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VOL. 22 NO. 05 n january 31 - February 6, 2013

A P u b l i c a t i on of t h e c h a r lo t t e s v i ll e a r e a a s s o c i a t i on of r e a l t o r s 速

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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 85 years Of trust, traditiOn, and Market leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • 434-979-9200 • Toll Free: 800-211-4494

A 10 C 0 R E S

BLUE RIDGE MTN. PARCEL. Extraordinary parcel w/280 degree mountain & 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, wineries and micro-breweries. $975,000. 296-9860. (497651)

10 ACRES of mature woodland at the intersection of Touchstone Lane

and Chapman Road in Southern Greene County close to the Albemarle County line and just minutes from Stanardsville and Ruckersville. All wooded, this land has pastoral views to the East and Northeast. $75,000. Ginger Ashcom 978-1066/953-8045. (504317)








KESWICK HORSE FARM. 50 acres of open fields surround a center isle 16-stall stable with a nice apartment, 3BR home and riding ring. Within 1-2 hours of numerous “AA” Hunter/Jumper shows including the Virginia Horse Center & Commonwealth Park, over 11 Foxhunts, Eventing & Dressage shows and trail riding. 5 division rights. $1,075,000. Ginger Ashcom 978-1066. (484292)


168 ACRES of beautiful rolling farmland in Or-

EDGEWOOD c. 1799. Private Blue Ridge vistas

STABLE KESMONT. Keswick equestrian estate features 54 acres with board fenced pastures, 10 stall barn, riding arena, pond. Residence is beautifully landscaped with gunnite pool and guest cottage. (13) potential division rights make it a good conservation easement candidate. $1,495,000. 951-5102. jim@ (499845)

ange 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 540-223-2719. (485829)

AUBURN FARM. Great little horse farm of 19+ ac. 5 miles to town. Lovely home & 4 stall barn w/ add’l apt. in private setting. Another home could be built. Great location for riding. Lake is shared with neighbor and very easy to access. $1,175,000. Jane Porter Fogleman 9811274. (464053)


private and immaculate log home overlooking private lake on 20 acres of hardwood forest. Features include stone fireplaces, honey pine floors, in-law suite and heavenly porch. Near Scottsville. Swim, fish, hunt, or just relax. $435,000. 951-5102. (499607)

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acres of beautiful rolling fields and woodland just north of Earlysville. A well-preserved historic home (circa 1880) is the centerpiece plus a state of the art 18 stall horse barn provides the backbone of a full horse boarding operation. Call Maury for all the details! $2,750,000. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (501773)

and long frontage on the Conway River in Greene County make this 123 acre property infinitely enjoyable. The 5000 square foot home has been completely and tastefully renovated and restored, as have the grounds and gardens. $1,695,000. 951-5102. (497522)

MOUNTAIN TOP RETREAT on 11 acres with spectacular views. Perfect getaway home high atop Calf Mountain in a farm-gated community of 4 large properties. Features 2 large decks, one a 2nd story perch off loft bedroom w/ commanding views. Soaring stone fireplace plus a window-filled sunroom w/ woodstove. $289,500. John Updike 951-5174/242-7711. (493226)

RED HILL ESTATE. Huge price reduction on 21 gorgeous acres estate at Red Hill. The home is awaiting your custom finishing touches with beautiful views of mountains and pond with rolling pastures and board fencing. Way below assessment at $775,000. 951-5102. jim@ (497369)

56+ ACRES IN FREE UNION Albemarle County. Build your dream

home and have panoramic mountain views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah National Park. The property features pasture, fencing, border creek and 6 division rights. $895,000. Lucy Watkins, 962-5829/5892611. (497266)

MODERN POST & BEAM, home up amongst the trees overlooking an incredible view. 11.5 acres, mostly wooded, with several acres of flat bottomland pasture alongside the Roach River. With an upscale B&B for neighbors on one side, a large estate on the other, and the view across the river in conservation easement, this is truly a protected spot. $335,000. Peter Lee 951-5142/960-6486. (504758)

FANTASTIC LAND VALUE! Property is completely wooded, offering

private home sites and potential elevated views across pastures below. Being sold in 2 separate parcels, either 10 acres for $99,000 or 11 acres for $79,000. Purchase the total 21 acres for $169,000. 960-5187. (504399)

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

Patsy Strong

Kari Rothamel

Daniel Rothamel

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Your Life. Your Home. Your Closing.


Real Estate closing can be an intimidating and confusing process. And, you don’t have one everyday. We do. Open House Listings...........................................6 Neighborhoods.........................................................8

Let us help you find your way home.

News & Views..............................................................9

feature Green County............................................................12 By Celeste m. Smucker

House & Home To DIY or Not To DIY.......................................19 By marilyn pribus

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338 West Rio Road Charlottesville, VA 22901 Tel 434.979.7799 Fax 434.979.8819

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Just named a TOP city to live in...

BEAUTIFUL & CONVENIENT GREENE COUNTY Private well kept, 2006 SF, 3 BR/3 BA located on quiet dead end street minutes to 29 N, Walmart, Lowes & NGIC. Downstairs bonus RM could be used as 4th BR. FR in basement w/ woodstove. Stream runs thru the private gently rolling lot w/mature trees & large attached garage with storage. Asking $225,000. MLS # 504096. JUNE WARD SEAY 434-286-3139 • 434-981-9038 BEAUTIFUL GREENE COUNTY!

3 BR, 1 bath, 960 SF home in Ruckersville. Established neighborhood. Privacy fence & nice large trees. LR has hardwood floors & flue. Eat in kitchen w/ wood cabinets, formica tops & laundry area. Nice storage shed in back yard. Great location 10 min. To Charlottesville. Asking $119,000. Mls # 504753.

JUNE WARD SEAY 434-286-3139 • 434-981-9038

1421 Dogwood Road • Your chance to own a designers home! Currently featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine for bathroom design! • Stately brick home on a large shady lot loaded with outdoor spaces! • Over 4200 sq ft including a 900 sq ft sunroom! Simply amazing home! Call for your personal tour!

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13 GLEN VALLEY DR OLD TRAIL PAT MLS# 501091 $364,800

119 MORGAN CT HUNTLEY DET MLS# 501891 $419,900



102 LONGWOOD DR LONGWOOD ATH MLS# 484693 $239,900

2057 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY ATH 1119 CAMBRIDGE HILL LN MLS# 500083 $288,200 GLENMORE PDT MLS# 498157 $826,825 2054 AVINITY LOOP AVINITY PAT Charlottesville MLS# 487263 $289,900 102 LONGWOOD DR

650 EIGHT WOODS LN fluvanna KENRIDGE ATH 40 ROBINS CT MLS# 496838 $599,900 SYCAMORE SQUARE DET MLS# 504303 $239,500 646 BAYWICK CIR OLD TRAIL ATH 871 JUSTIN DR LONGWOOD ATH MLS# 491033 $628,925 SYCAMORE SQUARE DET 1080 OLD TRAIL DR You don’t even have MLS# 484693 $239,900 MLS# 504154 $339,900 OLD TRAIL ATH 6643 WELBOURNE LN MLS# 494797 $308,277 But you should try to surround yourself with as much fluvanna talent as possible on the field...and in your neighborhood. EnOLD TRAIL DET 35 OLD HOMESTEAD CIR couraging and accepting diversity in your community 21708 JAMES MADISON HWY DET 13 GLEN VALLEY DR MLS# 503613 $636,900 LAKE MONTICELLO will promote a greater sense of engagement, better prepare your children for the global community they will inhabit... MLS# 505753 $480,000 OLD TRAIL PAT NONE PDT give us all a richer life. To better understand how neighborhood diversity will benefit you and your family, please log onto MLS# 501091 $364,800 MLS# 505508 $369,000 5309 RAVEN STONE RD FOOTHILL CROSSING DET 21708 JAMES MADISON HWY Piedmont Housing Alliance’s Fair Housing Program 434-817-2436. GREENE 2819 SHANNON GLEN CT MLS# 500632 $664,000 NONE PDT MLS# 505508 $369,000 WILLOW GLEN DET 130 LONGFORD DR MLS# 502381 $429,900 WEXFORD DET 2461 PENDOWER LN MLS# 495549 $398,000 GLENMORE DET GREENE 650 EIGHT WOODS LN MLS# 503423 $799,900 130 LONGFORD DR KENRIDGE ATH WEXFORD DET louisa MLS# 496838 $599,900 56 BEAR ISLAND PKWY MLS# 495549 $398,000 6782 WELBOURNE LN DET SPRING CREEK DET OLD TRAIL 37 WEXFORD RIDGE RD 646 BAYWICK CIR MLS# 492369 $497,300 MLS# 502962 $898,525 WEXFORD DET OLD TRAIL ATH MLS# 501463 $399,000 MLS# 491033 $628,925 2293 WHITTINGTON DR


PAVILIONS AT PANTOPS ATH MLS# 502237 $289,900 louisa 56 BEAR ISLAND PKWY SPRING CREEK DET 3 PENDOWER LN MLS# 492369 $497,300 GLENMORE PDT Albemarle 5309 RAVEN STONE RD MLS# 495984 $519,900 2057 AVINITY LOOP FOOTHILL CROSSING DET Nelson AVINITY ATH MLS# 500632 $664,000 MLS# 500083 $288,200 1119 CAMBRIDGE HILL LN 141 EAGLES CT CONDOS GLENMORE PDT WINTERGREEN CND 2461 PENDOWER LN 2054 AVINITY LOOP MLS# 498157 $826,825 MLS# 505253 $159,900 GLENMORE DET AVINITY PAT MLS# 503423 $799,900 MLS# 487263 $289,900 6643 WELBOURNE LN OLD TRAIL DET MLS# 503613 $636,900

6782 WELBOURNE LN OLD TRAIL DET MLS# 502962 $898,525

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1080 OLD TRAIL DR OLD TRAIL ATH MLS# 494797 $308,277


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764 JEFFERSON DR Fantastic home, move-in ready- Must See! So much space inside! 4 BRs, 3 full baths. Great rm with tile floors, vaulted ceilings & gas fp. Kitchen w/large pantry & updated appliances(‘09).Walk out to extra large back deck.Lower level features workshop, laundry rm, den, craft rm & HUGE family rm/Billiards rm. Beautifully landscaped, semi-private, fenced yard w/stream that crosses the property. NEW energy efficient HVAC 5/2012. Updated lighting and plumbing fixtures throughout. And Much More! Price $210,000 | MLS# 505734 JEN SAMPLE, REALTOR® 434-989-9246 • Directions: From Main gate, turn right on Jefferson. House on left.

