My real estate assessment went up. By 1%. Yours? Check them out on the Albemarle County GIS site. I'm checking my clients' assessments now. Thanks to the Charlottesville Bubble Blog for the heads' up. Last year they were released, with a press release, on 28 January. Update: A quick look at abut a Read More
Archives for January 2011
Might the Charlottesville real estate market be stabilizing? I'll let you know in 18 months. Looking at all residential properties in the Charlottesville MSA put under contract in the first 27 days of the year over the past ten years ...* Does 27 days lead to a trend? Doubtful. But maybe it's an early indicator. Or maybe it's just an interesting Read More
This news seems more interesting in light of the Fiberlight news from earlier today. (bolding mine) From Data Center Knowledge: Verizon will acquire colocation and cloud hosting provider Terremark for $1.4 billion in a deal that will accelerate the telecom provider's push into cloud computing. Verizon will pay $19.00 in cash for each share Read More
Real estate property assessments will be released in the forthcoming days and weeks. Real estate assessments are important. While I have long argued that they are often inconsistent with real market value, buyers look to them for guidance. Localities look to them for revenue, public schools look to them for the same. 2011 is going to be both interesting and important. A few questions that will lead to upcoming stories: - Will assessments continue to decline? - Will some pockets go up? - Will you challenge yours? Should you? Read More
Fiber internet is good, so I hear (I live in Crozet, so have heard only rumors) ... I wrote about FiberLight in August of 2010 about the prospect of more fiber coming to Charlottesville. Internet is the new infrastructure. This can only be good for the Charlottesville real estate market. More internet infrastructure qualifies as a â€œgood thingâ€ â€¦ particularly if it's privately Read More
It's only taken a year for me to plan the first Charlottesville VMI Alumni event, and it's a simple one: Happy Hour.
I picked a place between the Downtown Mall and 29 North - The Boathouse in Seminole Square.
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Frankly, it looks like more of the same. Charlottesville Tomorrow reports on the Metropolitan Planning Organization's long range plan. While I'm cherry-picking quotes, I'd love to hear a counter-opinion. But members of the group's Policy Board seemed more concerned Wednesday with finding ways to fund projects that have been in the planning stage for decades. ... However, Snow was told none of those projects is even close to construction because Read More