March 2009: Eyecatchers

You’ll be comin’ o’er the mountain


Location: Waynesboro
Price: $154,900
MLS #: 461036

And this is what makes Waynesboro great, my friends: A four-bedroom house, dripping with character, will cost you under $160K. We’re not saying you won’t want to take out the wallpaper borders—you will—but the double porches are sweet, there’s an outdoor pavilion and a footbridge over a creek, and the electrical has been updated (good news, since it was built in ’33).


City tradeoff


Location: McIntire Road, Charlottesville
Price: $225,000
MLS #: 451624

What’s the tradeoff? Well, you’re super close to Downtown, but you’re on a busy street. Built in 1949, this place might need some updates. Still, it’s already pretty cute, with a fireplace, a friendly facade, and a big backyard. It’s said to be priced below assessment, so you’ll have bucks left for lattés—which are, mind you, in walking distance.


Farm lite


Location: Old Lynchburg Road, Albemarle
Price: $320,000
MLS #: 452708

If you’ve got a couple horses and you want to see stars at night, but you can’t stomach a long commute, you couldn’t do much better than this. The land: a bit under five acres, including a creek. The buildings: a 1988 cedar-sided house with three bedrooms, plus a bunch of outbuildings. The back deck’s a big plus.