charlottesville va real estate: Important things to remember while purchasing Charlottesville VA real estate: - 05/21/10 10:34 PM
 
BUYING YOUR
FIRST HOME   
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU LOOK AT YOUR FIRST HOME
 Buying your first home is an exciting (and a bit scary) adventure. There are many things to learn and much to keep in mind. Here are 10 of the most important things to remember while purchasing your first piece of real estate:
 1. KEEP YOUR CREDIT CLEAN
 Run a credit check on yourself and contact any creditors who haven't updated your record in terms of canceled cards, balances that have been paid off, etc. Pay off outstanding high interest credit … (0 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: Charlottesville Real Estate Agent Help Borrowers Compare Lenders - 05/21/10 10:27 PM
 
Do real estate agents buy into the idea that "shopping around" for a mortgage is a good thing? Or do most agents fall into the category of always recommending the same lender, secretly hoping that the buyer will NOT shop? 
After all, the one referred to as "MY LENDER" is the safe choice. But is it the BEST choice?
Would your favorite lender be mad at you if you recommended another lender as well?
Buyers may not be able to completely understand the new GFE. But they are starting to discover it has made it easier to shop for a mortgage.
Last week I had the opportunity to be … (0 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: A Cell Phone Is No Longer A Phone… So What Is it? - 05/21/10 10:21 PM
 
It’s a data delivery device.  It’s Facebook, iTunes, a GPS locator, email, TV, gaming, voice memos, reminder lists and apps like Restaurant Roulette. 
In May of 2010, the CTIA (the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry) published a report stating that, for the first time in the United States, the amount of data in SMS/text, email, video, music and other services that smart phones are designed to do, surpassed the amount of voice calls.
The original purpose of the cell phone, talking, is decreasing, while SMS/text messages have increased by nearly 50%.  Smart phone design is trending towards data functionality, such as … (4 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: Open House in Charlottesville VA - 05/21/10 10:18 PM
Open house can be very productive here in Charlottesville VA!

Realtors have differing opinions on the benefits of holding open houses. I've had open houses where I've got a contract on a listing, and like many of us, I've sat for two hours by myself. In my experience, if you choose to do open houses, there are several things you need to consider a few things:
 
-Summer is coming. In the south, that means 100+ temperatures. And up north, the heat, combined with the humidity, makes for a stuffy home. Whatever you do, make sure the temperature in the … (1 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: 5 To Dos Before Marketing Your Home - 05/21/10 04:05 AM
 
1. Flower up curb appeal. Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Could it use more? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks? Does it smell like blooms or manure as you approach the front door? Are the windows clean? Is the paint peeling? Is the grass healthy? Weeds are green, too, you know, so by healthy I not only mean green, but I also mean no weeds. Does your front door have a fresh coat of stain or paint? Curb appeal can be a chore or a fun family event. Either way, … (0 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: Cleaning Your Jetted Tub - A jetted tub requires special care needs for cleaning! - 05/21/10 01:13 AM
 
A jetted tub requires special care needs for cleaning with some surprises in store. Surprisingly, most problems come from simply adding bath salts or oils that are incompatible with your tub's operating system.

So before you take that first relaxing dip, read the manufacturer's guidelines on whether or not you can use common bath enhancers such as bath salts and oils, or if there are any preferred brands. Similarly, when you buy bath additives, make certain they are guaranteed for use in jetted tubs.  
If you own a water-jetted tub, the water pump can become damaged by bath salts, … (0 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: Home Inspection - 05/20/10 12:34 AM
 
Inspection Photo of the Day...     Where would the real estate industry be without home improvement TV? Today we feature another tip from that award winning program, "You CAN Do It Yourself" hosted by none other than the master of DIY, Unhandy Andy.      One loyal viewer wrote in this request. Dear Andy, "Our electric panel is missing the dead-front cover. Do you know a cheap fix for this? - Spock from Spokane      Spock, Sure. Since you are remodeling, you are bound to have some scrap paneling or luan laying around. Cut to fit your panel opening and screw it … (0 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: Beautiful mountain views 15 min. from downtown - 3BR/2BA on 2 Acres - 05/18/10 01:57 AM
 
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charlottesville va real estate: 517 Rougemont RD, Charlottesville VA 22902 $154,900 MLS# 468239 - 05/18/10 01:28 AM
 

This property may be the best value in Charlottesville today! Great Starter Home!  Great location that is close to downtown. The home is a little bit dated, but has a lot of character and potential. Fenced yard. The price is right and on a great street! Call for an appointment today
For more information or to search homes in the Charlottesville MLS go to www.CvilleHomeSearch.com
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charlottesville va real estate: 160 HILLCREST DR, Ruckersville, VA (GREENE County) 22968, $229,900 MLS#471361 - 05/18/10 01:16 AM
 

Signifgicant price reduction May 2010! Less than 4 miles to NGIC, DIA. Less than 1 mile to Ruckersville Shopping center, Food Lion, etc. Home located on a cul-de-sac road and on a beautiful lot! Enjoy the park-like setting with shade trees and a feeling of privacy! Includes an open floor plan, one level living and oversized garage. Excellent condition with a modern style!
For more info or to search Charlottesville Area MLS go to www.CvilleHomeSearch.com MLS#471361
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charlottesville va real estate: 1600 GREEN ST, Charlottesville, VA 22902 $245,000 MLS#477045 - 05/18/10 01:10 AM
 


