All about The Lodge at Old Trail

Charlottesville is on a number of Top Ten lists - Best Place to Live and Best Public University for UVA - so it makes a great deal of sense that it is also known as one of the Best Places to Retire.  The Lodge at Old Trail View It offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care residences in a rustically elegant setting just 12 miles from historic Charlottesville. In May … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Area Flooding

IMPORTANT REMINDER If you come to a road with moving/standing water - turn around - do not attempt to go through the water, unseen dangerous conditions are possible. June 2018 stated off with more of the same torrential rain that made the month of May around here a soggy mess.  The last week of May, in particular, turned deadly as at least two people have been confirmed dead from accidents … [Read more...]

Pantops Traffic Charlottesville – Is there a Solution?

As any commuter or soccer parent knows, crossing over Pantops in the morning or afternoon, at any time during the week or weekend, takes planning ahead for the inevitable delays and congestion backups at the various traffic lights, especially at the Rt. 20 intersection. Traffic has been a much-discussed topic of conversation for the past decade or more. Albemarle County has been working since … [Read more...]

All About Albemarle Barracks

All About Albemarle Barracks When anyone mentions “Barracks Road” today, everyone immediately thinks about the shopping center located a few minutes away from UVA and within minutes of Downtown and points north and south.  Barnes & Noble also comes to mind, as does Ben & Jerry’s for a quick ice cream fix, or any of the restaurants, like Zin Burger, Hotcakes or Tara Thai (best won-ton … [Read more...]

All about Keswick

Keswick When you live in Charlottesville, going for a “Sunday” drive in the country takes a matter of minutes. Keswick offers some of the most beautiful views to enjoy as you meander by on Route 22/231, which has often been cited as one of the most scenic roads in America.  Film buffs know the 1956 movie “Giant” - starring Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Rock Hudson - was filmed partially at … [Read more...]

All About Spring Creek

All About Spring Creek, Louisa Va For many people, being able to live in a gated community that offers a well-rated 18-hole golf course just 20 minutes drive outside Charlottesville, and with easy access to Rt. 64 and points east and west, brings them to Spring Creek as the perfect choice. Located just off Rt. 64 at Exit 136 – Zion Crossroads/Highway 15 – the entrance to Spring Creek is a mile … [Read more...]

All about Belvedere Neighborhood – Charlottesville VA

Like Old Trail out in Crozet, Belvedere - just off Rio Road and next to Dunlora - was designed to be a self-sustaining neighborhood that would include plenty of green spaces, and provide a blend of houses near retail and business centers. Founded on the principles of sustainability, healthy living and great streets, Belvedere is a sought-after hybrid — combining the best of urban and country … [Read more...]

Additional Way to Keep Your Home Safe

Summer is when many of us are excited about getting out of town for a much needed vacation, but it’s also a great time to think about ways to keep your home safe while you’re away. Alarms You don’t need to invest in an expensive home alarm system or install an unsightly barbed wire fence to keep out would be burglars. Sometimes a couple of easy steps are all you need to secure your … [Read more...]

The Best Parks in Charlottesville

The Best Parks in Charlottesville The Charlottesville area boasts quite a few parks, some are hidden away in neighborhoods, others are home to weekly farmer’s markets  and pick up basketball games, while others are known for their water features that are so popular in the summertime.   There’s something for everyone - families, sports enthusiasts and students - from parks with … [Read more...]

Farmington – Charlottesville

A walk down history lane in Farmington One of Charlottesville’s premier neighborhoods for over 87 years, Farmington, is located just west of Charlottesville. A quick 5-minute drive back to UVA has made this a convenient place to live for those who want the access to the city and its amenities, and yet live in a beautiful location with access to a world-class golf course, historic country club … [Read more...]

Glenmore – Keswick VA

Exploring Glenmore Charlottesville is home to several historic mansions that have become the anchors for popular neighborhood developments. The historic namesake for the neighborhood we’re featuring today was built in 1724 and is the original manor home to Albemarle County’s largest gated community - Glenmore. It’s minutes away from nearby Martha Jefferson Hospital at Pantops, and the … [Read more...]

