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Virginia Wine: Right Century, Right Season

Virginia Wine: Right Century, Right Season

What the Founding Fathers foundered at, 21st century Virginians are perfecting. Thomas Jefferson tried for 36 years to grow grapes suitable for winemaking. George Washington kept at it for 11. Virginia had the “soil, aspect, and climate of the best wine countries,” Jefferson contended. “We could, in the United States, make as great a variety […]

Horse Properties: You don’t even need a horse

Horse Properties: You don’t even need a horse

This spring’s Foxfield Races are slated for Saturday, April 26th, continuing an outstanding tradition that has been highly popular in Charlottesville for more than 30 years. The beautiful and challenging Foxfield course attracts Thoroughbred owners, trainers, and jockeys from several states to a full day of racing near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Foxfield Races […]

Greene County Public Schools

Greene County Public Schools

We are pleased and honored that parents consider Greene County Public Schools as an educational option for their students.  We are proud of our entire school community and the high quality services, staff, and educational experience that we provide.  Not only are our facilities, programs, and staff top notch, but the Greene County community is […]

Real Estate News – Week of April 24

Real Estate News – Week of April 24

Real Estate News Jodi Mills Joins Roy Wheeler Jodi Dean Mills has joined Roy Wheeler Realty Company. She brings over 20 years of experience in Sales, Management, Marketing and Training to Roy Wheeler Realty, 17 of these exclusively in Real Estate. She has extensive experience working with first time homebuyers, relocation buyers, move-up buyers, and […]

Making Memories in the Garden: Historic Garden Week 2014

Making Memories in the Garden: Historic Garden Week 2014

Oh to be in Charlottesville, now that spring is here – and now that it’s Historic Garden Week! We might not realize it as we tour elaborate gardens of grand estates in all their April glory, but we have generations of garden club members to thank for their preservation. “I’d always tended to think of […]

Home Buying for First Time Buyers

Home Buying for First Time Buyers

When anticipating the purchase of their first home, buyers may feel a bit apprehensive and overwhelmed as they balance the excitement of finally making this commitment with the risks and benefits of such a major undertaking. However, while it is a major decision, buying a home doesn’t need to be a scary experience, but rather […]

Give Your Home An Energy Makeover

Give Your Home An Energy Makeover

Spring has finally sprung in central Virginia, and we’re excited to move on after the last few snowy months. But, a prolonged school year isn’t our only headache from our the winter-that-wouldn’t-quit. Many folks will be dealing with the hangover of high energy bills for months to come, which makes this the perfect time to […]

Real Estate News – Week of April 10

Real Estate News – Week of April 10

What’s Happening Around Town? EarthCraft Virginia Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards Regional leaders in the advancement of sustainable design and construction were honored on Tuesday as winners of EarthCraft Virginia’s Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards. Winners were announced at the organization’s 5th annual awards ceremony on April 1st at The SunTrust Building […]

Buy a Waterfront Property for a Year Round Vacation

Buy a Waterfront Property for a Year Round Vacation

Buy a Waterfront Property for a Year Round Vacation What draws us to the water?  For some it is a reminder of childhood when they lived near a lake or enjoyed vacationing at the beach.  For others it is a source of fun, whether that means boating, water skiing, swimming or just relaxing on a […]

BRHBA’S Home and Garden Festival

BRHBA’S Home and Garden Festival

The Blue Ridge Home Builders Association’s (BRHBA) 41st Home & Garden Festival, April 4-6, makes the Main Street Arena on the Downtown Mall the place to dream and plan and plot, to chat with local home and garden professionals, pick up a few ideas, and figure out how to make them happen. With 80 booths […]

Fluvanna County Public Schools

Fluvanna County Public Schools

Fluvanna County Public Schools The Fluvanna County Public School system is comprised of five schools: Carysbrook Elementary, West Central Primary, Central Elementary, Fluvanna Middle School, and Fluvanna County High School. All of Fluvanna’s schools are fully accredited. Fluvanna County Public Schools will: • Provide a quality education to all students. • Build a culture that […]

Real Estate News – Week of March 27

Real Estate News – Week of March 27

Real Estate Related News Tommy Brannock joins Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates is thrilled to welcome Tommy Brannock. A Charlottesville native and UVA grad, Tommy is well known in our community for his years of success in real estate sales as well as for his commitment to giving back to […]

