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218 W. Water Street is at the heart of Charlottesville's most sought after location in the downtown urban environment. Experience the ease of access to the city's best dining, shopping, and entertainment, which you will find just footsteps away. As if the location wasn't enough, the luxurious condos offer unsurpassed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Downtown Charlottesville with floor to ceiling windows and expansive outdoor terraces. The RESIDENCES at 218 are a MUST SEE!

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$360,000

706 LANDOVER RD, LOUISA CO $579,900

Bev Nash

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• Over 5,600 sf of total living space • 5 en-suite bedrooms with huge closets • 1.5 acres of lawns and trees on a cul de sac road • 2 car attached garage plus a 3 bay detached garage • Custom home with laminate, ceramic and carpeted floors • Amazing storage areas in the finished attic and basement

288 Roni Ln

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$292,000

FLUVANNA COUNTY

434-960-0414

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths 1,730 Fin. Sq. Ft. 19 +/- Acres Open & ready to be fenced for animals Quality brick home with “good bones” needs cosmetic TLC Brick, detached 2 car garage with electric opener In-ground pool, just needs a new liner MLS #594708

122 BOXWOOD CT

133 BLUE RIDGE DR

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$424,900

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• Classic home in a classy neighborhood • 5 bedrooms w/3 masters, 4.5 baths • Landscaped w/brick courtyard & fountain • Partial basement w/1 car garage • Sunroom, FP, built in bookshelves

STONEY RIDGE

7102 Blackwells Hollow Rd

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Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730

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One Level Living - Split Floor Plan 1797 sq ft 3 bed/2 ba Better Than New New Appliances, HVAC, Fresh Paint, No HOA 5 acres, Fenced, Large Shed, Whole House Gen 9 mi to I-64, 5 min to Town of Louisa, MLS 601323

Cabin on the Tye

Dan Corbin

• 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Townhome. • New in 2020-Italian Porcelain Flooring in Kitchen, Dining Area, New Granite Counters, Travertine Backsplash & Painted Throughout. • Open Living Space w Laundry & half bath • Blue Ridge Mountain Views, Gas Fireplace • MLS# 600335 • $359,000

$360,000

$327,000

434-531-6155

• Log Home on 29 acres near Crabtree Falls • 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Fireplace, Furnished • 400+ ft. on the Beautiful Tye River • Perfect Full Time, Weekend or Vacation Rental Home • Call agent about MLS 595601 Enjoy Nelson Co.!

434.985.0021 410 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 Downtown

Lori Click • • • • • •

Fluvanna County

434-326-7593

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1,730 Fin. Sq. Ft. 19 +/- Acres, open & ready to be fenced for animals Quality brick home with “good bones” Needs cosmetic TLC Brick, detached 2 car garage with electric opener In-ground pool, just needs a new liner MLS #594708

Pat Burns • • • • • • • •

3 bedrooms 3 full baths Massive decking Beautiful stone fireplace Mountain Views Over 5 acres 3248 SF REDUCED! $440,000

$329,000

434-465-4444

901 Rougemont Ave

Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730 • Belmont 2 bedroom 1 bath • Completely remodeled home • Fenced yard, one level living. • Hardwood & tile floors • Must see! MLS#600090

434.974.1500 943 Glenwood Station Ln Suite 203 Charlottesville VA 22901

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Sophisticated brick home built by Phil Speasmaker. Set on a private 6.3 acre lot with a spectacular view. Bright, open spaces define the large kitchen and living areas. Sunken living room with wet bar and family room with large fireplace. Master suite includes a large sitting room, study alcove, 2 full baths and 3 closets. The side, covered porch with Chippendale railings, overlooks a large side yard. $1,465,000

RODES DRIVE

Exquisite custom designed and built home that is set on a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Ivy. Immaculately maintained. First floor master as well as 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Fabulous chefs kitchen. Extras include: a 3 car garage, full unfinished walk out basement, whole house generator, screened porch and beautifully landscaped yard. Murray school district. $1,275,000

FOXDALE LANE

Gorgeous new home in Foxchase, set on nearly 2 acres with professional landscaping. Contemporary home with open spaces. First floor master suite features a steam shower and soaking tub. 2 story living room with beautiful fireplace. The kitchen, which has Kraftmaid cabinets and Kitchen Aid appliances, opens to a screened porch and deck. Home also offers: a billiards room, wine cellar, 2 wet bars, work out room, 2 laundry rooms and a 3 car garage. $1,195,000

WATTS PASSAGE - OAKLEA

Oaklea is a unique, custom designed brick home in a park-like setting. The screened porch, with vaulted ceilings, is perfect for entertaining. Beautiful hardwood floors. First floor master suite. Attached 3 car garage with sunroom. Property also offers a detached garage/multi purpose building and a 1.5 story cottage. Multiple division rights, several with mountain views. $995,000

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• 35 acres, more or less, in Campbell County being part of Tax Map 73-3-1 • Over 6 acres of beautiful, open frontage • Balance in +/-12 year old planted pine • Approx. 1075’ of frontage on Gladys Rd • Long, scenic frontage on Seneca Creek • Ideal for your new home, small farm, getaway cabin, hunting, or recreation • Bid live, online, or by phone AGENT ON SITE: Thur, Mar.19 from 12-2PM; self-guided tours ok anytime DIR: From Lynchburg, US-29S 15mi to LEFT at Perky’s onto Gladys Rd. 7.5mi on left.

