Category Archives: First Time Home Buyers

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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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2013 Louisa County, Virginia Real Estate Market Forecast

Let’s take a look into the crystal ball and see what the upcoming year in real estate looks like!  Barring an outside influence like 9/11 or another earthquake,  I see the 2013 Louisa County real estate market continuing to improve with increased … Continue reading

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Charlottesville, Virginia REALTORS (CAAR) Release 2012 Year End Market Report

Over the recent holidays, I got many questions about the local real estate market and how were sales in 2012.  I shared my market experience, trends we see at RE/MAX Assured Properties (my company), and comments from other agents in … Continue reading

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Is Now a good time to sell your home w/ Investors & 1st Time Home-buyers competing for homes

Nationally and in Central Virginia 1st Time Home-buyers and Investors are competing for the same homes (medium priced & fixer upper homes).  Check out the HOUSINGWIRE article on the national trend.  Mortgages like FHA, USDA-RD, and VA require low to no … Continue reading

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Fluvanna County, Virginia Updates Tax Assessments

While looking at property values for clients in Fluvanna County, Virginia this week, I found many of the tax assessments posted in VAMANet were down 25 to 50%.  According to the Fluvanna County web site, the field work for the … Continue reading

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“GREEN” Building and Remodeling in Central, Virginia

This week I’m exploring “Green” building and remodeling partially through a Sustainable Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals (S.T.A.R.) class  taught by Earth Advantage and sponsored by Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP).  I’m finding some great resources to share with … Continue reading

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Spring Creek Gated Golf Course Community in Zion Crossroads, Virginia – Lot Sales

Have you wanted to buy a lot but not build right away or use your own builder in Spring Creek ( Central Virginia’s premier golf community at Zion Crossroads ) but couldn’t due to regulations?  The new owner’s have opened … Continue reading

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Crozet, Virginia home purchased using USDA Rural Development (USDA RD) Loan

Just left the office of Tucker, Griffin, Barnes P.C. where our client (1st time home buyer) closed on his purchase of a home in Crozet, Virginia.  With Leonard Winslow’s (New American Mortgage) assistance, we used a United States Department of … Continue reading

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Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS (CAAR) 1st Quarter 2012 Market Report

With today’s (4/17/2012) release of the CAAR 2012 1st Quarter Market Report, what does it all mean for you?  Take some time and explore the report.  A few items stood out for me: 1.  The inventory of Central Virginia homes for sale … Continue reading

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