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Beautiful 4-5 bedroom, smart wired home, nestled off the road in the neighborhood of Foxwood Forest with FIBER OPTIC INTERNET. 15 Minutes from Target/Harris Teeter. Minutes from NGIC and Research Park. MLS#619815 $795,000 Jennifer Moreira, 434.409.2844 (owner/agent)

Spectacular country estate offering complete privacy and total serenity from over 53 acres in Free Union with Blue Ridge views and 2-acre lake. The heart of the property showcases a stunning custom-designed residence with 6 BR, 6.5 BA, spacious chef ’s kitchen, lovely dining room and breakfast room, cozy paneled den, and great room with soaring exposedbeam ceiling and fireplace. Property is fenced with 3-board fencing and a 1,800 sf barn. Located approximately 15 miles NW of UVA and Downtown Charlottesville. MLS#617485 $4,165,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

KESWICK

Enjoy mountain views of the historic Southwest Mountains from this livable 4-BR residence on 6 private acres. Convenient and quick to Pantops, Historic Downtown Mall, and UVA. Within steps of all the amenities at Keswick Hall. MLS#611672 $989,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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Bordering (Full Cry)Pete Dye golf course and lake, within grounds of Keswick Hall, 5-star luxury resort, is this magnificent 5-bedroom residence constructed of the finest materials with attention to every detail. MLS#603398 $4,200,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.fairwaydriveatkeswick.com

FRAY’S GRANT

3 fabulous home sites mostly in beautiful hardwoods, gently rolling and priced below tax assessments! Each lot is 2+ acres on private setting. Only ten minutes to airport, excellent shopping, including Harris Teeter, Target, Kohls, Bonefish Grill and Starbucks. Jim Faulconer 434,981.0076

HEART OF CROZET

Commercial listing on .906 acres with new Downtown Crozet District zoning that allows many uses. 2-bedroom home just under 1,000 sf., was doctor’s office and pre-school. Paved entrance/ exit roads and parking. MLS#619191 $775,000 Jim Faulconer,434.981.0076

ROBINSON WOODS

Bright, comfortable, and recently renovated house with a flexible floorplan. 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Features gas fireplace, wood floors, new appliances, granite countertops. Conveniently located in the city minutes from Downtown & UVA. MLS#620141 $670,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

OLD TRAIL

Classic brick Georgian, circa 2008, 5 bedrooms, including main level master suite, spacious and modern open floor plan. Views of the adjoining Old Trail Golf Course, buffered by small woods, and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. MLS#614945 $1,385,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

JUST 6 MILES AWAY

Elegant, traditional-style home, circa 2007, that is extremely well crafted, built with quality materials, and having a modern, open floor plan. 4 BR, 4.5 BA, and over 6,700 finished square feet and 1600 unfinished square feet, there is plenty of space for any endeavor. This home has three levels of living space on 3.98 private acres of yard surrounded by beautiful hardwoods. LOCATED JUST SIX MILES WEST OF CHARLOTTESVILLE! NO HOA, Meriwether school district. MLS#618745 $1,375,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 or Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

GALLISON HALL

Set on 43 park-like acres, this Farmington gem features a 1931-33 Georgian house, indoor pool and tennis facilities, spectacular Blue Ridge views, total privacy, and an exceptional close-to-town location. On historic registers. MLS#617686 $8,450,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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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 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

LONESOME MOUNTAIN ROAD

5-acre lot that has not been available for many years. This country but close-to-town location is conveniently located with quick access to Historic Downtown Mall, UVA, NGIC, airport, and North Fork Business Park. MLS#593160 $250,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

BUFFALO RIVER ROAD

Elevated 21-acre tract, mostly mature hardwood forest and road frontage in northwest Albemarle. Elevated homesite offers potential panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views with some clearing. Adjacent 21 acres also for sale. MLS#614424 $160,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

HEMLOCK LANE

Located in the Preston Ave/Rugby Rd area in the heart of Charlottesville, this 2-BR, 1-BA ranch style house offers proximity to UVA and downtown. 1-level living with private fenced-in backyard, covered patio area, and garage/storage shed. MLS#620291 $325,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

RAGGED MOUNTAIN FARM

Two wonderful estate parcels comprised of 185.01± acres, in coveted Ragged Mountain Farm. Excellent elevated building site, complete privacy, and beautiful views. Murray/Henley/Western school district. MLS#621083 $1,895,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MISSION HOME ROAD

146.88 ac. in Albemarle & Greene County. Privacy & protection adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park! Full division rights & multiple home sites. Extraordinary timberland. Views of the mountains, along with easy access to trails & Skyline Drive. MLS#620276 $1,200,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

