You might have heard. 6 November there's an election.
I'm no economist. But, I can read. And I can read people. Uncertainty is bad. Headwinds are bad. Perception is often reality and when materials costs are higher, costs to build are more expensive, homebuyers' prices will rise, and our community continues to want new homes "over there," the Charlottesville Albemarle community will continue to be an expensive, and more expensive, place to live. Think about this uncertainty in the context of the residential construction ongoing in Charlottesville and Albemarle, the big Read More
No one showed. https://twitter.com/NeilSWilliamson/status/851924538619305984 Now, you have another opportunity to express your opinion about Albemarle County property taxes. Mark your calendars, folks - 15 May 2017 via email: (bolding mine) The Board of Supervisors held public hearings on the Calendar Year 17 Tax Rate and the Board’s Proposed FY 18 Budget on Tuesday evening, April 11. Immediately following the conclusion of those public hearings, it came to the Read More
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
Two stories of note regarding the Charlottesville City + Albemarle County relationship Albemarle moves forward with study of courts relocation (December 2016) The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to hire a consultant to assist with a study on moving the county courthouses or the county’s main office building outside of Read More
"Only one person spoke during the public hearing and he said he was uncertain about the future roadways." One person spoke. Surely, more than one person is affected or cared. 2017 is a good year to get involved, locally. Pack the meetings ... even when something that doesn't affect your backyard is being discussed. I was talking to an acquaintance about public meeting attendance, and she recounted how she had attended meetings Read More
This is not a post about Zillow vs the MLS. This is a post asking one question: Why is VDOT not marketing the homes they have for sale through the MLS? They are listed "for sale by owner" on Zillow. That's it. That's the question. Is this truly exposing the homes to the fair market? When the Western Bypass died, the Virginia Department of Transportation had to Read More