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Albemarle Co.

New Construction in Albemarle County

March 18, 2014

Depending on how you want to crunch the numbers, new construction makes up anywhere from 10 to 15% of the Charlottesville real estate market when looking at the number of listings sold through the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors. Of course, custom builds generally are not included in these numbers.  There are several new developments in […]

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County Real Estate Taxes in Central VA

December 1, 2013

Each local county or municipality in Virginia sets its own real estate property tax rates.  The rates are measured as “cents per 100 dollars” of assessed value.  The City of Charlottesville sets its own rates, independent of its surrounding Albemarle County.  The county supervisors or commissioners can decide to change the tax rates by a […]

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Update on Old Trail in Crozet VA

March 17, 2013

We always knew that the Old Trail Village, approximately 10 miles west of Charlottesville, would expand someday…  and it looks like that ‘someday’ is soon.  The vicinity west of Charlottesville towards the town of Crozet was always planned as a “growth corridor” by local planners.  Residents met recently to learn about plans for new townhomes and […]

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Southern Living Showcase Home in Charlottesville

March 12, 2013

We love all of the signs and indicators that builders of new homes are back in demand.  So of course we welcomed the recent announcement that Summit Homes builders have been selected by the Southern Living Custom Builder program to represent us with a Southern Living Showcase Home. Each year Southern Living selects only 100 […]

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Help Plan Albemarle County

June 29, 2012

If you’ve ever wanted to have your thoughts known about the planning process for Albemarle County, here’s your chance to participate and it only takes a few minutes.  You can go to THIS LINK to rank your priorities for categories that might need attention – – ranging from economic development, land use, transportation, and environmental […]

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Wintergreen Resort is a Piece of his Puzzle

June 18, 2012

Recently Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County has weathered a couple of economic blows.  As a ski resort with two of the warmest winters on record, they’ve struggled to generate income during the winter months.  And as a full-scale community dependent upon a second-home clientele, they’ve also taken the brunt of the housing economic crunch.   Recently it […]

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50 Largest Employers – Albemarle County VA

February 20, 2012

It seems only logical that the 2nd article in our series about 50 Largest Employers in Virginia … features Albemarle County, home of Charlottesville City, the University of Virginia, medical centers and government facilities.    Albemarle County is a hub for employers.    And below are the 50 LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY: 1. University of Virginia / Blue Ridge […]

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Albemarle County VA Real Estate Statistics

September 15, 2011

The City of Charlottesville is in the center of Albemarle County and also in the center of Virginia (map at bottom). With UVa and the medical centers, government facilities, art and school choices, property prices tend to be a bit higher as you get closer to Charlottesville.  In Albemarle County you can also expect a […]

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