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30 Wooded Acres near Appomattox Sale Site: Community Center, 220 Community Ln, Appomattox

• 29.658 acres (tax Map 78-A-37) • Totally wooded in hardwood and mature pine. • It is very private and accessed by deeded right-of-way from US-460 • Ideal for hunting, recreational use, private getaway, or single family residence. • Bid live, online, or by phone AGENT ON SITE: Thur, Mar.19 from 4-6PM; self-guided tours ok anytime DIR: From Appomattox, 460E 3mi to u-turn at Rt.630. 1/4mi to R on Honey Bee. 1/2mi to

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array on one’s roof will easily enhance the uptake by homeowners, increase distributive energy generation, and reduce the need for our utility to supply energy through nonrenewable means. I am grateful for this legislation.” The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. As a trusted nonprofit, LEAP delivers direct education and services for improved energy performance that address climate change; create cost savings for families and businesses; enable healthier, safer, and more durable buildings; and bolster local jobs and economic growth.

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Piedmont Housing Alliance Announces Evictions Suspended in Response to Coronavirus

Local Real Estate Related News New Virginia Solar Law to Unleash Rooftop Solar Installations in Crozet’s Old Trail A new law passed by the Virginia General Assembly and signed by Governor Northam on Wednesday gives homeowners in Crozet’s Old Trail neighborhood the freedom to install solar panels on their roofs. Under prior law, homeowners’ associations (HOAs) had the ability to impose “reasonable restrictions” on a homeowner’s right to install solar. But “reasonable” lacked adequate definition, leaving homeowners and their associations at odds, and often resulting in homeowners not installing solar at all. The new legislation creates explicit limits on an HOA’s power to restrict solar. Specifically, the new law says that an HOA cannot require a change to a proposed solar installation if the change would result in a loss of 10 percent of the system’s estimated production or an increase of 5 percent in system cost. “This is a game-changer,” said Matt Gooch, a partner at the ReisingerGooch law firm. “The days of an HOA board restricting solar on the front of the house are over. Huge win for solar and for homeowner rights.” Lillian Mezey of Crozet owns a home within the Old Trail HOA, which has board-adopted rules restricting so-

lar on the front of a home. Mezey and her husband began trying to obtain HOA approval for solar in February of 2018, and have asked their HOA board to update the solar rules, so far without success. “We are so gratified to see Governor Northam sign this bill. Like many other homeowners, our home faces south, meaning the best place for solar panels is in the front of our home. Yet, like many other HOAs, ours restricts solar on the front of homes. This legislation opens a path for us to step forward into a conscientious, clean energy future and power our home with sunshine.” Related to the new law change, Albemarle County recently posted its new Climate Action Plan, which calls for more solar arrays on residential properties. Albemarle County Supervisor Ann Mallek observed, “As a farm owner who has a solar photovoltaic array in her yard, I appreciate both the look and the energy value of solar equipment. On a county scale, the ability to put a solar

Piedmont Housing Alliance will suspend all evictions until the Virginia Governor’s declared COVID-19 state of emergency Virginia has been lifted. In keeping with our mission of creating affordable housing opportunities and fostering community, we are committed to protecting our residents during this public health emergency. We will continue (postpone) all pending court actions until the state of emergency is lifted. We will also suspend all activities and notices related to evictions until that time. Fees for late payment of rent will be waived. All residents who face hardship in the coming weeks will be met with longterm support to ensure that everyone maintains stable, healthy housing. The current crisis will trigger reductions in economic well-being and household income for residents at our properties, many of whom already face disproportionate financial burdens. In order to combat the spread of COVID-19 and keep our residents safe and healthy, we must keep everyone housed. n

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100 Painter Mountain Lane This 3 BR, 2 BA cottage is

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cozy and private but easy to get to! The great room has a woodstove, vaulted ceiling and seating area. The kitchen opens to the dining room with access to the side deck. The second floor has a loft office/den area, two BR and BA. There is a covered front porch and the side deck for outdoor relaxation and entertaining. Sited on 5 acres with a pond, a stream and mature landscaping. Storage shed with electric. Close to the Montebello Store, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Fish Hatchery and minutes to Crabtree Falls and the AT. Venture down Route 56 E to Nelson County orchards, breweries, and cideries. Furnished with exclusions! $284,000

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219 Creekside Loop Great location just minutes from

Wintergreen Resort and Route 151 breweries, cideries, wineries and shopping! One-level living with 3 BR, 2 BA and a home office. Owner has updated the kitchen appliances and flooring. Nearly level, open lot. Detached garage for storage or owner workshop. This one won't last long! Call today for your appointment. $189,000

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122 Lewis Lane This bungalow-style home will pull at your

heart strings. Identified by its 1.5-story, sloped roof, and arts and crafts inspiration, this cottage is located just north of Lovingston. The front door opens into the spacious living room and great room with hardwood floors, ceiling fans and new windows. The kitchen opens to a sunporch creating an outdoor living space.The bath has been renovated with new fixtures, painted beadboard and subway tile, tub surround. 2 BR are on the second floor; however a first floor BR could be easily had by converting the second great room. Minutes from wineries, breweries, & more. $124,950

SECRETARYS ROAD

French Country home set on 21 acres surrounded by trees. 12’ ceilings and large windows lead the way for this light-filled home. Gorgeous kitchen with custom cherry cabinets, granite countertops and a breakfast nook. Easy one floor living opens to the expansive terraces and gunite lap pool. Property also has a cottage with 2 bedrooms, an open floor plan and a screened porch. This one of a kind offering shows attention to detail. $1,425,000 Please visit NexVector.com 1167 Secretarys Road

