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Information on real estate and life in Charlottesville, Virginia, Albemarle and the surrounding counties. Discussions on the local and national real estate markets will be found here as well as tips for buying and selling homes. Neighborhood information as well as what is going on regarding farms, estates and horse properties. Also I will talk about state and local events and news items, both real estate related and of local interest. This is a beautiful area located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and there are many unique features to recommend it as the perfect place to live.



Every year I eagerly await the first signs of spring.  After this winter with its record snowfall in Charlottesville VA I am particularly ready for the winter season  to be over.  Much of the snow in my yard has melted over the past two days and uncovered daffodils that had been starting to grow ...
The future of art in Virginia is uncertain. I just heard on the morning news that Virginia lawmakers are considering an amendment that would stop funding for the Virginia Commission of the Arts from the state budget.  Apparently the two houses are split on this decision. If this amendment passes ...
First time homebuyers must file for their tax credit on paper not on line. The first time homebuyers filing for the $8,000 tax refund are required to use IRS form 5405 and must file on paper.  There are instructions on the form outlining what documentation is needs to accompany the form.  The str...
Do you ever wonder how  buying a house affects your taxes? We all know that most major life events have an effect on what we owe the government in taxes.  The Turbo Tax website has a neat tax calculator that can give you an idea what these changes could be.  The calculator lets you plug in data s...
"Is this a safe neighborhood" is a question that I am frequently asked by buyers looking for a home in Charlottesville VA. Buyers are frequently surprised that their Realtor legally can't give an opinion as to which is the safest neighborhood.  However the safety of a neighborhood can often be su...
Like many of us this winter I am getting very tired of looking out of my window in the morning and seeing snow.  This afternoon in the Charlottesville VA area we even had temperatures in the fifties and I spent the afternoon picking up tree limbs that had fallen during the various snowstorms.  Ho...
This Charlottesville VA real estate market report focuses on the sale of attached homes in Charlottesville and Albemarle County during January 2010. 15 Charlottesville attached homes sold during January 2010.  The average sale price is $245,210 and the homes were on the market for an average of 9...
This Charlottesville VA real estate market report will focus on the sale of condominiums in Charlottesville and Abemarle County during January 2009. 8 Charlottesville condominiums sold in January 2010.  They sold for an average of $234,100 after spending an average of 162 days on the market.  The...
This Greene County VA real estate market report will examine the sales of single family detached homes during January 2010. 6 Greene County homes sold in January 2010.  The homes sold for an average of $264,673 after spending an average of 121 days on the market.  The homes sold for 102% of the l...
Albemarle County VA got the opportunity this evening to meet Bink their new police canine. At a press conference this evening the Charlottesville community was introduced to the new Albemarle County police dog.  Bink, handled by officer David Hooper, is a 4 year Belgian Malinois imported from Hol...

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