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A PublicAtion of the chArlottesville AreA AssociAtion of reAltors® Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange

by Francesca Toscani

Outdoor Lighting Trends Toward Natural Look

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Idyllic close-in Ivy Neighborhood w/first-floor Mother-In-Law Suite. Bright, roomy, freshly renovated w/ serious upgrades - Geothermal ground loop heat pump, new 400-Amp electric, all new floors, carpet, paint, water htr. New Hardi-Plank exterior, central vac, Cat5Ethernet every room, pool w/new liner & pump, 2 kitchens, 2-car garage, gorgeous bonus room w/new high efficiency 26 Seer mini split. Screened-in back porch. Basement clean & dry. Offered at $489,000. 2012 assess. $539,000. email/call anya scott anyashomes@gmail.com, 434-882-1777

BEAU MONT

Gracious, rambling comfortable home on 2 ac., in Western Albemarle, minutes from town. Custom built by one of Charlotteville’s finest builders with 5 bedrooms and study ( inc. master suite on main level), and 3.5 baths. Ceramic tiled kitchen and bathrooms. Sweeping lawns and curved driveway with cobblestone paving. Stucco exterior, oversized 2 car garage. $625,000. Ring Sonja 981-3523

Ring Sonja 434-981-3523

Sonja Casero has 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. She prides herself in knowing that this experience is something her clients can depend on as she works hard to ensure successful transactions. She is committed to integrity and a straightforward approach. She goes above and beyond normal service expectations and never stops looking out for your best interests. She feels strongly that in this business people come first. As a result, she gives 110% in every transaction. Over 90% of Sonja’s business is personal referrals - why don’t you ring Sonja to see why her clients come back to her again and again?

ONE-LEVEL LIVING NEAR BARRAckS ROAd SHOppING cENTER

Quiet, private street in the county, just around the corner from shops & restaurants. New HVAC & water heater, roof is 1.5 yrs old. Hardwood and tile floors, fresh paint. Lg BRs with good closets. Baths and kit. recently updated. Wonderful screened porch with ceiling fan. Terrace level fam. rm with fp and 1/2 bath. Rear patio for entertaining. Convenient to UVA, Darden, Law School. $279k Eve Hesselroth (434) 825-1878 or evehesselroth@gmail.com

WATER FRONTAGE/MTN. VIEWS

Absolutely stunning NEW home on over 2.5 acres w/ landscaped and sunny yard. Enjoy the privacy and the peaceful surround from the balcony, deck, or porches. Features incl: heart of pine floors, state of the art sec. system, guest house, 2 attached master baths, vaulted/cathedral ceilings, 3 fireplaces, copper roof, and SO MUCH MORE! $897,500. Call Sharon 434-981-7200

call Sharon 434-981-7200

Sharon Donovan, a native of Charlottesville, grew up around the construction industry and has watched Charlottesville and the surrounding area grow and blossom into one of the top ten places to live in the country. In 1980 Sharon began her career in real estate and went on to attain her broker’s license. She combines tremendous energy, experience, enthusiasm, and extensive knowledge of the local real estate market to give her clients and customers the best service one would expect from a top producer. Sharon utilizes her superior market knowledge to transform the often-stressed home search process into one of enjoyment and satisfaction.

call Eve 434-825-1878

Eve Hesselroth lives in Charlottesville with her husband and two amazing children, Aidan and Maya. She has experienced Charlottesville as a teenager, a UVA student, a parent and a professional. Eve utilizes all of those perspectives to help her clients find the perfect home, or market the house they are selling. She is highly enthusiastic about matching people up with the right place for them. She brings patience, warmth and a sense of humor to the home buying process. To learn more about Eve, check out her LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/0/7a3/434 or email her at evefhi@gmail.com.

ONE LVL/BRIck HOME

Great kitchen w/ very nice gas cook top & raised paneled cabinets. All windows on main floor have been replaced and allow for a bright and open floorplan. Featuring a nice bay window in living room and a 128 sq ft jalousie porch, a lovely yard, and 2 car detached garage. $225,00. Call Sharon 434-981-7200

cITY LIVING cOUNTY TAXES

So convenient - near Barracks Rd, schools and UVa, with attached garage on main level. Great floor plan with charm and character, hardwood floors, built in bookcases and brick fireplace in family room. Living room, formal dining room, family room , kitchen and master bedroom suite all on same level. Two more bedrooms & bathroom upstairs and tiled rec room and bathroom in walk out basement. Large lot with mature trees and bushes and patio. $329,000. Ring Sonja 434-981-3523

Laurie Ripper kelly 434-882-1194 Laurie Ripper Kelly moved to Charlottesville from Northern Virginia to attend U.Va. for undergrad and law school, and has turned her passion for real estate into a fulfilling career. She enjoys using her expertise to help her clients navigate the complex process of buying or selling a home. She is certified as an e-pro Internet Specialist and American Conservation Broker. Email Laurie at laurieripperkelly@gmail.com for more info.

Anya Scott 434-882-1777

• Available to show property on short notice. • Real estate investor and world traveler. • Raised in Moscow and New York City, chose to make Charlottesville home 18 years ago. • Graduate of The College William and Mary, background in the performing arts. • Mother of two, very well versed in area schools and children’s cultural and athletic programs. • Keen understand and appreciation of individual tastes and needs. • Fluent in Russian • anyashomes@gmail.com or call 434-882-1777

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Open Houses ......................................................6-9

Neighborhoods .......................................10-11 Land, Lots & Acreage.................................. 12 New to the Market....................................... 12 Homes For The First-Time Homebuyer ................................. 12

by Francesca Toscani

Outdoor Lighting Trends Toward Natural Look

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Homes Sale in Every Price Range................ 12 Home Sales Stats........................................ 14

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Something for Everyone CAAR Real Estate Weekly | celebrating 20 years 1992-2012

CAAR 1st Quarter Housing Market Report .... 15 By the charlottesville area association of realtors

News & Views.........................................16-17

trends toward natural look featuRe By Joanne DiMaggio

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This property, at this new reduced price, is unequalled for serene beauty, at any price, anywhere in Central Virginia. There are wonderful near and distant mountain views from all of the many superior building sites, some of which overlook a spring fed 5 acre lake.

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Home & Garden Festival: Something for Everyone ............................... 20 By francesca toscani

house & home Outdoor Lighting Trends Toward Natural Look.................................... 32 By Joanne DiMaggio

Classifieds .................................................. 38 Index of Advertisers..................................... 38

Views of the mountains to the south can be appreciated from the vantage of a large plateau where a hand hewn log cabin can be found.

200 acres of the most beautiful Virginia land imaginable, located in Albemarle County, just 15 minutes south of Charlottesville.

Property Highlights • 5 acre lake fed by mountain streams • Incredible mountain views • Large perennial flowing stream • Several elevated building sites Price reduced $100,000 from $1,595,000 to $1, 495,000

To the back of the property the land rises up to the encircling mountain ridge line which afford protection from winter winds and the possibilities of development.

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G. R. Falls 434-760-2500

pat buRns 434-465-4444

Reduced $35,000! The Maryland ready now! Nice, open ranch plan with vaulted ceiling in great room, site work included. Small subdivision with easy access to I64. Rent to own possible! Built by LIBERTY HOMES. $143,500 This home normally $187,610 - $20,000 PRICE REDUCTION! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home under construction. Home features 10x12 deck, french doors, 2-tone paint, smooth top range and microwave. Private lot in small quiet subdivision. Rent-to-own possible!

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Like New! New siding, windows, flooring. Fresh paint, updated kitchen. Partial basement sore storage or workshop. Shed conveys. Rent to Own! $119,900

G. R. Falls 434-760-2500

Cute as can be 2 bedroom near RT29 but on quiet street. $79,900

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This pristine 2000 sqft rancher is THE epitome of “heaven on earth�. Open floor plan is accentuated by a custom-designed wooden fireplace & stunning bamboo floors. Private mstr suite w garden tub & glassblock window is separated from 3 guest bedrooms by the living area & gourmet kitchen. Partially fin. bsmnt has finished room currently being used as a guest bedroom, & a large workshop. The 5+acre yard is partially fenced & flows to a picturesque nature trail & stream. $284,900

Quality built home in a prime location! Home features 2 wood burning fireplaces, hardwood throughout the top floor (in some rooms under carpet), formal dining room, and fenced backyard. $269,900

     

 

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Albemarle 2084 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY ATH MLS# 492260 $309,900 1113 CAMBRIDGE HILL LN GLENMORE DET MLS# 491062 $769,900

fluvanna 209 AUGIE ALLEY SYCAMORE SQUARE PAT MLS# 487523 $149,990

greene

2099 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY ATH MLS# 487265 $296,307

3005 EARLYSVILLE RD NONE DET MLS# 497517 $779,000

2084 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY ATH MLS# 492260 $309,900

848 COLRIDGE DR KENRIDGE ATH MLS# 461139 $961,326

1565 NEWCASTLE CT PAVILIONS AT PANTOPS ATH MLS# 490341 $359,900

charlottesville

2095 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY ATH MLS# 487264 $326,312

59 LARCHMONT CIR GREENECROFT PDT MLS# 478964 $232,990

5623 UPLAND DR OLD TRAIL ATH MLS# 484463 $385,700

louisa

1685 CAPRI WAY FONTANA DET MLS# 497256 $425,000

137 TURKEY TROT LN SPRING CREEK PDT MLS# 493439 $299,990 137 TURKEY TROT LN SPRING CREEK PDT MLS# 493546 $324,990 56 BEAR ISLAND PKWY SPRING CREEK DET MLS# 492369 $497,300

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2145 FRAY RD ADVANCE MILLS VILLAGE DET MLS# 490666 $244,000

850 WINDRIFT DR WINDRIFT DET MLS# 497396 $459,900

104 KELSEY CT MADISON PLACE DET MLS# 498154 $399,000

fluvanna 2 BERNARDSBURG RD LAKE MONTICELLO DET MLS# 497129 $149,500 209 AUGIE ALLEY SYCAMORE SQUARE PAT MLS# 487523 $149,990 87 JEFFERSON DR LAKE MONTICELLO DET MLS# 497994 $179,500 32 NAHOR DR LAKE MONTICELLO DET MLS# 496571 $193,900

5900 BURNETT LN ADVANCE MILLS VILLAGE DET MLS# 493438 $494,000

225 MOUNT BURGHA LN NONE DET MLS# 487686 $249,000

1710 DORINGH PL STILL MEADOW DET MLS# 496499 $499,900

46 SYDNEY WAY SYCAMORE SQUARE DET MLS# 496826 $284,900

3405 PIPERFIFE CT GLENMORE DET MLS# 489068 $549,000 21 WINDMERE LN OLD TRAIL PDT MLS# 495710 $610,000 89 CLAYMONT DR CLAYMONT DET MLS# 496796 $679,900 1113 CAMBRIDGE HILL LN GLENMORE DET MLS# 491062 $769,900

156 LEXIE LN SYCAMORE SQUARE DET MLS# 492844 $359,000 5 BOLLING CIR LAKE MONTICELLO DET MLS# 487626 $375,000 71 VENABLE CREEK LN VENABLE CREEK SOUTH DET MLS# 479080 $399,950

greene 59 LARCHMONT CIR GREENECROFT PDT MLS# 478964 $232,990 115 WEXFORD RIDGE RD WEXFORD DET MLS# 483856 $384,900 212 WEXFORD RIDGE RD WEXFORD DET MLS# 492872 $394,900

louisa 137 TURKEY TROT LN SPRING CREEK PDT MLS# 493439 $299,990 137 TURKEY TROT LN SPRING CREEK PDT MLS# 493546 $324,990 56 BEAR ISLAND PKWY SPRING CREEK DET MLS# 492369 $497,300

nelson 19 MEADOW LN NONE DET MLS# 494876 $297,000

All information deemed accurate as of 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17th 2012 as per CAAR MLS Open House data.

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92 VENABLE CREEK LN VENABLE CREEK SOUTH DET MLS# 479081 $399,950

ATH=Attached • CND=Condominium • DET=Detached FRM=Farm PDT=Proposed Detached PAT=Proposed Attached PCD=Proposed Condominium

open sunday, april 22nd 1-4 pm 2110 payne JaCKson drive CHarloTTesville Cute, Well-Maintained House on 2 acres of quiet land, in the Baker Butler School District. Large living area with office space, 2 BR, kitchen plus dining area. Lots of light. 2010 new efficient central air, new kitchen appliances. Large side deck, front porch plus huge yard. Priced to sell. an oasis only 3 miles from Hollymead Town Center. MLS# 492526 $159,500 sTuarT riFKin • 434-466-9515 directions: 29 north to Profit Road, head east, Payne-Jackson on your right before one lane bridge. HASBROUCK REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

open sunday, april 22nd 2-4 pm 401 Key WesT drive Hard to find almost new construction on 2.65 acres close to everything in Key West! Special features include first & second floor master bedroom possibilities, spacious eat-in kitchen w/walk-in pantry, 2 dishwashers & 2 ovens, family room w/wood-burning fireplace, firstfloor master bedroom w/gas fireplace, sitting area, 2 walk-in closets & lovely bath, 4 bedrooms on second level, including second master or guest suite & third floor perfect for home office, sewing room or exercise room. MLS# 497019 $595,000 The marjorie adam Team 434-817-9573 • marjorie.adam@yahoo.com directions: From Pantops, 20 North to left on first Key West entrance. Follow Key West Dr. as it makes a hard left just past the Swim and Tennis Club to first house after turn on Key West Dr. on the left.

open sunday, april 22nd 2-4 pm 31 ClaymonT drive Custom built by Judi Simpson, this European Country style home sits on a beautifully landscaped 3.95 acre yard, featured in Historic Garden week in 2005. Special features include two-story foyer, first-floor master bedroom, open great room w/cathedral ceiling open to a true cooks kitchen, finished terrace level w/second fireplace, whole house generator, security system, central vac, irrigation system, Hardi-Plank siding, 12x70 wrap around deck, surround sound system & much more. MLS# 497260 $700,000 The marjorie adam Team 434-817-9573 marjorie.adam@yahoo.com directions: 743 through Earlysville. Bear left at Earlysville store to Buck Mtn. Rd to right on Markwood to R into Claymont to house in cul de sac.

