Date Archives January 2010

Charlottesville Twitter Week in Review

Summary of the Q & A before I left Crozet mtg:”we don’t like undefined change and we don’t trust government, so what are we supposed to do”?

… @ BLarsonMpls I’m waiting to hear what they say before I pass judgment, but they really should be out in front of this … the… http://post #

… @ JBern @lostangel I’m finding that those who have time & $ to move real estate industry have little incentive to do so. in reply to JBern #

… @ kvbuckley It’s not a matter of how professional other agents are; it’s a matter of making *everyone* more professional # RTB in reply to kvbuckley #

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Friday Chart – Foreclosures in Charlottesville MSA

This concerns me; if only because finding accurate and relevant data for the Charlottesville real estate market is getting harder and harder; thus, advising my clients is becoming more and more challenging .

Charlottesville-foreclosures-quarter-over-quarter-2009-1.jpg I was on the radio with Coy Barefoot the other day discussing the Charlottesville real estate market. If you follow me on Posterous, you may have already heard the segment ; you may also listen to the show at Charlottesville Podcasting Network . Thanks to VARBuzz .

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Bundoran Farm on Virginia Public Radio

From Joe Barnes with Bundoran Farm : Virginia Public Radio recently aired a segment on Bundoran Farm and our efforts to preserve the character and use of the 2,300 acres of this legacy landscape, promote on going environmental stewardship and craft a great place for people to live in and enjoy the countryside of Charlottesville, Virginia and Albemarle County region.    WVTF’s Sandy Haussman reports on this new model of conservation development we refer to as “Preservation Development.” In addition to providing as high level overview of the development concepts, you can hear first hand comments from Fred Scott, the previous owner of Bundoran Farm, Mary Tillman, one of Bundoran Farm’s Founding Stewards and Ed McMahon, a Senior Fellow with the Urban Land Institute. Here’s a link to the podcast

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City of Charlottesville’s Assessments Decline

In its annual review of Charlottesville properties, the City Assessor’s Office released figures that show the total value of property — including new construction — declined by .76 percent. … The city has 12,820 taxable residential parcels, and approximately 54 percent will have a decline in value and 40 percent will not show a change, excluding improvements and new construction. … Here are some details of this year’s figures: — Assessment for existing residential property declined in value by 2.19 percent.
… — When new construction is added to the value of existing property, the total value of property in the city declined by .76 percent.

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