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Stunning, 522-acre private sanctuary in the Southwest Mountains and heart of Keswick. Impressive grounds, farm, and manor home— built circa 2008—with the highest quality craftsmanship and materials and great attention paid to every unique detail. Over 14,000 finished 3425 Brae Ln | Charlottesville 760 Golf View Dr | Crozet square feetLoch of gracious living space, LA FOURCHE with two other homes and a barn. Historic c. 1788 gem in the heart of Keswick, restored home on 7 acres with mountain views. Great Room Incredibleand value in Old Trail. updated. Main Light housefilled, with energy attachedefficient tavern andCountry MLS#595091 $6,700,000 Jim with vaulted ceilings, first floor master, reclaimed heart pine Peak Construction Charm and party barnhome on 4 w/mountain acres. Views ofviews. Southwest Mountains. Faulconer, 434.981.0076 country kitchen and 2 fireplaces. Additional quality finishes throughoutshiplap,and extensive Minutes to Charlottesville UVA. trimwork, MLS#587033floors, newwww.BramblewoodVa.com quartz, marble and granite! Master suite & finished basement. carport will house your RV and boat. Private setting. $2,150,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250 $650,000 | montaguemiller.com/mls=597845 Laurel Smith | 808.280.6431

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INGLECRESS

Tucked on a private 4+ acre wooded, secluded lot minutes west of town this stunning Jay Dalgliesh designed 3-BR, 4-BA home with 3 FP, decks, screened porch and loads of charm and appeal. MLS#600218 $945,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

South Fork Farms 15 minutes south on Rt 29. Large Colonial on 4.32 acres. 4 BR, 2.5 BA. Hardwood floors throughout the first floor, large kitchen w/breakfast nook, family room with fireplace, dining room & formal LR.

$411,950 | montaguemiller.com/mls=598376 Doug Burke | 434.951.7122

WALNUT HILLS

HISTORICAL Georgian Revival mansion built c.1878 by Gov. James Kemper on 373 splendid acres, offering guest cottage and a complement of farm buildings. Long frontage on Rapidan River. MLS#574009 $3,900,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

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222 Old Lynchburg Rd | Charlottesville

Charming home in Forest Lakes community! This home features an extensive open yard, large family room with fireplace, & cabinet-lined kitchen. Second level offers 4 bedrooms including a large master suite.

Renovated 4 BR home in spatial Preddy Creek. No HOA fee, but a very will maintained subdivision with pride of ownership. New roof, carpet, paint & granite counters. granite counters upgrades. Large private back yard.

Attractive cape-cod style home in a great location in Fry’s Spring. 4 BR, 2 BA home with off street parking. Excellent proximity to UVA. Walkable to shops, restaurants, Fry’s Spring Beach Club and Wegmans.

$335,000 | montaguemiller.com/mls=59771 New Leaf Team | 434.260.8980

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$275,000 | montaguemiller.com/MLS=595427 Carter Montague | 434.962.3419

$344,900 | montaguemiller.com/mls=591830 Brad Conner | 434.953.8124

Designed by Dick Shank of Shank & Gray Architects. First-floor master bedroom with bath. Second level contains 4 additional bedrooms and 2 full baths in sought-after, close-to-town location. MLS#581994 $965,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 CAAR REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.CAAR.COM

YELLOW MOUNTAIN

A perfect combination of open fields and woodland with expansive long range views from several homesites on this 75+ acre estate parcel. Property shares a common border with Mint Spring Park. MLS#587056 $975,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

2401 Southside Dr | North Garden

RAGGED MOUNTAIN FARM

West of Charlottesville, near Ivy, is this beautiful 92acre home on elevated site with spectacular panoramic views of mountains, fields, and forest. This property is one of three preservation tracts of Ragged Mtn. Farms. MLS#595833 $2,475,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN VIEWS

248-acre property convenient to Charlottesville. Gently rolling land, streams, pasture, woods, and privacy. Numerous building sites, c. 1860, 3-bedroom 2-full-bath farmhouse. MLS#584740 $1,850,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

VERULAM FARM

Landmark country estate on 500+ acres just minutes from UVA. Classic manor home of timeless architecture and design. Complete renovation with formal and informal living spaces, 10’ ceilings, 5 bedroom suites, 2448 Abington Dr | Charlottesville 1701 3rd St | Waynesboro center hall, and spacious family and kitchen. Lovely gardens, This Brick Frontroom Townhome is walking distance to One Story Cape Cod Style 2 BR home with relaxing 2-bedroom guest cottage, full LOCUST HILL Hollymead Townpool, Center. Beautiful LIGHT-FILLED covered front porch. This charming home features large equestrian barn. & A winning combination of history, charming with 2-car garage attached.facilities, Kitchen and has event an ISLAND bedrooms, ample sized closets, and a residence nice sized KitchenThe farm is surrounded by over 2000 guest cottage, premier location location in Ivy! C.for 1766 breakfast nook. OPEN CONCEPT LIVING on first floor. withDining comboand area. Convenient commuting. protected acres. MLS#597954 Ancabin was the birthplace of the explorer Meriwether drew Middleditch, 434.981.1410 $275,000 | montaguemiller.com/MLS=598702 | montaguemiller.com/mls=598714 Lewis.$120,000 Privately sited on 2.34 acres. MLS#600869 Carol Costanzo | 434.962.1419 $1,495,000 Charlotte 434.981.1250 KyleDammann, Olson | 540.649.4131

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300 Riverbend Dr | Charlottesville Great light filled 2nd floor corner condo in Riverbend. The “Potomac” model features a unique flowing floor plan with 2 large master suites, each with en suite full bath. Community Pool, Fitness Center and Clubhouse.

