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Information on real estate and life in Charlottesville, Virginia, Albemarle and the surrounding counties. Discussions on the local and national real estate markets will be found here as well as tips for buying and selling homes. Neighborhood information as well as what is going on regarding farms, estates and horse properties. Also I will talk about state and local events and news items, both real estate related and of local interest. This is a beautiful area located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and there are many unique features to recommend it as the perfect place to live.



Charottesville VA and Albemarle County 2011 Tax Assessments Down Slightly New property assessments for Charlottesville Virginia and Albemarle County will be coming out this week.  Area residents will not see a huge change in their home's figures.  Albemarle assessments are falling 1.24% and in Ch...
Does your Albemarle County horse farm have staff? Shadowfax LLC, an Albemarle County horse farm has staff of the four legged variety.  Like many Virginia horse farms they have several Jack Russel Terriers.  These little guys are constantly on the alert patrolling for mice and supervising everythi...
Albemarle County gets an A for land preservation. In 2010 2,253 acres of additional land went into conservation easement.  According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress this brings the total amount of protected land in Albemarle to approximately 83,600 acres.  This is over 17% of the county acr...
We all know that pricing the home correctly is the key to getting that home sold.  Then why is this such a difficult conversation to have with sellers?  It helps to explain out thoughts on pricing if we can back it up with good sold comparisons.  Then in their minds it isn't just some "magic numb...
"Insanely great" Happy Birthday MacIntosh!  This week in 1984 Steve Jobs demonstrated the first MacIntosh to 3,000 people.  "Out of the bag" the Mac debuted into a world of IBM mainframes.  As it says on the screen "never trust a computer you can't lift".  At the end of the presentation the audi...
My five favorite things about living in Charlottesville Virginia. Charlottesville Virginia is a wonderful place in which to live.  There are so many things to enjoy in Central Virginia and I am sure that if you ask 10 people what they like best about living the Charlottesville life they could all...
I'm closing on my Charlottesville home on Friday, but when can I move in? I have been asked this question or something similar by many clients.  Often the sellers have moved out several days before closing and the purchasers knowing that the home is empty see this as the perfect time to begin mov...
In today's real estate market sellers should keep in mind that unless they get a cash offer their home will need to appraise for the sale price.  This is another reason why it is not a good idea to overprice the home.  If by some wild chance they get a buyer willing to pay the price, there is a g...
Charlottesville golf communities - Glenmore yearend real estate market report. Charlottesville Virginia has several golf communities.  Glenmore is a gated golf community located in Keswick just minutes from Charlottesville Virginia.  This post will examine the sales of single family detached home...
Many of my clients who are buying a Charlottesville home for the first time email me and ask "What are my closing costs?" For many purchasers closing costs is a catch all phrase that encompases a whole laundry list of items.  They know that it is something that they will have to pay at closing, b...

Pam Dent

REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
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