FRAYS MILL

Mostly wooded preservation tract of 81.395 acres next to Frays Mill Subdivision in highly desirable northern Albemarle. This beautiful gently rolling land has a great, private homesite with Blue Ridge Mt. views, and creek on property. MLS#608509 $995,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

GREENTREES

188+ acres in Albemarle, 12 miles south of Charlottesville on Rt 20. This wooded tract, mostly in hardwoods, offers long road frontage with potential for eight 21-acre lots. There is conservation easement potential. MLS#614109 $1,299,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124

KESWICK

Wonderful wooded, 10.58-acre lot in Keswick. Great location, convenient to Pantops, 10 minutes east of Charlottesville with exceptional privacy and frontage on Mechunk Creek. MLS#619380 $149,500 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD

Nice, mostly wooded residential building lot in Meriwether Lewis School District! Great privacy, 1.72± acres, beautiful rural setting in an area of large farm and estate properties. Located approximately 15 miles NW of Charlottesville. MLS#613685 $125,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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EDNAM FOREST

Wonderfully 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

CLOWES HOUSE

C. 1870 residence in the heart of Gordonsville with historic character, original architectural detailing, & updated systems. Walk to the many amenities of Historic Main Street Gordonsville or take a short drive to Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#615710 $289,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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Fabulous cottage tucked away on 12.5 acres with 1 division right. Top quality craftsmanship features; a copper roof and downspouts, vaulted ceilings, dramatic windows and artistic stonework.The first floor bath features a stone fireplace. Mature landscaping, wrap around porch, spring, stream and a detached studio all work to make this a compelling property. The studio has a fireplace with a beautiful walnut mantle. There are 2 sheds (a potting shed and another set up for miniature goats) $850,000

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What Do Homebuyers Want?

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ver the past 18 months, the real estate world has seen a dramatic shift in what buyers want, especially among certain segments of the population. In general, the pendulum has swung from a preference for in-town and smaller units to buyers looking for larger homes with more privacy and separation from neighbors. That doesn’t mean everyone is moving to the country. This same dynamic is playing out in moves from a townhouse to a single-family home or from an urban area to the suburbs or small towns. And that shift is bringing more people into our area looking for great places to live in our countryside, suburbs, and wonderful small towns. Whether they are local or coming from other regions, buyers are finding what they want in Central Virginia. “It’s not unusual,” says Keith Smith, with YES Realty Partners, “to have a couple moving from Northern Virginia sell a 1,500 square foot home there for $500,000 and move to Central Virginia looking for a 4,000 square foot home with a back yard. And if it’s not on the existing market, they are going to build it.”

Changing Priorities Living through COVID has inspired some people to re-examine their priorities. While many are perfectly happy to get back to the pre-COVID normal, others are more interested in establishing something better. And that includes what and where they want their home to be. According to the National Association of Home Builders, households with at least one teleworker and one virtual student have changed their housing preference because of COVID. More than a third of them want larger homes. “Buyers are deciding what is most important for their comfort and security and prioritizing that,” says Josh White, REALTOR® with Story House Real Estate. “This can include a long list of wants but they can usually narrow that down to a few non-negotiables. In some ways, buyers are not as picky as before. “I’m working with three buyers right now. One is local and wants to have more space in and outside of the home. Two are new to the area. One is renting until she can find something that matches what’s most important to her. We are working hard to find the other buyer the right home this summer.” Being willing to compromise if unable to find the perfect home is critical in a market with such low inventory. It is unlikely that buyers can find everything on their wish list. “But they are looking hard for what is most important for their lifestyle. It may be a yard, a home office, or location topping the priority list. And for those things at the top of the list, buyers are more willing to pay for what they want. Or they will find the right footprint and make the necessary changes after the purchase.” Among the top choices for buyers in 2021 are rooms that can be adjusted to meet their household needs. In most cases that includes a home office, a place


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Another category seeing increased interest post-COVID is multigenerational housing. “More than 15 percent of my clients are looking for multigenerational living. For many people,” says Hash, “the pandemic has brought home the importance of family. They want a space where all members of their family can be comfortable, either under one roof, or at least on the same grounds.” Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and surrounding areas are becoming increasingly popular. While some of these are being built purely for rental income on the short or long-term market, others

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on top-tier appliances and cabinetry that give their kitchens a built-in look.” For many buyers, a spacious laundry room with space to operate is on their wish list. A utility sink, a counter for folding, and room to iron, sort and store are ideal. And as people became less enthusiastic about shopping for groceries, larger pantries made the wish list so homeowners could stock up and stretch out the time between shopping trips.

