"From the perspective of the rest of the world: one random hole in the ground. For our family on February 8, 2012: the greatest looking slice of earth we have ever seen!!!" My client posted the above comment on the site I created to help them and us track the progress of their new home. Lots of people buy and build homes; to each Over the past couple years, I have helped quite a few clients build new homes - it's a fun, occasionally stressful and ultimately very rewarding process to see the finished product - both my clients and the … [Read more...] about SO Much More than a Hole in the Ground
Archives for February 2012
Wegmans, Cracker Barrel, a Target â€¦ and maybe even a new connector road, bike paths and hiking trails on 5th Street? We had the rumors at the Nest Report a few days ago and Charlottesville Tomorrow reports this morning that the "Fifth and Avon Center is Moving Forward." Update 24 February 2012 - Ah well. No Cracker Barrel in Charlottesville. … [Read more...] about Wegmans, Cracker Barrel and a Target on 5th Street?
Yum. The Whiskey Jar's phone number is 434-202-1549 He had me at the warm, thick cut bacon that topped my chicken sandwich. … [Read more...] about Lunch at the Whiskey Jar
I don't "sell" Charlottesville - I educate and inform my clients so that they can make the best decisions possible. Charlottesville is truly a great place to live; while I've been here for only 24 years, I wouldn't choose to live anywhere else. With that preface, there are negatives about Charlottesville and while they're all relative (traffic) I'd like to think there are solutions. I've been having this conversation on Google+ and on Facebook in advance of posting here. My answer to the question: Perhaps the single greatest negative with … [Read more...] about What are the Negatives of Living in Charlottesville?
First there are two bottoms for housing. The first is for new home sales, housing starts and residential investment. The second bottom is for prices. Sometimes these bottoms can happen years apart. â€¦ For new home sales and housing starts, it appears the bottom is in, and I expect an increase in both starts and sales in 2012. I place a great deal of credibility in Calculated Risk; I've learned a tremendous amount there over the years. I'm not certain the bottom is quite here in the Charlottesville area, but I'm inclined to think we're … [Read more...] about Calculated Risk calls the Bottom of the Real Estate Market
How much does this home cost to run? It's become one of the most important question my buyer clients ask - and an answer that Sellers need to be prepared to answer. In today's market, much more so than the previous one(s), buyers are much more cognizant of the costs to operate a home. Everyone can calculate the PITI payment - Principal + Interest + Taxes + Insurance What's not easily calculable by buyers is - - How drafty is the house? - What's the natural gas bill? - What's the electric bill? - What's the water bill? - … [Read more...] about How Much Does this House Cost? (To Run)