Escape to Lake Anna

Lake Anna Common Area

Lake Anna Common Area

Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, grilling & relaxing at the Wildwood Common Area.  You can use the boat launch and docks keeping your boat close to your home for fun times on Lake Anna!

Paradise Found

Paradise Found

Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home on 3+ acres in gated Lake Anna community of Wildwood (near New Bridge Landing Shopping Center w/ Food Lion & restaurant options).

Large Living Room

Large Living Room

The home features a great split bedroom floor plan, wood floors, living room w/ vaulted ceiling & wood stove, laundry/mud room, kitchen w/ appliances, attached garage & more!

Relax on your rear deck!

Relax on your rear deck!

When not playing on Lake Anna, relax on your rear deck between games of horse shoes or corn hole!  The large deck provides a prime location to chill & grill!

For more information on making this house your home, call James today 1-434-466-4663! Priced to sell under $180,000 w/ many great loan options including no money down USDA-RD loan!

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Stonefire Station – Barboursville, Virginia

Stonefire Station

Stonefire Station

Converted from a firehouse to an event space in 2005 with a gourmet deli added in 2010, Stonefire Station has over 10,000 square feet of space with many options for use.  The prime location at the intersection of US 20 and US 33 in historic Barboursville, Virginia  or Orange County, Virginia the heart of Virginia Wine Country provides opportunities for many business opportunities.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

The space can easily be split into three retail venues.  The un-labeled space to the left was originally leased and then converted to Stonefire Kitchen in 2010.  See below for photos of many past uses.  Don’t let this opportunity and prime location pass you by!

Stonefire Station Ballroom

Stonefire Station Ballroom

 

Courtyard Events

Courtyard Events

 

Open Air Courtyard

Open Air Courtyard

Courtyard Games!

Courtyard Games!

Pergola w/ Outdoor Fireplace

Pergola w/ Outdoor Fireplace

 

Pergola Reception

Pergola Reception

Pergola Dining

Pergola Dining

 

Salon Wedding Cerimony

Salon Wedding Cerimony

Salon Reception

Salon Reception

 

Ballroom 1st Dance

Ballroom 1st Dance

Ballroom Dinner

Ballroom Dinner

Come see the value and prime location for yourself.  Give James a call today 1-434-466-4663 or James@VirginiaHomesFarmsLand.com .   Stonefire Station is priced to sell at only $749,797!

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2015 Real Estate Market Report

3 bedroom 2.5 bath home

3 bedroom 2.5 bath home

2015 proved to be another interesting year in the Central Virginia real estate market!  Click here to view the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS 2015 year end Market Report.  Overall  the report shows an increase in sales (the four year trend continued!) with prices holding stable (better than a decline in home sale pricing!).

The report also shows the inventory of homes for sale remains low.  I experienced this low inventory over the weekend with the buyers I worked with.  Often there was only one home meeting their specific criteria.  If you are considering selling your home, now is a good time to discuss the options.  Please give me a call 1-434-466-4663 or e-mail James@VirginiaHomesFarmsLand.com .  I am here to help!

As always, values remain a factor of location, location, location and location!   Looks like 2016 will have a real estate market similar to 2015 in Central Virginia!  If you have questions about the market, your real estate, buying or selling a home, etc., let’s talk!  Let’s talk is not just an invitation – it’s the first step to reaching your real estate goals!  I am here to help.

374 Shepherds Ridge Circle

374 Shepherds Ridge Circle

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1st Time Homebuyer Purchase & Sale

Bought and Sold a Condo

Bought and Sold a Condo

Here’s what a Turtle Creek client had to say about working with James Friend Dickerson:

“Jim was my first and second Realtor when I bought and sold my first property in Albemarle Co. He was very good about explaining the process of purchasing and selling a property to soneone who was new to the process. Though it has been many years since our last professional interactions, I highly recommend Jim & his services. I would most certainly use him again should I return to the community he covers. ”

Chris

Turtle Creek Condos

Turtle Creek Condos

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Lake Monticello Relocation Sale

Lake Monticello Home

Lake Monticello Home

“Jim is an excellent realtor but more than that he is a genuine person that will try and help you anyway he can.  He will listen to your concerns and review your situation and provide you with a range of possibilities and/or alternative solutions.  He is very knowledgeable about the local market and very easy to work with, he is committed to help you obtain your goals.   In my situation I had to sell my house because I was being relocated to another state.  He gave me the best advise to be able to obtain a new house in the new state while keeping my current home.  Unfortunately I could not sell my house by the time I moved and because of the market situation but Jim helped through the entire time I had the house for sale and was always positive and eager to  find a buyer.  His persistence pay off and the house was sold with very little hassle.   Thank you Jim!”
Marisela Perez
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Flood Insurance

Blue Ridge Mountains

We’ve got lots of water in Central Virginia.  Sometimes we even have hurricane generated  floods (think Hurricanes like Camille , Agnes , and Isabel  ).   The Virginia Department of Emergency Management provides lots of good information on preparing for hurricanes.  

