Charlottesville, VA Real Estate News

By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Remarkable close-in yet a very private 33 acre setting! The perfectly sited custom built home features a delightful great room with a Rumford brick fire place, tall light filled windows, wet bar and built-ins. The floor plan boasts a first floor master bedroom suite, formal dining room, kitchen with large breakfast room, first floor laundry, three bedrooms and two full baths upstairs, walk up attic with roughed-in plumbing, a terrace level with family room, brick fireplace, and entertainment center, a full kitchen and large flexible combination room. This beautiful property is further improved by a large screened porch, multiple out buildings and walking trails along almost 5,000 feet of beautiful Ivy Creek frontage. SOLD! 1455 Ingleside Dr Charlottesville, VA 22901 OverviewMapsPhotosFe...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
This Charlottesville horse farm is waiting for you. Tucked in a private setting in the rolling hills of Charlottesville is this small horse farm in Emerald Forest. Standing on a 5 acre lot, this property is well-planned and has everything that a horse farm could need.If you have been longing for a country escape and would like to raise horses, this Charlottesville horse farm for sale is what you have been looking for. The property comes with a 4 stall center aisle barn, a tack room, a large hay and equipment barn, a lighted ring, two pastures and paddocks.It also offers a beautiful one-level home featuring 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms walk-out terrace level, an oversized garage and an open plan layout.  Comfortable living and privacy are yours in this Charlottesville country home, priced a...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Fascinating Beginnings of Charlottesville VAThe enchanting City of Charlottesville had interesting beginnings. First, it got its name from the Princess Sophia Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England. After being founded in 1762, Charlottesville became an independent city in 1888.  The weather in Charlottesville allows you to enjoy the city all year long. Summers are sunny but not extremely hot. Located in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains, winters are usually mild. This is due to the covering that the mountains provide. Wait to be enchanted as beauty and color amaze you in fall. With the ideal weather and fascinating beginnings, Charlottesville is obviously destined for greatness. Fall in Love with Charlottesville VACharlottesville is such a beautiful place that two Americ...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Imagine waking up to the view of a sprawling green vista and having your next round of golf right outside your door. Amazing, right?  If you enjoy teeing on a regular basis, you should check out the homes for sale in Central Virginia. The premiere golf community­ in the area will perfectly suit your golf-centered lifestyle. Golf is a great recreational sport that people of all ages can enjoy. Living right next to your favorite course will allow you to pursue your passion to your heart’s content. Owning a residence in this kind of community comes with several wonderful benefits. Strong Community FeelGolf communities have a strong sense of community. There are lots of  fun events where you can get to know neighbors who are your age and love to golf as well. Larger golf communities even ha...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Tips for a Smooth House ClosingWhen it comes to finding your dream home, there are many steps along the way to a smooth closing. After you’ve identified your perfect house – negotiated the contract, applied and approved for a loan, inspected and agreed to repairs and/or credits – the last step is the most important: the closing.By knowing what to expect and doing some legwork, you can smoothly put your closing behind you. These steps will help guide you.Set a Closing DateAsk your title company/attorney and lender to set a closing date and time that meshes with the end of your lease or the sale of your existing home. Don’t want to skip work? Ask for an evening or weekend closing. Just remember, most courts close at 4 pm so anything not recorded before that time will be recorded at the be...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Luxurious Charlottesville townhome in Avinity, convenient to everything. Near downtown Charlottesville, I-64, new 5th Street Station shopping center with the long awaited Wegmans. Brick front 4BR townhome loaded with upgrades including an open floorplan, gourmet kitchen featuring white painted maple cabinets, a 6' center island, granite counters and tile backsplash, stainless appliances, oak floors, crown moulding, 3.5 bathrooms, a 1-car garage. The ground level offers a spacious fourth bedroom and full bath, or it could be a den or rec room. Great proximity to shopping, restaurants, and schools. Call me, Pam Dent, at (434) 960-0161 to schedule a showing. Overview Maps Photos $300,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom Interior: 2,256 sqft Lot:...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Prepare to be in awe when you see this stunning 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath Charlottesville VA home for sale in Ashcroft, nestled on almost an acre of lush land. Affordably priced at $565,000, this home features an open family room that is wired for sound and with a 55” TV mounted on top of a stone fireplace. It also has an impressive fully functional kitchen, an in-law apartment and a sunroom in the terrace level, a deck, a gorgeous screened pergola, and an expansive fenced backyard. This well maintained home has been freshly painted and is move in ready! Call me, Pam Dent, at (434) 960-0161 today! Overview Maps Photos Features $565,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms 1 Half Bathroom Lot: 0.92 acre(s) Year Built: 1986 MLS #: 554423 Location 2175 Anderson Ln Cha...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
