There’s A Glass House Winery Hiding In Virginia That’s Just Begging To Be Visited

Virginia’s wine scene could rival just about any spot in the U.S. While this may seem like a bold statement, you have to take into account the sheer beauty of some of these vineyards. One such place is Glass House Winery, which, as you may have guessed, boasts a tasting room situated inside of a gorgeous glass house. You can


Albemarle County Fair

The fair is headed to town this weekend and it’s a reminder that summer is in full swing, and moving toward winding down. The Albemarle County Fair Board is gearing up for the upcoming Albemarle County Fair on July 26 through July 28. Hours of operation will be Thursday, July 26 from 4 pm until 9 pm; Friday, July 27 from


Keeping Your Home Safe While on Vacation

Now that the warm weather is upon us and school’s out, vacations have begun.  Make sure to keep your house safe while you are away by remembering the tips below! Lighting the house Lighting the house is a great way to deter intruders, although lights on 24/7 can be costly and draw attention that no one is home. An easy


Tips for Making Your Home Ready for Sale in the Summer!

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT TO ENSURE YOUR HOME GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION WHEN SELLING IN THE SUMMER MONTHS. Mow the lawn twice a weekGrass grows faster in the summer so mow your lawn regularly. Every other lawn cutting, try mowing on the diagonal to add dimension and curb appeal. Create summer curb appealCurb appeal attracts people in the


7 Reasons to Own a Home

A quick run down of just 7 of the MANY reasons to own a home. 7 Reasons to Own A Home Tax benefits. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home. Appreciation. Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in


Tom Tom Founder’s Festival Summits 2018

The Summit schedule has been announced for 2018, as there is so much to choose from!  2018 is stocked full of activity with 4 full days, 300 speakers and 100 sessions and that’s just the Summit portion – not to mention the Block Parties, Concerts in the Park, and other events throughout the four day period. We are very lucky


How Long Does it Really Take to Unpack that Last Box?

You’ve moved! You did it, you got everything packed up and it’s now in your new home. Now what? You might heave a sigh of relief once the moving truck pulls up its ramp and peels off, but what to do now? There’s just one final step: unpacking. It turns out that some American’s let this last part drag on


Charlottesville Association of Realtors Annual Report

Greater Charlottesville Area 2017 Fourth Quarter & Year-End Highlights: • Home sales increased 7.5% (863) compared to Q4 2016 (803), while year-end indicated a 4.0% gain. • Greater Charlottesville median sales price rose to $300,000 (12%) compared to Q4 2016 ($267,842), as year-end marked a 7.4% improvement. • The median days on the market for Q4 2017 remained steady at


Tips for Prepping Your Home for The Holidays

Party-Proof Your Floors: 4 Ways to Prep Hardwood and Carpet for the Holidays By Jeanne Sager | Dec 18, 2017 Sadeugra/iStock Getting your home ready for the holidays means decking the halls, decorating the tree, and stocking up on gallons of bargain eggnog. But what have you done to prep your floors for said holidays? The spaces underfoot may not be in