Tag: Safety Issues

What Natural Disasters Occur in the New River Valley?

Safe to say, the New River Valley doesn’t see a lot of natural disasters (save for that derecho, and an earthquake). Okay, other than those two events, we haven’t seen a lot of natural disasters in the 12 years I’ve lived here. Which is nice. If you’re curious in doing the research yourself, however, Trulia has released this information via their LOCAL page – just head over to Trulia.com/Local, plug in the area you want to research, and click on Natural Hazards. From there, you’ll be able to see heat maps of earthquakes, flooding, tornados, and more, for the area …

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Crime Statistics in Blacksburg and Christiansburg

For the record, NRVLiving.com should not be used as an official crime tracker in the New River Valley.  For that, you need to contact your local police departments (Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Radford). But if you’re interested in a unique way to see who’s up to no good – I can’t get Inner Circle out of my head, for some reason – then you just might be interested to know that CrimeMapping just added Blacksburg.  I don’t know how accurate the site is, so don’t use it as an exact science, but it’s an interesting tool to get a sense for …

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Dear Abby and Open Houses

A client of mine, Danielle, sent me a Dear Abby column this morning as a PSA.  I swear, no offense to Abby but she’s not exactly in my daily reading list! The point is important, however: If your property has a “For Sale” sign in front and someone comes to the door, that person should be instructed to phone your agent for an appointment. And by the way, for their own safety, many agents now have a second person on hand so they’re not alone in a house with strangers. I’ve had this happen.  Clients have told me, “oh, this …

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How Safe Is Your Christiansburg Neighborhood?

Christiansburg just joined up with CrimeMapping.com to bring you an interactive of map of where crime is happening within the Town, and when. Click here for the map.  And read the press release here … Crime don’t pay. But it can be reported on the interwebs.

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You Must Protect This House

That’s what a certain clothing line tells us (they’re not providing me with royalties so I won’t mention them here, although it rhymes with “Wonder Charmer“.  I’m just saying). It’s spring break here at Virginia Tech, and Radford University will go to break soon as well.  Lots of places will be left empty while the students are gone – here’s a good reminder if you own an investment property, or if you’re just leaving town for a while, on steps you can take to protect your house. Thanks to Eric Johnsen and State Farm for providing them. Have newspaper and …

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