Does your Homeowner Insurance cover you in a Natural Disaster?

Does your Homeowner Insurance cover you in a Natural Disaster? With the recent arrivals of Hurricanes Florence and Michael through our area - although a bit east of Charlottesville - it is understandable for local homeowners to wonder if their home insurance policies are up to date in the event we get a direct hit next time. A natural disaster is defined by the United Nations as "the … [Read more...]

Should You Buy in a Gated Community? 

Should You Buy in a Gated Community?  We have already looked at the pros and cons of buying a home in a neighborhood that has a Homeowner’s Association. Let’s now look at homes that go one step further - those that are located in a gated community. A gated community is a collection of homes that are accessible only to residents and their guests via a gate or wall across any roadways in or out. … [Read more...]

A Tour Around Charlottesville

A tour around our Charlottesville area Afton Afton straddles Albemarle and Nelson counties, and is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 20 miles west of Charlottesville.  Its highest elevation is 1,362 feet and one of the most beautiful vistas of the area can be seen at the lookout at the top of Rt. 64 as you cross over from Waynesboro heading east, near the Rockfish … [Read more...]

Home Trends for 2017

Charlottesville Home Trends for 2017 Every year, it’s always interesting to see what designers are looking at in the way of trends for the home. Although everyone has their own personal style, many trends do end up either coming back in style, expanding their reach or quietly going back into the past again, until the next time. We may see more color this year, as opposed to the white, grey and … [Read more...]

Why buy a Charlottesville Home in the Winter

Why Buy A Charlottesville Home in Fall/Winter? In a place where spring is one of the most beautiful seasons of all, it makes sense that our Charlottesville real estate market is also incredibly busy during that time  - with homes often selling within hours or days of coming on the market after fielding several contracts at a time. In spring, people who have been cooped up over the winter are … [Read more...]

UVA Housing Options

“The students are coming back!” You know summer around here has officially ended when this phrase starts getting used more and more around the Charlottesville area as the city prepares itself once again for the latest round of UVa students for the new school year ahead. Opening Day is this coming weekend - starting Friday, Aug. 21 - and the neighborhoods in and right around UVA will be awash … [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...]

5029 Scuffletown Road – MLS 523726

5029 Scuffletown Road  - MLS 523726 - $350,000  Hidden Gem and Exceptional Value in Barboursville - just 30 minutes north of town - VERY close to the Greene County line and not far from Albemarle County. Address is in the Barboursville zip code.  5029 Scuffletown Road is located just east of Rt. 29 N, north of Rt. 33. A short 20-minute drive away from the Hollymead Town Center, Martha Jefferson … [Read more...]

Eight Waterfront Homes near Charlottesville Virginia

Eight Waterfront Homes near Charlottesville Virginia Everyone loves the idea of having a lake house. Charlottesville is fortunate to be within a short drive of numerous larger lakes - Lake Monticello, Lake Anna and Smith Mountain Lake, to name a few - as well as hundreds of lovely ponds, and several rivers. Each of these areas offer several perfect weekend getaway home options. Although Labor … [Read more...]

Charlottesville – Just Add Horses

We will soon be listing an outstanding small horse farm in the Charlottesville MLS. It has 3 paddocks, a 4 stall barn, with water and power. One of the paddocks also has a run-in shed. All are added in the last 3 years as well as new fencing. This private setting is on 8.5 acres and approx 25 mins to Charlottesville. This property will be priced at only … [Read more...]

Exceptional value in Greene County

Exceptional value in Greene County - close to NGIC/DIA, Hollymead Town Center and the Charlottesville Airport - and under 20 mins to Charlottesville. Built in 2006, this better than new custom-built house offers over 4500 sq. ft. of well-designed finished space that features a whole house vacuum, plus a water softener and whole house filtration system and humidifier installed in summer 2012, a … [Read more...]

