Real Estate Weekly | 2.21.2024

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Real Estate Weekly

Featuring properties for sale and rent in and around Charlottesville as well as Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Augusta counties



February 21 - 27, 2024

PASSION FOR PEOPLE, PROPERTY & ARCHITECTURE “Michael Marino is a marvelous real estate agent. He handled both the buying and selling of our homes in Charlottesville this past fall (2023). He covered all the many details of evaluating our new home and preparing our home to sell. Michael was always available for questions and assistance on a moment’s notice. He is a skilled diplomat and negotiator. Perhaps above all, Michael is delightful to work with and gets along well with all the people involved. His professional colleagues had great respect for his integrity and seemed to enjoy working with him. This all made these high stress transactions go very well. We would recommend Michael to everyone considering either buying or selling their home.” Kate Tamarkin & Clifford Arnold Ashcroft “Michael Marino helped us sell our downtown condo. We were extremely pleased to work with him and that he was working for us. He was sensitive to our concerns and stuck with us every step of the way from listing to closing, providing us with good information and – above all – calm encouragement.”

620 woodbrook Drive, Suite 6 Charlottesville, VA. 22911

Deb and David Godden The Gleason (Downtown) “...being on the other end of the country can be downright daunting. Thankfully, we were incredibly lucky to have Michael Marino in our corner! He turned what could have been a very difficult process buying a house sight-unseen into, quite simply, the easiest and smoothest real estate transaction we’ve ever had!... His insight helped us through the offer process as well as the post-inspection negotiations, and the attorney he suggested to us was beyond fantastic, as was the title company! All in all, we couldn’t have wished for a better or smoother experience and we are incredibly thankful for having had Michael as our real estate agent.” Will and Estefania Lowey Owensville - Ivy “Throughout the process of working with Michael to sell my home, he not only ensured I was informed but also proved willing to patiently provide answers to challenges and questions. He inspired

We had pleasure of working with Michael Marino on the recent purchase of our home

in Charlottesville, VA. His calm of demeanor depth of knowledge allowed us to easily ily navigate some large challenges reconfidence by displaying values hon- and navigate some large challenges resulting in a successful purchase. We would use Misulting in a successful purchase. I would esty, integrity, and respect. I truly shared cheal’s services again for any future real estate transactions and recommend him highly. use Michael’s services again for any real his belief that together, as partners, our Vu &was Hanh estate transactions and recommend best Quang outcome a Nguyen meaningful, sucNorthfield cessful transaction for both seller and him highly.” buyer.” Vo chöng tôi vira mói mua dugc cán nhà vira y nho làm vièc vói Michael Marino. Öng Sachey có phong thái dièm tinh và rát am hiéu vèDon thi truöng bät ding sán tai Charlottesville, VA nhà môt cách cán kê, và nhät Albermarle, Virginia nên giúp chúng tôi timLexington hiêu giá tri cán Dr. Lorri Cooper dâm phán thänh công dé mua bât dong sán vói giá mong muôn. RiverlàRun Chúng tôi châc chan sê tiép tuc làm vièc voi“Vo Micheal Marino tongmua lai cho moi giao chöng tôi trong vira mói dugc cán dich liên quan dén bät döng sän. Chung tôi caolàm và tu hãovói vi dupc làm Maviêc nhàdánh vira giá y nho vièc Michael “Michael the most profeschungMarino vói öng was ây nhu môt ngudi ban. rino. Öng có phong thái dièm tinh và sional and friendly realtor I have had rátnguoi am hiéu vè thi truöng bätdich ding nhât dinhFour chúnghome tôi sè giói thiêu ban bè, thân cúa minh sú’ dung vu sán cúa in myVàlifetime. purchases, Micheal tai Charlottesville, Albermarle, Virginia and this wasMarino. my best experience. He is nên giúp chúng tôi tim hiêu giá tri cán knowledgeable, friendly, kind, and reQuang Vu & Hanh Nguyen nhà môt cách cán kê, và nhät là dâm Northfield sponsive. A great realtor and an even phán thänh công dé mua bât dong sán better person. I recommend anyone vói giá mong muôn. looking for a great home buying experience to call Michael.” Chúng tôi châc chan sê tiép tuc làm vièc voi Micheal Marino trong tong lai Michael Habib Mohajeri cho moi giao dich liên quan dén bät River Run döng sän. Chung tôi dánh giá cao và tu hão vi dupc làm viêc chung vói öng ây “Being a first time homebuyer can be nhu môt ngudi ban. an overwhelming experience. With Michael, it didn’t have to be. He made a Và nhât dinh chúng tôi sè giói thiêu ban great addition to my home buying team bè, nguoi thân cúa minh sú’ dung dich with his patience, honesty, and willing- vu cúa Micheal Marino.” ness to talk through the home buying Quang Vu & Hanh Nguyen process step by step. From searching to Raintree closing I always felt prioritized and supported, and with his network of people I “Michael Marino is a meticulous and knew I was in good hands. Michael genuinely cares about his clients, so if you knowledgeable real estate agent. He choose him for your realtor you will not helped us prepare and organize our property at 2401 Northfield Road, be disappointed.” Charlottesville before listing all the way to closing.” Kristin A Shifflett Lake Monticello

