As I was taking photos this morning for out-of-Charlottesville clients who are building a new home, I remembered this story from 2012. It's worth a re-post. “From the perspective of the rest of the world: one random hole in the ground. For our family on February 8, 2012: the greatest looking slice of earth we have ever seen!!!” My client posted the above comment on the site I created to help them and us track the progress of their new home. Read More
Archives for February 2017
- Charlottesville & Albemarle Property taxes up.
- Rural conspiracy?
- What do real assessments mean?
Charlottesville Tomorrow remains one of the best and most useful information sources in my wheelhouse. I read at least skim it every day; it's one way I stay more informed for my clients. A few relevant stories from the past 30 days or so ... ... that matter to how we live in Charlottesville and Albemarle, how we educate our kids, how we get to work and play.
I remember many years ago, a former Supervisor of Albemarle County said something to the effect, "we shouldn't incentivize companies to come to Albemarle County; they should already want to come." Sadly, I think many within Albemarle believe their own press. That's not good enough. This should be a good, and at the very least, much-needed, meeting about necessary economic development in Albemarle County. Short and simple story - the County of Albemarle needs to do better at attracting businesses that will allow and encourage job and Read More
A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how a home is a series of marks, and those marks are memories that make the home a home. A client sent me this the other day, and I thought I'd share I was lamenting my water damaged floor in a friend who referred me to your blog post "a home is a series of marks." In combination with the opinion of the guys from (company one) and (company two) that I need do nothing more re: drying and wait it out to reflatten over a few seasons...and I've Read More