From the category archives:

Land Sales in Charlottesville and Central VA

Charlottesville Area Land Sales Report

by Gayle July 28, 2011

Does the above chart surprise anyone?  The land speculation days are gone!  Builders are no longer gobbling up lots. Part-time developers have exited.  Recreational purchases are slow and only in special situations will banks consider lending on just land.  (Ask us about how to finance a land purchase!)  However, with the population increasing, boomers retiring, [...]


Watch Out Emerald Ash Borers – Traps Coming

by Staff April 28, 2011

The Emerald Green Ash Borer is a bug that’s destroying millions of ash trees in several states (including Virginia).  It’s relatively new in the U.S., and believed to have arrived in approximately 2002 in shipments from Asia.  This half-inch little critter is the source of devastation of whole hillsides of ash trees.    You may have seen the evidence… [...]


Trump Buys Kluge Winery

by Staff April 7, 2011

We’ve just learned that today Donald Trump has purchased the Kluge winery, vineyard and trademarks.   The real estate transaction is reported to have totaled $6,216,250.   HERE’S a link to the breaking story.


Charlottesville Area Farm Sales Trends

by Gayle January 19, 2011

We have combed through the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors MLS data to pull together the central Virginia area farm and land sales trends from 2007 to 2010. You can find the details in the following links. Remember that these are for determining trends and that each farm property is unique based on its condition [...]


Charlottesville Land Sales Update

by Staff December 21, 2010

Here’s a sneak preview for you.  This chart represents the sales of acreage in 7 central Virginia counties surrounding Charlottesville … Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson and Orange … for the past few months.  It seems like a visual confirmation of our knowledge that not much is selling in central Virginia acreage recently.   We’ll [...]