Update 1 October 2013: From the NAR's page: Federal Housing Administrationâ€¨ HUD's Contingency Plan states that FHA will endorse new loans in the Single Family Mortgage Loan Program, but it will not make new commitments in the Multi-family Program during the shutdown. FHA will maintain operational activities including paying claims and collecting premiums. Management & Marketing (M&M) Contractors managing the REO portfolio can continue to operate. You Read More
Archives for September 2013
This week The HooK closes its doors, and Charlottesville returns to being a one-weekly-town. This is a remarkable look back at 12 years of The HooK - some massive stories that have shaped Charlottesville. Thanks to all at the HooK - those I know personally and those I don't - you've added great value to Charlottesville. Read More
Zillow has a "rental estimate" on the page for my listing in Charlottesville that is for sale, and it's confusing enough that people are inquiring as to whether it's for rent. Consumers - let this be yet another reminder that if you're searching for homes for sale in the Charlottesville area, the two best places to Read More
I won't know what you (the readers) are thinking anymore - and that sucks. Google's not sharing keyword information with site owners anymore â€¦ and this is huge. For years I've looked at the keywords that have brought visitors to RealCrozetVA and RealCentralVA to discern what questions to answer and what was trending in the minds of my readers and visitors. I know my business cycles as the keywords shift from "buyers agent in Charlottesville" to "fall foliage in Charlottesville" and Read More
Part 1 of at least 2. Part 2 coming next Wednesday. Home buyers like the inter webs. Fact. What follows are steps to search for a home in the Charlottesville area - without engaging a real estate agent (we'll get to why it's usually crucial to hire quality buyer representation). I first wrote Read More
Albemarle County is in discussions about whether to stop ranking students.
In response to calls from parents to stop reporting class rankings to college admissions offices, Albemarle County Public Schools is in the process of reviewing its policy. Currently, Albemarle reports class ranks to colleges and universities in deciles, but many parents feel that doing so paints students below the top 10 percent negatively in the eyes Read More