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Easy 1-level living, located near shopping & dining at the Turkeysag gate off Rt. 53. Move-in ready! 3 BR, 2 BA, open kitchen/dining/living room with vaulted ceilings, wood stove with vintage mantle & new hardwood flooring, 10x12 rear deck with ramp. Just renovated with new stainless appl, faucet, Corian countertop & tile backsplash; new carpet in the BR, & skylight in guest BA. Elevated, partially wooded lot with level backyard. Quick occupancy avail. Not a Foreclosure or Short Sale! Seller is offering a Purchaser’s Closing Cost Incentive ... call for details!

Why Rent when you could own your own home? This a the place to start. Great floor plan but many others to choose from. The neighborhood is located very convenient to the town of Louisa, shopping and dining and NO HOA fees! Call today for more information.

1 year of HOA fees paid by Seller for acceptable offer!! Lake front townhouse, updated kitchen and baths, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, living & dining room, cozy den with FP just off the kitchen on main level and 3 BR and 2 BA upstairs. Granite counter tops + Washer & Dryer incl. Just a few steps away from the Forest Lakes club house, tennis courts and pool. Enjoy maintenance free lifestyle of Gateway Village with no maintenance of the yard or building.







Everything old is new again!!!! Miracle transformation of this once typical ranch. You’ll be amazed at how open and contemporary this home now feels. It’s beautiful in design and finishes and you’ll be delighted to make it your own. Huge detached garage, perfect for a home business plus a shed for all your additional storage needs. Sits on over a 3 acre wooded private lot in Dogwood Estates and you can sit on your front porch or deck and enjoy the wildlife.

New carpet and freshly painted! Move-in condition and waiting for a new owner who needs or wants a 1st floor master BR. Owners suite also feat a huge corner whirlpool and separate shower. Truly 1 level living - washer and dryer on the main level. Upstairs are 2 BR, perfect for guests or kids, and another full bath. Attached garage! Exterior maint on the building and lawn are provided by the HOA. Like to walk? Miles of walking trails throughout the community plus you are only a few steps from the clubhouse and pool. Come on over!

Cute craftsman style in a convenient City location. Just a short distance from downtown and UVA. From the front porch you’ll walk into a large living room with hardwood floors. The kitchen has beautiful maple cabinets and a large eat in area. Upstairs are 2 nice size BR and 2 full BA! Unfin. basement(rough in plumbing for future expansion). Large deck off the kitchen that backs to wooded common space. Great opportunity to for a first time home buyer!



943 Glenwood Station Lane • Suite 202 Charlottesville, Va 22901

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GREAT PRICE!!! The owner said to SELL and we have priced this home aggressively to do just that. Large, 5 BR is in great shape and move in ready. Nice open floorplan with spacious BR’s. 5th BR could be bonus room. Kitchen features stainless appl. New heat pump just installed last year. Vacant now and ready for a quick occupancy. Within walking distance of the Hollymead Town Center and in a great school district.

Fabulously remodeled & a real showplace! Reclaimed hardwoods grace the entire 1st floor. The kitchen was expanded & boasts custom cabinetry and gorgeous granite. New casement windows bring lots of light and gives you a great view of the woods. Family room opens up into the kitchen and eating area and features a stone FP as it’s focal point. Upstairs are 4 large BR and 2 full BA’s (also remodeled). The master features a huge steam shower and elegant soaking tub.



WOW!! The only way to describe this totally updated and remodeled home. $230K on improvements to this special property! New Hardiplank siding, windows, & dark wood floors throughout. Gutted the kitchen & replaced everything with custom cabinets and stainless Bosch appl. Added a fabulous screened porch, & a massive hardwood Brazilian Cherry deck. Took out the staircase to add a wrought iron banister. It’s a delight to see and lots of space to enjoy and that’s just some of the updates. Home office, 5 BR and 4.5 BA plus a very private quiet location.


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In addition, JABA is recruiting volunteers for FISH (Friends in School Helping). “Sometimes it’s a volunteer that can do it better than anyone in the building.” - Erin Kershner, Principal Venable Elementary School If you want to make a real difference in the lives of children in our school systems, becoming a FISH [Friends in School Helping] volunteer tutor, even for just one hour a week, can make a world of difference to a child. JABA is in desperate need volunteers now! Anything you can do to get the word out would be most appreciated. Video and more info about the FISH program: fish-friends-schools-helping?go= Contact: 434-817-5289 or



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Roy Wheeler Realty Co. Broker and CEO Michael Guthrie wins Virginia Association of Broadcasters Award. “Real Estate Matters” show wins Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program. Michael Guthrie’s radio show, on 1070-WINA, “Real Estate Matters” was awarded 1st Place for Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program from the Virginia Association of Broadcasters. The entry titled “Conversation on Aging” was recognized during the VAB’s 78th Annual Summer Convention at Virginia Beach. Virginia radio and television stations were recognized for excellence in broadcasting at the 78th Annual Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards, held Friday, June 26th in Virginia Beach, VA. The winning “Real Estate Matters” show aired on October 4, 2014 and featured Guthrie joined by Founder & President Boomer Project and Generations Matter, Matt Thornhill, discussing the coming age shift. “Real Estate Matters” is a halfhour, weekly talk show, hosted by Roy Wheeler Realty CEO, Michael Guthrie, which can be heard on 1070-WINA and, Saturday’s at 10 a.m. Michael Guthrie and guests discuss matters impacting and influencing the real estate market in the Charlottesville area and surrounding communities.

JABA Recruiting Volunteers for Kids & Elderly For those receiving long-term care services, an advocate to fight for their rights and listen to their concerns can make a huge difference in that person’s life. Right now, JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging) is on a recruiting drive to find some very special people willing to do this important work. Any help you can provide getting the world out would be most appreciated! A Volunteer Ombudsman visits a facility weekly to provide a listening ear with regards to any concerns, to monitor conditions and to help residents or their family members resolve problems that they are unable to handle alone. Support for this role is provided by JABA staff. Volunteer Ombudsmen are required to dedicate a minimum of four hours per week for one year. Participating in the 20-hour training program, shadowing a current volunteer and an assessment precedes appointment to a facility. JABA’s Volunteer Services department is now accepting Volunteer Registration forms and setting up interviews for candidates interested in the upcoming September 1- 3rd training. Please contact Leanne Probst at (434) 817-5272 to find out more information.

Across Virginia, every style of music is represented with a variety of music festivals and music lovers have plenty of options to choose from. Lovers of Bluegrass and classic Country music can attend festivals like the Richmond Folk Festival or the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention, the largest and oldest in the world. These festivals offer travelers an opportunity to experience authentic toe-tappin’, porch-stompin’ music right here in the Commonwealth. And fans of more modern music can attend events like Lockn’ and Bristol Rhythm and Roots to see the big names they know and love. “We have so many great music festivals in our own backyard from the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival to FloydFest to the Richmond Jazz Festival,” says Virginia Tourism President and CEO Rita McClenny. “Virginia is so rich in music history, but it also attracts mainstream artists. There’s something for every type of music fan here.” Upcoming music festivals in Virginia: • Castleton Festival Castleton, VA - July 2-Aug. 2, 2015 • Shenandoah Valley Music Festival Orkney Springs, VA - July 17-25, 2015 • Annual AT&T Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival Norfolk, VA - July 17-18, 2015 • FloydFest Floyd, VA - July 22-26, 2015 • American Roots Music Series (Bluegrass) Staunton, VA - Aug. 2, 16 and 30 • Galax Old Fiddlers Convention Galax, VA - Aug. 3-8, 2015 • Richmond Jazz Festival Richmond, VA - Aug. 7-9, 2015

• Patsy Cline Music Festival Winchester, VA - Sept. 3-6, 2015 • Lockn’ Arrington, VA - Sept 10-13, 2015 • Bristol Rhythm and Roots Bristol, VA - Sept. 18-20, 2015 • Richmond Folk Festival Richmond, VA - Oct. 9-11, 2015 Virginia’s music scene boasts a broad array of genres - outdoor Beach and Bluegrass events in the warm-weather months, Orchestra and Opera at some of the nation’s grandest concert halls, and Jazz and Blues at intimate big city nightclubs. Its music venuesprovide music lovers hundreds of performances a year by world-famous musicians on stages around the state. Virginia’s music roots span from the Appalachian Mountains to the shores of Hampton Roads, with some of the nation’s biggest names growing up here, fine-tuning their musical talents and performing for the first time in front of fellow Virginians. Virginia is home to The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, in the Blue Ridge Highlands and Heart of Appalachia regions. Annual festivals, weekly concerts, live radio shows, and informal jam sessions abound throughout the trail. Go to to learn more on the music of Virginia including history, upcoming concerts and Virginia emerging artists.

