Ivy, VA Real Estate News

By Fulton Gaylord, 1st-Time Home Buyer Realtor - Charlottesville, VA
(Keller Williams Realty)
Are You Paying a Good Price for a Home in the Charlottesville Area?Sponsored By: C'ville-1st-TimeHomeBuyer.com Knowing how much to pay for a home can be tricky business. Homes in the Charlottesville area tend to vary in prices from low to high. Even houses right next to one another can vary in price by as much as 20%. How can you tell if you’re paying a good price for a home in the Charlottesville area? In this article, we’ll cover how to determine the value of your home, strategies for making an offer and considerations with the seller that may affect your purchase price. Sponsored By: C'ville-1st-TimeHomeBuyer.comHow to Determine the Value of Your HouseThe most popular way to determine the value of your home is through what’s called “Competitive Market Analysis”  or CMA. This is where...
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By Fulton Gaylord, 1st-Time Home Buyer Realtor - Charlottesville, VA
(Keller Williams Realty)
Fulton Gaylord discusses items that must be checked by your Charlottesville Virginia Home Inspector. It is best not to use this as an excuse to try and get a better deal, but it can be a great way to get the seller to help with the cost of some of the repairs that may be needed to be completed for closing.If there are repairs that need to be completed on your Charlottesville Virginia home you will want to get some estimates on the costs for these repairs and weigh the costs of having them done before the closing as opposed to doing them at a later time yourself.Keep in mind that the lender may have repair requirements that they need completed themselves to process the loan.  After the appraisal the lender will let you know what has to be repaired before you can get the loan.When your in...
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By Fulton Gaylord, 1st-Time Home Buyer Realtor - Charlottesville, VA
(Keller Williams Realty)
As a real estate agent in the Charlottesville Virginia area, I’ve found that one of the biggest questions my clients have is: “What really happens at closing?” In this article, I’ll take you step by step through what really happens in the closing process. By the end of this article, the closing process should no longer be a mystery to you. C'ville 1st-Time Home BuyerThe ClosingThe closing is when the seller, the buyer and all other parties involve meet to finalize all the documents in the sale. The seller signs the deed of the house over to the buyer and the buyer pays the price agreed in the contract.DocumentationThe seller also provides any other documentation necessary to the buyer. This can include insurance papers, evidence of title, inspection reports (including any needed repairs...
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By Fulton Gaylord, 1st-Time Home Buyer Realtor - Charlottesville, VA
(Keller Williams Realty)
Before And After You Inspect Your Home: Things That You Should Consider When You Have Your Charlottesville VA Home Inspected Sponsored By: Charlottesville 1st-Time Home Buyer Any person buying a home has the right to have the property inspected. If you find out about problems with the home during the inspection, you can usually cancel the sale and get your money back as long as the proper steps were followed. However, many buyers in markets that are in demand such as Charlottesville Virginia, are skipping the inspection in the hopes of getting their offer to look better in seller's eyes. While doing this may help increase the chances of getting your hands on the property, you may end up with a lot of problems in the end. An inspection happens after you have signed the contract and have ...
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By Fulton Gaylord, 1st-Time Home Buyer Realtor - Charlottesville, VA
(Keller Williams Realty)
During the Charlottesville, VA home buying process, when youíre seeing house after house every day, the houses can sometimes seem to blend together. What exactly should you be looking for in a Charlottesville, VA home? In this article, I'll go over the top 5 things you should look for based on my experience with [Profile.market3] real estate.Factor #1 - LocationThe most important factor in considering a Charlottesville, VA home purchase is its location. You can always remodel the kitchen or improve the lighting, but the location can never be changed.Factor #2 -The ViewFor many, the view is a key factor when purchasing a home. Does your Charlottesville, VA home overlook a beautiful mountain top or does it face a busy, dusty road?Factor #3 - Overall Feel of the HouseHow does the house fee...