434-817-9573

434-817-9573

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3930 boston creek drive $5,000 in closing costs offered on this beautiful like-new home with neutral decor, ready to move in. New carpet, new paint, large eat-in kitchen. Nice level lot with paved circular drive way. Luxury bath attached to master bedroom with spacious walk-in closet. Detached storage shed is over 500 square feet. Two-car garage. Just 15 minutes from Pantops and 5 minutes to Fluvanna Food Lion. MLS# 498276 $255,000 debbie casH • (434) 960-5501 directions: 250 East to Pantops right on Milton Rd. left on Rt. 53, right on Martin Kings Rd. left into Boston Creek, 3930 on the right

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Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 85 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Celebrating Over 75 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 Email: homes@roywheeler.com • Website: roywheeler.com

open houses Sunday, april 22nd

115 WexfOrd ridGe rOad

46 Sydney Way

10386 W. JaCk JOuett rOad

345 eaSt main Street

Time: 1-3 pm Hosting Agent: Matthew Woodson

Time: 1-3 pm Hosting Agent: Sharon Williams

Time: 1-3 pm Hosting Agent: Mandy Yancey

Time: 2-4 pm Hosting Agent: Alex Ix

susanstewart76@gmail.com susan stewart 434-242-3550. (495572)

AMAZInG hIsToRIC hoMe right in the heart of downtown Scottsville. This unique home on a double lot is the oldest in Scottsville. This meticulously maintained 3Br/2Ba home has been certified in December 2011 with the energy star designation by lEap. Come take a look at this spectacular home, you won’t be disappointed! $279,500.

JusT FInIsheD and ready to move in. This upgraded “Berkshire” model sits on the community pond with mountain views. Hardwood floors, granite counters, gas fireplace, built-in cabinets, 9’ ceilings, stainless appliances, unfinished basement - the list goes on and on. Wexford Community offers stunning views and location with amazing pricing. $384,900.

AMAZInG one sToRY home with open floor plan, cathedral & tray ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, maple cabinets, 3BR/3BA, study, gas fireplace, sunroom, 2 car garage, loft area perfect for teens, 2 car garage, unfinished basement with the ability to turn this home into over 4400 square feet. $284,900.

TWo MAsTeR BeDRooMs, three full and one half baths, granite, tile, stainless steel, hardwood, library, four walk-in closets, two story great room, alarm, huge deck, garage, open floor plan and private location. $379,900.

Directions: u.S. rte. 29 north to left on Fray’s Mill rd (Sr 641) for half mile to right on Spring Hill rd (Sr 606) for one mile. left into Wexford, stay right at y, Home on left.

Directions: 64 East Boyd Tavern exit, bear right, cross over 250 and follow to 4 way stop, turn right South Boston follow to Sycamore Square on left by CVS. Stop sign turn left and follow around to Sydney.

Directions: From i-64 take 15 north from Zion Crossroads, approx. 3 miles to left on Jack Jouett, follow approx. 1 mile to property on right.

Directions: 20 S to Scottsville. left on Main Street. House is on right.

4994 StOny POint PaSS

1097 tilman rOad

3720 Skye COurt

33 Oak GrOve rOad

Time: 2-4 pm Hosting Agent: Kathi Beck

Time: 1-3 pm Hosting Agent: Sharon L. Williams

Time: 1-4 pm Hosting Agent: Jim McVay

Time: 1-3 pm Hosting Agent: Errin Kardos-Searcy

Matthew@RoyWheeler.com 960-5187. (483856)

seVen oAKs. Beautiful home on 8 acres nestled in the woods near the heart of Keswick. private 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with separate apartment. Heart pine floors, privacy and in excellent condition with barn/board fencing. priced to sell now at $520,000. www.landofc.com Jim Bonner, 9515102. (498120)

Directions: From Charlottesville, rt. 250 east to Shadwell, left on rt. 22, stay on rt. 231 and take next left on Stony point pass. 1.4 miles to Seven Oaks sign on right.

susanstewart76@gmail.com susan stewart 434-242-3550. (496826)

As You DRIVe down the paved driveway to this custom built home by Blue ridge Homecrafters the feel of serenity surrounds you. On a private, 3.82 acre lot in ivy this award winning design home has many extra features including gourmet kitchen, stone fireplace, detailed trim work & attached 2 car garage. $506,781. sharon L. Williams 951-5172/906-5069. (491761)

nATuRAL BeAuTY and convenience in Earlysville. your 2 acres feel like 100 with the common land behind and trail along the lake. One-level brick home is stylish, easy to maintain and so easy to live in. Modern, spacious kitchen opens to family room and expansive elevated patio overlooking woods. 10 minutes to shopping. $564,000. Jim@JimMcVay.com 962-3420. (488139)

Directions: rt 743 to Earlysville. left

Directions: From Charlottesville go onto reas Ford rd. go .3 miles to left into 250W to right on Owensville. Turn left loftlands. Go 1.0 miles to right on inverness then right on Skye Court. on Tilman. House on left.

Alex Ix 951-5177/962-0509. (497695)

LoVeLY CApe CoD is ready for new owners. Only steps away from the golf course this home is in beautiful condition and has an open floor plan with light drenched rooms, a cozy wood burning Fp, kitchen with stainless appliances, master suite with private deck, TOnS of storage, new roof and a private, level, sunlit yard. $184,900. errin Kardos-searcy, 981-3872. (496852) Directions: From the main gate at lake Monticello, go left on Jefferson to left on Bunker to left on Oak Grove road . Home is on right. Bring this ad for admittance to gate.

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Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 85 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Celebrating Over 75 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 Email: homes@roywheeler.com • Website: roywheeler.com

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open houses Sunday, april 22nd

2667 alderSGate Way

7031 HamPStead drive

7147 HamPStead drive

1621 Old trail drive

Time: 12-2 pm Hosting Agent: Tammi Campbell

Time: 1-4 pm Hosting Agent: Christy Phillips

Time: 1-4 pm Hosting Agent: Dan Conquest

Time: 1-4 pm Hosting Agent: Betsy Watson

ThIs hoMe cannot be compared to others in the neighborhood! you must see to believe the upgrades. The owner took advantage of all “optional” upgrades such as luxury master bath, sunroom, extended rec room, full bath on lower level, stainless appliances, granite countertops, island in kitchen w/granite top and much more. $289,900. Tammi Campbell 985-2348/882-5403. (497772) Directions: 29n to left l on Town Center dr., pass 1 roundabout r on lockwood take 1st left (not marked) to bottom of hill, r on aldersgate Way, home on r near end.

on “The CoMMon”. Brick front quality built townhome, offering high quality finishes, traditional design w/modern day amenities-stainless appliances, granite countertops, fireplace, rear fenced courtyard, 2 car parking pad, dual vanities, soaking tub & shower in HuGE master bath. $259,900. www.DeniseRamey.com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (496781)

Directions: rt. 250 west to Old Trail, across from the entrance to WaHS, follow Old Trail drive to right onto West End dr., right onto Grassdale lane to left onto Hampstead drive.

CoMe see the new additions in this custom built home in Old Trail. Enjoy the rocking chair front porch w/great views of Blue ridge. new back porch & patio w/awesome fire pit in the newly fenced & landscaped backyard. 4rB/3.5Ba, oak hardwood floors & ceramic tile throughout. don’t wait to build! $479,900. www.DeniseRamey.com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (497366)

Directions: rt250 turn onto Old Trail dr., go thru 2 roundabouts, turn right on Brookview dr., left on Haden, left on Hampstead.

BeAuTIFuL 4BR/3.5BA town home with 2 car garage located in Old Trail Village. Quality Gaffney built home with beautiful kitchen, great master suite, hardwood floors, granite counters, and more. Elegant interior, ready for you to move in now. Steps away from the Old Trail pool, Golf Course, aCaC and more! $329,900. www.DeniseRamey.com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (498137)

Directions: From Charlottesville take 250 west to Old Trail drive (across from Western albemarle High School). Go through 2 roundabouts and property will be on your right. park in drive behind town home.

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6423 WOOdbOurne lane Time: 1-4 pm Hosting Agent: Denise Ramey

ThIs hoMe and location cannot be dupli-

cated. if you are looking for the best that Old Trail has to offer then you need to see this custom built neo-classic home w/private golf, lake & Blue ridge views that are truly second to none. 2 master suites, a gourmet kitchen w/premium appliances, elegant interior finishes, quality throughout. $1,300,000. www.DeniseRamey.com 960-4333. (496905)

Directions: 250 West, Old Trail, entrance to Old Trail across from Western albemarle High School, make right on Old Trail drive, lot 29, in upper Ballard.

tOWn Center in Old trail Mon. - Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4 Agent on site

oLD TRAIL VILLAGe is situated just 12 miles west of Charlottesville and uVa in historic Crozet. The Blue ridge Mountains serve as the backdrop to a growing community that offers golf, swimming, walking trails and a county park. Come visit us at our new office in the town center. lot prices start at below $100,000. stevew@virginiafineproperties.com steve White, 951-5112.

325 JefferS drive Time: 1-4 pm Hosting Agent: Sharon Wood

BRICK, posT & BeAM nestled on 8.7 acres in sought after Shadwell Mountain. Gorgeous beams and flooring, generous kitchen with floor to ceiling cabinetry, vaulted great room with stone Fp and the basement has family room, bedroom, bath plus outside entrance. This estate has it all, lush grounds for horses, pool, and just minutes to uVa. $759,000. sharon Wood, 242-6847. (497574)

Directions: From Charlottesville, 250 Directions: From Charlottesville 250 E to left on Hanson Mountain rd, to West to right into Old Trail (across from left on Jeffers drive. House on right. Western albemarle High School).

GOlf villaS at rOSeWOOd villaGe Time: 11 am-3 pm Hosting Agent: Lauri Powell

MoDeLs AnD BuILDInG sITes AVAILABLe, a 55+ active adult community in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. Spacious golf villas & condos, superb craftsmanship, many universal design features. Maintenance-free living with sensational views and care-free convenience. $399,900 - $409,900 - $439,000. Listed by Brian Chase. 434-296-9860. (479631, 458400, 489621)

Directions: 151 South into nellysford to right into Stoney Creek on Monocan drive to second left into roseWood Village. refreshments Served!




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Stanardsville, Virginia Octonia Highlands offers twenty-two estate homesites located in stunning Greene County with spectacular mountain views, babbling brooks and wooded lots adjacent to hundreds of acres of protected land with abundant wildlife. Minutes from Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive and Appalachian Trail. Twenty miles north of Charlottesville and ninety miles south of Dulles and DC.

Directions: Take Route 29N to Ruckersville and left on to US33 West; continue about 6 to right on US33 West business; continue approximately 1.5 miles to Stanardsville corporate limits and right on VA230 east (Madison Road); continue about 1.5 miles to left on VA621 (South River Road); continue 2.5 miles to left on Octonia Road (VA637); follow Octonia Road 1.1 miles to entrance of Jeremiah Court on left.

(*weather and winds permitting)

• Refreshments Offered Builders and brokers welcome to join and meet future homesite owners

Steve McLean Call (434) 295-1131 for more information

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*Offer subject to change without notice. Models do not reflect racial preference. See agent for additional information. Riverbend Condominiums and its affiliates reserve the right to modify features, plans and pricing without notice and/or obligation. © Riverbend Condominiums 2012.

A Lifestyle to Enjoy... Buy Now at Historically Low Rates! Why Rent? Own Your Home! Monthly Loan Payments with Current Interest Rates are Less than or Comparable to Similar Rentals! ➢ No Down Payment ➢ 30 Year Fixed Rate ➢ Closing Cost Assistance ➢ Flexible Credit Guidelines ➢ First Time & Current/Previous Homebuyers ARE Eligible

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30 Yr. Fixed 3.875% (4.192% APR) P&I $552.40 Taxes $78.78 Hazard $20.00 HOA $104.50 $755.68 0 $3,793.16 $578.69 $4,371.85

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$778.81 $5,750 $3,792.66 $696.34 $10,239

“Prepaids” refers to 15 days interest, 3 mo taxes, 15 mo fire insurance and mortgage insurance if it applies. The above are estimates and not to be construedas exact quotes, but a reasonable approximation, as of 03-15-2012. Rates based on $115,000 loan value. ¹Based on comparable market properties with average rental fees of $850 -$930 per month.

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1313-A Villa Way, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Shawn Johnson (434) 975-4600 NMLS# - 208973

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Available Homesites 9 Ridgeview Drive RUCkERSVILLE MLS #435034 $99,000

2.77 acre homesite in beautiful Guildford Farm! Bring your own builder. Convenient to NGIC, DIA and MORE!

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86 Rainbow Ridge Breathtaking views await you at this immaculate home situated on 3.7 acres. Gorgeous stone fireplace, wood floors in the living, dining and master bedroom suite; vaulted ceilings throughout; and handsomely renovated kitchen (Dacor range/subzero fridge) and baths. Also features a separate guest cottage/studio (816 square feet) with full bath, kitchenette and large deck, which can be used for guests, or as an office. Beautifully landscaped with lush perennial gardens and mature trees. $424,900

RUCkERSVILLE MLS #473995 $79,000

3.46 acre wooded homesite convenient to schools, shopping and NGIC! Well in place, stream across rear, NO HOA!