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3859 PRESIDENTS ROAD

$325,000

NOW $269,900

KENRIDGE

Elegant villa offers easy living within walking distance to Farmington, Birdwood Golf Course and Boar’s Head Resort. Many stunning features including chef ’s kitchen, luxurious master bedroom suite & exercise room. MLS#588077 $945,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

Bev Nash

434-981-5560

• Renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, home • One level luxury living • 1350+/- sf on 1.4 acres • Vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile floors • New kitchen and bathrooms • Rear deck, high end appliances

707 Rosewood Dr.

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BLANDEMAR FARM ESTATES

25.4 acres with varying topography and amazing rock outcroppings. Unique design opportunities to create a stunning residence with magnificent views. Convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. Fiber optic available. MLS#593358 $554,000 C. Dammann, 434.981.1250

Ruth Guss

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133 BLUE RIDGE DR

#COMINGSOON IN TURT 2 UNITS AVAILA EDNAM

Quality-built, spacious home priced to sell below tax assessment value!!! Brick home, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, including main level master suite. Walking distance of renovated Boars Head Resort. MLS#591365 $785,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

Shannon G. Hudson

• Classic home in a classy neighborhood • 5 bedrooms w/3 masters, 4.5 baths • Landscaped w/brick courtyard & fountain • Partial basement w/1 car garage • Sunroom, FP, built in bookshelves

117-3: $170,000 102-3: 7102 Blackwells Hollow Rd MLS 589947 $163,000

COMING SOON IN LAKE REYNOVIA

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RIVER LAWN

Charming, circa 1850, beautifully restored, 3-bedroom and 2-bath farm house on 77 acres surrounded by pasture and forest providing a private setting on a lovely knoll close to the James River. MLS#585271 $585,000 Steve McLean, 434. 981.1863

Delightful combination of wood and pasture land with a spectacular bluff for a building site overlooking the James River. Property is under easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. MLS#569753 $745,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

540.661.2083

2 BED 2 BATH W/SO

• 4 Bedroom, 3 Full Baths, 3,300+ Sq. Ft. • Beautiful Solid Oak Floors on Main Level • Granite Counter Tops & Stainless Appliances • New Master Bath with Tiled Shower • Side Screen Porch, Circular Paved Driveway • Stone Robinson Elementary School District

$262,000

$424,900

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QUAKER GLEN FARM

701 acres nestled against the Blue Ridge. Featuring 20 acres in apple orchards, perfect for a first-class vineyard. Convenient to Camp Hoover, Shenandoah National Park, and many fabulous hiking trails. MLS#588709 $2,795,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

434-531-6155

$360,000

11.12 acres, ideal tract for development into smaller lots as was done by neighboring property, Oxford Hills. Zoned R-1. County has indicated lots of 10,000 square feet possible. Public water available. MLS#598558 $400,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

434-531-6155

Lori Click

your dream home on this elevated, wooded lot located in a single family community, minutes from UVA and within434.985.0021 walking distance to Boar’s Head Resort. MLS#598537 $289,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

TILMAN Fluvanna ROAD County

Lovely mature 2-acre parcel of land in the Meriwether Lewis Elementary School District. Wonderful views with privacy in beautiful rural setting. Great location just minutes west of Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#585959 $249,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

• • Log Home on 29 acres near Crabtree Falls • • 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Fireplace, Furnished • • 400+ ft. on the Beautiful Tye River • • Perfect Full Time, Weekend or Vacation Rental Home EDNAM FOREST • • Call agent about MLS 595601 Enjoy Nelson Co.! Large 1.5+ acre building lot in Ednam Forest. Build

410 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 Downtown

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• 3 bed 2 full bath one level single family home. • Screened porch addition for year round enjoyment. • Private yard. • Split bedroom design with gleaming hardwoods & tons of natural light. • Large garage w workshop space & Extended driveway • Offered at $347k

MATTHEW MILL ROAD Cabin on the Tye $327,000

Dan Corbin

Pat Burns

Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730

• New 3 Bd, 2 Ba, One Level, 1550 sq ft • Beautiful Cul de sac location, Wooded View • No HOA, Well & Septic = No Water Bills • Many Upgrades, 2 Car Garage, Quality Local Builder • Fluvanna Co, Near Schools, Hi Speed Internet • Still time to pick colors. Ready Feb 2020 • MLS 598132

434-326-7593

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1,730 Fin. Sq. Ft. 19 +/- Acres, open & ready to be fenced for animals Quality brick home with “good bones” Needs cosmetic TLC WILMINGTON ROAD Brick, detached 2 car garage with electric opener 2 woodedpool, lotsjust with no arestrictions and approved • In-ground needs new liner MLS #594708

3 bedrooms 3 full baths Massive decking Beautiful stone fireplace Mountain Views Over 5 acres 3248 SF $465,000

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Superiorly well maintained Tenants until Spring 2020 Option to keep as an investmen 943 Glenwood Station Ln Suite 203 May work out a deal for cash bu Charlottesville VA 22901 both units

for conventional septic systems. Located one mile east of Wilmington and surrounded by large farms. Perfect in the Western Albemarle school districts. 84.79 acres: dream home location 10 min. to Palmyra. Steve MLS#563174 $995,000; 100.22 acres: MLS#563171 434.974.1500 McLean, 434.981.1863 $1,100,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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he Rugby area has, for many years, been one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in and around Charlottesville. Even the City wanted to call it her own, and finally succeeded in annexing the area into Charlottesville in 1961. For the ensuing almost 60 years, Rugby has nestled in between the University of Virginia and the downtown area, making the best of both. Geographically, the Rugby region encompasses the area north of the University, south and west of the Route

