A few stories to get your (and my) week started. Crash Coming?
If you've not been listening to RealPodVA, I get it. But I'd also ask you to take a few minutes to lend us an ear. Subscribe here. Transcription Jim Duncan: I'm Jim Duncan, Nest Realty, RealCentralVA, RealCrozetVA. Sitting here with Bart and we're missing Dave. Bart: Yeah. Bart: I'm Bart from Scrimmage Play. We don't have Dave Stipe from Read More
Be mindful when doing radon tests. I got the following email from Robert Foster of Trebor Home Inspections, and am posting with his permission. The Virginia Radon Coordinator sent out the following As hurricane Florence bears down on the mid-Atlantic region, this message serves as a reminder that you should NOT conduct short term radon testing during major storm events. Several hours of abnormally low Read More
First draft of September's note is complete. It's rough, but it's going to come together. About 60% of readers open the note every month ... me, my mom, a client or two ... if you're interested, please subscribe here. Another month, another note. This month
Update 10 September Looking at the 2017 market (a very active market) for some context:
- In Charlottesville + Albemarle, 2,379 homes sold via the MLS.
- 485 of those were new construction
- 1,894 were resales
- 737 of the 1,894 - 39% - were marked as vacant. Now I'm more curious - was the vacancy rate so high because sellers were so confident that they could sell?
Family Matters Grandkids bring in the grandparents. More now than at any other point in my career, I'm representing parents who are moving closer to the kids and grandkids. 20 minutes. Or so. That's the threshold that most of my clients use (in part thanks to my advice); they want to be 20 minutes or less from kids/grandkids. Under 20 minutes is the perfect time that allows for a "hey, mom, can you get your sweet, perfect, adorable granddaughter from school; he's sick!" or "dad! I need to work late. Can you get your favorite, sweet, Read More