“I had the pleasure of working with Michael Marino on the recent purchase of my home. His calm demeanor and depth of knowledge allowed us to eas-

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Producing the goods City’s poised to invest $215,000 to help food bank buy a new fridge


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The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank needs a new refrigerator, and the nonprofit hopes the city will use unspent federal funds to help it buy one.

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“Inflation created high hurdles for families with low incomes.” MICHAEL MCKEE, BLUE RIDGE AREA FOOD BANK CEO

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February 21 – 27, 2024

he Blue Ridge Area Food Bank served nearly 118,000 people in the last fiscal year, all while relying on aging equipment at the space it rents at 1207 Harris St. The City of Charlottesville is planning to invest $215,000 in unspent federal funds to help the organization solve a crisis. “BRAFB’s current refrigerator unit was installed a little over 14 years ago and is, consequently, rapidly approaching the end of its rated service life of 15 years,” wrote the city’s Office of Community Solutions staff in a memo to City Council. The source of the funding is Charlottesville’s allocation from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant funds. Projects at 10th and Page and Ridge Street that were allocated funding have not been completed, and the federal government wants its money back if it’s not spent. “BRAFB has to turn away deliveries of significant amounts of fresh produce because they lack the space needed to safely store it until it can be distributed to those in need,” the report continues. A freezer was installed last year, but the refrigerator is experiencing issues with decaying seals that require constant repair to keep things cool. Funding would also be used to cover the loading dock to provide protection from the elements during delivery. According to Feeding America, the food insecurity rate in Charlottesville for 2023

was 11.2 percent, compared to a statewide average of 8.1 percent. The food bank’s annual report for that year describes a “quiet crisis,” due to both the pandemic and ongoing macro­-economic conditions. “Inflation created high hurdles for families with low incomes,” writes BRAFB CEO Michael McKee in the report. “For single mothers, that bad news is compounded by expensive child care, which can now exceed the cost of tuition at Virginia state universities.” One concern could be making a large investment in space not owned by the organization. In response, the landlord sent a letter to the city stating an intention to renew the lease for at least another seven years. “Eagle Corporation values the food bank as a tenant and, most importantly, as a vital organization in the communities we both serve,” wrote the organization’s David Paulson. If another reading is approved by City Council in March, this would be the second recent capital investment council has made in a food-related nonprofit. Last March, it allocated $500,000 to New Hill Development Corporation’s BEACON, a $2.3 million food entrepreneurship program that will be located in Kathy’s Shopping Center, which is currently under renovation. City Council also allocated $155,000 toward food equity in both of the last two fiscal years. The group Cultivate Charlottesville is hoping council will help create a community garden in Washington Park.