250 Bypass and east of Barracks Road shopping district. Just listing those borders hints at why this is such a popular neighborhood—easy access to the University, great shopping nearby, and a quick jump on the 250 Bypass to destinations further afield. But there is so much more. Ignore for a minute what surrounds the neighborhood, and you’ll find that Rugby is still appealing for what it offers on its own. Homes of distinction and character with solid structures, mature trees, parks and schools; all combine to create a homey feel that is

difficult to find anywhere else. Add in mostly owner-occupied distinctive single-family homes where owners tend to settle in and become a part of the fabric of the local community for many years, and you have a winning combination.

UVA, Obviously There’s no talking about Rugby without mentioning its proximity to UVA. Walk, scoot, or bike there. That’s much of the attraction for neighborhood residents that work at UVA, but also for alumni or people who want that college town feel, without the

more raucous environment of their undergrad years. David Sloan, Partner with Sloan Manis Real Estate, says “Rugby personifies the three best characteristics of any great real estate deal—location, location, location. It is positioned very nicely between downtown and UVA, both of which are expanding and seemingly moving closer and closer together. There sits Rugby, right in the middle, and it’s not going anywhere.” Because of the high real estate value already built into the neighborhood, it is not as threatened by University ex-


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pansion as some other neighborhoods might be. Jim McVay, REALTOR® with Roy Wheeler Realty Co., sees a “pretty firm line drawn that keeps high-density rentals typical in other University neighborhoods from encroaching into Rugby. This creates a unique environment in which families, professionals, and retirees enjoy easy access to UVA from their mostly single-family homes on well-groomed streets where neighbors know each other.” Campus activities, football games, dining and being part of the bustling crowds at The Corner are all within walking distance of the Rugby area. Inessa Telefus, REALTOR® with Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates, is working with a client from Boston who is considering positions at Penn State University and UVA. As he compares the State College, Pennsylvania and Charlottesville live/work environments, the Rugby neighborhood is on his short list. Leaving a more expensive environment like Boston, he is likely to find that Rugby homes are easily within his price range. You can be sure that evaluating his commute time to UVA will also provide a strong incentive to consider Rugby.

Shopping, Restaurants, and Brioche? Head west and you’re at Barracks Road, home to what’s been named one of the best shopping centers in the country. Head south and east and you’ll intersect with Main Street, Preston Avenue and all the unique dining and shopping that downtown has to offer. All of them are reachable by bicycle or foot, or in just minutes by car. But that might not be the only thing

that drives home-seekers to the Rugby area. Telefus reports that she has more than once heard mention of proximity to MarieBette Café and Bakery from potential buyers. While it may not be the biggest driver to the Rugby neighborhood, it’s rewards like this that reinforce the decision to buy. Who wouldn’t want to take a stroll for a Saturday morning brioche feuilletee?? Or any number of other delectable indulgences nearby.

Character and Kid Friendly One of the most frequent descriptors of Rugby is “a neighborhood with

character.” Manors, estates, and classic brick colonials are concentrated in Rugby. Literary history buffs may enjoy knowing that William Faulkner lived on Rugby Road while in residence at the University. Throughout, there is a distinct pride of ownership with beautiful landscaping and sidewalks along many of the tree-lined streets. This is not just a neighborhood for the stuffy upper crust. Yes, prices are on the high side for Charlottesville, but that is to be expected given its location and all the nearby amenities. Families are also attracted to the neighborhood so their children can attend Venable

Lower Elementary and Walker Upper Elementary, with both schools scoring B+ by Niche.com. The kids (and parents) also enjoy the neighborhood parks, especially since Greenleaf Park has the added advantage of water sprinkler features for hot summer days. Rambling McIntire Park, with its ever-improving amenities, is becoming more and more accessible to Rugby residents even though it is across the 250 Bypass. When Telefus tours Rugby with clients she says, “They’re always pleasantly surprised how green and beautiful this neighborhood is, given how close it is to everything. Frequently, buyers will spend a lot of time looking out in the county and then realize that everything they want is right here in Rugby, without the drive!” If they work in Charlottesville, it becomes a quality of life calculation, and the Rugby area frequently comes out ahead.

Worth the Investment Because of Rugby’s nearly universal appeal, there is a lot of pressure on the market, which typically has very little inventory available. Telefus says, “Don’t blink.” Last month as she was preparing to list a property in the neighborhood, the word went out among agents. Even before the home made it to the MLS, there was a showing and an offer made and accepted. Then there was the home that listed for $995,000 and was under contract the next day. These may seem like isolated incidents, but only because the inventory is so low.


