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Virginia Post and Beam Home for Sale

by Gayle on October 13, 2014

Virginia Post and Beam Home for Sale

Why you will love this farm:  Phenomenal Blue Ridge Mountain views,  spacious post and beam home sited perfectly for the views, the private pool complex and entertainment spaces, 194+/- acres fenced for rotational grazing with automatic waterers in place.

What you can do here:  raise cattle, horses or other livestock, turn the home into a B&B or wedding venue, relax and enjoy the views

Best features: the mountains, the pool, the fabulous kitchen, great porches and decks

Nearby Attractions:  Early Mountain Vineyard and Winery, The Bavarian Chef, Yoder’s Country Store, Plow & Hearth,  Charlottesville and Culpeper

Interesting Facts:  Has won several awards for its farm conservation practices yet it is not under a conservation easement, in two tax map parcels, taxed under land use rates,  has toasty, radiant floor heat, lots of custom Irish details throughout the home, floors in the family room are made from old English cider vats

Perfect for:  Anyone wanting a great place to relax and have room for friends and family, entertaining inside and out, a great farm

Location:  Off of Jacks Shop Road in Madison County.  Ten minutes to Ruckersville (Walmart & Lowes),  30 minutes from Charlottesville and Culpeper, an hour and 45 minutes from D.C.

Price: $2,150,000.

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Gas Pipeline Through Virginia

by Staff on June 20, 2014

VA Gas Pipeline MapIn Virginia, both buyers and sellers of real estate should be aware of the locations of a proposed gas pipeline that would run north/south throughout the middle of the state on its way from West Virginia to North Carolina.   The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has published information that says landowners in areas that might be impacted have begun receiving notices of this proposal, and above is an enhanced version of the PEC map.

Apparently exact details have not been disclosed yet, but the company intending to build the pipeline is Spectra Energy and here is the outline of their pipeline intentions from PEC.

There are searchable maps available if you’re particularly interested in the following areas:  Culpeper,  MadisonOrangethe Piedmont region.  At the time of PEC’s publishing, Spectra Energy had stated their intentions to begin feasibility studies on specific properties, but had yet to formally apply for the pipeline with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Specific procedures must be followed in order to gain approval, and when those are made public we will keep you posted.  It’s important to know how this may impact the value of properties in our Central Virginia area.


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How To Buy A Farm 101

by Staff July 26, 2013

It seems like an obvious process.  If you want to buy a farm, you just go find a farm that you like and buy it.  But without a few more details in that process, you’re cruising for a disaster. Almost anyone can “sell” you a farm.  It’s possible to buy directly from the existing owner or contact [...]


Nelson County VA Real Estate

by Staff December 2, 2012

We are so excited to introduce you to a new website all about Nelson County VA.  We’ve organized our site so that you can search for Nelson Co. real estate, Stoney Creek and Wintergreen Resort, plus farms and homes throughout Nelson County.  Farming in Nelson County includes not only cattle and horses and crops, but also [...]


Who is the largest land owner in the United States?

by Gayle October 4, 2012

Ted Turner? Not any more… he is number two. Meet John Malone who owns 2.2 million acres in the United States and says in a Fortune Magazine interview that it “looks like one of the safest places you can invest money is [in] land.”


Putting Virginia Lands Into a Land Conservancy

by Staff September 8, 2012

How… and why… would you go about protecting your farm or acreage by putting it into a land conservancy in Virginia?   Conservation easements are agreements to protect the land from certain types of development.  Those agreements are made between a landowner and and the holder of the easement (a conservation group in Virginia, see details in link [...]