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How to Craft a Great Offer on Your Next Home

How to Craft a Great Offer on Your Next Home

Every real estate transaction revolves around the contract, the agreement between the buyer and the seller for the purchase of a home. The contract happens when a buyer makes an offer and the two parties come to agreement on the terms. Not only does it state what the buyer is willing to pay for the […]

Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender

Here it is a new year and maybe this is the year for your new home. Whether you’re looking for your first mortgage or you’ve been down this road before, it’s crucial to review the ins and outs of the mortgage world. Here are some questions you need to ask to be sure you get […]

Nelson County: Country Cool

Nelson County: Country Cool

Between the James River to the southeast and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the north and west lies beautiful Nelson County. Do you love the great outdoors? Nelson’s Wintergreen Resort is a year-round sportsman’s paradise, with ski trails and snowboard parks, mountain bike and horseback trails, golf links and tennis courts. Nelson’s scenic length of […]

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First Night Virginia: A Family-Friendly Celebration

The last shall be first and the first shall be last once again this December 31, as Central Virginians wave goodbye to the old year and anticipate the new one at our 35th annual First Night Virginia. An afternoon and evening’s worth of music and magic, theater and dance, comedy and good cheer and a […]

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Selling in 2017?

If you are thinking about putting your home on the market in 2017, it’s not too soon to start preparing. Since you are probably aiming to get the best possible price with the least possible time on the market, here’s a primer of what you absolutely must do and what you should do if at […]

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Antiquing is Great in Central Virginia

Television shows like PBS’s Antiques Roadshow and America’s Lost Treasures on the National Geographic Channel reflect an enduring interest in antiques and the lure of discovering something “big.” Why is antiquing such a perennial activity? “Antiques are the ultimate in recycling, reusing and repurposing,” declares Annette Couch-Jareb, manager of A&W Collectables, a 60-dealer antique cooperative […]

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Have a Jolly, Thrifty Christmas

If you haven’t quite finished shopping for this year’s holidays and have three truly tough names on your list that you absolutely have to get something for, you may also be thinking THERE’S GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY. We’ve rounded up some imaginative ideas for you and created a simple checklist for next year. […]

Deck the Halls and Sell Your Home

Deck the Halls and Sell Your Home

The holidays are here and you just found the perfect job in another city, or you decided you’ve had it with winter and want to move somewhere warmer, or you visited an Open House and found the perfect new home but recognize any offer you make would have to be contingent on the sale of […]

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Make the Most of your Home for Holiday Entertaining

While some homes seem built for entertaining, many aren’t designed that way. Still, you can make the most of what you have starting right at the front door and carrying it throughout your house. Your home’s entry should be inviting whether you have a sidewalk, a porch, or simply the door from the hall of […]

Enjoy Charlottesville’s Popular, Walkable, Downtown Lifestyle

Enjoy Charlottesville’s Popular, Walkable, Downtown Lifestyle

Downtown Charlottesville offers jobs, restaurants, shopping and entertainment, a combination of features that bring a growing number of  homebuyers wanting to live in a community that is vibrant, urban and walkable. Of course the highlight of the downtown area is the lively pedestrian mall—one of the few of its kind still thriving after years of […]

Louisa’s Spring Creek is Close-in and Loaded with Amenities

Louisa’s Spring Creek is Close-in and Loaded with Amenities

The market is hot at Louisa County’s popular gated community, Spring Creek at Zion Crossroads, which draws buyers from across town, Northern Virginia, out of state and even overseas.  Residents and their guests can play golf at a course that regularly receives awards for being one of the best both nationally and in Virginia, and […]

Charlottesville’s Commercial Real Estate Market Rocks

Charlottesville’s Commercial Real Estate Market Rocks

The outlook for commercial real estate in the Charlottesville area remains strong according to local agents who cite declining vacancy rates and robust activity throughout the region. While demand is especially high in the downtown area, we are seeing growth in the commercial market all over town and in every sector from retail and office […]

Smart Preps for Holiday Guests

Smart Preps for Holiday Guests

Yes, we know you’ve only just put away the pumpkins and plastic bats, but we’re already hearing “Frosty the Snowman” in shops. The Big Holidays are on the horizon and it’s not too soon to be laying your plans. Are you having company this year? Will you be hosting people with disabilities? Are there children […]

The Virginia Film Festival: An Embarrassment of Riches

The Virginia Film Festival: An Embarrassment of Riches

Historic and heartwarming (Loving). Family-friendly and inspiring (The Eagle Huntress). Searching and shocking (The Promise), romantic (La La Land) and jaw dropping (Liv Ullmann, Werner Herzog and Shirley . .. that’s right, MacLaine)—if it boasts more than 125 films, and way too many admiring modifiers to choose from, it’s the 2016 Virginia Film Festival, screening […]

Enjoy Country Living for Less in Nearby Fluvanna County

Enjoy Country Living for Less in Nearby Fluvanna County

Buyers looking for a house with privacy to enjoy a laid-back country lifestyle for an affordable price should seriously consider contacting their agent about Fluvanna County. First-time homebuyers are welcome there as are growing families who want more space, horse owners looking for a farm, or active retirees wanting to be free of home maintenance. […]

Fall Foliage: Central Virginia’s Autumn Tapestry

Fall Foliage: Central Virginia’s Autumn Tapestry

It all comes down to chlorophyll, the green pigment in the leaves. Every autumn, as the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, two phenomena occur. One, as the production of chlorophyll slows and eventually comes to a halt, other pigments already present but obscured become visible: brilliant yellow and gold, and orange, crimson […]

Welcome, Baby!

Welcome, Baby!

A baby on the way? What could be more exciting!  You’ve got to get ready, so we’ve organized some ideas for you as you prepare. Many parents-to-be visit nursery shops and check out the endless cute ideas on the Internet. But do you really want pink or blue walls with pastel dancing giraffes around for […]

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Historic Homes: Central Virginia Treasures

The most historic place around is not on the market. A red brick neoclassical dream house constructed from 1769 to 1784, remodeled from 1796 through 1808, and today valued at “priceless and inestimable,” Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello is on the National Registry of Historic Places and on every history buff and architecture lover’s bucket list to […]