 Charlottesville is a city centrally located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Central Virginia region. It is a place full of rich cultural, natural, and artistic history showcased in a selection of first-rate museums, galleries, wineries, shops, and parks dispersed throughout the area.    Golf Enthusiasts Consider Charlottesville VA the Perfect Place to Live Charlottesville boasts not only spectacular scenery but also championship courses designed by some of the industry's top architects. This creates a winning combination for golfers and tourists alike. Some of the most famous golf courses here are the Meadowcreek Golf Course located 1400 Pen Park Rd, Charlottesville, VA and the Meadowcreek Gardens and Disc Golf course in 2030 Morton Dr, Charlottesville, VA. ...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
Experts say that it is just as possible today to become wealthy in real estate as it ever was but you’ll need 3 things to get started; good credit, at least some cash and of course the right strategy. The big question is what are the proper strategies? Plenty of us have good credit and “some” cash but what’s the secret ingredient to becoming the next Donald Trump? Here’s the right way to “flip” your way to fame and fortune!Fixing up rundown homes and selling them for a profit is still one of the best ways to make it big in real estate but there are a few “catches”. First of all you will definitely need some cash to get started. Obtaining a mortgage for a fixer upper is more difficult than getting bank approval for a home that you intend to live in and be forewarned; you will be competin...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
Whether you are in the process of selling your home, or just considering it, it’s imperative that you know what attracts today’s homebuyers the most. You might be surprised to find out that what you thought was a great selling point may not be as popular as you had hoped.As one could guess, the most important feature that almost all homebuyers want is energy efficiency. 94% of home shoppers want appliances that are energy star rated, and an almost equal 91% want the entire home to also be rated efficient.  3rd and 4th on the energy saving wish list were energy star rated windows at 89% and ceiling fans at 88%. Considering the high cost of utilities today, it’s no surprise that home buyers consider saving money to be the first consideration when they have decided it’s time to invest in t...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
SOLD! 2890 Pleasant View Ln | Charlottesville Homes For Sale Luxury 3 home compound in Charlottesville VA with stable and pool located on almost 8 acre land. This wonderful home is only 10 minutes drive to the airport and 5 min to Charlottesville. Custom built contemporary main home with soaring open floor plan, 1st floor master, media room, custom kitchen and vanities. All three homes are equipped with stainless appliances, heart pine and oak floors, soapstone and marble. The stable features 3 stalls, heated tack room, equipment and hay storage. Own this lovely property in Charlottesville! Schedule a viewing now!   Call Pam Dent at 434-960-0161.   Overview Maps Photos Features $1,100,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms 2 Half Bathrooms Interior: 6,372 sqft...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Price Reduced! Townhouse for Sale in Avinity | 2146 Avinity Loop Charlottesville VA 22902   Luxurious townhome in Avinity, convenient to everything. Near downtown Charlottesville, I-64, new 5th Street Station shopping center with the long awaited Wegmans.  Brick front 4 bedroom townhome loaded with upgrades including an open floorplan, gourmet kitchen featuring white painted maple cabinets, a 6’ center island, granite counters and tile backsplash, stainless appliances, oak floors, crown moulding, 3.5 bathrooms, a 2-car garage.    The ground level offers a spacious fourth bedroom and full bath, or it could be a den or rec room. Great proximity to shopping, restaurants, and schools.   Call me, Pam Dent, at (434) 960-0161 and make this Charlottesville VA luxury townhouse yours today. Over...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Convenience and luxury are yours to enjoy in this townhouse for sale Charlottesville VA! Luxury, quality and convenience exudes in this lovely 4 bedroom brick front townhome in Avinity. From the stunning exterior and interior, down to its location, you can be sure to live the kind of easy lifestyle only you deserve when you live in this townhome nestled just South of Charlottesville. This well situated townhome is within easy reach of downtown Charlottesville, I-64, the University of Virginia and the new 5th Street Station shopping center. Seamlessly blending the conveniences of city living with the serenity of the countryside, Stanely Martin Homes who built this Avinity townhome is one of the most respected builders in the area. The interior exudes sophistication, warmth and elegance. ...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
