Charlottesville, VA Real Estate News

By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top Summer Activities for Kids Around Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VA Children playing under the sun among the many beautiful Charlottesville VA homes for sale means only one thing – summer vacation is in session. For most children, summer is the best season of all because this is the time of the year they get to take time off from school and just have fun. Summer is also the perfect season for different kinds of activities. This is the time of year when they get to learn about different things through activities they prefer more instead of simply learning in a classroom. This town has a lot of these activities to offer to the community. There’s always something exciting and interesting to do.Putt-Putt Place: Miniature GolfCharlottesville golf homes are very much popular in this pa...
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By Rob Alley, Invite Us In! We'll Bring Results!
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists)
FontanaCharlottesville VA WHY DO PEOPLE LIVE IN FONTANA?Fontana is located in Albemarle County in the Pantops area of Charlottesville.  The homes in  Fontana offer breathtaking mountain views and easy access to major shopping in Pantops and employment centers like Peter Jefferson Place, State Farm Insurance, and the Martha Jefferson Hospital. The Charlottesville Downtown Mall is a short drive away.  The Fontana neighborhood amenities include walking/running trails, a community pool, clubhouse, playground, tennis courts and a Montessori School in the front.Looking for a home in Fontana of Charlottesville in Albemarle County?Are you looking for a home for sale in Fontana?  Click that link to find all the currently available homes in the area of Charlottesville.Quick Youtube Introduction t...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top Places for Your Events Around Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VA Looking for a place near homes for sale in Charlottesville VA to host your next event? No need to look further because the city is proud of its wide selection of venues for different kinds of events. We have listed for you 3 of the top choices in the city. Find out about the unique histories behind these venues and various factors that contribute to their top placing. John Paul Jones ArenaThe University of Virginia is definitely at the top among the numerous institutions that Charlottesville is proud of. Aside from the quality education that the university upholds, it is a famous place because of its history as well as all of its facilities. One of these would be the John Paul Jones Arena. Paul Tudor Jones II is a 19...
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By Rob Alley, Invite Us In! We'll Bring Results!
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists)
FOUR SEASONS (ALBEMARLE)CHARLOTTESVILLE VAWHY DO PEOPLE LIVE IN FOUR SEASONS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE?Four Seasons of Charlottesville is a community located just off of Rio Road.  Four Seasons residents enjoy convenience to the ACAC water park, Route 29, and UVA. With 165 residential homes, Four Seasons is an established neighborhood with walking paths, ponds and creeks!  Four Seasons is close to all major shopping centers and minutes from the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Four Seasons also has a town home community a little farther down Four Seasons Drive.  Anything type of home you are looking for can be found in Four Seasons in Charlottesville VALooking for a home in Four Season of Charlottesville in Albemarle County?Are you looking for a home for sale in Four Seasons?  Click that link to find ...
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By Rob Alley, Invite Us In! We'll Bring Results!
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists)
Foreclosure Homes for Sale - On the Market!Charlottesville and Central VA ForeclosuresLooking for a foreclosure home in the Charlottsville, Albemarle, Crozet, Scottsville, Palmyra, Ruckersville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Nelson or Central Virginia area? Want to Flip homes in the area? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in Central Virginia for Free, with no ads or sign in required!Why Invest, Flip or Buy in Charlottesville?Charlottesville has a distinctive flavor not missed by those who visit central Virginia. Its residents welcome you into the town’s unique and eclectic mixture of the diverse and the familiar, and visitors quickly realize Charlottesville is a meeting place for the healthy, wealthy, and wise.Charlottesville’s unexplainable appeal lies in the natural be...
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By Rob Alley, Invite Us In! We'll Bring Results!
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists)
EDNAM, EDNAM FOREST & EDNAM VILLAGECHARLOTTESVILLE VAWHY DO PEOPLE LIVE IN EDNAM, EDNAM FOREST AND EDNAM VILLAGE?Ednam, Ednam Forest, and Ednam Village offer a nice variety of real estate options for anyone looking to be close to Downtown and UVA. Ednam condominiums offer a few options, including the Worthington Village and Chamberlain Village condos. Ednam Village features a combination of mostly brick attached and detached homes. Ednam Forest homes are larger and situated on large, wooded home sites. All three Ednam real estate options are situated next door to the prestigious Boar’s Head Inn and Spa, around the corner from Birdwood Golf Course, and across the street from Farmington Country Club.Looking for a home in Ednam, Ednam Forest or Ednam Village?Are you looking for a home for ...