New Partnership Between BGF and COHH to Design a School Center of Hope (Haiti), Inc. (COHH) announced today that it is partnering with Charlottesville-based non-profit Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) to design an elementary school in Hinche, Haiti. With BGF’s collaborative support, COHH is planning to design and construct a new school to educate up to 150 children in grades 1-9. COHH is rapidly outgrowing the alternative space it currently uses for its school. The students at COHH are from some of the most vulnerable families in Haiti and would not otherwise be able to attend school. “We have outgrown the current space for our school,” says Julie Atkinson, COHH Executive Director, “and we are working hard to raise the funds to build our new facility. With BGF’s design expertise, I know that we will have a superb facility that will serve our children for many years to come.” Guided by BGF, COHH has already begun preliminary design work for the project, with the hope of beginning construction as funds become available and completing the new school by the beginning of the 2016 school year. The project budget for the new school is $500,000 and COHH has al-

Memory Quilt Presentation to City Council The Memory Quilt made by Clark Elementary third graders and the Crescent Hall Quilters was presented to City Council at the beginning of the Council meeting on July 6, 2015. The Memory Quilt project paired third graders from Clark Elementary School with facilitators from the Crescent Hall Quilters, a group of women who live in or near Crescent Halls and are known for their hand-sewn and imaginative quilts. Together, they created a memory quilt that celebrates the cultural heritage of the Belmont and Ridge Street neighborhoods. In March, third graders met with the quilters during class time to learn

MONTVUE DRIVE A ma z i ng opp or t u n it y to buy a custom desig ned a nd wel l bu i lt home. Set on 2.25 acres just west of town. Enchanting setting and grounds. A gracious home with formal foyer, living, & dining rooms. Eat-in kitchen, office, den, sewing room or nursery. 4 bedrooms & 2.5 baths & 2 car garage, all on the first f loor. Full terrace level with a 1 car garage. The rear entry foyer opens to a 2700 sq. ft. in-law suite. $410,000 BEAR ISLAND PARKWAY Or ig i na l model home i n Spr i ng Creek . O ver $ 4 0 0,0 0 0 wor t h of upg r ade s a nd i mprovement s . 1 FLOOR LIVING over a full basement. Basement offers a billiards room, home t heatre a nd bar for entertaining. Set on a beautifully landscaped 1/2 acre lot w/ stone water feature. Come see to appreciate the many upgrades! $695,000


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Virginia Festival of the Book Accepting Submissions for March 2016 The Virginia Festival of the Book announces it is now accepting submissions for participation. Authors with a new book published in 2015 or early 2016 are encouraged to submit their books for consideration. Program proposals are also being accepted. In March 2015 the Festival partnered with more than 135 community organizations who helped develop, host, promote, and sponsor programs. Specific guidelines for participants and programs can be found at The 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book will be held March 1620, 2016 at more than fifty locations throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The Book Festival has become a spring tradition in Central Virginia, with a cumulative audience of more than 20,000 attendees each year for the past twelve years. Announcements of additional events and authors for the March 2016 Festival can be seen in coming months at The Festival is produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), Virginia’s state humanities council and an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and presented by The Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book. n


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The Crozet Artisan Depot opened its doors in the historic train depot located on Three Notch’d Road in Crozet on July 1st. The Crozet Artisan Depot was founded by seven local artists with a broad range of artistic talents. Their proposal for the use of the train depot as a local gallery was approved earlier this month by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Later in July the Crozet Artisan Depot will be sharing its location with the new Albemarle Tourism and Adventure Center. The seven artists are led by Kathleen Mistry, a local artist living in Crozet. She views the Crozet Artisan Depot as a community place where local artists and creative people will assemble. The proposal approved by the Board of Supervisors was based on the mission that the Crozet Artisan Depot would be “a venue to showcase and promote local artisans”, “provide a platform for” artists to sell their work and establish a “connected creative community”. The Crozet Artisan Depot will be an anchor location and collaboration with the Artisan Center of Virginia and an area hub for the Artisan Trail Network of Virginia. It plans to participate in Second Saturday, a monthly series of gallery openings in Crozet. It also plans to stage special events featuring regional activities.

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about the quilting process and talk about ideas of neighborhood and community. Each student then drew an image to illustrate what their own neighborhood and community meant to them on a block of fabric cloth. Throughout the month of April, the Crescent Hall Quilters hand embroidered these illustrations and then worked with the students to lay out the overall quilt design. Over the month of May, the Crescent Hall Quilters handstitched the quilt blocks together to create the final product. The final Memory Quilt was revealed in a celebration with the students on May 26. This summer, a publication will be released to document how the Crescent Hall quilters make their work. Play the City is a community effort to build relationships and understanding through art. We celebrate all the things that make our neighborhoods unique through championing the vibrancy that resides in us all, through cookouts, talent shows, exhibitions, workshops, and community projects that bring us together. For more information on individual programs, contact The Bridge PAI.

WALK TO UVA Four finished levels in historic in historic Fry Springs area, Charlottesville. Cycle or walk to UVa or hospital . There are 4 bedrooms (2 of them en suite) and 4 bathrooms, plus a huge rec. room in basement could be 5th bedroom . Ideal for sharing or for the person needs some space. Hardwood floors throughout main level, ceramic tile countertops and kitchen island. Backs up to common area. $434,900. VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY Only 20 mins from Charlottesville, this 1900 farmhouse sits in the heart of Virginia w ine countr y a nd has Blue Ridge Mountain views. Lovingly restored and updated but keeping some of the original charming features such as the double staircase, original extra wide molding, beautiful hardwood floors on both levels, high ceilings and arched entryways. 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms, central air and heat and 2 walk in closets! $224,900

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ready secured a $250,000 matching grant. The nonprofit is working to raise the matching funds, and more than $90,000 has been raised to date. “This is a case where all hands are needed and all donations, regardless of amount, can have a double impact on the future of our children,” said James Lipscomb, the COHH Advisory Board Chair. “Our partnership with Building Goodness Foundation will assure quality of design and we hope to provide a sustainable school facility.”


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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927 ®


Ednam Hall • Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 ®


Ph (434) 951-5155 • F (434) 951-5190 •

THIS EXCEPTIONAL HOME boasts a ton of upgrades and high quality finishes. Granite counter tops highlight the kitchen and all appliances convey, except washer and dryer. Exterior features include a paved driveway with a ton of parking space, professionally wired for generator. Generator and utility sheds convey. $329,900. Karen S. Dowell, 531-6948. (531551)

BEAUTIFUL, QUALITY, CUSTOM BUILT HOME in desirable area and convenient to Charlottesville, UVA, Richmond, medical facilities. This is the builder’s personal home with many amenities. Enjoy your privacy while being minutes away from shopping facilities, the mountains, historical homes and many types of entertainment. $469,000. Lee Wyatt, 540-718-3065. (534565)

JUST ONE MILE FROM PANTOPS, immaculate 5BR family home, completely upgraded with new floors, kitchen, baths and fresh paint. Attached 2 car garage and finished basement. Tranquil setting on 2 acres, with fabulous salt water pool and covered pavilion, overlooking the fenced shady lawn of the back yard. $595,000. JimBonner. com 951-5102. (534485)

WONDERFUL SETTING with winter views and surrounding farms. This home offers privacy as well as loads of azaleas, fruit trees and a great garden spot. The main living area has gleaming hardwood floors and ceramic tile in baths. Home is wired for a generator, has covered parking for four along with a one car attached garage. $182,500. 531-9581. (526927)

COME LIVE IN GREENE LEA with no HOA. This home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on a large lot. Most of the basement has been finished and would be ideal for the pool table or just relax by the wood stove. Just a few minutes to Northern Albemarle and shopping. $172,599. 960-5187. (532740)