Barracks ​Rugby ​- Charlottesville

Living Close to UVA - Barracks Road/Rugby Neighborhood We’ve discussed Charlottesville city walking scores in a previous blog, but the Rugby/Barracks Road area in particular boasts the best walkable score of all. With a strong residential population of UVA students and professors alike and families that want to be close to everything Charlottesville has to offer - many houses are within a … [Read more...]

Walker Square – Charlottesville

Walker Square West Main Street has become the place to live for undergrad and grad students at UVA or young professionals who work at UVA or Downtown. One of the first developments to revitalize the area, construction on Walker Square began in 2004. Consisting mainly of one- and two-bedroom units, studio and executive style, there are 225 total in the complex located on almost six … [Read more...]

Mill Creek – Charlottesville

Introducing … Mill Creek! Mill Creek is a popular residential neighborhood located just off Avon Street Extended and past where the new Wegman’s is being built - many residents there are incredibly excited about the national grocery store setting up shop and being able to easily access Fifth Street via the new cross through. This new construction has opened up driving possibilities for … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Get Ready for Summer

Here at Solutions, we know summer has truly begun as school is out and house projects start to beckon. Here are a few things to do (both inside and outside your home) to best usher in the summer months and also help you get the most use out of your backyard for entertaining and/or a staycation with your family. 1 Prepare your grill Summer is not complete without the outdoor grill going full … [Read more...]

Spectacular 360-degree views on 21 acres!

Spectacular 360-degree views on 21 acres! 1248 Breezemont Drive - MLS#530391 Spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains in an idyllic country setting just three miles from Rt. 250/Pantops - close by to most everything that Charlottesville has to offer!   Ideally sited on a knoll with 21 acres, this property features a center hall colonial-style 4,032 sq ft … [Read more...]

Getting to Know the Forest Lakes Neighborhood

Forest Lakes celebrated its 25th anniversary last year as Charlottesville’s first planned community of its kind. Developed by Frank Kessler and the Kessler Group, starting in 1989, Forest Lakes, at the time, offered Charlottesville a suburban experience just outside the city lines that it had never known before. Kessler wanted to create the “ultimate living community that would allow families … [Read more...]

Getting to know the Belmont Neighborhood

Here at Solutions we get asked a lot of questions about the different neighborhoods in Charlottesville. The area known as “Belmont” comes up a great many times in conversation as it’s near the Downtown Mall, has lots of charm, boasts wonderful examples of architecture from the late 1800s to modern day, is the perfect neighborhood to walk around and explore, and is home to many of our best … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate can be a little Fishy

Several months ago I started the house hunt with a young couple and their two children. They were familiar with Charlottesville but also had some specific requirements. They wanted excellent schools, a neighborhood and privacy (all within budget). Sometimes a neighborhood and privacy are a dichotomy. Well the hunt was on and we soon found the perfect home, in the school district my clients … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Whole Foods

Wow! Let me just say that again, Wow! If you have been to the new Whole Food Store in Charlottesville, you know what I mean. Once in a while I get dragged into a trip to the grocery store with my wife where I stand around with my hands in my pockets looking bored but I can assure you that did not happen at Whole Foods. My wife kept losing me in the store, it was kind of like a treasure hunt … [Read more...]

Rent or Buy Charlottesville Real Estate

Just had a discussion regarding whether to rent or buy Charlottesville Real Estate and the answer may surprise you. Here are a couple questions to ponder: Are you moving or planning to stay in Charlottesville for 5 yrs? Do you think that interest rates will fall further or rise? Do you think home prices will fall further or rise? These are simple questions but will tell a story. I find a … [Read more...]

HOT DOG at the POOL!

It is 5:30pm and 98 degrees in Charlottesville right now. Even my dog is by the pool! Some days are tough showing Charlottesville Real Estate and with the heat, this is one of them. When things cool off a bit, I will be hitting the road with clients, but today is a family day by the pool. Hope you have a wonderful day and try to stay cool! your friend in Charlottesville … [Read more...]


