It’s funny how a seemingly small shift can have a big impact. For the past few weeks, I’ve been using Desk and I highly recommend it. I’d used the same blogging platform for nearly 8 years, since my blog looked like this (which wasn’t a bad look for the time). Another change - Recently, I moved from self-hosting my site to a managed solution, changed the appearance and much of the functionality of the site … and changed writing tools. I want to write. And educate. And learn. And write. I hope this move helps with that focus. It’s … [Read more...] about Changing Writing Progams: a Big Little Change
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January 4, 2005 I posted my first not-so-great-post here on RealCentralVA. So very much has changed since then that I can't begin to list the significant, insignificant and surprisingly significant shifts in the real estate writing space (I was one of the first and some days feels like I may be one of the last), changes in the (real estate) technology space (iPhone to name one) or my personal or professional life (another daughter, new company). But this remains the same today as it did in 2005: One aspect of real estate that has not and never … [Read more...] about Many Years of Blogging
Maybe I have gotten a bit astray, maybe I haven't but re-focusing can't be a bad thing. (transcript after the break) That being said ... I have been writing and sharing at Posterous a fair amount lately. What is Posterous, you ask? Posterous lets you post things online fast using email. You email us at [email protected] and we reply instantly with your new posterous blog. If you can use email, you can have your own website to share thoughts and media with friends, family and the world. Not only is … [Read more...] about Returning to Local Real Estate Blogging – Writing about Charlottesville and Albemarle real estate
Tune into Coy Barefoot's Charlottesville - Right Now! on WINA from five to five thirty today as I and one of my Nest Partners, Keith Davis, discuss the Charlottesville real estate market. Topics we may cover - - Where the Charlottesville real estate market is right now. - Where the market may be going. - New Construction - Why and how now may be a great time to buy (for goodness sake, it's not a great time to buy for everyone - it never is or was) - The vacancy rate in the Charlottesville MSA for homes currently on the market. Ideas … [Read more...] about Charlottesville Media Appearance – 22 July 2009 – WINA
Two years ago, I would have been terrified with the prospect of filling an hour of radio time. This past Sunday on WNRN's Morning Wake Up show, I think we could have done two. :) We covered a lot of information on Sunday in a wide-ranging conversation about the Charlottesville regional real estate market and national trends. Being true to the founding of RealCentralVA, Update 25 June 2009: Listen to the Podcast at the bottom of this post. Charlottesville real estate blog analyzing the Central Virginia real estate market, market data … [Read more...] about A Conversation about the Charlottesville Real Estate Market
Blog Wayback Series Continued ... From March 2009:You're Going about It all Wrong - Or How to Search for Homes in Charlottesville (Without a Realtor) How do you search for homes? In Charlottesville or anywhere else? I got a call recently from a buyer who was searching homes.com and found one of my listings. Unfortunately, the listing was actually under contract (and had been for a while). I first thanked her for telling me that one of my listings was inaccurately displayed on Homes.com and asked how I could help. She expressed her frustration - … [Read more...] about Blog Wayback – Youâ€™re Going about It all Wrong – Or How to Search for Homes in Charlottesville (Without a Realtor)
Thanks to Marijean and WCAV for the profile during their Blog of the Week segment. Know this - some of the most informative, educational and entertaining contributions to this blog are provided by the commenters, and for each and every one of them, I am grateful and humbled that they choose to spend time here. RealCentralVA is a real estate blog in Charlottesville that tracks the Charlottesville and Central Virginia real estate market ... but there's more than that. Since I founded this site in January 2005, I intended it to … [Read more...] about What is RealCentralVA?