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5 Things About Autumn Color

October 29, 2011

Autumn is so gorgeous around Charlottesville in central Virginia.   Our hillsides and mountains tip the colorful displays into eye-popping distractions.  Each year the colors are different … different timing, different intensity, different locations.   Here are 5  things we need to know about fall colors. 1. Despite the many theories about why leaves change color … temperature, […]

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Four Great Sandwich Shops around Charlottesville

July 22, 2011

Having been the “picky eater” all my life, I often hear when showing real estate around Charlottesville, how great it is that I introduce my clients to the best places in the area to eat. I guess, in a way, “picky” has its rewards! I thought I’d share with you, my top four quick sandwich […]

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5 Neighbors Who Can Hurt Your Home Sale

June 6, 2011

In the current economy, it’s really important for home Sellers to be able to maximize every advantage to entice buyers to their properties.  Sometimes many of the Seller’s efforts are inadvertently undermined by his neighbors.   We’re not talking about the kind of neighbors who are in legal trouble or who have strange personalities.  Instead we’re talking about smaller things that can make […]

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Charlottesville Celebrity Homebuyers – 5 Needs

May 17, 2011

There are particular rhythms and patterns to the needs that our buyer clients express to us.   Around Charlottesville, whether it’s somebody looking for land (size, fencing, view, woods, water etc.) …. or a residential prospect (bedrooms, historic, schools, granite/hardwood etc) … the buyer’s needs tend to fall into familiar patterns. But what about people who […]

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5 Bits of Real Estate Advice From an Expert

April 2, 2011

I guess it shouldn’t surprise us that everyone has some real estate advice during these times.   There’s usually some validity in most people’s suggestions.  But in this case we think you’ll enjoy the 5 pieces of advice that billionaire investor Warren Buffett has offered about real estate.  We agree with his premise that the timing […]

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Listening in Charlottesville – Basketball Thoughts

March 26, 2011

 Because it’s Final Four time for basketball fans,  below are 5 people’s thoughts about the game: 1.   When I went to Catholic high school in Philadelphia, we just had one coach for football and basketball.   He took all of us who turned out and had us run through a forest.   The ones who ran into the trees […]

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5 Museums Off The Beaten Path in Central Virginia

March 26, 2011

Not long ago a client shared a story about her middle-school-aged son’s enjoyment of “The Waltons” television series re-runs.  The son’s interest seemed a bit incongruous to both of us, but the mother explained that her son genuinely loved life experiences from that era.  And the way the subject came up… was because she intended to take him […]

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Nelson County Secrets….

November 15, 2010

When taking clients to lunch a few weeks ago after closing on their new farm in Nelson County, they remarked as we left the local Italian restaurant that places like that (Vito’s) are ones that they need to know about since they are moving into the area. That prompted this post. Secret 1. Nelson County […]

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5 Questions for Your Listing Agent

November 10, 2010

You already know that it’s important to hire a person who will put their skills, their heart and their efforts into selling your property at the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time.  However, often sellers are not sure exactly which questions to ask in order to make that decision of whom to […]

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5 Questions for Your Buyer Agent

November 10, 2010

In Virginia real estate, a Realtor in a transaction may represent the seller…. or represent the buyer… or represent both, or neither.  (It is known as ‘agency’).  Buyers have a right to choose the representation they desire.  The single biggest favor that prospective buyers can do for themselves, is to choose a compatible knowledgable agent who […]

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