Tag: New River Valley

Montgomery County Real Estate Assessments To Begin

Death and taxes … again. Well, one of those only happens once, but you get the drift. Montgomery County just announced that they would begin reassessment of real estate parcels on July 31, 2017. From their release: Field workers will start knocking on doors on Monday, July 31, 2017, to visit every taxable and nontaxable property in the County over the next year to verify property information, such as square feet, and number of bedrooms and baths, it can be a hassle and it´s no wonder why people prefer investing in Denver real estate. Field workers will have County identification badges …

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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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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? When you drive down the back roads and people wave I love coming over a hill and seeing the Blue …

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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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Are The Right Jobs Coming to the New River Valley?

Lots of talk about jobs in the New River Valley recently, it seems. The Radford elections centered, in part, around jobs. There’s been a lot of talk recently about a new data center – is it Microsoft, is it Google – in Christiansburg. And Thursday, a Colombian company that manufacturers food packaging said it’s moving to Pulaski County. Will jobs really begin flowing into the New River Valley?  And is that really a good thing? Don’t get me wrong, I’m for jobs.  I like jobs.  Even have a couple myself.  And to the companies that have announced that they’re coming …

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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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How To Buy A Short Sale

Last week I talked about having a short sale right down the street from an upcoming listing.  It’s not the greatest deal in the world, to have a house just steps away that’s being sold for less than what is owed on it, but it is what it is.  My sellers are realistic, they’ve got a house that’ll be priced right and will show great, and we’ll continue on. One of the emails I received over the weekend asked, “Is buying a short sale something you recommend?“.  Kristina, if you’re ready for an interesting experience, then yes, buying a short …

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What Exactly Is A Short Sale?

Next week, I’ll be listing a house in Christiansburg.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that just a few doors down, there’s a short sale. I wanted my clients to see the floor plan of this particular house because it’s a little different than many of the others on the street, and so we took a little walk to look around.  As we were in the house, I mentioned that the property was a short sale, and asked if they knew what that meant.  Blank stares. Not much has been posted on this blog about short sales because, …

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Search for New River Valley Real Estate in Real-Time

Finally, real-time search is available on NRVLiving.com.  My thanks to Gary Cope of CWIMedia for his help getting it set up! Now, find the properties you’re interested in, right from NRVLiving.com.  This new search is much better than the old one as it offers as much search criteria as you’d like in order to find just the results you’re looking for … and if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, email me and we’ll craft a search that’ll keep you updated as new things come out. If you see something that’s not working, please let me know; I know …

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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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