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A P U B L I C AT I O N O F T H E C H A R L O T T E S V I L L E A R E A A S S O C I AT I O N O F R E A LT O R S ®

A PUBLICATION OF THE CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Charlottesville Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Augusta

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EAN FAULCONER INC. MCLFarm, Estate and Residential Brokers BLANDEMAR FARM ESTATES

OFF OF GARTH ROAD

12-acre country estate west of Charlottesville. The 2-story, 5-BR, 4.5-BA manor home is surrounded by mature gardens, plantings, trees, and beautiful springfed pond. Truly a rare offering with unsurpassed beauty, tranquility, and country living. MLS#617622 $2,500,000 Jim Faulconer,434.981.0076

THE GLEASON

Open, extremely spacious floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Enjoy expansive mountain and city views from inside or from one of 2 balconies. Secure garage parking. Ting Available. Walk to dining, shopping, and entertainment! MLS#621646 $1,495,000 Steve McLean, 434. 981.1863

GREY OAKS

In the heart of this exceptional country estate is an immaculate, 6-BR, 6.5-BA home offering outstanding views overlooking a 2-acre lake to the Blue Ridge Mtns. Total tranquility, over 53 rolling acres, wonderful outdoor spaces, and a 1,800 sf barn. MLS#617485 $4,165,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

Brick Georgian home, 5-6 BR, 5 full BA, 2 half BA. In one wing is a main level master suite attached to a conservatory, plus a generous study/library. Large eat-in kitchen is in the other wing, with large laundry room, leading to attached 2-bay garage. Situated on 21 beautiful acres with panoramic pastoral and long range mountain views, in a tranquil & pristine rural area. This is truly an idyllic country estate less than 15 minutes to anywhere in Charlottesville. MLS#621601 $1,450,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

MADISON

Over 560 acres of wooded land on Thoroughfare Mountain in Madison County. Three contiguous parcels, completely private, with endless possibilities. Hunt, ride ATVs, camp, build a weekend retreat or a permanent residence in total serenity. MLS#621697 $2,685,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

KESWICK

Immaculate home with 5.36 acres on a private country lane. Flexible floor plan, 4 BR, 3 BA & screen porch. Many extra features including generator. Detached 2-car garage with finished studio above. Close to amenities of Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#621644 $695,000 C.Dammann,434.981.1250

HIGHLAND COUNTY

Come see the stars! 356-acre mountain farm and retreat, cabin built with c. 1850 logs. Located on top of mountain with privacy and magnificent mtn., valley and pastoral views. Charming cabin with 3 BR, 1 full BA, large stone FP, 2 porches. (Owner/Agent) MLS#619945 $1,395,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SUNNYSIDE

Remarkably large parcel located convenient to Charlottesville and UVA. Exceptional Blue Ridge views, charming farm house (in need of restoration). Under VOF easement but with divisions into already predetermined parcels. MLS#585228 $4,400,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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WOODLANDS

Beautifully restored 1780s colonial house located on 293 acres in Northampton County. This historic home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, a chef ’s kitchen, and a sunroom overlooking the back patio gardens. Fine details include original millwork, heart pine floors, and 5 brick fireplaces. Property has access to the Machipongo River which flows into the Atlantic. Under conservation easement. MLS#614051 $1,495,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863 www.WoodlandsFarmVa.com

OLD TRAIL

Classic brick Georgian, c. 2008, 5 BR, 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

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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

EMERALD RIDGE

Spectacular 22-acre lot in Western Albemarle! Wooded, wonderfully private and offers the ideal location for an elevated building site with the potential for big year-round views. Western schools! MLS#621504 $295,000 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

CHAUCER ROAD

Well-built, low maintenance brick home with private backyard and space to entertain. Move-in ready, or a great opportunity to update to your desire and create equity. Close to Barracks Road, UVA, and downtown. No HOA. MLS#619870 $425,000 Jeremy Fields, 434.270.1220

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

HESSIAN HILLS

Brick ranch close to UVA. Open floor plan, front room with gas FP and skylights. Huge kitchen with upgraded appliances. Downstairs apartment has full BA, FP, kitchen, & private entrance. Agent related to owner. MLS#622003 $599,000 Gail Hubbard, 434.242.7073

RIVER LAWN

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

SIMMONS GAP ROAD

5 acre lot with mature hardwoods. Great opportunity to build with no HOA. Private building site amongst beautiful woods. Located between Free Union and Earlysville but so convenient to Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#621177 $140,000 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

KESWICK

Wonderful wooded, 10.56-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

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DAIRY ROAD

Build your dream house on this 0.34± acre lot in sought-after Rugby Hills and walk or bike to UVA, Darden, UVA Medical Center, and so much more! Easy access to major arteries Rt. 250 and I-64. MLS#621457 $345,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

FOXWOOD FOREST

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)

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PENNY LANE

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

BURNLEY STATION ROAD

French Country home, set on a knoll in Northern Albemarle. A serene setting with peace and quiet. One floor living with a split bedroom plan. Large master bedroom with 2 full baths. Beautiful rear terrace with large boxwoods. Detached garage with room for storage as well as a large attic. New roof and many other upgrades! Only 10 minutes to Hollymead Town Center. $575,000

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vironmental impact in a home they are likely to purchase.” And there are many ways to identify that impact.

