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...]

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...]

POLITICS – Humor

This is just too funny not to share :-)   I stumbled on this definition of the word POLI-TICS and I had to add to it a little... There are 2 parts to the word The first part derived from the word : POLY a Greek prefix meaning "many" The second part : TICS - "Bloodsuckers" that attach themselves to warm blooded mammals... NOTE: The above is all in fun and no political parties … [Read more...]

Charlottesville and Mountain Biking

The Shenandoah National Park In 1926, U.S. Congress authorized Shenandoah National Park.  Today 197,000 acres of eastern forest are a sanctuary for more than 100 varieties of trees, 200 bird species, and 1,100 flowering plants. Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Pennsylvania and Georgia. Skyline Drive is a 105-mile road that winds along the … [Read more...]

Just saw this bumper sticker

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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...]

Do not get Stung!

Charlottesville Real Estate This hive is located at a friends home. When we stumbled upon it, we were shocked. The size and the amount of effort to build it is unbelievable. It was amazing… Do you see the wasps peaking their heads out? As we looked further we saw them all over the yard working on their home. I am usually writing about Charlottesville Real Estate but I just had to share this … [Read more...]

My Favorite American Flag photo…

My Favorite American Flag photo…   This says it all! … [Read more...]

Solutions is taking a family day!

The word today is Family! With recent events we are spending/planning more time with the kids and today is family time. It really does not matter what we do together and the main thing is to just spend time together! 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 … [Read more...]

FOXFIELD RACE – 2011

FOXFIELD RACES It seems that there is always something to do instead of showing Charlottesville Real Estate and this is one of my favorites! FoxField Race – benefiting: The Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education This is a big day (Saturday, April 30th, 2011 )  Where: at Foxfield Race Track (about a mile from my home) in Western Albemarle is an event not to be missed! There … [Read more...]

My son turns 15 today in Charlottesville

Yes my son turns 15 today and I can not believe we have now lived in Charlottesville for 11 years! You see when we moved to Charlottesville Virginia we were looking for that quality of life we all want and deserve. I had spent 20+ years in my own Engineering Business and was (well in a word) tired. No real new challenges and we also lived in the middle of the Bay Area which is a … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Solutions discussing time off

With the holidays here (today is Christmas Eve) we always try to take some additional time off. We went sledding at Wintergreen (see photo) this week and are at home spending Christmas Eve together!Great memories. Remember to enjoy the holidays and the one's you love. … [Read more...]

Traveling is sometimes colorful

While Traveling we took this photo in the airport. You just have to love technology, I just pulled out my phone and snapped this shoot. With a few simple instructions, I sent it to email and directly to my blog. Very simple and east to do. … [Read more...]

Charlottesville offers grand views

Charlottesville Blue Ridge Views A beautiful day in Charlottesville and my wife and I had coffee discussing the day. Today is my mothers birthday so we will be planning a little family time. I was at an appointment and as always got to see some of the great views in our area. See photo. Come visit anytime and Enjoy the fine weather! … [Read more...]

A walk near Charlottesville

Views on Foot Yesterday my wife and I took a walk about a mile from our home.Seeing Charlottesville Virginia from "foot" is always a pleasure. I hope you enjoy this photo (taken from my cell phone) and make it a great day! Always a lot to do, I am off to the races! … [Read more...]

What does 5 trillion look like?

Five Trillion 5,000,000,000,000 = 5 million million = 5 thousand thousand thousand thousand … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Real Estate Party at Charles’ House

We had a wonderful party yesterday at our house with around 60 clients and friends! I have attached a couple photos. More on my blog (I only snapped a couple shots as I was so busy running around) Today we are in cleanup mode, but I am still working on an offer and off to a listing this afternoon. The fun never ends. Call or email me if you need anything,      Charles … [Read more...]

Blast at Disney

Yes we were at Disney and the shows are great. This photo from the fireworks show at Epcot is just a small sample of the events we were able to see. While we were enjoying the show I realized that we are truly blessed to live in a country that offers such wonderful places for families to enjoy. Selling Charlottesville real estate has allowed us to enjoy such places. … [Read more...]

POLITICS – Humor

This is just too funny not to share :-) I stumbled on this definition of the word POLI-TICS and I had to add to it a little... There are 2 parts to the word The first part derived from the word : POLY a Greek prefix meaning "many" The second part : TICS - "Bloodsuckers" that attach themselves to warm blooded mammals... NOTE: The above is all in fun and no political parties were … [Read more...]

Speechless Sunday – That’s a whopper!

The memories of fishing at Grandpa's Home will be with my children forever! Here is my son (several years ago) after fishing at Grandpa's pond. I see pride in his face and a little "squirminess"   … [Read more...]

Winter in August

  My daughter just did skate camp at the Charlottesville Ice Park. She did so well and it was really fun to go and watch. You know the last time I was on the Ice is the Last time I will be on the Ice. My backside hurts just thinking about it :) It is great that on a day that hits 90 degrees, we can go into a place that is actually cold. Oh yes, the kids had a great time … [Read more...]

My son’s humor

My 13 year old understands finance better than a lot of people and he also has a great sense of humor. This week he emailed me this photo (I am sure it is circulating on the Internet) I realize that a lot of people are in trouble but sometimes we need a little humor to get though the tough times. I just had to laugh!   … [Read more...]

