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I love Central Virginia and would love to answer questions for anyone thinking moving to Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft or Charlottesville, Virginia area. Call me - anytime 540=290-3200 :)



As most of you that have read my blog I have two post that mention the wildlife that my wife and I enjoy here in Wintergreen, Virginia.  We live at about 2800 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  In two earlier post I presented Mama bear and later her twins.  Finally I captured Papa bear.  Not a gr...
Is the Media hurting the real estate industry more than it should?When I first started in real estate here in Charlottesville, Virginia one of the first seminars I attended emphasized the point of location, location, location.  I feel this rule is still true.  Even in our current market it is all...
Hey in the spirit of Halloween I thought maybe a few of you would like to share your childhoods most frightening or most exciting memory.I will get things started.  I grew up in the small town of Bluefield, West Virginia.  When I was around 8 years old our church was planning a halloween ghost wa...
In this report for Charlottesville, Virginia & Albemarle County real estate I increased the range just a little.  The selection here is GREAT for anyone looking for a home in this range.Listing Price          # of Listings$200,000 - $250,000       173As I mentioned in the last report.  The invent...
A few years ago this would have been a dream for home buyers in Charlottesville or Albemarle County.  If there was a property under $200,000 it would only be on the market for a few days.If you are in the market for a home in the Charlottesville, Virginia Area, and looking for a home in the $150,...
Home Buyers Seminar - Lesson 7 - Types of Homes ContinuedIn this lesson we will discuss Condominiums.  I guess the easiest way to understand the concept of condominium ownership is to visualize it as an apartment that you are not paying rent on, but you own it.  In the Charlottesville, Virginia a...
I usually do not cut and paste information for my Blog.  However, this came out recently from the CEO of our association.  I called and ask permission to use this just as it is.  There is also a link to the news story that was aired recently on one of our local news channel.  I feel this puts a b...
Home Buyers Seminar Lesson 6 - Types of Homes - ContinuedNext on the list of types of homes are townhouses.Town houses often make an excellent "middle ground" between a detached single family property and a condominium (to be discussed in the next lesson) because they may offer attributes of both...
Wow the leaves are really starting to turn quickly.  If you are planning to take a drive on the parkway I would do it soon.  This coming weekend if the weather is clear would be a great opportunity to visit the Parkway.  If this is the first time to visit this blog.  The photos below were taken o...
Maybe we should take a tip from our pets! On my way into work this morning  I remembered why I liked to be on the road.  Way back when - anytime I was driving I was taking a break from the busy day.  By the way almost all of my adult life my jobs required that I be in my car a lot.  I would eithe...

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