Very good amendment to the bill I wrote about last week. TheÂ [exercise of any powers granted in this section is hereby declared to be a public purpose and public use. city shall not exercise the power of eminent domain pursuant to any power granted in this section. ] (bolding mine) As to the rest of the bill ... Technorati Tags: charlottesville, eminent domain, politics … [Read more...] about Amendment to City’s “Affordable Housing” Bill
Archives for January 2006
This is outstanding. Courtesy of Bacon's Rebellion: ... BB&T, the bank with No. 2 market share in Virginia, is taking action on its own. The Winston-Salem, N.C., bank has announced that it "will not lend to commercial developers that plan to build condominiums, shopping malls and other private projects on land taken from private citizens by government entities using eminent domain."If you can, read the story in its entirety. Now to start recommending BB&T even more to my clients. Technorati Tags: eminent domain, virginia … [Read more...] about Free market’s response to Eminent Domain
I love wine. The Central Virginia region has an outstanding selection of vineyards to visit. This is an interesting blog - Virginia Wine Time - I'll probably follow their pursuits and live somewhat vicariously. HT: wineona. Technorati Tags: virginia, wine … [Read more...] about Wine blog
The article is here. Read the whole thing with the caveat that the MLS no longer comprises all transactions, but certainly enough to come to accurate conclusions. A few highlights: The median sales price for the entire market area in 2005 was $255,000 which is $30,000 more than the previous year's figure. ... The inventory shortage that has plagued our area for the past few years saw great improvement during 2005. As of Early January, 2006, our database has 1,588 homes actively listed for sale.Â That is an increase of over 500 more … [Read more...] about Charlottesville’s 2005 market statistics
If only for a one-off. The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Homebuilders of Virginia, teaming up. Thanks to the Richmond Report for the heads-up. Balance between the two sides may be possible after all! … [Read more...] about PEC and Homebuilders together?
I couldn't resist posting this. I think the concept is amusing, if entirely impractical. Why commute? Adapt. That's the thinking behind the GMC PAD, which offers an innovative look at an urban loft with mobility. It's a home ownership concept that enables cultural and geographic freedom for the modern city dweller. I wonder how much money went into the design and implementation of this. Thanks to Inman. Technorati Tags: technology … [Read more...] about New way to provide affordable housing
Call me crazy, but I don't think that this offering from Craigslist would have been seen last year. JUST REDUCED!! 42" FLAT SCREEN INCLUDED! "LIKE-NEW"Has the market changed that much so quickly? Numbers for the Charlottesville area will be coming soon - Technorati Tags: real estate … [Read more...] about Sign of the times?