Category Archives: Friendly Real Estate Advice

Septic Systems Info

So 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 … 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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The Chesapeake Bay Act & Lake Anna, Virginia

If you know me, you know I love relaxing with family and friends at Lake Anna!  When I was asked to attend a recent meeting on The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and residential development on Lake Anna hosted by the … Continue reading

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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Here are some tips for getting your home ready to sell from my friend Leonard Winslow of Movement Mortgage. Prepping Your Home for a Successful Sale November 2013 It may be a seller’s market again, but you still want 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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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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2012 Virginia Fall Fire Season

Check out the Virginia Department of Forestry’s web site for info on Fall Fire Season (Oct. 15 to Nov. 30).  Remember these are the state rules, your locality may have additional rules, requirements and/or permits so check before you burn.  … 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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