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


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ALLEN FARM LANE Privately situated small equestrian farm with sloping pasture, mature trees and finely crafted country home with 9' ceilings, hardwood floors, well thought out floorplan and covered porches on the front and rear. The property includes a 3 stall stable (room for 3 addl stalls) and garden shed/shop with woodstove and an equipment shed w/ electricity.

395 CLAYMONT DRIVE Priced $200,000 under assessment, this Mediterranean specialty house in Claymont features Honduran mahogany doors, antique chestnut flooring, dramatic high ceilings, incredible lighting and spaciousness, mountain views. Stunning, with almost 5000 Sq. Ft. of finished space plus unfinished basement for future expansion.

7284 BLACKWELLS HOLLOW Beautiful piece of land near Boonesville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Incredible views with open pasture and hay fields with about 35% of the land in woods. The farmhouse on the property is c. 1905 and there is a guest cottage as well as additional outbuildings for farm use. There are several small streams.

DALMALLY FARM Country 4 over 4 restored farmhouse just east of Scottsville on 9+ acres. House has been totally renovated on both floors to include modern new kitchen, two full baths, metal roof, and beautiful wood floors. Ideal small farm situation with fencing for animals and several outbuildings, including a 3 stall barn and a small stream.

MELROSE, c.1813 On the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places, with 9 over 9 windows, slate roof, heart pine flooring and original woodwork. A wing was completed in 1978 and has been renovated. Outbuildings include a former smokehouse equipped as a “Smithy”, a metal barn, and a 2 car detached garage with loft above. Of the 110 acres, about 25 acres are open, with the balance in woodland.

DOVER HALL STABLES Three bedroom, three bath home, large living room and den, Brick and Slate, 2 car garage, on 8.287 acres. 7 to 10 stall barn, with brick 4 stall barn used for storage, hayloft, indoor and outdoor riding ring, office, tacking stalls, wash stall, bathroom, laundry room, fly system and fire system. Sold equipped. 6 paddocks.Great location corner Manakin Rd and Millers La. 5 minutes to 64 and 288. 7 min Short Pump, 5 min to Hermitage and Kinloch Clubs. 25 minutes downtown. Deep Run Hunt next door.

OAKWOOD Beautifully situated historic home, dating to 1810 and 1850, in near perfect condition, set among beautiful towering trees and gardens, with full privacy. The residence is charming and spacious providing ample room for entertaining or relaxing with four bedrooms (3 w/ fireplace) and 3 full baths and one half bath. Gorgeous pine floors, original doors, exposed timber beams enhance this historic country property.

SASSAFRAS FARM Situated on the slopes of Archer Mountain this country cabin enjoys 74.5 acres and has been lovingly restored and expanded to encompass modern day conveniences while maintaining its historic charm. Original pine floors, exposed beams, stone fireplace, large country porch, horse barn, Taylor Creek flows through the property. The property is about 90% wooded. 4 BR and 2 1/2 baths, full walkout basement. Great year round escape or mountain retreat.

LILY OF THE VALLEY FARM Beautiful farm in gorgeous Highland County in spectacular country setting with modern home of 4500 s.f., 3 car garage, board fenced paddocks suitable for horses, high tensile wire fencing for cattle. There is a 4 stall horse barn with room for 2 addl stalls w/ an apartment/office above it. There is a 4 bay barn/garage with a workshop attached. Water is from a spring w/ ultraviolet purification system in place. Hardwood floors, radiant flooring, etc.

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WHITE GABLES 435 White Gables: Incredible value on a this 2nd floor end unit at White Gables. 2,542 s.f. with spectacular mountain and pastoral views. 2 Bedrooms with a potential third if you used the large study/office as a bedroom. This is almost $100,000 less than the neighboring unit and close to 500 s.f. larger. When this sells it will be an outlier at White Gables, nothing else has been close to this kind of price. 10’ ceilings, luxury kitchen, upgraded appliances, granite counters & center island. Includes secure entry, two enclosed below-grade parking spaces & huge storage unit. One level maintenance-free living, convenient location that doesn’t get any better. MLS 492353. Call Murdoch Matheson For More Information This Opportunity Will Not Last

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15 WINDMERE LN OLD TRAIL PDT MLS# 485318 $482,990

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fluvanna 209 AUGIE ALLEY SYCAMORE SQUARE PAT MLS# 487523 $139,990

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Albemarle 102 WICKHAM POND DR WICKHAM POND PAT MLS# 491340 $239,025




113 HOLLY HILL DR HOLLY HILL PDT MLS# 487642 $214,990

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

294 CLAREMONT LN OLD TRAIL DET MLS# 489395 $384,900


5633 UPLAND DR OLD TRAIL ATH MLS# 489352 $379,695


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BEST VALUE in Glenmore on the 8th hole of golf course. Quiet cul de sac location with 2 master suites, one on the 1st ď&#x192;&#x;oor. 5BR/5.5BA. Meticulously maintained with new roof, fresh paint, new heat pumps 2005, stainless steel appliances & new granite countertops. 3 car garage, exercise room, rec room, workshop & more! $699,900.

CUSTOMIZE THIS HOME in the Wexford Community. Construction has begun but there is still plenty of time to make your selections. Home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths on an unď&#x192;&#x17E;nished basement. Location is close to shopping, NGIC, the airport and UVa Research Park. Visit the model at 115 Wexford Ridge Road for more details. $394,900.

Time: 12-3 pm Hosting Agent: Mandy Yancey 434-960-4333. (491332) Directions: 250 East from Pantops to Glenmore Way, turn right. Proceed to guard gate, Take Piper Way to left on 2nd Paddington Circle, to left on Gatewick Place~ on left side of cul-de-sac.

Time: 1-3 pm Hosting Agent: Matthew Woodson

Matthew Woodson, 960-5187. (492872) Directions: U.S. Rte. 29 North to Left on Frayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mill Rd (SR 641) for half mile to Right on Spring Hill Rd (SR 606) for one mile. Entrance to Wexford is on left. Right onto Wexford Ridge Rd. Lot on right.


115 WEXFORD RIDGE RD WEXFORD DET MLS# 483856 $384,900 35 WEXFORD RIDGE RD WEXFORD DET MLS# 492872 $394,900 2215 BULL YEARLING RD NONE DET MLS# 492525 $399,500

louisa 45 TURKEY TROT LN SPRING CREEK DET MLS# 493978 $399,990

640 EIGHT WOODS LN KENRIDGE ATH MLS# 484359 $599,436


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

All information deemed accurate as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 13th 2011 as per CAAR MLS Open House data.


charlottesville 101 LONGWOOD DR LONGWOOD ATH MLS# 484693 $248,900 105 BURNET ST BURNET COMMONS DET MLS# 494381 $294,500


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294 CLAREMONT LN OLD TRAIL DET MLS# 489395 $384,900


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greene 113 HOLLY HILL DR HOLLY HILL PDT MLS# 487642 $214,990 59 LARCHMONT CIR GREENECROFT PDT MLS# 478964 $229,990 82 WEXFORD RIDGE RD WEXFORD DET MLS# 487151 $269,900




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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

USDA Rural Housing

30 Yr. Fixed 4.5% (5.16% APR) P&I $589.97 Taxes 96.00 Hazard 48.00 HOA 97.67 Total Payment


Down 0 Closing 3088.00 Prepaids 1233.00** Cash to Close $4311.00 C.C. Assistance ($3500.00)2


30 Yr. Fixed 5.000% (6.375% APR) P&I - 1st $588.61 P&I - 2nd 30.20 Taxes 96.00 Hazard 48.00 PMI 103.34 HOA 97.67 Total Payment


Down 0 Closing 3111.00 Prepaids 1233.00** Cash to Close $2657.00 C.C. Assistance ($2657.00)2


30 Yr. Fixed 4.50% (5.414% APR) P&I $555.57 Taxes 96.00 Hazard 48.00 PMI 103.34 HOA 97.67 Total Payment $900.58 Down 3938.00 Closing 3111.00 Prepaids 1210.00** Cash to Close $8260.00 C.C. Assistance ($3500.00)2

*VHDA FHA Plus has a small 2ndmortgage to cover the 3.5% down payment plus the 2% closing costs. **“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 5/20/2011. Rates based on $112,500 loan value. ¹Based on comparable market properties with average rental fees of $850 -$930 per month. ²Builder offering up to $3,500.00 closing cost assistance.

