From an E-Pro listserv – If I were you in Columbus, GA (great area) I would get to know the big builders, their product, their policies and welcome them to the area. They don’t buy in a market unless they know who will buy their product, where they work, how much money they make, how long they’ve been married and what they drive…. Although they won’t share all of this with you, just watch what they do and market to the same person in your move-up market. Move up buyers buy 60 to 65% more than they sell with today’s interest rates when purchasing resale and 65 to 75% when they buy NEW.
For those of us who live in or near Crozet, the opening of the Home Depot in Waynesboro is a great thing.Â One, it’s better than Lowe’s and two, it’s a lot closer (and less aggravating) than driving to 29 North!
– In-House Counsel Committee Newsletter – February 2003 – ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that the air within residential and commercial buildings can be seriously polluted. Coupled with the fact that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (6604J), EPA Document # 402-K-93-007 (April 1995). The recent concerns raised over the health problems attributable to mold have increased this indoor pollution risk.
New-Home Incentives: Who Benefits More — Buyer or Builder’s Affiliate?: If you have shopped for a newly built house in recent years, you have probably run into this: The builder offers you a substantial incentive — a finished patio, extra square footage or lush landscaping — if you agree to obtain your mortgage, and maybe your title and settlement services, through an affiliate of the builder. Ryan Homes is building a couple of developments in Louisa and Fluvanna Counties and is offering exactly what is described. It seems to benefit my clients, so I will fight to ensure that they get what is being offered. To the extent that lenders pass along discounted fees or offer preferred rates to builder partners, builder financing incentives to buyers may in fact represent true savings.
Wow. We came to the Short Pump Town Center to get curtains and to try to get a copy of Tiger, but there is a line of about 150 people waiting for the doors to open. I like Macs a lot, but not enough to wait in line for well over an hour!
Charlottesville Podcasting Network Â» Walkability Expert Talks to Business Group about US-29: With that in mind, the North Charlottesville Business Council invited urban designer Dan Burden to speak at their April 26 luncheon. Burden is the director of Walkable Communities, a non-profit consulting firm that helps towns and cities throughout North America come up with ways to make their roadways more pedestrian friendly. CPN now presents the audio portion of Burdenâ€™s presentation in a somewhat edited form. Afterwards, we have his responses to specific questions about 29, and a quick chat with Harrison Rue, the director of the Thomas Jefferson Regional Planning Council.