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January 4, 2005 I posted my first not-so-great-post here on RealCentralVA. So very much has changed since then that I can’t begin to list the significant, insignificant and surprisingly significant shifts in the real estate writing space (I was one of the first and some days feels like I may be one of the last), changes in the (real estate) technology space (iPhone to name one) or my personal or professional life (another daughter, new company). But this remains the same today as it did in 2005:
One aspect of real estate that has not and never will change is that this business is about people.
People make the decisions about where to move. People decide in which school district they will reside, and people choose with whom they will work. My job, each and every day, is to meet people and earn their business and their trust.
- To those who have read me for years.
- To those who have worked with me because you found me here. To those who haven’t.
- To those who have found value here in the home buying or home selling process (even if you didn’t work with me )
- To those who comment, email, connect or lurk.
Neither the goal nor the focus of what I do here really hasn’t changed – to provide honest, transparent, real analysis of the Charlottesville – Albemarle and surrounding areas’ real estate market, growth, politics, lifestyle and anything else that piques my interest.
Thanks for reading; here’s to another year.
Maybe I have gotten a bit astray, maybe I haven’t but re-focusing can’t be a bad thing.
(transcript after the break)
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Not only is writing/posting at Posterous dead simple – you can post … Continue reading…
Tune into Coy Barefoot’s Charlottesville – Right Now! on WINA from five to five thirty today as I and one of my Nest Partners, Keith Davis, discuss the Charlottesville real estate market.
Topics we may cover –
- Where the Charlottesville real estate market is right now.
- Where the market may be going.
- New Construction
- Why and how now may be a great time to buy (for goodness sake, it’s not a great time to buy for everyone – it never is or was)
- The vacancy rate in the Charlottesville MSA for homes currently on … Continue reading…
Two years ago, I would have been terrified with the prospect of filling an hour of radio time. This past Sunday on WNRN’s Morning Wake Up show, I think we could have done two. We covered a lot of information on Sunday in a wide-ranging conversation about the Charlottesville regional real estate market and national trends. Being true to the founding of RealCentralVA,
Update 25 June 2009: Listen to the Podcast at the bottom of this post.
Charlottesville real estate blog analyzing the Central Virginia real estate market, market data and trends, buyer and seller advice
The conversation was … Continue reading…
Blog Wayback – You’re Going about It all Wrong – Or How to Search for Homes in Charlottesville (Without a Realtor)
Look at picture to see how different the home looked a few years back (pics usually taken in 2002 or 2003). ( ed note: this leads to a separate rant about Realtors stripping the MLS of photos of their listings when the listing expires/sells – this kills the accuracy and historical context of the MLS )e. … For example: Grove St. plus Charlottesville clued me into the Grove Square development (which I was unaware of because I’m new to C’ville). (ed note: don’t forget to visit Charlottesville Tomorrow for the most in-depth reporting on growth, development and politics in Charlottesville/Albemarle) 5. Continue reading
Know this – some of the most informative, educational and entertaining contributions to this blog are provided by the commenters, and for each and every one of them, I am grateful and humbled that they choose to spend time here.
RealCentralVA is a real estate blog in Charlottesville that tracks the Charlottesville and Central Virginia real estate market … but there’s more than that. Since I founded this site in January 2005, I intended it to be an information resource for candid, honest opinion … Continue reading…
) Looking at the baseline in January for Charlottesville and Albemarle , we will hopefully be able to get a feel for what the Charlottesville real estate market is doing.
Anecdotally, there are a lot of buyers in the market, but a lot of sellers are looking at being under water … we’re not yet out of the woods. Continue reading
Clubs/Networks (just a sampling) Charlottesville Young Professionals Charlottesville Sports and Social Club The next three came from my curiosity – I started typing in “Charlottesville [blank] club” into Google and quickly figured that there’s likely a club for anything and everything (seriously be creative when you try it!) – Charlottesville Track Club Charlottesville Hiking Club Charlottesville Drinking Club Rentals – For most people relocating blind to the area (having only been here once or twice) I would much rather we take a “rent now, buy later approach” (although this is certainly not “one size fits all” – each person and situation is different). Continue reading