A Conversation about the Charlottesville Real Estate Market

Two years ago, I would have been terrified with the prospect of filling an hour of radio time. This past Sunday on WNRN’s Morning Wake Up show, I think we could have done two. 🙂 We covered a lot of information on Sunday in a wide-ranging conversation about the Charlottesville regional real estate market and national trends. Being true to the founding of RealCentralVA,

Update 25 June 2009: Listen to the Podcast at the bottom of this post.

Charlottesville real estate blog analyzing the Central Virginia real estate market, market data and trends, buyer and seller advice

The conversation was about focused on the local real estate market.

We discussed local housing inventory, the market’s fight for equilibrium, ratio of buyers to sellers, prices, national trends that are impacting the national and Central Virginia real estate market … and I also garnered a few future story ideas. Below is a list of links to many of the stories we discussed. As is (hopefully) evident, I did a lot of research prior to going to the radio station. Doing live radio is intimidating … there is no editing or pausing. My rules are to prepare as much as possible and (thanks to Coy Barefoot’s suggestion) I now do a topic list of ideas to run through – there’s no specific order, but a list of things to talk about.

One of the fun parts was how the conversation was generated from off-line contributors. We had questions submitted from a discussion on Facebook, a phone call, an in-studio question from the previous DJ/host, a few instant messages … a couple people told me via Twitter that they were listening live, so I’m thinking that next time, we may mention Twitter a bit more.

First, here are some future stories, the ideas for which came from our conversation:

– What percentage of my business comes from representing sellers? Buyers? What are the differences?

– Are Green Homes Selling better than non-green homes? (This will expand on the discussion in the show)

– Searching for a Buyer’s Agent first (as opposed to searching for homes)

– How is the process of buying or selling a home different today versus a few years ago? (Expansion on the radio conversation)

Thanks to Charlottesville Podcasting Network for providing the podcast and WNRN for the opportunity.

So, I apologize for the list of links, but if you want to follow-up on what we discussed, here you go …

Nest’s Signs

HVCC – Home Valuation Code of Conduct

New Appraisal Rules Come with Costs

HVCC: The Cure is Worse Than the Disease

The Appraisal Bubble

HVCC Call to Action

Green Developments in Charlottesville and Albemarle with FIOS:

Bundoran Farm


Mortgage Rates

When Gas Prices are Rising, Mortgage Rates Aren’t Usually Far Behind

Trends in Mortgage Rates: How Mortgage Rates Behave in the Summer Months

Tax Credit and Mortgage Plan

Obama Mortgage Plan May be Expanded

A Crackdown on Rescue Schemes

The 3 States That Accounted For More Than Half Of The Nation’s Foreclosure Activity in May 2009

How About a $15,000 Tax Credit for All Buyers, Even Millionaires

Senator wants to sweeten home buyer tax credit

A Sea Change in the Way Americans Look at Housing

Will the $8,000 First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Expand to $15,000?

Twitter in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Tweet ups

Random Links – links we mentioned but didn’t necessary talk about.

Fee-Free Weekends in Your National Parks

What you May be Missing about a Short Sale

Top 10 Reasons I love Short Sales

How the Government can Fix the "Foreclosure Crisis" (hint: DON"T)

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