As one or more parents worked from home, students attended virtual school at the kitchen table, day care centers shuttered, and people generally tripped over each other and their stuff, some said “that’s enough.” Enough to too much stuff. And not enough to how we organize it all. “Not surprisingly, people are putting a lot of emphasis into organization,” says Fleming. “Whether it’s built-in bookshelves, mudroom cubbies, pantry shelving, or custom closet systems, homebuyers are more willing to splurge on items that improve the overall flow and function of the home. “And with customers staying at home and refraining from eating out so much, we have seen a big focus on creating custom, high-end kitchens. Customers have been more willing to spend money

efficient home to reduce resource consumption and increase resilience under extreme circumstances that are bound to become more frequent. Hash sees many Millennials that are focused on their careers choose lowmaintenance homes where they don’t have to cut the grass or spend time and money on landscaping. Homeowners that are thinking about selling are wise to note these trends and, where possible, update their homes to meet what the largest percentage of today’s buyers value, even in a seller’s market. White is confident we will begin to see a more balanced market by the end of this year. “Inventory for fall may start to pick up. People are beginning to feel good about making an optional move and may be ready to put their house on the market. If we continue to have super low interest rates and vaccinations prove

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One result of spending so much time at home is that white on white or gray on white doesn’t quite cut it anymore. At least not all by itself. When asked what design trends are most notable, Lindsay Fleming, Design Studio Coordinator with Craig Builders, responds enthusiastically, “Color!” When the world and the news seem gloomy, it helps to bring color into your life. “Don’t get me wrong, the neutral tones are not going anywhere but customers have had more of a desire to add pops of color throughout their home. These fun, unsuspected elements bring people joy and add a personal touch to the space.” “Take a moment to reflect and reset with Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal, an intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing teal color that creates natural harmony.” Just reading the color description eases your stress and anxiety. Imagine seeing it in your kitchen or on a wall at home.

Positive Outlook Millennials make up the largest chunk of homebuyers now, and for the foreseeable future. As they exert their influence on the market, sellers and builders will pay attention. Fortunately, what’s important to them is not all that different than what’s important to everyone. Broadband access. Energy efficient appliances, windows, lighting, and building envelope. Flexible and multifunctional rooms. Outdoor space and access to nature. Building an energy- and water-

mostly effective against the Covid variants, we should start to see the market right itself over the next several months.” Hash agrees. “Buyers are taking a bit more of a stance. We are seeing fewer escalation clauses and waived inspections. Some sellers overshot on pricing and are now starting to come back down. We are actually seeing some price reductions. There are still cash buyers out there who can afford to play in this seller’s market, but all indicators point to a less frenzied real estate market going forward. “As pricing stabilizes and the days on market increase, more buyers will have a chance to evaluate the real estate and put in an offer that is reflective of value, rather than being the highest bidder.” In the best real estate markets, buyers and sellers both win as buyers gain the house they seek, and sellers are adequately compensated for the house they are giving up. Carla Huckabee writes about high performing real state.

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The garden experts at Bonnie Plants report that 20 million Americans planted a garden for the first time in 2020. And it looks like more than just a fad as the demand was similar this year. Whether it’s active gardening or just enjoying access to nature, demand for outside space as part of the home purchase is at an all-time high. That can play out as a house with multiple acres, the creative use of a small lot, or access to outdoor amenities as part of the community. Whatever the configuration, Central Virginia does outdoor space very well. This market has always been a popular destination for buyers from other more congested areas. That trend is continuing in 2021 with buyers seeking a little more elbow room than they can afford in Northern Virginia, California, or the Northeast. Cynthia Hash, Principal Broker/ Owner of Find Homes Realty, LLC, has worked with many clients moving from urban areas to find a little more room. “A recent client from California sold a less than 1,000 square foot home for more than $1 million and then came here and found the perfect home with 4,000 square feet on five acres.” Access to private outdoor space is still important for buyers seeking smaller lots and homes. Craig Builder’s interior courtyard floorplan is a popular design allowing buyers to downsize while still having private outdoor space. Made popular in Albemarle County’s Belvedere neighborhood, several will be available this summer in Crozet’s Old Trail development and in future phases of Belvedere. Even for buyers without their own private outdoor oasis, having outdoor amenities available in the immediate community is almost mandatory. Nearly every new community has walking trails and parklets that allow residents to exercise and play outdoors while in the security of their own community.

are fulfilling the traditional role of inlaw suites. ADUs require proper zoning, typically need a larger lot size, and cost more money as owners must build and maintain two distinct buildings. Other households can meet their multigenerational needs under one roof or with accessory apartments within the main house. “As this trend for multiple generations living under one roof plays out here, in most cases, everyone benefits. Parents with young children get help with the child-rearing and the kids and grandparents both benefit from the interaction. People shouldn’t underestimate the stress levels parents and kids experienced over the past 18 months. It can be overwhelming. “In many cases, financial benefits accrue also, as two households merge to share expenses.”

