Tips for Buying Unimproved Land

When the inventory gets tight, many home purchasers turn their attention to new construction opportunities. Buying a lot and building can be an easier proposition than you may think. Here are several tips for buying LAND and avoiding some headaches! GET A TOPO MAP Before you even get in the car to drive by the lot or parcel,


Fall Leaves Have Lots of Potential to Put a SOLD Sign in Your Yard!

Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you’ve lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that’s far from the truth! Although it’s not as hectic and crazy with the swarm of buyers on the market, the fall season brings out the most serious of lookers. They are the pool of


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


The Real Estate Trends That Will Dominate 2016

2015 was the best year for housing since 2007, and it looks like the market may be even better in 2016, according to some forecasting from realtor.com®. Here’s a quick list of the housing predictions for 2016: “Normal” is coming. expect a healthy growth in home sales and prices Generation buying trends shape up. 2016 may finally be the


Charlottesville Market Report – Third Quarter 2015

The Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors has just released it’s third quarter market report- take a look for more insight about what is going on with real estate sales in your area!  Many of the indicators point to an inventory level that is too low (meaning, if you’ve been considering selling your home for a while- let’s chat and see


Thinking of Buying or Selling in 2015?

Learn more about the market in our area!  In 2014, sals in the Charlottesville area were up 2.0% from 2013, and the number is expected to rise in 2015!  This is an ideal time to reach out and find out what your options are and how the Sasha Farmer Team can help!   Take a look here, and then give


CAAR Third Quarter Market Report Just Released!

There were some awesome highlights this time around! Charlottesville Area 3rd Quarter 2013 Highlights: Overall sales in Greater Charlottesville were up 25.9% over the same quarter last year and represented the highest 3rd Quarter sales total since 2007. The median sales price of $267,612 in the 3rd Quarter was up 11.6% from Q3-2012, the highest year-over- year price gain of


Real Estate Provisions in the Fiscal Cliff Bill

For those of you wondering about what the fiscal cliff means for real estate, what is going to happen with the mortgage interest deduction, and what will happen with capital gains taxes and estate taxes, check out this very brief summary of the fiscal cliff provisions regarding real estate.  These are current as of January 1, when both the Senate and


Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report for 2011-2012 Released

Before you spend thousands of dollars on a home renovation that you hope will add value to your house (and not just enjoyment), take a look at Remodeling Magazine’s annual list of remodeling cost vs. value for the mid-atlantic region first!  This list provides a national survey highlighting which improvements are the most valuable and will produce the highest return


Appealing your Charlottesville Area Real Estate Tax Assessment

Many of the counties locally release their new real estate tax assessments in January. Many have a 30 day period following that release, when you can appeal your assessment if you feel that your tax value is too high.  There are certainly pro’s and con’s of appealing your tax assessment. Don’t know your current tax assessment? Email me and I am happy


CAAR Third Quarter Market Report

CAAR has just released it’s 3rd Quarter Market report, and it has many figures that are quite positive for the Central Virginia region.  I know many agents have been “feeling” the uptick, but it’s great to finally see it quantified! CAAR Third Quarter Market Report