RealPodVA – Debating New Years’ Resolutions & Goals

We’re back in the RealPodVA saddle. Dave, Bart, and I talked about goals, the merit of new years resolutions, seeking perfection, trusting your craft, and the arbitrariness of new years. Also, I appreciate the (paid) service provided by Rev.com; four hours turnaround time for the transcription is nice. Subscribe to the Podcast here. Transcript Jim: So you were talking about goals and hard schedules and…

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Conventional Loan Limits Jump in 2019; Good for Real Estate or Difficult for Consumers’ Budget?

From Matt Hodges with Presidential Mortgage. (Bolding is mine) This is a story from Matt discussing things buyers need to be doing as they prepare to buy a home. The Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) raised the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (collectively conventional loans) loan limit to $484,350 on Tuesday, November 27th. For our brave soldiers and sailors – retired or active duty –…

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Growing Rio Road and Biscuit Run

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)…

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December 2018 Monthly Note | Community, Connections, Wrapping 2018

I write this note once a month. It’s fun, hard, and it’s usually the best stuff I write every month. Subscribe here. One email a month. Easy. This might be a good one. Wrapping 2018. That mistake I made 1st offer = Best offer Deep connections Social media warning for buyers (and sellers) Community & humanity, Part 1 What I’m reading Blogs round up Reminder…

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