Category: New River Valley

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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What Draws You To The New River Valley?

Quick question … I’m working on something, and I’d like your input to help guide it.  When you’ve moved to a new area – be it for personal or professional reasons – what features and things were most important to you?  What issues did you consider when making the decision of where to live? I’m not speaking directly to “why did you choose that particular home”, but “why did you choose that area? That neighborhood, that town or city, that state? What things about it made it feel right for you and your family?” Would love your comments below … …

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