January 2019 Monthly Note | Stories, Offers, HOAs, the Charlottesville Market

Here we go. Another year begins of representing clients, helping to grow Nest Realty, and producing the best, most relevant, and interesting content possible that I can. This Month’s Note Charlottesville area market update/thoughts on 2019’s market, incorporating some of my thoughts here. Hiring professional HOA management (it’s a good thing) Never say an offer is coming (and why) Life is a series of stories…

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End of 2018 Charlottesville Area Market Report

The Charlottesville Area Realtors’ 2018 Market Report is out Market data PDFs galore, but what’s it mean to you? Greater Charlottesville Area Albemarle County City of Charlottesville Short takeaways Top-level data is relevant from a public perception/trending perspective, but notsomuch from a “what should I offer?” or “how should I price my home?” perspective. Increasing inventory, stable rates, same to rising demand could lead to a…

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Humanity, Offers, and a Wrap | December 2018’s Note

Archives of my subscription-only monthly notes. The blog is more searchable. Interested in not waiting a few months to read it? Subscribe here.   For these posts, I don’t do much formatting/changing as I’m more concerned about simply having the content here forever (because I own the blog, and I don’t own Tinyletter).      *Sorry about the lack of pictures. I’ve been sidelined due to injury from riding the bicycle…

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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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