All information deemed accurate 2539 WOODLAND DR as of 10:30 a.m. Friday, January NONE ATH 25th 2013 as per CAAR MLS MLS# 504872 $399,900 Open House data.


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

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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 85 years Of trust, traditiOn, and Market leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 www.rOywheeler.COM



Hosting Agent: Sharon Wood


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Hosting Agent: Ginny Barefoot


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Hosting Agent: Dan Conquest

ONE LEVEL Greene County home, close to Albemarle line, shows like new! Interior boasts fresh paint, new flooring throughout. Light-filled residence with vaulted ceilings, skylights and walk-in closet in master suite. Close to NGIC, Research Park and shopping. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths on almost 1 acre lot. $225,900. Ginny Barefoot, 531-7864. (505377) Ginny Barefoot, 531-7864. (505377) Directions: Route 29 North toward Ruckersville, left on Frays Mill Road, right on Spring Hill, right on Northridge Road, to cul de sac.



ELEGANT, CUSTOM-BUILT brick home on beautiful lot in gated community. Great floor plan w/finished terrace level. Quality evident throughout with hardwood floors, gourmet eat-in kitchen, FR w/FP, screened porch and incredible yard! Popular schools, fabulous location convenient to shopping & airport. $795,000.

UVA DUPLEX. Near Grounds, Hospital and bus line this attractive side-byside duplex is rented on one side and newly remodeled on the other. Perfect for student housing and investment. Each unit has 4/5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, and finished basements. Live on one side, income on the other! $399,900.

IMMACULATE SPLIT BEDROOM DESIGN HOME. Open floor plan with soaring ceilings in living area. Enjoy watching nature from within the large screened in porch. $284,000. 531-9581. (505714)

Directions: Take Earlysville Road north from Hydraulic to Right into Walnut Hills subdivision, Left on Redwood then Left on Heather Field. Home at end of cul de sac on right.

Directions: From JPA turn on Cleveland to right on Woodland to property on right. INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELS.

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 right.

Time: 1-4 pm

Hosting Agent: Sherry Orrell

Mike Peters 951-5119/981-3995. (504749,872)


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Hosting Agent: Gerri Russell 531-9581. (505714)


E & NS SU AT ND UR AY DA Y Denise Ramey 434-960-4333 (504064)

Time: 1-4 pm Hosting Agent: Mike Peters

CHARMING 3BR/2BA BRICK bungalow conveniently located in Rugby Hills. Popular Venable school district. Owners added detached garage w/floored storage above, just replaced kitchen flooring & recently replaced the roof. Hardwood floors throughout. Corner lot with fenced back yard. $219,900. Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (506171) Directions: 250 bypass to Rugby. Turn onto Westwood just off the bypass. Coming from Rose Hill go east on Rugby and turn right onto Westwood.


Time: 2-4 pm

Hosting Agent: Matthew Woodson

DECEMBER COMPLETION. This upgraded “Berkshire” model has hardwood floors, granite counters, gas fireplace, builtin cabinets, 9’ ceilings, stainless steel appliances, 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths - the list goes on and on. $399,000. 960-5187. (501463) 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 right.


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Hosting Agent: Kim Johnson

OWN THIS IMPRESSIVE HOME for as little as $1000 down, no construction loan necessary! Parade of Homes Award winning home plan invites you with large windows, open spaces, high ceilings, elegant fixtures & finishes. Every detail has been considered! Many floor plans are available or I&J can design and build your dream home with you! $369,000. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (505508) Directions: From Zion Crossroads – Rt. 15 South. Cross Rt. 250 and do immediate U turn into parking lot. Look for sign.


BRIGHT, SPACIOUS better than new, Colonial less than 10 minutes to NGIC/DIA is ready for you! Located on cul-de-sac with huge, private, fenced back yard. Bright designer kitchen with custom cabinetry, corian and tile. New bamboo flooring on 1st floor is stunning. The bedrooms are all large with oversized windows for ample sunlight! $239,900. Sharon Wood, 242-6847. (505029) Directions: From Charlottesville, 29 North to a right on Carpenters Mill Road( Rt 616@May Supply Store), 2nd Left on Ruckersville Heights Road to house on right in cul-de-sac.


Time: 12-5 pm

Hosting Agent: Kay Sands

PERFECT LOCATION. Minutes to the downtown walking mall, UVA & the hospital, close to I64, & PVCC. Built in 1948 and well-kept, the 1st floor has 3BR/1BA, living room, dining area, and spacious kitchen. Large rear deck across the width of the house. Downstairs has a family room, kitchen area and half bath. Large lot with rental cottage.

$272,500. Kay Sands, 825-6129. (505174)

Directions: 5th Street Ext. past I64 to left on Stagecoach Road to house on left.

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Historic Downtown Office

BHG Real Estate III’s Top Producer for 2011



Wonderful location for this 4 or 5 BR home on a secluded lot. Enjoy nature from every window. Home Office or 5th BR with private access. Formal LR and DR. Kitchen opens to Fam Rm with fireplace. Plenty of storage and fresh paint throughout - this home is “move-in” ready!



Conveniently located between Ivy and Foxfield, in the Meriwether Lewis school district, bucolic “Meadow Run” offers a light-filled Primary Residence plus Guest Cottage and old Barn on 8.6 acres. So peaceful, yet neighbors are within a comfortable distance. Custom designed and built one-owner Home features three fireplaces, 4 BRs + 3 full Bathrms, formal LR and DR, numerous built-ins and 2-story Foyer. This is a very unique offering!

Many recent improvements including fresh paint. Nice offering in popular community located near UVA and its Medical Center - City Bus stops in front. Lots of natural light. Screened Porch/Florida Room plus formal LR and DR, and Family Rm with fireplace. Great value per SF. Neat and clean - shows well and won’t last!

Spacious and comfortable, this well-maintained home offers formal and informal rooms, 5 BR’s, 3 full Bathrms, lovely Sun Rm, Family Rm with fireplace and a 3-car, detached Garage. Abundant Storage. Mature, 2-Acre lot with Pool conveniently located in established neighborhood. Excellent value!

Offered for $449,000

New Price of $975,000

Offered for $284,900

Offered for $439,000



813 E. Jefferson Street • Office: 434-977-3033 Call Toll Free: 800-277-3033 • email:

New to the Market HOLLY HILL in GREENE CO! Better than new! Full of tasteful options! Entertain in luxury & style! 3 min to NGIC/DIA, 6 min to shopping, 20 min to Downtown Cville. Gourmet kitchen w/cherry cabinets, stainless appl., double ovens, lots of counters, breakfast nook, hardwood floors. 4 Lg BR. Master suite: tiled shower, lg walkin closet. Open cathedral foyer, lots of natural light. Full fin. basement w/surround sound home theater, tiled shower in full BA, exercise rm. Oversized deck. $290,000 or RENTTO-OWN $1800/MO.MLS#505515


CARRIAGE HILL Beautiful upgraded & private 2 BR/2 BA end-unit in Carriage Hill. Features stainless appl., granite counter tops & maple cabinets in kitchen, great room w/ vaulted ceiling & light beech hardwood flooring, master suite w/ att. BA & HUGE closet. Private balcony looks out over woods. Extensive amenties, incl clubhouse, pool, workout room, dog parks, reserved parking & more! Min. to downtown, UVa, Martha Jefferson, & I64. MLS#506060, $199,000

BARBARA FROST 434-960-4921


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14 KIOWA LN, LAKE MONTICELLO Charming Ranch. Fantastic price. Beautiful & practical. Rose trees on large corner lot. Mint condition. Split bedrm floor plan. Watch family room gas fireplace from dining room. Walk-in master closet. Kitchen has ample counterspace, track lighting, skylight, gas cooking, huge pantry. Finished bsmt + 2 car garage w/custom storage on wheels. Fenced back yard. 12x12 rear deck. Driveway widened & paved 2010. 10x12 shed built in 2011. 2009 new dishwasher & disposal. Fresh painted. MLS#505435, $165,000 434-531-5351

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Judy Savage and Tara Savage, owners and agents with RE/MAX Assured Properties, have been presented with the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors highly successful agents who have sold over $100,000,000 worth of real estate during their association with RE/

MAX. Less than one percent of the RE/ MAX network achieves this prestigious award. Judy Savage has been working in the real estate industry for more than 27 years and opened RE/MAX Assured Properties in 2001. She has extensive experience in residential home sales, new construction sales, and property management. Among her achievements


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Judy & Tara Savage Earn RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award

become one of the most productive and effective real estate teams in the area. They have seen the market highs and lows, and have continued to serve their clients and community well. “We are honored to have both achieved this prestigious award,” said Tara Savage. “The relationships we have with our clients is the mainstay of our business, it’s what keeps us at the top year after year, and so we thank our loyal clients for their business and referrals. We could not be successful without them.”