#7 Lexington Lane

(800) 361-5155 • (434) 361-2440

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MLS #485725 $110,000

2788 B Rockfish Valley Highway • Nellysford, VA 22958

Perfect 2.02 acre homesite with mountain views! 5 minutes to Broadus Wood Elem. School, bring your own builder!

2522 WOOLAND DRIVE You won’t want to miss this beautiful “LEAP” home that is only 1 mile from UVA on a lovely tree lined street. Wood floors flow on main areas with tiled floors in the kitchen, dining room, screened porch and heated tiled floors in the bathrooms. A relaxing sauna is currently being used as a cedar closet but easily restored to its original purpose! Front porch has ceiling fans to keep you comfortable this summer and overlooks a tranquil landscaped yard with a circular drive. Large back yard with lots of shade trees and a shed! MLS# 497319. $310,000

208 BRENTWOOD ROAD This home has lots of style, upgrades, and charm. Delightful open floor plan with large family room with wood burning fireplace, living room, dining room and eat in kitchen. Nice level, sunny yard backs up to Woodbrook Elementary school. The patio area just off the kitchen will be the perfect summer dining area. Spacious bedrooms with one on the first floor. Nice mud room, whole house vacuum, new windows, new roof, and new appliances help make life simple. This is a must see home! MLS# 498211. $259,900

Always Talk to Bob, 989-3592 www.bobhughesteam.com bobhughes@nestrealty.com Selling Residential Property

865 Roberts Lane

#6 Roberts Lane

CHESTNUT RIDGE MLS #496600 $659,900

CHESTNUT RIDGE MLS #478652 $574,900

REDUCED! 4 BR (1st floor Master), 4 full & 2 half BA, GR w/Fireplace & Wet Bar, Kitchen w/cherry cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances including double ovens & cooktop, gathering and eat-in area, breakfast island w/bar and pantry, formal DR w/chair rail & crown molding, fin. Bonus Room & Loft and 2-car Garage, on 2.56 Acres.

Custom one-level 3 BR, 2.5 BA w/ unfinished 4th BR, Bath & Bonus Room on 2nd floor. Brick & hardiplank exterior, custom Kitchen w/Breakfast area, cherry, granite, stainless, hardwoods & 2-story Great Room w/stone fireplace & built-ins. Builder will finish upstairs level at cost with full price contract. On 2.28 acres. 2-car garage.

Ginger Slavic 434-981-0118 - Cell

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281 Hooded Warbler Beautiful post-andbeam design on 6.72 acres (2 lots combined) in the foothills! At over 1,000 feet of elevation, you'll find mountain vistas and privacy on this large parcel. Built by a local custom builder, this 3 BR home is spacious, comfortable and perfect for one-level living with the master on the main level and the guest rooms on the second. The design and flow of the interior spaces really make you feel at home, and the features are impressive. Minutes to Nellysford and half an hour to Charlottesville. $679,500 WPI

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LAND, Lots, & Acreage Lot 15, South KeSwicK 11.97 acreS

$585,000 26 UNIVERSITY CIRCLE Conveniently located 2 blocks, from John Paul Jones Arena, Barracks Road Shopping Center and the Rotunda. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath brick ranch with finished walkout basement, 2 separate units and 2,605 sq. ft. 434.960.8188

Rare find lot just under 12 acres in Fluvanna County and only lot for sale in South Keswick. Bring your horses and build your own custom home. We can provide builder plans and specs. Enjoy country living only 15 minutes from Charlottesville. Horses are very welcome with riding trails that meander throughout the community. This lot is gently slopping with a mixture of hardwoods and a nice building site. Soil study and plat available. Low HOA fees at $300. annually. MLS# 496077 $210,000

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1, 2, & 3 bedroom homes perfect for first-time homebuyers or investors. Great location between Forest Lakes North and South. prices start at $129,000. www.CharlottesvilleMoves.com (434) 296-0007

Affinity Group

1770 Timberwood Blvd. Suite 101 • Charlottesville, VA 22911

An awesome piece of heaven on earth. Nearly 80 beautiful acres with 1600 ft. of road frontage. Great opportunity for a horse or cattle farm with two springfed creeks and a mixture of hardwood and pines. James River State Park only 5 miles away. Can be purchased as a whole or divided into separate parcel for $100,000. Some timbering with hardwoods and pines replanted with well-cared for land. Nice mountain views and wildlife galore. Plat available upon request. MLS# 490670 $155,000

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3800 RICHMOND ROaD SIttINg ON 4 pRIvate aC.!

Rustic Cape Cod w/ charm galore just min. from the rapidly developing Zion X Road area. Features incl. 3 large BR & 2 full BA, incl. first floor master BR w/ attached BA & whirlpool tub. Bright Sunroom overlooking large rear deck. Full fin. walkout basement w/ recroom & home office w/ full wall of custom bookcases. Level fenced yard w/ mature trees & landscaping. Spacious 18 X 25 kennel w/ utilities & fenced dog run. MLS#498221, $310,000

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Charlottesville Area 1st Quarter 2012 Highlights: • Overall sales in Greater Charlottesville are up 9.2% over the first quarter last year. • Homes sold eight days faster on average compared to Q1-2011, down to 167 days on market (DOM) from 175. • Median sales price for the region is down 2.7% from Q1-2011 to $230,000.

and Albemarle (+8.1%) also showed annual gains for the quarter. Nelson (-22.2%) and Louisa (-10.0%) experienced declines from Q1-2011 levels.

Sales Price Activity & Decreasing Inventory of Homes for Sale

the 185 that were active at the end of Q1-2011. Bank-mediated properties account for just 6.0% of the active market, down slightly from a 7.3% share last year. The 61 active foreclosure listings heading into April represented a 33.0% decrease from this

About CAAR The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) represents more than 1,000 real estate professionals in Charlottesville and Albemarle and the surrounding areas

The 2,152 homes for sale to end the quarter represent the lowest March level since 2006 and are 14.7% lower than at this time last year. “Our consistent increase in pending sales is encouraging news, as our inventory of homes continues to drop into twelve months of active inventory,” says Brad Conner, CAAR 2012 President. “We are also encouraged in the three months of price stability in Albemarle sales for the first quarter, despite the balancing effect of continued downward pressure on prices in the Charlottesville market.”

Analysis of Charlottesville Short Sale and Foreclosures Only 130 active listings are foreclosures or short sales, down 29.8% from of Greene, Fluvanna, Nelson, Louisa counties. This 2012 1st Quarter Market Report is produced by the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® using data from the CAAR MLS. For more information on this report or the real estate market, pick up a copy of the CAAR Real Estate Weekly, visit www.caar.com, or contact your REALTOR®.

Charlottesville Area March 2012 Highlights: • The 186 homes sold in March 2012 was the highest March level since 2008. • The 294 new contracts signed are 21.5% higher than the same period last year. • The median sales price of $242,250 represents a 7.8% yearover-year increase.

Market Overview There were 463 homes sold in the Charlottesville area in the first quarter, which was up 9.2% (+39 sales) from the first quarter last year. Fluvanna (+40.9%) had the largest year-over-year increase, while Greene (+18.9%), Charlottesville (+15.5%),

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CAAR 1Q Market Report shows significant rise in number of sales for Charlottesville. Sales are up 9.2 % over first quarter last year. Median sale price of $242,250 in March represented a 7.8 % year-over-year increase. CAAR, the voice of real estate in the Central Virginia region, released its 2012 1st Quarter Market Report. The market area in the report includes: Albemarle County; Charlottesville City; Fluvanna County; Greene County; Louisa County; and Nelson County.

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time last year and the 69 active short sales were 26.6% lower. “We are certainly tracking these transactions closely,” says Denise Ramey, CAAR 2012 Vice-President. “While our market tends to perform better than national forecasts, it is too soon to tell if we will reverse the\ anticipated trend of a significant uptick in these sales.”


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Clarke Shares Insights at Orlando Conference Carol Clarke, President of Montague, Miller & Co REALTORS® was a speaker during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week March 22-26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, FL. With an increased attendance from the previous year, the event welcomed nearly 1,000 top real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests attending from the U.S. and over a dozen countries around the world. Participating brokerages represented a significant share of the U.S. real estate market, with annual sales production of over $225 billion. Clarke, who presented information on Social Media Training for Real Estate Companies, was among a distinguished line-up of speakers. Carol Clarke brings nearly 30 years experience in residential, farm, estate, new homes, and relocation brokerage to her role as Montague, Miller’s President. Since joining Montague, Miller in late 1989, Clarke has helped grow the company. She has a long history of civic involvement; she is a past President of the Junior League of Charlottesville and the Virginia Association of Realtors. She has served or is serving on several boards including the Charlottesville Albemarle Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers, The Emily Couric Leadership Forum and is past Chair of the United Way. Carol frequently facilitates Real Estate Seminars and workshops on Strategic Planning, Management, Relocation and Marketing Strategies. Clarke is currently serving a second term on the Virginia Real Estate Board, which she chaired in 2008 and 2009. Most recently, Carol has been honored with the 2008 Virginia Association of Realtors’ REALTOR of the Year award and in 2009, the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors’ Ethics in Action award.

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Dining Out For Life Dining Out for Life is an annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations. Dining Out for Life will happen in 60 cities across the country, including Charlottesville, on April 26.

25th Anniversary of Fridays After Five Every Friday during the season, the Pavilion hosts a FREE concert showcasing local and regional talent. Over 65,000 people attend Fridays After Five per season, making it a signature event of downtown Charlottesville. The 2012 season of Fridays After Five, presented by Bud Light, kicks off on April 20th and is sure to feature exciting artists and

provide fun for music fans of all ages. The line-up consists of central Virginia’s favorite local artists performing in a wide variety of musical genres. The events are all free and a portion of the proceeds from the concessions sales go to benefit a variety of local non-profits. For a list of programs, visit www.thenteloswirelesspavilion. com/fridays-after-five.

Computers4Kids Fundraisers The spring brings with it many fun opportunities to get out and support Computers4Kids, a non-profit after-school technology mentoring program for low-income youth. Two fund-raising events this month will bring in funding to help make a difference in the lives of C4K students! C4K is very fortunate to be the charity beneficiary for the Foxfield Races this year. On Friday, April 20, C4K will be hosting Boots & BBQ at the Foxfield Race Track from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. Like to golf? On Monday, April 23, C4K will host a Scottish Golf Tournament at the Old Trail Golf Course in Crozet. To purchase tickets for the BBQ or download an entry form for the golf tournament, go to www.com-

ASG (Aids/HIV Services Group) is bringing Dining Out for Life to Charlottesville for the first time ever. Local restaurants agree to give a portion of their food and beverage sales to ASG, the local AIDS service organization. All you have to do is go out to eat at the Nook, Sticks Kebob Shop on Preston, Blue Moon Diner, or Escafe, and you’ll be raising money for ASG. For more information, visit www.asgva.org/dining-out-for-life/

Cville Bike mApp Released On April 14th the CharlottesvilleAlbemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) released the Cville Bike mApp, a free, bike mapping application for iPhone and Android. The App allows cyclists to record their trips and send the trip information to the MPO for transportation planning purposes. With an expected decrease in federal transportation funding, this data will help elected officials better determine where to invest in future cycling enhancements and improvements. More specifically, the App will allow transportation planners, to map cycling patterns,

determine cycling corridors, identify cycling barriers and find appropriate locations for cycling facilities. The App is available for download from iTunes and Google Marketplace. When activated, the App taps into a phone’s GPS. During the trip the App records GPS points every few seconds. Once the trip is complete, the user can anonymously upload the information to the Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO. The App also records some qualitative data such as, trip purpose, weather, cyclist capability (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and affiliation with the University of Virginia. The MPO is offering prizes for participation in the data collection period. If a cyclist chooses to enter the raffle and records 10 rides, he or she is eligible to win a gift card or service from a local bicycle shop. Several local bike shops; Blue Ridge Cyclery, Blue Wheel Bicycles, Cville Bike Lab, and Cville Bike and Tri, have donated for this project. The MPO will be collecting cycling data over an approximately one-month period, from April 14th to May 18th. Help local planners and elected officials improve cycling in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Remember, mApp it for Better Biking! Go to www.cvillebikemapp.com for more information about the project.

Citizens’ Group Formed To Find Downtown Home for City Market To build upon the hard work of the City-appointed City Market task force and its conclusions of July 2011, several members of that task force, in cooperation with Market Central, created the Charlottesville Market District Alliance (CMDA) in October 2011. The CMDA is dedicated to advancing the task force recommendation that the City Market be sited downtown, overlapping with its cur-


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11th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Hospice of the Piedmont Runners and walkers alike are invited to participate in the annual Keswick Club Run/Walk in memory of Sally Carle. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 on

the beautiful grounds of Keswick Hall. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. Pre-registration cost is $20; race day registration cost is $25. All proceeds benefit Hospice of the Piedmont, which provides care to patients and families throughout all stages of serious illness, dying, and grief, regardless of their ability to pay. This year, for the first time, participants are encouraged to recruit individual sponsors to support their efforts. Visit www.hopva.org to download a registration form and additional details. Or call the Keswick Fitness Center at (434) 923-4319 or Hospice of the Piedmont at (434) 972-3568.