1600 GREEN ST, Charlottesville, VA 22902  $245,000  MLS#477045
For more info or to search Charlottesville MLS go to CvilleHomeSearch.com
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charlottesville va real estate: 901 MONTICELLO AVE, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902, $265,000 MLS#474656 - 05/18/10 01:00 AM
 

 
More information (MLS#474656) or to search the Charlottesville MLS go to www.CvilleHomeSearch.com
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charlottesville va real estate: 3308 BEECHGROVE RD, ROSELAND, VA 22967 MLS#475264 10 acres Wintergreen / Nelson County $239,000 - 05/18/10 12:50 AM
 

Great property at the base of Wintergreen Mountain Resort on the Rockfish River! Great, PRIVATE getaway with magnificent mountain views. Lots of room for your family to spread out and relax in front of the wood stove after a day full of skiing! 
3308 BEECHGROVE RD, ROSELAND, VA 22967
For more information or to search the Charlottesville VA MLS go to www.CvilleHomeSearch.com
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charlottesville va real estate: 5006 Stony Point Pass, Keswick VA 22947 $356,900 MLS#470518 - 05/18/10 12:31 AM
 

5006 Stony Point Pass, Keswick VA 22947   $356,900   MLS#470518
Reduced $55,800 since 9/15. Meticulously maintained and nestled among horse farms and estates. Like new-4 board fence surround 2.4 acres. Serpentine walls, mature fruit trees, cypress, weeping willows. 4th bedroom or in-law suite, media room, bedrooms and full bath on every level (4 full baths!). Secret entrance to bonusroom behind built-in bookcase. Modern out building, mountain views, wildlife. Ideal for pets 2 or 3 dogs. Pantops 12 min, UVA 20min, Richmond 1hr, DC 3hrs. Quiet and serene.
For more info and to search Charlottesville Virginia homes for sale go to www.CvilleHomeSearch.com
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charlottesville va real estate: 1270 REDFIELDS RD, Charlottesville VA 22903 $430,000 MLS#474328 - 05/18/10 12:25 AM
 
 
JUST Reduced! Motivated Seller! Beautiful home with a private back yard in an exceptional neighborhood! Lots of space to stretch out in this spacious home with a 1st floor master, tray ceilings, dble crown molding and spa like master! Small back yard, but large side yard as Redfields boasts lots of green space, pool, parks, ponds and trails! Home is piped for gas fireplace in the family room. Alb County schools; $35 HOA fee Quality Craig construction with many custom features.
1270 REDFIELDS RD, Charlottesville VA 22903  $430,000  MLS#474328
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charlottesville va real estate: Charlottesville real estate marketing for sellers, REALTORs® Get It SOLD! - 05/18/10 12:09 AM
 
Dear Seller: Let Your REALTOR® Get It SOLD!
You've selected a REALTOR®  to become the listing agent in the sale of your home. Here are 10 Things that will help get it SOLD!
 
1. Be honest and upfront with your expectations.
2. Listen to the agent. When it is necessary to lower the price in order to get people through the door, then do it. The agent should have documentation showing current value. Price point is key and has to be inline with the market to peak the interest of buyers.
3. Keep your house clean and ready to … (0 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: Charlottesville real estate: Remove clutter in your home. - 05/17/10 01:17 AM
 
                                  
No one likes to hear that the have to "Shed a Few Pounds".  I don't mean personally, I mean the house you are about to list needs to have the clutter and debris removed before even thinking about marketing their home.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.  We have to be tactful but honest about what needs to be done for them to maximize the value they will receive for their home.
If someone rents a reasonably sized storage shed in our area, it will cost them about $150 per month.  Even if their … (0 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: Charlottesville Virginia real estate, FHA 203K financing - 05/17/10 01:00 AM
 
Lets face it folks, the 203K can be intimidating. As with anything, a well thought out plan can save you countless time and money. This blog is about a few pieces of advise FOR THE CONSUMER. I didn't cut and paste these things, and also they are not endorsed by HUD or any other government regulatory agency, but just my own meandering thoughts. (of course I have 16 years of experience doing these loans, so if your considering a K, Take it from the "K"man... ;)
Selecting a Contractor for a 203K:.

 
1. Your contractor and you MUST … (1 comments)

charlottesville va real estate: 703 Elliott AV, Charlottesville, VA 22902 $175,000 MLS#473165 - 05/12/10 03:22 AM
 

 
703 Elliott AV, Charlottesville, VA 22902  $175,000 
For more information go to www.CvilleHomeSearch.com  MLS#473165
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charlottesville va real estate: 160 HILLCREST DR, Ruckersville, VA (GREENE County) 22968, $229,900 MLS#471361 - 05/12/10 03:09 AM
 

Less than 4 miles to NGIC, DIA. Less than 1 mile to Ruckersville Shopping center, Food Lion, etc. Home located on a cul-de-sac road and on a beautiful lot! Enjoy the park-like setting with shade trees and a feeling of privacy! Includes an open floor plan, one level living and oversized garage. Excellent condition with a modern style!
For more information go to www.CvilleHomeSearch.com MSL# 471361
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Charlottesville, VA

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