Once again, Charlottesville Tomorrow proves how to: 1) Provide tremendous value to the community. 2) Try to get the public engaged in the political process. Using Google Moderator they're asking voters for their questions. Here's one way to find out: this month, we'll be co-hosting with The Daily Progress a series of candidate forums. This time, we don't just want you to come â€“ we want you to create the audience questions we'll ask. Follow this link to our elections page, where you'll have the opportunity to submit questions and vote on … [Read more...] about What Questions do you Have for the Charlottesville and Albemarle Candidates?
Archives for September 2011
BeCamp is this weekend in Charlottesville. So far, 60 have signed up for the 100 slots. I love how geeky and innovative Charlottesville folks are. … [Read more...] about BeCamp in Charlottesville
You may be well advised to try to sell it now. The surge is coming. In addition to the above, these are five excellent reasons to sell your house now â€¦ five reasons that I have been telling my clients since well before I read the article. #5 may be the best reason: You Get to Move On with Your Life. … [Read more...] about If you Want to Sell your House (In Charlottesville) – Do it Now
(Did you know that you can subscribe to updates from RealCentralVA? It's easy to subscribe.) This is a good article in today's HooK that succinctly defines the debate about the Mortgage Interest Deduction.* So what does all this mean for the Charlottesville area? Realtor Jim Duncan, who blogs about the local housing market at realcentralva.com, believes the elimination of the mortgage interest deduction is not a bad idea overall, as long as it's done in conjunction with comprehensive tax reform. Whilte(sic) such thinking places him at odds … [Read more...] about More about the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Dave McNair at the HooK poses the question: "what effect might the coming shops at Stonefield (known for some time as Albemarle Place) have on our existing centers?" Personally, I don't mind Barracks Road shopping center. As far as shopping areas go, it's not bad - it's open air, has good stores - Blue Ridge Mountain Sports, Greenberry's Coffee, Barnes and Nobles, Five Guys are among my favorites and is walkable (once there) and is walkable from lots of nearby neighborhoods. But â€¦ Taking out the only trees in the entire shopping … [Read more...] about Will Stonefield Hurt Barracks Road?
Or â€¦ a big giant "d'oh" â€¦ with an "I'm sorry" to the Albemarle County Architectural Review Board. Remember in July when I mused about the ARB process and Stonefield (formerly Albemarle Place): So, what exactly is the character? I looked at the existing â€œentrance corridorâ€: Seminole Square mall â€“ Cheeseburger in Paradise, the Express Car Wash, Chili's, strip with Sprint and the UPS Store on the east side of 29, Burger King, and lots of parking lots. Stonefield is replacing the old Blockbuster and 7-11, and lots of trees and natural … [Read more...] about Don’t Mind Me, I’m New in Town – A Look at City and County Lines
And by "Charlottesville" I mean "CharlAlbemarle" â€¦ Seth Godin describing New York City: â€¢ It's different here (as in not the same) â€¢ You can find someone to have an argument with, about just about anything â€¢ There are fringes--cultural, educational, architectural, societal â€¢ More than 42 languages are spoken at the Queens public library â€¢ You can get something that's not the regular kind â€¢ There are profit-seekers who will happily sell you something, anything â€¢ There are many who do things for no profit at all and will … [Read more...] about This List Could (mostly) Describe Charlottesville