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LAND, Lots, & Acreage

THREE 2-ACRE LOTS IN NORTHERN BUCKINGHAM Replanted pine, new survey, perk test, hard surface road frontage. Owner/agent. $25,000.00 each. 434-581-3073 SECRETARYS ROAD SCOTTSVILLE


Beautiful 60 AC multipurpose parcel located in Carters Bridge area of S. Albemarle. Property has lush,fenced pasture,35 AC professionally managed 18 yr stand of Loblolly Pines, 1.25 AC stocked pond and multiple building sites. Very productive well w/water and electricity at Barn, equipment shed and pond. Boundries are fenced plus cross fencing. Only 13 miles to Charlottesville & 5 miles to Scottsville. Managed and planned development of this property will be evident as soon as you arrive! MLS#487675, $299,000

HUGE Price Reduction!! Fantastic building lot on a quiet street within walking distance to the beach. Conveniently located between Slice and Turkeysag gates close to restaurants and shopping. Amenities include tennis courts, playground, pool, beaches, boating, swimming, fishing, golf and more! One of the lowest priced lots currently on the market in the Lake! Motivated Seller, Please Bring Offers! MLS#493904, $18,000

JEN SAMPLE 434-989-9246

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MOUNTAIN HILL ROAD FLUVANNA COUNTY Spacious (13 acre) building lot with no restrictions. Deep lot affords private building area at rear. Mostly in 2nd growth hardwood. Level to rolling terrain. Frontage on Mountain Hill Road. Short drive to shopping in Fork Union & within 5 miles of the James River. MLS# 494043 $59,500

The lot backs up on the 7th Tee of Lake Monticello PGA Golf Course. It is level, but partially wooded with hard wood trees. This lot is one of the few remaining buildable golf front properties. Bring your Builder and plan your dream home. Great location, just minutes away from all amenities. 35 minutes from Charlottesville and 1 hour from Richmond. MLS#493760, $79,900


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JOSEPH GRIFFIN (434) 327-2554 STONY POINT PASS Mountaintop property consisting of 5.1 acres. Deeded right away. Mostly hardwoods. Winter views. Land would make a great getaway or investment. MLS#494158, $49,000

MONTEI DRIVE-LOT FAIRGROVE III Opportunity to purchase a beautiful lot located In Fairgrove III located between Earlysville and Charlottesville. Gently rolling. Very nice property. Drive out and take a look. MLS# 488225, $79,000 ANITA DUNBAR • 434-981-1421



Looking for a parcel of land to build your dream home in a native environment, This parcel of land offers homeowners an opportunity to live in a rural preservation community in Northern Albemarle County. Here you will find a mixture of hardwood and pine offering a sense of tranquillity and a community lake ideal for fishing and water views. MLS#493854, $195,000

ANITA DUNBAR • 434-981-1421

JOHN UPDIKE 434-242-7711 FREE STATE ROAD PRICE REDUCED!! This large 7.20 ac. parcel is located between the popular subdivisions of Dunlora and Belvedere and minutes from the future Shops at Stonefield. An excellent opportunity for the savvy investor or a developer. Water, sewer and natural gas are available. Suitable for single or multi-family units. MLS#484140, $1,300,000

EDWINA ST. ROSE 434-284-0094

Priced 11% BELOW tax assessment, this 5.11 acre wooded parcel behind Round Hill Farm fronts directly on 25’ wide Naked Creek where it empties into the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir. Blue Ridge views when the leaves fall. Soil study, perc test, survey from 2005 is available. Elevated homesite has been identified. MLS#492304, $289,900

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Several lots in Lake Monticello including One lakefront with 20’ easement to the water One on the golf course located on a quiet road 3 minutes from the Food Lion Shopping Center Several lots in various locations (inside gate) priced from $19,900 Two 2 acre, level parcels in an upscale neighborhood 25 minutes from Pantops, 10 minutes to Zion Crossroads and 40 minutes to Short Pump for


SaleS S t a t S For The week eNdiNG 12-2-11

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39 sales • Fourteen were in

albemarle with an average price of $276,228

• six were in

Charlottesville with an average price of $266,166

• eight were in Fluvanna

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This well maintained home has a fresh coat of paint. Updated kitchen and a lovely screen/ glass porch (272 sq ft). There is also 272 sq ft unfinished storage space below screen porch All appliances convey..Jenn Air surface range, washer, dryer and a freezer. MLS#489635 $233,900

TOM BIBB 434-962-4663




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Hollymead Square

Afnity Group 1770 Timberwood Blvd. Suite 101 • Charlottesville, VA 22911

(Note: Real estate tax information gathered from local government Web sites and is believed but not guaranteed to be accurate as of publication date. Towns may assess real estate taxes in addition to those charged by each county.)

CiTy oF CharloTTesville real estate tax rate: $.95 per $100 of assessment albemarle CouNTy real estate tax rate: $.742 per $100 of assessment FluvaNNa CouNTy real estate tax rate: $.54 per $100 of assessment GreeNe CouNTy real estate tax rate: $.69 cents per $100 of assessment louisa CouNTy real estate tax rate: $.62 per $100 of assessment madisoN CouNTy real estate tax rate: $.44 cents per $100 of assessment

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 (434) 296-0007

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SHIPMAN | NELSON cOuNTy $182,500 $118 per fin. square foot On market for 986 days

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155 bambi drive

DEER LAkE ESTATES | gREENE $165,000 $49 per fin. square foot On market for 21 days

with an average price of

The owner will consider all offers!! Call Don Morse, Broker at 434-989-3300

LAkE MONTIcELLO | fLuvANNA $380,000 $155 per fin. square foot On market for 192 days

in the seven-county area.

shopping, entertainment, etc. priced to sell at $55,000 each.

21 ashlawN boulevard

584 liNk evaNs laNe THE PINES | ALBEMARLE $195,000 $121 per fin. square foot On market for 137 days

NelsoN CouNTy real estate tax rate: $.55 per $100 of assessment oraNGe CouNTy real estate tax rate: $.47 cents per $100 of assessment

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New home w/extraordinary mtn views. Easy, comfortable oor plan w/room for expansion in unnished bsmnt. Large deck, private, wooded setting. MLS# 494288, $289,000. Carter Montague, 434.951.7156


Light lled rooms w/open oorplan. Main oor has great rm w/FP, eat-in kit, 2 car garage, lg MA suite, & huge deck/ screened porch. Terrace level w/2nd full kit, BR, full BA, family rm w/FP. MLS# 494267, $685,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446


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Moments away from shopping... 9 minutes to Downtown! • One level maintenance free living • Underground secured parking • Fitness center & pool Granite counter tops • Hardwood oors Gas cooking • Ceramic tile baths • Storage Directions: 29N to right on Rio road to right into Glenwood Station. Follow Signs.


Build this house, choose plans, or custom design to suit. Elevated lot N of Nellsyford. Well & driveway in place. Year-round views possible. MLS# 488018. $264,592. Carter Montague, 434.962.3419


3 BR, 1 BA near bus line, perfect for rsttime buyers, empty-nesters or investor. EZ commute to UVa. Walk to Historic Downtown. MLS# 491568, $135,000. Edwina St.Rose, 434.284.0094



Picturesque city home w/new kitchen, granite & stainless. BA’s w/ tile, garage w/apt above. Fam. rms w/FPs, home ofce w/built-ins, rst oor master. MLS# 493536, $557,000. Steven Braden, 434.760.2959


Light lled city home w/open plan. Built by Gaffney Homes. 2 levels w/3 BR,2.5BA, unn bsmt. Granite tops, ceramic tile, hdwd rs. O/A. $329,000. MLS# 484361. Carol Carder, 434.242.0459

Low maint. home w/beautiful parklike setting. Updated Kit, hdwd oors, & Baths. Family Rm w/media center, Bonus Rm/Study. MLS# 491368, $234,500. Pat Sury, 760.2999. Edwina St. Rose, 227.4444


