Relating to a story in July about Charlottesville being selected the thirteenth-best place to raise a family, this is an interview on WVTF, the local public radio station. The audio file is here; I’m having…
From the NYTimes (bolding mine)- A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion , Democratic lawmakers briefed on the details said Wednesday. … You’re saying, “Well, you’re going to love democracy because you don’t have to do it.” and – AVC: When the founding fathers made us a democracy, they didn’t put in the Constitution that we’re supposed to make everyone else a democracy too.
If you’re a Realtor in this challenging market, now is the time to invest in yourself and your business; learning tactics, strategies and tips – real, applicable knowledge such as that found at this event – is a huge step in that direction. … As I’ve never placed much value in the alphabet soup of Realtor designations, but on the actual knowledge gained, I recognize tremendous value in learning from some of the most successful real estate bloggers, leaders and visionaries in the country – this event is representative of those values. Look at the lineup – Dan Green Daniel Rothamel David Smith Rich Jacobson Dustin Luther Jason Berman Jeff Turner Kelley Koehler Mariana Wagner Matt Faglioli Michael Price Mike Mueller Morgan Brown Teresa Boardman Todd Carpenter
One of the neatest things about Charlottesville is the Rivanna Trail – twenty miles of hiking trails that encircle the City of Charlottesville. Describing the trail is often difficult, but sumidiot does it better than I’ve seen : In my experience, the map the Foundation provides, and the accompanying notes, still leave you exploring various sections along the trail, trying to find the right way.
I intended to post an update in August, ( even with the thought that we’re tracking the market too closely ) but saw that too many properties were being slowly closed out in the MLS, and that the data wouldn’t be as up to date as I wanted. … As I said yesterday in an email and on Twitter – Every day I see contrasting nuggets of information that serve only to confuse me about the Charlottesville real estate market.
Choose someone whom you trust and get along with and like – not just because you met them at an open house, or because they have a blog, or because they are your sisterâ€™s husbandâ€™s friend who is just getting started and needs a break. … Contrary to public opinion, a good buyerâ€™s agent is focused on the clientâ€™s needs more than their own.