REW Writers



How to Prepare for Stormy Weather

How to Prepare for Stormy Weather

By Marilyn Pribus – Remember that old song, “Don’t it always seem to go, you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone?”  It’s that way with electricity, that invisible, but essential service in today’s home. Hurricanes in summer, ice storms in winter and heavy winds any time can interrupt service. Often lines are repaired […]

Another Exciting New Homes Market Predicted for 2018

Another Exciting New Homes Market Predicted for 2018

By Celeste M. Smucker – One of 2017’s biggest real estate stories was the emergence of a fast-growing new construction market, which continues to keep builders very busy, in many cases, well into this year.  Historically low interest rates and an upward trending stock market motivated buyers to jump into the market, seriously depleting inventories […]

Nelson County: Come Play and Stay

Nelson County: Come Play and Stay

By Ken Wilson – You can spend a day driving Route 151, the “Brew Ridge Trail,” sampling beer, wine, cider and whiskey. You can spend the night at a bed-and-breakfast and make it a weekend. You can ski down Eagles Swoop at Wintergreen, hike up Spy Rock in the George Washington National Forest, or wax […]

Luxurious and Eco-savvy Bathrooms

Luxurious and Eco-savvy Bathrooms

By Marilyn Pribus – Whether you are building a new home or remodeling your old one, REALTORS® agree that a luxurious master bath is a big plus. You get to enjoy it now and when it’s time to sell, and only the kitchen is more important. REALTOR® Todd McGee, Associate Broker with Nest Realty in […]

How Not to Break the Holiday Bank

How Not to Break the Holiday Bank

By Marilyn Pribus – If you’re one of us who hasn’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, here’s a budget and stress-saving checklist for next year. Tuck it in your purse or copy it on your smart […]

Country Lifestyle:  Loving Where You Live

Country Lifestyle:  Loving Where You Live

By Ken Wilson – “How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm (after they’ve seen Paree)?” some people still say, but they’re just showing their age. Cities have their charm (and suburbs have their convenience), but they’ve never been places to see the stars and they’re no longer where all the action is. If […]

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Dreaming Of A Green Christmas

By Marilyn Pribus – As a bonus gift to yourself, your community and your planet, why not make this year truly green? Here are some easy ways.  An Artificial Tree Or a Real One? The first artificial trees were constructed in Germany in the 1800s and employed green-tinted goose feathers. In 1930, a British business […]

Active Commercial Market Continues To Impress

Active Commercial Market Continues To Impress

By Celeste M. Smucker It’s a great time to be in the commercial real estate business. Local agents are excited about the year they are having and anticipate continued growth in 2018, a prediction consistent with findings in a recent report from the National Association of REALTORS® about the national commercial market. The report states […]

Hosting Overnighters For The Holidays

Hosting Overnighters For The Holidays

By Marilyn Pribus – “There’s no place like home for the holidays,” go the familiar song lyrics and if it’s going to be your home this year, it’s not too early to start prepping. Whatever the plans, remember that happy visits don’t just happen. You’ll be much more relaxed when you are well prepared. Eyeball […]

Virginia Film Festival 2017: Extraordinary Depth And Breadth

Virginia Film Festival 2017: Extraordinary Depth And Breadth

By Ken Wilson – Some go for the rising stars, highly anticipated new releases, and Academy Award contenders. Others relish the classics on the big screen, the probing documentaries, the 72-hour “highly-caffeinated” filmmaking competition, and the foreign films curated by the eagle-eyed team of Festival Director Jody Kielbasa and Programmer Wesley Harris. Digital or celluloid, […]

Vacation Year-Round at Lake Monticello

Vacation Year-Round at Lake Monticello

By Celeste M. Smucker– There’s a reason why Charlottesville is prominent on so many “Best Of” lists like 50 Best College Towns,  Top 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, Top 100 Best Places to Live and many more. Those of us who live here know it’s an all-round great place to call home.  So what to […]

Fluvanna County: Relax and Enjoy

Fluvanna County: Relax and Enjoy

By Celeste M. Smucker– Want to attend events in Charlottesville but still see the stars at night?  Maybe you love both  privacy and a laid-back country lifestyle but fear you’d have to go too far off the beaten path to find them.  The good news is, when you move to Fluvanna,  you can have all […]