Lovely 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Cape Cod on 1/2 acre in the country. Approx 2200 s.f. First Floor Master has 2 skylights. Hardwood floors & brick Fireplace with nice insert. Full bsmt makes a GREAT gameroom. Landscaped patio with water garden. Large garage. BEST VALUE IN CROZET. $209,000

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are 2008 CAAR President, 2004 CAAR REALTOR® of the Year, and 1998 REALTOR® of the Year. Tara Savage joined her mother in real estate business in 1997, the same year she was named 1997 CAAR Rookie of the Year. Since then she has sold hundreds of homes in the Charlottesville area, has earned numerous designations and awards and is consistently in the top one percent of REALTORS nationwide in sales. Judy and Tara formed “The Savage Team” in 2002 and combined forces to

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Fantastic downtown 1 BR condo - top floor w/great views & lots of natural light. Minutes from downtown mall. Bamboo flooring, elevator and reserved parking space. MLS# 506009, $242,500. Glenda Howard, 434.981.0839

Move in ready w/many upgrades. Lowmaintenance living & luxury lifestyle at Sycamore Square. Owners suite with huge walk in closet, designer kitchen, hardwood flooring. MLS# 506122, $149,500. Jamie White, 434.906.3944

Large 4BR house, fin. bsmnt located N of Hollymead Town Cntr, CHO airport, DiA, NGiC. MBR, sitting room, hrdwd, bay windows, intercom/stereo system. MLS# 505325, $313,400. Brad Conner, 434.953.8124


ESMONT Affordable home in good condition, in private setting on 1.8 acres in S. Albemarle. One level living w/2 BRs, 1 BA, large yard. Just min from Howardsville & James River. MLS# 503573, $62,500. Carter Montague, 434.951.7156

Best Buy in exclusive gated community w/golf course. 15 min to Cville/40 min to Short Pump. Bsmnt & Garage. Exc condition. Golf membership separate from HOA. MLS# 504301, $179,900 MLS# Carol Costanzo, 434.962.1419

FANTASTIC VALUE! Contemporary w/ open floor plan, soaring stone FP, cathedral ceilings & clerestory windows! Lower level has office, study, full BA, fam rm, 2 car garage. MLS# 486852, $240,000. Alice Nye Fitch, 434.981.4562



Private location on 1 acre in lovely neighborhood, near C’ville amenities. Walk to Barracks Rd shops & UVA. Deck overlooks woods & creek. Space for ext family. Many updates+3-car garage. Yates Nobles, 996.0888 MLS# 498232, $1,100,000



Secluded compound w/2 homes on 41 wooded acres. Multiple decks/porches & windows. Workshop/garage w/apt, 1540 fin. sq.ft., decks & porches. Wooded, 2 creeks. MLS# 499133, $699,000. Carter Montague, 434. 962.3419


Private view of woods w/deck & creek. Neutral colors, tiled BAs & hrdwd flrs. Wood stove, ss appliances. Family rm, full Ba, & utility rm on lower level. Unfin.area for workshop/storage. MLS# 502048, $199,900. Carla Myrtle, 434.962.8913


Spacious & in beautiful condition! Two-Story Family Room w/FP, opens to deck & privacy. Bright Kit w/granite & stainless. Lg MA suite, + 3 BRs, study & media rm. MLS# 500166, $539,900. The Glenmore Team, 434.951.7160


Duplex for sale - both leased. 2315 leased thru 9/30/2012 & 2317 leased thru 6/30/2012. Convenient and close to everything! This is a perfect opportunity for an investor! MLS# 493755, $279,900. Jan Bas van Beek, 951.7134


Extensively renovated 1920’s home near Dtown/UVA Hospital. Updated plumbing/ electric, refin. hrdwd flrs, new ext.decking/ stairs, new paint, appliances, water heater, & more. Off st prking MLS# 501791, $269,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446 CAAR Real Estate Weekly


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664 acres. A blend of rolling pasture, hardwood forest, & best views in area. 3 homes on property, barns, & homesite overlooking stocked 5 acre lake. $4,900,000. Carter Montague, 951.7156


Gorgeous home boasts interior filled w/FPs, impressive Kit leading to 2-story great rm, screened porch, lg MBR/BA, upstairs play area w/4 BRs (3 w/att. BAs) lg unfin bsmnt. MLS# 504812, $749,000 Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446

RUCKERSViLLE Lovingly maintained. Sunroom & wood burning FP in GR room. Updates incl. heat pump, wood flooring, deck, kit appliances. Nearly level lot w/mtn views. Det. 2 car garage. MLS# 505513, $189,900. Carol Costanzo, 434.962.1419


Custom built Barry Meade Home on 2 acre lot w/5BR, 3 1/2 BA, formal LR/ DR, gas FP. Lg MBR w/FP. Walk-out terrace level with beautifully landscaped yard. MLS# 497349, $625,000. Carol Carder, 434.242.0459

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Custom Home TO BE BUiLT by Kingma Developers, between Keswick Club & Glenmore. inviting cottage detailing w/floor plan to match. EarthCraft cert. Geothermal. MLS#499123, $425,000. Deborah Kingma, 434.242.4592


Newly remodeled on 1.64 acres. Great Rm w/open LR/DR. Vaulted ceiling in MBr, new vinyl windows, new carpet/ vinyl flooring. Eat in kitchen 360 view of Blue Ridge Mtns. MLS# 480779, $99,000. Sal Milione, 434.882.4000


Blue Ridge views from this custom home. Unique design w/hrdwd & stone floors, granite counters, high ceilings, stone & marble FPs, & full unfin. bsmnt. 5 acres, barn - potential for horses. MLS# 502489, $899,900. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446


Versatile great rm plan, 1st floor MBR, whirlpool BA, full fin. bsmnt. Gas heat & appliances. Wrap-around deck, fenced rear yard, shed. Hiking trails close by! MLS# 502519, $274,900. Alice Nye Fitch, 434.981.4562


One level home, hrdwd floors, cathedral ceilings, & stunning Kit. MBR w/trey ceilings, private BA, jetted tub & double vanity. Lg LR w/stone hearth FP, natural light. 2 car garage & storage. MLS# 505175. $229,000. Kyle Olson, 540.649.4131

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WESTERN ALBEMARLE One level living, 2 BRs & small office/ 3rd BR/nursery. Open floorplan, screened porch & deck. Huge laundry rm/pantry/mud rm & level 2 acre lot w/space for gardening. MLS# 504454, $259,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446



Prime, convenient location. Private back yard w/pond, rock & vegetable gardens, walking trails. Storage shed, 2 car garage w/workbnch & attic storage. No HOA Fees! MLS# 505459, $220,000. Carol Costanzo, 434.962.1419


7.20 ac. parcel located between Dunlora & Belvedere. Opportunity for investor/ developer. Water/sewer/natural gas available. Single or multi-family units. MLS# 484140, $1,300,000. Edwina St.Rose, 434.284.0094

Opportunity to live in a rural preservation community in N. Albemarle Co. Mixture of hrdwd & pine. Tranquil community lake ideal for fishing & water views. MLS# 493854, $195,000. Anita Dunbar, 434.981.1421



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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Beautiful nearly level wooded site. Plans available for Arts & Crafts design to be built. Enjoy peaceful tranquility & exceptional amenities of Keswick Club. MLS# 499907, $355,000. Rives Bailey, 434.227.4446


ALL BRICK end unit w/granite counters, 3 story bump-out (brkfast rm, MBR/BA, fin. bsmnt w/space for add’l BR) Spacious MA suite w/walk-in closet, sep soaking tub/shower. MLS# 503334, $309,000. Sasha Farmer, 434.260.1435


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Elegant, casual 6,000 sq ft one owner custom home on 5+ ac. First floor MA suite. Beautiful setting, near Meriwether Lewis. Extensive landscaping. Pool. MLS# 498958, $1,425,000. Trish Owens, 434.825.5393. O/A


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FIRST FLOOR MASTER, 3br, 2.5 ba, Pella windows,new appl., new flooring, 12x22 shed with electricity, Sun Tunnel... Shave off time and save money as you slip away from this lovely home conveniently located to shops and dining. Ignite a fire in the wood burning fireplace; unleash your pet in the fenced in backyard; create a garden spot and establish a playground for the youngest member of your family, Only $239,900. MLS # 503802


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Reduced to $279,990, The Venice...Energy Star Certified and in a choice location convenient to NGIC, shopping, and dining. Spacious rooms, walkin closets, 2nd floor laundry,4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Basement,Garage, 3500 total sqft; built 2009. MLS # 503684