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The Standards

Green Homes Sell for More

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There’s an otherwise nondescript home about to test how attractive green features are in today’s real estate market. The owner has taken steps to improve comfort and performance with an extensive remodel. A screened in porch and rustic steps capitalize on proximity to the park and river. Rain barrels capture runoff from the solar-paneled roof, and a compost bin stands guard near raised beds. With new windows, a blower door test, and LED lights, the home achieved silver status from Pearl Certification. Its location in a mixed-income neighborhood with front porches and a vibrant street takes a page right out of the New Urbanism textbook. Even in a seller’s market, and even though the home is under $300K, the asking price is well above the going rate on the street. But none of those other homes have the green features, nor a Pearl Certification. Current real estate statistics tell us this home will sell easily at the asking price. After all, the National Association of REALTORS® reports that 80+ percent

“In this area, our builders do a great job of incorporating energy efficiency into all of their new homes,” says Guthrie. “We really benefit from being on the cutting edge of the whole movement.”

of homebuyers prioritize environmental features. Heating and cooling costs are most important, followed by energyefficient windows, doors, and siding. Efficient lighting and ENERGY STAR® appliances rounded out the top tier. The home’s Pearl Certification should also improve the owner’s chance of selling at a higher price in fewer days on market. But it all hinges on owners and REALTORS® marketing the green features, buyer preferences, and appraisers who value the home appropriately. Fortunately, the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) is a leader in including green features as a searchable function. Michael Guthrie, Broker/CEO of Howard Hanna/Roy Wheeler Realty Co., and Greg Slater, Associate Broker with Nest Realty, were two leading proponents of that improvement. Guthrie says, “Our motivation was simple. We sought to make it easy for buyers to find what they want, while helping sellers capture the value they had invested in their homes. Frankly, most buyers, especially Millennials, expect there is some consideration for en-

HERS. EarthCraft. ENERGY STAR®. Passive House. LEED for Homes. Net Zero. The list of home energy performance standards keeps growing. Typically, the standards compare performance to the current building code, and represent a 20 to 100 percent improvement. As building science and technology advance, homes become more efficient, and standards are added. EarthCraft is customized specifically for the southeast, with our steamy summers and cool winters. Projects are certified by a third party through onsite inspections and pressure tests. Dominion Custom Homes is one of several area EarthCraft builders. A concept gaining traction is net-zero. Generating as much energy as they use, net-zero homes appeal to penny pinchers and environmentalists alike. Net-zero, or even net-positive, is likely to become the definitive standard before too long. Getting to net-zero requires keeping energy consumption low through systems that are as much as 100 percent more efficient than conventional homes. Builders orient the house to optimize the wind’s cooling and the sun’s warmth and light. They also use superior insulation and an airtight building shell, plus high efficiency systems and appliances. Add on-site energy generation to produce as much or more power than the household uses, and, voila, you’ve reached net-zero. These improvements come with a price. EarthCraft builders report an average increase of up to three percent in construction costs. Others may be as high as ten percent. Considering the life of the home, that investment can be recouped through substantially lower utility bills. The Department of Energy’s Zero Ready Home attempts to reduce the upfront costs by building a net-zero house without its own energy system. It includes all the super-efficient features of a net-zero home, to which the homeowner can later add solar panels or other energy source. The result is an incredibly efficient home with lower up-front costs. Chris Fuller, of The Housing Lab, is shooting for Zero Ready in a pocket neighborhood in Crozet. Having received zoning approval, Fuller expects to get Bamboo Grove’s site plan approval soon. “[Bamboo Grove] is pretty small, but it will have a rain garden for the parking area and the houses not built by Habitat are supposed to be net zero ready... if the builder can pull it off.” Because these standards are verified through third-party certification, trying to achieve an efficient home isn’t good enough. The proof lies in the final testing numbers.

