houses in charlottesville: The Sky Is Falling! - March 2014 Charlottesville RE Market Report - 03/04/14 01:00 AM
O.K., maybe the sky isn't falling EXACTLY, but...it sure seems like it with yet another snowstorm pummeling and punishing us, today.

I know several of my buyers have remarked at extended market times some of our inventory has developed. Why? Well, I can pretty safely say that some of this longer than usual duration is due to our similarliy lengthened winter!

And, as is so often the case, buyers see opportunity when homes sit longer - seeing it as a sign that sellers must be distressed.
So, which is it? Are buyers senses accurate in forecasting seller motivations? Or, … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Multi-Family Properties For Sale In Charlottesville VA - 01/29/14 06:29 AM
* Multi-Family Properties For Sale In Charlottesville VA

Some of the best investment properties around the Charlottesville area are 2-4 unit multi-family buildings.
There are many construction styles - brick exterior, wood, vinyl, clapboard, as well as many designs - side-by-side, over/under, larger main floor unit with legally rentable lower level.
Prices for a 2-unit property have ranged between $89,900 to $1,760,000 in the past year (get the 2013 Sold list). Difference between list-to-sale price is usually less than single family homes primarily because there has been little inventory for the savvy investor to choose from and oftentimes investors are … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Northfields Neighborhood Charlottesville VA 22901 - 01/21/14 03:55 AM
* Northfields Neighborhood Charlottesville VA 22901
Located just north of Rio Road East, the Northfields neighborhood is comprised of 230 homes, mostly single family detached brick ranches, but also some splits/tri-levels, and a few 2-story colonials. Streets are named Huntington, Dellwood, Sun Ridge, and Northfield. Wakefield and Chapel Hill, are actually located across (south) of Rio Road and not apparently directly connected to the neighborhood of Northfields.

About half of the homes in the Northfields neighborhood have garages or carports.
The community doesn't have any amenities, but it is within steps to the Fairview Swim and Tennis Club.
The community enjoys close … (1 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Mill Creek Neighborhood Charlottesville VA 22903 - 01/21/14 12:52 AM
* Mill Creek Neighborhood Charlottesville VA  22903
Located just south of I-64, 2 1/2 miles south of the Downtown Mall (in the Center of Charlottesville), this subdivision has approximately 430 homes, most on lots between .16 and .35 acres (customary subdivision size). Homes built in the mid-1980's up to the mid-2000's, Home styles look like these:
 
* Mill Creek Neighborhood Charlottesville VA  22903

Preview all available homes for sale in the Mill Creek neighborhood--> HERE
There is an HOA, and fees range from $55/month to $102/yr. which covers common area maintenance and insurance, snow removal.
The development does not have a … (2 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Redfields Neighborhood Charlottesville VA 22903 - 01/16/14 08:45 AM
* Redfields Neighborhood Charlottesville VA 22903
Located just south of I-64, 1 1/2 miles south of the Downtown Mall in the Center of Charlottesville, this subdivision has approximately 445 homes, most on lots between .16 and .35 acres (customary subdivision size). Most of the homes were built in the 1990's, in the front section - seen here:
  

Preview all available homes for sale in the Redfields neighborhood--> HERE
Redfields Community Association Web-Site
Or in the 2000's, as seen with these attached and duplex units located in the newer back section of the development:
 
These units have two HOA's, one for Redfields ($45/mo) … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - What Are The Best Charlottesville VA Neighborhoods - 01/15/14 04:44 AM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
What Are The Best Charlottesville Neighborhoods

 
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
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1. The area of Charlottesville is broken up into 5 main areas, within those areas are hundreds of neighborhoods - but only your neighborhood Realtor specialist can steer you into the right ones - away from the Riff-Raff and undesireables!
2. The further away from the center of downtown C'ville and the hub-bub from those University types, the better your chances of finding a friendly, safer, cleaner neighborhood.
3. A … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Forest Lakes, Charlottesville, VA - Homes, Townhomes, Duplexes - 12/09/13 04:39 AM
Forest Lakes, Charlottesville, VA - Homes, Townhomes, Duplexes
      
Forest Lakes, Charlottesville, VA - Homes, Townhomes, Duplexes
Forest Lakes, North & South is a PUD (Planned Unit Development). It is located off Route 29 just about 6.5 miles due north of the City of Charlottesville. There are around 1400+/- homes in the complex ranging from 2 story townhomes to side by side duplexes, to single families - predominantly 2 story colonials but with some ranches thrown in for good measure!
         
