Charlottesville, VA Real Estate News

By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
How to maximize the riding space of your Charlottesville horse farm. You are very lucky if you were able to purchase a Charlottesville horse farm with ideal riding space for your horses. But this is not always the case in all equestrian properties. Factors such as small land area, and building plan and construction can have huge effect on the riding space. Try these tips if you want to maximize the space of your horse farm.   If construction is still on it’s way, plan it well to expand the space There’s much you can do in order to expand the riding space of your property, especially if you are still on the planning stage. Layout your farm in a such a way that the house and barn are close to the perimeter. By doing so, you can have more open space in the middle for riding or obstacle set...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
How To Stage A Home To Sell and Make The Most Money Possible Not all real estate markets are experiencing home sales in a matter of days or even hours. Multiple contracts with escalation clauses are un-heard of in many areas. When these sellers list their home for sale there are still challenges to over come and obstacles to get around.  It's just like entering you home into a competition to see which one sells the fastest and for the most amount of money.  If you plan to win that competition I recommend you stage a home to sell!  Clear Out The Clutter                  4843 Helios Path Barboursville VA 22923 Today's buyer is seeking bright open space. Removing all of the clutter will give the feel of open, airy and roomy. Since your moving anyway why not start packing now. Pack up anyth...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  For most agents, Fall means that the real estate market slows a little.  So what do we do with a little extra time on our hands? We take advantage of it by having a party for our friends and colleagues. This year was no exception and we had a wonderful time. Betty, my wife, loves to cook up special dishes. I wish we had a photo of all the food as it really is quite amazing.  We also have a special guest bartender, who many of you know. Hey, you gotta have someone who knows something about wine! With live music in the background and a crisp Fall day, the event was a day to remember. I would like to personally thank everyone who helped with the event, our Solutions agents and most of all our over 60 guests.  We also want to wish everyone a wonderful rest of 2014 and a grand holiday seas...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top 5 benefits of living in Charlottesville golf communities. Living on a golf course is a dream for many people, especially golf enthusiasts. Charlottesville VA golf communities offer a relaxing atmosphere for those who are after quality luxury living. Here are some of the benefits of living on golf course communities near Charlottesville VA: Instant access to golf. The most obvious benefit of Living right in a Charlottesville golf community is the instant access to the golf course. You can walk or drive to the country club and enjoy a nice game of golf with neighbors and friends. Special memberships are also available for those who live within the golf community. Complete amenities and supplies for golfing. Aside from getting access to the golf course, the great thing about living on ...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Charlottesville Horse Farm (Part 1) Shopping for Charlottesville horse farms for sale is very different from shopping for traditional homes for sale. There is a lot of points to consider, not just the property and amenities. Here are a few important tips to consider when buying a Charlottesville VA horse farm for sale: 1. Begin with a wish list Make a list of all the features you want in your dream Charlottesville equestrian property. This will give you parameters to begin with for your horse farm shopping and narrow down your search. 2. Location Location affects everything, from access to land for trail riding, schools and proximity to the town. Tour the area around the Charlottesville horse farm first to get the bigger picture and get a feel of th...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Here at Solutions we get many questions from our Buyers about how to best prepare ahead of time for purchasing their dream house. Our local housing market has very low inventory right now, so, when a great listing comes on the market that is in the right location and is priced well, you can almost guarantee that you will have to compete with other Buyers for the home. At Solutions, we typically recommend that our Buyers get a pre-qualification letter ready in case they want to make an offer right away. But, to go one step further, with a pre-approved loan from a lender, you’ll give yourself a head-start in the race for a home you love. Pre-approval also comes in handy as a first-time homebuyer when you’re just dipping your toe into the market. What is a pre-approved loan? Every potentia...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
Charlottesville Historic Home For Sale 573 Stage Junction Rd Columbia VA 23038 Located in Fluvanna county just outside of Charlottesville VA.                         Charming Charlottesville historic home full of character built circa 1869. The land once owned by Thomas Jefferson. The home occupies the highest point providing 360 degree panoramic views. Sitting on 20 acres of rolling pastures with a tree farm & pond. A real work of art preserving the original integrity. 2 story post & peg constructed barn, one of the finest examples of its kind still in existence. A perfect property for any type of farming with 5 acres fenced. Horses, Livestock, Tree, bee keepers, wind farmers, Even a B&B! Anyone wishing to grow and raise their own crops or livestock!  This Charlottesville historic home...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