Building It Right Researchers estimate that most United States houses last 40 to 75 years. With roughly 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions coming from household energy use, it’s worth getting it right with


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every home built. We will pay for wasteful homes or reap the benefits of increased efficiency for decades. “In this area, our builders do a great job of incorporating energy efficiency into all of their new homes,” says Guthrie. “We really benefit from being on the cutting edge of the whole movement.” Three area builders have also chosen to partner with Pearl Certification to register and verify energy efficiencies in their new construction. Hudson Signature Homes works mostly in Waynesboro and Augusta County. Bramante Homes is a custom builder in Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley. Southern Development Homes, based in Charlottesville, uses their EcoSmart program in conjunction with Pearl. Frank Ballif, President of Southern Development Homes, likens Pearl Certification to a credit score for your home. “This registry enables homeowners to make sure their home gets the most value for the green features we build into it. Our homes score Pearl standard gold, placing them in the top ten percent of homes nationwide. We’re really proud of that.”

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Not Just for New Homes So how can a 40- or 75-year-old home, or that nondescript house coming on the market, compete with new construction? Therein lies the strength of Pearl Certification. Pearl also certifies existing homes. Established in Charlottesville in 2015, it now operates nationwide. It identifies, tests, and catalogs how various home features contribute to its energy performance. The home receives a rating that the homeowner can update as they make verified improvements. When the homeowner is ready to sell, the Pearl Certification details those assets in a clear and verifiable way to potential buyers. Emily Dooley, REALTOR® with Nest Realty, sees Pearl as a tremendous benefit to both buyers and sellers. She partners with Pearl to help her clients explore and, if appropriate, initiate the certification process. “This tool allows 100-year-old homes to compete with new construction. If you have any green features in your home at all, this is the best way to compare favorably in the real estate market. “And most importantly, Pearl provides a clear path forward. If you haven’t achieved the silver level, they’ll show you exactly what needs to be done. Same with gold and platinum. The next level might be as easy as changing out light bulbs or adding insulation.

“This works really well for homeowners who love the idea of energy-efficiency but think it’s unattainable. Pearl lays out a step-by-step action plan. When it comes time to sell, you’re way ahead of the competition. And even if you’re selling an older home, you can point out exactly how your house performs against any other home.” Homeowners are beginning to understand the power this provides. The data show that Pearl certification provides a solid return on investment. These homes not only sell for approximately five percent more than non-certified homes, but they also sell more quickly. It’s no wonder that participation is growing. Joseph Gentile, Vice President of Real Estate for Pearl Certification says, “Throughout Virginia, Pearl has certified over 4,500 homes and has helped more than 750 homeowners capture the value of their performance investments during the real estate transaction.” That’s more than three times the number of homes (nearly 1,200) certified just two years ago in the eight county CAAR footprint.

In the Know To capture the highest price upon sale, everyone needs to understand the value proposition that green features offer. Woody Fincham, President and Founder, Accurity Fincham & Associates, Inc., says “First of all, consumers

and agents need to be informed. That sets the stage to maximize the value of the investments an owner has made. “Together, the agent and homeowner should create an MLS listing that clearly identifies the green features, third-party certifications, and other performance ratings. Failing at this initial step can keep a seller from connecting with buyers searching for high performing homes.” For instance, a search for Charlottesville homes for sale under $300,000 with green features yielded three results. One listed lead-free paint, the second identified ENERGY STAR® certification, blown-in insulation, low VOC paints, and a programmable thermostat. The third listing just said yes without any other information, even though the home has solar panels. Clearly, the homeowner and agent for this home didn’t do a good job marketing their assets. “Once a home has an acceptable offer, a REALTOR® can, and in most cases should, add language in the sales contract requiring the lender to use a green building competent appraiser,” says Fincham. “Without proper training, many appraisers simply don’t know how to value solar systems and other green features. So, even if the buyer is willing to pay, they may not get sufficient financing if the value of the green features isn’t captured in the home appraisal.” Fincham has specific advice for homeowners with solar panels. “Put together a package with the system capacity in kW, installation date, whether they are leased or owned, and whether secured by a UCC-1 lien, actual or projected energy production, discounted cash flow, system warranties, and the panel manufacturer. “Armed with this level of detail, a qualified appraiser can give maximum value for a solar powered home. But they can’t help you if they don’t know about it.” Guthrie agrees. “Things are certainly getting better. REALTORS® are better informed. The National Association of REALTORS® and CAAR have plenty of training opportunities. These high-performing homes built a few years ago are

coming on the resell market for the first time. There shouldn’t be many transactions without at least having the conversation about a home’s energy efficiency.”

