Morning links 08 May 2006

Behind the scenes on the NGIC deal – NGIC is one of the major driving forces of our local economy; this is a little bit of what it took to keep them here.

Is buying a place far from the city worth it? Maybe not, with fuel prices continuing to skyrocket.

Everybody has a little bit of voyeur in them. This article, Real-Estate Snoops Use Sites To Find Prices of Others’ Houses, identifies many of the methods online to satisfy your curiosity. Note that the data is most likely not 100% accurate for the Central VA region. See: and

Are you ready to buy a home? The WashPost has a quiz for you.

An aggregation of Google mashups. In only Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville would offer their crime data in a usable format, we could do the same here.

Has Charlottesville “Jumped the Shark?”

Is buying a Camry Hybrid worth it? Me, I drive about 30k miles a year.

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  1. TrvlnMn May 9, 2006 at 00:36

    And lets one search all of these counties:
    Augusta County, Caroline County, City of Buena Vista, City of Franklin, City of Lexington, City of Waynesboro, Clarke County, Fluvanna County, Giles County, Gloucester County, Goochland County, Grayson County, Louisa County, Powhatan County, Rockbridge County, Southampton County, Tazewell County.

    Gotta love technology for making it easier to snoop public information!