Barboursville VA Home For Sale - Albemale County Offering spectacular mountain views, a private 4 acre site and an easy commute to Charlottesville, UVA, NGIC and The Research Park. Enjoy the areas many wineries, shopping and dining venues.  4843 Helios Path, Barboursville, VA Get Directions Click Here     Description Photos Maps & Local Schools   $ Click for current price 4/5 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS (3 full, 1 half) 4901 Square Feet   Nothing spared in this elegant masterpiece. This Barboursville VA home is the builder’s personal residence. Constructed with the finest materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Designed with systems in place for maximum energy efficiency. Complementing the magnificent open floor design of this Barboursville VA home are brilliant hardwood and stone floors, so...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
Charlottesville End Unit Town Home - Price Reduced - Now Under 150K 1781 Webland View Charlottesville VA 22901. Now reduced to under $150,000. This Charlottesville end unit town home is conveniently located right off Hydraulic Rd. Just minutes to the city of Charlottesville, shopping and dining. This Charlottesville end unit town home is also located in the Greer elementary school district, Jouett middle and Albemarle high school.              Meticulously Maintained End Unit Town Home Stunning End Unit Condo Home Stunning end unit town home in a highly sought after location just minutes to Rt. 29 and the new Stonefield shopping center and IMAX theater! Immaculate and meticulously maintained best describes this owner occupied end unit town home just steps away from the commnity tot lot....
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Tips for feeding your horses in your Charlottesville horse farm this fall. As the weather gets colder this fall, owners of Charlottesville horse farms should make necessary adjustments to their horses’ feeding program to prepare for the winter. What are the changes you need to do? Here are some tips to help you prepare to adjust your feeding program for your horses for the colder temperatures. Water Horses usually decrease their water consumption as the temperatures get colder. Make sure that your horses have access to clean, fresh water, even when temperatures go below freezing. Make sure to check your water sources are not frozen. You may also want to consider providing your horses with warm water to encourage them to drink and/ or electrolytes to avoid dehydration. If you are adding ...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
  Stunning End Unit Condo Home   Stunning end unit town home in a highly sought after location just minutes to Rt. 29 and the new Stonefield shopping center and IMAX theater! Immaculate and meticulously maintained best describes this owner occupied end unit town home just steps away from the community tot lot. The main level provides an open floor design with plenty of natural light, a powder room and family room located right off the kitchen which is equipped with a breakfast bar, newer appliances, built-in microwave, a double sink and plenty of space for a table. Convenient entry through the French doors to the rear patio for outdoor cooking and entertaining. Three spacious bedrooms on the 2nd level all with very generous closet space and the master bedroom provides an attached full ...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Barboursville Homes for Sale Charlottesville Homes for Sale Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth?   Sherry Hayward Keller Williams Charlottesville 703-655-2223 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 524846   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 4843 Helios Path Barboursville, VA22923  Description Photos Maps & Local Schools                             View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Nothing spared in this elegant masterpiece. The builder’s personal residence constructed with the finest materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Designed with systems in place ...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
Albemarle County Homes - Baker Butler School District Search Albemarle county homes for sale in the Baker Butler school district. Access to Charlottesville MLS listings with interior photos, full property details, maps and school information. There are currently 49 homes for sale in the Baker Butler school district. Prices range from $725,000 to $145,000.      The number of active listings in Barboursville 22923 (Albemarle county) has increased by 1.8% from the previous month. The median list price for Albemarle county homes in 22923 is $316,990. The median number of days on the market is 130. 3.5% of these Albemarle county homes are distressed sales.  Interested in learning the value of Albemarle county homes? Get your house value free and online!     Your home value report will includ...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