Marvin Caish 434-760-0063

Affinity Group

1770 Timberwood Blvd. Suite 101 Charlottesville, VA 22911

Immaculate, maintained and move-in ready. This home will delight you with possibilities: Four bedrooms plus a bonus room, second living room or formal dining room, backyard play or gardening. Many tasteful improvements have been completed including an all new kitchen, wood floors, dining room/playroom addition and rear deck. Detached shed, crawl space, and interior hall closets, double closets + entire storage room offer an abundance of places for your stuff. Cul-de-sac location. Make your move! MLS 502620 | Price $214,900

Kelly Lindauer 434.249.1063

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Great Starter or Retirement Home

85 Greene Lea Drive, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms • Living Room, Dining Room • Kitchen, Laundry, & Patio • Swimming Pool & Large Deck • Large Family Room with Flue • Lots of Storage; Nicely Landscaped • 2,195 Finished, 209 Unfinished Square Feet • Minutes to Rt. 29 & NGIC MLS # 505779 | $217,500

Wonderful Intergenerational Home

24 Marjorie Lane, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms • Living Room, Dining Room • Kitchen, Laundry and Large Deck • 2 Bonus Rooms, 2nd Kitchen, Office, Large Family Room • Oversized Garage & Patio; Nicely Landscaped • 2,728 Finished Square Feet, 392 Unfinished Square Feet • Minutes to Rt. 29 & 607 & NGIC MLS # 500610 | $269,900

Barbara Seidler 434.960.2102

Greene County:

stop on the way to the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. The Courthouse still houses Greene County’s trials and other court cases. According to the Virginia Landmarks Register, the Courthouse is a polished representative of an important group of Roman Revival courthouses scattered throughout Virginia’s Piedmont region. It was erected in 1838 and follows the standard temple-form format with a properly executed Doric entablature. The Courthouse was heavily damaged by fire in 1979, but the exterior survived intact. The interior has since been restored. The Old Greene County Jail, built in 1838 and located on Court Square in the center of Stanardsville next to the Courthouse, is now the home of the Greene County Historical Society Museum.

A Wonderful Place to Work and Live Greene County has been growing steadily, with many new developments keeping pace with the influx of residents. Its ideal location makes it a rising center for service industries, By Joanne DiMaggio

including defense and security services, as well as a prime location for retail and light industrial development, travel-related industry such as bed and breakfasts, hotels, and wineries. There is a tremendous spirit of entrepreneurship in Greene County, with major areas of commercial and business growth along its US 29 North corridor, between Ruckersville and Albemarle County, and the US 33 West corridor between Ruckersville and Stanardsville. “Because of the lack of railroad, airport, or waterways, the county doesn’t typically fair well with traditional manufacturing or distribution type of business on a large scale,” said Matthew Woodson, REALTOR with Roy Wheeler Realty Co. – Greene. “It is, however, in a unique position for office expansion for government & contractor services, medical research, and technology research related business.” There are a diverse number of housing opportunities in Greene, including several unique communities. Greene County is not only attracting first-time homebuyers and young families, but it’s also home to a significant retiree population, thanks to Four Seasons, a 55+ community convenient with a lavish club house containing a work out center, indoor pool, bar & lounge, billiards

Schools Score High Greene County Public Schools (GCPS) educates 2,925 children in grades PreK through 12 in one primary school, two elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one technical school. Greene County Public Schools has five Nationally Board Certified Teachers; 84 percent of the division’s professional staff has a masters or doctoral degree, while 98.87 percent of its professional teaching staff is considered “highly qualified.” Green County continued on pg. 14



he goal of every county in central Virginia is to find a way to safeguard its rural, pastoral aesthetics while attracting non-intrusive businesses to keep its economy thriving. Greene County does this especially well. Listed by Money Magazine as one of the “100 best places to live” and located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Skyline Drive, Greene County is one of the most beautiful counties in the Commonwealth. Greene County was named for Nathanael Greene, one of the most trusted generals of the Revolutionary army and a friend and comrade-in-arms of Washington. The modern history of Greene County began in August 1716. Numerous land grants and birthrights were given to settlers in the 18th century, the most famous of which was made to William Monroe, a farmer and later namesake of several Greene County Schools. The present courthouse stands on land donated in 1838 by Robert Stanard, creating Stanardsville as the County Seat and making it the only incorporated town within the county. The town of Stanardsville itself is both a State and National Historic District. Incorporated in 1794, it was once a stagecoach

room, and more. There is also a Senior Center located below the new PVCC satellite facility in Stanardsville. Woodson has been a lifelong resident of Greene County, so he has been an eyewitness to the population and retail growth in the Ruckersville area. Woodson has been selling real estate since 2005 and says Greene County appeals to buyers for a number of reasons, including its “rural characteristics (i.e. views, farm land), expanding retail amenities, convenient commute access to points north and south.” Currently, there are approximately 150 properties for sale in Greene County. “New construction communities of Wexford, Greenecroft, and Hancock Farms have shared the most success over the past year,” said Woodson. “Other communities like Guilford Farms, Cardinal Forest, and Barrington Place are positioned to make gains in 2013.” Woodson added that over the past year or two, homes price under $200k and new construction above $300k have had the best sales, while existing homes priced above $225 continue to be sluggish. Nonetheless, he has seen an increase in the number of families targeting Greene County as their new home site. “Over the past few years, Greene County has enjoyed sales from relocation of government and government contractor employees to the National Ground Intelligence facility just south of Ruckersville in Albemarle County,” he said. “First time home buyers continue to be a large sector of sales due to the value buyers find in Greene vs. Albemarle County.”

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GCPS has a lot to be proud of:

Guildford Farms • Home sites from 2-3 acres • Incredible Mountain Views • 16 lots to choose from • Environmentally friendly conservation development • 10 Acres of natural areas including “River Walk Pathway” • Bring your own builder Lot Prices $99,000 MLS#435023

105 Middlebury Ln, Greenecroft • 4 Bedroom and 3 ½ Baths • First Floor Master • Over 3,100 finished square feet & 2 car garage • Custom Kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances • $17,400 below Assessment! • Many ENERGY EFFICIENT features • $355,900 MLS# 505412

The class of 2012 had 36 Commonwealth Scholars & 43 Early College Scholars. Seventy-eight percent of the class of 2012 will continue their formal education after high school. Class of 2012 collectively earned over 850 college credits through PVCC and Advanced Placement classes prior to graduating from high school. The class of 2012 earned an impressive $1.3 million in scholarships. Marlene Rombach and Katie Brunelle were recognized as Educators of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year. William Monroe Middle School dominated National History Day competition at state and national levels. William Monroe Academy had a successful first year and will add additional courses for the 2012-2013 school year. Students in this program learn skills as well as core content through different learning experiences, field trips, service learning, etc. National Merit Finalist at William Monroe High School. William Monroe Dragons baseball team won state championship. Fifty-four percent of the class of 2012 earned advanced study diploma. New Athletics and Performing Arts facilities. Rachel’s Challenge implemented to promote kindness and respect. One hundred and thirty-seven students earned Industry Certification at the Greene County Technical Center/William Monroe High School. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) History Teacher of the Year at William Monroe Middle School. “As a past graduate of Greene County Schools and the parent of two children that currently attend, I have been pleased with the education provided,” said Woodson.

Something For Everyone

Valley View Estates • 3.64 Acres Lot #22 • Includes onsite well • Perk test complete • Great building site! • Just Reduced to $69,000 MLS # 473995

Ginger Slavic

434-981-0118 - Cell Licensed to Sell Real Estate in the Commonwealth of Virginia

There is no shortage of things to do, places to go, and people to see in and around Greene County. The area has an abundance of vineyards, including Autumn Hill Vineyards, Kilaurwen Winery and Stone Mountain, giving wine enthusiasts more than their share of wine tasting venues. For antiquers, Greene County is a treasure-trove of great finds. Just examine the many shops that are along US 29 and US 33 and you’ll see there’s no shortage of quality antique and collectible shops to browse on a Sunday

afternoon. The Antiquer’s Mall has over 200 shops representing 120 dealers and many consigners with over 25,000 square feet of quality antiques, collectibles, furniture and accessories. In April, there is the Discover Virginia Wine Festival, featuring some of the finest Virginia wineries, a local microbrewery, gourmet food vendors, artisan crafters and local musicians; followed by the annual Strawberry Festival in early June. The Fourth of July Parade is an authentic small-town America gathering in historic downtown Stanardsville, including the reading of the Declaration of Independence and musical performances. The Greene County Fair in late July/ early August has music, carnival rides, homemade food and craft exhibits, as well as farm animal auctions, great fair food and much more can be enjoyed by the whole family. For history buffs, the annual Battle of Stanardsville Reenactment in September brings the sights and sounds of the Civil War alive in the fields of Greene County. Next comes the annual Chili Cook Off in November, followed by the Parade of Lights down Main Street in Stanardsville over the Christmas holidays.

Parks and Recreation Abound The Greene County Department of Parks & Recreations offers a variety of year-round indoor and outdoor activities. The fall/winter program guide features such activities as a youth soccer program; cheerleading; basketball; football; field hockey; wrestling; volleyball; martial arts; fitness programs; and a number of leisure classes covering painting and cooking. A number of day and excursion trips are also offered, as are special interest activities including mother/son and father/ daughter dances. The Greene County Community Park has 67 acres of walking trails, a picnic shelter, a playground, soccer fields, a Frisbee golf course and more.

