Category Archives: Friendly Real Estate Advice

Why have 3rd party energy efficiency certification?

Home Buyers and Home Owners continue to focus on energy costs as part of the total home ownership cost.  A National Association  of REALTORS (NAR) study shows buyers will pay more for a 3rd party certified energy efficient home! Is … Continue reading

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Call before you Wire

If you’re participating in a real estate transaction, don’t get burned with your wire transfer!  Anytime you’re going to wire money, please call the recipient prior to executing the wire transfer to verify the wiring instructions.  I’ve talked several Central … Continue reading

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Have you moved recently? Did you update your voter registration?

Did you move since the last election?  Don’t forget to update your voter registration!  The deadline to register in The Commonwealth of Virginia remains October 17, 2016 for this November’s election.  Check/Update your Virginia registration. Need more info on voting … Continue reading

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Your Home & Forest Fire Protection

Many homes can be found nestled in Central Virginia’s forest (our home remains surrounded by woods).  For homes located on wells, surrounded by woods and down country roads, forest fire can become a challenge. When building or caring for your … Continue reading

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2015 Real Estate Market Report

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 … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance

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.   … Continue reading

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Septic Tank Inspection and Maintenance

Many country homes and a few city homes feature septic systems for sewage disposal. The 1st home I sold back in the early 1990’s was in Charlottesville, Virginia and had a septic system instead of being connected to the municipal … Continue reading

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2014 Virginia Department of Forestry State of the Forest Report

The Virginia Department of Forestry just released the 2014 State of the Forest report.  In the Commonwealth of Virginia we often take forestry for granted.  With over 60% of the state in some type of forest (the report shows over … Continue reading

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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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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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