FLUVANNA CO FARM - 194 ACRES Rolling elds for equestrians, cattle, vineyard, crops + acreage w/mature hrdwds. 3 homes for rentals, farm housing or live while you build. Add’l 55.46 acres avail. MLS# 492740, $1,275,000. Pam Dent 434.960.0161

Set amidst 6 park-like acres, this exceptional home with extensive renovations is located remarkably close to Western Albemarle schools & Crozet shopping. MLS# 492713, $745,000. Rives Bailey, 434.981.2338


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, n. bsmnt. Paved drive, garage. MLS# 493438, $494,000. Stephanie Howard, 434.409.0844


On 171 acres in northern Rockbridge County. Restored in classic farmhouse style with modern amenities. Gorgeous views. MLS# 491398, $995,000. Carter Montague, 434.951.7156


Updated with new kit & BA, sunroom updated w/bay window, heat pump, new windows, hrdwd oors in LR/DR & stone patio. Private backyard. MLS# 492656, $179,900. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135

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2 story 2 Br/2.5 Ba townhouse. 1220 n. sq ft w/eat-in-kitchen. LR is open with built-in bookcase & gas FP. LR opens to outside patio w/privacy fence. MLS# 493697 $172,500. Jan-Bas Van Beek, 434.951.7134


Large home with private setting. Master bath has large soaking tub with separate shower. Dining room and living room with larger brick replace. MLS# 492736. $99,000. Kyle Olson, 540.649.4131


One level home w/great rm, vaulted ceiling, cherry rs, FP & rear deck. Lg eatin kit w/tile counters, formal DR. Soaking tub, sep. shower in MBA. Rec room or 1 car garage. Level yard! MLS# 493573 $245,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446


Mahogany beveled glass doors, DR w/ detail paneling, 2 stone FPs, gourmet Kit w/granite counters, MA suite w/marble & tile. 5.28 ac, fully fenced. Inground pool. MLS# 493714. $975,000. Anita Dunbar 434.951.7135


Style & substance in Glenmore with quality & consistency throughout. “Chic” traditional interior design. MLS# 486378. $899,900. Glenmore Marketing Team, 434.951.7160


25+ acre property suited for horses/retreat. 2 sep. living areas, both w/kit & baths for in-laws or rental income. 2 garages w/storage or workshop. Nelson Co. MLS# 493590, $285,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446


10 min drive to the airport. Large, vaulted ceiling w/wood burning stove & wall of windows Wooded privacy w/pool & lush pasture. Winter mountain views. MLS# 492487 $339,000 Joe Portereld, 434.906.1616


This one level home is in beautiful condition and offers a private rear yard, level lot,front porch, replace, extra large closets,10x12 deck. Excellent value. MLS# 490479. $149,900. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135


Priced $34,700 below 2011 assessment! Secluded 15.87 wooded acres on Rt 53 near Charlottesville & Monticello. Great opportunity for private homesite! MLS# 492191, $89,500. Lisa Herndon, 434.566.5634


3 BR ranch outside gated area. Open oor plan. LR, DR, & Kit opens to back deck. Walkout bsmnt has rec room, bonus rm for 4th BR, studio, or library. MLS# 492741, $142,200. Sal Milione, 434.882.4000


21 acre lot with gorgeous Mtn & Vista Views in Western Albemarle Co. Become part of a unique community at Greenwood Highlands. MLS# 484526. $489,000. Carter Montague, 434.951.7156

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7.20 ac. parcel located b/w Dunlora & Belvedere. Excellent opportunity for investor or developer. Water, sewer & nat. gas available. $1,300,000 MLS# 484140. Edwina St. Rose, 434.284.0094


2 acre in Greenwood. Lot 4, level homesite, hardwood trees and bordered by Stony Run. Well/perc’d for 3BR home. Rough driveway. MLS# 484539 $239,000. Carter Montague, 434 951 7156


2 private acres BELOW 2011 tax assessment & priced to sell! 2 BRs w/ spacious kit, full BA, LR w/cathedral ceiling, oor-to-ceiling windows & wood stove! MLS# 489891. $199,000. Sasha Farmer, 434.466.3212


Attractive one-level 3 BR home w/ oversized garage & large unn bsmt. The 2 acre property is perfect for gardening or family outdoor activities. MLS# 491012. $214,900. Anita Dunbar, 434.951.7135


4 BR, 3.5 BA home near UVA! Fam Rm w/ gas FP opens to eat-in kit w/ island. MA suite w/vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, dbl vanity, jetted tub. MLS# 490067. $369,900. Ronda McCauley, 434.760.1718


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4 BR, 2 1/2 BA colonial on .47 acres w/ 1750 n sq ft on 3 levels. Hrdwds on main level. Bsmnt has 4th BR, roughin BA & laundry. Assessed at $251,800. MLS# 494306, $174,300. Jan-Bas van Beek. 434.981.6122


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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# 490579 $575,000

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PRIVATE CHALET ON 4.6 ACRES Loads of Potential Just a Few Miles From Stanardsville & Greene Hills. 2 Bedrooms, Updated Kitchen Full BA, Family Room and Deck Workshop Plus 2 Storage Sheds MLS# 488956 $85,000

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Nearly 3,400 Total Sq. Ft. 4-5 Bedrooms Priced $130,000 Below Current Tax Assessment. $214,000! MLS# 491664 ROBERT RAMSEY, 434/242-2280

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Unique Details Include Jeffersonian InfluencesHidden Staircases, Tapered Pillars, Transoms & Keystone Accents. 3 BR, 2.5 BA, Detach Storage/Garage Private, Mostly Wooded Lot Backs up to 300 AC Farm Energy Efficient Dual Heating System. Convenient to NGIC, DIA & UVA Research Park MLS# 492334 $230,000



First Time on Market Since 1967 Charming All Brick Home w/Beautiful Garden Views Great Woodwork, Hdwd Floors, FP, Brick Arches & Walk-in Bay Window Priced Below City Tax Assessment MLS# 493776 $299,000

3 BR, 2 BA Home. Lg Great Rm w/High Ceilings & FP Spacious Master BR w/Walk-in Closet & FP 2 Lg Decks for Entertaining. 2-Car Garage w/Sep.Workroom Plus Horse Barn, Stable & Several Sheds MLS# 491301 $509,200

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!

1315 Rose Hill Drive Quality Tenant in Place Thru 5/2012 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home Great Location Near Greenleaf Great Condition & New Roof MLS # 486875, 486912 $249,900

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peace and joy Have a wonderful holiday. We really mean it in every silly-Santa-hat, dradle-spinning, mistletoesmooching, adventlicious, over-tinseled, yule-log way. Sing carols too loudly, drink too much egg nog and have yourself a heapinghigh helping of jingle-bell-bliss, pa-rupa-pum-pum peace on earth amen... just, please don’t eat the the green cherries in the fruit cake. They’re nasty.

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Open Floor Plan. Custom Stone FP w/Wood Storage Spacious Master Bedroom w/Attached Full BA Large Bonus Room on 2nd Level Privately Situated on 1.66 Acres MLS# 492006 $209,900


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3 Mins From Broadus Wood Elementary Classic Williamsburg Colonial on 4.62 Acs 4 BR, 2 Full & 2 Half Baths 3064 Fin Sq. Ft, 947 Unfin. Whole House Generator Tankless Water Heater, Whirlpool Tub, Inground Pool MLS# 489263 $409,500

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JUST MINS TO DOWNTOWN CH’VILLE UVA & I-64. Wonderful One Story 3 BR, 2BA Condo w/Lots of Amenities. Prop Approved for HomePath Mtg. Financing & HomePath Renovation Mtg. Financing Can be Purchased for as Little as 3% Down MLS# 492300 $99,900

Carefully Restored Period Home on 4.99 Acs Country Feel Yet 15 Mins to Airport,DIA, NGIC, Town Center 7 Rustic, Brick FPs w/Period Mantels. 4 BR, 3 BA Spacious Rooms w/10 Ft Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Chair & Picture Rails Perfect for Entertaining MLS# 484929 $349,900

