Guest post by Virginia Leary; she and I were trading emails, and I asked her for a guest post and she quickly obliged. Thank you! Housing Whats? Housing Counselors. Are you considering buying a home because your rent is higher than your friend’s monthly mortgage payment? Have you ever felt like you aren’t sure where all of your money goes each month? Are you unsure about how to get started with the home buying process? Is your credit score low and you need help rebuilding it? Meeting with a housing Read More
Archives for October 2016
Walking and bicycling are good - for the body, for the soul, for the community, and the environment and real estate property values. Yes, my lens is somewhat self-selecting, but the trends amongst home buyers and renters is to be closer to walking and biking trails. I'm curious to learn what the opportunities are for adding bike lanes and walking paths near train tracks around Charlottesville and Albemarle ... and whether/how the City and County could/would work together. From a friend I was looking at some maps of C-ville/Crozet Read More
Albemarle County Schools offer academies at each of the high schools. Any County student is eligible to apply, but if you live outside the district, you are responsible for your own transportation. I don't often write this type of story, but this is one of those things on which I find myself educating my incoming buyer clients; many choose which school district to target before they arrive, but don't consider the academies as they don't know about them. If you're in the Charlottesville - Albemarle area, and want to learn more about these Read More
October has been a busy, busy month for the fine folks at Charlottesville Tomorrow; these are but a few of their stories most relevant to those who live in, near, or are thinking about moving to Charlottesville or Albemarle.
- Albemarle may be moving their courts out of Downtown Charlottesville
- This is big, and if they move, would change the efficiency of real estate closings in Charlottesville.
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https://twitter.com/JimDuncan/status/786570455532576769 Last week's presentation by Dr. Yun, Chief Economist from the National Association of Realtors was an interesting one, as always. He has a high-level economist's view that is tremendously useful - not necessarily from a "what's happening in the Charlottesville real estate market" perspective, but from a "what are some macro trends that real estate agents and consumers should be aware of and tracking?" Read More
A lifetime ago, I spent a semester in London. Our flat was within earshot of the changing of the guard. If I believed in having regrets, I'd regret never making time to see the changing of the guard, but I do recall closing the window so I could nap. We have some remarkable parks and outdoor spaces in Charlottesville and Albemarle. If you live here, I highly recommend making the time to go out and enjoy these spaces. We get all these high rankings as being a "best place to live" ... if you live here, might as well partake! Read More