So Many Choices. How to Know What's Good? Since I started in real estate in 2001, the fear of being disintermediated, being rendered meaningless or obsolete has been a constant. I've chosen to not subscribe to that fear. And still don't. Zillow is buying Trulia. For $3.5 Billion. The Zestimate was $2 billion. (ba-dum-bum) Good for Read More
Archives for July 2014
This house is listed for $249,900. It's a great house near UVA and Fry Springs. But it's certainly not listed for $75k. When I make a mistake (it happens), I'm accountable. My clients (or the public) can call me. 434-242-7140. When Zillow makes a mistake, who do you call? I Read More
Good Housekeeping says Charlottesville is happy. Charlottesville, Virginia, is the happiest city in America, according to the study. The University of Virginia college town narrowly beat Rochester, Minnesota, Lafayette, Louisiana, and Naples, Florida. I'm assuming they're including Albemarle County in their metrics. Update 28 July 2014 - This link has been making its rounds on social media - Read More
Each of these is going to affect how we get around Charlottesville and Albemarle ... and I'd wager quality of life will be affected (mostly positively in the long run) as well. Why People Still Move to 'Unhappy' Places "... we'll give some key data points. Some of the happiest cities measured by Glaeser and company were Charlottesville, Virginia; Rochester, Minnesota; Lafayette, Louisiana; Naples, Florida; and Flagstaff, Read More
The Western Bypass takes its place the history books. Dating back at least 30 years, the Commonwealth "voted to cancel all previous decisions approving construction of the 6.2-mile roadâ€ and the former owners of the properties purchased by Read More
This is from my monthly note â€¦ I don't often post here what I write there, but am making an exception.
We're at the halfway point. I think the market can be summed up thusly: Buyers are buying, sellers are selling, but there is, and has been, an underlying mistrust of the market by both buyers and sellers. A lot of buyers were burned or saw their friends or Read More