THIS CLASSIC 3+ BEDROOM brick Cape Cod will surprise and delight, with fabulous new kitchen, sunroom, screen porch, gleaming hardwood and ceramic floors, a separate and a beautifully appointed 1 bedroom guest cottage! Outdoor barbecue under tree canopy beside Totier Creek! $445,000. 951-5102. (529470)

CALIFORNIA LIVING w/Blue Ridge views just 2 mi from Stonefield! With a modest contemporary flair the home has 5/6BR, chef’s kitchen, Pella windows, open floor plan & finished terrace level that opens to the pool & hot tub. Pool house cottage is ideal for entertaining or guest apartment. Whole house generator, 100-year tin roof & buyer’s warranty. $1,087,000. Sandra Collins, 222-6645. (530439)

ENJOY THE COUNTRY LIFE in this sweet retreat. Easy access to Rt 33 in Stanardsville. 3BR/1.5BA, eat-in kitchen, flue for wood stove, full unfinished basement for future expansion. New windows, new heat pump, new stove & refrigerator. Washer and dryer convey. Nice and neat and move-in ready. $179,000. Julie Holbrook, 434989-4415. (529563)

9 ACRES OFF GARTH. Gracious home with soaring ceilings. First floor master suite with screened porch, Romanesque bath and private office. Chef’s delight kitchen is 24x21 and opens to family room and covered deck overlooking your private wonderland. Enjoy absolute privacy while living in a protected neighborhood. $995,000. Jim@ 434-962-3420. (530150)

DRAMATIC VIEWS from stunning home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy Rivanna River views and sunsets over the Carter Mountain range from several rooms and the gazebo. All brick home in immaculate condition with highest quality finishes. Tall ceilings. 1st floor master & guest suites. Very private while in the gated community of Glenmore. $925,000. Jim@ 434-962-3420. (529334)

CUSTOM-BUILT HOME. Carefully designed with open floor plan. Large master suite on main level, large eat-in kitchen, family room with fireplace, screened porch overlooking back lawn, full finished lower level for game room, exercise room and/or office, large bonus room, 2-car garage with side entry. $409,000. Duke Merrick, 962-5658. (532839)

LOVELY, HISTORIC HOME in excellent condition. Has been completely remodeled. Currently with two apartments which can easily be restored to a single family home. Excellent downtown location within walking distance to UVA hospital, main street and UVA undergraduate campus. $285,000. Anne Oliver, 825-8174. (528717)

DELIGHTFUL ONE LEVEL LIVING located near the boat marina, this home features a great room with vaulted ceiling and gas FP, split bedroom floor plan for privacy, recent wood floors, new carpet in the master, recent interior painting, rear deck overlooking a wonderful fenced back yard and a 10x12 storage building. $144,900. Mike Peters 951-5119/981-3995. (532821)

ENJOY LIFE AT LAKE ALBEMARLE. Privately situated lake house, completely remodeled with year round water views. There are 3 bedrooms, which includes a large master suite. You will enjoy the open kitchen with a large pantry and a wonderful mud room, complete with cubbies. Come take a look, you won’t be disappointed. $349,000. 531-9581. (532866)

GEOTHERMAL HEAT & AC home! When you walk in the door of this EarthCraft Certified home the WOW factor is immediately evident. Situated on 5 acres you would be proud to call this home. Bring the whole family because the attached suite is perfect for your parents or grown children. $420,000. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (527918)

THE NATHAN. Awesome floor plan with an open gathering area that features a large great room & functional kitchen with peninsula and breakfast nook. Split bedroom design separates the master suite for optimal privacy. Formal dining room is great for entertaining or can be converted to a study. $208,500. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (504598)

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GLENDOWER FARM is one of Albemarle County’s most spectacular horse farms and only 20 minutes from Charlottesville. The contemporary home sitting high on the knoll with distant mountain views has everything you can imagine. 5BR/5BA, gourmet kitchen, sunken living room with exposed beams, wood burning FP and au pair suite. $1,390,000. Cinde Dodson, 540-661-8812. (529028)

HOLLY HILL was designed by Milton Grigg with incredible attention to detail. The 6.7 acres boast total privacy, pond, pool, cottage & garage with apt. all located on the 16th Fairway of the Farmington CC Golf course. The home has large well-proportioned rooms, the grounds are both formal and informal. $3,750,000. Jane Porter Fogleman 981-1274. (521055)

HOMESTEAD FARM. A true Virginia Country House. Main residence features expansive master suite, gourmet kitchen w/FP, den, dining, home office, porches, veranda, breakfast room & sun porch overlook large pond. 8-stall stable, board-fenced paddocks w/water & sheds, extensive landscaping & pear orchard. $3,750,000. Duke Merrick, 962-5658. (531395)

TO BE BUILT. Your own private hideaway on 14 acres awaits! Charming I & J home features a first floor master and split bedroom design. Or create your own home using I & J Home Builders’ affordable design/build services! $179,800. Susan Stewart 434-242-3550. (525972)

THIS BEAUTIFUL 4000 SQ. FT. custom home sits on 2 private elevated acres in Southern Albemarle County only 15 minutes from Charlottesville. Enjoy the Southern exposure with a grand, uninterrupted view shed. Home warranty includes the HVAC, and all the appliances convey, including 4 glass-blown chandeliers. $425,000. Sandy Stuart, 872-3435. (532976)

GREAT MOVE IN READY 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in Belmont! New roof, freshly painted, lovingly cared for home. Hardwood floors in main living areas have retained their beauty (just need a little TLC). This just might be the one you have been waiting for! SO much potential. $215,000. Anne Oliver, 825-8174. (522880)

NEAT AS A PIN inside and out describes this Belmont home conveniently located with fantastic mountain views from the covered front porch. There is a grill and patio in the back yard and there is off street parking. Just a quick stroll to Charlton shopping or Downtown Charlottesville. 3BR/2BA. The master has its own bath. $165,000. Betsy M. Watson, 249-5995. (519326)

LOCATED ON A HIGH KNOLL just outside the town of Waynesboro, you will find this privately situated 4000+ square foot, copper roofed contemporary on 8.5+ acres. Home enjoys a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains along with park like frontage along the trout stocked South River. $589,000. Steve White, 242-8355. (530491)

YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED with all this home has to offer. Very well kept and maintained with wonderful outdoor spaces. 4BR/2BA, hardwood floors, open spaces (inside and out), large deck for summer cookouts, in ground pool, attached 2 car garage, and all within walking distance of schools. $225,000. 960-5187. (517581)

COUNTRY HOUSE on 5 acres with beautiful red oak flooring on 1st floor and Brazilian cherry floor in basement. Living room has gas FP, large U shaped kitchen for easy workability. The basement family room has oak tongue-ngroove ceiling and enough for family room and pool table. French doors in master lead to the deck and hot tub area. $250,000. Bonnie Field, 589-2611. (530680)

METICULOUSLY CARED FOR, custom lakefront home w/5 beautiful acres. Intelligently designed, 2850 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA ranch features great room w/vaulted wood ceilings, brick fireplace, kitchen w/oak cabinets, modern appliances, library w/built-ins, farmers porch & attached 22x22 garage. $400,000. Tom Linkous, 985-3250/5313262. (532114)

EARLYSVILLE FOREST with in-ground pool! Inviting living room with bay window and propane stove, large eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms on the main level, plus more on the 2nd. Oversized detached garage with unfinished room above. Security gate and patio surround the pool. Neighborhood offers walking trails and ponds for fishing. $317,500. 985-6454. (532412)

REMARKABLE ONE LEVEL LIVING - light filled home in an exceptional setting. Main level boasts an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, stunning views from many areas of the home. Full length, rear, screened porch with access from master, great room & living room. Basement has new kitchen, bath and 3 finished rooms. $399,900. Ginny Barefoot, 531-7864. (525486)

CHARMING, AFFORDABLE and well-maintained home in the heart of Crozet! Main level living includes large master suite with full bath, laundry room, kitchen and living room making it ideal for those wanting to downsize. Also perfect for families as the 2nd floor boasts 2 bedrooms, a full bath and spacious attic storage above the carport. $234,900. Kathryn Bentley, 989-6769. (528848)

