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I want you at Valley 4th in downtown Harrisonburg" - Kai Degner - 06/27/11 12:23 PM
Valley 4th in downtown Harrisonburg is largest Independence Day celebration in the Shenandoah Valley. Come downtown on July 4, 2011, for a full program including the reading of the Declaration of Independence, a 4th of July Parade, food, and fireworks. I'll be in the dunking booth from 3:00-3:30 for anyone wanting to try their aim! Valley 4th is organized by the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance and sponsored by a number of community businesses and organizations. See the full schedule for July 4th in downtown Harrisonburg at KaiDegne.com! (4 comments)
1346 B Hunters Road in Hunters Ridge wins the prize this week for the lowest priced property in Harrisonburg. Listed at $49,900 in the HRAR MLS, 1346 B Hunters Road has four bedrooms and two baths and is listed in good condition. Further description from the MLS listing is: Walking distance to JMU. Fully furnished. Basketball & Volleyball Courts. Recent upgrades include: new water heater (2008), new dishwasher (2008), new clothes dryer (2008). Rental income approx. $250 to $275/bedroom/month. $4,500 allowance at closing toward carpet, flooring, and/or 4 bedroom to (1 comments)
Cally's Out, Capital Alehouse In Harrisonburg - 06/20/11 01:57 PM
Originally posted at KaiDegner.com Well, the weekend rumors are confirmed: Cally's will become another location for the Richmond-based Capital Alehouse. Renovations will begin July 12, with an opening expected on Harrisonburg's Court Square in October. Harrisonburg marks the fifth location for the Capital Alehouse, with others being in Richmond, Innsbrook Fredericksburg, and Midlothian. It also marks the only non-locally owned chain restaurant in downtown Harrisonburg since (I think) the Daily Grind had a coffee shop on Court Square. I'll certainly miss Harrisonburg's Cally's (which I still call Calhoun's most of the time), and having locally-brewed beer on tap. That said, I've (1 comments)
Virginia ActiveRainers: I'm on the Governor's Foreclosure Task Force - 06/19/11 11:54 PM
Virginia ActiveRainers: What are your foreclosure experiences? I was honored to receive a call on Thursday stating I have been appointed to Governor McDonnell's Foreclosure Task Force as the Virginia Municipal League's representative. The Foreclosure Task Force, "serves as an advisory group to the Governor, and its findings and results will help inform the work of the Governor’s Housing Policy Initiative." The next meeting is Tuesday in Richmond.
About 18,000 foreclosured properties were on the market in Virginia in March 2011 (Source: VHDA). My involvement in the Governor's Foreclosure Task Force comes about after having recently attended the Virginia (0 comments)
On Tuesday evening, Dave Miller presented to the Harrisonburg City Council a vision for an amphitheater in downtown. This presentation has been covered by both the Daily News-Record and WHSV since then, and I know it is sparking interest and questions among many people in the community. The project proposal, in its current form, includes building a stage across from Blacks Run near the Harrisonburg Electric Commission on what is currently the Municipal Parking Lot. The stage location would place the audience of 3-7,000 people be on a (0 comments)
Harrisonburg Home Builder - 06/15/11 07:29 PM
Here are some wonderful green design layouts that can be built in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Follow this links if you are interested in more information. (Good work, Charles) Via Charles Hendricks (The Gaines Group, PLC Architecture and Design): In an effort to answer the market demand for well designed semi-custom homes in the Harrisonburg market, we have developed a set of plans called the living series. This set of plans was done in partnership with A. M. Yoder in order to provide home owners with a lower cost option and not have to purchase the 'magazine' plans that are almost always a (1 comments)
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Branding: Survey Results - 06/15/11 02:42 PM
The Harrisonburg-Rockingham metro area is undergoing a branding exercise to determine how to introduce and frame the region in a concise manner that captures all of its many assets for working and living. Harrisonburg and Rockingham County released a joint statement today with the results of a branding survey that had 241 respondents. Here is the release in full. HARRISONBURG, Va., June 15, 2011 – Respondents to an online branding survey identified the topographical beauty, values, sense of family and community, economic opportunity, and quality of life as the key attributes of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Metropolitan Area. The findings are consistent with (1 comments)
Checkered Cab is Newest Harrisonburg Taxi Service - 06/12/11 04:58 PM
Catching a taxi cab in Harrisonburg has never been easier, as a new taxi company has opened to serve all area residents, including James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University. Checkered Cab is the newest Harrisonburg taxi cab service. Russell Presnell, a veteran taxi cab driver in the Harrisonburg area, is the owner of Checkered Cab. “I wanted to open a taxi cab company in Harrisonburg that has high quality service to anyone at any time to get anywhere in the area,” says Presnell. “The difference for Checkered Cab is our drivers: who only hire the very best taxi cab drivers, drivers (1 comments)
Should you get a pre-qualification letter or a pre-approval letter? - 06/11/11 02:28 PM
