Category: New River Valley

Floyd Virginia – A Great Place to Live

Well look at who’s getting some well-deserved recognition! From VirginiaLiving.com: The secret that is Floyd, Virginia is getting out. The little mountain town in southwest Virginia has made Mother Earth News’ fifth annual “6 Great Places You’ve (Maybe) Never Heard Of” list, recognizing towns and cities that “stand out for their commitment to culture, community and sustainability. The sustainable-lifestyle magazine is particularly taken with the town’s music scene, which features “various old-time fiddle and banjo styles” and centers around the locally famous Floyd Country Store.  Because of illness or chronic conditions, need great resources and additional support to remain at home. Let …

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What’s the List Price to Sale Price Ratio in the New River Valley

I was sifting through recently closed sales the other day and noticed a property that had sold for its list price.  While I certainly don’t have a problem paying full price for a good deal, when I looked a little more closely I noticed that the list price had been dropped to the sales price … on the same day that the closing took place.  Someone emailed me later that day and asked me what the typical home in the New River Valley sold for relative to it’s list price.  Well, if I used the example of the house mentioned …

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A NYC Native Shows Off Some Of What Southwest VA Has To Offer

I love living in the New River Valley. I could name fifty reasons why right off the bat, and if you gave me five minutes I could come up with another fifty pretty easily, I’m sure. My friends scattered around the country – in NYC, in PA, in Chicago – don’t quite understand why I’d want to live in a little valley here in Southwest VA. “We have Broadway”, they say, or mention Wrigley Field as if a plane isn’t available to me somehow. Sure, it’s SWVA, but it’s not like we have to walk ten miles to “get to …

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New River Valley Real Estate Tax Rates

This is a ripoff of a post I did in February 2010, but since the real estate tax rates throughout the NRV have changed a bit since then, I thought I’d update it. To calculate current yearly tax, take the current assessed value of the home, divide by 100 and multiply by the current tax rate. The assessed value of the home is $250000 and the home is in Blacksburg: $250000/100 = 2500 x .96 = 2400 Yearly tax $2400 Locale Tax Rate Phone Number Blacksburg $.22 + $.74 = $.96 540-961-1105 Bland County $.55 540-688-3741 Christiansburg $.1126 + $.74 = …

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New River Valley Real Estate Tax Rates

Death and taxes.  Good way to start a post, right? When making a mortgage payment every month, one of the pieces of that payment includes your real estate taxes.  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 news is that by paying taxes, we’re contributing to the infrastructure that makes the …

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Welcome to Single Property Websites

Single property websites, now live and only on NRVLiving.com! The video below talks about the site, how it’s laid out, and what buyers – and sellers – can expect to find.  I’ll be working on NRVLiving.com/Properties over the next couple of weeks to finish things up, but I was so excited about getting this going that I had to share. Several people I’ve shown this to have asked the same thing – “what’s the point?”. One of my goals in real estate is to provide as much information as possible to buyers and sellers alike, and as home buyers are …

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First-Time Buyer in Pulaski VA? There’s $1 million Available For You

That’s right, $1 million has been set aside to help first-time buyers ease into the Pulaski VA real estate market.  From WSLS.com: The Virginia Housing Development Authority has set aside $1 million for the town of Pulaski for a reduced interest rate housing program. Home buyers who qualify for the loan will receive a one half percent reduction in the standard VHDA interest rate. To qualify, households must have an income between $34,500 and $46,000. “A lot of people are looking for housing already and this just gives them a chance to get a reduced interest rate,“ said Pulaski Town …

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