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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist – Tips to Get Ready for the Cooler Weather

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist – Tips to Get Ready for the Cooler Weather

Fall is here, and winter is coming. As mother nature preps for hibernation—with the flora and fauna shedding and growing…
The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects…
Where to go Pumpkin Picking – Best Pumpkin Patches in the Charlottesville Area

Where to go Pumpkin Picking – Best Pumpkin Patches in the Charlottesville Area

Hot summer days are now a distant memory. As the weather turns chilly and the leaves fall to create a…
Halloween Events in the Greater Charlottesville Area

Halloween Events in the Greater Charlottesville Area

Spooktober is here! The nights are getting longer, the landscape is lined with spectacular fall foliage, the crisp chilly air…
Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

The auburn sunsets, cool air, and vibrant red, orange, and yellow landscape of fall are always eye-catching.
Skyline Drive – The Best Place to Enjoy Fall Foliage

Skyline Drive – The Best Place to Enjoy Fall Foliage

The auburn sunsets, cool air, and vibrant red, orange, and yellow landscape of fall are always eye-catching.
Remote Work is Here to Stay

Remote Work is Here to Stay

A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they’re looking…
Tiny Houses in Virginia – Zooming in on the Idea of Living Large in a Tiny Home

Tiny Houses in Virginia – Zooming in on the Idea of Living Large in a Tiny Home

Ever stopped to think about how much living space you really need to have a happy, cozy home? According to…
Rivanna Trail System – For a Scenic Walk and Hike Around Charlottesville’s Urban Wilderness

Rivanna Trail System – For a Scenic Walk and Hike Around Charlottesville’s Urban Wilderness

It’s time to dust your walking shoes or to bring out your hiking boots. The colorful foliage, crisp fresh air,…
Tips to Create Healthy Homework Habits and Back-to-School Routines

Tips to Create Healthy Homework Habits and Back-to-School Routines

Fall is coming! The weather is getting cooler and crisp, the days are getting shorter, and the trees are changing…
Labor Day Weekend 2021 – History and Fun Activities to do Around the Charlottesville Area

Labor Day Weekend 2021 – History and Fun Activities to do Around the Charlottesville Area

Ah yes, Labor Day – that one summer holiday that is often forgotten until we realize that it affords us…
What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know about the Appraisal Gap

What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know about the Appraisal Gap

It’s economy 101 – when supply is low and demand is high, prices naturally rise. That’s what’s happening in today’s…
The Best Trees and Shrubs for Privacy

The Best Trees and Shrubs for Privacy

Looking to add a privacy screen to your backyard? Fed up with prying neighbors? Or are you sick of seeing…
National Ice Cream Day – History, Significance, and Fun Facts

National Ice Cream Day – History, Significance, and Fun Facts

We all love the frozen dairy dessert—adults and kids alike. Ice cream is that one food item that seems to…
Boost Curb Appeal – Tips and Tricks to Make Your House More Attractive

Boost Curb Appeal – Tips and Tricks to Make Your House More Attractive

Looking to sprinkle a bit of pizazz to your home? Or maybe you’re putting your house in the market and…
5 of the Hottest Home Design Trends – Worth a Try!

5 of the Hottest Home Design Trends – Worth a Try!

Redesigning or reimagining your home design is as thrilling as it’s liberating. Having a fresh start—no matter how subtle—is a…
Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand

Home Price Appreciation Is as Simple as Supply and Demand

Home price appreciation continues to accelerate. Today, prices are driven by the simple concept of supply and demand. Pricing of…
5 Must-Visit Wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail

5 Must-Visit Wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail

The sun is setting over the Blue Ridge Mountains; you're holding onto a glass of some of the best American-made…
Summer Camp Options in the Charlottesville Area this Summer

Summer Camp Options in the Charlottesville Area this Summer

Are you looking for an excellent summer camp destinations in Charlottesville to enroll your kids for fun, memorable, educational, and…
New Grocery Stores Opening in Albemarle County – Lidl and Aldi

New Grocery Stores Opening in Albemarle County – Lidl and Aldi

Over the last decade or so, Albemarle and Charlottesville area has welcomed multiple grocery store chains—including Wegmans, Trader Joe's, Food…
Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ Market

In a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known as…
How to Effectively Work from Home During the Current Times

How to Effectively Work from Home During the Current Times

Working from home has turned into the new normal following the Coronavirus. This working environment is a necessary change to…
What are the Best Dog Parks and Locally Owned Pet Stores in Charlottesville, VA?

What are the Best Dog Parks and Locally Owned Pet Stores in Charlottesville, VA?

Dogs and other pets offer much-needed companionship and comfort—especially at tough times. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that…
What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?

There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has always…
Best places to search for job opportunities in Charlottesville

Best places to search for job opportunities in Charlottesville

If you're out of work due to COVID-19, or are simply looking for a new job in Charlottesville, you might…
Best stand up desks for your home office

Best stand up desks for your home office

With COVID-19, working from home has become more prevalent, and so has the desire to maintain a healthier lifestyle while…
Virtual learning tips during COVID

Virtual learning tips during COVID

COVID-19 has turned our world upside-down. Which is why if you or your children are staying at home and learning…
Major findings from the Charlottesville, VA Real Estate Market in 3rd Quarter of 2020

Major findings from the Charlottesville, VA Real Estate Market in 3rd Quarter of 2020

During the past few months, the real estate industry across the country has seen a lot of ups and downs.…
Home Interior Design Trends for 2021

Home Interior Design Trends for 2021

The top trends in interior design for 2021 include a few adaptations from the past, plus some new and original…
Top 5 Vineyards in Charlottesville Virginia

Top 5 Vineyards in Charlottesville Virginia

There are few locales this provide a more romantic setting than a vineyard. With plump grapes hanging heavily from lush…