UNBELIEVABLE VALUE AT NEW PRICE OF $598,500!!! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2-4 PM. Beautifully transformed, worthy of Architectural Digest, this stunning home features a range of exquisite touches from espresso-stained oak floors and chef's dream kitchen to the 1940s Barcelona chandelier in the 2-story foyer. 1st flr master w/ huge walk-in closet, oversized spa shower & access to private patio. … [Read more...]

Solutions and Memorial Day

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend and I will be out with clients seeing homes in the Charlottesville area on Saturday and Sunday. This is typical for me on any weekend but there is a twist. On Memorial Day I will not be with clients but will be with my family. As a real estate agent and broker my clients are very important to me, however my wife and children are the most important part of my … [Read more...]

Rain today not Real Estate

Today most of my client calls have been discussing the current rain in Charlottesville and not real estate. We are getting quite a storm and I do not know if this photo really shows how much rain we are getting. My pool is overflowing and my dog is hiding in the house (she loves to stay outside). I actually had to cancel a showing today... Be safe out there as I heard we have a Flood … [Read more...]

Another quick question from Solutions

As you know we are always striving to add features and make improvements to our Solutions website and your input is very valuable. So we have a quick question: Which do you prefer Gallery or Spreadsheet? Do not discount the Spread-Sheet to quickly as you can easily sort data and scan down the price for snapshots of homes... Thank you in advance   … [Read more...]

The building process of a Custom Built home

Well, I stopped by yesterday (actually I stop by at least once a week) and the progress is going very well. We are under roof, have windows in and also electrical. This will be one of the largest homes built in Old Trail and it is hard to get a good feel for the size from the photo, but look at the front porch and also we have a full finished basement. We are doing several … [Read more...]

I am interested in Glenmore in Keswick

This is the beginning of a recent email I received. The message went on to tell me that the person had been there several times but really did not get a good feel for the area until they visited my blog and Charlottesville Home Search sites. You see I try to make it easy for clients to see all listing in every area and all they had to do was click on one like for all the homes for sale in … [Read more...]

Charlottesville and Homes on this Holiday Weekend

Happy Labor Day Weekend, today I will be enjoying time with my family and as I drink my morning coffee I am looking at new listings and price changes - check this one out: At $549K on 9+ acres this is a great value to consider. We certainly have more! Who says the Charlottesville Real Estate market is slow? HOME SOLD! … [Read more...]

Tire Plant becomes Apple Spirit in Scottsville?

Not so fast..... But there are talks/rumors that it could happen and this would be a good thing for Scottsville and for Fine Scottsville homes for sale. Think about the need for housing.... Here is an article from the Daily Progress in Charlottesville Laird & Co., which has a distillery in North Garden and a bottling facility in New Jersey, is interested in moving its bottling … [Read more...]

Glenmore is worth seeing when looking at Charlottesville Homes

Homes for sale in Glenmore from Charlottesville Real Estate 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 … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate presents Forest Lakes

Forest Lakes 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 … [Read more...]

Old Trail presented by Charlottesville Real Estate

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Dunlora presented by Charlottesville Real Estate

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Charlottesville Real Estate presents Mill Creek South

Have you ever wondered what real estate prices are in Mill Creek South? Here are the current homes listed in our MLS: For a complete list : Mill Creek South Charlottesville and Mill Creek Charlottesville 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 … [Read more...]

Charlottesville and Albemarle commuter bike trail? to NGIC and DIA

According to the Daily Progress - read entire article here Area planners are developing a commuter bike trail to connect the heart of Charlottesville with northern Albemarle County, and elements of the proposed route are already under construction. “The goal is to provide a connection for both bicyclists and pedestrians that would extend all the way from downtown out to the area where the … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Homes and Claymont in Earlysville

Located just Northwest of Charlottesville is the Claymont Neighborhood. These fine homes are for people who are looking for a neighborhood with views and privacy. Remember to use a top Charlottesville Buyers agent when buying in this part of Virginia Here are some recent homes that are currently listed as of this post: … [Read more...]