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By Rob Alley, Invite Us In! We'll Bring Results!
(RE/MAX Realty Specialists)
Thinking About Selling A Home In Charlottesville?Find Out What Your Home Is Worth For Free!You should know exactly what your home is worth before making the important decision of selling your home in Central Virginia. Let us do a quick “Comparative Market Analysis” for you, with no obligation. Also known as a CMA, this analysis compares your home to others that are currently on the market and to those that have recently sold.  As top REALTORs® in Charlottesville, we determine the value of Charlottesville, Albemarle, Keswick, and Central Virginia area homes daily. Using the information you provide below, we can perform a quick market analysis, and give you a free estimate of what your home is worth in today’s market.  You will receive a custom evaluation for your home, including comparis...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VALike any other big decision in life, you would want to find solid reasons to choose homes for sale in Charlottesville VA. Locals can attest that Charlottesville VA is one of the best cities to live in. Frequent visitors would also have plenty of good things to tell you about Charlottesville. Read on to find the top reasons to choose this city as your next home.1.  Business and Career OpportunitiesCharlottesville is a city where business is continuously growing. The University of Virginia is the largest employer, leading to a stable economy. A number of high-tech businesses are found in the area, generating much of the revenue in the city. You can easily find career opportunities in a variety of fields such as medical services a...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top 4 Swimming Destinations Near Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VASummer near homes for sale in Charlottesville VA would never be complete without having a trip to the perfect swimming destination. Well known for its magnificent horse farms, wineries and golf homes, this town is also home to a number of amazing swimming areas. If you love swimming during the summer, you will definitely love these places found around Charlottesville.Chris Greene Lake ParkIf there's one lake locals in Charlottesville would recommend for a swimming destination, Chris Greene Lake would definitely be on top of the list. Chris Greene Lake Park is a 120-acre park that has 62 acres of water. Locals rave about the pleasant drive they always have on their way to Chris Greene. If you're not in the mood for a sw...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top Summer Staging Tips for Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VA Summer is a great season for homes for sale in Charlottesville VA. The increase in listings and buyers makes the real estate industry really busy during this season. Don’t let this discourage you if you want to be among the brave sellers hoping to sell their homes this summer. There are plenty of ways to capture the right audience. Your home is your stage and you have all the help you need right here.1. Enhance your “curb appeal”The first thing that buyers are going to see is the outside of your home. Make sure you get their attention right away. This is what they call “curb appeal.” You’d want to enhance the curb appeal of your home by making sure your driveway is smooth and clean. If needed, have your driveway repaired. ...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top 3 Events This 4th of July Around Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VADid you know that the writer of the Declaration of the Independence once lived around Charlottesville VA? This is one of the many reasons why celebrating the 4th of July in this town is a wonderful experience. The rich history surrounding the 4th of July in Charlottesville makes this town an even more eventful place during this time of the year. Here are just a few ideas to get you started with your holiday plans.Monticello Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization CeremonySince 1963, the Monticello hosts an annual Independence Day celebration along with one of the biggest oath taking ceremonies in the country. People from different parts of the world come together to attend their naturalization at one of the...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Great Summer Activities Around Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VASummer is slowly approaching and this season that brings activity and color around homes for sale in Charlottesville VA. This is the best time of the year to enjoy sports, especially for children since they are out of school. The lively town of Charlottesville is home to a number of sports activities that are loved and enjoyed not only by the children but by adults too. Summer also means a time for camp and children all over Charlottesville look forward to going to their camp of choice. Here are just a few of the numerous options to keep children busy this summer in Charlottesville:Soccer Organization Charlottesville AreaOtherwise known as SOCA, this organization provides children and adults the opportunity to learn more...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top 4 Wineries near Homes For Sale in Charlottesville VAWine tours are great options for enjoying a weekend near homes for sale in Charlottesville VA. There are various vineyards in the area that have attracted not only locals but visitors from different places. Each vineyard is different in terms of their facilities and the wines that you can enjoy. Here are some of the top places where you can spend a day of tasting and appreciating the art of winemaking:Blenheim VineyardsThis vineyard has a tasting room and a wine production facility located near Monticello Mountain. John Carter, once the Secretary of the Colony of Virginia and his son Edward worked together to build the first Blenheim House before 1799. Unfortunately, it was badly damaged due to a fire in the late 1800s. Finally, to...