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1840 FENDALL AVENUE • $975,000 Milton Grigg designed stone cottage in the heart of Rugby area on one of the most beautiful and quiet city streets. Extensively remodeled and renovated in 2012, including new kitchen, bathrooms, small sun room and laundry room. Features include high end finishes, top of the line appliances, including Scotsman ice maker, warming drawer, sub-zero wine fridge, many custom built-ins and closets for storage, hardwood floors through out, custom window treatments, beautiful outdoor entertaining space with a fireplace, flat and fenced yard with native plants and a garden shed. Staircase design is a signature of Milton Grigg. Owners have architect sketches for an addition and will convey with the house. MLS# 601465 W W W.LO R I N G WO O D R I F F.C O M

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Right now rates are low and home choices are plentiful. But no matter which way the market is leaning, it’s essential to work with a professional. REALTORS have an objective eye and are experienced in seeing things from both a buyer’s and a seller’s ®

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All of this demonstrates how important it is for a buyer to have a REALTOR® working on their behalf from their first interest in entering the market. A tight market works against a lone buyer. “Make sure you get a REALTOR® right away so you don’t miss the perfect house because it never made it to listing.” Sloan advises, “It is difficult finding inventory in this neighborhood, and when you do, you’re going to pay for it. But history here has shown that it’s worth the investment.” McVay worked with two families in the Rugby neighborhood to reposition family estates. Both homes were purchased by builders, completely remodeled, and put back on the market at a vastly higher price. “The neighbors were surprised at the builders’ success to get that kind of return on investment. But people coming from the West Coast or Northeast or even Northern Virginia, see prices that locals might feel are too high, and they don’t bat an eye.” While that may make for a difficult entry point into the Rugby market, McVay sees it benefiting the people who decide to stay as well as those who decide to sell. “This market is encouraging for people currently living in Rugby. Strong and steadily increasing home values give owners confidence to invest money into their own homes. They’ll decide to go ahead with that update and remodel the kitchen and bathrooms; or add on to tastefully expand the square footage. Because they know they will enjoy the value while they live in it and reap the rewards when they sell it.” The result is that the real estate value and demand both continue to rise, while pulling the edges of the adjacent neighborhood up with it Telefus notes that some of the edge streets in or just outside of the “official” Rugby neighborhood enjoy most of the benefits, but may not have quite the same aesthetic appeal. Some of these streets may have newer homes that list at a slightly lower price point, giving entrée to a wider range of potential buyers, even though they may still be beyond the reach of first-time homebuyers.

Keeps Getting Better The thing about truly great neighborhoods is that they almost always keep improving over time. Rugby is one of those neighborhoods. From investments that keep pace with the market, to upgrades in infrastructure, this

virtuous cycle is playing out in Rugby. In 1985, Sloan bought a two-bedroom 900 square foot ranch in the Rugby area for $36,000. The house has since changed hands several times and most recently was sold in the mid-$200 thousand range. That may not be an exorbitant increase over 35 years, but it does show the ever-increasing value in the Charlottesville and Rugby area markets over time. Physical improvements in and around Rugby will continue to make it more attractive, and more in demand. For the young and young at heart, a rad new Charlottesville Skateboard Park opened just across the 250 Bypass. Complete with concrete ramps, jumps and boxes, the park has an attendant that can also help with protective equipment. Since its opening, the Park has been a huge draw to boarders and other adventure seekers. Chris Gensic, Parks and Trails Planner with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation, says, “Where you can go by bike from Rugby is about to change in a big way. The City has the money ready to build a multiuse trail entry from Sherwood Road into Western McIntire Park alongside Rugby Avenue. This 12-foot asphalt path will make for a smooth transition from Rugby to the north side of the Bypass and all that McIntire Park has to offer. This should be done by the end of October.” After the 250 Bypass Trail is finished at year’s end, nearly all points within a few miles north and east of Rugby will open up: to Hydraulic Road and 29 North, and to the John W. Warner Parkway Trail to Rio Road. Once the Food Hall at Dairy Market opens this summer, you can add another dozen or so restaurants on Preston Avenue to entice Rugby residents out for a stroll or bike ride. And for potential employees of the two newest Dairy Market tenants, CoStar Group and Dexcom, Rugby may be a very attractive neighborhood in which to put down roots. Rich in its history, promising in its future, Rugby is one of the unique city neighborhoods that gives Charlottesville its small-town appeal. With strong lines of defense to hold off being overrun by the adjacent University and downtown commercial districts, buyers who choose Rugby will reap all the benefits of its location and delight in its historic charm. Carla Huckabee is a Penn State grad and writer on healthy communities and high performing real estate.


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LA FOURCHE

Historic c. 1788 gem in the heart of Keswick, restored and updated. Main house with attached tavern and party barn on 4 acres. Views of Southwest Mountains. Minutes to Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#587033 $2,150,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

INGLECRESS

YELLOW MOUNTAIN

Tucked on a private 4+ acre wooded, secluded lot minutes west of town this stunning Jay Dalgliesh designed 3-BR, 4-BA home with 3 FP, decks, screened porch and loads of charm and appeal. MLS#600218 $945,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

INGLECRESS

A perfect combination of open fields and woodland with expansive long range views from several homesites on this 75+ acre estate parcel. Property shares a common border with Mint Spring Park. MLS#587056 $975,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

Designed by Dick Shank of Shank & Gray Architects. First-floor master bedroom with bath. Second level contains 4 additional bedrooms and 2 full baths in sought-after, close-to-town location. MLS#581994 $965,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 CAAR REAL ESTATE WEEKLY WWW.CAAR.COM

Stunning, 522-acre private sanctuary in the Southwest Mountains and heart of Keswick. Impressive grounds, farm, and manor home— built circa 2008—with the highest quality craftsmanship and materials and great attention paid to every unique detail. Over 14,000 finished square feet of gracious living space, with two other homes and a barn. MLS#595091 $6,700,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.BramblewoodVa.com