3975 Rock Branch Road in North Garden

Hidden Gem and Exceptional Value in North Garden just 10 minutes south on Rt 29 3975 Rock Branch Road is located off Taylors Gap Road and Rt 29 South, and a stone's throw from Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie at the Crossroads store, Albemarle CiderWorks (family-run Cidery and Tasting Room) and Pippin Hill Farm & Winery. Watch the sun rise from the back deck just off of the kitchen and the sun … [Read more...]

Exceptional Home at Lake Monticello

19 Acre Lane An exceptional value - over 4,100 sq. ft. of living space for under $400K and conveniently located in Lake Monticello! - Full Details of 19 Acre Lane 19 Acre Lane is located in The Acres neighborhood of Lake Monticello, a quiet section with nicely-sized houses that are spaced apart for privacy and with well-kept landscaped yards, each with around an acre of … [Read more...]

Zillow or Trulia which is best?

For Charlottesville Real Estate the answer is Neither - read on... Using the Web to Search I have clients who use a computer to do everything from ordering pizza to trading stocks. When people become so accustomed to using the web to find everything, they can sometimes over think things, and real estate is one of those things that they over think. Let me explain: I need to educate my clients … [Read more...]

Ivy Creek Natural Area – from Solutions

The Fall colors are amazing and the trails are a nice hike (no bikes). We love Charlottesville … [Read more...]

Lake Monticello & Charlottesville Homes

 There are a lot of reasons to look at Lake Monticello. Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is the Lake Monticello Area. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville is about 30 minutes on beautiful county roads!      CLICK PHOTO   The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly … [Read more...]

Greene County Home Sales YTD

Many clients look to Greene County as an option to Albemarle County. The open spaces, lower taxes and lower land costs make it very attractive. It is also very close to NGIC and DIA. It is interesting when you look at the numbers that Greene County sales (looking back to 2007) are fairly consistent year over year. As with all markets sales are higher in the Spring/Summer and drop back in the … [Read more...]

Lake Monticello Oct-2011

There are a lot of reasons to look at Lake Monticello. Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is Lake Monticello. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville is about 30 minutes on beautiful county roads! The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Fluvanna County Virginia is … [Read more...]

Solutions discussing Lake Monticello Homes 7-30-11

There are a lot of reasons to look at Lake Monticello Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is the Lake Monticello Area. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville is about 30 minutes on beautiful county roads!   CLICK PHOTO  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Fluvanna … [Read more...]

The Del Mar from Solutions

A Four Bedroom Quality Home near NGIC, DIA and Charlottesville. Custom built by local craftsmen with quality finishes. Vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors. A Gourmet Kitchen with Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances and Custom Cabinets. Large Master with tray ceilings, garden tub. Ceramic tile and custom lighting in home. Optional full basement which can be roughed in and ready to be … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Horse Farm from Solutions

An affordable Horse Property near Charlottesville Priced at $595,000 near NGIC, DIA and Charlottesville Bedrooms: 4 | Baths: 4.0 | Year Built: 2003 Finished Sqft: 3,264 | Unfinished Sqft: 1,632 | Acreage: 8.69 Luxury Home/Horse Property 7 mins to NGIC & DIA. 6 acres w/Horse Fencing & Run-In with Power/ Water System. Beautiful home features Trex Deck, Stone Patio, Chef's Kitchen … [Read more...]

Just listed-NGIC Real Estate

Listed at $359,900 is a Single Level, First Floor Master YOU DESERVE QUALITY! Here is One Level Living near NGIC, DIA and Charlottesville. Custom built by local craftsmen with quality finishes. Vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors. A Gourmet Kitchen with Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances and Custom Cabinets. Large Master with sitting area, garden tub. Ceramic tile and custom lighting in home. … [Read more...]

Such a deal in Afton Virginia from Solutions

JUST IMAGINE for only $249,000, you'll get one-level living with mountain views, walk-out basement, expansive deck, fenced-in backyard plus oversized detached garage. Open FR/kitchen, LR w/ W/B fireplace, 3 BRs & 2 full BAs. The gazebo which overlooks a koi pond with waterfall is perfect backdrop for outdoor dining. Large unfinished basement features laundry, crafts room-excellent expansion … [Read more...]