Should you ask your lender for a "pre-qualification letter" or a "pre-approval letter" to know if you can buy a home in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County? Assuming you plan to finance a portion of your purchase, you will want to meet with at least one mortgage lender or broker at the beginning of your process so you can know the answer to an important question: "How much money can will bank lend me for a home?" That dollar amount helps focus the home search. There are many professional and qualified lenders in the local area who can evaluate your financial position (4 comments)
Buy a Home in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County - 06/10/11 03:51 PM
Do you want to buy a home in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County, Virginia? It's a great choice! The decision to buy a home is obviously one of the biggest for an individual or family. The Kai Degner Homes Team prides itself in providing professional and comprehensive service helping people buy a home in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County. There are a number of key stages to buy a home, each of which the Kai Degner Homes Team can assist with. Steps to Buy a Home in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County Decide to Buy a Home in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Area! This might (0 comments)
Sell a Home in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County - 06/09/11 07:39 PM
See why the Kai Degner Homes Team should be your choice to sell a home in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County. Do you want to sell a home in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County? To sell a home in Harrisonburg or Rockingham County, you need a combination of key strategies that the Kai Degner Homes Team prides itself in providing home sellers. The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County area is in a buyers market, which means selling real estate is a competitive process - only a combination of best home-selling strategies guarantees that your home is best positioned to sell (see the latest Harrisonburg-Rockingham County (0 comments)
Harrisonburg's Wetsel Complex Wins Downtown Impact Award - 06/08/11 12:05 PM
My good friend John Eckman at the Valley Conservation Council recently posted about the 2011 Better Models for Development Awards, which recognized 12 projects in the Shenandoah Valley that are, "examples of how to grow in ways that respect local character, create livable communities, complement historic resources, and conserve natural assets." “We seek to honor projects that show successful innovation right here in our backyard,” said Sara Hollberg, author of the Valley Conservation Council's book, Better Models for Development in the Shenandoah Valley 2010. “Each developer and each community has choices they can make that will help keep the Valley a (0 comments)
Harrisonburg Dedicated an Appalachian Trail Community - 06/07/11 03:49 PM
Harrisonburg is the latest city to be dedicated an Appalachian Trail Community! The Appalachian Trail Conservancy makes it official at this upcoming Fridays on the Square in downtown Harrisonburg, so come to Court Square at 6:30pm on Friday for the dedication ceremony and stay for live music from Eric Brace and Last Train Home! According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The Appalachian Trail Community™ program is designed to recognize communities that promote and protect the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Towns, counties, and communities along the A.T.’s corridor are considered assets by A.T. hikers and many of these towns act as good friends (0 comments)
Harrisonburg's Friendly City Food Coop Opens! - 06/06/11 07:45 PM
Harrisonburg's Friendly City Food Coop Opens - Has Everything for a BLT You Can Feel Good About! (Original Post) It's been years of visioning, fundraising, planning, and hard work to get to a simple Facebook status update from Suzi Carter: "o-p-e-n." Anyone involved would immediately know what she meant: the Friendly City Food Coop is open! The downtown Harrisonburg grocery store is ready for customers.
I walked in and was given my Friendly City Food Coop Member Card, from a box that had over 1200 member cards still to give out (that's how many people became members before the store (4 comments)
New Price for Historic Home in Bridgewater, VA: The Riddle House - 06/06/11 04:43 PM
The Riddle House, at 401 North Main Street in Bridgewater, VA, has a new price! This historic home, complete with authentic renovations valued at more than $250,000, four bedrooms, a commercial grade licensed kitchen, and fourteen paved off street parking spaces is now listed at $399,000 - this is a must see property! Take a look at the Visual Tour and see all the details at TheRiddleHouseVA.com. Contact Kai Degner, real estate agent, for more information about this historic property, and other real estate in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County,
Originally posted at KaiDegner.com So, we’ve finished May – five months are complete in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham real estate market. This week, there’s been much national news about a home price “double-dip“, and I’ll explore whether that’s the case locally in terms of price in an upcoming post. For now, let’s just compare the first five months of this year’s real estate market with the first five months from last year using the number of units sold at various price points. Take a look at the embedded summary image of number of properties sold vs their price. There has been a (0 comments)
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