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Go Wahoos - Football season at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia - 08/31/08 02:22 PM
It is almost September and that means the start of the football season at the University of Virginia. Many of the residents of Charlottesville, Virginia are avid followers of UVA athletics and football most of all. The University of Virginia football team is not nationally randed in the preseason this year. It looks like this will be a building year, but in sports you never know. Anything could happen. Go Wahoos Go! August 30 USC September 6 Richmond September 13 at Connecticut September 27 at Duke October 4 Maryland October 11 East Carolina October 18 North Carolina October 25 at Georgia (4 comments)
Albemarle County Neighborhoods - Forest Lakes - 08/31/08 09:28 AM
If you are looking for an Albemarle County home in a convenient location and a great neighborhood, you should consider Forest Lakes. Forest Lakes is a planned community of 1,400 homes located just north of Charlottesville, close to shopping and minutes from town, NGIC and the airport. The Forest Lakes community is split into two sections - North and South - and these are divided further into several smaller neighborhoods. Most of the homes are located on wooded lots arranged on cul-de-sacs. Home choices include town homes, duplexes and single family detached homes. The Forest Lakes community offers a wide range of (0 comments)
Land Conservation and Albemarle County Real Estate - 08/30/08 04:18 PM
If you have been looking for a farm or estate to purchase in Albemarle County, you may have noticed that quite a few listings state that the property is under conservation easement. You may be wondering, "what is a conservation easement" and "how would this impact the land that I wish to buy?" Or if you are already a land owner in the countryside around Charlottesville, Virginia you may be wondering if a conservation easement would be a good option for you. For many of us one of the biggest reasons that we stay in Albemarle County is the natural beauty (6 comments)
Labor Day Weekend Events at Glenmore - 08/29/08 12:07 PM
The Glenmore Country Club has a full weekend of fun events planned for Labor Day weekend. The club is located in the Glenmore community in Keswick just east of Charlottesville, Virginia. If you are a club member and looking for someting to do this weekend don't miss: The Wahoo Tennis Social with Special Guests - Friday, August 29 6:00-8:00 p.m. Rivanna Room Saturday Night - Saturday, August 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parent-child golf clinic - Sunday, August 31 4:30-5:30. Labor Day Cookout at the Tent Pad - Monday, September 1 2:00-7:00 p.m. A La Carte Cookout 2:30-6:30 p.m. Music by DJ Tobler Glenmore (0 comments)
Are we seeing a demographic shift back to the city? - 08/27/08 01:22 PM
Are we seeing a demographic shift back to the cities? Today I read an article from the postwritersgroup that raises the question as to whether we are now seeing a shift from the suburbs back to the cities. For years the trend in real estate has been a movement from the urban areas to the outlying suburban developments; is this changing? According to the article, we are not going to see a mass exodus ftom the suburbs back to urban cores, but we are seeing an increase in new construction in close in suburbs. Alan Ehrenhalt, the executive editor of Governing magazine states (4 comments)
Central Virginia Tax Rates - 08/26/08 03:59 PM
One of the many pieces of information to consider when looking for a new home is the tax rate. In Charlottesville, Virginia, Albemarle County, and the surrounding area there is a large variation in the tax rates. For some people this may be a determing factor as to which Central Virginia Country they would like to live in. The following are the tax rate for Charlottesville, Virginia and the surrounding counties. Charlottesville, Virginia - $.95/$100 of assessed value Albemarle County - $.71/$100 of assessed value Louisa County - $.62/$100 of assessed value Fluvanna County - $.48/$100 of assessed value Greene County (2 comments)
What's New at Glenmore - Golf Maintenence Goes Green - 08/24/08 06:32 AM
What's so unusual about a green golf course? Grass is supposed to be green. In the latest issue of Piper Magazine, the publication of the Glenmore Country Club, Tim Thomas, the golf course superintendent, talks about the proceedures that the Glenmore Country Club has implemented to make its golf maintenance as environmentally friendly as possible. When the course was first constructed a fertilization system was installed that injects fertilizer directly into the irrigation water thus minimizing fertilizer runoff, since the fertilizer is absorbed directly into the soil. The course also embraces the concept of integrated pest management which has the goal (2 comments)
Live Green - Measure Your Carbon Footprint - 08/22/08 02:43 PM
Green building practices and energy conservation are becoming increasingly more popular to consumers. Each person on the planet adds to the emission of greenhouse gases. Through the choices we make in how we live our lives we have the ability to lessen the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that we create. The Nature Conservancy has a carbon footprint calculator that we can use to measure the amount of greenhouse gases that we are creating as a result of our lifestyle. We can use this calculator to see the areas where we need to make different choices in order (5 comments)
Recipe For The Best Open House Ever - 08/21/08 08:26 PM