Mount Sharon Gardens Open One Day Only A unique opportunity to visit ten acres of exquisite gardens overlooking 60-mile views of Piedmont Virginia will be offered 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 at Mount Sharon, home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Seilheimer, Jr. in Orange, Virginia. The gardens, regarded as one of the most beautiful private landscapes on the East Coast, was a five-year collaboration between the owners and noted Charlottesville, Virginia landscape architect, Charles J. Stick. Ten integrated “garden rooms,” each with its own botanical theme, are tastefully accented by pavilions, fountains, pergolas, and statuary, creating a private work of art of national significance. “Mount Sharon has never been open to the public in May, the time when it is looking its best,” said owner Mary Lou Seilheimer. “This is a one-time opportunity to see the gardens as only Charlie and I get to enjoy them.” Event chair Cynthia Whitman adds, “Thanks to the generosity of the Seilheimers, proceeds from the tour will benefit two nonprofit organizations, Boys & Girls Club of Orange and Preservation Virginia.” Advance tickets are available and are $20 each, $30 on the day of the event. Accompanied children under 16 are free. Advance tickets can be purchased by phone, mail, or over the Internet by contacting Cheryl Greenday, Preservation Virginia, 204 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220, 804 648-1819, ext. 319 or going to www.preservationvirginia.org.

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Spiffy 2 BR, 2 BA condo in a great location! On the busline and near the new Trader Joes, this top floor unit has vaulted ceilings, renovated kitchen, updated baths and there is a great balcony for relaxing. MLS#498020

Near the end of a cul-de-sac in the Highlands is this 3 BR, 2.5 bath townhome with a 1st floor master. The open floor plan is delightful and the back patio is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of common space and mountains. Move-in ready! MLS#496275

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Bring the children and pets! Enjoy this spacious 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in friendly Grayrock where folks stroll the sidewalks and visit over the fence. Fancy kitchen open to the family room & a fenced back yard make this a great buy! #484708

The open floor plan, abundance of windows and 5 acres in a private subdivision make this unique 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home one not to miss. Only 20 minutes to UVA and 15 min. to Harris Teeter in Crozet. Walking/hiking trails at your doorstep! MLS# 497812

$319,000

$358,000

Walk to Downtown Mall

32+ Acres in Madison

Get ready to be charmed! This one is SWEET! All the solid features of a fabulous 50’s home enhanced with upgrades galore. Three bedrooms, 1 bath, refurbished kitchen and located in the city. You will just LOVE the screened porch and the fenced back yard. MLS# 498166

A beautiful, open, gently rolling parcel with 4 division rights. Perfect for a home or small farm. Nice views to the west and north. Drive out to Carpenters Mill Rd. (Rt. 616) and dream of your new home in the country. MLS# 497405

$250,000

$300,000

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rent location. The CMDA recently submitted a letter to City Council laying out a vision for how to do so. It stated the following: The City Market should be a key part of a mixed-use urban development of the two full city blocks between Water St. and South St., between Second Street SW and Second Street SE, including the First Street right-of-way. This mixed-use twoblock development would constitute a Market District, which would incorporate a multi-use public plaza that would serve both as a home for the market, as well as a variety of other public uses, like outdoor dining and event space. The plaza would, in effect, be an extension of the Downtown Mall, and would connect with its pedestrian character, but with a crucial difference: it would be designed from the start to house a public market as one of its purposes. The plaza’s multiple uses, anchored by its market function, will make it a vibrant part of the urban core of the city. The Market District development would also include building space for a mix of office, retail, restaurant, and residential space, designed in ways that leverage the value of the public plaza, such as restaurants, store fronts and balconies that open onto the plaza. The CMDA vision will build on the design insights envisioned in several of the design proposals, including the winning proposal, in the 2007 Market Value design competition. Working out implementable details of this vision will require skilled architects and designers, guided by a public-private partnership that includes CMDA and developers, balancing public space and viable private economic development. The 12-member CMDA board explained its vision in more detail in a letter indicating that the City Council’s support for its vision is the first prerequisite for moving things forward. Dave Norris has publicly stated that finding a permanent downtown home for the City Market is his top priority for his next two years on council. A preliminary response to the Board’s letter from Norris asked that the letter be discussed at an upcoming Council meeting.

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Location & Price! 212 Greentree Park- Freshly painted 3BR, 1.5 BA townhouse w/ hardwood floors, fireplace, new roof ’05 & heat pump ’09, tile floors in kitchen & baths. Fenced, private backyard & no HOA. Located near shopping, Darden & Law School. $184,900. Judy S. Campbell 434466-6688 # 498134

ENJOY YEAR-ROUND BLUE RIDGE VIEWS from this beautifully maintained 4,131+/- finished sq.ft. residence nestled on 9.82+/ acres approximately 12 minutes west of Charlottesville. 4 BR, 4 BA, formal & informal spaces, 3-car garage & gorgeous Blue Ridge views in winter. Murray/ Henley/Western Albemarle school districts. $789,000. MLS #496068 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131 ofc/9811863 cell.

BELLAIR - Exquisitely renovated 4,700+ finished sq.ft. residence offers a wonderful split-level floorplan w/ spacious 1st-flr master suite. Great location minutes west of UVA & Charlottesville. Murray Elementary School District. $1,295,000 Steve McLean (434)9811863 #496399

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Two homes–primary plus cottage–with backyard paradise and private pond in IVY FARMS. Many outstanding features added in 1999 renovation. For someone looking for land value, quality and something out of the ordinary. $1,150,000. Call Nancy Roche, 981-7873. MLS # 498178

Fabulous value and location! Classic brick Georgian with modern floorplan, over 7000 finished sq/ft. Excellent craftsmanship and quality materials, main level master, gourmet kitchen, much more. $1,599,000 Jim Faulconer (434)9810076 #496416

Gorgeous brick home in Wind River on 4 acres with 6 BR,5 BA. Classic design with up-to-date open floor plan and well proportioned rooms. $975,000. Nancy Roche, 981-7873 #488057

University Area Investment Property! University Circle Location! Property is in move-in/rent condition. 3 BR main level, 2 one-bed apts lower level. Separatelymetered. Private access to each unit. Half acre +. Offstreet parking, large back yard, across from JPJ Arena, Barracks Rd Shopping. R-1UH $585,000 Dennis Woodriff (434)531-0140 #498099

Minutes from UVA on over four acres. Custom designed, copper roof, extensive moldings, high ceilings. Formal and informal rooms, four bedrooms, three full, two half baths.. $2,250,000. Punkie Feil, 434-962-5222 #496549

Truly immaculate 4BR/4BA residence in the highly desirable community of Peacock Hill. Stunning renovations in 2011 include - beautiful NEW kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, quartz & glass countertops, handmade fireclay farmhouse sink, glass backsplash, built-in bench seating & built-in pantry; NEW mudroom/laundry room; dining room enlarged; all bathrooms updated - just to name a few! Large flat yard w/invisible fencing, 2-car garage. Prime location minutes west of C’ville. $689,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863 #497230

Elevated 357 acre property 30 miles south of Charlottesville with 360 degree views of Nelson County and Wintergreen. Mostly wooded with mature timber, stocked pond, and open feeding plots. Timber appraisal and additional acreage available. #483099 $892,500.00 Sandy Stuart (434)872-3435

Rivercrest at Dunlora. One level living. Living room with fireplace, formal dining room, private study, three bedrooms, eat-in kitchen with fireplace, three full baths, hobby room, large entertainment area and screen porch. Hardwood floors, laundry room, two car garage. $495,000 MLS 497076, Call Punkie Feil, 434-962-5222.

ENDERLY c.1859, large antebellum home handsomely restored and added to with uncompromising attention to quality and detail. On National Historic Registry. Move-in condition w/new kitchen and FR. Tim Michel (434)960-1124 $997,000 #482172

Cherry Hill – Luxury 3 level 3BR/3BA townhome with 9’ ceilings, wood floors, moldings, tiled baths, MBR w/cathedral ceiling, gourmet kitchen, family room, deck, patio & 2 car garage. Close to UVA, Hospital & Downtown. Exceptional value $285,000. Judy Campbell 466-6688 #493043

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SUPERB KENRIDGE HOME. Quality features throughout: gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & cherry cabinetry. Huge MBA. Lower level features: stone wet bar, billiards room, home theater, game room. $699,000 Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076 #481405

Spacious, one-level home in Waverly on 2.8 acres w/nice privacy & nearly level yard. Four bedrooms, 3 full baths, formal living & dining rooms, family room w/vaulted ceiling opening to large, newly stained deck. Study/office with floor to ceiling bookshelves. Full, unfinished walk-out basement. $515,000. Betsy Swett, 249-2922.

CAMERON LANE - Arts and crafts style five bedroom two story house with screened porch; easy walk to UVA. Separate spacious studio over garage with full bath; private gardens. A quiet touch of country in the city. $529,000 Charlotte Dammann(434)981-1250 #490444

EXCELLENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY - Well-maintained triplex in prime location near downtown mall, hospitals, schools, shopping, dining & U.Va. Two, 2-3BR/1BA units w/finished bonus room upstairs, LR, dining area, kitchen, hardwood flooring and one 1BR/1BA studio unit. Great income potential. $465,000. MLS #482203 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

Absolutely pristine, solid brick 4BR/3BA home in Rutledge - a great city neighborhood convenient to UVA, Rt. 29 & Historic Downtown. Great views. Easy walk on sidewalks to Whole Foods! $465,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863. #496750

Clunie Farm- Very special 151+/- acres w/ c.1870 home. Combination of farm land & woods offers a private & beautiful setting. Located on a country lane just minutes from amenities. Great opportunity for conservation easements. Charlotte Dammann (434) 981-1250 MLS#493734

IVY CREEK FARM - Spectacular 105+ acre estate with vineyard, guest cottage, pool, manager’s house, tennis courts, barns, sheds, workshops and unparalleled Blue Ridge Mountain views located less than 10 minutes west of Charlottesville & UVA! $6,950,000. MLS #482639 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131

RIDGELAND- Custom-built brick residence, c.1998, offering spacious rooms with beautiful moldings & custom cabinetry throughout. Over 7,600 fin. sq.ft., including 5 bedrooms & 5.5 baths. Situated on an elevated 13.48 acres just 5 miles west with beautiful mountain views. This home offers quality, elegance & comfortable living with great livable floor plan built with expert craftsmanship & quality materials. Superb kitchen/family room & main level master suite. $1,575,000 Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076 #497948

MALICORNE-Truly elegant country home with river frontage near Charlottesville & UVA. Stunning gracious rooms with high ceilings and custom woodwork, which are rarely found in today’s homes. Beautiful setting on 8+ acres w/ complete privacy. Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250. #490965

WOODLEA - Unique, one-level home in Farmington with excellent potential! 5 BR, 5 full & 3 half BA’s, LR w/16’ tray ceiling offering views of the 11th fairway, guest wing, spacious kitchen, library/study, sunroom. Superb privacy on 2.3+/- wooded acres. $2,000,000. MLS #494335 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

Custom built Victorian nestled on 5 private acres seeks demanding buyer that will only accept the best! The gourmet granite kitchen is designed for entertaining. Hand-made custom cabinetry throughout, a sumptuous 1st floor Owners Suite & wheelchair accessibility, easy first floor living. Convenient to NGIC. Paradise! Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250 #486146 $499,000.

EXTRAORDINARY CONTEMPORARY of highest quality, designed by STOA. Offering panoramic Blue Ridge views, river frontage, 42 acres including 2nd buildable parcel, 4 BR, pool, 1st floor master & more. Tim Michel (434)960-1124 #489522.

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THREE SPRINGS FARM – 5 BR traditional brick manor home, over 7,000 finished sq. ft. There is also a separate guest home and barn. Perfect for small horse estate, private and quiet, only 4 miles from Charlottesville. Tim Michel (434) 960-1124 or Jim Faulconer (434) 981-0076. #485463


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ormerly known as the Home & Garden Show, the 39th Annual Blue Ridge Home Builders Association (BRHBA) Home and Garden Festival takes place on April 20-22nd at the John Paul Jones Arena. There’s a feeling of excitement and celebration as BRHBA focuses on the word “Festival.” This year brings together more exhibitors than ever before (120 including the outdoor booths) to demonstrate their newest home and garden products and services, and to answer your questions. This is the destination for the latest tips and trends for homeowners who are remodeling their current homes, updating to sell, or even building a new home. At only

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$5 admission, with children under 12 free, it is an enjoyable weekend for the whole family, and a good introduction for newcomers to area businesses and services.

Special Events Just visiting BRHBA’s website (www.brhba.org) will whet your appetite when you see the exciting range of activities planned, all included in

the price of admission. The exhibitors are going out of their way to welcome you and to put on marvelous displays. And this year will have even more treats and special events, according to Jim Kuznar, Executive Vice President of BRHBA. “We’re anticipating the best turnout ever. Our sponsors, partners, and participating vendors are exceptional and we have many events planned that we’ve never done before, including live music and wine tasting.” One of those events is Radio Disney Team Green Game Show – Power Edition, sponsored by BRHBA and its partner, UVA Community Credit Union. In this fun game show, families will compete for prizes and learn about energy-saving home improvements and PowerSaver Loans. Children will have a chance to win a Ra-


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“Walk, Bike, or Bus to “UVA Hospital.” Charming 1950’s brick completely remodeled by current owners. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, open kitchen to family room, sunroom on terrace level, all on private yet convenient 1/4 acre city lot. MLS# 496903 $279,000

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We appreciate our customers who have supported us for 25 years. Thank you!! Full Range of Building Materials — Drywall Cabinetry Interior Doors & Windows LUMBER IN STOCK !!!

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This elegant home is styled after William Finney’s historic Williamsburg home but with all the modern conveniences. Beautiful landscaping and woods on nearly 8 acres offer privacy and perfect setting. Essentially one level living with a spacious first floor master bedroom, and so much more. Located between Charlottesville and Scottsville, with easy access to both. MLS#495474

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and be a real first step on the road to your dream. As you walk the aisles and stop in at the many exhibitors’ booths, you will be doing much more than collecting ‘trinkets.’ This is an exceptional chance to learn, so BRHBA invites you to allow yourself time to enjoy this valuable experience. Whether you’re knowledgeable or not about products and services for your home, you will find that after a little browsing you’ll know the questions to ask and you’ll be able to get answers that will put you on the right track for your needs. As Jim Kuznar asserts, “We’re very proud of the response we got to this year’s Home and Garden Festival. There are top-notch providers in every area of building and remodeling and they’ll be ‘manning’ the booths with knowl-

addition to national concerns that have a presence in the Charlottesville area. The range of display is wide and varied—a real treat for the serious shopper as well as the casual browser. Many vendors will have unadvertised specials for visitors to their booths, so be on the lookout for a good deal on products you need or want. Yes, be sure to collect the trinkets—and you’ll come away with a lot more, too.

