What is your home worth?

What is your home worth?

Determining a home’s value is key to a successful listing and sale.  Sellers who insist on over pricing their home will find that when it doesn’t compare favorably with others in the same price range buyers won’t make an offer.  Meanwhile, buyers looking at lower priced homes who may be good prospects won’t see it […]

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival

Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival

Classical music fans in Central Virginia love September. So do some of the finest classical musicians in the world. For fifteen years now, Charlottesville natives Timothy Summers and Raphael Bell have brought the two together for the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, two weeks’ worth of stimulating concerts of classical music for small ensembles. The eight […]

Saving for a down payment

Saving for a down payment

These days it is not unusual for lenders to require a down payment of as 20 percent on the purchase price of a home. This makes a lot of sense from the lender’s point of view for several reasons. First, buyers who can save that 20 percent show they handle their finances well. Second, with […]