Today’s Market Even in today’s market, buyers want energy efficient homes. “The interest is still there, but the current hot market and lack of inventory may mean some buyers let go of their insistence on green features to just get a home, then come back and do energy-efficient upgrades later. Especially when a process like Pearl Certification can clearly identify the low hanging fruit and what steps to take first. “But for those homes on the market that come with green features, buyers will pay a premium. “There are lots of trends overshadowed by this seller’s market. As we return to a more balanced market, they’ll play out a little more strongly. Clearly heat pumps, different heating zones, and smart thermometers are here to stay. People are starting to move away from natural gas. Some buyers are giving a nod to a productive yard with gardens or native plants replacing an expanse of grass.” Not yet popular here are gray water systems such as a toilet tank-sink combo. Until water shortages like those plaguing the western states are felt here, low flow toilets, shower heads, and faucets may be as far as most Virginians progress. But a look at features that made their way into our homes during Covid—purified air appliances and indoor air quality sensors—shows that technology responds to new demands. “There seems to be an insatiable demand for energy efficient homes. It has been substantiated that if you do it right, your home will command a higher value in the market,” says Guthrie. “And it won’t be on the market very long.” Let’s see what happens with that nondescript Charlottesville home under $300,000. Carla Huckabee writes about high performing real estate.


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The views will last forever. This opportunity will not. • Breathtaking Mountain Views

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1570 Old Oaks Dr Charlottesville, VA

Beautiful home in Ivy location west of town in a wonderful private setting... within walking distance to Meriwether Lewis Elementary School. Main level offers an incredible spacious Chef’s Dream kitchen with beautiful Cherry wood cabinetry and expanded kitchen/butlers pantry, living room, dining room, and extra-large family room with Jotul gas/wood-burning fireplace, library, and exercise room. Second floor offers master suite with marble bathroom tile, rec room and home office. Enjoy the outside sport court for lacrosse, tennis or family play area.

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Breathtaking mountain views and a short walk to the golf course, this custom home in Old Trail is move-in ready! With 2859 sq. ft., 4 BRs, 3½ BAs, home shows like a model. Main-level living floor plan with owners suite. This spacious home offers Chef’s Kitchen, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, owner’s suite with office, formal dining UNIVERSITY main-level VILLAGE - STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE bath, 5TH FLOOR This unique Condo is a realrear gem at University Village it captures both beautiful Blue Ridge and room and patio. Close tobecause downtown Crozet and shopping, andSouthwalk to Cold Charlottesville west Mountains and is located inSpring one15 of Hollow, Charlottesville's premier independent retirement all the amenities of Old Trail. Only minutes to Charlottesville. Gracious living 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 antheopen 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 room,|living room, eat in kitchen and 2 bedrooms and 2 MLS 621786 $675,000 spaces for the modern lifestyle. Formal entertaining spaces meet an open family kitchen, secluded office and playrooms, and ample baths a rare find. There is also excellent storage, convenient parking, exceptional amenistorage. The home was imagined with its surroundings in mind- enjoy the mountain, wooded and pastoral views of its 21 acres with 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

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SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2021 ISSUE 3039

Love and marriage

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In the magazine, you'll find the area's best... • Photographers • Jewelers • Wedding planners • Stylists • DJs

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Six couples (finally) get their big day

Newest issue coming in October!

CENTRAL VIRGINIA’S BEST GUIDE TO GETTING MARRIED

• Lodging options • Caterers

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Beautiful home in Ivy location west of town. Main level offers an incredible spacious Chef’s Dream kitchen with beautiful Cherry wood cabinetry and expanded kitchen/butlers pantry, living room, dining room, and extra-large family room with Jotul gas/wood-burning fireplace, library, and exercise room.

Enjoy the charm and character of this extensively renovated, centrally located home with WATER VIEWS! Entertain in the custom chef ’s kitchen with 10 foot granite island, gorgeous marble counters & Wolf range. Relax on the Trex deck overlooking 2 acres & lake and pool. Main level living with 1st floor master. $899,900 | montaguemiller.com/622223 Laurel Smith | 540.649.4131

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804 Golf View Dr | Crozet Breathtaking mountain views and a short walk to the golf course, this custom home in Old Trail is move-in ready! With 2859 sq. ft., 4 BRs, 3½ BAs, home shows like a model. Main-level living floor plan with owners suite.

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137 Fairfield Dr | Staunton Impressive 4 BR home in the popular Spring Lakes neighborhood. Featuring a spacious living room with gas fireplace, 12 tray ceiling and opens to formal dining area. Private over-sized master suite stunning bathroom.

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860 Saint Charles Ave | Charlottesville Great in town location with off street parking for 3+ cars. Newly refinished hardwoods in Kitchen, Breakfast room & Family room. This 4 BR 3½ BA features primary BR & ensuites on both levels plus 2 add’l BRs w/full bath upstairs.

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4500 Monacan Trail Rd | North Garden 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.

$399,000 | cartermontague.com/618610 Carter Montague | 434.962.3419

Lackey Ln | Covesville Exquisitely restored antique log cabin nestled into a private hillside. Authentic, tasteful & historically sensitive renovations create a magically unique retreat property. The c.1900 cabin has exposed log walls, hewn beams, stone foundation.

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