RUCKERSVILLE - Panoramic Blue Ridge Mtn views from this gorgeous 44+ ac. property located 20 miles N of C’ville. Quality-built 10,000+ fin. sq.ft., feat. a bright open floorplan, 1st-fl mstr suite, his/her offices, exercise/game room, soaring ceilings, 3 wet bars, 4 FP’s, architectural details incl. arched doorways, custom built-in cabinets & shelving, wine cellar & indoor pool. 45KW emerg. propane generator. Mostly open, gently rolling land. Stunning setting! Built by GREER & ASSOCIATES. MLS#504229, $2,995,000

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And for campers, Heavenly Acres Campground, located off Route 33 just two miles east on Route 230, is open year-round. Greene County has numerous hotels, motels, inns, B&Bs, cabins and guesthouses. The Best Western on US 29 in Ruckersville has a 24-hour business center, an 1800 sq. ft. fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor heated pool. Located in the Tierney Plaza, the Best Western anchors several other businesses, including Lord Hardwicke’s Restaurant and Pub, Anytime Gym and Dunkin Donuts, and Roy Wheeler Realtors. Inns, such as the Lafayette Inn built in 1840, combine history with modern convenience. And for a rustic getaway, the Lydia Mountain Log Cabins provide a unique and intimate hideaway in a 122-acre privately owned mountain bordering the Shenandoah National Park. Woodson says Greene County is one of the up and coming home sites in central Virginia. “Greene County is a growing community striving to broaden its tax base with commercial/retail growth, all while preserving the beauty and way of life remembered by its longtime residents.” n

GREENE 111 EARTH WAY DR MOUNTAIN VIEW Possibilities! Two possible dwellings on 5.04 acres in need of finishing or completing as you like. Old barn (once lived in) on property. MLS#503972, only $129,900. Call JIMMY MORRIS 434.960.7571

57 MAIN ST Main Street, StanardsvillePRICE REDUCED PLEASE COME LOOK. INVESTORS too!! Historic brick 2 story home on Main Street Stanardsville in the center of everything! Converted to 3 rental units rebuilt in 2012. Some beautiful hardwood floors. MLS#504331, $169,900.

Call RICHARD HERRING 434-960 7800

Herring Auction & Realty 434.985.3906

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The Rapidan Wildlife Preserve is a popular place for wildlife and fishrelated activities, as well as hiking, camping and nature photography. Greene County is known as the gateway to the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive, which crosses a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Shenandoah National Park is accessible by Route 33 as well as by Skyline Drive. The Park offers many opportunities for camping, hiking, cycling, biking, fishing, bird watching, and casual strolls. The 105-mile Skyline Drive winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the Shenandoah National Park and provides priceless views of the luxurious rolling landscape to the east and the west. Greene County golfers have the Greene Hills Club, a private 18-hole golf club with a golf shop, driving range, putting green, restaurant, pool and tennis courts; and the Highlands Golf Park & Pirate Pete’s Mini Golf—a top 100 Golf Range including a 300+ yard driving range and a fun 18-hole miniature golf course. There are a number of local biking loops that meander through some of the most scene routes in Greene County.


Stephen Mclean| 434.981.1863

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Farm, EstatE and rEsidEntial BrokErs

awesome views of the Blue ridge mountains from this upgraded 3,658 finished square feet. Well sited on 5.3 acres w/ lovely stream & pasture land in front. in the rear is a perfect garden spot. Property works for livestock. $690,000 c dammann (434)981-1250 #488089

ivY vallEY-superb and spacious 6 Br brick georgian; over 11,000 sq/ft offering quality construction, moderate technology; finished with beautiful materials and details; Blue ridge views and mintues to town. Well priced at $1,795,000. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076.

BluE acrE - award-winning 5 Br contemporary, 144 or 190 acres. Breathtaking pastoral and Blue ridge views. see website: Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076.

JamEs rivEr FrontagE - Wonderful 463+/- acre farm with approximately one mile of frontage on the James river. dungannon Farm includes tenant houses, sheds, a pond, gorgeous pastoral, mountain and river views, complete privacy and a scenic rural setting. $2,250,000. mls #503312 steve mclean (434) 295-1131.

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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. $745,000. mls #493483 steve mclean (434) 981-1863.

ivY oaks - wonderful 4 bedroom house privately situated on 2 acres in ivy. minutes west of the city limits, convenient to schools, shopping $449,000. charlotte dammann (434)981-1250 #486644

shEEP crEEk Farm - spectacular mountain retreat situated on 96 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.

Exceptional rivanna reservoir property. 10 minutes to uva. direct water access & mountain views, 10.5 acres. vintage log cabins in a modern family retreat, pool, additional building site. $1,295,000 434-284-2105. mls # 505609.

hightoP drivE - Exquisite farmhouse-style residence, designed by dalgliesh gilpin Paxton architects, to be built on a spectacular 37+ acre lot w/unparalleled pastoral & mountain views at Bundoran Farm, appx. 15 minutes south of charlottesville & uva. stunning 1st floor master wing, soaring ceilings, 2 fireplaces & attractive, high-quality finishes throughout. 2-car garage w/equipment bay connected to main house by a breezeway w/1 Br, 1 Ba guest quarters above. $3,995,000. mls #505875 steve mclean (434) 295-1131.

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)981-0076 #496416

madison county - the 74+/- acres is both open & wooded. create a weekend retreat or full time country home convenient to charlottesville and dc. $625,000 charlotte dammann (434)981-1250. #489895

kEsWick EstatEs - tremendous views of Paradise lake and the golf course beyond from this 2.2 acre lot. custom build on a spectacular lot with water frontage and adjacent open space. $595,000 charlotte dammann (434)981-1250 #463335

ivY arEa - Pristine 3.7 ac. w/superbly-built cedar and stucco contemporary, over 3400 fin. sq./ft. open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, massive stone fireplace, warm modern kitchen, main level master, huge elevated deck and spacious screened porch, much more. mls #500006. $649,000. Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076

503 FaulconEr drivE - charlottEsvillE, virginia 22903 PhonE (434) 295-1131 Fax (434) 293-7377 Email: - WEBsitE:

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BlandEmar Farm EstatEs - the setting is exceptional with bold mountain views, beautiful streams and hardwood forest and lovely open pasture land. andrew middleditch, 981-1410.

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.

remarkable home with more than enough space for the whole family! Quality built with private back yard and community access to the reservoir. Walk out basement has kitchenette & full bathroom. gail hubbard (434)242-7073. #502934

rivanna rivEr FrontagE! Priced to sell! nearly 100 acres of raw land has many possibilities. conveniently located only 20 mins from charlottesville. Wildlife abundant. $275,000. call Will Faulconer(434) 987-9455. mls#502205

Fox ridgE Farm - spectacular 200+ acre country estate offers extensive equestrian facilities, complete privacy, extensive frontage on moorman’s river & sweeping Blue ridge mtn. views. Elegant brick manor home, pool, pool house, multiple residences/cottages. numerous outbuildings, 6 ponds, trails. $12,950,000. mls #503593 steve mclean (434) 295-1131.

Wonderful 123 acre farm adjoining the north Fork of the hardware river less than 20 minutes to charlottesville. Property has several creeks, attractive pine and hardwood forests, lovely fertile bottomland and 30 or 40 acres of pasture land. long road frontage,great location and loads of potential. $845,000 steve mclean (434)981-1863. #505550

WavErlEY hill - this magnificent historic 2.5-story brick georgian revival-style manor home, c. 1929, is being offered to the public for the 1st time since its inception! gorgeous Blue ridge views! Beautiful gardens. $1,195,000 steve mclean (434)981-1863 mls#500831

sWEEPing BluE ridgE mtn viEWs - Quality-built 10,000+ sq.ft. residence nestled on over 44 parklike acres, 20 miles north of charlottesville. Bright open floorplan, soaring ceilings, superb architectural details, wine cellar, theater room & indoor swimming pool. $2,995,000. steve mclean (434) 981-1863. mls #504229

an exceptional traditional home, built by expert craftsmen, mission home Builders, and recently upgraded and remodeled by the current owners. this beautiful home is 3 miles from town, off garth road in inglecress. Features include: magnificent gourmet kitchen with superb appliances, cabinets and granite countertops, an adjoining family room with stone fireplace, large screened porch, generous master suite and much more! $1,195,000 mls#506090 call Jim Faulconer (434) 981-0076

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.

EstatE ParcEl - Wonderful 21 acre elevated parcel in northwestern albemarle offering unparalleled mountain views & complete privacy. attractive mix of open & wooded land, long frontage on the lynch river & well in place. $295,000. andrew middleditch (434)981-1410. #505940

stony Point. like new. hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, two fireplaces, 3 bedrooms, bonus bedroom/office, 2.5 baths, upgrades include: new hvac, new roof, whole-house-generator, fenced yard, extensive decking. mls 502746. $269,000. call Elizabeth Feil matthews, 1-434-284-2105

Zions crossroads, louisa-6 acre site, multibuilding warehouse/manufacturing complex with various tenants, Plus plan for new additional free standing 26,000 office warehouse. #481537 tim michel (434)960-1124

503 FaulconEr drivE - charlottEsvillE, virginia 22903 PhonE (434) 295-1131 Fax (434) 293-7377 Email: - WEBsitE:


Looking for a house with value?