The Green Theme A cursory look at this year’s exhibitors (full list is on BRHBA’s website: www.brhba.org) clearly demonstrates how far the building trades have come in the last 39 years in Central Virginia. Over the years, Blue Ridge Home Builders Association has grown, matured, and become a lead-

the seminars will also provide local residents and property owners easy access to information and resources that will help create more energy efficient, healthy and comfortable homes,” Kuznar says. The Festival workshops are geared for the DIY-er, the person intending to build, and those looking for energy savings in remodeling or in simple upgrading, and for anyone wanting to add value to their homes. They cover topics from new construction questions, to water conservation, to geo-thermal, as well as showing simple, cost-effective improvements you can do yourself.

BRHBA’s Workshop Schedule Friday, April 20 • 2-3pm - New Construction: What to Ask Your Builder • 3:30-4-30pm - Home Energy Assessment 101 • 5-6pm - It’s Time to Think About the Water

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Saturday, April 21 • 11-12pm - Composting • 12:30-1:30pm - Cash for Comfort- How to Pay for Energy Improvements • 2-3pm - Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Geothermal • 3:30-4:30pm - New Construction: How to Save 30-50 percent on Energy Bills Sunday, April 22 • 1:30-2:30pm - Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Improvements • 3-4pm - Home Energy Assessments: Get Information for Big Savings

comes from two local vineyards, Reynard Florence of Barboursville (www.reynardflorence.com) and Stone Mountain Vineyards in Dyke (www.stonemountainvineyards. com), who will offer wine-tasting. The SPCA has an outdoor booth and all pet-lovers will want to visit and think about taking home a new ‘little one.’

Quality Exhibits If you peruse home magazines and dream of building, remodeling, redecorating, or even upgrading elements of your home, then visiting the Home and Garden Festival will surely bring that longing into focus

edgeable people who are excited to help. A real resource for information—and a good time!” Local exhibitors include quality builders, remodelers, and landscape contractors. You’ll also find a full range of the latest and finest building products represented: HVAC, including geo-thermal; insulation; windows and siding; roofing; water treatment; wood and other flooring; tile and stone. There will be booths showcasing a broad range of interior and exterior products, such as wood stoves, window shutters, closet systems, carpeting, wood and other flooring, spas, plus many others. You’ll also see local repair and service companies in

er in promoting sustainable building practices. So, too, have area builders and remodelers, tradespeople, service providers, product vendors, and consultants become fluent in the ‘green language’ of energy conservation and green building. At this year’s Home and Garden Festival, BRHBA continues its focus on ‘green education’ with additional opportunities to learn the language yourself through a series of free workshops, presented by UVA Community Credit Union. These workshops are designed to help educate and inform the public on a variety of green building and design principles. “In addition to green building,

One of the first booths to visit, where many of your questions about green construction will be answered, is EarthCraft-Virginia’s (www.earthcraftvirginia.org), where you’ll enhance your learning of “comfortable conservation.” EarthCraft is a nonprofit organization in the Southeast U.S. that trains builders, consults with them during the building process, and certifies their homes. By using a builder or contractor who is affiliated with EarthCraft, your new or remodeled home and upgrades will have EarthCraft certification. This assures that your home is more sustainably built or improved well beyond standard building codes, yielding utility savings and better resale value as well as more comfort in daily living. All EarthCraft Homes average a 30 percent reduction in energy usage compared to typical code-built homes. In addition to outstanding energy performance, their certified


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homes are durable, comfortable, and both water and resource efficient. EarthCraft informs us that while there is no research available in Virginia, a recent study conducted by a realtorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s association in Atlanta showed that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;greenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; homes spent 80 days on the market (versus 140 days) and received 93 percent of asking price (versus 90 percent). Currently, 19 quality builders in the Charlottesville area are certified to build to EarthCraft standards. Two local construction companies, as well as other contractors, that work with EarthCraft are exhibitors at the H&G Festival. Abrahamse & Company Builders (www.abrahamse.com) has been a high-quality, award-winning builder in the Charlottesville area for 35 years, a long-time member of BRHBA, EarthCraft, U.S. Green Building Council, and many other sustainable groups, but this is their first visit to the Home and Garden show/festival. When asked why, Dale Abrahamse explains that he believes sustainability and good quality construction belong in homes at all price points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to talk with people about how to increase efficiency and sustainabilityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;without having to spend a fortune to do it. Sustainable construction and products have reached the point that they are available and should be used for everyone. It is not more expensive to use energy efficient products,â&#x20AC;? Abrahamse states. While Abrahamse & Company is known for working with architects on new custom homes, in the last years they have been working with the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and bringing their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;high-end,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; quality construction and green principles into the field of retrofitting existing homes to increase energy efficiency and sustainability. They invite you to stop by their booth so they can show you whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible--plus they have a little â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;trinketâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for you. Another EarthCraft affiliate, Arti-

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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 85 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Celebrating Over 75 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 Email: homes@roywheeler.com • Website: roywheeler.com

MOSTLY WOODED 173 acre tract with superb frontage on Route 33 in Louisa. Beautiful rolling woodland with primarily mixed growth hardwoods, one section in pines. Old home place still standing. $575,000. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (497993)

JUST A FEW MINUTES from Pantops this spacious home on 1.7 acres is ready for your inspection. DON’T let the outside fool you – this home is BIG inside with a gorgeous 36 x 15 terrace level great room addition with dramatic half-vault ceiling. Includes $3800 kitchen renovation package! $301,800. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (497885)

CUSTOM-BUILT HOME offers 4000 sq. ft., 5BR/3.5BA on 15 gorgeous acres. Striking great room with high ceiling, 2nd story curved landing & hardwood flooring. Gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with Corian counters, 42” cabinetry and hardwood flooring. 1st floor master. Perfect horse property. $649,900. Errin Kardos-Searcy, 9813872 and Melissa Butler, 996-4529. (496968)

LOCATION GIVES YOU the best of both worlds, Charlottesville and Richmond. Private country living on a spacious 4.53 acre lot. Fenced back yard flanked by woods on three sides. Perfect for kids and pets with a 384 sq. ft. deck for outdoor living. Move-in ready with fresh neutral paint, stain, landscaping, shutters, etc. $225,000. Sherry Orrell, 242-9014. (497337)

EDNAM FOREST. Priced to sell! Tastefully renovated and in super condition, with 3 graciously sized bedrooms each with its own bath, large study with built-ins all around, open floor plan, soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, wonderful decks and terraces and a HEATED swimming pool for outdoor enjoyment. Close to UVa. $745,000. Joan Jay 295-1806/906-1806. (497642)

MOVE-IN READY RANCH on full basement located within minutes to NGIC/DIA and GE! Spacious over-sized kitchen with new wood laminate flooring and vaulted living room are very warm and inviting. Parking in front and behind home. Located on state maintained road, and ready for you! $193,500. Sharon Wood, 242-6847. (496765)

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, huge potential for artist’s studio, guest house or light-filled home with some work. Private location with frontage on two state roads. Build behind your new studio or renovate and have a home with ten foot ceilings and original hardwood floors and bead board. $80,000. Janet Matthews, 9605182/220-7620. (497000)

PRIME BUILDING LOTS with lake and mountain views 5 minutes from the Downtown Mall. 11 lots total, all with state road frontage and easy access to underground utilities. Walking distance to PVCC and Monticello HS. Excellent location for rental homes. Excellent investment opportunity, builders welcome. $895,000. Janet Matthews, 960-5182/220-7620. (497003)

123 ACRES OF PRIVACY in Louisa and a great location for a secluded farm or private home site. Mostly wooded, but includes two large and secluded fields ready for any agricultural use. $350,000. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (497995)

CUTE AS A BUTTON. Restored home near UVa and downtown. Sunroom is a sitting or dining area open to the kitchen. Handsome wood floors throughout. Outdoor brick fireplace is centerpiece of beautiful backyard. Large garage and partial basement are great for storage and workshop space. $219,000. Jim@ JimMcVay.com 962-3420. (497766)

HICKORY RIDGE. Gorgeous Palladian-Style brick home with 4 fireplaces. Large, handsome rooms with walls of glass, spill onto the bricked pool area. The superbly landscaped grounds are accented with a koi pond and gazebo. A separate pool/guest home offers a large living room, complete kitchen, bath and additional room. $649,900. Frank Quayle, 951-5100. (486869)

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A PRIVATE 25 ACRE paradise surrounds this stunning cape home in Louisa. With 3 large fenced paddocks and multiple run-in areas, your horses will love it, too! The home overlooks a gorgeous pond and includes a full unfinished basement ready for expansion. $479,500. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (497804)

COMPLETE HGTV MAKEOVER! You must see the improvements to this home to believe it. High end everything in the new kitchen, elegant & contemporary new master bath w/frameless glass shower & new jetted tub, new hardwood floors throughoutno carpet! Now 5BR/4BA home that shows like new. $439,900. www.DeniseRamey.com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (497396)

MOVE-IN CONDITION condition home in Fontana on cul-de-sac w/mtn. views. 2 story foyer, 4BR/2.5BA, 9’ ceilings, crown molding, open kitchen w/new granite countertop. Private deck, huge master with sitting area. W/O lower lvl. w/rec room. Fenced backyard. Great workshop area with dbl. doors. Walk to pool, tennis & Darden Towe park. $425,000. Byrd Abbott, 242-9600 or 951-5136. (497256)

12 ACRES between the Hunt Country Corner and Free Union. Location is the key! A delightful mix of rolling pasture (2 acres) and virgin hardwood forest (9+ acres) just minutes from town with pastoral views and privacy. $399,000. Tucker Reback 996-4375/951-5128. (493636)

This information, although deemed accurate at the time of publication, is not guaranteed.

BRIERY CREEK VILLAGE. 5 lovely lots for building, gently rolling land in a private, well planned neighborhood. Excellent access to Charlottesville and convenient to Scottsville and Lake Monticello amenities. $250,000. Janet Matthews, 960-5182/220-7620. (496888)


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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 85 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Celebrating Over 75 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190

GREAT OPPORTUNITY to own a wonderful 2.8 acre mini farm with outstanding panoramic pastoral and mountain views. Highlighting this property is a fully restored separate building with Internet, heating and cooling. The 1942 main residence, once the Old Garth Store, features 2037 fin. sq. ft., 3BR/2BA and sold “as-is”. $134,900. Ginny Barefoot, 531-7864. (497326)

WONDERFUL FLOOR PLAN for today’s lifestyle! 2400 sq. ft. home shows like new and features 4BR/3BA, high ceilings, hardwood floors and spacious master with luxurious bath. Full finished basement has room to spare for storage or future workshop. Beautifully-maintained and move-in ready. Quiet cul-de-sac location! $214,900. Ginny Barefoot, 531-7864. (497045)

CAPE COD in Waters Edge. Enjoy views of Lake Saponi from the back deck. First floor master with two more on the second level. There is a full unfinished basement to complete to your lifestyle. Conveniently located for shopping and the airport. $229,900. Matthew@RoyWheeler.com 960-5187. (497191)

WATERFRONT LOT with views of lake. Picture your new home on one of the few remaining lakefront lots in Greene Acres. The property has been perked for an engineered septic system. $29,000. Matthew@RoyWheeler.com 960-5187. (496994)

WELL-BUILT HOME boasts mountain views and open space. This property is a must see, not a drive by. Excellent location near schools, shopping and restaurants. Great neighborhood, private and wonderful area. Terrace level finished space. Lots of garage space for cars or storage. Whole house generator, Pella windows, ADT alarm, many upgrades. $659,900. Jan Shiflett, 242-6057. (497281)

JUST MINUTES from Stanardsville and Ruckersville and close to the Albemarle County line, this 13.82 acres slopes gently to a bold stream along it’s south/southwestern border. All wooded, this private and secluded parcel is surrounded by rural woodland with not another house in sight. $103,500. Tucker Reback 996-4375/951-5128. (489286)

WELCOME TO Dogwood Farm, a charming country home with plenty of room for two horses without spending hours on mowing. This light filled home is perfect for someone desiring one-level living. This home has been completely remodeled from top to bottom in the last several months. Conveniently located to I-64. $349,000. www.GerriRussell.com 531-9581. (488962)

GREENBERRY MANOR FARM. Working farm on the South River. Two homes, perfect for family compound or live in one and rent the other. Fenced with barns and plenty of storage. Wonderful setting with garden spots, lush pastures abound, mountain views. Convenient to I-64 yet very private. $699,900. Gerri Russell, 531-9581 and Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (489553)

BEAUTIFULLY-MAINTAINED ranch home on a great, level lot in the Riverside section of Lake Monticello. Neutral paint, stainless steel appliances, three bedrooms, two full baths and spacious rooms make this the perfect place to call “home”! $119,500. Errin Kardos-Searcy, 981-3872. (494444)

13 ACRES OF PURE BLISS privately situated to enjoy what nature has to offer. Four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, in-law suite, screened-in porch, basement, 2 car garage, media room and warranty. $334,500. susanstewart76@gmail.com Susan Stewart 434-2423550. (496297)

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME in Keswick. Marble and hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings on all three levels, stainless steel appliances, upgraded heat pump, 3 car garage, massive amounts of storage, basement, fire pit and much more. $299,900. susanstewart76@gmail.com Susan Stewart 242-3550. (494576)

BEAUTIFUL LOT with great views. Largest lot in Pauls Creek. Driveway is already roughed in. Not far from the Rockfish Community Center. Build your home at the foot of the ridge, or go to the top of the ridge and have fantastic views year round. $55,000. Mandy Yancey, 760-1882. (494018)

FAULKNER FALLS. Estate parcels in Ivy neighborhood off of Owensville Rd. near Old Ballard in Western Albemarle School District. Total of 9 lots 2 - 6.9 acres. Some with mountain views, some abutting pond. Financing available on lots with a minimum of 30% down. Prices start at $250,000. Byrd Abbott, 242-9600. (485875)

IVY on 2.43 acres. Renovated 4BR residence with extraordinary charm, featuring 1st flr. master, 2 FP, mountain views, heart of pine & brick floors and more. Property includes darling 2-story, 2BR/2BA guest cottage w/FP where William Faulkner lived when Writer-in-Residence at UVa and penned his last novel, “Reivers Run”. $1,095,000. Byrd Abbott, 2429600. (471319)

INDIAN SPRINGS. Private with water views; just over 4 acre wooded building site with many beautiful tall hardwoods; 53 lot neighborhood in Earlysville, 20 +/- minutes from Charlottesville; drilled well with great flow rate; 100 ft. common area around lake; HOA includes Clubhouse & fishing. $265,000. Byrd Abbott, 242-9600. (492605)

RARE OPPORTUNITY to own 50+/- open, gently rolling acres 15 minutes from town. 16 stall center-aisle barn with all the amenities of a horseman’s stable, including an apartment and large riding ring. Private, 3BR cottage, several main house building sites and division rights. $1,250,000. Ginger Ashcom 978-1066/953-8045. (484292)

SECLUDED PARCEL in White Hall area off Garth Road only about 12 minutes from Barracks Road Shopping. Several home sites to choose from, one would allow for overview of potential pond site. Established pasture area available for your animals, and a year round stream on southern boundary. $562,500. Ginger Ashcom 978-1066/953-8045. (490697) Additional acreage available.

