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I’m Moving To Blacksburg – What Now?

The Town of Blacksburg has put out a movie about what to do when you’re moving to Blacksburg since the moving part is easy with the new moving companies, especially the “local movers” nearby. – but what about the information like setting up utilities, registering to vote, etc., it takes typically boring information and puts a – well, an interesting – spin on it. On the other hand, if you have recently made a transition from your current job to one that pays significantly more, but this requires you to move to a different state, you will need to hire …

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From The Roanoke Times – “Exchanging Information over the Internet”

I’m a few weeks behind on this, but wanted to be sure it got out there. Sarah Cox of The Roanoke Times and I talked recently about the new real estate search on NRVLiving.com, as well as why being able to search for all New River Valley real estate is important. While I certainly want people to find me online, one point that’s missed is that information should be made as readily available as possible, and not hidden behind this veil of secrecy that real estate seems to crave. Real estate searches on NRVLiving.com bear that out … the site’s …

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Blacksburg Schools

As we head into the last half of the grade school year, you might need information about your child’s upcoming school year.  Here’s how to contact the local schools in Blacksburg, VA – thanks to education.com for the data. [schoolsearch city=”Blacksburg” state=”VA” groupby=”schooldistrictname” output=”table”]

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“Best in the New River Valley” series – Part 4

Welcome to a new week, and another in the “Best in the New River Valley” series!  In part 1, we introduced Coldwell Banker Townside, the real estate company you voted #1 in the New River Valley.  In part 2, we introduced yours truly and my snake charming skills.  Part 3 included an interview with Mike Eggleston, the agent voted #1 in the New River Valley, and in today’s video, we asked others what they thought about Mike and myself – you might be surprised at their answers. So why exactly are we doing this?  Because last year, you voted Coldwell …

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“Best in the New River Valley” series – Part 3

The Best in the New River Valley series continues today!  We had fun with Part 1 and Part 2, and this time we introduce Mike Eggleston, the New River Valley’s #1 real estate agent in 2009 as voted by Roanoke Times readers. Don’t forget to vote!  Voting is now open at The Roanoke Times‘ website, or by clicking through on this link, and the deadline to cast your vote is February 14th. Disclaimer #1 – your participation entitles you to nothing but our undying admiration. And – we hope – perhaps a chuckle or three. Disclaimer #2 – thank you for thinking so …

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“Best in the New River Valley” series – Part 2

In Part 1 of the “Best in the New River Valley” series, we were introduced to Bill Gearhart and Anne Lee Stevens, managing brokers for Coldwell Banker Townside. They went on … and on … and on about all the things they thought went into making Coldwell Banker Townside the #1 real estate agency in the New River Valley, but truth be told they had a lot of good reasons. But that’s not why you read this blog, right?  You want to hear from me!  <crickets chirping> Okay, my megalomaniac moment is over.  Following is Part 2 of the series, …

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New Zoning District Proposed in Blacksburg

From Blacksburg Alert: Notice of Public Input Meeting on Proposed New Town Overlay Zoning District Proposed Ordinance #1564 is a Zoning Ordinance Amendment that would create a New Town Overlay zoning district specifically for the area bounded by North Main Street, Turner Street NW and Prices Fork Road in the Downtown Commercial Zoning District. If adopted, the Overlay District would create regulations with incentives that would permit greater building height, uses and residential density. However, the regulations would also require the mixing of uses, design standards for buildings and parking garages, wider sidewalks, and better connectivity between North Main Street …

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Blacksburg’s Main Street Gets A Facelift

According to Blacksburg’s website, 1/2 mile of North Main Street in Blacskburg is getting a facelift.  It’s the culmination of years worth of discussion, and now the pavement’s about to meet the jackhammer.  It’s been covered here on NRVLiving.com a few times, and now it’s about to become a reality.  But I’m wondering what’s it going to mean for traffic on Main Street, which now abruptly narrows from four to two lanes (at Main and College) and feature a roundabout at one of the busiest intersections in Blacksburg? I’ve seen comments online over the last few days from local residents, …

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Do You Know Your Home’s WalkScore?

Yesterday I went for a run – a very slow run – and I was surprised by something. Because of my job and the distances between towns here in the New River Valley, I obviously travel by car quite a bit – more than I’d like to, really.  And since I have a tendency to be rushing, I’ll take the fastest route possible and don’t always get to see the side streets and alleys that connect neighborhoods together. So yesterday while I was out huffing and puffing, I noticed something – there are a lot of people in Blacksburg that …

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Stay Current On New River Valley Home Values

There’s a service I’ve been providing to many folks throughout the New River Valley, and as the latest information went out I thought it might be worth mentioning again. A lot of people ask me “when’s that house down the street going to sell?”, or “how much did that two-story on Main Street sell for?”  While I’m glad to tell you, there’s a way you can find out even faster.  If you’ll email me your name, email address and the neighborhood you live in, I’ll set up a search in the MLS that’ll email you every time a property in your …

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