Crozet, VA Real Estate News

By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  Builders, Builders, Builders…. What are you thinking?   Our Housing market never really seems to stop building. We may have a single builder get out of the game, but the demand for housing is and continues to be strong for the Charlottesville Real Estate Market.   Some of the smart builders and smart developers know this.   We are seeing smaller developments around the city and even have a new development with hundreds of homes in the plan for the southern part of our area (This project is called Biscuit Run).   There is a lot of debate over where and how and why.      However, I want to go on record as saying to builders, "stop building homes that do not have a First Floor Master!" The baby boomers are at an average age of around 60 years old. I can tell you from experience that they...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
A beautiful morning in Charlottesville and my wife took a nice walk. Selling real estate is 24/7 business and it always helps to get outside and get a little fresh air and exercise. And spending time with my wife is always a pleasure! Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything, Charles A few neighborhoods to consider:   Old Trail  Forest LakesDunlora Glenmore
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
    $419,900 903 BRAEBURN ST, CROZET $409,000 6126 STAYMAN CT, CROZET $389,900 370 GRAYROCK DR, CROZET $389,000 425 GRAYROCK DR, CROZET   Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2010 Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Any use of search facilities of data on this site other than by a consumer interested in the purchase of real estate, is prohibited. Information last updated November 29th, 2010 . All rights reserved. Created by Charlottesville Virginia Real Estate for clients us...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  Off to a walk-thru this morning and then a closing on a Crozet home. Charlottesville Real Estate offers many areas that are really very charming and Crozet is one of those area. Come see why so many people love our area. Showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles Pick a County to Search for Real Estate A few neighborhoods to consider:Old Trail, Still Meadow, Belvedere, Dunlora, Glenmore
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
In reading my blog you know that we are building a custom home with my clients in the Charlottesville area with a local builder. The process started with purchasing the lot and then designing the home. This certainly took some time, but it was not long before we broke ground: Well, I stopped by yesterday (acrtually I stop by at least once a week) and the progress is going very well. We are under roof, have windows in and also electrical. This will be one of the largest homes built in Old Trail and it is hard to get a good feel for the size from the photo, but look at the front porch and also we have a full finished basement. We are doing several inspections along the way and it will not be long before we have this fine home finished!
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Yesterday I attended a Realtor event at The Old Trail golf community.  I was thrilled to hear how well this exciting new community is doing in the current real estate market.  We were informed that 60 homes have sold in Old Trail so far this year. Old Trail is located in Crozet Virginia just to the west of Charlottesville.  this is the perfect location for families where one member works in Charlottesville and another in Waynesboro.  There are a variety of builders who are constructing a variety of home styles, sizes and price ranges.  There are townhomes and single family attached.  Prices start in the mid two hundreds and can go up to a million. One of the unique draws of Old Trail is the walkable neighborhood.  The town center provides a destination with cafes, coffee shop, restauran...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
A beautiful morning in Charlottesville and we are seeing some great homes on the market. Take a look at this photo and click here for details. These are million dollar views at only $254,000.   I am working with an offer today and heading out to Show Charlottesville and Crozet today Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles Pick a County to Search for Real Estate A few neighborhoods to consider:   Old Trail ,   Forest Lakes ,   Dunlora ,    Glenmore
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Of course I can help. Some time ago, I seat up the capability to do a one-click search based on schools and here is a link for homes in Henley Middle School If you want to see home searches for other schools, just click on the photo above. I also have additional information available. I was asked to do a home search from a client and added it to my site. If you want any additional features, just let me know. I love a challenge      
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  Old Trail $1,065,000 6406 WOODBOURNE LN, CROZET $899,900 6506 WOODBOURNE LN, CROZET $750,000 6532 WOODBOURNE LN, CROZET $725,000 0 WOODBOURNE CT, CROZET $679,000 7121 BRADBURY CT, CROZET Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2010 Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Any use of search facilities of data on this site other than by a consumer interested in the purchase of real estate, is prohibited. Information last updated August 21st, 2010 . All rights reserved. Created by Ch...