Move in ready, min. to Route 29, easy commute to NGIC, DIA, Research Park, Hollymead Towncenter, Charlottesville AND priced to sell quickly. Lovingly Maintained & recently updated for efficient & comfortable lifestyle. Sunroom & wood burning FP in great room. (2010) updates are the Heat pump, wood flooring, & deck, (2006) kitchen appl. Nearly level lot, w/ mountain views & backs to farm. Oversized, detached two car garage & extensive landscaping. MLS#505513, $189,900.

CAROL COSTANZO 434 962-1419

RUCKERSVILLE NEW PRICE! All of the work has been done for you. Better than new & meticulously maintained by original owner. Custom Built by local builder for a family member. Many upgrades. Picnic by a fern-lined creek. Ride dirt bikes! Neutral colors, tiled baths, & hardwood floors. Wood stove provides cozy warmth. Stainless appliances. Open floor plan. Family room, full bath, and utility room on lower level. Unfinished area for workshop/ storage. Basement ready for mother-in-law apartment. MLS# 502048, $199,900.

In a national survey, 71% of homeowners prefer natural gas heating, 72% prefer natural gas water heating, and 75% prefer natural gas for cooking. This means homes with natural gas appliances generally sell quicker than homes without natural gas appliances.

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A natural gas home sells for 6% more than the average electric home*

* Report on Price Differential of Gas vs. Electric Homes, Nov. 2010, NAHB

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RURAL LIVING YET ONLY 20 MINS TO DOWNTOWN C-VILLE! • 4 BR, 2.5 BA, LR, 1st Floor Master, 2nd Story Family Rm Full Unfin Basement w/Outside Access. 5.18 Acres Bright & Spacious and Move-in Ready MLS# 504124 $188,000

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4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Lots of Natural Light Hdwd Flrs in Foyer, Dining Rm & Living Rm Large Eat-in Kitchen, Fireplace With Gas Logs Large Deck off Family Rm. Over-sized 1 Car Garage Dual Zone Heatpump. Move-in Condition. MLS# 505626 $199,900

JULIE HOLBROOK, 434/989-4415

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Classic 50’s Brick Rancher Two/Three Spacious Bedrooms Lg Living Room & Eat-in Kitchen Family Rm w/FP Hardwood Flrs, Freshly Painted Interior MLS# 503836 $216,500

ROBERT RAMSEY, 434/242-2280

MITCHELL RD, CULPEPER CO. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Bungalow 3.23 Fairly Level Acres Property Sold “As Is” MLS# 504555 $54,550

JULIE HOLBROOK, 434/989-4415


3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Living, Dining & Kitchen w/Vaulted Ceiling Laminate Floors, Oak Cabinets Vinyl Siding. Low Maintenance MLS# 506077 Affordably Priced at $179,925

ROBERT RAMSEY, 434/242-2280


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 $399,900

ROBERT RAMSEY, 434/242-2280



MARGARET RAMSEY, 434/953-7057

JULIE HOLBROOK, 434/989-4415

Gorgeous Home on 2.11 Acs Gourmet Kit w/Granite Countertops & Island 4 BR (1st Flr Master), 3.5 Baths. 4,741 Fin Sq Ft LR w/Rock FP, Blt-in Bookshelves & Cathedral Ceilings 2 Car Garage. MLS# 505181 $575,000

3 BR, 2 Full BA, Hdwd Floors, Ceramic Tile Bsmt Storage w/Outside Entrance Oversized City Lot. Mountain Views Easy Access to I-64, Rts 250 & 340 New Roof & Plumbing in 2008 MLS# 503665 $139,000


5 BR, 3.5 BA. Wonderful Finished Bsmt & Garage Large Deck. Fenced Yard w/Picnic Area & Playground Amish Blt Shed. Easy Access to Schools, Shopping, NGIC & Airport. NO HOA! MLS# 503134 $325,000

MARGARET RAMSEY, 434/953-7057


Walk to the Mall | Currently 3 Apartments Live in One & Rent Out the Other Two Or Easy Conversion Back to Single Family 2900 Plus Finished Sq Ft Built in 1937 & Retains its Original Charm MLS# 503281 $625,000

ROBERT RAMSEY, 434/242-2280


3 BR, 2 BA Plus Lg Great Rm, Eat-in Kit, Den/Fam Rm Private Master Suite Upstairs. Full Walk-out Bsmt Wide Wrap Around Porch. Easy Commute to Ch’ville MLS# 503481 $215,000.

MARGARET RAMSEY, 434/953-7057


Private Lot, 2 Car Garage Well Maintained 3 BR, 2.5 BA Home on 1.05 AC Fam Rm w/FP, Home Office, Eat-in Kit Well Landscaped Back Yard – Nearly Level & Great for Entertaining MLS# 503345 $204,900

JULIE HOLBROOK, 434/989-4415

To DIY or Not to DIY When you know how to do a particular project, especially if you’ve done something similar before, and you have the tools and time and patience to do it, go ahead.

No. Some projects are best left to professionals. Any project involving the actual structure of the house such as moving a wall or installing a skylight should only be done by an experienced person. Also be wary of electrical work (which could cause personal injury or a fire if done incorrectly), plumbing work (where a hidden leak could cause damage months later) and projects on the roof or on a high interior ceiling since falls from ladders are a notorious cause of ER visits. In addition, some improperly done projects can result in voiding of warranties or denial of insurance coverage when problems arise. “When you’re dealing with a leak in a wall, replacing a water heater or anything that requires a building permit, a contractor is the way to go,” says O’Melia. The bottom line is that a great many home projects can be done by careful DIYers. O’Melia concludes, “My grandma always said the only thing you can’t do is what you think you can’t do.”

Remember—even if you’re not undertaking a project—you should be familiar with your home. Everyone should know where the whole-house water shut-off is. Know the location of your electrical service panel and have the fuses or circuit breakers clearly labeled. Safety is crucial. Don’t overlook simple practices like wearing safety goggles, donning ear protection when using noisy tools, having extension cords in good condition, and never disabling safety devices on power tools. Homeowners often take the DIY route to save money, but remember that it’s not always cost effective to use cheap supplies. A $14 gallon of paint requiring three coats is not “cheaper” than a $35 gallon that covers in a single application. Trying to do a job with flimsy or incorrect tools also can be frustrating. Buy quality tools from the start and you’ll have them for a lifetime. Often you can rent or borrow specialized tools for a single project. And before all else fails, be sure to read the instructions for any unfamiliar tools. “The most important thing for any project,” O‘Melia emphasizes, “is knowing exactly what has to be done.” Whether it’s installing under-cabinet lighting in your kitchen, repairing a leaking faucet or replacing a door, the

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Important pointers

first step is to check directions and be sure you have all the tools and “extras” you’ll need. These could include everything from a level, hammer and drill to items like Teflon tape, junction boxes, gaskets, or wax rings. Seek advice from experts at your local hardware or home improvement store, O’Melia continues. If you are replacing or repairing something, take the old parts with you. He points out there is also helpful information on the Internet such as

Consider going ahead with your project if you feel comfortable and have or can rent the necessary tools and supplies, but plan ahead of time to call in a professional if you run into problems.

the website which offers instructions and tutorials on numerous home projects. These include safety pointers, a list of needed items—such as a pencil, stud finder, and screwdriver—and step-by-step directions. There are even videos of many projects. Enlisting an assistant is always a good idea whether the person reads directions, steadies the other end of a shelf, or helps with heavy lifting. n Marilyn Pribus and her husband live in Albemarle Country near Charlottesville. They have installed a whole-house fan, replaced the microwave and repaired toilets. They hired a licensed contractor to construct their home’s screened porch, but did the porch painting themselves to reduce the cost.

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Yes. No. Maybe.

hat is the question. These days most people understand the do-it-yourself shorthand of DIY. In fact, many homeowners are accomplished DIYers. Still, it’s important to ask yourself if you have the knowledge, skill and time to handle a particular project. George O’Melia, a Customer Service Associate at Lowe’s in Charlottesville, says that many home projects are very “do-able” for homeowners. “Many people are hesitant to try,” he says, “but most projects are simple logic. Patience is important, too, because you can’t rush things. ”

Maybe. Today there is a huge amount of DIY information available. Sometimes, however, this information makes DIYers overconfident because it minimizes potential problems. Ask yourself if the project can be done over if something goes wrong. For example, it’s possible to repaint a wall but not so easy to redo incorrect staining on unfinished furniture or floorboards. And once tile is laid or concrete is poured, that’s it. Consider going ahead with your project if you feel comfortable and have or can rent the necessary tools and supplies, but plan ahead of time to call in a professional if you run into problems.