 If you are longing for the thrill and excitement of golf course living, 48 Butterfield Ct is definitely the perfect home for you. This 3 story home for sale in Gordonsville VA has a lovely brick facade and features 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 half baths and a 1-car attached garage. The property has also been upgraded and enlarged upon construction and has lots of living space for you and your family to enjoy.  The property is located in Spring Creek, a gated golf community near Charlottesville that is known for its award-winning golf course. The amenities available to residents include a clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, and an opportunity to join the golf club. There is also a playground for children to enjoy outdoor fun.  One of the best features of 48 Butterfield Ct is th...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
 How to Stay Cool in Charlottesville During the SummerThe recent run of humid and hot summer days here in Charlottesville have made it necessary for everyone to think outside the box when it comes to ways to stay cool.Movie anyone?For some, it can mean a trip to the movies – with Paramount showing some classics – next Saturday, Aug. 20 it will be Strictly Ballroom at 7:30 pm – and Regal Stonefield and Violet Crown holding down the fort until we get a new theater – Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – at the 5th Street Station shopping center next summer.During the summer, local theaters offer free movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 am – see their websites for more details.Take a DipThe local swimming pools at Washington Park, Meade Park have been very busy while the indoor pools at Smith Aqua...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
While shopping around for that perfect place to call home, it's not uncommon for buyers to overthink or have doubts about a home, even if they love it.  They greatly want to picture themselves in a certain house and if they can't see themselves there at all, even if they love the house, they will start to spin circles and then by the time they decide, there's already another offer on the table.     As a buyer it's important to know what you want in a home and to have confidence that any house you buy will become a "home".  Whether you're a single couple buying their first home, a growing family or empty nesters, you will still go through life stages in the house, you'll make memories there without even realizing it and you'll eventually no be able to picture yourself living anywhere els...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
When buying or selling a home, there are processes beyond just the signing of a contract.  The appraisal of the property at stake plays a significant role in the closing of the property, in fact, it can be the making or breaking of a contract.    When a home is listed, it is up to the real estate agent to help the seller list the property at fair market value.  A real estate agent uses their tools to ensure the property is listed at a good and fair price, while an appraisal is what helps the bank and customer that's financing a home, ensure that they aren't taking a risk in financing more for the home than the home is actually worth.  A person could ask $500k for a home, but if it's only worth $300k after the appraisal, the bank will only finance up to the value of the property.  Of cou...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
When it comes to selling your home, you, as well as the agent that you work with want you get the best offer out there for your home.  It's nothing new for a buyer to strive for a good profit so they are inclined to ask the most for their home as possible.  When agreeing on the price to sell your home for though, think about the range of price that your potential buyers are looking for when it comes to home shopping.  If you have a house that you want to sell for at least $345,000, you may be inclined to want to list it for $351-$360,000 to allow for some negotiation room.  While that makes reasonable sense, those looking for a home to buy for $345,000 will probably search for homes that are listed in the $320,000-$350,000.  If you price your home at even $351,000, your home loses sight...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top 4 Reasons to Buy A Home in a Charlottesville Golf Community The majestic and irresistible beauty of homes for sale in Charlottesville VA will never fail to amaze you. Beyond the physical appeal of these homes, there are more reasons why many home buyers make sure to include this amazing historic town in their list when looking for their dream home.  Homes in golf communities are among the most popular choices in Charlottesville. These homes have the beauty and the amenities that can fit the definition of a “dream home.” To help you understand what these homes have to offer, here are four of the top reasons why you should buy a home in these communities. ConvenienceOwners of homes in Charlottesville golf communities  come home to a place where they can easily play the sport they love...
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By Valorie L. Easter, Valorie Easter & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Rea
(eXp Realty)
If you're considering putting your house on the market, you've probably contemplated the pros and cons of hiring a Real Estate Agent vs. going it alone and trying to sell the home yourself.   To save you some time, I can assure you that the pros outnumber any cons by a long shot.  There is a reason why so many sellers list their home with a real estate agent, and it's not because they want to give up 6% of the profits to selling their home.  It's because they want to sell their home wisely and to do so as quickly as possible.   1.  Selling a home takes knowledge of the housing market, which can change at the drop of a dime. Unless you have the time to do daily research on what's sold, what hasn't, for what amount and why, etc. You won't have the insight necessary that is crucial when it...
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