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Enjoying water sports around Charlottesville

Enjoying Water Sports Around Charlottesville There are wonderful spots for canoeing, kayaking, and rafting for enjoying water sports around Charlottesville and the surrounding area, primarily on the Rivanna River or James River.   From VisitCharlottesville.org, “The beautiful and gentle Rivanna River flows through Albemarle and Fluvanna counties as well as the City of Charlottesville. Named […]

How’s the Market? Here are the 2016 numbers so far…

Charlottesville Area 2016 1st Quarter Highlights: The 562 homes sold in the 1st Quarter in Greater Charlottesville marked a 14.0% increase from Q1 2015, marking the 6th straight quarter with year-over-year sales gains.  The median sales price of $250,000 was 2.6% lower than Q1 2015, though the $315,204 average sales price marked a 3.0% gain.  Despite […]

End of Season Gardening in Charlottesville

End of Season Gardening in Charlottesville, or… Planning for a Fall (and maybe Winter) Harvest I’m usually up early, and once I’ve fed the animals, have tended to email, have checked my calendar,  and have taken a look at the current real estate listings (what’s new to the market, dropped in price, gone under contract/sold), I settle in with […]

Interest Rates Spike – Really?

I was in a closing the other day, and the buyer had scored a 3.25% mortgage interest rate, a full percentage point less than what she would have gotten had she locked in that day of closing on her house.  And, today, a couple of weeks later, rates have inched up just a little more. […]

July 2nd and July 4th, Special Municipal Band Events

The Charlottesville Municipal Band is an important part of Charlottesville’s history.   Terry Allard recently featured the Band on her,  “Charlottesville Inside-Out”  (Charlottesville public television, WHTV), which you can watch here… June 2nd, the Charlottesville Municipal Band features one of its most popular programs, “Audience Favorites”.   The concert will be plated at the Paramount Theatre […]

Yes, indeed, it’s Spring in Charlottesville!

We had a relatively drag-y sort of winter… you know, the type that seems to not want to end.  We had just a couple of heavy snows, and the rest of the winter was dry and cold.  A week ago, I was beginning to prepare the beds for upcoming vegetable planting, and I wondered if […]