Date Archives November 2008

Every Customer Counts

Matches up pretty well with my experience there right after they opened. about 7 hours ago from twhirl in reply to JimDuncan” (I’ll bet she’ll talk to 10 people) – Marijean commented on Amanda’s post (easily 10 people here) – Nick saw our tweets – “thanks @jimduncan and @emccullough for the info/pointers on the boathouse. had thought about trying it, but might wait a while or so ” (Nick, too ) – Waldo noted the blog post about the Boathouse . … – Ignore it all – it’s only a few blogs and tweets after all (but check out the people who noticed – they’re all connected and are likely either influencers, connectors or mavens ) The first idea is that some people are “hubs” – they are well connected.

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When Forbes Says Charlottesville is Among The Best Educated Cities

1 – Boulder, CO 2 -Ann Arbor, MI 3 – Washingon, DC 4 – San Jose, CA 5 – San Francisco, CA 6 – Southern Connecticut 7 – Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville, Va. MSA – ed. note: Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson (and also, but not technically, Louisa) Adult population: 123,269 Bachelor’s degrees: 29,038 (24%) Master’s degrees: 13,970 (11%) Professional degrees: 4,722 (4%) Doctorates: 4,817 (4%) It’s said that the greatest gathering of human knowledge in the White House occurred when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

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Inter-City Rail in Virginia!

This new deal boosts the number of passenger train stops in Charlottesville by about 70 percent, and that’s just one reason why Richards, who got the news a few days ago at a Richmond rail conference, is so pleasantly stunned. … Charlottesville resides a mere 100 miles away from one of the most sophisticated and heavily-used transit systems in the country, the Washington D.C. metro.

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Charlottesville Regional Economy – Good, Bad and the Ugly

2 – I’m really, really hoping that there is some sort of statistical or data entry anomaly that accounts for the jump from nearly fourteen to nearly eighteen months of inventory. (chart after the break) We’re following normal trend lines, but this is a bit extreme.

Median Sales Price What does this mean??? I think that sales are down nearly 50% in Albemarle County and 25% in the City of Charlottesville … but median sales price is up $75k?

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Higher Loan Limits for the Charlottesville MSA

The national loan limits for Freddie and Fannie remain at $417,000, but because we are in a “high cost” area, our limits have been expanded to $437,000. … Now, the very good news is that FHA has raised their limits to $417,000 nationwide and $437,000 locally ( Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Nelson (excel file).

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Update on New MLS Search Tool

Here’s what I’m seeing so far – 1 – All the photos and virtual tours still aren’t coming over – I think this may have something to do with the type of feed they’re using, but we’ll sort it out soon. … I’m going to do a post in the next couple of days highlighting some of the key features of the search – search by MLS number, how each listing has a permanent link that you can email to your friends (or use in a blog post 🙂 ) …

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