There are two (2) pools:
    
Multiple soccer fields:
    
Two Elementary Schools:
    
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houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - Poor or No Credit - 12/09/13 12:45 AM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
Poor or No Credit

Top 10 Real Estate Myths
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1. One way to get around poor, or no, credit - have your parents buy with a home loan and then just assume their mortgage after closing
2. Three bedroom condos actually hold their value better than similar sized single family homes
3. There is no difference in value appeciation between a detached and attached home
4. Certain amenities in a home always raise the value, such as fireplaces, in-ground pools, 1st floor masters, and playsets
5. Always have your Realtor … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Homes Near Walker Upper Elementary School in Charlottesville VA - 12/04/13 04:03 AM
Homes Near Walker Upper Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
 
Homes Near Walker Upper Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
Walker Upper Elementary School
1564 Dairy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Ph: 434-245-2412
this part Copied From the Charlottesville City Schools website:
Welcome to Walker!  

Walker Upper Elementary School is focused squarely on academics in the context of the crucial age group it serves. Children in grades 5-6 enjoy a balanced curriculum that maintains a focus on learning, while also nurturing spontaneity and curiosity. Since early attitudes about school often pave the way to higher education, Walker teachers guide students in their … (2 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - Septic Inspections - 12/03/13 02:37 AM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
Septic Inspections

Top 10 Real Estate Myths
1. Oftentimes it is necessary for buyer's Home Inspector to poke holes in walls, dig up around foundation, pull up flooring, remove ceiling tiles, and even remove underlaying insulation in attic - in order to perform his duties properly.
2. Homes with more than 25 acres can deduct on taxes (per Form 1048-F) the land, less 5 acres for homesite - claiming running agricultural concern.
3. Pulling land out of conservation easements is relatively easy, but buyer would need to pay State a 20% land-use-change levy upon successful transfer … (1 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - mold in attic and basements - 11/26/13 11:07 PM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
Mold in Attic and Basements

Top 10 Real Estate Myths
1. All Realtors are equal in their knowledge base and experience because State requirements are standard for continuing professional development, entrance qualifications, and State Testing levels.
2. It's best NOT to change your furnace air filters prior to an inspection in order to show the inspector and buyer how clean and how fresh the air quality is in the home.
3. HOA fees are deductible up to 40% of the current home's appraisal less the bi-annual self governing fee divided by the lesser of 20% or … (2 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - In-Law Suites - 11/15/13 03:06 AM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
In-Law Suites

Top 10 Real Estate Myths
1. In-law suites can add dramatically to the future value of a home based on projected rental income.
2. Many builders are shying away from Forced Hot Air systems and opting for more tried and true forms of heating such as oil and even electric.
3. Virginia state law does not allow a Buyer's Rep to also represent the seller of a property.
4. Gas fireplaces are not viable means to heat a home.
5. Wood fireplaces are viable heating alternatives.
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houses in charlottesville: Homes Near Agnur-Hurt Elementary School in Charlottesville VA - 11/08/13 11:46 PM
Homes Near Agnur-Hurt Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
Homes Near Agnur-Hurt Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
Agnor-Hurt Elementary School
3201 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901    (434)973-5211
This first part copied from the Albemarle County Schools website:
A New Beginning Located in a growing urban setting, Agnor-Hurt Elementary School opened in September 1992, welcoming 480 kindergarten through grade 5 students from Cale, Greer, Hollymead, and Woodbrook elementary schools. The school was officially named in 1991 in honor of Guy Agnor, former county executive, and Benjamin Hurt, an Albemarle educator and principal.
Agnor Hurt is one of the most diverse schools in Albemarle … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - Negotiating Offers - 11/06/13 10:21 PM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
Negotiating Offers