Some sellers make me laugh

I have been on a little trip and one of my associates and I were just talking on the cell phone about Buyer Agent Bonuses while I was driving through Tennessee... buy Wobble: The Weight of the Truth Old Joy dvdrip Frankie and Johnny We both agreed that it is rediculous to offer a "Bonus" to an agent that is already getting a commission. Why not just lower the price... House of the … [Read more...]

Want a little wine?

Charlottesville area, or should I say Virginia is also known for it wine. Sure we are not Napa Valley but we are local and the sights are amazing. Below is a photo I took at a clients home where they are growing grapes and will soon open a small winery. Hope you enjoy the sights? Wedding Crashers divx Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow movie full City by the Sea dvdripMiss Congeniality … [Read more...]

FOXFIELD RACE – 2009

 FoxField Race - benefiting: Service Dogs of Virginia This is a big day (Saturday, April 25th, 2008)  Where: at Foxfield Race Track (about a mile from my home) in Western Albemarle is an event not to be missed! El Cid video Einstein and Eddington There is of course the Steeple Jump Races of these fine horses. This is the main draw of the event but there is a lot more going on. Big … [Read more...]

Should the Obama plan bail this person out?

We have all seen the problems in this market. We have friends and associates who have thown in the towel... We have heard stories of heart ache and suffering. Vanilla Sky the movie Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers release Must of us have had our wealth reduced quicker in this market than we want to admit... Salome rip The Naked Truth dvdrip download Bad Company The story of … [Read more...]

“Santa has Gas”

No Joke! Today my wife and I filled the tank and the price even surprised me... I want everyone to know that "Santa has Gas" !!! LOL!!! See photo below.... Gas Prices in Charlottesville are way down, I really like this 1.49 a gallon.... I for one am excited!!! When I am out showing Charlottesville Real Estate I can burn a tank of gas every day or two. This is a nice little … [Read more...]

The Country Store…what happened?

One of the very cool things about the area we live in is that there are still a lot of local stores in the Country. Well this weekend I was driving by our local "Hunt Country Store" across from Foxfield Race Track on the corner of Garth Road and Free Union Road and I was SHOCKED!!! The entire front of the build fell off. There are 2 gas pumps there and I heard a rumor that a truck was under … [Read more...]

Walking in Charlottesville

This morning I went for a walk with my favorite person (my wife). We try to take a walk in our area everyday but there are times when our schedule gets adjusted :-) This is a picture of one of our favorite places to walk (just a couple minutes from our home). Not sure you get the real idea of how peaceful this area is? It was a little cooler this morning and we can feel a storm coming... There … [Read more...]

FOXFIELD – Family Day-2008

The big day is right around the corner! (Sunday Sept 28th, 2008) This "Family Day"at Foxfield Race Track (about a mile from my home) in Western Albemarle is an event not to be missed! There is of course the Steeple Jump Races of these fine horses. This is the main draw of the event but there is a lot more going on. Big hats, proper attire and even some fancy tailgating!   If you read my … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Fifty Thing to do!

#1 4th of July Fireworks in McIntire Park   There are two places in the country that must always celebrate the 4th of July - Philadelphia and Charlottesville. In the shadow of Thomas Jefferson's home, Charlottesville hosts a fantastic 4th of July Festival at McIntire Park. The show is put on by the all-volunteer Save the Fireworks Foundation and up to 25,000 people enjoy the spectacular … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler…

GO MOM GO!!! This Saturday there will be 2,800 Runners and Walkers going by my neighborhood for the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler!!! The race begins at 8am and is Virginia largest all-women event for the UVA Cancer Center Breast Care Program. The course runs on Garth Road and the Start and the Finish are at Foxfield race track! Photos: from the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler!!! … [Read more...]

FOXFIELD RACE – 2008

  This is a big day (Saturday, April 26th, 2008)  Where: at Foxfield Race Track (about a mile from my home) in Western Albemarle is an event not to be missed! There is of course the Steeple Jump Races of these fine horses. This is the main draw of the event but there is a lot more going on. Big hats, proper attire and even some fancy tailgating!   If you read my blog, you know that my wife … [Read more...]

FOXFIELD – Family Day! 2007

This is a big day (Sunday Sept 30th, 2007) This "Family Day"at Foxfield Race Track (about a mile from my home) in Western Albemarle is an event not to be missed!There is of course the Steeple Jump Races of these fine horses. This is the main draw of the event but there is a lot more going on. Big hats, proper attire and even some fancy tailgating!  If you read my blog, you know that … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras

Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors Trade Show!  The 2007 CAAR Trade Show - Mardi Gras is being held Thursday, September 6, at the Doubletree Hotel. Stop by the Exhibit Hall from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets are $20 at the door. Check out the CAAR website for more information and a list of classes ! Almost 30% of agents in our area work for Real Estate III. SEE YOU … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Puppy

For all us Pet lovers out there! Let's post a pet. My family loves animals and I am sure yours does too. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 kids a fish and about 10 deer in the woods!   This is Maggie (our Christmas Puppy) Please post your favorite pet pictures Charles McDonald REALTOR, Licensed to sell Real Estate in the Commonwealth of Virginia … [Read more...]

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