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About charlottesvilleandbeyond

I have been a Charlottesville and Beyond Realtor since 1980. Talk about needing to think outside the box in order to be successful. After all ---when I started as a Realtor interest rates were 19%. I just didn't listen when people told me it was too hard and you couldn't make it in such a dire economy. Well I did and here I am ---still a top producer. I love what I do and I love where I live -- Charlottesville VA. A great place to live - a diverse community of good people. Home of the University of Virginia, The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Monticello and Ashlawn - homes of two of our finest presidents - Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Lots to do here in Charlottesville and I hope that this site gives you some ideas of things to do and places to go!

New Market Reality … Be Prepared

So you think you are in the market to buy a home.  Every where you turn you see websites that say Look Here!. This is what you need to do!  I’m the one who can help you.  I have all … Continue reading

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Buying Real Estate is still the best investment.

Real Estate Again Seen As Best Investment! We are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically. The economy is improving. The job numbers are headed in the right … Continue reading

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Why I do What I Do With Animal Rescue.

So people ask me all the time why I do what I do. Why I do animal rescue and help find forever homes for animals in need.   I am sure my response is the same as with all the … Continue reading

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Ever since I can remember I have always loved animals. I along with many others understand the importance that animals have in our lives. We often feel that we rescue animals, however for many of us, it is the other … Continue reading

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TIME TO BUY A HOME OR RENT AGAIN – I KNOW YOU HEARD IT BEFORE!

TIME TO BUY A HOME OR RENT AGAIN – I KNOW YOU HEARD IT BEFORE! Posted on May 25, 2012   FACT:  Interest rates are still at an amazing low.  I had a client lock in on her loan on Wednesday … Continue reading

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No Regrets about Homeownership Despite the ups and downs of the housing market, most homeowners, including those who are underwater on their mortgages, don’t regret their decision to own a home. In a recent survey by the National Association of … Continue reading

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5 Credit Myths

Take a moment. This is very interesting and a good read! Of course depending on what your personal situation might be, this really is a great time to buy a home. Interest rates are now below 4%. Depending on what … Continue reading

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A New Day … A New Chapter

So when I drove into the office today at Montague Miller & Company Realtors and turned into our parking lot I was hit with a surprise. I noticed that there was a new temporary vinyl sign covering the old sign … Continue reading

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YMCA on Park Land or Private Club

Always many who have different needs and concerns put in their perspective on this issue. After all this is a democracy. Interesting that those that have private concerns also want park land for their use. It seems to me, when … Continue reading

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A Real Estate Miracle – Now is the Time!– Barbara Corcoran

Business Insider’s Money Game interviewed real estate expert Barbara Corcoran earlier this week. This is what she said about buying in this market: We have a regular real estate miracle happening right now. We not only have record low prices, … Continue reading

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