How to prepare your Charlottesville horse farm for winter. Winter is a time when horse farm owners experience different hazards and accidents, particularly with their horses. Now is the best time to prepare your Charlottesville VA horse farm for winter before   severe weather conditions and frigid temperatures arrive. Your horses’ health and safety should be a priority, especially during winter. Proper planning and careful preparation will help ensure that your horses will be protected from the elements and have an adequate supply of food and water during winter. Here are some precautions you can take on your Charlottesville equestrian property to prepare it for winter: Provide dry shelter to protect your horses from the heavy snow and wind. Make sure that your horses have access to wat...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
Barboursville Luxury Home - Listed By Sherry Hayward. Barboursville Luxury home This custom built Barboursville luxury home is convenienly located in northern Albemarle county. Just off Burnley Station Rd a couple of miles to Route 29. Just minutes of a short drive to Charlottesville and all of the popular shopping and dining venues. Captivating Mountain Views Nothing spared in this elegant masterpiece. The builder’s personal residence constructed with the finest materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Designed with systems in place for maximum energy efficiency. Complementing the magnificent open floor design of this Barboursville luxury home are brilliant hardwood and stone floors, soaring ceilings and a wall of windows capturing all of the natural light and bringing the beauty of th...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
If you’re selling your home and have gotten an offer, you may be concerned about the Purchasers asking you to make costly repairs that potentially could cut into your profit Repair requests can be negotiated under most circumstances, but it’s important to recognize that a Seller’s ability tonegotiate depends on the contract proposed by the Purchasers. This is where your Solutions agent can help by carefully reading, understanding and pointing out the implications of that contract. “As Is” vs. a home inspection Standard real estate contracts vary by location, but all of them are completely negotiable. As a Seller, you should never sign a contract until you fully understand its obligations, particularly where it concerns your responsibility for repairs. The best contract for a Seller woul...
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By SHERRY HAYWARD, Charlottesville Homes and Farms
(KELLER WILLIAMS)
Charlottesville Homes For Sale  5056 Scottsville Rd Charlottesville VA 22902     Schedule a Showing/Request Info Charlottesville Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Short Sale Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Sherry Hayward Keller Williams Charlottesville 703-655-2223 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 524407   Licensed In:Virginia Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 5056 Scottsville Road Charlottesville, VA  Just Listed   Property VIDEO  Description Photos Maps & Local Schools           View the Property Details, More Photos, Map & Schoolinformation here at the updated Virtual Tour!   Beautifully updated ranch on a full basement...
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By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
Our area has very low unemployment so when job openings do occur, most employers have to outreach to other areas for new-hires.   This often means that would-be new-hires are coming to our area for job interviews several times and looking for suitable rental housing at the same time.  I don’t mind discussing renting options via e-mail or phone, however, actually showing rental property is entirely different from showing homes for rent. FIRST * the rental property, in a hot rental market, may well be rented by the time the prospect/new-hire will be moving;   SECOND * since I don’t take rental prospects in my car, my use as an area “tour guide” is nil so their “drive-time” toview a rental property is not worthwhile for learning about the area; and   THIRD * they have no “employer/income” ...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
How to care for the gates and fences of your Charlottesville horse farm for sale. One of the biggest investments you make for your Charlottesville equestrian property is its gates and fences. Your horse farm’s gates experience daily wear and tear from both horses and humans, causing them to age faster than normal and forcing you to spend money to repair or replace them. Here are some tips on how to care for your equestrian property’s gates and fences to keep them last longer and look fresh and attractive by the time you put up your Charlottesville horse farm for sale. Use quality materials. Using cheap materials or cheap construction will eventually cost you more in the long run with repairs or replacements than if you had spent a little more at the start with quality materials and inst...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Sell your Charlottesville horse farm fast with these 5 important tips. Thinking of putting your Charlottesville horse farm for sale? Here are some great tips that will help you sell your property fast: Good condition Deep clean your equestrian property to make it fresh-looking. Add fresh paint where it is needed, including the fences since they could be seen from the road and the driveway. Pay close attention to cleaning the barns, fences, and roofs. Make your Charlottesville VA horse farm look good and fresh from the outside as well as the inside. Declutter Declutter your farm, barn, and entire property both inside and out. Tack up fence boards that are loosened and make sure to keep your horse farm organized and free of unnecessary clutter and personal items. Maintenance Keeping your ...
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