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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 85 years Of trust, traditiOn, and Market leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190 www.rOywheeler.COM



ALL BRICK 2-story with finished lower lvl. 5BR/3.5BA. Fam rm w/gas FP/black marble hearth and surrounds and B-I bookcases/cabinets, Large master ste w/vaulted ceiling and huge W-I closet, Kit w/cherry cabinets and granite countertops. game rm w/built-in bookcase. Entertainmentsize deck. $539,000. 242-9600. (506010)

3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME with 2 car garage. Quality Gaffney construction w/lots of upgrades. Walk to restaurants, shops, golf course & pool. Open kitchen/FR includes a gas FP, granite countertops, pantry, natural cherry shaker style cabinets & dual fuel stove. Dual zone heat/cooling for energy efficiency & comfort. $292,500. www.DeniseRamey. com Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (505760)

PRIME LOCATION! Here is your chance to own a lovely 1950s all-brick home near downtown Charlottesville. Charming split-level home features hardwood in all bedrooms, formal dining & living room. Light-filled eat-in kitchen w/custom cabinetry & built-ins opens to expansive rear deck and private fenced backyard. $329,000. The “YES” Team, Yonna & Keith Smith. 531-0817/531-0795. (505974)

CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOME on 4 acres. Work with builder on finishing details. High ceilings and 5 outside living spaces give the home a grand feel, yet it is so comfortable! 1st & 2nd floor masters create living flexibility. Combined eat-in kitchen/FR is the heart of the home. Views of woods and farms in NW Alb., only 10 min. to shopping. $750,000. 434-962-3420. (505789)

TWICE AS NICE and only one owner! Solid all brick rambler has 2 kitchens, 2 laundry rooms, 2 FP, & 2 levels of substantial living space. The finished basement has a separate entrance, making it ideal for an apartment or in-law suite. Private drive, front porch, deck, play set & kennel. Short drive to town! $369,900. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (505952)

IMMACULATE SPLIT BEDROOM DESIGN HOME. Open floor plan with soaring ceilings in living area. Enjoy watching nature from within the large screened in porch. $284,000. 531-9581. (505714)

WATER FRONT HOME in Greene Mountain Lake Community. This fun contemporary with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths is in great condition. The owners have added a detached garage and a half bath in the basement. $275,000. 531-9581. (505717)

FOX GLENN. The 4BR Wallace model boasts an impressive a 2 story foyer, open FR/kitchen/nook and a 2 car garage. NOW includes a front porch, bay windows, soaker tub, gas FP, hardwood floors, deck and separate tub/ shower, large walk-in closet and private commode in the master suite. To be built, similar to photo. $240,800. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (504709)

UVA DUPLEX. Near Grounds, Hospital and bus line this attractive side-by-side duplex is rented on one side and newly remodeled on the other. Perfect for student housing and investment. Each unit has 4/5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, and finished basements. Live on one side, income on the other! $399,900. Mike Peters 951-5119/9813995. (504749,872)

BEAUTIFUL 2.33 ACRES in desirable Albemarle County. Views of adjoining property are owned and farmed by the seller’s family with no future plans to build. There is a mobile home that could either be lived in while you build or removed to build. $139,000. www.TammiCampbell. com 985-2348/882-5403. (498487)

LAKEFRONT HOME on 1.28 acres in Twin Lakes! Beautiful lot offers incredible views of the lake from the deck. 3BR/3BA, finished basement has 2 family rooms, 2 bedrooms (windows/closets) and private entrance great for in-laws or older children. Large storage shed has electricity and workbench. $197,000. 9852348/882-5403. (502233)

PRICED $40,000 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 $35,000. 985-6454. (454152)

NICELY WOODED, approximately 1-acre, elevated building site just a few steps to Batesville. Attractive price for desirable Western Albemarle! Excellent potential. Bordered by established homes with lots of large, mature trees in between, INGLECRESS. Don’t miss out on the only lot currently for sale in this wonderful neighborhood. The 4+/- acre building lot has it all; an extraordinary home site, great views of the Blue Ridge Mtns. and the best of the Farmington Hunt countryside, yet is close to shopping, UVA, public & private schools and world-class golf and country clubs. $375,000. Frank Quayle, 951-5100. (492471)

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. Warren Maupin, 962-8939. (432612, 13, 15)

WATER VIEWS in Langdon Woods. Lot 2 enjoys 4 acre lot and adjoins the community walking trails and lake. Mostly open with mature hardwoods this lot is perfect for your custom home. Offered for 227,000. Warren Maupin, 962-8939. (422836)

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

so it’s easy to site the house for maximum privacy! $44,500. Ben Hernandez, 466-4148/951-5146. (500842)

Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 85 years Of trust, traditiOn, and Market leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • (434) 951-5155 • Fax (434) 951-5190



COVE CREEK FARM. Ca. 1908 4BR farmhouse privately situated on 49+ acres of rolling fenced pasture surrounded by mountain views with a portion of land in Albemarle and another in Nelson County. Farm adjoins Cove Creek Baseball Park and is only 15 minutes from UVA. An incredible offer at $495,000. Steve White, 951-5112. (505768)

IMMACULATE TOWNHOUSE with many recent improvements: new roof, trim/gutters, ceramic tile in all baths, new carpet throughout, tile surround shower, all appliances including W/D. Wood-burning FP and private deck. HOA includes trash, exterior maintenance, playground and cable. $130,000. Susan Stewart 434242-3550. (499830)

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. $1,499,900. Matthew Woodson, 960-5187 and Rod Brunelle, 760-4663. (492874)

TERRIFIC RANCH with hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, unfinished basement and a geta-way in the finished bonus room above the detached 2-bay garage/shop. All of this in a lake community with beach. $229,000. Matthew Woodson, 960-5187 and Rod Brunelle, 760-4663. (503853)

STONEY CREEK. 2.42 acre, nearly level golf course lot on #4 Fairway of Shamokin. Beautiful, year round Blue Ridge mountain views, mature trees and located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. With WPI right of membership, public water, views, golf and other amenities- this is a great golf course value. Perfect site for your dream home! $235,000. Andrea Yancey, 434-962-5611. (498836)

VACANT LOT wants a new home. Opportunity awaits in this community with lake and beach for your pleasure. Bring your home design to fit on this 1.3 acre lot in Greene Acres. $16,900. 985-6454. (495614)

WATER VIEWS in Indian Springs. Lot 53 boasts 2.51 acres and adjoins the 25+ acre common area with community lake. Perked for a 4 BR home and the well is already in place. Offered for $157,000. Warren Maupin, 962-8939. (438491)

BUILDER’S OWN CUSTOM HOME! This private 4 acre estate will WOW you with superb attention to detail. 2 story great room with stone chimney, Arkansas oak floors, bright kitchen with center island & Corian counters, 1st level master suite, ALL bedrooms with private baths, 2 garages – this one is a gem! $439,500. Maury Atkins 540-2232719. (501279)

END UNIT in much desired River Run; alarm/sound systems throughout; spacious & private; vaulted master w/ dressing area; beautiful hardwood flooring; a must see! Screened porch overlooking privacy. New custom cabinetry and granite/marble tops throughout, best unit in River Run. Walk to Pen Park! $309,900. Jan Shiflett, 242-6057. (505296)

NOW PRICED BELOW $200K! Opportunity to restore this home to its former glory. All it needs is some TLC and updating. Home is being sold as is. $199,900. www. Denise Ramey 434-960-4333. (494223)

KESWICK. Beautiful level building site conveniently located at the intersection of Route 250 (Richmond Road) and Route 616 (Black Cat Road). Only 15 minutes from downtown Charlottesville! $69,000. Rick Reed, 409-2745. (500276)

KING-SIZED Ross plan offers four spacious bedrooms, a grand master suite, 2 car garage plus the option to add a 3rd floor! For a limited time, builder is offering $15,000 in additional upgrades. Amazing value on a spacious new home! $218,750. Susan Stewart 434242-3550. (501865)

FRESH NEW HOME features a country front porch, deck, 3BR/2.5BA and spacious great room. Luxurious features include maple cabinets and vanities and brushed nickel fixtures. You cannot afford to miss this special offer. Call today to find out how you can own this brand new home for under 160,000! Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (505331)

RESIDENTIAL LOT in Mountain Vista. One of the most convenient rural lots on the market today. Only minutes to NGIC, UVa Research Park and Shopping at Hollymead Town Center. Subdivision of medium to large parcel lots offers loads of privacy with a small community feel. $115,000. 960-5187. (483917)

BRICK HOME used to be a store, most has been nicely restored into a lovely 3 bedroom home. Large unfinished space could be an in-home business, more living space, storage, or make into a garage. Large nearly level lot with many fruit trees. Not far from I64 and 250, easy commute to Charlottesville or Richmond. $169,900. Mandy Yancey, 760-1882. (504046)

BRANCHLANDS. Spacious 1st level end-unit condo with stone patio. Senior living. 2 BR + Den w/ French doors, 2BA. Open floor plan. Good storage/Closets. Secured Bldg entry. Kitchen updated 5-6 years ago. New A/C in 2011. New dishwasher and carpeting in 2012. SELLER TO PAY 1ST YEAR’S HOA FEES. $199,900. Byrd@ByrdAbbott. com 242-9600. (499829)

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

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417 P ark S treet , C harlotteSville , va 22902 REDFIELDS

Home Sales S t a t s

For the week ending 01-18-13

The most square feet in oh so convenient Redfields for the $$$, and only 1.5 miles from UVa! 4 bedroom, open, contemporary floorplan with kitchen and breakfast nook adjacent to family room, 2 story foyer and rear staircase. Hardwood on main level, formal areas contain separate living and dining room. 2 car garage. Reduced to $324,900.

