Category: Christiansburg

Sparky, It’s Time To Put Up The Christmas Lights

Admit it – you head out late in the evenings around the Christmas holidays to look for houses decorated (in an over the top way) for Christmas. Kind of like this one … Natalie and I like riding around and looking at how people decorate for Christmas … I’ve mentioned it before. We like them all – the ones that are tastefully done, the ones that have a “whoa I’ve never seen that before!”, and especially the ones that make you slow down as you drive by, stop in the road, or even circle back around to see it two …

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What’s the Luxury Real Estate Market Like in Christiansburg, VA?

A few weeks ago I was at a conference, and the question was asked by a presenter “what’s the luxury market in your area?” I had an idea, but it was simply based on a gut feeling, and not rooted in stats. So, Alma helped me pulled the numbers for 2012 YTD in Christiansburg VA, which you’ll find below. The only ones not listed are these luxury condos that are actually quite gorgeous. For disclosure, we looked at the top 10% of sales in the market, and are considering the “luxury” component to be the least expensive home in the …

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Montgomery County School Board Meetings

Did you know that the Montgomery County School Board meetings are recorded and posted online? If you aren’t able to make the public meetings, this is a great way to watch and get caught up on the issues you’re interested in. The most recent meeting, on October 2nd, is posted below, but all of them can be found by visiting their YouTube link here. Exciting video? Not necessarily. But certainly important if you’re interested in public education issues here in the New River Valley.

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Crime Statistics in Blacksburg and Christiansburg

For the record, NRVLiving.com should not be used as an official crime tracker in the New River Valley.  For that, you need to contact your local police departments (Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford). But if you’re interested in a unique way to see who’s up to no good – I can’t get Inner Circle out of my head, for some reason – then you just might be interested to know that CrimeMapping just added Blacksburg.  I don’t know how accurate the site is, so don’t use it as an exact science, but it’s an interesting tool to get a sense for …

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Time for Fall Cleanup, Christiansburg

Christiansburg residents, it’s time for Fall cleanup, aka the annual purge of items you’ve been too lazy to haul off to the dump yourself, or give away on Craigslist and Freecycle! From the Town’s web posting: The 2012 Fall Clean-Up will take place from October 1- October 13. During this time, residents of the Town desiring special trash pick-up must place these materials with their garbage on the regular pick-up day. Special trucks will pick up extra items not appropriate for normal weekly pick-up. While there is no charge for items picked up during this time, there will be a charge …

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Real Estate Tax Rates in the New River Valley

Ah, taxes; and real estate taxes have certainly been a part of the discussion in Montgomery County lately (see here and here). If you’re going to own a home, however, they’re a part of the equation when making your mortgage payment every month.  These amounts will vary from locality to locality, and in some cases a municipality will have TWO rates – one rate will be for the City or Town, and the other rate will be for the appropriate County.  Feel free to use the phone numbers below to contact the taxing authority if you have questions.* The good …

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Blacksburg and Christiansburg September 2012 Real Estate Deals

Let’s make a deal! It’s time for another look at some good deals in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area. We’re looking for properties that represent a good value in terms of quality and amenities offered, and an attractive price point for the area and condition.  If you have any questions, or to schedule a showing appointment, email me at Jeremy at NRVLiving dot com. Deal #1 – $169700 313 Graves Ave, Blacksburg Deal #2 – $199000 1313 Palmer Dr, Blacksburg Deal #3 – $168900 175 Grove Ave, Christiansburg Deal #4 – $179900 75 Cherry St, Christiansburg Deal #5 – $175000 75 Highview …

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Will Your Horse Have A Seat at the Table?

I’ve heard of requests for chickens to be raised within Town limits, but horses? In one of the stranger things I’ve heard in a while, a Christiansburg resident posted a link to an online petition opposing the idea of raising horses in Town limits. Well, specifically, raising horses in Residential-1 and Residential-2 zones, which are not exactly “horse-friendly”. You can read the Christiansburg Town Code, as it relates to Zoning, here – Section 30-30 deals with R-1, and Section 30-38 deals with R-2. What do you think – is this an appropriate rezoning request? I tend to think that if …

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Blacksburg and Christiansburg August 2012 Real Estate Deals

We didn’t quite get the July Deals together last month, but you can still check out the June Deals here.  Better late than never, though, so with that in mind we’ve pulled together some of the best deals in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg area for the month of August. We’re looking for properties that represent a good value in terms of quality and amenities offered, and an attractive price point for the area and condition.  If you have any questions, or to schedule a showing appointment, email me at Jeremy at NRVLiving dot com. Deal #1 – $155000 602 S. Franklin, Christiansburg …

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