One of the most common questions I get is, “when will homes start to come on the market in the Charlottesville area?”
Simple answer as shown in this chart, “soon.”
IDX. Internet Data Exchange. For those not actively involved in real estate, that means (pretty much) “showing homes for sale on a broker website.” Now, I recommend searching for homes in Charlottesville at the Nest Realty…
I’m finalizing my monthly note and thought I’d share a quick update on the Charlottesville real estate market. If you want to read the Note, please get more information here.
Albemarle County – mostly stable
Single family home new listings : up 3% from 1562 in 2014 to 1609
Attached homes: flat – 454 in 2015 to 451 this year
Single family home closings: up from 929 to 996 in 2015
Attached homes: up from 338 to 356.
If you’re getting ready to buy a house in the Charlottesville area in 2016, most buyers will need to get a mortgage. I asked Matt Hodges with Presidential Mortgage to put together a primer for buyers – first timers and experienced buyers. Matt has outlined the mortgage process quite well:
A few thoughts this Wednesday that may or may not turn into stories for either the blog or the monthly note.
A big question for you – I’m thisclose to removing the “search for homes” feature from this blog. For good. What do you think?
First, two stories – newbies and self-policing of real estate agents. Then I’ll talk a bit about market data and the nearly-end-of-2015 state of the market.
Then, I’ll talk a bit about the just-finished Nest Summit, going “behind the sign” (and possible ramifications), and I’ll touch on some of the things I’m reading …
Interested? Two clicks. Right here. Right now.
I’m trying something new; while I’m not the first in Charlottesville to try marketing a house via Matterport, I’m one of the first. Sometimes cutting edge is better than bleeding edge.
Thoughts on this Matterport walkthrough welcomed. The house is not quite ready for the market*, but will be soon. I’m not sold on the “dollhouse” view, but the walkthrough of the house definitely shows the layout. I thought the Matterport would be useful for this particular house as the layout is quite diverse. I like how you can see out the windows as well.