There were

average price of $353,906


• Four were in

Charlottesville with an average price of $153,975

• Three were in Fluvanna with a price of $223,833

• One was in Greene with a price of $185,000

• One was in Louisa with a price of $170,000

• Three were in Madison with an average price of $218,133

RING SONJA 434-981-3523

Sonja Casero, (434) 981-3523 Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer for over 20 years Consistent Award Winner Hall Of Fame

• Fiver were in Nelson with an average price of $272,000

• Three were in Orange with an average price of $224,333

Lindsay Bowerman 434.220.1685

Graphic Design Max March Lian Larussa Sean Raynor


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• Nine were in Albemarle with an

Within walking distance of downtown mall, in nice quiet cul de sac of only a few homes. Re-done within the last 6 months. Hardwood floors throughout, wood burning fireplace, with tile surround, eat in kitchen, separate dining room with French doors leading to large deck. 3 good sized bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Won’t last long at $189,900.

ADVERTISING Beth Wood 434.817.9330


29 sales in the seven-county area.

RING SONJA 434-981-3523

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47 Drumheller Lane

Call Sharon, (434) 981-7200 Over $13 Million Sold in 2010 Native of Charlottesville with over 25 years of local Real Estate Experience. Hall Of Fame

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FRENCH COUNTRY FEEL IN BELMONT 100 year old GEM offers warmth, charm, and many improvements/updates. Refinished wood flrs & front door, new light fixtures, lrge rooms, plenty of storage, new HVAC & updated baths. Outside enjoy covered porches, grassy courtyard, outbuildings for additional storage, off street parking, and new privacy fence. Great investment opportunity as well. $347,500

CALL SHARON 434-981-7200 23 ACRES WITH WATER FRONTAGE Quiet, beautiful setting w/ year round Blue Ridge Views and a bold stream that crosses the back of the property. Lovingly constructed custom home, unique floor plan, PLUS a detached 1400 sq ft studio. Only 11 minutes to Crozet. Enjoy the peace, serenity, and Mtn views of Albemarle County. $515,000

CALL SHARON 434-981-7200

Exceptional 10-acre riverfront property on the Rockfish River. This is the perfect getaway! Listen to the rushing water from the deck. Take a dip in one of the best swimming holes in Nelson County. Go fishing or make a day of floating the river. Gorgeous rock outcroppings. Charming cedar cabin with 3 BR, 2 BA and loft. Lovely heartpine floors. Cozy woodstove and fireplace for chilly days. Handsome stone spring house. Mature dogwoods and plantings. Private, yet just a short drive to Lovingston, Nellysford and Wintergreen Resort. Only 35 minutes to Charlottesville. A real gem! $395,000

(800) 361-5155 • (434) 361-2440 2788 B Rockfish Valley Highway • Nellysford, VA 22958

32 Thomas Ridge Lane

James River Road Lots

Private Keswick property of 31+ acres featuring a beautiful Cyprus sided farmhouse with in-ground pool, workshop. Lovely grounds with vegetable and herb gardens, bluestone terraces and wrap around Ipe decking, wooded trails. Includes Cedar log guest cabin. $985,000. MLS#504205

Albemarle estate parcel of 47+ acres ideal for significant home with 2 division rights in a protected community of large farms and estates. Pastures, mountain views and frontage along Turkey Run Stream. $1,200,000. MLS#479728

Glendower, c. 1808

Beautiful land parcels in Southern Albemarle on the road to Howardsville. Good agricultural land comprising (4) adjoining parcel totaling 80 acres. $695,000. MLS#504646 See MLS#503486/403488/ 503487/503483 for individual parcel listings.

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#496651

McConnell Angus Farm


River Retreat

18th Century Cabin

Showcase registered Angus Farm of 350 acres in the heart of Somerset with beautiful Blue Ridge Views. Spectacular new home, show barn, lake and everything is in immaculate condition. A rare find. $5,250,000. MLS#497826

A fine equestrian estate of 43 acres in the heart of Keswick. Newly renovated brick manor home, guest cottage, 4 stall center aisle barn, board fenced pastures. Privately situated with poolside gardens and Southwest mountain views. $2,450,000. MLS#504340

Private enjoyment of trout stocked South River on 12+ acres in Greene. Immaculate newly renovated light filled home situated perfectly on plateau above river affording great pastoral, river, mountain views. Includes shop/studio $650,000. MLS#503366.

18th century reconstructed cabin of hand-hewn chestnut logs privately situated on 21.89 acres close to town. Charming 1 bedroom, 1 ½ bath with rustic fieldstone fireplace, upgraded kitchen and bath with fresh paint inside/out. Winter views. $295,000. MLS#505561

Arrowhead Meadow

Jordan Run Farm

Arrowhead Mountain

Heathcote, c. 1915

Minutes to town, this 22 acre parcel fronts on Rt. 29 South, and features open meadow, a wooded elevated plateau, year round stream, mountain views, and (2) small lot development rights. Well priced at $295,000. MLS#495949

Classic Albemarle estate. 5,400 square foot brick Georgian with full walk out lower level on over 21 acres of gently rolling pastures, surrounded by woods and with stream frontage. Finest quality appointments. An excellent value priced to sell at $995,000. MLS#493398

Just minutes down Rt. 29 South, this exceptional tract of 410 acres of hardwood timber features rolling to steep topography, springs, cascading streams, miles of trails, mountain views, and beautiful rock outcroppings. Offered at less than $2,500 an acre. $995,000. MLS#495947

Gracious country manor of 16+ acres in the heart of Keswick. Old oaks, boxwood, guest home, 3 car-garage with workshop, fenced pastures. 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with 6 fireplaces, completely renovated and restored. $1,495,000. MLS#495458.

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Homes and Land of Charlottesville Virginia

Greene County Offerings One level Greene County home - close to Albemarle line - shows like new! Interior boasts fresh paint,new flooring throughout. Light filled residence,with vaulted ceilings, skylights, walk in closet in master suite. Shed has electricity, paved driveway;well placed on nearly a one acre, partly wooded,private lot. Northridge is a subdivision with state maintained roads, so close to NGIC, Research Park, shopping and necessities. Owner has enjoyed this comfortable property. No HOA fees. $225,900. MLS 505377

Classic Cape Cod home nestled on private wooded lot and just off the beaten path. Well cared for and it shows! One level living with huge finished bonus area upstairs for rec room, family room and/or office. Full unfinished basement with single bay garage and attached two car garage on the main level. Spectacular 34x40 detached Shop/garage is set up for most any hobby or trade. Extremely private yet only minutes to shopping, NGIC, UVA research park. $389,000. MLS 502697

Terrific upgraded ranch on over 3 acres (recent flooring, paint, countertops, heat pump in ‘09 and appliances). Excellent starter or retirement home with fenced back yard. Private and peaceful setting on a partly wooded lot. 10-15 min. to Ruckersville, 15-20 min. to Charlottesville, major shopping, NGIC, UVA Research Park. $164,900. MLS 504516

Charming brick ranch in Ruckersville. This home has been lovingly cared for and waiting for new owners. Offering 3 bedrooms and one bath, eat-in kitchen, living room and all on one level. Large shed has “loft” space and electricity. All on over half an acre. $159,500. MLS 504298

Lake front home on 1.28 acres in Twin Lakes is ready for a new family! Beautiful lot with private drive this homes sits back on the property and offers incredible views of the lake from the deck, great entertaining spot. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths - basement is finished with an additional family room and 2 rooms that have a closet and windows and were used as the 4th and 5th bedrooms. Private entrance to lower level, great for in-laws or older children. Walk to the lake and enjoy. $197,000. MLS 502233

Not a short sale, just a great price for this beautiful property! The main home is unique Post & Beam w/stone fireplace, tile flooring and side deck off kitchen to garden area, great spot for a fire pit. Large master bedroom has recessed lighting, tray ceiling, jacuzzi whirlpool tub & separate shower.The wonderful screened porch off the master bedroom is a great place for morning coffee or just relax and read. Property is 1.5 acres, probably the largest lot in the neighborhood. A must see! $248,000. MLS 503924

HUGE REDUCTION! Looking for easy one level living with low maintenance but don’t want to give up the finer things in life? Check out this updated and upgraded ranch home with heart pine floors, solid surface counters, Crown moldings and SS appliances. Wonderful outdoor areas include a covered front porch, large rear patio with fireplace. Views of adjacent farmland and pond are inspiring. Just off Rte 29 and only minutes from shopping and conveniences. $248,000. MLS 498618

Impeccably maintained inside and out! Terrific ranch w/unfinished basement. There’s also a large, detatched 2 bay garage/shop with large finished bonus room above. Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Fire Place and Cathedral ceilings. Enjoy the peace and quiet on your front porch or large rear deck. Private setting in a small lake community. Move in ready! $229,000. MLS 503853

MOVE IN READY! Spacious Barboursville home on quiet culdesac. Are you looking for large home on over an acre, in sought after Preddy Creek, convenient to NGIC and C’ville? This is it! High ceilings, new oak flooring in great room, attractive eat-in kitchen, classic dining room, large bedrooms and basement family room with tons of storage! Over-sized garage is impressive. Numerous plantings frame the private acre + yard. HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED! Move in ready, call today. $330,000. MLS 501685

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Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Celebrating Over 85 years Of trust, traditiOn, and Market leadership Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 • 434-979-9200 • Toll Free: 800-211-4494 Greene Office • 434-985-2348 • 5924 Seminole Trail Ste 104 Barboursville VA 22923 This information, although deemed accurate at the time of publication, is not guaranteed.

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