Solutions discussing the Nelson Virginia Barns

 Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Charlottesville Homes remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take … [Read more...]

Solutions Market Report for Lake Monticello

Are you considering Lake Monticello? one of my associates is the expert in the area. They lives there, play there and work there. Always use an expert when buying (ask me why). Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is the Lake Monticello Area. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville is about … [Read more...]

Solutions Market Report for Louisa-2010

Looking for that County feel? Have you been to Louisa County? Located within minutes of Charlottesville Virginia the county of Louisa is known for open spaces and country settings. The old saying is true, “Things are less expensive in the county” There are great deals to be made on property in Louisa. (Photo taken of a horse farm sale by Charles McDonald) The Real Estate market … [Read more...]

Solutions Market Report Lake Monticello-2010

Are you considering Lake Monticello? one of my associates is the expert in the area. They lives there, play there and work there. Always use an expert when buying (ask me why).   Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is the Area. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville is about 30 minutes … [Read more...]

DO YOU LOVE OLD BARNS?

Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for homes remember Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour … [Read more...]

Winter Sports and Charlottesville

Off today with the family to enjoy a little fun in the snow. Wintergreen is just 45 minutes from Charlottesville and offers skiing, snowboarding, tubing and a great time for the family! we just love the Holidays! Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate with clients is one of my favorite things. … [Read more...]

Solutions discussing Old Barns and Nelson Virginia

Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking for Nelson County our Southern neighbor! Let’s take a tour together! (photo taken … [Read more...]

Horse Properties in Charlottesville

Charlottesville Horse Farms This year we have closed on several horse properties in the Charlottesville area. It requires a lot of attention to details when dealing with these types of properties. We are currently working on a deal where we will be clearing land and getting fences and barns built. Not only do we need surveys done, but we also need to be sure we are meeting county and … [Read more...]

A Little Horse Sense From Charlottesville…

Horse Talk In considering horse properties in the Charlottesville area it is always best to ask an expert. The fellow (in the photo above) is certainly an expert and I am sure has a lot to say! He currently resides on a horse farm near NGIC and DIA just north of Charlottesville. If you want to have a chat with him, just let me know and I will be sure to set up an appointment! Have a … [Read more...]

Lake Monticello Real Estate is worth a look?

Worth A Look Are you considering Lake Monticello? one of my associates is the expert in the area. They lives there, play there and work there. Always use an expert when buying (ask me why). Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is the Lake Monticello Area. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville … [Read more...]

Are you considering Lake Monticello Real Estate?

Are you considering Lake Monticello? one of my associates is the expert in the area. They lives there, play there and work there. Always use an expert when buying (ask me why). Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is the Area. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville is about 30 minutes on … [Read more...]

Charles, can you tell me some of the popular neighborhoods near Charlottesville?

Here are some of our popular neighborhoods in Charlottesville Virginia area:   … [Read more...]

Lake Monticello Serpent

Legendary Lake Monster "Montie" Confirmed! A recent photo has confirmed at last the existence of the rumored "Lake Monticello Serpent", nicknamed "Montie" by local residents. Taken on Monday off Beach 3 by a scuba-diving resident, this amazing photograph depicts "Montie" swimming underwater in Lake Monticello while a frightened group of LMOA Environmental Control Committee members look … [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...]

Charlottesville Real Estate presents Louisa Virginia

 (YTD Feb, 24, 2010) Have you been to Louisa County? Located within minutes of Charlottesville Virginia the county of Louisa is known for open spaces and country settings. The old saying is true, “Things are less expensive in the county” There are great deals to be made on property in Louisa. (Photo taken of a horse farm sale by Charles McDonald) The Real Estate market everywhere is … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate presents Nelson Virginia

 (YTD Feb 24, 2010) Looking for Views? Skiing? Privacy? located just South West of Charlottesville is the incredible county of Nelson. With graceful roadways and the Blue Ridge Parkway Nelson is a truly magical place. The Afton area is truly amazing! We also have Wintergreen Resort for Snow Skiing and great golf! When you are looking forCharlottesville Real Estate remember Nelson County our … [Read more...]

