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Rocky Creek is a 225 acre equestrian estate with a 6,374 sq ft manor house located in Louisa County close to Charlottesville VA.
After a hard winter, Charlottesville Virginia riders are happy to see the beginning of the local horsehow season. Shadowfax LLC was happy to get one of their green horses out for his debut in the show ring. Mr. GQ will ship to Boston on Sunday to spend the show season in the northeast.
It was nearly two years ago when supervisors asked Planning Commission members to put their heads together alongside county officials, to provide supervisors guidance about whether wind turbines should be allowed in Albemarle.
Albemarle County is a step closer to allowing small wind turbines. Wind is a good alternative energy option. My daughter, Gwynn works for an alternative energy company in Boston and was the head of the project which just finished erecting two wind turbines on Deer Island off the coast of Boston.
The First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit offers a great incentive for first time home buyers to purchase a new home at this time. This tax credit is part of the Housing and Ecconomic Recovery Act of 2008.
The combination of the tax credit, the large inventory of homes currently on the Charlottesville real estate market, and low interest rates all make this the perfect opportunity for first time home buyers to get a great deal. A first time home buyer is defined as a homebuyer who has not owned a home in the past year.
This tax credit consists of the following points:
- The tax credit is only for first time homebuyers.
- The maximum credit available is $7,500.
- The credit is only available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009.
- To qualify for full credit you must be a single taxpayer with an income up to $75,000 or a married couple with an income up to $150,000.
- The tax credit is like an interest-free loan and must be repaid over 15 years
The Charlottesville, Virginia home market has a large selection of homes for first time homebuyers to choose from. If you are a first time homebuyer, I would be happy to hel you with your search for the perfect home.
For more information on the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit click here.
Perform your own search of Charlottesville and Albemarle homes.
Foreclosures in Charlottesville Virginia. We are seeing as increasing number of foreclosures all over the country and the Charlottesville and Central Virginia area is no exception. As adjustable rate mortgages reset we will continue to see foreclosed homes come on the market. While the real estate market in Charlottesville, Virginia has not been as hard hit as much of the United States, we do see foreclosed homes in our local market inventory as well. Buying these homes can present an opportunity for an educated buyer or investor to purchase a home at a discounted price, but such a transaction is not without a certain amount of risk. This is not your normal real estate transaction. For this reason it is essential to have the advice of a REALTOR who has experience in this type of transaction and can explain the special addendums and inherent differences involved in buying a bank-owned home. You should also understand the process of buying a foreclosure, so that you can decide if purchasing a bank-owned property is a homebuying option that makes sense for you.
Keep an eye on my blog for articles explaining the foreclosure process and for market reports on foreclosures in the Charlottesville, Central Virginia area.
If you would like additional information on Charlottesville Virginia foreclosures, Albemarle County foreclosures, Fluvanna County foreclosures, Louisa County foreclosures, Orange County foreclosures or Greene County foreclosures, give me a call. I would be happy to discuss Central Virginia foreclosures and the foreclosure buying process with you.
To search all homes for sale in the Charlottesville area click here.
Just bring the horses!
143 Ivy Cliff Drive, Louisa, Virginia
The perfect small equestrian property located in scenic Louisa County midway between Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. This farm is convenient to the Deep Run Hunt Country and close to many area horse shows and has everything that you would desire for a small horse operation.
The horse ameneties include a center aisle barn with 6 matted 12×12 stalls, wash stall and large hayloft, a lighted riding arena, run-in shed, storage shed or shop, 3 connccting pastures and 1 smaller paddock.
The home is a 2,200 sq. ft. cape with 3 bed rooms and 3 full baths. Your family will enjoy the space of the open kitchen, living and dining room. There is also a first floor master and a laundry room and a second full bath finish out the first floor. The second floor has two very large bedrooms with a full bath.
Priced at $478,000.00.
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Pam Dent, e-PRO, SRES
State of the art, plantation style home with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, on 22 acres of beautiful pasture located in Fluvanna County just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. This would make a wonderful horse property or you can just enjoy the rural beauty surrounding your home. With over 4,000 finished sq. ft. and 864 unfinished this home offers the space for a comfortable country lifestyle while possessing theelegant appointments that go with gracious living. This 2 story home possesses 2 master suites, one on the 1st floor and one on the 2nd, and 2 generously sized additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor. Plus a guest suite over the garage. The living area is perfect for entertaining or family living with a living room, large dining area, gourmet kitchen and large porches and decks for outdoor living. The many custom features include an oversized 2 car garage, 15,000 watt whole house generator and a new spa which seats 7. Please contact me for a complete list of the features. $1,495,000.00.
Updating and remodeling projects can make your home more desirable and therefore can have an impact on its time on the market. In today’s real estate market with such a large inventory, anything that can reduce the days that a home spends on the market can result in more money in the seller’s pocket. If a home sells quickly, it may mean several months less of mortgage payments. However, a remodeling project may not necessarily result in a proportunately higher sale price.
For the 5 remodeling projects that provide the best return on your investment click here.
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One of the key organizations in the preservation of Albemarle County’s rural beauty is the Piedmont Environmental Council. The PEC is "a 35 year old non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the Piedmont’s rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty."
A variety of regional, statewide and national issues are delt with that impact the northern Piedmont area of Virginia. These include the conservation of farmland and forests, solutions for traffic congestion and transpotation, preserving clean air and water, protecting wildlife and their natural habitat.
The Piedmont Environmental Council serves 9 counties and 1 city in Central Virginia: Albemarle, Charlottesville, Culpepper, Orange, Madison, Rappahannock, Greene, Fauquier, Clarke, Madison. Regarding Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville the focus is on keeping a balance between city and county. In all of the areas where towns are impinging on the countryside there is an emphasis on building communities where residents can enjoy both the towns and the open countryside.
The PEC has had a major impact on the stewardship of land in the Piedmont and can boast one of the highest densities of private conservation land in the United States. This is not a time to rest on our laurels. If we want to keep our rural countryside, one of the things that we can do is to support the efforts of the Piedmont Environmental Council.