“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
Gas prices and commute times/distances matter. Shorter commutes have been proven to be better both for happiness and budgets. For those of us who do this every day, gas prices are something we evaluate frequently, from different angles and perspectives - those of our clients’. My friend and colleague at Nest, Keith Davis, shared this with me recently and I thought Read More
Short analysis: - New construction in the Charlottesville MSA is up year over year. - Albemarle is dominating new construction, with the City of Charlottesville third behind Louisa County - Median price for a paper listing (unbuilt/proposed new construction - of which there are currently 146) listing in the Charlottesville MLS for a single family home in Albemarle County is $532K. - Same as above for the City of Charlottesville is $384K -- keep in mind Read More
I stopped into Timbercreek Market on Preston Avenue today for lunch (and talked to Will Richey about the place) and all I have to say is that I've found a fantastic new lunch spot, and a place to get fresh produce, great cheeses, and darn near any kind of meat available. Clever bathroom signage is a nice touch. Local places like this help make Charlottesville a great, cool, and delicious place to live. Once Blue Ridge Cyclery and Beer Run's Kardinal Beer Hall & Garden open, I can see spending a bit of time there. Photos after Read More