Category Archives: Homes

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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Escape to Lake Anna

Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, grilling & relaxing at the Wildwood Common Area.  You can use the boat launch and docks keeping your boat close to your home for fun times on Lake Anna! Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath home on … 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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4580 Campbell Road, Troy, Virginia

Lovely 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home on level landscaped 1.6+ acre lot.  Several great loan options including no downpayment low interest fixed rate USDA-RD loan w/ low monthly payments less than rent! Kitchen remodeled winter of 2015 including new upgraded appliances … Continue reading

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Paradise Found 36+/- Acre Farm

Looking to escape to the country?  Check out this Prince Edward County, Virginia farm.  Pasture currently leased for cattle but barn w/ tack room once used for horses.  Many potential agricultural options. Lovely 3 bedroom brick home w/ wood floors … Continue reading

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Drones & Real Estate Photography/Marketing

  Recently VA Home Pics, my real estate photographers, started offering areal photos using a quadcopter.  This week we took photos of a 35+/- acre Prince Edward County, Virginia farm. I like the perspective gained from areal photography. The quad … 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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Whole House Generator Replacement Time

Here’s the latest in our 10+ year adventure of having a Whole House Generator.  After 10+ years of use, our current generator began experiencing starting challenges during outages.  The last thing you want to hear after the power goes out … Continue reading

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Secure Your Home

  With the downturn in our economy, stealing mettle items to sell for scrap continues to rise.  Recently a home in Southern Albemarle County, Virginia became the target of thieves.  In addition to taking the real estate for sale sign, … Continue reading

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