Check out Floodsmart.gov for lots of good information on flooding and flood risks ; the National Flood Insurance Program ; and Residential Coverage.  One page also includes lots of information to help homeowners understand Flood Insurance.

The Rivanna River (Mr. Jefferson's River) in Fluvanna County, Virginia

The Rivanna River (Mr. Jefferson’s River) in Fluvanna County, Virginia

 

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Paradise Found

Worked with a great family last year to sell their home (downsizing) and began searching for a new home while they rented.  Recently we found their dream property (after looking for several months).  The two garage/barns, pond, fenced pasture, garden spots and cool home on 14+/- acres meets their needs!

1667 Willow Brook arial

Here’s what the buyers had to say:

Hi Jim,

Thanks for putting up with us the last 6 months while we searched… and searched…. and searched for a home.  You were so patient and never once tried to talk us into something just to get the sale.  I will continue to recommend you to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.  I hope to never use your services again… but if we do decide to sell, I will definitely call you.

If you looking to buyer or sell a home, farm or land or just have, questions, let’s talk!  I am here to help.

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4580 Campbell Road, Troy, Virginia

3 bedroom 2.5 bath home

3 bedroom 2.5 bath home

Lovely 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home on level landscaped 1.6+ acre lot.  Several great loan options including no downpayment low interest fixed rate USDA-RD loan w/ low monthly payments less than rent!

Remodeled Kitchen

Remodeled Kitchen

Kitchen remodeled winter of 2015 including new upgraded appliances and abundant cabinets.  Come take a look!

Family Room w/ Fireplace

Family Room w/ Fireplace

1st level features large living & dining rooms, renovated kitchen, laundry, half bath and family room with fireplace.  2nd level features owner’s suite with walking in closet & attached bathroom plus two large bedrooms and a second full bathroom.

Fenced Rear Yard

Fenced Rear Yard

Relax and grill on the rear deck which is inside the fenced back yard.  The level landscaped yard has room for a vegetable garden, horse shoe pit, and more!  Take the virtual tour to get a feel for the home then call James 434-466-4663 for  personal tour!   Make this house your home!

 

 

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Paradise Found 36+/- Acre Farm

Another view of the home and pasture.

Another view of the home and pasture.

Looking to escape to the country?  Check out this Prince Edward County, Virginia farm.  Pasture currently leased for cattle but barn w/ tack room once used for horses.  Many potential agricultural options.

3 bedroom brick home

3 bedroom brick home

Lovely 3 bedroom brick home w/ wood floors & partially finished basement.

Home, horse barn, equipment barn, storage sheds & fenced pasture

Home, horse barn, equipment barn, storage sheds & fenced pasture

26 +/- acres of fenced pasture surrounds the home w/ barns & storage sheds located behind the home.  There are also 10+/- acres of timber.

Landscaped yard

Landscaped yard

Relax & entertain on your rear deck and enjoy the landscaped yard of your own Walden!

Currently leased for cattle.

Currently leased for cattle.

Lush pasture currently supports cattle but has been used for horse.  Many agricultural options possible.

Please click here to take the Virtual Tour!

Value and prime Southside Virginia location minutes to Farmville between Richmond and Lynchburg.  Priced to sell at only $324,423.  Call 1-434-466-4663 or e-mail  James@VirginiaHomesFarmsLand.com w/ questions or to schedule a personal tour!

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Drones & Real Estate Photography/Marketing

 

Quad Copter taking photos of a Virginia farm.

Quad Copter taking photos of a Virginia farm.

Recently VA Home Pics, my real estate photographers, started offering areal photos using a quadcopter.  This week we took photos of a 35+/- acre Prince Edward County, Virginia farm.

35+/- acre Southside Virginia farm

35+/- acre Southside Virginia farm

I like the perspective gained from areal photography.

Chris prepares the quad copter for take off.

Chris prepares the quad copter for take off.

The quad copter worked well on a windy day providing additional photos of the farm.

Another view from the air.

Another view from the air.

If you closely between the trucks and storage buildings, you can see Chris working the quad copter controls.  We were able to view the photos on the ground as they were being taken in the air.  Pretty cool!

Another view of the home and pasture.

Another view of the home and pasture.

The areal photos give a good representation of pasture, timber, fences, streams, building location, etc. to prospective purchasers before visiting the property.

Cattle during photo shoot.

Cattle during photo shoot.

The cattle were unaffected as the quad copter hovered 150 meters above.  I always try to leave gates the way I find them and not disturb livestock on farms.  I’m glad the cattle didn’t notice the quad copter and begin running!

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