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NEWS6)%73 Waynesboro Heritage Museum Selected for Circuit Riders Project The Waynesboro Heritage Museum has been selected to participate in a statewide project designed to help improve care of collections for museums, libraries and archives. The Waynesboro Heritage Museum is one of 10 institutions in Virginia selected to participate in the project, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums, the Library of Virginia, and the Department of Historic Resources, and free to participating institutions. The program is funded by a “Connecting to Collections” statewide implementation grant awarded to the Virginia Association of Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Designed to help small museums and libraries across Virginia improve collections care, the project involves an on-site visit to the Waynesboro Heritage Museum by a needs assessment team of museum and library professionals, who will spend a half-day touring the institution and collections. Following the

visit, they will send a report recommending steps the institution can take to help improve collections care over the next two years, with suggested resources to help accomplish them. The needs assessments will be conducted at institutions around the state from November 2011 – April 2012. Confederate General Jubal A. Early’s pistol is on display. O. Winston Link’s first night photograph of the large Norfolk & Western steampowered train No. 2 arriving at the Waynesboro Station can be viewed. One of the oldest industries like the Rife Ram & Pump Works and the Loth Stove Company are also on exhibit. Visit the Waynesboro Heritage Museum, located at 420 W. Main Street to view the collections and learn how the Circuit Riders project will impact our institution. The institution is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5 :00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information call 540 943-3943, or see www.waynesboroh eritagefoundation,


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417 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 BRICK HOME/PRIVATE SETTING With copper roof, on 7 stunning/landscaped acres. Mostly one-level living plus a full lower level w/ extra living quarters, recreation room, garage and storage. Main level has an elegant living room w/ fp, gourmet eat-in kitchen, dining room w/ fp, large sunroom or fam room & master suite. $499,900

A perfect home for Christmas!

Picture the twinkling lights and greenery. The open kitchen is the place for baking and the formal dining room will seat the whole family. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home boasts a two-car garage, hardwood floors, a fenced rear yard and a deck to enjoy next summer. #483884

CALL SHARON 434-981-7200 COLONIAL HOME Offers great space for entertaining/ family living. A 2554 sq foot home, plenty of natural light, hrdwd floors, a spacious great room w/ gas fp, kitchen w/stainless appliances, center island & breakfast area, formal dining room, & a back porch. Upstairs: Master Suite, 3 addtl bedrooms, office/ studio, and laundry. $299,900


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a knoll amid a private forest of nearly 17 acres, this 3 BR custom home is crowned by a sunny cupola! The land features a seasonal stream that flows over an exposed rock face, creating a high waterfall. Soapstone counters, hardwood and tile floors and both wood-burning and propane furnaces. Flooded with natural light, the main floor is surrounded on 3 sides with nearly 1,000 square feet of decks, And there’s a screened porch and mountain views. $349,000

Adjoining Birdwood Golf Course with fairway and mountain views. So close to town, 5 mins from UVa & steps from Boars Head Sports Club. Completely updted 3 years ago. Hardwood floors throughout and wood burning fireplace in living room, Kitchen opened up to dining room with marble countertops and cherry and glass cabinets. Large rear deck, attached garage, full unfinished basement and huge attic for storage $645,000


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The Levels These beautiful adjacent lots have panoramic mountain and pastoral views. Located in Nellysford, The Levels is a small, private subdivision minutes from shopping, restaurants, wineries, breweries and services. Great for gardening, walking or just enjoying the changing of the seasons. Lot 6 has 4.27 acres and is offered for $165,000 Lot 7 has 4.91 acres and is offered for $169,000

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RING SONJA 434-981-3523 FOXCROFT Four bedroom house with unfinished walk out basement just 10 mins from UVa, Downtown and stone’s throw from schools and mini-mall for last minute necessities with views of Carters Mtn. from deck. Kitchen has island & breakfast nook, family room has raised hearth fireplace. Living and dining room are combined for less formal feel. Master bedroom suite is to die for, with cathedral ceiling and 2 walk in closets! Yard is fully fenced. Great value at $362,000. Ring Sonja 981-3523

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DOWNTOWN - Designed by Eugene Bradbuery and built in 1911 with recent additions, this gracious Park Street home offers 4 BR, gourmet kitchen, generous LR & DR, 2 separate apartments, garage & garden. $1,150,000 Tim Michel (434)960-1124

Windy Hill, just over 6 acres, feat. 2 homes & spectacular post & beam barn. 1.5 story, c.1913, spacious main residence, second home has over 2000 sq.ft. 2 div. rights. $545,000 Will Faulconer, (434)987-9455 #490858

Custom built Victorian nestled on 5 private acres seeks demanding buyer that will only accept the best! A sumptuous 1st floor Owners Suite wheelchair accessibility, easy first floor living. Convenient to NGIC. Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250 #486146 $499,000.

PICTURESQUE RURAL SETTING - 101+ acres of pristine rural countryside located in eastern Orange County. Charming 3BR/2.5BA home, complete privacy, beautiful setting, great mix of open & wooded land, barn, storage buildings & huge pond. $850,000. MLS #493830 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

Premier lot in Ivy within Grassmere Farm offering 4.2 acres with Blue Ridge & pond views. Land is gently rolling with an almost level building spot. Beautiful landscaping already established by owner with drilled well, small garden house, perked lot & electricity established. Close to Murray Elementary. $355,000. Betsy Swett, 249-2922. MLS 494034.

Pristine estate privately sited in the center of 21 acres, ½ mile from Route 29S and within 10 minutes of the University of Virginia. Call Nancy Roche, 981-7873. MLS # 480795. $1,840,000.

RAMSAY - Exquisite 78+-acre historic estate w/sweeping Blue Ridge Mtn. & pastoral views. Meticulously renovated c. 1895 Revival-style manor home & additional improvements. Wellsuited for livestock, a vineyard or other agricultural pursuits. $6,950,000. Steve McLean (434)981-1863.

SHEEP CREEK FARM - Spectacular mountain retreat situated on +200 acres adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway & Peaks of Otter. Gorgeous contemporary custom residence w/ multi-level decks overlooking a wonderful mnt. spring creek. Andrew Middleditch (434)981-1410 or Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250.

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

BELLARMINE - Charming 3.292+/- sq.ft. residence w/swimming pool on 64+ acres features a 2,200 sq.ft. horse barn, run-in shed, large pond, paddocks & three-board fencing $1,950,000. MLS #472936 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

Owensville Road - Incredible location and opportunity to build your dream house on a lovely 4 acre lot. No HOA Fees! $349,000 Charlotte Dammann(434)981-1250. #485869

SUPER DUNLORA HOME - 5 BR residence on private homesite, borders forest. Exc. Condition. Great location near club amenities and Pen Park: golf, tennis, garden areas, hiking trails, ball fields. Great price: $569,000. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076.

INCREDIBLE VALUE! 5BR/3BA all brick home priced to sell almost $20,000 below assessment! Recently completely remodeled & upgraded, quality brand new kitchen, all new baths. Very conveniently located! A must see! $279,500 MLS#493099 Will Faulconer (434)987-9455



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HISTORIC PROPERTY - Four 100-acre tracts only 10 miles from Charlottesville, has a Jefferson legacy. Magnificent land, spectacular views, perfect for horses or grapes! In protected area, but close to town, extremely scenic. From $1,595,000 $1,795,000. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076.

WINDY COVE FARM- Magnificent 182+/- acre historic estate w/appx. 1 mile of river frontage, c.1859 manor house & numerous outbuildings, minutes from the Homestead Resort. Additional 919 acres available. Steve McLean (434)981-1863 MLS #486991

GEORGETOWN FARM-Spectacular 636 farming estate offering privacy and a magnificent setting only 8 miles from Charlottesville. Blue Ridge Mtn. views, river frontage, numerous houses & barns. Call Jim Faulconer (434)9810076.

COLTHURST FARM - Beautiful traditional Colonial style 4 BR, 3.5 BA, white stucco & wood, 3600 sq/ft home to be built by Precision Builders on a private elevated 1.75 acre lot minutes west of town, Barracks Road, UVA and airport. $1,198,750. Andrew Middleditch (434)960-1124 #486053

HIDDEN HILLS -Beautiful 6.2 acres conveniently located to Charlottesville and UVA. The property has a wonderful cleared area for your residence but surrounded by established hardwood trees. A lovely spot to build and enjoy. $175,000 Charlotte Dammann (434(981-1250. #475441

City property convenient to UVA and downtown. Rehabbed in 2003 with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, great closets, open floor plan and off street parking. 908 Anderson St. MLS #486542. $225,000. Call Nancy Roche, 981-7873, for more information.

