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James Friend Dickerson
Real Estate Consultant

A Central Virginia native providing top quality real estate service (homes, farms and land) since before the turn of the century!

James@VirginiaHomesFarmsLand.com

2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac Available in Central Virginia

Yes, the 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanacs are in!  If you see me out and about in the www.VirginiaHomesFarmsLand.com mobile office (GMC Yukon!), please ask for a copy.  I usually have Almanacs with me, as long as the supply last!  In … Continue reading

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Ever been to a Bluegrass Festival?

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Why not head to Graves Mountain Lodge for their 2011 Blue Grass Festival this Thursday through Saturday (6/2-4/2011).  A visit to Graves Mountain Lodge remains a treat anytime but pair with great … Continue reading

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Shad Planking in Wakefield, Virginia

On Wednesday of this week, I traveled to Wakefield, Virginia to participate in their Ruritan Club’s annual Shad Planking.  The shad is nailed to planks and smoked adjacent to a bed of coals while being basted with a pepper sauce … Continue reading

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Charlottesville Library Book Sale

If you ever visit Camp Karen (our home near Zion Crossroads, Louisa County, Virginia) you’ll know we love reading and books.  Every room contains books!  We have built in book shelves, antique book cases, 2nd had bookcases, boxes of books … Continue reading

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Pine Knot – Teddy Roosevelt’s Albemarle County, Virginia Retreat

Happy Presidents Day!  When we think of Presidents and Presidential homes in Albemarle County, Virginia, we most often think of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and  James Monroe’s Ash Lawn.  Many don’t realize Edith Roosevelt purchased Pine Knot in Albemarle County as … Continue reading

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Changing Homes for Baby Boomers

As many of you know Camp Karen (our home between Zion Crossroads and Gordonsville in Louisa County, Virginia) provides living space for multiple generations.  Karen’s mother lives with us so we designed a suite to meet her needs along with … Continue reading

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New Years Eve in Gordonsville, Virginia

As 2010 ends, let’s have a safe and enjoyable New Years Eve.  I’m pulling together some data for 2010 market reports (look for them next week!), heading to Gordonsville, Virginia to meet with a client, then into Charlottesville, Virginia to … Continue reading

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Virginia Homes, Farms & Land 2011 Almanac

The UPS man dropped the 2011 Almanacs off at Camp Karen (our home between Zion Crossroads & Gordonsville, Virginia) yesterday morning.  I began passing them out yesterday afternoon to great reviews.  Several of you have asked, “Where is my 2011 … Continue reading

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Charlottesville, Virginia FOP Lodge Helps Police Officer Keep His Home

I’ve lived in Virginia since 1960 and all but seven of those years in Central Virginia.  In the past I’ve posted about real estate for sale, interesting events and places in Virginia, plus real estate tips.  The beauty of Virginia … Continue reading

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Central Virginia Angus Beef- Buy Local

Ready for a great steak on the grill or need some ground beef?  At Camp Karen (our home) we use certified Angus Beef from Foods for Thought in Central Virginia.  For years we’ve been getting our beef from Rob at Foods … Continue reading

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