Charlottesville's real estate assessments are down a bit in 2013; this is no surprise to anyone tracking the Charlottesville market. Every year brings the conversation about whether real estate assessments matter with respect to true market value â€¦ 2013 will be no different. I expect Albemarle County will be releasing their property assessments shortly. (they were out earlier than this last year) One of the biggest Read More
Archives for January 2013
I was going to publish this next week, but seeing as how it's supposed to be 73 degrees today, I thought today was appropriate.
Charlottesville is healthy. We knew that, right?
I was asked yesterday what I would tell someone who's moving to Albemarle County; the reasons to move are many, but they all come under the heading of "it's really just a great place to live." One of those reasons is that there is so much to do - From the Read More
Charlottesville is the #14 most "Restaurant-Crazy" City.
I like that they qualify "Charlottesville" as "The Charlottesville area" by virtue of their noting that "Charlottesville" has a population of 204k. and: Restaurants: 460 Restaurants Per 10,000 Residents: 22.8
I have my favorite restaurant(s) (Brookville, ahem) in Read More
As with most things in real estate, the answer to "should I buy or sell or stay or rent" depends on your situation. Last year I noted how my inbox was conflicted - one email said all was great, the other noted the grim, dark outlook around the corner. I read a lot of news and opinion about the Read More
Brilliant. Want to know which is faster - walking, biking, driving? That's easy enough to discern using Google Maps, but in a quest for efficiency, Michael Schade at the Mobility Lab has constructed the Side-by-Side Router: Once you pick two end-points, the four modes' routes are drawn with different colors. It's been surprising to see how the routes vary depending on the mode. The program also gives you the total Read More
Why buy? Why rent? How to choose an ethical real estate agent or mortgage broker? What is quality inventory? Richmond Sunlight, the General Assembly and real estate. And lots, lots more. An hour of live radio goes fast. Prepping for said show takes hours. What follows are some show notes, links, supporting stories and more. If you're interested in buying or selling in the Charlottesville area in 2013, I sincerely think this would way to spend Read More