Tag: Blacksburg

How Many Homes Are For Sale in Blacksburg and Christiansburg?

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. (The graph is interactive, and therefore should update automatically over time; what it’s detailing is how many …

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Blacksburg VA Named A Top College Town

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: Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, Radford University, and a number of large employers. With close to two students for every non-student, Blacksburg is definitely centered around college life. Though small, the town is forward thinking, as the home to Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) since 1991. BEV and close proximity to high quality graduates make Blacksburg an ideal location for tech firms. As far as creature comforts, Blacksburg is situated between the Blue Ridge and …

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Step Into Blacksburg

The Blacksburg Partnership recently published a video called “Step Into Blacksburg”, and it’s really well done. Nice job, folks! Step Into Blacksburg from Step Into Blacksburg on Vimeo. The New River Valley as a whole is truly a special place to live; I feel fortunate to be here. #LiveWhereYouLove

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National Bank of Blacksburg Building Auctioned Off

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. The story is muddled, of course, but here’s a synopsis. Earlier this month, it was finally auctioned off (along with two adjacent storefronts), and the highest bidder …

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Blacksburg – A Look Back In Time

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. I’ve never met Dennis, but wrote him to tell him how much I’ve enjoyed looking back through time – hope you will as well. And that black and white photo below? That happens to be Nest Realty NRV’s office today!  

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Live Where You Love – Blacksburg

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. Welcome to the Class of 2017! We hope you love living here – we certainly do, and we thought we’d show you, in the video below, a little bit about what we think makes Blacksburg special. Welcome to Blacksburg! This is one of a series of videos Nest Realty produced, and is recognized as a finalist for an Inman Innovator Award.

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Blacksburg Development and Dirty Words.

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. This isn’t a new issue – it’s been a hot button topic of dissension among, well, everyone, it seems, for as long as I can remember. The long and short of it, as I understand it, is this – the County owns a prime piece of real estate in the center of Blacksburg, and though Blacksburg doesn’t own the property, they do have the right …

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10 Things To Make Your Move to Blacksburg Easier

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. Tina and her husband moved to Blacksburg a couple of years ago, leaving behind very successful and established careers in Hampton Roads because they wanted something better for their family, and they found it in the New River Valley.  Regardless of the situation, though, moving is stressful, and Tina has some tips to help keep you …

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Can a Slogan Encourage You To Be Local?

Downtown Blacksburg Inc. has unveiled their new t-shirt design centered around their “be local” campaign. You like? Does a slogan make you think about ways to be local?  I think for Natalie and I it has, as we’ve tried to buy local, and eat local, and soon, we’ll be living local, as we move into an apartment downtown.  What about you – does it have an impact? You can pick up bumper stickers and magnets at various Blacksburg stores (downtown, naturally), as well as buy a t-shirt at shops like Greenhouse, Mish Mish, and Heavener Hardware. Photo credit from The …

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A Town Called Happiness

My colleague at Nest Realty, Tina Merritt, posted on Twitter yesterday a video she’d put together called “A Town Called Happiness, Blacksburg VA“. Tina has an interesting story, because she lives in Blacksburg with her husband and son, yet she works as a real estate agent in Hampton Roads.  For those of you not familiar with Hampton Roads, it’s 259 miles east of here, on the coast of Virginia (320 miles if you go all the way to the coast).  But Tina is able to do it because she has a great team in Hampton Roads, and investor clients who trust …

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