Date Archives January 2009

Real Estate Brokers can Stop Learning After 15 Years

The Board shall waive the broker education requirement for any applicant for a brokers license who has, for more than 15 years, owned a real estate brokerage firm and during that time, maintained an active license as a real estate salesperson. … If time allowed I’d go to the General Assembly and wander the hallways making inquiries of those who have already voted for this bill and lobby those in the House who have yet to vote.

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Albemarle County Schools Closed Today

Note that the City of Charlottesville is a completely separate school system – despite perennial discussions about merging the school systems – and they (as of the time of this posting) remain on a two hour delay. … To go to school before Labor Day, you have to meet the conditions of a convoluted formula: A school division must have missed a total of 40 days of school in five of the past 10 years.

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Finding the Bridge between Those who Are Buying and Those who Are Not

– have a home I am contacted by buyers all the time who are interested in buying homes in the Charlottesville area – many are affiliated with UVA, others are professionals who are likely to remain in the area for several years, still more are in the position of downtownenvy – Personally, we want a 4 bedroom downtown with a yard because we have a large and possibly growing family. We want a house this size because we plan on living in it for at least the next 30 years, and don’t feel like doing a small starter home for 5-10 years, and then purchasing a “move up” home.

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Albemarle County’s “County View”

(Bolding mine) Albemarle County community development staff will be demonstrating County View Web to interested members of the development and real estate communities on Wednesday, January 27, at 10:00 am in Room 241 of the County Office Building on McIntire Road. … Would that we could export this stuff to Google and do overlays … or even better, to my IDX search page , because I doubt our MLS would be able to integrate something like this (and yes, that’s a challenge where I’d love to be proven wrong).

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5 Real Estate Myths

I’ve mentioned Barbara Corcoran before – July of 2007 , where she discussed “kiddie condos” and in 2005 when she declared there was “no bubble” … one thing with which I do agree is this from 2005 –

…But the fact of the matter is, as long as a local broker can make a big brand in a local market, national and everything else doesn’t matter.

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