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ONE LEVEL LIVING. Convenient floor plan and location within Fontana will make your life easy. Walk to the pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. Downtown Cville is only 10 minutes away. Home features a great room with 9’ ceilings and handsome fireplace. Screened porch. Master suite is separate from the other bedroom wing. $399,000. Jim@JimMcVay.com 962-3420. (496916)

WALK, BIKE OR BUS to UVa Hospital. Charming 1950’s brick completely remodeled by current owners, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings, open kitchen to family room, sunroom on terrace level, all on private yet convenient ¼ acre city lot. UVa neighborhood for $279,000. Joan Esposito “Your Running Realtor”, 760-1028. (496903)

This information, although deemed accurate at the time of publication, is not guaranteed.

168 ACRES of beautiful rolling farmland in Orange overlooking the Pamunkey River with distant mountain vistas from multiple home sites. Includes a 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home, equipment shed and many productive fields. $895,000. Maury Atkins 540223-2719. (485829)

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Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 85 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Celebrating Over 75 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190

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ONE OF THE BEST lots left in Malvern of Madison. Enjoy the many features of this private community including the 15 acre lake for swimming, boating & fishing. Enjoy an outdoor pool, walking trails and versatile clubhouse surrounded by a view of the lake and mountains. Perc approved, small stream at back of property. $89,900. Ginny Barefoot, 531-7864. (480108)

WHITEHALL STABLES. Efficient horse property in western Albemarle with 5 stall barn, board-fenced pastures, 3 bedroom home, separate 2 bedroom apartment, all in excellent condition. Ride for miles from the property. Board horses, rent the apartment. $499,000. www. landofc.com Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (485566)

ROSEWOOD VILLAGE at Stoney Creek. One level living. Models and building sites available. A 55+ Active Adult community in the valley of Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek. Spacious golf villas & condos, superb craftsmanship, many Universal Design features. Maintenance-free living with sensational views and care-free convenience. www. TheChaseTeam.com 296-9860. (497163)

SPECTACULAR panoramic view from this land!! Super opportunity to build your dream home, horse farm, private & very protected site. Land can be cleared, has many more high spots on it and a couple of creeks. 54 acres. $789,000. (457575) Jane Porter Fogleman Jane@foglemangroup. com 981-1274 or Claiborne Redd Fogleman Claiborne@ foglemangroup.com

PRIME DOWNTOWN Crozet location. 18+ acres, perfect for mixed use development. County and community have indicated prelim support for mix of retail, office, flex space and multi-family units. Utilities available. Destined to be Crozet’s Downtown Mall. $3,000,000. Hock Hockensmith, 996-3333. (488368)

BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN McGuffey Condo. Just steps from the historic mall. Tile floor in entry and kitchen/b’fast. Wood floors throughout, California closets, spacious living room with built-ins and fireplace. Great deck facing west with city and mountain winter views. Very private with great light. Can’t beat this location! $250,000. Alex Ix 951-5177/9620509. (486494)

BUY THIS 1.12 ACRE LOT and if more acreage is desired then purchase the adjoining lot! The Greene Acres community offers the use of the beach and lake. Bring your house plans and envision your new home here. $19,900. Kathy Markwood 985-6454/996-6734. (496293)

LARGE 8+ ACRE LOT with views in one of Albemarle’s most beautiful and desirable subdivisions. Tree-lined driveway affords privacy, while window cut for the home site on the rear of the property allows for enormous views. Already perked for a 4BR home and the well produces an impressive 10 gpm! $295,000. www.MaupinGroup.com Warren Maupin, 962-8939. (492789)

LOT 10 at Langdon Woods not only boasts a beautiful 4.42 acre wooded setting for your custom home but also a two story log cabin (with bathroom) that can be used for office space or a studio. Offered for $217,000. www.MaupinGroup.com Warren Maupin, 962-8939. (422851)

PERFECT UVA EMPLOYEE LOCATION. Walk to Charlottesville Downtown or Preston Plaza. Quality built in ‘05/’06, energy efficient home features easy maintenance, fenced yard, many upgrades, new paint, custom trims, movein condition. Priced below city assessed value! $269,000. Tanja Milanovic, 242-1400. (490184)

BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF LAND adjacent to lovely farmettes in desirable Gordonsville. Come build your dream home and enjoy the privacy that almost 30 acres affords you! Land has perc’d for 4+ bedroom home. $119,900. www.DeniseRamey.com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (476065)

PENMERRYL FARM. Gorgeous property of 140+/- acres in Augusta County ready for significant home. The land affords you the opportunity to build on elevated knolls or establish a farm with your own lake of over 20 acres with rolling hills and mountain views. $600,000. www.GerriRussell.com 5319581 and Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (491280)

BEAUTIFUL COLONIAL with finished basement, garage, paved driveway and fresh landscaping tucked away on one of the loveliest streets in Lake Monticello. Open kitchen has ample counter and cabinet space and an eat-in area with tons of natural light. Master suite is spacious with a generous walk in closet and luxurious master bath. $275,000. Errin Kardos-Searcy, 981-3872. (492897)

CUSTOM BUILT HOME offering one level living. Corner lot with a 14 x 32 outbuilding for storage and/or your car. This well-built house features cathedral ceilings, an open floor plan, three bedrooms, two full baths and a screened in porch. WOW! You don’t want to miss this one. $266,500. Jan Shiflett, 242-6057. (493403)

BUILD YOUR NEW HOME HERE! This nice wooded lot offers privacy and is only minutes to the gate, tennis courts and the playground. Ask about special builder packages! $40,000. susanstewart76@ gmail.com Susan Stewart 242-3550. (493441)

HUNTING PROPERTY of over 32 acres with 1300 feet of water frontage. 4 wheeler trails, pasture land, man cave and (2) 3000 square foot buildings. So many possibilities! The river is suitable for fishing and canoeing. Must see! $179,900. susanstewart76@gmail.com Susan Stewart 2423550. (492100)

HARDWARE RIVER FARMS. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in Albemarle County, within 15 minutes of town, you will find this gorgeous elevated 5+ acre building site set amongst mixed hardwoods. Priced well below assessment at $139,000. stevew@virginiafineproperties.com Steve White, 951-5112. (493389)

GORDONSVILLE. This level 2 acre lot, offering privacy among large hardwoods, awaits your new home ideas. Lot is accessed by an established and shared private road for 4 lot subdivision. Located just outside the town of Gordonsville and convenient to Charlottesville or Town of Orange. $59,000. Matthew@RoyWheeler.com 960-5187. (494958)

GREAT EXPOSURE to over 30,000vpd on this 16 acre tract with over 600 feet of road frontage on Route 29N and Deane Road. Tremendous commercial growth potential with public water and sewer obtainable. Property located within Greene County designated commercial growth area. $1,995,000. Matthew Woodson, 960-5187 and Rod Brunelle, 760-4663. (492874)

EVERGREENE VILLAGE is a community found in the heart of Stanardsville. One level home with two bedrooms, two full baths and a one car garage. Convenient to the library, senior center and shopping. $144,900. Matthew@RoyWheeler.com 960-5187. (491063)

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LLanDaff Carters Bridge estate area. Extraordinary offering of early 20 acres with (3) homes, currently leased. New well, septic, cash flow, and beautiful views and seclusion, surrounded by thousands of acres of land in conservation easement. $675,000. MLS#491842

new Canton Country CHarmer One of the best deals we’ve seen! The ideal country property of 15 acres with charming home, swimming and fishing pond, trails and welcoming shade from ancient oaks. All in excellent condition. Best value at $235,000. MLS#497610.

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eDGewooD C.1799 Private Blue Ridge vistas and long frontage on the Conway River in Greene County make this 123 acre property infinitely enjoyable. The 5,000 square foot home has been tastefully renovated and restored, as have the grounds and gardens. $1,950,000.

GLenDower, C. 1808

Classic Albemarle estate of nearly 600 acres with charming brick guest cottage c.1745. The handsome brick and slate main residence of over 8,500 square feet was expanded in the 20th century. Extraordinary landscaping. A rare offering. $5,250,000. MLS#496652

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Rustic elegance just north of Crozet. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths on 34 acres with mountain views, pond, privacy and 4 stall stable. Ride the trails of adjacent new 600 acre park. Many new updates and freshly painted. $775,000. MLS#497949

misty river farm

Extraordinary 106+ acre riverfront estate and horse farm. Beautifully crafted by Abrahamse in 2000 of the finest materials featuring dramatic open floor plan. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces, wine cellar, pool/pool house, fabulous barn, magnificent 4 acre lake. $2,450,000. MLS#493735

1919 GreenBrier Dr. Charming and immaculate describe this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home minutes from downtown with the Rivanna Trail and neighborhood schools just around the corner. Large light filled rooms. Two fireplaces. Fresh paint throughout, new carpeting. $335,000. MLS#495238

reD HiLL estate Stately brick manor on 21 gorgeous acres awaits your finishing touches. Nearly 9,000 square feet when finished this 6 bedroom, 6 ½ bath home enjoys beautiful views of mountains and pond with rolling pastures and board fencing. $975,000. MLS#497369

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The Top Producing Agent 20 consecutive years.* Since 1998 sales volume in excess of $340,000,000 including over 37,000 acres.

mCConneLL anGus farm

Spectacular 350+/- acre showcase cattle farm in the heart of Somerset. Grand, new single level brick home and cattle show barn. Finest soils, fencing, lake and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Adjoins Montpelier. $5,850,000.

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*According to the CAAR MLS for total volume of sales

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seven oaKs

Beautiful home on 8 acres for horses. Private 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with separate apartment. Heart pine floors, privacy and in excellent condition with 2 stall barn and board fencing. Priced to sell now at $520,000.


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house & home

32 Years ago outdoor lighting consisted of a harsh floodlight beaming at the front door or plastic lights lining a walkway or dangling across the patio. Today the look is natural, sophisticated and energy-efficient as homeowners look at ways of bringing the same ambiance of indoor lighting to their outdoor living environment. There is not much difference between interior and exterior lighting anymore. Some manufacturers provide the same style and elegance of interior lighting to the outdoors, including chandeliers. Boulderscape fixtures, such as natural looking rock lights that blend into the landscape, are popular, especially around fountains and pondless waterfalls. People are putting in natural pavers and lighting is following that trend. There are even waterproof fixtures that are fitted inside the water source. They light up the fish and plants at night, bringing all that activity alive. Moving water makes the whole yard will shimmer. Outdoor security lighting has come a long way since floodlights provided what looked like blinding

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Outdoor Lighting Trends TOward beams scanning prison yards! Today, security lighting is trending toward both beauty and safety. If you are fortunate enough to have mature trees in your yard, you can light those for a more subtle form of lighting. This can be quite beautiful and at the same time give you a substantial savings of power consumption. Where security is concerned, lighting is the number one crime deterrent. There’s no reason it can’t be done in an attractive way. Another outdoor lighting option is the stem-mounted landscape light that sits 18” off the ground and provides a 10’ circle of light. This provides more light than the inexpensive, plastic lights that sit down close to the ground that have a four -watt bulb in them and don’t put out any light. As far as materials are concerned, cast aluminum and resin fixtures are growing in demand. Cast

where security is concerned, lighting is the number one crime deterrent. There’s no reason it can’t be done in an attractive way.

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aluminum is an ideal material to use outdoors because it does not oxidize the way a brass fixture would. Resin allows for lots of details in the fixture, giving it a hand-carved look for a lower price point.