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for kids to study, and some flex space that can be used as a second office or exercise room, depending on the household makeup. While not scoring the same for all buyers, exercise rooms are a priority for many in the Millennial generation. Even a room in the basement coupled with some private outdoor space can take the place of a gym membership.


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BROOK HOLLOW • Private setting with English Cottage main home • 38 acres, 3 separate parcels • Spectacular westward mountain views and sunsets • Charming guest cottage and 6 stall horse barn • MLS #614593 • $1,495,000

BLACKWELLS HOLLOW ROAD • 65 acre western Albemarle parcel • Parcel has access through Patricia Ann Byrom Preserve Park. • Within 30 minutes of Charlottesville • MLS #617660 • $695,000

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• 82.91 acres • 3500 linear feet on Lake Anna • Rolling pasture and hardwoods • MLS #610245 • $2,499,000

HISTORIC WOODSIDE • Circa 1856 Greek Revival Manor Home • 11 foot ceilings • 64 + acres fenced for horses • Guest cottage • Stocked Pond • Located close to the Buckingham County Courthouse • $795,000

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Langdon Woods Drive Lot 11 Build your home on a beautiful parcel of land in Langdon Woods, a nature preservation established community west of Earlysville. Imagine tranquil- STUNNING country living nestled a beautiful estate UNIVERSITY VILLAGE VIEWS FROMinTHE 5TH FLOOR This community unique Condo is a devoted to rural preservation. Enjoy a sense of personal spaceand onSouthyour real gem at University Village because it captures both beautiful Blue Ridge 3.42 with open land. Get backindependent to nature while using Coldintrees Spring Charlottesville west private Mountains andacres is located one and of Hollow, Charlottesville's premier retirement theliving running/walking trails and community lake and other Gracious in aThe Western Albemarle county neighborhood off Bloomfield Rd.floor less than 15 minutes from city. Thefloor owner custom communities. discerning buyer will find this 5th home with antheamenities. open plan designed this estate home with inspiration from a beloved SC farmhouse to seamlessly merge traditional southern style with contemporary that includes a separate dining living room, eat in kitchenminutes and 2 bedrooms and 2 theroom, convenience offamily being to spaces for the modern lifestyle.Enjoy Formal entertaining spaces meet an open kitchen,only secluded office and playrooms, and ample baths a rare find. imagined There with is also excellent storage, convenient parking, exceptional amenistorage. The home was its surroundings in mind- enjoy the mountain, woodedRidge and pastoral views of its 21 acres with Hollymeade Town Center and the Blue Mountains! ties andwindows services including dining, fitness center w/75' heated pool, & a chauffeur. plentiful and skylights throughout and a partially screened mahogany wraparound porch. Yard islibrary, partially fenced, surrounding acreage with creeks and hiking woods. Attention to details make for a high end quality. MLS# 557041 $1,390,000 MLS#570017, $375,000 $145,000

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1515 Edmond Dr | Charlottesville

3318 Lockport Pl | Glenmore

Light-filled, move-in ready home with custom updates throughout! Enjoy the beautiful mahogany wrap-around porch and fenced-in yard with mountain views. Inside, find a large living room with built-in shelving, spacious family room with fireplace, and four bedrooms including generous master suite.

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267 Horsley Ln | Buckingham Co Tranquility abounds at this private riverfront retreat. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets, mountain views, starry skies and perfect peace and serenity, in this one owner, custom built home perched on a bluff above the James River.

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lot 11 Langdon Woods Dr | Albemarle

4500 Monacan TrailDr Rd| |Earlysville North Garden 630 Windrift Set on 9 very private acres south of Charlottesville, this solidly-built brick ranch has an open floor plan allowing for good flow and plenty of natural light. Updated kitchen and baths. Covered porch overlooking private yard.

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Tbd Craigs Store Rd | Batesville

Enjoy tranquil county living in western Albemarle. Build your custom home on a beautiful private parcel in a preservation community located only minutes from Hollymeade Town Center and the Blue Ridge Mountains!