RAGGED MOUNTAIN FARM

West of Charlottesville, near Ivy, is this beautiful 92acre home on elevated site with spectacular panoramic views of mountains, fields, and forest. This property is one of three preservation tracts of Ragged Mtn. Farms. MLS#595833 $2,475,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

WALNUT HILLS

HISTORICAL Georgian Revival mansion built c.1878 by Gov. James Kemper on 373 splendid acres, offering guest cottage and a complement of farm buildings. Long frontage on Rapidan River. MLS#574009 $3,900,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN VIEWS

248-acre property convenient to Charlottesville. Gently rolling land, streams, pasture, woods, and privacy. Numerous building sites, c. 1860, 3-bedroom 2-full-bath farmhouse. MLS#584740 $1,850,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

VERULAM FARM

Landmark country estate on 500+ acres just minutes from UVA. Classic manor home of timeless architecture and design. Complete renovation with formal and informal living spaces, 10’ ceilings, 5 bedroom suites, center hall, and spacious family room and kitchen. Lovely gardens, pool, 2-bedroom guest cottage, full equestrian facilities, and event barn. The farm is surrounded by over 2000 protected acres. MLS#597954 Andrew Middleditch, 434.981.1410

LOCUST HILL

A winning combination of history, charming residence with guest cottage, and premier location in Ivy! C. 1766 cabin was the birthplace of the explorer Meriwether Lewis. Privately sited on 2.34 acres. MLS#600869 $1,495,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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Elegant villa offers easy living within walking distance to Farmington, Birdwood Golf Course and Boar’s Head Resort. Many stunning features including chef ’s kitchen, luxurious master bedroom suite & exercise room. MLS#588077 $945,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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Charming, circa 1850, beautifully restored, 3-bedroom and 2-bath farm house on 77 acres surrounded by pasture and forest providing a private setting on a lovely knoll close to the James River. MLS#585271 $585,000 Steve McLean, 434. 981.1863

Delightful combination of wood and pasture land with a spectacular bluff for a building site overlooking the James River. Property is under easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. MLS#569753 $745,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MATTHEW MILL ROAD

11.12 acres, ideal tract for development into smaller lots as was done by neighboring property, Oxford Hills. Zoned R-1. County has indicated lots of 10,000 square feet possible. Public water available. MLS#598558 $400,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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25.4 acres with varying topography and amazing rock outcroppings. Unique design opportunities to create a stunning residence with magnificent views. Convenient to Charlottesville & UVA. Fiber optic available. MLS#593358 $554,000 C. Dammann, 434.981.1250

Large 1.5+ acre building lot in Ednam Forest. Build your dream home on this elevated, wooded lot located in a single family community, minutes from UVA and within walking distance to Boar’s Head Resort. MLS#598537 $289,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

TILMAN ROAD

Lovely mature 2-acre parcel of land in the Meriwether Lewis Elementary School District. Wonderful views with privacy in beautiful rural setting. Great location just minutes west of Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#585959 $249,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

WILMINGTON ROAD

2 wooded lots with no restrictions and approved for conventional septic systems. Located one mile east of Wilmington and surrounded by large farms. Perfect dream home location 10 min. to Palmyra. Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

EDNAM

Quality-built, spacious home priced to sell below tax assessment value!!! Brick home, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, including main level master suite. Walking distance of renovated Boars Head Resort. MLS#591365 $785,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

QUAKER GLEN FARM

701 acres nestled against the Blue Ridge. Featuring 20 acres in apple orchards, perfect for a first-class vineyard. Convenient to Camp Hoover, Shenandoah National Park, and many fabulous hiking trails. MLS#588709 $2,795,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

GLENMORE

.75-acre lot on a quiet cut-de-sac near lovely Lake Lochen. There are many options on this corner lot. One of the few exceptional lots left with the location, size, and diversity of this lot. MLS#599250 $269,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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2 private estate parcels in coveted Ragged Mountain Farm. Excellent building sites, beautiful Blue Ridge views in the Western Albemarle school districts. 84.79 acres: MLS#563174 $995,000; 100.22 acres: MLS#563171 $1,100,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Grigio when the weather is warm. Who says you can’t live “La dolce vita” in central Virginia?!

Cabanas The cabana (from the Spanish word for hut) is a structure with three lightweight “walls,” plus one that is left open. The walls do not need to be permanent; in fact, they can be curtains, drapes or shades employed to block sunlight. The cabana is a fantastic poolside addition, as it provides shelter from the sun, as well as a place to relax after an afternoon swim. It is also a convenient place to change in and out of a swimsuit. Simply draw the curtains for a bit of privacy!

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ood news! Spring is upon us, and summer is not far behind, making now the ideal time to explore the various ways in which you can enjoy warmer temperatures without having to leave home. Whether you’re yearning to make significant outdoor improvements— or simply looking to add decorative touches to spruce up your current deck or patio décor—there are an abundance of ways in which you can transform your home’s ordinary outdoor space into a warm weather oasis. Here are a few trendy, as well as out-of-the-ordinary, ways to do so.

The Four-Season Porch As its name suggests, the four-season porch is designed to be used throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions. This type of porch is fully enclosed and insulated, and is usually equipped with heating and cooling features—as well as removable window screens—allowing it to be adapted

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to any season. The exact design of a four-season porch can vary widely depending on the budget and desires of the homeowner. As four-season porches feature windows that can be closed, it is the ideal place to include a sound system, television, and seating, making it an extension of the home’s interior. Decorative cushions, plants and area rugs can be added to create a cozy atmosphere.