Selecting The Right Fixtures Before selecting fixtures, study your home’s architectural and material elements. If you have copper roof or gutters, then the lights in the landscape should match that element on the house. If you have black shutters, use black lights. It’s also important to know what the lighting will look like at night. Walk through the area before dark and then as it turns dark hook up some pieces to see what effect they’re going to have. Showing digital photos of the areas you want to light to the staff at a lighting showroom will help them determine the right style and size fixture for your home. If you are replacing lighting on an existing house, measure what size the fixtures are and what type of bulbs they hold. Also take note of the placement of the electrical boxes in relation to the door. Sometimes boxes are mounted very high, making a fixture that hangs down better suited to the space. The same is true if the box is mounted low. Then you would want a fixture that has most of its size going above the electrical box. Homeowners living in a rural setting have special lighting considerations that a professional can address. The night skies in the country can be beautiful so do some kind of

downlighting so you don’t lose the darkness. Dusk-to-dawn light would take away the ability to see the stars.

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$399,900 Charlottesville          $495,000  

Gorgeous, Updated 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Farm Home on 8.62 Acres in Madison County! Formal Living Room & Dining Room. Hardwood Floors! Board Fencing, storage shed, and pasture! Bring the horses!

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Outdoor lighting has an aesthetic value that can give your home a whole new look. It makes your home an oasis of beauty. At night you can light isolated portions of your yard, so when you look outside there will be a soft glow and that’s what will make it so enjoyable. When done well, outdoor lighting creates a usable environment. Enjoying the outdoors improves the quality of a person’s life. The light makes it an inviting place to be, plus much safer and secure, and that provides peace of mind.

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full plus 2 Half Baths, Custom Built Brick Rambler on 11 Wooded Acres!, Finished Walk-Out Lower Lvl. Cherry/Hickory hdwd Floors. LR w/ FP opens to Vaulted Florida Rm.

$224,900 Orange

Lovely Rambler in Rochelle! 4BR/2BA w/over 2000 sf. Open floor Kitchen/dining/familyroom. 2 Fireplaces, hardwood floors, ceramic tile.Bright bonus sunroom, pressed concrete patios, deck. Detached garage with workshop and extra hobby room. Dog kennel too on 2+ acres. Pastoral and distant mountain views from front patio.

$49,900

Nearly 10 level acres minutes from Orange. Nice mixture of pasture and woods. 4 BR perk approved. State road frontage. Ready for your home or mini-farm plans.

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If you find yourself behind on mortgage payments and property value is less than what is owed or worse, you are facing foreclosure—call Ellen or Mike Butters today for a free confidential consultation. We have helped clients save their homes just days before foreclosure, we can help you too! Go to www.EXITCulpeper.com or call 540-825-9898.

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Spectacular Views of Greene Hills Golf Course & Blue Ridge Mtns. Stunning Hdwd Flrs Throughout Spacious Updated Kitchen. Situated on Nearly 2 Acres Oversized Detached Garage W/Finished 2nd Level Private Swimming Pool w/Pool Hse & Separate Bath. MLS# 498075 $324,000

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CHarmING arTs & CraFTs BuNGaloW On a Quiet Street Downtown Completely Renovated and Updated Inside & Out 4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths $369,000 MLS# 497448 kevin@charlotteramsey.com

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Prime UVA Area Triplex Charming Brick Cape Cod 2 Apartments in Main House Plus Detached Garage Apartment Leased For 2012-2013 School Year MLS# 497364 $425,000 robertr@charlotteramsey.com

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ON 6.55 ACS In Free Union. 4 BR, 2.5 BA in Main House Spacious Apt w/Hardwood Flooring Over 2-Car Garage Great Rm w/Double-Side FP To Family Rm, Formal LR & DR Wrap Around Deck. Mtn Views MLS# 496306 $592,800

marGareT ramsey, 434/953-7057

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11 Rms Plus 2 Full & 2 Half Baths Attached 2 Car Garage & Screen Porch 4.6 Beautiful Acres w/Inground Pool Cherry Cabinets, Brass Hdware, Corian Counters Mins to NGIC & Hollymead Town Center Seller Offering Closing Cost Assistance, Immediate Closing MLS# 489263 $388,000

roBerT ramsey, 434/242-2280

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Stunning Blue Ridge Mtn View Renovated 1930’s Bungalow Charming Country-Style Kitchen 2 Story Great Rm W/Flr-to-Ceiling Stone FP Spacious Mstr Suite w/Vaulted Ceiling & Skylights MLS# 496656 $315,000

$2,175/Mo Income, Many Recent Improvements Extra Land Parcels Could Hold 2 Duplexes Well & Septic, Tenants Pay Utilities Coin Operated Laundry, High Traffic Area – Easy to Rent. MLS# 465428 $210,000

JulIe HolBrook, 434/989-4415

JoHN mImms, 434/882-2019 or 540/430-0254

Preddy Creek! 3 Br, 2.5 Ba ColoNIal Home

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laNd- 32.70 aCs, madIsoN Co. Beautiful, Open & Gently Rolling Parcel 4 Division Rights Perfect for Home or Small Farm Nice Views to West & North MLS# 497405 $300,000 marGareT ramsey, 434/953-7057

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A Great Opportunity to be Near UVA, Hospital, Downtown. Neat & Clean Home Offers 3 BR, Office, Full Bsmt, Fenced Yard, Gas Heat & Central Air. Call Today to See How Little CASH You Need to Buy This Home. MLS# 486245 $175,000!

mIldred morrIs, 434/981-2599

BuIldING loT - leVel 1.67 aCs Corner Lot Provides Lots of Options For Placement of Home. All Utilities, Including Cable Available But Not on Lot Lot Cleared Only on Front Side – Privacy From Mature Trees is Still Possible MLS# 491841 $53,300 marGareT ramsey, 434/953-7057 laNd - 9.65 aC. BuIldING sITe On Hickory Creek Rd, Nelson Co. Mountain & Pastoral Views Multiple Bldg Sites, 3 BR Perc Test Done Private Road Blt. Bring Your Builder or Hire Seller To Clear Homesite, Bld Driveway or Bld Home MLS: 477747 $139,900 JoHN mImms, 434/882-2019

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Just Mins From RTS 33 & 29! 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths New 500+Sq.Ft. Master Suite Addition Eat-in Kitchen, Living Room w/FP MLS# 496679 $144,900

JulIe HolBrook, 434/989-4415

Huge Family Rm w/FP. Bright Eat-in Kitchen Formal Dining Rm w/Hdwood Flrs & Chair Rail Walkout Bsmt. Two Car Garage Located on Almost a ¾ Acre Lot MLS# 496356 $220,500

JulIe HolBrook, 434/989-4415

1315 Rose Hill Drive 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home Great Location Near Greenleaf Park Great Condition & New Roof MLS # 486875 $244,900

roBerT ramsey, 434/242-2280

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3208 North Ridge Wonderful 2 bedroom North Ridge Condo close to everything! Views of the Shenandoah Valley and the best views at North Ridge too! Walk to Golf, Tennis, Spa, Restaurants and Skiing. Comes furnished and includes WPI. $155,000 Call Steve Marianella at 434-5661293. (459078)

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17 Blue Flint Build this great mountain layout on a great lot at Wintergreen. Seasonal views and premier craftmanship in construction from one of the areas respected local builders. Hardwood floors, granite counters, custom cabinets. Call or e mail to discuss how we can make this your mountain getaway at Wintergreen! $525,000 Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol. com (490374)

uL t ad ive 65 Rosewood Drive RoseWood Village: The Madison Villa - 1 level living, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, gourmet granite kitchen, sunroom, hardwoods, superb craftsmanship, and many features of Universal Design. Never worry again about exterior maintenance, yard work, gutter cleaning, etc. - it’s all handled for you by the RoseWood Village Association. $399,900. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860 or Stan Powell 434-989-3600 (455683)

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166 Mountain Inn Great location in the Mountain Inn priced to sell. Many recent upgrades including new cherry cabinets, granite counters, refrigerator w/ ice maker, kitchen faucet, hot water heater, flex flooring and bedding - Nov 2011. New flat screen TVs and lighting summer 2011. New mattresses in 2010. Turn key and beautifully done. Immaculate and ready to enjoy immediately or keep the income rolling in from rentals. WPI. $128,500.Call Rod Phillips at 434-987-6399 (494790)

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716 Laurelwood Condo Best value & opportunity! Two bedrooms with updated kitchen, floors, and furnishings. Resort rental program revenue stream in place. Walk to private Laurelwood swimming pool, The Market, ski slopes, Mountain Village shops. Furnished. Reduced! $118,000. Contact Brian www.goWintergreen.com 434296-9860 (489504)

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305 Dobie Steps away from the Blue Ridge Express chairlift, Mountain Inn, restaurants, shops, playground & Treehouse. One of the best locations on the mountain. Very good rental income. Shows great with newer carpet and appliances. Turnkey ready to use. WPI. $339,000. Call Rod Phillips at 434-987-6399 (469430)

1001 Devils Knob Loop Dramatic luxury home on Devils Knob Loop and golf course. Perfect for entertaining guests, large family gatherings or primary residence. Located on the 16th fairway of Devils Knob golf course at Wintergreen Resort. Views of the Piedmont as well as the Shenandoah Valley. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters high end stainless appliances, double oven and more. Oversized master bedroom with Jacuzzi tub, and large master bathroom. Most furnishings convey including grand piano, pool table and all beds. $890,000. Listed by Steve Marianella, 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com, www.experiencewintergreen.com (490471)

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Rare opportunity to own one of largest mountainside estate lots in Stoney Creek. With elevations nearing 2,200 feet, it’s one of the community’s highest. Enjoy lower humidity and cooler summer temperatures. Easy 5 minute access to valley amenities. Gorgeous views of the Rockfish Valley. Adjacent 7 acre estate parcel also available. Reduced! $145,000. Brian Chase www. goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (460226)

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603 White Oak Condo Great location in White Oak. First building closest to Mountain Inn and all amenities. This unit is very clean and ready to move-in. Owner lives here and the unit has never been rented. Very open floor plan and large deck. 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths with spacious living area. $135,000 Call Rod Phillips 434-9876399.(497928)

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Blue Ridge Mtn Acreage Extraordinary parcel w/ 280 degree mountain and valley views. Supremely private w/ multiple streams/springs. Adjacent to thousands of Wintergreen’s permanent wilderness acres. Elevations 1600’-2200’. Minutes to golf, tennis, skiing, dining, shopping, area wineries & micro breweries. $975,000. Contact Brian Chase for details. www.goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (497651)

Great value for a Stoney Creek lot with views of the valley. Quiet street in the foothills above Stoney Creek. Build here with your builder or let me introduce you to one. Includes WPI right of membership. Enjoy Stoney Creek golf and restaurant, Lake Monocan and local wineries only minutes away Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293, smsales1@aol.com Only $60,000 (490371)

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650 Pedlars Edge Drive

Rare opportunity to own one of largest mountain-side estate lots in Stoney Creek. With elevations nearing 2,200 feet, it’s one of the community’s highest. Enjoy lower humidity and cooler summer temperatures. Easy 5 minute access to valley amenities. Gorgeous views of the Rockfish Valley. Adjacent 9 acre estate parcel also available. Reduced! $125,000. Brian Chase www.goWintergreen. com 434-296-9860 (460218)

Great price for a 1+ acre lot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac! Right around the corner from the Lake Monocan beach and picnic area, and just 2 minutes to golf, tennis, hiking, dining, fishing. Nearly level for easy building. Bring your own builder or contact us for recommendations. $53,100. Listed by Brian Chase www. goWintergreen.com 434-296-9860 (488833)

Dramatic mountain view lot on quiet Wintergreen cul-de-sac. Enjoy the splendors of Wintergreen from your own vacation retreat. Three minutes to golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, dining, and spa services. Bring your own builder or call for recommendations. Reduced! $199,500. Contact Brian Chase www.goWintergreen.com 434-2969860 (479606)

A wonderful lot for skiers and non-skiers. Perfect for a basement. Private with open space behind and views up toward the main resort. Orange tape at front of lot is located on APPROXIMATE lot lines. Please refer to plat for more exact measurements or obtain survey. Owner financing available. $99,000. Listed by Steve Marianella 434-566-1293; www. ExperienceWintergreen.com or smsales1@aol. com (494732)

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NEW LISTING IN IVY Unique setting with fabulous views of Ivy and beyond to the Blue Ridge Mtns. Formal gardens plus â&#x20AC;&#x153;fieldâ&#x20AC;? for outdoor entertainment and recreation. Perched on a knoll, this classic brick home features formal LR and DR, 1st floor Master BR, two fireplaces, Sun Room, tall ceilings, plus detached 3 -car garage with Rec Room above. Rarely is an offering like this available!

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Wonderful grounds with pool overlooking Bellairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pond provide the setting for this 4 BR, 3 Bath (two of which were renovated recently) Home. Spacious LR with fireplace, DR and Family Room with built-in concrete bar accommodate formal as well as informal gatherings. Lots of space for this price - well below the average price in Bellair. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss it!

Stately brick home overlooking â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Commonâ&#x20AC;? in Old Trail with highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Features include Fireplace btw LR and Fam Rm (with furniture-grade Entertainment Center), formal DR, walk-in tile Shower and finished Terrace level. 5 BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3 ½ Baths. Oversized Garage. Exceptional Storage. Great value!

Classic brick home, situated in one-of-kind setting with views of the Ragged Mountains, yet only minutes to town. Ideal for entertaining. Vacation at home by the Pool. 1st floor Master BR Suite, 4 other BRs with attached Baths, fabulous eat-in Kitchen, 2 Family Rooms and Home Office. Custom built-ins and top quality finish detail. Nothing comparable on the market today!

