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Saturday links – 20 October 2007

We pamper our kids, over-schedule them, overemphasize fairness in competition (the score ends in a tie ……  and keep them indoors too much, to the point that we’re doing them a huge disservice.  Kids aren’t learning how to get hurt, lose, fend for themselves, find their balance and discover minor dangers on their own – all important parts of growing up.Posts like this are why I read Seth Godin’s blog.  Add passion, and it’s nearly complete.An interesting twist – absorption rate versus “sales rate” – this will likely find its way into my data analysis of the Charlottesville market soon.Navigating social networking toolsThe shift from Charlottesville to Waynesboro continues.

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Crozet and Waynesboro

How much is Waynesboro benefiting from Crozet’s growth?  How much does Crozet benefit from Waynesboro?”We’ve seen the dynamic and the shift of people when we look at the demographics and why Wal-Mart and why Home Depot and why Lowe’s have come to Waynesboro sitting right on the 64-81 interchange.  Their draw to come here was being able to draw from the Nelson County area, the Crozet area, Charlottesville.  So I have to look out beyond that boundary of Waynesboro a little bit in terms of our vision and what I see down the road and be planful about that,” Smith said.Economics know no boundaries.  We may have to expand our definition of what is our Metropolitan Statistical Area beyond Charlottesville, Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Nelson, which was added in 2003.  I tend to include Louisa and Madison from time to time when I ponder what is “our region;” is the time near for us to include Augusta as well?Why else would I join their MLS?

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Real estate is local (and regional)

As our region has grown and stretched itself wide, the need to join more data aggregators has similarly expanded.  For this reason, I have just joined the Staunton/Augusta (Waynesboro) MLS.  This is in addition to the Charlottesville area MLS and the Northern VA MLS, which includes Greene, Madison and Orange.  With all of this overlap and extraordinary business expense, I would gleefully welcome a regional aggregator!  One or two closings a year per MLS, and I’ve paid my dues.

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