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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Jonathan Kauffmann, Principal Broker of Nest Realty
RECENT BLOG POSTS
It's been about a month since we officially launched our interactive market reports.  So far, the feedback has been great.  Here's a recap of our philosophy and approach to these reports... There are some services out there that pull real-timemarket data, turn it into graphs, and allow subscriber...
12/22/2010
Check out our December 2010 Charlottesville Real Estate Market Snapshot. Overall, sales dropped again (down 32%) in November 2010 from November 2009.  This marks the fifth straight month of year-over-year sales declines.  Surprisingly enough, although sales were down 32%, the volume of deals was...
12/22/2010
here’s been a lot of buzz resulting from Trulia’s most recent article about the ‘McMansion Era’ ending.  Studies are showing that Americans are buying smaller homes.  The report states that only 9% of Americans want a home larger than 3200 square feet.  There are two factors behind this: 1. The ...
08/31/2010
With the fairly significant drop in home sales throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County in July, some sellers are beginning to become wary of their ability to sell their home in 2010.  Pockets of Charlottesville continue to chug along, though.  Real estate in the Albemarle High School Dis...
08/19/2010
If you’re a loyal reader of the Nest Report, this post may sound a little familiar to you.  To give a little background, we’ve been scouring through Charlottesville real estate market data from the first 7 months of 2010…and comparing sales statistics to years past. This time, we’re taking a loo...
08/12/2010
  The last 12 months (8/09 - 7/10) of single family home sales in Albemarle County show a big jump over the previous 12 months (8/08 - 7/09).  The most recent 12 months reflect an over 16% jump in total Albemarle Co single family home sales (717 vs. 616).  However, sales in July 2010 dropped off ...
08/03/2010
As we all know, the National Ground Intelligence Center is bringing a lot of jobs to Charlottesville and Albemarle County – some are estimating 1000…and maybe even more. With those jobs is increased promise that the influx of jobs will help boost the Charlottesville real estate market.  Is that ...
03/28/2010
There has actually been some positive signs in the Charlottesville real estate marketplace recently.  Not only are inventory levels down in many parts of Central Virginia...but now there is some good news coming from other markets up and down the east coast. There are a few major factors that wil...
02/27/2010
Have you checked out this month's issue of Realtor Magazine?  They've featured Nest Realty as a Standout Real Estate Brokerage.  Here's an excerpt:   RAISING THE PROFESSIONAL BAR I require that all of our agents work full time and have a minimum of three years of full-time real estate experience....
02/23/2010
Albemarle County detached home sales continue to suffer a bit, according to January Charlottesville home sale stats.  Average sale price and median sales price fell from both 2008 and 2009 levels, while Days on Market increased over 42 days from 2009 levels. However, there were some positive sig...
02/17/2010
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