A 288 acre farm in Crozet, Virginia is the first property to be protected from development under a program that was funded by the 2007 General Assembly and designed to stop the loss of farmland and forests. The farm has 128 acres in agriculture and more than 6,700 feet fronting on the protected Beaver Creek Reservoir. Under the program Albemarle County was the recipient of a grant of $403,220 to purchase the development rights.
Albemarle County now has more than 74,000 acres of farm and forest protected. They especially target properties that protect critical natural resources. The use of easements can help to keep farmland in agriculture by compensating a farmer for money that he might receive from developers.
The use of conservation easements is one more tool to use to keep the balance between growth and farm land in the Charlottesville area. It is important to preserve the rural beauty that makes Albemarle County such a special place in which to live.
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Do you dream of keeping your horse at home, but can’t afford to buy a farm? Or you don’t have the time to devote to taking care of horses and keeping up with all the chores of owning acreage. The answer may be to buy a home in an equestrian community. Imagine being able to wander down to the barn to see your horse whenever you want to or your children riding their bikes to the barn. All of this can happen in Glenmore.
The lovely neighborhood of Glenmore is located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a community of homes in a range of styles and price ranges with many amenities including pool, tennis courts, golf course, fitness center and club with an excellent chef. Of prime interest to horse enthusiasts is the adjoining full service equestrian center which is professionally managed by Shadowfax LLC. In Glenmore the rest of the family can be happy enjoying their interest and you can follow your dream of having your horses at home.
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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
Horse Farms in Louisa County VASo you’re selling your Virginia horse farm? You have decided to list your horse farm for sale; you have found the best REALTOR to market your property; with the advice of your real estate agent you have priced your home properly for the Charlottesville Virginia real estate market. Now all that’s left to be done is to put the sign up and the buyers will beat a path to your door. Right?…Wait a minute…you are forgetting a crucial step.
In order for your home to sell
in today’s competitive real estate market you need to have the combination of the home that is in the best condition at the best price in the best location. Well, we can’t change the location, and you have priced your home correctly, but the savy seller will also make sure that their property is in the best condition possible.
There are a lot of articles that sellers can read to learn about how to prepare their house for sale, but a Virginia horse farm is more than just the house and there is more to readying a horse farm for sale. Many buyers who are looking for an equestrian property will not even look in the house until they have first determined that the fields and horse facilities will suit their horses needs.
In addition to getting the home spiffed up, there is work to be done on the land and barns. The following are some things to do to make your Charlottesville Virginia horse farm look its best:
- Bushhog your fields
- Weedeat under fencelines and around structures
- Repair fencing, replace any broken boards and repaint fences
- If the driveway is unpaved, grade and add more gravel if necessary
- Drag the riding ring and repaint the jumps
- Keep the stalls clean and well bedded
- Remove any cobwebs in the barn
- Sweep and rake the barn aisleways daily
- Clean and declutter the tack and feed rooms
- Make sure the equiptment shed and hayloft are clean and orderly
- Get rid of any broken and unused farm equiptment
Now you are ready for your real estate agent to put up the for sale sign and start showing your home to buyers, knowing that you have done everything possible to make sure that your Virginia horse farm is the one that sells.
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