I just got home from the best open house ever held at Bowlers Mill Lake Estates in Louisa County, Virginia. Tonight's event was a broker's open house designed to introduce this exceptional community to the Realtors. What ingredients combined to make this the best open house ever? Picture a perfect summer evening The next ingredient is a beautiful natural setting There is a band playing sort of a blusey country rock Excellent barbeque is on the menu Don't forget a fire and smores for dessert Add in 4 wheelers for fun while touring the lots And the best part was kayaks (10 comments)
A Waterfront at Lake Monticello - The Perfect Second Home - 08/20/08 04:14 PM
A waterfront home at Lake Monticello is the perfect choice for a second home. Although the majority of the homeowners at Lake Monticello live in the community year round, we are also seeing a number of clients from Northern Virginia who have discovered that a waterfront home at the Lake makes an excellent second home investment. Latke Monticello is a gated community located in Fluvanna County a short drive from Charlottesville, Virginia. The heart of the development is a 350 acre manmade lake with 22 miles of shoreline. A wide range of amenities such as boating, swimming, golf, tennis, fishing and basketball (4 comments)
What's Happening At Glenmore? - The Glenmore Olympics - 08/19/08 09:17 PM
We have all been marveling at the feats of the Olympic Athletes. Now its time for the Glenmore Olympics! Unlike the real Olympians, all you need to be a competitor at the Glenmore Olympics is enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Teams will consist of 6 peopleand can be any combination of ages from 6 to adults. A minimun of 4 teams is needed. So form your teams and sign up. The competition will take place on Saturday August 23 starting at 9:00 am. Schedule of events:9:00 am Running of the torch. Starting in the front of the Clubhouse9:30 am Field (0 comments)
Documents Needed to Apply For A Mortgage - 08/18/08 01:01 PM
For first time homebuyers and even buyers who currently own a home, applying for a mortgage can be daunting. It is easier if you have an idea about the documentation that you will need to supply in order to obtain a mortgage. You will need the following documents: The signed contract and addenda Social Security card and photo ID Past 2 years employment history including pay receipts or W-2 Checking and savings account statements for the past 2 months Past 2 months statements for all stocks, bonds and investment accounts Retirement Plan - current statement If you are self-employed you will (2 comments)
Looking For Affordable Housing Near Charlottesville, Virginia - Consider Lake Monticello - 08/17/08 12:59 PM
One of the best choices for affordable housing near Charlottesville, Virginia is the gated community of Lake Monticello. "The Lake" is located in Fluvanna County about a 20 minute drive outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. Homeowners enjoy a wide range of amenities including golf, tennis, swimming and boating. The neighborhood consists of homes in a wide range of prices and styles. Currently there are 109 homes on the market at Lake Monticello priced under $250,000 and of these 42 are priced under $200,000, beginning at $154,900. For example 5 Patriot Lane is currently listed at $225,000, with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and (0 comments)
Greene County Market Report for July 2008 - 08/16/08 06:34 PM
The following is the report for activity in the Greene County real estate market in Central Virginia for the month of July 2008. 10 homes were under contingent contract in Greene County in July. The average list price was $346,480 and the madian was $304,450, with an average days on market of 209. 2 homes had pending contracts, with an average list price of $277,400, and they were also on the market an average of 209 days. In July 15 Greene County homes sold. The average list price was $279,887, with an average sold price of $267,160 and a median price of $265,000. They (0 comments)
Are You and Olympian? What Can the Olympics Teach a REALTOR? - 08/15/08 12:15 PM
Like so much of the country, I have been glued to my tv set for the past week. I have marveled at the accomplishments of the athletes and have been reflecting on what it takes to become an Olympian. What qualities made it possible for Michael Phelps to win an unprecedented number of medals? Did the specially designed suit enable him to swim faster? Or does the fact that he has exceptionally long arms give him an edge? Or could it be something else? One of the things that struck me is the fact that each athlete has a story. So (3 comments)
Where do the locals go? Lunch at the gas station - 08/14/08 09:26 PM
Whenever you go to a new area, the key to finding the best places to eat is to discover the local hangouts. So in Charlottesville, Virginia where might that be? Well one of the best places for lunch is the Bellair Market. The Bellair Market is sited on route 250 just west of Charlottesville in the Exxon station just across from the Bellair development. That's right...in an Exxon station. The market does a large takeout business, but there are also several tables to eat in and the food is delish. I stopped in yesterday to get a sandwich and ordered turkey (2 comments)
What's Happening At Glenmore? - 08/13/08 09:29 PM
The Glenmore Country Club has a full schedule of member activities planned for this week. Wednesday evening the drive in movie at the tent pad will feature The Wizard of OZ. Drive up in your golf cart or bring a blanket and enjoy this film classic under the stars. Thursday August 14 don't forget the G.C.C. Member Cocktail Hour from 5:30-6:30 pm. August 11-15 from 9:00am-3:00pm juniors can hone their tennis skills at the Junior Tennis Camp. Also on Friday, August 15 tennis members will enjoy the Hurricane Social from 6:00-8:00pm. Sunday Sugust 17 join the guided Rivanna River Club Canoe (0 comments)