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February 21 - 27, 2024










Bev Nash 434-981-5560

Ruth Guss 434-960-0414

Rachel Burns 434 760-4778

Lori Click 434-326-7593

• 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms on 2+ acres • Hardwood floors, finished basement • 2,600+ sq ft of living area on a cul de sac • Garage, shed, workshop and paved drive • Generator, real fireplace, basement wood stove • 5 mins to the Reservoir, 10 mins to Albemarle HS

• 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths, .49 Acres • Move In Ready Custom Home • Main Level Primary Bedroom Suite • Full Finished Basement w/Bonus Room • Screen Porch, 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway

• Commercial property in the heart of Belmont. Property consists of three city lots, .31 acres with a 3420 sq ft commercial building on lots 1 and 2. Zoned B-3 currently, slated as CX-3 in the draft of the new city zoning ordinance. There is three phase electricity to the building. The main level is currently a workshop and storage space. The second floor has been finished with a kitchenette, conference space and office.

• Lakefront living at it’s finest in a spacious, well maintained custom home • 5 Bedrooms/3 Baths located at Lake Monticello • Living room with cathedral ceilings & fireplace • Family room with pellet burning stove • 2 Kitchens perfect for large gatherings • Sunroom and glass surround deck • Generac backup generator

434.974.1500 943 Glenwood Station Ln Suite 203 Charlottesville VA 22901


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27 acre estate, mountaintop retreat with 11,400 sf., 8-BR, 6.5-BA residence with many outside terraces, decks and unsurpassed panoramic mountain views! 10 miles to famed Omni Homestead Resort, 2 miles to the airport. Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 or Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455


This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo features extra high ceilings, a modern and open floor plan with huge windows and doors, and a large rooftop terrace with views of the Downtown Mall all the way around to Monticello. MLS#634149 $1,690,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076



Arguably the best Blue Ridge Mountain views in Ivy. On 6 landscaped acres with a custom 4-bedroom house including 2 master suites, living room, dining room, study, sunroom/eat-in kitchen and large basement with recreation room. Western school district. $1,450,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124



Prime location near the University of Virginia Grounds and Barracks Road Shopping Center, steps from the Downtown Mall. Charming 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence rich in history, awaits its second owner. MLS#648746 $1,150,000 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610


42 acre tract on Wesley Chapel Road with the right to be divided into two 21 acre parcels. Big views with clearing towards the Blue Ridge. Stream frontage on Burruss Branch. Old logging road recently cleared for easy access. MLS#647055 $799,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124










Investment/Assemblage opportunity between University of Virginia and Charlottesville’s dynamic Downtown Mall. Property is being targeted to be classified to RX-5 in the new city zoning ordinance. MLS#30850340 $875,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124


Former house of noted local architect Floyd E. Johnson, on the banks of Totier Creek. Thoughtfully renovated and expanded, 5-BR, 3 full and 2 half BA. Guest house, 2-bay garage, pool, equipment shed plus 130 acres of open & wooded land. MLS#639196 $2,475,000 Court Nexsen, 646.660.0700



Well constructed home just four miles north of the City. Set on 1.45 acres - great outdoor space for gardens. Home is in need of some renovation, but given quality construction & excellent location, it’s worthy of the investment. MLS#638788 $495,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455


This 21 acre lot is situated at the end of a culde-sac that provides privacy and a quite setting among towering hardwoods, and is convenient to CHO airport and ample shopping of various kinds. MLS#640231 $269,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 or Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

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Rare opportunity for a unique downtown office/retail condo with deeded onsite parking space! Located in the Holsinger Condo on Water Street, one block removed from the Historic Downtown Mall. Easily accessible to UVA and all Charlottesville has to offer. $495,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

February 21 - 27, 2024

146.88 ac. in Albemarle & Greene County, adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park! Division rights & multiple homesites. Extraordinary timberland. Views of the mountains, along with easy access to trails & Skyline Drive. MLS#620276 MLS#620276 $1,100,000 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610


Stunning golf course atop the Blue Ridge Mtns. in Afton, Va. 20 minutes west of Charlottesville, UVA and at the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley via I-64 or Rt 250. Explore the many alternative uses for the 236 acres with sweeping views in all directions. MLS#649416 $3,500,000 Tim Michel, 434.960.1124

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