Tag Archives: Blacksburg

What Do People Love About Living in the New River Valley?

A couple of weeks ago, I asked on Facebook and Twitter “what do you love about living in the New River Valley?”  I was overwhelmed with responses, both in messages on Facebook, or tweets, or emails and in one case, a text.  Here’s a list, unedited, of some of the reasons why people are so in love with the New River Valley (well, bolding or links are mine … so it’s partially unedited).  Leave some more reasons in the comments? Read More

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 out of state movers to help you with this transition. Just a thought. Read More

Valuing a Property With No Recent Sales Statistics

An agent in our office recently asked me how I would value a Blacksburg condo that’s in a complex called Clay Court.  Clay Court is in a nice, downtown location of Blacksburg, but it’s tough to value when we haven’t seen any public sales since 2007.  I’ve written about Blacksburg condos in the last year, but this complex is a little different.  It’s not a building with a lot of students (hardly any, in fact), the starting price points are above the median sales price of the market in Blacksburg, and there are relatively few (~ 30) units in the entire place.  It’s not surprising that we’ve seen very few sales since it was built, but it’s still tough to assign a value. Read More