I was walking on the Downtown Mall this morning, and took note of the seemingly large number of vacancies, and thought of this post by Smart Cville. This is a great visualization of the vacancies on the Downtown Mall over the past few years. I wonder what, if any, impact Stonefield has had. Background: - Does Charlottesville hate chains? - Will Read More
Archives for August 2015
Simple things excite me. Yes, this is a house I have for sale in the City of Charlottesville. In the Greenbrier Elementary School district. But this post is only tangentially about that house (which I'd love for someone to buy this weekend). This post is about a vacant house. Vacant houses sometimes exude sadness, or tiredness. Furnished houses just look better online. The internets can be cool. Upload a few pictures, choose furniture packages, Read More
This is the perception that good Realtors fight every day. I don't even know what to say, other than, Stop It. What is Tinder? Tinder is an app for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touches, iPads, etc.) and Android devices meant to make it easy to meet new people. The app is designed to emulate how meeting people in real life works, cofounder Sean Rad Read More
AirBnB remains a constant source of income for some, convenience for many, and challenges for adjacent homeowners in some instances. The real challenge may lie with governments’ attempts to regulate AirBnB. I was listening to 106.1 The Corner’s Coffee with a (Charlottesville City) Councilor, the Councilor being not-returning-to Council Dede Smith as they discussed AirBnB. Listen to the whole thing, but the remarkable moment for me starts around the 11 minute mark. We are putting Read More
Is an addition coming to the Brew Ridge Trail? Update - Sean at Charlottesville Tomorrow confirms - Deschuttes Brewery from Bend, Oregon is the brewery that is considering our area. Update #2 - Newsplex reports Tuesday night that the Albemarle Read More
This month's note is shaping up and will hopefully be interesting for you to read. Two clicks here and you'll get it as soon as I publish it. *note - these notes are where I write some of my best stuff. These are fun to write. Agonizing, but fun, and I'm looking forward to publishing the 31st note I've written. Read More
“Is your home updated with the most recent security patches?” Will that soon be part of a home buyer’s due diligence?