From the category archives:


Building Codes in Virginia

September 14, 2014

One of the main focuses of our own real estate business in Central Virginia is rural property.  That might mean farms … gentleman farms or working farms … and often it involves the acquisition of raw land for a variety of purposes.  A very common request comes from folks who’re looking for a great home […]

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Landowner’s Wood and Wildlife Conference

February 2, 2013

February 23, 2013 8:30AM to 4:00PM Daniel Technology Center Germanna Community College Culpeper, VA This all day conference is for all to learn about woods, wildlife and other natural resources to Bring Out the Best in Your Property. For more information and to register you can download this Brochure .

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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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Central Virginia’s Piedmont

August 27, 2011

 There are some pieces of terminology in our Central Virginia area that we take for granted, but which might be completely confusing to visitors who are unfamiliar with the geology of Virginia. For that reason, we’ve provided you with the map that we’ve taken from Wikipedia information.   Central Virginia itself spreads from the Blue Ridge Mt section to the west, […]

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Answers About a Unique Home

August 4, 2011

In the course of our work, we’ve shown property to clients who are interested in land lots in Schuyler  (about 35 minutes from Charlottesville) known as The Quarries.  It’s a very unique location, a rural wooded eco-development built around some previous soapstone quarries.   Occasionally we receive questions from our prospective buyers, about the purpose and reason for the unusual […]

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Bundoran Farms Development Gets Bank Support

July 13, 2011

Bundoran Farm is a development west of the city of Charlottesville VA.  The concept of Bundoran Farm has been to maintain and perpetuate its 2,000+ acres of approximately 100 lots…. as a preserved rural agrarian enclave.   The community is under various land use and conservation restrictions which were designed to maintain the rural feel, while allowing sustainable residential development […]

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What a Deal! Buy the land & get the house free!

April 14, 2011

I don’t like to use this blog to promote my own listings, but here I go. Bear with me! There are a few deals out there on residential listings, but rarely do you find a great buy on a farm. This farm has 91 acres and a like-new home on it and is offered at […]

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Charlottesville VA – Central Virginia Fire News

February 21, 2011

Charlottesville had plenty of warning before the high winds arrived last Saturday.  News and weather forecasts had anticipated the winds… and had even reported small grass fires the previous day as a result of the tinder-dry conditions.   You would think that people would listen.  But apparently the word didn’t get around or else it was ignored. As […]

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Charlottesville Real Estate Sales December 2010

January 8, 2011

The numbers regarding December home sales and land sales in central Virginia have finally been reported to our local MLS by our Realtors.   In a nutshell, December was a month of “clearance”.   The end of the month saw fewer homes on the market than at the beginning of the month.  This is a typical trend in […]

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Biscuit Run Development Update

October 29, 2010

It appears that the saga of Biscuit Run is far from completed.  Biscuit Run is the name of a 1200 acre parcel south of Charlottesville VA which was once slated to become a subdivision in one of the largest zoning approvals ever conducted in Charlottesville’s Albemarle County.  To oversimplify… after its 2007 approval, the approved project stalled in the economic […]

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