THIS CUTE LITTLE COTTAGE would be great for the person who needs a little space of their own. The hardwood floors are throughout with vinyl in the kitchen. There is a shed out back to house your lawn essentials. Part of the Fork Union community. Grocery, pharmacy, medical and restaurants close by. $89,000. Bonnie Field, 589-2611. (531003)


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CHARMING CUSTOM BUILT HOME just outside the quaint town of Gordonsville. 2500+ finished sq ft plus oversized attached garage with large finished room above with half bath. All on 17+ acres with 4 division rights. All the comforts of one-level living. Tons of storage. Sit back, relax & enjoy outside living on stamped concrete patio. $299,000. Julie Holbrook, 434-989-4415. (529532)

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A Virginia Tradition Since 1927 Ednam Hall • Dryden Lane • Charlottesville, VA 22903 Ph (434) 951-5155 • F (434) 951-5190 •

FALL IN LOVE WITH THESE WATER VIEWS! Indian Springs neighborhood. Serene setting overlooking fishing lake; Four acre lot with tall hardwoods abuts common picnic area surrounding lake. Drilled well. $197,500. 242-9600. (516040)

GREAT LOCATION! This 2.12 acre wooded lot is located very close to town in the established neighborhood of Colthurst Farm. Surrounded by fine homes and minutes to UVa, this rare offering is perfect for your custom home. $314,900. Mike Peters 951-5119/981-3995. (533166)

MOSTLY WOODED 173 acre tract with superb frontage on Route 33 in Louisa. Beautiful rolling woodland with primarily mixed growth hardwoods, one section in pines. Old home place still standing. $495,000. Maury Atkins 540-223-2719. (497993)

KESWICK. Level wooded lot in desirable Albemarle County location. No covenants or restrictions. Easy commute to Pantops, Charlottesville and Zion Crossroads. $49,900. Rod Brunelle, 434-760-4663 and Matthew Woodson, 960-5187. (524630)

KESWICK ESTATES. Incredible 2 acres of beautiful elevated, hardwood forest privately situated and quietly tucked at the end of a cul-de-sac on the grounds of the grand Keswick Estate. Priced under cost and under assessment. $325,000. 951-5102. jim@ (496155)

PRICED FAR 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 $19,500. 985-6454. (515234)

60+/- ACRES. Perfect beginning, very nice home site, abundant pasture, several streams, no restrictions, 3 division rights, yet still only 10 minutes to shopping. Come take a look! Priced $50,000 under current tax value. $570,000. Warren Maupin, 9628939. (522614)

WESTERN ALBEMARLE. Two wooded building lots located in a peaceful and private setting adjoining orchards and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Soil work and surveys complete. 5.15 acres for $165,000 and 2.14 acres for $130,000. Call your Realtor today! Mike Peters 9515119/981-3995. (532640, 642)




Three Ridges Mountain, a beautifully landscaped yard, 11 acres of hiking paths, a bold creek and spring and privacy, yet just minutes to Nellysford, Wintergreen, breweries and shopping. This 3 BR, 2 BA one-level home has been renovated with new hardwood floors, painting, fixtures and more. There is a 2-car garage/shop area and a huge, unfinished, walk-out basement for expansion. 35–40 minutes to Charlottesville! $399,000

961 Fork Mountain Lane Log home on 1.85 acres with


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

 BREAK HEART RD - Western Albemarle

Rustic, untouched natural beauty at it’s best! Seclusion and privacy await on this 5+ acre parcel in the beautiful White Hall community. Build your dream home or use the land as a retreat. Lots of gorgeous hardwoods and a nice walking path leading to a bubbling stream. Close to the mountains, convenience stores and several vineyards. MLS#531848, $159,900

BREAK HEART RD - Western Albemarle

501 Bryant Mountain Road Gorgeous views of

wraparound porches overlooking the pond, creek, mountain ridge and woods. Recently renovated. Improvements include new stainless steel appliances, propane stove/fireplace, upstairs carpet, gravel drive/walkway, and exterior and interior painting/ staining. Metal roof, 2 x 6 framing and open interior with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and handicap-accessible doors and bath. Close to the National Forest, Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Tye River and Crabtree Falls. Priced to sell at 65K below assessment!


434.989.6769 Cell 434.951.5148 Office

 Charming, well-maintained bungalow w/ privacy and acreage is the perfect starter home, weekend getaway spot or investment opportunity. Refinished hardwood floors, new roof & gutters, vinyl windows, water lines, water heater + well pump. Currently rented. Several outbuildings, ample space for gardens & unfinished basement. Tucked away cottage in beautiful White Hall community. Gorgeous mountain views, close to stores & vineyards. Priced well under County assessment. MLS#531706, $186,000

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5031 Crabtree Falls Highway Settled among the towering, mature trees, you’ll find this lovely old Virginia farmhouse. Spacious rooms with high ceilings and wood floors. This 6 BR, 3 BA home offers all of the charms and features you expect in a vintage property. Large windows allow for plenty of sunlight and views of the pastures and mountains. Many perennial gardens and a large, private yard for your gatherings and entertaining needs. Tye River frontage is available as well.

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AAR 2015 Second Quarter Report posts significant gains in homes sales up 12% over Q2-2014, with 959 closed sales for the quarter; Area Median Days on Market is at a nine year low at 33 days; Sellers received 95.8% of original list price at sale, highest level since 2007.

Sales Activity After an uneven start to 2015 where sales were virtually flat in the 1st Quar-

Inventory of Homes for Sale The 1,114 new pending sales over the course of the 2nd Quarter represented a

Days on Market (DOM) and Pricing Homes sold in the 2nd Quarter received contracts faster than any quarter since 2006. Half of the closed sales were on market for 33 days or fewer, a week better than the 40-day median DOM in Q2-2014. Two of every five homes sold during the quarter (42.1%) were on market less than three weeks. The 51 homes in the $500k-$600k price

falling by a full month to 42 days. Half of Fluvanna’s Q2 sales were on market 68 days or longer, marking a 16day increase from the 52-day median DOM last year. Like last year, Nelson homes took longest to sell, with a median DOM of 261 days, meaning the majority of Nelson’s Q2 sales were on market for over eight months prior to contract. About CAAR The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) represents more than 1,000 real estate professionals in Charlottesville and Albemarle and the surrounding areas of Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties. This 2015 Second Quarter Market Report is produced by the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® using data from the CAAR MLS. For more information on this report or the real estate market, pick up a copy of the CAAR Real Estate Weekly, visit, or contact your REALTOR®. n

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Charlottesville Area 2nd Quarter 2015 Highlights: • Closed sales in the Greater Charlottesville area up significantly 12.0% versus last year, with the 959 closed sales, marking the highest quarterly tally since 2007. • Median sales price for the region increased 2.1% from Q2-2014, rising from $276,500 to $282,220. • Half of the homes sold in the 2nd Quarter were on the market 33 days or less, the lowest median days-on-market since 2006. • Sellers received an average 95.8% of original list price, up from 95.1% last year and the highest level since 2007. • Active inventory is now 11.5% lower than last year, while purchase activity is high and new listings coming online are stable to 2014 levels.

ter, the Greater Charlottesville market picked up considerable steam during the spring season as closed sales rose 9.7% in May and spiked 27.1% in June versus last year. All told, the 959 closed sales in the 2nd Quarter exceeded last year’s tally by more than 100 units (+12.0%), representing the most sales for any quarter since 2007. Sales activity picked up 94.5% compared to the 493 sales in Q1, exceeding the ten-year average Q1 to Q2 sales gain of 77.1%. “The pace of sales continued to accelerate in the second quarter, posting double-digit percent increases in both units sold and total dollar volume. These indicators confirm the strength of our local market and the continued rise in second quarter pending sales bodes well for the second half of the year,” said CAAR President, Anita Dunbar. The acceleration resulted in an 8.9% spike in total dollar volume to $495.4M. The $325.6M in sales volume in the 2nd Quarter topped the 2014 mark by $40.8M, an increase of 14.3%. Further, at mid-year, despite the flat sales growth of Q1, the year-to-date sales total is now 10.3% higher than the same period last year, due to the strong performance of the second quarter.

