Jim Duncan

Jim Duncan is a real estate agent in Central Virginia, and since 2005 has authored the longest running Charlottesville real estate blog, RealCentralVA. A partner and founder at Nest Realty, the local media consistently turns to him for real estate expertise and market analysis. Jim is married to one of the few remaining natives of Charlottesville (they do exist), is a father of two and in his spare time plays, coaches and watches soccer. Expect candid market analysis, discussion of trending topics in the real estate industry as well as current topics and conversations that matter to the Charlottesville/Albemarle housing market.

Do you Need to Sign a Buyer Broker Agreement Before Seeing a House?

Do you Need to Sign a Buyer Broker Agreement Before Seeing a House?

  Last year’s revision of the Virginia Agency Law brought some clear changes to the practice of single agent dual agency (one agent “representing” both parties in a transaction). What it also brought is some confusion about the actual home buying process and when buyer broker agreements need to be signed – and by whom. […]

Why walkability matters when you’re deciding where to live

Why walkability matters when you’re deciding where to live

1. You’ll lose weight: The average resident of a walkable neighborhood weighs 6 to 10 pounds less than someone who lives in a car-dependent neighborhood . 2. You’ll save money: Transportation is the second largest expense for American households, costing more than food, clothing, and health care. 3. You’ll connect with people: Studies show that […]