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By Jonathan Kauffmann
(Jonathan Kauffmann, Principal Broker of Nest Realty)
Located in Ivy7 miles to Downtown / 15 mins by carClosest Vineyard: White Hall Vineyards (8 miles)   Located just off of Garth Road, close to Foxfield, Ivy Farms is one of Ivy's most unique communities. With a mix of Traditional Farmhouses, Colonials, Dutch Colonials, Cape Cods, and a sprinkling of Contemporary homes, this neighborhood sits perfectly in the Virginia countryside. Compared with some other Ivy neighborhoods, Ivy Farms has larger home sites - ranging from a few acres to 10+ acres. This is a gem in Ivy real estate. Learn more about homes for sale in Ivy, Crozet, and Western Albemarle. About Ivy, Virginia With many parts of the Ivy area located just a few miles west of Charlottesville, the convenience and beauty of Ivy homes and neighborhoods is tough to beat. The small town...
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By Jonathan Kauffmann
(Jonathan Kauffmann, Principal Broker of Nest Realty)
Farmington from Nest Realty on Vimeo.    Located in Ivy4 miles to Downtown / 10 mins by carClosest Vineyard: King Family Vineyards (9 miles) Farmington Country Club is an upscale, private community located just outside of the Charlottesville City limits. As one of the oldest private clubs in Virginia, Farmington features a full-service Clubhouse, 27 holes of golf, an extensive tennis facility with 15 outdoor and 3 indoor courts, a zero depth entry pool, and an 8,000 square foot fitness center. Farmington homes offer classic Southern architecture and large, private, wooded home sites. With a prime location and wonderful amenities, Farmington real estate continues to be in high demand. Farmington Real Estate Information
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By Jonathan Kauffmann
(Jonathan Kauffmann, Principal Broker of Nest Realty)
Ednam, Ednam Forest, Ednam Village from Nest Realty on Vimeo. Located in Ivy4 miles to Downtown / 10 mins by carClosest Vineyard: King Family Vineyards (9 miles)   Ednam, Ednam Forest, and Ednam Village offer a nice variety of real estate options for anyone looking to be close to Downtown and UVA. Ednam condominiums offer a few options, including the Worthington Village and Chamberlain Village condos. Ednam Village features a combination of mostly brick attached and detached homes. Ednam Forest homes are larger and situated on large, wooded home sites. All three Ednam real estate options are situated next door to the prestigious Boar's Head Inn and Spa, around the corner from Birdwood Golf Course, and across the street from Farmington Country Club.   Ednam Real Estate Homes for sale in ...
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By Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
  The Hottest Views in Charlottesville! Western Albemarle County offers some of the most beautiful mountain views in Central Virginia.  I would like to share two particularly beautiful views of the countryside that were taken in Ivy as I was touring neighborhoods. The views in all directions are breathtaking! Ivy is located in Albemarle County just west of Charlottesville, Virginia.  The area has several developments offering beautiful homes in a variety of price ranges, many of which have spectacular mountain views.  If you want the beauty of the Virginia countryside yet want to be minutes from I64 and Charlottesville, a home in Ivy may just be the perfect choice!     Contact Pam Dent, e-PRO, SRES, NHD, REALTOR®, Real Estate III, Charlottesville, Virginia at     434 960-0161    , pam@J...
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By Amy Bender Webb, Your Charlottesville Agent
(Nest Realty Group)
On Monday, September 8, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings named 320 schools nationwide as 2008 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools. Among them is Virginia L. Murray Elementary School, one of just seven public schools in the Commonwealth and eleven total schools, public and private, in Virginia to earn this distinction. Our Superintendent, Dr. Pam Moran said that, “We are proud of Murray Elementary's consistent achievement for all of its students, not only on standardized assessments, but also on developing critical thinking, digital literacy, and other 21st century skills. For a school to achieve at this highest possible level, takes a dedicated community of parents, students, faculty and people who value education and make it a priority that all children succeed.”As a...
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