4.9% increase over Q2-2014. Notably, within the quarter, 406 new pending sales in April 2015 marked the highest monthly tally since May 2006 and a 4.9% year-over-year increase. Though May’s tally lagged last year’s total by 4.5%, contract activity picked up again in June, climbing 7.5% and boding well for settlement activity heading into the 3rd Quarter. At quarter’s end, there were 889 total listings pending sale, 16.7 percent higher than at the same point last year. Though contracts and sales posted significant gains, the 1,578 new listings added in the 2nd Quarter were essentially flat, leaving inventory headed into the 3rd Quarter down by 11.5% compared to last year. Using the average monthly sales pace over the last twelve months, the 2,058 active listings represent 9.4 months of supply. “While the region remains a buyer’s market in the 9 month range, the absorbption of inventory from 10.8 months of supply one year ago is a welcome trend for sellers,” said CAAR President-Elect, Donna Patton. “This is the first time in eight years where supply at mid-year has dipped below 10 months.”

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range sold fastest, with a median DOM of only 11 days. With a median DOM of 16 days, townhomes sold faster than detached homes (35 days) and condos (60 days). Median DOM levels improved in four of six jurisdictions, led by a decrease of more than 90 days in Greene, where half the homes sold in 44 days or fewer. Leading the blistering speed of sales going under contract is the city of Charlottesville, which had a median DOM of 15 days and Albemarle at 26 days. Louisa was the fourth area to post an improvement, with median DOM


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t’s possible to have an amazing summer vacation within close proximity to home. Central Virginia’s six surrounding counties, and the City of Charlottesville, offer plenty of bargains, awesome attractions and family-friendly fun. MMGY Global’s 2015 Portrait of American Travelers report, reveals that Americans are “staycationing” close to home as an alternative to traveling greater distances for family getaways. So fuel up the car, load up the family and explore the beauty and wonder of Central Virginia.


Nelson County Wintergreen Resort Nestled on 11,000 acres on the eastern slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort is surrounded by “lush forests, cascading streams and winding trails.” You can expect to find a variety of activities ranging from golf, tennis, ice-skating, winter skiing and spa services. However, for those seeking a memorable summer family getaway, Wintergreen has a variety of activities planned weekly. Families can enjoy diverse activities such as candy bingo, workshops, outdoor movies under the stars on the big screen, camp-


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fires, storytelling, and s’mores. If you join the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, you can take a family-oriented scenic trek with one of the naturalist volunteer leaders for their “Morning in the Mountains” hike. The 30 mile trail covers a range of terrain from rugged steep slopes to short beautiful strolls. Shamokin Spring Nature Preserve and Ravens Roost Park mountain tri-

als are two favorites among family travelers, according to the Nature Foundation. But the most scenic mountainous view is located at the end of the Plunge Trial. After enjoying a morning hiking excursion, the entire family can head over to The Edge for lunch. This family friendly establishment promises a spectacular view during your dining experience, and if you’re lucky you might catch a live performance.

Fluvanna County Pleasant Grove Fluvanna County is located between two major metropolitan areas – Richmond, the state capital, and Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia. This predominantly rural county flows along the southern boundary of the James River. With the bountiful open spaces of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an assortment of leisure quests. For example, hunting and fishing are good in this region of Virginia, and water-related activities on rivers, streams and fresh-water lakes can be enjoyed by the entire family. Pleasant Grove, a 960-acre tract along the Rivanna River, provides many recreational and historical attractions. Furthermore, the Heritage Trail Foundation provides an array of trails that stretches from downtown Palmyra to beyond the town’s new high school. Sandy Beach Trail, one of Fluvanna’s most beloved trails, starts at the Eastern Trailhead, near the dog park on Rt. 53. It’s completely accessible by wheel chair and an easy walk for small children. The gentle downward slope of the winding trial passes through fields and woods before opening to a shallow portion of the Rivanna River. The en-



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en Mountain, down DuPont Circle, up Farm Road, and finally down West Gage Road for a view of the Montpelier Mansion. Adults can expect to pay $10 while the cost for children is $5. The Arts Center in Orange offers drawing, painting, clay, stained glass, basketry and other arts and craft classes for both children and adults. With its large gallery shop, it’s the perfect educational experience that the entire family can enjoy. After taking in the scenery in Orange County, your family can enjoy pizza at Antonio’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, southern style cuisine at Country Cookin, or Chinese food at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant. The decision is yours and the options are endless.

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tire family will enjoy splashing in the slow-moving waters. Bring a picnic lunch, because your family can enjoy it in the new picnic shelter at the top of the small hill.

trillos – your choices are both diverse and abundant. As you can see, there is plenty to do and experience in Louisa County, and it makes an ideal one day family getaway.

Louisa County Lake Anna State Park

Orange County Historical Museums

Located less than an hour from Richmond, Charlottesville and Fredericksburg, Louisa County offers its visitors an opportunity to experience the beauty of rural life away from the hustle and bustle of big city living. This county’s diverse rural charm is popular among weekend travelers and day trippers. There’s something for everyone, whether you enjoy outdoor excursions, learning about history or enjoy shopping and delicious food – Louisa County is sure to provide your family with an exhilarating and memorable experience. There is plenty to do in Louisa County. For example, Lake Anna State Park has more than 13 miles of hiking trails, a guarded swimming beach, a children’s play area, a food concession stand, a bathhouse, a children’s and handicapped fishing pond, and much more. Small Country Campground is another family recreation that includes a new championship mini-golf course, a giant bouncing pillow, giant lake toys, and fire truck rides. While camping at this family oriented campground, you’ll be close to local vineyards, flea markets, historic attractions, all while enjoying a modern camping getaway. There are many places to choose for dining – whether you have the taste for Italian at Il Castello Italian Restaurant or Mexican cuisine at Los Tres Po-

Orange County is slowly moving into the 21st century with a thriving food and wine scene. Located in the north-central Piedmont region, visitors can expect to see stunning landscapes and a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Orange County is located 20 minutes north of Charlottesville, and 1.5 hours west of Richmond. Its


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close proximity makes a great central Virginia destination for day trippers. For those historical buffs, Orange has three museums that you can explore: The Harley Davidson Museum at Waugh Enterprises, the Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel, and the James Madison Museum, which happens to be the first museum to fully commemorate the fourth U.S. President and “Father of the Constitution.” The Percherons of Montpelier Wagon Rides is something the entire family can enjoy. The wagon departs from the visitor’s center every half hour, and transport passengers from Chick-

Madison County Skyline Drive Tour Madison Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Tourism Coordinator, Tracey Gardener, said in a recent article that visitors to Madison learn what residents already know— that Madison is a great place to be. And with its booming tourism recognition, it makes the perfect day vacation spot, too. The Skyline Drive is a popular scenic driving tour that draws more than two million people annually. The 105mile road runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While gazing out at the view, you are bound to run across wild turkey, deer, black bear and other wildlife. The scenic Skyine Drive also produces beautiful vegetation such

how widows wore symbols of mourning; view a display illustrating the lives of African-Americans after the war, and much more. If you’re still up for more exploration and adventure, the Scottsville Community Farmers’ Market is the perfect venue. It features locally organic grown produce and handmade items all produced on nearby farms. There’s also Teddy Roosevelt’s presidential retreat, called Pine Knot – a small hunting cabin, located between Scottsville and Charlottesville. This is one of

Scottsville exploration, adventure and education is extensive, and it’s filled with plenty of activities for the entire family. Madison provides an assortment of restaurants and cafes. If you’ve got a taste for some comfort food, Pig-N-Steak offers barbecue ribs, steak and hamburgers and they are also known for their famous “Mountaineer Platter.”

Greene County Historical Society and Museum Greene County is one of the final stops before the Shenandoah National Park, the Appalachian Trial and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Like much of Virginia, Greene County possesses a rich history that’s full of wonder that the entire family can experience. The Greene County Historical Society and Museum has an 110,000-name genealogy database that allows visitors to learn about descendants of Greene County. This learning experience helps children research their own lineage and perhaps discover that they too have family ties to the County. In addition, your family can enjoy the Society’s collections and artifacts that illustrate the 8,000 years of pre-history and current history of the County.

for Mexican cuisine. If you want to go where the locals gather, you can choose from Blue Ridge Café, Olive’s Grill and Rylie’s Diner. Lord Hardwicke’s, whose original location is in Charlottesville, has another restaurant adjacent to the Best Western.