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Top Features You'll Find in Charlottesville VA Homes for SaleMany have been captivated by the beauty of Charlottesville VA homes for sale. It’s like love at first sight just by seeing the facade of these splendid country properties. In addition to that first impression you’ll have of these amazing homes, you’ll also find features that will make you understand why these homes are among the best.Mountain viewsWho wouldn't love to have the luxury of beautiful mountain views from the comfort of their homes? Properties for sale in Central Virginia are well known for having the best mountain views anybody will surely enjoy. Just imagine vast scenery of greens, trees and mountains paired with a cool breeze perfect for relaxing.Privacy and abundant spaceThese homes are also never short on space...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Museums to Visit this Spring near Homes for sale in Charlottesville VA   Any day is a good day to visit museums around homes for sale in Charlottesville VA. Spring is inviting everyone to enjoy the art scene with the upcoming exhibits at various local museums. Various organizations and artists have organized meaningful exhibits showcasing art with a purpose.     Art and Country For a limited time, locals and guests can visit the Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum and participate in reflecting about one’s “connection with land” through the Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia. John W. Kluge established the collection in 1997 and began it in 1988 after being inspired by the Dreamings exhibit in New York. The collection focuses on Australian Aboriginal Art, featuring 34 wo...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Spring Cleaning Ideas for Homes for Sale in Charlottesville VA Winter is gone and spring has arrived at homes for sale in Charlottesville VA. It's the perfect season to welcome new beginnings and one way to accomplish this is to have another round of spring cleaning. Some people are probably dreading this time of the year but finding the best way to approach the task just might change the way they see spring cleaning. There's always something you can learn and appreciate from getting that yearly spring cleaning done. Getting started It all starts with a solid purpose. Spring cleaning is not an easy task and this is why the rewards are great. There's nothing like the smell of a household fresh from unloading boxes and boxes of unnecessary and unused items. A house can grow even bigger wi...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
4 Great Reasons For Making Charlottesville VA Your New Home Charlottesville, Virginia is known not only for the lush and beautiful country scenery that bountifully surrounds the area but also for the many elements in the community that support the best of country style living. Anyone from those who seek a peaceful and serene place to grow their families to those who seek the thrill and glamour of equestrian living has something in store for them in this part of Central Virginia. Continue reading and you’ll discover the top reasons why you should consider buying one of the many beautiful country homes for sale in Charlottesville and experience the best of country style living in this community. It has everything you need Charlottesville is also a complete community that brings people clo...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
3 Things to Do Before Acquiring a Charlottesville Horse Farm Charlottesville is home to many accomplished equestrians and private horse enthusiasts. If you love the beautiful and lush countryside of Central Virginia and have a passion for taking care of horses, then getting a Charlottesville horse farm is perfect for you. Here are some things to consider before you buy: Inspect the House There are a many equestrian properties that are considered historic homes. They are as rich and beautiful as the country scenery that surrounds them, however, they may have a considerable amount of age. The good news is that a lot of them are well maintained and have even been updated by their owners. If you are not happy with the condition of the house, talk to your Realtor about it. Tell them your con...
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By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
I just received an e-mail from Richard Thompson - the HOA expert - announcing his new book * Trade HOA Stress for Success and I must say HALLELUJAH!       Available in paperback for less than $10 or for Kindle FREE for subscribers....this should be a MUST read for every HOA board member, new HOA owner AND for real estate agents who sell HOA units.   There are numerous books about how to be a landlord, rental property owner or even a property manager; however, there is virtually no resource material to prepare a new HOA board member for their VOLUNTEER job handling the unit owners' MONEY!   Every new board member elected at HOA annual meetings this spring needs to be provided a FREE copy at the HOA's expense...I'll bet this saves money in the long run!  
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By Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer
(Gibson Management Group, Ltd.)
My mother graduated from COLLEGE (actually Furman University) with a Home Economics degree so I WISH I had paid more attention to her cooking skills because she had WONDERFUL recipes written on 3x5 cards that have disappeared over the years.    So with my new kitchen, I have started in my quest to take cooking classes and have been pleasantly surprised to find that we have lots of local options.   Our local kitchen store * The Happy Cook * actually has classes as does our new Williams-Sonoma store.  We also have a local cooking school as well as cooking courses for culinary training at our local Piedmont Community College.   I am going to Richmond on Saturday to take a course at Sur La Table which will be exciting.  They actually have a classroom in the back of their store.   While I am...
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