- Houses are selling
- Houses closer to stuff seem to be going under contract more swiftly Read More
The market is turning. And I'll be writing about this in depth in the coming monthly note (subscribe here). Your micro-market matters more than top-level reports. That said, I think the Charlottesville area real estate market is turning.
- Sellers - take note; price and prepare accordingly, with great advice.
- Buyers - be aware, and choose wisely, with great representation.
It's the time of year in Charlottesville when I'm able to ride my bicycle to meetings around the City. Anything under 2 miles (which is often the case), and I try to ride the bicycle I keep at Nest Charlottesville. Notably, bicycle time is often much faster than car time. One of the highlights of riding to meetings is that I can ride slowly, stopping to haven impromptu conversation with a friend or client, or to stop to notice the things that make Charlottesville Charlottesville, that I Read More
The Charlottesville Ice Park/Main Street Arena was fundamentally important for many, and others, was an important "thing" that contributed to what made Downtown Charlottesville, "Downtown Charlottesville."
It was finally not raining in Charlottesville, so I was able to ride over and get a closer look at the demolition.
Progress? Not progress? Change.
- Assessments are up, again. They've been going up for about a decade.
- Read this for more context on market value & assessments.
- Real estate assessments do not necessarily equate market value
- Increasing assessments are financially painful for a lot of people.
- Great discussion thread at Read More
Two big Albemarle County news items with respect to the use of the land, and local human settlement patterns, trails and traffic. Albemarle County’s blueprint for a walkable, urban destination at the Rio Road and U.S. 29 intersection has been approved. This is going to massively change the nature of Rio and 29, and if the vision comes to fruition, I suspect many residents will 1) stay closer to Rio/29 for the things they need and/or 2) Never need to go Read More