Real estate is about more than houses ... it's also about connecting people with and to the community in which they live, or are contemplating living. There are quite a few athletes in the Charlottesville area who take part in triathlons. I asked a friend I ride bicycles with, who recently moved back to the area if he would put something together for the blog that would help me help my clients moving to Charlottesville or Crozet. He came through. If you have questions, he's happy to chat; just send Read More
Archives for January 2018
More to come soon, as the Albemarle County assessments have yet to be mailed, but for now, bone up on what assessments mean.
- Read this story from last year about Albemarle County assessments.
- Read the Albemarle County real estate assessments - Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Apartments and Hotels and West Main Street in Charlottesville. Keeping up with the evolving West Main Street is a full-time job; good thing we have Sean Tubbs at Charlottesville Tomorrow to do the keeping up. I took the photo above from my bicycle looking West down West Main Street towards UVA. This story is referencing the other side of West Main, closer to Downtown Charlottesville. The 75-room boutique hotel would be the second Read More
If 2018 continues at this pace, it's going to be a very difficult year for for a lot of buyers, and a good year for some sellers. For Albemarle County - Contracts up 12%
- In the first 17 days of 2017, 56 homes went under contract. This year, that number is 62.
- 22 contracts were new construction in 2017; 16 in 2018. Interesting and I think this number will shift up by month's end.
- In the first 17 days of 2017, 13 homes went under Read More
"Should we buy a home in the Charlottesville City School district or Albemarle County Schools?" (and why are there two districts instead of just one? One makes sense) That question is one that my buyer clients ask all the time; schools are one of the top three things on which buyers will not compromise. This story started with a tweet Read More
I live in Crozet, and do most of my work in Charlottesville City & Albemarle County. As I live in Crozet, naturally, there's a bit of focus there. https://youtu.be/Zl0Nx37032k Normally, our videos are about 5-7 minutes long; this time, we went for shorter, tighter content. What do you think? Questions? Ask David or Jim. Read More
Longish note to start the new year. One email a month. I'd be grateful if you'd choose to read it. Subscribe here. This month:
- The market continues to frustrate
- City Council and the market?
- Self-care & Self awareness
- Pivot to video followup
- Dog poop stories
- A few more things.