From an E-Pro listserv - ... 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. That kind of knowledge in any market holds value. 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 Read More
Archives for April 2005
For those of us who live in or near Crozet, the opening of the Home Depot in Waynesboro is a great thing. One, it's competition to Lowe's and two, it's a lot closer (and less aggravating) than driving to 29 North! Update 11 December 2007: I noticed that this post is the first result in google for "Home Depot Waynesboro" so I figured I'd link the story from RealCrozetVA showing how to get Read More
MOLD: ARE YOU COVERED? :
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 Read More
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.
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 Burden's Read More