I have buyers buying their first home tomorrow, sight unseen. Oh sure, we’ve done a couple of Facetime “visits”, but tomorrow their walkthrough will be the first time they’ve physically set foot in the house. There’s really nothing more stressful than closing day for a sight unseen buyer, I don’t think.
As Realtors, we get asked a lot “what’s the market like right now?”. I was in Richmond last week, meeting with Virginia Senators and Delegates from our district, and every single one of them asked “how’s the market?”. It can seem disingenuous to always be saying that the real estate market is moving quickly, but as you can see from the graph below of single family homes south in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, as of this post the market is moving quickly. We’re not making this up.
I’m woefully behind on this news, but Blacksburg has once again been named a “Best” Town in America, this time by BestCollegeReviews.com. From the site:
The Blacksburg Partnership recently published a video called “Step Into Blacksburg”, and it’s really well done. Nice job, folks!
If you’ve been around Blacksburg for any length of time, you’ve almost certainly noticed the old National Bank of Blacksburg building – on the corner of N. Main and Roanoke Street – standing proudly but looking rather weathered and beaten up. The building was an earlier home to the National Bank of Blacksburg, and in recent years had been passed around from owner to owner while sitting vacant and, quite honestly, falling apart.
Floating around on Twitter this week was a link to a site called That 70’s Blacksburg … written by a real estate broker at Coldwell Banker Townside, Dennis Smith, it’s an interesting look at Blacksburg back when some of them really went to sleep in this little town. Now, it’s a vibrant place … although it’s still a town.
It’s the start of Orientation here at Virginia Tech today, and all around Town we’re seeing starry-eyed (incoming) freshmen and their families wandering the streets.
On Thursday of last week, The Roanoke Times posted an article regarding the development of the Old Blacksburg Middle School (OBMS) site, detailing some of the issues developers and Town and County officials are facing.
I don’t do guest posts very much – I guess I just don’t play well with others. No comments, please. But this post, by Nest Realty’s own Tina Merritt, seemed like the perfect thing to put on the blog. It’s … well … good.
Downtown Blacksburg Inc. has unveiled their new t-shirt design centered around their “be local” campaign.