July Market Report for Albemarle County - 08/11/08 04:00 PM
The following is the July 2008 market report for the Albemarle County, Virginia real estate market. This report includes detached homes, farms, condos and townhomes. Albemarle County surrounds Charlottesville, Virginia in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In July 88 homes were under contingent contract in Albemarle County. Of these homes the average list price was $375,787 and the median was $324,950. They were on the market an average of 113 days. In the same period 32 homes were pending at an average list price of $357,948. The median price was $330,000 and they have been on the market an average (0 comments)
July Market Report - Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Market - 08/10/08 10:08 PM
The following is the report of the activity in the Charlottesville, Virginia real estate market for July, 2008. In July 38 homes were under contingent contract in Charlottesville, Virginia. The average list price was $302,855 and the median price was $247,840. The average days on market was 98. 12 homes were pending at an average list price of $310,258 and a median price of $294,000. They were on the market for an average of 182 days. 68 homes sold in Charlottesville in July with an average list price of $324,799 and an average sales price of $307,817. The median price was (0 comments)
Charlottesville, Virginia - A Best Green Place to Live - 08/09/08 10:18 PM
Charlottesville, Virginia has the honor of being named number six on Country Home magazine and Sperling's 2007 Best Green Places to Live in America. The magazine cites the fact that Charlottesville values trees, streams, parks and greenspace. The community is seaking to preserve biodiversity, while keeping a balance between nature and growth, and practicing sustainability. To acheive these goals the city is leading the way by means of its encouragement of the adoption of green roofs, rainwater harvesting, porous paving and rain gardens. Click here to read more. Charlottesville and Albemarle County have had the honor of being included on many (0 comments)
This well maintained Lake Monticello home is a must see. You will be amazed by how much living space is available for the money. The main floor has an open floor plan and split bedroom design. The basement includes a large family room with a stone bar and fireplace, an additional full bath and 700 square feet available for you to finish. There is also a fully fenced backyard.Lake Monticello is located in Fluvanna County, (2 comments)
Louisa County, Virginia July 2008 market report - 08/07/08 05:53 PM
The following is the report of the July 2008 activity in the Louisa County, Virginia real estate market. 10 homes were under contingent contract in July for an average list price of $248,465 and a median price of $240,900. They had been actively listed for an average of 198 days. 17 homes were pending with an average list price of 270,383 and a median price of $229,900. They were on the market for an average of 157 days. 13 homes sold in Louisa County in July. Their average list price was $250,062 and the average sold price was $247,261. The median (2 comments)
Charlottesville, Virginia July Market Report - condos and attached homes - 08/07/08 05:30 PM
The following is the report of sales of condos and townhomes in the Charlottesville, Virginia real estate market for the month of July 2008. There were 16 contingent contracts on condos and attached homes in July. The average list price was $198,668 and the median price was $177,450. The homes were on the market for an average of 108 days. There was one pending contract in July and the home was listed at $289,000 and had been on the market for 520 days. In the month of July 29 condos and townhomes sold. The average list price was $279,694 and the (0 comments)
Albemarle County July Market Report for Condos and Attached Homes - 08/04/08 08:21 PM
The following is the July real estate market report for sales of condos and attached homes in Albemarle County, Virginia. In July 24 condos and attached homes were under contingent contract with an average list price of $221,967 and a median price of $199,687. The homes were on the market an average of 102 days. 7 homes were under a pending contract at an average list price of $222,864 and a median price of $214,948 and were on the market an average of 89 days. In July the market saw 34 sales of condos and attached homes . These homes had (0 comments)
Fluvanna County July Market Report - 08/04/08 07:59 PM
The following is the real estate market report for Fluvanna County, Virginia for July 2008. In July 21 homes were under a contingent contract for an average list price of $305,193 and a median price of $269,000. They were on the market for an average of 144 days. There were 6 pending contracts at an average list price of $280,083, and a median price of $238,500. The average days on market was 133. In July 25 homes sold for an average sold price of $277,198 (the average list price was $289,332) and the median sold price was $250,000. The average days (0 comments)
July Market Report - Detached Homes, Albemarle County - 08/01/08 11:14 PM
In the Charlottesville, Virginia area we still have a buyer's market. The number of homes sold in July of 2008 is down in comparison with the number of homes sold in July of 2007. The following is the market report of the sales of detached homes in July for Albemarle County. In July of 2008 64 homes were under contingent contract for an average list price of $433,469, a median price of $391,700 and an average days on market of 116.There were 16 homes pending at an average price of $451,513, a median price of $489,500 and 11 days on the (0 comments)
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