WATERFRONT ESTATE – Nestled in the back of Bentivar, offering solitude & privacy – yet only moments to shopping, downtown & UVA. Builder’s personal residence on over 5 acres with long frontage on the Rivanna River & mtn.. Exceptional value. #446171. C. Dammann (434)981-1250. $989,000

WINGATE FARM - Classic brick Georgian nestled on over 5 private acres, minutes west of Charlottesville & UVA! 4BR, 4 full & 2 half BA’s, updated gourmet kitchen & 1st floor master with his/her baths & cedar closets. 2nd floor master suite, playroom, handsome study, sunroom. Heated pool, 2-car garage, deck. Blue Ridge Mtn. views! $1,100,000. MLS #494331 Steve McLean (434) 295-1131.

DRUMHELLER LANE -parcel on the Rockfish River tract consists of 46.75 acres of elevated timber land & new well house. The views are. The entire Rockfish River tract could be expanded to include as much as 800 contiguous acres. $350,000 Sandy Stewart (434)872-3435 #487178

SPRING HILL - Spacious contemporary on 6+ acres in Ivy. Bright open floor plan, over 4,000 fin. sq.ft., 1st floor master, beautifully updated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, pool, hot tub, ample storage. Mostly wooded, completely private & lovely mountain views in the winter. $885,000. MLS #493483 Steve McLean (434) 981-1863.

LOCATION! LOCATION! Perfect light filled south facing 1 BR in the uber secure Barringer with covered parking. Looks like a model. Right next to UVA Campus. Priced below assessment $280,000 Tim Michel (434)960-1124 #488184

LEWIS MOUNTAIN RD- Completely renovated 2 unit duplex. Excellent UVA student rental history. All new kitchen, baths and systems. Walk to classes, off street parking, large open floor plan, established neighborhood. Cash flow $45,600/year. Andrew Middleditch (434)981-1410. $825,000. #481740


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nyone can appreciate wine, and anyone can have a private wine cellar, large or small, plain or fancy. What are the requirements for a wine cellar? How can you add one to your home? What should you put in it? In central Virginia, where vineyards and winemakers are making a strong showing, what local wines are winning praise from experts and the wine-drinking public? Wine is a natural product made from grapes and as such is sensitive to the conditions under which it is stored. It should be protected from heat, sunlight, vibration, and fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The ideal temperature is in the range of 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. For all these reasons, a cellar is the perfect place to store wine, if it is dry. A cellar is dark and free of noise and vibra-

times of wrought iron or some other metal, this type of storage takes the form of racks or pigeonholes, arranged orthogonally or on the diagonal, with variations for different sizes of bottles. If you are skilled at woodworking and enthusiastic for home improvement projects, you can build your own wine cellar. On the other hand, if the project is large and complex, you can hire a professional builder, carpenter or designer. Robert Harlee, since 1986 the owner of Market Street Wineshop with two locations in Charlottesville, says the standard guide is How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar, by Richard M. Gold, 4th edition, 2008. Harlee has helped customers design their cellars and he mentions Wine Cellar Innovations, a Cincinnati company that sells racks. Goldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book addresses the do-it-yourselfer, with instructions and drawings for an insulated

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tion, unless like mine it is near a railroad! The temperature of the ground remains constant at about 55° year round, so it provides the right conditions with no heating or cooling. Here in Virginia, where ground moisture and air humidity can be high, a portable dehumidifier can stabilize humidity through the seasons. If you do not have a basement, or if your storage needs are small, you can buy a self-contained wine cellar, which resembles a refrigerator or other home appliance. Companies that sell these include Danby, Haier, KitchenAid, Summit, Viking and Vinotemp. Featuring glass doors that let you see what is stored inside, home wine cellars come in sizes ranging from a dozen bottles to a few hundred. All they require is a reliable source of electricity and the same ventilation as a refrigerator. Whether in a basement or under a stair or somewhere on the first floor, a wine cellar can be custom built. Generally of wood, but some-

wine cellar with passive air cooling. Another guide is Tony Asplerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cellar Book: How to Design, Build, Stock and Manage Your Wine Cellar Wherever You Live, by Tony Aspler, 2009. A wine columnist for the Toronto Star, Aspler lives in a condo, which explains the long title. Self-education is the rule in wine. In addition to magazines like Wine Spectator, two writers deserve mention. Robert M. Parker, Jr. puts out a newsletter called the Wine Advocate and has published several books, especially on French wines. Jay McInerney, best known for his novel Bright Lights, Big City, was a wine columnist for House & Garden magazine for years, and since 2010 for the Wall Street Journal. Two book collections of his columns are Bacchus and Me, 2000, and A Hedonist in the Cellar: Adventures in Wine, 2006. John Cargile, of Heartwood Corporation in Charlottesville, has built eleven wine cellars for his custom residential clients, and helped design


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some of these. “We use untreated wood, redwood or cedar, and we do precision cutting in our cabinet shop. For insulation, we use closed cell foam, a soy-based product. The spaces are often tight, so it’s hard to get good photos, but our clients do care about how their wine racks look.” With a few exceptions, wine bottles are best stored on their side, with the wine in contact with the cork. If the cork dries out, it will shrink and let air in the bottle. Over time, the wine will evaporate, but worse, the oxidation of the wine will alter its flavor and eventually convert it to vinegar. The exceptions are wines that are stored in something other than a bottle, such as a cask; bottles sealed in some other way, such as a screw cap, perfectly acceptable for some wines; and champagne and sparkling wines. This last group produces carbon dioxide (those tiny bubbles) which forms a protective layer in the bottle neck when stored upright. A wall of wine storage resembles a wall of books and a wine cellar can have the look of a library. When woods like mahogany and oak are used with architectural details and cus-

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16 tom cabinetry, it can be as sumptuous as the library of a great house. A collection of rare and expensive wines might merit this type of treatment. A wine cellar that forms part of an entertainment space, such as a billiards room or home theater, might also go in for the grand gesture.

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On any scale, a built-in wine cellar ought to have a counter or table of some kind to make it easier to examine a bottle and uncork it. A small sink is handy, if plumbing can be managed. And while you’re at it, a place to keep a few glasses, tools, napkins and related gear would be convenient, especially if your cellar is remote from the kitchen. You don’t want to run up and down stairs for every little thing. A wine cellar that includes space for a few people to sit, drink, compare notes, and perhaps even link arms in song is yet another possibility. Lastly, the lighting should allow you to read labels, at a minimum. Lighting can also be used for dramatic effect, to showcase the collection. Some organization is needed; a system that tells you what you have and where it is. Noted Virginia winemaker Gabriele Rausse allegedly owns cases of wine that he never drinks, because he is not sure what is in them. Retailers often group their wines by country—France, Italy, Germany, Australia—and by region—Bordeaux, Chianti, Rhineland. In the United States, we usually refer to wines by the variety of grape pressed to make them, while in Europe, with centuries of wine-making and local reputations, the region and the particular vineyard is the basis of naming wines. Some wine cellars, then, have labels attached to the racks. A connoisseur who has multiple years from the same vineyard might also keep track of the sequence, called a “vertical.” Another way to organize a collection is by broad categories—red, white, rosé, sparkling, and brandy. You can buy wine by the bottle or by the case, a wooden box that contains twelve bottles. Some people store the cases, instead of removing each bottle. You will want to sample a wine before buying it in bulk, and there are many ways to do this. Blenheim Vineyards, like many local wineries, is open to the public for private tastings of its own wines, in a spacious, barn-like upstairs room with a spectacular view of southern Albemarle County. Blenheim ages its wines downstairs in great oak barrels for a year or more and then bottles them. The day

