Septic Systems Info

Lovely Virginia Country HomeSo you’ve decided to move from the “city” to your dream county home.  There are a few things different about county living than city living with one of the majors being septic systems.  The good news: Most of the homes I sell now have indoor plumbing! I can remember using “outhouses” in the 1960′s.  For this post we’ll consider existing traditional gravity fed septic systems and explore alternatives and choosing the type of septic systems in a future posts.

For years we’ve been using home septic systems in Virginia but have you ever wonder how they work?  Here’s  a link to how septic systems work! I’ve lived in the country with septic systems for years but my bride hasn’t.  We often have “discussions” about what to put down the kitchen sink.   I’m often say, “Don’t put anything down the sink you wouldn’t put in your stomach.” (animal fat, bones, egg shells, etc.).  So here’s what the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Extension Service have to say about  septic system.   I also like this quick reference.   If you have specific questions, contact your local health department and/or Virginia Cooperative Extension!  Ask lots of questions and see if you can locate the original and any additional septic permits for your home.

 

 

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511 North 1st Street, Unit 101, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Renovated & Upgraded 3 Bedroom Downtown Charlottesville Condo

Renovated & Upgraded 3 Bedroom Downtown Charlottesville Condo

Value and prime location! Just listed at $299,992 this 3 bedroom 2 bath condo includes a chef’s kitchen, porch w/ views of bamboo garden, off street parking plus easy access to downtown pedestrian mall, University of Virginia (grounds & hospital), Historic District, entertainment, dining, farmer’s market, parks, and more! Please take the virtual tour to see experience all this lovely home offers.

Remodeled Chef's Kitchen

Remodeled Chef’s Kitchen

Create great meals for yourself or guests when entertaining in the great kitchen w/ new cabinets and appliances.

Rear Covered Porch

Rear Covered Porch

Relax on the rear covered porch tucked away in a bamboo garden.

Owner's Suite

Owner’s Suite

The large owner’s suite with attached bathroom is one of three bedrooms!

Charlottesville Downtown Pedestrian Mall

Charlottesville Downtown Pedestrian Mall

The condo prime location provides easy access to public transportation, Historic District, Downtown Mall, Farmer’s Market, art galleries/studios, dining, entertainment, parks, the University of Virginia, and more!

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40+/- Acres for Sale in Louisa County, Virginia

40+/- acres for sale

40+/- acres for sale

Back on the “for sale” market and priced to sell at $80,000!!!  40+/- acres including an old house in poor condition.  Great location in Louisa County, Virginia between Richmond and Charlottesville (less than 10 minutes to I-64).  Part of a partition suit requiring court approval for sale.  No survey plat available but we do has some info on soil/perk.  Call  434-466-4663 or e-mail  James@VirginiaHomesFarmsLnad.com with questions.

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122 Spring Meadow Lane (Fieldstone), Keswick, Virginia

Lovely 3 Bedroom Home

Lovely 3 Bedroom Home

Prime location between Charlottesville and Zion Crossroads, Virginia just listed for sale.  Call James for a personal tour to see all the upgrades and features.  The owners have upgraded the chef’s kitchen and renovated the home.

Chef's Kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen

Great open floor plan for entertaining.

Check out the lovely wood floors in the family room and 1st level.

Check out the lovely wood floors in the family room and 1st level.

1st level also features a large owner’s suite w/ attached full bathroom.

More hardwood floors in the owner's suite.

More hardwood floors in the owner’s suite.

The 500+/- square foot efficiency above the garage includes a 2nd kitchen and full bathroom.

Lots of options for the efficiency space.

Lots of options for the efficiency space.

The rear porch and patio provide great space for relaxing.

Landscaped rear yard for relaxing and grilling.

Landscaped rear yard for relaxing and grilling.

For a personal tour please call 434-466-4663 or e-mail!  I would love to give you a personal tour.  Till then click here and take the virtual tour!

 

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Be safe cleaning your Heat Pump

Outside Heat Pump Units

Outside Heat Pump Units

With the ice and snow we’ve had this week in Central Virginia, many will need to clean off the outside heat pumps.  Please turn your units off before cleaning.  If the blades are spinning as ice & snow drop in, the debris can be blown  out into your face.  Our local Emergency Rooms treat several folks each winter for injuries sustained cleaning off the outside heat pump units.  Be safe and remember to turn your units off prior to cleaning!

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4 Lots on Richmond Road, Troy, Virginia

Lovely Building Sites

Lovely Building Sites

Check out this parcel on US 250 (Richmond Road) in Troy, Virginia (east of Charlottesville and west of Zion Crossroads).   There are four lots making for two great home sites!  Call or e-mail James (434-466-4663 or James@VirginiaHomesFarmsLand.com ) for a plat or to tour the property!

Great frontage on Richmond Road & Oliver Creek Road

Great frontage on Richmond Road & Oliver Creek Road

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2013 4th Quarter & Year End CAAR (Central Virginia) Market Report

One of Many Central Virginia Homes That Sold in 2013

One of Many Central Virginia Homes That Sold in 2013

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS released their 4th Quarter and 2013 Year End Real Estate Market Report.  Read the report here! There was not a  buyer for every home for sale in 2013 but more homes sold in 2013 than in 2012.  Overall our Central Virginia (Charlottesville plus Albemarle, Louisa, Orange, Fluvanna, Madison, Greene and Nelson Counties) continues to improve.  After you review the report, please don’t hesitate in calling or e-mailing with questions.

If you interested in buying or selling real estate (homes, farms, land and/or investment property) let’s talk, I am here to help!

Lovely Central Virginia Home

Lovely Central Virginia Home

 

 

 

 

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137-8 Green Turtle Lane, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

Lovely 1 Bedroom 2nd Level Condo

Lovely 1 Bedroom 2nd Level Condo

Why rent when you can own this 1 bedroom Turtle Creek condo with low monthly payments like rent?  Looking for investment property to lease?  Check out this unit!  We’ve got value and prime location (near UVA, Rivanna Station, The Shops at Stonefield & more) with an asking price of only $99,999.  Enjoy living in a great community with pools, tennis, playgrounds and clubhouse.  My mother in law has owned and leased the unit for years but now has decided to sell.  Please call or e-mail with questions or for a personal tour.  I am here to help!

Large living room with brick fireplace & access to covered porch

Large living room with brick fireplace & access to covered porch

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374 Shepherds Ridge Circle, Dunlora, Charlottesville, Virginia

374 Shepherds Ridge Circle

374 Shepherds Ridge Circle

Make this lovely custom 3 bedroom house in Dunlora your next home!  Many upgrades include large 1st level owner’s suite, chef’s kitchen, floor plan designed for entertaining, wood floors and more!  Take the virtual tour and then call James 434-466-4663 for a  personal tour.  Price reduced 1/13/2014 to $399,993.  Come out and see the value and prime location for yourself.

Great views from the breakfast room.

Great views from the breakfast room.

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