Mail Order Plans: How to Choose

You want to build a new house.  It will be a family home, not a mansion, so you don’t need an architect.  It will look more or less traditional, and provide a sound investment in real estate.  You get a book of mail order plans from the public library or a building supply store, or […]

Local Real Estate Pros Serve as Partner Family Advocates for Habitat

Local Real Estate Pros Serve as Partner Family Advocates for Habitat

The Charlottesville area is fortunate to have many real estate professionals who selflessly give back to the community through volunteer work. One of many local non-profits that benefits from this generosity is Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat’s mission is “to create simple, decent, affordable housing in […]

A Common Money Dilemma: Payoff or Invest?

A Common Money Dilemma: Payoff or Invest?

Personal finance can be defined as all financial decisions and activities of an individual, including budgeting, insurance, savings, investing, and debt servicing among other things. It’s been said that money makes the world go round and yet personal finance is something many learn from their parents and friends, through word of mouth, or tidbits of […]