Albemarle County Scottsville Scottsville is located just 20 minutes south of Charlottesville. It has many organic farms, bed and breakfast accommodations, day hikes, and local wineries and brewers. If you want to see the town’s history come to life, start your day trip at the Scottsville Museum. There the entire family can watch a video and learn the history behind why the James River is shaped like a “horse shoe bend.” During the visit, you’ll hear stories of floods that plagued the town for centuries, and view artifacts and replicas used during the Civil War. Currently on display is the “Scottsville in the Civil War” exhibit. The exhibit provides an educational assessment of how the war affected Scottsville families and residents during this time. For example, your family will learn about medical items used to tend wounds at the Scottsville Confederate hospital;

Scottsville’s hidden gems and can only be viewed by appointment. At this point, your entire family should be famished, which is why you should head over to the historic downtown where you’ll find a handful of locally own restaurants to choose from. The kids can enjoy burgers and pizza, while you indulge in one of the chef’s special entrees. Most of the restaurants serve beer and wine and, if you have time, you can walk up the street to learn how the local beer is made.


Downtown Mall

Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall stretches along seven blocks of brick and tree lined streets. This historic district has a thriving theater, music and cinema scene, and attracts visitors from around the world. With more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants—many with outdoor cafes—it is impossible to visit Charlottesville without exploring one of the most beautiful pedestrian malls in the nation. Carter Mountain Orchard has been a Charlottesville tradition since 1912. Located next to Michie Tavern and minutes from Monticello, it’s the perfect family summer vacation. Although the fun starts in the spring with their annual Easter Egg Hunt, during the summer you can pick your own peaches and apples. You can even find nectarines, whitefleshed peaches, and fresh local veggies. The kids will enjoy eating ice cream and donuts as an added incentive. Your family can also visit the Virginia Discovery Museum, which is an educational oasis. The Museum features two exhibit spaces: the Back Gallery exhibit, and the Museum’s Front Gallery. The galleries are filled with interactive exhibits about art, history and science. And, your kids are guaranteed to light up when they see the historic Carousel that features six painted aluminum horses. As you can see, the surrounding counties in Central Virginia offer family travelers many choices for excitement, adventure and education. If you want to “staycation” close to home, then load up your family and hit the highway before the kids return to school. Virginia is not only just for lovers, but it’s a great vacation destination n for the entire family.




City of Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall

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Greene County also has a history walking trail for those interested in learning more about the history of Stanardsville. You can expect to see such landmarks as the Old Toll House, built in 1815 by John Sorrille, and considered the oldest house still standing. After exploring the history and culture of Greene County, your family should have worked up a hardy appetite by now. Greene County has many restaurant options to choose from, including Fabios and Vinny’s for wonderful Italian food or Mi Casa and El Agave

Janet Thomson is a freelance writer, copywriter and military wife residing in Charlottesville.


as cardinal flowers, black-eyed susans, and colorful goldenrods. When traveling along Skyline Drive pay particular attention to the milepost because they will help navigate you through the park. Because the speed limit is 35 mph it will take approximately three hours to travel the entire length of the park. There are many family attractions that are bound to get your kids excited. For instance, the garden maze at Luray Caverns, Black Home on the Farm pig races, and Hess Corn Maze are favorites with visitors. The opportunity for

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W. Albemarle-Wickham Pond

Greene Co - Ruckersville 2.25 acre lot with tree on 3 sides. DR tray ceiling, chair rail, wood blinds. Upgraded maple cabinets, peninsula style counter & dbl oven. Hardwoods. Deck w/ seating.

3 BR, 3.5 BA home features, bright morning room, open floorplan with lg kitchen and island, fireplace in family room. Grass yard, patio and woods. Hardiplank siding, front porch. Sidewalks and walking trails. Finished rec room with full BA. $335,000 • Shann Whited: 434.962.4741 $409,900 • Bevin Cetta Boisvert: 434.996.8633


W Albemarle - Earlysville

Pavilions At Pantops

Abington Place

Spacious 4 BR home with significant updates & additions, home studio & office space, game room & family room. Private level back yard, screen porch. Walking trails nearby.

3 story townhome in impeccable condition! Fresh paint, steam cleaned carpets. Eat-in Kit w/island. 3 BAs, bsmnt ideal for home office/entertainment. Views of Pantops Mtn.

Beautiful end unit in perfect condition. 3 levels of living with main level BR, full BA & family room + 2 BRs, 2 full BAs on top level! Mid-level great rm w/Kit, rear patio & privacy fence. $417,500 • Joe Porterfield: 434.906.1616 $276,400 • Roxanne Carter-Johnston: 434.989.3959 $275,000 • Trish Owens: 434.825.5393

Orange ~ Barboursville


Albemarle - Riverwood

11.83 acres, this 4 BR/2.5 BA boasts 9' ceilings, 2 story foyer, large open eat-in-kitchen w/plenty of cabinets, pantry & built in desk.Central to Greene, Madison or Albemarle Co.

Solidly built & well maintained. Open great room w/2 expanses of windows, FP, decorative planter & hardwoods under carpet. Walkout bsmnt has rec room with FP, family rm & study/BR.

3 BR townhouse across from NGIC/DIA entrance near Hollymead Shopping Cntr. Numerous upgrades: fin. bsmnt rec rm, study/library. Kit has tile backsplash, granite counters. $339,900 • Pam Whorley: 434.227.2414 $299,000 • Rives Bailey: 434.227.4446 $260,000 • Kathleen Ritenour: 434.996.4214

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Cville - North Pines

Pavilions At Pantops

Lake Monticello

Great home in quiet subdivision. MBR, add'l BR on main level, 2 BRs on 2nd. Rear screen porch, pool w/patio & deck. Walk-in attic storage. Serene wooded setting. No HOA.

3 BR, 1BA ranch. Wood floors on main level. Wooded area near walking trails, fenced-in back yard. Unfin bsmnt w/ wood-burning FP. Walk to UVA Grounds, Hospital, Tonsler Pk.

Beautiful colonial with fin walk out bsmnt, garage, paved drive & fresh landscaping. Eat-in Kit has natural light, extensive moldings & gleaming hardwood floors in DR. $449,000 • Trish Owens: 434.825.5393 $225,000 • Jamie White: 434.906.3944 $230,000 • Sasha Farmer Team: 434.981.4562

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Land For Sale NEW! MADISON CO - Beautiful mountain views of countryside with wooded 7.8 acre homesite in Glebe Run. $120,000 • S. Lisa Herndon: 434.566.5634

Albemarle - Advance Mills

Well built custom 5 BR, stone FP, custom woodwork, oak floors w/walnut inlays, solid wood doors, custom cabinets in BAs. 2 garages & shop. Large landscaped lot & garden space.

4.04 acres w/3 BR/3 BA home. MBR, full BA, walk-in closet & deck. 2 FP w/Jotul 3 wood stoves! Fin. bsmnt with rec rm, great rm, wet bar/kitchenette, home office/workrm. $349,000 • Paul McArtor: 434.305.0361 $329,000 • Kathleen Ritenour: 434.996.4214



E IC D PR UCE D R E 4 BR on lg LAKE MONTICELLO-Well maintained

lot, hardwoods, open kitchen, spacious MBR suite. $180,000 • Sasha Farmer Team: 434.260.1435



E IC D PR UCE D R E 6BRs, 2.5BA, DILLWYN-Investors/Homeowners! wood furnace, dbl wide on property for rental. $185,000 • Brad Williams: 434.227.4437




NEW! ALBEMARLE CO - Spectacular 15.89 Acre parcel with 4 division rights! Rural areas zoning with commercial uses by special permit approval in Earlysville area. $204,000 • Sal Milione: 434.882.4000


E IC D PR UCE ED CVILLE - Brick 2BR 1BA, DRR & family rm. Pine

floors. New stove & refrigerator. One car garage. $179,900 • Doug Burke: 434.996.6791