Verandas In architecture, the veranda is most frequently described as an open walled porch surrounded by a railing that is attached to a house. The word ‘veranda’ is a variant of the Hindi word varanda, but is also related to the Spanish word baranda, meaning “railing.” It is thus believed that it entered Hindi via Portuguese explorers who came to India. The veranda is a beloved architectural element in the Southern United States, and is particularly popular in places like New Orleans, Louisiana. In fact, prior to the advent of air conditioning, the veranda was a prevalent

feature in New Orleans’ homes, simply because it was a way to keep cool during the heat of the summer. We suggest adding a few rocking chairs with some brightly colored decorative pillows, a few hanging baskets of cascading ferns, and a porch swing. A veranda is the perfect place to relax with a cold glass of sweet tea or lemonade on a hot summer afternoon!

Pergolas Often confused with arbors, pergolas are a popular feature in Italian gardens. The term pergola is most commonly used for a structure consisting of parallel colonnades which support an open roof of girders, cross rafters, or lattice-work. Often times these girders and cross-rafters are used to train vines and flowering plants. Pergolas can be constructed as an extension of an existing building, but are most commonly built as a standalone feature in a garden, yard, or poolside. They often feature an outdoor dining or lounge area, and are the perfect place to enjoy a cold glass of Pinot

Are you longing to add a pool or hot tub to your yard, but don’t want to spend the money to do so? We have some good news—there are several cost-efficient ways to incorporate a water feature into your outdoor space. Perhaps the most inexpensive and enjoyable water feature is the bird bath. Early bird baths were merely simple depressions made in the ground. The first “modern” bird bath—as we know it—was formally introduced in the 1830’s by the UK garden company, Abraham Pullman and Sons. They were originally made of terracotta or molded concrete. Today, bird baths are constructed from various materials; glass, stone, metal, etc. For nature-lovers, there is nothing more pleasing than watching native birds frolicking in the water. For many, the sound of falling water is both peaceful and relaxing—and there is no better place to relax than in the comfort of your own backyard. The introduction of a water element to your outdoor space need not include a landscape architect. Today, pre-constructed electric outdoor fountains—often with LED lights—can be bought online or in-store, and vary in price from $100 to over $500. Finally, fire-pits have become a popular trend in outdoor décor over the past few years, and understandably so. A fire-pit instantly adds warmth and coziness on cool spring and summer nights. Friends and family can pull up a chair, roast marshmallows and talk until all hours of the evening. Naturally, fire-pits can also be enjoyed in the fall and winter months. It’s almost time to celebrate the wonders of spring and summer in central Virginia, and there’s no better place to do it than in your own backyard. Enjoy! Kristin is a writer and transplanted New Yorker currently living in charming Nellysford, Virginia.


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HOME SALES STATS

ENDING THE WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2020

There were 71 sales in the 11 county and city areas n n n n n n n n n n

27 were in Albemarle with an average price of $469,273 8 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $335,963 10 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $283,958 8 were in Greene with an average price of $282,229 3 were in Louisa with an average price of $351,333 2 were in Madison with an average price of $224,750 4 were in Nelson with an average price of $314,000 2 were in Orange with an average price of $253,500 4 were in Staunton with an average price of $184,225 3 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $216,267

136 SPRING OAKS LANE CROSS CREEK

1418 RUGBY AVENUE RUGBY HILLS

240 LAKE FRONT DRIVE MINERAL

59 HARDWOOD ROAD LAKE MONTICELLO

303 PIEDMONT STREET ORANGE

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT (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

GREENE COUNTY

CITY OF STAUNTON

LOUISA COUNTY

CITY OF WAYNESBORO

MADISON COUNTY

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

NELSON COUNTY

www.charlottesville.org Real estate tax rate: $.95 per $100 www.staunton.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.95 per $100 www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.90 per $100 www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.854 per $100

FLUVANNA COUNTY

Staff:

PUBLISHER

Aimee Atteberry aimee@c-ville.com

MARKETING SERVICES Beth Wood beth@caarrew.com 434.817.9330

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR Celeste Smucker editor@caarrew.com

DESIGN Tracy Federico designer@c-ville.com Lorena Perez designer2@c-ville.com

HOMES SOLD

652 BIG OAK ROAD PEACOCK HILL

THE

www.co.fluvanna.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.925 per $100

www.gcva.us Real estate tax rate: $.775 per $100 www.louisacounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100 www.madisonco.virginia.gov Real estate tax rate: $.68 per $100 www.nelsoncounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100

ORANGE COUNTY

www.nelsoncounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.804 per $100

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T o o ur C ommuniTy Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates believes that by working together safely and selflessly we will get through this period of tremendous uncertainty. On a bright note, the real estate market in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties has been, and continues to be, extraordinarily robust. As of March 23rd, 2020 in Charlottesville and Albemarle, 240 residential properties have sold and an additional 388 properties have gone under contract since February 1, 2020. The story is no different for $1,000,000+ properties. 9 properties sold for $1,000,000 or more since February 1st and 14 more have gone under contract in this timeframe. Our agents represented 13 of these 23 sellers and 9 of these 23 buyers. While there is no question that the COVID-19 crisis is of grave, and at this point, unquantifiable concern, this is also a time of historically low interest rates. In our technology-driven era, most of the real estate buy and sell process can and should be done from home. Our agents continue to work diligently during this time to service our clients. We continue to adjust to evolving circumstances as appropriate. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your LWREA Realtor or contact us directly as we navigate this uncertain time together.

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