Charlottesville365; Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival, Fall 2012

This year celebrates another year of the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, one of my favorite annual events in Charlottesville! The Arts and Crafts festival is located in Crozet, VA (which is part of Albemarle County), in the Claudius Crozet Park. It attracts artists from all across the region; this year boasting over 100! All types of artists are represented,


Welcome to Charlottesville!

This is a great video produced by a local UVa law student here in town.  Great overview of all that Charlottesville has to offer and the rich lifestyle that so many are drawn to!


Charlottesville 365; Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, Fall 2010

This year celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival, one of my favorite annual events in Charlottesville! The Arts and Crafts festival is located in Crozet, VA (which is part of Albemarle County), in the Claudius Crozet Park. It attracts artists from all across the region; this year boasting over 100! All types of artists are


Charlottesville365; 2010 Blue Ridge Home Builders Parade of Homes

2010 Annual Parade of Homes! The Blue Ridge Home Builders Parade of Homes is an annual Charlottesville tradition that always occurs across two weekends (this year- October 9-10 and October 16-17) and showcases the best in new construction that Charlottesville has to offer. I know that for many people in Charlottesville who like to keep their eye on real estate,


Charlottesville 365; Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyards

Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyards is one of my all-time favorites of Charlottesville summers!  Starry nights is a once monthly concert series at Veritas, that runs from June through September.  It’s a fairly low-key evening where you are welcome to come to Veritas and picnic out under the stars, or you are also able to sit down to a catered


Trying to Utilize FHA Financing? Check this List of Condo Communities to See if They’re Approved!

If you’re planning to utilize FHA financing to purchase your next home, you have to use a little bit of caution when considering condos in Charlottesville, as not all of them are approved for FHA financing. Check out the link below to see whether or not the condo you’re considering is approved for FHA; HUD.GOV Condos with FHA Financing If your the condo community you’re considering is not on this list, you may need to check with your mortgage lender to see if you will be able to come up with an alternative type of financing. Additionally, if you live in one of the condos that is not able to provide FHA financing, you should be aware that it may limit the potential number of Purchaser’s who will have the ability to buy your home on the resale market! Please give me a call if I can help connect you with a lender who may be able to help you find alternative financing orget you qualified!


Check Out The United Way- Thomas Jefferson Area “All Around Town” Auction in Charlottesville February 3-10

The United Way- Thomas Jefferson Area is holding their All Around Town Auction from February 3-10, and there are definitely some great items up for auction, all for a great cause! The All Around Town Auction features tons of participating companies around town, all of whom have different auction items present at their stores and shops, that shoppers may bid on while they peek around. All proceeds benefit the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area toward furthering their mission to serve those at the greatest risk and with the greatest need. Areas all over Charlottesville are participating, and are broken down into the following segments of town; 250 West 29 North Barracks Road Crozet Downtown Charlottesville Pantops/East There are definitely plenty of stores participating, so if you’re out and about taking care of your shopping, or looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, consider stopping in some of these stores to bid on their featured items. Click here for a PDF Auction Brochure of all of the stores represented, along with their auction items!


Just Released! The Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors’ Year-End Market Report

The Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors has just released it’s Year End Market Report this morning, and it includes some very valuable information that home buyers and sellers should really be aware of. … Some people have suggested that the first time home buyer credit hasn’t been effective, but I have completely disagreed with that, and while this data isn’t a clear indicator that the credit is working, it would suggest that more first time buyers (in the below $300,000 price range) have been in our market in Q4 2009, than we are typically used to. … The average price per square foot of finished space in homes is not a scientific number, but a downward trend over the years clearly indicates a decrease in prices (and vice versa). … The current $143 per square foot is the lowest number since 2004. Screen shot 2010-01-14 at 7.37.56 AM.jpg According to the CAAR Year End market Report, our inventory of homes is slowly declining. Of course this was the main aim of the First TIme Home Buyer tax credit, and we are all anxious to see what will happen to inventory once it expires.


Charlottesville is extremely lucky to have been the home of Dave Matthews!

Evidently BAMA Works holds a competitive grant application process and selects the groups most in need of their funds every year (side note- this is very similar to the United Way’s Program Review and Funding Committee, that determines the allocation of the United Way’s grant monies each year.) … Charlottesville Area Dental Access – $10,000 to support the Community Children’s Dental Center that provides full service pediatric dental care for low-income children in Central Virginia. … Hope Foundation, Inc. – $10,000 to support the Hope Community Center’s afterschool program for elementary and middle school children in the Tenth and Page neighborhood. … Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless – $8,000 for supplies for the community kitchen at “The Haven at First and Market” (formerly known as the First Street Church Project) that provides daily meals and a food service job training program. … Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy – $3,000 for travel, lodging and honoraria for 10 authors/storytellers/illustrators to give presentations fostering the love of reading and literacy skills to local schools, youth and community organizations during the Virginia Festival of the Book March 17-21, 2010.