This is a pretty good conversation from WINA’s Real Estate Matters last weekend.
Qwiki fascinates me, not only because it says “Monti- s ello”, and I’ve been playing with it for the past few weeks since it was in alpha. Now it’s open to the public and I can embed it here (finally!).
… Astonishingly, Qwiki picks up that the City of Charlottesville and County of Albemarle are separate entities , something that takes quite some time to realize for newcomers.
…Did you know that Albemarle has 4 square miles of water?
“When Do Homes Come on the Market in Charlottesville?” is one of the most common questions I get.
Using the data from 2010 for the Charlottesville MSA*, it’s clear that homes come on the market in the early part of the year.
This is as good a time as any to remind people that if you don’t own that open space over there it’s liable to eventually become something you don’t like .
… Local developer Gaylon Beights has petitioned the county to allow him to develop a 58-acre site as a new phase of Redfields. Some neighbors say they were promised that the land, located in Albemarleâ€™s rural area, would be preserved as open space and they want the county to put the brakes on the planning for the 138-home rezoning. … Virginia is a caveat emptor state, which means that the onus of responsibility is ultimately on the buyer to do his or her due diligence when investigating a property.
Apparently The HooK and I were sharing a brain this morning. Their snap o’ the day is of the crane at the Waterhouse Project and I was showing condos in the Gleason building to buyer clients this morning and thought the view was interesting: View from the fifth floor.