A few thoughts as I’m in Portland this week for a quasi-real estate conference. I said on Twitter Had an interesting conversation with my Lyft driver this morning. Topics he raised: – unsustainable housing market…
Sometimes, asking a simple question yields a tremendous response. A few weeks ago I was in a meeting in which a speaker noted that builders were building new homes primarily for the 55+ community (not…
Iâ€™ve had clients tell me that they wanted to move to the south side of Charlottesville specifically because a Wegmans grocery store was coming there. Now itâ€™s actually coming. I doubt Iâ€™ll go there other than to satiate my curiosity and to tell my clients that Iâ€™ve been there.
Is Wegmans better than Trader Joeâ€™s? I went there a couple times after they opened but Stonefield isnâ€™t my favorite place, and Trader Joeâ€™s newness wore off quickly.
That said, being close to â€œstuffâ€ that matters is important and this is a huge positive for all of the neighborhoods on that side of Charlottesville – Redfields, Mosby Mountain, the soon-to-break-ground Whittington, Mill Creek when the connector road is finished â€¦
Come to Siips Wine and Champagne Bar and Bistro on Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 5:30 â€“ 8:00 PM for a charity bartender event benefiting the Workforce Housing Fund of Charlottesville.
…The CAAR Work Force Housing Fund (WFHF) was created in 2004 to address the need for affordable housing in local communities. The WFHF aids teachers, nurses, police officers, and fire fighters by providing financial assistance with the purchase of their homes. Siips is located at 212 East Main Street in Charlottesville, VA on the Historic Downtown Mall, directly across from the Paramount Theater.
The development is moving forward off of Rio Road (it’s not done yet; it still needs site plan approval) … … AHIP plans to construct three multi-story buildings which will contain a mix of both two and three-bedroom apartments. Treesdale Park will also be sustainably constructed and certified through EnergyCraft and EnergyStar to further minimize maintenance burdens for its residents. As an aside, Bing’s Birds-Eye view is pretty fantastic, but their sharing tools are pathetic. Whereas Google allows easy embedding: View Larger Map
Since 2004, more than $1.5 Million in cash proffers for affordable housing have been offered to the County and of that about $400,000 has been collected.
… These proffered units are required to be affordable to residents earning 80% of the AMI and are generally intended for purchase whereas public housing is generally directed at families earning incomes at or below 30% of the AMI.
Our agent didn’t show much interest in this kind of properties and I didn’t ask him if it is because there are not many on the market currently or he is just not strong in that area.” … And, foreclosures are quite the hot topic. If you’re looking for the most accurate, up-to-date information on foreclosures in the Charlottesville area, I personally use the HooK’s site ; I’ll bet they would get good traffic if they devoted a page to foreclosures and the link stayed the same every week – thehook.com/foreclosures … just an (selfish) idea.