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BUCKINGHAM

Impressive 4035 SqFt home! Lg MBr w/ hrdwd floors & hand painted ceiling in BA. First level has oak floors, Kit w/granite tops & cherry cabinets, formal LR & DR. 3 of 5 BRs upstairs. MLS# 498065, $379,000. Carter Montague, 434.951.7156

MONTGOMERY RIDGE

Two-story foyer, formal LR & DR, lg. study, Family rm. Kit w/island, morning rm, granite, oversized cabinetry, stainless, & dinette. 4BRs /2 BAs upstairs. Fin. bsmnt w/theatre, & garage. MLS# 498347, $569,900. Sasha Farmer, 434.260.1435

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Privacy on secluded 1 acre with creek, within walking distance to UVA & Barracks Rd shopping & 5 min drive to drive downtown. Classic brick home, great for entertaining or large family. Significant renovations done including HVAC, granite counters, kitchen appliances, etc. Large deck overlooks woods and Meadowbrook Creek. Two separate legal apts for relatives or for total income of $2000 mo, or use the lower walk out level for kids & guests. Also has 3-car garage & attractive fenced dog pen. MLS# 498232, $1,225,000. Yates Nobles, 434. 996.0888

GLENMORE

Fantastic floorplan with space for all. 6 BR, 5.5 BA, Great room w/stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, fabulous lower level with media rm & wetbar. $849,000. MLS# 478071. Glenmore Marketing Team 434.951.7160

COURT PLACE

Renovated top to bottom! 3 BR, new kit & bath cabinets, refinished hrdwd floors, updated light fixtures. 3 levels, 2 FPs, deck w/private setting. MLS# 483170, $200,000. Shann Whited, 434.962.4741

DOWNTOWN WAYNESBORO

Building has 3 separate units. Retail space varies dependent upon use. Each unit has 1/2 bath. Top Unit has Kit. Sold AS ISSeller Will Make No Repairs. Some Owner Financing Available. MLS# 492508, $200,000. Kyle Olson, 540.649.4131

GREAT CITY LOCATION!

4BR, 2.5BA in Huntley. Open DR, Eat-in Kit w/granite. Front Porch, private back patio, 2-car garage. 3rd floor ready for more BRs &full Ba. O/A. $449,950. MLS# 484362. Carol Carder, 434.242.0459

LAKE REYNOVIA

Open floor plan w/3 BRs, 2 BAs on main level. Bsmnt w/2 family rms & add’l BR or study. 2 decks overlook large fenced yard & provide generous outdoor living spaces. MLS# 496678, $275,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

1920’S HOME IN CVILLE!

Excellent Condition. Awesome deck & backyard. Lovely hrdwd floors. Energy efficient. Pull down attic. 3rd BR for office, study, or sunroom. Near Belmont Park. Off street parking. MLS# 496167, $215,000. Carol Costanzo, 434.962.1419

BARRACKS WEST CONDO

Renovated 2 BR “Garden” style condo w/ spacious patio, 1 full bath & 783 fin. sf. New laminate flrs, updated BA, kitchen & appliances. $111,500. MLS# 479359. Jan Bas van Beek, 434.981.6122

ALBEMARLE CO NEAR NGIC

Exquisite one level 4141SF home. 11+ AC w/2 buildable lots. Magnificent setting overlooking a 10 ac lake, w/ floating dock, & beach. See also MLS 487248. MLS# 486111. $899,900. Carol Costanzo, 434.962.1419

GLENMORE

Beautiful Two Story with European flair. 1st Level Master, guest rooms on 2nd level. Finished terrace level. MLS# 482587. $895,000. Glenmore Marketing Team, 434 .951.7160

MILL CREEK SOUTH

New paint inside. Carpeting upstairs. Lg deck off DR/Kit & owner’s suite. 3 BRs upstairs. Very private yard. Convenient, cul-de-sac. MLS# 491005, $259,900. Cynthia Viejo, 434.981.2419

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PREMIER ESTATE HOME

Beautiful showcase home in an upscale-gated golf community. Built w/quality materials & craftmanship on nearly one acre. MLS# 485265. $989,000. Glenmore Marketing Team. 434.951.7160

NEAR ZIONS CROSSROADS

Well maintained home on 2+ acres. Open floorplan. Main floor offers LR w/stone FP & gas logs, DR, Kit w/granite counters & MBR & unfin. bonus rm. 2nd floor w/2 BRs, full BA, home office. MLS# 493310, $319,000. Pam Dent, 434.960.0161

LAKE MONTICELLO

One level home in beautiful condition offering a private rear yard, level lot, front porch, fireplace, extra large closets, 10x12 deck. Excellent value in lake & golf community E of Cville. MLS# 498414, $549,000. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7160

CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY

On 11 private wooded acres in Advance Mills. Extensive hiking trails & frontage on “Marsh Run”- 2 story LR, formal DR, eatin island kit, 42 ft deck, fin. bsmnt. Paved drive, garage. MLS# 493438, $494,000. Stephanie Howard, 434.409.0844

DOWNTOWN CITY CHIC!

This Charlottesville Water St. condo has 2100+ fin. sq.ft on two levels. 3BR, 2.5 BA, 793 ft of OUT DOOR space on top floor! Buyer makes final selections! $800,000. MLS# 476717. Trish Owens, 434.825.5393

EARLYSVILLE

Charming ranch on 1 acre corner lot w/ mtn views. One level living, 3BRs, 2 BAs, formal dining, eat-in kit, 2 FPs, tons of storage! Bsmnt bonus rm, 2 car garage, breezeway. MLS# 496712, $312,000. Carol Carder, 434.242.0459

LAKE NELSON

Large home with private setting. Master bath has large soaking tub with separate shower. Dining room and living room with larger brick fireplace. MLS# 492736. $84,900. Kyle Olson, 540.649.4131

ExqUISITELY RENOVATED

Picturesque city home w/new kitchen, granite & stainless. BA’s w/ tile, garage w/apt above. Fam. rms w/FPs, home office w/built-ins, first floor master. MLS# 493536, $547,000. Steven Braden, 434.760.2959

L A N D O P P O RT U N I T I E S 5 MINUTES TO JAMES RIVER

Level lot in subdivision bordering Totier Creek. No HOA Dues. State maintained. Easy commute to Cville. Gorgeous vistas of west mtn tops and sunsets. MLS# 496941, $80,000. Carol Costanzo, 434.962.1419

RUCKERSVILLE

Move-in ready! Fresh paint/carpet. Open floor plan -1 level living, low maint, accessible. .46 acre lot backs to wooded privacy on culde-sac st! Full unfin. bsmnt. MLS# 496982, $250,000. Sasha Farmer, 434.260.1435

GREENWOOD

Elevated mtn top nestled in Blue Ridge. 74.48 AC, 4.5 Miles from Crozet. Several bldg sites, springs, mature hrdwds. Views to Greenwood/Crozet. Division rights. MLS# 495900, $799,900. Doug Burke, 951-7122

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SCOTTSVILLE

Build your country dream home on this 2 acre S.Albemarle property min from vineyards & homes of U.S. Presidents. Near I-64 & Historic Downtown Charlottesville. MLS # 497065, $70,000. Edwina St.Rose, 434.284.0094

LOT IN FAIRGROVE II-EARLYSVILLE

Opportunity to purchase a beautiful 2.1 acre lot in Fairgrove II located between Earlysville/Charlottesville. Gently rolling. Very nice property. MLS# 488225. $79,000. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135

NORTH GARDEN

Charming cottage on 3+ acres. Large front porch & rear patio quaint outdoor entertaining space. Oversized garage w/room for storage or studio. Lush rear yard & woods beyond. MLS# 496515, $242,500. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

LIVE IN BELMONT

Live in main house, enjoy income from separate apt & detached cottage. Fully renovated in 2005. Privacy fence. Walk to Downtown Mall. Some owner financing possible. MLS# 493653, $435,000. Yates Nobles, 434.996.0888

WALK TO MEADE/RIVERSIDE PARK

Live upstairs & rent 2 BR basement apt! Renovated w/new windows, refinished hrdwd floors, separate meters for each unit. Unfinished attic for master suite or office.MLS# 495560, $249,900. Karyn Trumbull, 434.951.7191

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IVY BROOK

Stunning home with extensive improvements. Granite counters & Bosch stainless appliances. Patio & deck. Hrdwd floors. MBa w/granite double vanity, marble shower. 4+ acres in Ivy. MLS# 498214, $549,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

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M A R K E T P L A C E

AHIP................................... 40 Armstrong Landscaping....... 27 Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate III Ginger Slavic.................. 11 Judy Drayer.................... 26 Tommy Brannock............ 35 Blue Ridge Builders Supply.. 21

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HOMES FOR SALE

Julian Belvedere JULIAN CAARCOM 

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%$)4/2)!,#//2$).!4/2 Joanne DiMaggio JOANNEDIMAGGIO EMBARQMAILCOM

Blue Ridge Homebuilders..... 22 Cathcart Group................... 13 Charlotte Ramsey Realtors, Inc......................... 5

!24$)2%#4/2 Tracy Federico TRACYF CAARCOM

Craig Builders..................... 10

(Bank owned properties)

Jim Bonner (434) 951-5102 (24 hours) Roy Wheeler Realty Co. OWNER FINANCING â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spacious 2-bedroom condo with garage in Augusta County. No steps, no outside maintenance, excellent owner financing. Only one available. $211,900. Call or Text: 540-487-0482. WAYNESBORO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Just a short drive from Charlottesville. Several new homes available: spacious 2-story and adorable ranch. Starting at $191,900 and owner will finance. Call 540-487-0482.

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SPACIOUS & OPEN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brand new 1,600 sq ft home in a new neighborhood in Augusta County. Sidewalks & lots of open space. $216,900. Owner will finance. Call Beth, Valley Real Estate Brokers, 540-241-5986.

Frank Hardy Inc. Corporate......................... 3 Sharon Donovan.............. 14 Sonja Casero.................. 14

BEST LOCATION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BEST VIEW â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Charming NEW Victorian 2-story in Augusta County with over 2000 ft. 3 bedrooms, lots of living spaces, great porches & 2-car garage. Sidewalks & street lights. 1 minute to restaurants, churches & grocery. $329,900 and owner will finance. 540-487-0480.

Donna Goings Real Estate... 17

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Frye Properties, Inc............. 10 Grout & Carpet Wizards....... 27 Heritage Land Company....... 12 James Moore...................... 12 Mack Morris Heating & Air... 27 McLean Faulconer, Inc............ 18 Steve McLean..................... 9 Montague, Miller & Company REALTORS........ 36-37 CAAR Real Estate Weekly | celebrating 20 years 1992-2012

FORECLOSURES

Mountain Area Realty.......... 11 Nest Realty Bob Hughes.........................11 RE/MAX Affinity Group Debbie Cash.................. 12 Hollymead Square.......... 12 RE/MAX Assured Properties Adam Team........................ 6 RE/MAX Realty Specialists Corporate......................... 5 Rifkin Associates.................. 6 Riverbend Condominiums.... 10 Robertson Electric................. 2

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Roy Wheeler Realty Co.... 28-30 Courtney Sargeant.... 27, 33 Jim Bonner.................... 31 Joan Esposito................ 21 Nancy Barrett................. 21 Open Houses................ 7-8 Wintergreen................... 34

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University of Virginia Credit Union........................ 25

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Valley Real Estate Partners.. 39 Virginia Estates.................. 4-5 Waynesboro Nursery............ 26

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commercial space DOWNTOWN STORAGE 1,000 square feet of secure, conditioned storage space in the Bank of America building on the downtown mall. Includes access to dock-high loading area on Water Street. $5 psf or $416 per month. Email if interested: bill@c-ville.com No phone calls, please.

LOTS & ACREAGE HOMESTEADER WANTED to reclaim 6 acres of wilderness on Carter Creek in Nelson County. Mobile home welcome. $39,900. Easy owner financing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Nothing down. 434444-5088. LAND DEAL â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LAKE ACCESS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2½ acres. 10 minutes from Farmville with access to private lake thru common area. $26,900 and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll finance. Easy terms, fixed rate. 434444-5088. GEAR UP FOR SUMMER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this parcel fronts a private 22-acre lake. Enjoy fishing, swimming and canoeing this summer as you make plans to build your dream homeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;perfect for a vacation or year-round home! Located near Farmville. $65,900 and owner will finance. 434-444-5088 OK FOR MOBILE HOME â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 acres of woods. Paved state road frontage. Just off Rt. 60 in Nelson County. Only $35,900 with easy financing. 434-444-5088. 23 ACRES of tall hardwood forest on a finger ridge of Bank Mtn. in western Amherst Co. Magnificent view, total privacy, bold stream, lots of critters, perfect for a log home or rustic cabin. Reduced to $129,900 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll finance. 434-444-5088.

for rent GREAT SELECTION of homes and apartments just a short drive west in Waynesboro and Augusta County. Check out our website for current availability: www.ValleyRent.com or call 540886-6155.


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 Fully restored under the direction of the Virginia Department of Historic Preservation. Monticola is on the National and State Historic Register.

1853 Plantation Home IN loweR AlbeMARle CouNt y • 4 bedrooms (3.5 baths) • Double parlor with pocket doors • Gourmet kitchen with adjacent family room • billiard room with wet bar & entertainment area • 12 Fireplaces • Pool

It is available with 102 acres for $2,995,000 or 292 acres for $ 4,595,000. Please call Natt Hall at 434 242 9893 or email: nhall@cfw.com for more information or to schedule a showing. For more pictures and the history of this unique property go to:

www.Monticola.net

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Monticola


Seniors Safe at Home helps senior citizens make critical repairs to their

homes. The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS速, Blue Ridge Home Builders Association and AHIP, a Home Repair Nonprofit, are joining forces to help local senior citizens stay safe, warm and dry. Together, we are raising funds, building awareness, and making repairs. Over 150 senior families are waiting for help and need your support. Join Seniors Safe at Home and help us reach our $25,000 goal by making a tax-deductible donation to AHIP today!

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Community, well kept.


Real Estate Weekly 4.19.2012