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If you haven’t been to Crozet recently to see The Lodge at Old Trail, you’re missing what may be the one of the biggest privately-built buildings in the area. I spent the morning there talking with David Hilliard, the owner of the Lodge at Old Trail.
Simply put, both the building and the mission are impressive – it’s so much more than an assisted living facility. From a pub to gardens to residential living to a dance floor to a secure area for those who need a bit more assistance. Continue reading
With all due respect to Don Rumsfeld …
Some segments of the local real estate market are absolutely seeing improvements while others are just beginning to experience significant downturns. Calls for an “end to the recession” however are premature and, in my opinion, irresponsible.
We don’t know:
- How many more foreclosures will happen in the Charlottesville/Albemarle/Central Virginia area. Heck, we don’t even know accurately how many there are now or how many are still out there that have not yet hit the market, nor do we know with any trustworthy accuracy how many foreclosures have sold this year, although … Continue reading…
At the heart of it all is Jefferson’s university, and its concept of an "academical village." The village is built around an architecture meant to foster lifelong learning and ensure interaction between students and faculty. Today the university spreads that intellectual spirit to its surrounding city, and the school employs 18,000 people — one-fourth of the local workforce.
But UVA provides Charlottesville with more than employment. The faculty’s research, especially in biotechnology, often results in private spinoff companies, such as former professor Martin Chapman’s Indoor Biotechnologies, which develops allergen-detecting products. And UVA produces fine employees, too.
Getting feedback from Buyer’s Agents is one of the most persistent challenges a listing agent faces, yet good feedback is absolutely crucial to understanding buyers’ mindsets to help best advise sellers.
…The trouble is, when showing forty plus houses a week, it’s that more challenging to elicit feedback from Buyers Agents … Continue reading
(Gary) Henry, a Board member of the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council , is continuing his efforts to call attention to a fork in the road that he sees approaching for the area’s future; one branch leading to an economically and culturally diverse city with a healthy middle class (Austin), the other leading to a ritzy retirement and tourism community where only the wealthy can afford to live (Aspen). … Read more and watch his presentation at Charlottesville Tomorrow . Continue reading