Earlysville, VA Real Estate News

By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
The market is coming in nicely in the Earlysville area.  We're seeing some very attractive listings coming available, and the homes which are priced aggressively are receiving offers quickly.  You can see from the attached list, which represents current pending listings in Earlysville, that five of the seven listing were under contract in less than 60 days.  That's very good news for residents of Earlysville overall.  It is absolutely imperative that Sellers understand that correct pricing means everything. There are currently 51 homes available for sale in the Earlysville area, with prices beginning as low as $159,900 and including several properties priced well over $1 M.  One of the available properties is a short sale and one is a foreclosure. To view all Homes currently available f...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
  I had the boys at the Earlysville Animal Hospital day before yesterday and saw the signs for Chesnut Grove Baptist Church's annual Easter Egg Hunt.  They hold at the beloved Union Church, originally an interdemoninational church built in 1833 on land given by the village's namesake, John Early. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 1:30, is open to all, and, as the sign says... Bring 6 eggs!                        
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
Most Earlysville visitors learn rather quickly that the 17th century Michie Tavern, which stands nearby Jefferson’s Monticello, was originally constructed along Buck Mountain Road between Free Union and Earlysville.  There is a marker along the road, though it does not appear to me to be an official marker and I am not convinced that it marks the actual spot.  However, I believe that the plaque is located in an area approximating the original location of the tavern. A Mr. and Mrs. Henderson moved and reconstructed Michie Tavern to its current home near Monticello in 1927.  Unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful in locating any photos of the tavern before its relocation.  There does exist a 1928 photo in the Holsinger collection at the Small Special Collections Library at the University...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
We are delighted to see the opening of the new E-ville Grill at the central Earlysville shopping area.   The fare is typically American Grill, with hamburgers and hot dogs and BLTs, absolutely perfect for an afternoon break from chores or an affordable night out in a comfortable neighborhood spot.  A little bird tells us that ownership of the grill is also involved with Chandlers Bakery, a Charlottesville favorite.  Welcome to Earlysville, E-ville Grill!        
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
My husband, Stephen, and I built our home in Earlysville in the Spring of 1990.  At that time, I was working with a local builder, helping him find land on which to construct speculative homes for sale.  One day, the builder and I walked some land along Bleak House Road, and one of the lots happened to be situated on a bluff, with seasonal views of the reservoir.  The land was very affordable, and since Stephen and I had been talking about moving to a new home, one that was larger than the townhouse which was our starter home, this opportunity was a dream come true.  That was over twenty years ago.  I am still in the real estate business, and I am finally writing this blog which talks about Earlysville, it's history and it's present day. EARLYSVILLE...  If you Google "Earlysville", you'...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
Last night, Town Hall meeting with Ann Mallek and Albemarle's Commonwealth's Attorney & new Police Chief Last evening in Earlysville, I attended the 2011 Spring Town Hall Meeting sponsored by Albemarle Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Ann Mallek of the White Hall Magisterial District.  She brought with her Albemarle County's new Chief of Police, Steve Sellers, and Albemarle Commonwealth's Attorney, Denise Lunsford. Personally, I am a strong supporter of Ann Mallek.  She is incredibly smart; her knowledge and understanding of seemingly every issue, well, frankly, it takes my breath away.  I can't imagine that there would be anyone more capable and more committed to our community than Ann.  Guess that makes it clear who I'll be voting for! Though there were general Albemarle/Earlysville qu...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
Stephen and I were running in separate directions yesterday, but we were able to come together at the end of the day for a walk.  What a remarkably beautiful day.  Tha fields at the Garrison's Farm were full of Robins ...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
  We had a glorious walk with the boys yesterday afternoon (Sunday).  60+ degrees, gorgeous clear blue sky, slight breeze... ahhhh, end of February?  We definitely must have done something right for Mother Nature to have blessed us with yesterday.   Our walk always includes two rambunctious Dals.       It also includes a couple of very wonderful barns. This is the barn at Fairgrove, and, unfortunately, it's time is short for this world.  It's in terrible shape and really not at all safe, so the people who purchased the lot to build a home will surely remove the barn one day.  We'll enjoy it as long as we can. The next barn is the barn at Bleak House, the home for which our road was named.  The people who own Bleak House use it as a barn, though it also served some function for their da...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
We walk many mornings, mostly leaving the house between 5:30 and 6:00. It was glorious this morning, 40 degrees, no wind, full moon waning on the way out. We walk 2 or 3 miles, depending on the morning and how early we get going.  This morning we were up, stretched and out of the door early enough to do the 3-miler.  I'm determined to shed the extra-20 this year, so I've added 5 pound ankle weights. This is the sunrise we often see at the 1.5 mile mark.     