E IC D PR UCE D R E 2BA, open floor LAKE NELSON - 1.79 ac. 3BR, plan, hardwoods, formal DR, mtn views, deck. $154,500 • Kyle Olson: 540.649.4131











W SCOTTSVILLE-Charming Cape Cod. Upgrades. Needs TLC, extra lot included, bring offers. $154,900 • Doug Burke: 434.996.6791

NELSON-Renovated rancher in Shipman! 3BR/1BA has new carpet & laminate, paint. Move-in ready. $89,500 • R. Carter-Johnston: 434.989.3959

WINTERGREEN-3BR 3BA, open Kit-DR. Vaulted LR ceiling, hardwoods, gas FP. 2 car garage. $284,310 • Kyle Olson: 540.649.4131

CHARLOTTESVILLE-3 BRs , 2.5 BAs, new carpets, recent upgrades,fenced back yard, off st pking $181,900 • Doug Burke: 434.996.6791



Charlottesville Westfield Office • 434.793.5393 | Downtown Office • 434.227.4444





Lake Monticello

NEW! ALBEMARLE CO - Spectacular 12.33 Acre parcel with 5 division rights! Rural areas zoning in Earlysville area. $174,000 • Sal Milione: 434.882.4000



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ummer gatherings are the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. They should not be stressful on your spirit, or painful on your wallet. You should look for recipes that require little prep work, activities that are fun and entertaining, and beverages that are suitable for both children and adults. For example, you can whip up a large batch of seasonal appetizers, such as guacamole, cold soup or a yogurt-based vegetable dip. If you want to make a style statement, you could host a theme summer soiree like Christmas in July. Regardless of the theme, here are some summer ideas that are sure to be a hit at any summer gathering.

Make Ice Shot Glasses It’s all in the details, and if you want to be the talk of the town, then making these frozen shot glasses just might do the trick. Although the prep time takes only 20 minutes, expect around 2 hours before serving the first round. You’ll want to serve these immediately upon removing them from the molds because they don’t stay frozen long. These can be made non- alcoholic by using Gatorade, guava, and cranberry juices.

Serve Balled Fruit in Ice Cream Cones



Giant Bubble Station


Delicious Sorbets Sorbets and frozen desserts are quick, easy treats for summer gatherings. Sorbets can be made in a blender and require only a few ingredients: fruit, ice and a sweetener. There are many refreshing recipes to choose from in your quest to beat the heat and cool down during the summer. How does the easy peasy blueberry, coconut banana twist, and sweet and spicy mango sounds? You can visit www.healthy-

It might sound strange dressing up fruit in an ice cream cone. But,according to, “this is not a recipe, but merely a presentation idea,” which is one good reason you might want to give this idea a try. Not only will you impress the adults with your clever creativity, you also could become a big hit with the kids as well. For instance, if you’ve had a hard time getting your kids to eat their fruit, this “balled fruit in an ice cream cone” just might be the incentive they need. You could promise them a scoop or two of their favorite ice cream after they’ve eaten the fruit.The jury is still out whether or not this idea will fly, but it’s definitely worth a try. for these and other desert and recipe ideas.

Water Balloon Piñatas While the adults are indulging in “spirits,” the kids need some way of keeping cool. Because every home doesn’t have a swimming pool for cooling off, why not make a water balloon piñata to keep the kids, and adults who are young at heart, entertained. All you

need is a packet of balloons, a piece of strong rope, a stick or bat, a water hose, and somewhere to string up the piñata – such as a clothesline or between two trees. suggests that you prepare lots of water balloons so that you can continue reloading the piñata, as more balloons get popped. Finally, make sure that everyone stands clear until it’s their turn to take a swing at the piñata.

It’s just not summer without bubbles. If you want to mesmerize and engage the little ones while the adults are mingling, keeping them occupied with a bubble station can be music to your ears. In fact, even the older kids (and some adults) will spend hours making giant bubbles. There are lots of recipes for making homemade bubbles, but if you want to make giant bubbles that don’t easily pop, then visit to get the recipe and learn the key to blowing giant bubbles that won’t easily pop. With these cool summer entertainment hacks, you’ll never have to worry about throwing a boring summer party ever again. n Janet Thomson is a freelance writer, copywriter and military wife residing in Charlottesville.

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• • • • • • Excellent location between UVA & Downtown in the quiet Barracks/Rugby neighborhood. Short walking path connects to Rugby Rd & Preston Ave for easy walk or 434.996.6652 bus ride to UVA or downtown. Off street parking, front porch, living/dining area with walk around gas log FP, built-ins, 1st floor master suite, powder room, laundry room, & kitchen. Nice deck off kitchen/dining area. Upstairs features 3 BR, full bath and walk-in attic. One year9:15 home warranty provided. Piedmont FHC NFHA_HUD_2012_En_7x10_local:NFHA HUD 2011-2012 10/4/2012 AM Page 6

Move-In Ready LEVEL Driveway & Winter Mountain Views PRIVATE Rear Yard Over 3,500 fin Sq. Ft of Living Space 1st FLOOR BR or Hm. office Walk to pool, club hse, tennis, play ground, exercise & trails

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1686 Capri Way



60 Blue Spring Lane

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Piedmont FHC NFHA_HUD_2012_En_7x10_local:NFHA 3510 Remson Ct, Ste 301 • Charlottesville Va 22901 HUD 2011-2012 10/4/2012 9:15 AM Page 6

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• Gracious Home on 15 Acres • Beautiful Ivy Neighborhood of Approx. 25 Homes • 10 Minutes to the University

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INDIAN SPRINGS - Beautiful Upscale 53 Lot Neighborhood 4 Acre Lot on Fishing Lake Lots of Tall Hardwoods Drilled Well with Excellent Flow Rate Driveable Lane to Building Site with Turn Around

Byrd Abbott


434.242.9600 1100 Dryden Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Farm, estate anD resiDential Brokers

OLD WOODVILLE - 166+/- Acre historic estate with c. 1796 main residence, pool, guest cottage, barns & other outbuildings. Bucolic setting, rich farmland. $3,300,000 MLS #529026 Steve McLean (434) 981-1863.

PRIME IVY LOCATION! - Charming Colonial on almost 1 acre in Meriwether Lewis School District. 4 BR, 2 full & 2 half BA, 2,815 sq/ft. Pool, 2-car attached garage. $515,000. MLS #534379. Steve McLean (434) 981-1863.

EDGEWOOD LANEElegant stone Country French home in U. neighborhood. FP, hardwood floors, 6BR / 3BA. Mature 0.37 acre lot. $995,000 MLS#529646 Judy S. Campbell 434-466-66880

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FARMINGTON – Elegant residence, c. 1931. Unique 4 BR, 5 BA + 6,800 fin. sq/ft home meticulously maintained in “turn-in key” condition. Situated on 2.6 acres adjacent to the 16th Fairway. $3,800,000. Andrew Middleditch (434) 981-1410. MLS#533998

JAMES RIVER FRONTAGE! 11.61 ac. 3BR/3.5BA contemporary residence w/ 3,550 fin.sq.ft. perfectly sited on a bluff overlooking the river. Stunning great room & huge deck w/ magnificent views! $455,000. Will Faulconer (434) 987-9455. MLS#530515.


