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Cold Weather Tip

With the arrival of cold weather, don’t forget to disconnect your outdoor garden hose.  Also, some outdoor water lines have a shut off inside the house/basement to help prevent freezing and water leaks.  Check your home inspection report.  It may … Continue reading

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Charlottsville Area Association of REALTORS releases 2014 3rd Quarter Market Report

On October 13, 2014 the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS released their 2014 3rd quarter market report.   Click this LINK to explore the complete report! So what does the report disclose?  Across Central Virginia the median sales price increased … Continue reading

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Another Fall Project

I hope you’re enjoying the cooler fall weather.   Soon we’ll have temperatures dropping below freezing in Central Virginia so it’s important to disconnect your garden hose to prevent the water line/hose bib from freezing.   The water leak resulting … Continue reading

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Be safe cleaning your Heat Pump

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, … Continue reading

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137-8 Green Turtle Lane, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

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 … Continue reading

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Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks & Home Sales- UST’s

What happens when we find Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks (UST) at a home for sale?  Sometimes nothing; sometimes a lot!  Some lenders don’t care while other want the tanks tested for leaks and any soil contamination cleaned up prior to … Continue reading

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To much e-coli bacteria in the water, what to do?

When we have a loan involved with the purchase of the property, the lender usually requires the water to be tested for various contaminates.   Often the owner/seller will “shock the well” prior to an independent party taking the water … Continue reading

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CAAR 2013 2nd Quarter Market Report

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS released their 2nd quarter market report.  Compared to this time last year sales were up in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties.  The report contains lots of data and graphs, so please take a look … Continue reading

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Mold Remediation & the Real Estate Transaction

During the last six months I’ve seen a few challenges to selling real estate in Central Virginia (baby copperhead snakes in the closet; after providing loan approval, lender deciding not to fund the loan on the day scheduled for closing; out … Continue reading

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Louisa & Orange County Virginia and Other HUD Homes

Sometimes the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) takes a home when one of their loans become in default (Also known as foreclosure).  HUD then offers these homes for sale through HUD HOMESTORE.  You can visit HUD HOMESTORE and search for available … Continue reading

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