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) stay closer to Rio/29 for the things they need and/or 2) Never need to go Read More
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- 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
The Charlottesville real estate market showed signs of moderating (which is a good thing), driven by a few factors
- Affordability continued to be a challenge for many buyers
- Prices continued to rise.
- While I think we're going to continue to see appreciation continue (broadly), 2019 may look and feel a bit different with some properties staying on the market longer (weeks and months vs days and weeks)
- The "right" inventory remained a bit of a challenge for many buyers
- Waiting for Read More
Helping my clients make good decisions. That's my simple goal every day. That goal requires the right partnership. One of the most important things I do is to manage my clients' expectations, whether that's what to expect when they make a low offer on a house, or put forth an escalation clause in a multiple offer situation, choose to price the house higher (or lower) than I advise, or what to expect with respect to growth in Read More
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The Charlottesville real estate market is shifting. We've been in a sellers' market for several years, and we're transitioning (broadly, all markets are micro-local) to a balanced/buyers market. For some buyers/sellers (and agents) this is going to be a shock to the system. Tips for Sellers
- Be patient
- Price your home accordingly to the market, and price it to sell. If you price high, hoping to get an offer Read More
Originally posted at RealCrozetVA. Sales are slowing, inventory is creeping up, new construction is moving along, and we're seeing price moderations. Every micro-market is different. Each market within Charlottesville and Albemarle that I work has unique aspects.
- Forest Lakes is affected by NGIC, UVA Research Park, Target, etc.
- Redfields and Mill Creek by Wegmans, Alamo Drafthouse, Biscuit Run Read More