Consider a wine cellar that includes space for a few people to sit, drink, compare notes, and perhaps even link arms in song. before my visit, they bottled the 2010 crop, which was exceptionally good due to a hot, dry autumn. On a cellar tour, by appointment with winemaker Kirsty Harmon, you can taste wine from the barrel, to see how the flavor changes during the aging process. Owned by singer-songwriter Dave Matthews, who designs the bottle labels, Blenheim started in 2001. Marcia Strait, one of the tasting room hosts, will let you savor quietly, or tell you as much as you want to know. “Blenheim now has ten acres in grapevines, buys more grapes locally, and produces about 5,000 cases a year, which makes it a medium-size winery. Generally, we have up to eight varieties, but the whites have sold out. We distribute to local shops, but most of our sales are direct to the customer, in the tasting room or online.” Strait claims not to be an expert, but she offers advice. “Some wines are ready to drink when released, and some benefit from aging. The ones that you want to keep, full-bodied red

wines, contain tannins which mellow over time. White wines are less tannic and may lose flavor if you keep them too long. The Virginia varieties that do well, and that any local cellar should have, are Viognier, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.” Bill Davies grew up in California, on a Napa Valley vineyard originally planted in the 1800s and revived by his parents. A stone outbuilding became a rough-hewn wine cellar, with wood shelves and pallets. The barn door could be left open for outdoor parties. Davies worked in sales and wholesaling, first in California, and then in New York and Florida. He acquired wines through trade rather than purchase, so it was an eclectic list. He recently embarked on a retail adventure with a small shop called The Farm, next to the Belmont Bridge at 205 Monticello Road. The shop carries about 75 wines, mostly from California and Virginia. “My home wine cellar is smaller, since I moved a few times. Now I have the shop instead. Some friends have large cellars, 50 or more cases, including some expensive wines. It can be a nice gesture to invite a friend into your cellar, to help choose a wine to drink with dinner.” Tastings, at 502 East Market Street, under the downtown parking garage, is a combination of restaurant and wine shop. Started in 1990 by Bill Curtis, Tastings offers just that—tastings of wines, especially ones just in. Curtis says that 60 to 70 percent of his business is selling wine by the case, with many repeat customers. “Are you building a cellar as a long-term investment,” he asks, “or to drink? How much entertaining do you do? Professor friends of mine have a small, well-chosen stock. At the other end of the scale, some people flaunt it with cases of rare Burgundy. Or they buy for a party or reception.” With Doug Little, Curtis started the Wine Club of Charlottesville in 1981 as a social way to learn about wine. The club meets in Tastings, pairing wine with food. Winemakers, vineyards and importers may present their products, and the shop features Virginia wines. Tapped as a judge in state competitions, Curtis singles out Barboursville Vineyards as “world class.” He says: “The industry has come a long way since 1975, and the experiments in viticulture continue. The Pinot Noir grape does poorly in this climate—too warm and damp—but Viognier has been a great success.”


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HORSESHOE ROAD Quaint cottage style Owner 3 BR. homeonwith low Call for details on possible Financing this private 12+- hardwood acres on a pavedlot stateinroadgreat with maintenance on fronting .99 +-level multi building sites, stream, electric and less than 3 mi. condition. Hardwood rs., FP in FR, updated to US 29 at Colleen. Seller will consider selling 10 ac. Kit., DR & LR, Basement with Fin. Family Rm. without road frontage and pay for Survey. Great Location 17.5’x21.5’ Detached Building for ofce, beauty with mountain views and Investment for your future. shop orathobby area. $164,500 Carole Saunders Offered $88,500. Carole Saunders 434.981.3089 434.981.3089

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38 acresftoffrontage beauty surrounds this River. charming 2BR home cabin tucked 300 on Tye away at the base of the Blue Ridge. The property features and loft, front deck, four wheel drive to a 3BR, 1BA home that sits among a mature setting with outbuildings & barnsincluding unique building in the yard river. Great shing.a Private. 8.60 acres that can be used as a shop, cabin or playhouse. The land is $230,000 James Wood 434.263.4371 about half pasture and half woods with a spring starting on the property. $389,900 Jim Wood 434.981.6382


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Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 80 75 years of Trust, Tradition, and Market Leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 Email: • Website:

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)

FARMHOUSE with wrap around porch, hardwood floors throughout, spacious rooms, sunroom and farm land on anywhere from 2 to 22 acres are possible. Minutes to Zion Crossroads. Also available for rent. $150,000. susanstewart76@gmail. com Susan Stewart 242-3550. (494101)

ECHO BACK FARM. A wonderful family farm offered for the first time in 60 years. 106.9 acres of open rolling land with several streams and perfectly situated at the edge of Historic Gordonsville. The property holds much investment potential due to location and the surrounding properties. House and cottage included. $595,000. Duke Merrick, 9625658. (486327)

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GREAT 1ST LEVEL CONDO convenient to everything! New windows, flooring, stove, gutters, patio door, all new kitchen & bath. You’ll enjoy the attractive and private back deck and stone patio throughout the year. HOA dues include exterior maintenance, cable, snow and trash removal, water/sewer, heat and extra storage spaces. $105,000. Mandy Yancey, 760-1882. (494114)

INCREDIBLE VALUE in Southern Albemarle! Gorgeous land tract 30 minutes South of Charlottesville with many building sites. Gently rolling topography, hardwoods, springs and long creek frontage make this parcel highly desirable and quite unique. $97,500. Rick Reed, 409-2745. (491110)

2 HOMES FOR THE PRICE OF 1. 2 Belmont homes on popular tree lined street. Walk to downtown, farmer’s market, ACAC, popular restaurants in heart of Belmont! 1 is family home w/numerous upgrades, 2nd home has been rented consistently. Great investment in central location. $209,000. Denise Ramey 434-9604333. (483913)

SUB-LEASE a portion of 5100 sq. ft. from existing tenant that is down-sizing. Offered at under market rate of $16/sf. Perfect location for medical or other professional use. Free Bridge location is perfect for Martha Jefferson Hosp. access. Will consider all floor plan scenarios to meet sub-tenant needs. Modified gross lease rate of $16/s.f. Hock Hockensmith 9515110/996-3333. (493867)

TREMENDOUS VALUE in Little Mountain Estates. Over 3000 finished sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, family and bonus rooms. Add more living space by finishing the basement. Attached 2 car garage and take in the views from the front porch. $339,000. Matthew@ 960-5187. (494026)

SUNRISES WORTHY OF A POST CARD. Cozy cottage is nestled on 10+ acres overlooking farms of the South River Valley. Partially wooded that promotes privacy and wildlife and boasts impressive valley views. Call today! $279,000. Matthew Woodson, 960-5187 and Rod Brunelle, 760-4663. (493784)

WONDERFUL REMODELED HOME in the country. This house is a gem and worthy of someone looking for skilled craftsmanship. It retains the original hardwood floors, handcrafted fireplace mantel, doors and banister. All of the bathrooms are tiled. The lot is a mix of open and woods with plenty of room for a garden. $197,900. 531-9581. (493943)

WOW! BEAUTIFUL SITE, BEAUTIFUL HOME. Elegant, well-appointed, spacious, unique. Plenty of room for a multi-generational family. 2 garages, 2 rec/family rooms, 2 laundry rooms. Full unfinished basement. Cherry cabinets, cherry floors, top of the line appliances, dual zone HVAC. $749,900. Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (492149)

CLOSE TO the Downtown Mall, UVA and all that Cville has to offer. Perfect for 1st time home buyer or starter family home. Attractive features include all new stainless steel kitchen appliances and new roof in March 2011. Immaculate and ready for its new owner. Quick closing possible. $179,000. Matthew Woodson, 9605187 and Tammi Campbell, 882-5403. (488995)

MOVE-IN READY in the North Downtown area of Charlottesville. Brick rancher with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, hardwood floors, new HVAC (‘09), new energy efficient windows, Brink’s security system, fenced yard (front and back). Located close to the Downtown Mall. $219,500. John Updike 9515174/242-7711. (489755)

ATTN: NGIC/DIA! Pristine 3BR/3.5BA home situated on 2.7 gorgeous scenic acres. Amazing remodeling includes custom tile floors, kitchen with Corian counters, half bath with vessel sink, designer paint and huge full bath in walkout basement. The yard is mostly open, grassy and bordered by old growth trees and stream. $299,900. Sharon Wood 242-6847/985-2348. (491679)

