I had the opportunity this afternoon to hear David Toscano, Kim Tingley and Rich Collins speak today at CAAR…. Kim Tingley is the newcomer and Rich Collins is a newcomer to the â€œrunning for officeâ€ landscape, but a brilliant person – I would love to take or audit one of his classes…. This seat is an unenviable position – seemingly endless needs – transportation, education, economic growth, growth – with very little money to go around. I like and appreciate ideologues; heck I happen to play one myself at times, but the political landscape is so unforgiving tow ideologues I wonder whether one could actually accomplish anything.
â€œOf Course, There’s No Bubbleâ€: â€œWe’re still getting started,â€ says real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, who has advice about buying, selling, and hot spots across the U.S. This part is interesting – Q: Any advice for sellers?… The one thing: If you want to be overpaid, underprice by 10% and see what happens…. Only 1 in 10 people maybe has that chutzpah, but it works again and again and again…. Over and over again, people say, â€œI’ll give you the higher price, but I need five days.â€
A Canadian take – Merrill Lynch’s David Rosenberg has been a housing bear for some time and you wouldn’t look like a genius following his advice. Prices in the United States and Canada keep going up, no matter what the economist says…. Just because the housing bubble â€œhasn’t burst, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist,â€ he told Barron’s…. The bubble talk is everywhere!
DailyProgress.com | Expert offers ideas to help U.S. 29: Most view the communityâ€™s primary transportation artery as a necessary evil. While U.S. 29 is frequently the most efficient route through the area, few relish their treks along the busy road. â€œThereâ€™s not much community pride in [U.S. 29],â€ Mike McGown, incoming chairman of the North Charlottesville Business Council, said at the councilâ€™s spring luncheon…. When questioned on how the â€œroad dietsâ€ and â€œvillagesâ€ would work on a major thoroughfare that moves much commuter traffic through the Lynchburg to Washington corridor, Burden suggested the â€œpassing throughâ€ traffic be given other road options.
First With Local News AM 1070 WINA Charlottesville: A community planner says you can move traffic quicker with fewer lanes…. Burden says reducing lanes can actually move traffic more efficiently. He says when you take a lane away and put a turn lane in the center, it moves just as much traffic in a safer manner and it’s easier for pedestrians. Burden says speed limits along these roads are set by the prudent driver, not the imprudent driver, and therefore the speed comes down.
RealEstateJournal | Sales Trends: Sales of existing homes and condominiums rose by 1% in March to the third-highest sales pace on record, a real estate trade group reported Monday, as low mortgage rates continued to provide a foundation for housing demand.
Fridays After 5 will be held at a temporary location in the Warehouse District while construction continues on the Charlottesville Pavilion, a 3500-seat, open-air amphitheater that will replace the stage that once was home to the free concert series. The DP has the story.