CHARLOTTESVILLE REAL ESTATE - REAL ADVICE


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There were few surprises in the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) recently released 2nd quarter market report. (Click to Read full report https://www.caar.com )Compared to the same time period in 2017, there were more homes sold (1290 vs 1200) and the median home price once again increased to $314,500 from $309,500. Even though more listings were introduced to the market … Read more

Throughout the country and certainly in the Charlottesville/Central Virginia area, the housing market continues to trend upward.  Over the last several years, the number of homes sold and the average sales price has increased moderately.  This trend will continue in 2018 and in fact, I predict that home values will appreciate even more given the lack of existing home inventory particularly… Read more

The Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors released their 1st Quarter market report this week. It would be easy to look at it and say things are continuing to improve. The number of Sales are up, Homes are appreciating, and the economy here is providing more and more jobs. You can find all this data by clicking on this link.  The summary is more homes sold in a shorter period of time… Read more

If you have paid any attention at all as you drive around Charlottesville and the surrounding Central Virginia area, you can’t help but notice that there is new housing (both for sale and for rent) everywhere you look. In fact, new home sales are make up more than 20% of all closings in our market area.   Realtors are always asked, “Where are all these people coming from?” At first, glance… Read more

Believe it or not, many of you reading this article are renting because you don’t think you have the ability to purchase a home of your own.  Much of this misunderstanding is because of the Dodd-Frank act that was passed after banks allowed people to buy higher prices homes with mortgages they couldn’t afford to pay.  During the early 2000’s, qualifying for a mortgage was entirely too easy… Read more

Springtime is nearly upon us, which means the peak selling season for the real estate market is likewise on its way. If you are considering putting your own house on the market, there are many things to think about before preparing your property for prospective buyers. You’ll want your home to be in the best condition possible, and yet our living spaces become so familiar to us it can be d… Read more

The prospect of buying land presents many elements for the buyer to consider, which buying a house simply doesn’t require. When you buy a house, the builder or developer takes care of many of the land issues, such as water and waste disposal. But when you buy land, you have to consider the land itself and all of the challenges it may present, from physical terrain to existing titles, easem… Read more

In the Charlottesville/Central Virginia area like in many other parts of the country the housing market has been a slow but steady recovery over these last couple of years.  As a result, the number of homes on the market, more commonly known as listing inventory, has decreased significantly especially in the lower price ranges.  When this happens, buyers have a harder time finding the righ… Read more

New Construction continues to impact the Charlottesville and Central Virginia housing market.   According to the Charlottesville Area or Realtors recently released 2017 3rd quarter market report, 997 homes sold compared to 1021 during the same time in 2016.  Out of the 997, the CAAR MLS showed that 167 (16.7%) were new homes.  This was an increase from 160 (15.6%) of the 1021 sold in the 3… Read more

We are more than half way through the year and if the trend continues, 2017 will be another year that out paces the year before. The number of sales has increased another 3.9% as has the median sales price (up 4.3%) throughout most of Charlottesville and the Central Virginia Area. Days on market decreased as well to 13 days which is 8 days shorter than the same time in 2016.  Read more

REAL ESTATE FEATURED LISTINGS

If you are new to being a homeowner, you might be surprised at the many tax benefits available to homeowners. After your first year of owning your home,  Read more

One of the most monumental experiences Americans feel is the achievement of purchasing their first home. It creates a sense of pride, accomplishment and  Read more

Selling your home can be a stressful process, but you can lessen the load by acting quickly to get your home’s appearance in shape. Spruce up your home  Read more