Crozet, VA Real Estate News

By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
1037 Amber Ridge Road 1037 Amber Ridge Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 View Map 10 Miles to UVA and only 8 Miles to Boars Head Inn! Enter the great room with 2 story ceilings, and large windows. Mountain views in rear. In wonderful condition, 2 Decks, and a terrace which will be completed in paver stone. Finished Terrace Level with 19'x26' great room! Several options with plumbed in 3rd bath. New Floors throughout this remodeled gem. Call me or have your agent show it today! Details Asking Price: 229,500 MLS: 457409 Sq. Feet: 1966 Lot Size: .19 Bedrooms: 2-3 Bathrooms: 2 # of Floors: 3 HOA/Maintenance Fees: 82.50 Subdivision: Highlands Year Built: 1993 Property Amenities - Range/Oven- Sink Disposal- Full Refrigerator- Microwave- Washer/Dryer- Dishwasher- Fireplace- Hardwood floors - Va...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
The date is set for May 6th. The Grand opening of the Harris Teeter "Your Neighborhood Food Market" in Crozet Virginia. Located jest west of Charlottesville! The Crozet Gazette did a feature story on it: Click Here Here is part of the story: "Harris Teeter will open its Crozet store in the Blue Ridge Shopping Center on Rt. 250 May 6 with an 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by corporate officials. The 42,000-square-foot store is the chain's first designed to meet LEED standards for environmentally sustainable buildings" Many of my clients in the Crozet Area are excited about this local store! The convenience is surely welcome!
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
One of the newest of the Charlottesville golf communities is Old Trail.   You will have a hard time finding another golf course anywhere with Blue Ridge Mountain views to match those Old Trail.  This neighborhood is located in Crozet Virginia about a 10 minute drive west of Charlottesville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Old Trail golf course is open to the public, but memberships are available as well.  This course has been voted Charlottesville's favorite place to play golf for two years.  The 18 hole course has multiple tees to accomodate all skill levels of golfers.  Old Trail's golf facility has a club house with a golf shop and grille.  There is also a pavillion which offers the perfect spot for weddings, private parties and events set against the backdrop of the Blue...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
NOTE: This is a time sensitive post.... dated March 19th, 2009 My Suntrust Lender, Sandy Madison is always upto date on the lastest. Below is information on recent events and how it may relate to your Charlottesville Real Estate Search: Hot off the press: On Wednesday the Federal Reserve announced their plan to purchase up to an additional $750 billion in mortgage backed securities, $100 billion from Fannie & Freddie plus $300 billion in long term U.S. Treasury Bonds.  The plan to purchase up to an additional $750 billion in MBS comes on the heels of the announcement earlier to purchase $500 billion in mortgage backed securities.  The Fed has been the major player in the mortgage market over the past four three months which has been most influential in keeping rate low.  Today the messa...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Yesterday was all about showing Charlottesville Real Estate. After meeting my clients we were able to see all the homes on our list by about 5:30pm. Showing our area is always a pleasure and there are always surprises! One thing is never a surprise.... "The sun always sets" and tomorrow is another day! So here it is tomorrow and we have another set of homes to visit. There will be a couple of Surprises! About The Author Charles McDonald, Associate Broker at RE/MAX Assured Properties and dedicated Buyers Agent is the author of this blog, and several other sites on the Internet. Charles and his group of experts in the Charlottesville area are always available to help you with your Real Estate needs. Call our group anytime at 434-981-1585 or to search for homes visit: Charlottesville Real...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Today in Charlottesville! The kids got a two hour delay from school and all is grand in Charlottesville. Everyone came out to enjoy the light snow (about an inch) .... see photo I took below: I know that the weather can be inconvenient for many people. Delays in school, work etc... I for one just like to get out and enjoy it! I hope you do too?
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
These are the roads I travel while showing clients Charlottesville Real Estate. The views are fantastic and with four seasons, they are ever changing! Come take a Tour! About The Author Charles McDonald, Associate Broker at RE/MAX Assured Properties and dedicated Buyers Agentis the author of this blog, and several other sites on the Internet. Charles and his team of experts in the Charlottesville area are always available to help you with your Real Estate needs. Call our team anytime at 434-981-1585 or to search for homes visit: Charlottesville Real Estate Copyright © 2009 Charles McDonald, All Rights Reserved.
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
When you do something new you want to learn from those who have experience. When you are looking at new construction in the Charlottesville Area do you need an Agent? The short answer is YES... Let's ask ourselves a few questions: How many times have you had a home built? How many builders do you know? Will you have the builder/county inspector tell you that your home is built to code? Does a "certificate of occupancy" mean the home is done? As with anything new you need the guidance of an expert. Use a REALTOR to get you though the many addition stages of building a home. But do be sure that you Agent has experience with new construction... And I do not mean they took a course or have a certificate. I mean first hand experience... The relationship between an Agent and a Client is so m...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
This is one of the few photos that I have of me as a child. It sits on my piano next to pictures of my children. It is hard to believe that I was once this young. Time is so fast when you are not thinking about it. I hope that you all enjoy your time together and a very Merry Christmas to all!  
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
I gotta tell you I have some great clients and some have a fantastic sense of humor. Here is one of my clients dog (dressed for Halloween): Now the message from my clients said: "Charles, thought you might enjoy seeing the dog's Halloween costume. The toughest part was getting the bow on; the rest was natural to his character" What a great sense of humor!!!  