37.87 Acres in Beautiful Western Albemarle - minutes from Batesville and easy commute to Charlottesville. Parcel is south facing with perennial streams. Ample road frontage. Back portion is a wooded mountain side.

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ENDING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 2021 THERE WERE 137 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS

n 54 were in Albemarle with an average price of $462,714 n 11 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $449,284 n 11 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $309,876 n 7 were in Greene with an average price of $380,471 n 22 were in Louisa with an average price of $323,524 n 2 were in Madison with an average price of $301,000 n 7 were in Nelson with an average price of $702,929 n 13 were in Orange with an average price of $372,015 n 6 were in Staunton with an average price of $261,083 n 4 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $314,864

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CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

GREENE COUNTY

CITY OF STAUNTON

LOUISA COUNTY

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

CITY OF WAYNESBORO

www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.90 per $100

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.854 per $100

FLUVANNA COUNTY

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

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MADISON COUNTY

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NELSON COUNTY

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LOUISA COUNTY

$299,900

$130,000

FLUVANNA COUNTY

SHADWELL ESTATES

$99,900

CONTRACT PENDING

Bev Nash

434-981-5560

• Construction is underway on 7.8 wooded acres • 1400 sf, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • Similar to photo, covered porch, rear deck • Superior stick built construction • Conditioned crawl space • Paved State road • Granite counters, real fireplace • October completion

425 Rosewood Dr

Dan Corbin

$369,500

434-531-6155

• AVAILABLE NOW - MUST SEE • Custom Home by Local Builder • 1980 Sq ft, One Level, 3 bedroom, 2 Bath, on 0.5 ac. • Granite, Gas Fireplace, Patio, Lovely Floors & Fixtures • Gorgeous Pond View, No HOA • Well and Septic = No Water Bills • West River Meadows Subdivision - Fluvanna County • MLS 617217

Piney Mountain Subdivision, Palmyra

10+ acre Lots

Ruth Guss 434-960-0414 • 10.378 Acres - Two Separate Parcels • 2.0 Acres - Mostly Open & Level • 8.378 Acres Mostly Wooded & Rolling • Mobile Home Conveys As-Is Where-Is • Cash or Land Loans Only

GREENBRIER HEIGHTS

$525,000

Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730

• COMING SOON! BETTER THAN NEW • 4 BR 3 Full BA, COMPLETELY updated with 2,492 Fin.Sq. Ft . • NEW: Roof, Siding, HVAC, Kitchen, Appliances, Bathrooms, Windows, Hardwood & Luxury Vinyl Floors throughout. • Rivanna Walking Trails & close to all schools, Whole Foods, Shopping & Parks. • Deck Refinished & large level yard. Exterior drainage & landscaping.

$340,030

14 ELM CT/TROY

Bev Nash

434-981-5560

• The last vacant lot available • Located just East of Shadwell. • Beautiful mature timber on 1.5 acres • Paved private road • Just 10 minutes to Pantops shops 5 minutes to Keswick Golf Club and Glenmore

$99,900

Pat Burns

434-465-4444

• Sitting amidst estates and horse properties this beautiful 5 acre lot in Keswick area for sale to build your dream home. Convenient to Charlottesville, Gordonsville. 99,900.

NORTHFIELD MANOR

$3,200,000

MUST SEE!

Dan Corbin 434-531-6155 • Gorgeous NEW 10+ Acre Homesites • No HOA, Common Sense C&Rs, Firefly • Close to the Lake, Dining, Shopping, Schools • Ready to Build? Be in Your New Home Spring 2022 • Your Choice of Remaining Lots - $109,000 • Only 6 Lots Remain • Call for A Personal Tour - MLS 602023

434.985.0021 410 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 Downtown

Lori Click

434-326-7593

• To Be Built! The Brookwood, Similar to Photo! • 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Attached Garage, 1.66 Acres • Upgraded Siding Accent, Wide Window Trim, 10’x16’ Rear Deck • Master Suite with Garden Tub, Double Bowl Vanity • Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances • Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors, Forest View s/d offer DSL, Fiber Optic

Candice van der Linde 434-981-8730 • Slated for completion Sept. 2021. • Main home has 10 BR’s & 9 Full BA’s • Carriage House over garage has 3 BR’s & 2.5 BA’s • 2 large vehicle bays & private gym. • Incl. 2nd buildable lot in rear w/access from Old Brook Rd • LESS Than 5 miles to: UVA Hospital; Downtown Cville; JPJ Arena. CHO Airport 6 miles.

434.974.1500 943 Glenwood Station Ln Suite 203 Charlottesville VA 22901

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