GREAT BUILDING LOT in beautiful Boxwood Estates. Fantastic location 5 minutes to shopping and dining! Build your dream home on 2 acres in this picturesque subdivision! From Charlottesville take Route 53 East to Cunningham Store. Turn right on Rt. 619 and go 1 mile to Boxwood entrance on the right. $39,900. Errin Kardos-Searcy, 981-3872. (494056)

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GREAT BUILDING LOT just outside the town of Palmyra in a fantastic location convenient to Charlottesville and Richmond. Hardwoods and privacy make this a perfect lot to build your dream home! From Charlottesville: Rt. 15 into Palmyra, left onto Courthouse Rd., left onto the 2nd Oak Creek Rd. Property on left. $41,500. Errin Kardos-Searcy, 981-3872. (494053)


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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 80 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

BRAND NEW heat pump system in this 1996 contemporary home in Louisa. On a spacious 6 acre lot with screened porch, hardwood floors and a full unfinished basement with outside access. Pole barn/shop and plenty of room for a garden! $147,000. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (479334)

GREAT PARK STREET location with this classic brick home! Upstairs you will enjoy the glassed Florida room off the kitchen and in the basement there’s a separate kitchenette, family room plus another bedroom AND a full bath! $199,500. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (489750)

TERRIFIC VALUE is found in this charming 1280 square foot, 3BR/2.5BA Colonial. A few of the many recent improvements include a new hot water heater, new fireplace and mantel, freshly painted main level with new carpeting on the first floor. Lovely screened porch overlooks a very private backyard. $144,000. Ginny Barefoot, 531-7864 or Jan Shiflett, 242-6057. (487744)

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, 5317864. (480108)

STARFIELD COTTAGE. Older Cape Cod of 2763 square feet with full basement (wine cellar) situated under tall oaks on 4.5 acres overlooking an idyllic pond. Adjoining building lot securing ownership of pond also available. $350,000. Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (491168)

LLANDAFF. Carter’s Bridge area. Nearly 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. Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (491842)

GREAT THREE BEDROOM condo in a nice location close to downtown and UVa. Freshly painted, new flooring in kitchen and bath. New bathroom fixtures. Ready to move right in! $94,000. Christy and Rod Phillips, 434-987-6388. (488000)

WINTERGREEN MOUNTAIN. Built in 2006 with luxury finishes, energy efficiency and upgraded systems. Extraordinary opportunity. Features: granite and marble tile baths, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, gorgeous golf views, plantation shutters, custom front door, stained glass and much more. Reduced! $684,000. Contact Brian Chase 434-296-9860. (482412)

GEER. Only 3 lots left in new estate community in Greene off Route 810. Geer offers INCREDIBLE up close and personal mountain and pastoral views from open and gently rolling lots. 2+ acres. Pricing from $177,000 - $197,000. Christy 882-3456 or Warren 962-8939. (432612, 13, 15)

LOWEST PRICED 2BR/2BA in Turtle Creek. Well maintained main level unit with no steps, brick FP and private patio with additional storage closet. Cable is even included in the monthly dues. Enjoy carefree living with tennis courts and two pools. On the bus line, less than ten minute drive to UVA. $120,000. Michele Sheffield 906-2923/951-5188. (473480)

BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE 61+ ACRE parcel situated in NW Albemarle Cty. that offers pastures, mature hardwood forest, stream, division rights and gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain views. Parcel priced to sell at over $100,000 below current county tax assessment. $395,000. Steve White, 951-5112. (486700)

AFFORDABLE BUILDING LOT nestled against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This 1.22 acre parcel in a lake community is awaiting your new home ideas. $15,000. Matthew@RoyWheeler. com 960-5187. (487947)


POINT LOOKOUT. Overlooking Barboursville Vineyards, this 61 acre estate features on of the finest Blue Ridge views in Albemarle County! Light-filled, open floor plan, guest home, ancient Jefferson Poplar, fenced and immaculate. $2,450,000. Jim Bonner, 9515102. (492016)

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WATERFRONT CUSTOM-BUILT brick & timber frame home on Lake Anna. Over 4500 fin. sq. ft. with master bedrooms on 1st and 2nd levels. Hardwood, cherry & ceramic tile floors. Western Red Fir timber frame with soaring cathedral ceilings. 295 feet of waterfront with deck, boathouse & lift. Absolutely one of a kind! $849,900. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (490995)


GRACIOUS HOME w/wrap around front porch. 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, crown molding, ceramic tile and 2 fireplaces. 5BR/3.5BA. Kitchen w/maple cabinets and SS appliances. Fin. lower level includes large rec room, media room/den and full bath. Security system, invisible fence. Privacy on this 2.7 acre lot backing up to woods. $349,500. Byrd Abbott, 2429600. (493208)

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ROSEWOOD VILLAGE: The Madison Villa - 1 level living, 2BR/2BA, 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. 65 Rosewood Drive $399,900. Andrea Yancey, 962-5611. (479631)

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december 15 - december 21, 2011 | Issue 20-50

A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. 80 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

GORGEOUS VIEWS from all windows. Woods and running stream behind house. Beautiful country location with convenient access to I64. Easy commute to Richmond or Charlottesville. Four bedroom house with finished basement, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets, granite counters. Owners will consider lease to purchase. $465,000. Mandy Yancey, 760-1882. (489177)

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Vaulted ceilings, upgraded kitchen, sunroom, 2 screened porches, guest suite in finished basement, covered porch, fenced backyard and 4BR/3BA are just some of the wonderful features of this home. Just minutes to shopping and NGIC. $329,900. 960-5187. (491068)

GORGEOUS 31 ACRES of rolling fields and vistas surround this stately home. Custom-built with 4 bedrooms, formal rooms, 1st floor master, and the eat-in kitchen and family room overlook the fenced patio/pool. Complete the unfinished basement for more living space. $675,000. 960-5187. (491862)

CONWAY RIVER FRONTAGE with winter mountain views. Terrace level deck, screened porch, 1st floor master, hardwood floors, family room with serving bar, 2 more bedrooms plus 3.5 baths. Fantastic entertaining home just minutes from golf, shopping and NGIC. $349,000. 960-5187. (490226)

LARGE WOODED LOT with the potential for outstanding Blue Ridge Mountain views from an elevated house site in a lake community. 3 bedroom, conventional perk on file with the health department. Community beach access. $18,900. 9605187. (487945)

VACANT LOT in Free Union surrounded by farms and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has been surveyed and soil perked for a 3 bedroom home. Come live full time or make it a weekend get-away. $74,000. 9605187. (486826)

ENJOY MOUNTAIN VIEWS from your living room just minutes from downtown Charlottesville. Bright, open floor plan flows across hardwood floors from room to room. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an unfinished basement for additional living space. $269,000. Matthew Woodson, 960-5187 and Sharon Wood, 242-6847. (492265)

COMPLETELY RENOVATED one-level residence located in convenient city neighborhood of Johnson Village. The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and has large eat-in kitchen, den and spacious master suite with private bath. Covered patio, large mature trees and fenced backyard. Owner/Agent. $238,500. Steve White, 951-5112. (483014)

APPLEGATE FARM. 17.96 acres in Southern Albemarle represents some of, if not the least expensive pasture land in the county. Property is already divided into 3 separate tax map parcels and is priced at $149,500, with the lowest individual parcel consisting of 6.27 acres offered at $49,500. Owner financing available. Steve White, 9515112. (459405)

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. Steve White, 951-5112.