To Buy or to Build – That is the Question

It’s always a tough call to make when you’re shopping around for a home – to buy or to build is a dilemma that persists, especially if both options seem to be equally viable. But if you take some time to ponder the decision based on the following aspects, you may be able to reach a satisfactory conclusion. In general: It’s better to build if: You already own land or can buy an area … [Read more...]

Are there any great deals at Spring Creek in Louisa?

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Have you seen this home in Keswick?

[idx-listing mlsnumber="436675"] Brought to you by that guy who sells Charlottesville VA Real Estate Search for Charlottesville Real Estate 22901 or Search for Crozet Real Estate 22932 in one great place! … [Read more...]

Understanding Lake Monticello

We are making great progress in helping clients at Lake Monticello. We currently have two agents that are residents at Lake Monticello. Remember to use a "Buyers Agent" when looking at homes. Below are some recent listings: [idx-listings tract="LAKE MONTICELLO" orderby="DateAdded" orderdir="DESC" count="12"] … [Read more...]

NGIC Real Estate presents Preddy Creek

Just minutes to NGIC and DIA in Greene County: [idx-listings tract="PREDDY CREEK" orderby="Price" orderdir="DESC"] … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate presents Belvedere

Belvedere is a new neighborhood that is located just North of the city of Charlottesville. These homes offer a wide range of options and the location is fantastic! For a complete list of Active Homes in Belvedere click on this link.   … [Read more...]

Mill Creek presented by Charlottesville Virginia Real Estate

Mill Creek, Charlottesville VA Homes in Mill Creek Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2009 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 … [Read more...]

Glenmore homes presented by Charlottesville Real Estate

Do you love to golf? how about tennis? looking for a Country Club that offers great amenities? Consider Glenmore when you are looking for the perfect place. Below are some of the homes available as of this post or here is a link to all Glenmore Real Estate … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Virginia presents Real Estate in Dunlora

Located mins to downtown Charlottesville just South of NGIC and DIA facilities is the fantastic neighborhood of Dunlora! … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate presents Ednam

Located minutes to UVA and across from Farmington Country Club, Ednam is a must see when looking at fine homes in the Charlottesville area. $895,000 108 BEDFORD PL, CHARLOTTESVILLE $869,000 449 ROOKWOOD DR, CHARLOTTESVILLE $859,000 422 WELLINGTON DR, CHARLOTTESVILLE Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2009 Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. All rights reserved. Information … [Read more...]

Looking for Charlottesville Real Estate? consider Parkside Village

Located West of Charlottesville in Crozet is a neighborhood that offers Blue Ridge views and that small town feel. Sidewalks and white picket fences. I will be showing homes there this week as it is one place to consider when searching for that perfect home. $439,900 428 CRANBERRY LN, CROZET $309,000 5451 HILL TOP ST, CROZET $229,900 5496 HILL TOP ST, CROZET Disclaimer: … [Read more...]

Are you looking at Crozet Real Estate consider Grayrock

Looking at Crozet Real Estate consider Grayrock Crozet is located west of Charlottesville and offers several neighborhoods with Blue Ridge views. One just place is Grayrock. This area is as close to the mountains as you can get. Many homes actually back up to the Blue Ridge. Not to mention that the colors are amazing this week. $399,900 732 RUSSET RD, CROZET $384,900 914 … [Read more...]

Looking at Crozet Real Estate consider Grayrock

Crozet is located west of Charlottesville and offers several neighborhoods with Blue Ridge views. One just place is Grayrock. This area is as close to the mountains as you can get. Many homes actually back up to the Blue Ridge. Not to mention that the colors are amazing this week. Let us know if you have any questions? $399,900 732 RUSSET RD, CROZET $384,900 914 BRAEBURN ST, CROZET … [Read more...]

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