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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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Blacksburg Mayor Discusses Public Transportation

There’s been an interesting discussion taking place at Blacksburg Mayor Ron Rordam’s blog over the last few days regarding public transportation options and the Virginia Transit Association. What’s that?  You didn’t know Mayor Rordam had a blog? Well he does, and it’s been fairly active over the last few months.  I’d encourage you to join in the conversation … Should Blacksburg and the New River Valley have a public transportation option, like rail?  The VTA is a good organization to get the conversation started, but as stated on their website, they provide education and advocacy: Founded in 1977, the Virginia …

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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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“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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Welcome to Single Property Websites

Single property websites, now live and only on NRVLiving.com! The video below talks about the site, how it’s laid out, and what buyers – and sellers – can expect to find.  I’ll be working on NRVLiving.com/Properties over the next couple of weeks to finish things up, but I was so excited about getting this going that I had to share. Several people I’ve shown this to have asked the same thing – “what’s the point?”. One of my goals in real estate is to provide as much information as possible to buyers and sellers alike, and as home buyers are …

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Looking For Live Music This Weekend?

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Want to try something a little different? The Blacksburg Community Strings and Chamber Orchestra is holding a concert this Sunday, at 3pm, in Squires Student Center, you might want to check out.  While I’m not a raging chamber music fan – shocking, I know – I’ve found it’s always interesting to enjoy a different style once in a while.  And in this case, the concert is free.  Blacksburg has some really great community groups, and this is one of them. Admission to the event is free, but donations will be taken – and …

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