Jessie Knadler



Two Albemarle natives find each other the long way

Two Albemarle natives find each other the long way

More evidence that online dating indeed works: Marylyle McCue, 33, met Jordan Reiter, 32, on OkCupid, a free dating site. This was back in the summer of 2005. The site rated them 80 percent compatible so they felt fairly confident sparks might fly—after all, they grew up 10 miles apart and attended the same high […]

September 2009: Get Real

September 2009: Get Real

Sign of the times In today’s buyer’s market, it’s not uncommon for some sellers to be saddled with two monthly mortgage payments—one on the house they live in, and one on the house they’re trying to unload…a predicament few people can afford for long. For these sellers, listing the latter as a rent-to-own is an […]

August 2009: Get Real

August 2009: Get Real

The biggest real estate kerfuffle of the summer—lowball appraisals.   Many Charlottesville homeowners have had to shelve or cancel plans to refinance or sell their homes due to appraisals coming in much lower—sometimes as much as 12 to 15 percent—than expected. Why is this happening? Two reasons, explains Bill Hamrick, vice president and branch manager […]

Against lost odds

Against lost odds

If one were a cynic, one could say that the romance between Leslie Brady and Nate Kenser didn’t have the most auspicious of beginnings. But like all great love affairs, theirs evolved dramatically over time. Exhibit A of their bumpy start: The couple met in 2003 while on-shift at Chili’s, the chain Mexican restaurant perhaps […]