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By Jonathan Kauffmann
(Jonathan Kauffmann, Principal Broker of Nest Realty)
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 look at detached home sales in Western Albemarle.  As with our other recent data, year-over-year Western Albemarle home sales are up significantly.  Here’s the breadkdown: August 2008 – July 2009 Home Sales: 190 Median Sold Price: $477,500 Months of Inventory: 14.96 August 2009 – July 2010 Home Sales: 239 (up 25.8%) Median Sold Price: $477,500 (down 16.2%) Months of Inventory: 10.89 (down 27.2%) The combination of the tax credit and lower prices helped spurr home sales throughout Charlottesvilleand...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  A beautiful morning in Charlottesville and I will be out showing homes to first time buyers. I love working with first time buyers and it gives me a chance to explain all the details in the buying process. I learn as much from my clients as they do from me and this is a good thing! Some are telling me that our market is slow and I have to say it is just different. My activity is at a constant flow right now and that is a nice pace during the summer heat.   Enjoy the fine weather! Remember, showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles Pick a County to Search for Real Estate A few neighborhoods to consider:   Old ...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
    Well actually Segway is in Old Trail, located in Crozet Virginia. The town center has a Segway store in the Old Trail town center. This is great! If you have read my blog you know that this development has both sidewalks and trails.         Many people have already discovered that Segway PT's are a fun, ultra-economical and environmentally friendly way for today's urban commuter to get around town! Not to mention GOLF!!! I have been seeing folks zipping along on their Segway with ZERO emissions! Have you seen the off-road versions of the Segway? What fun! I want one too!!! Segway comes to Charlottesville
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
This morning over coffee in Charlottesville, my wife and I are discussing our little boy (not so little anymore) who is graduating from Henley middle school tomorrow!  We will have a family celebration after and I know he is excited. I have a home inspection between graduation and our party, but the good news is my clients are moving right around the corner from me in Ivy. Good to have new neighbors!   Well Summer is certainly heating up and I love it! Remember: Showing Charlottesville Real Estate , one of my favorite things to do with clients so if you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles A few neighborhoods to consider: Old Trail, Still Meadow, Forest Lakes, Dunlora, Glenmore My son Graduates t...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Charlottesville Real Estate and information National Open House weekend starts today and there will be a lot of homes to see. Remember to tell the agent at the open house that you have a Buyers Agent in Charlotttesville. It will again be a very busy weekend!   Seeing Charlottesville Real Estate is one of my favorite things to do with clients. The inventory is rising but so are the Under Contracts. The good deals are getting offers so if you are in the market and you see the right home, you may want to act fairly quickly. If you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles Posted via email from Charlottesville Real Estate
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Quick Coffee this morning as I am off to see several homes in the Charlottesville Real Estate area. Broker Open House today. Some people do not like to see homes in the rain, but I think it can help you see if a home is cozy :) If you see me driving around the Charlottesville or Crozet area, give me a wave or honk! Call or email me if you need anything Charles
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
This morning I am flooded by emails that I need to go through. One in particular caught my eye. It is from a friend who is very tech savvy. He shows me where a local agent in our MLS is duplicating what I do on my blog sites(s). When I was younger, this sort of thing bothered me, but I now look at it as flattery. When dealing with the competitive business of selling  Charlottesville Real Estate, there will always be those that copy one another. I have to admit, if I see a good idea on someone’s site and I see it as advantageous, I may write some code to add it to my site(s) too…. That’s business! Today, I am closely looking at homes in Montgomery Ridge These are located within minutes to NGIC and DIA just North of Charlottesville. Here is the only resale(s) in Montgomery Ridge, but ther...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
The community of Crozet began as a whistle stop on the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in 1876 that was established at the request of the Miller Manual Labor School (the Miller School), which had been founded a year earlier. It was named for Colonel B. Claudius Crozet (1789-1864), a French born civil engineer and artillery officer under Napoleon who is best remembered as the chief engineer for the seventeen mile long railroad tunnel through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since its inception, it has functioned as a distinct settlement with a unique history of agriculture, small business enterprises, and a dynamic civic spirit.  Crozet was selected for the first Master Plan by the Board of Supervisors in October 2001, based on the community's strong interest and high level of development activit...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
  Charlottesville is calling for snow and rain this morning.(I feel like a weatherman! lol) Today I will be showing Charlottesville Real Estate, both in Western Albemarle (new construction) and North of Charlottesville. The weather is not going to stop me today, darn-it! So I have having an extra cup of coffee with Mickey and then off to battle mother nature! it is a crazy time in Charlottesville, but Spring is right around the corner! Let me know if you need anything? Charles  
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Charles, My kids are going to Crozet Elementary and we need a larger home but do not want to switch schools. Can you help? Certainly, here is a link to all homes in the Crozet Elementary School District. There is certainly a wide range of homes and if you need help, we are always available. Below are a few recent listing from our MLS: $649,000 1425 PLAINS DR, CHARLOTTESVILLE $499,000 1613 CROZET AVE, CROZET $339,900 5848 ST GEORGE AVE, CROZET Disclaimer: Copyright ©2004-2009 Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX Program of Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors®. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data,...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Is this an indirect effect of the Crozet Real Estate Market and the Scottsville Real Estate Market specifically the Albemarle area? Lower values on homes equals lower tax revenue which means budget cuts.  This is what is reported in the Daily Progress By BRANDON SHULLEETA  “We don’t see any other way around it,” said Anthony Townsend, president of the library Board of Trustees, at a news conference Tuesday. Townsend said talk of shutting down libraries isn’t a scare tactic. Instead, branch closures might be the only options, because the libraries already have lean budgets, Townsend said, adding that the intent of Tuesday’s news conference was to make the public aware of the situation. By the way, the comments on the Daily Progress site are worth a read!
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