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New Developments

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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New Seniors Housing Option in Charlottesville

April 18, 2013

There’s going to be a greater number of  ‘maturing’ Seniors as the Boomers age.  And the Boomers are reknowned for refusing to act in a manner traditionally assigned to their age.  So it’s no surprise that active healthy Seniors are carefully selecting housing based on their unique status in life. Charlottesville now has an option called The […]

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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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Charlottesville has America’s #1 Most Beautiful Hospital

July 7, 2012

Let’s hear it for Charlottesville’s new Martha Jefferson Hospital complex.   Very often the world hears about the other Charlottesville hospital – – the University of Virginia hospital, a renowned teaching facility associated with UVa.  But Charlottesville has always had another fine hospital too … Martha Jefferson Hospital.   And MJH has  just been named the winner of a […]

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Biscuit Run Dispute Gets Messier

November 25, 2011

For those of you who are following the ongoing saga of the Biscuit Run development south of Charlottesville, we have some updates for you.   The story of how a proposed housing development became a proposed state park…. is long and complicated.   We’ve previously given you links for more details you can find HERE.   Taxpayer funding is at […]

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Neil’s Opinion of the Charlottesville By-Pass

October 4, 2011

Neil Williamson is a well-known Charlottesville observer/participant in the business and real estate-related issues of central Virginia.  He’s the president and executive director of the Free Enterprise Forum, a privately funded organization with a focus on local governments.  Neil has contributed enormous energy, research, and planning to a variety of entities… including our Charlottesville Area Association of […]

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Charlottesville Plans Mixed-Income Housing

August 30, 2011

There are 2 new plans for new mixed-income housing in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area.   The Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) intends to develop one plan which consists of 24 condominiums near the University of Virginia hospital in town.  That one has been named “SoHo” because it is “SOuth of the HOspital”.    25% of the units will be […]

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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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CFA Institute Expands Charlottesville Operations

June 18, 2011

Today we’ve learned that the Charlottesville training center for financial investors…. CFA Institute… is relocating its Charlottesville operations.  They have successfully obtained the Charlottesville structure of the former Martha Jefferson Hospital on Locust Street for their expansion. CFA Institute is a global company of investment professionals.  Currently their Charlottesville business is occupying 3 different locations around town in […]

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Charlottesville Groundbreaking at Hydraulic Rd. Shops

May 11, 2011

Apparently the construction of the mixed use development at the corner of Hydraulic Rd. and Rt. 29N seems finally about to begin.  Groundbreaking has begun on the project which was once known as Albemarle Place … and is now called The Shops at Stonefield.  It’s taken nearly 4 years to reach this point.  The land is approximately 65 acres in the heart […]

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