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Top 10 Real Estate Myths
1.  The first odd numbered year after closing on your property, you can deduct 1/2 the total paid premiums paid for your mortgage insurance less any pre-paid fees required by the insurance company to administer and service your account.
2. In Virginia, appraisers are allowed to consider pending properties in determining value as long as all other parameters have been met.
3. It is always best to work with the listing agent directly. Especially with new construction because all the savings contractor … (1 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Homes Near Woodbrook Elementary School in Charlottesville VA - 11/06/13 10:36 AM
Homes Near Woodbrook Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
        
Homes Near Woodbrook Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
Woodbrook Elementary School, 100 Woodbrook Drive •  Charlottesville, VA 22901 • 434/973-6600
Find all active MLS properties for sale near Woodbrook Elementary School in Charlottesville VA. Our list of Active MLS listings for sale is a direct feed from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR), and is up-dated automatically several times a day.
Homes for sale near Woodbrook Elementary include those in the Woodbrook subdivision, as well as nearby neighborhoods of Raintree, Still Meadow, Caarsbrook, and Dunlora.
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houses in charlottesville: Homes Near Baker Butler Elementary School in Charlottesville VA - 11/05/13 04:53 AM
Homes Near Baker Butler Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
    
Homes Near Baker Butler Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
Baker Butler Elementary School,  2740 Proffit Rd, Charlottesville, VA ‎  (434) 974-7777
Find all active MLS properties for sale near Baker Butler Elementary School in Charlottesville VA. Our list of Active MLS listings for sale is a direct feed from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR), and is up-dated automatically several times a day.
Homes for sale near Baker Butler Elementary School include those in the Hollymead subdivision, both Forest Lakes North and South, as well as nearby neighborhoods … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Homes Near Hollymead Elementary School in Charlottesville VA - 11/05/13 03:26 AM
Homes Near Hollymead Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
    
Homes Near Hollymead Elementary School in Charlottesville VA
Hollymead Elementary School,2775 Powell Creek Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911   Phone: (434) 973-8301
Find all active MLS properties for sale near Hollymead Elementary School in Charlottesville VA. Our list of Active MLS listings for sale is a direct feed from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR), and is up-dated automatically several times a day.
Homes for sale near Hollymead Elementary include those in the Hollymead subdivision, both Forest Lakes North and South, as well as nearby neighborhoods of Deerwood, and Montgomery Ridge.
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houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - Mortgage Insurance - 10/28/13 12:40 AM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
Mortgage Insurance

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Top 10 Real Estate Myths
1.  Due to the complexity and potential dangers associated with buying a home, it's vitally important to notify the local police department, as well as your attorney, every time you go out looking at properties without a Realtor present.
2. In Virginia, Mortgage Insurance is mandatory post closing.
3. Your Buyer Agent's fee is paid outside of closing with a personal check, since that agent is responsible to you and you the buyer wanted that representation - usually 10% of contract sales … (2 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - Closing Costs - 10/20/13 01:16 AM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
Closing Costs

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Top 10 Real Estate Myths
1.  Oftentimes, costs associated with closing go over estimations, but luckily, closing companys and attorneys take checks from a personal account when the amount is over $2599
2. In Virginia, insurance rates are significantly higher, due to perceived liability, of having a fire hydrant on one's property
3. Buyers should immediately buy Mortgage Insurance upon closing their transaction
4. Closing costs can be avoided by buying a home from a distressed buyer or even an REO (foreclosure)
5. Two (2) story homes … (0 comments)

houses in charlottesville: Top 10 Real Estate Myths - Using Trulia - 10/11/13 11:24 PM
Top 10 Real Estate Myths
Using Trulia

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Top 10 Real Estate Myths
1. The first properties on every 1st-time home buyer's list should be FSBO's and REO's!
2. 1st-time home buyers need to contact and hire an attorney prior to ever getting started in the home buying process.
3. Regardless of a 1st-time home buyer's circumstances, they're always best to steer towards a condo for their first home purchase.
4. If a 1st-time home buyer has any qualms or hesitation about buying in today's market, then by all means, they … (0 comments)

 
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