Virginia Festival of the Book: Celebrating Twenty Years

Virginia Festival of the Book: Celebrating Twenty Years

How many books do you read each year? How many do you first hear about at the Virginia Festival of the Book? A five-day celebration designed to honor book culture and promote reading and literacy, the festival has enchanted readers, encouraged writers, and made Charlottesville a book lover’s paradise every March since 1994. This year’s […]

An Open-and-Shut Case for Going Green

An Open-and-Shut Case for Going Green

Going “green” is a good strategy for homeowners to save energy and money at the same time. When you look around any home, you’ll see that doors and windows have a big potential to be energy drains—letting in cold air in winter and hot air in the summer. While even Energy Star windows and doors […]

CAAR Celebrates 2013 Professional Honor Society Class

CAAR Celebrates 2013 Professional Honor Society Class

Forty-seven Local REALTORS® Recognized for Excellence Congratulations to 47 REALTORS® of Greater Charlottesville for being recognized in the 2013 CAAR Professional Honor Society class. The distinguished group of professionals is committed to raising the bar for the industry and being a role model in the local community. CAAR members earn points throughout the year in […]

Real Estate News – Week of March 13

Real Estate News – Week of March 13

Real Estate News & Views CARR Member Ginger Slavic Honored with Good Neighbor Award  Better Homes & Garden/REIII REALTOR® Recognized for Volunteer Work for Ronald McDonald House The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR), the voice of real estate in the Central Virginia region, has announced Ginger Slavic as a Good Neighbor Award recipient. This […]

The Farms and Estates Market Expected to Prosper in 2014

The Farms and Estates Market Expected to Prosper in 2014

From the time of the earliest colonists, farms and estates have played a pivotal role in Virginia’s history and economy. The first settlers cultivated food crops to feed their families and early on adopted tobacco as a major cash crop, which continued to grow in importance until well into the 19th century. It was Virginia […]

Is Now the Time to Invest in a Second Home or Rental Property?

Is Now the Time to Invest in a Second Home or Rental Property?

Whether it’s buying a college-town condo for a son or daughter in school, a vacation home, or a property for eventual retirement, investors are putting their money into Central Virginia property. And the market for real estate investment properties is definitely bullish. Much of the attraction is in the “livability” of our area, which is […]

Real Estate News & Views – Week of March 6

Real Estate News & Views – Week of March 6

News & Views Piedmont Housing Alliance Has Low Cost Mortgage Funds For First Time Homebuyers Low and moderate-income first-time homebuyers in the greater Charlottesville area have a new opportunity to access low-cost mortgage funds between now and June 30, 2014. Local affordable housing provider Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) received an allocation of $2.7 million in […]

Albemarle’s Flexible New Zoning Code More Business Friendly

Albemarle’s Flexible New Zoning Code More Business Friendly

Albemarle’s Flexible New Zoning Code More Business Friendly Like most municipalities, Albemarle County has zoning regulations in place to protect property values, promote public health and safety, and support both residential quality of life and business success. A big part of this is keeping industrial uses separate from residential so that the latter are spared […]

Charlottesville City Schools: Marked by Excellence, Innovation, and Community

Charlottesville City Schools: Marked by Excellence, Innovation, and Community

Charlottesville City Schools: Marked by Excellence, Innovation, and Community The City of Charlottesville highly values education, shown in its strong Charlottesville City Schools. With an enrollment of 4022, the division offers six neighborhood elementary schools (preschool-4); one upper elementary school (grades 5-6); one middle school (grades 7-8) and one high school. The schools are marked […]

Real Estate News – Week of Feb. 27

Real Estate News – Week of Feb. 27

News & Views Real Estate Related News Real Estate III Commercial Properties Inc Announces New Residential Division, CarderHoward, LLC. Bill Howard, President and Owner of Real Estate III Commercial Properties Inc, announces the new Residential Division of CarderHoward, LLC. Glenda Howard and Carol Carder, both lifelong residents of Charlottesville, bring a wealth of information and […]

Why You Need a Good Home Inspector

Why You Need a Good Home Inspector

If you’ve ever bought a house, you know how important it is to obtain a good inspection prior to closing. Even the smallest home is a complex structure with many parts that must work together to assure your comfort and safety, and most buyers have limited knowledge of how these systems operate.  For that reason, […]