EASIEST LOCATION in the city very close to downtown and the 29N corridor. Surprisingly large home with 4BR/4BA, two master suites and spacious family room. The living room has a gas fire place, large windows across the front of the home. There is a storage shed on the back of the home and the attic is 3/4 floored for more storage. $193,500. Kay Sands 825-6129. (492025)

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. $795,000. www. 531-9581 and Jim Bonner, 951-5102. (491280)

CANTERBURY HILLS is an excellent location and a well established neighborhood. Close to UVA, within walking distance of The Darden School and Law Schools . The home has a wonderful flow, hardwood floors, updated ceramic tile bathrooms and new paint throughout the home. $259,900. 825-4868. (487293)

WHERE ELSE can you find four bedrooms, two full baths and almost two acres under $90,000? With many recent renovations this home is in great shape. Call your Realtor today! $89,000. Rick Reed, 409-2745. (493412)

EVER WISH you could have it all? A beautiful home on a large tract of land with a private fishing pond and stunning mountain views? HERE IS YOUR CHANCE! Come enjoy spectacular mountain views in this gorgeous brick home located in highly desirable Western Albemarle just minutes from downtown Crozet. $519,000. Rick Reed, 409-2745. (490981)

WINDY RIDGE. Ranch-style home built in 1995 with 3BR/2BA. Full, unfinished basement with interior & exterior entrance. Located on 25 acres of land with views of the Southwest Mtns. and an adjacent pond. Perfect for a small horse farm. Approx. 3 miles from Historic town of Gordonsville and 16 miles into Cville. $379,000. Duke Merrick, 962-5658. (487458)

PRICED $17,500 BELOW the current assessment! Here is your opportunity to build your home at the Lake and enjoy all the amenities that living at Lake Monticello offers. This lot is located in the Cherokee section outside the gate. Priced at $46,000. Kathy Markwood 9856454/996-6734. (454152)

READY FOR CONSTRUCTION after final approval for 3 lots (.7 acre, .9 acre, 3.6 acres) in Callohill Business/ Industrial Park, Lovingston, VA. Visible from Rte. 29, M-2 zoned, S & W available. Priced from $99,000 or buy all for $299,000. Hock Hockensmith 951-5110/996-3333. (489980)

RECENTLY APPROVED commercial four lot subdivision. Common area maintenance for upkeep of parking lots, open space and roads. Lot corners to be marked, individual lot signs installed, all lots perk well & septic. Building footprint specified for each lot. From 1.8 to 4.7 acres, starting at $300,000. Call for details, Hock Hockensmith 951-5110/996-3333. (488354)

SACHEM VILLAGE. Office business park, 3 offices, reception room, half bath, kitchenette. Landlord pays all but electric, phone and janitorial. Two reserved parking spaces plus more. Convenient to Route 29 corridor and Hydraulic Road. Immediate occupancy. $995 per month. Call for details, Hock Hockensmith 951-5110/996-3333. (483829)

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Always a fine selection of outstanding town & country properties.




Surrounded by horse farms this light filled 4 bedroom/2 bath Cape Cod on 21+ quiet and peaceful acres has new upgrades and additions, babbling waterfalls, and beautiful grounds all in excellent condition. $675,000.

Along a winding country lane sit these lovely groomed parcels of 21 to 48+ park-like acres in Albemarle County with sites on elevated knolls or establish a farm in a protected community of large farms and estates. Offered from $245,000.




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


Overlooking Barboursville Vineyards this 61 acre estate features one of the finest Blue Ridge views we’ve seen in Albemarle County! Light filled open floor plan, guest home, ancient Jefferson Poplar, fenced and immaculate. $2,450,000 MLS#492016

Private and peaceful family home built in 1997 on nearly 30 acres on the Rivanna River. First floor master suite, cherry cabinets, granite counters, home office, beautiful wrap around porches and raised bed gardens. $745,000. MLS#491266



LLANDAFF Carters Bridge estate area. Extraordinary offering of nearly 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

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Carved from an historic estate this 4 bedroom/3 ½ bath home on 4+ wooded acres has incorporated antique architectural elements with new features like granite counters, grand sunroom and new HVAC for comfortable country living. $499,000. MLS#484609

SAGE HILL Beautiful Albemarle horse farm on 21 private acres with 13 board fenced acres, 3 automatic waterers, 2 barns and immaculate 2001 farmhouse with wraparound porches and in-ground pool. All in perfect condition. $885,000. MLS# 491918.

Charming cottage on 1.5 acres with mature berries and almost 1,000 square feet boasts newly renovated kitchen, bath, 2 bedrooms, living room, wood burning fireplace, woodstove, wooden deck, and cozy rocking chair covered porch. $115,000. MLS#490095

Located near Old Rag Mountain in Madison, this handsome Victorian home c. 1911 graces 15 acres with stocked pond, guest cottages, barns and studio. Currently operating as a B&B. $679,500. MLS#487808


The Top Producing Agent 20 consecutive years.* Since 1998 sales volume in excess of $331,000,000 including over 36,500 acres.

AVENTADOR Spectacular Albemarle estate of 100 acres overlooking pastoral river valley. Gently rolling, board fenced pastures, old oaks and idyllic pond. Spectacular new Georgian home of classic proportions and 10,000+ square feet of the finest quality and detail. $3,450,000.

Use your phone to find a home. It’s that easy. (434) 951-5102 20 years of experience at your service. A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

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Splendid country property on over 20 acres with woods, gardens, barn, and an amazing and completely renovated 5 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath farmhouse. Copper roof, antique appointments, ceramic tile counters. Priced well below cost. $795,000. MLS#488417


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good opportunity to sweep those funds into savings.

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No Impulse Buying. many of us are guilty of going into a store and walking out with an item or items that we had no intention to buy. these impulse buys can add up and many times are for items we don’t need. Before making a purchase, make it a rule to “sleep on it” so you’ll know if it is something that is really needed or if the impulse moment has passed. Keep the Plastic at Home. Having a credit card in our wallet enables us to think about purchasing items as if we had the entire credit limit in our hand. those who use credit cards to make purchases have been found to spend more than if they had to pay by other means. credit cards makes it too easy to spend money that one doesn’t have so keep them at home and use them only when absolutely necessary. Budget the Fun. cutting fun out of your life to maximize savings can lead to a dull lifestyle. entertainment provides benefits for both our mental health and state of mind and it keeps our life from being too dull. Budgeting for entertainment expenses enables you to be proactive in the amount you spend and avoid a lapse in judgment to just have fun no matter the price.


into the savings account. this way you can think of it as paying a bill. you don’t even have to remember to do this each month as financial institutions make it easy to setup this service online through their bill pay option.

Save the Small Purchases for Larger Ones. to see savings in action and the benefit it holds, try this exercise. Identify a small routine splurge, such as an energy drink, and try to forgo it in exchange for something larger, such as tickets to a sporting event. Keep track of each small splurge that you gave up and once they total the price of those cavalier basketball tickets, use your savings to enjoy the game!

Pay Yourself When a Debt Service Ends. once you pay off a car or a payment plan, continue to pay that debt service amount into your savings account. your standard of living already assumes that money is spoken for each month so this gives you a

Reward Saving Benchmarks. to provide an incentive for saving, reward yourself when you reach a specific saving benchmark. For example, make a rule that for every thousand dollars saved, you can spend a hundred dollars guilt free on whatever you wish.


In today’s economy,

having an emergency savings account can help you sleep a little better at night knowing it provides you with a fiscal security net. saving for emergencies doesn’t have to be difficult as there are many ways to do so without altering your lifestyle all that much. Here are 13 simple tips to build up your savings account. Automatic Savings and Bill Pay. set up an automatic draw on your checking account to be transferred

Keep the Right Money Mix. many checking accounts don’t pay interest. tally up two months of expenses and that should be the upper limit balance to be kept in a non-interest bearing checking account. transfer the excess amount into a higher yielding savings account where those excess funds can earn interest.

Cut Back on the Window Shopping. Window shopping leads to impulse buying so remove the temptation. Go to stores to make purchases based on a predetermined list. Respect the Savings. think of the savings account as someone you care about. don’t abuse it by making excuses to spend the money on non-emergency items. If you want the money there for when you need it the most, be sure to respect it by keeping it as an emergency fund only. Add a Little Buffer. Financial institutions make it so easy now to do every conceivable financial transaction through one firm. this can make our lives easier but can also make it a little too easy to think of the emergency savings as just another source of funds for that big television. By keeping the emergency savings in a different financial institution, you can establish a buffer of two or three days for a money transfer and that will give you time to rethink your purchase. Enjoy the Power of Compounding. albert einstein once said, “the strongest force in the universe is compounding interest.” the ability to generate interest off of previously earned interest can generate a snowball effect of interest gain. time is a major component of compounding interest. the sooner you begin to save, the more of an impact it will have. Make Saving Mandatory. add savings to the list of “death and paying taxes” as inevitable items you must do in your life. this way it becomes an item that you accept as something that you must contribute towards but you get to reap all of the benefits. Hopefully these saving ideas will help you create an easy to follow savings plan to establishing that elusive emergency fund that we all should have.

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