BLOOMFIELD ROAD - Impressive 7,400+ sq.ft. brick residence sited on 21+ acres w/magnificent pastoral & Blue Ridge Mtn views, minutes west of UVA. $2,595,000. Steve McLean (434)9811863. MLS#524788

Office Condo-GREAT VALUE! Well over 20% below county assessment. 6 Offices, reception, private bath, kitchenette. Owners want offers! Lots of parking, visible from Rio Road. Tim Michel (434)9601124. $225,000 MLS#528054

OUTSTANDING VALUE in this lovely 4 BR / 2.15 BA, 2-story colonial home! Current owners have spent 100k+ on extensive renovations. 6.49 acres, huge gently rolling yard and a very private setting. $449,000. Will Faulconer (434) 987-9455. MLS#532907

TWENTY COLUMNS - Originally built as a summer house for display at the Jamestown exposition of 1907. It was dismantled & relocated to its present location by the owners of the soapstone quarry in Esmont. Current owner has upgraded the house but painstakingly preserved the architectural details including wonderful wrap around porch. Situated on a private lane on 18.5 acres. $499,000 Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250 MLS#519977

Charming c. 1879 4-5 BR renovated farmhouse, 34 acres, under 15 miles from city. Large stream, pastures & hardwoods near Walnut Creek Park. $795,000. Jim Faulconer (434)9810076. MLS#532795

CEDARWOOD FARM- 176 acres with a wonderful mixture of open & wooded land. Ideal primary residence, Gentleman’s Farm or weekend retreat. $695,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863 MLS#518607

4 BR residence on 8.5 ac. over 6,600 fin. sq/ft, spacious main level master suite w/stone FP. Two 2-bay garages, barn. $670,000 Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076 MLS#520477 #451592 $1,950,000

RURAL RIDGE LANE - Charming house close to town, needs renovation but good home, great spaces, porches, on 3.67 acres. $199,990. Steve McLean (434)981-1863. MLS#524961

503 Faulconer Drive - charlottesville, virginia 22903 Phone (434) 295-1131 Fax (434) 293-7377 email: - WeBsite:

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Farm, estate anD resiDential Brokers

RUGBY ROAD - Designed by Eugene Bradbury, this meticulously updated, 6BR/5.5BA, c. 1913 residence occupies two lots of just under 2.5 acres, within walking distance to UVA & Barracks Road. Steve McLean (434) 9811863. $2,750,000 MLS# 530390

OLD PORT-a-FERRY –c. 1846- Country Charmer in idyllic setting between famed Greenwood estate community & historic district Batesville, 14.7 gorgeous, rolling acres w/spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. $1,098,000 Andrew Middleditch (434)981-1410. MLS# 531006

GARLAND FARM - c. 1896-Fully restored Ivy farmhouse on 4+ acres, close to town, Western Schools with classic turn of the century details. $775,000. Tim Michel (434) 960-1124 MLS#529920

THE GLEASON – State of the art downtown condo w/ terrific views. Architecturally designed w/ flexible space –Large outside patio & one deeded secure indoor parking space. $574,000 Charlotte Dammann(434)981-1250. MLS#529291

REDBUD FARM -Excellent candidate for a conservation easement! 169 + acre farm, with Blue Ridge views, 2 lakes & Lynch River frontage. MLS#530570 $1,400,00 Tim Michel (434)960-1124

WESTERN ALBEMARLE SCHOOLS - Exceptional, customdesigned 4BR, 3BA home on just under 3 private acres features open floor plan with beautiful details including: heart pine floors, cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen with slate counter tops, hemlock board & batten siding, oversized 2-car garage, an abundance of storage & so much more! $589,000. MLS #534352. Steve McLean (434) 981-1863.

127 Acre horse farm in Keswick. Lovely 1.5 story stone home with 3 BR, 3BA. Beautiful mix of rolling land and mature forest, lake, stable, barns and total privacy. $1,495,000. Steve McLean (434)981-1863. MLS#529415

CARTER GILMER – Terrific condo downtown within a block of the historic mall. Comfortable living w/ an open living/dining space adjacent to the kitchen, 2 BR & 2 BA. $250,000 Charlotte Dammann (434)981-1250 MLS#531812

CLOUDS HILL FARM – Spectacular c. 1870 barn w/magnificent beams has been transformed into a stunning updated residence on 35 acres in Ivy. $3,900,000 Charlotte Dammann (434) 981-1250. MLS#536616.

IVY FARMS- European influence in this 2 Story brick home, lovely pastoral setting, large pond, less than 5 miles west. Great interior and exterior spaces, detached guest home w/garage below. $1,295,000 Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076 MLS#529174

BURRUS BRANCH - VA Farm house, c. 1763, on 5+ acres in Free Union. Beautiful, private setting. Guest cottage w/stone FP. $1,295,000. Steve McLean (434)981-1863 MLS#525423

503 Faulconer Drive - charlottesville, virginia 22903 Phone (434) 295-1131 Fax (434) 293-7377 email: - WeBsite:


An extraordinary Farmington property perched on 8 acre landscaped island in the middle of the renowned golf course with mountain views and unusual privacy. Tim Michel (434) 960-1124. MLS#530835.





SPOTSWOOD-Private 72 acre estate 8 miles from town. Beautiful Georgian home, guest cottage, stable. 18 division rights. $2,950,000 Jim Faulconer (434)981-0076 MLS#525850

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There were 93 houses sold in the seven-county area n Fifty-four were in Albemarle with an average sale price of $373,259. n Twelve were in Charlottesville with an average sale price of $243,533. n Eight were in Fluvanna with an average sale price of $227,813. n Three were in Greene with an average sale price of $260,000. n Five were in Louisa with an average sale price of $220,300. n Two were in Madison with an average sale price of $194,500. n Seven were in Nelson with an average sale price of $229,214. n Two were in Orange with an average sale price of $199,000.


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Embracing a classic Albemarle chestnut log cabin c. 1821, this artfully crafted 5BR home features natural materials, excellent craftsmanship, top of the line appliances, library, and luxurious heated soaking tub in first floor master. 63 acres, guest cottage, stable, and pond.

$589,000. MLS#533186

$1,350,000. MLS#530112

A stunning home of exceptional quality. The 91+ acres of pristine pasture and woodland provides a blank canvas for one to create the perfect country estate. Prime Keswick location, in a completely private setting, convenient to town, and I-64. $2,950,000. MLS#529307

Exquisite Albemarle Mansion of over 10,000 sq. ft. (9)BR, (11)BA, (4)kitchens. Elevator, theater, pool, pool house, separate guest quarters, and pond on 21 acres. Convenient Earlysville location. $3,450,000. MLS#513246



SWIFT RUN FARM Rich in character, c.1880. Private, featuring 3 bedrooms, an elevator and backup generator. Old boxwoods, springs, barns and fencing on 32 acres in Advance Mills. Open and wooded, frontage on Swift Run.

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TIPTON HOUSE c. 1842 ESTATE AREA OF CARTERS BRIDGE 5BR, 3 1/2BA, nearly new and in excellent condition, 3.5 acres privately situated and beautifully positioned on an elevated plateau surrounded by mature woods. Bright open floor plan. Maple cabinets, granite counters, 2 car garage. $459,000 MLS#534739

$1,290,000. MLS#532171




1777 Franklin Drive

Located just 6 miles to town, this 123+ acre farm, both open hayfields and wooded land enjoys long frontage on the Hardware River. Ample water, some fencing, pretty land. $795,000. MLS#522768

Make this your Country Home in Albemarle! Gently rolling and partially fenced 20 acre farm. Restored 1893 farmhouse, 1st floor master, wraparound porch. 4 car garage with apartment above, cottage with caretaker in place! Pond and barns. $685,000. MLS#530063

James River frontage just one mile to Scottsville. Three contiguous, buildable parcels totaling 36 acres, each with river frontage and easy access for boats, kayaks, canoes and tubes. Groomed and magnificent campsites. $375,000. MLS#520927

Immaculate 5 BR family home, completely upgraded with new floors, kitchen, baths, and fresh paint. Attached 2 car garage and finished basement with custom home theater and whole house professional sound system. Tranquil setting on 2 acres, with fabulous salt water pool and covered pavilion, overlooking the fenced shady lawn of the back yard. $595,000. MLS#534485



Meticulously restored historic neoclassical brick residence, c. 1842, enjoying an elevated setting in Scottsville. Walk to the James River, taverns, restaurants, shops, and library. Exquisite finishes of museum quality. In excellent condition. With detached garage. $445,000. MLS#523101

Handsome brick, 4BR home is grand and very comfortable. First floor master, sweet kitchen with fireplace, 2 laundries, pool, guest cottage on 21 acres of hardwoods, meadow and creeks.



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• Just 2 miles from Downtown! • Convenient Rivanna Trail access • Enjoy breathtaking mountain views and wooded home sites Mountain View Towns from the Low $300s Single Family Homes from the Low $400’s For more information contact the Neighborhood Sales Manager Amanda Smith at 434.466.4100 or Directions to model: From Downtown Charlottesville, take Park St. which becomes Rio Rd. East. In 2 miles turn Left into the Stonewater Community on Penfield Lane. The model is the 1st home on the Left.

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The Real Estate Weekly 7.16.15