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
A couple of interesting Earlysville listings crossed my radar this week... I showed this home over three years ago; it was over-priced, and the seller was completely unrealistic.  It never should have gone to foreclosure, but it's a great opportunity for someone now.  Call me to see it, (434) 981-0871. MLS#: 485324 ListPrice: $289,900 Addr: 490 WILLWOOD DR SqFtF/U: 2,870/304 EARLYSVILLE, VA 22936 SFSrc: TAXA VSH#: BedRms: 4 Area: 01 Albemarle BathsF/H: 3/0 Subdiv: FAIRGROVE Acres: 2.21 PropNm: YrBlt: 1977 Design: Ranch Style: 1 Story GarPrk: Attchd, DrOpnr, Elec, FcsFrnt, Wndws DivRghts: Tax/Yr: $2,377/2011 New?: Deed Bk: 2429 Page#: 662 Historic: Parcel ID: 03000-00-00-026H0 Basemnt: Y ElemSch: BroadusWood Middle: Jouett High: Albemarle OthrSch: Legal: TAX MAP 30 PARCEL 26H LOT-8 PHASE...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions presents Earlysville $209,500 1095 EARLYSVILLE FOREST DR, CHARLOTTESVILLE $549,900 5286 MARKWOOD RD, EARLYSVILLE   $995,000 3005 EARLYSVILLE RD, EARLYSVILLE   Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2011 Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for  sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Any use of search facilities of data on this site other than by a consumer interested in the purchase of real estate, is prohibited. Information last updated February 18th, 2011 . All rights reserved. Cr...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
Now residents and vistors can find out what's happening in Earlysville by visiting EarlysvilleHOMES.com and EarlysvilleTALK.com. At EarlysvilleHOMES.com, residents and prospective residents can learn about the area schools, neighborhoods, and search for homes in the area.  It's partner site, EarlysvilleTALK.com, is our blog and keeps current of events as they happen in Earlysville, as well as providing readers with stories about the history of Earlysville, information about the Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company, and keeping up with the valuable services provided by EARL, our community watchdog group.   Upcoming events in Earlysville EARL MEETING, Tuesday, February 22, 7 pm at Broadus Wood Elementary School; DETAILS TOWN HALL MEETING, with Board od Supervisor's Representative for the W...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
Earlysville Heights was one of the first developed neighborhoods in Earlysville.  It is located just beyond the village grocery store area, on the right.  Over 50 homes were constructed between 1968 and the mid-70s.   I remember previewing homes in Earlysville Heights in the early years of my business, and they were often a tough sell, because the homes were just reaching that age that they needed updating.  Today, many of the homes have enjoyed updating, particularly of the major systems, kitchen and baths.  Still, the prices have remained low.   The homesites are generally just shy of an acre; the utilities are private well and septic systems.  The lots are beautiful, with fully-mature landscaping.  I remember so well helping a client purchase this home on Ridgemont back in 2006.  The...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
A beautiful morning in Charlottesville and my wife and I had coffee early. I am heading off to an early appointment. Also after this weekend, am in the middle of a few deals and for this time of year that is more activity than usual. I am cautiously optimistic about our 2011 market. I will be keeping you informed! There is always a lot to do at Solutions even in January. Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the CharlottesvilleCrozet area, give me a wave or honk! or Call or email me if you need anything, Charles
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
On foreclosure, bankruptcy & being a privy specialist I have discouraged clients from putting their homes on the market over the last several years, unless they have a definite need.  Those who have wanted or needed to proceed, we’ve worked together to get their properties into top condition for whatever the competitive price is that we come up with to get the house sold.  But, if they didn’t have to sell for a specific reason, most have decided to stay put.I just ran a quick check of our area, and, today, January 25th, there are 85 bank owned (foreclosure) properties and homes being sold short listed in our MLS.  Though any is too many, that is less than many communities throughout the country.  We've lost a couple of small builders to bankruptcy, which I'm sorry to see.  Honestly, the...
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By Virginia Gardner, Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
(Roy Wheeler Realty Co.)
Actually, maybe I should call this post "Ballooning in Earlysville", because that where we live and that's where the WOOOSH! gets me every time.  This morning was one of those mornings, and, unfortunately I wasn't camera ready, again.  I thought about waiting for the next time, but I've missed the last two, so.... The photo left is nearly identical to the one I have in my head from this morning :-). Somewhere on my computer, or on a disk, there’s a photo of balloons settling down over the Reservoir near our home.  We had just moved into our home in Earlysville over twenty years ago, and we were thrilled to realize that our area is part of a regular tour for balloons. We’ve been enjoying the hottub on a cool Spring day and waved to ballooners as they fly over, and we’ve had dogs go nuts ...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
I recently was talking with a prospect who was moving to the Charlottesville area. They were very interested in homes in the city and specifically "non-cookie cutter" homes. Well this is great, I told them, and I can certainly show you homes in the city but the truth is that I am not an expert on these older homes. I have an associate who lives and breathes the downtown Charlottesville market area and would it be ok with you if we enlist her assistance? You see, we at Solutions are not as interested in closing a sale as helping you find the perfect home. This just makes good "horse" sense to us.
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Off to a walk-though this morning on a great home just North of Charlottesville near NGIC Real Estate. In doing a walk-through the things to remember are of course to be sure that any repairs are completed. You also want to be sure that there is no damage to the property and that it is in the same condition as when you wrote the offer. Also be sure that it is in broom swept condition (this is a Virginia requirement). Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients. If you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything,      Charles
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
A good question and I have a simple answer. Just click on this link: Homes for sale in Earlysville, Virginia     Now this link is a "Spread-sheet" format of homes in Earlysville (close to NGIC Real Estate) and Charlottesville homes. If you like, after you click on the link, click on "Gallery" for a quick view of all homes… Let me know if you have any other questions? Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles A few neighborhoods to consider:   Old Trail ,   Forest Lakes ,   Dunlora ,    Glenmore Charles, How do I find a home in Earlysville?
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
CLICK on ANY PHOTO BELOW! $335,000 2707 NORTHFIELD RD, CHARLOTTESVILLE $325,000 1575 GRAY FOX TRL, CHARLOTTESVILLE $249,000 2600 COMMONWEALTH DR, CHARLOTTESVILLE $185,000 482 SPRINGBRANCH TRL, STANARDSVILLE $169,900 3225 PRESIDENTS RD, SCOTTSVILLE Great prices in great areas, call me to discuss! Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2010 Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Any use of search facilities of data on this site other than by a consumer interested in the purchase o...
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