costs of fuel/transportation had fundamentally shifted buyers’ demands. Read More