Greene County Sales including DIA and NGIC Real Estate

Greene County is just North of Charlottesville and offers beautiful properties at great prices. Greene County is an excellent choice for clients moving to NGIC. See NGIC Real Estate I recently compared the cost of new construction from Greene to Albemarle and was shocked at the difference (my clients are made aware of these comparisons). When you are looking for Charlottesville Real … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate presents Earlysville

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Charlottesville Real Estate in Henley School District from $800,000 to $900,000

Charlottesville Real Estate in Henley School District from $800,000 to $900,000 Ok, I am making this simple, the above is the answer to a clients question... can you guess the question? $899,000 340 GREENWAY FARM PL, AFTON $879,000 6532 WOODBOURNE LN, CROZET $879,000 852 COLRIDGE DR, CHARLOTTESVILLE $849,000 1566 BECKONING RIDGE RD, CHARLOTTESVILLE $810,000 888 … [Read more...]

New Listings coming soon to Charlottesville and Ivy area

We are bringing on a new listing in Ivy Virginia Watch for details! … [Read more...]

Scenic, Rural, Rolling Hills is what you will see in Madison County Virginia

$3,495,000 3371 GRAVES MILL RD, MADISON $3,200,000 2604 WHIPPOORWILL RD, MADISON $1,895,000 530 TUSSING LN, ROCHELLE $1,595,000 1543 BEAHM TOWN RD, MADISON 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 … [Read more...]

When looking at Charlottesville Real Estate remember the deals in Ivy!

Walk to Meriwether Lewis School. Priced to sell with New Windows, Appliances, Paint and Fencing make this a must see gem in Western Albemarle. The circle driveway is paved and an absolutely Outstanding Country Setting!! (one level living with First Floor Master) Note: Roof and HVAC new in 2005 Home is no longer on the market, but we have more! … [Read more...]

Wintergreen Virginia! (looking for a place to ski?)

Wintergreen Virginia Located about 45 minutes from Charlottesville Virginia is Wintergreen and Wintergreen Resort.  At the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains this is a perfect place for a getaway! People from all over come and enjoy Wintergreen and there is a lot to do and see. In the Summer there is hiking, swimming, golf and tennis. In the Winter, Skiing, Snow boarding, tubing and even night … [Read more...]

Lake Monticello Real Estate over 300K (worth a look)

Here are all homes in Lake Monticello over 300K This is a great price point for homes this close to Charlottesville. If we can give you any specific details on any home, just let us know. … [Read more...]

Homes in surrounding Counties of Charlottesville

Homes in Surrounding Counties The surrounding counties of Charlottesville Virginia offer unique homes and large parcels of land within driving or commuting distance to Charlottesville. Charlottesville Real Estate Group does include these areas. So if you are looking for that grand estate or you just want some private land, remember to look at these areas...   Real Estate in all … [Read more...]

Bad MLS Photos… are you serious?

I can not believe these photos are in our local MLS. Now I am not going to mention the agent or the property. I do think that if this is the best you can do, you need to hire a photographer. In fact agents if this is the best you can do, call me and I will take some better photos for you at no charge…. These photos was posted directly from our local MLS with no touchups… I know that … [Read more...]

Lake Monticello-YTD August 1-2009

Fluvanna County is located South East of Charlottesville. One of the main draws to Fluvanna is the Lake Monticello Area. Here you can get a home on a lake at a great price and the commute to Charlottesville is about 30 minutes on beautiful county roads!   (photo: taken by Charles McDonald at the beach of Lake Monticello, Virginia) The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and … [Read more...]

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