And our location basically at the hub of Charlottesville and the economic engine that is the University of Virginia and Harrisonburg and the economic engine that is James Madison University gives us a unique opportunity to attract the industry of the 21st century. The future of industry is in the kinds of technological innovations that will come out of UVa. and JMU and the former Stanford Research Institute that is now working with both of our regionâ€™s major universities on the next computer mouse and the next Internet, to name two projects that SRI led in its early years in California.
They say that pictures say what words cannot – Listing volumes for Waynesboro and Augusta List to Sell for Waynesboro and Augusta Days on market : 2005 – 104 2006 – 105 2007 – 126 2008 – 144 Contact me if you would like more detailed information, market statistics or other market data for Waynesboro and Augusta. This market is not immune to the current market volatility.
– One thing that didn’t make it in last week’s Daily Progress story – (Hopefully) more on homeowner’s insurance and vacant houses – about 33% of the houses currently on the market in Central Virginia are vacant – so this is a very pertinent issue. – A breakdown of the state of the Central Virginia (including Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson – not Louisa ) real estate market by price range.
While I had planned to release the market report for the Charlottesville market today, I have noticed that even properties that closed ten days ago have not yet been closed in the MLS. In an attempt to provide the most accurate data, I’m going to wait until Sunday afternoon to write the report. (and I still need to find the best report to present the median price) Thanks for your patience.
Keep in mind that these commuting numbers are from 2000 ; I predict that 2010 will show these numbers to have at least tripled: In 1970, 799 people were commuting from Waynesboro/Augusta/Staunton to Charlottesville/Albemarle. … However, their market now has about seventeen months of inventory ( PDF here ) versus about five months of inventory at this time in 2007 and almost four months of inventory in 2006.
I’ve spent the past few days immersed in the Waynesboro, Virginia real estate market; the differences between it and the Charlottesville market are frequently striking.It’s not an apple-to-apples comparison, but … In Charlottesville/Albemarle, using the Charlottesville MLS, there are currently 1181 residential properties on the market and 295 under contract…. A few observations – – The Realtors and sellers tend to all be very friendly.- There are far fewer vacant houses on the market in Waynesboro than in Charlottesville.- Showings are much easier to set up in Charlottesville – all we typically do is call the owner and leave a message with the time we expect to arrive. Contrast that with the Waynesboro experience – many of the houses seem to request 24-hour notice for showings and almost all properties seem to have “Call the listing office” as the showing instructions.