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
They are at it again... Back in Nov of 2007 I posted: JUST LOWER the PRICE!!! I just got an email offering a Car with the purchase of a new home locally in the Charlottesville area. The builder is offering a 2009 Hyundai Accent if you close in 2008. Now they do mention: "If your client prefers, seller is willing to provide credits, upgrades, or price reductions in the amount of $15,000 as an offset to the car." Am I crazy or is this wrong? 1. Just reduce the price of the home to reflect the true value of the home (which is at least 15K lower). 2. Will a lender (in this market) allow a car to be part of a purchase contract? maybe they are using a certain lender, this is not mentioned... (((NOTE: it does say "Subject to lender approval"))) 3. What if I want a motorcycle instead? LOL (just...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
ACAC  is coming to Crozet... well, more specifically to Old Trail in the Crozet Area. "The ACAC mission is to provide a friendly, fun and motivating experience for our members by developing relationships and creating a dynamic exercise environment."    If you are a weight lifter, runner, swimmer or just enjoy a healthy lifestyle this is great news for you! With over 8000 sf of space, this new facitily will be excellent! Old Trail is well under way on it's town center and this is an exciting addition!  ~ ~ ~ About The Author Charles McDonald, Associate Broker at RE/MAX Assured Properties and dedicated Buyers Agent is the author of this blog, and several other sites on the Internet. Charles and his team of experts in the Charlottesville area are always available to help you with your Real...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Albemarle County Virginia Real Estate - (YTD Sept 5, 2008) When you are looking for Charlottesville Real Estate remember that Charlottesville is in Albemarle County. We have grand estates and horse farms in Albemarle. The back roads will give you a feeling of peace and harmony as you drive by these beautiful properties. When you are ready to tour, just give me a call, it is my favorite thing to do in our area.      Albemarle County Virginia Home Information  The Real Estate market everywhere is constantly changing and Charlottesville and Albemarle are no exception. In Albemarle we have SOLD 833 HOMES. There are currently 1041 HOMES on the market. Our average DOM (Days on the Market) is at 106 Days . Our Average selling price is $450,763. We have some excellent neighborhoods to see like:...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Come out and enjoy the beauty that Charlottesville has to offer in the sleepy little town of Crozet Virginia. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains is a Planned Development called Old Trail. Complete with Golf, Hiking trails and wonderful homes, this is a must see when visiting Charlottesville and looking for Real Estate! Unlimited Year-round Golf Advanced Tee Times Facility Charge Accounts with Monthly Billing Member Only Events 10% Discount on Regularly-priced Merchandise Private Members' Grille in Clubhouse VSGA Handicap "This is an 18 hole regulation course designed to conform to the natural features of the land" All this just 15 minutes from the city of Charlottesville! Next time you think of Golf, Think Charlottesville Golf or better yet, think Old Trail Golf!
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
The movie "Evan Almighty" was filmed in Crozet Virginia, just outside of Charlottesville. It was in a wonderful neighborhood called Old Trail at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains.  This is a photo I took of the ARC being built. It was amazing and as I showed Real Estate in Old Trail with a client, we drove by an elephant that splashed my truck with water! I am amazed at how many movies have been filmed in our little area near Charlottesville Virginia! I hope you got a chance to see the movie?  
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Old Trail Village Center is well underway! This is a mixeduse, open-air, retail, entertainment, office and residential center located at Old Trail directly at the base of the Blue Ridge. The area currently has 2600 planned homes. There are 400-12,000 SF spaces available for shops, resturants etc... slated to open at the end of 2008. Segway will be one of the stores, we are already seeing pizza, hair salons and coffee shops too... What for more details!!! Charles McDonaldAssociate BROKER, RE/MAX Assured PropertiesLicensed to sell Real Estate in Virginia "Your Outstanding RE/MAX Agent in Charlottesville Virginia"  
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Well actually to Old Trail, located in Crozet Virginia. The town center has announced that Segway will be opening a 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!!! Soon you will be 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!!!
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
Walking down the sidewalks in Old Trail, Crozet Virginia is a treat. It is like taking a step back in time when kids are riding bikes and people actually go outside to see and visit with neighbors.   Look at this home and the surrounding areas. There are blue skys and of course the Blue Ridge Mountains. Makes you want to take a walk!   This home just went under contract today. Someone saw the value and beauty of the area... Do you? Come visit anytime and we will take a walk together!  
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
The town of Crozet is really not very big. I often hear from people who are visiting that say today, we are driving out to Crozet. I have mixed thoughts when I hear that. First, I love Crozet but to me it is more of a feeling that a place. Second, I think people expect to find a small town and it is not really even that. Sure there are a few restaurants, a store, a post office, a library and even a train but Crozet is more about the feeling and the area at the base of the Blue Ridge. Here is an example, when you drive under the train tracks of many places you see graffiti. In Crozet here is what you will see: I love the fact that where (in some towns) you might see graffiti, in Crozet you see Art!!! You may not see more than a few buildings in a couple of blocks when you visit Crozet, ...
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By Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner
(Charlottesville Solutions)
While visiting new construction in Crozet Virginia, I took a couple of photos... This looks like a portal into another dimension!!! (to much Twilight Zone as a kid)!!! LOL! Here is a window with a view.... now for what is on the other side! Here you go: These are beautiful homes in Old Trail, a wonderful community at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Crozet Virginia!  When visiting and looking at Charlottesville Real Estate, remember Crozet and the new homes at Old Trail, they are on my top ten places to see in our area!  
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