by staff on October 28, 2014

fall- small sizeAutumn is a beautiful time of year, especially in Virginia. The weather cools down, the air is crisp, the leaves start to change color and there is a lot to keep everyone busy. Below are some top reasons of why Charlottesville and autumn go so well together…

The fall foliage… Skyline drive is one of the best places to see the fall foliage.  You will find great overlooks, places for picnic lunches and even trails that you can hike on.

The wine tours… Take a tour of a local winery and taste the local wines. Most wineries offer taste testing and events all throughout the fall.

Ghost tours…Fascinated by ghosts and haunted houses? Charlottesville offers a ghost and murder walking tour. Outside Charlottesville, you can even spend the night at a bed and breakfast reported for its ‘haunted’ guest rooms.

Apple and Pumpkin picking…Carter’s Mountain is famous for its delicious apples and spectacular views. Plan a trip to pick some apples and a few pumpkins. They even offer hayrides on certain days.

UVA Football Games… Fall and football just seem to go together. So catch a UVA game, and you will be sure to have a great time.

 Don’t let one of the favorite seasons pass you by, before you can experience everything it has to offer!


The Charlottesville Real Estate Market Report for the third quarter of 2014 can be found here.

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Nelson County VirginiaWhile the gas pipeline proposed for north and east of Charlottesville has been suspended, the one south of Charlottesville passing through Nelson and Buckingham Counties is still alive. The Friends of Nelson have put together a very informative site with lots of maps and updates concerning the pipeline. Click here if you want to go straight to the maps for Nelson. Here is the Buckingham Map.

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Virginia Real Estate Taxes

by Gayle on October 9, 2014

If you are living in the northeast and it has not crossed your mind yet, you might want to move to Virginia to save on your real estate taxes! Here is a chart that shows how all 50 states rank in regards to real estate taxes and property values.

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Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival

October 7, 2014

Rebec Vineyards Amherst, VA October 11th and 12th, 2014 10AM to 5PM This is one festival you don’t want to miss! Ten wineries, five stages with musicians, chefs, magicians and even a petting zoo! Not to mention the specialty vendors and foods plus artists and craftors. For more information and advanced tickets, please visit Rebec […]

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Avoid Car-Deer Collisions

October 3, 2014

There you are, rumbling along the highway, lost in thoughts…. when… BAM.  Your whole life can change.  Yes, we’re talking about the suicidal deer that’s been waiting for you to come along. It’s not something to be taken lightly though.  Deer/car collisions claim many lives and cause injuries to humans and the deer.  Not to mention […]

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Luxury Homes Days On Market Trend

September 30, 2014

According to,  sales of high-end and luxury homes nationally have improved from a year ago.  Their measurement began with a consideration of days on the market time for all price points at an average of just 82 days on the market.  Naturally, higher priced homes take a bit longer to sell because the pool of potential buyers dwindles […]

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State of Virginia Income Tax Rates

September 29, 2014

Newcomers often ask us what they will need to pay for their State of Virginia portion of their income taxes.  As with many states, it’s not as simple as saying ‘you’ll pay “x”.   Virginia has a formula to determine the taxation rate for various incomes and you can see the State of Virginia Tax Rate Table HERE to calculate […]

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Keswick Hall Golf Course Layout

September 27, 2014

For more than a year we’ve been waiting eagerly for the golf course at gorgeous Keswick Hall to reopen.  It’s been undergoing an extensive renovation under the guidance of Pete Dye, who’s among the elite with the likes of Robert Trent Jones in the World Golf Hall of Fame… honored for world famous architectural golf course design.  […]

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Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival

September 25, 2014

September 27, 2014 11AM to 5PM Lee Park in Downtown Charlottesville This is the 18th annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival. This festival is one of the oldest and most well established of its kind and attracts up to 6,000 attendees each year. You will find cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, speakers, music, vendors and can’t forget the […]

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